Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Not your usual personality test...

A couple of years ago, I read the Philip Pullman series His Dark Materials. The first book in the series, The Golden Compass will be released as a New Line Cinema film in December 2007. The website has this ultra-cool tool which allows you to know what daemon you have. Now, a daemon in the book is not what we would think of it as. It is an extension of your soul, I guess you would say, in animal form. Here's what the test says mine is. You can click on it and it will guide you through questions to help determine if how I view myself is how others view me. Based on your answers, my daemon might change. So, if you think you know me well enough to try this, go for it. I can't wait to see if my animal changes or remains the same. Oh, you only have 10 or 12 days to do it.

11 comments:

atypical said...

well, my opinion of you did NOT change things up at all. I did my own too, but I clicked to leave it the same because I wasn't paying tooooo much attention. ;)

-t

P.S. certainly sounds like a complicated mythology. Have you read it?

Mary-LUE said...

I did read all three books and it is very well written and a very well thought out mythology; however, the author definitely has, shall we say, a point of view about God. I'll be curious how well the movie expresses all of it.

Alpha DogMa said...

I couldn't get into The Golden Compass. Any book that even touches upon child kidnapping, makes me physically ill.

atypical said...

you see how well my attention module has been working lately. Imagine asking you if you had read it when that was the very first sentence of your post.

Well, most science fiction/fantasy sets forth definite opinions about God, so I am guessing this must be even more pronounced than usual.

I like the wolf. :)

-t

Mary-LUE said...

I like the wolf, too, T. It changed sometime to the wolf from a jackal. The jackal was okay, but I think I like the wolf better.

Re: the books and God, I guess there's a sense of hostility that comes across. I might just be more sensitive to it. I still enjoyed the books, though.

mcewen said...

Very disconcerting!
Cheers

Terri B. said...

Philip Pullman has publicly stated his position against God and has also stated that he intentionally wrote these "childrens" books so he could get his message out. If I find the links to the interviews I'll post them here.

mcewen said...

Aha! and there you are - I know where I am, who you are and the bookmark hasn't disappeared or morphed - life is good.
Cheers

Mary-LUE said...

Oooo, I've gone from a jackal to a wolf to some sort of wild cat thingy... what's next?

Terri B. said...

I've been surfing and haven't found the Pullman interview that I'm remembering. So far in all the interviews I'm finding he states that he is against organized religion. This isn't the strong statement that I recall him making. If anyone else knows what interview I'm remembering, please let me know where I can find it!

BTW - don't agree much with the man but the trilogy was one very very good read with many images I'll never forget.

Julie Pippert said...

Okay I did several times yesterday (same answers) and it evolved from a wolf to a rat? Now you're a dog?

I went to the web site to try to learn more but it wasn't much help and I got interrupted so now I am back today.

This is confusing---interesting! but confusing to me. LOL

And you bring up mythology, which you know is on my mind, so I am intrigued.