Cool Bits Story Generator

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Creations:
Your story begins with a morally ambiguous mentor in a hidden waterfall. The villain is a woman who knows her own worth who has a missing limb. Plot elements include a character backed into a corner and a fan used to communicate messages.



If you enjoy this or are inspired by it, let me know! Created with the generator script at Seventh Sanctum, one of the best time-wasters on the Internet.

11/19/2007 Added more Cool Bits.

10/31/2007 Added a new element: motivation. Also added new sentence structures to use it.

6/23/2007 Just created a Random Art Prompt Generator.

5/7/2007 Updated the generator with more Cool Bits that were sent to me.

5/2/2007 A friend is soliciting cracktastic bits for a Cracktastic Bits Story Generator. If you're so inclined, wander on over and comment with your favorite insane elements from fiction of all sorts.

 

Origins

In June 2006 Rachel Manija Brown made a Livejournal post entitled "Writing by Cool Bit". In it, she mentions the essay she wrote to include in our self-published manga-style comic Project Blue Rose, "which is mostly about shame and shamelessness, but also explains how the story is basically a patchwork of elements and images which I thought were cool or sexy or touching." She goes on to ask: What are your cool bits? What are the themes and stories and images and moments that you love to see?

A number of people replied with lists of their favorite cool bits and narrative kinks. I threatened to come up with a Random Cool Bits Story Generator,and now I finally have. It's got over 500 individual Cool Bits I pulled from the comments in that post. As with all random generators, it produces a lot of misses, a few hits, a few hysterically funny elements ... and some things that you could swear you'd read in a manga or fic. Take it with a grain of salt, but you can rest assured there's someone out there who'd read it.

And if you have any Cool Bits that don't seem to be included - if there's anything that's guaranteed to make you want to read, or write, a book, comic, or manga, let me know, and I'll add it when I get around to updating (no guarantees on a schedule, though!).

--Telophase, 30 April 2007
My email can be found on my LJ profile page, if you prefer that.


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