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I write like... H.P. Lovecraft (most often), J. R. R. Tolkien, Raymond Chandler, and Dan Brown (o.O)

 

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I got Stephen King for my recent stuff, and when I put in Sugar I got JK Rowling. I always knew I was a hack, but wow.

I'm gonna start drinking until I write sexier.

 

Edit: I put in my post from Aldermis and got James Fenimore Cooper.

I put in stuff from BSF and got Chuck Palahniuk. I'm all over the place.

Arthur Conan Doyle now.

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Dan Brown.

Now I have to read the Da Vinci Code to see if I'm being bullshitted or not.

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James Joyce, Daniel Defoe, Charles Dickens, Jane Austen, Dan Brown and H.P. Lovecraft.

But then all the texts I entered were for various mods, by various in-character authors, from differnt cultural backgrounds and intentional writing styles. James Joyce and Lovecraft turned up the most though, but I think the tool focuses more on what words are being used (and thus the subject matter) rather than the way it's written (and thusly, I think given most of us write TES fiction, H.P. Lovecraft would turn up a fair amount in everyone's entries into the tool).

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I've gotten Douglas Adams, Dan Brown, and Ian Fleming. Hm...

EDIT: Leo Tolstoy now. And James Joyce.

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Doh. Everyboty got famous people (or I'm just terribly uncultured, which is possible). I got a Chuck Palahniuk and a Raymond Chandler (both of whom I had to wiki) and in my third attempt Stephen King, but that was with a piece of text written in a thoroughly drunken state.

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For my dissertation I got Dan Brown (fuck that, although it was written about Cathedrals and the ritual use of spaces and artefacts).

For one of my recent job applications I got Kurt Vonnegut. No wonder I didn't get an interview.

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I tried three different pieces of writing, and I got Stephen King, Dan Brown, and Daniel Defoe.

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Meh, it's bunk. It's just counting the occurrences of words and comparing them against different writers. What it puts out will depend heavily on and method used to compare your text against the authors and the actuall text of the authors.

Case in point. I put in a a chapter from Shakespeares' Merchant of Venice, it thinks it was written by James Joyce. :S

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Apparently this post is written in the style of James Joyce, or would that be Shakespeare?

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I think its taking into account sentence structure, as well. Either way, I wasn't expecting it to be accurate, but I do think its fun. 

 

New link, arXiv vs. snarXiv. Its a game with a simple objective: identify the real article title. My top score was something like 55%, its surprisingly difficult (at least for me). 

From the same author, philosophy of the day

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I started picking to a pattern at around 24 guesses and by 100 I had 67% correct.

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Wow, that is some intriguing bullshit.

I entered a variety of stuff and got the guy who wrote Fight Club for a descriptive action sequence, Stephen King for a lot of dialog, Robert Louis Stephenson for the expositional paragraphs of a sea story, Dan Brown for a (very) long rebuttal to a current affairs debate on youtube (I know, I know), Dan Brown again for a rock song-ish poem and Shakespeare for the second page of my MK-speak Temple Zero entry.

Edit: I also got H.G. Wells for the draft of an old low fantasy novel about werewolves.

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In all honesty, good company for "intriguiging bullshit".

It's a macro-macro. Against Asimov, what exactly is it doing wrong?

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For those interested my own interest, the following:

All zany Tamrielic texts map to James Joyce.

Which will make my Irish girl proud.

All Aldudagga texts map to J.K. Rowling.

Which will make my wallet hungry with a capital hungry.

All personal texts map to Stephen King.

Which will make both my wallet and my gal Irish proud and hungry with a capital proud and hungry.

Again, good company, if even from a keyword-phrase-fumble-fondling-bot. Which is to say: I've got a future!

Don't hate the bot, hate the reliance. But listen anyway.

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Lady N, did you find this at a thread at the Writer's Beat forums?

As for myself, I got Stephen King (YES!), Chuck Palahniuk, Vladimir Nabokov and Douglas Adams. 

So since I write like Stephen King I'm automatically destinted to be famous and rich from my wonderful writing, correct? /sarcasm

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Nah, I saw it linked on Westeros. Its fascinating to see how this stuff goes around. 

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Apparently we are all King pretending to be Brown trying to be Lovecraft. lol

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Lady N wrote:
arXiv vs. snarXiv

Lol, where'd you dig that up? Brilliant! I'll have to show it to my nerdy friends.

BTW, barely got to score over 75%.

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Speaking of which, is writes-like-three-toed-sloth ever going to finish that book?

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Lady Olivia wrote:

Lady N wrote:
arXiv vs. snarXiv

Lol, where'd you dig that up? Brilliant! I'll have to show it to my nerdy friends.

BTW, barely got to score over 75%.

Glad you like :) It was mentioned in Science a week or two ago (dad subscribes)

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http://mathoverflow.net/

For math questions, research level math questions mind you.

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Proweler wrote:

http://mathoverflow.net/

For math questions, research level math questions mind you.

Cool. There are useful things there, though many are beyond my math-fu. I love this thingie they have - when you double-click a formula, you get a pop-up with its latex code. Also, their formulae are html, not pictures, which is very neat and appears to be the working of jsMath. Going to play with it. :)

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Foldit - by playing this game you can help science. It's a puzzle and your task is to fold a protein correctly. I haven't try it yet but it looks interesting. Here is some info: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axN0xdhznhY

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www.thejohnnycashproject.com/

 

The best thing you'll see today.

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Ralen wrote:

Foldit - by playing this game you can help science. It's a puzzle and your task is to fold a protein correctly. I haven't try it yet but it looks interesting. Here is some info: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axN0xdhznhY

 

Props for using Around The World and Clint Eastwood in that video. That has earned it a definite look.

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http://goggles.sneakygcr.net/

I lol'd. THE INTERNET.

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 I too got J.R.R Tolkien and H.P Lovecraft

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man, fuck IWL. The hipster in me refuses to be compared to Chuck Palahniuk/Palapoopdick/howeveryouspellhisname

 

Half of my poetry routes to him, the other half to David Foster Wallace (which I guess I'm okay with). My prose maps to Salinger, which is awesome awesome.

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 Well that it is. In fact, I could call that entire premise vaguely amusing.

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Some crazy friends of mine made a flaming sword. Yeah it's that cool. Don't mind the music though. I think disco inferno would have been better.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVBRuuUWwSY