Thursday, June 23, 2011

Who do you write like?

I love this website, it tests, apparently, who you write like.
Check it out on I write like:

So I thought I'd put it to the test:

On the first one, I pasted some text from the imitation James Joyce piece I did last week:

....sure I'd get off the bus at Parnell Square and pop over to the Garden of Remembrance stepping down the steps and tripping over the junkies saying: 'hows it going, bud?' and them shaking all over sitting in Dublin's park that honours the great dead of the country and hoping the children of Lir in the statue come alive and rescue those junkies, bad hair and black teeth, they must be someone's son, for crying out loud?....


Result:
I write like
James Joyce


Then I tested it on an actual piece written by James Joyce:

.......Yes because he never did a thing like that before as ask to get his breakfast in bed with a couple of eggs since the City Arms hotel when he used to be pretending to be laid up with a sick voice doing his highness to make himself interesting for that old faggot Mrs Riordan that he thought he had a great leg of.......


Result:

I write like
James Joyce


That's good considering it was actually James Joyce.

Then I thought I'd type in a random piece of mind garbage (I found that a bit too easy to do).

...So I said to himself, sure why don't we have a bit of steak for tonight's dinner and sure, he looks at me as if to say, don't be bothering me with your women's nonsense, jaysus, I'm off to watch top gear and look at cars I can never afford....

Result:

I write like
James Joyce


Uncanny? Now, I'm thinking it doesn't work, or else I am actually chanelling James Joyce and will continue all my writing in that strange stream of consciousness style.

Should I be worried? Or should I accept the spirit of James Joyce in my life?

Or should I just get off the internet and do some actual real writing?

Happy Thursday!!