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?
Last year, I loved Harry Potter (still do, not as much, though) and was playing quizzes on MuggleNet and came across some Sporcle quizzes. It wasn’t long before I got myself an account and started making and playing Sporcle quizzes.
As for being a curator, I wanted to do more on Sporcle than just play and make quizzes, but also help and support others. With a helpful nudge from DesertSpartan, I applied to be a curator.
Why did you decide to be a curator for your subcategories?
Literary Character: I was looking at the available subcategories in Literature (my favourite category) and saw a few subcategories open, including Literary Character, which caught my eye.
The Hunger Games: I enjoyed curating Literary Character, and decided to apply for a second category. The Hunger Games seemed like the best-fitting open subcategory for me, since I was a fan for a while.
What’s your favorite trivia fact having to do with your subcategories?
Literary Character: Severus Snape from Harry Potter was actually based on one of J.K. Rowling’s chemistry teachers.
The Hunger Games: Suzanne Collins did not intend for the Hunger Games series to be a trilogy, but after writing the first book, she knew there had to be a sequel.
What are some of your favorite published quizzes from your subcategories?
Literary Character: There are a lot of published Literary Character quizzes I like, including Literary Teddy Bears by PrincessMartell, DesertSpartan‘s 20 Awkward Questions for Fictional Characters and Multiple Choice Literary Animals by JackDots.
The Hunger Games: My favourite published Hunger Games quizzes are Hunger Games Character by Limerick by mcomisky, and mellybmel‘s Hunger Games Character by Tweet.
What are some of your favorite contributed quizzes from your subcategories?
Literary Character: A few contributed Literary Character quizzes I enjoyed playing were jakethegoldfish‘s Literary Grandfathers and metashades‘s Literary Character Matches.
The Hunger Games: As for Hunger Games quizzes, I like mikenew‘s Whositcalled? The Hunger Games, and katiehej‘s Hunger Games Close-Up.
What are your favorite quizzes from an entirely different category?
I love creativity in quizzes, like Periodic Table of Science and Type, Draw, Paint the Simpsons–both by kfastic. I also enjoy christopherjulia‘s When Harry Met Movie Quotes and timmylemoine1‘s Country Mosaics.
How can Sporclers in your subcategories best contact you?
The best way to contact me is by Message on Sporcle.
Haiku or favorite Dad Joke (or both):
Haikus are easy
But sometimes they don’t make sense
Pearl does a variety of media-related tasks at Sporcle, including blog writing, video production, and social media maintenance. She does research on penguins, enjoys snail mucus in her skincare, and once turned herself Sporcle Orange from eating too many carrots.