The AUTOMATED Fiction Generator Mark-II
Behold the next step in Fiction-Generating technology! I was frankly astonished at the speed and felicity with which Marksmen wrote me this morning with programmed versions of the Fiction Generator 2000. Many thanks to Dean R., Nicholas N., Dan, Rod V., Terry L., and Jonathan G. who sent me a Python file.
But I must give top honors to Liam Cooke’s version! This is, as copywriters would say a century ago, “An IMPROVED Model—Frees operator from labor and ensures consistent results FAR SUPERIOR to those hand-wrought. (Circulars sent free.)”
Tremendous thanks to all who undertook this of their own volition — and to those who’ve written about posters, watch for an announcement hopefully later this week.
September 22nd, 2009 at 4:08 pm
A wonderous contraption defying the limits of literary ingenuity!
September 22nd, 2009 at 9:00 pm
Oh the Wondermark-fulness!!! Liam Cooke’s automated Generator is truly worthy of hosting your words! I had already posted about your Generator at MetaFilter http://www.metafilter.com/85253/ (with digressions about webcomics with similar formulas and a plug for TweetMeHarder). Enjoy the dozen or so extra readers.
September 23rd, 2009 at 5:34 am
Similar concept, a webtoy I made in Flash:
Instant Science-Fiction Novel!
Based on a flowchart in OMNI magazine long, long ago.
September 23rd, 2009 at 10:10 am
Yes! A poster, please.