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all preceding numbers

May 23, 2012
   You asleep to 
   you 
        asleep 
    to 
         you. 
   
           With all 
        preceding numbers and 
          your 
      days

      to 
        be grown disintere 
          born indiffere 
        
     look 
      upon you all 
     you.  

    all preceding numbers 
           and 
        all preceding 
   you asleep 
      to 
           be 
           grown disinterenture born 
          indiffere 
       grown and look upon 
        you, 

          See 
   the 
           sum 
       of all preceding numbed 
      you

            INSIDE 
     you

   abysmal 
       wounds. 

May 22, 2012, 4-gram markov chaining with charNG, 50% chance of inserting a newline after a word, 100% chance of inserting 7 ± 5 initial spaces. corpus: excerpt from Alan Moore’s From Hell.

Excerpt used:

Where comes this dullness in your eyes? How has your century numbed you so? Shall man be given marvels only when he is beyond all wonder?

Your days were born in blood and fires, whereof in you I may not see the meanest spark! Your past is pain and iron! Know yourselves!

With all your shimmering numbers and your lights, think not to be inured to history. Its black root succors you. It is INSIDE you. Are you asleep to it, that cannot feel its breath upon your neck, nor see what soaks its cuffs? See me! Wake up and look upon me! I am come amongst you. I am with you always!

You are the sum of all preceding you, yet seem indifferent to yourselves. A culture grown disinterested, even in its own abysmal wounds.

I just re-read From Hell. Classic book. JYNX, I think you’d dig it, it’s kinda pricey but its still in print so you can read it at bookstores or libraries. (the movie adaptation sucks.)

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  1. May 23, 2012 1:21 pm

    That’s a different take on “From Hell” (which I love to hell and back – like “The Wasteland”, I have to read it with the end-notes permanently open).

    I wonder how Moore/Gull would think of n-grams as a sort of numerological divination.

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