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Friday, January 18, 2013

Trivia from Perks of Being a Wallflower

So while my nearby towns are being evacuated because of an out-of-control bushfire and the sky outside turns darker thanks to a combination of smoke and cloud, I thought it would be cool to share a fun fact I learned watching The Perk's of Being A Wallflower. Mr Anderson asks the class some a trivia question, and gives a few hints. Protagonist Charlie silently writes down the correct answer while the rest of his classmates shout out everything but.

I'll turn it into a Who Am I?

Who Am I?
I am a British author.
I invented the Paperback novel.
I also invented the serial.
At the end of the third chapter of my first novel, I had a man hanging from a cliff by his fingernails, hence the term 'cliffhanger'.

Who am I?

Leave your guess in the comments, the answer will be revealed next blog-post.

NO GOOGLING!

- Bonnee.

21 comments:

  1. Charles Dickens.

    If you say something with enough authority, it becomes true, so...

    Charles Dickens.

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    1. Did I win? Is it a Valuable Prize? A Major Award? Do I have the choice of keeping it or trading it for what's behind Door Number 1?

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    2. I didn't consider that part... hmm, how about a shout out and you can do a guest post over here if you'd like?

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    3. Hmm, shout outs are always nice. A guest post? Considering I can barely cobble together two posts a week on my blog, I'm not so sure it's a good idea. Then again, why not? Give me a topic and I'll see what I can do.

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  2. Sending prayers to everyone with a home in the fire's path. Stay safe!

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    1. There's good news for one of my friend's who was evacuated. Her home is okay, but there have been a few losses.

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  3. And echoing what Shari says. Hoping those fires can be gotten under control and put out. Many years ago, we had wildfires out close to where I lived and it was a very unsettling time. Be well!

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    1. I've seen worse fires than this, but I didn't know the people who had been evacuated so well. Thanks for your thoughts JeffO.

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  4. Whoa, that fire sounds like some serious stuff. Hope it all goes well on your end -- try and stay safe, all right?

    Also, I'm going to make an educated guess on who that author is...IT'S A PUMBLOOM!

    (You said no googling, but nothing about YouTube. Or the Game Grumps. Loophole abuse, yeah!)

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    1. 80,000 hectares burned, and that was over 12 hours ago, so there'll be more by now. Fire seems to be moving away from me at this point, so that's a good thing... for me, anyway.

      What's a Pumbloom?? O.o

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  5. hey bonnee, if you dont mind me asking what part of australia do you live in?? this morning I woke up and it was smoky outside, kind of like a fog. but its just smoke from fires from yesterday, which has made its why to my place. anyway, since i havent seen perks, i cant answer that question!!! :D
    stay safe xxx

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    1. EJ, I think we talked about this over at your blog. We're both in VIC and I'm pretty sure we're on the same side of Melbourne. I doubt we're more than a few hours apart. I'm in the Gippsland region.

      You could totally still make a guess!!!

      You stay safe too xx.

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    2. Hey oops i think we did but i forgot :P and I live in the High Country, in a town called Mansfield near Mt. Buller. What about you?
      and haha i dont know!!
      the smoke has cleared away today from my place which is good too c:

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    3. Oh, I know the place. Holidayed around there a few summers back, we drove through Mansfield and visited Mt Buller. My little nook is Traralgon, near... well, nothing really. Haha :)

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    4. Cool :D and yeah ive heard of Traralgon, although ive never been there myself :3

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  6. The only part of this I am vaguely familiar with is who invented the paperback novel- I believe it was Charles Dickens. The rest of it I am not sure so I am probably 100 percent off lol. Some English major I am!

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    1. :) Well you were familiar with something anyway.

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  7. Youtube has a few videos about your city. The one giving the most information is "Traralgon Chamber". I see that there is a campus of Monash university there. It's well known University. Good luck with the fires, and I see that last June you had a flood.

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    1. A tad inaccurate; the university isn't in Traralgon, it's in Churchill, about 20-30 minutes drive away. But it is close-by. The flood was actually pretty cool... the underground car park at the shopping center was filled right up. I guess if my house had been effected I wouldn't be saying that though, haha.

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  8. hey bonnee, could you please check out my latest post (http://missieej.blogspot.com.au/2013/01/awards-timeeeeeeeeee.html) i have nominated you for an award! :D

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