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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #660 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.
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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #661 on: December 04, 2015, 12:12:07 pm »
For centuries, tiny isolated communities of vampires have protected their existence by living in unpopulated areas and enforcing a strict code of no-contact with humans, instead cultivating livestock for their blood. Those who are even seen by outsiders are subject to banishment from the village, and because banishment from a village for a vampire in the middle of nowhere means being stranded in daylight with no shelter and being isolated from the animals that have been cultivated for blood, it ultimately means death. As a result, banishments have been rare -- after all, being discovered by humans has historically meant total extermination. So, when an anthropologist stumbles upon a young girl from a vampire tribe bathing in a lake in the wastes of Siberia in the present day (and saves her and learns her language when she has become exiled), this sets off a chain of events wherein the human world once again learns about vampires and wherein members of vampire tribes begin to try to find other tribes and visit them to form alliances against the humans, who might just destroy their way of life.


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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #662 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.
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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #663 on: December 06, 2015, 05:40:25 pm »
Caddyshack retold as an allegory for the bungling of the War On Terror, with Carl Spackler depicted as having the mannerisms of George W. Bush and the gophers being cartoonishly dressed like tiny Al Qaeda and ISIS agents.
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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #664 on: December 08, 2015, 12:46:46 pm »
In a world where the existence of precognition, postcognition, clairvoyance, clairaudience, and other forms of extra-sensory perception has been accepted for more than a hundred years, the judicial system struggles to deal with new scientific evidence that shows that ESP is no more reliable than eye-witness reports and should therefore be trusted less than physical evidence. Meanwhile, the espionage infrastructure deals with leaks from unafilliated remote viewers that show that the war on terror has been employing telekinetics to blow up facilities in foreign lands without using proper non-RV vetting to ensure that the facilities are not in fact civilian.


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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #665 on: December 08, 2015, 05:50:36 pm »
In the future communication in English becomes increasingly difficult as significant portions of the language are consumed by continuation of the ongoing trend of words being co-opted to mean either homosexuality (at the present time, "gay", "queer", "flamboyant", "flaming", "fruit", "mince", "partner", "gender", "back door", "queen", "fairy", etc.; Preseumably there will be many more in the future) or marijuana ("joint", "pot", "Mary Jane", "roach", "papers", "weed", "clip", etc. More to come as time goes on.). In the future depicted in this story these lists of euphemisms have expanded so far that there are not enough words left for regular conversation.

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Anoyher idea:
(I think I may have posted this before, but...)
When a group of neanderthal skeletons are unearthed the archaeology department and paleontology department of a local college get into a bitter feud over who has jurisdiction over the dig.

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Now some holiday special ideas:

* A group of children visit Santa's workshop and discover that the elves are all creepy amoral fair-folk type elves with spooky powers

*A "Bicycle Day Special". A kindly narrator tells the story of he invention of LSD and he first Bicycle Day; it begins accurate to history but gradually becomes more and more trippy and surreal, starting with random objects suddenly melting at inopportune times and culminating in an epic battle where Albert Hoffman rides his bicycle to the moon and battles the cyborg space baby who runs the DEA from his living room by reading aloud from the dictionary) The entire thing is presented in the manner of a Christmas special about the nativity or the Charlie Brown Thanksgiving special about the voyage of the Mayflower
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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #666 on: December 13, 2015, 02:04:49 am »
A cockup at the post office sees all of Santa's mail sent to Satan, and all of Satan's mail sent to Santa. Hilarity ensues

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Another idea:
Fractured Fairytale type skit in which the narrator (and thus the action of the skit as well) misinterprets the Pied Piper as killing rats (and later children, when the town doesn't pay) by smashing them wih a segment of metal pipe.
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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #667 on: December 13, 2015, 04:20:01 pm »
*A "Bicycle Day Special". A kindly narrator tells the story of he invention of LSD and he first Bicycle Day; it begins accurate to history but gradually becomes more and more trippy and surreal, starting with random objects suddenly melting at inopportune times and culminating in an epic battle where Albert Hoffman rides his bicycle to the moon and battles the cyborg space baby who runs the DEA from his living room by reading aloud from the dictionary) The entire thing is presented in the manner of a Christmas special about the nativity or the Charlie Brown Thanksgiving special about the voyage of the Mayflower

Is it going to be stop-motion with puppets?


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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #668 on: December 13, 2015, 07:29:17 pm »
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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #669 on: December 15, 2015, 11:51:41 am »
Investigation of the body of an exsanguinated illegal immigrant found in an alley in New Mexico leads to a black market blood ring. Tracing this ring leads the investigators to a coven of vampires who, empathetic to the plight of humans, wanted to ensure that they were getting the blood of the willing and that those providing blood were well-compensated -- vampires who were unaware of the way that market forces might lead to the very poor having their blood stolen by greedy blood-dealers. These vampires, in order to survive, must drink the blood of *living* human beings, so as the blood dealers were getting greedier and draining more people to the point of death the vampires were getting less and less nutrition (and thus were needing a greater amount of blood) -- you see, the basis of their immortality is to feed on tiny amounts of the life forces of all the people whose blood they sample, using the magical link of blood to blood, so that if they drink the blood of enough people then each person only feels slightly more tired (or must eat slightly more to maintain the same energy level), something they generally attribute to aging. The investigator, quite illegally, comes to a deal with these vampires: he pulled some strings and made sure that rejected donated blood (donated blood that doesn't pass some tests for purity or that hasn't been properly stored) can be disposed of using a 'biohazard disposal service' that is actually a front for the vampire coven; after all, vampires can't get sick from slightly spoiled blood or from blood-borne human pathogens (they can happily consume HIV-positive blood and such, although they don't because that would more significantly lower the life-span of aids patients).


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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #670 on: December 16, 2015, 01:17:18 am »
Investigation of the body of an exsanguinated illegal immigrant found in an alley in New Mexico leads to a black market blood ring. Tracing this ring leads the investigators to a coven of vampires who, empathetic to the plight of humans, wanted to ensure that they were getting the blood of the willing and that those providing blood were well-compensated -- vampires who were unaware of the way that market forces might lead to the very poor having their blood stolen by greedy blood-dealers. These vampires, in order to survive, must drink the blood of *living* human beings, so as the blood dealers were getting greedier and draining more people to the point of death the vampires were getting less and less nutrition (and thus were needing a greater amount of blood) -- you see, the basis of their immortality is to feed on tiny amounts of the life forces of all the people whose blood they sample, using the magical link of blood to blood, so that if they drink the blood of enough people then each person only feels slightly more tired (or must eat slightly more to maintain the same energy level), something they generally attribute to aging. The investigator, quite illegally, comes to a deal with these vampires: he pulled some strings and made sure that rejected donated blood (donated blood that doesn't pass some tests for purity or that hasn't been properly stored) can be disposed of using a 'biohazard disposal service' that is actually a front for the vampire coven; after all, vampires can't get sick from slightly spoiled blood or from blood-borne human pathogens (they can happily consume HIV-positive blood and such, although they don't because that would more significantly lower the life-span of aids patients).

That's interesting as fuck.  I'd read the hell out of it.
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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #671 on: December 16, 2015, 01:44:19 am »
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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #672 on: December 17, 2015, 04:27:45 am »
Deep-penetrating electro-magnetic intra-cranial epi-excitation devices unveiled by Next pcs in proximate near-future of Earth's parallel timeline, separated only by simply a couple standard hoxel deviations.  It will replace what we once called a 'smart-phone'.  Electron pairing of the device with Tense and/or Single Seculars dating service then provided the blueprints for a holographic key that would unlock said persons time-line from within the quasi infinite threads being computed simultaneously by central quantum Tense/or servers.  The problem is anticipating the correct moment at which cranial stimulation must intersect and replicate transforms from simulated output.

A jitter develops as reproduced thoughts consume the present with interlaced scenes from the originally recent, or, less frequently, distant, yet equally present, past.  Users try to unplug, to insulate themselves from technologically mediated contact,  to stop being taken hostage by central-server's holographic simulacrum.  All in vain for it was already too late: cascading chain-reactions for reproduced versions of every possible relational event was experienced concurrently by all users in an infinitely deep sigh, echoing ever deeper into the degenerate, scalloping crevasses of their now permanently phosphorescent cranial cavities.

They awaken to realize that their free will have always remained untouched, and now, finally understood.
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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #673 on: December 19, 2015, 02:48:40 am »
OK, holiday TV special idea. Instead of a Christmas special or a holiday special or even a solstice special, this is a "seasonal-affective disorder special". It starts out with a typical holiday-special contrived ruin the holidays type dilemma but it doesn't get solved even by the end of the program because everyone's too down to properly deal with it. As for music, mixed in with the regular Christmas carols (such as "Christmas Shoes" and "Do They Know It's Christmas [in Africa]", "Please Come Home for Christmas" and "I'll have a Blue Christmas Without You") are covers of "Falling Away From Me" and "Suicide Hotline" and possibly also "Paint it Black".

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Strike Suicide Hotline from that list. If there's going to br an Insane Clown Posse song I think that truly Alone might fit much better

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Yes. It's sung during a segment that is otherwise a pastiche of the classic 1990's Christmas comedy film "Home Alone"

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Possibly the special ends with everybody dying in a fire caused by a dried out christmas tree; which comes to like and sings the song "Fire" by Arthur Brown

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Most of the spescia will be in flashbacks. That's prolly the best way to shoehorn in all the different musical numbers

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In the "Truly Home Alone" sequence mentioned above, the kid - using improvised devices - attacks and kills two guys he mistakenly thinks are after him due to isolation fueled paranoia
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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #674 on: December 21, 2015, 06:36:50 am »
More holiday specials:

*A Christmas Carol updated to the modern age and filmed in the style of the Paranormal Acfivity series. Scrooge  remains in the house the whole time and the visions of the past and future are picked up by the cameras as The action is largely recorded by London's closed-circuit police cameras which pick up scrroge's visions of the past and future as shadowy wavering translucent images surrounding him.

*Kind pf a mashup of a number of different stories and games (specifically Dwarf Fortress, Monty Python's Flying Circus, and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer). The protagonist is a transvestite elf. The other elves are fine with him being a transvestite but shun him for his ambition to become a lumberjack, as harming woody plants is against their moral code.
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He who fights with monsters must take care lest he thereby become a monster -Nietzsche

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