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17th-Feb-2010 08:17 pm - Three icons
Hamilton; in the wings
A pretty meagre offering, but ah well!

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17th-Aug-2009 10:06 pm - Hello!
Hi! I absolutely adore these books. I am not even kidding, I love them so much I can't actually have a sensible conversation about them, I just end up squeeeing incoherently for about half a hour :D I managed to get my sister, brother and mum to read the books, I am still working on my dad. The reason I love these books so much is because they are so hilarious, I had to stop reading them on the train 'cos I kept getting weird looks from fellow passengers :D What about you guys, why do you like the books?
19th-Apr-2009 09:35 pm - HI THERE !
Hi there! Like all of you I'm a huge fan of the Skeleton detective, however, when I found this community, I just have this strange feeling that I could actually be the oldest one here. Frankly, I would like to ask if there is an age limit here ? ^_^

That's right, Book Two of the series, Playing with Fire, has just been named on the shortlist for The DAA Irish Children's Book of the Year, Senior Category.

The results are due May 6th, so if you have a moment to spare, why not do our heroes a favor and toss a vote their way. It's been a stressful year for them, I'm sure they could do with some good news. ;)

X-posted to
raisers_of_cain .

4th-Apr-2009 02:59 pm - A little 'project' of sorts.
Hamilton; in the wings
Hopefully this is OK to post here. (Also, first post! *Waves* Hey guys!)

Some of you guys might have heard of a website called 'TVtropes'. For those who haven't, a little intro- basically, it's an informal wiki which collects:

a) Definitions of tropes, which are common character archetypes/narrative devices/etc in fiction.
b) Examples of how/where these are used
c) Synopsis' of works of fiction and what tropes they use.

It's informal because it doesn't have notability, etc, and it's also really fun/ny to browse. Seriously, this site is the biggest time sink/time waster you will ever see. (I have fifteen tabs of the site open right now...)

I'm the starter of the Skulduggery Pleasant series article over there, and at the moment, pretty much the only contributer. I've got a decent sized article up but because I have sporadic access to the first two books (I'm working on adding stuff from the third, which I actually own, as we speak) I could use some help.

The article is here. Like wikipedia, there's no need to sign up, you can edit straight away. SP fandom is pretty small at the moment, so I figured a place to give the series some recognition would be nice. If anyone wants to add to/rewrite parts of/contribute to the page, I'd really appreciate it!

You can also add Skulduggery Pleasant as an example to trope pages themselves, of course.

3rd-Apr-2009 10:45 am - For fans of Skulduggery and Valkyrie
We have a new comm and fanlisting dedicated solely to the dynamic duo themselves ...

For fic, for fanart, for discussion and more!

Apologies to the resident mod if advertising isn't allowed here. I hope I'm not spamming D:
14th-Nov-2008 07:18 pm - Hihihihihi~
gijinka ery 1
Hi, I'm new and I just found this comm. So hi! 8D I like Skulduggery Pleasant and own the first book, but not the second unfortunately.
what's your favourite quotes from the books? I have some.

"Only a heathen would bring a gun to a swordfight."
"And only a moron would bring a sword to a gunfight."
-Skulduggery: 1. Baron Vengeous: 0.

'"As you can see," he said, "you are vastly outnumbered."
"I usually am."
"Your situation has become quite untenable."
"It usually does."
"You are within moments of being swarmed by these filthy creatures of Undeath and torn apart in a maelstrom of pain and fury."
Skulduggery paused. "OK, that's a new one on me."
"Kill him!"
-Skulduggery gets himself into trouble....again.

"Hey, steady on!" Scapegrace yelled. "These shackles don't make it easy to walk, you know!"
Valkyrie looked at him. "You didn't get very far, did you?"
-Ah, Scapegrace. You and your silly, silly ways...

"Where is he?"
"It's not him. I don't know what they are, but there are dozens of them, relatively small, moving as a pack."
"They might be kittens," she said hopefully.
"They're stalking us."
"They might be shy."
"I don't think it's kittens, Valkyrie."
"Puppies then?"
-Kittens, puppies and scuttling things. Oh my.

"What happened to the Bentley?" she asked.
His head tilted. "I don't know if you noticed, but it was ever-so-slightly dinged."
"And where is it now?"
"It's getting fixed."
"Right. That's a good answer. Fixed is a good answer. But I don't know, I'm kind of drawn back to my original question. What the
hell is that?"
-Stephanie expresses her concerns about the Canary Car.

"What is it?" Stephanie whispered.
"That, my dear Valkyrie, is what we call a monster."
She looked at Skulduggery. "You don't know what it is, do you?"
"I told you what it is-it's a horrible monster. Now shut up before it comes over here and eats us."

Aaaand that's all I've got for now XDD

23rd-Oct-2008 02:30 am(no subject)
For those of you who are interested you can listen to the first audio book of Skulduggery Pleasant on the official Australian and New Zealand site. Here's the link. Enjoy :).
The literature of children!, Got a talent for raising Cain
First off, hi! My name's Susan, I read a lot and write a little (bookturnedmind and inkandkarma respectively, and yes both Skulduggery Pleasant books have been reviewed. :D) and I bring both recs and a ficbit!

The rec is for the first fic ever written in this fandom (or at least, as far as I know): Dirty Work by thebaconfat (Set after the first book). It is awesome and hilarious and if it were any more IC it would be canon, trust me.

Advertising quote of doom behind the cut!: Okay, so it's about two paragraphs but there are spoilers!Collapse )

My own contribution isn't as fabulous as Baco's, but I'm posting it anyway!

Title: Five Arguments Skulduggery Couldn't Win: The One about the Mobile Phone
Rating: G
Word Count: 134
Characters: Skulduggery, Stephanie

( "What if something happens?" Stephanie asked. )
17th-Oct-2008 12:00 am - hi
Hi, I'm so glad there's a community for Skulduggery Pleasant. I am known as Danielle on the web and I've enjoyed this fandom since I was introduced to it last year. I am downloading the 2nd audio book now. I wish there was more fanfiction to read :(.
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