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Story Seeds

1) Dumbledore: “I’d like to welcome our new Defense Against The Dark Arts, teacher, Mary Poppins.” It seems so perfect, doesn’t it? You’d have to file the serial numbers off (or not).

2) “My name is Perry the Platypus, and I used to be a spy.”

3) “My name is Boris Badenov, and I used to be a spy.”

4) In a fantasy city where spells are cast through ritualistic group dance, magic schools vie for power by brawling in the streets. The two most bitter rivals are the Most Holy University of the Shark and the Jet School of the Sacred and Profane, but when a student from each meet on neutral ground and fall in love…

5) Lazarus The Immortal: Raised from the dead two thousand years ago, Lazarus discovers that he can’t die. Fighting crime? Fighting injustice? Fighting wars? He’s done all that. What’s next for a man spurned by death?

6) Here’s your million dollar movie idea: RO-BRO.

7) A rom com with a post-apocalyptic setting (although it might be easier to leave out the “com” part). Actually, I’m sure there’s a whole (minor) subgenre of romance novels for this, sort of LAST OF THE MOHICANS (DD Lewis movie version) in a MAD MAX-style setting.

8 ) A pseudo-Cary Elwes actor announces plans to publish a memoir of the production of a faux-THE PRINCESS BRIDE-type movie, then suddenly goes missing with the manuscript. Murder? Publicity stunt? Something else?

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cairmen
Dec. 10th, 2013 03:17 pm (UTC)
Dibs on a variation of #4.

No, seriously. If it's going, I'll take it. I need an idea for my next pilot project!
burger_eater
Dec. 10th, 2013 05:24 pm (UTC)
Sure! Have fun with it. Click on the tag to see the other posts I've made.
mizkit
Dec. 10th, 2013 03:31 pm (UTC)
...those are great ideas, man.
burger_eater
Dec. 10th, 2013 05:25 pm (UTC)
Free to a good home!

It's a good way to shed ideas before they become attack novels.
mizkit
Dec. 10th, 2013 05:27 pm (UTC)
Because what I need is more ideas in my no time. :)
burger_eater
Dec. 10th, 2013 05:58 pm (UTC)
Avert your eyes! You don't want to accidentally catch a new story idea-itis.

A guy on Facebook just told me #6 (RO-BRO) is already a tv show called ALMOST HUMAN. I haven't seen it myself.
mizkit
Dec. 10th, 2013 06:20 pm (UTC)
He's right. It's starring Karl Urban and is pretty damn entertaining so far. :)
nojay
Dec. 10th, 2013 03:47 pm (UTC)
I still say the best teacher for DaDA would be Rincewind.
burger_eater
Dec. 10th, 2013 05:26 pm (UTC)
Be cowardly and lucky is really the best thing, if a bit hard to train for.
nojay
Dec. 10th, 2013 05:45 pm (UTC)
Running Away Very Fast 101 would be a good start. The AP RAVF course teaches the student to start running BEFORE they consciously realise that they should have started running a few seconds earlier. As one of the very few people who have shown themselves able to outrun DEATH he is the perfect teacher, by example if nothing else.

A multilingual approach teaching them how to beg for mercy (Rincewind can do this is fourteen languages according to reports) would also stand the budding wizards in good stead as they go through life.

Edited at 2013-12-10 05:47 pm (UTC)
martianmooncrab
Dec. 10th, 2013 08:34 pm (UTC)
uh, more Giant Monsters please..
7leaguebootdisk
Dec. 12th, 2013 08:33 pm (UTC)
Anthology?

I'd go for it.
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