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Here's a game that will hopefully result in dozens of possible stories being created. The person above you will have a story summary. Your job is to tweak it a little - or a lot. The result should be similar to the previous story, but not completely different. Try to keep it no longer than a paragraph.
Some changes you could make could include:
- changing the genre
- adding or removing characters, events, or plot points.
- changing a character's personality or motives, or gender
Once there was a farmboy who never knew his parents. He wanted to leave his uncle and go fight against the evil Empire. One day, his uncle was killed, so he found the rebels and joined them. After lots of training, he destroyed the Empire's super mega death station and everyone celebrated.
So the next post could be:
Once there was a depressed princess who lived in a castle. She was kept locked up in her room, for her parents' kingdom was under the rule of the evil Empire. She longed for adventure. One day, she ran away, found the rebels, and joined them. After lots of training, she helped destroy the Empire's underground fortress and everyone celebrated.
So do I use the summary you used as your example or shall I start with my own summary?
You could start with the second boxed example. :)
11-12-2007, 12:45 AM
I think I'll go ahead and start this then.
Once there was a depressed princess who lived in a castle. She was kept locked up in her room, for it had been prophesied that if she ever saw a man, her kingdom would be destroyed. One day, a man burst into her room anyway. He turned out to be a prince from a neighboring kingdom, and he wanted to fulfill the prophecy and curse the princess' kingdom to doom. He decided to steal her away and secretly marry her, just to make sure, but she thought he was ugly and ended up killing him. Then the two kingdoms went to war, the princess's kingdom lost, and she ended up being forced to marry the prince's younger brother. (Who was king by then, so yeah.)
I hope I did this right.
The prince's younger brother was never a more sorrier sight. His new wife had terrible and unpredictable tantrums. She yelled and lamented on everything she could possibly complain on. Thus, the poor prince tore at his hair out of frustration and screeched his protests. The princess scowled disapprovingly, "Imagine being cooped up in a silly room for all my life and what did I get when I was freed? A grouchy old man! Huh! A princess's dream."
01-09-2008, 02:29 AM
One day, the younger brother decided to plot a plan, to kill his unforgivable, tantrum-strung, wife. As they both sat under an acaccia tree and drank tea, he paid a servant plenty, in order to poison his wife; the servant agreed quickly. He brought out the second batch of tea, but switched the poisoned one around, unknowingly. The king died; the wife rejoiced. She became queen, married no one and is happy to be alone.
One day, a young man decided to create a plot to kill the monstrous, tyrranical king. He gathered his allies under the acaccia tree. They paid one of the servants of the castle to poison the king; the servant agreed quickly, as he had experienced firsthand the tyranny of the king. He brought out the second batch of tea, but accidentally switched the poisoned cup around, and the prince, the land's only hope for a peaceful kindgom, was slain instead. When the man and his allies heard this, they were furious and stormed the castle, only to find that the evil king had fled.
05-05-2008, 02:36 PM
One day, a young woman decided to create a plot to kill the evil queen. she gathered her friends in the palice grounds. They paid one of the gards of the castle to let them into the casle the servant agreed . He brought out the rebles , and in a swordfight ( by acident, the prince, the land's only hope for a peaceful kindgom, was slain instead. When the woman , she was were furious and stormed the castle, only to find that the evil Queen had fled.
pibs, please read your mail :)
11-06-2008, 02:38 AM
One day, a young man created a plot to woo the popular girl. He gathered his friends into the gym. They snuck into her sleepover after convincing her father they were friends of hers--they were dressed in drag--and in a pillowfight accidentally knocked off his wig. When the popular girl saw this, she fled her house, leaving four boys in dresses standing alone in the middle of a room.
03-30-2009, 01:46 AM
One day, a young space slave decided to rebel against his evil owners. He convinced the other slaves that they should join. They made weapons out of gathered kitchen supplies and plotted for the fateful day that they would succed or die tring. They attack but were killed. But they were in the middle of nowhere and their owner starved becuase he didn't know what to do.
04-04-2009, 05:08 PM
One day, a spaced-out girl decided to rebel and become emo. She talked all her friends into becoming emo too. They made clothing out of old things that the little old ladies who thought they were cute had worn. They all went to an emo concert and moshed for a while, until they all fell down. The band was sad then because they had no more listeners.
05-07-2010, 01:51 PM
One day, a miserable old man decided to rebel and become emo. He complained to all his friends about his new emo look on life and wore clothing made of safety pins and guitar picks. He attended a special bingo competition in his new outfit, won and cried, "BINGO." Then, realizing the sudden change in his new, normally melancholy mood, he clutched his heart in surprise and dropped dead.
01-17-2011, 10:36 PM
Once day a miserable old man decided to join the nerds and connived everyone at his elderly home to join him. They wore random clothes made out of toilet paper and went to the supermarket. Everyone stared at him and made him cry. Then he died.
02-16-2011, 04:45 AM
Once a nerdy girl decided to join the popular group. She ditched all her friends, said goodbye to studying and broke out the makeup. However, when she went to the popular group, they refused to accept her and she died of sadness.
05-30-2011, 09:59 PM
Once a popular girl decided to ditch the popular group 'cause she was fed up pretending to be the "pretty mean girl" all the time. She tracked down a nerdy girl who she had once teased and befriended her.
09-02-2011, 03:02 AM
In the grim future of teenage cliche groups, there is only war.
Ebony Dark'ness Dementia Raven Way-head assassin of the 'Goffik' Faction-manages to infiltrate the dreaded stronghold of the equally dreaded 'Prep' hordes, in order to gain a weapon with the power to shroud the known universe in depression! and darkness! and Gerard Way! and stuff.
However, upon reaching the inner sanctum she is captured by Prep torture experts, who promptly subject the bitch *cough* immortal queen of darkness! to 10 hours of non-stop Nyan cat.
She then explodes, taking much of the universe with her.
09-03-2011, 07:38 PM
In the grim future of video, there is only Nyan.
The Ghostbusters group, upset by the paranormal cat, sets out to destroy it. They infiltrate its sky world in order to kill it and obtain its weapon, a rainbow-blasting butt with the power to shroud the known universe in rainbows, jazz, and poptarts. However, upon reaching the Nyan track they are captured by a Nyan-loving geek and forced to endure 72 hours of Nyan with their eyelids taped open. They quickly deteriorate to ghosts and are destroyed by their own equipment, subsequently dragging the world deeper into Nyan-dom.
Well, that's a hell of a story to work with.
Once there was a Avian Narwhal named Maximus who commanded a grand Narwhal army, ruling the skies with an iron fist. They were upset by the peace loving Space-Whales, spreading its whalesong message of love and krill, and set out to destroy them. However upon entering the Space-Whale Palace they are ambushed by the bloodthirsty LOLsquids and are forced to endure 72 hours of non-stop LOLcat and Ragecomics, after which they are driven insane. The Spacewhales then use the mighty power of the Avian Narwhal horn to raise the dolphins from their earthly imprisonment, completing the takeover of the Aether from birds and planes to previously-aquatic mammals and cephalopods.
Once in a land where a girl named Rose ruled, there was a group called the Thorns. Rose was a gentle ruler, but she kept things running smoothing. The Thorns wanted to dethrone her nd take the crown for themselves. Rose's advisor, a cunning woman, who went by the name of Destiny, helped devise an ambush on the Thorns. The ambush went terribly wrong and Rose and Destiny's plans failed. Many of their troops were killed and both of the woman were driven insane by the guilt. The thorns then used the mighty power of the Bush to raise the Roots from their earthly imprisonment, completing the THorns takeover of what once Rose's kingdom.
01-21-2013, 08:52 PM
The ambush went terribly wrong and Rose and Destiny's plans failed. Many of their troops were killed and Rose and Destiny were nearly driven insane by the guilt of having so many men die because of them. Fortunately, Destiny had previously arranged that she and Rose were to go into hiding in a deep part of the black vortal woods, the only forested land in all the place that was under the rule of Rose. It was a vast and treacherous place filled only with the most astonishing and frightful creatures and sights, wonders and terrors entirely in themselves. So in their guilt-induced derrangement, the two women fled and went deep into hiding inside the terrible place and were thought dead, thus completing and initiating the Thorn's conquest and rule over Rose's kingdom.
01-22-2013, 06:59 AM
Enraged by the deaths of his comrades in an ambush, Xander fell upon the enemy with a fury. After they all died at his sword, he wept for those lost. After giving them their final rites, Xander left his comrades in their graves and started walking, no destination in mind, destroying any of the outposts belonging to the evil empire. Soon legends of a blood soaked traveler, cutting down anyone foolish enough to wear the colors of the emperor, spread among the empires soldiers.
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