Thursday, December 3, 2009

Housekeeping. Also, Which Muppet Are You?

A reminder to people curious about book news: I now put stuff like that behind my News link. A reminder to people with general, factual questions (for example, how to purchase signed copies of the books): you'll almost certainly find your answers, and more, on my Contacts, Info, and Credits page or in my FAQs. I have a few other links, too, where you can probably find the info you're looking for -- see my home page.

I'm still reading through the wonderful comments from Monday. Thank you, everyone, for taking the time to introduce yourselves! Reading it all is so much fun. :o)

Here's my question for you today: Which Muppet are you, and why?

(h/t to R for the question!)

Take us out, Gonzo.



(h/t to M for the video ^_^)

48 comments:

Jen said...

I have to be Big Bird or Miss Piggy:P Maybe even an Elmo!
-Jen

A. Grey said...

I love that video!
I have to be that crazy French Chef!
He's my favorite character of them all. I love that he's always in the background running around madly and yet no one really knows what he's doing and nobody understands what he says half the time but it's okay because he's doing his own little thing and he's happy about it.
And randomly, my security word just now is paperact which I think is funny considering the number of writers here... :)

Violet said...

Grover is the first Jim Henson character that I recall relating to as a kid, and he is probably still the muppet that I am most like (particularly if you throw in a dash of Gonzo & a pinch of Kermit). I'm silly, perpetually cheerful, ask a lot of questions, tend to get very enthusiastic about things I adore, & am decidedly NOT the most graceful person on the planet. Also, who doesn't want a fabulous red cape, nifty silver helmet, & the ability to fly?

Brigitte said...

Hi Kristin,
my favourites are definetely the two grumpy old men on the balcony. They are a real treat to watch.

Greetings from Rheinhessen, Germany
-b.

Abby said...

I think i'm gonna have to be one of the back up chickens! ;)

Anonymous said...

Hi Kristin :D *wave*
i LOVE grover and elmo. i would have to be a combination of Grover, Elmo and Kermit... but somewhere hidden you might find Animal...lol...
Violet...i feel for you...sometimes i can be very graceful... yes indeed i have graced the world with an undeniable hint of clutsiness that can show up out of the blue... with no warning... ask the garden hose that threw me to the ground just this last summer...almost twice in one week!!! i wish i were lying... luckily it is only on occasion. i manage to handle myself pretty well most of the time :-)!!!
I LOVE the muppets and Kermit singing the rainbow song is one of my very favorite of all time!!
your the best and your blogs are fun :-)
jeanie

Abby said...

annnnnd hola from Costa Rica!

Solvang Sherrie said...

I've always loved Miss Piggy. She doesn't take crap from anyone and she has her own style. Plus, how cool to go against expectations and fall in love with a frog!

Animal is great too. But maybe I just like guys who are kinda wild but don't say a lot :D

Talia said...

I always come up as Scooter on the quizes, and if I'm honest, I am quite delighted with that result! Now, if you'll excuse me I need to go rev up my monophonic symphony, six string orchestra...

Jenni Elyse said...

I would have to say that I'm Beaker because I'm shy, soft spoken, and my experiments always seem to go wrong. ;)

I just finished reading Fire and I loved it. (I won't spoil.) I thought it was very well done and I especially liked the crossover with you know who.

I want to thank you for how you handle the sex in your books. They are very tastefully done and I love that they leave a lot to the imagination. I often think that the smutty books don't do much because they put it all out there for everyone to see. I think the way you right those scenes are much more desirable. Also, I feel like the characters truly love each other rather than lust after each other, other than a few characters of course. So, thank you!

Jenni Elyse said...

Ha! I used right instead of write. *oops*

Christy said...

Hi!
I'd have to saw Rolwf maybe Fozzy. Always joking but very chill. But the the sarcastic side of me is Statler/Waldorf. But I love the Muppets. They never did anything that wasn't worth watching.

Denise said...

I googled Muppet Quiz and took two different ones, both said Kermit. So I guess Kermit, LOL I love Beaker though, he is my favorite. The old men in the balcony are also great!

Caroline Starr Rose said...

Can't commit to a muppet, though I'd have to say one of my favorite muppet moments is from the episode with Dom Deluise and his adopt-a-monster program.

Lee said...

Snuffleupagus (spelling??)

He's probably my favorite Muppet and I wouldn't mind having some selective invisibility.

:-)

Solid question.

gilana said...

I think I may be Fozzie Bear. I crack *myself* up, dunno about anyone else... and I can't resist the chance to perform :)

I am not, however, wearing a neck-a tie.

Anonymous said...

Not really sure about his one.. I'm probably like Kermit, but I want to be one of the bananas in the background. What an awesome song to jam to.
--candelion

HNBerry said...

I am most like Fozzie. Apparently when I am being serious people always take it as a joke, and when I joke nobody laughs. Go figure.

Virginia said...

I fear that I am Dr. Bunsen Honeydew.

--Owlet

Daniel Clark said...
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Daniel Clark said...

Definitely Beaker...can you see the resemblance? :)

Jennifer C. said...

Your very welcome! I love kermit and I actually have a shirt with his picture that says "It's cool being green." on it. ;o)

whose idea was it to take a test anyway?!?! said...

OH NO!!! i am waldorf and statler...somehow i think that might be accurate...

Alexa said...

Haha! How cute!

I honestly don't know which muppet I would be... I love all of them! Elmo, Grover, Big Bird, and Ernie were always some of my favorites though. ;)

Thank you for answering my question on ideas. I was curious to see what you would say. And, I am the same way. The idea has to be my own, otherwise I just can't do anything with it. I think most people are like that though. Lucky for me, I never lack ideas. ;)

I do have one idea I want to share with you though... :)

I think you should have a "spoiler post". Meaning, a post in which we can all tell you exactly what we loved about your books without spoiling it for others or breaking rule number two. ;)

Constance Lombardo said...

Sometimes I feel like Oscar the Grouch. On a more cheerful day, maybe Bert. I like his style.

tinkandalissa said...

I would have to say that I am Janice the bass playing muppet. I kinda look like her and that's what me and my bff used to joke about when we were younger. But Gonzo was always one of my faves! :)

kristin cashore said...

These comments are CRACKING ME UP.

Alexa, that's an interesting idea. I'll think about it!

Amos and Friends said...

Wow... I don't think I realized how much of a muppet addict I was until I read everyone's comments and realized that I know every single muppet's name and which one is from Sesame Street and which ones are from the show.

That said I am a Gonzo. (Especially before they decided they "needed" to label him and call him an alien in muppets in space.)

Gonzo both doesn't care what people think about him and his odd ways but also wants to be loved and loves freely. (i.e. See Camilla the Chicken). He is a true dreamer who believes nothing is impossible. Yet he is oddly vulnerable for all his brave stunts. Also Gonzo gets to sing the best song ever. ("I'm going to Go Back There Someday" from the Muppet Movie)

But if you break down the muppet characters, each of them is actually a dreamer. And that is why the muppets are so amazing.

Yeah I'm a muppet geek alright.

Leah

AndrewsMommom said...

Well, I look like beaker - flaming orange hair and everything. But I think I'm a Gonzo like Leah.

I'm a little out there and the few people who get me, really, really get me.

Fun question!

itdependsontheday said...

beaker all the way. MEEP! go to muppets ode to joy and habenera to see beaker in action!

Katie! said...

Miss Piggy all the way, because I try a lot to be all feminine and cute, but I come out as a goofball. Plus I am not afraid to yell at people if thy deserve it. (Best Miss Piggy quote ever: Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but sometimes it is necessary to give the stupid or misinformed beholder a black eye).

Kristen, you said you were starting on the Muppet show, and I wanted to say that one of the best ways to watch it is when you're sick. I don't know what or how much you like to do when you're sick; but when I'm sick nothing beats a hot compress and a couple hours worth of Muppets for cheering me up!

Dina Nashville said...

I was Beeker but now i think i want to be Animal and play the drums for Guitar Hero and Rock Band PS3 superstardom--Dina.

Rua Brithem said...

I'm Grover: geeky and a little awkward who always tried to do the right thing. On occasion, with the right music playing, I can be Animal.

A. Grey said...

Belatedly I have realized that I'm Swedish, not French... but que sera sera, bork bork bork...

Krissy said...

Hm, my first comment may not of worked.. haha. If it didn't, I would have to say I am most like the Swedish Chef, because you can't always understand me when I speak! As for favorites, I was most definately a Fraggle Rock person, and my favorite was Gobo and Uncle Traveling Matt. :D

kristin cashore said...

Katie, thanks for the advice!

I wonder what Swedish people think of the Swedish chef? Anyone Swedes out there care to comment?

Leigh said...

Hi Kristin,

fun question!
i'm Beaker,I always really liked him, my favorite character though is the Swedish chef. I love the muppets so much!

Elizabeth Munroz said...

Was there a muppet that stood in a corner reading or painting or just doing her own thing and really couldn't relate to the other muppets. That's me. I managed to get through life without having more than a peek at them out of the corner of my eye if my kids were watching. They were 13 years apart, so I didn't get a lot of exposure. They didn't have muppets when I was a kid. The nearest thing I can think of is Howdy Doody, and I'd rather go outside and play.

Now that I've written all that, I realize I'm Miss Piggy. Yup, chubbette with an attitude, that's me, in love with the most wonderful guy.

I must be writing the right thing because my word verification word is "mating"

arose4lee said...

I think i am Beeker. Poor little stunned and trod on Beeker. Always alarmed but persistent. Not that I feel sorry for myself or anything. I just feel that I can relate to Beeker.

Abby! said...

Back up chicken singers still rule!

Amy said...

I dunno, I'm probably my own Muppet!
Cool video by the way! :)
If you visit my website-- you can see my one feeble attempt at writing! xD

Haillie C. said...

I don't know which one. I guess Kermit, I'm melow and I go with the flow (most of the time).
I'm so happy that your writing another book that I don't care how long it takes, because I know that it will be worth the wait. I love diving into the world that your books have painted in my mind.
You should really give the BBC Robbin Hood a try if you haven't already. I don't have cable so netflicks is my life saver. Everything I want is just a day away by mail.
~Haillie

Louise said...

Great question! :D I guess I've never really thought about it before, though I am a fan of Kermit. Classic. (:

Have a great day!~

Terri M. Moore said...

Hmmm, this is a hard one. I have to say I'm definitely Fozzie Bear. He tries to be funny and sometimes people get him, sometimes they don't. He's been Kermit's sidekick, which is much like me. And he's just a giant softy. Definitely me. Also partially Swedish Chef just because he is crazy, much like me, in a fun way of course.

Anonymous said...

LOL...i love them all!! :-)
xx
j&h

alanajoli said...

Personality wise, I may actually be most like Kermit (although very few people actually call me boss). I'm more likely the later incarnation of Scooter -- the guy who runs around trying to make things work while everything just proceeds further out of control. :)

If I could be any Muppet, though, I'd totally love to be Zoot.

Sam M. said...

I've always been Kermit. Even when I was a kid, I related to the guy who tried to remain rational and mature in the midst of everyone going bonkers around him.

He can do way better than Miss Piggy.

jmh said...

yes...he surely can... of that i have no doubt....