What's on your mind?
Hiya guys! After discovering His Dark Materials a few years ago, I began to imagine having a daemon of my own, something I imagine we're all guilty of. I have taken about as many tests as I can find and gone through many lists as well. My boy, a lynx, would have the name Airleas meaning pledge. He'd be intelligent and intellectual, a true guide, but also swift and crafty. So I ask you kindly, who is your daemon and what would they be like in contrast to you? 😉 Many thanks for responding and I hope you enjoyed it.
What do you think is going to happen in TSC? What characters do you think will be re-introduced? Do you think it will be better than La Belle Sauvage - or even the main series? And most importantly - what do you think Lyra and Pan will be like in the book?
I personally can't wait for it - especially the murder mystery part and the town full of dæmons - that's going to be interesting. It's nearly 800 pages long, but I think the plot sounds better the LBS - the original trilogy will be hard to beat.
As for characters - Dr Carne will be in it, so will Malcolm and his growing up at Jordan. Maybe we'll get a glimpse of Iorek or the witches....
I can't wait to see what this grown up Lyra is like! It'll be interesting to see how she has changed since the series - what traits she still has and what she has left behind. And what about her alethiometer skills?
I've been working on a long-form read and analysis of Pullman's work, inspired by the example of The Tolkien Professor. Though I haven't been able to get him on the program yet, I have done some interviews and discussions with other readers and scholars--there's even one with Musical33 (thanks again!)--and there's also links to other interesting essays and articles, etc, mostly by Pullman himself. If you're interested in participating, or have any comments or questions, I'd love to hear from you. So far I've looked at The Golden Compass in some depth, and will be starting up with The Subtle Knife soon. (Be advised: spoilers for the whole series abound!)
Audio is all on here: anchor.fm/wesley-schantz/episodes/Gamecool-1-Lyra-and-her-Daemon-e2b15b
Here's an overview of the project, with links to recommended readings: https://newschoolnotes.blogspot.com/2018/10/gamecool-books-golden-compass-by-philip.html
And here's the videos so far: youtu.be/WxgcI-0OUbo
On HDM Reddit (and elsewhere on FANDOM), there is an event where users can read a chapter from the books a day and discuss it.
Would anyone be up to do a similar thing with the wiki - every day (time zones decided nearer the time) we all read a chapter in the main series/La Belle Sauvage and add any information from the chapter to the wiki (making our content more complete towards the release of TSC). An admin could put up an official Discussions post where we can discuss our thoughts on the chapter. Anyone willing to give it a go?
A while ago, I posted a poll on who was everyone's favorite daemon! Thank you to the 8 people that voted. I am proud to announce the winner...
Pan the pine marten is Lyra's Daemon, and had 50% of the voters on his side. (4 Voters) The 4 other contenders voted for Stelmaria, and Hester, who both had 25%! All the other daemons got 0%...
Thanks for voting!
Since Daemons aren't the exact same as their humans, in the Books, Movie, and most likely the TV Show, who is your favorite daemon, as them self. Do not let your favorite character sway your answer.
Who is your Favorite Daemon?
Note: I'm sorry if I forget any important daemons. Feel free to reply on them, and I will count that reply as a vote for that daemon!
25 Votes in Poll
I found this unofficial guide to the series called 'Dark Matters' on google books. It actually contains a lot of info that we don't have. It could be useful in gathering new information, or for referencing stuff we already have.
Imagine you were living in Lyra's world (don't we all?)....what form would your dæmon take and why? If your stuck, take a look at this quiz! Someone had to make this post....
Personally, I think mine would be an osprey. They're speak up when they see injustice, hate anyone telling them what to do (:P) and committed to do what's right.
Feel free to comment yours!
So you've probably noticed that recently I've had low amounts of activity and made fewer edits than in previous weeks. This is because I'm slowly going to be going into a period of relative inactivity. This is due to having to many other stuff going on in real life like school, study, sports and some weird stuff going on in my social life. I'm also trying to build a community on another wiki project.
I will still be making some edits on weekends and the holidays and stuff, so I won't be gone completely.
I'll just take this moment to thank everyone here for being so nice and helpful and helping create this amazing website.
Anyway, thanks for reading this and hopefully I can become more active in future months/years, depending on how everything plays out.
Browsing through Philip Pullman's website, I found this page listing a number of HDM fansites. It links five websites: Wikipedia (obviously), the Radio 4 website and then 3 others... the first is to hisdarkmaterials.org which, for me, is no longer working (connection timing out at the server), BTTS (see this post) and then darkmaterials.com (an incredibly ancient site which has this extremely old, outdated page on the Book of Dust).
Maybe it's worth contacting Philip Pullman (or his agents or whoever reads those emails sent through contact forms) or maybe even tweeting him, to maybe ask him to include hdm.fandom.com in his list....we're an up to date website, a place for fans to discuss things, we've got active users, information,a wiki, a Discussions platform, a place to blog, an option to sign in, multiple langauges - we're probably better than all those websites put together! :P Maybe it's worth a shot...