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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #1575 on: April 07, 2019, 05:11:09 pm »
In a world of giant humanoid sci-fi anime battle mechs, the greatest weapon is a taut piece of wire stretched out at shin height (shin height for a mech that is). The impossibility of passing such tripping hazards has created an uneasy world peace. But now one nation has shattered this peace by creating a weapon that is totally immune to this defense: A primitive WW1-style battle tank.

Right.  Because, despite the fact that being able to walk is its major feature, a mech can't step over obstacles, jump over obstacles, walk around obstacles, or knock obstacles down.  And even though mecha can carry giant rifles, swords, and even scythes, none of them could ever carry a wire cutting tool.  Or fly.  No mecha in anime have ever been able to fly. :roll:

This is too stupid even to be a parody.
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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #1576 on: April 07, 2019, 06:43:04 pm »
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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #1577 on: April 07, 2019, 06:44:24 pm »
In a world of giant humanoid sci-fi anime battle mechs, the greatest weapon is a taut piece of wire stretched out at shin height (shin height for a mech that is). The impossibility of passing such tripping hazards has created an uneasy world peace. But now one nation has shattered this peace by creating a weapon that is totally immune to this defense: A primitive WW1-style battle tank.

Right.  Because, despite the fact that being able to walk is its major feature, a mech can't step over obstacles, jump over obstacles, walk around obstacles, or knock obstacles down.  And even though mecha can carry giant rifles, swords, and even scythes, none of them could ever carry a wire cutting tool.  Or fly.  No mecha in anime have ever been able to fly. :roll:

This is too stupid even to be a parody.
Wait, wasn't that how the stupid anime with the stupid giants precisely went down?

EDIT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TD20XEAP4jc

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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #1578 on: April 07, 2019, 07:01:01 pm »
In a world of giant humanoid sci-fi anime battle mechs, the greatest weapon is a taut piece of wire stretched out at shin height (shin height for a mech that is). The impossibility of passing such tripping hazards has created an uneasy world peace. But now one nation has shattered this peace by creating a weapon that is totally immune to this defense: A primitive WW1-style battle tank.

Right.  Because, despite the fact that being able to walk is its major feature, a mech can't step over obstacles, jump over obstacles, walk around obstacles, or knock obstacles down.  And even though mecha can carry giant rifles, swords, and even scythes, none of them could ever carry a wire cutting tool.  Or fly.  No mecha in anime have ever been able to fly. :roll:

This is too stupid even to be a parody.

Maybe it wouldn't work as a series but it world definitely work as a skit. And yeah, being able to walk is it's major feature, that's the point, it's the same thing as a tank except its able to trip

ALSO, nobody questioned it in The Empire Strikes Back, and those mechs actually had a relatively stable design, unlike anime mechs.

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As a side note, that's one of the things I love about George Lucas' movies; even though they use a lot of cliches occasionally they'll stop to deconstruct one, like the AT-ATs getting tripped in Empire Strikes Back or the swordsman getting shot in Raiders of The Lost Ark.
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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #1579 on: April 07, 2019, 07:03:46 pm »
STOP IGNORING ME wasn't that a big-ass thing in Attack on Titan? AGH! HUMANS! MUST MUNCH!

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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #1580 on: April 07, 2019, 07:08:43 pm »
I actually don;t know, I never really followed that show.
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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #1581 on: April 13, 2019, 08:30:01 am »
Superhero duo: One hero has super strength, super speed, flying, etc. but is mortal. The other superhero is completely invulnerable but has no other superpowers, and is used as a shield by he first superhero (literally as a shield; the back of his costume has a grip and arm straps)

EDIT:
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I had this idea for a fast food commercial that parodies the passion of Jesus. Like, the Burger King is brought before Colonel Sanders to be judged, and Sanders asks him "Are you the Burger King?" and the Burger King replies "You say that I am", and then Sanders has him flogged and sends him to be crucified

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An inbred family of hillbillies feuds with an inbred family of noblemen
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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #1582 on: April 16, 2019, 10:53:31 pm »
Horror film where a stereotypical concerned-about-sex-and-violence-etc-in-the-media parent snaps and tries to kill everyone at his daughter's elementary school to "preserve their innocence forever". After 20 or 30 onscreen deaths one of the bad kids manages to stop him in a way that somehow utilizes contraband that they're not supposed to have (maybe they set him on fire with the lighter for their cigarettes)
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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #1583 on: April 18, 2019, 04:00:57 pm »
A show from the perspective of a dog, five minute in, it has eaten all the shoes, toilet paper, and bread. Now it is the protector of the universe, at least until a human looks at it. It knows what it did.

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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #1584 on: April 21, 2019, 03:10:07 am »
A combination "Invasion of the Body-Snatchers" and "The Last of Us"-esque horror sci fi movie where mushroom men invade suburbia, and man must come to terms with knowing just how similar to humans its new herborial adversaries are. Its title--"Fungus Among Us"
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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #1585 on: April 21, 2019, 03:45:06 am »
Criminals armed with shoes and water bottles hold travelers at an airport hostage. I'm not sure whether it would be funnier for them to hold the shoe upside-down and point it like a gun, or to have a trashbag full of shoes that they throw at people.

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Sci-fi horror movie based on the game of musical chairs wherein people fleeing from some kind of space monster that has boarded their ship have one too many people to fit in the escape pods. The monster follows them to the derelict new ship they land on, and this ship has one less escape pod. And so on and so on until there is only 0ne survivor left

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Night of the Risen Lord- In dying on the cross Jesus destroys death, causing those who were once dead to rise from their fraves to attack those that still live

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Comedy Skit: A parody of Charlotte's Web in which the spider is an anarchist who rats out undercover cops by writing "some pig"
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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #1586 on: May 07, 2019, 02:15:35 am »
*Movie where aliens invade to steal Earth's supply of plastics/petrochemicals, as that's the only thing they wouldn't be able to get more easily on a lifeless world

*Mockumentary about a sect of Christianity that explains their belief that the eucharist is the literal blood of christ despite apprearing to still be wine by positing that Jesus is an alcoholic who drinks so much that his blood is already basically wine anyway and his blood alcohol level is generally around 20-30 proof

*Similar mockumentary or a continuation of the previous. Jesus was made of bread and his meat body was an illusion and that's why everything looks the same after the eucharist is transsubstantiated and also why the apostles didn't recognize him after he came back because he actually looks like the Pilsbury Doughboy. And there's a Pilsbury Doughboy crucifix and everything
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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #1587 on: May 11, 2019, 03:31:35 am »
So, do you know WHY it's crucial to use up to date stamps? As an ex-employee of the postal service, I'll tell you why...

There is a mysterious power imbued upon the stamps, otherwise, the system doesn't work. This sounds great and all, until you use the incorrect postage. In the event of incorrect postage, the package is sorted into the place and time where it WOULD be correct. Occassionally we had employees go "postal", not in the conventional sense, but in that, knowing this, they cheated time and space, like the guy who mailed Anthrax to Hitler, and we've been paying for it ever since.

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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #1588 on: May 18, 2019, 08:54:45 am »
A Last Supper themed commercial for menstural cups (ie. "This is the cup of my blood" etc.)

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Comedy skit: In a sci-fi setting, a military engineer attempts to explain that mechs having a very high center of mass and weapons that aren't actually attached are both advantages over a tank
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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #1589 on: May 28, 2019, 09:38:48 am »
A pair of supernatural detectives on the hunt for a mummy track the wrong ship, overhear talk of how dangerous the sarcophagus is and how it killed 20 men while being transported accidentally got their ships crossed and are tracking the concrete steel structure from the Chernobyl power plant that is being smuggled for a private collector
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