Yesterday I watched a documentary: "Inside His Dark Materials". It was mostly a summary of the 3 books and what it (maybe?) is supposed to mean, and about Philip Pullman inspiration for writing it. It was quite interesting (lol, QI), but a little disappointing as well. The animations in it were pretty bad and that while the docu is younger than the movie (the Golden Compass, that had good special fx). Then there was this bishop that just didn't understand a atheist could write something inspired by the story of Adam and Eve without bashing it. And because he needed something to complain about, he said that the characters are not deep enough.
But watching it was good for me, it gave me some inspiration for a painting. I want to re-read the trilogy in English (I've read them in Dutch), but after I'm done with my list of Discworld books I want to read.
His Dark Materials to me means a lot, because I read it first when I was 14 years old. A time in your life where you have to learn a lot and grow pretty fast. The part that made me think is in the 3rd book "The Amber Spyglass"; Xaphania tells Mary Malone that (I don't know the exact words) people think the world is a battle between good and evil, while it is actually a battle between wisdom and stupidity. And it's true, stupid people do stupid and/or evil things. I learned how important it is to have an open mind and to learn. Not that I didn't learn this from my parents, but still, it is good to realize it yourself too.
And I can go on and on about what I loved about these books and what I learned from it. But I think this part of the trilogy is rarely mentioned.
Oh and in other news: school had started and in the last few days of the summer vacation I managed to get a internship: at the same place as last year. I'm glad that I can spend another two semesters there, cause I feel at ease there and they're very flexible.