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!

I write like
Arthur C. Clarke

I Write Like by Mémoires, Mac journal software. Analyze your writing!


  1. Is he wearing a sarong? I'm impressed with the bold fashion choice, and it does look quite comfortable. I think he's on to something. You've now got me wondering what Flash Gordon character I would be... I just hope it would not be anybody involved in the football scene.

  2. Hey Mik,

    I pasted something from my star wars blog and got Douglas Adams, A Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy fame ....

  3. Ha, I may have to pick up a sarong for myself! Papa JJ, you'd be a Hawkman of course, "DIVE!"

    @Joe: Douglas Adams is pretty good company to keep as well, didn't know you had a Star Wars blog, I'll have to check that out.

  4. Thanks Mik, Its on my Other Blog listing .... right column