I was feeling a little flat tonight, so while I was backing up the daily edits, I got online and generated this for fun:
A disturbed writer is starving in a computer-generated fortification.
Oh, so it's another semi-autobiographical novel. Okay.
Her supply of food is destroyed by an ethereal parasite.
Mutant butterfly* gobbles up all the available Terran chow. In the computer-generated fortification. Of the starving, disturbed writer. This better not be a literary SF novel.
With the help of a mute AI,
Shit, there goes the dialogue. Let's make him a mute telepathic AI.
she must choose between long life and integrity
Such a difficult and challenging choice to make when one is starving alongside RoboDummy and Mothra the protein-bar junkie in Ye Olde Virtual Fortress (eye roll.) Scuse me, waitress, I'll have an order of long life, hold the integrity, please.
in order to avert disaster and save her land.
and there's my title: The Matrix 4: System Rewrite.
Want your own weird SF plot? Get one over at the Science Fiction Plot Generator (snitched from the Generator Blog.)
*I've already written a mutant butterfly SF novella; you can download Deimos in .pdf format here if you want to read it; about 600KB so it takes a couple of minutes for anyone on dial-up.
Sunday, March 05, 2006
Posted by the author at 12:00 AM
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How unusual that the generator came up with a topic so close to one you've already done, albeit with a literary bent.ReplyDelete
Here's another one for the Together they Fight Crime sort of books. Some of them are so weird they beg to be written.ReplyDelete
He's a gun-slinging pirate rock star gone bad. She's a strong-willed foul-mouthed opera singer with a flame-thrower. They fight crime!
Isn't writing a mutant butterfly SF story almost a rite of passage?ReplyDelete
Ok, so mine weren't butterflies, they were mosquitos and wasps, but still...
Lol, I had ants. That unfinished sucker - a space opera - still lurks in my files somewhere, but I think I stick with historical fiction for now. ;-)ReplyDelete
Here's one of my subplots. It could've come from that generator, but it came from my head:ReplyDelete
She's a ninja-deadly ten-foot-long tarantula with a hankering for romance novels. He's a five-foot-long cowardly fly. Despite swarms of killer wasps and hordes of automatic weapon-wielding boars, can their love survive?
Jean wrote: How unusual that the generator came up with a topic so close to one you've already done, albeit with a literary bent.ReplyDelete
Hey, maybe the generator-maker is a fan. :)
Gabriele wrote: He's a gun-slinging pirate rock star gone bad. She's a strong-willed foul-mouthed opera singer with a flame-thrower. They fight crime!
I like the flame-thrower. A girl can never have too many of those, you know.
Dean wrote: Isn't writing a mutant butterfly SF story almost a rite of passage?
Yep. It's also one of the questions your first SF novel editor asks, too: "Have you written your mutant butterfly story yet, rookie?"
Gabriele wrote: Lol, I had ants.
Aw. My friend Sean did ants, too. His took over the world and turned us into their drones.
Doug wrote: She's a ninja-deadly ten-foot-long tarantula with a hankering for romance novels. He's a five-foot-long cowardly fly. Despite swarms of killer wasps and hordes of automatic weapon-wielding boars, can their love survive?
As long as it remains unconsummated, maybe....
...makes note that if I ever decide to write SF..mutant butterfly story required. Hmmm...Someone pencil-whipped the gypsy moth inspection before the vital parts were shipped from NASA Langley. Only after the launch did the mutant moths (someone mis-identified them as butterflies) came through metamorphis and took over the ship, changing the heading to the Monarch System.ReplyDelete
I'll keep it in mind.
Aw. My friend Sean did ants, too. His took over the world and turned us into their drones.ReplyDelete
Hehe, mine were the genetically engineered minions of the Bad Guy, Lord Khor-otay, who wanted to take over the galactical empire. Sorta like Rome against Carthage in space. Though several of the characters still fought with swords - somehow I can't get rid of these despite flame throwers being a lot more effective.
The Matrix 4: System Rewrite. *lol* I can totally see Hollywood behind this one. Who could star in it? How about the blonde actor that was with Keanu in Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventures?ReplyDelete