Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Book Charts and Breaches

Ah, my Minions...

As some of you are aware, KOTW was released early in some parts of the UK. Mistakes were made, I am told, and by the time news got out, it was already too late to do anything. Our official release date had been breached.

I was told all about it. I shrugged. Hey. It happens.

While this tends to mean very little for the overall sales of the book- the same amount of people are going to buy it, after all- it CAN mean that a new book doesn't get to rise as high in the book charts as it otherwise would have, and so doesn't get discussed in the media, and so more people aren't made aware of it...

For example, if a thousand people intend to buy a book the first week it's out, then a thousand sales will move it to a certain spot in the chart. But if five hundred of those people manage to buy the book a week EARLIER, then those sales are spread out over two weeks, and so it doesn't reach as high.

A breached release date can mean the difference between a best-selling book and a NUMBER ONE best-selling book, which is what all publishers are looking for.

Me personally? I'm not OVERLY bothered. Death Bringer was a number one bestseller last year in the UK and Ireland, and that's enough for me. Like I said, I wasn't too fussed at the idea that a few thousand books has been sold before the release date. So what if I didn't reach number one twice in a row? Did I really care? Nope, I didn't.

Which doesn't mean I wasn't utterly delighted by the news today that DESPITE a breached release date, KOTW is now the number one book for young adults in the UK- so thank you, Minions! (I haven't been told how we're doing in Ireland yet, so I'll hold off my extra-wide grin for THAT moment...)

The reader reaction to KOTW has been wonderful. I know a lot of you were stunned by certain events- of which you are free to talk about in the Spoiler Zone post below- and I know some of you would have quite liked to throttle me upon closing the book, so I want to thank you for investing so much of your faith and emotion in these characters. All I can say is: prepare yourself. You have, I assure you, seen NOTHING yet.

And speaking of the final installments, here's a link to a short thingy I wrote for the Tesco website...

http://booksblog.tesco.com

5,000 comments:

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Summer Morgan said...

First!! :D

Mr Reynolds, the Private Eye - (Hellboy) said...

second!

Mr Reynolds, the Private Eye - (Hellboy) said...

Yes *fist pump*

Ok, reading post now.

Summer Morgan said...

I was expecting this blog to be about the signings :/ Depressed now :/ Ah well :3

Tanya said...

great news, a tip of the hat to you sir. kotw was a great read, and I was mostly pleased :)

Mar The Hallway Ninja said...

III AAAMMM AAAA BANANAAAAAAAAAAAAA

And I need to finish homework. >.> I wonder if the teacher will mind if it's done in a random order and flurry...

Mickey said...

You are killing me Derek. :P

The Empress Adrasdos Dark said...

8th!!!

The Empress Adrasdos Dark said...

Derek- OMG. I kn ow the chances of you seeing this are slim.

BUT.

I'd like to someday meet you... And I wish that you could come to Cincinnati, USof A... *even if you have to go undercover and have a secret signing... xD*

I assure you that I would be there! I WOULD!!! *hugs*


.. Because apparently you're my best friend??? xD *or so Emerald Melody says*

*hands Derek skul-cakes*

And if you do... I'll make you skul cakes!!!!

Jackie Contrary said...

Seventh!
When will the book be coming out in America? Also, do you know when the audio book will be made? I love the audio books because I can listen to them and do stuff at the same time so my parents cant tell me to go do my work and "Get your nose out of that book you have stuff to do!" (Even though my mom is equally as guilty.) I can't wait to read KOTW I know it will be great! And it would be a HUGE favor if you check out my blog www.jackiecontrary.blogspot.com
I haven't featured Skulduggery Pleasant yet because I want to see if I can wait until the series is over. (For this I have conflicting emotions, I never want the Skulduggery series to be over but I want to put them in my blog.) If you read my blog you will understand why I want to wait until the series is over. I hope I have to wait for another twenty novels or so. :D It would be like a birthday present for the rest of my life if you followed my blog too! OH! I also would love if you could come to America! My mom is a librarian and a friend of hers and mine is in charge of all of the book talk and events happening in the county so if yo want to contact him I could give you his information. I really hope you can come!

The Empress Adrasdos Dark said...

... Derek, I know you're stalking us...

PLEASE> GIVE US A SIGN. SOMETHING- ANYTHING!!!

or...

Or...

I will go down to the mightiest tree in the forest, and cut it down with a- *holds up fish* A HERRING!!!

Zoe Schulz said...

9th, cool. Derek, have you ever tried for Pearson Publishing? They could get your books here to canada faster. I know this because my dad tried to get out of his way to order directly from his office, it was sweet, but not as AWESOME as KOTW!

yeah, I have to thank relatives in the UK, thank God

The Empress Adrasdos Dark said...

Oh, yes, right. Derek....

I don't know if you
you've heard, but on your birthday, we'll be throwing you a formal party... All day...

Like re requiem ball, but much more... Golden. Much more you...


Please, be there!!!!

The Empress Adrasdos Dark said...

Derek, good sir, please quit stalking us... I know you're thereeeeeeee... *hugs her bestie*

ADRA LOVES CHUUUUUU
*and Skulduggery*
*and the Doctor*
*and her book*

OH, right, and Derek, PLEASE answer to this- I sent you a letter a bit ago, and my only copy of Death Bringer was in it... And I want to know if you got it! There were a couple of letters and such inside of it, and I even pre-paid the return... All you have to do is send it back....

I just miss my Death Bringer, and I hope I can get it back, signed... I don't want to have to wait another couple months in wait for a new book... I'm already waiting for the KOTW!!!

Oh, right, yes. Can you put me in your book? *clasps hands together* PLEASEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE*hugs*
Please please please please please please pleaseeeeee! Even if I die! Or get bitten and transformed into a vampire! Or exploded! You can do anything!

PLEASE.

The Empress Adrasdos Dark said...

Eh, I don't really see why I bother anymore. :l It's not like he would read this....

*claps hands together*

SO. How is everyone????

Jakro Tintreach said...

16th

Adrasdos Dark said...

JAKROOOOOOO!!! *hugs*

A HUMAN BEING!!!!! I never thought I'd see the day!

Jakro Tintreach said...

are you a whovian?

Derek Landy said...

Just skimming through your comments before I go to bed (hi everyone!) and Adrasdos, you comment caught my eye- because I received your book today! What are the CHANCES??

Anyway, I'll be signing it and returning it to you as soon as I can, sometime over the next few days.

And now I have to sleep. Night all!

Jakro Tintreach said...

DEREK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Empress Adrasdos Dark said...

OHMYGOD OHMYGOD OHMYGOD OHMYGOD *is crying right now*

Derek. I. Bloody. LOVE YOU. *tackles, and gives him Skulcakes*

Jakro Tintreach said...

has derek seen asylum of the daleks?

The Empress Adrasdos Dark said...

And Whovian??? LOl I've been watching Doctor Who all day, sitting on the couch with a fez, bowtie, and a sonic....

Jakro Tintreach said...

asylum of the daleks was billiant...

The Empress Adrasdos Dark said...

I haven't seen it yet... SHHH.... Spoilers! xD

I can't wait, however...

*dances in her family's castle from the 10th century* WEEEEEEE oh my God, Derek. THIS is why I love you, and how you inspired me to write!

Jakro Tintreach said...

*is distant*

The Empress Adrasdos Dark said...

*frowns*

Where's the fun in that!!! xD No, you're fine mate.

Tick tock, goes the clock.....

Jakro Tintreach said...

raxacoricofallipitorius

nights.raven said...

Hey Derek,
I have a suggestion for the director of the SP movie: Peter Jackson.
He directed the Lord of the Rings series.
Just a suggestion.
(you may see this message a couple of times because I want to make sure you can see it)


hi everyone whos on!

The Empress Adrasdos Dark said...

Helloooooooo Raven!!! *shakes hand* *hands skul cakes*

Have we met???

The Empress Adrasdos Dark said...

.... Raxacoricofallapatorius!

and it's twin planet... Clom.

nights.raven said...

yes we have Adra

The Empress Adrasdos Dark said...

Oh God, this is most embaraasing... *blushes*

Sorry, I'm bad with names... And people... *frowns* Actually, I'm a bit of a recluse. A nerdy Whovian recluse who's written a book.

But nevermind that! *claps Raven on the back* Hello! How are you!

The Empress Adrasdos Dark said...

* embarrassing

Kestrel LeStarre said...

MY BOOK IS NOT COMING TIL SEPTEMBER 28TH!!!! IT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE HERE TODAY!!! SOMEONE STOP ME FROM CHECKING THE SPOILERS POST. PLEASE!!!!

nights.raven said...

im good, u?

nights.raven said...

its no problem :D

Kestrel LeStarre said...

I AM NOT GOOD. SOMEONE STOP ME!!!

The Empress Adrasdos Dark said...

KESTREL. IF YOU TOUCH THAT SPOILER POST AT LEAST ONCE, I WILL MURDER YOU, AND DELAY YOUR BOOK FURTHER!

*is capable of doing so*

And Ecstatic, because Derek... is awesome.

Kestrel LeStarre said...

Lie outright, tell me it's not any good, just, PLEASE, stop me from checking the Spoiler Post and going insane with anticipation!

nights.raven said...

Kestral, u must not look at the spoilers! *ties her up*

Kestrel LeStarre said...

That, Adra was not helpful. I need a logical reason, why I should wait 24 days to know what happens.

Kestrel LeStarre said...

See, someone need to physically tie me up...

The Empress Adrasdos Dark said...

Because... You will be sad to know! It takes the fun out of it, ESPECIALLY a Derek-book!

His books are surprising!

Kestrel LeStarre said...

I know...which is why I haven't cracked yet. But I can tell I'm going to...I might have to not go on the blog at all til I get it...

Yeah, that'll last about a minute.

nights.raven said...

Do you want to be surprised when u read the book? If so, then you must resist the temptation of spoilers.


Kestrel LeStarre said...

I do, I do, but 24 DAYS?!?!?!?

The Empress Adrasdos Dark said...

LOL Kes!! *sets Kes on a chair, and ties a rope about her*

Sit.

Stay.

Good Minion.

Kestrel LeStarre said...

*hyperventilates and fangirls around the room*

Kestrel LeStarre said...

I must leave now. bbs

The Empress Adrasdos Dark said...

*hugs* BYE KESSSSSSSSSSSS

nights.raven said...

i understand its not going to be easy, but you've got to stay strong for the surprise.

nights.raven said...

bye kestral!

The Empress Adrasdos Dark said...

I know... I've got to wait just as long... I've been trying to repress the feelings of excitement, by reading other books... and writing them.:/

It's actually quite confusing...

Kestrel LeStarre said...

I'm back. Yeah Adra, I ordered a couple new ones which get here tomorrow, which I'm excited about, but really, it's not the same thing. I'm writing my fanfic, and doodling skulduggery on my homework, all of which is serving to make the anticipation grow.

The Empress Adrasdos Dark said...

WB, Kes!!! LOL! I made a SP poster... It's epic. And is on my wall...

Kestrel LeStarre said...

Awesome. I painted a ceramic skull, and wrote,

"Doors are for people with no imagination."

Along the bottom. I've been drawing and doodling SP so much that it's not even funny. I filled an entire page of notebook paper with the words "I need KOTW" repeated over and over....

The Empress Adrasdos Dark said...

You've got Skulduggeriosis... I'm sorry.... You're not going to make it.

OH GOD. NOT FUNNY. -_-

Kestrel LeStarre said...

NO! DONT SAY THAT!

I am also quoting it at my teachers, which will eventually get me in trouble. Also made a heart with "SP" as the outline and the filling in...

nights.raven said...

brb

The Empress Adrasdos Dark said...

LOL... Love that!


WAIT. I just realized. the reason Derek caught that comment, was because I knew he would, and that I also knew that he would get my book today....

because???

...I'm psychic, nonetheless.

Kestrel LeStarre said...

Ok.

Zafira Kerias said...

Derek please when you get the chance! Im begging of you on behalf of the Minions involved in our letter, please gimme a sign that you got it? It was from Zafira Kerias (Erin Tortora) Celine and Nicolette. Thank you! It'd help to know as we all share classes in school

Kestrel LeStarre said...

I'm confused. What comment? What book?

The Empress Adrasdos Dark said...

ZAF!!! YOU SAW!!!! xD

What? Derek blogspoke, like comment #17 or so...

I sent him Death Bringer for signing... c:

Valkyrie V. Cain said...

Derek, have you got MY letter yet? I sent it a few days after Christmas...

And please please please please PLEASE come to my party! I know you have an invitation!

Zafira Kerias said...

If he got yours he had to have gotten mine. I sent it in JUNE and the address is right I purposly put the new one as we all had our addresses changed for 911

The Empress Adrasdos Dark said...

VAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! xD *tackles* MY DEAR!!!!!

The Empress Adrasdos Dark said...

Lol Zaf....

Well... I'm sure it'll make it *hugs* Keep faith, dear!

Valkyrie V. Cain said...

ADRA!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HELLO!


I came on because I got your picture message... My reaction was "WHAT? DEREK SAID SOMETHING?" and I whipped out my laptop like a ninja and came on.

Zafira Kerias said...

I have faith. I do...I feel like im pestering but Celine pesters me in Honors and Gym and Chorus! And Nikki....THEY BEG ME but im not a mind reader....I rather not know...what Derek thinks

Kestrel LeStarre said...

http://kestrellestarre.deviantart.com/art/Collage-of-Epic-SP-323381296

Can you check out this collage I made?

VVVVVVVVVAAAAAAAALLLLLLLL

ZZZZZZZAAAAAAAAFFFFFFFF

*tackles*

The Empress Adrasdos Dark said...

LOL nice!!!!

KES! THAT IS AWESOMEEEEEE LOVE IT!

Kestrel LeStarre said...

Gracias.

Valkyrie V. Cain said...

Cool Kestrel! I have an SP mug!


(P.S. Sorry Derek if I breached the copyright! It wasn't my fault!)

Kestrel LeStarre said...

Has anyone here read KOTW yet?

The Empress Adrasdos Dark said...

Denada!!!!

LOL Val???

And no... We're all still waiting.

Kestrel LeStarre said...

Wait, Val, a mug?!?! How? Where? When? TELL ME!!!

Valkyrie V. Cain said...

I haven't read it yet... *sobs*


And I checked Amazon and they haven't even SHIPPED it yet! WHAT IS WRONG WITH THEM?!

Zafira Kerias said...

Excellente!!!

I should just pester Derek every time im on, I SHALL!!! Its better then exploding Ireland and killing Em. Derek scared me into being a good Minion

*saltues Golden God*

Kestrel LeStarre said...

Even Zaf? Is Zaf Ameriminion?

The Empress Adrasdos Dark said...

I has to go... I'M SORRY!!!!!! *hugs* Sleep. Long day today. Long day yesterday.

Zafira Kerias said...

Amazon shipped my order, 28th of August. Arrival exoected this week or next

Valkyrie V. Cain said...

My mug:

http://bringingskulduggerytothemasses.blogspot.com/2011/12/tis-season-to-be-weird.html


Honestly, you people need to check my Blog.

Zafira Kerias said...

I am an Ameriminion! Of course I am

Kestrel LeStarre said...

Val, they shipped mine, it was supposed to get here today. BUT not it's ETA is September 28th. HOW WILL I SURVIVE?

*breaks down sobbing*

Valkyrie V. Cain said...

Bye Adra! *tackle hugs*

Kestrel LeStarre said...

By Adra!

Awesome! Zaf is Ameriminion! So we do have a few well known people...

Zafira Kerias said...

Me well known? Haa!!! And i must go to bed

Im expected an answer Derek. Please. I swear over, uhm, my copy of KOTW i will not explode Ireland. I have learned.

Kestrel LeStarre said...

Val, your mum is Awesome. I recently redid my room, and I wanted to do SP, but my mum said that I couldn't because we weren't redoing it again and I would get tired of it.

Kestrel LeStarre said...

Bye Zaf! Night! Dream dreams of KotW!

Valkyrie V. Cain said...

Bye Zafira!





Haha, thanks Kestrel. Did you see my Skulduggery party post from last year? IT WAS AMAZING.

http://bringingskulduggerytothemasses.blogspot.com/2011/10/here-are-pictures-from-party-and-of.html

Valkyrie V. Cain said...

Oh, Derek, wouldn't it be AWESOME if we got a pinata for my party this year? Because we were thinking that maybe we should make a Serpine pinata and we could all beat it up with a bat painted like the Sceptre...

It would ALSO be awesome if, y'know, you came along...

Kestrel LeStarre said...

That's genius with the piƱata.

Lizzy looks like me, that cake is awesome, your room is AMAZING, and I now want to steal your clock. Or your mum. Or both.

Kestrel LeStarre said...

If you are still having these when im in college, I am SO coming.

Kestrel LeStarre said...

I must now take my leave. Good bye!

Thrust Ominous said...

omg yeay!!!

Valkyrie V. Cain said...

Bye Kestrel!


Polar Bear Girl from last year is going to be possibly the creepiest character there is...


CAELAN.

Nixion Strange said...

Thanks for everyone telling me
I WAS ON THE LAST POST FOR OVER AN HOUR

Kestrel LeStarre said...

Hello....

msd,iPods dying.

Kestrel LeStarre said...

Clean IS incredibly creepy.

I think Madame Mist is more so though. And the Torment is just gross...*shudders*

Kestrel LeStarre said...

*Caelan

Thrust Ominous said...

now i must wait for october 30th for the release date in Canada. AND I WILL NOT BE TRICKED INTO PAYING THE SAME AMOUNT FOR THE PAPER BACK AS IT COSTS FOR THE HARDCOVER!!!!

Kestrel LeStarre said...

Order it on Amazon.co.uk

And I thought September 28th was bad...

Kestrel LeStarre said...

PAY WHATEVER IT TAKES TO BUY IT!!

I need to get the hardcovers...

Thrust Ominous said...

nah parents dont even want me to get it, period.
October 30th is fine =)

Kestrel LeStarre said...

And the special editions......


My parents'll never let me though.

Thrust Ominous said...

Special editions?

Kestrel LeStarre said...

Why don't they want you to? And how can you wait that long? I am having to slam my head on the keyboard in order to stop myself for investigating the soiled post.....

Kestrel LeStarre said...

There are some with colored pages, and little short stories, and different covers , etc.

Kestrel LeStarre said...

*spoiler

Thrust Ominous said...

oh you mean paper backs?
Yeah I have up until mortal coil in pb. which isn't saying so much... seeing as the first one is the old edition, tthe second is american the third, also old, I dont have the fourth, the fifth is the only new. Then I have the commercial pb DB which I paid the same amout for as i would have for the hb.

That's my skulduggery collection.

Oh and I also have teotw

Thrust Ominous said...

Here I'll help: If you look at that page you will basically ruin your life. Do not ruin your life.
Eat cookies instead, because that stuff is good.

Kestrel LeStarre said...

I have SP, and PWF in the u.s. Edition(new, or at least they were when I got them), DD, MC, and the large DB in UK version, and my UK copies of SP, PWF, and TFO, get here tomorrow. And I have TEOTW. They are all paperback.

Kestrel LeStarre said...

Thanks Thrust. That's the only helpful dissuading attempt so far. *takes cookie and munched happily*

Thrust Ominous said...

I want the next one in HB. I dont care if it breaks the tradision. It's revenge on that money lovin sales woman. No more, woman, no more.
ALso I think I'll order online this time...

Kestrel LeStarre said...

I am going to get Book 8 in hardback, since I already ordered KOTW. At some point though, I will buy the hb copy of all of them.

Thrust Ominous said...

Im really rellying on that book with a collection of short stories. :)

Thrust Ominous said...

And This guy looks wierd: :)

Kestrel LeStarre said...

What book? What guy?

Thrust Ominous said...

:) << That guy. He's missing a nose. :(

Kestrel LeStarre said...

Ah ok. I am rading the 'What If?' blog.

Thrust Ominous said...

that explains a lot. thanks for telling me. It's good stuff, huh?
At camp I had this revelation of writing different scenarios of random topics and I would call it What If?
I thought about it for ten minutes then realised I was such an idiot for not remembering the REAL What If?

Nixion Strange said...

HAHA! MY WHAT IF? IF AWESOME

Nixion Strange said...

*IS

Nixion Strange said...

... Hello?

Thrust Ominous said...

http://whatifhuh.blogspot.ca/2012/05/may-odds-be-ever-in-your-favour-oh-wait.html?showComment=1346817734057

absorbe

Nixion Strange said...

It's my blog!
I come up with some good ideas now and again!

Nixion Strange said...

Thrust, it doesn't make sense. How did you win in the desert?

Thrust Ominous said...

Cus my family didnt feed me, so I didn't need to eat as much as anyone else

Nixion Strange said...

Yeah, but if it was all in 40 minutes, that wouldn't make a difference

Thrust Ominous said...

yeah, but did you smile when you read it?

Nixion Strange said...

A little

Thrust Ominous said...

THEN NOTHING ELSE FRICKEN HAS TO MAKE SENSE!!! IT JUST LIKE SKADOOING- WHY THE HECK DO I ALWAYS SMILE ON A SKADOO?!?!

IceFire Valkyrie said...

Hello!

Nixion Strange said...

Hi Ice

Thrust Ominous said...

Hi ice!!!

StephenCroucher said...

i must say kingdom of the wicked was an awsome book, it would be my favourite if it hadnt been for the fact that im in love with the first book, and i think if this series had a bad ending i would probably be more than a little dissapointed

Thrust Ominous said...

no doubt, stephen

StephenCroucher said...

btw im new to the chat :)

Thrust Ominous said...

I noticed :)
Welcome, Are yuo staying then?

Thrust Ominous said...

Oh i mean Hmhmhmhmhmhm
*aheM*
WELCOME TO BLOGLAND
WHERE WE MINIONS TALK
BALALALALALAL.
End of son
g

StephenCroucher said...

yeh i might as well its only middle of the day and i got nothing to do for a few hours, and if u meant staying as in gonna keep posting on his blogs then yes because ive had this account for a while but never really bothered to log on :P

Thrust Ominous said...

I msut go sorry. battery dead, you know.

Thrust Ominous said...

The middle? Where you at, aussie?

StephenCroucher said...

yeh im aussie :)

Valkyrie V. Cain said...

Hello! I'm delaying going to sleep, as I have my first day of school tomorrow and am dreading it.

So, hello! I'll be gone probably within five minutes or so.

Valkyrie V. Cain said...

*feels something under SP blanket* *pulls it out*


Uh... There were scissors on my bed...

I am concerned.

Valkyrie V. Cain said...

Hey Deeeeerrrreeeek, I have a question that I've asked a bajillion times:


WILL YOU COME TO MY PARTY? PLEEEEEEEEEEEASE? PRETTY PLEASE?

*tried to look innocent and nice* *it doesn't really work*

Please come! If you do you can see a whole bunch of weirdos dressed as weirdo characters and you get to meet ME! And you get to help us beat Serpine until candy flies out of him! And I'll buy you PRESENTS! Please come! Pleeeeeease! PLEASE!

Valkyrie V. Cain said...

I mean, really, is there any reason you CAN'T? Other than the fact that I'm in a completely different country? Because that problem can be solved! Just get everyone you know to pay for your trip as a present! And I will give you presents here! (But only if you tell me you're coming!)

Valkyrie V. Cain said...

We'll be very odd and funny and weird! I'm sure you'd enjoy it! And you'd get to see how obsessive I am! I'd even clean my room if you came! And that's saying something!

Valkyrie V. Cain said...

I feel like I'm ranting...

Eh. Whatever.


PLEASE COME, MASTER DEREK! PLEEEEEEEASE! IT WOULD MAKE ME SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO HAPPY! SO VERY HAPPY I HAD TO USE 31 EXTRA LETTERS IN THE WORD 'SO'!

Nixion Strange said...

Hey Val

Valkyrie V. Cain said...

HI NIX! I'M REALLY TRYING TO DELAY GOING TO SCHOOL!



I think that, somewhere in my mind, I'm figuring that if I don't go to sleep, tomorrow won't come and I won't have to go to school.

Nixion Strange said...

Yeah, that's not going to work

Valkyrie V. Cain said...

I know. It kind of sucks.


I wish I could just go to sleep for a few days, learn everything I need for the year, and be done with school.

Nixion Strange said...

You ever figure out how to do that, let me know

Valkyrie V. Cain said...

Trust me, I will.

Valkyrie V. Cain said...

Dang it, my delaying has to be put off... I'm delaying my delaying, I think.



Anyway, I have to go and hope I don't die tomorrow morning when I'm exhausted and trip on something. Bye!

Nixion Strange said...

Bye Val!

Nixion Strange said...

I should be doing that very important work due tomorrow... but nah

Dragona Pine said...

Raven, surely James Cameron would be better than Peter Jackson? James Cameron has directed like some of the best movies of all time (I mean in box office stuff).
Like Avatar, that's the most successful film of all time and I've seen it like 80 times for some reason because I like it.
And Titanic, I think that was quite successful.

Although he might be a bit expensive to hire... :P


Oh and, is this working? I hope it is. Stupid laptop rarely loads this pop-out thing. But I DID get a Java update. So maybe it might work. I don't know.


Also, Derek, I have a question. What year EXACTLY did Mevolent die, and how did it happen? Because it said that he died 70-80 years before the start of the SP series but I'm wondering who killed him or if he died from natural causes or anything like that.
Just because I'm writing some fanfic with the death of Mevolent at the start. I chose a date in the middle of 70-80 and chose 75. So I wanted to know how he died and when. So I can make it as good as possible and as realistic as I can. So I've put it in 1932... bearing in mind the release date of the first SP book.

Dragona Pine said...

Raven, surely James Cameron would be better than Peter Jackson? James Cameron has directed like some of the best movies of all time (I mean in box office stuff).
Like Avatar, that's the most successful film of all time and I've seen it like 80 times for some reason because I like it.
And Titanic, I think that was quite successful.

Although he might be a bit expensive to hire... :P


Oh and, is this working? I hope it is. Stupid laptop rarely loads this pop-out thing. But I DID get a Java update. So maybe it might work. I don't know.


Also, Derek, I have a question. What year EXACTLY did Mevolent die, and how did it happen? Because it said that he died 70-80 years before the start of the SP series but I'm wondering who killed him or if he died from natural causes or anything like that.
Just because I'm writing some fanfic with the death of Mevolent at the start. I chose a date in the middle of 70-80 and chose 75. So I wanted to know how he died and when. So I can make it as good as possible and as realistic as I can. So I've put it in 1932... bearing in mind the release date of the first SP book.

Dragona Pine said...

OK now it seems I've double posted... sorry 0o dunno how that managed to happen.

Dragona Pine said...

Also, 6:10 is no time for someone to get up. Stupid school...

Nixion Strange said...

Hey Dragona

Dragona Pine said...

Wellhello!

And yeah god knows why I decided to come on here at 7:29 in the morning. Probably because I was bored and I wanted to see if the Java update did ANYTHING.

*pokes Java*


No, it hasn't.


It's just one of the moments where it works.

*pokes Java again*

DO SOMETHING JAVA! Stupid Java...

Nixion Strange said...

I don't even know what Java is

Dragona Pine said...

Well, what can I say? It tastes nice. Java is a type of coffee. Tasty Java coffee. Well it's tasty if you like coffee. I prefer tea with milk and loads of sugar. Although I've only ever had that once.

Anyway, when you press the "Publish your comment" button, it uses Java. You can get games which run on Java and stuff like that. I THINK it's a bit like flash player but I'm not sure about that.

Nixion Strange said...

Okay

Dragona Pine said...

Hm. It seems I'm rather hyper... probably the Golden Nuggets I had for breakfast.

And it might help me when I'm at school. I'll annoy my ICT teacher yet again. By using a glitch in the school's software.

Mayajune21 AKA Romana Galifeyan said...

Hi people!
I think Peter Jackson would be REALLY good. And I'm not just saying this cos I'm a kiwi :P

Dragona Pine said...

Not Java btw, the hyperness. Which is fading. And now it's gone...




So how are you, Nixon?

Nixion Strange said...

I'm tired

Nixion Strange said...

Hi Maya

Dragona Pine said...

And hey Romana! I don't believe we've met. I'm Dragona *shakes hand* I've been here for nearly 5 years.





Wow... what a long time...


Dragona Pine said...

And, I don't like kiwis. They taste weird... which would sound dodgy if you understood the people instead of the fruit.

Dragona Pine said...

And I have to go to school now. Stupid school...





I might say something tonight, depends if Java decides to work.


Bye!

Nixion Strange said...

Bye Dragona

brb

Death Rose said...

I was wondering why no one was in the last post!

Mayajune21 AKA Romana Galifeyan said...

Gtg :( Seeya!

RIM ~ Willow Suede ~ RIM said...

Hey! Guys! I'm here to vent that I FINALLY got enough money to get KOTW!!!!!! I'm bouncing!!!!!!!
Bye!!

Luna Brightside said...

183rd! :D

Luna Brightside said...

hats AMAZING! I mean, obviously it deserves number one but that's awesome! And young adult! Yes, finally, people have stopped calling it a 'kids' book. But yes, I still want to throttle the Golden God just slightly..

Luna Brightside said...

*that's

Death Rose said...

I think every one does after that!

Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

Aw. I had half an hour to come here before school, but I spent so long reading comments that I have to go now. :(

Be here in eight hours!!! Fours!!!

Death Rose said...

Bye Ink! I only killed one banana today! I feed it to a duck

Death Rose said...

Oh mighty golden God, please reply, I know you can, I read the comment above, all I want to know is that if Eden Threatening and I - Death Rose - in your new book? Please Derek, please! You can do anything to me - and I think Eden too - including blow me up! I just want my name mentioned, please! I'll beg on my hands and knees!

*Gets on knees and clasps hands infront of chest*

Please please please please please please please please please!

*Worshiping the Golden God*
Please oh mighty god! I will be your minion in the next life and then next and the next and so on! Please!

*Puppy dog face*

I beg of you!

Nixion Strange said...

You know Death, people have been asking to be in the books for ages.

Death Rose said...

Well now I know that he can comment, I'm asking again!





Please Derek! Answer!

Nixion Strange said...

*frowns*
What does the fact he can comment have to do with it? And he almost certainly won't comment anyway

Death Rose said...

Because I thought that he couldn't comment! I thought everyone was just hoping he sees it!

*Begs again*

Derek! I love you! You inspired me to write! When I get my first book published, I'll dedicate it to you! Please oh mighty golden god who I have promised to serve for the rest of my existence! In this life and a hundred more!

Nixion Strange said...

But he doesn't comment. He can comment, but I haven't seen him comment in months. He doesn't read every comment, he doesn't comment often, and so many people ask him to be in the books he can't. To be honest, if he was going to put anyone in the books, I think it would be someone who's been on the blog longer like Flame or someone

Death Rose said...

I know but I am hoping he sees it

Nixion Strange said...

How will him seeing change anything?

Death Rose said...

Derek, I have promised you that I shall surve you for the rest of forever so please reply!

Death Rose said...

In my mind it open up a new set of possibilities now that I know that he can reply!


*Still on knees and begging to a picture of Derek hanging on my wall*
Please golden god! Reply!

Nixion Strange said...

Death, I don't mind if you ask once. Heaps of people have asked once. But doing it over and over doesn't make it any more likely, and it's, frankly, annoying

Death Rose said...

Yeah and your "debating" wasnt

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