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Writing

PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2016 4:33 am
by CasuallyAsian
I'm thinking of writing a/some book(s) and would like some feedback and remembered seeing the off topic area I've got a few ideas bouncing around so I'll be posting somewhat infrequently
Idea 1: A post apocalyptic society mixed with successful Hitler regime minus the genocide (sorry don't have a better description)
Idea 2:(Explicit) A Cop in a big crime city similar to NY/Detroit (not saying NY has a lot of crime) that is either human, half angel or angel demon mix that can also see angels and demons/monsters
Idea 3:(Taken from iFunny) man has a dream of his soulmate and sets out to find her (yes I'm making it straight before people complain but I might make a twist ending)

I have made a Google Doc with more and the same ideas and will share if anyone wants it

Re: Writing

PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2016 1:11 pm
by Bbbb
What about one about a MMORPG player who has a crush on an Asian porn star yet has alienated everyone so much that he is in a one person guild? :lol:

Re: Writing

PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2016 2:50 pm
by Bimbosigliere
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Re: Writing

PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2016 6:09 pm
by Gary_
Huh? :shock:

Re: Writing

PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2016 3:47 pm
by GWARslave119
CasuallyAsian wrote:Idea 1: A post apocalyptic society mixed with successful Hitler regime minus the genocide (sorry don't have a better description)


This sounds like something akin to The Matrix or Equilibrium, both awesome movies and both came out around the same time. Everyone knows The Matrix...Equilibrium stars Christian Bale just after his awesome performance in American Psycho! I love these kind of movies because it deals with philosophy, perception, human fault/error, and someone setting out to make the world right in what they think is best for us. Sometimes it can be a tough debate because the motives might be just, but in the end you can't just grab the reigns of the world and make it yours. It don't work that way ;P Tipping the balance it is mmhmm. Maybe work off that concept, maybe the best way to save the future is to erase the past, or so they think, because obviously we can't learn from the past, so might as well let it not be known or remembered.

Re: Writing

PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2016 7:24 am
by Illy_the_Red
GWARslave119 wrote:
CasuallyAsian wrote:Idea 1: A post apocalyptic society mixed with successful Hitler regime minus the genocide (sorry don't have a better description)


This sounds like something akin to The Matrix or Equilibrium, both awesome movies and both came out around the same time. Everyone knows The Matrix...Equilibrium stars Christian Bale just after his awesome performance in American Psycho! I love these kind of movies because it deals with philosophy, perception, human fault/error, and someone setting out to make the world right in what they think is best for us. Sometimes it can be a tough debate because the motives might be just, but in the end you can't just grab the reigns of the world and make it yours. It don't work that way ;P Tipping the balance it is mmhmm. Maybe work off that concept, maybe the best way to save the future is to erase the past, or so they think, because obviously we can't learn from the past, so might as well let it not be known or remembered.


Loved the Matrix, its main flaw though was the big deal it makes out of the reason humanity is in there to start with (power generation). Unfortunately the laws of thermodynamics weren't on the minds of the writers when they came up with it. Later in the Animatrix the much more sensible explanation came along (war with machines, machines win, peace treaty includes submission and installation into the matrix, largely for our own good and to keep us from belligerence rather than the silly 'humans are batteries' concept).

Re: Writing

PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2016 8:11 am
by GWARslave119
lol I guess I forgot about that part. I was leaning more towards the philosophy/perception the film showed us, and lots of little things throughout. From what you said, this and Equilibrium both are about subduance of a sort, except one was a war between 2 entities, the latter was a war amongst ourselves

Re: Writing

PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2016 8:38 am
by Illy_the_Red
GWARslave119 wrote:lol I guess I forgot about that part. I was leaning more towards the philosophy/perception the film showed us, and lots of little things throughout. From what you said, this and Equilibrium both are about subduance of a sort, except one was a war between 2 entities, the latter was a war amongst ourselves


Haven't seen Equilibrium and besides the obvious 'what is reality and how would we know if this wasn't it?' questions of the Matrix the films do raise other metaphysical issues such as whether an AI is as alive as a human, can a computer program be sentient? The Animatrix goes into the history of the setting and old sci-fi concepts such as whether we should treat artificial intelligences as just as important as ourselves? Or should you treat any machine, intelligent or otherwise, as just a runaway piece of equipment? The history of the Matrix is depressing because it shows that the machine war was entirely of our own doing. The machines simply wanted to exist independently (after we'd tried to destroy them all back when they were household robots) and founded their own state, created better versions of themselves and even wanted to be friends with us. But human nations wanted to destroy them and attacked their city, leading to a huge war. We lost, and the machines put us into the Matrix to ensure it could never happen again without resorting to genocide. All of the struggles in the films are just people trying to be rebels, believing the machines to be evil overlords while they in turn just want to keep us where we are, largely for our own good.

Re: Writing

PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2016 8:45 am
by GWARslave119
I need to watch them all again. Is Animatrix the 3rd one? Or the 3rd one....no, that was Revolutions right? So you're talking about a a seperate animated one i've never seen

Re: Writing

PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2016 10:14 am
by Illy_the_Red
GWARslave119 wrote:I need to watch them all again. Is Animatrix the 3rd one? Or the 3rd one....no, that was Revolutions right? So you're talking about a a seperate animated one i've never seen


It's a series of animated Matrix shorts. One of them is The Second Renaissance which basically tells the story from man creating AI all the way up to humanity's installation in the Matrix. The others are all pretty interesting too, one is about the Osiris which is the ship that got the word out that the machines were digging to Zion.