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'So Lyra and her Daemon turned away from the world they're born in, and looked toward the sun, and walked into the sky.' --- Last sentence of the golden compass. Suggesting that Lyra is a skywalker. What do you guys think?
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I just finished reading the Amber spyglass and I found Will and Lyra’s permanent separation extremely poignant. I was wondering how you people feel about Pullman’s decision to keep them in their respective worlds. Furthermore, can Æsahættr kill spectres because if it can surely Will could just kill any spectres formed through the creation of a window.
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Finally found a way to watch the TV show (not gonna say exactly how because I prefer my record to be clean).
It. Is. So. Good.
It was amazing! Finished exams and the marking period at my school on Friday, came home and watched the episodes over the weekend! I'm so excited for number 6! Literally all the characters are amazing:
And everyone else! Even Fra Pavel and Moxie were great! This was definitely worth the year's wait from when I first found out about the show.
Through the benefits of YouTube I've been able to watch several scenes from the first episode (as I write this I'm attempting to bypass BBC's geo-blocker mechanisms). The longest one I watched was the retiring room scene, and I have to admit I was slightly underwhelmed by it. Of course, this is an anomaly compared to the rest of the episode but there just seemed something a little bit off about it. Has anyone else felt similarly about it?
Did you know there is a mythological creature which matches the description of a dœmon?
It's called a fylgja.
Each person has their own fylgja, it's an animal that accompanies your soul and adopts the form of an animal depending on your personality.
The only difference is that they're invisible and they're set sinse you're born.
Similarly as in the book you can have your soul carrier sepperated from you if that happens you will grow very ill or go insane.
There is a way to know what animal is your fylgja. You have to take a knife ( can be a butter knife) rap it in a napkin then Pas it from your right hand to your left hand and then behind your back to your right hand again. Repeat this three times while saying: What is my spirit animal: a horse, a dog, a cat?
Or which ever animal you want to say, but you can only say each animal once.
With the new info from the Secret Commonwealth, we can begin to see some sort of timeline of actual years emerge with the world of His Dark Materials. From La Belle Sauvage we know that Lyra was around 1 in 1986. Thus, at age 20, the year in TSC is 2005. In Lyra's Oxford, the year was 2000 (the turn of the millenia) as Lyra was 15! From this we can gather that Lyra's journey North occurred in 1997 or so.
Welcome our dæmons and our armoured bear to the HDM family. Recap of the new cast updates:
*Helen McCrory (though this was released at SDCC) will voice Stelmaria
*David Suchet will voice Kaisa (note: it says in the BBC Press Release that Kaisa is a gyrfalcon, not a snow goose - they're changing that!)
*Cristela Alonzo will voice Hester
*Kit Connor will voice Pan (originally, this was given to Archie Barnes - I wonder what happened there!)
*Brian Fisher will voice the golden monkey (though he will not speak, just make noises - and he did the puppetry)
And finally, the one we've been waiting months for:
*Joe Tandberg will be voicing Iorek Byrnison
"I can't be afraid for the rest of my life."
I reloaded the darkmaterials Twitter page to find this, what a brilliant trailer! Those images of the North, stunning, Lyra on the roofs of Jordan, brilliant. Love it! And Hester...so cute! My favourite part is 6 seconds in when Lyra is running along the roofs...and we see Pan leap behind her and change form!
"Who is Lyra Belacqua?" ;)