Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Oh bugger

I was going to write a thoughtful and very concise post. It was all worded in my mind.

I went to Ario's site. I saw a quiz. I took it.




You're Watership Down!

by Richard Adams

Though many think of you as a bit young, even childish, you're
actually incredibly deep and complex. You show people the need to rethink their
assumptions, and confront them on everything from how they think to where they
build their houses. You might be one of the greatest people of all time. You'd
be recognized as such if you weren't always talking about talking rabbits.



Take the Book Quiz
at the Blue Pyramid.



My reputation - nay, my whole self-image - as an elitist literary snob is ruined.

Oh bugger.

27 comments:

ario said...

You are a bunny.

:)

Anna MR said...

I am. Rub it in, won't you.

Damn.

Matti said...

FUCK. me too.

i call shenanigans.

Anna MR said...

Ha. That makes me feel a little better.

ario said...

I see pink fluffy bunnies everywhere I go.

Beware of headlights you two...

:)

Anna MR said...

Ario, you are a beast and I hold you personally responsible.

Beware of the Revenge of the Rabbit, yourself.

trousers said...

Come over to the press and see mine. I'm not happy, clearly.

Anna MR said...

housut, honey, I'm glad you got something else than the two titles I've heard of so far - I was beginning to worry it was a hoax. Welcome to my house, by the way - I don't believe you've visited before. Lovely to see you here...

(...but don't know whether I can forgive you for being a more literary piece of work than me, much as I used to love Watership Down as a ten-twelve year old)

x

trousers said...

Thanks for the warm welcome, anna my dear. I've visited before, but you're right - this must be the first time I've commented. About time too!

I'm sorry about being a more literary work - it may add insult to injury when I inform you that I've read neither book in question.

Having said that, the sentences - "You might be one of the greatest people of all time. You'd
be recognized as such if you weren't always talking about talking rabbits." - are something to aspire to if you ask me :)

Anna MR said...

Shhhhh, housut - never tell, but I've been stuck about halfway through Les Mis for three years or so. Shortly after the war chapter...

But yes, I don't know whether I should now immediately cease to talk about talking rabbits (so as to be recognised as one of the etc) or to increase the amount of talking-rabbit babble I come up with (to ensure I indeed am one of the etc).

Tricky, that one.

x

charnel doze said...

Great: 'Love in the Time of Cholera'...

Anna MR said...

Oh fuck. That's pretty cool, Charnel...

NMJ said...

Just did it - I'm a Webster's dictionary.

x

Anna MR said...

Now that is somehow uncannily apt, NMJ...

x

Kanikoski said...

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Quote: "Be careful around rabbit holes." Hmmm.

NMJ said...

No, but I'm boring, only fun in 'short spurts'.

I did it again, varying the answers but then I was some Tolkein novel - I'd rather be a dictionary!

x

Anna MR said...

Kanikoski - that is just so apt in too many ways, I am killing myself laughing (the meaning of your Finnish name should really be disclosed here, so the English speakers could share the fullness of the funny).

x

But Why? said...

I am The Guns of August. I like war and blame the diplomats. I would never have thought of myself in those terms, but then again, I would never have thought I'd be stood on a platform taking snaps of stationary railway machinery and find the local trainspotters trying to engage me in what passes as gossip.

But x

Anna MR said...

No, NMJ - intelligent, knowledgable, quirky.

Doing it twice is cheating.

Reading the Signs said...

Don't want to wind you up, dear but I am a book by John Irving:

"Despite humble and perhaps literally small beginnings, you inspire
faith in almost everyone you know. You are an agent of higher powers, and you manifest
this fact in mysterious and loud ways. A sense of destiny pervades your every waking
moment, and you prepare with great detail for destiny fulfilled. When you speak, IT
SOUNDS LIKE THIS!"

Honestly, one doesn't like to brag but I couldn't have put it better myself. I'm not sure about the "loud ways", though. They taking the piss, d'you reckon?

Anna MR said...

But - I don't know the book, but it sounds like you have more street cred than I (anyone has more street cred than a freaking bunny).

But, But, but but but...what you say can only mean one thing - namely, that the WET SPOT MACHINE has arrived at Chez Dr Why.

Racing.

x

Anna MR said...

Signs - I don't know about the speaking voice for obvious reasons, but everything else seems stupidly accurate.

Yes. I have to face it. I have to face the truth. I must face - my inner bunny. Drat.

(AT LEAST I DON'T SHOUT)

x

But Why? said...

Anna,

I don't know the book, either. I'm glad I'm not the only one - I was wondering if it was a sign of my being a philestine...

Facing your inner bunny can't be so bad, can it? I'm struggling make peace with my inner war-loving, diplomacy hating, bloody-thirsty trainspotter.

So very confusing - almost like being a teenager again without the excuse of puberty...

But x

Anna MR said...

Hmmmm, But - none of what you say is doing anything to disperse the stereotypical view of you trainspotters ("war-loving, diplomacy hating, bloody-thirsty...a teenager...without the excuse of puberty").

x

But Why? said...

Anna,

I can't help feeling I've been badly paraphrased, but since it was funny, I don't mind at all

But x

Anna MR said...

But - yes, you have been. Expect more where that came from, girl.

(cue evil laughter)

x

Anna MR said...

Or is it "more OF where that came from"?

The forrin geerl is in a tizzy once more.

Shite.