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by Geoff1975
Dec 20, 2013 9:13 am
Forum: Dramatica Theory
Topic: KATD Functions
Replies: 2
Views: 2739

KATD Functions

Hi, Can you explain something related to the functions of the quad? As I've understood Melanie's blogs and her Youtube videos, the elements of each quad are forms of Knowledge, Ability, Thought and Desire. She put Knowledge in upper left, Thought in lower right, Ability in upper right and Desire in ...
by Geoff1975
Dec 16, 2013 9:04 am
Forum: Practical Dramatica
Topic: Plot Sequence Report: Are the Variations sequential?
Replies: 11
Views: 10110

Re: Plot Sequence Report: Are the Variations sequential?

Thanks, Chris. The PSR makes sense except for one thing. Pardon me for delving in, but these things are useful in seeing how the entire mechanism works. I noticed something which holds true for ALMOST all the through lines. In the PSR, each set of variations is presented in the order they are in the...
by Geoff1975
Dec 12, 2013 5:55 pm
Forum: Dramatica Theory
Topic: Mental Sex
Replies: 1
Views: 2598

Re: Mental Sex

Another method occurred to me since posting that. I thought for female mental sex, a good diagram might have something jotted down with points around it, each representing a variable. You draw lines linking these points and connecting back to that center thing. It's a way of free diagramming how the...
by Geoff1975
Dec 08, 2013 4:18 pm
Forum: Dramatica Theory
Topic: Mental Sex
Replies: 1
Views: 2598

Mental Sex

Hi, I found what I think is a handle on interpreting Mental Sex (aka Problem Solving Style). Reading this article "Blind Sided!" by Melanie: http://storymind.com/mental_relativity/blind_sided.htm I started constructing a bar graph with X-Y axes. The X is labelled Space (male) and the Y is ...
by Geoff1975
Dec 07, 2013 8:37 am
Forum: Dramatica Theory
Topic: Conceptualization versus Conception
Replies: 1
Views: 3034

Conceptualization versus Conception

Hi everyone, This has come up a few times as I compare movies with the story form on Dramatica. I have some grasp, but am not as sure as I'd like to be. Conceptualization (Developing a Plan) sometimes seems indistinguishable from Conception (Conceiving an Idea). One of the founders of the theory lik...
by Geoff1975
Nov 26, 2013 9:12 am
Forum: Practical Dramatica
Topic: Sophisticating Scene List With MM Screenwriter
Replies: 0
Views: 2536

Sophisticating Scene List With MM Screenwriter

Hi, If you've created scenes in Dramatica Pro and, as I did, you wanted to organize that list into something more meaningful with sequence titles and Acts, importing your file into Movie Magic Screenwriter is easy. I was dismayed there's no way of organizing scenes beyond simply a list of scenes unt...
by Geoff1975
Nov 25, 2013 7:34 am
Forum: Dramatica Theory
Topic: Additional Story Points: Driver and Passenger
Replies: 0
Views: 2186

Additional Story Points: Driver and Passenger

Hi, Watching "Drive Angry" and the movie adaptation of "21 Jump Street", the sequential form of a movie was well pronounced. I especially noticed the third Act as having elements paid off from the prior two Acts. "21 Jump Street" was surprisingly well written and paid o...
by Geoff1975
Nov 21, 2013 11:16 am
Forum: Practical Dramatica
Topic: Plot Sequence Report: Are the Variations sequential?
Replies: 11
Views: 10110

Re: Plot Sequence Report: Are the Variations sequential?

Hi, Thanks Prodos for bringing up this question and thanks Chris for helping us all out. I'm laying out my outline and matched the signposts with Potential, Resistance, etc. It can really help to see in the overall story the sense of hitting a brick wall (Resistance) in Act Two, for example, in term...
by Geoff1975
Nov 20, 2013 8:04 pm
Forum: Dramatica Theory
Topic: Setup, Revelation, Conflict & Aftermath
Replies: 2
Views: 3558

Setup, Revelation, Conflict & Aftermath

Somewhere online, I read an article explaining how a scene can be split into these stages: Setup, Revelation, Conflict and Aftermath. It was probably by Melanie, but could've been by Chris. Darn. I can't find it now to look up whether the article was really referring to a scene. I know the other fou...
by Geoff1975
Nov 12, 2013 9:54 am
Forum: Practical Dramatica
Topic: Quad Element Interaction
Replies: 1
Views: 2226

Quad Element Interaction

I've been working with Character Build elements and thinking of ways to achieve the effects observed in real movies. There's a moment in "Blast From the Past" where the MC probes the IC for info. She reveals a self-evaluation about why relationships haven't worked out. This made me think o...
by Geoff1975
Nov 04, 2013 10:34 pm
Forum: Practical Dramatica
Topic: TRANSFORMERS: DOTM AND REQUIREMENTS QUESTION
Replies: 2
Views: 3327

Re: TRANSFORMERS: DOTM AND REQUIREMENTS QUESTION

Thanks. I'll get used to looking at it this way.
by Geoff1975
Nov 03, 2013 11:05 am
Forum: Practical Dramatica
Topic: TRANSFORMERS: DOTM AND REQUIREMENTS QUESTION
Replies: 2
Views: 3327

TRANSFORMERS: DOTM AND REQUIREMENTS QUESTION

I watched Transformers: Dark of the Moon again recently. The options were pretty clear. Getting the pillars was the step of Signpost 2 and protecting Sentinel Prime was the step of Signpost 3. However, it turns out Sentinel has actually been acting for the Decepticons. He turns against our Autobot p...
by Geoff1975
Aug 14, 2013 3:23 pm
Forum: Outline 4D (formerly StoryView)
Topic: Subplot Question
Replies: 5
Views: 4286

Subplot Question

Write Brothers puts out products that not only work, but are so intuitive. Okay, I've looked through Outline 4D tutorials and have a question. Can you outline multiple stories in one file? Within a Star Wars Episode 4, can you create a Major story outline, a Han Solo subplot outline, and a third out...
by Geoff1975
Aug 14, 2013 1:45 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: Question About Telepaths and PS Style
Replies: 1
Views: 2960

Question About Telepaths and PS Style

Hi everyone, I've been enjoying the Dramatica theory. One question just popped into mind. The theory has a Problem-Solving Style, saying some characters would think linearly and others would think in terms of space or relationships. What if you're writing a science fiction story where a telepath sen...
by Geoff1975
Aug 13, 2013 3:16 pm
Forum: Dramatica Theory
Topic: Star Wars: isn't Han Solo the impact character?
Replies: 2
Views: 3560

Re: Star Wars: isn't Han Solo the impact character?

In the crisis, Luke hears Ben expressing his impact point once again. This persuades him to change his paradigm and ignore the instruments. He let's the Force guide him instead. This solves the Objective Story problem.
by Geoff1975
Aug 02, 2013 7:41 am
Forum: Practical Dramatica
Topic: Two ICs Possibly More Common Than Thought
Replies: 1
Views: 2353

Re: Two ICs Possibly More Common Than Thought

I'm still wondering if a second IC has cropped up several times, maybe this allows the shadow figure sometimes seen in movies. This shadow figure, not yet found structurally in Dramatica, is someone who impacts on the MC by showing the worst case scenario. Jimmy could be serving this role in "T...
by Geoff1975
Aug 02, 2013 7:32 am
Forum: Practical Dramatica
Topic: Two ICs Possibly More Common Than Thought
Replies: 1
Views: 2353

Two ICs Possibly More Common Than Thought

I'll give three examples where there is clearly an Impact Character and a romantic interest. In "Turner and Hooch", Scott Turner is forced to harbor a messy dog in his home while he's investigating a case. Outside the OS of the case itself, we see Hooch tearing up Turner's home to the poin...
by Geoff1975
Aug 02, 2013 7:30 am
Forum: Practical Dramatica
Topic: Two ICs Possibly More Common Than Thought
Replies: 0
Views: 2105

Two ICs Possibly More Common Than Thought

I'll give three examples where there is clearly an Impact Character and a romantic interest. In "Turner and Hooch", Scott Turner is forced to harbor a messy dog in his home while he's investigating a case. Outside the OS of the case itself, we see Hooch tearing up Turner's home to the poin...
by Geoff1975
May 05, 2013 5:05 pm
Forum: Practical Dramatica
Topic: Cursory Analysis: Short Circuit
Replies: 4
Views: 3650

Re: Cursory Analysis: Short Circuit

Hi Contagonist, I see what you mean by sidekick for Steph. Dramatica has four Driver OS archetypes and four passenger archetypes. This is just from observation, but I keep running into the character personally related to the main character as also being the Conscience character in the OS. Is she ful...
by Geoff1975
May 03, 2013 8:31 pm
Forum: Practical Dramatica
Topic: Cursory Analysis: Short Circuit
Replies: 4
Views: 3650

Re: Cursory Analysis: Short Circuit

Her prejudiced attitude is probably also the reason for her smart-aleck remarks toward Nova Laboratories: "I want to talk to your head warmonger, please." "Go back to your nuclear weapons." It's consistently one of two traits in her character, the other being, well a cute sweethe...

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