Thursday, May 7, 2009

Moon Statue Threatens Brilliant Story Plot


Drat it! Just when I thought I had penned the latest, greatest, never-before-thought-of plot with the most delightful twists and curiosity-ticklers, an actual 10-inch, 200,000 year old angel statue was found on the moon.

I really thought that whole "nothing new under the sun" bit only referred to ideas or items found on earth...and now I have to worry about the moon? Will wonders never cease?

Okay: I'm teasing. But I do think it's delightful that the creative fiction world doesn't limit itself to kindles & novels, tabloids & cartoons. Um...before you start sending me hate mail, explain to me why this didn't come out back in 1969. And no, I don't buy the "this will create worldwide pandemonium" line.

6 comments:

notenoughwords said...

It's certainly a great germ idea for a novel. What amuses me are the commenters who are taking it seriously!

stu said...

I particularly like the way they've dated the image based on the rock. I'll give them a clue, the rock is old. The picture was probably done about a fortnight ago.

Alex Moore said...

@notenoughwords: indeed! it's at turns humorous and sad that so many people seek life outside their own spheres --> to the point they believe this kind of "news"

@stu: how could you burst my bubble like that? and here I was convinced that our very own Atlantis was founded by humanoids with wings who migrated from the moon...

Dave said...

Fun stuff. I could see building a fantasy story around this idea. The trick would of course be having a degree of success in making the story believable.

The thing is that even if this is a complete hoax, which of course it is, there are plenty of pictographs that show people of light. And these pictographs span different cultures. I'm most familiar with the Native American ones.

If I was to write a story on this it would probably be a YA fantasy/thriller with a lot of info based on how different cultures share this person of light motiff.

laughingwolf said...

looks like some kinda bug, ZAP it ;) lol

Alex Moore said...

@dave: great ideas. i actually like the YA espionage thriller angle, where some young kid discovers that the gov't is trying to pull the wool over our eyes :P

@laughingworlf: tee hee. you're too funny ;D