i must be creatively bankrupt, as i don't think i've come up with one time traveling idea... too complicated for the rotten pear sitting in a soggy mess in the centre of my skull i guess.
this is a really great thread, something that i've been silently brooding about for a while now.
here's a recent idea of mine that has be "robbed": the idea for this thread...ha,
ok, seriously, heres another: i was watching this cool documentary on the possible causes for the demise of mars. one theory suggested mars used to have a core of molten iron, much like our own, but some disaster in the distant past caused it to shut down. this, in turn caused the magnetic fields to die off, which lead to the atmosphere being eroded. HOLY CRAP thats an awesome premise for some epic sci-fi story! whoopee! and then "the core" came out. im not really bitter about these kind of things. i realize that on a planet of 6 trillion zillion + people, the chances of one having a truly original thought are nonexistent. and then of course there the whole collective unconsciousness idea... what i think it comes down to is who gets the idea out first. originality is nothing, timing is everything. ha! i bet im the first to think up THAT stupid catch-phrase though
i mean, i doubt i was the only nerd who got ideas from that documentary, even if the core hadn't come out, some inspired person would have figured out a way to tie it in with time travel and still get it out before me... the story i had come up with was nothing like the core (just a similar premise) but im not sure i could bear the stigma of "oh, that reminds me of that cheesy movie from the early 2000's, what was it? the centre? the middle?" not that im saying i could have done any better
i feel somewhat vindicated now.. thanks donster, for stealing my idea, i'd probably never have posted it anyhow