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06 December 2014 @ 02:34 pm
Elementary, Daemon Style  
It's more of a surprise that it took me this long to give the Elementary crew daemons. I haven't done Kitty yet because I don't quite feel like we have enough information on her history and character just yet.


Sherlock Holmes
Sidika is a red squirrel. I initially made a joke that JLM kind of resembles a squirrel at certain angles but the joke turned into a thought that wouldn't leave my head. Red squirrels are less common than your average grey squirrels, particularly in England. They are usually solitary creatures who reside in trees and are not picky about their diet. They are early risers and unlike most mammals do not hiberate but work throughout the year. They have random hidden skills such as swimming and being ambidextrous.

Joan Watson
Ziyad is a Bohemian waxwing. Underneath their deceptively average looking grey-brown feathers are ones that feature striking yellow and red tips. Waxwings are not territorial and as a consequence of this do not have one true song as they don't need one to defend their area. They also tend to be solitary and independent until they mate after which the pair are monogamous and work together to raise their young.

Thomas Gregson
Shamira is a Doberman Pinscher. Dobermans are straightforwardly protective, alert, and intelligent animals. They get aggressive when provoked or when protecting those they love which can sometimes make them dangerous.

Marcus Bell
Omolara is a Saarloos wolfdog. These wolf hybrids can be trained to be rescue animals or helpers for the blind. I liked the idea of Bell's daemon being of two different animals given his history of starting out on the other side of the law and then becoming the law.

Mycroft Holmes
Hulda is a Burmese python. These snakes mainly spend the day soaking in the sun to get themselves together to move to hunt for food. They are excellent swimmers and can remain submerged in hiding for up to 30 minutes. Given pythons' abilities to swallow their prey whole and then needing to sleep it off, growing up Sidika often mirrored Sherlock's name calling of Mycroft as 'Fatty' by calling Hulda, 'Hulking.' Sidika and Sherlock getting older did nothing to change this behavior.


A large part of me wants to do Hannibal now as daemons. Will this ever end?
 
 
 
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on December 7th, 2014 01:06 am (UTC)
Will this ever end?

No. No, it will not. Finding daemons is too much fun for it to end!

I'm not aware of anything post season one of Elementary, but these still seem like great choices. Red squirrels are sooo cute. I almost gave one to Falsworth of the Howling Commandos, but gave him a deer instead. I especially like the ones with the little tufts of fur on their ears. I can totally picture Sidika scampering around a crime scene, sort of a visual representation of the quickness of Sherlock's brain.


formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on December 7th, 2014 01:16 am (UTC)
No. No, it will not. Finding daemons is too much fun for it to end!

Indeed. Because I am looking up daemons for Will Graham right now.

Red squirrels are sooo cute.

They are! My alternate photo link for Sidika was going to be this: http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/02677/red-squirrel_2677337b.jpg

I can totally picture Sidika scampering around a crime scene, sort of a visual representation of the quickness of Sherlock's brain.

I imagine Sid riding around and peeking out from Sherlock's jacket pocket and then scampering down to check out all the crime scenes.
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on December 7th, 2014 01:29 am (UTC)
I should probably do a round-up post for all the minor characters in the MCU I have daemons for, now.

I also have daemons for all of the Holmes extended family in my Trio verse, because that's important.

I don't know if I have anything left...Nero Wolf? Poirot? Lie to Me? I'd have to go kind of old school with the fandoms.

I imagine Sid riding around and peeking out from Sherlock's jacket pocket and then scampering down to check out all the crime scenes.

:D

I think a squirrel also matches JLM's twitchy-wiggly finger movements, too.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on December 7th, 2014 01:32 am (UTC)
I should probably do a round-up post for all the minor characters in the MCU I have daemons for, now.

Yes!

I don't know if I have anything left...Nero Wolf? Poirot? Lie to Me? I'd have to go kind of old school with the fandoms.

Oh man. Does this mean I have to do daemons for Torchwood?

:D

I think a squirrel also matches JLM's twitchy-wiggly finger movements, too.


I may have been somewhat influenced by the delightful image of JLM walking around with a red squirrel peering out from his pocket. And also her sitting next to him trying to look stern while he interrogates suspects.
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on December 7th, 2014 02:30 am (UTC)
Oh man. Does this mean I have to do daemons for Torchwood?

The Doctor would be a cool one to do. Does his daemon change with each incarnation or does it stay the same? Do aliens have daemons? What happens to Owen's daemon once he's dead? Does Jack's daemon get sick of turning to Dust and reforming again each time he dies?

So...yes, I suppose is the answer to that,

I may have been somewhat influenced by the delightful image of JLM walking around with a red squirrel peering out from his pocket. And also her sitting next to him trying to look stern while he interrogates suspects.

There are some occasions in which the biggest reason for choosing a certain daemon is that it feels right, I've found.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on December 7th, 2014 02:39 am (UTC)
The Doctor would be a cool one to do. Does his daemon change with each incarnation or does it stay the same?

I'm going to say that the animal shape stays the same but perhaps it changes colors or something like that. While the Doctor laments at still not being ginger, his daemon can lament about still not getting blue feathers or something like that.

Does Jack's daemon get sick of turning to Dust and reforming again each time he dies?

I'm sure she does! The whole vanishing in a puff and then popping back would get on anyone's nerves. I know Pullman insinuated that gay people have daemons that are the same sex as them but since Jack is pansexual does it just not matter what sex his daemon is? Since he's from the future and probably exposed to tons of more species of animals that probably are mixed with alien animal DNA, would his daemon be very different looking? Like it's not an average hamster but a futuristic hamster?

What happens to Owen's daemon once he's dead?

This is a really good question. I'm tempted to say that Owen's daemon comes back after he gets regenerated but she never looks quite right. Like she has a sheen about her that makes people question if she's a daemon or a weird hologram version of a daemon.

Oh. I guess it's already started.
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on December 7th, 2014 02:53 am (UTC)
I'm going to say that the animal shape stays the same but perhaps it changes colors or something like that. While the Doctor laments at still not being ginger, his daemon can lament about still not getting blue feathers or something like that.

She probably changes to match the Doctor's new appearance. Ten probably has a cockatoo to match his hair and Six has a bird of paradise to match the rainbow jacket.

I know Pullman insinuated that gay people have daemons that are the same sex as them but since Jack is pansexual does it just not matter what sex his daemon is?

I think Pullman actually said that it wasn't his intention to imply that, and he actually didn't know why some people had same-sex daemons, but maybe it was a sign of a special gift like second sight or something. I could be wrong. I've seen some theories that same-sex daemons happen for people who feel the gender they were assigned at birth is wrong, and the daemon reflects the gender they feel themselves to be, which is an interesting concept.

For Jack, I don't think it would matter much what gender he had. I don't think I'd question either choice. But yeah, I think the farther you went into the future the more ecclectic daemons would become.

Like she has a sheen about her that makes people question if she's a daemon or a weird hologram version of a daemon.

I have in some unposed fic somewhere Bond commenting on Q's daemon looking sort of shiny and like she was fighting to keep herself together after a near-death experience, so maybe something like that. Just a little Dusty around the edges.

Oh. I guess it's already started.

Oops?

Edited at 2014-12-07 02:54 am (UTC)
aelfgyfu_meadaelfgyfu_mead on December 7th, 2014 07:13 pm (UTC)
I like them all. I laughed out loud as Mycroft's python dæmon.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on December 8th, 2014 06:30 pm (UTC)
Sherlock's daemon's favorite past time was probably to annoy the hell out of Mycroft's daemon.