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Tuesday, August 14, 2007

McDaemon

In the website of the upcoming fantasy film The Golden Compass starring Nicole Kidman and Daniel Craig (who also costar in another film, The Invasion), one can find out one’s daemon. What is a daemon? It is a person’s soul lives outside of their body, in the form of an animal spirit that accompanies them through life. A child’s daemon changes shape as he changes and grows up, but as a person ages, his daemon settles into one form.

Whatever.

Anyway, there’s a test to find out what your daemon is. Mine is this:


Her name’s Meida, and she’s an ocelot. She matches my “modest, spontaneous, inquisitive, fickle and assertive” profile. And yes, my daemon’s a she, as human and daemon pairs are typically the opposite sex.

While I have no problem with the cat, I do have a problem with the name. “Meida” sounds like a domestic helper. (Not that there’s anything wrong with the profession, but really now.)

5 comments:

ponch said...

i made one a long time ago and it looks exactly like yours. the name's different though. ;D

joelmcvie said...

PONCH: Maybe you and I are each other's deamons, hehehe.

Marcus: Bading Down Under said...

I wonder what my daemon will look like. I'm sure it will be a possum or some other road-kill potential.

John Halcyon von Rothschild said...

Mine was a chimpanzee named Artemis and I wanted a crocodile! I'll definitely watch the movie...

Kai said...

mine's Onthia- a butterfly! Parang Mariah Carey! Woohoo!
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