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It was me, like two years ago, being annoyed by people posting snickers ads and pretending they're funny.

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Literate Chaotic / Re: Five word horror
« on: Yesterday at 01:51:40 pm »
Eyeballs are a man's romance.

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Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: April 23, 2015, 11:49:38 am »
While researching the philosopher's stone in the modern day, a researcher makes the discovery that it was actually made once, and finds the creator. He discovers that possession of the philosopher's stone turns you into a vampire -- because human free will is one of the many impurities that the philosopher's stone burns away, and the 'perfected being' is unable to behave unethically because he is unable to resist natural law (and thus is subject to only animalistic urges of hunger and lust). However, being a pure material, the philosopher's stone is pretty highly reactive to certain things -- it will combust with the air if catalyzed by light (being the metal of metals, it has a strong photoelectric effect), water, or certain classes of acidic fumes (such as those produced by chopping garlic or onions).
Okay, wait, how is the traditional behavior of Vampires coherent with the human understanding of Natural Law, if only that it presupposes providing for, instead of negating, free will?

In this context, I'm assuming that natural law is hobbsean, and that vampires are 'perfect' in the way that the xenomorphs are 'perfect' according to the android in the first Alien movie.

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Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: April 22, 2015, 09:12:58 pm »
An immortal precog accidental cult leader must struggle with knowing the fact that, no matter what he does, his cult will grow and win battles against its detractors, and despite all his attempts, he will never die.

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Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: April 21, 2015, 11:19:02 am »
While researching the philosopher's stone in the modern day, a researcher makes the discovery that it was actually made once, and finds the creator. He discovers that possession of the philosopher's stone turns you into a vampire -- because human free will is one of the many impurities that the philosopher's stone burns away, and the 'perfected being' is unable to behave unethically because he is unable to resist natural law (and thus is subject to only animalistic urges of hunger and lust). However, being a pure material, the philosopher's stone is pretty highly reactive to certain things -- it will combust with the air if catalyzed by light (being the metal of metals, it has a strong photoelectric effect), water, or certain classes of acidic fumes (such as those produced by chopping garlic or onions).

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Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: April 10, 2015, 07:51:20 pm »
You know that show "Wheeler Dealers" where one loud incompetent British guy buys shitty cars and gets his goofy looking mechanic to fix them? That, but robot bodies instead of cars. And maybe not British.
What about just, like, broken and obsolete prosthetic limbs? But, like, bring one of the guys from the hot rod shows on. So, the prosthetic limbs are rebuilt and repainted with, like, flame decals and raygun-gothic-styling and built-in cigarette lighters and shit, then auctioned off for charity. "Pimp my arm"


Relevant: http://www.ted.com/talks/scott_summit_beautiful_artificial_limbs
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Prosthetics canít replicate the look and feel of lost limbs but they can carry a lot of personality. At TEDxCambridge, Scott Summit shows 3D-printed, individually designed prosthetic legs that are unabashedly artificial and completely personal ó from macho to fabulous.

EXACTLY!

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Literate Chaotic / Re: Five word horror
« on: April 10, 2015, 07:50:30 pm »
Filling the Jacuzzi, squirming teeth.
Things behind his eyes laughed.

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Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: April 10, 2015, 10:56:47 am »
You know that show "Wheeler Dealers" where one loud incompetent British guy buys shitty cars and gets his goofy looking mechanic to fix them? That, but robot bodies instead of cars. And maybe not British.
What about just, like, broken and obsolete prosthetic limbs? But, like, bring one of the guys from the hot rod shows on. So, the prosthetic limbs are rebuilt and repainted with, like, flame decals and raygun-gothic-styling and built-in cigarette lighters and shit, then auctioned off for charity. "Pimp my arm"

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Literate Chaotic / Re: Five word horror
« on: April 09, 2015, 11:16:46 pm »
You  know, the things we find horrible say a lot about us.
I wonder how others would react to these flash fiction stories?

A huge part of the reason these work is because of the context provided by the thread itself, allowing our imaginations to fill in why they're horrifying.

Also, in part because of the community's common touch-stones. You'll note that, on average, the themes in the boingboing version of this thread are a *lot* different -- particularly the joke ones. (And on the scale of things, PD isn't all that much different from boingboing. Try doing the same thread on a Ron Paul board, or on the TOE forums, where the cultural milleiu is skewed in very different ways.)

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Literate Chaotic / Re: Five word horror
« on: April 05, 2015, 08:38:05 pm »
I usually have fewer legs.

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Literate Chaotic / Re: Five word horror
« on: April 05, 2015, 03:28:33 pm »
But they were dead, yesterday...

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