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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #1095 on: May 18, 2017, 07:20:11 am »
A group of strangers wake up in a locked cell. They discover that a failed novelist has kidnapped them in order to force them into awkward situations, so that he can study human nature and thereby improve his writing. Some of those situations involve certain people acting out particular stereotyped roles (under threat of death, if they fail to do so suitably well). It's like a cross between Saw and Whose Line Is It Anyway.

Saw, Whose Line, and a little bit of Misery and that Star Trek episode with the Lincoln clone, I like it.
« Last Edit: May 19, 2017, 05:53:58 am by Prelate Diogenes Shandor »
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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #1096 on: May 19, 2017, 06:12:02 am »
At the end of the 22nd century, the last dying civilization on Earth launches a generation ship to a newly discovered, habitable planet as humanity's desperate last attempt at survival. The ship travels uneventfully for over 200 years, passing down history and instilling every new wave of citizens with deep loyalty to the ship's great purpose. But a faction arises that have convinced themselves the whole story is a lie, and that the ship isn't even really in space at all but is actually a subterranean prison. They demand to wrest control of the ship from the automated systems piloting it to their destination in order to unlock various off-limits zones and "airlocks" which must be the way out of the ship. They win, and evacuate all the air into space, and humanity's last hope dies.
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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #1097 on: May 22, 2017, 03:36:25 am »
Comedy: The Greek mystery cults are actually Scientology-esque scams

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Another Idea:

*Skit lampooning the gateway drug argument against marijuana legalization by presenting a wacky skewed version of it holding that the shopkeepers who will sell it if it is legalized will become mobsters because if using pot is a gateway to using heroin and crack then perhaps selling pot is a gateway to being a mobster
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Praise NHGH! For the tribulation of all sentient beings.

It is an unfortunate fact that every man who seeks to disseminate knowledge must contend not only against ignorance itself, but against false instruction as well. No sooner do we deem ourselves free from a particularly gross superstition, than we are confronted by some enemy to learning who would plunge us back into the darkness -H.P.Lovecraft

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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #1098 on: May 22, 2017, 09:43:45 am »
A story about how the trickster doesn't really care about your soul until the player actually understands the risk of playing. The seemingly uncanny nature of the devil's reach provokes a general disbelief in the subject's ability to fully come to terms with the fact that is now only and forever a spectator in the slipstream of a benevolently indifferent choice.
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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #1099 on: Yesterday at 07:51:14 am »
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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #1100 on: Yesterday at 02:02:21 pm »
A set of well-intentioned government tax incentives lead to a large city installing third party home automation security systems on all (public and private) buildings. The security system is a monoculture and is wiped out completely by a ransomware attack, resulting in literally everyone in a city becoming homeless (as their security systems don't let them into their own houses & won't accept their authentication, treating them as intruders).


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