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KENTA
April 18th, 2011, 05:15 PM
http://iwl.me/

Just a little website I found that analyzes your writing and says who you write like. Not all that serious, just a little fun I thought you guys would enjoy.

I apparently write like Dan Brown.

Tangerang
April 18th, 2011, 05:19 PM
Posted three different 'chapters' of Baka Academy, got three different results.

huh.

Although a comedy/crack fic may not have been the best choice

KENTA
April 18th, 2011, 05:19 PM
Well, like I said, not to be taken too seriously.

Tobias
April 18th, 2011, 05:21 PM
lets see, putting in dear tohsaka gets me Ursula K. Le Guin, and Red night gets me Mary Shelley


never heard of em, but they must suck.

lantzblades
April 18th, 2011, 05:23 PM
I got Chuck Palahniuk. the author of fight club apparently. I am jack's completely lack of surprise LOL

Tangerang
April 18th, 2011, 05:24 PM
...Mary Shelley only wrote one of the most iconic works of all time afterall. Frakenstein?



Also, I wonder if inputing 'moo' gets 'you write like a cow'?

...

nope, too short, too bad so sad

eddyak
April 18th, 2011, 05:24 PM
I apparently write like H.P. Lovecraft.

@[email protected]

Tobias
April 18th, 2011, 05:25 PM
...Mary Shelley only wrote one of the most iconic works of all time afterall. Frakenstein?



Also, I wonder if inputing 'moo' gets 'you write like a cow'?

...

nope, too short, too bad so sad

you should know by now I am terribad with names

Airen
April 18th, 2011, 05:26 PM
I apparently write like Douglas Adams. Huh, never would have guessed.

He wrote Hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy... Epic.

Erlkonig
April 18th, 2011, 05:28 PM
I write like H.P. Lovecraft (http://iwl.me/s/147eabd8)

Shirou confirmed for Cthulhu

Ace
April 18th, 2011, 05:33 PM
I got James Joyce. Never heard of him.

Keyne
April 18th, 2011, 05:34 PM
I got Anne Rice.

Erlkonig
April 18th, 2011, 05:36 PM
I got Anne Rice.

You write about gay vampires?

Ace
April 18th, 2011, 05:37 PM
^^Keyne confirmed for next Twilight writer?

KENTA
April 18th, 2011, 05:38 PM
I thought that was Stephanie Myer?

Erlkonig
April 18th, 2011, 05:39 PM
I thought that was Stephanie Myer?

Both write gay vampires.

xm0123
April 18th, 2011, 05:42 PM
I put in chapter 12 of my Touhou fanfic "Mentor and Protege." It said I write like L. Frank Baum.

Welp! I'm off to see the Wizard, then!

Keyne
April 18th, 2011, 05:47 PM
I don't write about gay vamps. D:

Ace
April 18th, 2011, 05:50 PM
I write like says otherwise.

RacingeR
April 18th, 2011, 05:51 PM
I had nothing written in english, so i just sent my posts of the to aru RP.

Apparently, my characters are vampires, and sparkle things to death.
Brb throwing myself from a bridge.

EDIT: I sent another thing in here, and now i write like David Foster Wallace. Never heard of him.

Mike1984
April 18th, 2011, 05:52 PM
I posted my most recent RP post and got Anne Rice, and I got Ursula K. Le Guin for the prologue of my first fic....

And, amazingly, I posted the second chapter of said fic and got Shakespeare....

Twelveseal
April 18th, 2011, 06:03 PM
Chapter Two of the Loli Grail War netted me H.P. Lovecraft. (Sweet)
Curse of Lorelei III got me Gertrude Stein.(??)
Red Devil Under the Weather was Stephanie Meyer (I shudder).
And most of the Longest Night yields J. D. Salinger. (??)
Might as well do an ero one, too.
Relations I gave me Ursula K. Le Guin. (??)

Theocrass
April 18th, 2011, 06:05 PM
You don't know who J.D. Salinger is? How on earth not?

Twelveseal
April 18th, 2011, 06:09 PM
Sorry. Care to tell me who the question marked peoples be? Not to mention some famous works of theirs.

Marth
April 18th, 2011, 06:11 PM
Posted a short EO1 oneshot I did not too long ago.

And I write like Arthur Clarke, apparently.

Tobias
April 18th, 2011, 06:11 PM
3 ursalas?

Twelveseal
April 18th, 2011, 06:13 PM
Your writing, or the fact that there are a lot of us who write similarly? After all, Howard Lovecraft was pretty common, too.

Mike1984
April 18th, 2011, 06:24 PM
I suspect that the fact that most of the stuff posted was Nasuverse fanfic probably helps, too. Both of those authors seem to deal with magic-related stuff.

Kieran
April 18th, 2011, 06:40 PM
Sorry. Care to tell me who the question marked peoples be? Not to mention some famous works of theirs.

Gertrude Stein was a famous feminist, Salinger wrote Catcher in the Rye, and LeGuin is a longtime sci-fi/fantasy author famous for her "Earthsea" series.

TypeWannabe
April 18th, 2011, 06:43 PM
I would like to say that I got Terry Pratchett. Sadly, no. Who I actually got was Douglas Adams, who's still very great.

ItsaRandomUsername
April 18th, 2011, 06:59 PM
Apparently, I write like Arthur Clarke, the author of Childhood's End, which served as inspiration for Neon Genesis Evangelion.

...I do like mindfucks.


...also, I write like HP Lovecraft and Dan Brown.

hero
April 18th, 2011, 08:57 PM
Apparently, I write like David Foster Wallace.

Who?

Airen
April 18th, 2011, 09:07 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Foster_Wallace

It's the guy who wrote Infinite Jest.

RacingeR
April 18th, 2011, 09:22 PM
Apparently, I write like David Foster Wallace.

Who?

It seems that all argentinians are a clone army of him or something.

Dark Pulse
April 18th, 2011, 09:25 PM
...Isaac Asimov? Really?

That's... surprising.

Then again, I used Chapter 7 of Of Leaves and Lilac, where Akiha goes into philosophy about how humans are like machines, so...

O. Hakubi
April 18th, 2011, 09:53 PM
The first part of DoS is similar in style to J.D. Salinger while the latter two halves are like Stephenie Meyer. I can only conclude that this website is some sort of offense machine designed to deeply insult me whenever possible.

Elf
April 18th, 2011, 09:59 PM
First entry was the first few paragraphs of the latest short story I had published: Chuck Palahniuk (author of "Fight Club" not too shabby.)

Then Sakura and Archer's sex scene from S&CB: H. P. Lovecraft

Archer and Rin's good bye in "The Hound and the Blacksmith": Again, H.P. Lovecraft

The Prologue to SPF: Dan Brown

So, apparently I write fanfic like H.P Lovecraft and my original stuff like "Fight Club" or "The DaVinchi Code"

Kotonoha
April 18th, 2011, 10:00 PM
my original stuff like [...] "The DaVinchi Code"

Ouch.

Elf
April 18th, 2011, 10:01 PM
Ouch.

Hey, if I become that huge when I'm published, I'm really not going to find it painful.

Revy
April 18th, 2011, 10:14 PM
Normal conversation gave me Dan Brown.

My RP work yielded Arthur C. Clarke.

And my story writing resulted in William Shakespeare, though I seriously can not see the resemblance......

Kotonoha
April 18th, 2011, 10:16 PM
Hey, if I become that huge when I'm published, I'm really not going to find it painful.

No Elf! If you prioritize popularity over non-shitty writing, you're going down the Stephenie Meyer path!

Tobias
April 18th, 2011, 10:18 PM
Eh, I'm not gonna lie, if I could make millions selling shitty sparkly vampire books you wouldn't believe how fast my ass would sell out.

Revy
April 18th, 2011, 10:19 PM
What is she known for?

Kotonoha
April 18th, 2011, 10:19 PM
Eh, I'm not gonna lie, if I could make millions selling shitty sparkly vampire books you wouldn't believe how fast my ass would sell out.

You realize this means I have to kill you just in case you actually manage to do it.

Elf
April 18th, 2011, 10:20 PM
No Elf! If you prioritize popularity over non-shitty writing, you're going down the Stephenie Meyer path!

But . . . you know the Dark Side has cookies right?


Eh, I'm not gonna lie, if I could make millions selling shitty sparkly vampire books you wouldn't believe how fast my ass would sell out.

Yeah, pretty much this.

What's sad is that my mom and Roadbuster are both egging me to write a romance novel. My mother because she knows she'll have an author she likes and gets to read stuff before it comes out. Roadbuster . . . well, there's that whole selling out thing.

Tobias
April 18th, 2011, 10:23 PM
You realize this means I have to kill you just in case you actually manage to do it.

Until you arrive, will soothe my guilty conscience with beautiful women, drugs and fine things, but at the moment of death I will thank you for freedom from the tormented world of drugs and easy se.........actually I'll probably be pretty ticked.

eddyak
April 18th, 2011, 10:23 PM
But . . . you know the Dark Side has cookies right?
They don't, that's just an advertising ploy. Read the small print.

Disclaimer: The Dark Side does not necessarily have cookies. Cookies subject to customer demand and stock. Supplies limited. Batteries not included.

xm0123
April 18th, 2011, 11:47 PM
Thought I'd try this again with a few other works of mine.

Uploaded the first part of Gensokyan Backstories, my most recent published work. It said I write like Dan Brown. Appropriate, seeing as how I'm reinterpreting Touhou history.

I have now uploaded Love Is Not A Toy: Tsukihime Edition. Just to do something Type-Moon related. Now I write like James Joyce. Um, okay, don't really know who that is. Should I be offended?

Now I will upload part 4.5 of A Touhou Fanfiction About Nothing, a series that I intentionally tried to write like Terry Pratchett. The site now says I write like Dan Brown, again. ooookay.

Last one, an excerpt from one of my own original stories. No fanfiction this time. Now I write like . . . Dan freakin' Brown. Alright, this now looks like I'm plagiarizing Mister Brown, even though I've never read a book of his in my life.

O. Hakubi
April 18th, 2011, 11:58 PM
plagiarizing (http://www.thefreedictionary.com/plagiarizing)

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b85/ohakubi/youkeepusingthatword.jpg

Ivan The Mouse
April 19th, 2011, 01:54 AM
So Damn Beautiful netted me Stephen King.
Silent Rage Chapter 1 netted me William Gibson, the guy who coined the word "cyberspace".
Silent Rage Chapter 2 and Cigarettes and Alcohol netted me Cory Doctorow, editor of the blog Boing Boing.
The introduction chapter of Shinji Matou's Guide to Murder got me Robert Louis Stevenson, writer of Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.
The introduction chapter of the unfinished work You Smell So Good got me Anne Rice.
Lamentation got me Jane Austen, romantic fiction novelist.
All Nightmare Long got me H.G. Wells.
My original fiction, Against All Odds, got me William Gibson again.

And I have no idea.

hatori
April 20th, 2011, 12:27 AM
Chapter Eight of Destined Legacies apparently netted me Frank L. Baum. Interesting

RanmaBushiko
April 20th, 2011, 03:56 AM
Chapter 21 of The Death of Bloodlust got me Douglas Adams. Surprising as hell, for me.

Counterguardian
April 20th, 2011, 05:06 AM
I apparently write like Dan Brown.

I was hoping for a Tolkien.

anamesis
April 20th, 2011, 05:35 AM
I write like...Arthur Clarke?


... not sure how I feel about this...

ringlhach
April 20th, 2011, 06:58 AM
Asimov. Not sure why, really.

RacingeR
April 20th, 2011, 07:56 PM
I am pretty sure by now that Tolkien, Rowling and Prattchet aren't in that database.

Mereo Flere
April 20th, 2011, 08:00 PM
I am pretty sure by now that Tolkien, Rowling and Prattchet aren't in that database.

http://iwl.me/s/e51188de
http://iwl.me/s/32618206

Nope... at least on the first two.

Alyeris
April 21st, 2011, 12:43 AM
I seem to get Cory Doctorow or Chuck Palasomethinorrather

Soldat der Trauer
April 30th, 2011, 03:56 PM
Hmm. Apparently I write like Arthur Clarke. Interesting...
I wonder if Glen Cook is in that database.

Froggie
April 30th, 2011, 04:00 PM
After pasting in the latest revision of my Alexander in ZnT snippet, it said that I apparently write like Vladimir Nabokov. That's the author of "Lolita".

... I am not, by the way. I am not!

Certis Baliano
April 30th, 2011, 04:02 PM
According to my 8th worm chapter, I write like H. P. Lovecraft.

SeiKeo
April 30th, 2011, 04:11 PM
That site... I know it's supposed to be fun, but I can post four different sections to the same thing, and get four different authors.

Twelveseal
April 30th, 2011, 05:00 PM
Try reposting the same chapter, see if it gives you multiple authors.

If not, then it's pretty safe to assume that you have a style that's unique, but resembles in part several different authors at different points in your work.

Optimus
May 1st, 2011, 12:45 PM
According to my Fate/Prinny Night chapters and RP posts I write like Cory Doctorow or H.P. Lovecraft, being the first more common.

terraablaze
May 1st, 2011, 12:59 PM
Only have essays to post. Got two people I don't know, 2 HP Lovecraft hits, Dan Brown, one James Joyce, and one Kurt Vonnegut.
???
What is this thing analyzing? Can't be writing style.
Judging from earlier comments it has to be searching for content, specifically keywords and phrases.

Ruca_Milda
May 1st, 2011, 01:02 PM
From posting the first chapter of an old crossover between RagnarokXTM, I got Chuck Palahniuk. Wut

Froggie
May 1st, 2011, 06:42 PM
Tried three different snippets now and each of them turned out Vladimir Nabokov. Huh. I guess... it must be true? Now I'm curious about reading that man's works.

Neir
May 1st, 2011, 07:27 PM
... From a scientific literature review, I write like Margaret Atwood?

Tesculpture
May 1st, 2011, 08:33 PM
I apparently write like David Foster Wallace. Never heard of him.

CreativeMasta
May 1st, 2011, 09:31 PM
psoted the old version of ASA and got myself an Ian flemming.

Crimson Moon
May 20th, 2011, 02:33 PM
I got William Shakespear on the first try and Vladimir Nabokov for the second

Kaethis
May 20th, 2011, 05:31 PM
William Shakespeare here.

RadiantBeam
May 20th, 2011, 11:18 PM
Dan Brown on my first attempt, Stephen King on my second attempt.

I don't know how to feel about this.

DreamsRequiem
May 20th, 2011, 11:19 PM
J.K. Rowling? I ain't British, git.

Five_X
May 22nd, 2011, 03:40 AM
For regular writing I got Margaret Atwood (not sure if want?) and for... less worksafe material, I got none other than James Joyce. :3

Alulim
May 22nd, 2011, 03:47 AM
I got Rudyard Kipling, have no clue who he is...

Edit: Poet and author of short stories targeted at children, not bad. Nobel Prize winner too...