Thursday, April 26, 2007

My Daemon

Thanks to Tasha at Kids Lit, I discovered that The Golden Compass movie site has a quiz you can take to discover your daemon. Here's mine:



What do you think? I'm not sure that I'm modest or humble, but the rest of it sounds right to me. My Daemon isn't fixed in form yet, so you can click on the link above to say whether you agree or disagree. You can also create your own Daemon at The Golden Compass movie web site.

Edited to add other Kidlitosphere Daemons:

Post yours in the comments and I'll add it!

45 comments:

Kelly said...

Hmmm...Is that an ocelot, Sheila?

Sheila said...

Yes, it is!

Sheila said...

Today's PSA: Speaking of Ocelots, did you know that there are less than 100 Ocelots left in the United States? If you'd like to help, you can donate to help save the Ocelot.

Erin said...

My answer: Anicetos, the Wolf Daemon. Your profile reveals that you are modest, competitive, inquisitive, proud and humble.

MotherReader said...

I'm not sure if I'm surprised that Roger is an ocelot or surprised that Roger did it at all. Next he'll be doing meme's and then it will all go to hell.

I have to do mine, but I'll do it at home instead of work (where I just read blogs and comment).

Sheila said...

Well, it looks like mine is no longer an ocelot! I chose the option to have my daemon not fixed in form, but I didn't know it would change so quickly! How cool is that? I'm not sure what that is, but it's definitely not an ocelot - maybe a lynx? I can't seem to find a way to find out.

Michele said...

Yours is a hare now Sheila !

Sheila said...

Wow, that's really interesting. I think I liked the lynx better. But it may change again, so I suppose I shouldn't get too attached to any of them. I wonder why yours is still a tiger?

Michele said...

Mine is now a wolf - which I must admit I love, because I've long had a love of wolves...

I suspect the rapidity (or not) of change is down to how many people decide to respond to the "Is it a match" - the more people respond to it, the more likely it is that the Daemon's form will change.

Sheila said...

Interesting. I love wolves, too. You may be correct about the rapidity of change being due to responses. It seems that Liz's has changed a lot.

Sheila said...

Now I'm a tiger! I think I'm having personality issues!

Michele said...

I'm also a tiger ! Clearly our Blog readers have differing views of us ! It's going to be interesting to see what forms we settle in...

Liz B said...

Great round up; I can't wait to see what everything ends up being once we're "settled."

RM1(SS) (ret) said...

Clymonistra the Chimp: Solitary, modest, humble, flexible and spontaneous.

Sheila said...

Thanks, Liz. I find the whole thing rather fascinating and I admit I've spent far too much time on it. On the other hand, the visual DNA thing hasn't really caught my interest. Different strokes, I guess!

Sheila said...

Oh, and it looks like I'm back to the lynx, at least for now.

Kelly said...

Wow...this is so fascinating. I love my tiger, but I wish I had waited to "form."

Alkelda the Gleeful said...

Hello!
I started out as an ocelot, and then my mother turned me into a mouse (she ascribed more modesty than I actually had, she said). Currently, I'm a fox. I'll be interested to see how I and others settle.

http://saintsandspinners.blogspot.com/2007/04/daemonspirit-is-it-match.html

Michele said...

I see that I'm still a tiger... Perhaps people have stopped responding to mine now ?

Mary Lee said...

Mine is Boreallus the spider. We're solitary, modest, humble, dependable and a leader. Hopefully I don't creep people out as much as Boreallus. I chose to lock mine in.

http://readingyear.blogspot.com/2007/04/mine-is-creepiest-one-so-far.html

Sheila said...

What fun this is! I've been gone all day and just got back. I'll put up the new ones shortly.

Sheila said...

OK, the changes are up. And mine is now a hare again!

Liz in Ink said...

I'm Olin the Crow. At least for now...

cloudscome said...

I tried this last week but when I tried to blog it the code didn't work. I did it again today and fooled around until I got it working. I got an Ocelot both times. That's just what I was hoping for so I don't want it to change! When I read the books a couple of years ago I was wishing for a cat daemon. Here's my post.

Sheila said...

I found out how you can tell how many times your daemon has changed, and how long until it settles. If you embedded your daemon in your page, it doesn't show that information, but if you link to it on the Golden Compass web site, you can see it. To find it on the Golden Compass web site, you need to get the ID number for your daemon. If you don't have it already, here's how you can find it:

View source for the page which has the daemon embedded. Find the part of the code that looks like this:

<param name="movie" value="http://goldencompassmovie.com/goldenCompass_blog.swf?id=15823">

That number at the end (15823 in my case) is your ID number. Then you just go to the following page:

http://www.goldencompassmovie.com/?15823

Replace the 15823 with your ID number.

Mine says that my Daemon has transformed 8 times and has 11 days left until it settles into its final form. I hope it changes again - I don't want to be a hare!

lifelongreader said...

Mine is a hare called Euthalias.

She can be found here

Maureen said...

Mine is named Skaene, but it doesn't seem to want to settle. It is pretty consistent in being some form of dog or wolf. That makes sense, because I can really be a . . . oh wait, this is a nice kidlit blog, isn't it? :)

Maureen

Sheila said...

Somebody help me! I'm stuck as a hare and I don't want to be a hare. Only 7 days until I settle. Waaaaah!

Michele said...

Not any more ! You're now a wolf...

I don't want a spider... *sadness* I was quite happy with my Tiger...

Sheila said...

Oh, yay! I like the wolf! I hope I get to keep this one. Thanks!

Don't worry, Michele, the time left to settle seems to reset each time the Daemon transforms. So you should be back to 12 days. Hopefully it'll change again in that time. You were a tiger so long I really thought that was going to be its final form!

Michele said...

Oh really ? Then how does it ever settle ? I thought it was going to settle on the Tiger too...

Sheila said...

I'm assuming that after a while it will stop transforming and then it will settle. I can't figure out if the transformations are directly related to someone rating your daemon characteristics, or if there is a random factor in there.

Michele said...

I have no idea about that either !!

Sheila said...

Oh, no, I'm back to a hare again! Darn, I was hoping I would stay a wolf.

Anonymous said...

What an interesting website you have and life you lead. I started in publishing (textbooks), but an in another industry now.

My daemon's Euthalias a red fox. Pretty much (exactly?) the same descriptors as for your daemon.

Leigh said...

Months ago I took the test and met my daemon: Brynn the Ermine. Just yesterday I took it again for fun and got another ermine. I took it today and *lo and behold* another ermine. So I guess my daemon has pretty much settled into his final form based on my personality...which I am not sad about, because my daemon perfectly describes me--nervous, sneaky, quiet, careful and a good liar. Click on my name to see Brynn.

Anonymous said...

I did a real meditation thing, and tried to find out what my 'daemon' would be like. Right now he's changing between a little bird and a mouse, it's name is Shagaya, he chose his name itself.
Who knows what he might be in a few days time!

Anonymous said...

Hiya! My Daemon is Nicoleus the Ermine:Modest,Solitary,spontaneous,inquisitive and relaxed. And why would you make your Daemon change shape? If you like the animal the test gave you why bother? Well I guess thats your problem,not mine. Well good luck finding your Daemons "Settled" form :)

Jen said...

Hi. My name is Jen and my Daemon is Kytalaimon(Ky for short) and he has settled as an American Pine Marten. No I did not take the test to find my Daemon. An American Pine Marten fits me perfectly. Well Bye!

~Jen and Kytalaimon

Chrissy said...

Hi! My name is Chrissy and my Daemon's name is Kytalaimon(AKA Ky) and he has the settled form as a slender mongoose although he does still change shape. No I did not take the test to find my Daemon. I did a meditation. Well Bye!

~Chrissy and Ky

'Ana said...

My test result daemon is a black wolf - his name's Kirshay.

Your profile reveals that you are modest, competitive, inquisitive, proud and humble.

I'm all of these things - not too much humble, but enough, I think. I love wolves, and I think this suits me pretty well (:

Anna said...

I did do that meditating thing.
My daemon isn't in fixed form yet,but his forms that he uses the most are an ermine, wolf, and wildcat. Also a goldfinch. I'm hoping a wolf or wildcat - modest, competitive, inquisitive, proud and humble. His pelt color is black, for a wolf : it shows he is a fairly solitary though still social and rather shy, and intelligent, preferring to lead than follow a lot.
His name is Aurelio; we decided it together.

Anna said...

Above, (or below :P) is the other comment i left. 'Ana is also me. My daemon & I decided to change my daemon's name to Aurelio.

Anna said...

Shelia, may I ask you a question?

Sheila Ruth said...

Sure. Ask away and I'll do my best to answer.