[Just For Fun] Fanfic Word Clouds

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  1. The_Face Ex-Manager

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    So I came across this site ( http://www.wordle.net ) that lets you create "word clouds" out of any text you put into it. It gives more weight to words that are used more often, and offers a visualization of what may be the most important aspects of your fic. It makes more sense when you see one. Here's one for 12 chapters worth of my current WIP, "Braken Starblaster Destroys The Galaxy!"


    It also comes with some customization options. You can change the font and color palette, and influence the shape it takes. As a different-looking example, this is my short story "The Other Side".


    So... what clouds do your fics make? And what observations can you make about the results? Try it out, and link your creations!
  2. Ceillean Force Ghost

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  3. DarthBreezy Chosen One

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  4. Kidan TFN EU Staff

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    I upped the max words to 500 and feed it the RSS feed to the blog where I post all my stories at.

    This is the result: http://www.wordle.net/gallery/wrdl/533256/allfic
  5. Alexis_Wingstar Force Ghost

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    Oh, this is fun. Just great another way to waste time on the web! [face_laugh]
    Here's mine for The Nose Rules.
  6. The Musical Jedi Force Ghost

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    I needed yet another distraction from studying. :p

    Here is mine from something I haven't posted yet. :D
  7. mavjade It's so FLUFFY! Fanfic & New Movies Manager

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    That is awesome Face! Thanks for sharing!! [:D]


    Here is all of I Do, Promise in it's word cloud.

    Apparently other than names I use something, time, just and knew a lot! 8-}

    Now I'm gonna go play more! :D
  8. amidalachick Force Ghost

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    Really cool site, Face! [face_peace] And so many great-looking creations!

    Here's my contribution, taken from Weeks 1, 5, and 9 of my drabbles.
  9. DaenaBenjen42 Force Ghost

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  10. DarthIshtar Chosen One

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    For fun, I took Palpatine's third inaugural address from my series "Wife of Deceit" and did this: http://www.wordle.net/gallery/wrdl/534515/palpsinaug. And then I was really bored and did the same thing with Leia's first inaugural address in "Lest Ye Be Judged" and came up with this: http://www.wordle.net/gallery/wrdl/534533/leiainaug.
  11. Lolly_Tolly Force Ghost

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    This is mine: http://www.wordle.net/gallery/wrdl/534883/Rise_and_Fall%21

    I'm actually surprised at some of those....
  12. brodiew Force Ghost

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  13. Kidan TFN EU Staff

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    on a whim, I pasted a transcript of President Bush's 8th State of the Union Address.


    It's.... interesting: http://www.wordle.net/gallery/wrdl/538388/bush-8-sou
  14. TKeira_Lea Jedi Grand Master

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  15. BigFatty Jedi Master

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    I did a couple of these. The first is of my fanfic archive website and the second is from a story I have mostly written that I haven't started to post just yet.
  16. SithGirl132 Force Ghost

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    I tried it with one of my WIPs, "The Way of the Sith," and I think it reflected the content of the story. http://www.wordle.net/gallery/wrdl/540003/Untitled
  17. KELIA Manager Emeritus

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  18. Alexis_Wingstar Force Ghost

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    I'm not sure if I should post the one I did for "The Shadow of Your Smile"... it looks um... like a TOS violation! :eek:
  19. The_Face Ex-Manager

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    You can randomize it until it doesn't. :p Unless the problem is the content, in which case you've got a whole 'nother set of worries. [face_worried]


    In doing more, I've been most surprised by how many times "like" apparently comes up in my fics. I didn't think I was a valley girl...

    This is interesting to see all of these. I like trying to guess what each story is about from the clouds.
  20. Alexis_Wingstar Force Ghost

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    Oh, is THAT what randomize means? :oops: Oops! :p Well, here's the one I did for He's Not Heavy, He's My...?
  21. Luton_Plunder Jedi Knight

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    I created one for an upcoming fic I'm writing entitled "The Smoothest Guy In The Universe":

    Check it out. I'm rather pleased with the result.
  22. Alexis_Wingstar Force Ghost

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  23. The Musical Jedi Force Ghost

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  24. 1Yodimus_Prime Force Ghost

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    Face ? you can tell you're doing a sequel, simply by noting how large the word "back" is in your cloud :p
    Sithgirl ? I'm impressed that the words "Sith" & "Lord" and "Jedi" & "Way" are all both independent of each other, yet also right by their counterpart. How'd THAT happen?!

    Luton ? [face_laugh] I'm pretty sure you win, and we can all go home now.
  25. The_Face Ex-Manager

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    Har har, Futon. You had me excited at the title too. :p

    In doing these for various stories, I find that I use the words "back", "like", "know", and "one" a lot. In, like, every single one I know.


    ...Back.
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