March 24, 2015 5:57 PM   Subscribe

For those tired of choosing between fighting 1 horse-sized duck or 100 duck-sized horses, WYRF generates other options. "Would you rather fight 1 thunderstorm-sized clown or 1000 clown-sized thunderstorms?"

Also linkable at wyrf.club.

Previously: Automatic Caution Door (MeFi thread)
Role: designer, coder
posted by oulipian (11 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

posted by cortex at 5:57 PM on March 24, 2015 [1 favorite]

"Would you rather fight 1 Cthulhu-sized disembodied head or 600000 disembodied-head-sized Cthulhus?"

Thanks for this new nightmare!
posted by Mizu at 7:42 PM on March 24, 2015 [1 favorite]

Haha, thanks! I just made this into a Twitter bot: @wyrfclub
posted by oulipian at 7:49 PM on March 24, 2015

Your twitter links don't actually go to twitter properly when you click on them and it makes me confused. But I like the site!
posted by NoraReed at 2:30 AM on March 25, 2015 [1 favorite]

I just added a bunch of new potential opponents, and fixed the Twitter bot, which was misbehaving overnight.

Not sure what's happening with the Twitter links - if you're using iOS the links open in Safari instead of the Twitter app, perhaps that's the issue? I've noticed that too, but I haven't been able to find a way to fix it.
posted by oulipian at 7:17 AM on March 25, 2015

Huh, it's working now. It was Chrome on Windows, so dunno what was up there, but either it was a browser issue on my side that fixed itself or you fixed something. (It was just not going anywhere-- links were indicating they were clicked but didn't do anything.)
posted by NoraReed at 9:38 AM on March 25, 2015

Clearly, giant is a relative term:

"Would you rather fight 1 giant-squid-sized giant clam or 4.33 giant-clam-sized giant squids?"
posted by that's candlepin at 9:40 AM on March 25, 2015 [1 favorite]

This is terrific.

I get weirdly giddy with joy whenever I see a fraction. It helps my chances!
posted by mochapickle at 9:51 AM on March 25, 2015 [1 favorite]

Would you rather fight 1 Xenomorph-sized amoeba or 1111111.11 amoeba-sized Xenomorphs?

Oh god, a million microscopic xenomorphs, I think you'd just start dissolving.
posted by EndsOfInvention at 4:22 AM on April 5, 2015

On the other hand, the choice between a piano-sized blanket fort or 1.14 blanket fort-sized piano seems less threatening.
posted by EndsOfInvention at 4:24 AM on April 5, 2015 [1 favorite]

Thought I'd post an update! I've been slowly adding to and improving the WYRF database, which now has over 500 possible contenders. The @wyrfclub Twitter bot has become the main focus of the project, and seems to be picking up new followers pretty steadily without much intervention from me. Thanks for the retweets!
posted by oulipian at 7:15 AM on May 20, 2015 [1 favorite]

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