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His Dark Materials: The Golden Compass, Philip Pullman
by i aim my arrows high (aimmyarrowshigh)
at July 23rd, 2011 (04:24 pm)

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alice [userpic]
mix: golden heart, silver wings (will/lyra; his dark materials)
by alice (noblealice)
at October 25th, 2010 (10:59 pm)

Golden Heart, Silver Wings
A Will Parry/Lyra Belaqua Mix

cover art, track list, zip file

(This was the mix I listened to when I wrote days are passing by)

ellequoi [userpic]
Fic: "White Rabbit" (His Dark Materials/Supernatural crossover)
by ellequoi (ellequoi)
at July 30th, 2010 (03:59 pm)

Title: White Rabbit
Author: ellequoi
Fandoms: His Dark Materials/Supernatural
Rating: T
Warnings: n/a
Disclaimer: I own neither of the works utilised in this and am not profiting off them.

Sam Winchester thinks Dr. Will Parry knows a lot more than he's letting on, Dean thinks he acts like Dr. Evil pretending Mr. Bigglesworth still had fur, and Will has no time for their shenanigans - he has a very important date. Gen, drama. ~ 6,700 words.

He didn't know if it was better or worse that they weren't amateurs.  )

alice [userpic]
fic: Days Are Passing By (His Dark Materials, Lyra Silvertongue, PG)
by alice (noblealice)
at July 30th, 2010 (12:31 pm)

Title: Days Are Passing By
Fandom: His Dark Materials
Rating: PG
Summary: Lyra and Pantalaimon are left to go forward simply because they are not allowed to go back
Spoilers: for all three books in the HDM trilogy and Lyra’s Oxford
Author's Notes: Title is from the lyrics of Diane Birch’s song "Rewind". Apologies, this is un-beta'd and all mistakes are my own. More notes at the end of the fic.
Word Count: 6,000+

you read it HERE at femgenficathon

alice [userpic]
author looking for a beta
by alice (noblealice)
at July 27th, 2010 (07:10 am)

Anyone willing to beta a 6,000 word Lyra gen fic?

I am really hoping for anyone to give my fic a once-over before I submit it to the femgenficathon. It's a PG fic (and takes place a couple years after "The Amber Spyglass", following an adult Lyra with a few OCs making small appearances (with a few references made to Will). I'm looking for someone to be ruthless with my grammar and rampant tense switches.

Unfortunately, time is an issue as the due date for posting this fic is July 31st. If you do not think you can assist me before then, I understand.

However, if you are interested/available, leave me a comment and I will email you the fic as an attachment. Thanks for your time!

alice [userpic]
crossover fic recs
by alice (noblealice)
at June 21st, 2010 (03:33 pm)

I am always on the lookout for good His Dark Materials fic and thought I'd share what I've found for others who enjoy reading about Will and Lyra. All of these are crossover fics but hopefully they can be read without much knowledge of the other fandom.

The Other Earth by avendya
Doctor Who/His Dark Materials crossover, Ten & Lyra
Somehow she didn't think he was fooled, and that didn't happen often. Subterfuge was one of Lyra's dearest gifts, but it was wasted on this one.

A Moon-Lit Challenge by Ilthit
Good Omens/His Dark Materials crossover, Adam & Lyra
Adam's mind was swirling, already trying to find a solution to the suggestion, though he should still be protesting. 'There are rules about that sort of thing,' but almost before the sentence was out, he was laughing, and after a moment, so was Lyra. Neither of them were ever very big on rules.

A Moon-Lit Challenge(The Ill-Met, Proud Titania Remix) by gratefulundead
Good Omens/His Dark Materials crossover, Adam & Lyra
He could feel the heat of her tears from where he stood. The temptation to touch them was overwhelming, but he resisted, for he could feel that Lyra’s pride hung by the thinnest of threads and snapping it just wasn’t something decent people did, not in front of an angel and a demon and an orangutan.

alice [userpic]
fic: artificial clamours and blasts (rating:pg)
by alice (noblealice)
at January 25th, 2010 (10:46 pm)

title: artificial clamours and blasts
pairing: will/lyra
wordcount: 600
rating: PG
note: written for the prompt "bowling"

alice [userpic]
time will tell of yuletide treasure
by alice (noblealice)
at December 26th, 2009 (03:48 pm)

YULETIDE FICS ARE UP! You can read His Dark Materials fics HERE.

Fics relating specifically to Will/Lyra are(although I recommend reading them all):

1) like gold to ayery thinnesse beate (Will/Lyra) by lalaietha
A door missed - or left apurpose - can be found even when you aren't looking for it.

2) that kind of grateful (Will/Lyra) by lalaietha
Follows 'like gold to aeyry thinnesse beate'; the morning after.

3)you are safe here you know (Will/Lyra) by lalaietha
Will visits his mother on Christmas Eve.

4) through a glass, darkly (Will/Lyra) by Callie
Will Parry finds an object that grants him a long-held wish.

alice [userpic]
"Oh Pan, I wish it were someone else instead of me, I do honestly."
by alice (noblealice)
at November 5th, 2009 (10:51 am)

It is that time of year again, YULETIDE SIGN-UPS ARE OPEN. Yuletide is a great opportunity for small fandoms to get their share of the limelight and His Dark Materials is a nominated fandom yet again. So sign up to write some Will/Lyra, request Will/Lyra or just get ready to read and review all the wonderful fics that will be written this year!!

See some of the fics from Yuletide 2008 HERE and from 2007 HERE.

In other news, I'm *sloooooowly* making a Will/Lyra fanmix that should be posted...sometime this year?

alice [userpic]
by alice (noblealice)
at October 15th, 2009 (05:44 pm)

I consider myself an enlightened 21st century woman, so when I saw in my Google Alerts that a blog called "The Feminist Review" had written about His Dark Materials, I was thrilled! I couldn't wait to read what the author had to say about one of my favourite series. However, the blogger had a negative view on the series that I don't agree with.

Now, I am very biased concerning this series, so perhaps I have been blinded by love and have missed the points the blogger has raised? Thus, I would like other people's opinions on Gender in the HDM trilogy.

excerpt under the cut with my thoughtsCollapse )

So, what are your thoughts?

alice [userpic]
banned books week: celebrating the freedom to read!
by alice (noblealice)
at September 26th, 2009 (12:21 pm)

The 'His Dark Materials' trilogy by Philip Pullman is one of the 10 most challenged titles (reasons: political viewpoint, religious viewpoint, and violence) and even the film adaptation The Golden COmpass fell under heavy scrutiny and criticisms by the Catholic Church. With schools boycotting the book, enraged parents forbidding their children to read them and Bishop Greg­ory Aymond "requesting" that the series be pulled from school shelves, so it's no surprise that Pullman's series (and his portrayal of organized religion) is a hot topic in the world of banned books. But what are fans going to do about it?

This week is Banned Books Week and the organizers encourage people to read from their list of Banned Books and to get your friends to read one too! What better way to entice reluctant readers than to tell them that the book is ~forbidden~. If Ross from Friends has taught us anything, it's that saying 'taboo' gets all the ladies hot and bothered. So this is the perfect time to try to recruit more followers to the Will and Lyra ship!

(Pullman won the Whitbread Award, the British equivalent of the National Book Award, for The Amber Spyglass, the final volume in the trilogy. It was the first time a children's book had ever won such a prestigious award in the UK.)

alice [userpic]
quotes: "I think she's the best friend I ever had."
by alice (noblealice)
at June 9th, 2009 (01:13 pm)

I can visualize this passage SO PERFECTLY and I wanted to find a picture of an out-of-focus little girl lying down on the ground with the light and focus on the conversation taking place behind her between a cat and a little boy. Alas, no such picture exists and I don't want to subject anyone to my horrible art skills. But this moment is the first thing I would request from an artist taking submissions.

As darkness fell, he heard Lyra come to lie down close by, and presently he heard a soft purring. Her daemon, cat-formed, was dozing with folded paws only a foot or two away from him, and Will whispered, "Pantalaimon?"

The daemon's eyes opened. Lyra didn't stir. Pantalaimon whispered,

"Pan, am I going to die?"

"The witches won't let you die. Nor will Lyra."

"But the spell didn't work. I keep losing blood. I can't have much left to lose. And it's bleeding again, and it won't stop. I'm frightened..."

"Lyra doesn't think you are."

"Doesn't she?"

"She thinks you're the bravest fighter she ever saw, as brave as Iorek Byrnison."

"I suppose I better try not to seem frightened, then," Will said. He was quiet for a minute or so, and then he said, "I think Lyra's braver than me. I think she's the best friend I ever had."

"She thinks that about you as well," whispered the daemon.

Presently Will closed his eyes.

Lyra lay unmoving, but her eyes were wide open in the dark, and her heart was beating hard.

-p 237 The Subtle Knife

I love Will's relationship with Pan and how we see Pan as more than just Lyra's conscience/warning voice. He has free will and acts as he sees fits.

more quotes about Will & Pan under hereCollapse )

startingfromnow [userpic]
Fanart Help
by startingfromnow (startingfromnow)
at June 9th, 2009 (05:59 pm)

Um, hi, I'm Danielle, and I need a bit of help. If I am not allowed to post this, feel free to delete. I really, really want to do a Lyra/Will fanart piece, and I was wondering if anyone knows, if it is mentioned in the books, what colour eyes the two have? I was going to give Lyra brown eyes but I don't know about Will, and I didn't want to make a huge mistake and colour it completely wrong. Also, I'm going to do Will's hair black like his eyebrows - am I making any mistakes?

Thank you,

It's Quiet
by her_pan (her_pan)
at April 16th, 2009 (03:18 pm)

A fic based on Lyra and Pantalaimon.

Pantalaimon has been awake for a few minutes...Collapse )

alcohol & irony [userpic]
by alcohol & irony (electrumqueen)
at April 7th, 2009 (05:37 pm)

title: [i am your] pamphleteer.
characters/pairing: will [will/ofc, mentions of will/lyra].
summary: will, after, through the eyes of a lover.
i love you, i told him; i wrote it on his ribs with the tip of my ring finger, the lightest i could manage.
you've got a pinemarten, he said, sitting up, did you know that?
pg; ~2100 words.
notes: title from the weakerthans' pamphleteer.

[i am your] pamphleteer.

alice [userpic]
picspam: Will/Lyra (represented through stock/nature banners; fanart/covers & HDM on stage)
by alice (noblealice)
at February 1st, 2009 (01:16 am)

picspam includes: oxford; the botanical gardens; stock couples/shadows; fanart; book covers & HDM on stageCollapse )

Got any fanart/pictures you want to share?

alice [userpic]
fic recs: yuletide 2008
by alice (noblealice)
at January 6th, 2009 (02:34 pm)

For more fic in Philip Pullman's His Dark Matierials, go here. These are just the stories centred around Will & Lyra.

The Teethmarks of Timeby Thevina for ME (A MUST READ! The relationship with Kirjava is fantastic and the end made me cry. I have too many favourite parts to quote because it's all so wonderfully written. I love how level-headed Kirjava is and how she firmly tells Will not to dwell on the 'ifs' of his life. I also like fics that allow Will to find someone else and form attachments because I can't see him being alone all his life to die a bachelor, and this fic does that while still displaying his loyalty and love for Lyra.)
Synopsis: Will lives, as he must, and is forever changed.
Will smiled at the last part, thinking of the infant sleeping in his crib, still too new in the world to really resemble either of his parents. A twinge of melancholy seized him as he let himself wonder what a child would have looked like had he been allowed to stay with his first love.

Shades of Grey Meaning That Turn Out So Sweetly by flip (A cute read with Pan and Lyra bickering playfully. Lyra's frustration is very genuine over losing her innate ability to read the alethiometer. I liked how she wanted to return to childhood and her longing for Iorek, who could make things seem alright, just like Will.)
Synopsis: After the events of The Amber Spyglass, Lyra tries to figure out one question to ask the alethiometer about Will.
The sun was shining through the clouds again when they got to the Botanic Garden. Lyra realized she hadn't been down there in a while, and she wondered if it had to do with this idea, this question she'd been trying to ask, this answer she'd been trying to avoid.

One of You and One of Me by HopefulNebula (A shorter fic that is closer to 'happily ever after' than the usual bittersweet tone that fics normally take. Will arrives in the land of the dead and guides other souls while he waits for Lyra.)
Synopsis: "And when we do find each other again, we'll cling together so tight that nothing and no one'll ever tear us apart."
"You have proven yourself already; we don't need stories from you. You can follow the others to the window," she said, and Will wondered at the change in her voice. Where her voice had been harsh, it was now soft and full of energy. Guiding the dead had been good for her, it seemed.

Remembering the Future by Sizheng (I always love stories that explore Will and Mary's friendship and the original character is a great gateway while also being an adorable kid in his own right. Lovely insight into Will and how children view the world.)
Synopsis: Mary Malone's grandson wonders uneasily why she insists on taking him to see the fierce-eyed doctor with the missing fingers. Snapshots and glimpses.
And Scott knows, without asking, that the Doctor had loved the girl who could lie to angels. He also knows that the gleam in the Doctor's eyes was something that isn't a tear, but something infinitely stronger and sadder and somehow joyous.

Xaphania's After by thecolourclear (A lot of philosophy in this fic about changing souls and faith and the idea of the Republic of Heaven but I like it because of this one quote where Will is sick of being treated like a kid because after losing the love of Lyra, he's expierienced more loss than half the adults in the world have and they probably look down on him. So he talks to the one person who can understand and wont treat him like a child. It was very real and I liked it.)
Synopsis: Xaphania stays with Will to create the Republic of Heaven, and finds things do not go the way she would wish.
He was measuring her, trying to figure just how much he could push her, "Look. I lost the love of my life. I know, I'm only a kid, and that's how the people here treat me, not that I blame them, to them, I am just a kid, but you tell me. You know me. You've fought with me. What. About. Lyra?"

Question: Fic writers tend to give Lyra a scholastic career and turn Will into a doctor/physicist, do you think that these are the most likely careers for each of them or do you see Will & Lyra doing something else with their lives?

alice [userpic]
Lyra's Oxford: quotes & discussion
by alice (noblealice)
at December 28th, 2008 (12:00 pm)

It's been AGES since there was a post to this luverly comm and I wanted to update and perhaps create some discussion before I made my huge YULETIDE REC POST OF 2008.


QUOTES from Lyra's OxfordCollapse )

Liz [userpic]
by Liz (bazcat89)
at August 20th, 2008 (02:31 pm)

Hi everyone! I would like to announce the creation of a new HDM fan community, cloudedmountain! In this community, we plan to host weekly discussions of themes and concepts bought up throughout the series, and we'd love to get as many members of this fandom involved as we can. In addition to the discussions, we plan to host monthly drabble contests. In between discussions and ficathons, you are welcome to post anything from fic, to icons, to movie news, to personal musings.

Hope to see you there!

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