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This forum is about inspiration for articles and where you find it. I'm curious as to where other Uncyclopedians get it. I know about a few users: Modus has his Muse, and I'm pretty sure Hyperbole's source is alcohol. I usually get my best ideas in the wee hours of the morning when my mind has time to wander. Instead of useful topics to think about I get article ideas. So anyway, let's hear about where you get your inspiration. Necropaxx (T) {~} Sunday, 06:20, Jan 3 2010

Uncyclopedia:The Creative Process. --InvincibleFlameGrueMaster 01 3, 06:32, 2010
It basically comes from reading things and going "Oh, well fuck that shit!" and writing how I think it should be and/or my opinion and/or my satirical spin gets put upon it. sausage lol 06:37, January 3, 2010 (UTC)
Wow, Inspiration, huh? That's kinda deep...lemme see...uh...oh I dont know. —Paizuri MUN (Talk Contribs Poll!) 06:41, 3 January 2010 (UTC)
Conversations are my biggest source. Those amusing "what if" or "wouldn't it be funny" lines of thought occasionally progress into article ideas. I also sometimes get ideas from seeing the way people do things, and trying to do things the way they do only way more, like with Conservapedia. - T.L.B. Baloon.gif WotM, UotM, FPrize, AotM, ANotM, PLS, UN:HS, GUN 07:12, Jan 3
Interacting with other human beings. Naw, I'm just kiddin'. Sir Modusoperandi Boinc! 10:20, January 3, 2010 (UTC)
Some of mine are based on things that happened to me or to people I know. ~ 10:27, January 3, 2010 (UTC)
I wonder where Teutonic Invasion came from... :) Necropaxx (T) {~} Sunday, 12:08, Jan 3 2010

I either A) Peruse the Requested Articles List/ICU and look for things I could rewrite, or B) An idea randomly comes to me when I'm least expecting it. Yeah.--You know what the music means... Our time is up. 20:40, January 3, 2010 (UTC)

I'm inspired by <insert name here>'s manly smell. Nothing like a healthy dose of sweaty pheromones to get me all hot and bothered. --Pleb SYNDROME CUN medicate (butt poop!!!!) 00:03, January 4, 2010 (UTC)
I just go to other websites and copy the stuff that they have there and pretend it's original. PuppyOnTheRadio sig.gif                                                 

My main muse is just trying to figure out how things work. Also, I mostly just get insiprally from my conversations with others here at the site; this apparently gets me into trouble. I also go to the user groups and see what is new(s): UN:PROOF, UN:IC, UN:LEGAL, UN:GA, and UN:COLLAB. Plus, I've been both an English as a Second language (ESL) tutor and done copy-editing at a newspaper & sometimes I miss it (for very brief periods). And finally, 'cause I'm crazyHappytimes are here!* (talk) (stalk) Π   ~  05 Jan 2010 ~ 08:14 (UTC)

Stuff that happens to me, My childhood religion, Sleepless insanity. In that order. Woody On Fire! Wood burning.gifTalking Woody Stalking Woody 16:57, January 11, 2010 (UTC)
Things that I like (auteur filmmakers, prog rock, football, etc.), bad puns, and random conversations. —Unführer Guildy Ritter von Guildensternenstein 00:32, January 13, 2010 (UTC)

Fuck your serious, insightful conversation-ass shit.

User:Colin "All your base" Heaney/dicks lol

- sausage lol 17:23, January 11, 2010 (UTC)

And occasionally you can stick the wrong template on a page and think to yourself - Hmmm, must make a mental note of that... PuppyOnTheRadio sig.gif                                                 
It isn't so much inspiration that is my problem but satisfactory execution. Right now I seem to work better assisting others with ideas and working that way than trying to finish my own articles. Right now, judging by what they have already had published this year, I would say Sog1970 and Doctor Strange are the ones who possess the magic ingredients..or perhaps magic mushrooms..--RomArtus Imperator(talk) 23:25, January 11, 2010 (UTC)

Genuine answer

I have a look at the stupidity that is reality and go from there. There are so many messed up things in this world that the difficulty is not in finding things to write, but in finding the time to write them. It's why I suck when I try and write "random" humour, unless I can pin it down to a real thing. Oh, and I use puns a lot. The English language is full of homonyms and multiply defined words. And then when we create buzz terms to describe a rehash of an existing concept... Actually, I'm boring myself here. Boobies! PuppyOnTheRadio sig.gif                                                 


I'm more likely to derive inspiration from hangover-induced shame and self-loathing than from the alcohol itself. Just thought I'd clarify that. But, in all honesty, there's no secret to it: you just go about living life, tumbling article ideas around in the back of your head, and when you get one, you write it down. You have no fucking idea how many article concepts I've rejected. Probably ten a day for the last two years. That's six thousand bad article ideas in the bin. About half of them started with "That time I nearly got raped": what a fucking mindworm that turned out to be.

Another important way to derive inspiration is to steal it, usually from Cajek or So So. I ate your Haagen-Dazs was stolen from I lost your pet ferret; Colin Powell was stolen from That woman; Your estimate of how long to reheat the lasagne was stolen from Red light; UnBooks:Great Abridged Pop Songs was stolen from UnBooks:Great Abridged Literature; Dragon Worrier was stolen from UnNews:Would-be-hero fatally defeated by common slime. Yep. I'm a class act. talk 00:43, January 13, 2010 (UTC)

It just feels like stealing. Whatever motivates you. Lasagna motivated my approach to It's Your Turn To Take Out The Trash. They're both 2nd person escalations but that's about it. Line up 50 writers and everyone is going to have a different interpretation of the best method and the best subject to use. I suppose you could write "Why?: Did you eat all my sour cream" but it wouldn't be as universal as swiping someone's ice cream in a fit of munchies. --DRStrangesig5.png Sherman.png Fingertalk.png  00:55, January 13, 2010 (UTC)
Yeah, I admit to often trying to copy Modus's way of turning a phrase on its head, and Hardwick Fundlebuggy's (where is that bastard these days?) way of stacking synonyms together for these great stretches of repetition. I've also taken a lot of ideas from the people I hang out with, especially the guy who was here briefly under the name UnTalented, and sometimes the guy you might remember as The UnIdiot. Oh, and almost every time I write with a parodied conservative voice, the voice in my head is Stephen Colbert. - T.L.B. Baloon.gif WotM, UotM, FPrize, AotM, ANotM, PLS, UN:HS, GUN 03:25, Jan 13
The voice in my head isn't so much a voice, per se, but a song. Yakety Sax. This is quite handy, I've found, as there are whackily*1 sped up "coppers" chasing me. I assume that sometime soon I will comedily*2 lose most of my clothing.
In addition, I carry around a tape recorder with a recording, on tape, of the laughter of an audience, on that tape, which, in turn, rests on the recorder which recorded it, tapily*3, to provide the "laugh track" to my comedic enchasening*4. Much like a picture, on a tangental*5 note, recording someone's voice steals their soul. I know this because, after recording the laughter of a live studio audience*6, while sitting at home watching a TV sitcom now, they just sit there, emotionless. It follows from this, naturally, that I have their souls. Moo ha-ha! Alternately, Two and a half men is on. On a tangental note's sidenote, Two and a half men is a hit show, I'm told, proving that the universe is malevolent and that it was created simply to horribly crush joy, terribly mangle intelligent thought and slightly bruise the concept of justice wherever it, the universe, finds it.
*1 Not a word, apparently.
*2 This one too.
*3 Despite my protestations to the Department of Centralized Language Co-ordination, Dry Cleaning Regulation & Making Whoopie on Wednesday Nights (providing that all parties involved are "up for it"), still not a word. Also, not a Department, despite my long-term and wildly unpopular protest, with sign, outside 10 Downing Street, the home of my not-PM, in a country to which, bowler hat or no, I've never been a citizen.
*4 Also not a word.
*5 In spite of Firefox's habit of underlining this word in red, it is actually a word and Firefox can, frankly, suck my balls for attempting to mislead me and, time permitting, suck the world's balls for doing the same to its collective population.
*6 Audience, live. Studio, not so much. Playing with semantics, priceless. Sir Modusoperandi Boinc! 05:28, January 13, 2010 (UTC)
Firefox may have been trying to alert you to the fact that the word is spelled "tangential." talk 08:15, January 13, 2010 (UTC)
Oh. Then it was right. "Oooo, look at me! I'm Firefox! I've been programmed by nerds who like Startrek and Ewoks! I'm all smart 'n' shit!". *Grumble* I still say my version should be an Official Word®. Sir Modusoperandi Boinc! 08:21, January 13, 2010 (UTC)
Actually, you're both wrong. It's written "tangentle". Ya know, like "gentle". Duh! Sir SockySexy girls.jpg Mermaid with dolphin.jpg Tired Marilyn Monroe.jpg (talk) (stalk)Magnemite.gif Icons-flag-be.png GUN SotM UotM PMotM UotY 18:08, 23 January 2010
You have to ask yourself, was that one quip really worth bumping a 10-day-old forum for? - P.M., WotM, & GUN, Sir Led Balloon Baloon.gif(Tick Tock) (Contribs) 20:55, Jan 26
Do I? Well, the answer is an obvious YES! Do you think other people would have posted more comments to this forum, like Nachlader, if not for "that one quip"? How can you not see the brilliance in my act? Sir SockySexy girls.jpg Mermaid with dolphin.jpg Tired Marilyn Monroe.jpg (talk) (stalk)Magnemite.gif Icons-flag-be.png GUN SotM UotM PMotM UotY 00:47, 28 January 2010
Was my don't-edit-this-place-they-hate-you sojourn worth casting on the fire for that one comment I placed on the bottom of this article, owing to your revival of this thread? Meh. -- "whisper sweet nothings into thine ear..." 00:53, January 28, 2010 (UTC)
If you have to ask yourself that, or anything like that, or any questions whatsoever, then you don't belong here. Uncyclopedia is not for self reflection. Uncyclopedia is for jokes about how badly your friends suck. Sir Modusoperandi Boinc! 21:06, January 26, 2010 (UTC)
My friends don't suck. Mainly because I don't have any, but if I did they wouldn't suck. Unlike my Algebra teacher who definitely sucks. He may also be gay. -OptyC Sucks! Icons-flag-us.png CUN21:28, 26 Jan

Ha ha! Now I've got you both to spill your secrets! 2010 WotY, here I come! Necropaxx (T) {~} Wednesday, 08:44, Jan 13 2010

Another honest answer: I have absolutely no idea whatsoever. Sometimes, something strikes me while I'm in the middle of doing something at work (that recent Ich Bin Ein Celebrity Juden being a prime example), sometimes, I'm browsing Category:Rewrite, sometimes I'm sparked by last night's TV. But there seems to be no common factor, inspiration just strikes. All too rarely, alas. At times like these, I like to quote Spike Milligan: "chopsticks are the main reason the Chinese didn't invent custard". No, wait, that's not the one - he once said something like "it arrives in a crate from overseas, I just nail the bits together". The only thing I'm definitely not inspired by is my own list of articles I'd like to write when I can think of a good idea for them. Sassenrassenfrassen. --UU - natter UU Manhole.gif 17:05, Jan 13


I got the inspiration for this from looking at porn. I'm to attempt to replace calls of obviousness with sighs of interestingness; the picture of the girl wearing the garish "I ♥ Pink" corset was discovered with dick in hand. -- "whisper sweet nothings into thine ear..." 00:17, January 28, 2010 (UTC)

She had a dick in her hand? I hope it was somebody else's, because if it was hers, you need to traffic in a better class of pornography. Sir Modusoperandi Boinc! 00:22, January 28, 2010 (UTC)
It was hers, but now it could be your for the low low price of $19.95. Call now, supplies are limited. -OptyC Sucks! Icons-flag-us.png CUN00:25, 28 Jan


DO YOU SEE A DICK IN HER HAND???????????? IF NOT!!!!!! YOU SEE!!!!!!!!!! I'M RIGHT AND YOU'RE WRONG AND I DID THIS WITH 26 WORDS OR LESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!111111111111 -- "whisper sweet nothings into thine ear..." 00:26, January 28, 2010 (UTC)