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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #975 on: February 12, 2017, 05:58:47 am »
A reiki healer is in a terrible automobile accident and sustains a serious traumatic brain injury and falls into a coma. At the hospital, the team of physicians assigned to her case decide to try a new, experimental procedure involving nanobots to repair the neural tissue. The treatment goes extremely well and the healer wakes from her coma with no apparent side effects and her memories and personality intact. Over the next few days, she realizes the nanobots have given her the ability to learn any subject unbelievably fast, which leads her on a journey of self-education in every field. But the more she learns, the more she realizes her previous life as a spiritual healer was a sham. This sends her into a deep depression because her natural instinct to is seek the mysterious and unexplained, but every foray into the unknown becomes a tortuous experience in dispelling superstition and understanding the universe in cold, mathematical terms.
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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #976 on: February 12, 2017, 06:09:41 am »
every foray into the unknown becomes a tortuous experience in dispelling superstition and understanding the universe in cold, mathematical terms.

preach!

Happy ending edition: Despite her cold understanding of the universe devoid of superstition, she learns to not discount her feelings of joy and love even if they are chemical reactions to stimuli and she enjoys them all the same.
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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #977 on: February 12, 2017, 06:13:35 am »
every foray into the unknown becomes a tortuous experience in dispelling superstition and understanding the universe in cold, mathematical terms.

preach!

Happy ending edition: Despite her cold understanding of the universe devoid of superstition, she learns to not discount her feelings of joy and love even if they are chemical reactions to stimuli and she enjoys them all the same.

Maybe, but without mystery what's supposed to set off the joy reaction in the first place?
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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #978 on: February 12, 2017, 07:31:16 am »
A reiki healer is in a terrible automobile accident and sustains a serious traumatic brain injury and falls into a coma. At the hospital, the team of physicians assigned to her case decide to try a new, experimental procedure involving nanobots to repair the neural tissue. The treatment goes extremely well and the healer wakes from her coma with no apparent side effects and her memories and personality intact. Over the next few days, she realizes the nanobots have given her the ability to learn any subject unbelievably fast, which leads her on a journey of self-education in every field. But the more she learns, the more she realizes her previous life as a spiritual healer was a sham. This sends her into a deep depression because her natural instinct to is seek the mysterious and unexplained, but every foray into the unknown becomes a tortuous experience in dispelling superstition and understanding the universe in cold, mathematical terms.

Happy ending: Eventually she comes to the realization that meaninglessness is itself meaningless

None of these stories have love elements in them. Don't you know LOVE HAS TO BE IN EVERY STORY?!

The stupid love element is what ruins every single movie. It's never enough for you to see world-ending cataclysm or embark on epic adventures. No, you also have to find Twoo Wuv™ while you're at it. Because... reasons, I guess. Stupidest convention in Hollywood.

Yet an9ther reason to like Big Trouble in Little China, since Jack blows off his love interest at the end, citing the fact that sooner or later he rubs everyone the wrong way.

every foray into the unknown becomes a tortuous experience in dispelling superstition and understanding the universe in cold, mathematical terms.

preach!

Happy ending edition: Despite her cold understanding of the universe devoid of superstition, she learns to not discount her feelings of joy and love even if they are chemical reactions to stimuli and she enjoys them all the same.

Maybe, but without mystery what's supposed to set off the joy reaction in the first place?

Videogames, liquor, television, and pornography. Junk food. Fast cars and Faster women. EDIT: To crush your enemies, see them driben before you, and hear the lamentation of their women EDIT: Also anything on a Cards Against Humanity white card or from the later chapters of Les Cent Vingt Journées de Sodome
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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #979 on: February 12, 2017, 10:09:31 pm »
A french farmer discovers a piece of unexploded WWII ordinance while clearing his field. He enlists the help of a slightly shifty/unreliable neighbour to bring it to the government's disposal depot, but the neighbour, being a military history nut, recognizes that this particular piece of ordinance is a rare & experimental one (some prototype missile) & worth a lot of money. So, he tries to organize a heist, to trick his friend into giving him the bomb so he can sell it on the black market. Through a series of mistakes, the two end up indelibly involved in selling this piece of ordinance to a group of local neo-nazis (one of whom is an old, wealthy collector of nazi memorabilia), and they meet in this guy's house, getting a long & awkward tour of his collection before swapping the money for the bomb in his drawing room. They are pushed into talking over drinks, and the buyer punctuates an statement by whacking the bomb -- which goes off and takes down the whole building.


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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #980 on: February 12, 2017, 10:30:08 pm »
The Russian government sells one of their closed cities (unused since the mid 1980s) to an American oil company as a company town (with access to the nearby oil fields). An inspector is sent to check the property -- ensuring that no undisclosed major liabilities exist (although, because it was known that the property was abandoned for 30 years, the bar was low: as long as it wasn't radioactive & had no bottomless pits, it would be fine). The inspector discovers plans for an abandoned but workable soviet superweapon. He mentions it during a call home to his wife, and both the CIA and the FSB begin chasing him, trying to steal the long-lost plans.


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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #981 on: February 12, 2017, 10:40:54 pm »
A group of occultists belonging to the white pride section of odinism steal the skull attributed to Hitler from a museum and perform a ritual to revive him. It succeeds, but the skull actually belongs to a random servant. This servant must navigate a strange & alien world, with new taboos & familiar dangerous political tensions.


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« Reply #982 on: February 12, 2017, 10:59:25 pm »
A long-haul trucker who has been smuggling small amounts of drugs on the side is forced to stop and take shelter when a thick fog suddenly rolls in. He decides to sleep for the night in the lot he found. When he awakens, the fog still has not cleared; he has no response from CB, no cell signal (or GPS), and no reception on his television. Taking out a shortwave receiver, he finally gets some indication of outside civilization: some still-running numbers stations. Finally, he finds a distorted broadcast: someone is screaming, and then static. He listens for a continuation, but then sees the skin on his arm bubbling. The audience hears a scream, and the picture cuts to black.


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« Reply #983 on: February 12, 2017, 11:22:41 pm »
A longtime employee of an alphabet-soup agency in the US government stumbles accidentally upon a cache of documents outlining a plot to assassinate a member of the Cabinet. But because he had not set out intentionally to uncover this plot, he has taken no measures to hide his identity or the fact that he has accessed the information -- so it will only be a short time before he is discovered, and he has no one he can turn to for help. Knowing his life and the lives of his family are now in imminent danger, he sets out to drop off the grid. He instructs his wife to bundle up the kids and head out of state to a remote location, and he plans to travel separately by plane to a different location, from which he will anonymously make his way to the rendezvous point to reunite with them. As his plane takes off he feels relief, having narrowly averted being caught (or so he thinks). But in midair, there is a "malfunction" on the plane and the flight crashes in a remote location somewhere in the Rockies. Miraculously, he survives -- but in the wreckage he finds evidence of foul play and is convinced the plane was brought down in order to silence him. He is only slightly injured (Hollywood magic) and manages to plant his ID on a charred body and escape the crash site before any first responders arrive. Satisfied that his pursuers will believe he is dead, our hero decides reuniting with his family would be too dangerous for all of them, so he allows them to believe he died in the crash as well. He assumes the identity of a homeless man in the city where his family now lives, completely oblivious to current events and watching from a distance in unbearable emotional agony as they mourn him and eventually move on. Then, one day, he sees one of the conspirators in a coffee shop. Driven mad by his long life of anonymity and disconnection, he waits for the man outside one evening and corners him in an alley, incoherently demanding the man somehow make up for everything that has happened. The man, first incredulous and then shocked, eventually understands everything and explains to our hero that the flight had been downed by a terrorist group which had since been dealt with, and the assassination plot that set the whole thing in motion had been part of a deep-cover program to ascertain the integrity of government employees -- it had never been real at all.
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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #984 on: February 12, 2017, 11:55:33 pm »
every foray into the unknown becomes a tortuous experience in dispelling superstition and understanding the universe in cold, mathematical terms.

preach!

Happy ending edition: Despite her cold understanding of the universe devoid of superstition, she learns to not discount her feelings of joy and love even if they are chemical reactions to stimuli and she enjoys them all the same.

Maybe, but without mystery what's supposed to set off the joy reaction in the first place?

I think seratonin fires off in the noodle with or without my knowledge/understanding.
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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #985 on: February 13, 2017, 01:13:09 am »
An alternate history: schools in the British model become standard across most countries in the industrialized world (i.e., dormitory-based, segregated by sex, with corporal punishment, starting in early childhood and continuing through early adulthood) as background for prospective politicians, leading to a psychologically warped international culture of hypercompetitive man-children.


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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #986 on: February 13, 2017, 10:26:29 pm »
When life-extending (and youth-extending) drugs become inexpensive, elaborate ritual suicides by public intellectuals become extremely culturally important: an intellectual gives his ideas to society, and then (like a president) steps down after about 500 years in order to limit the stagnation of society and let fresh blood in. (Normal workers, on the other hand, will often live perpetually.) However, when a particularly iconoclastic traditionalist thinker refuses to end his life at the appropriate time, society begins to destabilize, and riots break out, ending twenty thousand years of peace on earth. He uses this opportunity to amass political power in the hands of young radicals who refuse to die.


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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #987 on: February 13, 2017, 11:29:20 pm »
One of those movies where the villains are nazi occultists (like in Indiana Jones or Hellboy) but done in the style of a serious WWII movie
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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #988 on: February 14, 2017, 05:35:17 pm »
A scholar decodes part of the Enigma Variations & discovers that it's instructions on where to find a lost score by Scriabin. Right before the inaugural performance of this score, he decodes some more and finds an oblique warning. He runs to the performance hall, intending to put a stop to it, but it's too late: wheels within wheels made of flaming eyes begin to descend from the sky.


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« Reply #989 on: February 14, 2017, 11:25:13 pm »
Two ideas:

*A just-so story about the origin of the work week, combining elements of the abduction of Persephone and of the garden of Eden. The first man somehow finds himself in the underworld, where for whatever reason he eats five courses of a seven course meal before being retrieved. Because he has eaten (but not finished) the food of the underworld it is decreed that henceforth mankind may only dwell among the living for two days out of every seven

*a story whose villain is a weeaboo obsessed specifically with WW2 era Japan
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