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vive la insurrection Posted: Sun, Sep 2 2012 1:33 AM

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Based off of 10 random writings, I almost always got called H P Lovecraft.

You?

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Also, in case you're wondering,

I did not test original authors vs this machine.

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I wonder how this even works...(just a random writer is selected each time)

It gave me Edgar Allen Poe, HP Lovecraft, and Ian Fleming.

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Interesting. I tried several pieces of writing and got mostly different results. However, I tried three separate excerpts from one short story I wrote (my favorite one) and got Chuck Palahniuk all three times. I've never read him, so I don't know if that's accurate.

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That's good it noticed a consistency in the short story.  Did you use different "genres" with all the sampling?

Maybe you should just stick to one type of genre (essay, story, poetry, etc)?

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As far as how the damn thing works I have no clue - I couldnt find the formula

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Out of 10 samples:

  • Edgar Allan Poe (3)
  • Cory Doctorow
  • Mary Shelley
  • Mark Twain
  • Dan Brown
  • Raymond Chandler
  • George Orwell
  • David Foster Wallace

Make of it what you will.

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I ran all my blog entries through it and came out as follows:

David Foster Wallace x6

HP Lovecraft x16

George Orwell

Stephen King

Edgar Allan Poe x3

Dan Brown (nooooooo!!!!!)

Margaret Atwood

William Gibson

JK Rowling

Cory Doctorow x2

It seems like I'm like Lovecraft like you Vive. Not sure who David  Foster Wallace is though.

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Bert replied on Sun, Sep 2 2012 12:23 PM

Oh shit, I'm already stoked on this.

Out of 19 non free verse poems I got:

Dan Brown x3
David Foster Wallace x3
James Joyce x 2
Douglas Adams
Jonathan Swift
Arthur Clarke
H.P. Lovecraft
Cory Doctorow
Vladimir Nabokov
James Fenimore Cooper
George Orwell
Mary Shelley
H.G. Wells
J. R. R. Tolkien (I think I only received this because it mentioned runes)

For my short stories and other writing:

David Foster Wallace x2
H. P. Lovecraft x2 (in regards to writing about noise/industrial music)
Arthur Clarke
William Shakespeare
Ian Fleming
Cory Doctorow
Dan Brown

For something a bit more interesting, my deam records:

Ursula K. Le Guin x5 (4 on dreams, 1 on writing about dream analysis)
Dan Brown x4
H. P. Lovecraft x3
William Gibson x3
Chuck Palahniuk x2
Stephen King
David Foster Wallace
Rudyard Kipling
Bram Stoker
J.D. Salinger

Top writers:

Dan Brown x8
David Foster Wallace x6
H. P. Lovecraft x6
Ursula K. Le Guin x5
William Gibson x3
James Joyce x2

Thing is I actually don't read much non fiction, so I'm only familiar with Lovecraft and James Joyce on this.

Edit: Just looked them up. 

Dan Brown - r u srs?

David Foster Wallace - I'm interested.  His first novel The Broom of the System had this on it's Wiki page, "A recurring concept in The Broom of the System is psychology as relating to words, and many of the theories discussed involve Ludwig Wittgenstein's ideas and principles."

Ursula K. Le Guin - I can see why, but again I don't ever read non fiction, but it makes sense a fantasy/sci-fi author would pop up (bit surprised Lovecraft didn't appear more for my dream records).

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That's good it noticed a consistency in the short story.  Did you use different "genres" with all the sampling?

Maybe you should just stick to one type of genre (essay, story, poetry, etc)?

Yeah, I would think my style differs depending on genre. However, I tried other short stories and got Dan Brown, Stephen King, and Raymond Chandler. I tend to think of my fictional writing as fairly consistent stylistically, so I don't know.  

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Seem rather random or if anything mistaken. I can assure you my writing is no where near as good as Edgar Allan Poe or George Orwell.

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