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Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: Yesterday at 12:08:43 pm »
Lizard people infiltrate anonymous protests by wearing V masks. Nobody appreciates the pun potential. And, that's why OWS turned out the way it did!

Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: August 31, 2015, 01:23:17 am »
Present day. An extremely talented detective, Inspector Richard Hammer, is forced into an 'early retirement' following a long period during which his behavior became more erratic. Being fired was the final straw & he ended up having a full-on nervous breakdown, eventually coming to develop persistent delusions based on his childhood love of Ray Chandler novels -- he became convinced that he was Dick Hammer, Private Eye, working in a noir-style world. Because he actually has a PI license, this isn't technically a problem -- he comes off as though he's acting the part too hard. He gets cases. Eventually, he ends up in a real doozy of a case -- involving corrupt policemen, the mob, stolen military secrets, and (eventually) leading to proof that UFOs are not only real but are time machines & time travelers from the future are posing as extraterrestrials in order to manipulate the government so that they can take resources that are abundant in our time but rare in the future. (They Might Be Giants + Kiss Me Deadly + Repo Man, basically.)

Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: August 26, 2015, 11:34:38 am »
Spiritualism is proven. As a result, the land of the dead joins the UN and every major nation has a Hadean embassy. After all, they cannot militarily compete with all the greatest leaders and generals of the past. Unfortunately, between the power imbalance and the very different expectations and requirements the dead have, the state of the world doesn't look very good for the living...

Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: August 26, 2015, 12:45:46 am »
Ha! I didn't know that. That makes it even better.

Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: August 26, 2015, 12:09:16 am »
Hah (I got the reference)

To Evangelion, The Avengers, or Dario Argento's Three Mothers trilogy?

Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: August 25, 2015, 09:18:38 pm »
A spy agency where agents take orders from a superintelligent network of three supercomputers called "Mother" starts to break apart when the three mothers begin to distrust each other and each sends factions of spies to work against the other two.

Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: August 25, 2015, 09:16:57 pm »
The martians have a life cycle much like cicadas -- they sleep deep under the earth for 200 years and then awaken for 20 years to mate and do other things. Their technology is very advanced because they are a very ancient race. They are about to wake up, and they will be very angry about the probe that smashed into the surface in 1998.

Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: August 22, 2015, 12:32:01 am »
The proteins that allow octopodes to be as intelligent as they are without myelinated axons are identified along with the genes that code for them, however, they are not trivial to synthesize. Despite this, they grow popular as nootropic supplements. As a result, a black market has sprung up for them -- leading to the use of CRISPR to produce the proteins in less expensive mollusks -- notably cuttlefish, who are already bred commercially for the purpose of harvesting cuttlefish bones as bird toys. Unfortunately, this produces a race of transgenic cuttlefish with above-human intelligence -- whose very existence is kept secret in order to feed the market for counterfeit octopus myelination-replacement proteins.

Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: August 22, 2015, 12:26:54 am »
A gambling syndicate run by a group of sorcerers who use elaborate architectural sigil-systems to harvest luck from gamblers must protect their casinos from a rival family who want to harvest despair instead.

Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: August 21, 2015, 10:30:45 pm »
A professional troll, a professional political straw-man, a paid-audience-member, and a guy who gets paid to insert references to brands during smalltalk meet & befriend one-another, and decide to form a union for workers who professionally pretend to be genuine in situations of socially ambiguous genuine-ness.

Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: August 20, 2015, 11:47:00 am »
A twist on the standard harem/slice of life style anime. A shut-in student, concerned and disillusioned about how he expected college to be the place where his social life finally bloomed, one day unexpectedly meets a mysterious female student on his way to get his dinner from a vending machine at 3am. This student offers him a strange deal: he can have a 'golden school life' so long as he pledges to help her attain her own goals. Unnerved and confused but ultimately unable to believe the offer is legitimate, he agrees. The next day, his life begins to strongly resemble a slice-of-life harem show, beginning with a 'childhood friend' character literally living in his dorm room. It turns out that the mysterious female student is a witch attending on scholarship, and she can create 'students' with backstories and memories who attend classes and believe themselves to be human out of nearby animals (and furthermore modify the memories of school employees) so long as the contract is in place. However, she's terrible at math and is at risk of failing out, and so she made a contract with the hikkikomori in the room next door who won math championships in high school in order to force him to tutor her. Every time she fears that she'll fail a test, the huge cast of young women surrounding the protagonist begin to slowly and painfully mutate back into birds, stray cats, mice, or whatever other animals were used as their substrates -- a process with a lot of blood, gore, and shrill screaming.

Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: August 18, 2015, 08:36:19 pm »
In the future, humans have made contact with space aliens. Though said contact was peaceful not much travel or trade occurs between them as both races are only just barely capable of interstellar travel. One of the few human travelers to the alien world experiences a mishap and crash lands in an out of the way region of the alien planet far from any space ports, airports, or major city centers. He now has just a few hours to find his way to a chemistry laboratory before he runs out of oxygen, which is not abundant in the planet's atmosphere or heavily utilized by the natives' metabolism.

This is wonderful.

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