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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #270 on: December 20, 2014, 01:07:37 am »
Weapons manufacturer and all around cartoonishly evil Haliburton-esque corporation is developing strong AI despite warnings from respected members of the scientific community that it will lead to humanity's enslavement and/or destruction. Naturally, they are hoping this will happen because warfare got a whole lot less popular after cheap fusion came on the scene. The catch is that they have been completely successful in creating strong AI, but it just won't turn evil on them. Hijinks ensue as they resort to more and more obvious manipulations to attempt to turn their creating into the kind of world-threatening intelligence that would justify another world war.

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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #271 on: December 20, 2014, 01:15:33 am »
Weapons manufacturer and all around cartoonishly evil Haliburton-esque corporation is developing strong AI despite warnings from respected members of the scientific community that it will lead to humanity's enslavement and/or destruction. Naturally, they are hoping this will happen because warfare got a whole lot less popular after cheap fusion came on the scene. The catch is that they have been completely successful in creating strong AI, but it just won't turn evil on them. Hijinks ensue as they resort to more and more obvious manipulations to attempt to turn their creating into the kind of world-threatening intelligence that would justify another world war.

OH GOD I LOVE THIS.
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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #272 on: December 20, 2014, 02:55:23 am »
AI loves one of its programmers, company conspires to have her killed, AI responds by advancing medical science hundreds of years. CEO snaps
"IT WAS ME! I DID IT! I KILLED HER! DON'T YOU WANT TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT? FUCKING EAT ME!"
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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #273 on: December 22, 2014, 06:30:50 am »
A man discovers that one of his coworkers is actually a space alien (or hollow earth creature, or demon, or angel, or other cryptid) living covertly on Earth for one reason or another. Further investigation reveals another acquaintance to be an alien (or whatever), but from a completely different planet (or whatever) from - and unaware of - the first one. This goes on, and it becomes clear that the vast majority of the population are different groups of paranormal beings, blending in with "humanity" mutually unaware of each other's existence; and it is unclear if there is even any significant quantity of humans left at all, or just different groups of aliens fooling each other
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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #274 on: December 27, 2014, 10:25:21 pm »
A man discovers that one of his coworkers is actually a space alien (or hollow earth creature, or demon, or angel, or other cryptid) living covertly on Earth for one reason or another. Further investigation reveals another acquaintance to be an alien (or whatever), but from a completely different planet (or whatever) from - and unaware of - the first one. This goes on, and it becomes clear that the vast majority of the population are different groups of paranormal beings, blending in with "humanity" mutually unaware of each other's existence; and it is unclear if there is even any significant quantity of humans left at all, or just different groups of aliens fooling each other

goddamnit! I just came across almost this exact same idea in a Discworld novel that predates my version by a good 18 years.

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And now that I think of it, my modified zombie apocalypse where everyone turns into a specific person instead of zombies is kind of similar to both The Matrix Reloaded, the episode of Ugly Americans where people start turning into Larry King, and the Dr.Who episode where The Master turns the entire population of Earth into duplicates of himself.

WHY CAN'T I COME UP WITH A GENUINELY ORIGINAL IDEA!?!?!?!?
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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #275 on: December 31, 2014, 06:16:43 am »

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WHY CAN'T I COME UP WITH A GENUINELY ORIGINAL IDEA!?!?!?!?

I feel like the above statement is less important than the opposite actually appearing true, bread and wine notwithstanding.
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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #276 on: January 03, 2015, 10:48:20 pm »
*How about a story about a guy who uses an Ouija board to produce the autobiographies of dead historical figures

*Murder and Suicide are adopted as Olympic sports

*It's 100 years in the future and the combination of a growing global sense of ennui and nihilism, along with an ever increasingly tolerant society has driven transgressive artists to have to resort to lives of rape, murder, cannibalism, and necrophilia in order to remain edgy and transgressive.
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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #277 on: January 07, 2015, 07:05:00 pm »
That last one is more or less the plot to David Bowie's "Outside" album.

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« Reply #278 on: January 08, 2015, 05:40:15 am »
*Syndicated cartoonists fight some kind of a deadly battle royale over the increasingly limited space available on modern newspaper comics pages.
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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #279 on: January 08, 2015, 09:09:32 pm »
Those shootings in France yesterday gave me an idea:

A scatological porno movie about mohammed.  I'm not sure of the details, but possibly it includes a scene with Mohammed and either Jesus or Abraham reenacting "Two Girls One Cup", occuring some time after mohammed's wives leave him and become lesbians because his penis is too small.
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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #280 on: January 10, 2015, 01:26:05 am »
Those shootings in France yesterday gave me an idea:

A scatological porno movie about mohammed.  I'm not sure of the details, but possibly it includes a scene with Mohammed and either Jesus or Abraham reenacting "Two Girls One Cup", occuring some time after mohammed's wives leave him and become lesbians because his penis is too small.
Hmm, I like the idea but it is not quite funny enough. Your anger is showing through, and getting angry at a provocative act is letting the terrorists win.

Maybe something more like this?
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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #281 on: January 12, 2015, 11:20:17 pm »
Workers at a science museum foil burglars with Home Alone style traps devised from the science demonstrations, after security is incapacitated.
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« Reply #282 on: January 12, 2015, 11:41:33 pm »
A cyberpunk murder mystery. People are only granted citizenship if they can pay for it. It is illegal for the police to investigate crimes undertaken against non-citizens (Unpeople? Nobodies?). A detective finally gets his lucky break to pursue a serial killer when the murderer starts dumping mutilated corpses in high end districts - thus committing littering offences the police are obliged to investigate.
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« Reply #283 on: January 13, 2015, 02:22:08 am »
A cyberpunk murder mystery. People are only granted citizenship if they can pay for it. It is illegal for the police to investigate crimes undertaken against non-citizens (Unpeople? Nobodies?). A detective finally gets his lucky break to pursue a serial killer when the murderer starts dumping mutilated corpses in high end districts - thus committing littering offences the police are obliged to investigate.

THIS!
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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #284 on: January 19, 2015, 12:32:07 am »
-A sci-fi retelling of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, set on Pluto. The entire thing somehow turns into an allegory for the controversy that surrounded Pluto's demotion to a dwarf planet, and from there turns into a parody of heavyhanded political allegories.

-After the second coming, Jesus demands royalties on biblically based movies.

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-The reason why there haven't been miracles since biblical times is that god has withdrawn from the world like John Galt. Contrary to both his expectations and those of the early Christians, this did not bring about the end of the world within the lifetimes of the first Christians.
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