Jacob Haller (jwgh) wrote,
Jacob Haller
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Pentametron is almost making sense

Pentametron is a script that creates sonnets using recently-posted iambic tweets. Usually the sonnets don't make a whole lot of sense, but this one is pretty good, partly because of the 'I have a very short attention span' excuse.
RT @jjongcum
about 20 minutes ago
i bought a pencil case and pencils yay
RT @ashLEE_____
about 20 minutes ago
i took a 20 minute nap today "/
RT @Cyanide_doll92
about 46 minutes ago
My girlfriends mother is a lunatic
RT @cALLYSExx
about 46 minutes ago
this has become annoying very quick
RT @MyVoiceWetPants
about 1 hour ago
I wanna be a singing porno star
RT @Hold_meh_TIGHT
about 1 hour ago
Who stole the cookie from the cookie jar
RT @SUCK_MI_BOOBIES
about 2 hours ago
I have a very short attention span !
RT @nicoo_suaveee
about 2 hours ago
John Mayer will forever be the man.
RT @superapplejuice
about 2 hours ago
This morning seems a little cooler no?
RT @khiness
about 2 hours ago
i need a texting buddy... ready? go.
RT @ellienovack
about 3 hours ago
So late and haven't even showered yet
RT @isighalot
about 3 hours ago
I am a product of the Internet
RT @__VIXMCMXCVII
about 4 hours ago
Her kisses sweeter than a cherry PIE .
RT @benroperrr
about 9 hours ago
Looks like another boring night in #sigh
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I have read worse sonnets created in earnest by humans.
Needs a better rhyme scheme.
That was kind of my thought too, but it seems to me that it wouldn't be that much harder to make the script churn out pantoums or whatever, though Ranjit may or may not want to put in the time to do it.

I did notice what seems to be a bug in the script. Occasionally it will find three lines in a row that rhyme and it will use all three instead of waiting for a fourth, then will go on to a different rhyme. The most recent example of this I can find is:


Her kisses sweeter than a cherry PIE .
Looks like another boring night in #sigh
I've never been the social butterfly 🐛
Got my goodmorning mentions out the way

My brother getting me Chinese today♥
Smiles form the channel of a future tear.
East London also has a placement year...
Last final of the undergrad career
Milton! Thou shouldst be living at this hour;

et c. ad naus.
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