What They've Done
Here is where you can share the long list of things your dæmon has done and continues to do for you. Katie from the forums is the one who started the idea, and I thought it would make a nice edition to The Dæmon Page. =) While I want to outline what dæmons are and what the forms represent, it's also important for the reader to understand what a wonderful, faithful, and helpful friend they can be.
You can send me any submissions here
. Please try to keep your sentences grammatically correct by putting them in the past tense.
Har has. . .
... given me more confidence
... made me more optimistic
... made me more open- and clear-minded
... made me less impulsive
... helped me focus (and do better in sports/school)
... given someone to cry/laugh/share experiences with
... added that "second opinion"
... given me a (fuzzy) shoulder to cry on
... attacked/killed/eaten those things that are bothering me
... helped me know who my true friends are and who is just being "friendly" for the sake of laughing at poow pathetic wittle me
... kept me entertained- I now no longer need to bring a book everywhere I go! XD;;
...saved my sanity more times than I can count
... loved me unconditionally. That's what I need.
Auri has. . .
... opened my eyes to new possibilities
... helped me stand up for myself
... helped me accept people for who they are
... helped me on tests
... yelled at me to do my homework
... helped me recognise I need a break sometimes
... convinced me I can do anything I want to, as long as I put in the effort
Brero has. . .
... stood up for me when I was threatened or teased
... chided me when I was doing anything less than my best
... reminded me of my positive assets when I was down on myself or discouraged
... kept me company in dark and lonely places
... kept me company in bright and friendly places
... given me confidence to do things on my own
... given me someone to sing along to the radio with
... made me laugh at myself
I bet a lot of people would think having a dæmon is unhealthy - split
personality, or a sign of poor social skills. But really, your dæmon is
the part of you who loves you and has faith in you. And what could be
healther than getting in touch with that part of yourself?
Riltharn has. . .
... soothed me when I was in anguish
... given me the courage to do what needed to be done
... played devil's advocate when I couldn't see the other side of the argument
... slowed me down when I was going too fast to notice the small but important things
... pestered me endlessly until I fulfilled my responsibilities
... made me a better poet and artist
... "Brought you closer to God, Aaron. Don't ever forget."
... "And given you mottos to live by, philosophies you can follow, a path through the darkness and the mist."
Tal has. . .
... gotten me to stop feeling sorry for myself
... made me take more chances on things
... yelled at me to do my homework which
... helped me get a THREE POINT FIVE this semester :D
... helped me to feel better about myself
Loki has. . .
... given me a new reason to wake up each day
... kept me company when I was alone
... helped me to accept my faults and help me work out how to overcome them
... made me more outgoing
... helped me rely less on people and become more independent
... forced me to see and respect other people's opinions
... made the human race seem a little bit better
... opened up my horizons
... kept me going through really tough times when I otherwise would've given up
... helped me realize what I need to be happy
Nemith has. . .
... kept me from crying
... given me a backbone
... made me more independent
... helped me raise my grades
... made me feel better about myself
Rinto has. . .
... made me feel a lot better about myself
... made me more optimistic
... helped me think through things when I'm in a state/muddle and sort them out in my head
... (tried) to make me stop procrastinating
... genuinely cheered me up when I have felt seriously down in the past, for whatever reason
... comforted me when I felt afraid of something, however irrational it had been
... made me laugh
... made me cry (in a good way)
... stopped me from dying of boredom when I had nothing to do
... given me ideas as to how I could take my mind off bad things that happen in my life, and make my day be more productive
... generally given me advice on what I could do in a troubling situation
... given me a shoulder (if a small, possibly nonexistent one) to cry on
Dveya has. . .
... given me hope
... been there in the tough times
... pointed out my logical fallacies and why I hold onto them
... helped me with proportions (in drawing)
... been (well, another) someone to joke around with
... and actually provide a bit of a female influence besides all those crazy males
... tried, unsuccessfully like every one else, to get me to have better habits
Noname has. . .
... helped me get the stick out of my a**
... helped me get out of more 'situations' than I care to think of...
... been there for me through the best and worst of times
... stayed in my corner when everyone else had left
... left my corner if it was my own bloody fault
... thereby encouraging me to fix the problem
... been the kind voice when I was sick
... said a number of unkind things about certain people while I was sick
... given me confidence
... taught me how to laugh through really bad jokes
... helped me forget about school occasionally and just have fun!
... and forced me to study sometimes...
... which means I didn't fail ANY subject! Not even Physics!
Fero has. . .
... fixed me
Svipur has. . .
... made me quit biting my nails right to the quick
... convinced me that big brother isn't watching
... realized he'd been wrong about everything and tried his best to fix it
... convinced me to wear stupid mismatched clothing to match his silly mismatched self
... showed me how I can be perfectly happy and perfectly a musk deer at once
... helped me get out of bed on many bad days
... made me 'sing' in front of REAL LIVE PEOPLE with EARs (and, you know, the internet)
... helped me deal with the fact that I liked a girl
... helped me let go of my fear of rejection and to give love
... helped me realize it's possible that some people are going to love me too
... helped me realize it's okay that most of them won't
... helped show me how I am not incessantly boring (generally)
... brought me two or three steps closer to being a fully functioning person
... let me know in no uncertain terms that I will probably never get there, and that he'd hate it any other way
Jigsaw has. . .
... amused me constantly simply by being himself
... kept me company
... stopped me from doing things harmful to myself
... made me smile
... opened up my mind; now I feel as though I can comprehend anything
... helped me improve in school
... helped me become less worldly/materialistic and focus on more important things
Jamal has. . .
... comforted me when I need a hug
... been inspiration for loads of art
... made me laugh in soul-crushingly dull classes
... gotten trapped in a locker
... told me the ugly, honest truth
... stoppered bouts of loneliness
... helped me face the new day
... never, ever let me down
Tyb has. . .
... helped me learn to love myself
... gotten me through five years of hell
... given me the confidence and peace of mind to tell my father that it was OK to die
... always been there for me
... shooed away the bad ghosties
... loved me unconditionally
... always been undeniably sexy
... helped me become closer to God
... made my life better than it would have been if I didn't know him C=
Seq has. . .
... pushed me to do what I should (even if I ignore him some times)
... makes me feel confident
... urges me to ignore the peer pressure around me
... reminds me to have some fun sometimes
... calms me down
... keeps me company
... keeps me sane
Pchan has. . .
... been there
It is quite possibly the single most important thing. Everything else comes along with that.
Mew has. . .
... confused me
... comforted me
... annoyed me
... poked me (xD;;)
... frustrated me
... mystified me
... bewitched me
... taught me
... distracted me
And most of all
... loved me
Pheo has. . .
... made me feel normal (that could lead to an interesting oxymoron)
... given me stability and self worth
... provided company and a source of referral/second opinion
... been an excellent model and subject (seriously, the amount of
pictures I've done of him you'd think nothing else existed in the world)
... makes nearly every night a 'sleepover party'
... changed my definition of 'alone' into 'at peace with one's dæmon for company'
... given me meaning and purpose in life
... provided an excellent transportable home within the restraints of my head
... been good enough to let me do whatever the hell I want (including sherry consumption)
... been a great escort
... saved me from stressful/terrifying situations
... provides great 'rose coloured glasses'
... an endless source of encouragement
... a disinterested critic
... informed me of the significance in mundane objects in one's own life (I mean, just imagine living without erasers or thread)
Shariadarow has. . .
... let me see a lighter side of myself (I am darker than I might seem)
... given me discipline
... helped me in my studies of psionics
... convinced me to never be complacent with my current state, to always become better in some way
... been soothing after an annoying day
... made me more aware of everything around me
... given me strength when I had little hope
... explained unaccountable things to me
... helped me on tests (he has very good memory)
... and overall made me stronger
Genesis has. . .
... provided a great confidence and pride within myself
... comforted me whenever I'm sad or lonely
... always helped me through the worst
... always been with me, giving me all sorts of advice
... always kept me optimistic
... helped me realize who is good and bad of people
Circio has. . .
pushed me to do my very best
laid with me at night when I couldnt sleep
been happy just to be with me, no matter where we were
encouraged me to do things even though we were both terrified
... sat with me while I was crying
been the one to convince me to stop stressing and have some fun
gotten me up every morning (even on Mondays!)
made self-esteem bubble expand about ten times its original size
kept me entertained
made me actually talk to people (something no one has ever been able to do in the past)
convinced me that no, not everyone is out to get me =P
understood me when no one else could
made me laugh when no one else could
told me the truth when I was trying to avoid it
been the only one to ever call me beautiful
... told me again and again how proud of me he was
cared when no one else did
been my friend through thick and thin
Raz has. . .
... shown me how to have a little fun.
... probably saved my sanity.
... probably also saved my future.
... convinced me I'm not worthless.
... given me an ego boost I've needed since third grade.
... always been the perfect companion.
... taught me how to dance. Seriously.
... helped me keep my temper.
... provided plenty of laughs.
... taught me about myself, what I am and what I can be.
... given me courage when I'm scared.
... eliminated my arachnophobia.
... been my duet and dancing partner.
... sung me to sleep.
... helped me deal with my feelings.
... cheered me up while I was having emo moments.
... taught me not to take life so seriously.
... helped me open up.
... reminded me of things I'd been planning to do forever.
... kept my dreams alive. With him by my side, I really do feel unstoppable, invincible. And when he says, "You can be whatever you want to be" it doesn't sound like a patronizing cliche.
... shown me that love really is a big deal. No matter how bad things are and how you know everything's going to get a lot worse, when you've got someone special pulling for you, wanting you to stay ahead and who you want to make happy, you just can't quit.
Keela has. . .
... divvied my thoughts to create inspiration.
... allowed all my craziness to flourish.
... engaged me in some of the weirdest conversations.
... made me a wiser person.
... opened my mind to almost anything.
... never ever ever let me create 'dæmon' acrostic poems without needing to point them out.
Kï has. . .
... knocked some sense into my head when I cant find it.
... told me I'm being an idiot when I am.
... helped me stand up to bullies.
... provided me with comebacks to mean girls.
... made me not cry, made me carry on.
... helped me when Im scared or nervous.