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When randomness is perfect

I write in the program Scrivener, which is much more tailored to the way I think than Microsoft Word. One of the writing tools in the program is a random name generator, which I've jury-rigged to generate character traits. (I'm thinking of making it available at some point on JCP Books once I've played with it enough, and if there's demand, and if I can make it work in the PC version too.)

So the personality type to pop up when I hit the random button today is:
average ass

LOL - not just any ass, but your average, garden-variety ass. So very evocative, don't you think? Other good ones on the list include charming pal, eager slob and Machiavellian stud. But I get a kick out of average ass.


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Nov. 30th, 2012 01:56 pm (UTC)
Average ass can be the most interesting character trait because nobody is really that average are they?
Nov. 30th, 2012 05:06 pm (UTC)
Averageness would be a big challenge to convey, too.
Nov. 30th, 2012 07:47 pm (UTC)
Eager slob! Hahaha I totally love that.

Scrivner and Evernote are the best writing inventions in the history of things. I love Scrivner so much I bought it for both my mac and my PC. XD
Dec. 1st, 2012 10:24 am (UTC)
I haven't used Scrivener on my PC since it was in beta. I didn't find the cross-platform use quite seamless, and I was always so worried about screwing up a big honkin' file that would take me forever to reconstruct. Can you flow between machines easily?

Have you tried Scapple? I'm loving it for brainstorming.

I'm super eager for a Scrivener IOS release.

Edited at 2012-12-01 02:24 pm (UTC)
Dec. 1st, 2012 08:36 pm (UTC)
The cross platform use is still kinda clunky. I originally had Scrivner on my desktop PC but I kept getting distracted with shiny internets and/or games so I bought it for my mac laptop, which I only use for DJing and writing. [I've purposely not set up the wifi stuff on my mac so I don't get distracted.] I tried porting a few files back and forth and now I use it entirely on my mac.

I have not tried Scapple! But I am totally going play around with it tonight. Yay for new toys!

Speaking of DJing, I totally did a Wild Bill/Michael inspired set last night. I think Blakopz "Who drugged me?" is a perfect song for them. But I threw some Sisters of Mercy in there too. I am a dorky fangirl. XD
Dec. 1st, 2012 09:38 pm (UTC)
My PC is an ancient little laptop running XP that I only use when I need to do something that doesn't come in a Mac flavor. Whenever I turn it on it updates itself for like half an hour. I used to use it more, but I replaced my graphics computer and moved my old graphics iMac into the office, and now the PC is rotting somewhere in a corner. I don't even use the laptop for travel since it's more convenient to just bring an iPad.

LOVE a Wild Bill and Michael set! (Mongoloid by Devo is a good addition. And any Ramones.)

Glad I got to be teh one to turn you on to Scapple! If you learn one or two key commands to make new notes it's even funner. (Ctrl-Cmd-arrow spits out a new connected note.) I'm playing with using voice recognition to brainstorm with it.
Dec. 2nd, 2012 02:50 am (UTC)
Oh no! The poor PC. I use mine for gaming and most of my internetting and general compy use, so mine is super tricked out and home built. He's a hardcore beast. Meanwhile my mac is all sleek and streamlined and geared solely for writing/DJing. I named them Seme and Uke. XD

Scrapple is so much fun, thank you!!! ^____^

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Nov. 30th, 2012 11:06 pm (UTC)
Dec. 1st, 2012 10:21 am (UTC)
It could very well be!
Dec. 4th, 2012 12:40 pm (UTC)
I can blame Word for even more bad stuff now! Scrivener would have my stultifying aca papers better, right?
Dec. 4th, 2012 11:23 pm (UTC)
I write everything in Scrivener now. Even non-fiction stuff.

Word seems to try to be too many things, but without letting you see the nuts & bolts of what's happening. So when something goes wonky you can't look at code and figure out where the weirdness is in the document.
Dec. 5th, 2012 11:56 pm (UTC)
"Scrivener" vs "Word" . Even the names seem to indicate finesse or just blah.
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