i took this quiz several months ago n really really wanted to post it here...
but just felt so reluctant to do so... haaaaa...
well, finally i post it here anyway... hehehe....
you see, this only shows that i have to broaden my knowledge (in a case that i don't even know who the hell Tove Jansson and Gene Wolfe are *lol*)
and the result is quite-but-not-that-shocking-result haaaa... though i've never read Mister Pullman's as well *sigh* (gosh, what a fantasy lover i am..?).
Well, i have a lot of homeworks then..
so, without further ado... this is the result (finally)
Congratulations! You are High-Brow,
Peaceful, Experimental and Cynical! These concepts are defined
Philip Pullman was already a prominent
author of children's books when he published his most praised work to
date, the trilogy known as His Dark Materials
(1995-2000). In this work, set both in parallel worlds and our
own, Pullman made a courageous attempt to write a book for young
readers which incorporated a whole vision of the universe, as well as a
discussion of ethical issues. He managed to combine this with a burst
of thought-provoking and entertaining imagination, bringing to life a
Europe where the church is still in control, "souls" that have been
externalised as animal presences, intelligent, sentient polar bears and
much more. The series have been described as a sort of "anti-Narnia",
as Pullman's attempt to write an updated variant of the kind of books C
S Lewis, whom Pullman has criticized for having racist, misogynic and
preaching tendencies, wanted to write. His Dark
Materials has also spawned some controversy among
Christians, who see the the work as an attack against Christianity,
Pullman being one of Britain's most outspoken atheists. Other
Christians have, however, claimed to have found spirituality
in the books.
Either way, Pullman's combination of
renewal and expansion of the genre, his profound messages on the value
of life and his refusal to under-estimate his young readers' ability to
see life as it is makes Pullman one of the most interesting and
important writers of modern fantasy.
You are also a lot like Tove
If you want something some action, try Gene
If you'd like a challenge, try your exact opposite, J R R
This is how
to interpret your score: Your attitudes have been measured on four
different scales, called 1) High-Brow vs. Low-Brow, 2) Violent vs.
Peaceful, 3) Experimental vs. Traditional and 4) Cynical vs. Romantic.
Imagine that when you were born, you were in a state of innocence, a
tabula rasa who would have scored zero on each
scale. Since then, a number of circumstances (including genetical,
cultural and environmental factors) have pushed you towards either end
of these scales. If you're at 45 or -45 you would be almost entirely
cynical, low-brow or whatever. The closer to zero you are, the less
extreme your attitude. However, you should always
be more of either (eg more romantic than cynical). Please
note that even though High-Brow, Violent, Experimental and Cynical
have positive numbers (1 through 45) and their opposites negative
numbers (-1 through -45), this doesn't mean that either quality is
better. All attitudes have their positive and negative sides, as
received 5 points, making you more High-Brow than
Low-Brow. Being high-browed in this context refers to
being more fascinated with the sort of art that critics and scholars
tend to favour, rather than the best-selling kind. At their best, high-brows are
cultured, able to appreciate the finer nuances of literature and
not content with simplifications. At
their worst they are, well,
You received -1 points, making you more
Violent. This scale is a measurement of a) if you are tolerant to
violence in fiction and b) whether you see violence as a means that can
be used to achieve a good end. If you aren't, and you don't, then you
are peaceful as defined here. At
their best, peaceful people are the ones who encourage
dialogue and understanding as a means of solving conflicts.
At their worst, they
are standing passively by as they or third parties are hurt
by less scrupulous
received 7 points, making you more Experimental than Traditional.
Your position on this scale indicates if you're more likely to seek out
the new and unexpected or if you are more comfortable with the
familiar, especially in regards to culture. Note that traditional as
defined here does not equal conservative, in the political sense.
At their best,
experimental people are the ones who show humanity the way forward.
At their worst, they
provoke for the sake of provocation
received 5 points, making you more Cynical than Romantic. Your
position on this scale indicates if you are more likely to be wary,
suspicious and skeptical to people around you and the world at
large, or if you are more likely to believe in grand
schemes, happy endings and the basic goodness of humankind. It is
by far the most vaguely defined scale, which is why you'll find the
sentence "you are also a lot like x" above. If you
feel that your position on this scale is wrong, then you are probably
more like author x. At their best, cynical people
are able to see through lies and spot crucial flaws in plans and
schemes. At their
worst, they are overly negative, bringing everybody else