If you’re done eating turkey and you’ve parked yourself in front of the computer to sit and digest your dinner a while, be sure to take a look at this John Scalzi Sci-Fi Scanner post in which he tells us what he’s thankful for in terms of science fiction movies.
Science fiction is worth giving thanks for — I certainly do. But perhaps it deserves its own holiday? I wonder…..
Oh… hey… whaddya know? There actually IS a National Science Fiction Day! It’s January 2nd, which is Isaac Asimov’s birthday.
Awesome. New Year’s, Science Fiction Day, AND my birthday, all in one month. January is Party Time!
There’s this site called Typealyzer that has a cute shtick: enter the address of a blog, and they claim to provide a personalty profile of the blogger. So hey, just for kicks I thought I’d see what they had to say about me. Their “analysis” put me in a group labeled “the Thinkers”:
The logical and analytical type. They are especialy attuned to difficult creative and intellectual challenges and always look for something more complex to dig into. They are great at finding subtle connections between things and imagine far-reaching implications.
They enjoy working with complex things using a lot of concepts and imaginative models of reality. Since they are not very good at seeing and understanding the needs of other people, they might come across as arrogant, impatient and insensitive to people that need some time to understand what they are talking about.
Of course none of this should be taken too seriously. I put in the addresses of several other science fiction blogs and got the same result. I think it’s keying in on the frequent occurrence of the word “science.”
Still, it is strangely accurate. I think “using a lot of concepts and imaginative models of reality” is a great description of any serious science fiction fan.
And “logical and analytical”? Can’t argue with that.