This week I received a surprisingly enthusiastic reaction to some poems I had submitted for feedback; I also received some delightful comments on my blog from random robots.
I leave it to the reader to guess which is which:
The poetic matter is […] strong and tenable
You actually know what you’re speaking about!
The clarity to your put up is just excellent
Very lightly realised
[It] both chills and convinces.
A fantastic read
Brilliant verbal precision
Your authored subject matter [is] stylish
You managed to hit the nail upon the top
This text is worth everyone’s attention
The ending is deadly and excellent
But, what in regards to the bottom line?
Note: The feedback came from a widely-published UK poet. Among the (carefully selected) quoted phrases, there’s a fifty-fifty split of poetry critique and blogspam.
One final spam comment sums it all up nicely: Awesome things!
2 thoughts on “blowing my own trumpet”
There’s a strange sort of warmth that comes from spotting a ‘bot in the wild. It’s that Blade Runner moment where you know that no human would arrange words in that way.
It does give rise to what happens when they manage to assimilate language properly though.
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I love the spambots: they are always nice about my blog and their use of English is delightfully creative.