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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #120 on: January 19, 2011, 07:51:45 pm »
Thinking about taking my last two robot story ideas, coming up with even more quick little stories like that, and writing a series of vignettes in the style of I, Robot.  Should I forsake this scheme, or go forward with this act of hubris?

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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #121 on: January 19, 2011, 07:52:48 pm »
If you don't do it, then the robots win.

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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #122 on: January 19, 2011, 07:54:36 pm »
Hmm.  Well, if the vignette idea fails maybe I can join them.

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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #123 on: January 22, 2011, 10:00:38 pm »
Thinking about taking my last two robot story ideas, coming up with even more quick little stories like that, and writing a series of vignettes in the style of I, Robot.  Should I forsake this scheme, or go forward with this act of hubris?

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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #124 on: January 23, 2011, 02:48:05 am »
Words to live by.  Been fleshing out the finer parts of the story recently.  Updates as I see fit. :)

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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #125 on: January 28, 2011, 11:23:39 pm »
Alternate history original story idea: the Russian Revolution fails, only for proto-fascist Whites to come to power, slowly but steadily turning Imperial Russia into a Nazi Germany style state.

This one has great potential for affecting everything up to the present day in so many ways.  If you have the Spartacist uprising in Bavarian succeeding, you essentially have swapped Russia and Germany's places.  How does the Polish-Russian War of 1920-22 go down?  Since France played a large role in that war and was acting primarily against the USSR, it has no reason to get involved in this war.  In fact, the French may back the Whites against Poland.  Does the Entente Cordiale survive WWI?  How does Japan react to Russian militarism?  Etc etc

I had another great, and plausible, alternate history premise, but it escapes me currently.

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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #126 on: January 30, 2011, 10:05:52 am »
I'm going to hammer this one out.

A man comes along to a very large friend of his in a bar, and manages to successfully pick up the woman the large man is hitting on. The man in question was friends with the larger guy when he was still overweight. Basically we follow the overweight guy befriending his old friend again, and changing his life around. The novel basically explores ideas of power, and articulates the mentality of power belonging to those who seize it, using sexual power as an allegory.
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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #127 on: February 14, 2011, 01:01:48 am »
This one's slowly coming to me as I read 'The Art of Maurice Sednak; 1980 to the Present'.

A man comes home to find his girlfriend has left a trail of clothes leading him into the forest. He follows, but instead of just finding her, pursues his way through a fairy tale landscape of talking animals, fantastic adventures and Grimm/Shakespeare variety magical experiences.

I want the journey based on some kind of thematic structure though (eg, Hero's Journey, The Four Humours, Five stages of Grieving, The Eight possibilities of Myers-Briggs) and haven't worked out one I want to use.
If sheep entrails could in any way be related to the weather, i.e. sheep trails only originate where it rains, then you could use it as an accurate model for discerning what the weathers going to be like. Either, sheep shit makes it rain, or raining makes sheep shit. Sheep don't shit "randomly" sheep shit after they eat, it doesn't rain "randomly" it rains after water collects in the atmosphere.

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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #128 on: February 14, 2011, 01:23:44 am »
Take any movie plotline about wisecracking CGI animals

but it's a live action movie
   and instead of actual animals, they're human beings in fursuits

trying to save the forest from being bulldozed or something





this might mash well with that last idea




Cram, are you familiar with Brechtian Theatre (As per Dogville?) Because this would be possible to do as Brechtian.
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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #129 on: February 14, 2011, 02:01:11 am »
Business man Francoius Delacroix lives by the motto 'life is struggle'. When a contract, the result of 25 years hard work falls through, he resovles to kill himself. Instead thougfh, he finds that despite giving up hope and making no effort, the company just keeps going like before. He undergoes a dramatic change of personality, becoming a kind of absurdist happy go lucky slacker.

THEN his missing friend turns up, having discovered military secrets that could rock the world. He entrusts them to Francious, without knowing the dramatic personality change that has taken place.

Written in a kind of psuedo-European style.
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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #130 on: March 04, 2011, 10:38:59 pm »
In [future year] a crack team of scientists working in the gastroenterology department of [medical corporation] create the first robot with genuine human intelligence and personality after misinterpreting their instructions to develop a "mechanical asshole"
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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #131 on: March 04, 2011, 10:46:11 pm »
This one's slowly coming to me as I read 'The Art of Maurice Sednak; 1980 to the Present'.

A man comes home to find his girlfriend has left a trail of clothes leading him into the forest. He follows, but instead of just finding her, pursues his way through a fairy tale landscape of talking animals, fantastic adventures and Grimm/Shakespeare variety magical experiences.

I want the journey based on some kind of thematic structure though (eg, Hero's Journey, The Four Humours, Five stages of Grieving, The Eight possibilities of Myers-Briggs) and haven't worked out one I want to use.

How about the Marquis de Sade's 150 criminal passions from his notes for the forth section of unfinished magnum opus School of Licentiousness: The 120 Days of Sodom
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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #132 on: March 04, 2011, 11:02:33 pm »
This one's slowly coming to me as I read 'The Art of Maurice Sednak; 1980 to the Present'.

A man comes home to find his girlfriend has left a trail of clothes leading him into the forest. He follows, but instead of just finding her, pursues his way through a fairy tale landscape of talking animals, fantastic adventures and Grimm/Shakespeare variety magical experiences.

I want the journey based on some kind of thematic structure though (eg, Hero's Journey, The Four Humours, Five stages of Grieving, The Eight possibilities of Myers-Briggs) and haven't worked out one I want to use.

How about the Marquis de Sade's 150 criminal passions from his notes for the forth section of unfinished magnum opus School of Licentiousness: The 120 Days of Sodom

Or the seven deadly sins. Or the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. Or The three domains/five kingdoms of living organisms. Or different major types of (potentially) pathogenic organisms (such as bacteria, viruses, fungi, and prions). Or the Five Apostles of Discordianism. Or the eleven major holidays of Discordianism. Or different famous hotels on the Las Vegas strip. Or the four classical elements. Or the five Discordian elements..........
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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #133 on: March 04, 2011, 11:32:21 pm »
An idealistic 18 year old is called upon to undertake a hero's journey, learn to use his mystical powers, and save the world, but refuses on the grounds that "saving" the world would only be allowing the continuance of stagnated tradition and unacceptable status quo. 

That's actually kind of similar to an idea which I had:

Eris appears to some person and grants them fantastic super-powers, But there's a stipulation, they can't use their powers to help the less fortunate or to take over and/or destroy the world. So now you have this super-powered individual who is forbidden from becoming either a hero or a villian, or else they lose their powers.
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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #134 on: March 06, 2011, 02:31:44 am »
A biography of the Beatles written in the tone and style of the Christian gospels (inspired by the incident in which John Lennon famously brought up the fact that the Beatles are bigger than Jesus)

Here's an excerpt of what I have so far:

Beatles 10:01 John Lennon and the Beatles went about preaching a gospel of peace and the renunciation of war unto the multitudes
Beatles 10:02 And the people asked him, saying, "What shall we do then?"
Beatles 10:03 He answereth and saith unto them, "He that hath two coats, let him impart to him that hath none; and he that hath food, let him do likewise."
Beatles 10:04 Then came also tax-men to be baptized and said unto them "Masters, what shall we do?"
Beatles 10:05 And the Beatles replied "You who would tax the heat of the cold and the seats of the tired should do well to remember that money will not buy you love."
Beatles 10:06 And the soldiers likewise demanded of them, saying, "And what shall we do?"
Beatles 10:07 And they said unto them, "Do violence unto no man, neither accuse any falsely; and rather Give Peace a Chance."
Beatles 10:08 And as the people were in expectation, and all men mused in their hearts of John, whether he were the Christ, or not
Beatles 10:09 John replied "I am bigger than the christ”
Beatles 10:10 And all the Christians, when they heard these things, were filled with wrath
Beatles 10:11 And rose up, and thrust him out of the city, and led him unto the brow of the hill whereon the city was built, that they might cast him down headlong.
Beatles 10:12 But he passed through their midst and departed


(BTW, Truth be told, i don't have any of the preceeding chapters written yet)
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