When it comes to Sporcle, curators truly do know best. In this blog series, some of the great curators of Sporcle share their expert opinions on curating, top-notch quizzes, up-and-coming Sporclers, and a wee bit of trivia.
How did you first get involved with Sporcle?
In December 2009, some cousins showed my brother and me the Countries of the World quiz and probably some others, and I played quizzes periodically for a while until I decided to make an account in June 2010.
Why did you decide to be a curator for your subcategories?
My first subcategory was Console, which I took in April 2014, and that was really just because I wanted to be more involved and I was decently knowledgeable on the topic. I really wanted to curate the Mario subcategory, which opened up a few months later in July and became my second subcategory. In November 2015, I applied for the Christmas subcategory partially because I wanted a third subcategory and I know some about it, but also because the holiday season was really close and there was no Christmas curator. Lastly, in May of this year the SpongeBob subcategory opened and I decided to apply for that spot since it was one of my favorite TV shows growing up.
What’s your favorite trivia fact regarding each of your subcategories?
Mario: Waluigi, who is many fans’ favorite character (and my second favorite), debuted in 2000 in Mario Tennis, and since then has never managed to appear in a main series game. His most important role in a game is as a secondary antagonist in Dance Dance Revolution: Mario Mix.
SpongeBob: Tom Kenny is most well known as the voice of SpongeBob, but has voiced over 20 characters on the show, including main characters, such as Gary, and less major characters, such as Patchy the Pirate and SpongeGar.
What are some of your favorite published quizzes from your subcategories?
Mario: Mario Game Medley
This is one quiz that I played many times before I created an account, so much that I had the order memorized at one point…
Christmas: Christmas Songs in Latin
I’m kind of a Latin nerd as well.
SpongeBob: Spongebob Episodes: Squidward or Not
This quiz really tests your memory since in some of these episodes he only has a brief cameo, or it seems like he’d be there but just isn’t. [Read more…]