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01 August 2014 @ 10:44 pm
Daemon Meme  
Combining my two favourite things: character development memes and daemons. Thought it might jump start my word fairies.

Give me the name of a character and I'll tell you the following about their daemon:

Animal:
Name:
Nickname:
Major Personality Traits:
How he/she sleeps:
How he/she travels with his/her human:
What he/she does when his/her human is at rest:
Favourite forms before he/she settled:
What his/her voice sounds like:


I can probably come up with a daemon if it's for a character I haven't yet given one to. Feel free to ask for more than one character.
 
 
 
donutsweeperdonutsweeper on August 2nd, 2014 02:54 am (UTC)
Benton Fraiser :)
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on August 2nd, 2014 03:47 am (UTC)
Animal: Beaver
Name: Tannarak (Inuit word meaning 'grandaughter of the tundra')
Nickname: Tan
Major Personality Traits: Tan is a forthright daemon, with a great sense of justice, and is quick to give an opinion when something happens that she feels to be 'wrong'. She's very nervous of the city, and wishes even more than Fraser that they could go home, though she does dearly love the friends Fraser has made. She and Dief are super best buddies, and Fraser often has to correct which one is the daemon and which the pet (Americans seem surprisingly willing to assume that a Canadian might have a pet beaver). She can be a bit stuffy, and often misses the point, but is very kind-hearted, and will always do her best to help out.
How he/she sleeps: Tan usually lies parallel to Fraser, with her paws pillowed under her head. Sometimes she puts her tail under Fraser's arm if it's cold.
How he/she travels with his/her human: If Fraser is just walking around, she's content to waddle, but since he often is running and jumping off of things, he's very good about sticking her under his arm so she can keep up.
What he/she does when his/her human is at rest: Fraser is not very often at rest, but when he does decide to sit down, she usually sits on his feet. She has a bad habit of chewing or licking things not appropriate to chew or lick.
Favourite forms before he/she settled: Tan was most often a fisher when she was little, but she also liked to be a seal, or a caribou. She's slightly disappointed she didn't end up being something a little more fierce.
What his/her voice sounds like: Tan has very proper diction, though her Canadian accent is a bit stronger than Fraser's. Her voice is quite deep, and she's very deadpan, though it's hard to tell if she's serious or just pretending to be.
donutsweeperdonutsweeper on August 2nd, 2014 03:51 am (UTC)
I love that her name is Inuit. And that she's often mistaken as a pet instead of his daemon. I love this headcanon you've built for her and Ben, I can totally see it.
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on August 2nd, 2014 04:02 am (UTC)
Thank you! It was fun. I feel I should say, for accuracy's sake, that the original spelling is Tanaraq. Inuit language spellings are a bit complicated to English eyes. :-)
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on August 2nd, 2014 05:17 am (UTC)
Following along with the Due South theme, can I get Ray Kowalski? And perhaps Dench!M?
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on August 2nd, 2014 05:21 am (UTC)
Oh,gosh, everyone's making me think tonight! Certainly, my dear. I'll get back to you in the morning, I shall have to think on these. :D

The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on August 2nd, 2014 02:05 pm (UTC)
M

Animal: Orchid Mantis
Name: Kresimr (Slavic, meaning 'to spark peace'), most people do not know this name and he's generally referred to as 'M's daemon' by MI-6, or by the security call-sign assigned to him, which is 'Pater'.
Nickname: Kres
Major Personality Traits: Kres is rather a stubborn daemon, and he and M are often at odds with each other about what needs to be done in certain situations. He prefers whatever methods invoke the least amount of damage, M is more aware that sometimes you have to do what is necessary. He has a regal bearing, and a stern countenance, but ultimately has a good sense of humour, and cares very deeply. He tends to be very wry, and only those who know him well know when he's being sarcastic and when he's being serious.
How he/she sleeps: Because he's a bit small and fragile, Kres sleeps on the bedside table, for fear of being squashed if he's in the bed. When M is having trouble falling asleep, she rests her hand on the table, and he tickles her fingers with his antennae. When M's husband was alive, he would sleep on top of his daemon, on the floor next to the bed.
How he/she travels with his/her human: When roaming around MI-6 or M's home, he generally clings to a brooch or other piece of jewellery M is sporting, or sits in a pocket. In pubic, MI-6 is very worried about him being hurt, so he has to reside in a sort of bulletproof box that hangs around M's neck. He calls it his 'safety coffin'.
What he/she does when his/her human is at rest: Most people who visit M in her office will find Kres sitting on her desk, staring at him, his antennae twitching and his head cocked to the side. Most people will report that they find this unsettling. At home, Kres tends to sit on the back of her hand, on a ring, often her wedding rings.
Favourite forms before he/she settled: Kres's favourite form was a jewelled beetle when he was a child, but he often turned into a sandcat when M was playing, and an owl when she was feeling curious.
What his/her voice sounds like: A gentle, regal, gravelly purr. Jeremy Irons-like.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on August 2nd, 2014 10:27 pm (UTC)
I just google imaged orchid mantis. I find them very pretty even as my insect phobia makes me shudder a little. Which I guess is sort of M in many ways.

he has to reside in a sort of bulletproof box that hangs around M's neck. He calls it his 'safety coffin'.

Hahaha! I find this wonderfully practical but also that it must take some dignity away from Kres. I can imagine him swinging back and forth and being very irritated by it.

A gentle, regal, gravelly purr. Jeremy Irons-like.

So perfect!
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on August 2nd, 2014 11:36 pm (UTC)
Which I guess is sort of M in many ways.

I chose them because of the elegance of them, and the fact they hide in plain sight. Also, when threatened, they stand their ground, which is M. She always seemed like an insect person to me. I read a Bond fic once where here daemon's form was never mentioned, but it was always an insect in my mind.

I can imagine him swinging back and forth and being very irritated by it.

Kres: I hope none of the agent's daemons see me like this.
M: It's for your own safety.
Kres: That's easy for you to say, my dear, you aren't in a specimen jar.



Edited at 2014-08-02 11:36 pm (UTC)
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on August 2nd, 2014 04:04 pm (UTC)
I had a super hard time with this one for some reason, and my biggest justification for my choice is 'I can picture CKR talking to it'.

Ray Kowalski

Animal: Fennec fox
Name: Dilara (Turkish, meaning 'lover')
Nickname: Dil, Dilly when she was younger, but she decided Dil was cooler when she grew up. Ray still calls her Dilly sometimes.
Major Personality Traits: Dil is a mildly hyper daemon, borne out of nervousness more than energy. She speaks quickly, and not always accurately, and moves in quick, short bursts. She's rather cuddly, and playful (she likes to run around Tannarak and see if she can finally get her to snap), but she has a very strong sense of when the time to act is, and will usually be the one running ahead, dragging Ray into action behind her. Because of this, she's sometimes considered 'brave', but she doesn't really think of herself like that. She's quite sensitive at heart, and would be very happy to be at home with someone she loves than out partying. Despite Ray's sarcastic demeanour, Dil speaks more genuinely and without as much bluster. Though she is quick to point out when he's done something stupid.
How he/she sleeps: Dil sleeps curled up next to Ray, in the crook of his arm, with her tail over her nose. When she still lived with Stella, she put her tail over Stella's daemon's nose, which wasn't always appreciated.
How he/she travels with his/her human: Dil takes about three steps for every one of Ray's, circling around him and between his legs, on the lookout for...clues, and danger, and...stuff.
What he/she does when his/her human is at rest: Dil is usually on Ray's desk, listening to Fraser with a look of confusion on her face. She sits pressed up to his thigh on the couch at home, with her chin over his knee.
Favourite forms before he/she settled: Dil loved to change forms when she was little, and didn't spend a whole lot of time in one form over another. She liked trying out different forms, more than she liked being that form. Rabbits, lionesses, and mankin birds were the ones she returned to most often. Manakin bird usually at dance class.
What his/her voice sounds like: Somewhat high, fast-paced, with a tendency to trip over words or confuse them. Ray usually knows what she's means, so she's never really learned to take her time to articulate properly.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on August 2nd, 2014 10:33 pm (UTC)
Sorry to hear this one gave you some trouble. But for what it's worth, the results are great!

I adore Fennec foxes and I can totally see CKR holding one and talking to her.

Despite Ray's sarcastic demeanour, Dil speaks more genuinely and without as much bluster.

Awwww! Yeah, this is Ray's soul, alright.

Dil takes about three steps for every one of Ray's, circling around him and between his legs, on the lookout for...clues, and danger, and...stuff.

Yeah, this description reads like something Ray would actually say.

Fraser: Ray, what are you doing?
Ray: I'm on the lookout for...clues, and danger, and...stuff...

I really like the idea of Dilly never really learning to articulate properly because Ray always knew what she meant. That feels so right for someone like Ray who's a little off but okay with that.

Thanks for doing these! As a token of appreciation, have some animal friends! Here, here, and here!
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on August 2nd, 2014 11:33 pm (UTC)
Sorry to hear this one gave you some trouble. But for what it's worth, the results are great!

Thank you! I think it was mostly just that I had to remind myself what RayK's character was like, and not just how he was in my head, since it's been so long. I couldn't find any traits that felt animal-like enough to connect him to one, so I went by more feel of the animal and how it moved. this video influenced me a lot, because I felt like fennec foxes are constantly going 'ooh, what's that? That looks--oh my god, scary!--no, it's totally okay', and that seemed Ray like to me. Donutsweeper chose a fennec for her Sherlock's daemon, and since they always seem to be into something, I can see why. This video is basically BC's interpretation of Sherlock on the chase.

Thanks for doing these! As a token of appreciation, have some animal friends!

Thanks for making my brain work! It was fun. And yay for animal friends! I shall put them on my pinboard.

That last one looks like a parent daemon landing on a child daemon. "Are you okay? I was so worried! I told you not to do that. Your mother is very concerned!"
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on August 2nd, 2014 11:47 pm (UTC)
That last one looks like a parent daemon landing on a child daemon. "Are you okay? I was so worried! I told you not to do that. Your mother is very concerned!"

That's exactly what I was thinking! That butterfly is totally a parent daemon. And obviously the baby tiger is a child daemon.

Wow, fennec foxes are hyper. Makes sense but wow.
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on August 3rd, 2014 12:52 am (UTC)
And obviously the baby tiger is a child daemon.

The child daemon is seriously regretting his actions at the moment.

Wow, fennec foxes are hyper. Makes sense but wow.

My impression is that they're sort of like cat dogs, at least when kept as pets. I'm not sure about in the wild, but in captivity they seem to be very playful and busy, unless they're being super duper mellow. I've been watching youtube videos of one in particular and he reminds me very much of Acii--super busy if gets wound up, but mostly just very curious and always thinking about something.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on August 3rd, 2014 01:25 am (UTC)
The one with the cat and fox, I feel, is basically a child daemon waking up the parent on Christmas day. "It's Christmas! Presents! Presents time! Mom! Mom! Presents? Are you up? Are you up for presents?"

The child daemon is seriously regretting his actions at the moment.

I feel this is basically the story of Tony's daemon and his parents' daemons. Especially Maria's.
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