"Doctor Nye,” Clarabelle said.
The spider like being turned to them. “Zombies,” it said, mildly surprised. “And a blue haired girl.”
“My name is Clarabelle. I’m here looking for a job.”
“Yes. I have no medical or scientific training to speak of, and no inclination to learn, and I pick things up fairly slowly because of my short attention span.”
Nye blinked its yellow eyes. “But…?”
“I’m waiting for you to list your good qualities now.”
Clarabelle blinked back at it. “Those were my good qualities.”
“Clarabelle… Clarabelle… You worked as Kenspeckle Grouse’s assistant, did you not?”
“One of them. He fired all the others.”
“But not you?”
“He fired me on the second day, but I kept coming in. I had nowhere else to go.”
“And then you killed him.”
“A Remnant squirmed inside you, and you killed Kenspeckle Grouse.”
Nye grinned. “You’re hired. But I have to warn you, if you try to kill me, I will dissect you and sing along to your screams.”
“Can I have Mondays off?”
Skulduggery Pleasant; Death Bringer.
This is for all the Nye fans and the Clarabelle fans. Bask in the wonderful weirdness. (via darkesse)
(Source: krazykatisawesome, via darkesse)
"Clarabelle laughed like she’d just heard the funniest thing ever. “Of course you HOPE you won’t die, Valkyrie! Who would HOPE to die? That’s just SILLY! But you probably WILL die, that’s what I’m saying. Don’t you think so?"
Anonymous said: I am also a massive fan of the skullduggery pleasant series and I am intrigued to know who the bisexual, non binary and trans characters are?? I don't know who they are and I am über intrigued 0.0
- Tanith Low is bisexual and Derek confirmed that Valkyrie is bicurious (Thrasher is possible gay, too)
- Dr. Nye is non binary. Nye has they pronouns.
- Scapegrace later on in the series has a female body, but he still identifies as male and uses He pronouns while insisting that people don’t misgender him.
Nye uses actually it pronouns in the canon, but apart from that, yeah.
The Monster Hunters also seem veeeeery bicurious to me (that conversation in Maleficent Seven).
Fairly sure Thraser is just in love with Scapegrace no matter what form he’s in, man, woman, zombie, decapitated head…
I wouldn’t exactly make Dr. Nye the poster… thing… for non-binary genders… I don’t know if anyone would particularly want to associate themselves with a… thing… that performs live dissections on people… But that’s just me
True, I don’t think Nye is really non-binary, after all, he isn’t, well, human
But I still think that its character will teach children who read it that using the right pronouns is important and and that male and female are not the only gender
And so does Scapegraceokay, his story line isn’t handled perfectly, there is a lot Derek could have done differently, but the 10-whatever age target audience who reads this will maybe realize that the body is nothing, that sometimes somebody is unlucky enough to be stuck in a body with the wrong gender, and that it is so, so important for their mental wellbeing that people accept them and use the right pronouns.
Yes, Skulduggery Pleasant isn’t perfect with representation, but it is so much better than most books currently on the market.