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Worse than I thought

August 22nd, 2005 (09:45 pm)
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Gacked from ffutures.

Interested Reader
You have a Geek Lore rating of 60%
Your knowledge of the speculative fiction field, while far from encyclopedic, is still solidly above average. You probably have a healthy interest in the field rather than a driving obsession; either that, or your memory's just not what it's cracked up to be...




My test tracked 1 variable How you compared to other people your age and gender:


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You scored higher than 99% on Geek Lore
Link: The SF/F Opening Lines Test written by winternight2 on Ok Cupid


Some of them were very easy. Some were not. It's the 99% that cheers me though.

But damn, I'd love to know the answers to some of them....

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Posted by: Sharlene (mynuet)
Posted at: August 22nd, 2005 02:05 pm (UTC)

*laughs and laughs*

*chortle* Wanna know my score? *snicker*

62% and 99%. *g*

I knew for sure only about four.

*does a mocking "I'm a bigger nerd than you" dance*

Posted by: Marcus L. Rowland (ffutures)
Posted at: August 22nd, 2005 03:14 pm (UTC)

Which ones?

Posted by: uninvitedCat (uninvitedcat)
Posted at: August 23rd, 2005 12:39 am (UTC)

OK, so the only ones I *know* for sure are:

Snow Crash - Neal Stephenson
Ender's Game - Orson Scott Card
The War of the Worlds - H G Wells
Neuromancer - William Gibson
The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe - C S Lewis
Dune - Frank Herbert
Pawn of Prophecy - David Eddings

And I got this result, which is confusing me:

Below-Average Reader
You have a Geek Lore rating of 42%
You seem to have read some fantasy and science fiction, but in all likelihood you don't race off to conventions (for literary pursuits, at least) every year or use phrases like "Hot Jets!" in casual conversation. Okay, no nobody uses phrases like that in casual conversation. The point remains.




My test tracked 1 variable How you compared to other people your age and gender:


free online dating free online dating
You scored higher than 99% on Geek Lore
Link: The SF/F Opening Lines Test written by winternight2 on OkCupid Free Online Dating

Posted by: Spectacularly Adequate Empress (empressvesica)
Posted at: August 23rd, 2005 05:40 am (UTC)
EmpressVes Initials [wildecate]

Yeah, I read the first page of that and went "Huh?". I am not sure testing first lines is really a very valid test for that. I mean, who the hell remembers opening lines of books. I don't even remember the opening lines of my very favorite books, excepting a few Jonathan Carrolls.

This test is totally biased. It is also a tad skewed to SF. I say all this for I now feel really dumb for not knowing any of these.

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