In the comment section of Day 3’s post, Insanity Definition Debunked!, a lot of people asked about the newspaper photo I included with my “article”. I responded by suggesting they Google ‘newspaper generator’.
The fact is, in a moment of desperation, I turned to Google for help. You would think that for a prompt like temporary insanity, it wouldn’t have been necessary but yet, it was. That’s just how the creative cookie crumbles sometimes.
See, I knew I wanted to write a mock article but I wanted it to look like a real article. I could have put something together in Photoshop, except that I don’t have Photoshop at home, only at work. The major problem with that is I also have work at work.
It’s kind of the downside of working, I know.
Anyway, I turned to Google and sure enough, it came through with a newspaper generator. I got curious and decided to see what other kind of generators Google could come up with.
I started with ‘superhero name generator’. Turns out, on random settings, my superhero name is Sun Shadow. When I tried again using my real name, I ended up with Beast Bane. Awesome!
Next up, ‘blog topic generator’. Yeah, like we really need more blog topics. I fed in three key words to guide the direction of the topics: alcohol, handcuffs and stilettos. All of the suggestions came back to Ziva. Ok, no really, I got things like ‘How to solve the biggest problems with alcohol’ and ‘5 reasons why we love handcuffs (and you should too!)’.
Damn. Why didn’t I Google that one a lot sooner?
From there, it just made sense to check out ‘blog post title generator’. I plugged in my topic – generate this – and the generator came up with things like ‘Here are 9 ways to generate this’ and ‘Do you have what it takes to generate this like a true expert?’.
After that, I figured I’d move to something a little more cultural. I asked Google if ‘poem generators’ existed and lo and behold, they do. I plugged in a bunch of concrete nouns, abstract nouns, transitive verbs, intransitive verbs, adjectives, adverbs and only one interjection. I’ll give you three guesses what it was. Then I cicked the “Make Poem” button and voilà!
Where is the dead window?
Where is the creative idea?
Life is a blank television.
Damn. That wasn’t half bad.
Welcome to Day 8 of the Second Third Annual 30 Minus 2 Days of Writing. Today’s prompt was Damn and it was brought to you by the internationally renowned lion tamer and hula hoop champion of the world, Boom Boom. Please click on the links below to visit the other people participating in this challenge. And don’t worry if you can’t think of anything to say. There’s a generator for that too.