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Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: December 09, 2018, 04:01:16 am »
Knight Rider reimagined as modern sci-fi noir. Michael Knight is now a brilliant but habitually drunk P.I., and this very drunkenness is why he synergizes so well with the world's most advanced self driving car. KITT drives itself and thus won;t be crashed by a drunk driver, and since KITT is more heavily armored than most military vehicles he can also hide from his bookie when his gambling debts are in arrears and kneecaps are about to be broken.

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Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: December 07, 2018, 07:54:23 am »
Comedy skit: Parody of James Bond and The Six Million Dollar Man in which they give a guy surgical augmentati9ns to help him be a secret agent, but they're all sex related. Like, they give him penis enlargement surgery and put in an artificial baculum made out of aluminum and this is supposed to help him be a spy

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Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: December 03, 2018, 02:05:39 am »
Earth intercepts an alien artifact seemingly equivalent to the pioneer plaque or the voyager golden record. The story focuses on the attempts to decode it.

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Literate Chaotic / Re: Ominous Fortune Cookie
« on: November 29, 2018, 06:44:57 pm »
"Pain is just your soul leaving your body"

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Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: November 28, 2018, 09:20:41 pm »
It starts with a prediction that a great hero will rise up in he future to save the land from a vague future evil. Tests and contests are set up to determine preemptively who this prophecied chosen one may be by seeing who has the hero's prophecied attributes. These contests get severely out of hand however and threaten to bankrupt the kingdom and bring it's economy to a standstill. By the time the chosen one is found it becomes clear that the tests themselves were the evil which was foretold.

To clarify this, once the chosen one is found the tests stop and with them the massive drain they placed on the kingdom's economy, and therefore the chosen one stops the disaster simply by being found

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Literate Chaotic / Re: Very Short Stories (3 sentences)
« on: November 28, 2018, 04:38:10 pm »
Christ has died.
Christ is risen.
Christ hungers for brains.

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Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: November 27, 2018, 04:36:43 pm »
Comedy skits:

*Elon Musk tells his followers that they will get to Mars by killing themselves Heaven's Gate style

*Parody of the book of genesis in which Adam and Eve are kicked out of the garden for smoking god's weed

*A spoof of Johnny Appleseed named "Johnny Pothead"

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Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: November 22, 2018, 05:07:49 pm »
"Dogpunk" science fiction wherein all technological purposes are achieved through specially bred animals (like a more serious version of The Flintstones without the caveman aesthetic)

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Principia Discussion / Re: Profundity is comedy, comedy is profundity
« on: November 20, 2018, 03:58:53 pm »
to silliness looping back around into the profound. It's along the same lines. I suppose "semi-related" is a bit strong a term, I probably should have went with "tangential"

But anyway there's arguably a general horseshoe effect between the base and the refined.

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Principia Discussion / Re: Profundity is comedy, comedy is profundity
« on: November 20, 2018, 05:55:13 am »
On a semi-related note, there's also a horseshoe effect of shallowness towards appearance. On the one end there's "It doesn;t matter that you don't meet society's idea of beauty, what's important is what's on the inside" and on the other end you have "It doesn;t matter that you don't meet society's idea of beauty, what's important is you've got a part that I want to put it inside"

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Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: November 15, 2018, 02:15:16 am »
Alternate history in which Jesus is not crucified and as a result Christianity ends with a Heaven's Gate style mass suicide a few years later. Possibly the story is recounted by Judas, who has backed out at the last minute and in this timeline is the movement's main chronicler.


EDIT:
Another idea:

Yesterday someone at work brought up how in a lot of action movies there are an excessive number of camera cuts in the fight scenes. Presumably this is to disguise the fact that the scene is badly choreographed and/or that the actors aren't very good at fake fighting. I think it would be funny to take this to an extreme. Don't pre-choreograph the fights at all. Just bring each actor in seperately and have them randomly wave their arms around in front of a green-screen and piece the fight scenes together with clever editing.

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Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: November 11, 2018, 03:17:41 pm »
Sesame Street as a horror film. All the regular characters are Count Von Count's hypnotized night-slaves. The friendliness of the place is to put non-locals off their guard. The various monsters and things aren't a normal thing in the world, they're a paranormal occurrence limited to this one street and to ones like it in other cities. The story focuses on an outsider or outsiders who wander(s) in and is welcomed but subtly prevented from leaving, and things gradually gat weirder and weirder and eventually at the end their throat(s) get(s) ripped out.

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Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: November 10, 2018, 10:07:01 pm »
In the future humanity has mastered time travel through the means of artificial wormholes, and an unexpected upshot of this is that luck (or something very much like it) is now real. This is because any negative event that you would be inclined to go back and stop is thereby inconsistent, and thus never happens in the first place; sort of a combination of the Liar's Paradox and the Toxin Puzzle. As long as you are (or will be) willing to go back and fix negative occurrences, you will never have to

EDIT:
Another idea:

A series of buried treasure pirate stories focusing on how the treasure came to be buried, as this literary trope is often criticized as highly implausible. Each story will focus on a different plausible or semi-plausible reason, such as

1.) Items are too hot to fence
2.) Privateers (pirates hired by a government as mercenaries) hiding items that for one reason or another prove that some aspect of their last raid violated the terms of their letter of marque
3.) To secretly hide from their crewmates the true amount of plunder taken, in order to cheat them (Henry Morgan was accused of doing this IRL; although historians now believe that what actually happened is that the raid in question simply didn't net much cash in the first place, due to the island's treasurers having got wind of him casing the place and fleeing with all the money some days prior to the attack)
4.) Ship is damaged in combat and unable to get back to port with all that extremely heavy gold on board.
5.) Emergency stash in case they have to flee somewhere in a hurry and leave their valuables behind

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Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: November 10, 2018, 04:47:34 pm »
Skit: "Holy Smokes"- A Peter Popoff-esque televangelist peddles cigars which he claims are "holy smokes" and will cure people. Though of course they actually jist make people's health worse.

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