I was recently made aware of the existence of an Anime Series so incredibly random I have to share it with you today.
SAMURAI PIZZA CATS
How awesome is that? It's a series about anthropomorphic Cats that wear super armour to defend Little Tokyo. In their free time they run a pizza joint.
Is that not awesome?
What kind of a though process is involved in deciding to combine those ideas together. Pizza, Samurai and Cats! Perhaps the creator was on LSD (incidentally Albert Hofmann died today). I wish I could be as random as that. Most of my random-generation routines involve picking events that have no relation to what I'm talking about. This is sort of paradoxical though because they are related through their lack of relation...
I think a good general formula for the creation of random things involves
- an animal: try to make it as bizarre as possible. Platypus, Narwhale, Eagle
- an action: animals don't usually do human actions so choose something like dancing or smoking
- an quality: colours are good. Psychedelic colours are better. Flavours work well too
- a location: make it bizarre or really normal. Super normalcy when people expect random can be very random.