Thursday, November 15, 2007

Discworld

By way of La Femme, I am delighted to discover a quiz which purports to inform you as to which Discworld character you most resemble.

Various Gentle Readers have made statements to this effect regarding your Humble Scribe, so I felt it my duty to confirm or deny certain suspicions:






Which Discworld Character are you like (with pics)
created with QuizFarm.com
You scored as Commander Samuel Vimes

You are Samuel Vimes! Captain of Ankh-Morpork’s city Watch! You are a knight, married to the very wealthy, noble lady Sybil Ramkin. You often walk the streets at night, and are able to tell where you are by the feel of the cobbles under your boots. You always do what is right – that is, what needs to be done – to keep the city safe, even when it seems bad.


Commander Samuel Vimes



69%

Esmerelda (Granny) Weatherwax



50%

Carrot Ironfounderson



50%

Death



44%

Greebo



44%

Lord Havelock Vetinari



38%

Gytha (Nanny) Ogg



38%

The Librarian



38%

Cohen The Barbarian



38%

Rincewind



31%




Huh. I always figured myself for Fred Colon, actually.

LawDog

34 comments:

toad said...

Cohen the Barbarian !?

phlegmfatale said...

That lighter vastly outpaces a zippo. Nifty.

Anonymous said...

Ho. I am Lord Havelock Vetinari.
Which means what?
LawMom

Laughingdog said...

Rincewind baby!

Rincewind 75%
Greebo 69%
Esmerelda Weatherwax 69%
Commander Samuel Vimes 63%
The Librarian 63%
Lord Havelock Vetinari 63%
Cohen The Barbarian 56%
Carrot Ironfounderson 56%
Death 56%
Gytha (Nanny) Ogg 50%

Max Drive said...

I'm an ape?! Works for me.

The Librarian 88%
Lord Havelock Vetinari 81%
Commander Samuel Vimes 69%
Carrot Ironfounderson 69%
Esmerelda (Granny) Weatherwax 63%
Cohen The Barbarian 63%
Gytha (Nanny) Ogg 50%
Greebo 50%
Death 31%
Rincewind 25%

Matt G said...

LawDog, your geek kung fu is very strong.

bedlamite said...

I'm the Librarian. Pardon me while I go get a banana.

ukecanek said...

Librarian, no surprise there. Pity there wasn't Lu Tze. Or better yet, Qu :)

phlegmfatale said...

LawMom - it means you could intimidate a rattlesnake. But we already knew that.

Anonymous said...

For those who aren't Discsavvy:

Cohen the Barbarian is the world's oldest barbarian warlord. He's gotten very VERY good at it by now...
He's also the possessor of the Disc's most expensive set of dentures.

Lord Havelock Vetinari is the Patrician (think dictator, but without the militarism) of the city of Ankh-Morpork. Intelligent and ruthless and with vast reserves of forethought, his only human weaknesses are a fondness for dogs and an abiding hatred for street mime.
"This is a one-man, one-vote system. The Patrician is The Man, and he has The Vote."

The Librarian (of the Unseen University, Ankh-Morpork's college of magic) was once human, but was turned into an orang-outan (note: NOT a monkey) by a wayward burst of magic. At one time there was talk of turning him back, but he is very happy being the only librarian on the Disc that can unscrew a man's head from his neck with his bare hands. Has a one-word vocabulary, but he gets a lot out of it.


Rincewind the Wizzard is an idiot savant in staying alive. Even Death Himself has given up trying, and instead of pursuing Rincewind just keeps tabs on him for entertainment's sake. Rincewind is a chosen tool of Lady Luck, with all that that implies, much against his own will. Very fond of potatoes in all their wonderful forms.

I rated Greebo...

DaveP.

Mark said...

LD, I just plain never imagined you portly enough to be Fred Colon. Though now I can't get the through of Vimes in a Tasmanian Devil T-shirt out of my mind, which explains why I'm giggling so much.

ThePrimeGeek said...

You scored as a Carrot Ironfounderson

You are Captain Carrot Ironfounderson of the City Watch in the greatest city on the Disc - Ankh-Morprok! A truly good natured, honest guy, who knows everyone, and is liked by all. Technically a dwarf, but only by adoption. You'd rather not be reminded that you are the true heir to the throne, but that does explain why people naturally follow your orders¦

Carrot Ironfounderson 81%
Lord Havelock Vetinari 75%
The Librarian 69%
Commander Samuel Vimes 69%
Esmerelda (Granny) Weatherwax 63%
Gytha (Nanny) Ogg 63%
Greebo 63%
Rincewind 50%
Cohen The Barbarian 38%
Death 31%

Hmmmm....

Ky Person said...

I'm, Carrot Ironfounderson. I hope that's a good thing since I haven't read the Discworld books. Yet.

Anonymous said...

Captain Carrot isn't "one of the good guys"; he DEFINES 'good guy'. Incredibly personable, incorruptably honest, and a bit too literal-minded for anyone's good. My favorite description of him is that people consider him to be simple... but then again, a sword is simple too. He's also known for having a punch that even trolls respect.

DaveP.

Cypher said...

You scored as a Death
You are death! Reaper of souls! Riding your horse, Binky, with a scythe at hand. Always working, always busy… You sometimes try to socialize with the living, and ALWAYS SPEAK IN CAPITAL LETTERS.
Death
100%
Cohen The Barbarian
75%
Greebo
75%
Commander Samuel Vimes
63%
Gytha (Nanny) Ogg
63%
Rincewind
50%
Carrot Ironfounderson
50%
Lord Havelock Vetinari
44%
The Librarian
44%
Esmerelda (Granny) Weatherwax
44%




:D

IceFire said...

You scored as a Carrot Ironfounderson
You are Captain Carrot Ironfounderson of the City Watch in the greatest city on the Disc – Ankh-Morprok! A truly good natured, honest guy, who knows everyone, and is liked by all. Technically a dwarf, but only by adoption. You’d rather not be reminded that you are the true heir to the throne, but that does explain why people naturally follow your orders…

Carrot Ironfounderson 81%
Commander Samuel Vimes 69%
The Librarian 63%
Gytha (Nanny) Ogg 50%
Lord Havelock Vetinari 44%
Death 38%
Esmerelda (Granny) Weatherwax 31Rincewind 31%
Cohen The Barbarian 19%
Greebo 13%

Knowing NOTHING about Discworld, I don't know if this is a good thing or a bad thing. As for the Dwarf thing....my nickname in the Army (bestowed by some of the computer tech guys, one of whom was SO tall that I was about eye-level with his navel) WAS "the Dwarf Queen....

Anonymous said...

Oh, well. That's all right, then.
LawMom

Simeron said...

HAHAHAHAAAAA

You are TECHNICALLY a dwarf...

Pretty accurate test eh?

http://quizfarm.com/run.php/Quiz?cmd=showResult

reno said...

You scored as a Lord Havelock Vetinari.

You are Lord Vetinari! Supreme ruler of Ankh-Morpork! Cool, calculated, and always in control. You graduated from the assassins guild, but failed a course on stealth and camouflage, because the professor never saw you there (even though you attended every class). You always seem to know what everyone is thinking, and after a conversation with you, people feel that they have just escaped certain death.

Lord Havelock Vetinari 81%
Commander Samuel Vimes 69%
Carrot Ironfounderson 56%
Cohen The Barbarian 56%
Greebo 56%
Esmerelda (Granny) Weatherwax 50%Death 44%
The Librarian 44%
Gytha (Nanny) Ogg 38%
Rincewind 31%

BryanP said...

I've taken other versions of this test in the past.

Carrot.

Again.

KCSteve said...

I found it interesting that I scored as Lord Havelock Vetinari but only after I answered a tie-breaker question to the effect that I like control better than bannanas.

Lord Havelock Vetinari 81%
The Librarian 81%

Until this point I never realized how much those two do have in common.

And as to the accuracy of the test, well, I've got abnormally long arms, lots of reddish-brown hair, and tend to get screamed at a lot by people who didn't know I was there. Once upon a time, way back when, I nearly won a game of hide-n-seek by simply standing midway between two trees. Got caught when I burst out laughing when the 'seeker' when to look behind me. Would have got away if I'd recovered from my laughing fit faster than he recovered from the shock.

JeanC said...

I always knew I was Nanny Ogg :D

Anonymous said...

Wow. This is wild. I took it twice to be sure.
Lord Havelock Vetinari 94%
Death 88%
Librarian, Carrot Ironfounderson, & Rincewind 38%
Commander Samuel Vimes, Gytha Ogg, Esmerelda Weatherwax, & Greebo 38%
Cohen the Barbarian 25%
I am going to have to read these books and find out what profound phychological quirkiness I'm inflicting upon the world at large.
LawMom

Kaerius said...

Highest I got was the not-so-flattering Rincewind at 63%, runner ups being the librarian at 56% and Gytha (Nanny) Ogg at 53%...

Any way you look at it though, I'm some sort of magic user apparently.

Rorschach said...

You are Lord Vetinari! Supreme ruler of Ankh-Morpork! Cool, calculated, and always in control. You graduated from the assassins guild, but failed a course on stealth and camouflage, because the professor never saw you there (even though you attended every class). You always seem to know what everyone is thinking, and after a conversation with you, people feel that they have just escaped certain death.
Lord Havelock Vetinari
88%
The Librarian
69%
Cohen The Barbarian
69%
Esmerelda (Granny) Weatherwax
63%
Carrot Ironfounderson
63%
Death
63%
Rincewind
50%
Commander Samuel Vimes
50%
Gytha (Nanny) Ogg
38%
Greebo
25%

Billll said...

You scored as a Carrot Ironfounderson

You are Captain Carrot Ironfounderson of the City Watch in the greatest city on the Disc - Ankh-Morpork! A truly good natured, honest guy, who knows everyone, and is liked by all. Technically a dwarf, but only by adoption. You'd rather not be reminded that you are the true heir to the throne, but that does explain why people naturally follow your orders¦

Carrot Ironfounderson 92%
Lord Havelock Vetinari 88%

So why am I not in Management?

Anonymous said...

The Librarian, then Granny. So if you call me a monkey, I'll turn you into a toad. Oldeforce

trainer said...

Cohen the Barbarian...

willandleigh said...

A tie between Commander Samuel Vines and the Librarian.
Where does that put me in these books. Guess I shall to read yet another series and find out!

Ian Argent said...

Lord Havelock Vetinari
88%
Esmerelda (Granny) Weatherwax
69%
Carrot Ironfounderson
56%
Commander Samuel Vimes
56%
Gytha (Nanny) Ogg
50%
Cohen The Barbarian
44%
Death
44%
Rincewind
44%
The Librarian
31%
Greebo
25%

Um...
I didn't think I was that ... well, meddlesom (and not in the "meddlesome kids" sense

Tennessee Budd said...

I know what's wrong with the test--they didn't have "Feegle" as a match!
Commander Samuel Vimes
81%
Greebo
81%
Rincewind
69%
Gytha (Nanny) Ogg
69%
Esmerelda (Granny) Weatherwax
63%
Carrot Ironfounderson
56%
The Librarian
44%
Death
44%
Lord Havelock Vetinari
38%
Cohen The Barbarian

Assrot said...

I got the exact same answer you did.

CaveTroll said...

Hmmm Got Vetinari as well
Funny I thought I was more the Detritus type but that option wasn't there

PA State Cop said...

Sam, although Greebo was a close second. I'd been happy with Death. ;)