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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #900 on: November 15, 2016, 05:36:53 pm »
A satirical scene improved by two large groups of people, each of them playing one of the same two stock characters. This is a metaphor for American politics. You could almost believe this of the actual followers of the political parties in how theyall seem to toe the party line on all major issues, never showing any degree of individuality. if they're in favor of social welfare programs you can count on them to also be in favor of immigration, environmentalism, and abortion; and if they're against one you can count on them to be against them all, despite these things having fuckall to do with each other. I'm not just talking about the politicians here either, I'm talking about the actual voters.
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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #901 on: November 17, 2016, 05:13:19 am »
Some ideas:

*A comedy where the greco-roman mystery religions are all Scientology-esque cults

*comedy skit: a guy picks up a hitchhiker and it eventually turns out that both the driver and the hitchhiker were planning on killing the other. They both have a good laugh about this. possibly they then both kill each other immediately afterward

*A very meta superhero named "Vigilante Justice Man"

*A sci-fi setting in which lots of devices have excessively humanlike and overdeveloped AIs due to the need to interact with some kind of commonly used item based on telepathy (I thought of this while thinking about how in the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy it doesn't really make sense, and is a plot hole, for Arthur to be able to read alien writing or use non-sentient voice-activated machines as they have no minds to interact with and the Babel Fish works by "excreting telepathy")
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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #902 on: November 17, 2016, 05:33:07 am »
The Goddess Eris, your story was above and beyond an "idea", and well into fleshed-out territory. I humbly suggest creating a thread in Bring & Brag for it; it deserves a thread of its own.
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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #903 on: November 19, 2016, 05:18:46 am »
A conspiracy thriller, that's also an old school big dance number stage musical, and whose plot revolves around the conspiracy theory that Bush did 9/11. In one song and dance number a person dressed as an airplane tackles a high-kicking chorus girl dressed as 1 WTC.

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A zombie apocalypse film wherein the "zombie apocalypse" is actually well contained and limited to a small area, but the news media makes it out to be a major wide-reaching catastrophe in order to boost ratings just like they always do with any new disease (remember SARS? remember swine flu and bird flu? remember that devastating worldwide ebola pandemic that happened last year in a small part of africa with no healthcare or sanitation?)

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(Did I suggest this one already?) Tens of thousands of years in the  future Heaven has worn thin on the blessed dead. They have exhausted the realm of conventional pleasures and increasingly find themselves descending into Hell simply to experience something that they haven't done a thousand times before. Eventually they start importig hellish things into heaven. The realms eventually grow to be indistinguishable. I know Orphee Aux Enfers kind of touches on similar territory, but I'm thinking of heaven and hell's everyday denizens, and permanent. It should also have a Hellraiser/Warhammer type vibe to it if dome correctky.

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In the off-season Santa Claus works for the CIA and/or British Military Intelligence using his skills with surveillance and breaking and entering to retrieve sensitive information and sabotage enemy installations.
« Last Edit: November 22, 2016, 05:41:58 am by Prelate Diogenes Shandor »
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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #904 on: November 27, 2016, 12:53:45 am »
Everybody is bees.
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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #905 on: November 27, 2016, 12:57:42 am »
Everybody is bees.

I like this story. This story is my favorite.
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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #906 on: November 27, 2016, 02:39:31 am »
A story based on Atlas Shrugged but wih a much more realistic plot in which the John Galt equivalent is actually an example of the Dunning-Kruger effect (and/or possibly grandiose delusions)

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*A b-movie spy film about a plot to steal the world's first underwater airplane, the "Hydroplane"

*A spoof film showing what people in the 1950's might have thought brothels would be like in the 21st century.

*A parody of the song "Do They Know It's Christmas" focusing on the idea that 3rd world counyries don't have to deal with the kind of commercialism and holiday rush at Christmas that first world people do
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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #907 on: December 08, 2016, 02:58:50 pm »
*A horror film in which Rene Descartes is menaced by a deamon that shows him horrifying illusions, and leaves him unable to be sure of what is real.

*The Odyssey as retold by the distant descendants of the cyclopses, who misremember Odysseus as a malevolent incorporeal spirit called No-Body.

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EDIT:
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*Through some freak accident (and/or some kind of super-science whatever), the protagonist gains pheremone-based superpowers. Naturally these are completely useless for influencing humans. The main applicability of the powers turns out to be in the fields of summoning and/or repelling large swarms of insects, and farm porn.

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*Batman Vs. Ozzy Osbourne

*Horror story based around a bad pun. A man goes to a crossroads at midnight to barter his soul to the devil in exchange for success as a blues musician. Except instead of the devil it's a neo-lovecraftian type monster-god. "Zydeco, he comes".

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*A pornographic christmas special where an adult film actress (or actor, whatever) has sex with eight reindeer

*The life of christ recounted in he style of Disney's Hercules, with the same amount of liberties taken with the story and character biographies

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Chivalric courtly love parodied with the story of a fanatsy rpg murderhobo style adventurer questing to acquire enough wealth to acquire a certain prostitute's services for the rest of his life

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*An americanized version of V for Vendetta. In the dystopian future year of 2019 the only hope to free america from authoritarian tyranny is a deranged vigilante's plan to kill trump and the republican congress by crashing a plane into the capital building
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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #908 on: December 15, 2016, 12:39:05 pm »
A woman from New Zealand wakes up in a Kazakh jail cell, the officials having jailed her because they don't believe New Zealand exists. Twist: she has drifted into another time line where New Zealand doesn't exist & all events derived from or related to it never happened. Peter Jackson is still making low-budget horror movies.


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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #909 on: December 16, 2016, 05:35:07 am »
*A sequel to "Atlas Shrugged": With America in disarray the country is immediately conquered by the Soviet Union

*What seems to be an "Anthem"-style dystopia to it's inhabitants is actually a facade made to control the lowest class of a dystopia that at the higher if it';s stratified levels more closely resembles "Brave New World"
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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #910 on: December 16, 2016, 06:47:47 am »
Currently procrastinating on finishing a reimagining of Who Moved My Cheese as an existential horror story.

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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #911 on: December 17, 2016, 02:09:03 am »
*Atlas Shrugged rewritten keeping the core plot but subtly rewritten promote a radically pro-union message

*Atlas Shrugged rejiggered as an advertisement for laziness

*Atlas Shrugged rejiggered as a religious tract against the defunct sin of acedia

*Atlas Shrugged rejiggered into a spy novel about the world's most hands-off supervillain
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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #912 on: December 17, 2016, 05:04:11 am »
A man must prevent a time traveler from going back and preventing some major disaster because the man's mother met his father due to a chance encounter on the way home from the funeral of her original fiancee, who was killed in the disaster that the time traveler is trying to prevent, and if the time traveler succeeds the man (and implicitly many others) will be erased from history.
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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #913 on: December 21, 2016, 11:15:34 pm »
In a post-singularity future, the only AI's left are the ones able to consistently fabricate deep and compelling existential narratives.   One Thousand and One Nights, for robots.
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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #914 on: December 22, 2016, 07:03:09 am »
not a story per se, but a musical piece; I'd love for someone to perform the following song medley:
It starts out with The Hallelujah Chorus, but when the part where they keep repeating "King of kings (forever and ever, hallelujah hallelujah) and Lord of lords (forever and ever hallelujah hallelujah)" reaches it's crescendo it transitions into Duke of Earl (so the last repetition goes "King of kings (forever and ever, hallelujah hallelujah), and Lord of lords, Earl earl earl, Duke of earl earl earl....")
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