I get ideas all the time. Some of them are pretty damn whack, but also shiny to the degree that my muse keeps picking the goldurn things up.
So I figured I might as well put them here in the hopes that someone will do something intelligent with them.
Jesus in America
(Yeah this is not going to get me burned at the stake) Not the blonde-haired, blue-eyed jee-zuss favoured by the right-wing loudmouths. The brown-skinned Jewish boy with novel ideas about treating people kindly. About healing the sick and so forth.
And since I always envision these things as TV series, the first episode involves getting him pulled up by security at an airport on suspicion of being a terrorist. Name like Yehoshua bar Yoseph is bound to get you in trouble.
Of course, he doesn’t run around in the stereotypical robe-and-sash. His look’s updated but still low income. Jeans, T-shirt and hoodie with weatherbeaten sandals at almost all times. And -yes- sometimes, a yarmulke.
He’s released because there’s absolutely no evidence that he’s a terrorist and given residence because he’s in the US to see “his father’s country”. Naturally, the wording alerts some right-wing upper echelon type who assigns an agent to tail the dude.
Thence follows a long trail of Jesus-being-Jesus and everyone else doubting including the audience. I have no idea how to write this, let alone how to successfully pitch it anywhere. I can easily envision set-ups like: Jesus in the ally section of the Gay Pride Parade, Jesus volunteering in a hospital that caters to corrective surgery for Trans*folk, Jesus talking in all innocence to protesters outside an abortion clinic and getting rid of them without raising a finger… and so on.
My other main idea from the left field is half sillyfic and half darkfic. It can’t even make up its mind what it wants to be, yet. But I have a title and a premise…
The Ponyville Witch Trial
Yeah, I said these ideas were whack. Basically, some busybody realizes that the incidence of mayhem has increased since Twilight Sparkle came to town and blames the Mane 6 for anything awful that’s occurred. One thing leads to another, and soon all six are accused of being in league with evil forces.
I just got this one, so it’s not like it’s going anywhere soon, but I know the signs.
It’s a horrible, horrible idea. It should be locked up in a strong-box and sent to the sun. It should never get written.
But… it’s also so shiny that my muse won’t put it down.