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a few years ago I made a tracery grammar for generating silly narratives, using Propp's narrative functions as a rough outline. it's very silly but it made me smile again today while I was reviewing it before class editor.p5js.org/allison.parris

(you can see the source code by clicking on </> in the upper right-hand corner; here's the original tutorial catn.decontextualize.com/publi)

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@aparrish Whooooaaaaa, reading this was quite an experience:

"Once upon a time...\n#lacking#\n#mediation#\n#donorFunction#\n#receipt#\n#guidance#\n#struggle#\n#victory#\n#return#\n#solution#\n#transfiguration#\n#wedding#\nThe end."

@aparrish I can't remember, did you do any folklore studies stuff in undergrad? I'm remembering a mutual friend of ours did and used to spend time in the folklore archives

@aparrish this is my kind of computer generated fan fiction.

@aparrish I skimmed this and only saw "glistening Garfield" at first. I wasn't sure I was ready for it.

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