Thursday, January 20, 2005

I'm Not A Huge Check-Out-This-Web-Site Guy, But...

If there are two things I love, it's good TV and dictators. Okay, so maybe not really. But this game is interesting, as it bizarrely sets up a series of questions to guess which famous dictator or TV character you're pretending to be.

So why the hell am I posting about it on a writer's website? Well, I found interesting the types of questions the computer program generates in closing in on character. It's sort of an odd glimpse at the mechanics behind (bad?) character building - nothing I'd recommend to anyone writing their own characters, but compelling in a rubberneck sort of way nonetheless.

http://www.smalltime.com/dictator.html

Another fun game is to answer the questions as yourself and see who it guesses you to be. I was Stalin. No bad for a Jewish kid from the Bay Area.

2 comments:

Aquaryan said...

Oh my gosh! I am so embarrassed, when I tried being myself. THE COMIC BOOK GUY from the Simpsons!!! How rude! I thought that I was more like Clark Kent from Smallville. It is weird how some of the characters were being guessed right.

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