5/12/2023
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A cry for Help turns out a goat. ChatGPT continues the story with the help of Mid-journey and Firefly

Following is a story from Inside Edition where a couple of cops were on a rescue mission, and it turns out the cry for help was actually coming from a Goat.

The story was fun on its own but I asked ChatGPT to add a plot twist. And use tools like Mid-journey and Adobe Firefly to generate images to accompany the storyline.

Here is what I prompted:

A group of cops heard a voice from far away sounded like Help. The storm towards the voice. The cry repeats. They rush to the scene to find that it was a goat. Now add a plot twist..

ChatGPT

Here is the twist:

As the cops approached the goat, they noticed that it was wearing a collar with a small, high-tech device attached to it. Curious, they activated the device and were shocked to discover that the goat was actually a highly advanced cyborg. The goat cyborg, who called itself “Gamma”, explained that it had been designed as a reconnaissance tool for a secret military project, but had somehow become disconnected from its handlers and had been wandering aimlessly ever since. Despite its robotic nature, Gamma had developed a consciousness and emotions, and had been desperately trying to find someone to help it. The cops were amazed by the cyborg goat’s advanced technology and intelligence, but they knew they had to act quickly before the military discovered Gamma’s whereabouts. They decided to take Gamma with them and hide it in a safe location until they could figure out what to do next. As they drove away with Gamma in tow, the cops couldn’t help but wonder what other secrets and mysteries the world might be hiding.

ChatGPT

Is interesting but I did not like Sci-fi nature of the plot, so I asked it to change it to Fairy tale style. And here is what I got.

As the cops approached the goat, they noticed that it had a golden bell around its neck. The cry for help was actually coming from the bell, which was enchanted to ring whenever someone was in danger. When the cops reached the goat, they saw that it was no ordinary goat – it was a magical creature known as a shape-shifter. The shape-shifter had been cursed by an evil sorcerer and trapped in the form of a goat until someone could break the curse. Moved by the goat’s plight, the cops decided to help. They searched high and low for the sorcerer who had cursed the shape-shifter and finally found him in a dark forest. The sorcerer was powerful, but the cops were brave and determined. They battled the sorcerer, using all their strength and cunning, until they finally defeated him. With the sorcerer defeated, the curse was lifted, and the shape-shifter was able to transform back into its true form. To thank the cops for their help, the shape-shifter offered them a magical reward. They were given a magic cloak that would make them invisible to their enemies, allowing them to protect the kingdom from all manner of dangers. From that day on, the cops were known as the bravest and most magical protectors of the land. And the shape-shifter, now free from its curse, continued to roam the kingdom, spreading magic and wonder wherever it went.

ChatGPT

It’s all good but the word cops does not mix with the scene so I asked ChatGPT to swap cops with something that goes with the story.

As the villagers heard a voice from far away that sounded like “Help!”, they rushed to the scene to find a goat in distress. The cry repeated, and the villagers soon realized that the goat was not an ordinary one. The goat had a golden bell around its neck, and the villagers knew that it was an enchanted creature. The bell was enchanted to ring whenever someone was in danger. Moved by the goat’s plight, a group of brave travelers who happened to be passing by decided to help. They were a group of adventurers, skilled in combat and well-versed in magic. They searched high and low for the source of the danger and finally found an evil sorcerer who had cursed the shape-shifter. The adventurers battled the sorcerer, using all their strength and cunning, until they finally defeated him. With the sorcerer defeated, the curse was lifted, and the shape-shifter was able to transform back into its true form. To thank the adventurers for their help, the shape-shifter offered them a magical reward. They were given a magic cloak that would make them invisible to their enemies, allowing them to protect the kingdom from all manner of dangers. From that day on, the adventurers were known as the bravest and most magical protectors of the land. And the shape-shifter, now free from its curse, continued to roam the kingdom, spreading magic and wonder wherever it went.

ChatGPT

I wanted the goat to be specifically a human hybrid so I asked ChatGPT to change it. I used Firefly and Mid-journey to generate some images to go with the story. You can compare them below. The mid-journey images are not generated by me, there are plenty generated by others there. The final story goes as follows:

The Cursed Goat-Human: A Tale of Magic and Adventure

As the villagers heard a voice from far away that sounded like “Help!”, they rushed to the scene to find a beautiful woman lying on the ground. Her body was that of a human, but she had a pair of magnificent goat horns on her head.

A cry for Help turns out a goat. ChatGPT continues the story with the help of Mid-journey and Firefly
The Human Goat generated by Firefly
A cry for Help turns out a goat. ChatGPT continues the story with the help of Mid-journey and Firefly
Mid-journey

The cry repeated, and the villagers soon realized that the woman was not an ordinary one. She had been cursed by an evil sorcerer and transformed into a goat-human hybrid until someone could break the curse.

Moved by the woman’s plight, a group of brave travelers who happened to be passing by decided to help. They were a group of adventurers, skilled in combat and well-versed in magic. They searched high and low for the sorcerer who had cursed the woman and finally found him in a dark forest.

A cry for Help turns out a goat. ChatGPT continues the story with the help of Mid-journey and Firefly
Villagers searching for the sorcerer by Firefly
A cry for Help turns out a goat. ChatGPT continues the story with the help of Mid-journey and Firefly
The sorcerer generated by Firefly
A cry for Help turns out a goat. ChatGPT continues the story with the help of Mid-journey and Firefly
Mid-journey

The sorcerer was powerful, but the adventurers were determined to help the woman. They battled the sorcerer, using all their strength and cunning, until they finally defeated him. With the sorcerer defeated, the curse was lifted, and the woman was able to transform back into her true form.

To thank the adventurers for their help, the woman offered them a magical reward. They were given a magic amulet that would protect them from harm and guide them on their journeys.

A cry for Help turns out a goat. ChatGPT continues the story with the help of Mid-journey and Firefly
Presenting amulet by Firefly

From that day on, the woman traveled with the adventurers, using her strength and magic to help them overcome all manner of obstacles. And the villagers, now aware of the power of magic and the importance of helping those in need, lived happily and peacefully in their kingdom.

Summary

Upon comparing Mid-Journey and Firefly, I have found that Mid-Journey is way more accurate and precise in generating images. Firefly is still in beta and closed for limited users, and may take some time to be ready to compete with something like Mid-journey.

ChatGPT has the potential to generate some fascinating creative pieces, particularly fantasy story plots, among loads of other things it can do. I found it to be a fun tool to use.

Overall, I am thrilled by the possibilities offered by generative AI in the realm of creativity although there has been fear among Artist communities. I am in no position to speak on that but I hope it ends up being a tool that benefits everyone. I encourage readers to explore and experiment with generative AI models, and see where their creativity can take them.

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