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Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: July 05, 2015, 02:38:48 pm »
Around the world, in every religious group that values producing large numbers of children, there are infiltrators from a secret society -- a vast network of family lines dedicated since antiquity to ensure a steady supply of seventh sons of seventh sons, the only ones who can sense the great tide of invisible demons waiting to consume the earth, and the ones bound by tradition to keep them at bay.

Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: July 04, 2015, 01:25:41 am »
A pseudo-documentary about the prejudice and stereotypes faced by anthropomorphic lizard people (ie. "they run all the major political parties" etc.)


And, my favorite troll post of the moment:


So...if God had been more equality minded, original sin and hell wouldn't exist?

I'm not convinced they entirely thought through the implications of that.

Well, like many people, they've conflated Satan with Lucifer.

Lucifer didn't demand equal rights for the rest of the angels -- only for himself. So, it sort of misunderstands or misrepresents the position of rights movements. I'm unfamiliar with any rights movement that doesn't demand equality between two classes of people. When a single person demands rights equal to that of their superior, that's not usually called an equal rights movement -- that's usually called a coup, and the former superior gets executed or demoted pretty quickly afterward.

Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: June 27, 2015, 02:11:00 pm »
First contact is made with an intelligent race of aliens who visit the planet physically. Unfortunately, they communicate only through emission of prions, which are absorbed via an organ resembling human olfactory apparatus. The results in humans of attempts at communicating with these aliens is indistinguishable from the results of brain-targetting prion diseases like kuruka and mad cow disease.

Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: June 26, 2015, 01:49:07 am »
A METI/SETI project makes first contact with nearby sentient extraterrestrials, who visit for diplomatic reasons. These beings, who evolved on a planet similar to ours but now mostly live in generation ships, are amphibious carnivorous arachnids with tentacles and chitinous wings who resemble snakes, spiders, dragons, cockroaches, and great cats in almost equal measure -- relatively solitary animals with a habit of playing with their food. Almost over night, religious cults spring up either worshipping these beings or claiming that they are demons sent to bring about the end times. During the course of normal negotiations, it's mentioned that it's strange that these aliens just so happened to have their ship so close, and they admit that in fact they have been in a highly eccentric orbit around earth for millions of years, historically using it as a hunting preserve. Long periods of massive organized predation of early homonids and their ancestors by these aliens shaped the form of current humanity along with implanting certain kinds of nearly universal fears. Despite all this, we come to develop a good trading relationship with the aliens, and we allow them to hunt for sport in various parts of the world in limited ways in exchange for various advanced technologies. But, from that point on, whenever diplomats come to visit, they do so in exoskeletons that hide their body morphology.

Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: June 23, 2015, 09:46:06 pm »
In a city where expensive and highly competitive private security organizations dominate law enforcement, a wealthy playboy becomes a masked vigilante and protects the poor from each other and from corrupt cops for free, until the powers that be decided that he is unfairly undercutting the professionals and open season is declared on him by Police Commissioner Gordon Gekko.

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