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No, I didn't know Microsoft Word can autosumarize. But since everyone else is doing it, and it's turned out pretty funny (if inaccurate) so far, I tried it. This is my second longest single-chapter story, A Somewhat Less Than Forever Love, boiled down to just 96 words:


Buffy’s eyes narrowed.

Buffy slammed the suitcase shut. The Immortal grimaced. Buffy yelled. “Buffy.” Dawn nodded. Xander cried.

Buffy, her face still red, looked at Dawn. Buffy gave a long suffering sigh. “Spike --” Angel growled.

“You’re a pig too, Spike,” Dawn interrupted. Dawn shook her head. Xander demanded.

“Cookie dough, Buffy,” Angel reminded her. Giles gasped.

Buffy, face red, turned on her sister. “Faith helped,” Dawn squeaked.

The Immortal laughed.

Buffy turned toward him.

Dawn demanded, thinking she’d been insulted.

“Spike! “What about Buffy?” Closing his file, Giles looked to Dawn. Dawn just smiled.


Gee, I think that might be better than the original.

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frickangel
May. 14th, 2007 05:06 am (UTC)
This reminds me of those Bunnies that perform hit shows/books/moves in 30 seconds. XD
ozma914
May. 15th, 2007 01:03 am (UTC)
Bunnies?
Cliff's Notes, only for fun instead of cheating. :-)
frickangel
May. 15th, 2007 01:10 am (UTC)
Re: Bunnies?
More fun than Cliff's Notes: http://www.angryalien.com/
ozma914
May. 15th, 2007 03:40 pm (UTC)
angry aliens
This is great!
mygothangel
May. 14th, 2007 05:14 am (UTC)
Gee, I think that might be better than the original.

hee! it isn't but it certainly reminded me of some bad!fic I stumbled upon. Now I know where the "writers" got their stories from!
ozma914
May. 15th, 2007 01:06 am (UTC)
Hm ... just boil a longer story down, then throw a few new ones into the summary and you've got one of your own.
boy_named_susie
May. 14th, 2007 05:14 am (UTC)
Hehe, that is super funny. Seriously, though, does Microsoft actually expect people to get any sort of real use out of the autosummarizing thing?
ozma914
May. 15th, 2007 01:10 am (UTC)
Well, Windows does sell you an operating system that's supposed to make your work go faster, then sticks in about a dozen games for free while making you buy the working programs ...
3goodtimes
May. 14th, 2007 05:45 am (UTC)
Hahaha... that is way funnier than it should be. :P
ozma914
May. 15th, 2007 01:10 am (UTC)
funnier than it should be
Agreed!
francis_eugene
May. 14th, 2007 06:21 am (UTC)
Touching and funny at the same time. I really enjoyed the interplay and shift of the character's emotions; the way you work in the sudden appearance of the Immortal is just beautiful. The dialog is spot on. The subtly sublime ending is just heart-rending. Great work!

:) :)

ozma914
May. 15th, 2007 01:12 am (UTC)
Hm ... that ending *was* subtly sublime, wasn't it?
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ozma914
May. 15th, 2007 01:02 am (UTC)
The immortal laughed
He did, too, just before Dawn gave him the concussion.
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cbtreks
May. 18th, 2007 05:00 am (UTC)
Funny, and it almost makes sense. A little surreal! I think speakr2customrs has everyone beat, though, with "Buffy frowned. Buffy frowned. Buffy frowned." Sort of encapsulates a lot of seasons 5-7!
ozma914
May. 19th, 2007 01:28 am (UTC)
Such things make Buffy frown
I wonder what the theme of that story was! I would hope it's angsty.
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