My favourite own quiz: "Pictures at an Exhibition - All Saints" or "Empedocles Goes Classic: Water".|
My favourite stand-alone quiz: "Dear Athena" by Jouen58. For a quiz series: griffinj's set of three quizzes on "Faberge Eggs".
I haven't had any inspiration to start writing a Video Games Quiz. For the categories I've already tried, I find Television quite hard.
Reply #121. Sep 16 12, 7:07 AM
My favourite quiz of my own is "It's not Irrelevant, it's a Hippopotamus".|
I don't know about a series as such but Mutchisman's "folky" music quizzes are great, as are the ones written by Stu (thehistoryguy) - of theirs my favourites are the one about the heinous death/murder in folk songs and the sludge around quizzland one (which sort of obliquely mentions me :-D "I was that Someone")
I don't like writing in Celebs because I find it hard to make myself gush and "like" the celebs sufficiently, and the Celebs criteria requires that we be nice about people and I just can't a lot of the time :-D
TV and Movies I can write, but it needs the right subject, I can't just do them easily or to order so to speak. Same with Video Games. I think I have more trouble because they aren't things that interest me, or that I know a lot about, and I don't particularly want to know, so researching a quiz is a chore rather than an enjoyment if that makes sense. So while I have written in those categories for commissions sometimes, it's been when I couldn't think of a single other viable idea, and "under protest".
Apart from once or twice, when someone caught my eye and I was interested, and they tend to be the better received of the quizzes I have in Celebs.
Reply #123. Sep 16 12, 8:39 AM
My favourite quiz of my own is "The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau".|
My favourite quiz from another player is the "What Happened in......?" series by john_sunseri.
The caregory I have least interest in is religion.
Reply #124. Sep 16 12, 1:21 PM
My favorite quiz of my own is "Anyone Got the Time?" (thanks Kyle for the Challenge title by the way...) It was a topic that I didn't know much about when I chose it, and I learned so much through the research and quiz-writing. It is the quiz I am most proud of, even if it's not my highest rated or most played.|
As far as someone else's....hmm...."Yours Truly, Cassandra" by adams627. I love Greek Myth, and have plays tons of the quizzes in that category (planning on writing some of my own), but this one was just incredible. So much was packed into the questions and interesting info. Even knowing the myths from Classics class I still learned a lot playing it!
I've only written in 4 categories, but I imagine, for me, writing in the Religion category would be the toughest. I've played several quizzes that were pretty much all "what verse of the Bible does this quote correspond to?" type questions. I imagine that writing about a religion (one I don't know well, so pretty much anything other than Presbyterianism), with so many interpretations and nuances to religions around the world, writing questions that accurately address the religion without being "quotes only" would be extremely difficult, especially for me.
Reply #125. Sep 16 12, 1:46 PM
I don't really have a favorite quiz of my own, but if I had to choose one, it would be my collaboration with Kyle, the video games in songs one. I was very surprised to receive an editors choice there. Usually, when I submit a quiz, I suspect how it will turn out. Sometimes I have a dream of receiving an EC. I never though this on would actually get it. :-P|
Favorite of another is Stuthehistoryguy's Sludge quiz. I love a lot of quizzes on here, but this is the quiz that inspired me to truly write. I had written a few, but was further motivated with this quiz. I played it dozens of times, because I loved it. Fist quiz that truly inspired me
Anything sci/tech. I cannot find a good topic to write about. It's terrible for me. I hate a lot of other categories, but this is my worst. :-)
Reply #129. Sep 16 12, 3:44 PM
Favourite quiz of my own would probably be "Images of Mary Stewart". |
Favourite series - either the Pictures at an Exhibition series by JanIQ, or thula2's Famous First Words series.
I've written at least a question for every category, and BT is by far the hardest for me.
Reply #130. Sep 16 12, 4:10 PM
A. I like "The Disastrous Marriage of George IV" because it makes me laugh. There was another on "Early Australian Prime Ministers" I liked, but the questions and ii are miles too long. It showcases Australian early history. And "The Loves of the American Presidents" I really liked as well. It details the marriages of ten of the Presidents and stresses the human qualities and the romances of the great men. That's probably the one I like the most. |
B. What a question. There's been so many truly excellent ones written by everyone. So I'll have to go with a recent one by dcpddc478 - "I'm Not Feeling Very Well" (on unusual mental illnesses); OR any by Bloomsby (history but tough); OR "It happened One Night" by Zorba (another history, with a good balance between difficult and easy questions); OR Looney's (great range); OR Salami"s "The Powers That B" (world figures).
C. Video Games. I never got into them so writing a quiz on them makes me perspire with anxiety. Thank GOODNESS the sole one I did got the sunnies.
Reply #132. Sep 16 12, 7:40 PM
Totally agree that religion is the toughest - if you follow one particular one, you could write about it easily enough, but stepping into any other one might be treading on sensitive ground, as there are probably as many interpretations as there are people, and religion tends to devilishly tricky when you get down to the nitty gritty. If I had to do a quiz on religion I think I would choose an olden or little known variety. RPGs and video games, as well as a lot of pop music, are tough categories for me.|
Reply #134. Sep 16 12, 8:53 PM
Favorites by other authors would have to be stu and wesley because their quizzes are well written and informative.|
Of my own, I prefer 'To Mock A Killing Bird' whether it gets sun or not. It was fun to create.
Reply #135. Sep 16 12, 8:56 PM
*blush*. Thanks so much, mariamir and Creedy.|
When I wrote that quiz, I had no clue it would be so well received. To be mentioned among your favorites, I'm just so honored. All these terrific quizzes being mentioned, and I'm in there as one of them. :-P you should seemy cheeks. :)
My best quizzes see to be the ones that were toughest to write, and that was one of the toughest. :-P
Reply #136. Sep 16 12, 10:19 PM
Oh yes I forgot, I dislike writing rock music quizzes. They're as boring as bat's poop.|
Reply #137. Sep 16 12, 11:04 PM
I got death threats after my first religion quiz went online :-D Well, threatened with eternal damnation and suchlike.|
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Reply #139. Sep 17 12, 5:46 AM
I've been thinking about joining in a challenge for a while, so can I jump in here with some comments?|
As far as my favorite quiz of my own, let me say that music, particularly rock and roll, has been my life but as it turned out "New England Rivers" is my favorite quiz. I started doing it just for the geography credit but - surprise!
A quiz that sticks in my mind is Shuehorn's "The Quest for the Holy Mail." I thought she did a great twist on a literature quiz.
Worst category: Celebrities. And not just because I'm one of the 12 men in America who have not made a video with Paris Hilton. I don't know the given name of anyone with the surname Kardashian - and don't want to. At least video games have some redeeming social value!
Reply #140. Sep 17 12, 12:30 PM
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