Category Archives: whimsy!

Primarily for frivolous online surveys…Not to be taken too seriously.

Did These Things Happen In The ‘Harry Potter’ Books Or Films?…


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Date: April 24, 2018

01) Did These Things Happen In The ‘Harry Potter’ Books Or Films?

“Not everything from the Harry Potter books made it into the films. After all it has to be pretty hard to stuff 4,175 pages worth of text into 20 hours of film.”

I guess I know the movies well enough, to get by…A perfect score!

At least one I had to guess at…Another is kind of misleading, and up to interpretation…but I went with the most solid answer, in my opinion.

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Whose Famous Military Mind is Most Like Yours?…


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Date: March 21, 2018

01) Whose Famous Military Mind is Most Like Yours?

“Military history is filled with great thinkers who changed the way wars we fought, peace was won, and nations prepared for conflict. Some even influenced the way business strategy is determined. Which famous military mind is most like yours?”

This one may test your patience…

…There are way to many ridiculous questions…at least one that doesn’t even make sense…some you need to be a history buff to give an intelligent answer for…

By the time I got half way through, I was ready for it to be over…but it mercilessly dragged on…

It would have benefited from being limited to, maybe, a dozen questions.

The Results:

Norman Schwarzkopf

“You don’t believe in getting too deep into conflicts, making you a lot like the general who ran the First Gulf War, General Norman Schwarzkopf. General Schwarzkopf didn’t want to invade Iraq, knowing full well what the results of an occupation would be. Instead, he used a combination of surgical strikes and counterintelligence to move the Iraqi army into position for defeat. Perhaps one of the fastest wars in history, the First Gulf War was fought by showing inflatable tanks to Iraqi spies and passing false reports to the media, while using cutting-edge stealth bombers to pepper targets with laser-guided explosives.”

But still…I’m a “Stormin’ Norman”…Hmmm…

…I guess…That was my war, after all…It might as well be him.

…It’s not like I entered this with any preferences.

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My Ilvermorny House…

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Date: January 12, 2018

01) Pottermore

“Horned Serpent

Named by Isolt Sayre after the great horned river serpent that has a jewel set into its forehead; Horned Serpent house is sometimes considered to represent the mind of a witch or wizard. It is also said that Horned Serpent favours scholars.”

Given the amount of writing I’ve done over my lifetime…I have to admit…

…This is pretty trippy.

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The Wand of Steve Diamond…


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Date: January 09, 2018

01) Pottermore

Laurel wood with a dragon heartstring core, 12 ½” and rigid flexibility

“Laurel: It is said that a laurel wand cannot perform a dishonourable act, although in the quest for glory (a not uncommon goal for those best suited to these wands), I have known laurel wands perform powerful and sometimes lethal magic. Laurel wands are sometimes called fickle, but this is unfair. The laurel wand seems unable to tolerate laziness in a possessor, and it is in such conditions that it is most easily and willingly won away. Otherwise, it will cleave happily to its first match forever, and indeed has the unusual and engaging attribute of issuing a spontaneous lightning strike if another witch or wizard attempts to steal it.

Dragon: As a rule, dragon heartstrings produce wands with the most power, and which are capable of the most flamboyant spells. Dragon wands tend to learn more quickly than other types. While they can change allegiance if won from their original master, they always bond strongly with the current owner. The dragon wand tends to be easiest to turn to the Dark Arts, though it will not incline that way of its own accord. It is also the most prone of the three cores to accidents, being somewhat temperamental.

12 ½” in length: Most wands will be in the range of between nine and fourteen inches. While I have sold extremely short wands (eight inches and under) and very long wands (over fifteen inches), these are exceptionally rare. In the latter case, a physical peculiarity demanded the excessive wand length. However, abnormally short wands usually select those in whose character something is lacking, rather than because they are physically undersized (many small witches and wizards are chosen by longer wands).

Rigid flexibility: Wand flexibility or rigidity denotes the degree of adaptability and willingness to change possessed by the wand-and-owner pair – although, again, this factor ought not to be considered separately from the wand wood, core and length, nor of the owner’s life experience and style of magic, all of which will combine to make the wand in question unique.”

This is pretty cool…

…I expect, nobody had best mess with me…

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Discover your Patronus…


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Date: January 05, 2018

01) Discover your Patronus

You have to have an account with Pottermore, in order to engage in these types of “surveys”…But, I enjoy this sort of stuff…So, I went ahead and opened up an account.

I promise not to make a habit of this…but, I wanted to do this one in particular…Open up your own account, if you like. Normally, I will stick with the surveys immediately open to everyone, without additional requirements.

Hmm….

…There is no skill involved here…

…A Fox Terrier…Interesting…I guess…

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How Much Do You Know About Christmas?…


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Date: December 15, 2017

01) How Much Do You Know About Christmas?

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year, but how much do you know about Christmas? It’s celebrated around the world, and it’s rich with tradition and meaning, but in this quiz, we’re going to go a step further. So, haul out the holly, we’re getting our Christmas on.”

I didn’t think I was going to do this well…

…A few of these questions, I felt were clearly misleading…I had the correct answer in my mind, but due to the way they phrased the question…it made it seem like they were looking for some other answer.

A few other questions, the answers are honestly up to interpretation…not really a fixed answer, in my opinion.

I started off pretty bad [the first five or so questions]…but pulled out of the nose dive, nicely.

Yes…There was a lot of intuition at play here…I guessed on many of these questions…and happened to get most of my guesses correct.

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Only Someone With an IQ of 130+ Can Ace This Knowledge Test! Can You?…


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Date: December 07, 2017

01) Only Someone With an IQ of 130+ Can Ace This Knowledge Test! Can You?

“This is serious. If you pass this quiz, you’re an incredibly smart person. If you fail… well, we promise that we’ll still like you. Proceed, brainiac!”

I have little faith, that I’m going to do extremely well…

…No matter how this turns out…Do Not call me a dummy!

27 out of 35!

…Okay…so this survey froze up on me twice…It was being a total pain in the behind…and I had to complete it in a different web browser…

I had to start over, twice…after getting deep underway…[really, really deep]…

This is not cheating!…because I entered into this, in good faith, with the best of possible intentions…

…Just because I was getting inhumanely trounced, the first attempt, and came to remember nearly all of the correct answers in subsequent attempts…

…Well…it wasn’t my fault…

…It was fate!

Thankfully…we shall never know, how horrible my first attempt would have turned out.

To be fair…Most of these bits of information, aren’t stuff most people even would know.

…And I did not cheat, so…

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