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by Geoff1975
Dec 02, 2012 8:50 pm
Forum: Practical Dramatica
Topic: The Dramatic Circuit Points
Replies: 1
Views: 2505

The Dramatic Circuit Points

Eeek... I can hear the people saying already that I'm reading too much into it. In the story I'm working on, I'll have twenty scenes that fit naturally. Then I'll lag trying to figure out what would go in between them to double the whole count. This question has been rattling through my mind for a f...
by Geoff1975
Nov 02, 2012 6:58 am
Forum: Practical Dramatica
Topic: Software Question: Scene Construction
Replies: 1
Views: 2424

Software Question: Scene Construction

This time I have a software question. Using the scene construction tool in Storyguide, I thought the lower field, the "Story Points reference" was a nice way to add layers of the throughlines into a single scene, which would be described in the upper field. The scene summary typed into the...
by Geoff1975
Oct 31, 2012 5:42 am
Forum: Practical Dramatica
Topic: Story Driver For Subjective Story?
Replies: 1
Views: 2563

Story Driver For Subjective Story?

I'm getting a sense of how the objective, subjective, MC and IC throughlines come together. Often, the objective throughline would be predicated on the subjective. In other words, to accomplish the objective, the subjective needs to be endured. The MC has (perhaps eventually) what's needed to solve ...
by Geoff1975
Oct 28, 2012 11:58 am
Forum: Practical Dramatica
Topic: Optionlcks... Tied to Whom?
Replies: 1
Views: 2130

Optionlcks... Tied to Whom?

I started off thinking the optionlock applied to the protagonist in the OS, then just the OS itself, but a comment by Chris about the antagonist in Ghostbusters having options made me go through podcasts and realize actions of both should be realized in terms of the optionlock, not just reactions to...
by Geoff1975
Oct 26, 2012 10:11 pm
Forum: Practical Dramatica
Topic: Fate vs. Destiny
Replies: 0
Views: 3352

Re: Fate vs. Destiny

The definitions seemed clear to me. A destiny would be a path, a more permanent journey to something. A fate would be a state of being which could change. I got an impression of several fates dotting a line labeled a destiny. It's been said several times in Dramatica articles and the guidebook, I be...
by Geoff1975
Oct 26, 2012 1:26 pm
Forum: Practical Dramatica
Topic: My Story Inherently has Protagonist Who's Not MC
Replies: 0
Views: 1935

My Story Inherently has Protagonist Who's Not MC

One of the last things to pin down about my screwball story is which one to make the protagonist: MC or IC. My IC has an earth shattering quest and he recruits the MC to help. I could easily tie the MC's problem as stemming from that earth shattering threat. Virtually all the screwball comedies I've...
by Geoff1975
Oct 22, 2012 8:13 pm
Forum: Practical Dramatica
Topic: Drivers and Journeys Being the Same in OS?
Replies: 1
Views: 2142

Drivers and Journeys Being the Same in OS?

At first glance, the fact that the Storyguide included within Dramatica Story Expert includes both OS Drivers and Journeys made me think they're separate. You'd come up with two different events.... and I made sure to catch whether the driver came before the journey or signpost. Now as I diagram 3-a...
by Geoff1975
Oct 22, 2012 8:04 pm
Forum: Practical Dramatica
Topic: Question: Theme/Counterpoint in a 4-Act Story
Replies: 0
Views: 2035

Question: Theme/Counterpoint in a 4-Act Story

Uncovering this put quite a bit into perspective. I found I had actually posted a question earlier related to this. Chris was gave an encouraging reply. After writing what's below, I'm coming to realize both 4-act and 3-act methods have elements you'd want to skillfully meld together. It's not just ...
by Geoff1975
Oct 21, 2012 8:41 am
Forum: Dramatica Theory
Topic: We Are Alike Moments
Replies: 3
Views: 5935

Re: We Are Alike Moments

Thanks for taking the time to type these. Regardless of copyright issues, anyone can watch them and spot the moments right away.
by Geoff1975
Oct 21, 2012 8:36 am
Forum: Dramatica Theory
Topic: Be-er Character Actors
Replies: 0
Views: 2803

Be-er Character Actors

Morgan Freeman comes through very clearly as an actor cast particularly in Be-er character roles. In contrast, Shia LaBeouf has consistently played Do-er characters. Will Smith has consistently played steadfast, probably Do-er, characters. I'm curious what people think and what Be-er actors come to ...
by Geoff1975
Sep 24, 2012 10:37 pm
Forum: Dramatica Theory
Topic: Excellent Example of Be-er vs. Do-er
Replies: 2
Views: 4427

Excellent Example of Be-er vs. Do-er

I just finished watching the climax of "Crimson Tide". The involving subjective through line revolves around the captain and executive officer clenched in debate. I would say the exec is quite an active Be-er because, in addition to patting the men for jobs well-done during the story, ther...
by Geoff1975
Sep 22, 2012 1:12 pm
Forum: Dramatica Theory
Topic: We Are Alike Moments
Replies: 3
Views: 5935

We Are Alike Moments

In Pretty Woman, there's a balcony scene nicely in the exact middle of Act Two. Edward says, "I'm only halfway out." He also points out that he and Vivian both screw people for money. She maintains her rule not to kiss on the lips ("it's too personal"). What other "We are al...
by Geoff1975
Sep 21, 2012 7:08 am
Forum: Dramatica Theory
Topic: A Possible Consequence Character in "Pretty Woman"
Replies: 1
Views: 3438

A Possible Consequence Character in "Pretty Woman"

Watching "Pretty Woman", I thought Vivian's fellow prostitute might be a good candidate for the consequence character, that figure who sometimes appears in the form of the worst-case scenario. She's ingrained into prostitution, something Vivian wants to get out of. Someone might say Freddy...
by Geoff1975
Sep 13, 2012 10:22 am
Forum: Practical Dramatica
Topic: Understanding the Holographic View of the Quad
Replies: 0
Views: 2083

Understanding the Holographic View of the Quad

After wrestling with how Melanie's description of the quad's dynamics and the mystery of merging the PSR with the thematic issue can be reconciled, I've come up with this idea. Can anyone help me to a better understanding? The quad has a pair of opposing diagonal 2-squares. One of these pairs merges...
by Geoff1975
Sep 11, 2012 7:29 am
Forum: Practical Dramatica
Topic: Understanding the Two Sequence Perspectives
Replies: 3
Views: 3528

Re: Understanding the Two Sequence Perspectives

With concept in mind that the story engine display starts you off at rest and the plot sequence report shows how each throughline gets warped, I've tried sketching storyforms to find which factors flip and which rotate (etc) them. I'm guessing the switch from at rest to the PSR display of first act ...
by Geoff1975
Sep 05, 2012 4:37 pm
Forum: Dramatica Theory
Topic: Consequence Character
Replies: 3
Views: 4682

Re: Consequence Character

Perhaps this tends to show up in a certain kind of story or when a certain Class is prominent. Could that be why it doesn't show up more often?
by Geoff1975
Sep 05, 2012 4:31 pm
Forum: Dramatica Theory
Topic: Consequence Character
Replies: 3
Views: 4682

Consequence Character

Like several people, I can't find a specific spot where the shadow character would structurally fit. This is the character who's a representation of what the central character will face unless he succeeds. If there were a label for this, Consequence Character would be nice. That implies the OS is wh...
by Geoff1975
Sep 05, 2012 4:27 pm
Forum: Dramatica Theory
Topic: Consequence Character
Replies: 0
Views: 1839

Consequence Character

Like several people, I can't find a specific spot where the shadow character would structurally fit. This is the character who's a representation of what the central character will face unless he succeeds. If there were a label for this, Consequence Character would be nice. That implies the OS is wh...
by Geoff1975
Aug 23, 2012 6:51 am
Forum: Practical Dramatica
Topic: Anyone Apply Dramatica to The Pursuit of Happyness?
Replies: 2
Views: 2743

Re: Anyone Apply Dramatica to The Pursuit of Happyness?

Looking at this movie last night, I think perhaps there is no character being impacted --- except maybe the heads of the stock brokerage at the conclusion. It seems there are several throughlines assigned to the different classes. "Making Ends Meet" would be the Situation. Learning, Doing ...
by Geoff1975
Aug 22, 2012 5:22 pm
Forum: Practical Dramatica
Topic: Anyone Apply Dramatica to The Pursuit of Happyness?
Replies: 2
Views: 2743

Re: Anyone Apply Dramatica to The Pursuit of Happyness?

I also wonder which perspectives the throughlines ought to be assigned to. The poverty part involves all the characters: his son, the neighbor owing money, the wife, even the street person to some extent. The stockbroker plot is how the story concludes, however. Chris is the poster-image of a steadf...

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