Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Beadwork Title Generator

Okay, so I haven't quite worked out all the bugs yet...but a friend's comment that she is having trouble finding names for all the pieces she has made, reminded me that in my romance-writing days I actually wrote a simple-minded title generator full of words like "Love," "Heart" "Flames" "Burning" "Passion" "Desire" etc. The code is long gone, but it was pretty simple. How hard could it be to come up with a beadwork title generator? Different set of key words, obviously. But my first thought is to write something that makes a pass through Bartlett's Quotations, so that "Mostly Green and Gold Thang," could become "Golden Goblet on the Wild Emerald Tree," and "Red Carnelian Pendant," becomes "Crimson Wing," and.....Pretentious? oh, ok. I did say that I hadn't worked out the bugs yet.

6 comments:

  1. most holy pendant with lime green three cuts lined with gold. effervescenrt madness with lime green hex'x lined with silver apparently i have a one track mind. would be easy to code with object oriented c)plus plus or even visual basic, n but it could cause a riot because pretenrtiouis writers fcr beasd magaszines might have to hack un and pastent or copyright all p;ossible combinasrtiopnswas done with web domains

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  2. I love it. The possibilities are endless. So much better than those names given to pieces that are something foreign to us all and you don't want to google to find out what it means.

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  3. Easy to code with c plus plus....yeah, but first I'd have to learn it. And why don't they call it b minus anyway?

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  4. IT'S CALLED PLUS PLUS BECAUSE THE CLASS IS ALWAYS FULL GRIN AND GROAN

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  5. Please do, Margaret- I'm anxiously awaiting this!

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  6. I Googled Art Title Generator and found this:
    http://noemata.net/pa/titlegen/
    Funny stuff, but we definitely need one for jewelry. I'm really bad at coming up with titles.

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