Monday, May 17, 2010

Grrrrr

I've been trying for two hours to attach the image for Book 5, and it will NOT attach. The file I have is simply too big.

I've asked my publishers to send me a lower resolution image, but they can't seem to find one, and they haven't posted the cover anywhere EITHER...

What is happening? What is going on? Where is my cover??

41 comments:

Em said...

NO THIS CAN'T BE HAPPENING! THE WORLD IS GOING TO END!

Ambiguity said...

Wow. 2nd. I'm so proud.
No my second thingy.
WHY?! WHY?! *breaks down in sobs* Sorry, REALLY tired. How big is this pic exactly? I've put HUGE pictures on blogs and it seemed to woek out fine. Are you on the new publisher or the old one? The new one, for some reason won't put up pictures but the old one does, try switching to the old one.
~Ambz (who's praying that some1 hasn't snuck in and taken 2nd place while I'm writing)

Ambiguity said...

yay! No, I'm not taking 3rd place.

Bethany said...

I'm going to count Ambiguity's second comment as an extension of his/her previous comment, and am therefore taking the title of third comment for myself.

Score.

You can resize the image? I would tell you how, but a) I repel technology and b) It's so much more fun to watch you suffer.

jakalope242 said...

As my predecessors suggest, you could just resize the image yourself..

Or if you have an adolescent handy; they know everything.

Lynith said...

Poor you Derek! I am pretty sure that you and your amazingness can fix it all up because if you don't yo uknow you will be dissapointing hundreds of your fans and will have a mob on you!

Of course I will not be part of this mob I think you will be glad to know because I really can't. Being on study leave with GCSE's and stuff.

My lifes a hard one, but someones got to do it ;) Haha.

Sorry to all those people who if they mentioned me on the last post I can't be bothered to post back... partly because I can't remember what was said... However I do remember someone saying something about joining COBPUDLGAP so whoever that was welcome!!!

Heh heh heh.

Ta ta Mr. Landy. Until my next comment!!

Lynn xx

**littlemissbookworm** said...

NOOO!!! Epic fail, Derek, epic fail. Google "resizing images" or something. Something's bound to pop up. I live in Australia and due to time difference, I'll probably have to come back on here tomorrow morning before school. I think I might have seen it though. Is it yellow? Hmmmm.... I'm an adolescent and yet I have no idea how to resize images. Don't worry, you're not the only technologically incompetent person out there. If it makes you feel better, I'm 15 and technology HATES me :(
Ah, well. I'm off to bed because it's 9:30pm over here in Australia and I have school. So I'm all depressed now because I have to wait til tomorrow, TOMORROW! to see Book 5's cover.

Lynith said...

Hmmm I also have just remember someone saying something about the times on the bottom of the posts and I can say that It can't be irelands time as Ireland is near England and it is half two here as I post these two comments...

Maybe it's American time??? Or maybe Derek just set the clock wrong :P

Lynn

Nutteloos BV said...

Personally I think the cover has flown out of your computer and is now landing on a little purple planet. Someday soon, an astronaut will find the planet and will have to negotiate with a small green man to get the cover back. So I think you'll get your cover back in, say, the year 2689? Of course, that's just what I think.

I have to say, the title of this blog is reaaaally great. I mean, what kind of genius could come up with the name grrr?

Oh, excuse me, make that grrrrr. (5 r's)

You know, the less you write, the more comments there will be (yes, I have read and admired the comments on 'babies, volcano gods and jedward')

For those of you who may be wondering what the heck my name means, it's useless BV in Dutch.
For those of you who may be wondering what colour my t-shirt is, it's grey.

This will probably be one of those long comments that I love reading. They're usually very witty and useful.
But here comes the big but....
I have no idea how to upload th picture, which means this comment will no longer be useful. It may not even be witty. In that case, I'd better stop writing before this comment becomes one of those long comments.

That was a first taste of Nutteloos BV's irritating comments. We hope you will look forward to the next one.

Benjamin said...

Nooooooo!!!!!! Poor Book 5 cover! By the way, I saw a pic of it on facebook but im not sure if its real...its got skulduggery pleasant surrounded by hands grabbing him from all sides and the little comment at the bottom is 'Gripping'.
SO, If this is the real cover, then HAHAHAA!!! I SAW IT BEFORE YOU ALL! and if it isn't then I should be very embarrassed...

Victoria said...

Damn! I was actually kinda looking forward to seeing the cover. :(

ally pally said...

Oh my god. This is soooooo tragic. Well two things are tragic. First about the book cover and sceond my computer broke down so I am using my dads iPhone to write a comment. But I assure you I WILL be first next time you blog. I am also very ill. So there. Any way if you can't attach the picture (can't help you there I don't know anything about attaching stuff to blogs) can't you just explian it to us??????? Please??? It's better than nothing, you know?? And also please write more next time!!
Farewell mr Landy, until next time (when I will be first to comment!!)
ally pally

Lady_Kandrakar said...

You could upload the image to a Photobucket account and then place a link to it in a blog...

Ayries said...

Get a photobucket account and use their resize option? That might work.

Nevala Morose said...

Mr Landy, please don't go mad !! We need your books, we are addicted, they are like our own personal brand of heiroin!!!
(haha twilight..ahem)
As long as the cover is NOT pink, i will be satisfied.
Also, what are you going to be doing about the colours for the other five books? because the rainbow can only hold so many possibilities...

Question: I would like to know when (if ever) you are planning on doing a book signing or something tour in Kent? Because I live in Kent, you never come near to where i live, if you were to do one in London, maybe my parents would take me up there... but I think it would be really awesome if you came near Canterbury or something. (or is that too far? because to be honest, canterbury is pretty crummy, but London would be cool...) PLEEEEASE PLEEEASE PLEEEEEASE PLEEEEEEASE ?????!!!!! I WOULD TRAVEL MILES TO MEET YOU MR LANDY, I SWEAR! =]

shay.dolphin said...

Mr. Landy-YYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY, please can you just grab a random minion or something to do it for you? I WANNA SEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!

Okay, whining over!

Can't you put up a picture on the website? Or at least describe it? Anyway, I really love your books, and my little sister (own personal minion no. 1)said that she would get it for my 14 birthday! Can't wait- although that is 4 months away :'(

Me and my bestest friend went to town two weeks ago and bought Dark Days, then went home, and started to read at exactly the same time (we're sad, I know...) to see who could read all of it first. Of course, me being the most awesome person in the history of earth(apart from you, of course, Mr. Landy) won, but she still won't respond when I say, "GINGER MINION, COME TO YOUR OVERLORD!", for reasons I cannot fathom...

Oh, and please could you try and arrange a signing in West Yorkshire, because around half of year 8 are in love with all of Valkyrie's world. And if you do, make sure you announce to them all that I, MISS S. FLORA, BROUGHT YOU HERE, AND NOW ALL OF THE INHABITANTS OF WEST YORKSHIRE ARE MY MINIONS, AND I AM THE GREAT OVERLORD!!!

Anyway, I'd better get back to the story I'm supposed to be writing (I've only got 20 pages, size 11 text) for English.

Luck and Wishes

Miss S. Flora
YOUR OVERLORD!!!!

skyril said...

They're plotting against you!!You must summon your army to fight back!Just tell us where to go!

Skyril

ELe said...

Well that sucks.

Insanity Moonshine said...

hey the facebook picture looked kinda fake, but after i looked at it a while, i figured that it might be a draft

mensaiqgirl said...

Can anyone get on the site, it keeps crashing on me? And no, must have the cover hehe :D

Kirsty said...

damnation.

Odile said...

NNNNNNOOOOOOOO!!!!
I AM ALWAYS THE ONE TO FIND THE PICTURE OF THE COVER OF THE NEXT BOOK AND SHOW IT TO MY FRIENDS BEFORE THEY HAVE SEEN IT!!!! NNNNOOOO!!!!!!

fojr said...

Ohhh, $h!t. I wanna see the cover so badly. I can't tell you how happy I was to find out the fifth book was coming in September, I was miserable for days when I thought I was going to have to wait a whole year for it :)
Your books are AMAZING :D

Troy said...
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FireBrand Sleuth said...

God that must suck. Things that suck, are usually not good. And things that aren't good, are usually bad. And bad things suck

georgias-p said...

This is the day my childhood ended, derek :'(

sadface

maddyfearn said...

I love Glee. I love Angel. I love Dr Who. When every Dr goes I always say that I'll always hate the next one. I never do. Do You like X-men? Are dont, but this might just be because of the fact that Wolvering will not die. That really annoys me. Are you going to see A-Team? My friend is. He said that straight after we had the argument about how to kill Wolverine. Did you know that even if you chained Wolverine to the bottom of the Ocean Of cut his head off he wouldnt die? Well thats what my freind said anyway. I seem to like alot of things you like. Ashes to Ashes is great. Gene Hunt has some real good lines like 'if you don't shuttup I'm going to paint your balls hazelnut and tell the squirrels winters coming!' ha ha! He makes me laugh. I'd like to be a writer one day, the kind you write. I've already started my own. Maybe one day I'll post it on this page. Do you hate Justin Beiber? I do. He sounds like a cat when someones stepped on its tail. Actully thats an insult to cats everywhere. I better shuttup now, until your next blog!

Frying Bacon, The 'mans bow' (girly bow) on Skulduggerys hat, and DEATH TO JUSTIN BEIBER! (Or at the very least being thrown off a cliff)

One of your biggest fans,
Maddie :D

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