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?
A math teacher of mine a few years ago was a frequenter of Sporcle. Often times if the lesson was finished early, he’d play a quiz or two. I decided to try it on my own time, and soon signed up.
Why did you decide to be a curator for your subcategories?
Young Adult: I still remember the first time I received a CP. I was still relatively new to quiz making, so I had no idea what it meant, but I was happy to get it nonetheless. Once I figured out what a Curator’s Pick was, I decided that I’d like to be a curator, and give other users the happiness of getting one. I first applied for Italian, but unfortunately I was not chosen. A few months later, the incomparable metashades, who had given me my first Pick ever stepped down from the Young Adult category. I thought it would be kind of cool if I took up the position, and I eventually got it.
Church: Shortly after I became YA curator, there was a post in General Discussion announcing that many curator positions were open. I saw church, and decided to try for that. I had enjoyed the YA curatorship, and I knew a good amount of trivia falling under the Church category.
What’s your favorite trivia fact having to do with your subcategories?
Young Adult: The young-adult series Percy Jackson actually began as a bedtime story for the author’s son.
Church: Emperor Constantine is remembered in Christian tradition for two things: Becoming the first Christian emperor, and making Christianity the official religion of Rome. Both of these things are misleading–although he did convert to Christianity, it was not until he was on his deathbed. And Christianity did not become the official religion of Rome until after his death, under Emperor Theodosius.
What are some of your favorite published quizzes from your subcategories?
Young Adult: Paint the Hogwarts Crest by FantasticBowties and Percy Jackson Immortal Parents by percyandharryfan.
Church: Christian Denomination by Haiku by folio1701 and What’s Missing? (Bible) by LTH.
What are some of your favorite contributed quizzes from your subcategories?
Young Adult: Young Adult Bunker by Bolafssonify and Hangman-Young Adult by PenguinsMeercats.
Church: Simpsons Non-Denominational Quotes by Pushcake and Places of Worship (Picture Click) by hockeystix3.
Which Sporcle Group do you frequent most often?
I spend a lot of time in Find the Star, it’s a fun game, and it has a great community.
How can Sporclers in your subcategories best contact you?
Send me a Sporcle Message–my e-mail alerts me every time my Sporcle inbox has a new message.
Are there any Sporclers whose quizzes you think merit more attention than they get?
christopherjulia makes a lot of great quizzes, and often promotes others’ quizzes in his blog. I thought it would be good to return the favor. Europe: We’re Surrounded! is one great quiz of his.
Haiku or favorite Dad Joke (or both):
So, Roses are red.
And violets are blue.
Whoops, that’s a haiku.
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.