Friday, September 12, 2014

Theatre of Shadows

Minions! Operatives! With just over two weeks to go, the countdown to Theatre of Shadows has truly begun. There are only a few tickets left, so if you want to take part in an ASTONISHING ADVENTURE THAT WILL CHANGE THE WORLD* then please book now to secure a place in Dublin!

(*May not actually change the world.)

Today marks the launch of the Theatre of Shadows microsite: here you'll find galleries, an archive of all the messages so far in the hunt for Silas, and all the news to come. Just click the link ENTER THE DARKNESS from the main Theatre of Shadows page. We've built this specifically to include all the American, Swedish and Norwegian Minions — who until this point have been unable to register — in order to have a truly global experience.  There'll be heaps more to come, and for anybody not based in USA Sweden or Norway, don't forget to register for the online Theatre of Shadows Mystery here.

The microsite password will be changed regularly so keep on here. First one to get you started though is… RESCUE.

Wondering what on earth I'm talking about?

Theatre of Shadows is an immersive fan event like no other… on Saturday 27th September, those lucky enough to secure a ticket will be taken on an adventure inside the world of the books. I'll be there, along with the incredible LARP (Live Action Role Playing) specialists who have helped produce this madness. There'll be role-playing, problem solving and an amazing quest to tackle. The event is tailor-made by yours truly and I'll be writing a brand new short story, inspired and informed by YOUR participation, on the day! Which means the brave actions of ALL the Operatives – Live and Remote - stand a chance of entering officially into the Skulduggery history books.

Once you've registered and are heading into battle: remember to leave a REFLECTION behind to keep friends and relatives quiet. Our shiny new Reflections Hall of Fame app is now live on Facebook. I want to see your preppiest, most saccharine outfits and expressions people! Remember — you Reflections are the goody-goody two-shoes version of you, so smile, be happy, and be the "perfect" version of you that you can be! If you'd like to share these as your profile pictures then all the better. Mention #TheatreofShadows so that other Operatives will know you're in on the secret.

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Dau Sketch ~ Aussieminion (minus the funny accent) said...

FIRST?

Inky Flame said...

Hellooooo

Dau Sketch ~ Aussieminion (minus the funny accent) said...

Hey! :) I AM TOO EXCITED

Inky Flame said...

(I wish I could have gone to the even *sighs* how are you?)

Dau Sketch ~ Aussieminion (minus the funny accent) said...

I'm good thanks :) I know, sucks been a remote operative, but I'm hoping for goodies

Inky Flame said...

(aye, I would have gone but I live in Wales)

Dau Sketch ~ Aussieminion (minus the funny accent) said...

haha yeah I feel you

I live 4000 miles away :'(

Inky Flame said...

(That sucks :()

Commander Sophia Keating (N7 Operative and Council Spectre) said...

(The "(*May not actually change the world.)" is incorrect.
It will change the world. It will just be a small change.)

Inky Flame said...

(Heya Soph ^^)

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

(Yey! Wish I could go :( but so long as I can do something from the online world...I'll be fine.)

Commander Sophia Keating (N7 Operative and Council Spectre) said...

(Hello, Chloe.)

Star Inkbright said...

. . .
That sounds AMAZING.

Well done, Derek. :) You're one of the most amazing people I know, btw. You rock. :)

@Sophia: But how do people know to donate and who to donate to and that they should help without books? :)

@Caelan: Yes yes yes. Thank you. :)

Inky Flame said...

(whats occurin guys?)

Star Inkbright said...

@Sophia: XD Yes. Lol. :P

Star Inkbright said...

@Inky: STUFF AND THINGS.

Inky Flame said...

(That sounds interesting

my lecturer wont let my quit physics)

Fabi S. - Fashion-Conscious Fire Wraith said...

Thank you so much

Dau Sketch ~ Aussieminion (minus the funny accent) said...

Hey Star, Fabi, and Silente :) And nice to meet you Sophia and Chloe!

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

(@Flick ouch. That's a mean lecturer...)

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

(Hey Dau!)

Inky Flame said...

(Hey Sil, it is

Nice to meet you Dau)

Inky Flame said...

(oh, and if you like, call me Inky ^^)

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

(@Flick so...what are you going to do?)

Star Inkbright said...

HEY DAU! :) HAVEN'T SEEN YOU IN AGES! :O

@Inky: -_- That sucks. :/

Commander Sophia Keating (N7 Operative and Council Spectre) said...

(Hello, Dau. I am Commander Sophia Keating - a character of Dragona Pine. He was irritating me so I chose to get my own google account.




Perhaps I am thinking of the material value of things - but the real world is material. Everything is made of a material. Everything you see, hear, think, smell, touch, taste - all material.
So therefore I will be material.

PERHAPS a novel could have some meaning for you. Perhaps it could change the way you think - but in the grand scheme of things, it would be better for the world to help those who need helping and do what is necessary.)

Dau Sketch ~ Aussieminion (minus the funny accent) said...

Ah alright then Inky it is :)

oH DRAGONA hey nice to see you!

STAR: I KNOW I'M SORRY BUT ILY ALL STILL

Fabi S. - Fashion-Conscious Fire Wraith said...

DAU :D [pokes]

Inky Flame said...

(Well, he asked me what I wanted to do.
I said vet
he asked what I was taking, I told him boil, chem, English lit and psychology

he asked did I research

I looked at the admission requirements for them all. He said some wont take psychology as another academic subject. So he wants me to research it. However he is forgetting that im taking lit.)

Dau Sketch ~ Aussieminion (minus the funny accent) said...

Aaand I have to sleep now :(
See you guys some time in the future :)

Dau Sketch ~ Aussieminion (minus the funny accent) said...

HEY FABI <3 <3 <3

Commander Sophia Keating (N7 Operative and Council Spectre) said...

(Goodbye, Dau. Dragona says that it was nice to see you, too.)

Inky Flame said...

(Byii Dau)

Star Inkbright said...

@Sophia: Yeah, see, I'm not a very materialistic person . . .

(And books teach you to help those who need helping and all. :) Books = awesome.)

IT'S OKAY DAU
I'M GLAD TO SEE YOU :)

@Inky: :/

Star Inkbright said...

Fours Dau! :(

Commander Sophia Keating (N7 Operative and Council Spectre) said...

(Nearly everything has a value - to me, helping people is worth more than helping yourself. It might just be my job that has made me think that way, but something which helps the many is better than something which helps the individual.)

Ebony Law said...

See, with novels, you can connect.

You can connect to the characters, and be taken away with them.

And if you don't have that, you're truly missing out, Keating.

Ebony Law said...

And reading novels is not about self-help. Unless, of course, it's a self-help book.

Inky Flame said...

(Hey Cae!)

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

(Oh bloomin' 'ell. I flippin' 'ate emotions and thoughts and second guessing stuff.)

Commander Sophia Keating (N7 Operative and Council Spectre) said...

(Why would I wish to be distracted - to be 'taken away' with someone who does not exist?)

Edward Fletcher said...

(Hello all)

Ebony Law said...

Because for some people, the real world does not hold the key to everything.

I know, from experience, that sometimes it can be extremely hard to find happiness.

But in small things, like a novel, or a YouTube video, or a television show, can help.

Inky Flame said...

(Heya Ed ^^)

Edward Fletcher said...

(Hey Inky)

Ebony Law said...

That is why a lot of us come on here.

The real world becomes too stressful, too depressing, or just too damn much to handle, so we come on here.

Somewhere we all feel safe.

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

(Hey Ed..

*wanders off to think about tonight*)

Edward Fletcher said...

(Hi Sil)

Star Inkbright said...

@Sophia: Fair enough.
I get you.

Caelan has a point, though. You know you struggle to find joy in life and all . . . ? *points to books C:*

Books DO help yourself. :)

Hey Ed. :)

Commander Sophia Keating (N7 Operative and Council Spectre) said...

(But that will not solve the issue - it will only delay the inevitable. A useless exercise.)

Edward Fletcher said...

(Hi Star)

Ebony Law said...

No, it's not delaying anything.

It does help.

And don't ask me how, because I can't explain it unless you've experienced it.

Inky Flame said...

(Do you wanna Rp or what?)

Edward Fletcher said...

(Sure)

*Lament sits at bar and orders drink*

Commander Sophia Keating (N7 Operative and Council Spectre) said...

(If real life is getting too much - distracting yourself from it will only delay the problem. You can fall asleep on an issue - but it is still there when you wake up.)

Inky Flame said...

*Sits on the cliff face*
*looks out to the storm that's brewin*

Ebony Law said...

I'm not talking about depression, stress or anything related to that to anyone unless they've experienced it.

Ebony Law said...

And, if you do not enjoy novels, then get off this blog.

Edward Fletcher said...

Lament takes drink and sits on stool at the end of the bar*

Elleni the Ghost said...

LARP
ERMERGERD
I WANNA GO SO BAD

Edward Fletcher said...

(Hello Elleni)

Inky Flame said...

(Ahem I SAID HEY CAE!)
*starts shivering*
*heads back to the bar*
*thunder and lightening*
*sits on a table in the corner*
*starts raining heavily*
(im practising pathetic fallacy)

Commander Sophia Keating (N7 Operative and Council Spectre) said...

(Hello, Elleni.




Make me, Caelan.)

Edward Fletcher said...

*Takes drink over to Inky then returns to bar*

Inky Flame said...

(Hey El)

Ebony Law said...

If you're not a fan of Derek Landy's works, you do not belong here.

That's sort of the entire point of this blog, it's for people who enjoy Skulduggery Pleasant.

Star Inkbright said...

@Sophia: Books ARE life. :P

@Caelan: :) :) :) You're talking sense.

It's everyone's blog, though. *shrugs* We don't exclude. Well, we SHOULDN'T.

Hi Elleni! :)

Inky Flame said...

*wolfs down drink*
*justs sits there in silence*
*Vixie curls up on her lap*

Star Inkbright said...

@Caelen: No, this blog is for everyone.
We don't exclude.

I'm pretty sure Alastair doesn't like SP, and who's kicking him off?

Edward Fletcher said...

*Lament brings drink and sits next to her*

L: Hello?

Ebony Law said...

I'm just explaining the sole purpose of the blog, which is meant to be for fans of Derek Landy.

Not to cure boredom.

Inky Flame said...

*turns head away from him*

Edward Fletcher said...

L: *Sighs and leaves bar*

Inky Flame said...

Wait! *stands up*

Edward Fletcher said...

L: *Turns holding door open* Yes?

Star Inkbright said...

@Caelan: Well, what if people like Sophia and Alastair only come here to relieve boredom, but we don't want them to go because they're ace and we enjoy their contribution to our lives?

Inky Flame said...

Why... cant you just bring him back?

Edward Fletcher said...

L: Because I have no reason to, and I can't.

Ebony Law said...

I'd like Sophia to go.

Inky Flame said...

But you said... that it was possible. Please...for me
*starts shaking*

Edward Fletcher said...

L: It is possible, but it is dangerous, anyway I don't do favours *Walks to lake and sits down watching the water*

Star Inkbright said...

@Caelan: Um.
I wouldn't?

Ebony Law said...

@Star: That's your opinion.

Star Inkbright said...

@Caelan: Yes, I know.

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

(@Caelan you can't just tell people to get off the blog.)

Edward Fletcher said...

brb

Ebony Law said...

@Silente: I don't think she should be here.

Star Inkbright said...

@Caelan: And that's YOUR opinion.

Commander Sophia Keating (N7 Operative and Council Spectre) said...

(And unfortunately, Caelan, even if you would like me to leave - you couldn't make me. Or do we have to get into a discussion about freedom of expression?)

Ebony Law said...

(Not down for this shit.

Goodbye.)

Inky Flame said...

~(Kay Ed)
*walks to him*
*breathing becomes heavy*
*pants*
*temperature rises rapidly*
Please... bring him...
*collapses*

Commander Sophia Keating (N7 Operative and Council Spectre) said...

(Goodbye, Caelan.



That was surprisingly amusing.)

Inky Flame said...

(WELL BYII CAE!)

Edward Fletcher said...

L: *They appear in a mortal hospital* Why do you want me to save him so much?

Inky Flame said...

(Im in that semi wolf form)
Because...he is...all I have...

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

(*sighs* seriously? *grumbles dark things and walks away*)

Star Inkbright said...

. . .
Fours, Caelan.

Edward Fletcher said...

L: *Doctor enters then runs out* I suggest you have someone who can save you before they return. *Appears in bar*

Elleni the Ghost said...

Sophia is a frickin' character. I doubt any of our characters even KNOW Skulduggery except Zaf.

Inky Flame said...

*sits up against the wall*
Great...now...w w what?

Commander Sophia Keating (N7 Operative and Council Spectre) said...

(I refuse to leave, just because someone whom is acting about four, doesn't want me here.)

Edward Fletcher said...

L: *Orders drink and sits down*

Edward Fletcher said...

brb

Inky Flame said...

*doctor runs in with two men with tranqs*
*they shoot at her*
*everything goes dark*

a while later

*wakes up in a cage*
Where...am...I?

Inky Flame said...

(If I were not upon the stage
something else id rather be
If I were not upon the stage
A doctor I would be

And this would be my song
id sing it all day long

ppants down
arse up feel a little pick!

*cries with laugher* ahhh Sinderella)

Commander Sophia Keating (N7 Operative and Council Spectre) said...

(How is everyone?)

Inky Flame said...

(Im good Soph, you?)

Commander Sophia Keating (N7 Operative and Council Spectre) said...

(I am average.)

Inky Flame said...

(Good ^^)

Star Inkbright said...

(I don't think the fact she's a character shoudl make any difference.
*is all about equality for fictional people :P*)

Commander Sophia Keating (N7 Operative and Council Spectre) said...

(I swear to god - if I hadn't accepted this already, people discussing my existence/non-existence would be disturbing. But thank you, Star.)

Inky Flame said...

(RIP CHARLIE DRAKE)

Inky Flame said...

(*whispers* where is everyone?)

Commander Sophia Keating (N7 Operative and Council Spectre) said...

(I am here.)

Inky Flame said...

(Why has it gone quiet?)

Commander Sophia Keating (N7 Operative and Council Spectre) said...

(I have no idea. It does this sometimes.)

Inky Flame said...

(It does indeed)

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

(*comes back after reading vile x darquesse fanfiction and is much calmer*)
(Right well I think Sil deserves some fun before..yeah, who's up for some rp?)

Inky Flame said...

(I am, currently Inky, in her semi wolf form (see profile pic)
and she comes down with a fever. L takes her to a mortal hospital and disappears. Inky is tranquilized and put in a cage somewhere)

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...
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Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

(Oh..so that'd be a no then I presume?)

Commander Sophia Keating (N7 Operative and Council Spectre) said...

(I was last seen shooting Rose's torturer.
And I do not wish to participate in any kind of fun.)

Inky Flame said...

(I guess so, soz)

Edward Fletcher said...

(Back)

L: *Has another drink*

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

(Oh..okay then. I'll go...sit in corner then..)

Inky Flame said...

(Welcome back)

*Tries to escape*
*runs against the cage*
*fever worsens*
*collapses*

Inky Flame said...

(If you want, you can punch L for me)

Commander Sophia Keating (N7 Operative and Council Spectre) said...

(I will RP, however, if it is just a standard RP. Not something purposely funny.)

Inky Flame said...

(*listens to bryn and nessa singing islands in the stream*)

Edward Fletcher said...

L: *Looks at vixie sat alone at bar*

Inky Flame said...

*vixie starts crying*
*she is hungry and alone*

Star Inkbright said...

(Hunter and possibly Ez'll roleplay.)

Edward Fletcher said...

L: *Pours some wine into a bowl and puts it down next to vixie*

Inky Flame said...

*growls at L*
*snaps her fangs*


*Inkys temp keeps going up*

Edward Fletcher said...

L: *Frowns and returns to drink*

Inky Flame said...

*Vixie sits there and cries for Inky and Ed*


l lament...bast...ard

Edward Fletcher said...

L: *Sighs and picks vixie up and puts her on bar next to drink*

Inky Flame said...

Bartender: That's a wild animal, get it out!


Edward Fletcher said...

L: *looks up at bartender* No

Inky Flame said...

Bartender: You are barred, now scram!


*Vixie sneezes*
*a portal opens to an arena*

Edward Fletcher said...

L: Fine *Picks vixie up and steps through portal*

Inky Flame said...

*Inky looks up*
*a guard enters*
*that is when she notices the shackles on her wrists*
*he takes her, prodding her with a cattle prod when she refused to move*

*He takes her down a maze of corridors*
*then, there is cheering.*
*She looks around at the massive fighting arena*
*the gate behind her closes*
*a massive monster is released from the other side*
*the match had begun*

Edward Fletcher said...

L: *Sits in box and smiles as Inky and the monster are brought out to fight*

Inky Flame said...

*vixie cowers*

*panicked, Inky looks around*
*notices the weapon rack*
*tries to run for it*
*sways, losing balance*
*the massive monster throws her to the side*
*she flies into the wall*
*the crowd cheers*

Commander Sophia Keating (N7 Operative and Council Spectre) said...

(I do wonder where everyone else has gone.)

Inky Flame said...

(yeah, same Soph)

Edward Fletcher said...

L: *Wonders if he should help*

Commander Sophia Keating (N7 Operative and Council Spectre) said...

(It is confusing how quickly people can disappear without warning.)

Inky Flame said...

*just about manages to get up*
*blood runs down face*
*pupils dilate*
*gets into Attack position*
*Runs at the monster*
*pounces*
*monster catches her leg mid pounce*
*slams her into the ground, breaking bones*

*Vixie Yips and barks*

Inky Flame said...

(It is Soph)

Edward Fletcher said...

L: *looks at vixie* What do you want me to do?

Commander Sophia Keating (N7 Operative and Council Spectre) said...

(I have to leave for a moment. I will be back soon.)

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...
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Inky Flame said...

*Vixies lowers her ears*
*whines*

*The monster claws at Inkys stomach*
*throwing her in the air*
*She lands, unconscious*

Inky Flame said...

(Ok Soph)

Edward Fletcher said...

L: You don't have to watch her fight vixie. *Puts her where she can't see the fight*

Inky Flame said...

*the crowd cheers*
*Inky lays there unmoving*

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

(Can Sil come help Flick?)

Inky Flame said...

(Yes, that would be great ^^)

Edward Fletcher said...

L: *Appears next to Inky* You fought well

Inky Flame said...

You...you *coughs*
*coughs up blood*

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

*a side door to the arena opens*
*comes stumbling through, covered in blood although who's it is is unclear*
*she looks human although her eyes burn with anger and hatred*
*snarls at the monster*

Inky Flame said...

*spots Sil*
Sil...

Edward Fletcher said...

L: Yes, me.

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

*shifts her looks to Flick*
*looks back at the monster, the danger, and takes a step towards it, legs shaking slightly*
*under all the blood she's paler than usual*

Inky Flame said...

*Coughs up more blood*
get...out...

Edward Fletcher said...

*Walks off to edge of arena*

brb. food

Inky Flame said...

(K Ed)

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

*ignores Flick*
*smiles under the blood and waves at the crowd*
*walks to Flick, keeping her eyes locked on the monster*
*crouches and claps her hand, laying them on Flick's stomach*
*whispers* get out of here while you can..

Inky Flame said...

Okay...
*vixie runs over*
*licks Inkys face*
*inky gets up and shakey legs and heads for exit*
Be safe, Sil

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

*smiles*
As if.
*turns back to the monster*
*ignores it and once again waves at the crowd*
*it must look weird, a twelve year old covered in blood*

(can you do the crowd and the monsters reactions.)

Inky Flame said...

(Kay)
*the crowd cheers, an additional match they didn't expect*
*The monster grabs a spear from the rack and runs full pelt at Sil*

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

*laughs and flips backwards away from the monster before jumping high into the air and flipping over the monsters head, turning to face it once she lands and ignoring the weapons rack*

Edward Fletcher said...

(Back)

Inky Flame said...

*the monster is confused*
*Turns and throws the spear to wear she stands*


*the crowd has fallen silent*

Edward Fletcher said...

L: *Walks after Inky*

Inky Flame said...

(Welcome back)

*Inky makes her way to the exit, where there are two guards with cattle prods*

You are not going anywhere

*Inky is still feverish and cant form a response*

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

*catches the spear and twirls it like a cheerleader might a baton*
What's up monster? Not good enough?

Commander Sophia Keating (N7 Operative and Council Spectre) said...

(I am back.)

Inky Flame said...

(Oh, I forgot to say

my poison ivy utfit came

It fits my figure great...but it is really short - it is meant to be a dress but doesn't cover my butt, lol. I have to get shorts to go with it)

Edward Fletcher said...

L: *Grabs hold of a cattle prod and it rusts and turns to dust*

(Wb Sophia)

Inky Flame said...

*MOnster roars with frustration*
*Goes and grabs Sil; by her throat*

(welcome back Soph)

Inky Flame said...

Why...why are you...?

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

*winces and grab's the things wrist, squeezing and crushing the bones in it*

Edward Fletcher said...

L: *Looks at her as the second mans flesh melts away leaving a skeleton* You want me to not help?

Inky Flame said...

*roars in pain*
*falls to knees*

*crowd starts booing*

Commander Sophia Keating (N7 Operative and Council Spectre) said...

(If there is anything I could do in the RP, let me know.)

Inky Flame said...

*shakes head* NO...it just...you don't....have...a...r r reason

*pants heavily*
*paws become sweaty*

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

*breathes and listens to the crowds boo, tilting her head to the side*
*clearly they would prefer to see her eaten by the thing*
*too bad*
*dances back, giving the monster room and time to get up*

Inky Flame said...

(You can punch Lament for me, Soph ^^
Inky cant right now)

Edward Fletcher said...

(Just join in where you want Sophia)

L: Your ill, that's what matters now. I don't need a reason to help, just be glad I am helping

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

(brbswitchingtophone)

Inky Flame said...

*Monster pounces for Sil*
*bares its claws and fangs*

Inky Flame said...

(kk)
Well...I don't ...want...to get...better

Commander Sophia Keating (N7 Operative and Council Spectre) said...

(Where are you, currently?)

Edward Fletcher said...

L: Why not?

Inky Flame said...

(at an arena

Inky was taken there to fight a monster, which Sil is taking care of. Inky is escaping. But she is ill)

Inky Flame said...

*smiles weakly* there...is...no p p point

Edward Fletcher said...

L: Because of the traitor Fletcher?

Commander Sophia Keating (N7 Operative and Council Spectre) said...

*her ship swoops down from the sky, coming to a halt several metres above the arena, with the cargo ramp already lowered* *jumps down, piloting a heavy mech*

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