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?
My friend sent me the link to try to play Harry Potter Top 200, and after 5 attempts I decided to make an account on the website. I’ve been Sporcling ever since.
Why did you decide to be a curator for your subcategories?
I had been on Sporcle for about 3 years and decided to get more involved with the community. After looking through the available subcategories, Mixed Word seemed like the most unique one, and I applied for it. A couple weeks after I also chose to apply for the Mario subcategory, as I’ve always been a Nintendo fan.
What’s your favorite trivia fact having to do with your subcategories?
Mario was originally the bad guy in 1981. He was the abusive owner of Donkey Kong and Donkey Kong Junior.
What are some of your favorite published quizzes from your subcategories?
Mario: Mario Character Line-Up–it’s interesting to see the sizes of the characters in perspective.
Mixed Word: Scrambled Eggs–you can’t go wrong with a classic.
What are some of your favorite contributed quizzes from your subcategories?
Mario: The 8-bit Super Mario quizzes by goc3 are incredibly well made. Not only are they amazing Mario quizzes, some of them are Mixed Word quizzes, too. They are an incredible series of quizzes that must take a lot of work.
Mixed Word: The Risky Anagramming quizzes by Aclas are part of a relatively new series that put a clever twist on mixed word quizzes.
What are your favorite quizzes from an entirely different category?
Just to name a few–In Search of Cartoon Characters quizzes by kfastic, and Common Word Clip quizzes by thomasdim95, and Pixel Art quizzes by goc3.
How can Sporclers in your subcategories best contact you?
They can send me a private message through Sporcle, or they can leave a comment, as I read every single one.
Haiku or favorite Dad Joke (or both):
How did the steam die?
That I do not really know
But it will be mist
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.