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I write stories so that I won't be kept awake at night with a brain full of ponies.



do {
Observe the crack in reality;
} while (true);

An experimental creepy tale coded by me and written by a random number generator. It's a crack-fic in more ways than one.

Chapters (3)
Comments ( 27 )

Hm. Well, either way, you're back man! Congrats!

dont know what to say, but i liked it for some reason. and does the thing at the end do anything? command prompt is yooseless

Dropped in to say "hi." Not really staying around...

Added a download to the whole java file. That method in the author's notes is the part that runs when you type "java DoWhileStory" into command line, but you need the other stuff for it to work.

Wow, this is very... "unsusual" [sic]. I think my favorite part is correctly predicting that that there would at some point be something hidden in the indent the two "Something changed. The original was forgotten. The change was forgotten. Life carried on."s with nothing between them but paragraph breaks.


what, you can upload this kind of stuff? markov chains, here i come.


i was just going to give you like and fav. you were so close.
but you had to use java.

Got to love those random number generators.

Because I only know how to use java. Or rather, java is my primary language. Don't really know that much about other languages.

Which ones do you code in?


5370307 absolutely every single one. but for stuff like this python would be better
i have generated few randumb trollfics with it

I figured as much, regarding python. Looking at my code, I could just gag... Not very elegant in Java. But hey, I threw it together in 4 hours, split over 2 days.

Garbage in, garbage out, as they say.

Is that text copied from other stories? If it is, then your code was trying to accomplish something entirely different than my code. Your's samples, mine wrote from scratch.

To each their own...


An interesting approah to authorship...

I know, right? It was an experimental oddity.

Crap! We're trapped in a time loop while the multiverse collapses around us! Quick! Reboot universe.exe!

5368113 I think that's the javascript program that wrote this story. And no, I don't think it would do anything without the file full of random phrases and names to work off of.

Entirely self-contained and functional.

Strangely hypnotic and more and more claustrophobic with increasing iterations.
That was... interesting.

5557307 Java ≠ Javascript. It wouldn't do anything without the full code, properly structured, in the right files.

Speaking of the full code, I don't suppose I could get the source for DoWhileStory.java?

Well, this was cute. It should have been less than 2000 words, though, I ended up skipping most of it. A larger sentence pool, perhaps one designed around telling an actual story obfuscated by the program, would have made it much more interesting. I like the concept, though, very fun.


well looks like the code broke.
Well ultimately I only read the first 4 or so loops before I started skimming it, but I can't help but like the idea that this is all written using code rather than fingers (I know the code was technically written by your fingers but I digress).

But ultimate there can only be so many "She took a bite of her daisy sandwich. It was delicious as usual." Before one starts to lose interest. Though nice mixup near the end with "steak" rather than daisy sandwich.

Reaching out a pale pink hoof, the mare at the table picked up her daisy sandwiches

Reaching out a pale yellow hoof, the mare at the table picked up her daisy sandwiches

Reaching out a marshmallow white hoof, the mare at the table picked up her daisy sandwiches

Reaching out a brilliant orange hoof, the mare at the table picked up her daisy sandwiches

Goodness, this reminds me so much of playing Nethack after chewing on some yellow mold.

(FWIW, yellow mold makes you hallucinate, which essentially randomises the names of everything, leading to an experience that looks like this:
"You see in front of you a killer bee! The cave troll hits! The gecko misses. You hit the kobold wizard. The white unicorn swings wildly and misses! The wraith misses. You hit the baby blue dragon. You kill the grid bug! You see here a steel golem corpse." This being a fight with one single enemy.)

.his was fucking creepy. I read between the lines, and I got the general idea of: run.enslavement.exe, and no that's not a thing. Just a description. The story seemed to be an entity that took control of the ponies and they're fighting it and trying to find ways around it. Such as the whisper change, as it's not shown what they say. As for things like a pony ordering steak, the entity seems to be a program, glitches are expected.

I am now vaguely anxious.

Good job.

If there is one thing to describe this story, it would be this.

Welcome to Nightvale.

Comment.Story{{null} ValidImput.namesake:"was great"} ("!") Function.Comment(Stability=Null.javaExeption) {[("Continue With").]("The Go")("OD"=10%.stabilityException") Main.Comment.file{"Work"} (!)

Super creepy and weird, but ultimately worthwhile.

10 howling voids out of 10.


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