A recent college graduate volunteers for a television experiment where he has to watch for twelve hours a day. What do they make him watch, how does this change his relationship with his girlfriend, and does he break off the experiment or continue until the bitter end? There’s a plot twist: somewhere towards the end, it’s revealed that everything that is happening is inside a story. That’s when everything becomes hilarious.
Some Names to Ponder
One of the recurring characters in the story is a fictional villain who appears in various forms in the television programs. Here are some possible names for him.
Bloodcrush The Automaton
Bronzeslime The Beast
Carnalcaster The Thief
Goldfreeze The Rotten
Moneyzap The Vomitous
Riverrock The Sneaky
Scarechill The Master
Treeshock The Psychic
Wethate The Cunning
He’s a good-natured wanderer with a roguish sense of humor; she’s a sexy forensic investigator with a tight T-shirt. Together, they must find a missing cat during a thunderstorm. A mysterious nonsense phrase turns out to refer to the antagonist’s favorite book.
Side note: the story stars a zany fashion designer named Paris Weller who creates inspired pieces based on pop culture. Some of his more outlandish creations:
Women’s Dance Club Outfit based on Sakura (Naruto)
Women’s Dance Club Outfit based on The Gray Mouser (Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser)
Women’s Gymwear based on Boromir (Lord of the Rings)
Some Female Lead Character Names
Addie Tammi Daugherty
Carissa Helene Owens
Debra Winifred Hines
Edwina Sofia Glass
Eileen Myrna Lawson
Elva Fran Kaufman
Francine Alyssa Bauer
Hannah Liza Daugherty
Jacqueline Erica Landry
Janell Mabel Phelps
Kate Ursula Gibbs
Lidia Beulah Simpson
Lynnette Erna Cox
Melissa Ora Quinn
Milagros Alicia Park
Ola Rosemarie Velez
A Few Male Lead Character Names
Agustin Matthew Chen
Calvin Abram Maxwell
Herb Man Dickson
Isaias Dino Hodges
Jae Brendan Rios
Kip Rolando Boyd
Rolf Geraldo Humphrey
Scott Wally Langley
Sidney Fredrick Thomas
…Beowuf was directly responsible for steam power?
…Columbus had access to nuclear power?
…George Orwell, Billy the Kid, and Saladin were connected by secret science?
…Imhotep switched places with Saint Jerome?
…Marco Polo switched places with Alfred Nobel?
…Pontious Pilate had access to nuclear power?
…hypnotism had been invented a hundred years later?
…the Cuban Missile Crisis had never happened?
…the advent of Christianity had never happened?
…the fall of the Inca Empire had never happened?
A harmonica-playing hobo illegally hops onto a freight train heading east across the United States, and inside his car finds a newborn baby boy in a crate. What does he do with the boy, and what do people accuse him of?
A Few Ideas for Character Names
Aurelio Wendell Spencer
Blake Man Kaufman
Jaime Merle O’Donnell
Lewis Dale Mayer
Scot Donnell Huber
Winston Colton Acevedo
…Alexander Bell had access to faster-than-light travel?
…Columbus fought Tutankhamen?
…Columbus was killed by Imhotep?
…Lewis Carrol was more like Leonardo Da Vinci?
…Pontious Pilate had access to psychology?
…Roger Bacon was connected to Confucius by a secret bloodline?
…the Dark Ages had never happened?
…the travel of Buddism to Japan involved technicians writing a novel?
A man starts drawing a graphic novel only to discover that some things he creates start to turn true in real life. What does he start to draw?
Possible Character Names
Brant Dean Brown
Keneth Donnie Hodge
Morton Royce Fulton
Murray Harvey Carrillo
Neil Patrick Brock
Tory Nelson Luna
Wally Jamal Strong
Winston Les Kinney
…Finn Mac Cumhail was indirectly responsible for time travel?
…Plato switched places with Montezuma?
…Roger Bacon was indirectly responsible for the invention of the birth control pill?
…Saint Dominic detested Alexander the Great?
…Saint Paul was deliberately responsible for photography?
…Saint Peter lived in a world where the warring states period in China had never happened?
…Tutankhamen switched places with Saint Francis?
…the dot-com bomb had never happened?
…the invention of soft drinks involved robots?
…today’s most commonplace technology was robots?
A college woman realizes she has a stalker when she finds a half-eaten bagel and juice cup outside her bedroom window, and all the blinds have one slat broken at eye-level. What is the stalker’s unusual motivation, and what does the college woman do when she encounters him face to face?
A Few Interesting Character Names
Beverly Dorothea Foster
Brandie Juliet Ramos
Carlene Rochelle Jenkins
Dixie Noreen Mcintyre
Gertrude Charmaine Chan
Ilene Marjorie Warren
Joni Candice Vaughn
Lauri Diann Grant
Marguerite Betty Dean
Martina Ericka Patel
Mavis Carly Leblanc
Mayra Pansy Brooks
Monica Melissa Saunders
Terri Briana Cherry
Places Where the Story Might Take Place
Ann Arbor, Michigan
New Haven, Connecticut
Los Angeles, California
…Aristotle was a time traveller?
…Charles Darwin lived in a world where the invention of soft drinks had never happened?
…Frederick the Great, Montezuma, and Hammurabi were connected by forbidden knowledge?
…Socrates was deliberately responsible for interdimensional travel?
…the 100 year war happened after the Spanish Inquisition?
…the Sino-Japanese War had never happened?
…the fall of Mankind from the Garden of Eden happened after the evolution of mankind?
…the fall of Mankind from the Garden of Eden involved a secret bloodline?
…the sinking of Atlantis happened after the evolution of mankind?
…the sinking of Atlantis involved the telephone?
An ex-girlfriend of a novelist eagerly reads each of his new books, waiting to find a character based on her. But when she does, she’s depicted as a liar, thief, and pedophile. What does she do for revenge?
Some Possible Character Names
Ana Margarita Gillespie
Annmarie Rebekah Sexton
Carole Lakeisha Lowery
Consuelo Cathleen York
Darla Consuelo Galloway
Debra Martha Wells
Hallie April Mckinney
Hilda Manuela Johns
Imogene Rowena Ryan
Jeanie Nola Rowe
Luisa Clarice Cain
Lydia Mona Ochoa
Marci Eunice Thomas
Melisa Alta Brock
Misty Rosalyn Woodard
Nettie Carla Romero
Rosalyn Tabitha Payne
Rosie Gabrielle Price
Ruby Melisa Gilliam
Susanne Pearlie Lewis
Zelma Nina Witt
…Charles Darwin was deliberately responsible for inter-dimensional travel?
…Copernicus lived in a world where the fall of Satan had never happened?
…Ghandi lived in a world where the fall of Satan had never happened?
…John Adams was deliberately responsible for the Cuban Missile Crisis?
…Paracelsius was directly responsible for supercomputers?
…Pythagoreas was responsible for giant robots?
…Robert Oppenheimer was actually Lewis Carrol?
…Stalin was directly responsible for holographic entertainment?
…the Battle of the Alamo had never happened?
…the Klondike Gold Rush happened after the fall of the Berlin Wall?