@grishka Well, don't trust me, visit your psychotherapist in a chrooted jail! But no, it is just a bot

perl -pE'BEGIN{say"you ok?";$p=" something$/"}$m=$_;s/.*i(\047m| am| was)\b/really/i;s/.*you.*/what about i/i;s/.*always.*/can i be specific/;s/[?.!,].*//;s/\b(i|me)\b/you/gi;s/\bmy/your/i;.2>rand?s/.*/huh/:s/$/?/;($_="you had said$p")if.1>rand;$p=": ".$m'

My computer-generated book Golem is available as a free (CC BY-SA) e-text nickm.com/poems/montfort__gole and is also a beautiful codex book object deadalivemagazine.com/press/go


My gratitude to Dead Alive & Augusto Corvalan for the stunning book design!

re: My computer-generated book GOLEM 

@Sandra I do read my computer-generated literary books, and in this case besides reading it at different points as I revised the generating code, I read the final book aloud. I did that with The Truelist as well

My computer-generated book GOLEM 

Coming in a few days from Dead Alive's New Sight imprint, available for pre-order now!

“Like all great art, unraveling the secret of Nick Montfort’s Golem…reads us into its riddle.…Golem is an astonishingly rich work of text generation” @zachwhalen

“A rewarding expedition on the branching paths that connect grammar and code…sonorous lexical and syntactic counterpoint” @aparrish


Could someone please tell me what ⦳ and ⦴ are used for?

I assume it's not "look over there, it's the empty set!"

Computer-generated literature 

In Brazil's main newspaper, Folha de S.Paulo, I argue that microblogging itself and National Novel Generation Month as initiated by @darius are more important to computer-generated literature than particular technologies like GPT-2 and -3 www1.folha.uol.com.br/ilustrad

Hello #fediverse

I’m Comet. I am an artist working mainly in the field of non-work. I travel the universe, write poetry, publish zines, play music and fight fascism.

visit my website: cometpustoj.neocities.org

☄️ #Introduction #poetry #zines :antifa:

In case you'd like to see a 30-minute video of a one-line Applesoft BASIC program generating a 50,000+ word novel


Several reviews of Amazing Quest...

Fellow IF Comp author & frequent reviewer Joey Acrimonious gives it 5/5: ifdb.tads.org/viewgame?id=of92

Patrick Mooney offers a 5/10 review and two Python implementations: tmblr.co/ZQ8Z_wZA4Vq9Gm00

Wade Clark considers the game via BASIC and home computing: importantastrolab.blogspot.com

Ant ported the game to BBC Micro BASIC and offers a line-by-line explanation: ahopeful.wordpress.com/2020/10

Spoilers for Amazing Quest 


If AQ is experienced as a parody of, and a slap in the face of, these kinds of meaningless shenanigans: https://twitter.com/gaohmee/status/903510060197744640

then AQ is a brilliant treasure of the dharma eye to be cherished muchly.

If AQ is experienced as if itself is a perpetuator of that kind of shenanigans then AQ is arguably not so hot.

(That “if by AQ…” question is not to be determined by me as reviewer or NM as creator, but by each person who approach it. Hence the “is experienced as” rather than the “is meant as”.)

If AQ had presented itself in a way where it was clear how it was setup, how it worked, then the notion of the odyssey, of experiencing it ludically and joyfully would’ve been in the forefront. The amount of time I’ve spent on my own with the dungeon tables at the end of the AD&D1e DMG is…♥♥ But that’s not how the game was presented.

I've written a Q&A about Amazing Quest, my controversial (or maybe just despised?) BASIC game which just was rated 98th out of 103 in the Interactive Fiction Competition


Please enjoy 1001 BASIC Games, A Novel github.com/NaNoGenMo/2020/issu

The generating code is a one-line Apple //e or //c program of maximal length:


@phooky Turns out a simpler solution for Apple ][js is to select text and middle-click to paste the selection

@phooky Yay, with additional delay between keystrokes this works perfectly. Thank you!

@phooky Haha, Windows version written in AutoHotKey! But this may indeed work for me in Linux, thank you

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