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Old 01-04-2006, 02:25 PM   #80
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It's a sort of speculative fiction idea I had based in a near future where due a society that raises everyone in a "commercialist culture", people's natural instincts (to hunt, to find a mate, etc.) has been replaced with a primal need to buy things. I came up with it when a Catholic friend of mine said that he believes the world will end when people stop having dreams, and I thought it would be awesome to follow maybe six or seven individuals ten years in the future that are the only ones left that still have dreams.

It would bring it some science fiction as well because, I don't want to say the word "government conspiracy", but it's something I think about when people talk about the administration we have in a the US right now. Every once in a while we'll have a reporter or writer point to something awful the admistration has done and say, "Conspiracy!" when in fact there are no conspiracies, all the lies are right in front of our faces but for some reason no one notices them, and whenever they stumble upon figuring something out they assume it's being hidden. I think that could be something we explore in the show. The government would do all kinds of heinous things that they wouldn't even need to cover up because the population doesn't bother to notice it, since there's department stores in the way, and news programs tend to get the most ratings when they show stock market progress.

But our core characters would notice it. Still, though, I would make the show a little more about interaction between the core group, seeing as disestablishment and hippie folk tend to all have their own agendas. These people will meet and stay together because they are isolated from the rest of the world, but there will still be conflict within them since their needs vary so much. They all share the same understanding of the world, but they all have separate convictions that the understanding supports.

But it's just a little writing idea brewing in my head. I probably won't do anything with it until I'm old and qualified enough to produce it. (though it would be quite ironic if this show idea went on network television )

There's no earthly way of knowing which direction we are going. There's no knowing where we're rowing or which way the river's flowing. Is it raining? Is it snowing? Is a hurricane a-blowing? Not a speck of light is showing, so the danger must be growing. Are the fires of hell a-glowing? Is the grisly reaper mowing? Yes, the danger must be growing 'cause the rowers keep on rowing, and they're certainly not showing any signs that they are slowing. AAAGGHHH!!!
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