Interesting Experiment

Out of self amusement and curiosity, when I came across this app I went ahead and pasted in a sample my current working draft of “The Demons that Bind Us” and this was the result that it gave me:

Odd thing is, I don’t recall reading much of her work so this is surprising to me. I know I’ve read at least one book of hers back when I was a kid but I’ll be damned if I could tell you which one it was.

So of course I had to find out what this app thought of my “Toadie’s Gift” short story…

And now I’m beginning to question the validity of this app… because I HAVE read her books. But to be fair that piece was written back around 2006.

So how about the opening of “Surge of the Soul Eater” hmmm?

And just for shits and giggles… let’s run the same body of text one more time… “Agatha Christie” again. Okay, gave me the same thing so it’s not randomized results. Just not results I expected at all.

So one last time… let’s pick one of my blog posts shall we?

Not sure how this works or what any of this means. But I think I’m seeing a trend here and it might even make sense in my head. The I style used is dependent on what’s being said. Both of the pieces with the “Agatha Christie style” are my Paranormal Urban Fantasy stories. Still trying to wrap my head around being slapped with an “Anne Rice style” for Toadie… because I don’t perceive Anne Rice as a humorous author… but okay. So one more test… because reasons. I ran this post through which I felt had a different tone than the other but got the “Stephen King style” on it as well.

I’m wondering why my conversational blog pieces are coming out in his style when I don’t like his work as a whole. I’m not sure how I feel about that. I may need to re-evaluate that on a very deep level and give his work an honest, second chance. Do I feel the way I do because I’m not his reader? Do I feel the way I do because I feel like it’s talking to myself? OR do I feel the way I do because ever since the day I moved to Maine the moment people around me found out I write, his work has been shoved on me with the expectation that I will worship it? I might not have realized it at the time, but I’m beginning to think it might be the last one the most and I’ve been too stubborn to give an inch.

In any case, I find it interesting and I think it’s worth exploring these three authors more for me. Maybe even pick up two more authors for the sake of genre rounding.

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