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Legiony McLegionface #87

cpressey opened this Issue Nov 6, 2017 · 2 comments


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cpressey commented Nov 6, 2017


This is written in Lua 5.1 and requires pdf.lua.

require "pdf"
p =
times = p:new_font{name="Times-Roman"}
page = p:new_page()
page:set_font(times, 12)
page:set_text_pos(100, 100)
for i = 1, 10000 do
    page:set_text_pos(0, 0)
    page:show("Bro, do you even contain multitudes?")


The resulting novel can be found in this zip file.

What the Reviewers Said

ALICE: I loved it, I thought it was wonderfully insipid, top-notch NaNoGenMo material and well deserving of a green "completed" label. It's obviously a plain text file — its name ends in .txt and if you open it in a text editor you'll see it's perfectly well-formed plain text, no weird characters or anything. And it certainly contains more than 50,000 words — wc -w says it contains 100,130, and even tr -d '[:punct:][:digit:]' | wc -w says it contains 80,063. I give it a thumbs up.

BOB: I couldn't disagree more, Alice, I hated it. I thought it was a woefully insipid work that has a long
way to go before it's ready for NaNoGenMo, and importantly, does not deserve a green "completed" label. It is obviously a PDF file — everyone knows the file extension can be anything you want, and when you run file on it, it says it's a PDF document, version 1.0, which pretty much cinches it I think. And then, when you open it in a PDF viewer and look at it, you'll see that it contains a mere 6 words. That's, what, 49994 words short. So it's a thumbs down from me I'm afraid.

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hugovk commented Nov 6, 2017

I especially like the user of colour when opening on a phone.



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nossidge commented Nov 6, 2017

This is terrible and I love it.

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