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8th-Aug-2015 11:01 am - Fun with text classifiers
john_amend_all: (gia)

Following a BBC news link led me to this site, with various analysers you can use on works you've written.

I tried a few of my fics in some of the analysers, and found that I seem to be fairly consistent, whether I'm writing in my own narrative voice, as John Watson, or as Lily Carson:

  • My fics were written by a woman (~60% probability). Maybe it's because it can tell it's fanfic, and MostFanficWritersAreGirls?
  • My age category is in the 65-100 range(!).
  • My prose style is closest to Frank Baum, followed by Lewis Carroll. Except when I'm trying to write as Watson, where it's Frank Baum followed by Oscar Wilde.
  • All the fics registered as having negative, rather than positive sentiment.
  • On the other hand, my own narrative voice is usually 'happy', while John Watson and Lily Carson are both 'upset'. (This one in particular seems to be completely bonkers. My piece of Steven / Vicki fluff registers as 'upset', while my ZoĆ«-with-dementia fic registers as 'happy'. I'm pretty sure my moods writing those two were the exact opposite!)
  • Lily and Watson have ESFP personalities; my narrative voice tends more to the ESFJ. The ESFP in particular is quite an achievement, seeing that when I actually did a Meyers-Briggs test I came out as INTJ, the exact opposite.
  • Watson and I are instinctive; Lily is exploitive.

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