Wednesday, June 1, 2011

I Did It for the Accuracy

Every Wednesday, YA Highway asks their readership a simple question to answer on your blog. Once you answer, you link your blog in the comments for other readers to hop on board. This is Road Trip Wednesday.

Today's topic: What is the strangest/weirdest thing you've ever researched?

It's been established that I'm easily distracted.

Even with my love of Wikipedia and the Googles, I never hop on there for hell of it. I start off with a purpose. Sometimes it's to prove Hubby wrong, like how many hits came from Bush's Sixteen Stone*. Most of the time, though, it's for research.

While revising Phoenix Rising this month, I've researched the following topics:
  • contents of an aphrodisiac
  • behavior under the influence of ecstasy
  • how to kill with magic**
  • how to become a ninja***

Do you like asking Google random questions? What have you discovered?



* The answer is five.
** Apparently you can only do this in Harry Potter.
*** There are no ninjas in Phoenix Rising. I got distracted by another idea on a rather tedious scene.
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Last.fm hit of the day: In Bloom by Nirvana

10 comments:

  1. The Google? Ha ha.

    Interesting to know magic cannot really kill. I was afraid rules for the mythical art of sorcery were the same in fiction and the real world.

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  2. Good for you for having a purpose before you let the Googles distract you. (I can't say the same!)
    I love ninjas.

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  3. You know, there could be ninjas in your story but you can't see them...

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  4. Lol, I'd LOVE to read a post on how to become a ninja. :)

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  5. I recently researched how to blow stuff up with gasoline, followed a few days later by details on body decomposition in specific climates. >__>

    I'm pretty sure I'm on six kinds of government watch lists!

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  6. How to become a ninja. Awesome.

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  7. Interesting. I've researched so many different things - some I could probably get fired for. Notice how I played it safe with the woolly caterpillar? :)

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  8. FIVE? From Bush? I would have guessed two. Shows what I know!

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  9. You never fail to crack me up, Alicia! And what a relief about that killing with magic thing... :)

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  10. Interesting topics lead to interesting books. How do you become a ninja? May have to look that one up myself.

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