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Sat Jul 24, 2010 10:03 am Post

Dan Brown, yuck!
Author’s Preface

I wrote this book in less than two hours. I think I’ve made as much of it as one could in such a short time.

Eugen Egner, Androids from Milk

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Sat Jul 24, 2010 3:06 pm Post

Vicv-k offered up some of his rubbish and the response was: "Vaguely reminiscent of that 1950`s Outer Mongolian, Yak artificial inseminator, whose name defies our powers of recall.
Please spare us a repeat performance."

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Sun Jul 25, 2010 4:22 pm Post

Hi guys,

This went wild on the web last week. Neilsen Hayden (of Tor Books) writes on his blog that it looks like a scam trying to get unpublished authors to sign with vanity publishers. @MancLibraries and @LondonReview picked up the story and it doesn't look good. Shame, because Coding Robots make great diary writing software for Mac.

Somebody on the London Review website tested I Write Like using the Amazon confirmation page. Guess what? Amazon writes like James Joyce. You can enter gobbledegook and it'll tell you that you write like James Joyce, as I discovered.

I blogged a bit about it here, with links to the bloggers talking about it: http://isabeljoelyblack.wordpress.com/2 ... after-all/

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Sun Jul 25, 2010 5:55 pm Post

IJB wrote:You can enter gobbledegook and it'll tell you that you write like James Joyce, a
Damn!! Vic-k`s been Googling myriad permutations of Mongolian yak inseminators, all night, trying to find the name. He thinks he writes like a famous author. I don`t really want to be the one to tell him. I`ve still got to share a Writer`sRoom with him. :( Shit!! (excuse the rude word).
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Sun Jul 25, 2010 6:07 pm Post

Fluff wrote:
IJB wrote:You can enter gobbledegook and it'll tell you that you write like James Joyce, a
Damn!! Vic-k`s been Googling myriad permutations of Mongolian yak inseminators, all night, trying to find the name. He thinks he writes like a famous author. I don`t really want to be the one to tell him. I`ve still got to share a Writer`sRoom with him. :( Shit!! (excuse the rude word).
Take care,
Fluff


Think how I feel. A lifetime of writing experience and I'm comparable to the Amazon order confirmation page. Literary death.

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Wed Jul 28, 2010 4:30 pm Post

Ok this is hilarious.

I did a simple test. I took some random text of a web page on directions on how to cool yourself without air conditioning

Ball up and soak a t-shirt in the sink, wring it out, put it on and sit in a lawn chair (or other chair that lets air through to you) in front of a fan. Re-wet as it dries. Make sure not to soak it with cold water. It can be colder than you think. Instead use lukewarm water so you get cool without freezing. Using a synthetic shirt will ensure no "wet T-shirt" look.
Wear a short sleeved shirt and put water on the sleeves. If there is a breeze or fan blowing on you, you can actually get cold. Use a squirt bottle, the sink or hose if outside to keep your sleeves wet. If you are outside and wearing long pants and you put water on your legs, the water will cool your legs.
Fill your bathtub with cool water and get in. Once you are used to the temperature, let some water out and refill with cold water. Keep doing this until you are sufficiently cold. Your body will stay cool for a long time after you get out.
Or just soak your feet in a bucket of cold water. You can do it almost anywhere and don't have to stay in the tub. The body radiates heat from the hands, feet, face and ears, so cooling any of these will efficiently cool the body.


And it said I wrote like
CORY DOCTOROW

THen I thought lets really test it. So I took that same text and put it into a LEET Translator (50%) which tranlsated that same text into 50% "Leet" ( http://www.albinoblacksheep.com/text/leet )

Which turned that block of text (Which was Cory Doctorow "style) into this

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And I tested that "leet" tranlsation of directions to cool yourself without AC and now my style was none other than




EDGAR ALLAN POE



Who knew Edgar was "leet" in his writing.

LMAO
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Wed Aug 11, 2010 9:58 pm Post

That's funny! I got all interested about the fact that my first chapter started off like Neil Gaiman and ended up like Earnest Hemingway. A recent blog post of mine was like Cory Doctorow (who I read as a few downloaded free books on my iphone some time ago).

Then I read the rest of this topic.

It's a funny diversion for a laugh though.
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Fri Aug 13, 2010 4:30 am Post

When I first was referred to this a few weeks ago, I filled a paragraph with exclamation points and tried and tried but it never would tell me I write like Tom Wolfe.


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It is as if I had words instead of fingers, or fingers at the tip of my words.
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Fri Aug 13, 2010 4:34 pm Post

pink wrote:It's a funny diversion for a laugh though.


That's the only way I've ever viewed it and things like it, except for...

Wait. *off see if anybody's made a topic for the Gender Genie*
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