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message 1: by Booknut, Head Moderator (new)

Booknut (booknut101) | 4592 comments Mod
Want to collaborate on a Google Doc with Nietzsche, Shakespeare, Dostoyevsky, Dickinson, Dickens and Poe?

Click here: http://www.google.com/campaigns/goneg...

Start typing. Enjoy the hilarity!

Wanna see something fun? Mention 'Shakespeare' in a sentence and see what happens! He should reply with some interesting additions, and Poe might pop in to edit in his own way... :)


message 2: by Eugenia (Genie In A Book) (last edited Mar 15, 2013 02:02AM) (new)

Eugenia (Genie In A Book) (genie-inabook) | 88 comments Love it!


message 3: by Bookgeek_zah (new)

Bookgeek_zah | 14 comments Awesome!!


message 4: by [deleted user] (new)

I'm laughing so hard! This is awesome!
Nice for getting story ideas too... I love this!


message 5: by Booknut, Head Moderator (new)

Booknut (booknut101) | 4592 comments Mod
:)


message 6: by L (new)

L | 1252 comments Brilliant!


message 7: by Zohal, Co-Moderator (new)

Zohal | 1418 comments Mod
Hilarious!!!

Shakespeare is very self-obsessed.


message 8: by Booknut, Head Moderator (new)

Booknut (booknut101) | 4592 comments Mod
Ha! I've noticed that too :)

He also tends to make my sentences more 'flowery' as well as making up words I am certain are NOT in the dictionary!


message 9: by talltyrion (new)

talltyrion | 708 comments Not a bad thing!


message 10: by Aurora, Co-Moderator (new)

Aurora | 994 comments Mod
Hahahah wow this is brilliant!
Google, my love, never fails to entertain. xD


message 11: by Aurora, Co-Moderator (last edited Jul 07, 2013 05:05AM) (new)

Aurora | 994 comments Mod
Oh dear!
I wrote, "Where is Shakespeare?"
Shakespeare changed it so it said, "Where is the handsome and lovely Shakespeare."
Then Poe changed it to, "Where is the dreadful and lonely Shakespeare?"

I'm sensing a bit of a rivalry between them.


message 12: by Booknut, Head Moderator (new)

Booknut (booknut101) | 4592 comments Mod
*laughs* Those two!


message 13: by Cassidy (new)

Cassidy (cassidyreadssometimes) It was really funny, and a little weird.


message 14: by Leyah (new)

Leyah (serferrant) | 291 comments H99 wrote: "I just typed "Poe?" and it became "Edgar the ever tormented and woeful soul; Poe :( ?" Something isn't right here."

I got that! And then Poe added ':(' which made me crack up.


message 15: by talltyrion (new)

talltyrion | 708 comments I got that, too!


message 16: by Leyah (new)

Leyah (serferrant) | 291 comments Quite nice. I think they're best friends.


message 17: by Leyah (new)

Leyah (serferrant) | 291 comments They'd do anything for eachother.


message 18: by talltyrion (new)

talltyrion | 708 comments Nietzsche just quotes things. But I do appreciate that.


message 19: by Zohal, Co-Moderator (last edited Jul 07, 2013 04:13PM) (new)

Zohal | 1418 comments Mod
I wonder if this is how the poets/ writers acted in real life.

Maybe that would mean that Shakespeare's sonnets on self-love were about him.

Sin of self-love possesseth all mine eye
And all my soul, and all my every part;
And for this sin there is no remedy,
It is so grounded inward in my heart.
Methinks no face so gracious is as mine,
No shape so true, no truth of such account;
And for myself mine own worth do define,
As I all other in all worths surmount.
But when my glass shows me myself indeed
Beated and chopp'd with tanned antiquity,
Mine own self-love quite contrary I read;
Self so self-loving were iniquity.
'Tis thee, myself, that for myself I praise,
Painting my age with beauty of thy days.


This is one of my favourite sonnets by Shakespeare.


νєяαℓι∂αιиє  | 111 comments Haha! This is fun. And the funny thing is that some of the things I end up with sort of make sense. XD Am I the only one?


message 21: by Olivia (new)

Olivia (olivia1395) | 1948 comments This is the coolest thing ever. Haha I love it.


message 22: by Olivia (new)

Olivia (olivia1395) | 1948 comments H99 wrote: "Yes, it is. Now, however, when I try it, no one is responding, and I feel rejected. :("

Aww I'm sorry!


message 23: by Olivia (new)

Olivia (olivia1395) | 1948 comments H99 wrote: ":( FORGET THEM. They're fake computer authors. The real ones, if they were nice people I wanted to talk to, wouldn't ignore me."

Exactly!


message 24: by Olivia (new)

Olivia (olivia1395) | 1948 comments H99 wrote: "But then, I think some famous authors were quite despicable people..."

I don't know much about the lives of many authors, but I would like too. Do you have anyone specific in mind?


message 25: by Olivia (new)

Olivia (olivia1395) | 1948 comments H99 wrote: "Darn it... I can't think of anyone right now..."

That's okay!


message 26: by Olivia (new)

Olivia (olivia1395) | 1948 comments H99 wrote: "Okay, it's been 3 hours and I still can't..."

Haha that's alright! I'm sure you will.


message 27: by Olivia (new)

Olivia (olivia1395) | 1948 comments H99 wrote: "Orson Scott Card, maybe. Ender's Game."

Oh! I haven't read that yet! May I ask why?


message 28: by Olivia (new)

Olivia (olivia1395) | 1948 comments H99 wrote: "Supposedly, he's a jerk. I have no idea what to believe and what to not believe.

Eh, forget that example.

Edgar Allan Poe? I feel sorry for that guy... I don't know if he was despicable, but his..."


Ah. And yeah, I'm not sure about the character of Edgar Allan Poe, but I know he had a difficult life.


message 29: by Olivia (new)

Olivia (olivia1395) | 1948 comments I think his life was very sad, and interesting in a gruesome way.


message 30: by Olivia (new)

Olivia (olivia1395) | 1948 comments H99 wrote: "Yeah. Just like his stories. Interesting, but gruesome."

Agreed.


message 31: by [deleted user] (new)

Typed in "Hello to Shakespeare"

Shakespeare changed it to "Hello to the handsome and lovely Shakespeare"

And Edgar Allen Poe changed it to "Hello to the dreadful and lonely Shakespeare"

*cracks up laughing*


message 32: by Olivia (new)

Olivia (olivia1395) | 1948 comments ♥ Innocent Lamb ~ Forever Reading ♥ wrote: "Typed in "Hello to Shakespeare"

Shakespeare changed it to "Hello to the handsome and lovely Shakespeare"

And Edgar Allen Poe changed it to "Hello to the dreadful and lonely Shakespeare"

*cracks ..."

Haha that's hilarious!


message 33: by [deleted user] (new)

Olivia wrote: "♥ Innocent Lamb ~ Forever Reading ♥ wrote: "Typed in "Hello to Shakespeare"

Shakespeare changed it to "Hello to the handsome and lovely Shakespeare"

And Edgar Allen Poe changed it to "Hello to th..."


I know right?!?! I keep cracking up everytime I think of it.

Poor, dreadful, lonely Shakespeare according to dear Edgar. LOL.


message 34: by [deleted user] (new)

HAHAHAHAHHA. I wonder if Poe hated Shakespeare in real life. If I have my facts straight, Poe was born after Shakespeare right?


message 35: by Olivia (new)

Olivia (olivia1395) | 1948 comments Haha I would love to have seen them interact.


message 36: by Olivia (new)

Olivia (olivia1395) | 1948 comments H99 wrote: "Same... So fun, unless they threw things at each other."

Agreed.


message 37: by Olivia (new)

Olivia (olivia1395) | 1948 comments I'm with you there.


message 38: by Booknut, Head Moderator (new)

Booknut (booknut101) | 4592 comments Mod
*laughs* When I wrote 'the girl' Poe backspaced and replaced it with 'tender lass'!


message 39: by [deleted user] (new)

*giggles*


message 40: by Jazzy (new)

Jazzy (stairstepjitters) | 62 comments I am only beginning to explore the Internet and sometimes the things I stumble upon I'm not entirely sure should've been born in the first place...this is not one of those things. The Internet is a strange but beautiful place where you can write with Charles Dickens and play peacekeeper to the Poe/Shakespeare rivalry.


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