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.

Do you need more motivation than this!?


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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.

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29 Comments

  1. jamie

    omgYESSSSS now i will actually look forward for every school essay i have to write from now on!

  2. Smilin Hobbes

    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!

    • Google “sounds” more like a verb form naturally (as in tangle, crumble, ogle) whereas Facebook is more clearly a compound noun, so your brain probably struggles more with turning that into a verb. (Yes, you can use “book” as a verb, as in to book a ticket, but that’s not the usage implied in Facebook.)

      • Smilin Hobbes

        That makes complete sense. Thanks!

  3. This works beautifully, but you do lose a tiny amount of time going “awwwwwwwww issakitty asdfawasc” and having to backspace it because that’s not really very professional.

    • Linny

      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.

  4. Northern Barbarian

    Totally cool! Can they do one for those of us who are grading those papers, too? (If I grade three papers, I get to go make some popcorn. . .)

    • For those of you who are grading and have significant others, grade one paper–>get one kiss is a good methodology.

      For those of you who are grading and single, grade two papers–>get more booze is also a good methodology.

      (I’ve used both).

  5. THANK YOOOU. omg omg omg, this twelve page case study will be much funner. i love you guys. this is why i love you guys.

  6. awww this actually seems like it would help me finish all the overdue work i was complaining about in the monday thread. going to test this theory now. thanks emily! <3

  7. 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.

  8. This is beautiful. I can’t even describe how much this is going to ease my aching soul in the coming week. :’)

    TEARS OF JOY ^^

  9. Cat

    I actually do have three papers to write in four days and I really am reading this instead. You guys really do know your demographic.

  10. I laughed out loud through that entire post. I can’t believe this exists. But, I’m unbelievably happy about it.

  11. This is perfect given how much English homework I have piled up at the moment. Kittens for papers is an awesome idea.

  12. 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.

  13. This will most defiantly help with writing my final paper for music.
    And cats are just so darn cute! :)

  14. I may have to use this at work, I need all the motivation I can get to stay focused and actually get the brief I’m working on done

  15. Quinn

    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.

  16. 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.

  17. This is so adorable! I’m going to be surrounded by kittens next semester, if only this worked with statistics homework.

  18. 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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