Thursday, June 21, 2012

Chapter One

Ladies and gentlemen...

"The Butterfly and the Wolf" is now available to read on the home page of skulduggerypleasant.com.

Consume.


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Valkyrie V. Cain said...

FIRST!

Lauren Dorchadas said...

First!!! OMGG Derek you are a genuis, that is epic

Lauren Dorchadas said...

Second*

Valkyrie V. Cain said...

Yay!



How odd... I just finished reading that when you posted.

*suspicious face*

Are you stalking me?

Lauren Dorchadas said...

Staking you, nooo I'm not *trys to look innocent*

Valkyrie V. Cain said...

You know, Derek, next year when I go to Ireland (I don't know if it'll be April or June or some other time entirely, but it'll be next year) me, you, and Matt Smith should have an awesome people party. Because we are all awesome. And that would be SO fun.

Zoe Schulz said...

Oh, god I'm gonna pee my pants any second now!
~skully

Violet Spark said...

OMG DEREK COULD BE WATCHIUNG US COMMENT HI DEREK!

Valkyrie V. Cain said...

Oh, no, I was wondering if Derek was stalking me. But now I'm wondering if you are... *takes a step back from Lauren*

Eve the ROCK said...

Oh my god YAY!!!

Valkyrie V. Cain said...

Derek, by the way, when I told Amanda that you called her China Pleasant the look of irritation towards me was pricelessly hilarious... Thank you SO much for saying that; I'm never going to stop bugging her about it.

editorsarticle.blogspot.com/ said...

AWESOMEE!!!

Violet Spark said...

Laure what have i told you about stalking (shakes head)

editorsarticle.blogspot.com/ said...

TOP 20!!! YES GO TO MY BLOG!!!! PLEASE DEREK!!!

Lauren Dorchadas said...

Damn I gave my cover away *whisles very tunelessly*

Lauren Dorchadas said...

Nothing Violet mwhahahah

Violet Spark said...

haha

editorsarticle.blogspot.com/ said...

I DID A POST ON KINGDOM OF THE WICKED:

http://editorsarticle.blogspot.ca/2012/03/skulduggery-pleasant-book-7-kingdom-of.html

Please read it. You too derek (shifty)

Kimberly Vex said...

I for one would never handle a fat man who thought he was a butterfly.
That was by far the strangest thing I've read in the series. Haha. Kudos to your Derek.
(>^.^)>Les Miserables-Christmas 2012<(^.^<)

Lauren Dorchadas said...

OMGG DEREK HELLO
Can you please answer these questons, please
1)What is your favourite colour and why?
2)Out of all your charaters who is your favourtie and why?
3)Do you watch sherlock (BBC/Movies)?
4)Besides your favourite charater who is your favourite one to write about?
5)Who is your favourite villian out of your books?
6)Do you like alpacas
7)Would you ever get a pet alpaca?
8)If you got a pet alpaca what would you call it?

Thank you, much appreciated if you could answer them.

Kimberly Vex said...

On a completely unrelated note, Les Miserables is coming to theaters this Christmas!!!

Lauren Dorchadas said...

Same here Kimberly

Lauren Dorchadas said...

Yay, can't wait!!
*whispers* Whos that?

Valkyrie V. Cain said...

I was almost crying with laughter while I read the chapter...

Violet Spark said...

COOK CAME FOURTH!

The Awesomely Awesome Awesome Llama who Eats Awesome FREAKFAN! said...

OMG I checked this post like at 11 and nothing was there and I checked back again saying there was a short story so I read and I came back and I realised that I could've been like one of the first to comment. DAMN!

Lauren Dorchadas said...

Same here Valkyrie. How she handles a fat man who thinks he is a butterfly, I have no clue.

Yes cook did come fourth Violet

Kimberly Vex said...

Whoa, extremely long username. O.o
And just wonderful. I've got Les Miserables on my mind now.

The Awesomely Awesome Awesome Llama who Eats Awesome FREAKFAN! said...

:O how dare someone is asking Derek about alpacas! That is naughty! How dare you!

Violet Spark said...

YESS LAUREN!! gtg bye bye BYE DEREK

The Awesomely Awesome Awesome Llama who Eats Awesome FREAKFAN! said...

And yes, isn't my username just AWESOME!

Lauren Dorchadas said...

OMGG The Awesomely Awesome Awesome Llama who Eats Awesome FREAKFAN! LLAMA!!!! Same, i posted at the same time as Valkyrie but i was beaten *sobs*

The Awesomely Awesome Awesome Llama who Eats Awesome FREAKFAN! said...

Hi!

Valkyrie V. Cain said...

I almost didn't believe what I was reading for a few minutes. I had to reread over parts pretty often so that chapter took a few minutes longer than usual to read... The fat guy was so funny.

Lauren Dorchadas said...

I have never been this close to the top........LOVE THE NAME!!!

Sandy from Scribing Shadows said...

Thank-you!

The Awesomely Awesome Awesome Llama who Eats Awesome FREAKFAN! said...

How dare you like alpacas!
*stares evilly*

Damn you didn't explode

Lauren Dorchadas said...

Bye Violet

Valkyrie V. Cain said...

Hehehe... *laughs manically for beating Lauren*

Just kidding :D

The Awesomely Awesome Awesome Llama who Eats Awesome FREAKFAN! said...

And yea, unless you haven't figured it out by now, I LOVE LLAMAS!

Lauren Dorchadas said...

Ahahah yes, i love alpacas. They are awesome

The Awesomely Awesome Awesome Llama who Eats Awesome FREAKFAN! said...

Hi Valkyrie!

Valkyrie V. Cain said...

I think Nix will be happy about the werewolves, Derek.


I wonder if there's such thing as werefish... I feel like if I say I believe Skulduggery, Skulduggery will say "Good God, Valkyrie, that would be silly".

Lauren Dorchadas said...

Ahaha Valkyrie. I shall have my revenge mwhahahah

heheh joking.

Valkyrie V. Cain said...

Hiya FreakFan!

Kimberly Vex said...

Hmm, llamas or alpacas, that is the question! Which one spits? I'm on the side of the one that spits.

The Awesomely Awesome Awesome Llama who Eats Awesome FREAKFAN! said...

No! Alpacas are stupid and small and don't spit. Llamas are awesomer, are evil, and spit. And MY llama is pink with purple polka dots, spits out lemon acid, poops out poisonous skittles and is a llamacorn.

The Awesomely Awesome Awesome Llama who Eats Awesome FREAKFAN! said...

LLAMAS SPIT!

NJ Maverick (Sigil Student of China Sorrows) said...

*screams in excitement*

Lauren Dorchadas said...

Alpacas spit!!!

Eve the ROCK said...

Just read the chapter! I'm a butterfly too! And a werewolf

Speaking of werewolves, Nix is ike a semi-sensitive

The Awesomely Awesome Awesome Llama who Eats Awesome FREAKFAN! said...

Actually alpacas don't spit at all.

The Awesomely Awesome Awesome Llama who Eats Awesome FREAKFAN! said...

That's why there are more alpaca farms than llama farms because llamas are more vicious because they spit and make little children cry.

Lauren Dorchadas said...

They don't spit at humans, they spit at other alpacas.

The Awesomely Awesome Awesome Llama who Eats Awesome FREAKFAN! said...

Lol

Lauren Dorchadas said...

Nixion was right....WEREWOLVES. I wan to find a werefish.

Kimberly Vex said...

Well...they both spit so...I'm on Team Camel!

Eve the ROCK said...

Yes, alpacas occasionally spit

Lauren Dorchadas said...

want*

The Awesomely Awesome Awesome Llama who Eats Awesome FREAKFAN! said...

Okay . . . . That was a pretty smart move. But I'm still on Team Llamacorn!

Eve the ROCK said...

I prefer alpacas

Lauren Dorchadas said...

Yes Eve is right. WOW There is a team camel?!? How do you join?

The Awesomely Awesome Awesome Llama who Eats Awesome FREAKFAN! said...

And also there are 4 types of llama:
Vicuna
Guanaco
Alpaca
Llama

Lauren Dorchadas said...

Same Eve. Alpacas are awesome.

Eve the ROCK said...

Okay gotta go now


Bye!

The Awesomely Awesome Awesome Llama who Eats Awesome FREAKFAN! said...

Sniff Sniff.

Why doesn't anyone see that Llamas are better?

*Tear rolls down cheek*

The Awesomely Awesome Awesome Llama who Eats Awesome FREAKFAN! said...

You guys are mean!

The Awesomely Awesome Awesome Llama who Eats Awesome FREAKFAN! said...

In like 8 mins it will be exactly 32 days until Kingdom of the Wicked is coming out. YAY!

Lauren Dorchadas said...

Hheheheh llamas are....awesome too
Bye Eve

The Awesomely Awesome Awesome Llama who Eats Awesome FREAKFAN! said...

Woop Woop?

Valkyrie V. Cain said...

"Tina you fat lard come get some dinner!"


That llama quote is awesome. Just like this one.

"Shhh... Do you hear that? That's the sound of forgiveness."
"That's the sound of people drowing!"
"No, forgiveness. Screaming, and then silence."



I like llamas better.

Kimberly Vex said...

Camels are a package deal. They spit (in a sense) and they're oddly shaped with their humps.

Lauren Dorchadas said...

Acually it is 69/70 days til KOTW comes out.

Kimberly Vex said...

Oh! I love llamas with hats! Not as much as charlie the unicorn though

The Awesomely Awesome Awesome Llama who Eats Awesome FREAKFAN! said...

*sighs*

Lauren Dorchadas said...

AAhahah Valykrie. Yes camels rule over all.

Valkyrie V. Cain said...

I wore a cape to school today!

The Awesomely Awesome Awesome Llama who Eats Awesome FREAKFAN! said...

Llamacorns are AWESOME. Geez they're Llama's with a horn like a unicorn. Duh

The Awesomely Awesome Awesome Llama who Eats Awesome FREAKFAN! said...

LLAMAS ARE THE BEST!

The Awesomely Awesome Awesome Llama who Eats Awesome FREAKFAN! said...

LLAMAS ARE THE BEST!

The Awesomely Awesome Awesome Llama who Eats Awesome FREAKFAN! said...

LLAMAS ARE THE BEST!

The Awesomely Awesome Awesome Llama who Eats Awesome FREAKFAN! said...

LLAMAS ARE THE BEST!

The Awesomely Awesome Awesome Llama who Eats Awesome FREAKFAN! said...

LLAMAS ARE THE BEST!

The Awesomely Awesome Awesome Llama who Eats Awesome FREAKFAN! said...

LLAMAS ARE THE BEST!

The Awesomely Awesome Awesome Llama who Eats Awesome FREAKFAN! said...

LLAMAS ARE THE BEST!

Lauren Dorchadas said...

Charlie the unicorn is epic, he wins.

Valkyrie V. Cain said...

FreakFan, we've made it rule that you can't multiple post unless by accident because there's not enough comment space.

Lauren Dorchadas said...
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The Awesomely Awesome Awesome Llama who Eats Awesome FREAKFAN! said...

*coughs*

The Awesomely Awesome Awesome Llama who Eats Awesome FREAKFAN! said...

*coughs*

Lauren Dorchadas said...

That would be cool wearing a cape to school

Valkyrie V. Cain said...

I wore a cape, got "Ivy" written on my face, played on bouncy houses with a broken toe, read the first chapter and got first comment... It has been a fun day.

The Awesomely Awesome Awesome Llama who Eats Awesome FREAKFAN! said...

Oops sorry I thought maybe something was wrong but gtg byee!~

Valkyrie V. Cain said...

Bye FreakFan!

Lauren Dorchadas said...

Hahah sounds fun :)

does anyone know when the winners of the 10 times awesome comption is announced?

Lauren Dorchadas said...

Bye

Kimberly Vex said...

Whoa, wait. All of that happened at school?

Valkyrie V. Cain said...

Nope. They still haven't even announced the winners for the contest before that.

Lauren Dorchadas said...

Oh okay, thank you.

Valkyrie V. Cain said...

Not reading the chapter and getting first comment, or breaking my toe (I did that last night), but the bouncy houses, cape, and writing was at school.

Lauren Dorchadas said...

Brb going to get brecky

Kimberly Vex said...

Wow, your school sounds fun. I'm out of school now. It's on to high school for me!
And you have no idea how mad I was when I realized there was a contest and I missed it. I was reduced to slapping my keyboard.

editorsarticle.blogspot.com/ said...

This is so funny....

editorsarticle.blogspot.com/ said...

LOL

editorsarticle.blogspot.com/ said...

Anybody play Runes of Magic?

Valkyrie V. Cain said...

My entry couldn't enter the contest because I didn't know how to make it into a text file or whatever! I tried emailing it to skulduggerypleasant@harpercollins.co.uk but I doubt it'll be entered... *sad face*

barmybex said...

That was just EPIC!!! cannot wait for the rest. Derek you are truly a genius. :D

Katniss said...

Oh my god!! *Runs to go and read*
Before that, I just want to say that I throughly enjoyed your event at the Dalkey Book Festival last Sunday! I was the one who pointed out that 'that isn't even her real face' in regards to my friend... Also, you inspired my friends and I to smuggle a helium balloon out of the hall... we wouldn't even have seen them if you hadn't pointed them out. I hid it under my coat, if you're wondering.
Now, to read!

Kimberly Vex said...

*sighs* I swear everything good, interesting, or exciting happens in New York (you have no idea how badly I want to go there, BROADWAY!!!) or the U.K. (awesome accents and the West End.)

Emerald Melody said...

Mr. Landy you fiend lol
You wait until I get stuck into my writing to post up this.

Ah well, I guess now my rhythm has been broken because I NOW HAVE TO GO AND READ THIS AWESOME CHAPTER he he he he

*skips away*

Lauren Dorchadas said...

I'm back

Lauren Dorchadas said...

Anyone here...?

Kimberly Vex said...

No...

Valkyrie V. Cain said...

Yep, just writing

Valkyrie V. Cain said...

Yaaaaaaaaaaaay! I got into eighth grade honors English and Social Studies!

Katniss said...

I am vaguely ashamed to say that it took me a few minutes to find the link to the new chapter. Also, why is the US site way fancier than the others?
I throughly enjoyed that chapter... except for the images that I'm sure will haunt both me, and Valkyrie for a long time... A butterfly? Really?

Emerald Melody said...

Totally awesome and finally 7 books later, there is a werewolf.
Love it!!!!

Morning all by the way :)

Valkyrie V. Cain said...

Wow, I have a 3.7 GPA. That, right there, is proof that I am smart. *feels intelligent*

Kimberly Vex said...

Have you ever gotten a 4.0? It's impossible to keep it at a perfect 4.

Emerald Melody said...

There's a lot of people on this post that I haven't met yet.

Does anybody else want to grace me with their opinion of my struggling story? I can do with all the honest views that I can get.

Valkyrie V. Cain said...

My friend Emily has had a 4.0 all year... But she didn't have to take Algebra as a seventh grader. She's in a normal math class, so she has easier work.

But as for me, I've never had a 4.0

Kimberly Vex said...

I've only gotten one 4.0. Then a B+ in Literature 'cause I had to a stupid playwright thingy (it was about magical polarbears and a gender confused polar bears). And then pneumonia stuck me in the last month of school and that was not a happy time....hospital food is disgusting.

But I'm sure high school'll be a blast.

Kimberly Vex said...

Oh my gosh, I have never had that many typos in one post.
I'm gonna go practice my writing.

Valkyrie V. Cain said...

1 1 2 1 1 2 3 2 1 1 2 3 4 3 2 1 1 2 3 4 5 4 3 2 1 2 3 4 5 5 4 5 5 4 3 4 5 5 4 3 2 3 4 5 5 4 3 2 1 2 3 4 5 4 3 2 1.

Lauren Dorchadas said...

Sorry I am dum, but what is a 4.0
high school is fun Kimberly, very different from primary, but fun.

Valkyrie V. Cain said...

A 4.0 GPA (Grade Point Average) is the highest GPA you can get, and it's super hard to.

Lauren Dorchadas said...

Ah okay.

The Sweet said...

hmmm... well my silly American computer goes all wonky whenever i try to open the first chapter.

looks like i'll just have to wait for the book to come in the mail.

Thalia Jane said...

Is it bad that it seems to me like we were reading the previews of Death Bringer just a few months ago?

Is this a sign that I'm getting old?

.__________.

Gonna go read that thing RIGHT NOW.

Thalia Jane said...

I'm not even that old, though.

I can't even legally get a paid job yet.

Valkyrie V. Cain said...

Dang... My friend told me to Google "Doctor Who Experience" and now I wish I lived in England for that...

Valkyrie V. Cain said...

The line "But Jerry just giggled and jiggled" has put me into an insane fit of laughter...

Miss Cain said...

hello

just read the chapter

i laughed so hard i couldn't breathe

Miss Cain said...

*starts laughing when remembers the butterfly*

Miss Cain said...

hello???

The Sweet said...

Hello

Valkyrie V. Cain said...

Hi! I was making my sister read part of the chapter... She actually knows who Skulduggery and Valkyrie are, because she's reading Mortal Coil, and she thought this one sounded awesome...


Werefish. Are werefish real?

Miss Cain said...

werefish
they might be real

that would be funny if a werefish makes an appearence in the book
*laughs at the possibility*

Valkyrie V. Cain said...

I'm scared that they aren't real, so I'm afraid to ask...



Ooooh, guess what?

Alexandra Summers said...

ihfaqifnahkjowidfuvhnldhvboih
OMG OMG OMG OMG

I LOVE YA DEREK!!!

Miss Cain said...

what Val??

Miss Cain said...

hello Alex!

Valkyrie V. Cain said...

I'm getting another black coat! And this one looks almost EXACTLY like the one Valkyrie has in Mortal Coil!

Miss Cain said...

noooooo!!!

can you but me one??
*smiles*

Miss Cain said...

*buy

Valkyrie V. Cain said...

Sorry, no... I have to spend my other $100 on SP/Doctor Who stuffs... Like another sonic screwdriver...

Miss Cain said...

how i envy you...
*glares*

Valkyrie V. Cain said...

*looks back at Miss Cain and tries to keep a straight face* *looks away and starts laughing*

Miss Cain said...

*starts laughing cuz its contagious*

Valkyrie V. Cain said...

Nooooooo! The laughing disease!


*puts laughing vaccine in arm*


Okay, now my arm won't laugh!

Mythology said...

OHMYGOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Christchurch! That's a two hour drive away from where I live. That's way better than having to buy plane tickets. Hopefully, I'll be able to see you at the airport in chch, Derek. You know, a couple of days ago I had a dream and that was exactly what happened. And then you bought me KFC. Best dream ever.

I know this is a bit of a delayed reaction, but I haven't been on for a looong time due to lack of computerness.

Thanks for coming to Chch, Derek!

Mythology said...

Oh, and Hi everyone else.

Miss Cain said...

*manages to stop laughing to breathe*

ok ok, i need to breathe so i can stay alive
*breathes*

ok, im going to go back to laughing now
*laughs*

Mythology said...

Brb. I only just read the blog post.

Miss Cain said...

hi Myth
(can i call you that??)

Mythology said...

... You worry me, Val.

Mythology said...

Yes. Yes you can.

Thrust2Ominous said...

Haloo!!

Miss Cain said...

hey Thrust!!

Mythology said...

Sorry. The bell just went. I gotta go. Bye!!!

Valkyrie V. Cain said...

I worry lots of people. Welcome to the club!

*hands over a t-shirt that says 'The Val-worries-me-club*

Thrust2Ominous said...

I creep ppl out.

Valkyrie V. Cain said...

Bye Myth, even though I wasn't really on at the same time as you!

Thrust2Ominous said...

officially. Before I wasn't sure, but now I know.

Thrust2Ominous said...

Well, you were just now. You can still say bye.

Miss Cain said...

bye Myth!

Valkyrie V. Cain said...

Well, I did say bye. *eats a tree*

Zafira Kerias said...

*faints* omgomgomg omg

Lavender Hope said...

Wow, I made it before 200. Cool. Hi guys!

*sigh*
Sorry. I won't be on much for a day or two. Until I get settled and all. And I get my computer out. might be here later or tomorrow. Can't be sure.

Oh and Derek, I am SO reading that once I get on a computer!

It's weird to maybe be in time with people like the Aussies. I'm used to it being around night when they come on, but now we might be on the same time or something. That's gonna take some getting used to.

Like I said, one comment. Sorry guys. Bye!

Kimberly Vex said...

Tell me, my companions of blogland, what you think of these first few sentences of my newest project:
"One cannot get a full grasp on magic, no matter how hard they try. They cannot resist trying to unravel its secrets. And once they have entered that realm, it will never let them go. Magic is mysterious, alluring, and enthralling. Their magic was just that. Even if it was fake."

Miss Cain said...

hi/bye Lav!!

hi Zaf!!

Miss Cain said...

thats awesome Kimberly!!

Thrust2Ominous said...

ha. I like the last sentence. It makes it all worth it.

Valkyrie V. Cain said...

Oooooh... Coolio.

Zafira Kerias said...

Hiya....

Thrust2Ominous said...

I love doing that.
I think in almost every story I've written in a while has had that kinda thing. It's fun

Kimberly Vex said...

Yola Zafira.
And gracias. I'm determined to actually finish this project.

Zafira Kerias said...

I usually never finish what i start :/

Thrust2Ominous said...

Me neither.
My birthday is june 25.
I got a towel today.

Thrust2Ominous said...

*uses it to wipe tears of sadness away*

Miss Cain said...

3 more days Thrust!

Thrust2Ominous said...

(Not for the towel, that thing's awesome. I just hate how I never finish what I start. NEVER)

Thrust2Ominous said...

yes... 3 MORE DAYS. Then I'm fifteen. Just to be sure - you can't fly yet when your fifteen. No matter how much you think your a butterfly. RIGHT??

Miss Cain said...

no, not yet Thrust

Miss Cain said...

UNLESS you are a butterfly anyway

Kimberly Vex said...

A butterfly who can use a keyboard? I'd be impressed.

Thrust2Ominous said...

oh.

Thrust2Ominous said...

Yes, well. I'm not a butterfly.
*ribbit* I'm a fox

Kimberly Vex said...

Oh, that makes much more sense.

Miss Cain said...

i agree Kim, it does

nights.raven said...

Derek,
Three things: I saw, I read, I loved :D
Although, now i find myself wishing the book was coming out tomorrow :P
Thank you for making me even more obsessed *hands Derek a cupcake*

Hi to everyone whos on! i cant stay, just thought i'd pop on to see if he had posted again :P *hands them all cookies*
Bye all! *waves*

Zafira Kerias said...

Im wanting to read the whole book :/

Valkyrie V. Cain said...

Hmmm... It is hard to write short stories...

Valkyrie V. Cain said...

When I get the book I'm reading it in one day, just like I always do when I get a new Skulduggery book. I did it for Dark Days, Mortal Coil, Death Bringer, and I intend to keep up the tradition.

Zafira Kerias said...

I read them all in one day :D TEOTW in an hour

Valkyrie V. Cain said...

I read TEOTW in an hour... Amanda made me read the whole thing out loud to her, because I read faster. She kept making fun of me everytime Valkyrie did something ridiculous :/

Miss Cain said...

same here Zaf!

hi/bye Raven!

Miss Cain said...

nearly.... done.... chapter..... 9.....

Thrust2Ominous said...

When I go to the store, I'm going ask for it in hardcover. Last time they swomehow got me to buy the paperback DB, and they sold it to me at the price of the hardback. I wanted to kill them. But I resisted

Zafira Kerias said...

Un?

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