Give idea, get story (now with 20% more Haggis!) - Update: Hardback cover book

edited May 2013 in General Chat
Hi everyone, I know I haven't been here in, like, forever, but I've got something that may be of interest. Basically, you give me an idea (a subject, setting, a few lines), and I write a story for you!

If you want to get an idea of what I mean, you can find two sample stories (ideas courtesy of SilverWolfPet) here: http://bouffonbooks.com/2011/09/28/introducing-bouffon-stories/

Enjoy, and feel free to ask for a story in this thread! :D
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  • edited September 2011
    Immortality.
    Technology.
    Love.

    EDIT:

    Wait thats been done before.... ;D

    But twould be nice to see your interpretation of it!
  • edited September 2011
    Wow, you really put three heavy themes together there... :)

    Here's the result, I hope you like it: http://bouffonbooks.com/2011/09/28/disconnect/
  • edited September 2011
    Haggis wrote: »
    Wow, you really put three heavy themes together there... :)

    Here's the result, I hope you like it: http://bouffonbooks.com/2011/09/28/disconnect/

    Well, I do like to challenge the brain somewhat.

    And you have done an excellent job! :D

    Any more ideas I come up with probably won't be so heavy, but I'm sure I'll keep it interesting.

    EDIT:

    In fact, I have already come up with something:

    - Illness
    - Embarassment
    - Supernatural

    But if anyone else wants to have a go then feel free to do so.

    EDIT 2:

    Actually thats a little too easy lets throw in a prop:

    - Sock puppets!
  • edited September 2011
    -Robots.
    -Forgotten Winter Nights.
    -Evil Cheese
  • edited September 2011
    Vanity
    Evolution
    Species
  • edited September 2011
    Darkness
    Soul
    Galaxy
  • edited September 2011
    coolsome wrote: »
    Darkness
    Soul
    Galaxy

    I love how we all fixated on the 'three words' prompt, instead of better ones like 'Coolsome's Origin Story', but of course it's too amazing to be put in words.
  • edited September 2011
    Ribs wrote: »
    I love how we all fixated on the 'three words' prompt, instead of better ones like 'Coolsome's Origin Story', but of course it's too amazing to be put in words.

    I thought he was talking about his origin story! XD
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    edited September 2011
    Haggis wrote: »
    Wow, you really put three heavy themes together there... :)

    Here's the result, I hope you like it: http://bouffonbooks.com/2011/09/28/disconnect/

    I really like how you took that prompt and did something about familial love rather than the obvious romantic love. Nice!
  • edited September 2011
    Now someone turn these into adventure games.
  • ProfanityProfanity Banned
    edited September 2011
    -Kings
    -Crows
    -Night
  • edited September 2011
    Guybrush Threepwood's origin story.

    (please don't make him a child in a delusional pirate fantasy.)
  • edited September 2011
    Chyron8472 wrote: »
    Guybrush Threepwood's origin story.

    (please don't make him a child in a delusional pirate fantasy.)

    He was raised by Orcas, and used to see pirate ships sail past his beach as a child.
    He thought it was pretty neat, and he wanted to be a pirate.

    One day he got bored of eating fish and went into the local town, where he met Peg Leg Pete, who told him of island of Melee, where the Grog was fresh, and treasure was plenty.

    So he "borrowed" Pete's map, snuck aboard a fishing ship, and set off on adventure! XD
  • edited September 2011
    - Misunderstanding
    - Atheism
    - Tragedy
  • Options
    edited September 2011
    gods
    transformation
    darkness
  • edited September 2011
    I've written four more stories. Don't worry, I'll get to the rest as well!
  • edited September 2011
    Haggis wrote: »
    I've written four more stories. Don't worry, I'll get to the rest as well!

    Awesome it had a I have no mouth and I must scream feel. :p I'm glad it had a somewhat
    happy end..well more happy then the dude was before
  • edited September 2011
    Haggis wrote: »
    I've written four more stories. Don't worry, I'll get to the rest as well!

    Fantastic work, you managed to go in a direction I never considered.
    Very creative work, excellent stuff.

    I like how you sucessfully managed to intergrate a random prop into a story,
    So much so that the next challenge, (should you choose to accept it! :D) is to make a story which includes the following list of props:

    List of props:

    - Glass of Milk
    - Rock
    - ipad
    - Gentleman's Magazine
    - Loin Cloth
    - Plasma Rifle
    - Brocolli
    - Hammer
    - A DVD of Happy Feet

    There is one logical way I have thought of including all these elements, and it would involve a short story about maybe a modern couple fighting over whether to watch TV, (a bit of channel surfing), a DVD, or to play Halo 3, which could then escelate to other petty argument, maybe even a major argument, and an eventual resolution.

    However, thats too easy.

    Which is why you have to also include this:

    - Surrealism

    (Feel free to take as much time as you like on this one. Even skipping over it if necessary. I think its a doozy! >: D)
  • edited September 2011
    Okay, I'll try something else too; three lines of dialogue, two props, and a basic premise/setting.

    -"Well, that's what I call a difficult seal to club."
    -"You cannot conquer the galaxy without the space crystal!"
    -"So are you and Mark still together?"

    -A revolver
    -A purple balloon

    -A politician announcing an affair with his mistress
  • edited September 2011
    Strong Bad
    Vocaloid!
  • edited September 2011
    *Pokes Haggis*

    Yep he's real.
  • edited September 2011
    Ribs wrote: »
    -"So are you and Mark still together?"

    I misread as Marik and thought you wanted a Yugioh Abridged fanfic.
  • edited September 2011
    Icedhope wrote: »
    *Pokes Haggis*

    Yep he's real.
    Yes, I'm real all right! And I wrote three more stories: http://bouffonbooks.com/2011/09/30/its-that-time-again/
  • ProfanityProfanity Banned
    edited September 2011
    This pleases me greatly!
  • edited September 2011
    Good so far. Here's my contribution.

    Tow truck
    Haystack
    Suicide

    Wait, that sounds too much like a Country song. We can't have that, so let me also throw in...

    Penguin
  • edited September 2011
    Nice work Haggis! Your work seems touched by the classics, like Twilight Zone.
  • edited September 2011
    Glad you guys like my writing. :) Here's another two stories: http://bouffonbooks.com/2011/10/01/double-feature/
  • edited October 2011
    Haggis wrote: »
    Glad you guys like my writing. :) Here's another two stories: http://bouffonbooks.com/2011/10/01/double-feature/

    Hoho! Fantastic!

    Looks like its time for a new challenge from me then.

    Alright, this one should be tough.

    You can write any story, but!
    You must include the word "cake" exactly 21 times.
  • edited October 2011
    Considering that it is easy for ideas to get lost or passed over in this thread, I shall prepare.

    -TomPravetz

    Yes. That should work. (Do this and I shall use the full limits of my creative to test yours.)
  • edited October 2011
    I have an idea: Freakazoid kills Batman and Sonic the Hedgehog is a witness. So, Sonic hides out on the moon, but Donald Duck tells Freakazoid where he is. Freakazoid goes to the moon and fights Sonic while Moe the bartender watches. Sonic gets killed and the Kool Aid Man eats his corpse. Then, the Grinch drinks the Kool Aid in the Kool Aid Man, but it's laced with poison so, he turns into a chicken and sings "Hello, My Baby." Then, Yakko Warner says "Good night, everybody."

    It has to include a talking Mexican cheeseburger vampire with an eyepatch who has a job as an Elvis impersonator.

    Also, Strong Bad must make an appearance as a French poodle with a lisp.
  • edited October 2011
    Okay here are mine:

    A screwdriver handle with no driver head
    a wobbling picture frame
    and
    a safe with a lock that has sixteen unmarked buttons

    You may NOT include a burglar, spy. or thief of any kind.
  • edited October 2011
    Here, have two more stories: http://bouffonbooks.com/2011/10/03/new-features-and-stories/

    (And you can now give them a rating, please do so!)

    Edit: And I've added two more stories: http://bouffonbooks.com/2011/10/05/two-stories/
  • edited October 2011
    Here's an idea:

    Team Fortress 2 Characters... playing Team fortress 2. haha >:D
  • edited October 2011
    Poirot's First Date
  • edited October 2011
    Government deceit sexuality
  • edited October 2011
    doodo! wrote: »
    Government deceit sexuality

    I like your style.
  • edited October 2011
    Haggis, that was amazing.

    Here's another prompt;

    -An author struggling to find a point to his writing.
    -Written entirely using personification.
  • edited October 2011
    Thanks for the new ideas, everyone! I think from now on I'll try to write one story a day. Here's one right now: http://bouffonbooks.com/2011/10/10/the-double/

    And another one: http://bouffonbooks.com/2011/10/11/fill-in-the-blanks/

    Oh, and here's a new one! http://bouffonbooks.com/2011/10/12/oops/
  • edited October 2011
    I love your idea, please keep up the good work! :D

    Well then:
    - a girl named Mortal
    - her best friend Beetle, the Parrot
    - cliffhanger ending
  • edited October 2011
    Haggis, a request. When you post a new story, and you have the last post in this thread, go ahead and make a new post, rather than editing the last one. Post edits don't bump the thread, and I would have missed out on a few stories (including the one inspired by me!) if I hadn't realized what you were doing. Some people don't like multiple posts in a row, which makes sense when people are doing it to be annoying or just to increase their post count, but I think it's OK when the purpose is to let people know there's an update since yesterday.

    Now, I don't want to post without another story idea, so think about this one:

    Pride
    Envy
    Wrath
    Sloth
    Lust
    Greed
    Gluttony

    But may not mention the word "sin" (or any other form, like "sins").
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