"And to this purpose"

"If people like to read their books, it is all very well, but to be at so much trouble in filling great volumes, which, as I used to think, nobody would willingly ever look into, to be labouring only for the torment of little boys and girls, always struck me as a hard fate; and though I know it is all very right and necessary, I have often wondered at the person's courage that could sit down on purpose to do it." (In other words: rambling analyses, opinions, ideas, views, and comments from an English major, Essay/paper-writing enthusiastic, Austen-loving Master Librarian on, well, Jane Austen...and a whole lot of other things, too.)

"Celebrated Passages are Quoted"

Heidi's favorite quotes

"What is it really like to be engaged?" asked Anne curiously. "Well, that all depends on who you're engaged to," answered Diana, with that maddening air of superior wisdom always assumed by those who are engaged over those who are not."— L.M. Montgomery

Friday, March 5, 2010


I'm going through reviews of books, and I'm currently in a section of books that have corresponding websites with activities and such. So I decided to look at some of them and see the YA/children's appeal. One was http://www.amandaproject.com/. And the first thing I saw was "What's your animal totem?" Remembering the interesting experiences my roommates and I had finding out what our Daemons (Golden Compass) were a few years ago, I decided to try it. These were my results:
You are an Intellect.

Animal Totem: Raven.

“It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well.” – RenĂ© Descartes

Just how many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Roll pop? You may not know, but you're certainly the kind of person who will find out! You're incredibly intelligent and the fact that you can think on your feet makes you cunning and sly. People look to you for insight and knowledge and (to partner with in all science projects). Because you always seek the truth, you truth-seeker, you, your pursuit of knowledge is never-ending. You've never met a book you don't love, a question you don't want to answer or a mystery you can't solve. And your ability look at things from every angle gives you a one-of-kind point of view from that your lofty perch.

You, as an awesome factoid:
Legend has it that if the ravens at the Tower of London are removed, the British monarchy and entire kingdom will fall. It's so important to keep them there that the resident ravens have their wings clipped to prevent them from flying away. Instead, they are free to roam the tower grounds and have their own Ravenmaster to take care of them. Talk about important.

You, but Famous:
Hermione in Harry Potter; Lainey in She's All That; Willow in Buffy the Vampire Slayer; Dakota Fanning in real life; Vanessa Hudgens as Gabriella Montez in HSM

You, but Grown Up:
Doctor, attorney, writer, editor, college professor, scientist, ruler of the intellectual universe

You, but a color:
Midnight blue

You, but a song:
Theme song from Jeopardy, "Istanbul (not Constantinople)," by They Might Be Giants, "Be True to Your School," by the Beach Boys, anything by Schoolhouse Rock because...they rock

You, as a department store:
J. Crew

You, but a number:
2, 3, 5, 7...any prime number because you're just that dang cerebral

You, but a movie quote:
"Find a truly original idea. It is the only way I will ever distinguish myself. It is the only way I will ever matter." - A Beautiful Mind

You, but a city:
Seattle, often ranked the smartest city in the U.S. and home to Microsoft, Boeing, and Amazon.com

You, but a board game:
Trivial Pursuit

You, but a sport:
Academic Decathlon. Yes, that's a sport.

You, but a book:
The dictionary

You, but a class subject:
Is this a joke? Take your pick. You rock them all.

You, but on a desert island:
MacGuyver has met his match. You can create a radio transmitter with one hand tied behind your back.

You, as a partner in crime:
Not only are you super smart, you can be super secretive. Because of this, people feel they can trust you with things they can't tell others. That's one of the biggest things you bring to a relationship. Your keen intellect also prompts people to dig a little deeper into their consciences and realize things they otherwise wouldn't and you have a knack for explaining things that don't make a smidgen of sense to everyone else. Because your curiosity can get the better of you, be careful to keep your precociousness in check and at least try to stay out of trouble.

Go find yourself a tigress or horse to hang with – they'll be intrigued by your intellect. And because you display your prowess in a different arena than they do (think brains over brawn), you get along well. You can also fly with other ravens because you're always into people who can expand that ever-expanding brain of yours. However, you've got to be careful because you DO like to be the smartest bird in the room. Dolphins may try your patience with their laissez-faire, devil-may-care attitude and more stream-of-consciousness way of thinking, but you have more tolerance for hanging out with deer. I mean, who can't get along with Bambi?

As usual with quiz results like this, I find myself thinking "Oh, OK, I can go with that" while also thinking "Really?!?" So, what do you think? Complete honesty is welcome!

If you'd like to find out your own, take the quiz here.


Sara Lyn said...

Interesting. They actually pinned you on some of that. I'm a horse. A leader. Seriously? Um... I would describe myself more as a loner than a leader. I'll send you the results. I could see where they were coming for you a lot of the times, but most of my results are bogus. How did I come off as a leader if I both skipped Homecoming to read a book and also waited until a bully was done to help the beat-up kid pick up her stuff? I believe that spells out wimp and lack of interest. :) But there you go. (It does say I get along with ravens, though. Hey! That's you!) :)

Heidi said...

We must get along because I, too, skipped Homecoming to read a book and waited for the bully to finish before helping. Ha ha. We must have been both places together! :-)

Sara Lyn said...

In actual truth, I skipped Prom to go to a double feature with a friend. :) Is that close enough? :)