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thatollie

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Fun with Random Plot Generators
« on: November 04, 2017, 06:19:30 AM »
I don't know if you guys have ever used these things before but they are hilarious. It's a fun way to waste time when you should be writing (which is something I should be doing now). Have fun, guys.

https://www.plot-generator.org.uk/

Mangled fingers have been turning up all over Wales and the inhabitants are scared. Ten murders in ten weeks, all committed with a rope, and still nobody has a clue who the thoughtless killer is.

DI Harvey Sprocket is a scruffy and energetic teacher with a fondness for books. He doesn't know it yet but he is the only one who can stop the stingy killer.

When his friend, Boris Torrance, is kidnapped, DI Sprocket finds himself thrown into the centre of the investigation. His only clue is an enchanted map.

He enlists the help of a brave navigator called Elizabeth Frogg.

Can Frogg help Sprocket overcome his coffee addiction and find the answers before the rude killer and his deadly rope strike again?

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Re: Fun with Random Plot Generators
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2017, 07:57:05 AM »
 :D That's fun, Sprocket. Good way to get through a dry writing spell, too.

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Re: Fun with Random Plot Generators
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2017, 09:04:16 AM »
The also do randomly generated dating profiles. I think I love this website.

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Re: Fun with Random Plot Generators
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2017, 11:18:46 AM »
So, the dynamic crime-fighting duo aren't dead yet

I've just been playing with their random poem generator, a devilish bit of software with the potential to be ego-bruising if it turns out better stuff than you can unaided.

But fun, nonetheless.

Behold, the result.


The Long And Deadly Knife

Whose knife is that? I think I know.
Its owner is quite angry though.
He was cross like a dark potato.
I watch him pace. I cry hello.

He gives his knife a shake,
And screams I've made a bad mistake.
The only other sound's the break,
Of distant waves and birds awake.

The knife is long, deadly and deep,
But he has promises to keep,
Tormented with nightmares he never sleeps.
Revenge is a promise a man should keep.

He rises from his cursed bed,
With thoughts of violence in his head,
A flash of rage and he sees red.
Without a pause I turned and fled.

With thanks to the poet, Robert Frost, for the underlying structure.

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I asked them to delete it and got this reply.

Poem Generator
Poem deleted
As requested, we have crumpled up your poem and fed it to our dog.

Serves them right if their electronic dog is sick.

Cross like a dark potato?  That has to plumb the depths of bad rhyme. 


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Re: Fun with Random Plot Generators
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2017, 12:31:47 PM »
Yeah, but it comes in the so-bad-it's-good category.  I'm sure I've seen worse hailed as a literary masterpiece.

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« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2017, 12:38:31 PM »
That's what's so scary about it ;-)