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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #135 on: March 06, 2011, 01:38:39 pm »
This one's slowly coming to me as I read 'The Art of Maurice Sednak; 1980 to the Present'.

A man comes home to find his girlfriend has left a trail of clothes leading him into the forest. He follows, but instead of just finding her, pursues his way through a fairy tale landscape of talking animals, fantastic adventures and Grimm/Shakespeare variety magical experiences.

I want the journey based on some kind of thematic structure though (eg, Hero's Journey, The Four Humours, Five stages of Grieving, The Eight possibilities of Myers-Briggs) and haven't worked out one I want to use.

How about the Marquis de Sade's 150 criminal passions from his notes for the forth section of unfinished magnum opus School of Licentiousness: The 120 Days of Sodom

Or the seven deadly sins. Or the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. Or The three domains/five kingdoms of living organisms. Or different major types of (potentially) pathogenic organisms (such as bacteria, viruses, fungi, and prions). Or the Five Apostles of Discordianism. Or the eleven major holidays of Discordianism. Or different famous hotels on the Las Vegas strip. Or the four classical elements. Or the five Discordian elements..........

Yeah... All in good time. I've got four pots bubbling presently so I'll get onto this one later.
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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #136 on: August 12, 2011, 04:13:45 am »
The main principle of this story involves compumancy. That is, using a computer as a medium just like any medium:
Ouija board, tarot cards, throwing bones. Throwing bones like the Africans practiced to "predict the future" was a practice of using a chaotic medium such as randomness to bridge a gap between those who are living and the so-called dead.

A simple piece of cardboard with letters scribed on it and a cardboard planchette is as much as medium as anything else on the planet.

The accelerate factor is human interaction and observation. Science is observation. Instead of a few people placing their hands on a cardboard planchette, possibly a crowd-sourced "group" of people participate in this “virtual board" which produces thousands of words per second.

Elsewhere an internet entrepreneur invests in running huge amounts of computing power into contacting these so-called “signs of life” in other realms of reality, and it begins to show signs of interpreting white noise/randomness/chaos at a rate no human could possibly prevously attain:
Ouija boards working at 7 million cycles per second, RNGs actively spitting out numbers and letters.
Kind of like "SETI" but for different realms.
At first there are just small sentences, then they become more descriptive. Then there is some kind of a cutoff and the machine has stopped giving "good data".
Whatever voice on the other side has attempted to use it's enhanced ability to set words in type to write code, AI code which it intends to be the AI containment box it possesses.
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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #137 on: August 12, 2011, 11:26:47 am »
In [future year] a crack team of scientists working in the gastroenterology department of [medical corporation] create the first robot with genuine human intelligence and personality after misinterpreting their instructions to develop a "mechanical asshole"

I was going to post this in High Weirdness or Scientism, but it's just as relevant here ...

http://scienceblog.com/46996/researchers-use-human-cells-to-engineer-functional-anal-sphincters-in-lab/
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« Reply #138 on: August 12, 2011, 07:26:51 pm »
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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #139 on: August 12, 2011, 08:11:38 pm »
In [future year] a crack team of scientists working in the gastroenterology department of [medical corporation] create the first robot with genuine human intelligence and personality after misinterpreting their instructions to develop a "mechanical asshole"

I was going to post this in High Weirdness or Scientism, but it's just as relevant here ...

http://scienceblog.com/46996/researchers-use-human-cells-to-engineer-functional-anal-sphincters-in-lab/

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Made from muscle and nerve cells, the sphincters developed a blood supply and maintained function when implanted in mice.

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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #140 on: August 12, 2011, 08:41:15 pm »
also, i would like to point out the awesomeness of the term "native sphincters"

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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #141 on: August 12, 2011, 09:02:34 pm »
also, i would like to point out the awesomeness of the term "native sphincters"

Oh, wow.
“I’m guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk,” Charles Wick said. “It was very complicated.”


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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #142 on: August 13, 2011, 12:14:14 am »
Ok, here's another idea that relates to the Cthulhu Mythos. A sequel to the events in the stories pickman's Model

In a recent Lovecraft Mythos compilation, Black Wings, there was a sequel to Pickman's Model which was very good.  In fact, I found myself thinking about the ending when walking to work one night...I think I arrived a good five minutes earlier than normal.

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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #143 on: August 22, 2011, 09:47:02 pm »
A biography of the Beatles written in the tone and style of the Christian gospels (inspired by the incident in which John Lennon famously brought up the fact that the Beatles are bigger than Jesus)

Here's an excerpt of what I have so far:

Beatles 10:01 John Lennon and the Beatles went about preaching a gospel of peace and the renunciation of war unto the multitudes
Beatles 10:02 And the people asked him, saying, "What shall we do then?"
Beatles 10:03 He answereth and saith unto them, "He that hath two coats, let him impart to him that hath none; and he that hath food, let him do likewise."
Beatles 10:04 Then came also tax-men to be baptized and said unto them "Masters, what shall we do?"
Beatles 10:05 And the Beatles replied "You who would tax the heat of the cold and the seats of the tired should do well to remember that money will not buy you love."
Beatles 10:06 And the soldiers likewise demanded of them, saying, "And what shall we do?"
Beatles 10:07 And they said unto them, "Do violence unto no man, neither accuse any falsely; and rather Give Peace a Chance."
Beatles 10:08 And as the people were in expectation, and all men mused in their hearts of John, whether he were the Christ, or not
Beatles 10:09 John replied "I am bigger than the christ”
Beatles 10:10 And all the Christians, when they heard these things, were filled with wrath
Beatles 10:11 And rose up, and thrust him out of the city, and led him unto the brow of the hill whereon the city was built, that they might cast him down headlong.
Beatles 10:12 But he passed through their midst and departed

This segment I've written is all based on actual bible passages, BTW (For example, IIRC, Beatles 10:08 is stolen verbatim from Luke 3:15)
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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #144 on: August 30, 2011, 05:21:19 am »
A comic featuring a superhero with all the superpowers of Grigori Yefimovich Rasputin (divine healing powers, invulnerability, finds pimping easy, political cronyism, etc.)
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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #145 on: August 30, 2011, 05:48:55 am »
also, i would like to point out the awesomeness of the term "native sphincters"

You know, "The Native Sphincters" would be an awesome name for a heavy-metal band...
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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #146 on: August 30, 2011, 06:32:25 am »
A furry porn story in which the sexual anatomy and turn-ons of the characters are all accurate, from a zoological standpoint, for their respective species; All characters involved are species with radically different anatomy and courtship rituals than humans (such as frogs, or songbirds, spotted hyenas, or praying mantises)
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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #147 on: September 01, 2011, 05:50:23 am »
Cyberpunk story based on Lord of the Rings. The Dark lord is defeated but uploads his consciousness into a computer network and locks down his HQ with a seemingly impenetrable auto-defense system. His old laptop holds A customized USB peripheral (which is primarily just a flash drive, but has some unique security measures built into it) holds the key to deactivating him once and for all by containing the code sequence for activating his HQ's autodestruct sequence and destroying the primary server that houses most of his mind, however, it also contains the codes and code-cracking programs that would allow him to deactivate certain failsafes in government computers sieze complete control of the world; The computer's encryption system utilizes quantum entanglement so that none of these measures can be implemented unless the device is connected to a specific computer. Via his infiltration of the world's security systems the dark hacker-lord learns of plans to deactivate him and arranges to have his device delivered to him on his own terms. Blah blah blah, etc etc etc.

I got the idea for this while listening to the song Electric Eye by Judas Priest
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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #148 on: September 01, 2011, 06:18:49 am »
Fake "lost chapter" of la Divina Comedia in which Dante encounters Ariadne frozen up to her neck in the ice of Caina, where, under Dante's system of punishments, she logically belongs for betraying her half-brother.
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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #149 on: September 02, 2011, 03:27:00 am »
My Little Pony fanfiction set in a chiche evil mirror universe setting where Nightmare Moon is in charge, Twilight Sparkle's reports are on the subject of 'why it is better to be feared than to be loved' instead of 'the magic of friendship', and eventually everyone gets made into glue.
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