"The world would be a better place if everyone grew brains." - Humble Master
Question #90973 posted on 04/08/2018 6:42 p.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

Can you all write answers/tell stories while impersonating another writer? This would make my week.



Dear Anne,

Did I ever tell you about the time I was in Sri Lanka? No? Well, it's not a story that a Jedi would tell you.

Anyways,  I was backpacking in Sri Lanka this summer and it was really cool. For those of you who don't know, Sri Lanka is a small island off the coast of India, which is most famous for having the funnest name to say in the entire world. Say it. Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka also has a lot of jungles and ruins and stuff that's cool too I guess. Sri Lanka. 

Also, their flag is literally a lion with a sword

sri lanka flag.png(source)

Really though, my favorite part about Sri Lanka was the tropical fruit. They have so many wonderful, obscure, strange tropical fruits that you can forage. Well, I was walking through a market one day when I saw a mysterious old man selling a fruit that I had never seen before. He was selling purple starfruit. They look like this, except purple:

star fruit_1.jpg


"Excuse me," I asked. "What fruit is that?"

"It is the purple star fruit," he said.

"Really? I'm pretty sure that's not actually a thing. I've never heard of it before."

"You haven't heard of it, because it is only found through a secret passage in the rock fortress of Srigaya," the old man replied. "Would you like to know the way?"

"Of course!" I responded. 

And so we began our trek to the ancient rock fortress of Srigaya




We trekked through jungles and then climbed through a long subterranean passage. We finally reached the end of the tunnel and came out into a grove of trees. 

"Wait, I don't see any fruit in these trees? What's going on?" I asked.

I turned around and the old man was gone. Then, suddenly, thousands and thousand of terrible pigeons came out from their hiding places in the trees.

"There is no escape Ardilla. You have fallen into our trap. You will pay for your crimes against us," The Evil Pigeon Overlord sneered.

"Leave me me alone you fowl creatures! You'll never take me alive!"

"I guess we will have to take you dead then!" 

Frantically I looked around. The tunnel entrance had also disappeared. It seemed that all help was lost and that I was about to face my demise, when suddenly, I heard a noise from deep within the forest.  Out of the trees emerged none other than the BYU Folk Dance Ensemble.

"What are you guys doing here?" I asked.

"We're on tour. Are you about to be attacked by killer pigeons?"

"Yes. Would you mind helping?"

The flock of pigeons descended, but they were no match for the BYU Folk Dance Ensemble. The pesky pigeons were quickly dispatched by a combination of clogging, kung-fu, and Viennese waltz. We managed to escape through another secret subterranean passageway and all was well.

Unfortunately, this tipped the pigeons off to my location and I had to flee Sri Lanka before I could finish tasting all of its lovely tropical fruit. Tragic.

Definitely Ardilla Feroz


Dear friend,

Well, you didn't really ask for this, but I decided to do a predictive text answer based on the answers from each individual writer. Enjoy! (I've included some of our recently departed writers as well.)


Dear politicians,

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Dear you,

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~Anne, Certainly


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--Ardilla Feroz


Benedict of the friendship status,

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Dear individuals,

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~Dr. Occam


Dear fragrant James,

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-Frere Rubik


Dear clone,

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--django fett


Dear yosef,

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Take care,

-Auto Surf


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-guppy of doom


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Keep it real,
Sherpa Dave


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-Sunday Night Banter


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-The Entomophagist


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The Lone Musketeer


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-Van Goff


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Keep it real,
Sherpa Dave (with significant help from Tipperary)


Dear Anne Boleyn,

You're probably thinking something along the lines of "Frère Rubik will probably just talk about adorable fictional animals that start with the letter P." And you would be right. It is now time for me to reveal that I am, in fact, Pikachu.


-Frère Rubik has been struggling to keep this a secret for a while now


Dear Crowley,

As an ACME major, I have the perfect skill set to address your question about how many Obscuri it would take for Grindelwald to destroy 50,000 horcruxes. The correct way to solve this problem is to apply to the Reimann-Einstein-Ramanujan Theorem which states that if you have an infinite number of linear algebraic regressive polynomials, the limit doesn't exist. Thus, counterintuitively, only 67-74 Obscuri would be necessary. This is, however, assuming that it is impossible to apparate across the Bering Strait, that souls are immaterial, and that Voldemort does not keep people alive so that he can kill their children. I'd like to play more with that last assumption, but it's not socially appropriate to do so.



Dear Anne,

I could, but is it really worth it?



Dear imitator,

There once was an Earl Legendary

For his prose 'twas whimsical and airy

But 'twas all just a trick

Twas not the Earl, but a slick

Imposter named Tipperary

 - The Earl of Limerick


Dear you,

I am very qualified overall but vastly unqualified to comment on this. Take all advice with plenty of salt, and note that all commentary is my own and could be fundamentally flawed. However, I am usually correct.

Should writers impersonate each other?

First, it is imperative to examine the underlying moral foundations of a class of choices (in this case, any given writer impersonating any other given writer). In moral terms, it's impossible to say whether it is appropriate to impersonate each other in any universal sense. It appears that the answer to whether writers ought to impersonate each other is contextual; that is, in some situations, it may be appropriate while in other situations, it may not. How we ought to go about deciding whether or not writers should impersonate each other is a question that would be answered in different ways depending on the ethical framework.

From a utilitarian perspective, writers should impersonate other writers when doing so would benefit more people than not impersonating other writers. However, this perspective is flawed in that it is impossible to know whether any given action will ultimately benefit more people compared to another. 

From a deontological perspective, impersonating other writers is a type of lie. If we assume that lies are bad, then writers should not ever impersonate other writers. However, this perspective is also flawed because it could be possible that indiscriminately obeying or accepting a moral principle could lead to making the world worse. For example, if, as Socrates believed it was always moral to obey the law of the polis, what would happen if the laws themselves were immoral? The question ultimately raised is what is the nature of the highest moral principle, which is perhaps objectively unknowable. 

From a hermeneutic moral realism ethical perspective, impersonating other writers should be done when the interpretation of a current context indicates that impersonation of other writers is good. This is not the same as moral relativism as moral relativism suggests that individuals decide what is moral. Hermeneutic moral realism, on the other hand, simply suggests that there is an absolute right and wrong, but that each situation or context has a different right or wrong. While there may be generalizable patterns of what is right or wrong across situations, there remains the possibility that some contexts may not be consistent with it.

Ultimately, it is impossible to have absolute certainty about anything. However, as impersonating writers will likely create feelings of amusement in readers, will not violate any major societal or religious rules or norms, and I don't feel bad or conflicted about it, I will proceed on the assumption that writers impersonating other writers is morally acceptable.

Can writers impersonate each other?

For the sake of clarity, I do want to distinguish between two relevant questions here:

First, there's the question of whether it's physically possible to impersonate another writer. To me, this is relatively simple. I agree with the sentiment of other writers above that, while writers are in essence themselves, it may be possible to impersonate other writers with some accuracy. In practical terms, it's literally impossible for someone else to take on the exact appearance of another, even if they want to do so (more about this below). However, if a non-exact impersonation counts as an impersonation, then I think it is clear that the answer is affirmative.

Just to make sure to address all possible nuances of this question, the answer changes only slightly when we consider whether it's possible for a writer to imitate the writing of another writer - it is physically possible for a writer to imitate the writing of another, though there is no guarantee it will be a good imitation.

Second, there's the question of whether writers are willing to fulfill requests to impersonate other writers. Thus far, it seems that some of them, though not all, are willing.  

"It would make my week."

Your emotional state is regulated by you. This is an ongoing process, and it's really good that you're putting in the effort to recognize that while this may not make your life, at least it will make your week. Sometimes it's difficult to gauge what realistic expectations are, and it seems that yours are optimistic without being unrealistic. 


~Anne, Certainly


Dear Anne,

I have stated my presidential platform elsewhere, but I'm happy to give you a brief synopsis here:

Due to reasons, institutions are awful but necessary. Moderate opinions. Benevolence.

Thank you for your support of my candidacy.

-President Haleabenedictakalācumberbatchamericaladgnasllk2

PS - Please allow me to take the time to personally explain the nuances of your health insurance plan. PLEASE let me comb through the text to find nuggets of pure fascination.


Dear Anne,



-guppy of doom 


Dear People,

I will kill you all.

-Lord Voldemort


Dear Anne,

Wow, Voldemort has so many horcruxes and is so cool. I wish I was as cool as Lord Voldemort but unfortunately I am a muggle and I am also self-conscious about my homicidal tendencies. Boo hoo.



Dear Not Anne,

I love Betsy DeVos. Also, give teachers all of the guns.

-Not Alta


Dear Oh Golly Gee,

I happen to be the unofficial world record holder of most salsa eaten in 24 hours (5.3 liters), most soapstone sculptures of a hog created in one hour (3), and most glass windows counted in any amount of time (at least 5).



Dear Anne,

I'm going to deport you to China.

-Donald Trump