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Posted by Shnabubula (Member # 9834) on :
Here's a cool trick. You can tell a lot about somebody based on which books they prefer in the ender quartet. Here's how it works:

they like ender's game: they have an understanding of loneliness and mastery.

they like speaker: they have the ability to empathize and teach others

they like xenocide: they have direct experience with and appreciation for suffering

the like Children of the Mind: they have a deep sense of spirituality

Try it.. it's quite accurate. Anybody care to try it with the Shadow Books?
Posted by Occasional (Member # 5860) on :
Umm . . . not accurate. My favorite is Speaker, but it has more to do with the interesting family dynamics and alien customs. I suppose I can teach others, but empathy has never been one of my strong abilities.
Posted by mr_porteiro_head (Member # 4644) on :
I also disagree. It doesn't apply to me.
Posted by Synesthesia (Member # 4774) on :
I like all of those books
I guess all of those apply.
Posted by mr_porteiro_head (Member # 4644) on :
Why does this tarot only say positive things? That's no fun.

[ December 29, 2006, 12:25 PM: Message edited by: mr_porteiro_head ]
Posted by Shnabubula (Member # 9834) on :
okay... lets try negative..

you like ender's game: You have lots of self hatred

you like speaker for the dead: you come from a broken family

you like xenocide: you have obsessive tendencies lol a bit obvious I'll admit

you like children of the mind: you're a fan of theoretics [take that mr. card]
Posted by Orincoro (Member # 8854) on :
I'd switch those two for ender's game and speaker around- seems speaker is more to do with guilt and self-loathing really. Broken families are the subjects of both books.
Posted by Will B (Member # 7931) on :
We can also do it with desserts.

If you like ice cream, you're cold and yet sweet.
If you prefer pecan pie, you're nutty.
If you like chocolate, you have a dark outlook on life (unless it's white chocolate).
If you like fruitcake...
Posted by The Last Person (Member # 8896) on :
good idea in theory... but i dont think it works
Posted by CRash (Member # 7754) on :
Though I like Speaker I am neither 1)very empathetic nor a teacher-type nor 2)from a broken family.

Although I am cold and yet sweet... [Wink]

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