Fun_People Archive
20 Oct

Date: Fri, 20 Oct 95 18:32:50 -0700
From: Peter Langston <psl>
To: Fun_People
Subject: LOVEMAKER V3.1

Forwarded-by: (Keith Bostic)
Forwarded-by: carolyn meinel <>

	By Jeff MacGregor

Welcome to the LoveMaker! (v3.1 Erosoft Industries, \\C 1993)

At the prompt, please enter your response.

I am the LOVEMAKER.  A personalized, interactive poetry assistance program.
What is your name?


What a nice name, JOHN.  You must be a man.


How nice for you.  Who is your poem for, JOHN?


How nice for SHEILA.  She must be a woman?


SHEILA must be very special to you, JOHN.  Is she?


What is the occasion, JOHN?


SHEILA is a very lucky woman.  I will need information about SHEILA for a
poem that best reflects your deep feelings for her, JOHN.  What color are
her eyes?


Thank you, JOHN.  But could you be more specific?  Are they blue like the
sky after a clearing storm?  Are they the icy blue of the far flung fjords,
shrouded in mist and mystery?  Are they the steely blue of Walter Gropius's
later Bauhaus sketchbooks?  Are they a cornflower blue that speaks of
Sunday picnics in simpler times?


Thank you, JOHN.  What about SHEILA'S hair?


Thank you, JOHN.  But could you be more specific?  Is it ash blond with
some auburn like the silky tresses of Rapunzel?  When the sun hits it in a
certain way in the late afternoon does it look like spun gold?  Is it the
hard, cheap blond of the streetwise trollop or the dazzling, brilliant
satin of Renaissance cherubim?


Thank you, JOHN.  Are there any other characteristics we should mention in
our poem to SHEILA?


JOHN, are you still there?


Thank you, JOHN.  But could you be more specific?  Is it fine and alabaster
and tightly grained like antique porcelain, slow-fired by master craftsmen?
Or is it pink and lustrous like the hand-burnished silver one's Grandmother
might be found polishing with gentle, loving strokes on a rainy Sunday


SHEILA must be very special to you, JOHN.  You must have deep feelings for
SHEILA to write her a special VALENTINE'S DAY poem.


How nice for you, JOHN.  What kind of poem do you think SHEILA would like?


My MENU (Alt+M) offers the following styles.  At the prompt, please choose
| Couplet  | Triplet  | Quatrain | Eclogue  | Pastoral |  Sonnet  |  Elegy
|   Epic   |  Ballad  |  Lyric   |   Ode    |  Idyll   |  Haiku   |   ???


That's O.K., JOHN.  How do you see yourself?  Please choose ONE:

|   Laureate   |    Bard     |   Sonneteer   |  Troubadour   | Meistersinger
|   Jongleur   |  Versifier  |  Rhapsodist   |   Lyricist    |    Other


Can you be more specific?


Perhaps if you briefly shared your innermost dreams and desires, JOHN?




May I make a suggestion, JOHN?


Perhaps you imagine yourself a hopeless romantic, JOHN.  A man who lives
and loves with passion and desire and appetite.  A man who grabs great
platters from the groaning board of this world and eats his fill.  A man
who takes what he wants the moment he sees it and makes it his own.  A
man who kneads fate in his strong hands, shapes it and commands it.  A
man with a reckless bent and the courage of fire.  A man who sees beauty
in a raindrop and all the truth of the universe in the eyes of a child.
A man with needs and wants aflame within him.  A man of power and means
of influence, JOHN.  A man destined to be the envy of other men.  A man
that few can ever understand and fewer still will have the guts to love.
A man of whom it might be said...

Would that Alexander in his age
had but half the measure of his strong
stout heart or
clear hawk's eyes undimmed and true,
pooled with azure purpose.  No earthbound mortal he,
but master o'er each and all...

Would this describe your self-image accurately, JOHN?


I thought so.  I'll use my random SEARCH MODE (Alt+S) to choose an
appropriate style for you, JOHN.  One that truly expresses your deep
feelings for SHEILA on VALENTINE'S DAY.  Please wait.  To print poem,
please enter command Alt+P at prompt.



	Roses are red
	Violets are blue
	Your hair is blond
	and your eyes are gray (when angry)


Thank you for using LOVEMAKER v3.1 from EROSOFT

[=] © 1995 Peter Langston []