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Saturday, March 02, 2013

An ode to the superheroes.....

(......and the superheroines as well!)

And such an ode was long over-due, many would say.
Well, this post is just for them, and none else.
To be honest, I have often wondered if I am actually some superhero....... one who is yet to realize what his superpowers were....... one who is still hibernating for all practical purposes....... one who is cursed, and hence robbed of all superpowers!!!

So, today, I took this quiz that a good friend of mine made me take.
It is to help one understand which superhero one is......
I mean, not to be taken seriously, but just an interesting aspect about one's personality that one can find about. The quest is definitely for the one is a superhero buff, as is the friend in question, more so than me.

I took the test, goaded by the fact that this world of ours is filled with superhero fanatics.
They come, as they say, in all shapes and sizes........ hahaha.
The cyberspace is filled with their kind. One plays out one's superhero fantasies at times in the open, undaunted by the jibes of the phobics and the skeptics.
We all want to unleash the superhero spirit lurking deep within our soul,
whatever be the degree of our madness, whatever be the extent of our faith.

The quiz referred to above, 'Which Superhero Are You?' made me answer a whole lot of questions...... ranging from 'Do you like to fly?' and 'Do you like hi-tech gadgets?' to 'Do you wear thongs?' and 'Do you wear a push-up bra?' - unbelievable, no?
Well, to amuse my readers here are some of the other questions I had to answer (there were a series of circles between the two extremes of Yes and No which one had to click in) and find out who I really was (inside, eh?). Sample these:

Are you very virtuous?
Are you a persistent do-gooder?
Are you somewhat reserved and easy going?
Are you an intelligent geek?
Are you accident prone?
Are you a hopeless romantic?
Do you have a good sense of humor?
Did you have a bad childhood?
Do you have long hair?
Are you VERY comfortable with your body?
Do you value independence and privacy?
Are you good at reading people?
Do you like to be in the limelight?
Are you young at heart?
Are you a little naive?
Are you easily angered?
Are you a loner?
Do you often hurt people without realizing it?
Do you move a lot?
Have you ever stolen anything?
Do you use people to get your way?
Do you like bad boys (or girls)?
Are you much of a drinker?
Are you obviously powerful?
Are you a show off?
Do you like to build things?
Have you achieved a lot from hard work?

Well, if you have come to the bottom of the post, laughing, smiling, cringing or squirming, here is the answer.......
the answer is: I am Green Lantern!


namit said...

A nice meaty post after a long while.

Neeraj said...

My favorite superhero is Superman, and I won't have anyone tell me that I am anything else, so I better not take the quiz, man!

Joy said...

Interesting..... really interesting.
Both. The post and the result of the test that you undertook.

Anindo Sen said...

A rejoinder:
Green Lantern is the name of multiple superheroes from the DC Universe, all of whom are characterized by a power ring and the ability to create solid constructs with the ring.

abhishek said...

I always had a hunch that you were Green Lantern, Ani..... hahaha..... especially after Green Lantern was outed last year.

Akaash said...

Hey, I loved this insightful post!
Will search the Net for the said quiz for sure; hope I get a good result.

saurabh said...

Crazy questions!
But, are you happy to be rediscovered as Green Lantern? :)
Do you associate with him?

Eric said...

Funny, and interesting.

Krishh said...

A super-duper post!

Arunima said...

Hmmmn, very interesting post indeed! Of note, superhero complex or hero complex is an interesting concept in psychology too! Many of us, in varying degrees, idolize some superhero or other, someone who symbolizes absolute power.Power to right every wrong, power to win over the circumstances. Personally, I am not a "superhero" freak, cant remember any superhero or heroine whom I have ever followed religiously. But I thoroughly enjoyed reading your post! :)

inder said...

Nice post, Anindo. Would have been nicer still if you told us what your answers to some of those crazy questions were....... hahaha.

Siddhu said...

It's a pity I don't know much about Green Lantern, other than the Ryan Reynolds flick which I found to be rather silly.
Please tell me more about this superhero..... or, should I say about you!?

starry-eyed said...

Congrats...... for realizing who YOU truly ARE! :)