Monday, July 26, 2010
Me and Artie
Scrolling through my subscribed blogs the other evening I ran across a nice Lovecraftian mythos collage on the diceRolla's blog. Oh, and as a hint to any fledgling bloggers out there, it's the pictures that grab me first and foremost, not titles or text blocks!
Well I'm glad it did grab me 'cause what Papa JJ posted was a literary analyzing site called "I Write Like". Basically you put in your pasted text and it "analyzes" your work and comes up with a close match to which famous author your style most closely resembles. The only two qualitative factors it mentions are "writing style" and "word choice". Apparently this thing has gone viral all over the place and it's little more than a lark, but it's still fun. Fun in the same vain as like, "what's your pirate name?", or "which Flash Gordon character are you?". I made up that last one, but it's one I'd like to see none the less!
Anyway, all I did was take my text from my post on the recent space station skirmish battle we had, popped it in the ole analyzer, and voila, Arthur C. Clarke. Whoa, he's like, all good and stuff when it comes to sci-fi writing! Am I the next Arthur C. Clarke? No, but it's still a fun diversion nonetheless. I can't boast anything like ole Artie, it's still nice to think about. Looking at the photo, that's basically me in forty years anyway. Enjoy!