Polymorphic text: A webomic on the internet
Submitted by Scarybug on February 23, 2007 - 02:59
A recent email list discussion led to the following statement by myself:
With the advent of computronic technotext, we should be able to write paragraphs that will randomize how things are phrased without changing the meaning. For instance, I'm thinking of randomizing the subtitle of my webcomic to sometimes include the polymorphic phrase:
Well, 10 minutes later I put my code where my mouth is, with many additions from myself and suggestions from friends. The result!
I figure, since we mostly all have hypercomics on the electroweb, I'll share my code. I expect to rewrite it soon to be less verbose. It should be pulling text from a couple of arrays instead of using 3 huge switch statement. Never the less, feel free to grab it from my source code. (you could credit me in a comment if you're cool and you use it.)
But for now, you can see what they might call an intercomic on the technotron, in any number of parallel universes!