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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #1020 on: March 18, 2017, 12:56:15 pm »
After a batch of a popular soft drink is recalled because of a production mistake causing it to have poisonously high levels of strychnine, some of the resulting deaths have unexpected consequences: the drink was extremely popular among a clique associated with a private bittorrent tracker, who have become revenants, their bloated corpses no longer paying rent but still using superhuman strength to defend their hoard of pirated movies from anyone who gets too close to their building.


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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #1021 on: March 18, 2017, 05:25:28 pm »
I just had an idea for a transgressive art film. The specifics of the plot don't really matter, a bog standard hollywood action or suspense or romance plot would work, but the gimmick is that the entire cast and production staff are all either felons or accused felons. I'm thinking Bill Cosby and OJ Simpson as the stars and Roman Polanski as director.
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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #1022 on: March 18, 2017, 05:33:23 pm »
A young man encounters logistical problems related to the fact that, everywhere he goes, large numbers of crows congregate. In his childhood he didn't realize the scope of the problem because, attached to a military family, he rarely stayed in the same town for more than a year. However, after getting his own apartment and a job, he found that many structures in his home town cannot handle the weight of thousands of crows perching on them. The stench of crow corpses (caused by so many crows perching upon other crows that they are crushed) is also a problem. The crows, despite their interest, maintain a respectful distance from him, but coworkers and friends are not safe from building collapses caused by abnormal crow congregations, and nearby ecosystems are disrupted as all local crows migrate to a small area, ceasing to eat (or do much of anything, other than watch).

Could the theme song be They Long To Be Close to You ("Why do birds suddenly appear every time you are near...")?

After a batch of a popular soft drink is recalled because of a production mistake causing it to have poisonously high levels of strychnine, some of the resulting deaths have unexpected consequences: the drink was extremely popular among a clique associated with a private bittorrent tracker, who have become revenants, their bloated corpses no longer paying rent but still using superhuman strength to defend their hoard of pirated movies from anyone who gets too close to their building.

In the sequel they could get into open conflict with the commercial film and record industries, which in many ways are themselves undead
« Last Edit: March 18, 2017, 05:39:03 pm by Prelate Diogenes Shandor »
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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #1023 on: March 18, 2017, 06:05:09 pm »
While playing with a shortwave radio, our protagonist discovers a broadcast that narrates events in his life, from a limited omniscient view from his perspective, an hour before they happen. With the help of a friend, he determines it is being broadcast by an unlicensed ham transmitter and bounced off the moon -- leading to major distortion and to the broadcast being available at certain times of day. They use this information to triangulate the location of the transmitter, which they determine is barreling across united states highways eastward at sixty miles an hour, never stopping, moving from the west coast to the protagonist's location. The time of its projected arrival coincides with a new moon.


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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #1024 on: March 20, 2017, 10:32:27 pm »
Skit: Ronald McDonald, Col Sanders, and the Burger King are the weird sisters making their potion.
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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #1025 on: March 21, 2017, 05:33:05 am »
Modernization of Macbeth about an overambitious pro baseballer who wants to be the leagues #1 star player and is willing to kill anyone who gets favored over him by companies making endorsement deals. The witches are three crooked umpires; "fair is foul and foul is fair". Or possibly they are concession stand workers. There is a scene that implies that eye of newt and so forth are the ingredients that go into hotdogs; possibly in the brew scene we see them made into hotdogs, or else the famous rhtme of disgusting ingredients is replaced by simply "hotdogs hotdogs; hotdogs hotdogs; hotdogs hotdogs; hotdogs hotdogs"
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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #1026 on: March 22, 2017, 12:24:50 pm »
Our protagonist is the late bloomer in a group of pre-teens of eastern european ancestry -- all the parents are colleagues, professors of math or science at a nearby university. Our protagonist notices that, one by one, each of his friends stays home sick from school for nearly a week, coming back several inches taller, much more interested in academics (and uninterested in their earlier obsessions), and with completely remodeled bedrooms and a completely new wardrobe. He suspects that some of his friends might actually be getting replaced by aliens; his parents dismiss this. After all his friend group has been "replaced", feeling lonely, he suddenly has an insatiable craving for paper. Feeling strange, he stays home; his hair and fingernails fall out, and he can't keep himself from eating them (along with all his clothing and all the books he owns). He begins vomiting a thick foam of fibers, as body parts begin falling off. Feeling like he's dying, he nestles in this bed of fibers. A week later, he emerges, several inches taller and with a greater interest in academics.

(This Cronenberg-does-R.-L.-Stein-does-Invasion-of-the-Body-Snatchers premise is based on an in-joke that used to exist at the Institute of Advanced Studies, that because so many really transcendent minds in mathematics all came from the same small area of Prague, they must have had a shared Martian ancestor.)


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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #1027 on: March 23, 2017, 05:39:40 pm »
A team of superheroes fight uptight and/or wingnut supervillains such as The Puritan, The Teatotaler, The Rednecromancer (who is trying to reanimate the confederate army), and Officer Buzzkill of the DEA (who attacks medical weed dispensaries)
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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #1028 on: March 24, 2017, 03:57:02 pm »
A sequel to Batman Forever focusing on a legal drama in which the Riddler takes several social media sites to cpurt claiming to have intellectual property rignts to the concept of data mining
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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #1029 on: March 24, 2017, 04:41:06 pm »
A team of superheroes fight uptight and/or wingnut supervillains such as The Puritan, The Teatotaler, The Rednecromancer (who is trying to reanimate the confederate army), and Officer Buzzkill of the DEA (who attacks medical weed dispensaries)

Immediately made me think of the woefully underutilized Sunshine Superman and the Love Syndicate of Dreamworld: http://dc.wikia.com/wiki/Sunshine_Superman_(Dreamworld).

I have a short fancomic incubating wherein Sunshine Superman loses his glass pipe and recruits the Love Syndicate to help him find it. The pipe was blown with a tiny sliver of Kryptonite in the glass -- otherwise he gets no effect from inhaling the devil's lettuce.

I doubt I'll get around to drawing it up any time soon, especially since I don't have too much worked out in the way of plot or resolution, never mind the fact that they're proprietary characters etc. I mostly just like the idea of Superman having a special pipe (and presumably and super-stash in his Fortress of Solitude, too.)

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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #1030 on: March 24, 2017, 06:45:09 pm »
Superhero comic that starts out like a Christian propaganda comic but takes a hard right turn when G9d starts sending old testament style disasters again to punish people's so-called sins and the heroes are forced to kill him with an Ultimate Nullifier

EDIT:
Another idea:

something about mohammed's splitting of the moon being a prefiguration of Goatse
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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #1031 on: March 27, 2017, 01:06:23 am »
A stop-motion animation fiom using actual dead bodies
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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #1032 on: March 27, 2017, 01:29:14 am »
Two ideas:
*a story whose villain is a weeaboo obsessed specifically with WW2 era Japan

Weeaboos cant be obsessed with WWII era japan because Japan only developed cutesie culture in the wake of being completely emasculated (I use that term not in any derogatory way, really) by US occupation in the wake of nuclear annihilation.

And modern Japan doesn't have samurai and ninjas (well, maybe people who are heir to a title, and some practitioners of a middling martial art, but not like samurai samurai or ninja ninjas) but people are obsessed with them anyway.

EDIT:
Anyway, speaking of WWII, here's another WWII related idea:

Alternate history. The Axis powers won World War 2. One of the last pockets of resistence manages to send someone back in time to try and change things. Their plan is to go back to the beginnings of the fascist movement and install someone incompetent at the head of it to sabotage it. The patsy they find for this is Adolph Hitler. They create our timeline.
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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #1033 on: April 01, 2017, 09:03:50 pm »
A technician working on GPS pathfinding systems has vulnerabilities he's reported ignored, and eventually gets fired for causing PR problems; being fired leaves him homeless & without healthcare -- specifically, the medication that was keeping his psychological disorders fully in check. He begins taking revenge on the company one by one, by exploiting the vulnerabilities he reported to cause the board of executives to be given incorrect directions, leading them to isolated places and killing them with a screwdriver. Because of a quirk related to stock options & all of the execs having large families & wills that aren't fully up to date, after the killings, our technician murderer unknowingly is the single party with the largest share in the company. A lawyer searching for him eventually stumbles upon the truth, but recognizes the circumstances, and pressures a manager to hire the technician into an entry-level position. Now substantially more lucid, the technician takes over the company and forces a series of positive changes to security practices.
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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #1034 on: April 01, 2017, 10:24:58 pm »
A technician working on GPS pathfinding systems has vulnerabilities he's reported ignored, and eventually gets fired for causing PR problems; being fired leaves him homeless & without healthcare -- specifically, the medication that was keeping his psychological disorders fully in check. He begins taking revenge on the company one by one, by exploiting the vulnerabilities he reported to cause the board of executives to be given incorrect directions, leading them to isolated places and killing them with a screwdriver. Because of a quirk related to stock options & all of the execs having large families & wills that aren't fully up to date, after the killings, our technician murderer unknowingly is the single party with the largest share in the company. A lawyer searching for him eventually stumbles upon the truth, but recognizes the circumstances, and pressures a manager to hire the technician into an entry-level position. Now substantially more lucid, the technician takes over the company and forces a series of positive changes to security practices.

I like this one a lot for some reason.
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