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NightSpeakers

aka The Fruit of the Third Behind

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  • I live in A Meaningless Vortex
  • My occupation is Probably Sleeping
  • I am A Proud Vegetarian.....and Bringer of World Peace *snort* yeah, right *snort*
  • Bio I'm NightSpeakers, a British (though not the best time to say this...) FANDOM user. I see you've come upon the unfortunate event of stumbling upon my userspace - pity yourself. I reccommend getting off as quickly as possible.

    Favourite singers:
    *Lenni-Kim (Don't stop, Les Autres, 18 - all brilliant)
    *Lou Evans (Qui Porrait ?, besoin d'air)
    *Indila
    *Evan et Marco
    *Sara'h

    Favourite books:
    *His Dark Materials (and anything to do with it)
    *Ali Sparkes's books (The Shapeshifter, Night Speakers)

    Favourite TV shows:
    *Years and Years
    *His Dark Materials
    *Call My Agent/Dix Pour Cent
    *Skins
    *End of the _______ world (Channel 4)
    *The Apprentice (UK)
    *The Accident

    Other interests:
    Enjoys looking at ancient languages and cultures (Latin & Ancient Greek).

    Watches things on OCS sometimes, likes documentaries on BBC 4. What an interesting life 😒 xD.
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"From Dust thou art, and unto Dust shalt thou return once NightSpeakers has finished with you!"
—Lyra reads from the Bible[src]
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Welcome to my userpage!

This is my profile, it contains information about me and various other things I want to showcase.

This profile is quite lengthy...read with care in case there a few wild links, untamed images or poisonous blogs.

Hi there, I see you've stumbled across my user page! I'm NightSpeakers, an admin on the HDM wiki. I've been on the wiki since August 7th 2018 and have made 9,178 edits. Reach out to me on my Message Wall if you need anything, whether it's an admin task, a question or if you need my bot to do anything. See below sections for more information about me and various other things I have on display.

About me Complete and utter vanity

Hey, I'm NightSpeakers but feel free to call me Night. I'm from the UK and, evidently, am a huge fan of HDM! I enjoy reading, certain sports, reading alethiometers, classical languages (Latin & Ancient Greek) etc. etc.

I'm a native speaker of English, an intermediate/advanced learner of French and enjoy studying Latin and Ancient Greek in my spare time.

How I came upon HDM

I came to HDM back in 2011/2012 from a family recommendation. I devoured the first book, loving this new world I'd found and that was the first time I really got into this amazing universe that Pullman created. I'd soon finished the second and third book - they weren't as good as the first in my opinion (the first brought me into this amazing world, no other book can do the same) but I loved them all the same! I then watched the film soon after, aah well...

The film had some pretty good visual effects, you've got to give it that, and a lot of the actors are amazing. You never could fit Northern Lights into a 100 minute film without cutting out so much.

I came back to the books a few years later (late 2014/early 2015) when I was searching the Kindle Store and came across this new book called The Collectors. I immediately began jumping up and down, thinking it was a continuation from the last book and that all my questions could be answered. Well, it was better than nothing, I did enjoy the story, but marketing it as a 'His Dark Materials story' is something I can't forgive. I also re-read the trilogy for the second time.

Back in 2017, I found out that La Belle Sauvage was being released, and I couldn't wait! I'd never heard of The Book of Dust before, was oblivious to the fact that Pullman was writing another book and was extremely happy to find out how long it was and that it would include Lyra!

I remember reading the book. It was hugely enjoyable, I smiled a lot and it was great. I read it pretty soon after it was released and was quite confused by some of the things I read that I just couldn't remember in the books. So, in order to stop the confusion, the following year, around February, I re-read the trilogy for a third time as part of a local readathon.

It was because of the wiki that I decided to, finally, read the companions (I was aware of them, but couldn't get them on Kindle). Since joining the wiki, I've read Once Upon a Time in the North and Lyra's Oxford. I also picked up the graphic novel from my local library - I love the drawings in them, even if they aren't all accurate!

I found out about the TV series because of the wiki (on the home page) shortly after I joined and was estatic! I'm really glad I live in the UK (you'll never hear me say that again, not with all the current politics) so I can be one of the first to watch it!

HDM Wiki

I came across the wiki a few years ago, when searching for things related to HDM. Another user on a coding site (I created a bunch of HDM-releated projects there) said I should get involved in the wiki, and that I did! I created my account on the 7th August 2018 and began editing. It was small things at first, then I created my bot and then I started making large expansions to various biographies.

I remember the wiki on just over 700 pages and am really happy that I've been able to grow and nurture it! I also enjoy being an admin over at the French Wiki.

I was offered adminship not too long after I'd been on the wiki 1 year and accepted almost immediately!

You can find out more about what my contributions on the wiki look like below.

Contact

Ping me on my Message Wall if you want something, I should reply within 3 days (no promises) or a bit longer if there's a notice on my profile saying I'm away. I check in on the wiki pretty much daily, often recording the WAM score and checking for vandalism. I post quite often on Discussions and am a stalker of Special:RecentChanges.

You can ask me about a variety of different things on my Message Wall, though I do have a few guidelines! You can ask me to do various admin tasks, do things with my bot, question me about the wiki and a whole load of other things. Don't forget that there's also the other admins you can talk to!

Goals for the wiki

This is a selection of goals that I want the wiki to have achieved:

Before Series 2 of the TV series:

  • Get WantedPages down to below 75 (it will go up again with TSC being released)
  • Clear LonelyPages (will fill back up with TSC being released)

Personal

Best contributions

This is a list of page I made on the wiki that I'm rather proud of or pages that I've heavily contributed to:

Pages I created

There's quite a few here, that's why I've hidden them. This list is automatically generated using DynamicPageList.

Blogs

A full list of blogs can be seen here. This list is automatically generated using Help:DynamicPageList.

Things I'll probably forget to do

Sub pages

I have a few different sub pages. Some are css/js pages for testing/adding to the wiki. The main ones are my sandbox, timeline (various quotes from the books indicating time), links (for various links to archives and posts to do with the TV series) and other languages (detailing names of the books in other languages).

My thoughts

Books

The list of the books favourite --> least favourite:

  1. Northern Lights
  2. La Belle Sauvage
  3. The Amber Spyglass
  4. Once Upon a Time in the North
  5. The Subtle Knife
  6. Lyra's Oxford
  7. The Collectors

Characters

I love most of the characters and love the way Pullman described some. Here's a list of my favourites:

  1. Roger Parslow (loved Roger's character)
  2. Alice Parslow (the attitude!)
  3. John Parry (the calming attitude he had on life)
  4. Mary Malone (and all the mulefa)
  5. Marisa Coulter (the evilness, I love trying to impersonate her xD)
  6. Lyra Silvertongue (if there's one person you've got to love)
  7. Gerard Bonneville (got to love an evil genius)
  8. Coram van Texel
  9. Iorek Byrnison
  10. William Parry
  11. Malcolm Polstead
  12. Serafina Pekkala
  13. Balthamos
  14. Carlo Boreal
  15. Atal

Editing habits

I normally check in on the wiki daily (unless there's a message on my profile) and will revert vandalism, log the WAM score, check various edits and sometimes creating new pages.

During times when a new epsiode is released/new book is published, I'll focus on that, otherwise, it's a variety of different tasks that I do.

I'm trying to remember to mark my edits as minor, no promises! I enjoy doing various coding/MediaWiki jobs and I'll update Community Messages and Messages from the Community every so often.

Status

My status is...can't wait for The Secret Commonwealth and the HDM TV series! on Wednesday 20 of November, 2019!

What I hateEdit

  1. Lists
  2. The colour red
  3. Lists
  4. Repetition
  5. The number 5

  E. Inconsistency


Quotes

Will Parry: "I wanted to go through after you."
Lyra Silvertongue: "I wanted to stay."
Will Parry: "But then I remembered what my dad said. There’s no elsewhere..."
Lyra Silvertongue: "You must be where you are..."
Will Parry: "...and where you are is the place that matters most of all..."
Lyra Silvertongue: "...‘cause it’s the only place where you can make..."
Will Parry: "...where you can build..."
Lyra Silvertongue: "...where you can share..."
Will Parry: "...what you’ve been looking for all along..."
Lyra Silvertongue: "NightSpeakers' profile."
— Touching dialogue between Lyra and Will at the end of the play[src]


Userboxes

Wikia-Visualization-Main,hdm This user's dæmon is a Labord's chameleon.

~~~~NightSpeakers, 20.11.2019

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