Saturday, July 31, 2010

Better than H.R. Pufinstuf, I guess

I usually don't like these things - but I couldn't help but go to a place that takes a sample of your writing and tell you who you write like.
I write like
H. P. Lovecraft

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


Yep, that guy. Never heard of him - but he writes some interesting stuff.



I know, the Pearl Jam version is better.

Hat tip JJM.

26 comments:

Over-the-hill-spook said...

HP Lovecraft. Awesome writer. His <span>At the Mountain of Madness</span> was what the X-Files Movie wanted to be.

kmadams85 said...

So does this mean that you inspire a cult-like following of miscreants, ne'er-do-wells, and assorted geeks?

cdrsalamander said...

I hope so.

UltimaRatioRegis said...

Got the Lovecraft thing.  Famous New England horror author.  Twisted dude. 

But what's with HR Pufnstuf?  I found that show to be irksome in the extreme.  I betcha the grown-ups in those big costumes threw down a few gin and tonics before taping THAT show.  Kinda like Major Mudd, who was always half in the bag, leaning on the table so he wouldn't fall over. 

Anonymous said...

This website is a cheap parlor trick. I plugged in some quotes from various authors and got the following:

Heinlien - writes like H P Lovecraft or George Orwell
Hemingway's Old Man and the Sea - like Rudyard Kipling
I even pasted a chunk of the Mountains of Madness from H P Lovecraft  into the site - it said it was Edgar Allen Poe!
Dicken's A Christmas Carol, several paragraphs from the beginning - Steven King.

And this post - back to H P Lovecraft.

C-dore 14 said...

H.P. Lovecraft?  I remember a SF hippie rock band from the late 60s by that name too.  Would like to hear their version of the H.R. Pufinstuf theme song.

C-dore 14 said...

I suspect that they were using "recreational pharmaceuticals" to perform on that show.  Rewriteingthe lead character's name to "Puffin' Stuff" might be a clue  ;)

CDR Salamander said...

Fun sponge. Stay off my liberty team.

No admin rights for you!

YNSN said...

It says I write like Poe...

Never more, never more.

MR T's Haircut said...

Penthouse Letters..?   Fool!

Anonymous said...

OK, how about something a little more fun and more on topic for this blog:

The Lockheed Martin description of LCS-1's participation in RIMPAC 2010 is written like a Jonathan Swift satire.

GD's description of the LCS-2 development timeline is more like something out of an Edgar Allan Poe horror story.

And the CNO's diversity policy - yup, we're back to H P Lovecraft again.

Outlaw Mike said...

Lovecraft is the essential missing link between Poe and Stephen King. I've got his collected works of which I've read about one quarter and I must say, well. Some contain real good material but too long spun out, e.g. 'At the mountains of madness'. Still I liked it very much. It's about an antarctic expedition in the twenties which finds an undiscovered mountain range with summits twenty (20) kilometers high and the remnants of an ancient civilization behind it. It gets real interesting when the members of the expedition find out descendants of that civilization STILL LIVE among the ruins.

He's got many other short stories, and while they do come over as a bit archaic by now, I must say that Lovecrafts prose is very secure and neat to read. I like him.

Tom Goering said...

It said i write like Arthur Clarke... Now that is a Space Odyssey.

Outlaw Mike said...

Hah! Weird that over-the-hill-spook also mentions At the mountains of madness.

No, he's a clean writer. But, as URR says, twas a twisted dude. And I have the impression that it got worse as he got older. In those collected works there's a couple of photographs taken at various stages in his life. When you see the guy on the first photo with his wife, he looks very regular and sympathetic. Then, after each went their own way (IIRC, they were never officially divorced), he looks more and more weird on these photos.

Died relatively young. Still, I tend to think in his heart he wasn't so bad. When you read King... now there's cruelty in those pages. Never with Lovecraft.

Outlaw Mike said...

It says I write like Poe. Now that's complete nonsense. That site is bullshit.

UltimaRatioRegis said...

<span>Salamander, dude.  I hate to pile on here (right....) but I cut and pasted about half of my Command and Staff essay on Grant/Lee and attrition versus annihilation warfare into the site and.... 
 
*BAM!*   
 
I write like H P Lovecraft, too.  
 
I didn't know H P Lovecraft took USMC Command and Staff Course.  How'd he do?</span>

ewok40k said...

Ah well, is diversity cult a terrible enemy, isnt it?
I wonder what happens when LCS hits Ctulhu?

Steeljaw said...

That pretty well describes the denizens of the front porch, I'd think ;)

Steeljaw said...

E. A. Poe ...
"Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before…"
Who knew EAP was a blogger...?
w/r, SJS

Byron said...

Sala, gotta say it, he needs to be back on the liberty roster ;)

Byron said...

Yup, that's us all right 8-)

C-dore 14 said...

URR, He was more of a Naval War College type.

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Bubblehead said...

I got Kurt Vonnegut.

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