Thursday, April 26, 2007

What's your daemon?

I think that Phillip Pullman's Dark Materials trilogy is pretty much one of the best set of books ever written. Take that Harry Potter! I was very excited when I heard that a film version of the Golden Compass was being filmed. I was somewhat less excited to learn that the director was going to be Chris Weitz of American Pie fame...

Anyway, I have been watching the genesis of this movie avidly and was a little broken-hearted when Mr. Boo left his company that was working on the movie. Luckily, New Line has created a fancy website whereby individuals can take a quiz to ascertain their daemons.

My daemon is a male osprey. I have to admit I was a little disappointed by this because I don't really see myself as a bird.

However, I think I did better than Mr. Boo. His daemon is a female jackal named Ariel (like the little mermaid). According to, a jackal is:

1. any of several nocturnal wild dogs of the genus Canis, esp. C. aureus, of Asia and Africa, that scavenge or hunt in packs.
2. a person who performs dishonest or base deeds as the follower or accomplice of another.
3. a person who performs menial or degrading tasks for another.

I'm a little worried about the state of Mr. Boo's soul...

1 comment:

Audie said...

My daemon is a one cool white tiger named Achaean!