Sunday, July 18, 2010

I can't decide whether I'm flattered or disturbed.


I write like
H. P. Lovecraft
I Write Like by Mémoires, Mac journal software. Analyze your writing!

13 comments:

Veles said...

Next time I visit I'll bring some Eldritch tomes and my Lil Cthulhu plushie and we'll get to work waking up the Old Ones.

W/V: Nualing, which is what the Crawling Chaos does to his nummies legs.

Bo said...

Ha! See here:

http://giaklamata.blogspot.com/

Siobhan said...

ok, I just snarfed coffee. While I enjoy the horror aspects of Lovecraft's work, the first thing that comes to mind when I think of ol' HP is his overwhelming racism.

Jarred said...

I'm definitely voting for flattered, personally.

I got Neil Gaiman as one of my results, using the first section of the novel I'm working on. I was very flattered.

Evn said...

Veles: Sounds like a plan!

Bo: Ha indeed! Glad I'm not the only one who got pegged as Lovecraft.

Siobhan: I've actually not read a lot of his work, although I've seen several wonderfully terrible movies based on his short stories.

Jarred: I'm jealous!

Code Name Sarah said...

That site told me I wrote like Ian Fleming, which did very little for my writing confidence - but made a little bit of sense, considering that I am obsessed with spies.

Now...for all you Lovecraft lovers (and haters, for that matter), please be aware that the stars have finally aligned and I'm holding Vacation Necronomicon School this year. It will start 26 July 2010, but I'll have to forward you the link later.

Just think of the unholy certificates of participation we can all earn.

Code Name Sarah said...

Also, to Siobhan: His racism was appalling and almost without limit, as was his egregious classism and sexism.

He was, in short, a pretty terrible person. So is it not fitting that he was obsessed with cold and inhuman creatures that removed all traces of sanity from those who saw them?

I neither support nor excuse his proclivity toward "isms," but his writing is still very scary, and has inspired so much. (Several of John Carpenter's films come to mind.)

Siobhan said...

heh, PZ Meyers has a lovely bit up on it: http://scienceblogs.com/pharyngula/2010/07/i_write_likea_mark_ripe_for_pl.php

WVW perse... to almost parse, which is what this site does :D

Siobhan said...

@Codename Sarah: I'm currently playing Call of Cthulu, and am a devoted Lovecraft fan. I make no defense of him being an absolutely terrible person with horrid "isms." It's just the FIRST thing that comes to mind when I think of him.

Pom said...

Anne Rice. Well ok.

Yewtree said...

One of my bits of writing came out as H P Lovecraft; another came out as Dan Brown (maybe I mentioned the Goddess a lot or something). I was gutted.

Jake said...

The site told me I write like Kurt Vonnegut. Make of that what you will.

openingthebroomcloset said...

I analyzed a chapter of my Harry Potter fanfiction and got JK Rowling... XD