question: so I want to make a physical version of my weird gan book https://github.com/aparrish/word-gan-book-generator
what's the best print-a-book-on-demand service for this kind of thing? (right now I just want to print one or two as prototypes, so it has to be a service with no minimum)
I'm aware of Lulu and Blurb but wondering if there are other choices.
(alternatively if you know of a publisher who might want to print this for real, lmk...)
heteronormativity, lewd-adjacent, immature, whatever, just clicking post
found the after dark section of bolt depot https://www.boltdepot.com/Sex_bolts_and_Mating_screws.aspx?nv=l
(speaking of verlan, I am upset that in the course of a decade of French classes I took across middle school, high school and university, to my knowledge not a single teacher ever mentioned its existence, leaving it up to me to web search basic garbage like "meuf" and "chelou" while watching netflix like some kind of baby and/or space alien)
it seems like this 1988 phd dissertation (referenced in the poster) remains the most thorough theoretical treatment of "ludlings" (language games like pig latin, verlan, etc) in the literature https://open.library.ubc.ca/cIRcle/collections/ubctheses/831/items/1.0097954 it is. almost 600 pages. and typeset. entirely with a dot matrix printer
very cool conference poster on the phonetics of alien names in star trek. "An analysis of the phonotactics of alien names in the Star Trek franchise suggests that writers are relying on implicit phonotactic knowledge in conveying ‘alien-ness’. In particular, word onsets with low frequency in English are over-represented in alien names, and illicit onsets are repaired recoverably, consistent with markedness subversion." https://personalpages.manchester.ac.uk/staff/wendell.kimper/nels2016.pdf [pdf link]
making-of thread starts here, if you're interested: https://friend.camp/web/statuses/103168661447855833
using the same models and code I also made a book of latent space interpolations. this isn't 50k words long but I like it and wanted to share. PDF version http://static.decontextualize.com/interpolations.pdf image gallery: http://static.decontextualize.com/interpolations-gallery/
The final version of my asemic novel _Ahe Thd Yearidy Ti Isa_ (made for NaNoGenMo 2019) is now available, either as a 100MB PDF http://static.decontextualize.com/ahe-thd-yearidy-ti-isa.pdf or as an online image gallery http://static.decontextualize.com/ahe-thd-yearidy-ti-isa-gallery/
it was generated from a suite of GANs trained on bitmaps of random words, which I then sampled from and arranged to look sorta novel-esque. training code: https://github.com/aparrish/word-dcgan novel generation/layout code: https://github.com/aparrish/word-gan-book-generator
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