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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #1440 on: September 02, 2018, 03:01:10 am »
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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #1441 on: September 02, 2018, 05:22:19 am »
A woman who writes a far-right blog saying that trans people should kill themselves turns out, after needing some medical test for some reason for some reason or another, to be a biological male with androgen insensitivity syndrome. The disgnosing physician, who has seen the blog, also writes them a referral to Jack Kevorkian "as per your request" as a preface to giving them the news.

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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #1442 on: September 02, 2018, 03:54:58 pm »
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So, what are the consequences of this, and how would you make a story out of them?  By analogy, something like "Faster than light travel is possible" isn't a story idea, so much as part of the context in which a story might occur.

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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #1443 on: September 02, 2018, 09:46:25 pm »
Internal affairs.  A police procedural following the adventures of an internal affairs division at a major city police department. They uncover terrible corruption that costs lives and gets people wrongly imprisoned while bending the rules in ways that would turn out awful in real life.  One should be a sociopath, another cheerfully corrupt.

The character that gets the most screen time is an idealistic officer that just made IA.  He's on a crusade to clean up some piece of corruption that turns out to be a neccessary counterweight to something worse.  As the show goes on he does more and more inexcusable things until he's a complete monster by the end.
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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #1444 on: September 02, 2018, 09:55:22 pm »
P=NP

So, what are the consequences of this, and how would you make a story out of them?  By analogy, something like "Faster than light travel is possible" isn't a story idea, so much as part of the context in which a story might occur.

Of course she would start with an abduction, per the cover story. Or we could keep the "game completion sequence."
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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #1445 on: September 03, 2018, 07:32:33 am »
P=NP

So, what are the consequences of this, and how would you make a story out of them?  By analogy, something like "Faster than light travel is possible" isn't a story idea, so much as part of the context in which a story might occur.

Of course she would start with an abduction, per the cover story. Or we could keep the "game completion sequence."
really? how about a scenario that does not involve  simulation?
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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #1446 on: September 04, 2018, 01:40:52 am »
Countries decide to let individuals own the data collected on them. This includes indexed CCTV footage. Everyone now has their own reality show on the Dogma network, where market share determines wealth.
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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #1447 on: September 04, 2018, 11:50:56 pm »
Long Hunter, a sword-wielding drifter, navigates her way through the bandit-filled post-nuclear hellscape between small autonomous settlements, her only companion being her fast-talking overly-sarcastic penis -- who is also her ultimate weapon, when she can convince it to open its tripartate jaws and emit its long, barbed tongue to encapsulate and devour her enemies. The penis is only conscious when erect, and so she has become a master of meditation: capable of shifting activation from sympathetic to parasympathetic nervous system even during the heat of battle.


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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #1448 on: September 05, 2018, 01:54:24 am »
Sommelier pirates

EDIT:
Another idea:

Ed Gein is a Home Economics teacher

EDIT:
Expanded version of the above:

A college where all the professors are famous murderers. Ed Gein teaches fashion design. John Wayne Gacy teaches a course on comedy. H.H.Holmes teaches a course in hospitality management. Albert Fish teaches a course on culinary arts assisted by Jeffrey Dahmer....Adolph Hitler teaches painting....
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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #1449 on: September 09, 2018, 08:06:36 am »
One of those stories where a small mom-and-pop business owner has to stand up to the corporate fatcats trying to muscle them out, except it's a sequel to "Psycho". The Norman Bates and the Bates Motel are threatened by a character based on serial killer H.H.Holmes, who is building a large murder hotel down the block from the Bates Motel which threatens to steal all of Norman's business.
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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #1450 on: September 14, 2018, 09:44:13 pm »
 Origin story of the 'new' nomadic economy of shared resource distribution. The reason people are being primed to profit on the down-time of their vehicles and homes is, surprisingly, not because multi-national corporations have taken an interest in the economic autonomy of individual members. No, of course not, as you may have already figured: Satan is just setting the stage for his derivatives racket of repackaged sub-prime 'temporary' possessions under the stealth of a distributed network.
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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #1451 on: September 17, 2018, 07:45:40 am »
An alternate history in which Hillary Clinton didn't run in the 2016 election and Trump was instead opposed by Monica Lewinski

EDIT:
Another idea:

Dystopian vignette in which married couples are kidnapped and forced to compete on a gameshow called "Wife or Death" in which they must decide between saving their own life or the life of their spouse.

EDIT:
Abother idea:

A tantasy setting where magic is powered gy the emotion of resignation to failure (at magic)
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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #1452 on: Yesterday at 05:40:50 pm »
Two fantasy rekated ideas:

*Urban fantasy world where the masquerade of keeping magic hidden actually makes sense because magic has a strong conceptual observer effect and the more people can trace a spell of effect to you the weaker it will be. Thus it is mostly done in secret even from other magic users except during training

*Fantasy world wherein the gods are real but shaped by belief (like the Planescape campaign setting from D&D) and frequently grant people magical powers (again, like D&D). As a direct result of this, unlike D&D, the priesthoods of all deities are overwhelmingly dominated by the least wise members of the population; people with maniacal and unsupported levels of faith in their deity's power, as these are the best able to draw on that power and in turn their mania helps increase that power. (seriously, religion in a world where belief is power would logically be even more dominated by madmen than a world where the gods don't actually exist or a world where the gods are lovecraftian abominations)
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