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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #780 on: June 28, 2016, 05:51:38 am »
King Arthur returns from the dead in accordance with legend, but is now completely unqualified to lead due to having missed the last millenium of political and technological progress (sort of like a combination of the constitutional peasant scene from Monty Python & The Holy Grail with the future shock/culture shock scenes of the first Austin Powers film
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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #781 on: June 29, 2016, 09:30:10 pm »
King Arthur returns from the dead in accordance with legend, but is now completely unqualified to lead due to having missed the last millenium of political and technological progress (sort of like a combination of the constitutional peasant scene from Monty Python & The Holy Grail with the future shock/culture shock scenes of the first Austin Powers film

King Arthur, King Harold, Robert the Bruce, Finn MacCool, Emperor Nero, Bran the Blessed, Owain Glyndwr, King Olaf I, Vlad III, Sir Francis Drake, Emperor Norton, and JFK (i.e., many of the "king sleeping under the mountain" figures) revive simultaneously on the outset of the third world war, and get into a great drunken brawl in a dive bar.


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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #782 on: June 30, 2016, 05:35:27 am »
*The story of the first easter told using basically the same premise as Weekend At Bernie's.

*Nietzsche's catchphrase "God is dead" as the premise of a film-noir murder mystery

*Comedy skit where Joshua Norton is in some sporting event against Idi Amin. The First Emperor of the United States versus the Last King of Scotland, who will win?

King Arthur returns from the dead in accordance with legend, but is now completely unqualified to lead due to having missed the last millenium of political and technological progress (sort of like a combination of the constitutional peasant scene from Monty Python & The Holy Grail with the future shock/culture shock scenes of the first Austin Powers film

King Arthur, King Harold, Robert the Bruce, Finn MacCool, Emperor Nero, Bran the Blessed, Owain Glyndwr, King Olaf I, Vlad III, Sir Francis Drake, Emperor Norton, and JFK (i.e., many of the "king sleeping under the mountain" figures) revive simultaneously on the outset of the third world war, and get into a great drunken brawl in a dive bar.

What about religious equivalents of the king under the mountain, like Jesus and Elijah?

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and (though this doesn;t fit the WW3 theme) the equivalents in the music industry (Elvis, Tupac, etc)?
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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #783 on: June 30, 2016, 05:48:59 am »
Comedy Skit: Guy goes to buy some gadget at the Apple Store but is hampered by the fact that all of the "Geniuses" are profoundly mentally retarded
:lulz: I've been told personally experienced how (they form a circle, facing each other, and speak in tounges (Star Trek?)) its actually a hive mind that they share in common. :lulz:
Guy applies for a job at the Apple Store only to be hampered by the fact that the training materials make it look like a suicide cult (including a VHS tape of Steve Jobs doing the Heaven's Gate "humanity will be recycled"/"come with us" thing). When he quits, the entire (matching-Nike-wearing) current set of employees commit suicide in order to "take their souls with him". Twist: it works, and for the rest of his life, he is followed around by the ghosts of thirty Apple suicide cultists who *won't shut up*.

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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #784 on: June 30, 2016, 07:56:59 pm »
King Arthur, King Harold, Robert the Bruce, Finn MacCool, Emperor Nero, Bran the Blessed, Owain Glyndwr, King Olaf I, Vlad III, Sir Francis Drake, Emperor Norton, and JFK (i.e., many of the "king sleeping under the mountain" figures) revive simultaneously on the outset of the third world war, and get into a great drunken brawl in a dive bar.

This is oddly similar to one of the two novels I'm currently working on, although the majority of my story happens before and during the sleeping kings' waking. The very first scene takes place in a dive bar, though. Go go sleeping kings synchronicity!

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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #785 on: July 02, 2016, 03:47:39 am »
Something along the lines of The DaVinci Code with regard to specious reasoning about mystical/religious symbols, but focused on the resemblence of the Wiccan Triple Moon to Goatse
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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #786 on: July 04, 2016, 03:24:36 am »
Semi-near-ish--(sort-of)-future. A team of astronauts are heading out to repair one of the enormous solar-orbiting mirrors that allow communication between Earth and settlements on Mars when Mars is eclipsed by the sun. I don't know where it goes from there. Perhaps that's all there is to it and it's in pseudo-documentary style about the mirror and earth-mars communication

EDIT:
Anoher idea:
Ok, that song about Uma Thurman to the tune of the Munsters theme got me thinking, how about a sitcom about a suburban family who all resemble over-the-top characters from Quentin Tarintino movies.

EDIT:
Another idea:
Death at a Funeral style story with clusterfucks at other sorts of gatherings. Wedding. Family reunion. Family portrait. that kind of thing.

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If she is, they better go after Condi and Powell too.

Seems like this was SOP for Secretaries of State, going by what I've read of the most recent report (not much, admittedly).

But they probably wont be, because the Bush years are like some sort of fever dream which, if you go by people who are actually in politics, never actually happened.
Big Trouble In Little China parody where George W. Bush replaces Lo Pan as the "evil dream" "existing only to plague the living"

EDIT:
Another idea:
Dystopian sci-fi: In the near future the presidency of the United States forms the basis of a pandering reality TV show (this idea was inspired, of course, by the candidacy of washed-up reality TV personality Donald Trump)

EDIT:
Another idea:
Big Trouble in Little China combined with a mummy film. Chinese themes swapped out for egyptian. It now makes sense that the villain has to appease the god of one of the cardinal directions to regain his physical form, as the ancie t egyptian gods of the cardinal directions were also tasked with watching over the organs of he deceased (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Four_sons_of_Horus)
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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #787 on: July 05, 2016, 01:04:49 pm »
There's a Russian spy ring composed of waitresses at Dennys and Hooters franchises around Nevada air force bases, tasked with leaking any details about experimental air craft mentioned by test pilots or engineers over late-night meals. This group is being turned, one by one, by the remains of an extraterrestrial scout team, abandoned in the 1960s when a geopolitical crisis on their home planet caused the Earth invasion plans to be cancelled. The ET scout team has been living since then in Nevada under deep cover as a group of aging swingers/sugar daddies, but now they see an opportunity to leak warp drive plans to the Russians as a way to get a ship produced that can send them home -- or, as the group's leader secretly intends, to convince the Russians to nuke their home planet as retribution for fifty years of abandonment.


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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #788 on: July 06, 2016, 02:47:02 am »
Greek mythological wuxia. Midas touch is dim mak ability.

EDIT:
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*A story revolving around making some kind of vacant, pseudo-profound point about the fact that a shark's brain has the same basic overall shape as a wonam's reproductive tract

*A parody of Alvin and the Chipmunks in which David Seville is replaced with David Berkowitz  ("The Son of Sam") and the chipmunks are replaced with dogs (EDIT: specifically Berkowitz before he became a christian[EDIT: more specifically while he was supposedly in that cult])

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Andrew Jackson tries to renege on a deal with the devil as he did on so many other agreements and winds up having to fight a horde of demons in an action packed thriller in the presidents-fighting-supernatural-monsters genre (see also: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, FDR: American Badass, and Bubba Hotep)

Other possibilities in this genre include Bill Clinton and John F. Kennedy vs. a legion of succubi; George Washington vs. some haunted trees (like less japanese-influenced versions of the ones from The Evil Dead); president Reagan vs. an expy or dopplegangar of a villain from one of the movies he starred in; any modern Republican vs. the indignant ghost of Abraham Lincoln; Barack Obama vs. a ghostly confederate legion
« Last Edit: July 13, 2016, 04:34:27 am by Prelate Diogenes Shandor »
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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #789 on: July 10, 2016, 07:28:46 am »
Greek mythological wuxia. Midas touch is dim mak ability.

EDIT:
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*A story revolving around making some kind of vacant, pseudo-profound point about the fact that a shark's brain has the same basic overall shape as a wonam's reproductive tract

*A parody of Alvin and the Chipmunks in which David Seville is replaced with David Berkowitz  ("The Son of Sam") and the chipmunks are replaced with dogs (EDIT: specifically Berkowitz before he became a christian[EDIT: more specifically while he was supposedly in that cult])

EDIT:
Andrew Jackson tries to renege on a deal with the devil as he did on so many other agreements and winds up having to fight a horde of demons in an action packed thriller in the presidents-fighting-supernatural-monsters genre (see also: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, FDR: American Badass, and Bubba Hotep)

Other possibilities in this genre include Bill Clinton and John F. Kennedy vs. a legion of succubi; George Washington vs. some haunted trees (like less japanese-influenced versions of the ones from The Evil Dead); president Reagan vs. an expy or dopplegangar of a villain from one of the movies he starred in; any modern Republican vs. the indignant ghost of Abraham Lincoln; Barack Obama vs. a ghostly confederate legion

EDIT:
Another idea:
Comedy action film in which the macguffin everybody is after is literally "a mysterious glow" (as opposed to merely a mysterious unseen glowing object as was the case in Repo Man and Pulp Fiction)

EDIT:
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Horror film about sinister goings-on at Apple Computers the main thrust of which is that Steve Jobs was actually a guise taken on by Belphegor to manipulate Steve Wozniak
« Last Edit: July 14, 2016, 05:56:54 am by Prelate Diogenes Shandor »
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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #790 on: July 14, 2016, 07:01:21 am »
Legend goes off track when it turns out that the stone that King Arthur pulled the sword out of was a regenerating rock monster, and without the sword running it through anymore it returns to active life and goes on a rampage
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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #791 on: July 14, 2016, 11:22:19 am »
A trivia game show along the lines of Win Ben Stein's Money, only with a team of fifth graders competing against a team of goetic demons. The prize is a large number of live goats.


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« Reply #792 on: July 14, 2016, 08:16:43 pm »
Andrew Jackson tries to renege on a deal with the devil as he did on so many other agreements and winds up having to fight a horde of demons in an action packed thriller in the presidents-fighting-supernatural-monsters genre (see also: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, FDR: American Badass, and Bubba Hotep)

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Bush Jr. and Reagan vs. zombies. They're immune because they don't have any brains
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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #793 on: July 15, 2016, 11:26:38 am »
A freaky-friday style body swap between a teenage girl and her estranged father, but extended over a long period of time: approximately one attribute gets swapped per day, more or less at random, and the actual swap takes months. Rather than the drama coming from the shock of suddenly waking up in a different body, it comes from the difficulty of dealing with the body horror of the inconsistencies (such as a teenage girl with one giant hairy male foot and a deep voice).


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« Reply #794 on: July 16, 2016, 03:31:23 pm »
I hit upon an idea for a comedy. Basically a stereotypical dour fun-hateing moralizing judgemental "moral guardian" type old lady somehow, through a series of unlikely events, winds up becoming a hippie. However she remains dour, fun-hateing, moralizing, and judgemental.

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*"Stories from the Necronomicon" - a lovecraftian parody of those christian childrens' television shows featuring animated bible stories that you sometimes see. This wouldn't be retellings of lovecraft novels and their imitations, it would be retellings of the fictional mythos associated with them: Cthulhu cursed to eternal slumber, ubbo-sathla the unbegotten source, the battle of castle kandar, the elder things and the revolt of the shoggoths, as well as some original stories of a similar nature created for the show

*Story similar to By His Bootstraps/All You Zombies but with none of the meetings and interactions orchestrated by either the protagonist or indeed by anything other than the hand of fate

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There's a Russian spy ring composed of waitresses at Dennys and Hooters franchises around Nevada air force bases, tasked with leaking any details about experimental air craft mentioned by test pilots or engineers over late-night meals. This group is being turned, one by one, by the remains of an extraterrestrial scout team, abandoned in the 1960s when a geopolitical crisis on their home planet caused the Earth invasion plans to be cancelled. The ET scout team has been living since then in Nevada under deep cover as a group of aging swingers/sugar daddies, but now they see an opportunity to leak warp drive plans to the Russians as a way to get a ship produced that can send them home -- or, as the group's leader secretly intends, to convince the Russians to nuke their home planet as retribution for fifty years of abandonment.

i would totally watch that
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