So, what seems like far too many years ago, I unleashed the Steven Seagal Movie Generator onto the internet. It's been silently chugging away over they years, providing many people with far too much amusement -- and being a strange little background part of my site. Several months back though, while watching the Sci Fi channel with my now ex-roommate Chad, I joked that I should make a similar generator for Sci Fi Channel Original Films. That idea sat in my head, mildly dormant, but still turning away.
This morning, I went through the code and built a new generator. That's right, the Sci Fi Channel Original Movie Generator is now a reality. I've put in over 40 movie titles, but only about a dozen plots and casts into the initial launch. I plan on adding more as time goes on, but there's only so many times you can type in "Stephen Baldwin" or "Corin Nemec." I mean, really. It's also enough of a decent seed to get people started.
This is the sort of site widget I think I should develop for Facebook applications somedays, but that would require me to bother learning the Facebook API... although, that wouldn't hurt I guess. If you guys have any future suggestions for silly site widgets, let me know -- and I may or may not get around to building them.
Will this be as popular and enduring as the Steven Seagal Movie Generator? Who knows. I hope so, but I think that has an wider audience just because Seagal is an international presence, while the Sci Fi Channel in this case is a US based source of humor.
Ah well, time will tell.
Things in real life are going as expected. I've been considering planning a party in which we go find a park and play "Bloody Murder" or something similar (like the game "Survivor" a group of my brother's friends created when we were kids). I think it would be fun to run around in a park in the middle of the night, especially since all signs point to the local kids never taking advantage of it. What's up with that, by the way?
Why is it that on beautiful days (on weekends no less) I don't see anyone outside. It's summer. In the summer you couldn't keep my little brother inside, and I occasionally ventured out into sunlight as well. I don't understand this whole cooped up mentality the families in this neighborhood must have (and I know they have kids, with all that playground equipment in their own unused backyards).
Why aren't the kids outside? It's just... creepy if you ask me.
It's like walking through a post-apocalyptic film...