Thursday, January 29, 2009

Searching for my Power Animal

Inspired by Patroclus, I decided I wanted to explore the (forgive me) nonsensensical concept of the power animal. Apparently a power animal can empower me towards ever-increasing prosperity and fulfilment. It will also help me to express and embody the person I truly am.

In other words, its a steaming pile of dreamy bollocks cooked up by people too lazy to pick a proper religion and too scared to be proper atheists...

Anyway on with the fun. According to this website of twisted genius, all you need to do to find your power animal is to enter the enchanted forest, pass the mouse (a normal one not a power mouse) over the screen till said creature approaches. Following this wholly random process taught me that my power animal is a tortoise ('take a deep breath and let the spirit of the tortoise fill you'). Interestingly, if you click on the same spot more than once - you'll get a different animal every time...

I was unsatisfied with the arbitrary nature of this selection, so I tried a different website which took the more detailed approach by asking me 15 moronically phrased questions. This site told me that I had high scores in Hawk, but low scores in Cougar - I have no clue what that means, I'm just disappointed my horse score was so low.....

Click here and take the test for yourself. Do post in the comments what power animal you have been lumbered with.

11 comments:

Fat Roland said...

This test is 100% accurate.

You are a Crow! Powers: foreseeing death, communicating with the dead, resurrection. Analytical, adaptable, and exceedingly clever. You like solving problems, sharing a hearty laugh with friends, and most of all, enjoying a good meal. Your inquisitive, philosophical nature leads you to constantly question authority and the status quo, sometimes just for the sake of asking, "Why?"

I need to beware of Wolverines, Bears and Hawks. Yes. HAWKS.

Sarah said...

I wandered around the enchanted forest for a while waiting for my power animal to approach, got bored, and discovered I'm a unicorn. Apparently I have to imagine a mystical horn on my forehead. Even so, it still beats a tortoise.

Oh, to help me, I can buy a unicorn stone for only $28.

Onto the quiz.

Equally crow-y and hawk-y, with a close swan runner up.

Wow, this is bollocks, but it's awesome bollocks. I'm going back to the enchanted forest...

Anna said...

Bang on.
"A brilliant visionary, you sometimes forget the mundane details of life like eating, sleeping, or paying bills."

Except for the bit about not eating, sleeping or paying bills. And bring a brilliant visionary.

But I do write for a living. It's uncanny.

Valerie said...

Ugh! I got a unicorn!

I was too horrified to read the text.

Valerie said...

Oh, the quiz was better than the forest. But still completely off base. I'm apparently an owl, though wolverine came in very close...

Tim Footman said...

I'm a narwhal.

Actually, I can't be buggered to take the test, but I've decided I want to be a narwhal, so nerrr.

Roswell2themax said...

Apparently I am a Peacock - the main things being creativity, timing, intuition and family.

On the other one I am a Wolf - "Family comes first" could be a Wolf's motto. You form deep connections with close friends and family members, and they know you'd do anything to protect them. You're loyal, devoted, and passionate. Your worst fear is being alone, but be careful not to drown your loved ones in too much emotion!!!

A load of rubbish!!

Fat Roland said...

I've just done the enchanted forest. A fucking koala?! I WANT A SECOND OPINION!

Roswell2themax said...

You are no Koala. I'd have said Seagul ;-P hehe

9/10ths Full of Penguins said...

Fat: I've always thought of you as a crow. All black and eating carrion...

Sarah: Unicorn eh? How elegant of you

Anna: Its as if the website actually knows you man!

Valerie: Don't just dismiss the Unicorn like that. Power animals are touchy beasts and the last thing you want is having a pissed off power unicorn stalking your subconcious

Tim: The Narwhal 'You like salt water and basking in the sun. For you there is nothing better than eating kelp"

Roswell: So what you're saying is that you are a Peawolf? (or should it be a Wolfcock?)

andrew.thelwell said...

You are a Crow! (your score: 23)
Characters: Rhia, Coranna, Damen in the Aspect of Crow trilogy; John in "The Wild's Call"

Powers: foreseeing death, communicating with the dead, resurrection

As a Crow, you are analytical, adaptable, and exceedingly clever. You like solving problems, sharing a hearty laugh with friends, and most of all, enjoying a good meal. Your inquisitive, philosophical nature leads you to constantly question authority and the status quo, sometimes just for the sake of asking, "Why?"

Best matches: Foxes, Wolves, Swans

Watch out for: Wolverines, Bears, Hawks