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Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: February 17, 2018, 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.

Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« 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.

Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: February 06, 2018, 11:50:44 pm »
An anime style show about World War 2 with typical crazy anime style stuff like the British army's secret weapon is the Knights of the Round Table and Hitler is an ancient evil spirit and Bomber Harris Figuratively has the power to control the wind

I'm pretty sure this happened in one of the Fate AUs, except Hitler was a girl.

Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: January 21, 2018, 05:15:25 pm »
A small-time con artist in silicon valley recognizes that the best way to make money in the tech industry is to get a huge amount of VC cash and then create a series of embarrassing public scandals before any of that money is actually spent (i.e., before hiring employees or getting users or doing anything other than sweet-talking the tech press). Unfortunately, the industry doubles-down in support of this con artist after every scandal, and he has no choice but to escalate and begin doing things he finds personally repulsive because he has no idea how to do any of the things he promised (many of which are probably not physically possible).

Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: January 21, 2018, 02:43:18 pm »
2.) A combination of Pokemon and Journey to the West in which a monk goes about rounding up supernatural beings that have been subjugated by the Buddha in order to make them battle against similar beings captured by rival monestaries
I would watch the fuck out of this.

Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: January 15, 2018, 11:39:15 am »
A couple conceives a son via IVF, but he dies in a tragic accident at age 8. The stress and grief causes a rift in the marriage; they divorce and the man's ex-wife moves to Hong Kong. Six years later, just as the man is starting to get his life back together and thinking about starting to date again, it's discovered that the doctor running the IVF firm was using it as a front for shady human cloning experiments, and that seven clones of this guy's dead son have been living in orphanages across the country. The eccentric judge in charge of the family court side of this decides that they all need to move in with their father. This is a sitcom. He must try to balance his nascent love-life with mediating conflicts between his seven physically-identical teenage sons (who have extremely different backgrounds and personalities), dealing with the micromanaging eccentric judge (who has decided that this family is his new project & frequently makes unannounced visits), and trying to figure out how/whether to explain this to his jet-setting ex-wife who seems to have finally gotten back on her feet.

Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: January 14, 2018, 06:02:22 pm »
The centuries-long ceasefire between the narratomancers (who mostly work in TV writer's rooms) and the sigilmancers (who mostly work in graphic design) comes to an end as tensions boil over. The battlefield: all forms of visual media. Many non-mages are collateral damage.

Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: January 07, 2018, 09:15:44 pm »
A game where the protagonist inherits a memex from a distant relative & must navigate the complex structure of interlinked footnotes, shopping lists, and marginal scrawl in order to discover who & why. This being a memex, the primary means of editing is taking screenshots of gameplay and then feeding those screenshots into the machine.

Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: January 06, 2018, 12:13:27 am »
The sentient magic sword that decides the chosen hero is, in fact, lecherous, jealous, shallow, and possessive, and chooses heros based on who it thinks is hot. The hero is the only one with a telepathic connection to this sword, and the sword controls his or her destiny.

Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: December 26, 2017, 09:54:15 pm »
A cross-section of different social groups discovers, on the cusp of adulthood, that they must participate in a three month yearly magical battle against each other. At least one must die from each group, or else beings from beyond the veil destroy *all* participants.

Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: December 13, 2017, 08:41:13 pm »
Limited time dilation tech (using layers of superdense and superlight materials) becomes inexpensive; this isn't time travel tech proper, but instead just emphasizes the difference in time's flow rate between inside and outside. There isn't much call for this outside of couriership of freshness-sensitive products -- such as organs and (more importantly) pizza. In fact, major pizza chains decide that their 20-minutes-or-less guarantee is about freshness instead of service speed, and that therefore, in delivery trucks covered in these time-dilating microlayers, the time inside the truck is what counts rather than the time outside the truck. As a result, pizza delivery trucks are essentially the only product with this coating -- with layers at such a scale that a 20 minute delivery time typically results in a five minute old pizza. One day, a seismic event deep below the earth sudenly changed the density of the magma below a major city so quickly that a delivery down the street from the pizza place accidentally occurred before the pizza was ordered. The pizza's age was negative, and the pizza collapsed into a super-dense disc that sucked in time. It's up to the delivery boy to return the pizza to the appropriate time before it can prematurely age the whole city -- relying upon doing high speed doughnuts around the densest building in the city to rocket himself forward in time.

Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: December 01, 2017, 10:04:11 pm »
A touch-telepath working for a clandestine intelligence agency starts a massage parlor catering to members of organized crime syndicates, but discovers that one of the major organized crime families is run by vampires -- and that she can extract information from bodily fluids (including the blood sucked by her vampire clients)! Under orders from her contact, she becomes a vampire herself, drinking the blood of various people who might be useful as informants and essentially continuously intercepting their stream of consciousness. She discovers that her contact does not actually work for the government and is instead just a con artist who put a lot of effort into convincing her that she was a spy for the sake of indulging in a bizarrely specific sexual fetish. She gathers some evidence and turns him into the real feds.

Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: December 01, 2017, 09:50:42 pm »
Graphene byproducts from supersemiconductor & nanomachine manufacturing pose an environmental problem because nearby spiders produce webbing that cannot be broken without diamond-tipped tools. We follow the personal life of a specialist janitor who exclusively removes crystalline webbing from waste exhaust pipes, as he discovers that the spiders have plans.

Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: December 01, 2017, 09:50:07 pm »
An mturker keeps being assigned to transcribe voice and handwriting material from the same source -- each one a clue to what appears to be a conspiracy of murder and corruption -- but the real mystery is: who is manipulating the ranking algo to convince this particular mturker to want to investigate this third party, and why are they being framed?

Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: November 19, 2017, 11:50:52 pm »
Brain chips improve memory by listening to call and response signals from the hippocampus and mimicing them; unfortunate side effect: these chips solidify memory too much and the memories don't mutate over time, so every one retains the vividness and emotional intensity of a PTSD flashback, memories of memories of memories compounding. Without the possibility of confabulation, all memories become traumatic, because their raw emotional edges cannot be sanded off by repeated handling.

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