The Fantastical Writomotron

Day 121. 139 pages, 64,041 words.

Last week, I was blessed – blessed, I tell you – to be pointed in the direction of another in the Internet’s growing list of AIs, semi-AIs and faux-AIs that have been developed to make our lives that much more hilarious, while at the same time vaguely worrying in a what-happens-when-they-actually-become-sentient-and-realise-what-we’ve-done-to-them sort of way.

I give you … the story plot generator.

Here is the story that started it all, put together by the generator with input from a friend of mine. In it, you see an adventure from the life of Hatboy and Mrs. Hatboy, as well as a sure sign that soon, even authors such as myself will be supplanted by machines.

Here’s the blurb to a paranormal romance the AI wrote about dreameling!


Hint: yes!

There’s a heap of generators there. So much fun. So much time to waste. Dear me.

About Hatboy

I’m not often driven to introspection or reflection, but the question does come up sometimes. The big question. So big, there’s just no containing it within the puny boundaries of a single set of punctuationary bookends. Who are these mysterious and unsung heroes of obscurity and shadow? What is their origin story? Do they have a prequel trilogy? What are their secret identities? What are their public identities, for that matter? What are their powers? Their abilities? Their haunted pasts and troubled futures? Their modus operandi? Where do they live anyway, and when? What do they do for a living? Do they really have these fantastical adventures, or is it a dazzlingly intellectual and overwrought metaphor? Or is it perhaps a smug and post-modern sort of metaphor? Is it a plain stupid metaphor, hedged around with thick wads of plausible deniability, a soap bubble of illusory plot dependent upon readers who don’t dare question it for fear of looking foolish? A flight of fancy, having dozed off in front of the television during an episode of something suitably spaceship-oriented? Do they have a quest, a handler, a mission statement, a department-level development objective in five stages? I am Hatboy.
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2 Responses to The Fantastical Writomotron

  1. dreameling says:


    I’m so confused and conflicted right now. Is this a paranormal romance or a bestiality romance? Is there even a difference?

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