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Story titles, invented by neural network

So Prof. Mark Reidl of Georgia Tech is the best kind of geek, and used some cool scripting to extract all the things on Wikipedia with plot summaries: movies, books, tv episodes, video games, etc. That’s a lot of plot summaries: 112,936, to be exact. 

With a dataset this large, a neural network can achieve impressive results. Sure enough, when I trained this open-source neural network framework on just the titles alone, it consistently came up with titles that were both varied and (usually) plausible. 

Below are some of my favorites, arranged roughly by apparent genre:

Action/Adventure

Titanic Buffalo
Pirates: A Fight Dance Story
The Bad Legend
Conan the Pirate
O Bullets
Home Transformers
Shurk Hat Dies!
An Enemy of Bob (Homicide: Life on the Street)
Cannibal Spy II
American Hero: Fire of Crusty
Lego Man Hunt
Nancy Drew: The Last Day (film)
Surf Crisis
Legend of the Experience of Scarlet Freedom Damageboo
American Midnight: Swear Dragon
Problem

Scifi/fantasy

Under the Daleks
Batman and Flancles: The Fun Tree
The Legends of World Planet
Bomberman’s Love
The Enchanted Feed
The Star Wars: The Santa Contact
The Long Ninja Dove in the Air (film)
The History of the Galaxy Bunny Lada
City of the Stupid (film)
Shy Castle
Hamburger (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
Swords and Batman: Summer Party ?

Kids/Family

The Boordeeple (2011 film)
A Dog’s Toy Friends
Boop (Adventure Time)
A Dinosaur Quest
Colonel Corn (video game)
Scooby-Drum
New Bear
Borky the Pig (film)
Excellent Very Broken Christmas
The Great Bother Cat (film)
Happy Cat in the Yaku Wonder
Fireman and Halloween Rules
Big Can Flower Home
The Green Yaurglar Pig
Scooby-Doo'Wagon Traps (video game)
Book Dog (film)

Horror

Terror Dog
Tree Screaming
Zombies of Florence
The Trunkelling
A Vampire Time for Monster
Murder’s Eagle
Frozen Bat (film)
Haunted Place
The Sheep of Evil
Barney’s The Devil’s Treachery
Merry Scroobers: Crown of Evil
The Steel-Pounted Murder King
The Shadow of Life of Very Worgy (film)
The Mystical Booged of California

Documentary

Market that Knave
Spork at Bliss
The White Soup
An Indiana Office
The Last Fish Show
The Fish of Education

Restricted section (there were quite a few more of these)

Absilloved Lovers 2: Black Bearfly Dawn
Horse Man Academy 5-R: Cowboy Sheeper Wydex
Breed Bot 3: The Journey Kitchen
Wild Bad Party 109
Pink Moon
Indiscreet Maidman

And finally, a list of the most quintessential story titles, obtained by setting the creativity to near zero on a highly-trained network:

The Story of the Stranger (1994 film)
The Last Day of the Story
The Lost Princess (film)
The Stranger (1994 film)
The Last Star (1994 film)
The Secret of the Story of the Stranger (1996 film)
The Stranger (2014 film)
The Story of the Stars
The Story of the Stranger (1999 film)
The Last Day of the Sun
The Story of the Star Trek: The Secret of the Story of the Star Wars

Sister! There’s always something … about Janine.

Is Moriarty really back from the dead? Or is it Sherlock’s version of Professor Moriarty’s brother (also named James in Arthur Conan Doyle’s canon), Janine? 

It would be “Sherl” and “Mike” in reverse :

Janine -> Jaime  (or Janey) -> Jane Moriarty (gender-swapped from ACD’s James Moriarty).  

This will allow a parallel to the beginning of A Study in Pink with Harriet “Harry” Watson – and we learned from S03 that parallel callbacks are worth bonus points in Sherlock’s storylines:

Both Jim and Janine have first appeared as people that draw little attention under the circumstances.

Jim as the IT guy: ‘So you’re Sherlock Holmes.’ <- Who pays attention to the non-medical support staff at St. Bart’s?

Janine as the chief bridesmaid: ‘So you’re Mr. Holmes.’ <- Who pays attention to a bridesmaid when all eyes are on the happy couple during a wedding?

Janine worked as personal assistant to Magnussen, which is functionally similar to ACD’s James Moriarty the younger’s profession as “station master” - someone who keeps a train station (updated now to a media empire) on time and in running order (updated now to by directing people and information instead of people and trains). In any case, also a support staff role that draws little attention.

Storytelling seems to be a favorite family hobby, along with kiss-and-telling-a-lot:

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choices - to kill a king (ft. bastille & friends) // cannibals with cutlery - ralph (ft. dan) // these streets - dan (ft. ralph) // get home (cover) - to kill a king // oblivion (cover) - to kill a king // bloody shirt (remix) - bastille // cut her down - annie oakley hanging // sophi is a lady - annie oakley hanging // 13 steps - annie oakley hanging // feet don’t fail me - annie oakley hanging // telegralph road - randalph // owen - randalph // keep talking - randalph // new blue dress - randalph // electric head - randalph // falling - bastille (ft. ralph) // walk to oblivion - bastille (ft. ralph)

Jeffery Dahmers Apartment
Adress: 924 North 25th Street, Apartment 213, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
•Cannibal killer Jeffrey Dahmer took lives in several locations, including his grandmother’s house—she kicked him out due to the parade of men arriving at all hours and the wretched smells emanating from his room. But the majority of the killing happened at his Milwaukee apartment. Here, he found it easy to lure young men with offers of money for sexual favors. Once there, he would drug them with sleeping pills and visit upon their flesh his horrifying paraphilia. He kept body parts in his refrigerator for later consumption. The torsos, however, he immersed in a 57-gallon drum of acid. Bizarrely enough, police had once visited Dahmer’s apartment; after one of his victims escaped, he convinced the officers that they’d been in the midst of a lovers’ quarrel. The officers briefly entered the apartment, and though they noticed a disgusting smell, they did nothing to act on it.
Dahmer was eventually caught on July 22, 1991 after yet another potential victim escaped. Details about the human trophies found in the house are perhaps too hideous to recount. Neighbors gathered outside, watching in shock as officers in hazmat suits carried out remains.The evil that took place in the building dictated that it could not stand for long. Community outreach programs helped residents find alternative housing. In November 1992, the structure was demolished, and today it is nothing but a weed-choked, vacant lot.

5 Musicals to Watch Right Now

*This was originally a freelance project for a specific name but the dates got messed up and it never got posted. Enjoy Tumblors!

NBC has announced that it plans on airing another live musical event in 2014, perhaps in hopes of satisfying those underwhelmed by this month’s production of The Sound of Music. Fortunately if you’re a fan of the multi-camera Broadway-style musical you’re in luck, as some of the greatest Broadway experiences exist in their entirety online! So congrats on scoring orchestra level seats that double as your couch, because here are some full-length musicals that nailed the whole live-broadcast thing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8uJ6wlm828

Company by Stephen Sondheim; starring Neil Patrick Harris, Stephen Colbert, Patti LuPone, Christina Hendricks, etc.

Company is a classic. Robert is a single man surrounded by lovers— his friends, his parents, acquaintances new and old. NPH brings amazing insecurity to Robert as his family pleads with him to settle down and take a relationship seriously, an idea that he finds complex and confusing even if nobody else thinks so. The last number is just tear-jerking and remains a timeless golden nugget within American musical archives. Bonus points for Stephen Colbert in a turtleneck and Joan Holloway-Harris looking happy for once.

Highlights: “Marry Me a Little” at 1:18:50—the lyrics are pretty much the most perfect modern-day wedding vows.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofuTdwE-1iI

Sweeney Todd by Stephen Sondheim; starring George Hearn and Angela Lansbury

Ah, yes, the musical about quiet cannibalism and the Demon Barber of Fleet Street, back with a vengeance. Sweeney Todd has seen numerous resurrections, the most famous of which is Tim Burton’s version of the sordid tale. Benjamin Barker is a barber who lives a happy life with his dream woman and baby girl until he is summoned away by a jealous town judge. Upon returning to his former life, Barker finds his wife dead, his daughter adopted and mistreated, and, luckily for us, a new friendship with the odd baker woman who works out of the shop below his own. The newly named Sweeney and an enamored Mrs. Lovett get revenge the only way they know how—with a twist ending that is to die for.

Highlights: the darkly-funny “A Little Priest” at 1:13:00 is the first time we see Sweeney smile and it is too sinister for words.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mUSU27lgrbw

PIPPIN by Stephen Schwartz & Roger O. Hirson, choreography and direction by Bob Fosse; starring Ben Vereen and William Katt

Stephen Schwartz is beloved by most people without them even knowing it. Only the man behind the legendary music of Wicked, The Prince of Egypt and Enchanted could be responsible for Pippin, the entertaining and disturbing story of a young man seeking fulfillment in his life—whatever that may mean. Pippin’s story is told by a troupe of traveling performers including a brand new “Pippin” every night, so if the performers and their Leading Player are a bit manipulative and dangerously persuasive of their newest member, what are we to do but just sit and watch? This Canadian taping with most of the Broadway original cast demands your full attention and will earn it in seconds; Ben Vereen as the Leading Player has won countless awards for his performance of Bob Fosse’s insane choreography.

Highlights: “Glory,” which begins at 0:26:38, depicts a gruesome war (Heads on sticks! Impaled warriors!) and famed dance segment, “the Manson Trio,” about 4 minutes later.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjkscx9Osmw

Legally Blonde: The Musical by Laurence O'Keefe, Nell Benjamin, Heather Hach; starring Laura Bell Bundy and Christian Borle

If Sound of Music needs a few notes from a live musical broadcast, it can take them from Legally Blonde, prerecorded from a live performance in September of 2007 and aired on MTV that October. This show is effervescent and super girly and totally fun. With several dashes of adult humor (arguably more than the much loved film on which it’s based) and enough catchy songs to fill the longest road trip, this musical invites Elle Woods onto the stage where she absolutely belongs. Elle follows her ex to Harvard where she hopes to win him back and soon meets Emmitt, a hyper-logical law student who sees potential in Elle under the blonde blowout and scant pink attire.

Highlights: “Chip on Your Shoulder” at 0:48:58 is so hummable it’s not likely to leave your head all week. Plus, if Uncle Max was one of the highlights of NBC’s Sound of Music for you, you’re in luck.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5cTfdOQbTMc

Jesus Christ Superstar by Andrew Lloyd Webber, filmed in Austria. Starring Drew Sarich and Steven Seale

JCS is the ultimate musical experience for so many reasons, and this version outdoes them all. This taping includes multimedia images projected onto a scrim in addition to some not-so-subtle alterations to the musical we probably all saw done in high school. This one is darker, louder and over-the-top at times, and the result is an intense hour and a half of straight rock opera. Drew Sarich leads the show as Judas Iscariot, through whose eyes we see a loose interpretation of the last days of Jesus’ life, culminating in maybe the most famous musical chorus of all time. Drew has the voice and vocal range of a symphonic superhero and will surprise you within the first 6 minutes of this worldwide classic.

Highlights: 0:10:52—only about 10 minutes in and the tension is tangible in “Strange Thing, Mystifying.”  

anonymous asked:

What are some of your favorite documentaries!

Sure!!

okay, so here’s what I can think of that the moment, I’ll edit this as I think of more! (just like a disclaimer, I like disturbing, crime and scary stuff, so some of these may be triggering, or highly disturbing to some! Please bear that in mind guys if you are bothered by stuff like this!) <3333

The Paradise Lost Trilogy (Paradise Lost 1: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills, Paradise Lost 2: Revelations, and Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory)

 West of Memphis

Just Melvin, Just Evil

Food Inc.

The Thin Blue Line

Capturing the Friedmans

 Child of Rage

 Blackfish

 Kidnapped for Christ

Titicut Follies

The Perfect Vagina 

The Hammer Maniacs 

Interview with a Cannibal

 The Iceman

 Narcissists

 Black Tar Heroin 

High on Crack Street 

Jesus Camp 

Cinemania

 Shoah

 The Central Park 5

 Killer Legends

 Hot Girls Wanted

 Whore’s Glory 

Bowling for Columbine

Children of Darkness

Born into Brothels

Kids Who Kill

Manson

In the Celluloid Closet 

Who Took Johnny

The Thin Blue Line

Tabloid

The Imposter

Room 237

Never Sleep Again

Earthlings

Fahrenheit 9/11

20 Feet From Stardom 

if you guys have seen any of these, message me so we can chat!!! also send me recommendations! 

<3333 Tay

man idk how hannibal does it

if i were a cannibal i’d walk down the street and just be “HEY DID U GUYS KNOW I’M A CANNIBAL” like there’d be no hope for me