Category Archives: quizzes

“A Towel Has Immense Psychological Value.”

Which science fiction writer am I?

E.E. “Doc” Smith

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“The inventor of space opera.  His purple space war tales remain well-read generations later.”

These quiz things are always fun, at least for me.  I also find that they tend to be oddly accurate (or, at the very least, quite reflective of who I am).  For example, “Doc” Smith is frequently called the “Father of Space Opera.”  Now, when it comes to sci-fi, I’ll take a good rippin’ yarn of a space opera over your deeper, more philosophical allegories any day of the week.  Also, Smith’s Lensman series has a good deal in common with DC’s Green Lantern Corps., of which I am a fan.

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So…which science fiction writer are you?  Go on, take the quiz…I’ll wait.

“Evolution is a part of nature and nature kills.”

What character from Heroes am I?

I’m SYLAR.

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“You are very aggressive. You like to pick fights and play mind games. You’ve got it coming.”

It’s not my fault.  It’s the hunger.  Honest.

Which character are you?

And the Unhealthy Obsession Continues…*

Which character from NBC’s The Office am I?

Jim Halpert

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“You are the kind of person that everyone likes. You are funny, laid back, and not bad looking. You love practical jokes and having a fun time with your friends. However, because you are so laid back you often let the things that are most important to you get away. I miss Dwight. Congratulations Universe, you win.”

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*The fact that I have suddenly accepted the awesome that is the American version of The Office with wild and youthful abandon reminds me of this little bit of dialogue between Xander and Oz from Buffy the Vampire Slayer’s “The Zeppo”:

Xander: But… It’s just that it’s buggin’ me, this ‘cool’ thing. I mean, what is it? How do you get it? Who doesn’t have it? And who decides who doesn’t have it? What is the essence of cool?
Oz: Not sure.
Xander: I mean, you yourself, Oz, are considered more or less cool. Why is that?
Oz: Am I?
Xander: Is it about the talking? You know, the way you tend to express yourself in short, noncommittal phrases?
Oz: Could be.
Xander: I know! You’re in a band! That’s like a business-class ticket to cool with complementary mojo after takeoff! I gotta learn an instrument. Is it hard to play guitar?
Oz: Not the way I play it.
Xander: Okay, but on the other hand: eighth grade. I’m taking the flügelhorn and gettin’ *zero* trim. So the whole instrument thing could be a mislead. But you need a thing, one thing nobody else has. What do I have?
Oz: An exciting new obsession. Which I feel makes you very special.

“She was a junkie for the printed word…”

Jen posted this quiz on her blog.  And, since I’m a fan of writing and quizzes, I thought I’d share it.

What Type of Writer Should You Be?

You Should Be a Film Writer:

You don’t just create compelling stories, you see them as clearly as a movie in your mind.
You have a knack for details and dialogue.  You can really make a character come to life.
Chances are, you enjoy creating all types of stories.  The joy is in the storytelling.
And nothing would please you more than millions of people seeing your story on the big screen!

Interesting, no?  Go find out what kind of writer you should be.  Go on.  Do it.

Goonies Never Say “Die”

Which Goonie are you?

You’re Mikey.

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“You tend to have other people finish your battles for you, yet you’re very determined.”

In the Yellow Pages…Under “Wizard”


I am Harry Dresden.

In my corner of the country, I’m trying to nail things down. I don’t want to live in a world where the strong rule and the weak cower. I’d rather make a place where things are a little quieter. Where trolls stay the hell under their bridges, and where elves don’t come swooping out to snatch children from their cradles. Where vampires respect the limits, and where the faeries mind their p’s and q’s.

My name is Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden. Conjure by it at your own risk. When things get strange, when what goes bump in the night flicks on the lights, when no one else can help you, give me a call. I’m in the book.

I Love It When A Plan Comes Together

Which member of the A-Team are you?

You’re H.M. Murdock.

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“They call him ‘Howling Mad’ and with good reason. Once a top notch pilot, the pressures of war left Murdock mad. He is known for his smirk, variety of personas and overall mental instability. When he isn’t spending time institutionalized, Murdock is using his flying skills for the A-Team, driving B.A. nuts, and talking to his imaginary dog.”