Write Your Paper Faster With Kittens

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Emily’s Team Pick:

It’s the end of the semester and you probably have, like, 4 research papers due in the next 3 days but you are so tired and don’t want to write them and instead you are reading this. Well, my friends, my roommate has just discovered the greatest essay writing tool of all time.

It’s called Written? Kitten! and this is what happens: for every 100 (or more, you can change it) words you write, a picture of a kitten pops up!

If your browser supports it, Written Kitten will also save your essay so you can close the window and not lose it. Obvs it’s also probably better if you save it somewhere else too, though.

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Emily Choo started as an intern with Autostraddle when she was 18 years old. She's now 10 years older and lives in Toronto with her partner and cat. The defining moment of her career was when Riese said this about her: " I think Emily Choo is a very bright, 'poetically inclined' girl who pays attention to everything and knows almost everything (the point of stuff, how to read, how beautiful things feel, how scary things feel, etc.) but doesn't believe/accept/realize yet that she knows almost everything." She still doesn't believe she knows anything, so, thank you, Riese, for that.

Emily has written 100 articles for us.


  1. I am writing my entire thesis via this site, which has now been bookmarked and facebooked. (I find it disconcerting using facebook as a verb but am totally okay with using google as a verb. I find this odd. /tangent) Thanks, Emily, for sharing and thank your roommate for discovering!

    • I test wrote 100 words to see an example of a kitty picture and actually did end up writing down “AWWWW KITTYYYYY”. It’s like my fingers were possessed.

      But I’m totes using this to write my 6000+ word essay and later on my dissertation. God I love Autostraddle.

  2. My only problem with this is that it didn’t exist when I was in college. Writing papers about behavior modification and positive reinforcement would have been so much better if I was actively engaging in it myself. With kittens. Genius.

  3. I just copy pasted “oh my goodness I really want to see a picture of a kitten” repeatedly so that I could see kittens. I mean, I could just log into Tumblr, because roughly 3/4 of my dash is cats, but this was more fun.

  4. Definitely using this to write my last two 12-pagers for this semester. Writing about terrorism and bombings and suicide attacks gets very depressing (I’m in grad school for a degree in Homeland Security), so kittens will undoubtedly help keep the morale up.

    Although I did just write a paper arguing that Gender Identity Disoder needs to be removed from the upcoming DSM-5, which was a lot of fun. /tangent.

  5. THIS IS THE BEST THING EVER. My mind is blown by how many essays/stories/etc could have been made so much more fluffy with this website! I’M WRITING EVERYTHING ON KITTENWRITTEN NOW. ALL THE WORDS.

  6. this is pretty cool i tested and it worked this is what i wrote

    this seems like an interesting app does it write kitten or show a pic of a kitten and is there a link to said kitten and is the same kitten or different…i love kittens i have a pair of cargo shorts that can hold about 13 kittens i want to go to the local CARE shelter and test them out then nonchalantly walk out and see if they notice 13 kittens missing i wont really take them i just think its cool to walk around with all that pussy maybe my girlfriend will want to get some pussy from me

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