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Giving away more ideas - RonO's Ramblings

Jan. 10th, 2006 11:06 am Giving away more ideas

Idea 1:

Yesterday, someone on the Christian Fandom list posted a link to an MS-NBC story about the opening of a church in Baikonur, commenting that this was something that probably would not have occurred to any SF writer during the cold war era.

This led me to an idea for a story I'll probably never write. In this story someone finds a way to send news reports and a description of life from 2006 back forty or fifty years and then tries to submit it to a publisher as an SF story, only to get it rejected as too improbable even for SF.

Idea 2:

Almost every time I hear the song Lily's Eyes from the musical The Secret Garden, I'm struck with an idea to make a filk {or at least a fanish parody} from it. The song is a duet sung between two adult brothers commenting on how Mary -- the young heroine of the story -- has eyes that remind them of one brother's late wife, who was also Mary's aunt.

Each time I hear this song, I'm struck by how similar its description of Mary having Lily's eyes is to the frequent references in the Harry Potter books to how Harry has his mother, Lily's, eyes. Therefore, I'm convinced that with enough talent and care one could write new lyrics that would be about how Harry Potter has his mother's eyes. The only thing I've been able to figure out for sure is that the lyrics in the chorus that read (more or less) "Lily's hazel eyes" would have to be rewritten as "Lily's bright green eyes" so that they would properly match the rhythm.

But, alas, between a lack of time and talent, I'll probably never get around to either project. Of course if you do either of these, and I gave you the idea, give me credit, or at least let me know.

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Date:January 10th, 2006 09:10 am (UTC)
For idea one, take a look at Harry Turtledove's story "Hindsight"