Friday, March 25, 2011

Paperbacks

Book Six is going well, I’m sure you’ll be happy to know. I have another week before I send it in for my editor and agent to read- and of course it has to get the seal of approval from Laura too.

But today we are not talking about Book Six. Instead, we are talking about the new paperbacks.

I never assume that you all know the difference between a hardback and a paperback (er, apart from the fact that one has a hard back, and the other has a softer back) because I find myself explaining the intricacies of publishing to my family again and again on a worryingly regular basis. So, to start, a short lesson.

The first time a book is published, it will usually be published in hardback. This is when the book is brand new, so it will be bigger, it will have hard covers, and it’ll be more expensive. At the same time as the hardback is out, a trade paperback is released. These are NOT the same as a regular paperback, because they’re the same size as the hardback, it’s just that the covers are softer. You’ll usually find trade paperbacks in airports, because travellers don’t like carrying around hardbacks, which are heavier and more awkward. In Ireland, we actually get relatively few hardbacks, for some reason, and most of the brand new books on sale are trade paperbacks.

With me so far? Excellent.

In much the same way as films are released in the cinema, and then a few months later they’re released again on DVD, books go through a change. Approximately six months from the launch of the hardback, the paperback is released. Paperbacks are smaller and cheaper, and easier to carry around.

Paperbacks are also re-issued every once in a while with new covers, in order to attract new readers. And that’s what’s happening with Skulduggery.

In April, we’re going to get all the paperbacks released with new covers. You’ve already seen the front covers, but our dear friend Tom Percival has been hard at work on the BACK covers as well- which you will soon be able to see over on the Facebook page (hi guys!). These new paperbacks will fit in alongside the Dark Days paperback in terms of style- and from now on, we’ll be getting one cover for the hardback, and a totally different one for the paperback. Which is SWEET.

As I said, the main reason for redesigning the paperbacks is to entice new readers to pick them up, but the thing that struck us is that some of you lot will probably buy these paperbacks just BECAUSE of the new covers, even if you already own the original books. Because, you know, you’re all nuts, like. And I started to feel pretty guilty about that. I didn’t want you spending your money on multiple versions of my books when all you’d be getting is the same (admittedly brilliant) book with (admittedly brilliant) new covers. So, my UK and Ireland Minions, these new paperbacks, which will be out in April, will have new short stories attached for your reading pleasure. More Skulduggery goodness!

Each short story takes place a few months after the book it appears in.

Skulduggery Pleasant will have “The Lost Art Of World Domination”- a story that, I think, has only been available in Australia and New Zealand up until now.

Playing With Fire will have “Gold, Babies And The Brothers Muldoon”, in which Skulduggery and Valkyrie go up against a trio of goblins.

The Faceless Ones will have “The Slightly Ignominious End To The Legend Of Black Annis”, which is a Tanith Low solo story for all of you who miss her...!

Dark Days doesn’t get a short story yet- we have to wait until we sell all the ones that are out there already and reprint it, and then we’ll include one.

Mortal Coil gets “The Wonderful Adventures of Geoffrey Scrutinous”, which focuses on Charlie Smith’s fantastic creation, and Skulduggery and Valkyrie’s efforts to help him out of a spot of bother.

I had an absolute blast writing these stories, and I hope they ease the pain of forking over your money for any of you who are going to buy them.

Oh, almost forgot. Another nice thing about reprints and new editions is that I get to go over the books again and get rid of mistakes. You may remember me asking you for any mistakes you’ve noticed. Well, I made a note of all of these, and all those corrections are now done.

Er, well, MOST of them. There’s still one mistake in Playing With Fire that hasn’t been corrected. On page 14 of the PWF paperback, it reads:

“The owners of the Waxworks Museum had closed it down after the events of the previous year, and set up a new and improved version in another part of the city. So now the new building stood quietly beside its neighbours, humble and drab, its front doors closed and locked and sealed.”

When it SHOULD be:

“The owners of the Waxworks Museum had closed it down after the events of the previous year, and set up a new and improved version in another part of the city. So now the old building stood quietly beside its neighbours, humble and drab, its front doors closed and locked and sealed.”

Alas, this mistake was missed yet again, so we’ll have to wait until the NEXT reprint before correcting it.

But the biggest change to the paperbacks is to do with Valkyrie’s AGE, and this is a relatively big one.

Somewhere around the third book, I stopped concentrating on what time of year each book was set at, and what age Valkyrie was in each one. Basically, I made it so that, by the time Mortal Coil came around, there was no WAY she could have been sixteen. It just didn’t make sense.

So, I’ve gone back over the books, and adjusted them slightly. This is something I should have been doing all the way through, but I messed up. Entirely my fault.

Er, but if you’re looking for silver lining, we now know what month Valkyrie has her birthday! It’s August! Yay!

So, a quick rundown on our corrected timeline.

Skulduggery Pleasant: takes place in June, when Val was 12.

Playing With Fire: takes place 11 months later, in May, when Val was 13.

The Faceless Ones: takes place 6 months after that, in October, when she was 14.

Dark Days: takes place 11 months later, in September, when Val is 15.

Mortal Coil: takes place 3 months after Dark Days, in December- when Val is STILL 15.

Basically, the biggest change to the books is that in Mortal Coil Valkyrie is a little younger than she at first appeared.

Ahem.

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Lunar Tears said...

Could it be true? Really?

Lauren Longbottom said...

Sounds good! :)

Lunar Tears said...

Oh, yey! A great post from Derek and I got first!

I can't wait to read some of those short stories! I was going to buy Playing With Fire anyway, because I don't have that book, but now I might just have to save up my pocket money...

And thank you Derek for explaining the publishing system. You probably would have to explain it to me a few times to get the message through. Um...

THERE'S A POSSIBILITY YOU'LL READ MY COMMENT!!!

Lauren Longbottom said...

I know you're wrapped up in the Skulduggery series for the next few years...but are there any plans or thoughts for a new series/novel in the future?

Dragona Pine said...

I'm glad the book is going well Derek!

Lunar Tears said...

*cheesy grin*

Dragona Pine said...

LOL congrats Lunar :P

Lunar Tears said...

I've had a headache all day... And then I went to my drum lesson... Which did NOT help... I might write some fanfic... It's been a while...

Dragona Pine said...

I got told to go jump off a cliff today, then I also got told to die... Hmm why do people hate me at my school?

Daniela S. said...

Mortal Coil takes places 3 months after dark Days? Someone in the book said 5 months, but this wouldn't make sense... well nevermind.
I can't wait until the paperbacks are released :D I only have three englisch books, so I can buy some of them yay ^.^ I don't like the german paperback of the first book n.n

Lunar Tears said...

Be happy you're not Rebecca Black...

Dragona Pine said...

Why, what happened to Rebecca Black?

Lunar Tears said...

Have you not heard her song on YouTube or her story on the news?

She has a song on YouTube called Friday. Personally, I don't like it. The lyrics are a little bit stupid and her voice is too computerised. Anyway, her video got lots of bad comments, so most of the comment sections have been disabled. She gets hate mail all the time, people telling her to kill herself and things like that. She was crying on American TV.

Everyone at school is singing her song. When you go on whichever computer that doesn't crash for vids, I'd check it out.

Kallista Pendragon- The Beautiful Goddess Queen said...

WOW! So cool Master Derek. But I feel a little left out. You always seem to be concentrating on your minions from the UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.
Your minion from America is trying to understand and all that. I'm just a little jealous.
:P

I'm really excited about the redesigned paperbacks coming out. And even though they are meant for only the beloved UK and Ireland minions, I'm going to find a way to get them for myself!
>:)

Dragona Pine said...

No, I didn't know.

Dragona Pine said...

Hi Kallista!


*hugs her*

Lunar Tears said...

Oh, and she's also 12.


Hi Kallista! I think some of the best minions are from America!

*Aquila, Dragona, Skylara, Cresent, Mary-Ellen etc... turn to glare at her*

Dragona Pine said...

Actually I agree Lunar ^^ my wife comes from there :P

Lunar Tears said...

Take me, I'm alive, never was a girl with a wicked mind
But everything looks better, when the sun goes down
I had everything, opportunities for eternity and I
could belong to the night
Your eyes, your eyes, I can see in your eyes, your eyes

You make me wanna die
I'll never be good enough
You make me wanna die
And everything you love, right up in the light
Every time I look inside your eyes
Make me wanna die

Taste me drink my soul, show me all the things that I
shouldn't know, when there's a new moon on the rise
I had everything, opportunities for eternity and I
could belong to the night
Your eyes, your eyes, I can see in your eyes, your eyes

You make me wanna die
I'll never be good enough
You make me wanna die
And everything you love, right up in the light
Every time I look inside your eyes (I'm running in the
light)
Make me wanna die

I would die for you, my love, my love
I would lie for you, my love, my love (make me wanna
die)
I would steal for you, my love, my love(make me
wanna die)
I would die for you, my love, my love

But up in the light...
Every time I look inside your eyes (I'm running in the
light)
Up inside your eyes (I'm running in the light)
Look inside your eyes
You make me wanna die

^^ THAT is a good song ^^



Oh, and Derek! I DO miss Tanith so much! Not one hint of what happens to her? :'(

Lunar Tears said...

*removes Dragona from the list of Non-American minions who are glaring at her*

Kallista Pendragon- The Beautiful Goddess Queen said...

LOL
HI Dragona and Lunar!

I feel bad for Rebecca Black. There is no reason for anyone to come down so cruely on anyone. Especially a 12 year old girl. I can't believe the rotteness of people.

Dragona Pine said...

But why do they send hate mail to her? Because of a song on youtube? That's really stupid. Some people in this world are jerks.

Lunar Tears said...

Me too, Kallista. It doesn't seem right.

Kallista Pendragon- The Beautiful Goddess Queen said...

Yeah. But there are alot of good ones on this blog. SO there is still hope! :D

Dragona Pine said...

I'm not a good one ^^

Lunar Tears said...

TO HOPE!

*raises glass*

AND FOR NARNIA!

Dragona Pine said...

Kallista can we go for a talk?

Derek Landy said...

Kallista, you're absolutely right, your side of the world never gets any of the good stuff! Unfortunately, the books haven't taken off there like they have in other countries, so there's no money to do any touring or special extras...

We're trying our best, though, to drum up interest and to spread the word, and the moment it happens, you'll be inundated with Skulduggery goodness...!

Daniela, you're quite correct, in Mortal Coil it DOES say it takes place 5 months after Dark Days, but in the new version, I've corrected it to only 3 months.

And Lunar, you nutcase, going to drum lessons with a headache...!

That's actually pretty horrible about Rebecca Black. I'm not that keen on the song, but the poor girl's only trying to make music, and certainly doesn't deserve all that hate. People on the internet can be rotten sometimes.

(Though not my Minions...)

Dragona Pine said...

Hmm Derek what's your favourite type of cheese? Or do you even like cheese? Sorry, I'm pretty random... I like Catherdral City Mild Cheddar, it's awesome! :)

Dragona Pine said...

Cheese is very important in the world today ^^

Lunar Tears said...

YEY! I'M A NUTCASE!

Dragona Pine said...

Hmm why does my carrot taste of a salami and cheese omelette?

Darkane Claw said...

YAY! New post!

I'm definitely going to buy all the new covers!!!!!

Sorry guys, I'de stay on for longer but siblings want to use the computer so I'm going.
Good day to you all!

Dragona Pine said...

Hi/Bye Darkane.

Lunar Tears said...

Dragona!

*glomps Dragona*

Exception. Now don't say that you're not good again. Or I'll have to... hug... you...

Lunar Tears said...

Hi and Bye Darkane!

Dragona Pine said...

There's lots of GM foods... but I've never heard of a carrot that tastes of a salami and cheese omelette before.

Lunar Tears said...

... Maybe I'll paint...

Dragona Pine said...

Paint what Lunar?

Dragona Pine said...

*chews carrot thoughtfully*

Lauren Longbottom said...

I do my best to promote the books at my library here in America, we only have 1, 2, and 3. The kids who have picked up on the series love it, and are disappointed to hear that I can't get the rest of the books...I don't think my Director would be too keen on the shipping and handling from the UK.

Lunar Tears said...

A red rose... As practise, for art on Monday

Dragona Pine said...

Please don't leave me Lunar! :(

Dragona Pine said...

Lunar?

Naomi Wiflath said...

I think canon wise [are they considered canon?] the extra stories will be /wonderful/ for helping fill in some of the areas between books- and the age clarification is FANTASTICAL.

I wonder what it would be like to have a fanfiction contest and the winner's tale gets printed as a short story in one of the books? ;)

I look forward to seeing all the new art and short stories! :)


You guys really need to blab on the forum, the comments get so choked up here its hard to tell whats comment and what is a chat conversation! :D

Dragona Pine said...

Naomi, please don't mention us commenting on here again, things have just calmed down on here from when quite a lot of people disliked us coming on, and I don't want that to start up again.

Dragona Pine said...

And I'm a loner.

Dragona Pine said...

Oh yey! I have to go for my tea now. Thanks a lot for leaving me guys! :(


I'll be back later, bye.

Ciara Hughes said...

YAY!!!

Lauren Longbottom said...

@ Naomi- I agree with you. I love that Derek keeps in touch with fans, but some comments get lost in all the craziness (not to say that the craziness should stop Dragona, keep on writing!). Same with the FB page, I stopped checking it so often because it became so negative, which is a real shame. Happy thoughts gang! :)

Lunar Tears said...

Oh no! I lost track of time drawing! :o

Bye Dragona! I SHALL be here when you return!

Lunar Tears said...

Actually... I'm afraid I won't be. I'm sorry Dragona, but my tea is ready now too.

Kallista Pendragon- The Beautiful Goddess Queen said...

Dang! My comp froze up!
Derek! Thank you for your response! :D I know you are doing a fantastic job in trying to promote your awesome books in the US! If only American kids would become smarter and pick up a copy! Then I to could be, as you said, be inundated with Skulduggery goodness! XDDD


Lauren Longbottom! You are AWESOME!!! That's great that you are an advocate for fantastic books like the SP series. I am also trying to promote the books here. I'm afraid I don't have much influence at this point! :P
HAve you checked into ordering through Amazon UK? They had a deal a while back about free shipping. I don't know if they still do. But it might be worth it to check it out! :D

Kallista Pendragon- The Beautiful Goddess Queen said...

Dragona. You still around?
:D

Kallista Pendragon- The Beautiful Goddess Queen said...

Oops. Sorry. You went for tea. :)
I see I missed Darkane too. Nuts. :P

Cookie Monster said...

Wow, wow, wow, wow!!! So excited!!! I'm going to have to save and then spend my birthday money (which is next Friday, yeah!) on the new books when they come out. Seriously can't wait though! :D I know you probably won't tell us, even if I ask, but I'm going to ask anyway... Will Tanith come back normal again in the next book? Pretty pretty please with a cherry on top tell us :)

Ciara Hughes said...

Yer it would be great if there was some way of invented something stronger to get the minion out ... even after 3 days .... i miss Tanith already .... she was one of my favourite characters

Ciara Hughes said...

IM gonna have to wait til may to get my copies .... :(

Dragona Pine said...

Hi.

Lauren Longbottom said...

@ Kallista- First, THANKS! Second, I have bought the majority of the series from Amazon UK for myself, but I must have missed the free shipping option, otherwise I would have snagged some copies for the library. Not sure where you're from, but Derek has some big-time fans from the Philadelphia area (most are actually librarians), so despite the lack of SP hype over here, he is actually loved in the US.

Tristessa Murano said...

TOP 100!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! XDDDDDDDDDDD FIRST TIME EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hi everyone!

Hi Mr Landy!

Dragona Pine said...

Hi Tristessa!

Tristessa Murano said...

Hi Dragona! *hugs him* How are you today?

Dragona Pine said...

Sort of fine. I got told to kill myself 15 times today ^^

Dragona Pine said...

*looks at phone*


Make that 20 times :/

Tristessa Murano said...

That's depressing :( Please don't... it's not a good plan. Been there. :) Anyhoo, I've almost finished my english... my teacher is going to think I'm mentally disturbed :/

Dragona Pine said...

You really think 20 people would make a difference to me considering I knocked out 200 yesterday?

You're not mentally disturbed Tristessa, you're an awesome person.

Dragona Pine said...

And Tristessa, I've been there quite a lot of times ^^

Rachel said...

You know I love these little ploys to get people to pay more money for books they already have just with an extra chapter or two. I think a brand new short story anthology would have been nice, that included these extra chapters so people who didn't have the money to buy all the new books could read the new content.

Dragona Pine said...

I wonder where Kallista is.

Ciara Hughes said...

I agree with rachel ... but i havnt bought the boooks yet other than mortoil coil because i was introduced to skullduggery pleasant by my lovely friend gabrielle who lent me her books but i want the collection

Tristessa Murano said...

Thank you, you are an epic guy also :) I know I'm not mentally disturbed... my english teacher is just going to think I am. It started off as a short story about a depressed goth teenager girl who got arrested but just felt misunderstood. It ended becoming a story about a depressed teenager girl in jail who was arrested for murdering someone but really a dark magician who lived in a circus did it. Thing is, I decided to kill a little girl in the most gruesome way possible. Anyone who has read it so far thinks I'm slightly disturbed (mainly my friends though) but I keep giggling maniacally. It's that bad. The writing is a load of rubbish though. But nonetheless disturbing.

Tristessa Murano said...
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Dragona Pine said...

And I'm not an epic guy :P

I'm sorry your english teacher is going to think that, you're not mentally disturbed.

Kallista Pendragon- The Beautiful Goddess Queen said...

TRISTESSA!!!!!
DRAGONA!!!!!

*leaps at them and hugs them*

There sure a lot of jerks at your school Dragona. I wish there was a way to make them stop being so horrible. :(


Wow Lauren. I wish I could visit Philadelphia! I've always wanted too!
I live in Michigan in small town in the north region of the state. I imagine that there are other minions out there in my area. Just have not found them yet. It's good to know that Derek has some awesome fans in Philadelphia.
As for that frr shipping, it was in December so it could have been part of a deal for Christmas. That would be cool if they could do the free shipping again. :)

Dragona Pine said...
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Tristessa Murano said...

Oh, I don't mind... :/ She thinks I'm a natural at public speaking, so that's fine :) And I don't particularly like her (as an english teacher) anyway.

AND YES YOU ARE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! DON'T THINK LIKE THAT!!!!!!! BEING DEPRESSED IS NOT THE WAY TO GO!!!!!!!!! :(

HI KALLISTA! *HUGS*






















CAPS LOCK!!!!!!!!! XDDDDD

Dragona Pine said...

Hi Kallista!


*hugs her*


Can we go for a talk?

Saoirse Equus said...

YAY! Actually, that first short story in the back of the first paperback was in the original cover of the American paperback copy. just FYI. Anywho, will those paperbacks be availble in America? PLEASE SAY YES! If not then you owe Oregon a visit *le Glare*

Tristessa Murano said...

Voices are most scary. Well... mine was. She wasn't very nice. :( Bad voice. Naughty voice. Evil voice :( Boo.

Would you mind deleting that comment, Dragona? I wouldn't want the great Golden God to think I have psychological problems... :/ Because I don't :) It hasn't come back for 2 whole months!!! XD

Kallista Pendragon- The Beautiful Goddess Queen said...

Tristessa. You are a writer and sometimes a writer's story is not about little prancing pink ponies leaping over rainbows on a sunny day. Who would want to read that? :P
The thing is, you are developing your skills as you write.
I'm trying to do that now as I write. I've had ideas for stories that are really dark.
I don't think you are mentally disturbed. You just have a lot of stories to write! :D

Kallista Pendragon- The Beautiful Goddess Queen said...

OK Dragona. I'll meet you there. I will be here too.

Saoirse Equus said...

@Lauren Longbottom: The FB page only became negative because some of the newbees on there we being yelled at by an exepionally rude person who has now been banned. FB page is now a happy place again. YAY!

Tristessa Murano said...

Thing was, I was giggling maniacally whilst I wrote it... I'll post the disturbing bit here :) Just wait whilst I find my english book.

Dragona Pine said...

OK Tristessa.

Kallista Pendragon- The Beautiful Goddess Queen said...

Hey Tristessa. I'll be back in a moment. Are you going to post it on your blog? :)

I'll take a look when I come back.
:D

The All Singing All Dancing Bryony Rose said...

*disembodied voice* Is this you're really creepy English assignment Tess? *lowers in through a whole in the ceiling with lots of complicated wires*

Hey guys! *struggles to undo the wires and ends up wrapped up hanging upside down* Well this is...awkward...

Dragona Pine said...

Hi Bryony!



*throws a knife at the wire, it cuts through it and Bryony drops to the floor*

The All Singing All Dancing Bryony Rose said...

*lands on head* Ow. Thanks Dragona! *air hug, because the wires have all landed on my head* Haven't been on in what seems like ages...and that was very bad grammar...oh well...I like elipses...elipse...elipse...elipse...*sits in corner muttering insanely about grammar and elipses*

Tristessa Murano said...

Dammit :( I've left my english book at school... I'll rewrite it on the computer, I wasn't too happy with it on paper anyway :)

@Kallista: I may or may not post it on my blog, we'll see how happy I am with it at the end. :)

On the bright side, I managed to restyle my old top with something other than skinny jeans that is completely NOT on trend (I hate following trends- I live off out of trend sale racks and clothes that've been in my wardrobe for months) :) It now looks kind of 60's minidress, but I've put it with jeggings that aren't really jeggings. I put a belt to add a bit more figure... And of course, my trusty cardigan XD

Tristessa Murano said...

BRYONY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! XD Chat at the same time?

Dragona Pine said...

LOL Byrony.




LOL Tristessa and your cardigan :P

Lauren Longbottom said...

@ Kallista- Philly is great! And I am proud to say that the Phillies and Eagles were ranked #1 and #2 for America's Worst Sports Fans! Gotta love it!

@ Saoirse- I saw all the FB drama. Woof. I'm glad to hear it's all cleared up and now a happy forum again! Hooray! I think Cory needs to whip up another competition. Those were always fun to have between books too.

@Tristessa- I can see how your teacher would be slightly concerned. I had a 4 year-old color a bunny with demonic eyes earlier this week, and even THAT triggered a slight panic in me! Haha. But if that's your style, go for it. Stephen King doesn't write about cute and cuddley bunnies either...is it for everyone, no, but he's got his loyal fans and look where he is now! :)

The All Singing All Dancing Bryony Rose said...

You and that cardigan...I swear one day I'm gonna steal it and put it in the Red Vines box. And then I will sit on it. Like this. *sits on imaginary box and falls over* Ow. I'm having a klutzy day.

Tristessa Murano said...

*implodes over her cardigan* I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! IT'S MINES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! MWAHAHAHA!!!!!!! Even though it's getting too hot for it now.... it's knitted.... I. DON'T. CARE. I will be in a place where it's snowing next week... I will use it then!!!!! XD

Btw, I was going on about it so much my friend threatened to shred it. :/

Hi Lauren! *extends hand in greeting* It's lovely to meet you. And it's not really my style, I go for adventure/mystery kind of thing. But I like writing horror. It's fun :)

Dragona Pine said...

*sighs and uses magic yorkshire pudding to heal Tristessa*

The All Singing All Dancing Bryony Rose said...

Hey Lauren! *jumps into Tristessa's arms and shakes Lauren's hand for her* How are you this fine time-of-the-day-that-all-depends-on-where-you-are-in-the-world-and-this-scentence-is-getting-too-long-so-I'd-better-stop-now-but-I-don't-want-too-but-I'd-better-*claps hand over mouth and continues to mumble*

Tristessa Murano said...

*giggles*

*licks Dragona's shield*

The All Singing All Dancing Bryony Rose said...

*licks Dragona's shield* Ah, the joys of having a constant blog update *looks pointedly at Tessa*

Dragona Pine said...

Please don't Tristessa, :/

Dragona Pine said...

Oh dear.



*sighs*


Please stop licking my shield... last time Kallista imploded and it makes me feel uncomfortable :/

Tristessa Murano said...

*shuffles away from Dragona awkwardly*








*uses her ninja-powers to creep up behind him*
















*licks his shield*

The All Singing All Dancing Bryony Rose said...

But imploding is fun! See? *implodes* But now it's too mainstream. I spontaniously combust. *imploded bits spontaniously combust*

But I won't if you don't want me to. *sits on top of Dragona's shield and hums a happy, if slightly creepy, little song*

Dragona Pine said...

I'm going to go to town tomorrow, and I'm going to go in that weird GCHQ shop again. Government Communication Headquarters.

Lauren Longbottom said...

@ Tristessa- Nice to 'meet' you too. I can now see how it's easy to get wrapped up in conversations on this blog. I was one of those 'post-and-run' types. But I have wasted the better part of my day on here this time around. Lovely.

But, I'm glad that it's Friday, Friday. Cause, I gotta get down on Friday! YOW! That song is just as rediculously awesome in the US! Glad to know the rest of the world is suffering as well, haha!

Dragona Pine said...

I'm the blog ninja Tristessa ^^



*uses magic yorkshire pudding to heal Bryony*

Tristessa Murano said...

So, when I implode, you sigh and heal me... but when Kallista implodes you cry... :P :)

She IS your wife though.... I am just the awesome friend.

*sits on Dragona's shield*

The All Singing All Dancing Bryony Rose said...

MAKE IT STOP!!!!! *runs around screaming with hands clamped over ears* MAKE IT STOP!!!!!!!! *shoves a sock in Lauren's mouth*

Dragona Pine said...

You haven't WASTED your time Lauren Longbottom, it's been well spent. You couldn't have lived without knowing that I had a carrot that tasted of salami and cheese omelette, weird huh? :P

Dragona Pine said...

Yes she is my wife, so of course I'll cry when she gets hurt.

Tristessa Murano said...

You can't be the blog ninja, have an indestructible shield AND have an all-powerful magic yorkshire pudding! :o *pouts* It's not fair.








I want to have a cool ability :P *pouts more*

The All Singing All Dancing Bryony Rose said...

Do you? Omnomnomnomnomnomnomnomnomnom....*gets distracted from the horror of the Friday song and starts eating my school tie*

Dragona Pine said...

I think you'll find I can have all those things. And I've been the blog ninja the most, and I hardly use my shield unless someone tries to hurt me. And all I do with my magic yorkshire pudding is heal people unless people get on the wrong side of me and I disintergrate them. I'm the blog ninja.

Kallista Pendragon- The Beautiful Goddess Queen said...

*pops back into Blogland long enough to give Bryonly some more ties to eat*

Tristessa Murano said...

*steals the yorkshire pudding* I found a loophole... *eats yorkshire pudding*

Dragona Pine said...

Hi again Kallista, where are you going and what's happening?

The All Singing All Dancing Bryony Rose said...

And I'm the blog pirate! ARG! *skips around singing 'I'm a pirate, I'm a pirate, I'm a pirate and I pwn ninjas....'* Not that I really do. It's just the pirate national anthem. *salutes and slaps self in the face*

Kallista Pendragon- The Beautiful Goddess Queen said...

Hi Bryony!
How do you like the typo job I did on your name! :P
Sorry about that! It's not like me to do typos!


*looks around shiftliy hoping everyone believes her*

Dragona Pine said...

You know if you touched it, it would be disintergrated. And there is no loophole.


*a yellow light comes from Tristessa's mouth that she cannot contain, it goes to Dragona's hands and reforms into a magic yorkshire pudding*



Now please leave me alone.

The All Singing All Dancing Bryony Rose said...

OMNOMNOMNOM TIES!!!!!! *sits quietly in the corner eating ties and humming the pirate national anthem*

Tristessa Murano said...

*contains magic light*

Yeah. I just did.

Kallista Pendragon- The Beautiful Goddess Queen said...

I have to finish some chores for my parents Dragona. My dad went out to do some thngs but will be back soon.I want to have the stuff done before he gets back.Then he wil be happy. Happy parents mean Happy Kallista. :)

Dragona Pine said...

*sighs*


I tried to warn you Tristessa...



*she disintergrates*



*a yellow light goes into Dragona's hand and reforms to a magic yorkshire pudding*


Now please leave me alone Tristessa, I'm not in the mood.

The All Singing All Dancing Bryony Rose said...

And Happy Kallista means Happy Bryony/Bryonly and more ties for me to eat. *skips around some more, still humming*

Dragona Pine said...

OK Kallista.

Kallista Pendragon- The Beautiful Goddess Queen said...

*hangs a couple ties from Bryonys ears*
LOL
Cool song Bryony!
XDDD

Dragona Pine said...

And Tristessa, btw, you would have already disintergrated as soon as you touched it. You couldn't have contained the yellow light also.

Tristessa Murano said...

Wait... you said 'it would be disintegrated' So I'm an it now? * disintegrated pile of Tristessa pouts*


















*turns into a disintegrated fish and sits on Dragona's head in her disintegratedness*

Kallista Pendragon- The Beautiful Goddess Queen said...

brb
Don't be sad Dragona. :(
*hugs him*

Dragona Pine said...

Kallista, do you have time to reply to the comment I left where we were talking?

Kallista Pendragon- The Beautiful Goddess Queen said...

LOL Tristessa! :P

The All Singing All Dancing Bryony Rose said...

It's the pirate national anthem and we all have to learn it the moment we turn 5 years, 7 months, 5 weeks, 6 days, 1 hour, 3 minutes and 2 seconds! *salutes again, this time missing head completely and throwing self to the floor*

Dragona Pine said...

You know now you're disintergrated all your movements and changes are void because you're a pile of dust on the floor.

jamie said...

Hi Derek!Love the books. the old covers look better though. mortal coil is the best :)

Tristessa Murano said...

*flops around in a disintegrated way*

Dragona Pine said...

You can't have done that Tristessa.

Tristessa Murano said...

Urm.... no? This is Blogland! Anything is possible... :)

Dragona Pine said...

Not when my magic yorkshire pudding is involved. You're really annoying me tonight Tristessa and I'm not in the mood for it.

The All Singing All Dancing Bryony Rose said...

*sings pirate anthem from the floor* I'm a pirate, I'm a pirate, I'm a pirate and I pwn ninjas....!

Dragona Pine said...

You can't pwn me Bryony, I'm too skilled and too awesome ^^

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Tristessa Murano said...

Okay. Sorry Dragona. *hands him an apologetic marshmellow* I'm sorry... I was only messing about... Sorry if I annoyed you :( *disappears apologetic to write more horror stories*

*leaves marshmallows on a table for anyone else*

Dragona Pine said...

*eats the marshmallow*


Please don't go Tristessa, not yet anyway.

Kallista Pendragon- The Beautiful Goddess Queen said...

OK Left a reply Dragona.:)
I'll be back soon!

Tristessa Murano said...

*stumbles around in the horror story world*

*gets lost*

*looks for a map*

*dies trying*

Nicolette Croga - The Lone Wolf said...

*runs in and jumps over the table with one arm snatching marshmallows with the other before jumping Orr fully and running off*

K4Y731GH said...

OMG!!! -goes running around bedroom for money-lol can't wait! :)

The All Singing All Dancing Bryony Rose said...

It's a pirate-ninja thing. But *looks around shiftily*...Can you all keep a secret? *whispers* I'm actually a Death Eater! Look! *points to homemade Dark Mark* But don't worry. I'm nice.

Dragona Pine said...

Hi Nicolette!

The All Singing All Dancing Bryony Rose said...

Hey Nicolette! *summons marshmellows for Nicolette with magical wizard powers*

Dragona Pine said...

*heals Tristessa*







Ninja's rule Bryony! :P

Tristessa Murano said...

*wakes up and realises she's not dead*






















*creepy car driver dude comes along and chops Tristessa into little tiny pieces*

Dragona Pine said...

*sighs and heals Tristessa again*



Please stop dying! :(





*takes out C4*



*puts it on the guys car and presses the detonator when he is at a safe distance*

Nicolette Croga - The Lone Wolf said...

*turns around and looks weirdly at marshmallows* I don't even like marshmallows!

Dragona Pine said...

LOL Nicolette! :)

The All Singing All Dancing Bryony Rose said...

Yes, Ninjas do rule. The pirate thing was just a cover story, and everyone knows that Ninjas and Pirates don't get on. But I'm really just a nice Death Eater. Ninja's are indeed awesome.

The All Singing All Dancing Bryony Rose said...

*sends marshmellows away with DE powers. Summons chocolate*

Tristessa Murano said...

Sorry... getting myself in the horror story mood....



















*creepy clown drives up in a dark coloured car, drags Tristessa away into a circus tent and seriously injures her*

Dragona Pine said...

*grins*


Ninjas can own pirates, all pirates have is a sword and a bottle of rum! :P



*disappears into the shadows*

Tristessa Murano said...

Gah! I've got to go now.... BYE EVERYONE!!!! *hugs them all*

Dragona Pine said...

*uses magic yorkshire pudding to heal Tristessa*


Just stop being hurt! :(


*shoots the circus dude*

Dragona Pine said...

Bye Tristessa.

The All Singing All Dancing Bryony Rose said...

And a sword...and a cannon....and parrots...and boats...and gunpowder...and lots of flammable stuff...and no fear! But ninja's are equally, if not more awesome.

Dragona Pine said...

Sure, so they have a boat that can be sunk with one shot, a huge and heavy gun which can hardly be moved which fires balls and a bird.

The All Singing All Dancing Bryony Rose said...

Bye bye Tessa! *dances around in a goodbye dance* *jazz hands*

Nicolette Croga - The Lone Wolf said...

Ninjas rule! puts on her ninja costume and jumps around blog land*

*her mask gets caught and Nicolette falls 10 metres and lands on her shoulder*

This is how I fractured my shoulder

The All Singing All Dancing Bryony Rose said...

....Touche Dragona....Touche...

Dragona Pine said...

Well I'm the blog ninja Nicolette, ninjas are awesome!

Dragona Pine said...

Speaking of Ninjas... I have a new OC, it's on Bio-Rama because Lizzy posted for me and it's also on the blog.

The All Singing All Dancing Bryony Rose said...

Well that was smart, wasn't it Nicolette? *claps sarcastically*

Bombombom...got any grapes? *summons all graped within a 10 mile radius of Blogland and eats them all*

Nicolette Croga - The Lone Wolf said...

*gets up and gets in her ninja pose*

I may not be the blog ninja but I'm the coolest ninja ever! ;)

*jumps onto the lights and swings used down, laughing as her hair falls around her face*

Dragona Pine said...

*gets out wand*


Acio!




Um... cheese?





*cheese comes flying at Dragona*


AHHHHHHHHHHH!



*opens mouth and eats all the cheese*

Dragona Pine said...

No I'm the coolest Ninja ever Nicolette! :P

Wait, no I think that might be my new OC...

Dragona Pine said...

But the OC is MADE by me, which means I'm the coolest ninja ever :P

Nicolette Croga - The Lone Wolf said...

*drops onto dragonas shoulders* no I'm the coolest ninja! Now I want a piggy back!

Dragona Pine said...

Hmm... admit I'm the coolest ninja ever and I'll give you a piggy back. If not... I'll kill you :P

The All Singing All Dancing Bryony Rose said...

*skips around humming a creepy tune*

Nicolette Croga - The Lone Wolf said...

My mum said if I lie then shell take my iPod away so I can't admit to that ;P *jumps back onto the lights before dragona can kill her*

Dragona Pine said...

*jumps up to the lights with Nicolette*



*takes out silenced pistol and shoots her between the shoulders*

Nicolette Croga - The Lone Wolf said...

Eek! *her barrier protects her as she jumps into the ducts*

Dragona Pine said...

*takes out throwing knife and uses magic yorkshire pudding so it is unaffected by shields*



*throws it at Nicolette and hits her in the back*

The All Singing All Dancing Bryony Rose said...

I've gotta go now peoples! *runs around showering them with gothic bunnies and emo rainbows (colours include; black, black and black)* Goodbye! *flies up through the hole in the roof from earlier, Superman style*

Dragona Pine said...

Bye Bryony.

Nicolette Croga - The Lone Wolf said...

oft! *drops to the groundat couture her hands to her chest* ow ow ow ow ow *eyes flicker shut as she goes unconscious from blood lose*

Dragona Pine said...

*grins*


I told you I'm the coolest ninja ever Nicolette ^^



*uses magic yorkshire pudding to heal her*



Now do I have to do it again or will you admit it? :P

Nicolette Croga - The Lone Wolf said...

*sits in the corner pouting* hurt me as much as you want but I'll never admit anyone but me is the coolest ninja ever

Dragona Pine said...

*throws another throwing knife that is unaffected by shields at Nicolette, it hits her between the eyes*


It makes very little difference if you admit it or not, but I suppose your Ipod will be taken off you...

Nicolette Croga - The Lone Wolf said...

*gets pinned to the wall dead*

Dragona Pine said...

*uses magic yorkshire pudding to heal Nicolette, but keeps the knife in so she is still pinned to the wall*


Come on, just admit it :P

Dragona Pine said...

Um, Nicolette?

Nicolette Croga - The Lone Wolf said...

*Shakes head trying not to react to the pain*

Dragona Pine said...

Alright then.



*takes out sword*


*points it at Nicolette's stomach*



You will die! :P








*retracts the blade*



*starts laughing*



Hahahaha, you didn't think I'd hurt you, did you?


*picks up throwing knife and bends it*


They're made from rubber, they couldn't hurt a fly!



*laughs*




Admit we're equals in awesomeness, because THAT is true.


*continues laughing at the rubber throwing knives that actually never did any harm whatsoever*

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Nicolette Croga - The Lone Wolf said...

Umm okaii were equalsin awesomomness but because I'm a girl I'm a ting bitmoreawesome;) *swings from the lights*

Dragona Pine said...

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