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8/25/2014 2:32 pm  #1


I Write Like...

I thought this was a pretty cool site.

http://iwl.me/

Most of my forum posts come back as "George Orwell", although the shorter, nastier ones tend to come back as "Dan Brown" (which serves me right).  I entered the session reports from my Black Fief campaign and got variously "Rudyard Kipling", "James Fenimore Cooper", "Bram Stoker", and "Jonathan Swift".  Nice!

Copy a few paragraphs of your writing and see who you write like! http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/smile.png


EDIT: When I tested this post, it came back "H.P. Lovecraft"! http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/shocked.png

Last edited by Blackadder23 (8/25/2014 2:33 pm)


Michael Sipe 1979-2018
Rest in peace, brother.
 

8/25/2014 3:36 pm  #2


Re: I Write Like...

I pasted in two different chunks of my campaing write-up and got Arthur Clarke and David Foster Wallace! I need to sit down for a sec ...

 

8/25/2014 8:58 pm  #3


Re: I Write Like...

Gertrude Stein, ahaha!


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BORGO'S PLAYER: I shoot him in the face
 

8/25/2014 9:54 pm  #4


Re: I Write Like...

I've been hitting that sweet spot between HP Lovecraft and JRR Tolkien with various campaign writings (with a Dan Brown and Mario Puzo on a few dryer pieces of text).  Must be all those 10 dollar words.

 

8/26/2014 6:43 am  #5


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I got two Lovecrafts and one Mark Twain.

 

8/26/2014 9:27 am  #6


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Aw man, I wanted Mark Twain. http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/sad.png


Oh well, at least the manuscript for Beneath the Comet came back as "Edgar Allan Poe". http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/devious.png


Michael Sipe 1979-2018
Rest in peace, brother.
     Thread Starter
 

8/26/2014 10:36 am  #7


Re: I Write Like...

Danielle Steele


I kid, I kid. I got Poe, too. ;)


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8/26/2014 10:42 am  #8


Re: I Write Like...

Ghul wrote:

Danielle Steele

I kid, I kid. I got Poe, too. ;)

Hahaah! Nice.

When I used my work writing (securities recommendations), rather than a random forum post, I got Arthur Clarke.


Blackadder23: Insanely long villain soliloquy, then "Your action?"
BORGO'S PLAYER: I shoot him in the face
 

8/26/2014 11:03 am  #9


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I got David Foster Wallace.

 

8/26/2014 1:42 pm  #10


Re: I Write Like...

Fun idea, but pretty pointless if it shows a completely different result for any sample I enter.


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8/26/2014 1:54 pm  #11


Re: I Write Like...

Yora wrote:

Fun idea, but pretty pointless if it shows a completely different result for any sample I enter.

Maybe you just have a wide range. http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/smile.png


I think it helps to enter longer samples (as in, several paragraphs or a couple of pages).  When you enter a short sample, the result is probably less reliable.  It's definitely not completely random; if you enter the same sample more than once you do get the same result.  Anyway, I don't think it's meant to be "scientific" - it's just for fun. http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/happy.png

Last edited by Blackadder23 (8/26/2014 1:54 pm)


Michael Sipe 1979-2018
Rest in peace, brother.
     Thread Starter
 

8/26/2014 3:22 pm  #12


Re: I Write Like...

I got "Living Letters of Pure Will Growing on the Scripted Throat of the Beast That Grows in Blindness." So we know it works!

 

8/27/2014 6:51 am  #13


Re: I Write Like...

Since learning that I write like the late David Foster Wallace, I decided to quit my job and wait for the book deals to come rolling in. So far nothing. Maybe literary agents don't read game blogs?

 

8/27/2014 1:45 pm  #14


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chrisj wrote:

Since learning that I write like the late David Foster Wallace, I decided to quit my job and wait for the book deals to come rolling in. So far nothing. Maybe literary agents don't read game blogs?

Sad but true. http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/sad.png

 


Michael Sipe 1979-2018
Rest in peace, brother.
     Thread Starter
 

8/28/2014 7:29 am  #15


Re: I Write Like...

So, I entered four different paragraphs from Forgotten Fane of the Coiled Goddess and got Dan Brown, Edgar Allen Poe, Daniel Defoe, and (gasp!) H.P. Lovecraft.


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8/28/2014 7:46 am  #16


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joseph wrote:

So, I entered four different paragraphs from Forgotten Fane of the Coiled Goddess and got Dan Brown, Edgar Allen Poe, Daniel Defoe, and (gasp!) H.P. Lovecraft.

Awesome! http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/smile.png


Try putting in the whole manuscript.  Let's see if people are in for a Poe-splosion. http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/shocked.png

 

Last edited by Blackadder23 (8/28/2014 7:48 am)


Michael Sipe 1979-2018
Rest in peace, brother.
     Thread Starter
 

8/28/2014 9:35 am  #17


Re: I Write Like...

I got:
Mario Puzo
Jonathan Swift
J.R.R. Tolkien

all from 3 different sections of the same document.  This is fitting, as each were written with different purposes in mind.

 

8/28/2014 9:46 am  #18


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A selection from G1 yields Arthur C. Clarke, for Gary.

 

 

1/19/2015 5:58 am  #19


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H.P Lovecraft, Agathie Cristie & Cory Doctorow. 

 

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