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    You’re a Vladimir Nabokov. You chose esoteric and technical words that would drive most readers straight to their nearest dictionary. Other novelists known for their use of obscure or difficult language are Thomas Pynchon and Zadie Smith. A career in academia or science writing might suit your tastes.

    Just call me Vlad... but I'm not much of an Impaler. And I don't think I'm over the top with my scientific descriptions.

    I suppose I choose more scientific words because of the life I lead. I want to educate my readers, and make them think.
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    You can do worse than being Nabokov. The guy was a brilliant writer, and Lolita is one of the best pieces of fiction
    "You can pretty much do anything if you can seduce the reader into it." -Ellen Kushner

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    So that falls under the writing styles that Steerpike likes and I win?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rikilamaro View Post
    So that falls under the writing styles that Steerpike likes and I win?
    You get a ... well, we don't have a :cookie: icon, so how do you feel about either or ?
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    So I get a bovine or a fowl?

    Yeah, me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rikilamaro View Post
    So I get a bovine or a fowl?

    Yeah, me.


    Well, I was thinking along the lines of a cookie being edible, and so the cow represents, perhaps, some Gates BBQ brisket, whereas the fowl might represent tandoori chicken or something.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steerpike View Post


    Well, I was thinking along the lines of a cookie being edible, and so the cow represents, perhaps, some Gates BBQ brisket, whereas the fowl might represent tandoori chicken or something.
    Well I' much rather have Arthur Bryant's. I'll stick with the
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rikilamaro View Post
    Well I' much rather have Arthur Bryant's.
    Kill the heretic!!

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    HAHAHAH

    Okay so I'm hemingway also,big surprise?

    But I stuck around and took this quiz: How Shakespearean are you? | OxfordWords blog

    and got this answer:
    Your English is 84 percent Shakespearean.
    The waters of the Avon almost lap at your feet.

    SO overall, not a bad day. I like these sorts of quizzes. They make me smile and break up a boring day. Thanks for posting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butterfly View Post
    Mmmm.....

    You’re a William Faulkner. You chose flowery and formal words commonly used by literary novelists and poets. Other writers known for florid diction are F. Scott Fitzgerald, George Eliot, and Edgar Allan Poe. You dream of Nobel Prizes and National Book Awards every night.

    er... no, I don't dream of those sorts of things...
    I'm a William Faulkner too!
    I too, do not dream of those things... not saying I'd be opposed to winning any awards though. >.>
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