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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #705 on: January 09, 2016, 10:25:26 am »
Sudden rash of brand-new & apparently non-communicable STD raises alarm at free clinics throughout 50 contiguous states.  It is not mortality or transmission that is significant, rather, that the infection is absolutely immune to all and any form of treatment.  The cutaneous irritation slowly weaves itself inside-out the entire external surface area of a subject with tentacular porcelain tendrils of silken chain-mail.  At completion, the exo-skeleton starts to play itself like a cicada in heat, before it sheds its skin.  At which point a decrepit alien rerurns to earth and claim said custom tailored suit by producing a crystal ticket that would resonate and lift the brand-new armor to fit itself upon the extra-terrestrial entrepreneur.

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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #706 on: January 11, 2016, 01:33:04 am »
The Japanese government, in order to combat declining birth rates, partners with a marketing research firm to perform a strange experimental cure: they created a short film about childhood friends who promise marriage with a locket and key, showed it to groups of six year olds, and then provide these kids with replica props, with the assumption that some large number of them will over time mistake the film as their own memories and assume that they made a childhood promise to marry whoever is around who happens to have a key (or a locket), and that a certain number of them will actually go through with it either through misplaced romanticism or through a misplaced sense of honor. Of course, the marketing research firm implanted individualized tracking chips into these objects and has been conducting various marketing experiments using these groups as subjects without their knowledge; as a result, these kids actually have a very different cultural experience than the norm specifically because the media they're exposed to has been frequently modified based on the presence of these chips.


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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #707 on: January 11, 2016, 09:22:15 am »
In the future, syndicate wars between multi-national conglomerates perfect the formula to transform humans into zombie slaves.  Although convenient for the masters, lack of free-will results in a rather tedious work environment, devoid of conflict, and, seeing how any institutionalized fight to the death would be preposterous, they decide on promoting a little healthy competition by way of a ping-pong tournament.

Little did these arrogant frustums know, their little army of the undead was only half so.  At intermission, during a symphonic rendition of "Set the Controlls for the Heart of the Sun", all the only apparently undead gathered together to tear their overseers apart.
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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #708 on: January 11, 2016, 10:45:49 am »
I have this concept in my head for a music video involving depictions of the singer undergoing Hellraiser/Cenobite-level plastic surgery /body modification (also the theme of the song) somehow involving him being opened ip and his skin pinned down like a frog in a biology class

Another idea:

Comedy skit about Power Rangers style tv show featurig mechs that combine together to form a robot human centipede

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*Frankula- A vampire made out of pieces of other vampires

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A sappy romance about JFK and Marilyn Monroe

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The movie follows the life of a Japanese youth who Joins the Japanese army during World War 2. The religious aspect of WW2 era Japanese propaganda is featured prominently; the protagonist buys into it. The film comes to an abrupt end when the protagonist is unceremoniously killed in the atomic bombing of Hiroshima before even shipping out. The music during the end credits is Everlasting Bomb by Widescreen Mode, in stark contrast to the traditional Japanese music characterizing the rest of the film.
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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #709 on: January 12, 2016, 12:11:32 pm »
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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #710 on: January 13, 2016, 05:20:27 am »
This is pretty much the opposite of original, explicitly derivative in fact, more derivative than a calculus lesson, but it occurs to me you cpuld take the formula of Big Trouble In Little China and plug in the trappings of any other culture (even American if you changed the setting) and get a new movie
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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #711 on: January 14, 2016, 07:08:27 am »
The NSA is gaslighting a mathematician because he broefly worked for them and now knows too much
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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #712 on: January 14, 2016, 01:18:22 pm »
The NSA is gaslighting a mathematician because he broefly worked for them and now knows too much

Also known as Philip K Dick's "A Beautiful Mind".

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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #713 on: January 14, 2016, 06:15:44 pm »
The universe, in fact the past several universes, has formed around primordial fey deities playing a cosmic game of hide and seek. But now the one who is "it" has finally counted to graham's number, and now fundamental concepts are disappearing as the deities that compose them are found

Another Idea:

A heavy metal themed gameshow in which over the course of each  season 13 contestents compete against each other in 666 challenges and win 666 dollars for each challenge won

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Comedy skit: A tv commercial for a either a whorehouse or a porno store which uses a lot of stilted corporate advertising jargon. Kind of like how toilet paper commercials sell "bathroom tissue" instead of "ass wipes" or a high-pressure mattress salesman is a "certified mattress professional"; only in this case the female whores are "trained professional repositories" and the gay whores are "penetration experts". Et cetera.
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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #714 on: January 17, 2016, 08:03:40 am »
How about a steampunk novel set in the antebellum south. It doesn't sugarcoat the culture; both the villain and the hero are unsympathetic racist slave-owning douchebags; sexist too. The steampunk retrofuturism aspect amplifies this aspect; they have fantastic steam-powered contrivances to whip their slaves (and beat their wives) for them but none to pick cotton.

EDIT;
Another idea:

A parody of Oedipus taking the form of a bizarre sphinx hosted gameshow that's some kind of weird combination of a jeopardy-style quiz show and something similar to the dating game and in which a winning contestant gets set up wih one of three relatives based on some contrived method.

EDIT;
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All the doctors at a small hospital are suddenly incapacitated somehow. Now an OR nurse has to complete a patient's open heart surgery with a cardiologist from another hospital guiding her through it over the phone. Sort of like Airplane, but in a hospital, and with no airplane.

In the interests of equality the cardiologist on the phone is also a woman. The patient's sex is obscured so that nobody will know whether or not the movie fails the Bechdel Test.
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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #715 on: January 20, 2016, 01:58:06 am »
In the future, the poor sell recordings to their dreams to pop stars and film directors for fifty cents per hour to supplement those stars' creativity. There is a thriving black market for drugs that make dreams longer and stranger, even when such drugs have negative health effects.


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« Reply #716 on: January 21, 2016, 04:40:17 am »
You might want to change that payment amount, as most dreams last only a few seconds to a few minutes, and most people only have three to five dreams per night. I like the idea of a dystopian future in which the poor sell their dreams, though.
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« Reply #717 on: January 21, 2016, 07:34:56 am »
You might want to change that payment amount, as most dreams last only a few seconds to a few minutes

Are you sure? That sounds kind of low.
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« Reply #718 on: January 21, 2016, 07:36:12 am »
A combination Grinch/Robin Hood steals christmas to give it to non-christians.
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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #719 on: January 22, 2016, 06:03:27 am »
Fleshed out revision of an earlier idea:

A schizo-tech combination of Shock Treatment and The Running Man with the legend of Oedipus. The Sphinx has taken control of Thebes and turned the entire city into a massive reality gameshow mixing elements of a quiz show and a deadly obstacle course. The Sphinx, having figured out who Oedipus really is (thanks to the transsexual oracle Tiresias, head of programming development and part-time star of a program about transsexualism), manipulates him and Jocasta into encountering each other in a Dating Game-esque area, intending to cause drama later to boost ratings. Finding out the location of the control room (possibly built out of part of the former royal palace and/or an adjacent building to give Jocasta a plausible connection to knowledge of it's exact location) from Jocasta, Oedipus solves and obstacles his way towards he control room (rememner, the entire city is part of the obstacle course) as the sphinx and second-in-command /set-architect / gaffer / key-grip / giant-control-console-operating-chief-of-sliding-walls-and-supervillain-esque-traps Deadalus throw increasingly difficult and desperate challenges in his way. As Oedipus and Jocasta are about to burst in, Daedalus abandons his post, flying away with a rocket pack and leaving the sphinx to deal with the intruders alone. Oedipis draws his sword and confronts the sphinx, who fights him to a stalemate, but eventually falls prey to one of her own traps (a combination falling ceiling segment and a pit trap underneath it) just as she is about to reveal Oedipus' true relation to Jocasta (in hopes of confusing him).

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