Via UCLA’s Young Research Library collection

Why I love National Novel Generation Month

My favorites from 2017

My entry for 2017, A Physical Book (live demo)

B-9 Indifference

B-9 Indifference

Citizens[]

Citizens[] full output (large PDF)

Emic Automata

First Lines

I am not a story to be read.
The first day of the world was a mistake.
I am a preacher of merry days!
We’re going to be a book in the year 1071.

It was a dumb afternoon of the world.

140,000 words of output available here. Unfortunately, due to a prank in the input data that I didn’t catch till after I trained the neural network, 37,000 of them are the word “sand”.

Hard West Turn

The man had regrets; he was trying to see if, through thinking on matters, he could develop something other than regrets. Together. Sometimes. For that reason many countries only allow soldiers. Nose was bleeding heavily, nose was bleeding heavily. The nine millimeter is often referred to as a nine. Officially, officially, officially, officially, officially, officially, officially, officially.

HUMAN.DOC

An homage to Tom Phillips’ A Humument (1973) using the same source material

The Infinite Fight Scene

Briana swings Orcthorn at the kobold. He tries to dodge but is out of balance. Briana cuts across his neck. He drops to his knees, and keels over.

Oldschool Dungeon Crawler GameBook

Pride, Prejudice

The problem isn’t generating over 50,000 words. The problem is existing books are too long. Pride and Prejudice is 130,000 words, Moby Dick is 215,136 words (or 215,136 meows). And we all know 50,000 is the gold standard for a novel!

The Program Which Generates This Book

Offset 94

The computer loads a reference to the local variable named s and places it on top of the stack. The computer places the literal string 'The `if` statement ends here.\n\n' on top of the stack. The computer takes the top value from the stack and (in place) adds the second from top value from the stack to it, placing the result on top of the stack. The computer takes the top value from the stack and stores it in the local variable named s.

The computer loads a reference to the local variable named s and places it on top of the stack. The computer exits the current function, returning the top value on the stack.

Sestina Generator

From Wikipedia’s Sestina artice
The mobile home installer cured a vase
The paving equipment operator tested a tomato
The training and development specialist muddled a water
The hostler sprayed a fridge
The apparel patternmaker relaxed a sofa
The shaper pleased a sandglass
The industrial machinery mechanic terrified a needle and a bonesaw
The psychology teacher settled a needle and a bonesaw
The elevator repairer sprouted a needle and a bonesaw
The segmental paver forced a needle and a bonesaw
The economist confessed a needle and a bonesaw
The magistrate judge bowed a needle and a bonesaw

Tillman, Victor Lima, KOD

Re-enter SEBASTIAN, ANTONIO, and GONZALO
Welcome! what is your course? Shall I take you in tow? Have
you a doctor?

SEBASTIAN
I cannot be refloated by any means now available!

ROMEO
Are we having any fun yet?

JULIET
Anything that turns you on baby.

ROMEO
On the other other hand; The more I know, the less I
understand.

JULIET
Thanks for the thought (or) tip.

William Shakespeare Summarizes Everything

White to Play and Win

White Rook e1e2

Harold considered moving his Rook from e1 to e2. Maude may answer by playing her Rook at a2 to a3.

Black Rook a2a3

Harold might respond with his King from h1 to g1. Harold might counter using his Rook from e2 to e3. Possibly, he may answer using his Rook from e2 to e4. Harold might answer by playing his Rook from e2 to e5 and putting Black in Check.

References and other writeups

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