生命中的精灵 8/07/2007 22:51
借用一下李宗盛的歌名。我很喜欢这首歌。

最近在看《黑暗物质》。才看了一百页,故事刚刚进入正题,还没看出眉目来。我很喜欢的是小说的一个设定,就是在这个世界里,每个人都有一个daemon。它呈现成动物的形式,大多数人的daemon的性别和本人相反,但是这个动物很反应这个人(当时)的性格特色。不是经常会把人比喻成动物吗,或者有的人让人一看就能想到某种动物,这个daemon就呈现那种动物的形象。

每个人的daemon几乎都是寸步不离,只在偶尔会稍微走前一步去打探,也有少数回避的时候。有了它,人永远都不会孤单。它会和人说话一起分析,在危急的情况下共同商量对策,也会和人吵架。中文版把它翻译成精灵,我觉得特别可爱。解释是,它是灵魂的实体,所以才能和你那么亲近,那么了解你。

刚才我在括弧里加了当时两个字,是因为小孩的daemon,会根据不同形势变成不同的动物。比方需要躲起来的时候变成蛾子,乖巧的时候是金丝雀,要打架的时候变成狗……而成人的 daemon却是固定的一种动物。因为人小的时候,有无数种的可能性,当长大了,人的性格就定型了,知道自己是什么样的了,daemon也就不用再变。事实上daemon的作用之一就是告诉你,你是什么样的人。这是一个关于认识自己接受自己的故事。

小说里,熊族特别希望也有daemon,希望用这个那个去交换。岂止是熊族啊,我也希望有个daemon呢。如果我有,它会是什么动物呢?

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摘录这段关于daemon的对话,说得非常好:

"Why do daemons have to settle?"Lyra said."I want Pantalaimon to be able to change forever. So does he."
"Ah, they aways have settled, and they always will. That's the part of growing up. There'll come a time when you'll be tired of his changing about, and you'll want to a settled kind of form for him."
"I never will."
"Oh, you will. You'll want to grow up like all the other girls. Anyway, there's compresenation for a settled form."
"What are they?"
"Knowing what kind of person you are. Take old Bellisaria. She's a seagull, and that means I'm a kind of seagull too. I'm not grand and splendid nor beautiful, but I'm tough old thing and I can survive anywhere and always find a bit of food and company. That's worth knowing, that's it. And when your daemon settles, you'll know the sort of person you are."
"But suppose your daemon settles in a shape you don't like?"
"Well, then, you're discontented, en't you? There's plenty of folks'd like to have a lion as a daemon and they end up with a poodle. And till they learn to be satisfied with what they are, they're going to be fretful about it. Waste of feeling, that is."
i like it. and it's true that when we are young we don't know what it is and it has many forms, characters and emotions. and when one grows older, one starts to settle in the way that he/she knows his/her strength and weakness.


i am a cat. for the curiosity i have paid a lot but i have seen a lot too.

cat has 9 lifes so i believe i still have more than one to live. smile


rose
wildcrane at 8/07/2007 23:50 快速引用
粗看还以为是生命中的蓝精灵西西。
vv at 8/08/2007 10:14 快速引用
wildcrane :
i like it. and it's true that when we are young we don't know what it is and it has many forms, characters and emotions. and when one grows older, one starts to settle in the way that he/she knows his/her strength and weakness.

i am a cat. for the curiosity i have paid a lot but i have seen a lot too.

cat has 9 lifes so i believe i still have more than one to live. smile
rose


//admire ah
mushroom at 8/08/2007 10:34 快速引用
vv :
粗看还以为是生命中的蓝精灵西西。


嗷嗷,我喜欢蓝精灵
mushroom at 8/08/2007 10:34 快速引用
mushroom :
我也希望有个daemon呢。如果我有,它会是什么动物呢?

deer?
Greentea at 8/08/2007 10:59 快速引用
Greentea :
mushroom :
我也希望有个daemon呢。如果我有,它会是什么动物呢?

deer?


这么温驯啊? oops
我觉得这个更象你呢 wink
mushroom at 8/08/2007 12:37 快速引用
mushroom :
Greentea :
mushroom :
我也希望有个daemon呢。如果我有,它会是什么动物呢?

deer?


这么温驯啊? oops
我觉得这个更象你呢 wink


那你就beer吧
xiaozhi at 8/08/2007 12:39 快速引用
xiaozhi :
mushroom :
Greentea :
mushroom :
我也希望有个daemon呢。如果我有,它会是什么动物呢?

deer?


这么温驯啊? oops
我觉得这个更象你呢 wink


那你就beer吧


说我是酒鬼也不要这么直接嘛 讨厌
mushroom at 8/08/2007 12:45 快速引用
mushroom :
xiaozhi :
mushroom :
Greentea :
mushroom :
我也希望有个daemon呢。如果我有,它会是什么动物呢?

deer?


这么温驯啊? oops
我觉得这个更象你呢 wink


那你就beer吧


说我是酒鬼也不要这么直接嘛 讨厌


你不是mushroom末? Laughing
peachleaf at 8/08/2007 14:34 快速引用
peachleaf :

你不是mushroom末? Laughing


嗷嗷,是啊 happy
mushroom at 8/08/2007 15:03 快速引用
mushroom :
peachleaf :

你不是mushroom末? Laughing


嗷嗷,是啊 happy


Laughing that's a good one.
wildcrane at 8/08/2007 15:18 快速引用
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