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?
I can’t remember exactly, but I think someone linked to a quiz on a message board I read, and after that it was like falling down the rabbit hole…
Why did you decide to be a curator for your subcategory?
Druhutch, the previous curator, approached me and asked if I was interested (he’d previously CPed a few of my own quizzes), and I was too flattered to say no 🙂
What’s your favorite trivia fact having to do with your subcategory?
Shakespeare wrote TWO plays where families are reunited with their long-lost relatives at Ephesus¹, and also two where a friar persuades a bride to fake her own death².
What are some of your favorite contributed quizzes from your subcategory?
Shakespeare Play by Paperback Cover; The Third Thing You Need to Know: Shakespeare and, for sheer gruesome awesomeness, the Titus Andronicus Death Clock.
What are your favorite quizzes from an entirely different category?
Scuadrado‘s language puzzle series (a good starting point is Polynesian Cognate Puzzle). Generally, I like quizzes that are not just about general knowledge (I certainly don’t know any Polynesian languages!), but that require you to figure something out.
Which Sporcle Group do you frequent most often?
I didn’t know Sporcle Groups existed until right now! I will have to check them out.
How can Sporclers in your subcategory best contact you?
Are there any Sporclers whose quizzes you think merit more attention than they get?
To be honest, I’m not really sure because I don’t pay a lot of attention to *who* created a quiz, other than trying not to pick back-to-back quizzes by the same person.
Haiku or favorite Dad Joke (or both):
This is not exactly a haiku, but it does have three lines:
There was a young man of Anjou
Whose limericks stopped at line two.
There was a young man of Verdun.
1. The Comedy of Errors and Pericles
2. Romeo and Juliet and Much Ado About Nothing
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.