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    maybe you can do something with this title

    Discussion in 'General Writing' started by friendly_meese, Jul 26, 2014.

    A few years ago, I got an idea for a title: "The Hell of the Dolls." I had no idea what the title referred to, and still don't. It feels like the title will never bear fruit in my mind, so I'm giving it away here in case it inspires someone else. Enjoy!
     
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    The Hell of the Dolls

    Chapter one

    Rupert stood at the gates of Doll City - inside lay an entire dominion of fiery dolls.

    'God damn dolls,' he said, 'I'll show them my soft fur. There will be no stopping me. I shall tie every dolly to a wire bed frame and bounce on the bed until they are sick. There shall be puking dollies everywhere, a ha ha ha, ah ha ha.'
     
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    The Hell of the Dolls.

    This makes me think of the dolls in the film Barbarella. The ones with extremely sharp teeth! o_O
     
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    I think about an entire army that were by enchantment turned into tin soldiers. Placed on display in front of a map of their lands while their enemies plotted to overtake it.
     
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    I have a strange feeling that this should be addressed to Letterman.
     
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    That's cruel man.

    The title reminds me of bad horror from the 80s... not sure why.
     
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    Unico (1981)... and it was awesome!
     
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    hmmmm..... maybe one Christmas morning, a young girl, who wished for a doll from Santa, awakes to find herself inside a box, as a doll. And thus begins her hell.
     
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    Unico? Is that the anime about the pink-haired unicorn that gifts people happiness?

    Actually, that anime FREAKED ME OUT as a little kid. If you've seen the movie version, you'll know what I mean. All the graphics indicated that it's meant for tiny kids and then a great big frigging scary demon comes and seduces a teenage girl and turns into some giant skeleton and there's a forest full of grabbing branches trying to kill you... *shudders*
     
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    Sounds like a product recall warehouse to me, stacked to the rafters with thousands upon thousands of unwanted dolls that had poorly put together parts, terrible stickers for eyes, badly moulded hands, faces and feet, or even the most foul artificial hair that falls out easily and finds its way around you house, into your food and so on.

    Here these dolls reside, added to every day as another part pops off into a child's throat and sends them off to A&E. By day, the dolls simply accept their lot in life, welcoming new "recruits" as they are hurled onto the pile. By night, the dolls move. They stumble around on broken limbs, pull themselves along with their still working arms. Voiceboxes crying mechanically into the night.

    Each evening, when the doors to the warehouse are locked, the dolls make for the incinerator. But so slow is their progress due to their broken parts that the heat of the switched off machine dies down long before they can reach it, forcing them to assemble themselves in a pile for the morning once more. As their mass increases with each passing day, they try again. One day, one of them might make it.
     
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    I saw the movie when I was 4 and it was not age appropriate. The wizard's assistant turning people into little toys... When Unico was turned into one I cried!
     
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    This must be a different film - and it sounds equally scary it seems! Maybe Unico had a series of films?
     
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    I was wrong on the date of the movie I'm thinking about. The 1981 is the happy one. The one from 1983
    Unico in the Island of Magic is the the darker story.
     
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    I have no idea what the Unico film I've seen is called, but it involves a black cat called Chao whom Unico turns into a pretty teenage girl. I'm intrigued by the darker story now but not sure if it's wise to watch it lol :D
     
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    Some years ago, I had a dream in which a person I knew, though not particularly well, had a number one hit single, the video of which I can still remember. The record was called "Diarrhea", and the chorus went: "Diarrhea; diarrhea; diarrhea - I wanna fight disease in DNA!" It had a vaguely punk vibe, and it was sung by several people in badly-applied white and pink clown makeup riding a roller-coaster.

    I have recently promised a Surrealist website that I would recreate this utterly random dream-inspired song as best I could, using only sound-collage elements stolen from songs by other people. The only trouble is, I don't know what the rest of the lyrics were.

    Since this is a thread in which somebody came up with five words and is hoping everybody else will write the story for him, may I ask for suggestions regarding the verses of this non-existent song? There's no prize apart from the fact that any verses which strike me as appropriate will be incorporated into a free non-profit album which will appear elsewhere on the web. I'll even give you a writing credit. I reserve the right to ignore all suggestions I don't like for any reason whatsoever.
     
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    I ate a cheese pizza,
    or maybe margarita,
    diarrhea diarrhea diarrhea
    it made me run like a cheetah

    etc. ad nauseam

    This I feel is my greatest ever work, and must be treated with the utmost reverence. You're welcome for experiencing my brilliance.
     
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    I think something in the lines of a sequel to Valley of the dolls, the novel by Jaqueline Susann. :D
     
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    Oh. My. Days. I am sooo going to have nightmares after reading that! o_O:eek::rofl:
     
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    I drink beer out of fear and there is death all around
    Like a cake I had at 12, I blew the candles out
    Paper wrapped walls makes me feel special
    Remove yourself from the situation

    Diarrhea x3
    I wanna fight disease in DNA

    Like a cluster bomb on a city
    Destroy society with sweetcorn pieces
    Your kangaroo won't fit here
    Expect rejection on a regular basis


    You said surreal right? I had 2 mins to waste :)
     
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    Hey, "The Hell of the Dolls" it can be like doll angels are trapped in hell because of some witch, devil or any other bad people.,
     
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    Call it what it is: a writing prompt.

    The dolls could be fashion models, secretaries in a male-dominated industry, labor androids, or to take a page from Joss Whedon, programmable mind-wiped agents. Start from any of those, or an interpretation of your own, and you can surely devise an appropriate hell.
     

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