I saw this thing over at World IV. You past in a writing sample and it spits out the name of an author that your writing style approximates in some vague way.
So I took one of my posts, the Christmas 1977 story, and fed it in the machine to see what would turn up.
I was secretly hoping for Kurt Vonnegut, mostly based on a pattern of short paragraphs.
But, alas, I was disappointed in that as with so many things in life. I need more poorly drawn sphincters in my work I guess. Instead, I was told…
Okay, maybe that was the wrong writing sample.
So I dug through some more and decided that the Christmas 1983 story might be a good try. Obviously I was avoiding some of my usual dreck and going for things I cared about.
Kurt Vonnegut this time?
Douglas Adams! Well, I could live with that. Not that I am down on Cory, but he, Douglas Adams!
Still, this could be just some random author generator. I need at least two similar results to feel good about this.
So I pulled out one more tale, The Adventures of Opus and Mopar Mac. Forget dear Kurt, just match one of the previous picks.
Ian Flemming? Flattering again, but I’m still more shaken than stirred by that result.
That’s it random author generator, I’m going to bed before you tell me any more lies.