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Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: Today at 07:13:23 am »
An account of an election decades in the future when  the polarization in American politics has continued to increased to the point where the Republocans are openly a murderous Nazi party with aspirations of world domination and genocide and the Democrats are all either hardline Stalinists or else bent on banning all speech that might hurt anybody's feelings and sending anyone who doesn't have good vibes all the time to reeducation camps.

This is great!

High Weirdness / Re: DEA Issues Stoned Rabbit Warning
« on: Yesterday at 07:46:51 am »
His apparent complete ignorance of how marijuana grows, which parts contain THC, and whether animals eat it/what happens when they do was Amazing. A fucking mazing. The fact that he apparently has NEVER HEARD of the freeze reflex in small prey animals is similarly astounding.

To be honest, I'd be much more surprised by a non-ignorant DEA agent.

Bring and Brag / Re: I made a short film based on an extract from the PD
« on: January 30, 2016, 07:26:55 pm »
Very good!

Or Kill Me / Re: What do?
« on: January 30, 2016, 11:33:11 am »
The second thing I wanted to say is that academically, that ship will never sail. I know people who have gone back to school for an advanced degree in their 50's. My stepmom got her PhD in her 50's. I'm 44 and just now applying to grad school. I have professors who got their PhD later in life. Taking time off to work before applying to grad school is perfectly normal. You can, and it sounds like you should, plan on going back. It's NOT too late. It really isn't.

My ma didn't finish her master's degree until the year before she retired and it still helped her career (because it was the last thing she needed to qualify for a raise which positively impacted her pension)

Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: January 29, 2016, 06:33:06 pm »
There's been plenty of tv shows set in hospitals, and one set in a military medical tent, but I don't think there's ever been a tv show set in a doctor's office or a pharmacy.

Other ideas:

*A commercial for chunky peanut butter where they s-pread it on an icy road for traction

* A superhero who gains x-ray, microscopic, and telescopic vision from smoking weed

Another idea:

I've been meaning to write up a SubGenius themed text wherein NHGH is depicted as a sort of evil twin of the bodhisattva Avalokitesvara; as opposed to the "Lord Who Looks Down [in Pity]", NHGH is "The Lord Who Looks Down In Contempt" and has a bunch of extra hands and faces so he can point and laugh at the suffering of all sentient beings.

Another dea:

The expected sea-level rise from global warming never occurs because It turns out aliens are draining the world's oceans

Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: January 25, 2016, 06:37:44 am »
Zombie film/story where instead of moaning the zombies are characterized by incessany deranged laughter. This is because being dead they've "heard the punchline" (as per the notion promulgated in "Let's Visit the World of the Future" that human life is a joke and when you die God tells you the punchline)

Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: January 22, 2016, 06:03:27 am »
Fleshed out revision of an earlier idea:

A schizo-tech combination of Shock Treatment and The Running Man with the legend of Oedipus. The Sphinx has taken control of Thebes and turned the entire city into a massive reality gameshow mixing elements of a quiz show and a deadly obstacle course. The Sphinx, having figured out who Oedipus really is (thanks to the transsexual oracle Tiresias, head of programming development and part-time star of a program about transsexualism), manipulates him and Jocasta into encountering each other in a Dating Game-esque area, intending to cause drama later to boost ratings. Finding out the location of the control room (possibly built out of part of the former royal palace and/or an adjacent building to give Jocasta a plausible connection to knowledge of it's exact location) from Jocasta, Oedipus solves and obstacles his way towards he control room (rememner, the entire city is part of the obstacle course) as the sphinx and second-in-command /set-architect / gaffer / key-grip / giant-control-console-operating-chief-of-sliding-walls-and-supervillain-esque-traps Deadalus throw increasingly difficult and desperate challenges in his way. As Oedipus and Jocasta are about to burst in, Daedalus abandons his post, flying away with a rocket pack and leaving the sphinx to deal with the intruders alone. Oedipis draws his sword and confronts the sphinx, who fights him to a stalemate, but eventually falls prey to one of her own traps (a combination falling ceiling segment and a pit trap underneath it) just as she is about to reveal Oedipus' true relation to Jocasta (in hopes of confusing him).

Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: January 21, 2016, 07:36:12 am »
A combination Grinch/Robin Hood steals christmas to give it to non-christians.

Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: January 21, 2016, 07:34:56 am »
You might want to change that payment amount, as most dreams last only a few seconds to a few minutes

Are you sure? That sounds kind of low.

Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: January 17, 2016, 08:03:40 am »
How about a steampunk novel set in the antebellum south. It doesn't sugarcoat the culture; both the villain and the hero are unsympathetic racist slave-owning douchebags; sexist too. The steampunk retrofuturism aspect amplifies this aspect; they have fantastic steam-powered contrivances to whip their slaves (and beat their wives) for them but none to pick cotton.

Another idea:

A parody of Oedipus taking the form of a bizarre sphinx hosted gameshow that's some kind of weird combination of a jeopardy-style quiz show and something similar to the dating game and in which a winning contestant gets set up wih one of three relatives based on some contrived method.

Another idea:

All the doctors at a small hospital are suddenly incapacitated somehow. Now an OR nurse has to complete a patient's open heart surgery with a cardiologist from another hospital guiding her through it over the phone. Sort of like Airplane, but in a hospital, and with no airplane.

In the interests of equality the cardiologist on the phone is also a woman. The patient's sex is obscured so that nobody will know whether or not the movie fails the Bechdel Test.

I found an image on Wikipedia of a rather rude looking nebula

Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: January 14, 2016, 06:15:44 pm »
The universe, in fact the past several universes, has formed around primordial fey deities playing a cosmic game of hide and seek. But now the one who is "it" has finally counted to graham's number, and now fundamental concepts are disappearing as the deities that compose them are found

Another Idea:

A heavy metal themed gameshow in which over the course of each  season 13 contestents compete against each other in 666 challenges and win 666 dollars for each challenge won

Another idea:

Comedy skit: A tv commercial for a either a whorehouse or a porno store which uses a lot of stilted corporate advertising jargon. Kind of like how toilet paper commercials sell "bathroom tissue" instead of "ass wipes" or a high-pressure mattress salesman is a "certified mattress professional"; only in this case the female whores are "trained professional repositories" and the gay whores are "penetration experts". Et cetera.

Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: January 14, 2016, 07:08:27 am »
The NSA is gaslighting a mathematician because he broefly worked for them and now knows too much

Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: January 13, 2016, 05:20:27 am »
This is pretty much the opposite of original, explicitly derivative in fact, more derivative than a calculus lesson, but it occurs to me you cpuld take the formula of Big Trouble In Little China and plug in the trappings of any other culture (even American if you changed the setting) and get a new movie

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