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Mar 28


Posted on Saturday, March 28, 2015 in Other

I found this meme/quiz on a Swedish book blog and decided to do it too.

1. If you could choose to live in a tv series, which one would you want to live in?

I mainly watch cop series and that wouldn’t be all that much fun. Besides, most of them aren’t set in Sweden, but since this is just a fantasy anyway – maybe Endevour, Grantchester or Mr Selfridge. On the other hand, I think I’ll pick Star Trek (TNG), because that future looks a lot nicer than the past of those three series.

2. As a child, what did you want to do ‘when you grew up”?

Even though I loved my parents who were teachers and my favorite place was the library, other professions attracted me when I was very young. For a while I thought I wanted to be an astronaut (not very realistic) or an archaeologist (which as it turned out wasn’t realistic either)

3. What is your favorite smell/fragrance?

I love fragrances but in this case I’d say it depends on the context. Food, desserts, fruit and chocolate smell really great, but I also appreciate the smell of nature or a garden.

4. If you were a big rock, where would you like to lie?

Far into the woods.

5. You find out that the Earth will be destroyed in twelve hours. What would you do?

Hopefully, I’d have access to some amazing defence weapon and will be able to save us all. Really though, screaming and crying and hugging my family.

6. What would have been different in your life if you’d belonged to the opposite sex?

A lot would be the same as now, but I’d probably be physically stronger and more accepted and make more money.

7. What is your favorite tool?

Tool? I’m clumsy and impractical, so unfortunately, I don’t know.

8. What will you be doing in ten years time?

Trying to think positively, I think things will be roughly the same only better. Hopefully I’ll be living somewhere I’ll be happy and hopefully I’ll have children or at least one child. Sadly, I think I’ll still be single though.

9. What is your best song to dance to?

I don’t dance, but I love all kinds of music. At the blog where I found this quiz, it says Dancing Queen, so I guess I’ll say the same. It’s a great old song.

10. If you were really great at sewing, what would you make?

I’d make clothes for the whole family.

11. How would you handle winning about 100 000 000 Euros?

I’d invest in a really great place to live and in other ways secure our future. I’d insist that my sister stop working and then we’d find a good way to invest the rest of the money. I’d also set things up so I can donate money to causes I believe in.

12. This was a question about a new Swedish word for she/he, but since this isn’t relevant I’ll replace it with this:
How do you feel when you read a self-published book or a work-in-progress on Wattpad, when the writer doesn’t master basic grammar, has a very poor vocabulary etc. Do you still enjoy the story, if it’s based on a good idea? Or do you move on to another story?

I would stop reading and find a better story. A good idea counts for something, but you also need to be able to tell the story in a relatlvely decent way.

13. What is your best recipe and why?

I’m really bad at following recipes, but I’d have to say our vegan spreads, like hummus tahin.

14. How do you feel about meat consumtion/the meat industry? (No, I did not add this question myself!)

I really dislike it for a number of reasons. Because of all cruelty and ruthlessness towards the animals. Because of the pollution and because of the injustice towards the starving people in the third world.

15. Are you ‘addicted’ to anything?

My family (including the animals), books, chocolate, cold water, avocado, plants…

16. What kind of music triggers your nostalgia and why?

Hm. My nostalgia? Classical music, eighties music, nineties music…

17. What makes you really angry?

Rude people who go out of their way to pick a fight and those who try to silence people with their unfair master suppression techniques. And neighbours and bicyclists… 😉

18. Do you have any really good domestic advice?

No, I can’t say I do. But I think it’s important to use non-toxic products in the home, as well as everywhere else.

19. Is there any commercial you really like?

Since this refers to Swedish commercials, it may not tell you anything, but I’ll say it anyway: ICA:s (groceries), and Telia (telephone company)

20. Are you a lot like you were as a child?

Yes, pretty much, only thinner and sadder and a lot more disillusioned.

Jul 21

Which philosopher are you?

Posted on Monday, July 21, 2014 in Links, Other

Philosopher quiz











Take the quiz here.

May 10

The Library Test

Posted on Saturday, May 10, 2014 in Other

You Are an Imaginative Thinker

You are a nonlinear thinker, and you’re even surprised by the places your mind takes you.

You love to get lost in a story, whether it’s your own or not. You love fantasy.You are a positive and uplifting person. You inspire others to be better.

You are full of wonder and curiosity. You feel a strong connection to the world.

Mar 9

I’m an Elf

Posted on Sunday, March 9, 2014 in Other

You got: Elf


You beautiful, aloof creature. You’re one of the most revered and honored creatures in the fantasy world, but you’re also very hard to pin down. You’re an interesting mix of empathetic politician and pragmatic dreamer. You believe in the power of justice, but you also believe in the power of protecting yourself. You’re always willing to lend a hand, but not to the point where it will negatively affect you.

Jul 23

The Who Would You Be in 1400 AD Test

Posted on Tuesday, July 23, 2013 in Humanities, Other

Your result for The Who Would You Be in 1400 AD Test…

The Prioress

You scored 13% Cardinal, 72% Monk, 65% Lady, and 27% Knight!

You are a moral person and are also highly intellectual. You like your solitude but are also kind and helpful to those around you. Guided by a belief in the goodness of mankind you will likely be christened a saint after your life is over.

Jul 15

Which ‘Doctor Who’ Character Are You?

Posted on Monday, July 15, 2013 in Fandom

Apr 1

Which fantasy writer are you?

Posted on Sunday, April 1, 2012 in Fandom

Your result for Which fantasy writer are you?…

Ursula K Le Guin (b. 1929)

23 High-Brow, -33 Violent, -15 Experimental and 7 Cynical!

Congratulations! You are High-Brow, Peaceful, Traditional and Cynical! These concepts are defined below.

Ursula Kroeber Le Guin is definitely one of the most celebrated science fiction and fantasy writers of all times. Her most famous fantasy work to date is the Earthsea suite of novels and short stories, in which Le Guin created not only one of the most believable societies in fantasy fiction, but also managed to describe a school for wizards almost three decades before Harry Potter. Although often categorized as written for young adults, these books have entertained and challenged readers of all ages since their publication.

Le Guin is no stranger to literary experiments (see for example Always Coming Home(1985)), but much of her story-telling is quite traditional. In fact, she makes a point of returning to older forms of story-telling, which, at her best, enables her to create something akin to myth. One shouldn’t confuse myth with faerytale, though. Nothing is ever simplified in Le Guin’s world, as she relentlessly explores ethical problems and the moral choices that her characters must make, as must we all. While being one of those writers who will allow you to escape to imaginary worlds, she is also one who will prompt you to return to your actual life, perhaps a little wiser than you used to be.


You are also a lot like Susan Cooper.


If you want some action, try Michael Moorcock.


If you’d like a challenge, try your exact opposite, C S Lewis.


Your score


This is how to interpret your score: Your attitudes have been measured on four different scales, called 1) High-Brow vs. Low-Brow, 2) Violent vs. Peaceful, 3) Experimental vs. Traditional and 4) Cynical vs. Romantic. Imagine that when you were born, you were in a state of innocence, a tabula rasa who would have scored zero on each scale. Since then, a number of circumstances (including genetical, cultural and environmental factors) have pushed you towards either end of these scales. If you’re at 45 or -45 you would be almost entirely cynical, low-brow or whatever. The closer to zero you are, the less extreme your attitude. However, you should always be more of either (eg more romantic than cynical). Please note that even though High-Brow, Violent, Experimental and Cynical have positive numbers (1 through 45) and their opposites negative numbers (-1 through -45), this doesn’t mean that either quality is better. All attitudes have their positive and negative sides, as explained below.


High-Brow vs. Low-Brow


You received 23 points, making you more High-Brow than Low-Brow. Being high-browed in this context refers to being more fascinated with the sort of art that critics and scholars tend to favour, rather than the best-selling kind. At their best, high-brows are cultured, able to appreciate the finer nuances of literature and not content with simplifications. At their worst they are, well, snobs.


Violent vs. Peaceful


You received -33 points, making you more Peaceful than Violent. This scale is a measurement of a) if you are tolerant to violence in fiction and b) whether you see violence as a means that can be used to achieve a good end. If you aren’t, and you don’t, then you are peaceful as defined here. At their best, peaceful people are the ones who encourage dialogue and understanding as a means of solving conflicts. At their worst, they are standing passively by as they or third parties are hurt by less scrupulous individuals.


Experimental vs. Traditional


You received -15 points, making you more Traditional than Experimental. Your position on this scale indicates if you’re more likely to seek out the new and unexpected or if you are more comfortable with the familiar, especially in regards to culture. Note that traditional as defined here does not equal conservative, in the political sense. At their best, traditional people don’t change winning concepts, favouring storytelling over empty poses. At their worst, they are somewhat narrow-minded.


Cynical vs. Romantic


You received 7 points, making you more Cynical than Romantic. Your position on this scale indicates if you are more likely to be wary, suspicious and skeptical to people around you and the world at large, or if you are more likely to believe in grand schemes, happy endings and the basic goodness of humankind. It is by far the most vaguely defined scale, which is why you’ll find the sentence “you are also a lot like x” above. If you feel that your position on this scale is wrong, then you are probably more like author x. At their best, cynical people are able to see through lies and spot crucial flaws in plans and schemes. At their worst, they are overly negative, bringing everybody else down.

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Take Which fantasy writer are you? at HelloQuizzy

Aug 28

Which architectural style are you?

Posted on Sunday, August 28, 2011 in Other

You Are Gothic

You can be too moody and impossible to understand. Most people don’t have feelings as strong as yours.

You are a sensitive, romantic soul. You live to love… it’s the most important thing for you.You’re quite loyal to those you love most – friends and family. You have a sweet heart.

You are a deeply spiritual and wise person. You seek meaning in every aspect of your life.

Jun 22

What part of a fairytale are you?

Posted on Tuesday, June 22, 2010 in Fandom, Other

You Are the Magic Wand

You are imaginative and idealistic. You believe that anything is possible, and you don’t leave room for doubt.You think that there is too much hopelessness in the world. People need more optimism and hope in their lives.

You know that change isn’t as easy as the flick of a magic wand, but you also know that amazing things can happen if you let them.You aren’t sure if you believe in miracles, but you do believe in yourself. And that’s almost as good.

Jan 9

I just took the Fan Fiction Personality Test

Posted on Saturday, January 9, 2010 in Fandom

Your result for The Fan Fiction Personality Test…

The Mindgamer

Everything is possible, nothing is ever really over.

Fanfiction is a creative outlet for you. You don’t intentionally write it, it just happens. You find inspiration in several fandoms, but are not obsessed with only one.

You like to explore “what if” situations. What if this character had never made this very choice? What if this event had taken place sooner, never, elsewhere? What if these people had never met?

You are likely to write Alternative Universes, fan seasons or sequels and just follow your (sometimes pretty strange) plot bunnies.

Take The Fan Fiction Personality Test at OkCupid


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