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    What's in the bag?

    Discussion in 'Plot Development' started by deadrats, Jul 6, 2017.

    A character leaves a package for another character. What could be inside it? I'm just looking to brainstorm a little with you guys. These are kind of seedy characters I'm working with, but I don't want it to be something easy or obvious like money or drugs. Any ideas?
     
  2. Laurus

    Laurus Disappointed Idealist Contributor

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    Two sets of fingerprints and a weapon? The fingerprints could be on strips of packaging tape or something that would hold their form and allow them to be transferred to something. Who to frame, who to frame...
     
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    This a trick question, like what is in the briefcase in Pulp Fiction?
     
  4. LostThePlot

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    Black market organ? Or indeed, organs removed as a trophy? Then of course there's Uranium or similar that hints they are selling it to terrorists (or possibly Doc Brown). Alternatively its something seemingly innocuous that everyone who sees it suddenly gets scared or treats with incredible reverence; like this object is a huge deal and proves just what bad motherfuckers we're dealing with here but you never tell the audience why exactly that is. Could be a golf shoe, could be a whisk, could be two onions in a sock, whatever you like and you just play with the audience and make them guess what it is and why it matters and never tell them because that's a fun thing to do with it.

    My preference though is that it's a murder weapon. Maybe like it's like a plastic coconut (of the sort an extravagant cocktail might be served in) still with bits of pineapple and umbrellas and like a tooth and splat of dried blood as if it were used to stove someone's head in. Something like that, something that obviously has a story to it, that people talk about but no-one seems to know exactly what happened or who to.
     
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    Makes me think of the end of "Seven" with Brad Pitt.
     
  6. LostThePlot

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    This is a splendid idea. Main characters wife's head it is! And he goes the whole book carting the bag around not knowing.

    Yes, I like this.
     
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    Red mercury, the non-substance invented to drive plots that has come to be believed in by terrorist groups around the world...
     
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    Nuclear launch codes. A small robot. A leprechaun. Key to a safety deposit box. The Holy Grail. The apple that Snow White ate. The re-animated head of Adolf Hitler. A sentient laptop. A map to Heaven and Hell. The Shroud of Turin.
     
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    Nothing. The bag itself is important.
     
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    Smuggled non-pasteurized cheese.
     
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    A cucumber.
     
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    Another bag.
     
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    With absolutely no plot context I'm afraid I can't help you.
     
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    Brian Blessed.
     
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    A small notebook titled By the Small Gods. Inside a handwritten copy of this thread—signed Brian Blessed.
     
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    A DVD copy of South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut
     
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    Might I suggest inserting a spoiler tag? I've seen the film, so it's fine for me, but let's not ruin the film for someone else! I know it's an old film and all, but y'know...
     
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    The more I look at this thread, the more I think they
    stole Mary Poppins bag of infinite space.
    Clearly this person has a taste for the old days. :)
     
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    I think twenty years is long enough man. Unless we want to end up with [SPOILERS!] Brutus kills Ceaser at the end.
     
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    Gosh that film's 20 years old? I have no idea who Brutus or Caesar are...
     
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    A baby orc.
     
  23. LostThePlot

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    Yeah, I know right? But yes, it was 1995 when it came out. And at this point if people don't know the twist they aren't watching the movie.
     
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    This was a great movie and it came in a bag

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071249/
     
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    Julius Caesar .... et tu Brute ....

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