An Alethiometer is a small, gold-coloured, compass-like device that has a single, simple, use: to tell the truth. It can reveal any truth and can answer any question when properly manipulated; the alethiometer harnesses Dust to produce its knowledge. Its name is Aletheia ”truth” + -ometer”measuring device”. The last known owner of such a device was Lyra Silvertongue.
passengers with larger daemons are asked not to travel at peak times where possible and to use the larger outer carriages. people with smaller daemons are asked to exercise caution when in crowded trains. as always please mind the gap.
they say that city daemons are generally smaller, less space you see, but london is a city of immigrants and commuters so you are just as likely to see a dog daemon as you are a lion. cities aren’t built for large daemons, there are crowds and narrow alleys and tubes and trains and buses to navigate but most people don’t let that stop them. there are cars and carriages and buses especially for big daemons and if your daemon is too big even for those well you can always ride them.
I’m not really posting a lot here lately, although I’m a little bit more active on twitter but I’ve been working on a little illustration project about my favorite series of books, His Dark Materials (from Philip Pullman) ! Those were really fun to do so I hope you’ll like them :)
It was commissioned by BBC One (hell yeah motherfuckers)
It’s an initial eight-part series (fUCK YEAH)
It will NOT be a mini series!
It’s the first commission from Bad Wolf, a U.K./U.S. production company founded by former BBC executives Jane Tranter and Julie Gardner
Those two ladies will be the producers
TWO WOMEN PRODUCERS
You might know Julie Gardner from small stuff like DOCTOR WHO, TORCHWOOD AND THE SARAH JANE ADVENTURES
Jane Tranter was a small name when she worked on BBC: she was only THE CONtROLLER OF DRAMA COMMISSIONING, where she was ultimately responsible for overseeing the
Corporation’s ENTIRE DRAMA OUTPUT ACROSS THE CHANNEL.
SHE ALSO WORKED AS HEAD OF FICTION at the BBC. This made her responsible not only
for DRAMA, but for COMEDY, FILMS and acquired programmes from overseas.
THESE LADIES ARE AWESOME OKAY
The show is New Line’s first move into British television
The series will be executive produced not only by these two amazing ladies, but also by PULLMAN HIMSELF
“This is what’ll happen,” she said, “and it’s true, perfectly true. When
you go out of here, all the particles that make you up will loosen and
float apart, just like your daemons did. If you’ve seen people dying,
you know what that looks like. But your daemons aren’t just nothing now;
they’re part of everything. All the atoms that were them, they’ve gone
into the air and the wind and the trees and the earth and all the living
things. They’ll never vanish. They’re just part of everything. And
that’s exactly what’ll happen to you, I swear to you, I promise on my
honor. You’ll drift apart, it’s true, but you’ll be out in the open,
part of everything alive again.”