Wednesday, February 06, 2008

If I were a twee, what kind of twee would I be?

Or a book. I don't know what to think about this, mostly because I don't know anything about this book. But who am I to argue with the veracity of a six question internet quiz? Thanks to the lovely Jen for pointing this out, and to anyone who can enlighten me re: Prufrock.

You're Prufrock and Other Observations!

by T.S. Eliot

Though you are very short and often overshadowed, your voice is poetic
and lyrical. Dark and brooding, you see the world as a hopeless effort of people trying
to impress other people. Though you make reference to almost everything, you've really
heard enough about Michelangelo. You measure out your life with coffee spoons.

Take the Book Quiz
at the Blue Pyramid.


Susie said...

You're Watership Down!
by Richard Adams
Though many think of you as a bit young, even childish, you're actually incredibly deep and complex. You show people the need to rethink their assumptions, and confront them on everything from how they think to where they build their houses. You might be one of the greatest people of all time. You'd be recognized as such if you weren't always talking about talking rabbits.

Heh. Childish, maybe. Deep and complex? I think not.

Michael said...

Susie, that's what all the greatest people of all time say.

Frontier Psychiatrist said...

I'm so jealous. "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" was my favorite poem for the longest time. It may still be.

I've taken the quiz several times now (perhaps 10? 20?) but haven't gotten a satisfactory response. The best I can do is Great Expectations, which is an awesome book, but I don't like the cover they have with the quiz. Trivial, yes, but important. (I always judge books by their covers.)

jason said...

I hear the mermaids singing now.

freakgirl said...

Susie IS one of the greatest people of all time. She'd be recognized as such if she weren't always talking about Rufus Wainwright. ;)

landis smithers said...

oh, i LOVED THIS. i did it twice. and i liked both books. but mostly:

You're To Kill a Mockingbird!
by Harper Lee
Perceived as a revolutionary and groundbreaking person, you have changed the minds of many people. While questioning the authority around you, you've also taken a significant amount of flack. But you've had the admirable guts to persevere. There's a weird guy in the neighborhood using dubious means to protect you, but you're pretty sure it's worth it in the end. In the end, it remains unclear to you whether finches and mockingbirds get along in real life.

and it's kind of true. down even to the weird guy protecting me.

Michael said...

FP, nothing like getting absorbed into MAKING the internet quiz say what you want. Then when it finally does, AHHH! So I should read Prufrock?

FG, a stumbling block for more than a few of us, right? Dreamy!

And when they finally fall
These wailing walls and burning crosses
Gods, twilight and all

Oh, how I'll feel
Oh, how I'll feel
Oh, how I'll feel like a beautiful child
Such a beautiful child again

Landis, I had a dog named Scout.

Chaucer's Bitch said...

'The Lovesong of J. Alfred Prufrock' is a peudo-epic poem about a middle aged man contemplating his mortality and pointless life.

don't you feel better now?

Michael said...