Curator Knows Best: Thebiguglyalien

(Last Updated On: May 12, 2017)


“‘I love a quiz that doesn’t take itself too seriously.’             –Tʜᴇʙɪɢᴜɢʟʏᴀʟɪᴇɴ”    -SPORCLE

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.

This week we feature Thebiguglyalien, curator for the Minefield and The Office subcategories.

How did you first get involved with Sporcle?
I honestly don’t remember. Some time in 2013 I found the website and didn’t hate it. I used it on and off until 2016 when I decided it was more important than having spare time. I’ve been on Sporcle every day since then.

Why did you decide to be a curator for your subcategories?
I’m power hungry. No, I wanted to find a way to be more involved in my favorite website, and it seemed to be the best way. I’m glad I did, because nothing’s better than making someone’s day with a curator’s pick.

What’s your favorite trivia fact having to do with your subcategories?
The Office: John Krasinski and Jenna Fischer, who play the main couple on the show, met while they were auditioning. As soon as John got the role, he asked if Jenna did too. As soon as Jenna got the role, she asked if John did too.
Minefield: There are millions of armed landmines on Earth, with over 20 million landmines in Egypt alone. I don’t know if that’s relevant to minefield quizzes, but this is something we need to work on and I’m going to bring some attention to it whether you like it or not.

What are some of your favorite published quizzes from your subcategories?
The Office: There aren’t that many published The Office quizzes, but my favorite would definitely be MovieGuru’s quiz Follow That Line: Dwight Schrute.
Minefield: I could write about my favorite minefield quizzes all day, but I’m going to try to restrain myself to a few. The first one that comes to mind is Treasure Hunt! by goc3. I’m also a big fan of Bolafssonify’s Test Your Reflexes series, I love manonthemoon’s Sporcle Roulette, sproutcm’s Mini Paint-By-Numbers series is always fun, and of course you can never go wrong with the classic Clickable 1-100 Mines by RobPro.

What are some of your favorite contributed quizzes from your subcategories?
The Office: Some of my favorites are Word Ladder: The Office by NarwhalNukeYT, The Office: Welcome to Hotel Hell by RioMadeira, and The Office Characters (Picture Click) by Jenni5.
Minefield: I love a quiz that doesn’t take itself too seriously. A few of these are Pick Your Nose! by kagomeshuko, I’m a Rebel by ChaosBEE, and What Giant Pandas Eat by Flick.

What are your favorite quizzes from an entirely different category?
My all time favorite quiz is Lightswitch Settings by mytraining.
Oh, you want my actual favorite? My favorite quiz is Paint By Trivia: Superhero Movies, the quiz that bhenderson79 made me for Christmas.

Which Sporcle Group do you frequent most often?
I check General Discussion, Off Topic, and Badge Talk pretty much daily. I’m also on New Feature Requests a lot because I feel like there’s so much more that we can do for this site. Besides that, I like to pop into Sporcle TV from time to time to make sure I’m up to date on Matt and Derek’s Quiz Lab.

How can Sporclers in your subcategories best contact you?
Send me a message. Please. I’m lonely.

Are there any Sporclers whose quizzes you think merit more attention than they get?
I think we’re all aware of christopherjulia by now, but it’s still incredible how quickly he took off. With that said my shoutouts are going to go to JeluPotter25, HappyWife and B_Awesome_87. Also, I heard that this Matt guy is kinda cool.

Haiku or favorite Dad Joke (or both):
What do you call everyone’s favorite Sporcle admin when he lets people walk all over him?
You thought I was going to say Matt, didn’t you?

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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.