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Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: December 16, 2015, 01:44:19 am »
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Apple Talk / Re: Introductions, part V: Don't Say We Never Warned You.
« on: December 13, 2015, 08:07:18 am »
It's entirely like this: how we misperceive the management.

Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: December 05, 2015, 11:27:56 pm »
Somewhere in the world, there is a sunken city extending through various states of submersion.  Very remote and unvisited because the place is riddled by aeons of curses.  The latest, courtesy of more recent theaters, involves a wasteland of unexploded ordinance.  Rather high octane stuff in various states of deterioration with anything or nothing being liable to detonate them.  For example, imagine what a sub-aqueous mine field gets to look like after a while, once it's covered in barnacles and such. 

Anyway, our mission is to detonate the unexploded ordinance and explore the territory, underwater, overland, and kayaking through tropical (sub-tropical?) canals of ancient temples.  Without giving too much away, I'd say it'd make a decent mini-series, yet, heck, that's just my opinion.

Apple Talk / Re: OPEN BAR: Tough on bars, tough on the causes of bars
« on: December 05, 2015, 10:21:20 pm »
Slept in today, woke up to a marvelous confusion and discombobulation of the senses: knocking stuff over on the way to the ablutionary, then somewhat missing my micturary bulls-eye, filling the bialetti pot with unground beans (lovely), and all this only to realize that the car is, still, in need of a jump, and, finally, I may not really care about missing the parade rehearsals.  Todays only going to get better.

Apple Talk / Re: OPEN BAR: Tough on bars, tough on the causes of bars
« on: December 03, 2015, 10:03:21 pm »
I'm working away at the Matasano Crypto Challenges as I finish Chuck Easttom's "Modern Crypography" and work towards relevant math on Khan Academy. Once I refactor the code which cracks Vigenère ciphers (or similar), I'm starting to have the makings of a decent toolset for attacking encryption functions for security capture-the-flag competitions, which will be handy.

Some colleagues of mine and I have got one coming up at the end of next week which should be a good chance to test it.
Wow those look fun, I eventually hit a plateau in project Euler that I was unable to get any farther in them and wasn't enjoying them very much. Will have to give those a try out.
Enticing me too.  Have no time now...  Though what if I could best Alex's time? 
[^c^c^x^z - exiting now]

Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: December 03, 2015, 08:34:24 am »
Two couples, two stages, side by side.  They play simultaneously, deep underground, in the forgotten lowest circle of a condemned parking garage occupying the liminal wasteland between Dodge and the islands of elsewhere.  Above, below the moonless night, wild dogs slowly roam the block of vacant lots and abandoned warehouses.

A few select members of the audience expect to witness something truly dark and degenerate that will unfold before them.  Besides obvious priming, props on stage make very distinct and deliberate references to their use for torture.  One man hangs by the neck, supporting himself on stage by the tips of his toes, while his dominator lifts him by jerks from slow turns of a crankshaft hooked to the hanged man's noose and upper limbs.  The other, on the stage adjacent, seems to have a butterfly valve in his arm dispensing blood into a spinning vessel beside a saucepan upon a lit gas stove, under the supervision of a nurse dressed all in black.

Then the script changes dramatically as members of the cast and crew descend upon the spectators, showering them with confetti and rice.  Some audience members appear indignant, frustrated by the violence done to their anticipation.  These are swiftly located and escorted to the suface, supposedly to catch a train that would shuttle them back across the bridge, to mainland.  Except, at the very moment that the single carriage arrives to ferry them all away, a bastion of wild dogs descends upon the dinky station to fill the train entirely.

At first, our frustrated audience members try to act generously surprised, letting the dogs go first because, of course, soon the shuttle would be back for them.  So they waited, they waited all night long.  It was days later until they realized that it was not just morning that would never come again.

« on: December 02, 2015, 10:00:28 pm »

Apple Talk / Re: The Assault on Christmas
« on: December 02, 2015, 09:45:23 pm »

Bookmarking this to read at leisurely pace - really enjoying the premise!

Yeah I'm enjoying it too. I'm a little bit overwhelmed by the amount of stuff that's been in my head since I started. A lot of it, like the "history" of Santa Claus isn't easily put to third person omniscient without severely breaching the flow of the story so I find myself dropping non sequitur references. The next bit should pick things up some pace wise. I've got a firm plot arc in mind, but I could go a couple ways from here.

Guess we shall see! Gonna keep on trucking.

Action is great and all, though I'm still pleasantly surprised at just how much fun it is to say the word shupengraft out loud in my mind...  There's something psychedelic about it.

Unrelatedly, had a pet that passed this morning, one of those little creatures that always threw me a party when I got home, so I may be out for a while.

Apple Talk / Re: The Assault on Christmas
« on: November 29, 2015, 08:07:26 pm »
Bookmarking this to read at leisurely pace - really enjoying the premise!

Apple Talk / Re: OPEN BAR: Tough on bars, tough on the causes of bars
« on: November 28, 2015, 07:57:51 pm »
For Perceptrons, mean values indicate areas of generous feasability.

Apple Talk / Re: OPEN BAR: Tough on bars, tough on the causes of bars
« on: November 27, 2015, 09:42:34 pm »
I ate half of a rather large pumpkin pie last night.  I thought this was well within my capacity.  Expelling it by fever through my pores and lacrimary ducts well, that was novel.

Apple Talk / Re: OPEN BAR: Tough on bars, tough on the causes of bars
« on: November 26, 2015, 09:40:54 pm »
What's the Air Force code for drunk pilots ?

####Flying Saucers#####

Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: November 26, 2015, 08:44:51 pm »
A totalitarian government's brainwashing techniques are a little too effective at turning people into mindless zombies, resulting in a zombie apocalypse.

Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: November 26, 2015, 08:29:23 pm »
Saw a rendition of the brain-synch trope recently.  Team develops tech to read brain-waves.  Tech starts turning into surveillance device (thought-crimes) by military involvement.  From passive control, technology reversal continues toward active thought manipulation:  instead of for reading thoughts, the device is used to transmit thoughts into the subject's mind, being actively controlled like a puppet.  They have one subject shoot their own dog, or a sibling etc., for proof of concept.  Because the surveillance aspect is already implemented for all members of research team, it becomes impossible to stop the tech being deployed, as every attempt at sabotage is subverted at the very moment of conception.  So hero goes off to study with Buddhist monks so he can clear his mind and evade thought-monitoring security measures that prevent him from shutting-down big-brother.  And then there's something unclear about how he must sacrifice his shot at nirvana in order to save the world.  Not bad, could have been better.

Bring and Brag / Re: WEIRDOVERSE
« on: November 23, 2015, 08:38:10 am »

Also then linked somewhat IMHO to the concept of 念写 -

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