Oh my god, I never thought about the HDM shadow Death universe much because as a kid it scared me. But holy shit, can you imagine?
You’re just walking along, going to the store or something. Your Death is just kind of sitting around the corner chillin, still as far away as usual. Then out of no where, the fucker gets up and RUNS AT YOU right before you get hit by a fucking car? Holy hell that sounds horrifying. Imagine someone trying to run from their Death and run right into the shit that kills them.
Or a mother giving birth.. her Death is sitting right next to her, holding the baby’s Death. Just waiting for something to go wrong.
Or a terminally ill child playing tea party with her Death, since she’s so close now.
A little boy and his parents out on a walk, the parent’s Deaths are walking along behind them. The little boy’s Death is quite a ways behind them. Suddenly, the little boy’s Death runs to catch up to his parents right as a bomb goes off.
God damn, Pullman. You needed to stay in that universe longer…
My family watched a Christian tv show that was about the HDM books. Now they want to destroy my books and the movie. I really hate the people that talk bad about the books.
Wouldn’t it be simply amazing if they turned HDM into a TV series instead of three movies? Think of all the time for character development, all the scenes that wouldn’t have to be cut because it doesn’t have to be all cramped into two hours of movies…
I bet there would be lots of stereotypes and discrimination against certain daemon forms.
How on earth do you pronounce Æsahættr?!
One of the things I liked about Lyra the most was how she was such a good liar, because it made me think about the imagination that little girl had plus the guts to actually lie to everyone.
Would the daemons of identical twins settle as the same form? How about the ones of conjoined twins?
My daemon would be a wolf-like dog, and his name would be Kyros.
Even though the characters in His Dark Materials are given fairly vague descriptions with only a few solid traits, I love the idea of exploring and experimenting around with what the characters look like based on what the readers perceive them to be, there’s just so many different possibilities to come up with!
I wish the books would’ve gone more into detail about what the lives of Baruch and Balthamos were like; they were such an interesting pair and I feel like they deserved to have a more significant role in the story.