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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #1290 on: February 08, 2018, 04:44:23 am »
humanity spends 1,000 years colonizing space with gigantic cryo-sleeper ships and trade routes that take 100 years to cross, and people can upload their conscious minds to computers to overcome the vast time scales everything takes now, and everything in human culture revolves around waiting 50 years for the Amazon package to arrive. Then, some asshole finally invents dependable faster-than-light engines, and everything will fall apart if the technology isn't immediately suppressed.

Here's one:  A generation ship arrives to find their target planet fully colonized by people who left Earth 50 years after they did, because that's when FTL travel was invented.  And it turns out that the skills needed to colonize a near-Earth planet aren't really all THAT useful on a fully urbanized planet, so they all wind up working in the equivalent of McDonalds/WalMarts, and die in abject poverty some years later.

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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #1291 on: February 08, 2018, 05:15:03 pm »
humanity spends 1,000 years colonizing space with gigantic cryo-sleeper ships and trade routes that take 100 years to cross, and people can upload their conscious minds to computers to overcome the vast time scales everything takes now, and everything in human culture revolves around waiting 50 years for the Amazon package to arrive. Then, some asshole finally invents dependable faster-than-light engines, and everything will fall apart if the technology isn't immediately suppressed.

Here's one:  A generation ship arrives to find their target planet fully colonized by people who left Earth 50 years after they did, because that's when FTL travel was invented.  And it turns out that the skills needed to colonize a near-Earth planet aren't really all THAT useful on a fully urbanized planet, so they all wind up working in the equivalent of McDonalds/WalMarts, and die in abject poverty some years later.

No no no, thet're relieved. They were only doing this because that's what their parents wanted. It is a generation ship after all.
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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #1292 on: February 08, 2018, 05:21:53 pm »
Something similar to the "Who's on First" skit by abbot and costello, but in place of strange nicknames instead revolving around ambiguous use of the phrase "foot fetish" in a store that sells both pornography and lucky rabbit's foot talismans

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*The trademark dispute between the World Wildlife Fund and the World Wrestlig Federation is depicted as having been settled by having Hulk Hogam wrestle a bear

*The inner circle of the Republican Party consists of a cult of followers of the religion of the ancient Aztecs. This is why the Republican Party believes that war brings prosperity
« Last Edit: February 09, 2018, 01:55:31 am by Prelate Diogenes Shandor »
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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #1293 on: February 09, 2018, 09:44:28 pm »
humanity spends 1,000 years colonizing space with gigantic cryo-sleeper ships and trade routes that take 100 years to cross, and people can upload their conscious minds to computers to overcome the vast time scales everything takes now, and everything in human culture revolves around waiting 50 years for the Amazon package to arrive. Then, some asshole finally invents dependable faster-than-light engines, and everything will fall apart if the technology isn't immediately suppressed.

Here's one:  A generation ship arrives to find their target planet fully colonized by people who left Earth 50 years after they did, because that's when FTL travel was invented.  And it turns out that the skills needed to colonize a near-Earth planet aren't really all THAT useful on a fully urbanized planet, so they all wind up working in the equivalent of McDonalds/WalMarts, and die in abject poverty some years later.

No no no, thet're relieved. They were only doing this because that's what their parents wanted. It is a generation ship after all.

Subtitle: /Overcoming Technology/
Cover illustration: Tesla Roadster in space with mannequin "driver"

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[addendum, 2/10]

We open on protagonist entering a travel agency reminiscent of the original Total Recall film.
Glossy brochures of different travel options are presented by a campy future-retro mannequin service android.
Flipping through them one last time, "I see the free consciousness upload is included with all packages,"
the protagonist remarks in a casual way. A fake bead of sweat forms on the android's forehead as
it responds, "B-because we figured that way there would be less reasons for complaint," after a long
beat, "Consider it like a nescesary backup, something required for our peace of mind, like destination insurance."
"I'm not sure I follow."
"Well, since you're actually the last client I'll ever have, suppose I told you, would you still buy the ticket?"
"What's it to you?"
"Heh," the robot seems to smile, "I suppose it's probably not news to you that otherwise you won't make it?"

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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #1294 on: February 15, 2018, 09:19:10 pm »
A shock rocker, under studio pressure to produce a follow up to his extremely successful second album, moves into a murder house associated with occult experiments in order to inspire him, at the same time as trying to kick a drug habit he doesn't quite admit he has. However, the house is haunted (or possibly he just has delirium tremens). He finishes the album & his friends are surprised by how stable he's acting, & it's hinted that he is possessed by the killer magus.


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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #1295 on: Today at 12:25:13 am »
A priest decides that the world's sorry state is because the communion is not literally human flesh and blood, and starts a movement that becomes unexpectedly popular, in part because this ritual causes the memories & vitality of the deceased to be spread among the congregation, who now share a weak psychic link strengthened weekly.


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