@StApolloandCleo I do really like that we get a taste of Lyra’s normal student life, similar to in Lyra’s Oxford, if only for a short while. And the way she and Pan just hides their problems in public is a really good way to show how people can struggle while seemingly doing fine in life.
(Spoiler?!) Wow. I had entirely forgot how amazingly crazy the story Lyra tells in chapter 19 of The Amber Spyglass is. Living with wolves, family fortune, people from the moon and so on. Would indeed be a nice story to tell, if perhaps not entirely believable. #HisDarkMaterials
@StApolloandCleo Though you probably meant 5th? 😄
@StApolloandCleo Thank you!
@StApolloandCleo I had actually forgotten that, so much else happens! Lyra’s Oxford is an interesting book, really just dumps a lot of information at you, without lingering on anything long enough for you to think about it. But then again, maybe it is nothing more than it is. I like it though.
@StApolloandCleo Yet somehow Pan is the most rational, while not attempting to be just so, like Lyra does. Their conflict & estrangement lies like a shadow beneath the surface of TSC, and in many ways drives it forward. I don’t want Lyra and Pan to end up like John, the porter at Gabriel College!
@PhilipPullman @StApolloandCleo @stuartfield2 Makes me think of the eternal question of how complex of a conversation you can have with your dæmon through thoughts alone. It is undeniably possible to communicate telepathically with one’s dæmon, but for an exam I would think you had to speak (which could become problematic).
@HDMPod This was (as always) a wonderful episode. I have some minutes left, but so far really fascinating. I do love learning about VFX (I guess one could see that based on my enormous pile of random questions I came up with in 5 min). Looking forward to the next interviews!
@StApolloandCleo Brande’s book probably feels dangerously close to her own experiences, so it makes sense that she out of all the students would find it interesting. But she would also know that stuff is more than just what is is, even just with her experiences with the alethiometer as a child.
@StApolloandCleo Lyra does even understand that she’s not supposed to be attracted to those books, given what she knows about the world(s). Had she seen the world as Pan does, how he remembers their journey, they would have far less problems. Not a perfect relationship, but far fewer arguments.