Holy Fanfic! QuizBy:
Or frightened (Eeeek!) or mad (Rats!)
Or excited (Wow!) or glad (Hey!)
An interjection starts a sentence right.
-Schoolhouse Rock – 1974
Bella Swan may not be our favorite character, but she does use the most bizarre, singular interjection known to the world of literature. When you see it, you instantly know who spoke it. I don’t believe fanfic writers are too enthralled with it, since I don’t remember reading any fanfics that actually use the phrase, so if you’ve forgotten it, here it is:
My question, which only Stephenie Meyer can answer, is…
For the love of God woman, why? Why “holy crow!”? The first time I read it in Twilight, I thought it was another typo. Honestly. The correct interjection, as any Chicago baseball fan knows, is “holy cow!” not “holy crow!” I mean…for crying out loud, who says that? Is this some Phoenix thing? An Arizona thing or dare I ask it…a Mormon thing? Did Stephenie research interjections common among teenagers in the Pacific Northwest and learn that “holy crow!” is the exclamation of choice in that part of the country? Or did she mistakenly believe people around her were saying “holy crow!” all of her life when they were actually saying “holy cow!”? I mean, they don’t even rhyme! How could she make that mistake?
There are tons of interjections that begin with the word “holy” that she could have used. (Just ask Robin. “Holy semantics, Batman! What do those words mean?”)
Holy Fanfic! Quiz
Sample:Three-letter word for a four-legged animal that is (apparently) never seen, used, or mentioned anywhere at all, not even once, in all of the fandom: Holy cow !
The Lost Boys”: Holy _____.
2. An unidentified bad guy whose existence Edward learns about from Seth in “
Detruit”: Holy ____y!
3. Something Charlie might bring home on a typical weekend (if he lived on the east coast): Holy _______!
4. What Edward does in “
Oh, Inverted World” that Bella asks him to stop after their first kiss: Holy ______!
5. The one-word plural interjection that extremely sheltered Christian schoolgirl Bella thinks in “
The Caged Bird” the first time she notices bad boy Edward’s Doc Martens while he’s resting his legs on a carrel in the library “_____!”
6. Something Bella is sorely lacking (in my opinion) in the real world but has plenty of while dreaming in “
Sleepers, Awake”: Holy ______.
7. Five word religious phrase likely to be used by Bella in “
Twice as Long as Yesterday”: “____ ____, ______ __ ___!”
8. Expletive used in many fics. (Spoken repeatedly by John Belushi in arguably the funniest scene in Animal House.) In “
Mr. Horrible” it’s thought by Edward at the drag show when Alice sees him for the first time & immediately knows him: “____ ____!”
9. City 115 miles west of the baseball team Bella supposedly roots for in “
Breakfast at Tiffany’s”: Holy ______!
10. In “
Hydraulic Level 5” it is the email reply that a more than tipsy Bella dictates to a drunken Alice at the keyboard: “Dear Cullen: You white-hot unholy _____-______!” (You get a bonus point if you can recall what drunken Alice actually types and sends: “Dear Cullen, you _____-___ ______ ___________...”)
3. ləɹəʞɔɐɯ (a fish only found in the Atlantic, unfortunately…)
7. poƃ ɟo ɹəɥʇoɯ 'ʎɹɐɯ ʎloɥ
8. ʇıɥs ʎloɥ
Bonus: …ɹəʞɔnɥɟɟılɔ ʎloɾun ʇoɾ-əʇıɥʍ
If you got everything correct:Congratulations! You are obsessed, and you’re in good company.
10 to 7 correct:Not bad. You read and still apparently have a life outside of fan fiction.
6 to 3 correct:What have you been doing with all your time? You better start reading…
Less than 3 correct:Who are you and why exactly are you reading this blog??
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