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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #375 on: May 19, 2015, 07:56:17 am »
-Something with a race of robotic beings that evolved from Von Neumann Probes sent out by an ancient and long vanished alien civilization

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also...
-A baseball umpire or other sports referee who makes a lot of bad calls turns out to be an avatar of Azathoth. Or perhaps it turns out that all baseball umpires and miscellaneous sports referees are avatars of Azathoth. Certainly referees and Azathoth are the only classes of beings that routinely get called "blind idiot"s
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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #376 on: May 24, 2015, 10:50:15 am »
-Something with a race of robotic beings that evolved from Von Neumann Probes sent out by an ancient and long vanished alien civilization

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also...
-A baseball umpire or other sports referee who makes a lot of bad calls turns out to be an avatar of Azathoth. Or perhaps it turns out that all baseball umpires and miscellaneous sports referees are avatars of Azathoth. Certainly referees and Azathoth are the only classes of beings that routinely get called "blind idiot"s

- protagonist becomes Azathoth, realizing that the miniature alien crafts are flying american flags.  Upon understanding that he both fornicated with, and also murdered some of his progenitors, our hero physically blinds himself, accidentally, only losing one eye.

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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #377 on: May 24, 2015, 05:50:40 pm »
i had meant them as two seperate ideas, but that works (i think)
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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #378 on: May 25, 2015, 06:46:07 am »
i had meant them as two seperate ideas, but that works (i think)
Maybe the attempt at synthesis will yield a most lovable monster, that I would set free to pleasently roam some pastoral field in the English countryside.  Or maybe then I'd also advertise an exotic game hunting expedition, for Bigfoot, or it's exiled cousin, with a surprise predator-prey style role-reversal in the third act.  All of it would be televised, live, of course, mixing narrative viewpoints from hidden camera footage with 1st person player perspective and respective cam feeds.  One of the players is a paid actor, provoking things if/when nescesary.
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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #379 on: May 30, 2015, 04:22:25 am »
Just because it's such a delightfully bad pun, how about a porno about gay scientists entitled "Large Hard-on Collider"
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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #380 on: May 30, 2015, 07:56:32 am »
“I’m guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk,” Charles Wick said. “It was very complicated.”


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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #381 on: May 30, 2015, 11:21:01 pm »
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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #382 on: June 01, 2015, 02:42:29 am »
By making the most out of his access to advanced technology and large sums of money, Batman becomes incredibly effective at defeating petty criminals and preventing petty crime. As a result, the police force -- who once was outnumbered by criminals and felt heroic every time they launched into the fray -- now feels redundant. Justice-minded people stop joining the police force, because the police force is dwarfed in its ability to maintain justice by Batman and his BatDrone army; instead, the only people joining the police force are would-be criminals who would like to use their position of minor power for personal gain. Over time, as old guard police die off (by a combination of old age, conspiracy by other corrupt cops, and being the only ones willing to dive headlong into a suicidal attempt to keep the peace in an area where the BatDrones are temporarily ineffective), Batman mostly ends up trying to prevent police corruption -- and thus is targeted by the police union (which at this point has essentially become the mafia). What follows is a war between Batman and the entire Gotham police force. Batman wins, but the news travels beyond the area where the context would be clear -- and what is understood elsewhere is that Batman killed the entire police force in the most crime-ridden city in america. He is arrested and executed in texas, during a failed attempt to escape to Mexico.


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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #383 on: June 05, 2015, 04:49:32 pm »
As he did with the flood and the plagues of Egypt, God decides to send disasters to punish the sins of mankind. In response, Satan creates a team of superheroes to protect humanity. Ideally this would form the basis of a super-sentai style TV series.



[spoiler]
By making the most out of his access to advanced technology and large sums of money, Batman becomes incredibly effective at defeating petty criminals and preventing petty crime. As a result, the police force -- who once was outnumbered by criminals and felt heroic every time they launched into the fray -- now feels redundant. Justice-minded people stop joining the police force, because the police force is dwarfed in its ability to maintain justice by Batman and his BatDrone army; instead, the only people joining the police force are would-be criminals who would like to use their position of minor power for personal gain. Over time, as old guard police die off (by a combination of old age, conspiracy by other corrupt cops, and being the only ones willing to dive headlong into a suicidal attempt to keep the peace in an area where the BatDrones are temporarily ineffective), Batman mostly ends up trying to prevent police corruption -- and thus is targeted by the police union (which at this point has essentially become the mafia). What follows is a war between Batman and the entire Gotham police force. Batman wins, but the news travels beyond the area where the context would be clear -- and what is understood elsewhere is that Batman killed the entire police force in the most crime-ridden city in america. He is arrested and executed in texas, during a failed attempt to escape to Mexico.[/spoiler]

that's pretty good
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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #384 on: June 08, 2015, 02:04:29 am »
By making the most out of his access to advanced technology and large sums of money, Batman becomes incredibly effective at defeating petty criminals and preventing petty crime. As a result, the police force -- who once was outnumbered by criminals and felt heroic every time they launched into the fray -- now feels redundant. Justice-minded people stop joining the police force, because the police force is dwarfed in its ability to maintain justice by Batman and his BatDrone army; instead, the only people joining the police force are would-be criminals who would like to use their position of minor power for personal gain. Over time, as old guard police die off (by a combination of old age, conspiracy by other corrupt cops, and being the only ones willing to dive headlong into a suicidal attempt to keep the peace in an area where the BatDrones are temporarily ineffective), Batman mostly ends up trying to prevent police corruption -- and thus is targeted by the police union (which at this point has essentially become the mafia). What follows is a war between Batman and the entire Gotham police force. Batman wins, but the news travels beyond the area where the context would be clear -- and what is understood elsewhere is that Batman killed the entire police force in the most crime-ridden city in america. He is arrested and executed in texas, during a failed attempt to escape to Mexico.
I'd read the hell out of this.
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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #385 on: June 08, 2015, 02:09:29 am »
By making the most out of his access to advanced technology and large sums of money, Batman becomes incredibly effective at defeating petty criminals and preventing petty crime. As a result, the police force -- who once was outnumbered by criminals and felt heroic every time they launched into the fray -- now feels redundant. Justice-minded people stop joining the police force, because the police force is dwarfed in its ability to maintain justice by Batman and his BatDrone army; instead, the only people joining the police force are would-be criminals who would like to use their position of minor power for personal gain. Over time, as old guard police die off (by a combination of old age, conspiracy by other corrupt cops, and being the only ones willing to dive headlong into a suicidal attempt to keep the peace in an area where the BatDrones are temporarily ineffective), Batman mostly ends up trying to prevent police corruption -- and thus is targeted by the police union (which at this point has essentially become the mafia). What follows is a war between Batman and the entire Gotham police force. Batman wins, but the news travels beyond the area where the context would be clear -- and what is understood elsewhere is that Batman killed the entire police force in the most crime-ridden city in america. He is arrested and executed in texas, during a failed attempt to escape to Mexico.

This would make theeee best finale to the Batman movies.
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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #386 on: June 08, 2015, 02:57:13 am »
The story follows a bitter and protracted conflict between a corporation and striking uni0n workers. It ends with the consumers informing workers and management alike that they are no longer needed because a machine has been invented that cheaply performs the same service that the company did in the comfort of people's homes.

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Another story idea,

Dracula or some other noteworthy vampire story retold under the assumption that "vampirism" is a actually a manifestation of the Cotard Delusion (a psychological disorder characterized by a persistent delusion by the patient that they are dead and a diminished ability to associate their reflection in the mirror with themself).

EDIT:
Yet another idea,

The story can't make up it's mind whether the talking animal protagonist is treated like a real animal or like a person. On his way to work, Mister Squeakers the mouse is caught in a glue trap, subjected to a kafkaesque trial, found guilty of being a mouse, and drowned in a bucket of water.
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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #387 on: June 13, 2015, 08:54:40 pm »
Planet Terroir!
A group of anthropologists discover the oldest cheese in existence, in a hidden chamber deep in a cave in France. But soon, they discovered exactly why the unique civilization that created it had died out, and why the tooth marks on the bones in the burial chamber looked suspiciously human...
The cheese, made from the milk of an extinct relative of the ibex, contains an unusual parasite that, given a particular stable range of temperature, humidity, and pH, can lay dormant for thousands of years. Upon consumption by a hominid, after an incubation period of about 24 hours, this parasite begins feeding on a particular part of the brainstem related to regulation of appetite -- those infected are overcome with an insatiable hunger, and after consuming all available food, they often begin engaging in cannibalism.
The way the parasite is defeated is two-fold. One: the parasite can be killed via pasteurization. Two: because the parasite can only perform certain aspects of its life cycle in the mammary glands of this extinct animal (which is unaffected neurologically by it), you can wait it out -- the infected, if kept from being eaten, eating themselves, or killing themselves through some other method, are cured after twelve days because all the parasites die out.
The sequel involves a rewilding initiative that clones genetically modified ibexes who just so happen to have bodies close enough to the extinct form for a new, more virulent strain of the parasite to form and grow in the population, eventually infecting other wildlife.

TL;DR: a zombie movie about the dangers of raw dairy.


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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #388 on: June 16, 2015, 09:27:10 pm »
Planet Terroir!
A group of anthropologists discover the oldest cheese in existence, in a hidden chamber deep in a cave in France. But soon, they discovered exactly why the unique civilization that created it had died out, and why the tooth marks on the bones in the burial chamber looked suspiciously human...
The cheese, made from the milk of an extinct relative of the ibex, contains an unusual parasite that, given a particular stable range of temperature, humidity, and pH, can lay dormant for thousands of years. Upon consumption by a hominid, after an incubation period of about 24 hours, this parasite begins feeding on a particular part of the brainstem related to regulation of appetite -- those infected are overcome with an insatiable hunger, and after consuming all available food, they often begin engaging in cannibalism.
The way the parasite is defeated is two-fold. One: the parasite can be killed via pasteurization. Two: because the parasite can only perform certain aspects of its life cycle in the mammary glands of this extinct animal (which is unaffected neurologically by it), you can wait it out -- the infected, if kept from being eaten, eating themselves, or killing themselves through some other method, are cured after twelve days because all the parasites die out.
The sequel involves a rewilding initiative that clones genetically modified ibexes who just so happen to have bodies close enough to the extinct form for a new, more virulent strain of the parasite to form and grow in the population, eventually infecting other wildlife.

TL;DR: a zombie movie about the dangers of raw dairy.

This one's compelling on a bunch of levels - the ibex reference reverberated through my office, leading me to find a drenched hard bound copy of 'On Self Reliance' sprouting colonies of mold from a not entirely recent water-cooler malfunction.  Oh, yea, the sprouting Emmerson was hiding under a pair of Ibex pants. 

I know it's all just magical thinking, still the coincidence was narrow enough to warrent sharing.
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« Reply #389 on: June 17, 2015, 06:18:30 am »
A kind of Alien Nation meets Demolition Man meets What GamerGaters Really Believe(tm), wherein a bigoted Cop Who Doesn't Play By The Rules is paired up with a robotic Political Officer whose only job is to correct him on police vocabulary guidelines and prevent him from causing a diplomatic incident by offending one of the many species of alien staying on the space habitat New New Amsterdam (explicitly meant to be a torus-shaped 70s-era New York City), wherein large numbers of alien 'diplomats' are dubious and popular opinion is that they are really essentially refugees or random proles that alien governments have pawned off on the humans. After managing to ditch the robot while investigating a group of aliens whose status in his mind goes from "taking our jobs" to "engaging in an actual criminal conspiracy", he accidentally discovers that the whole thing is being managed by high-ranking members of the human government on the ring, putting pressure on alien governments to import 'diplomats' as slave labor in order to build the barely-sub-lightspeed nuclear rockets they are using to threaten the governments with, and that furthermore these 'diplomats' are all dying off because of planned exposure to radiation leaks. He is discovered, and just as he's about to be killed, the robot saves him by demonstrating that his stubby little useless arms are actually rocket-propelled tasers (the reason the robot never helped out before is that they can only be used once, after which point he is scrapped, because the propellant is the most expensive part of his construction). Our main character, fundamentally changed by the experience (realizing that his bigotry was essentially culturally programmed into him as part of a plan to make exactly this kind of behavior seem acceptable), quits his job in order to save the robot from being scrapped and they run away together to an alien planet, where they live together under assumed identities, and -- it is heavily implied -- having a forbidden human/robot sexual relationship.


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