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The research fairy 5ffa3bd8b3 Added "replacethis" 6 months ago
LICENSE Initial commit 6 months ago Fleshed out the README a bit 6 months ago Added "replacethis" 6 months ago Scripts for extracting lines and generating shanties 6 months ago Fixed problem with logic 6 months ago


What does it do?

This is a bot that takes lyrics from corpus.txt, and generates sentences based on a Markov chain trained on that text.

This repeats until it has generated two stanzas, each with four lines with an ABAB/CDCD rhyming structure and roughly similar numbers of syllables.

It then posts the completed two stanza sea shanty to Mastodon under a content warning.

To make this work on a regular basis, just set a cron job to tell it to post when you want it to.


Update: Just in case there's a problem, I added a script that allows me to delete bad sea shanties, because YOU NEVER KNOW when a bot will say something bad.

Live version

See for a live version

I took the sea shanties from to build the corpus