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Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: Today at 05:15:25 am »
Sort of a combination of Blair Witch Project and Event Horizon. A crew is making a documentary about the legendary ghost ship The Flying Dutchman (whose captain according to legend sold his soul to the devil for the ability to sail the world with unnatural speed). To their surprise they actually find it, in the sea off the Cape of Good Hope. Their own ship is wrecked in the perpetual storm that surrounds the ghost ship but they manage to climb abord the Dutchman. There they are accosted by poltergeist activity which increases in intensity until the climax where the ship sails itself into hell. The film ends with their tapes being found washed up on shore the next day in Hawaii (which is approximately antipodal to the Cape of Good Hope), during the midst of a terrible storm.

Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: September 26, 2016, 03:19:31 pm »
Amazingly, I have one.

A time-travel adventure series, a la Quantum Leap, but a team. They have to go back in time and "fix" events to make them align with the current universe, which has been determined to difinitively be in the class of best of all possible universes.

The twist: Every event they have to "fix" are tragedies and horrors. They have to blow up the Hindenberg. They have to kill Lincoln. They have to save Hitler's life. They have to initiate the abuse at the Iraqi prisons.

Eventually, one of the team starts to wonder about the morality of sacrificing the past for the benefit of the future, and begins to sabotage missions. Another narrative thread begins when the viewers start to see what the botched missions change.

This aligns with something I was going to suggest:

A man goes back in time and kills Hitler, As a result command is taken over by one of his more competant underlings. As a result the german side hangs on long enouh to complete their nuclear weapons program and the earh is devestated by 2 way nuclear war

Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: September 23, 2016, 03:57:56 am »
*A comedy including a character who acts like an over the top blackface character except for the fact that the character is white

*A western where the sheriff isn't the good guy. This coincides with the next suggestion:

*Robin Hood with the setting moved to the american west

Another idea:

*A poem in he vein of "The House That Jack Built" but about the plague ("...that carried the rats that carried the fleas that carried the plague that devestated europe")

Another idea:
*Historical fiction about the Ripper murders where the perp is a prostitute with an axe to grind against her fellow prostitutes

Cain, can I get some perspective on this shit?

Emails just released by the State Department appear to show Clinton Foundation officials brokering a meeting between then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and a top military leader of Bahrain — a Middle Eastern country that is a major foundation donor. Soon after the correspondence about a meeting, Clinton’s State Department significantly increased arms export authorizations to the country’s autocratic government, even as that nation moved to crush pro-democracy protests.

I'm still not gonna stop supporting Hillary, because the alternative is unthinkable, but this seems really bad.

US has been selling significant levels of arms to Bahrain for years.  The Fifth Fleet is also positioned there, poised to strike against Iran if there is ever anything approaching a reason.  I don't like it much, but Bahrain, it's strategic naval position and its not inconsiderable financial sector are of key interest to the Americans.  The House of Khalifa will not be allowed to fall.

I blame the anti-imperialist sentiment in this country (and the world). It's because of that that we have to rely on shitty puppets like house khalifa, house saud, and the nation of israel instead of just taking over these places and making them territories (even if we had to divide them up with the other significant powers to keep the peace)

Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: September 22, 2016, 05:55:34 am »
A retelling of the story of King Arthur's origin similar to disney's "The Sword In The Stone" but in which Merlin is merely a brilliant and manipulative fraud with a gift for chemistry and mechanisms and some big plans. The sword in the stone for example is a mechanical contrivance whose hidden inner workings lock the sword in place until such time as he sneaks in and releases it for his chosen puppet.

Aneristic Illusions / Re: New york incident
« on: September 20, 2016, 06:25:01 am »
I'm pretty sure any time someone uses a bomb it should be considered terrorism until it can definitely be ruled out (assassination, personal grudge, insurance scam, whatever).

I think it's a slightly premature Republican october surprise

When this centuries propaganda is s studied in the future this is going to be a fantastic example of the big lie.

If there is a future

Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: September 17, 2016, 01:02:58 am »
A brilliant team of computer scientists is conflicted when their development of an AI that can think and solve unexpected problems in varied fields as well as a human can is eclipsed in the media by their development of an AI with the ability to feel love, which was easier for them, was accomplished earlier, and has no practical applications.

Another idea:
Parody of Raiders of the Lost Ark wherein the Ark gibes the Nazis hemorrhoids as per the Book of Samuel

Another idea:
THe end of the world is imminent and rioting abounds as there will be no more long-term consequences. The story or film follows a series of people, changing focus to the next person as each one gets killed. THe new protagonist is usually someone who was nearby or had something to do with it (with the previous protagonist's death that is).

Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: September 15, 2016, 05:05:22 pm »
A Firesign Theater-esque play/radio play/teleplay. It starts out with a right-wing religious programming station called something like "The Sanctimonious Bullshit Network". A short while in the channel on the "tv" is switched to a black-metal focused MTV-esque network, which initially appears to be a counterpoint to the religious station, but it gradually becomes clear that both are reactionary, and as it flips back and forth between the channels the heavy metal station gradually morphs into something more like a religious station than the religious station, airing something called "The 666 Club" hosted by a man named "Anton Robertson". Both stations' shows bring in deceaced Nazi and Imperial Japanese war criminals as guests and call for the destruction of America. Meanwhile, they both experience repeated commercial interruptions and PSAs from a far-left social-justice charity called "The People's Relief Fund for Sanctimonious Bullshit", who echolalically spout reversed versions of the Nazis' racist intolerant bullshit (calling, for example, for the extermination of all people who are straight or white), accusing people who disagree with their positions of "herasy", stating that the world's men - all 3 to 4 billion or so of them - meet each week in a building shaped like the illuminati symbol and plot new ways to oppress women and they all know eash other, and explaining that access to abortion and prenatal testing is "necessary in order to rid us of the feebleminded and infirm". Gradually the two shows and the commercials bleed together* and it becomes impossible to tell which is which.

*ie. They start serendipitously completing the other's thoughts when the channel is changed. The guest on one show is suddenly the guest on the other show. etc. Later they also start explicitly reacting to each other (especially the commercials arguing with the shows)

BTW, just thought I should mention Tila Tequila, she of minor fame before she had brain damage and started to worship Hitler and worry about the Illuminati, is going to be a keynote speaker at an alt-right conference.

Yes, you've read right: the alt-right is politically compatible with the kind of paranoid, racist nonsense one spews due to literal brain damage.


Tila Tequila, who got trash thrown on her at the Gathering of the Juggalos until she left the stage, because even Juggalos find her racist homophobic garbage intolerable?

Wait? Why is that unusual? Aren't all of ICP's songs about people going to hell (and/or getting tortured by ghostly carnies) because they were racist in life?

I saw the Donald rising out of the sea and on its head were seven toupees, and the Donald was wounded in the brain and was given a mouth speaking proud words and platitudes, but the people worshipped the Donald saying, "Who is like the Donald? Who can stand against it?"

BTW, just thought I should mention Tila Tequila, she of minor fame before she had brain damage and started to worship Hitler and worry about the Illuminati, is going to be a keynote speaker at an alt-right conference.

Yes, you've read right: the alt-right is politically compatible with the kind of paranoid, racist nonsense one spews due to literal brain damage.
Amd she's not just crazy but also ignorant.

She was quoted as saying "You know what will help Asians earn respect? An Asian version of Adolf Hitler..." which was already a thing (Tojo, Hirohito, etc) concurrently with the original Hitler


Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: September 13, 2016, 05:20:51 pm »
A serial murderer's murders are secondary to his actual obsession which is hearing being executed. He avoids following a pattern or M.O. in his murders so it is not realized that they are the work of a serial killer. Instead local thugs are erraneously arrested and executed for the murders.

More ideas:

*Some kind of noir movie that plays wih the motion picture format the way that Nick Danger plays wih the radio drama format and Problem Sleuth plays wih the webcomic and videogame formats

*A story set immediately after the defeat of a repressive regime of rogue AIs. There have been movies set before an AI regime (the Terminator series), during the war against the AI regime (the [/i]Matrix[/i] series), and ones set long after the machines fell (the Dune series and Warhammer 40k) but none set shortly after the machines fell.

Another idea:

*A mockumentary set in a space-opera setting wherein the protagonists are documenting their search for a wookie-like cryptid called "Spacesquatch"

*A variation on the above: a documentary crew go in search of bigfoot and are astonished to not only find him but also discover that he's somehow involved in some kind of drug smuggling ring

Another idea:

B-movie horror film: "Jesus Freaks". When Jesus rises from the dead he does so as an undead ghoul. Everyone he bites turns into a deranged misshapen creature that kind of looks like him but mangled and who try to spread the word in an aggressive and violent way, spreading the infection: the titular "Jesus Freaks"

"I don't really follow the news and I keep hearing Trump say horrible things about Mexicans and stuff...but then I hear Hillary is corrupt and stuff about her emails being hacked..."

I never really understood that mindset, since even if we assume that Hillary is indeed every bit as corrupt as the Republicans say she is, Trump is still equally corrupt, plus also crazy and racist on top of it, so it's kind of like the pot calling the kettle black (or possibly calling the kettle a ****** given the pot's position of minorities)

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