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    Link the Writer Flipping Out For A Good Story. Contributor

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    Weird/absurd ideas too stupid to even use...

    Discussion in 'Plot Development' started by Link the Writer, Aug 28, 2017.

    OK, how did I even DO this!? I swear, I hadn't even played 'Saints Row' in a year yet somehow my brain creates an idea for the finale of my story that is so stupid, absurd, and absolutely insane that it could come straight from that series.

    To wit: A cat woman, an army of the undead, and fishers/anglers fighting off a small invading force they spotted coming toward the shorelines, holding them off until the actual navy can come. Oh, and did I mention WINGED LLAMAS are involve?!

    Good Lord. D:

    <sighs> If anyone here has connections to the team who makes 'Saints Row', feel free to send that idea to them. If you'll excuse me, I'll be taking a break from my fantasy and work on another story for a while...

    Please tell me I'm not alone in this...
     
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    Jeff Minter, is that you?
     
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    Link the Writer Flipping Out For A Good Story. Contributor

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    He did the winged llamas first??!

    I'm not familiar with that. :p
     
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    Actually I'm not sure they were winged, but they did fly. Cf. Revenge of the Mutant Camels, Llamatron et al.
     
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    Link the Writer Flipping Out For A Good Story. Contributor

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    Well crap. Now I gotta scrap my winged llama idea. D:
     
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    I don't think he'd mind. Name one of them "Jeff" and make it an homage ;)
     
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    Link the Writer Flipping Out For A Good Story. Contributor

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    It could be Mishu's mount!! :D
     
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    Assuming Mishu is a character, I think that would be splendid. Actually a novel based on a Llamasoft game would be incredible.
     
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    Link the Writer Flipping Out For A Good Story. Contributor

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    The proper race name for my winged llamas are "Legumes". Mishu is my main character.
     
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    This sounds glorious. Please consider me when you're looking for beta readers :D
     
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    Link the Writer Flipping Out For A Good Story. Contributor

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    I will. :D I do have a very messy draft right now if you'd like to take a gander.
     
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    Feel free to PM it over! You had me at "WINGED LLAMAS".
     
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    Link the Writer Flipping Out For A Good Story. Contributor

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    It's like 64 pages long! :p PM me your email address.
     
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    I was promised Saints Row. This post wasn't Saints Row enough. Now I'm sad and going to go back to play Agents of Mayhem... (and not get any crazy ideas of my own)
     
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    Wait a second... I know this OP! :D

    Anywho, you're not alone, as I too have come up with some pretty absurd stories and plots. Such as one story thread that envolved a scientist accidentally getting his consciousness stuck in a younger clone of himself, another story thread that was about a daydreaming girl and her (talking) newt friend. Yet another odd plot idea was about a Velociraptor trying to survive in the modern day, and was to be a satire of our increasingly technological society. Oh and did I forget to mention that all of these were to be somewhat connected in a sort of "anthrology" series? Ya...

    But hey, weird and bizarre is in right now, if ever there was a time for strange story, now is it.
     
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    Sorry. :p I'll try to top Saints Row for you. :3
     
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    I have to say, I've never had a weird and wonderful idea like that (I'm now incredibly jealous), but I do find that I get loads and loads of ideas for things that would make my climaxes absolutely epic and they're all so great and they all must be included, but then I end up with a climax that's overstuffed to the point where suspension of disbelief is no longer a thing and some of the ideas have to be dropped. Less epic, but better.
     
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    Link the Writer Flipping Out For A Good Story. Contributor

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    True. :p I just wondered if you all would take a finale like that seriously. :p
     
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    Take that idea and craft a story set in a video game.
    "If this idiot presses triangle again and makes me die, I will purposely return missing 1/3 of my pixels!"
     
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    I had an idea for a game once, it was to be called Ape Escape and you played as a group of military-trained primates who bust out of their training camp and go on a rampage through San Diego. Each character/ape would have different abilities and could access different areas of the maps:

    The gorilla character was the strongest but slowest, he could lift heavy crates and bust down doors.

    The Gibbon was the best climber, able to reach nigh-inaccessible ledges and platforms.

    The Capuchin Monkey character was the smallest, she could get into tight spaces and travel through vents and other enclosed spaces.

    The Chimp character was the sort of "generalist" type, not as strong as the gorilla, but not as good of a climber as the Gibbon. But he could also hack consoles and other such machinery.
     
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    So...I'm guessing this is yet again me overthinking with regards to my finale involving flying llama-creatures and an army of the undead fighting an invading naval force? :p :D
     
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    I'm not sure there are any, because apparently at one time they ended up in daytime soaps. And these were pretty popular back in the day.

     
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    Take it from someone who overthinks EVERYTHING, no idea is too weird. I've played the Saints Row games, the later ones get really weird. With giant living soda cans and space raptors. Flying llamas would fit right in.
     
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    Aight, guess I'll keep the flying llamas, the undead army, and fishermen/anglers fighting invading forces. :p
     
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