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I forgot about this!

Firstly, I decided to revisit the "I Write Like..." website that I once fooled around with over a year ago.

Got "William Gibson" very consistently for Astray, which I found amusing. JK Rowling a few times - though I think I know why I was getting that, probably due to my overuse of indirect voice. =D

Dan Brown mostly for Tai's Story, but got... Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse once or twice. Um, whoa, okay. Thanks. Jesus...

(From Wikipedia: An acknowledged master of English prose, Wodehouse has been admired both by contemporaries such as Hilaire Belloc, Evelyn Waugh and Rudyard Kipling and by modern writers such as Stephen Fry, Douglas Adams, Zadie Smith, J. K. Rowling, and Terry Pratchett. Journalist and writer Christopher Hitchens commented, "there is not, and never will be, anything to touch him.")

I've got Stephen King and Pratchett a few times.

I know it's all just nonsense, but it's still interesting to see what results you get when you paste in different things. Oh, and this is hilarious, thank you, Wikipedia!

"A certain critic—for such men, I regret to say, do exist—made the nasty remark about my last novel that it contained 'all the old Wodehouse characters under different names'. He has probably by now been eaten by bears, like the children who made mock of the prophet Elisha; but if he still survives he will not be able to make a similar charge against Summer Lightning. With my superior intelligence, I have outgeneralled the man this time by putting in all the old Wodehouse characters under the same names. Pretty silly it will make him feel, I rather fancy."  - Sir P.G. Wodehouse.

Also, I just spotted this old journal entry of mine on FurAffinity.

"So, I get up to go make a coffee. I'm not drunk or anything, by the way. So I put everything in the coffee mug, and go off to grab the milk.
As I'm pouring it in, I notice that there appears to be something wrong this milk. I look closer and realize I'd poured orange juice into my coffee.

I sigh and pick up the cup, ready to empty it down the sink, but I pause for a second. Sniff it.
Retrieve the milk, pour it in, and go to my room to enjoy my wonderful orange-flavored coffee.

When life gives you lemons...

... Are you really sure you should be comparing me to people like Wodehouse and Gibson, website? Or even insinuating that there are similarities? Are you really, really sure?


Edit - bloody hell, it's actually returning the "P.G. Wodehouse" result quite consistently with my later works. Again, I honestly know it doesn't mean anything, but one can't help but feel honored and a little proud regardless.

http://iwl.me/ - here is the silly website in question.
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Added: 7 years, 4 months ago
7 years, 4 months ago
I wonder how accurate that thing really is. A fantasy story got me Kurt Vonnegut, a kids' story Isaac Asimov and another kids' story got Chuck Palahniuk, the guy who wrote Fight Club. Fight Club? For a tale about a wolf pup flying with his balloon? I stand mildly baffled.

Interesting that some barely readable old crap got William Gibson, and a story written entirely in Swedish got James Fenimore Cooper. Pure gibberish typed in at random turned out to be Mark Twain.

And I guess we all know who an infinite number of monkeys on typewriters would be...
(Just for fun; a sonnet by ol' Will got Edgar Allan Poe)
7 years, 4 months ago
Oh, it's not gonna be accurate, not really. It only analyses word choice and a few other superficial factors, and it does warn that the results will definitely be poor if you use any language other than English or if your sample text is too short.

I think I mentioned on FA: a sex scene got HP Lovecraft. I mean... seriously?! Though I must admit that'd be awesome if you were into tentacle porn.
7 years, 4 months ago
My tentacle story was the one that got Kurt Vonnegut. :)
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