13 April 2006

"what type of writer should you be?"

Found a cool link to one of those odd web quiz things where you answer five or seven questions and are then given the answer to "Which Punky Brewster Episode Are You?" or "Which Brand of Upright Freezer Are You?"

Critical need-to-know stuff.

This one (from blogthings.com) is a little less esoteric and more on-point for the sorts likely to be lurking on my site rather than assembling verbiage of their own:

"What Type Of Writer Are You?"

Since I only have about FIVE pressing writing projects looming in incomplete form over my bumpy noggin, with deadlines to the left and deadlines to the right and deadlines right up the middle as well, of course I figured it was a good time to take some online quizzes and then blog about them, cuz, ya know, that's what we writer-types do: we sit around and lament that the world refuses to recognize our brilliance even while we refuse to be brilliant on any sort of regular or commerically useful basis.

Now, I half expected this damned fool quiz to come back and tell me that I was uniquely suited to writing fortune cookies or the little messages printed on Valentine candy hearts ("EAT ME"), but instead, what I got was a nice dash of cold water — a long hard stare from the Universe that left me with no real smart-ass retort to throw out as a smoke-screen.

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!

Damn. Alright, already — I'll get back to work.
rebuked by the gods yet again B


MaryAn Batchellor said...

I did this and got the same thing. Then, I changed it up to see if it was a fake. I really don't know. Most of the time it said film writer but twice is said song writer.

Milehimama @ Mama Says said...

I think this is a totally rigged! It also said that I should be a film writer. So disappointing. I was hoping it would say, "You shouldn't write at all, you sad little hack", which would confirm my inner suspicions.
Ah well, perhaps it's my destiny to base my life on overly thought out internet memes.