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« on: December 22, 2004, 07:18:46 AM »
*rambling*


Let me tell you, I hate reality shows. Oh, the countless ways how boring people desperately try to look not so boring for a moment, and many others are reduced into zombies watching them. Oh, the sad illusion of democracy or people's choice as the spectators get to vote on the winner, or rather the poorest sucker.

I could continue for a long, long time.


But what is the Citadel good for, if not for creative therapy, right? Let us create a list of new, interesting reality shows. Something like the Dark Side of our usual Idea Scrolls. :twisted: Something to keep the zombie crowds entertained!


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That's right. Who dares to become the best, or rather the worst professional? The job is well-paid, but competition is fierce. The more of your morals you forget, the better. The initial tests include the basics of photography, a short tutorial on laws and self-defense, and finally stealth&shadowing training by the experts. The final test is of course to get a nice (preferably embarassing!) picture of a real star.

Ironically, these fledling paparazzos are excellent for spying on the 'stars' created by other reality shows. And the circle will be complete.
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« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2004, 10:58:13 PM »
Ugly Duckling

There is a reality show called The Swan, where contestants are given plastic surgery, dental work, trainers at a gym, and psychological counselling for a month.  The idea is to turn someone unappealing into someone attractive.  None of the contestants are allowed to see a mirror for the entire month.  The winner from each episode competes at the end of the season in a beauty pageant.  I find it to be the epitome of shallowness in self-image.  

To this we combine the more popular American Idol/Pop Idol.  Contestants compete with one another in singing talent.  The show is more well known for the nasty things said by the judges (especially Simon Cowell).  

Add into this mix a bit of such "unreality" reality shows, such as The Batchelor or Joe Millionaire, where the "prize" is actually a hoax.  

The result is Ugly Duckling, where contestants are chosen for their lack of musical talent or good looks.  They are prevented from seeing or hearing themselves (no mirrors or tapes) for the month.  They are placed on a false path of improvement in both regards, where the producers/presenters/assistants tell them how wonderful they look & sound.  To capitolise on the cult of beauty, appearance is rated far more highly in the "competition" than music, as can be evidenced outside of the show by even a cursory glance at the CD's for sale at any music outlet.  Each contestant will be readily able to see & hear each other during the "competition," and believe that they can easily win, considering the lack of beauty & talent in their rivals, and how they have been convinced of these qualities in themselves by the show's producers, et al.  

It's all just a big prank played on the unfortunate contestants, so that fun may be cruelly had at their expense on television.  



The only thing lacking from my equation is how to have the audience not be in on the prank.  My ultimate goal with this is to have the prank actually played upon the viewers, but still have them watching the cruel treatment of their fellows for their own entertainment....
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« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2005, 07:41:36 AM »
And I have another one:

Apocalypse Now!

The time has come, and humanity has died... except for some 12 people that can now show how they can survive on the ruins of civilisation, living of its garbage! Join these eager participants and find out how life would be if it happens... and you know it could happen any day!

A special fun for the audience: each week (or day?) they vote on one contestant, and the unlucky man or woman recieves a 'mutation' - a derformity coming from unnatural backgound radiation. Of course, it will be only fakes - additional arms, warts, non-functional third eyes created by the our special effects specialists. The participants have to wear these deformities non-stop, until they give up. The last man standing recieves a wonderful holiday in a tropical paradise, where he can relax for whole three months!
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« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2005, 03:39:35 PM »
Let me simply say that there are few things in the world that I hate more than I hate more than reality tv. I could live happily ever after if there had never been Survivor, or American Idol, or the Bachelor or any of the other fifty-four copycats. The thing that really just makes me choke on my own bile is that if a show breaks out of the mold, and is a hit, there are invariably hordes of copycats and emulators hungry to get a piece of the action.  

Sad, considering that is creates the next TV mold, that lasts until the next new shows breaks out, and starts the cycle over. Look at the motorcycle/car shows. I dont know which one came first, but there are what, a dozen different shows with the same premise. Couple of guys building motorcycles, my show about guys building bikes is better than your show about guys building bikes.

People wonder why I dont watch more TV


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« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2005, 06:45:57 PM »
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People wonder why I dont watch more TV

I have gone through much of my life without TV. I don't watch TV anymore, except the news and documentaries whenever I am around a TV.

In 1997 a "friend" gave me an ultimatium: Either I buy a TV, or I am no longer his friend.... He could not stand conversations in a room without a TV turned on.

In my opinion TV entertainment has reached a "Mickey Mouse" level, paralyzing people and making them into living zombies, soulless individuals without conscious thoughts or any interests beyond what was on television yesterday.
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« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2005, 06:32:04 PM »
Reality shows are just for people who don't want to live in their own realities. Sure, it may be boring, but at least you don't make a friggin dumbass out of yourself for the sorry enjoyment of millions. I loathe the reality shows, and someday I wish I could just take a flamethrower and torch all of the stupid execs who come up with them.
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« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2005, 06:20:07 AM »
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Let me tell you, I hate reality shows. Oh, the countless ways how boring people desperately try to look not so boring for a moment, and many others are reduced into zombies watching them. Oh, the sad illusion of democracy or people's choice as the spectators get to vote on the winner, or rather the poorest sucker.


I hate reality shows too, We have a reality show called Big Brother which has spanned worldwide and that is all the students talk about in my school in and out of class. They invite people in the BB house just for the purpose of turning our brains into mush. I prefer to watch Mythbusters or John Safran V.S God or a Michael Moore documentary. I wouldn't mind seeing Bowling for Columbine again.
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« Reply #7 on: September 02, 2005, 09:21:17 AM »
Another candidate:

The Changeling:
"In this reality show, contestants are matched with other contestants who closely resemble them. The families and workplace of the contestants are told that the contestant will be on a reality show, thus explaining the cameras.

The contestants coach each other in secret. Then on the day of the show, they swap places. Each must fake his way through the life and work of the other for as long as possible. Whoever can keep everyone faked out the longest is the winner!"

As if there were not enough doppleganger plots in RPGs, this would be real life...
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« Reply #8 on: September 02, 2005, 09:43:29 PM »
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We have a reality show called Big Brother which has spanned worldwide and that is all the students talk about in my school in and out of class. They invite people in the BB house just for the purpose of turning our brains into mush.


They already made a version here. And guess what, I find it weird. I mean, could all the people in one house all take dance lessons,considering the fact that they barely know each other?

Man, it ruins my day...
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« Reply #9 on: September 04, 2005, 06:59:26 AM »
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We have a reality show called Big Brother which has spanned worldwide and that is all the students talk about in my school in and out of class. They invite people in the BB house just for the purpose of turning our brains into mush.


They already made a version here. And guess what, I find it weird. I mean, could all the people in one house all take dance lessons,considering the fact that they barely know each other?

Man, it ruins my day...
HAHAHAHAHAHA!!

Ehem... Excuses Moi, Yes that peice of **** really does wreck my day even just hearing it... I even don't understand the reason why they'd bring up that show? Really, I'll kill every last one of them if I'm included in that house. :evil:
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« Reply #10 on: September 04, 2005, 11:35:47 AM »
I think we should make a reality show called Reality Show Island, in which five production crews race against each other to complete their own separate reality shows in time to win the big prize, escape from the island.

It'd be like a meta-reality show. That's awesome.
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« Reply #11 on: September 04, 2005, 06:29:38 PM »
That is brilliantly recursive, Love-Child of Voltron and the Pink Power Ranger. Just add in the better elements already listed upthread--as part of the "shows" the crews are to make--and I think we'll have the ultimate Reality(tm) show.
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« Reply #12 on: September 07, 2005, 10:34:24 AM »
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We have a reality show called Big Brother which has spanned worldwide and that is all the students talk about in my school in and out of class. They invite people in the BB house just for the purpose of turning our brains into mush.


They already made a version here. And guess what, I find it weird. I mean, could all the people in one house all take dance lessons,considering the fact that they barely know each other?

Man, it ruins my day...
HAHAHAHAHAHA!!

Ehem... Excuses Moi, Yes that peice of **** really does wreck my day even just hearing it... I even don't understand the reason why they'd bring up that show? Really, I'll kill every last one of them if I'm included in that house. :evil:
Don't buy it, I mean it...

Hey styke, do you think that ABS-CBN is really falling of? Are they lossing on GMA??(The channel 7 not the president) :wink:


Don't just kill the housemates(heck, even typing it irritates me...), kill the producer! *hahaha!!!*  :twisted:


Uh...yup! They're fallin' off too much, they might be 6 feet under right now! :twisted:

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I think we should make a reality show called Reality Show Island, in which five production crews race against each other to complete their own separate reality shows in time to win the big prize, escape from the island.

It'd be like a meta-reality show. That's awesome.


C-o-o-l idea! And maybe all strolenites could join. Yeah, that'll be nice!
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« Reply #13 on: September 08, 2005, 11:14:58 PM »
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« Reply #14 on: September 09, 2005, 05:25:45 AM »
Uhh...why not, Kinslayer?
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« Reply #15 on: September 10, 2005, 08:21:02 AM »
Me too, my answer is no [(I mean "I will not!! I WILL NOT JOIN!!) Just joking]""

Well... I mean, It depend's on the theme of what kind of reality show to make...(I meant) If were going to make the same old boring show, I rather not join... (Like hell I was)....(welll if there is a theme??).
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« Reply #16 on: September 10, 2005, 09:44:53 AM »
Guys, come on! If we ALL hate reality shows, we'll make our own...okay, maybe except for some. But don't spoil the fun!

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Well... I mean, It depend's on the theme of what kind of reality show to make...(I meant) If were going to make the same old boring show, I rather not join... (Like hell I was)....(welll if there is a theme??).


Exactly what I meant, Rei!
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« Reply #17 on: September 11, 2005, 03:01:46 AM »
You had me up until "all strolenites could join." I'm not at all a fan of watching them, and certainly wouldn't want to participate in them as a contestant.
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« Reply #18 on: September 11, 2005, 03:19:41 AM »
WOW! talking about reality show... this is amazing!

But, I do know this...
"your talking about hating it, not by it's subjects"
RIGHT? ^_!
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« Reply #19 on: September 11, 2005, 04:48:22 AM »
Mostly I feel pity for the contestants, and a slight degree of contemt for the creators, mostly.
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« Reply #20 on: September 12, 2005, 07:58:03 AM »
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WOW! talking about reality show... this is amazing!

But, I do know this...
"your talking about hating it, not by it's subjects"
RIGHT? ^_!
Yes, Yes...
Some are talking about hating it... But not all, some are talking about making their own see?
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« Reply #21 on: September 17, 2005, 05:28:52 AM »
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Some are talking about hating it... But not all, some are talking about making their own see?


One word:
Yeah...
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Their morethan that....
« Reply #22 on: September 25, 2005, 07:14:11 AM »
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Uh...yup! They're fallin' off too much, they might be 6 feet under right now! :twisted:


Oh yeah about this... I think it's morethan that ya know...
because if I rate their negative traits it will go like this...

Baldness= 65%
s**tness = 89%
Cornyness= 6,898,507,666%
Nakedness= 29%
Crazyness= erm... 56%
stupidness= 88%

Soooo... If you ask me... they might be... 90,765,824,865,563.264,902 feet under...
[If you ask me... it's not exaggeration... n_n!]
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« Reply #23 on: November 07, 2005, 01:57:11 PM »
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Uh...yup! They're fallin' off too much, they might be 6 feet under right now! :twisted:

Oh yeah about this... I think it's morethan that ya know...
because if I rate their negative traits it will go like this...

Baldness= 65%
s**tness = 89%
Cornyness= 6,898,507,666%
Nakedness= 29%
Crazyness= erm... 56%
stupidness= 88%

Soooo... If you ask me... they might be... 90,765,824,865,563.264,902 feet under...
[If you ask me... it's not exaggeration... n_n!]
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And all of a sudden you become good in Math?!? :what:

Wow...what an improvement! :wink:
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Uh...yup! They're fallin' off too much, they might be 6 feet under right now! :twisted:

Oh yeah about this... I think it's morethan that ya know...
because if I rate their negative traits it will go like this...

Baldness= 65%
s**tness = 89%
Cornyness= 6,898,507,666%
Nakedness= 29%
Crazyness= erm... 56%
stupidness= 88%

Soooo... If you ask me... they might be... 90,765,824,865,563.264,902 feet under...
[If you ask me... it's not exaggeration... n_n!]
 :twisted:

And all of a sudden you become good in Math?!? :what:

Wow...what an improvement! :wink:
........ You know.... its just simple addition.... so... don't wonder... and what youve said earlier.... really DID hurt me...
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