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A Couple of Quick Links ...

Just a couple of quick links for the people who might not have seen them ... (and apologies to those who have) - both courtesy of telophase:

Go play! Have fun!

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(Anonymous)
May. 2nd, 2007 12:06 pm (UTC)
Golden Compass
Oooh, that movie looks interesting. I've never heard of it!

TK
chomiji
May. 2nd, 2007 04:43 pm (UTC)
Re: Golden Compass

OMG, you've never read The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman? (a/k/a Northern Lights in the U.K. ... the other two volumes of the series are The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass)

I'm surprised because the books were controversial -- The Amber Spyglass in particular is often taken as being anti-Christian or more generally anti-religious. And I know that's a topic of interest to you. Here's a bit from a British review:

"PHILIP PULLMAN is a completely original writer but also quite a dangerous one. Christian parents beware: his books can damage your child's faith ... . Just as the first two books had episodes which bore disquieting similarities to the workaday bleakness of our daily bad news fare - experiments on animals and children, abuse behind church doors, inner-city riots - so this last volume contains a memorable depiction of the dead and dying which depends for its power on our familiarity with pictures of displaced people. Adults read J K Rowling because she is not complicated; children read Philip Pullman because he is."

-- Daily Telegraph

One interesting little note: the Daemons are generally of the opposite sex of the person to whom they are attached. However, one of the books mentioned in passing a quiet fellow "who was one of those rare people whose Daemon was of the same sex as himself." I'm pretty sure I know what that means. Anyway, it's a pity that the movie website doesn't offer that option on the Daemon generator, but otherwise, it's a nifty little web toy, and the artwork is certainly very pretty. My Daemon has gone from ocelot to spider to tiger!

Anyway, the books are sort of steam-punk fantasy, pretty interesting and an intriguing mix of adventure and philosophy.

theloomofmoira
May. 3rd, 2007 01:54 am (UTC)
fun
I also got an ocelot. here it is, if you want to play around with it.
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