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by Ville
Nov 09, 2012 1:21 pm
Forum: Practical Dramatica
Topic: Tips on Signposts
Replies: 4
Views: 3094

Re: Tips on Signposts

One interesting twist on this was used in Cast Away with Tom Hanks. Since there were no other people on the island, Chuck Noland creates a projection of himself to act as IC, which takes the form of a volleyball named "Wilson." Chuck's responses to Wilson indicate the influence the altern...
by Ville
Oct 30, 2012 11:44 am
Forum: Practical Dramatica
Topic: Tips on Signposts
Replies: 4
Views: 3094

Re: Tips on Signposts

Yeah, the IC Throughline can be a bit tricky. It might be the hardest Throughline for most writers. It's the one Throughline mainstream story theory misses almost completely. We are all familiar with main characters, subjective relationships and overall stuggles. Not many of us recognize the need of...
by Ville
Oct 07, 2012 2:32 am
Forum: Practical Dramatica
Topic: Throughlines for Characters
Replies: 1
Views: 2186

Re: Throughlines for Characters

In the methods that I have developed my story, do you believe that using the throughlines to display three different people's journey's (As if each throughline was a Main Character throughline, instead of Impact, Overall, Subjective) will stray away from giving the audience a powerful emotional exp...
by Ville
Sep 22, 2012 12:57 pm
Forum: Practical Dramatica
Topic: Doctor-patient confidentiality as Preconditions
Replies: 3
Views: 3028

Re: Doctor-patient confidentiality as Preconditions

Thanks guys. Keep in mind that the critical flaw can be external, which you already have built in: The physician has a critical flaw of the precondition of patient confidentiality. I asked a similar question a while back. My main character's critical flaw was Falsehood. I certainly didn't see him as...
by Ville
Sep 17, 2012 9:03 am
Forum: Practical Dramatica
Topic: Doctor-patient confidentiality as Preconditions
Replies: 3
Views: 3028

Doctor-patient confidentiality as Preconditions

I have this Main Character who's a physician. He tries to intervene in his patients' personal lives but can't violate their confidentiality. I felt this issue of doctor-patient-confidentiality played a part in the theme even before applying Dramatica. Now Dramatica is giving me MC Critical Flaw of P...
by Ville
Sep 09, 2012 9:22 am
Forum: Dramatica Theory
Topic: Can The Preconscious mean absent-mindedness?
Replies: 1
Views: 3356

Can The Preconscious mean absent-mindedness?

The Preconscious is often encoded in a very flamboyant way, Like Tyler Durden in Fight Club or the Joker in the Dark Knight. I'm wondering, can The Preconscious also mean something subtler like the absent-mindedness of an author submerged in his work? Or having ADHD.

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