Search found 7 matches

by RavinDave
Oct 29, 2012 9:41 pm
Forum: Practical Dramatica
Topic: Tips on Signposts
Replies: 4
Views: 2394

Tips on Signposts

I always seem to get stuck when I start to look at the Signposts for the Impact Character. Let's take a random "Type" -- PLAYING A ROLE. Does this mean that the IC is directly involved in "Playing A Role" or that their impact forces the MC to consider "Playing a Role"? ...
by RavinDave
Sep 26, 2010 11:08 pm
Forum: Practical Dramatica
Topic: "Ruthless People" (1986)
Replies: 0
Views: 3176

"Ruthless People" (1986)

I just watched "Ruthless People" (1986) on YouTube. Certainly one of my favorite comedies of all time. But for some inexplicable reason, I'm baffled in my attempts to analyze it in terms of Dramatica. It seems like it should be easier than most, since the plot is pretty simple at its core....
by RavinDave
Sep 26, 2010 12:53 am
Forum: Practical Dramatica
Topic: Armando's Book
Replies: 2
Views: 2133

Armando's Book

I see that Amazon offers an ebook version -- but it's specific to Kindle.

Is there a general electronic version available? (I was dragged kicking and screaming into the .pdf world, but now that I'm there, I much prefer e-books over tree-books.)
by RavinDave
Sep 10, 2010 7:34 pm
Forum: Dramatica Theory
Topic: "The Catbird Seat" (James Thurber)
Replies: 0
Views: 1693

"The Catbird Seat" (James Thurber)

Found the short story analysis of Thurber's "The Catbird Seat" (by Katharine Monahan Huntley) on the Dramatica website very enjoyable. The discussion's almost longer than the story! Fascinating to see the theory tackling something that brief and a nice object lesson for fans of that format.
by RavinDave
Sep 06, 2010 11:38 pm
Forum: Practical Dramatica
Topic: MC GROWTH: Bogged Down in Language
Replies: 5
Views: 3600

Re: MC GROWTH: Bogged Down in Language

It is just as valid. But not in the same storyform. For any one storyform, Dramatica recommends focusing on either STOP or START, but not both. ... But my point is that (at least in my example and many others I can imagine) they are logically equivalent , so it's arbitrary to call one START and the...
by RavinDave
Sep 06, 2010 12:17 am
Forum: Practical Dramatica
Topic: MC GROWTH: Bogged Down in Language
Replies: 5
Views: 3600

MC GROWTH: Bogged Down in Language

Chris (et al.) ... I'm perfectly comfortable with the concept of GROWTH. I understand the idea behind the four variants (when coupled with RESOLVE); change-start, change-stop, steadfast-start, steadfast-stop. ... but I'm not always comfortable with the encoding aspect. It often seems that I can forc...
by RavinDave
Aug 30, 2010 10:35 pm
Forum: Practical Dramatica
Topic: Armando's Instant Dramatica Software
Replies: 3
Views: 3877

Re: Armando's Instant Dramatica Software

Hi. Thanks for posting the link to Aramando's Instant Dramatica software. However, the Dramatica Pro 4 doesn't recognize the .ind extension. How does one use the program? :? Thanks in advance for your help. Adite Well ... It doesn't need to. You're not exporting data from AID into Dramatica, you're...

Go to advanced search