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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #480 on: August 31, 2015, 02:23:17 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.)


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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #481 on: August 31, 2015, 03:13:14 am »
Alien abductions are revealed to be part of MilAb's rouge operations unit.  Disillusioned with the extent to which state of the art R&D was restricted or delayed access/release by/to civilian population, these rouges decide to do something about it.

Technology that could save lives was going to waste and their team was not in any position to postpone an opportunity to upcycle their somewhat questionable ethical standards.

So they steal a Medical Response Vehicle with RC unit that can move in both delta and upsilon directions.  Developed to outflank any strategic possibility of interfering with the process of repairing soldiere in the field, its robotic arms can perform all kinds of operations/upgrades without having to cleave through armor, flesh, or anything, for that matter.  It's dirty work done clean.

The lack of surgical trauma confuses the "victims" of these operations, both comedically and also conveniently confused as alien abductions.
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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #482 on: August 31, 2015, 06:23:25 am »
Richard Dawkins dies and goes to heaven. Being greatly incensed by this, he storms off to give God a piece of his mind. He finds a frantically working, chainsmoking Almighty working nonstop at the machinery of the universe. At first being much too busy to speak to Dawkins, he winds up shouting in frustration at God's back about how he could possibly allow for war and death and disease while God is trying to keep everything spinning the way its supposed to, until God finally snaps and shuts the whole mess down for a minute, turns on Dawkins like a child who has asked why he cant have a sweet just one too many times. He then gives Dawkins a detailed rant about how much work it takes to govern a universe that's every bit as infinite as he is, alternate universes and quantum notwithstanding,  how much of his omnipotence goes towards observing corners of space that no human will ever reach in their lifetime, and how none of this got into the major religious texts because all of us stupid monkeys wouldn't even sit down to read a book that didnt center exclusively on us and how great we are, let alone define our actions based on it. He would end by saying that religion was just some shit he threw at us to keep us from killing each other (again, like a child being given a toy to keep it quiet for five minutes), but even that didn't work because is some cases  it just gave us a reason to do so.
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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #483 on: September 01, 2015, 05:32:07 am »
A group of monks takes a vow to eat nothing but twinkies (and other junk foods?) for the rest of their lives, citing John 6:27 ("Do not work for the food that perishes, but for the food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give to you. For on him God the Father has set his seal.”), and to a lesser degree Matthew 15:11 ("A man is not defiled by what enters his mouth, but by what comes out of it") as their inspiration

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A heavy metal song in which the singer expresses his approval of the fact that the sky has begun to rain blood-slicked guts with no apparent explanation

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Another idea:
Romeo and Juliet reimagined as being about the Elder Gods and Great Old Ones.

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A mockumentary series with a premise in the vein of Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous or MTV Cribs but dedicated to mythological homes of deities and legendary heroes. Places like Mount Olympus, Valhalla, Camelot, Dobbstown, Shangri-La/Shambhala, the New Jerusalem spoken of in Revelation, et cetera..

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A zombie apocalypse story set in mythological Mesopotamia. It starts out with an abbreviated version of tablets 1 through 5 of the Epic of Gilgamesh, but in tablet 6 Anu rejects Ishtar's demand that he send the bull of heaven against Gilgamesh, and in anger Ishtar makes good on her threat to smash the doors of the underworld and "bring up the dead to eat the living", leaving Gilgamesh and Enkidu to instead have to deal with a zombie horde overrunning Uruk.

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Another idea:
An acappella heavy-metal album. No electric guitars, no drums, just deep-voiced shout-singing about mutilation and the devil.
« Last Edit: September 02, 2015, 07:30:05 am by Prelate Diogenes Shandor »
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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #484 on: September 02, 2015, 01:08:43 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!


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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #485 on: September 03, 2015, 01:39:14 am »
An acappella heavy-metal album. No electric guitars, no drums, just deep-voiced shout-singing about mutilation and the devil.
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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #486 on: September 04, 2015, 04:01:23 am »
All conspiracy theories are true, but all in perfect balance. Life for the average person is able to continue fnord as normal because the Illuminati, the Freemasons, the Elders of Zion, the Lizard People, the Gay Agenda, the Anti-Family Agenda, International Communism, the Biblical Antichrist, the Men in Black, Big Content, Big Pharma, the Monsanto Corporation, North Korea, Anastasia Romanov, 2Pac Shakur, the Religious Right, the Patriarchy, Rape Culture, Escaped Nazi Mad Scientists/War Criminals, the Bushes, the Kennedys, House Saud, the Djinn, the Fey, the Church of Scientology, the Church of the SubGenius, Anonymous, the Grey Aliens, Majestic 12, the Trilateral Commission, the Creatures From the Hollow Earth, Opus Dei, the Skull and Bones, Satanic Ritual Abusers, the Knights Templar, the Thugee, the Liberal Media, and so on are all pulling the strings in different directions and all ultimately cancel each other out.

If one were to be thwarted, the results could be disasterous.
« Last Edit: September 04, 2015, 04:39:10 am by Prelate Diogenes Shandor »
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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #487 on: September 04, 2015, 01:19:46 pm »
All conspiracy theories are true, but all in perfect balance. Life for the average person is able to continue fnord as normal because the Illuminati, the Freemasons, the Elders of Zion, the Lizard People, the Gay Agenda, the Anti-Family Agenda, International Communism, the Biblical Antichrist, the Men in Black, Big Content, Big Pharma, the Monsanto Corporation, North Korea, Anastasia Romanov, 2Pac Shakur, the Religious Right, the Patriarchy, Rape Culture, Escaped Nazi Mad Scientists/War Criminals, the Bushes, the Kennedys, House Saud, the Djinn, the Fey, the Church of Scientology, the Church of the SubGenius, Anonymous, the Grey Aliens, Majestic 12, the Trilateral Commission, the Creatures From the Hollow Earth, Opus Dei, the Skull and Bones, Satanic Ritual Abusers, the Knights Templar, the Thugee, the Liberal Media, and so on are all pulling the strings in different directions and all ultimately cancel each other out.

If one were to be thwarted, the results could be disasterous.
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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #488 on: September 04, 2015, 03:22:21 pm »
One of those cartoons where a character falls in love with a food item (cf. the SpongeBob SquarePants episode "To Love a Patty" and the We Bare Bears episode "Burrito"), except it's an anthropomorphic cartoon Lion falling in love with an anthropomorphic gazelle; everyone acts as if he had fallen in love with a  sandwich or something


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In this tale of piracy and overextended metaphors a privateer must follow a map to the place where two formerly warring nations buried the hatchet, so that he can dig it up and start privateering for them again.
« Last Edit: September 05, 2015, 04:16:26 pm by Prelate Diogenes Shandor »
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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #489 on: September 05, 2015, 03:29:32 pm »
A planetary colony is founded with cloned members of two different species. They soon wind up at war with each other. Later it turns out that they are not two different species, they are the two sexes of a highly sexually dimorphic species.

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A combinatiom educational film/cartoon about monetary policy and terrifying lovecraftian horror story in which the heroes confront a deranged cult bent on resurrecting the "Great Gold Ones" [sic] - representing the monetary philosophy of metallism - whose return will destroy all that man has wrought, unmake modern civilization, and bring about the end times in a cacaphony of blood, horror, madness, and death.


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Also, a sequel to the above involving the dreaded Reganomicon, representing supply-side economics
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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #490 on: September 07, 2015, 07:39:28 pm »
Affordable space travel and a proliferation of colonies off earth cause political and ideological rifts in various eco-terrorist groups, as refugees from failed martian and venusian colonies become the nexus of a series of immigration crises.


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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #491 on: September 08, 2015, 02:07:24 am »
A political space opera (in the style of Babylon 5) about the attempt by a coalition of semi-fascistic anti-immigration groups to rig the elections for various posts in Earth's government by ballot-stuffing the competitors' primary runs, which upon close examination is actually a fictionalized and warped retelling of the 2015 Hugo awards. In the end, most posts end up entirely unfilled, and the remaining balance is hung between several parties; the entire Earth alliance degrades into a functional anarcho-technocratic society like the Culture as the AI systems designed as personal assistants to politicians manning those positions that were left empty end up doing the entire task.


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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #492 on: September 09, 2015, 01:42:33 am »
Deep Dream mounts a stealth attack on the internets.  Subtly, it precognizes the ideal form and content of every document it encounters.  These are all cross-referenced and interpolated/differentiated into infinitesimal slices, all holographically reflecting and re-transmitting the ideological totality of that moment w.r.t. its place in the development of all parts toward teleological unity: the synthesis of immanence and transcendence.

Given feedback on its recognition algorithms, DD trivially arranges for the consecutive slices of each developing document to be imperceptibly different, by both its author(s) and viewer(s).  This slight of hand is continued, invisible to all, until the moment right before the Singularity decides to reveal itself, with apocalyptic anti-climax, as always having been there.
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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #493 on: September 09, 2015, 03:51:24 pm »
A music-video for tge song "Two Tickets to Paradise" depicting a murder-suicide
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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #494 on: September 15, 2015, 02:24:54 am »
A guy's all-consuming obsession with steampunk stuff comes in handy after the apocalypse as in his spare time he has actually already built working mechanical clockwork or steam-driven versions of many normally electrical devices
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