Tuesday, January 27, 2015

First Draft Done!

I... I think I've just sent in the first draft of the new book...

It's rough around the edges, with some bits missing, some chapters blank... I don't mind this at all, because when my agent and me editor look at a first draft like this, they're focussing on the big picture, things like;

Does the story make sense?

Does the story work?

Are the characters consistent?

Is it as tense as it needs to be?

Does it have enough pace?

Is the book any GOOD?

These are all things I don't know, because when your head is down and you're working away, you can't look up and step back far enough to see how everything slots together. I hope they don't have any major issues with it. I hope they like it. I hope they think it's GOOD.

As I explained in a previous post, I scrapped most of what I'd written for this book at the end of December and started again. In the last month, I've had to average about twice my usual daily word amount to reach the deadline. It has been as HELLISH as it has been rewarding. I've barely been able to take any breaks, not even for twitter. The work isn't over, of course it's not, there's still a lot to do — and if my editor or agent find any major flaws in the book, that work will double.

But I managed it. I got the first draft done by writing twice as much per day as usual, and the only way I could do that was by having ridiculous amounts of fun. I wish I could tell you about it — I wish I could tell you the title that spun it off in this brand new direction — but all these things are yet to come.

Right now, though, we are gearing up to release the Armageddon Outta Here paperback in two days. As usual, I found myself in a Catch-22 position. I had a paperback coming out of a book most of you already bought in hardback (or trade paperback — the hardback-sized paperbacks), and I know a lot of you would want every edition available — because you're uber-geeks, just like me. So I wanted to give you an extra story or two (or three, as it turned out) to make it worthwhile. Of course, by including new stories, it kinda also makes people who were NOT intending to buy the paperback want to buy it, cuz they want the new stuff.

I don't like making my readers buy multiple copies of my books. If you want to, hey, go right ahead, I won't stop you, but I've never wanted anyone to feel left out if they don't buy every edition. There are some things, unfortunately, that I can't win no matter what I do. So apologies, for those who feel like they ARE missing out. That was not my intention.

But what ARE these new stories? Well, for those Billy-Ray fans out there, two of these stories are about him. They were sequences that just wouldn't fit in the last few books. Death and Texas throws our favourite hit man deluxe into a Texas Chainsaw Massacre situation, with a notable twist. Eye of the Beholder, meanwhile, explores some of his history — including how and why he lost his eyes.

And then there's Theatre of Shadows. The original version of this was written in an afternoon, behind the scenes at the roleplaying event in Dublin last year. It was at this time that I learned one very important lesson about writing — don't try to write and publish a story in the same day.

The original was flawed. This new version is radically different, and it takes the original's place in canon. So that story that was sent to everyone who took part is now a one-off, never to be reprinted.

There are some other, minor changes to one or two other stories in the collection. For instance, I noticed a mistake too late in Across a Dark Plain, which made a mess of where the story sits in continuity. This mistake is now fixed, as will be a corresponding mistake in one of the books. Remember when the Dead Men were talking about the war, and Shudder's birthday? There was a pretty significant typo that I hadn't spotted, which basically set that story a hundred years after I had meant it to take place. All that is now changed, and once again the stories make sense.

I think.

The paperback is out on Thursday, and right now I'm going to go shopping. The cupboards are bare. I won't be able to poke my head up for too long, though — I got work to do.

Good thing I love it.




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ThePinkDocMartens said...

1st? :)

Loki Laufeyson- King of Asgard and Protector of the Nine Realms said...

DEREK!!!!! WEEEEE!!!

-Zaf

Star Inkbright - aka Straw Allegory, the Queen Metaphorist, Warrior Bubble, Addicted Analyser :) said...

:)

Ariadne Silver - Goddess of Passion said...

I think this is the closest I've ever gotten to being first.

Millhouse Manastorm - Magic Enthusiast (Malygos - The Spellweaver, Aspect of Magic, Lord of the Blue Dragonflight) said...

5TH!

Garrett 'dust devil' Falcone (one half of the ship Garky) (Rhos G) said...

(okay Star
I'll use your advice,
I'm cooking food right now
So after that I'll sleep )


And yay new post!

Man I am really happy right now!

Silente Tempest (Jai) said...

(DAMN IT DEREK UGH YOU'RE SO IRRITATING!!! I HAVE NO MONEY BUT I MUST HAVE THIS PAPERBACK AND I WON'T TAKE MONEY FROM MY MOTHER BUT KSJWOQOAMBDHFIOALWMSSBDHWJWOANBDHSJSKSNDBSHSIOSKS. *HULK SMASHES LOKI* I HATE MONEY!!!)

Dramatis Personae said...

Congrats, Derek!

Loki Laufeyson- King of Asgard and Protector of the Nine Realms said...

Why am I always smashed?

You Midgardians find it FUN. I find it PAINFUL.

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

(Hello again.)

Bethany: I love you so much, too. *she hisses but smiles*

Loki Laufeyson- King of Asgard and Protector of the Nine Realms said...

*continueously explodes* Derek wished me happy birthday! I don't care if he's two days late!

He usualy is late to things anyway!!!

-Zaf

Silente Tempest (Jai) said...

(*glares at Loki*
Because you can take it and I need stress relief. Ugh...Right...if I just DON'T SPEN- AWW BUT I'M PLANNING CINEMA FOR MONDAY!! DEREK YOU DHWIWOWNSBJSKSODOE WBAL!!! *sighs* *kicks Loki*)


*shifts onto Beth's knee, drinking slight quicker*

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

Bethany: *she holds her close* Take what you need.

Silente Tempest (Jai) said...

(*growls* Fine! Okay...let's see...Cinema (hopefully) only costs around £6 standard seat...I've already saved up a grand total of £2..I'll get £12/£11 by Saturday...so I can buy the book then...depending how much it'll be and if Waterstones are kind and discount it..then I SHOULD MAYBE HOPEFULLY PROBABLY NOT be able to afford the cinema too..)

Silente Tempest (Jai) said...

*mumbles 'then I'd be draining you'*
*drinks as fast as she can anyway, trusting Beth to push her away*

Dugglyn Carzainia said...

Awesome!!!!!! Hmm... I have the hard copy...
I think I'll wait a bit before I get the paperback.

And just because I have to ask...

CAN YOU PLEASE COME ON? :)))

Silente Tempest (Jai) said...

(*pokes dug*
No, he can't..
"and right now I'm going to go shopping. The cupboards are bare. I won't be able to poke my head up for too long, though — I got work to do")

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

Bethany: *she closes her eyes* I will regenerate blood within seconds. It isn't possible for you to drain me dry.

K said...

Honestly what will become of me
don't like reality
It's way too clear to me
But really life is dandy
We are what we don't see
Missed everything daydreaming

[Chorus:]
Flames to dust
Lovers to friends
Why do all good things come to an end
Flames to dust
Lovers to friends
Why do all good things come to an end
come to an end come to an
Why do all good things come to end?
come to an end come to an
Why do all good things come to an end?

Traveling I only stop at exits
Wondering if I'll stay
Young and restless
Living this way I stress less
I want to pull away when the dream dies
The pain sets in and I don't cry
I only feel gravity and I wonder why

Flames to dust
Lovers to friends
Why do all good things come to an end
Flames to dust
Lovers to friends
Why do all good things come to an end
come to an end come to an
Why do all good things come to end?
come to an end come to an
Why do all good things come to an end?

Well the dogs were whistling a new tune
Barking at the new moon
Hoping it would come soon so that they could
Dogs were whistling a new tune
Barking at the new moon
Hoping it would come soon so that they could
Die die die die die

Flames to dust
Lovers to friends
Why do all good things come to an end
Flames to dust
Lovers to friends
Why do all good things come to an end
come to an end come to an
Why do all good things come to end?
come to an end come to an
Why do all good things come to an end?

Well the dogs were barking at a new moon
Whistling a new tune
Hoping it would come soon
And the sun was wondering if it should stay away for a day 'til the feeling went away
And the sky was falling on the clouds were dropping and
the rain forgot how to bring salvation
the dogs were barking at the new moon
Whistling a new tune
Hoping it would come soon so that they could die.

Dugglyn Carzainia said...

....
I knew that.
Ignore my brain. It's kinda hot and sick.
I totally knew that.

Silente Tempest (Jai) said...

*moans slightly, holding her tightly, almost shaking with bloodlust*
*tries to loosen her bite but ends up tightening it*

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

(Hello, Tia.)

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

Bethany: *she hisses again, but smiles, moving closer to her*

Silente Tempest (Jai) said...

(Hey Kas..


*shuffles slightly closer to Soph*)


*whimpers slightly*
*manages to pull herself away, hiding her face against Beth's chest, breathing heavily*

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

(*hugs Jaimie tightly*)


Bethany: Are you alright?

Dugglyn Carzainia said...

We're also going to ignore the fact that I'm watching tv shows for little kids.

Silente Tempest (Jai) said...

(*hugs Soph tightly back*)

*nods silently*
*swallows, waiting until her pupils shrink*
Sorry..too much at once.

Garrett 'dust devil' Falcone (one half of the ship Garky) (Rhos G) said...

Is that your guilty pleasure Dug???
Watching kid programs??? )

Dugglyn Carzainia said...

No. I'm just so bored and I watched all the interesting tv shows already and it brings back old memories!

Tanya Halcyon - Sticky Tape said...

(Hey...

I'm sorry, I'm not here, I have to go.

Nothing wrong with that, Duggy.)

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

Bethany: That's fine. *she smiles* Do you feel better?

Garrett 'dust devil' Falcone (one half of the ship Garky) (Rhos G) said...

Fair doo's,
That explains that then.........
*goes for sleep* )

Silente Tempest (Jai) said...

(Bye kas.)


*nods, smiling*
Lots. Thanks..
*gently licks away the slight trickle of blood*
Can I...more?

Dugglyn Carzainia said...

They kinda ridiculous...

If we could cooperate like bulldozers and dinosaurs then the world would be a better place.


Um what?!

Ariadne Silver - Goddess of Passion said...

*Sighs*
I'm so bored...I can't even RP with John as the storm is affecting his browser.

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

Bethany: Sure. I've already replenished it.

Silente Tempest (Jai) said...

(@Aria if you want to rp..)



*smiles, cuddling against her, biting a different spot*

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

Bethany: *she hisses, but smiles, holding her close*

Silente Tempest (Jai) said...

*cuddles against her, drinking slowly this time, closing her eyes*

Millhouse Manastorm - Magic Enthusiast (Malygos - The Spellweaver, Aspect of Magic, Lord of the Blue Dragonflight) said...

(Hello everyone's *offer handshakes, high-fives and/or hugs*)

Ariadne Silver - Goddess of Passion said...

Jesa - I'm going out
*gets up and pushes past her, not showing her face*
*turns into a wolf and runs as fast as she can away from the cave*

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

Bethany: I like you drinking from me.

Silente Tempest (Jai) said...

(Hey Millhouse.)


Annabelle: Jes!
*cries out and shifts into a wolf, chasing her as fast as she can, howling*
*pants, watching the white wolf ahead of her, speeding up*

Silente Tempest (Jai) said...

*smiles against her skin*
*mumbles 'you taste nice..*

Millhouse Manastorm - Magic Enthusiast (Malygos - The Spellweaver, Aspect of Magic, Lord of the Blue Dragonflight) said...

*decides to escape from his cave from a bit and venture out, taking off from the mountain*
*heads towards Blogland, flying over a forest*

Ariadne Silver - Goddess of Passion said...

Jesa - *Runs faster, her whole body being pushed to the limit*
*Darts into a crack I the rocks, hoping Annabelle didn't notice and cowers there in the damp corner alone*

(Hey Adam)

Silente Tempest (Jai) said...

Annabelle: *darts past the crack, howling still, panting, muscles quivering*
*ends up in the woods, whimpering, before she gives up and searched for Jesa's scent*
*and can't find it*

Millhouse Manastorm - Magic Enthusiast (Malygos - The Spellweaver, Aspect of Magic, Lord of the Blue Dragonflight) said...

((New, new RP))

*Harrison and Talia sit at a stall in Trip's bar, casually talking and having a drink*

T- It's nice to get out, I feel like i've been locked away for a while..

H- Same here, it feels weird..

*they continue to converse*

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

Bethany: *her cheeks go red* ... Thank you?

Silente Tempest (Jai) said...

*smiles, pulling away, licking her lips*
You're welcome.
*sighs*
We should have Lil round for dinner tonight..That way we won't have to for weeks.

Ariadne Silver - Goddess of Passion said...

*Sebastian and Cordelia walk into Trip's bar, laughing*
*Sebastian looks over, seeing Talia*
Seb - Talia!
*Rushes over and embraces her*
Where have you been?! it's like you died or something...Wiped off the face of the planet.

Cordelia - Harrison!
*Tacklehugs him, is sitting on his lap*
I missed you so much!

Ariadne Silver - Goddess of Passion said...

Jesa - *Cuddles into the corner, freezing cold*
*Whines quietly to herself, heartbroken*
*Stupid wolf, falling in love with Annabelle*
*Stupid stupid stupid*
*Lays on her ppaws and closes her eyes*

Silente Tempest (Jai) said...

Annabelle: *searches around near desperately*
*whimpers and howls loudly, trying to get a reply from her*
*pads further on, whining*

Millhouse Manastorm - Magic Enthusiast (Malygos - The Spellweaver, Aspect of Magic, Lord of the Blue Dragonflight) said...

T- I've been.. away.. I don't really know, it feels nice to be out though *smiles and hugs him* It's great to see you again *moves over to let him sit down*

H- *smiles at Cord, putting his arms around her and hugging her tight* I missed you too Cordelia *is blushing*

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

Claire: Yay!

Bethany: Should we go and tell her?

Silente Tempest (Jai) said...

*rolls eyes at Claire's reaction*
*nods at Beth*
Yeah. Maybe we can cook Claire!
*winks to show she's joking*

Ariadne Silver - Goddess of Passion said...

Cord - *Cuddles into his chest and sighs loudly, sinking into him*

Seb - *Moves his arm around behind Talia and pulls her closer to him, smirking*

Millhouse Manastorm - Magic Enthusiast (Malygos - The Spellweaver, Aspect of Magic, Lord of the Blue Dragonflight) said...

H- *kisses her head and sighs happily before asking* Do you want a drink of something? Do you want anything to eat?

T- *edges into him more and lays her head on him, smiling*
*kisses his cheek and returns to laying her head on him*

Silente Tempest (Jai) said...

Annabelle: *pads back the way she came, nose to the ground*
*walks past the crack and freezes*

Ariadne Silver - Goddess of Passion said...

Cord - No thank you, Harrison.
*Whispers in his ear*
Want to come to my place?

Seb - You still didn't finish that tour of your apartment.
*Smirks and kisses her forehead*

Ariadne Silver - Goddess of Passion said...

Jesa - *Whines quietly*
*A drop of cold water lands on her fur and she howls quietly, feeling sorry for herself*

Millhouse Manastorm - Magic Enthusiast (Malygos - The Spellweaver, Aspect of Magic, Lord of the Blue Dragonflight) said...

*both of them look at their partners and give a small smile, holding back the rest*

H- *he blushes more and takes a drink of his beer*
*he gulps it down* Yeah, yeah, sure. If you're sure?

T- *laughs lightly* Neither we did, if I remember we had to stop? *smirks, raising an eyebrow*

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

Claire: With what, Ember as the chef?

Bethany: Cooking children is horrible...

Silente Tempest (Jai) said...

Annabelle: *whines and snuffles at the crack*
*scrabbles slightly at it before squeezing through*
*pads over to Jesa and lays beside her, ignoring the cold, damp conditions*

Silente Tempest (Jai) said...

*gives Beth a gently squeeze*
Joking Beth..I'd never cook a kid..
*takes her hand*
Liliana?

Ariadne Silver - Goddess of Passion said...

Seb - Ah yes, we did. When we to to your bedroom
*Smirks and leans down, lifting up her chin and kisses her softly on the lips*

Cord - *Takes his hand*
Cya bro, cya Talia!
*Waves goodbye and drags Harrison out of the bar and to her secret base*

Seb - Bye sis!
*Looks back to Talia*
Now we're all alone...We can go to yours, right?
Unless you prefer it here...
*His hand rests on her thigh, slowly moving upwards*

Ariadne Silver - Goddess of Passion said...

Jesa - *Looks up as Annabelle walks in and turns away, facing the wall*

Silente Tempest (Jai) said...

Annabelle: *whimpers a little but pretends that doesn't hurt her*
*shivers slightly*
*cuddles into her side*

Millhouse Manastorm - Magic Enthusiast (Malygos - The Spellweaver, Aspect of Magic, Lord of the Blue Dragonflight) said...

T- *kisses him back, smiling*
Cya Cord and Harrison!

H- *is dragged by the hand with Cord to her secret base*
*laughs a bit as they go* *kisses Cord when they reach the base smiling a lot and blushing*

T- *smirks at him*
Here.. Mine.. *wavers between both options*
*notices his hand and takes hold of it, reddening* Oi you *smiles slightly*
*kisses him* maybe a drink first? *raises an eyebrow*

Ariadne Silver - Goddess of Passion said...

Jesa - *Ignore her*
*She doesn't care about you and she never will*
*Ignorant fool! thinking you could ever be loves be someone...*
*Would cry if she could*
*Curls up into a ball and whimpers*

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

Bethany: Good... *she nods* Yes, we need to see Liliana.

Ariadne Silver - Goddess of Passion said...

Cord - *Kisses him back passionately*
*Presses the secret button in the tree and the base opens up*
*Begins to climb down the stairs*
Close the entrance when you come down, ok?
*Reached the bottom and jumps on her bed*

Seb - *Smirks at her blushing*
*Kisses her back*
Alright, what would you like?

Ariadne2 - *comes out of her room and sees a couple*
Hello there, what can I get you?

Seb - Oh, hi. I didn't know someone worked here.

Ariadne2 - Yeah, this is Trip's bar but I'm just paying him back for saving my life.
*Smiles sweetly*
What would you like?

Seb - Can I have a beer?
*Looks to Talia*
What would you like?

Millhouse Manastorm - Magic Enthusiast (Malygos - The Spellweaver, Aspect of Magic, Lord of the Blue Dragonflight) said...

H- *climbs down after her smiling and closes the hatch* *jumps on the bed next to her and smiles* You look amazing
*pulls her into a passionate kiss, falling back on the bed*

T- *looks sweetly at Aria* I'll just have a coke please *smiles at Seb and keeps holding his hand*

Ariadne Silver - Goddess of Passion said...

Cord - I do no-
*Kisses him back just as passionately*
*Is laying on top of him, grabs his shirt whilst kissing*

Ariadne2 - A beer and a coke
*smiles*
I'll be right back*

Seb - *Squeezes her hand*
You look beautiful.

Millhouse Manastorm - Magic Enthusiast (Malygos - The Spellweaver, Aspect of Magic, Lord of the Blue Dragonflight) said...

H- *chuckles slightly then stops kissing her* You alright? Grabbing my shirt?

T- Okay -*smiles at aria*
I know *winks, her dress sparkling red more*

Ariadne Silver - Goddess of Passion said...

Cord - I'm fine.
*Smirks as she starts to unbutton it*
*Kisses him again*

Seb - You're very confident today.
*Kisses her*
Nice dress too.

Ariadne2 - *Comes back upstairs and hands them their drinks*
Here we go, enjoy.
*Leaves again*

Seb - Thank you.
*Sips his beer, staring at Talia*

Millhouse Manastorm - Magic Enthusiast (Malygos - The Spellweaver, Aspect of Magic, Lord of the Blue Dragonflight) said...

H- *smirks and begins to undress her* *matching her passion*

T- indeed I am, I feel different, new almost *kisses back*

Thank you Aria *smiles giving a small wink*
*sips at her coke chuckling a bit*

Wayke Sepharian (J) said...

(Finally, chrome decides to work with me.)

Tanya Halcyon - Sticky Tape said...

(Hello. I have a headache. I feel ill. I feel like puking. I took some random pill from the medicine cabinet, hopefully antibiotic or something.

Anyways, it's 9 pm and I'm in bed, on my phone. Hello.)

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

(Hello, Tia.)

Tanya Halcyon - Sticky Tape said...

(Good evening, Sophia. How has your day been?)

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

(Somewhat boring. Your own?)

Tanya Halcyon - Sticky Tape said...

(Boring as well.)

Clara L. Crowley, Hotel Manager, The Majestic Pirate Crowley, Blogland Award Winner, Teenage Librarian said...

Two stories about Billy-Ray Sanguine!?

Ah, it's Christmas!

Dugglyn Carzainia said...

XD
hey Clara.

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

(Hello, Clara. Hello, Dugglyn.)

Dugglyn Carzainia said...

Hey Sophia.


How are all yey'all?

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

(I am depressed, yourself?)

Tanya Halcyon - Sticky Tape said...

(Hey, Clara and Duggy.)

Dugglyn Carzainia said...

Sick and bored.
Hey Tia, how are you?

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

(I will be back soon.)

Tanya Halcyon - Sticky Tape said...

(I'm okay, probably. And distant. *hugs Duggy*

*looks around*

Hey... you got- you got any more of that purple?)

Dugglyn Carzainia said...

*hugs back*
Huh?

Loki Laufeyson- King of Asgard and Protector of the Nine Realms said...

*sighs*

-Zaf

Dugglyn Carzainia said...

Hey Zaf, how are you?

Tanya Halcyon - Sticky Tape said...

(Hey, Zaffy!*huggles*

How are you?)

(Purple! The purple stuff... I need it. You got any?)

Dugglyn Carzainia said...

What purple stuff?

Adra (and Noelle) said...

Clara, it is impertinent that you please check the comments of your new blog.

-Noelle

Star Inkbright - aka Straw Allegory, the Queen Metaphorist, Warrior Bubble, Addicted Analyser :) said...

I don't think she's online atm, Noelle, and I don't think she reads back. :( :(

Star Inkbright - aka Straw Allegory, the Queen Metaphorist, Warrior Bubble, Addicted Analyser :) said...

If everyone online tries to remember to tell her next time we see her, though, hopefully one of us'll remember to do it. :)
(Probably not me. I don't have an awful lot of faith in my memroy for things like this.)

Loki Laufeyson- King of Asgard and Protector of the Nine Realms said...

I'm bored.-Zaf

Tanya Halcyon - Sticky Tape said...

(Do non-school things, Zaffy.)

Loki Laufeyson- King of Asgard and Protector of the Nine Realms said...

I have been. I've been home since the weekend I go back tomorrow and Thursday and am off Friday.

-Zaf

Dugglyn Carzainia said...

She'll probably get an email about it, so she'll know.

Tanya Halcyon - Sticky Tape said...

(Watch a film? Browse Tales from Retail on reddit?)

Loki Laufeyson- King of Asgard and Protector of the Nine Realms said...

Huh?

-Zaf

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

(I am back.)

Tanya Halcyon - Sticky Tape said...

(Hey, Soph.

It's interesting sometimes. Better than boredom.)

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

(Almost anything is better than boredom. In the same respect doing something, no matter what that something is, is better than doing nothing. Or feeling something, even if that thing is sadness, is better than feeling nothing at all.)

Trip Castalan, Lord of The Hobbits, The Greatest Banana Thief In The Land said...

This Bloglandian archive thing seems a lot more sinister than when I first heard about it...

Adra (and Noelle) said...

Agreed.
It's all very presumptuous.

Like, I want Adra as my own- I have a desire to write a story about her and publish it one day, and if not, I am convinced that no one understands her and can award her with the same amount of depth as I.
.... She's my thought baby.

...this archive thing made me cry. I'm incredibly proud of my independence, and it felt like it was being taken away from me beneath my nose, surreptitiously.
I should go, before I bash the idea further, or cry further, or cut more, etc. this is making me very upset.

Tanya Halcyon - Sticky Tape said...

(*hugs Noelle*

It's okay...)

Death Rose said...

*curls up*

Loki Laufeyson- King of Asgard and Protector of the Nine Realms said...

Hello, Rose.

Tanya Halcyon - Sticky Tape said...

*curls up with Danni*

(Good morning, Danni.)

Tanya Halcyon - Sticky Tape said...

(Hey, Zaffy!)

Death Rose said...

Hey Loki.

*snuggles up against Kas*

Hi.

Silente Tempest (Jai) said...

(*jerks awake and checks the time*
*curses*
SORRY SOPH SORRY ARIA I WAS THINKING ABOUT GETTING A DRINK AND I CLOSED MY EYES FOR A MOMENT THINKING AND ONE THING LED TO ANOTHER AND SLEEP HAPPENED and now you'll have both left me anyway..)

Silente Tempest (Jai) said...

(*sighs and dejectedly crawls back away, Aria definitely won't be here and Soph probably fell asleep*
*not one email..*
*whimpers and sleeps*)

Death Rose said...

Hey and bye Sil.

Tanya Halcyon - Sticky Tape said...

(You can get up earlier and talk then. Good night, Jai!)

(How are you feeling, Danni? What's the plan for today?)

Death Rose said...

I'm so tired... I was supposed to go to work, but my little brother kept wanting my mum in the middle of the night so I would have to go out and get her... Then I gave up and slept on the couch while mum slept on my bed. And I can barely concentrate with my foot... So I'm not working today...

Death Rose said...

How are you, Kas?

Loki Laufeyson- King of Asgard and Protector of the Nine Realms said...

That's why I actually can see you....

Tanya Halcyon - Sticky Tape said...

(Have you found anything to do?

Maybe getting more sleep?

:/)

Death Rose said...

*Takes Loki's hand and pulls him to the ground so she can lay her head on his lap*

What do you mean, Loki?

Death Rose said...

I woke up at 10:30... I shouldn't sleep in...

Tanya Halcyon - Sticky Tape said...

(But you're tired and there's not much to do :/

*ponders whether to rp with Danni and Zaffy*)

Death Rose said...

I've been sleeping in too much recently, Kas... And school starts Monday...

Tanya Halcyon - Sticky Tape said...

(Afternoon nap?)

Death Rose said...

I've got to take care of Roh...

Tanya Halcyon - Sticky Tape said...

(Early night?)

Loki Laufeyson- King of Asgard and Protector of the Nine Realms said...

Usually you never are on. *kisses her cheek*

Death Rose said...

We have dinner at 9pm... I don't see that happening...

Tanya Halcyon - Sticky Tape said...

(No rest then... still, I hope you have a good day.

...and you too Zaffy!)

Death Rose said...

I have my moments, love.

*smiles up and kisses his side*

Loki Laufeyson- King of Asgard and Protector of the Nine Realms said...

This is why I need you...You make me happy.

Death Rose said...

Thank you Kas. And I hope you have a good night and day tomorrow :)

Death Rose said...

And you make me happy too. You're my everything.

*Reaches up to take his face in her hands*

Loki Laufeyson- King of Asgard and Protector of the Nine Realms said...

*kisses her on the lips*

((Brb food! *starving*

-Zaf

Death Rose said...

*giggles and kisses him back*

Wayke Sepharian (J) said...

(*Poofs in*
*Cuddles Rose*
*Poofs out*)

Tanya Halcyon - Sticky Tape said...

(Hey. Sorry, I was looking at heavy/tactical bombers. Weird shapes. Maybe not so weird. But different. All of them. Very different. I'm looking at the B-1, B-2, B-17, and XB-70 Valkyrie. I really am amazed at how some planes are expected to be used for about a hundred years.

And they're so pretty... I can't even decide if I like the B-1, B-2 or XB-70 the most.

But the B-2 is so beautiful though.)

Tanya Halcyon - Sticky Tape said...

(*attacklehugs J on his way out*)

Death Rose said...

I'm not a massive fan of planes... But, you should look up a Ford XB coupe from 1979. They are nice :)

Death Rose said...

*didnt even see J's comment*

*cuddles him tight and doesn't let him poof*

Wayke Sepharian (J) said...

(*Frowns when something keeps him from poofing*
*Tugs at Rose a little*



*Gives up and continues to cuddle her*)

Death Rose said...

*smiles happily and cuddles J tighter*

We're you trying to leave me...?

Wayke Sepharian (J) said...

(No... I was trying to go back to causing mass terror in Infamous...

*nuzzles her*)

Death Rose said...

Well, you're not doing that. I require J cuddles.

*giggles and pokes his cheek*

I missed you.

Wayke Sepharian (J) said...

(Seems a fair trade...

*Pokes her cheek back*

I missed you too. You need to come on more.)

Death Rose said...

*Grins and scrunched up her nose*

I don't like coming on here... It hurts...

*nuzzles him back*

Tanya Halcyon - Sticky Tape said...

(Aww, we miss you, Danni*

*hugs and runs away*)

Death Rose said...

*Hugs Kas before he leaves*

Wayke Sepharian (J) said...

(Then email me...

*Smiles and cuddles her tightly*)

Death Rose said...

Why don't you email me? Why should I start the email chain?

*nuzzles him some more and cuddles back*

Wayke Sepharian (J) said...

(*Grumbles totally intelligent excuses*

>.<)

Death Rose said...

*Giggles and bops his nose*

Gotcha!

Wayke Sepharian (J) said...

(*Scrunches up his nose*

Yeah yeah...)

Death Rose said...

Naw, don't be unhappy that I jarred you.

*Cuddles tighter and beams up at him*

Ily!

Loki Laufeyson- King of Asgard and Protector of the Nine Realms said...

I am back.

Wayke Sepharian (J) said...

(*Sighs*

Love you too...

*Cuddles tighter*)

Death Rose said...

Hi Loki!

Sassy didn't want me to take a selfie :)

Tanya Halcyon - Sticky Tape said...

(Welcome back, Zaffy.)

Tanya Halcyon - Sticky Tape said...

(*dies of cuteness overload*)

Death Rose said...

Why did you sigh? Did I cuddle you too tight..?

*softens the cuddle*

Sorry...

Death Rose said...

Kas don't die... I have a cuter picture of Sassy :D

Loki Laufeyson- King of Asgard and Protector of the Nine Realms said...

The dog is quite adorable.

Wayke Sepharian (J) said...

(No, I sighed because you got me.

*Cuddles even tighter*)

Adra (and Noelle) said...

Twenty nine
Thirty
Thirty-one
Thirty-two
Thirty-three
Thirty-four

Tanya Halcyon - Sticky Tape said...

(...

*prepares to die of even more cuteness*)

Tanya Halcyon - Sticky Tape said...

(Hello, Noelle! Want to talk?)

Wayke Sepharian (J) said...

(Hey Noelle.)

Death Rose said...

She is adorable :)

I got you J!

*giggles and nuzzles his neck*

Death Rose said...

Noelle?

Death Rose said...

And yes, that is what Australian grass looks like.

Clara L. Crowley, Hotel Manager, The Majestic Pirate Crowley, Blogland Award Winner, Teenage Librarian said...

http://thebloglandarchive.blogspot.com

Wayke Sepharian (J) said...

(*Grumbles and nuzzles her back*)

Adra (and Noelle) said...

Thirty five...
Thirty five
Thirty five thirty five
Thirty six seven eight nine
Forty/ one two three four five six seven eight nine

Alastair Cruciatus said...

*hugs Noelle*

Death Rose said...

*beams and leans her head against J's shoulder*

What an odd idea, Clara...

Are you okay, Noelle?

Lavender Hope said...

WHOOHOO! Still on the first page, yes!

I KNEW DEREK WAS GOING TO MAKE A POST LAST NIGHT ARGH.

Loki Laufeyson- King of Asgard and Protector of the Nine Realms said...

Damn it no okay I don't like Alastair back at all

-Zaf

Lavender Hope said...

...
*mumbles*
Maybe I should have- never mind.
*goes to actually read the post*

Death Rose said...

Oh, Clara's getting rid of the idea.
I have to admit that I'm not a fan of the idea. It is creative - in a way - but I don't like the idea of my character's actions being used as a profit for another... :/

Lavender Hope said...

*sighs*
If only I didn't have to order the books... :/

Still, that sounds really interesting. And I guess I should be glad I held buying the books off for so long. Now I can be able to get the paperback without having more than one copy of the same book. Yay. ^.^

*hugs everyone because hugs are awesome and so are they*

Death Rose said...

*Goes off to find some food and to take Sassy out*

Wayke Sepharian (J) said...

(*Pokes Rose*

meh.)

Death Rose said...

*was just about to go out...*

*drops to the ground, bring J, and cuddles*

Sleep.

Wayke Sepharian (J) said...
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Tanya Halcyon - Sticky Tape said...

(Good night, guys!)

Loki Laufeyson- King of Asgard and Protector of the Nine Realms said...

*sighs*

Wayke Sepharian (J) said...

(*Is dragged to the ground*
*Smiles and cuddles Rose*)

Loki Laufeyson- King of Asgard and Protector of the Nine Realms said...

*sits and holds the twins*

Alastair Cruciatus said...

Thank you for that warm reception, Zafira.

Death Rose said...

Goodnight Kas!

*Curls into J's chest*

Hi Loki.

Loki Laufeyson- King of Asgard and Protector of the Nine Realms said...

Hey, Rose. Your twins want you.


Blah. Sorry Alice, but its just....I guess I miss Nic...you're...scary. Nic is a nice guy. Is there a chance he will be out again?

-Zaf

Adra (and Noelle) said...

49 in all

Angry red
Like an addict to cocaine they're in lines

Lavender Hope said...

...

Hi/bye it seems. I have to go anyway.
*poofs*

Wayke Sepharian (J) said...

(*Holds her tight*

I missed this..)

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