I want to torture you. I used to love it, and it's been a long time. I mean, the last time I tortured someone, they didn't even have chainsaws.

Angel ,'Chosen'


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Toddson - Mar 22, 2023 8:45:45 am PDT #6648 of 6674
Friends don't let friends read "Atlas Shrugged"

Going back - to Laga - seemingly it started off with the monkey selfie, but with AI it seems to have been expanded.

Most of what I've read and seen seems to be that AI-generated material is less than impressive. And someone's come up with an app that can be used for artwork to make it unusable for AI to take.


JenP - Mar 22, 2023 8:46:08 am PDT #6649 of 6674

In copywriting, I find it useful for giving me headline/subject line ideas, in particular. Lists to work from, that kind of thing. I definitely save time when I would otherwise be solo-brainstorming those, but I've never used even a headline word for word. There's an underlying current of perfunctory to most of what comes forth.

100% great for sparking ideas, but, yeah, not worried I'll never work again. By a long shot.


-t - Mar 22, 2023 9:10:46 am PDT #6650 of 6674
I am a woman of various inclinations and only some of the time are they to burn everything down in frustration

That's interesting, JenP. I can see that being useful.


Laura - Mar 22, 2023 9:32:30 am PDT #6651 of 6674
Our wings are not tired.

That makes sense, JenP. I can imagine that a huge number of middle and high school students would find it a dream come true.


bennett - Mar 22, 2023 10:20:43 am PDT #6652 of 6674

I can see why teachers may be concerned - is that C paper just crappy student writing or is it AI of some kind? But everything I've seen is still very mediocre.


-t - Apr 27, 2023 6:43:46 am PDT #6653 of 6674
I am a woman of various inclinations and only some of the time are they to burn everything down in frustration

This has some interesting insights about what AI writing is good at or good for and what it can’t do [link]

I need to think about it some more. I feel a little obliged to read this book so I can have an informed opinion, but I don’t know that I will. So many books tbr

ETA: spending an audible credit on pre-ordering. Also thinking about craftsmanship in a broader sense, artisanal what have you’d and all that.


erikaj - Apr 28, 2023 10:51:48 am PDT #6654 of 6674
I'm a fucking amazing catch!--Fiona Gallagher, Shameless(US)

My plan about courting rejection sounded much more fun before they started rolling in.(Not that this one hurts especially, I seem to be the one writer on Earth that doesn't really warm to fairytale themes, but I took a chance at it, since some of my best wheelhouses aren't exactly things that excite America.) Maybe I could have revised more? (Also, really kind of hate the microfiction trend, but I apparently still need to learn it.) Somebody was going to be the first, but,right now, it seems like I paid twenty dollars for a group of people to tell me I suck, which. even more than publishing, is something I can provide myself for free.(But I don't even need the $20, so I don't need to get dramatic about that, either. Old habits die hard, though.) I wish there were some amazing heart's desire that I really wanted that I could get at 50-100 to make the prize concept more attractive, but having more money means I don't save stuff up anymore.


erikaj - May 21, 2023 10:34:46 am PDT #6655 of 6674
I'm a fucking amazing catch!--Fiona Gallagher, Shameless(US)

Still not showing much writing yet in here...lately stuff is feeling personal so... But I have a question though: Does anyone else notice different writing coming out in longhand than from when you type? (It may be so for me because getting to legible longhand took some work, through much of my teen years and the nearly-ubiquitous Schoolgirl Poet period...the poems have come back a bit.)


Calli - May 25, 2023 5:57:09 am PDT #6656 of 6674
I must obey the inscrutable exhortations of my soul—Calvin and Hobbs

I think so? I'm trying this practice that involves writing three long-hand pages a day in an attempt to get through my years-long writer's block, and the tone and style seem a bit different than my typed stuff. It could also be that I write most of that while starting on my first cup of coffee of the day, so they're getting the un-caffeinated, barely sentient version of me.


-t - May 25, 2023 8:32:42 am PDT #6657 of 6674
I am a woman of various inclinations and only some of the time are they to burn everything down in frustration

I have an easier time writing without trying to edit as I go if I write longhand, so I prefer it for first drafts. If that makes much of a difference to what I get on the page, I'm not sure, but I think so.