[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. [link=http://www.wordle.net/gallery/wrdl/532117/Braken_Starblaster]Here's one for 12 chapters worth of my current WIP, "Braken Starblaster Destroys The Galaxy!"[/link]


    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, [link=http://www.wordle.net/gallery/wrdl/532753/The_Other_Side]this is my short story "The Other Side".[/link]


    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 Jedi Grand Master

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    Nov 13, 2001
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    Much fun! I just had a blast playing around with this thing. :D

    My little creations: [link=http://www.wordle.net/gallery/wrdl/532894/Untitled]Seven Chapters of "Blood Ties"[/link]

    [link=http://www.wordle.net/gallery/wrdl/532985/The_Dream_Seller]The Dream Seller[/link]

    [link=http://www.wordle.net/gallery/wrdl/532990/remember_me]Remember Me[/link]

    New playtoy. :D
  3. DarthBreezy Jedi Grand Master

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    How Fun!

    [link=http://www.wordle.net/gallery/wrdl/532949/Hard_as_Nails]Love Is Hard as Nails[/link]

    New fic, fun 'word cloud'
  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 Jedi Master

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    Oh, this is fun. Just great another way to waste time on the web! [face_laugh]
    Here's mine for [link=http://www.wordle.net/gallery/wrdl/533501/The_Nose_Rules]The Nose Rules[/link].
  6. The Musical Jedi Jedi Master

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    I needed yet another distraction from studying. :p

    Here is mine from [link=http://www.wordle.net/gallery/wrdl/533702/H%26P]something[/link] I haven't posted yet. :D
  7. mavjade It's so FLUFFY! Fanfic Manager

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


    Here is all of [link=http://www.wordle.net/gallery/wrdl/533819/I_Do%2C_Promise]I Do, Promise[/link] 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 Jedi Master

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

    [link=http://www.wordle.net/gallery/wrdl/533917/Random_Grains_of_Sand]Here's my contribution[/link], taken from Weeks 1, 5, and 9 of my drabbles.
  9. DaenaBenjen42 Jedi Master

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    That was fun. :)

    [link=http://www.wordle.net/gallery/wrdl/534205/Flowers]Obsessed With Flowers[/link]
  10. DarthIshtar Jedi Grand Master

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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 Jedi Master

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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 Jedi Master

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    [link=http://www.wordle.net/gallery/wrdl/538246/Frosty_Friskyness_]Frosty Friskiness[/link] is an old winter vignette of mine from 2007.
  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 Knight

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    That was fun.

    [link=http://www.wordle.net/gallery/wrdl/538946/COJF]The Courtship of Jagged Fel[/link]
  15. BigFatty Jedi Padawan

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    I did a couple of these. The first is of my [link=http://www.wordle.net/gallery/wrdl/539277/Fatty%27s_Fics]fanfic archive website[/link] and the second is from [link=http://www.wordle.net/gallery/wrdl/539258/The_Definition_of_Duty]a story[/link] I have mostly written that I haven't started to post just yet.
  16. SithGirl132 Jedi Master

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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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    That was cool!

    I used an old favorite of mine: [link=http://www.wordle.net/gallery/wrdl/540464/Anakin%27s_Misadventures_in_Babysitting]Anakin?s Misadventures in Babysitting[/link]
  18. Alexis_Wingstar Jedi Master

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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 Jedi Master

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    Oh, is THAT what randomize means? :oops: Oops! :p Well, here's the one I did for [link=http://www.wordle.net/gallery/wrdl/541631/He_Ain%27t_Heavy%2C_He%27s_My...%3F]He's Not Heavy, He's My...?[/link]
  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":

    [link=http://www.wordle.net/gallery/wrdl/543753/Smoothest_Guy_in_the_Universe]Check it out.[/link] I'm rather pleased with the result.
  22. Alexis_Wingstar Jedi Master

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    Ok, i did a second version of [link=http://www.wordle.net/gallery/wrdl/545336/The_Shadow_of_Your_Smile%2C_reprise]The Shadow of Your Smile[/link] which doesn't look quite so vulgar. :p
  23. The Musical Jedi Jedi Master

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    I did another one of mine: [link=http://www.wordle.net/gallery/wrdl/547103/WithoutRegret]Without Regret[/link]
  24. 1Yodimus_Prime Jedi Master

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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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