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by adambein
Feb 08, 2016 4:59 pm
Forum: Movie Talk
Topic: "Sicario" - An Intense, Thought Provoking Thriller
Replies: 1
Views: 8830

Sicario.

My opinion is 'Holy. Crap.'. Followed by, "Don't see this at night." Wow, it was great. It was nice seeing a film with a female protagonist-AND one who was functioning within a realistic scope of her own limitations, and then at then end with a pistol under her chin and that decision to ma...
by adambein
Feb 06, 2016 10:29 am
Forum: Dramatica Theory
Topic: Mental Relativity
Replies: 8
Views: 7380

Mental Relativity/hyperlink above is not working

The hyperlink that's above isn't working. http://www.dramatica.com/archives/theory/mr/index.html .
by adambein
Feb 06, 2016 9:14 am
Forum: Dramatica Theory
Topic: Is conflict inequity?
Replies: 3
Views: 1973

Is conflict inequity?

Is conflict inequity? Should I think about conflict or should I dump THAT way of thinking and instead, think more in terms of 'inequity'? (Seeing's how I no longer think of the term 'hero' and instead , MC & Protagonist thanks to you Chris and Melanie). Is 'conflict' old nomenclature-to be repla...
by adambein
Feb 06, 2016 9:07 am
Forum: Dramatica Theory
Topic: When does one use page 390 as opposed to pg 391?
Replies: 13
Views: 8056

Re: When does one use page 390 as opposed to pg 391?

Hm. Okay. There was a precedent that was put in place prior to what you're now saying tho'. I think. Or else that was helping me grasp the concepts. See, the grid on page 388 sits nicely on top of the grid on page 389. I just want to know what the grid on page 389 sits on top of-the grid on page 390...
by adambein
Feb 06, 2016 8:55 am
Forum: Dramatica Theory
Topic: Dramatica, Eastern storytelling, passive MCs
Replies: 2
Views: 1352

Re: Dramatica, Eastern storytelling, passive MCs

I am not sure if I made an error. If you look in the book 'Dramatica, A New Theory of Story", on page 158, you'll find a grid. 'Grid of Dramatica Genres'. Based on that grid, your ideas may instead fall into the following categories:
'Exploration Drama'
'Bias Drama'
'Growth Drama'.
by adambein
Feb 05, 2016 5:53 pm
Forum: Inspiration and Motivation
Topic: Best Site For Horror Ideas?
Replies: 2
Views: 2930

Re: Best Site For Horror Ideas?

I'm going to argue that that methodology is not employed with the manufacturing of vehicles, medicines, buildings, carburetors, perfumes, soaps, mp3 players, landscaping zoo layout, learning dancing and gymnastics, hang glider repair, applying paint, wallpaper, or stucco to homes, and making beer! N...
by adambein
Feb 04, 2016 8:30 pm
Forum: Dramatica Theory
Topic: Dramatica, Eastern storytelling, passive MCs
Replies: 2
Views: 1352

Eastern storytelling

I'm no pro but I think the deal is is that until the Clergy showed up in the New World, the stories here (in the New World) and the 'East" didn't have the moral endings or fulfilling closure to which we are accustomed now. Um, an example of this might be a story with an unsatisfying ending. Saa...
by adambein
Feb 04, 2016 8:14 pm
Forum: Practical Dramatica
Topic: A challenge to the Dramatica team and others – can you help
Replies: 7
Views: 5521

"At what point does the story goal kick in?".

Now that is a good question.
Regarding everything else you posted, lemme reply after I've had a while to look over what you've posted and think a bit (I see it's been a while).
by adambein
Jan 27, 2016 7:11 pm
Forum: Dramatica Theory
Topic: When does one use page 390 as opposed to pg 391?
Replies: 13
Views: 8056

Dropping down for starters.

Let's say that for starters tho', annnd...until a work is refined/tweeked, is that a way to start that'll get one in the ballpark with a decent foundation?
by adambein
Jan 17, 2016 12:34 pm
Forum: Dramatica Theory
Topic: When does one use page 390 as opposed to pg 391?
Replies: 13
Views: 8056

1. Oooh. I should make this into a 3d walk-thru map. Then ppl can walk thru the levels. I wonder if I can do this as a free download. Hm. Ora transparent table-top model would work too. Thanks for this. 2. No, on page 391 there are 16 Activity Elements. It says 'Activity Elements'. Change that to '1...
by adambein
Jan 05, 2016 6:56 pm
Forum: Dramatica Theory
Topic: When does one use page 390 as opposed to pg 391?
Replies: 13
Views: 8056

I'm gonna use letters to split this up. There's a lot. A. --------------- Nope, that didn't clarify enough-although it IS nice to be able to add 'Characters' next to the words '64 Elements', on page 391 at the top. Plus add "Objective in the OS thruline' as well. So I've got that now-thanks for...
by adambein
Jan 03, 2016 9:51 pm
Forum: Using Screenwriter
Topic: Writer'sDreamKit4.0/StoryEngine/Checkboxes/Purpose?
Replies: 6
Views: 4446

No manual under either 'help'.

Hey, there's no manual under my help-either of my two helps. OMG, I need help help! O.O
by adambein
Jan 03, 2016 9:46 pm
Forum: Dramatica Theory
Topic: When does one use page 390 as opposed to pg 391?
Replies: 13
Views: 8056

Re: When does one use page 390 as opposed to pg 391?

Thanks! I wasn't sure which applied to what! I'll take look again w/my book in front of me!
by adambein
Dec 19, 2015 8:37 pm
Forum: Dramatica Theory
Topic: When does one use page 390 as opposed to pg 391?
Replies: 13
Views: 8056

Re: When does one use page 390 as opposed to pg 391?

Which of these choices is assigned to the 4 throughlines?
by adambein
Dec 17, 2015 10:35 am
Forum: Dramatica Theory
Topic: When does one use page 390 as opposed to pg 391?
Replies: 13
Views: 8056

Re: When does one use page 390 as opposed to pg 391?

'Asking for friend who's having problems with his zombie story. lol ; )
by adambein
Dec 17, 2015 10:26 am
Forum: Using Screenwriter
Topic: Writer'sDreamKit4.0/StoryEngine/Checkboxes/Purpose?
Replies: 6
Views: 4446

Re: Writer'sDreamKit4.0/StoryEngine/Checkboxes/Purpose?

We're supposed to read the manual? O.O
by adambein
Dec 17, 2015 10:25 am
Forum: Dramatica Theory
Topic: When does one use page 390 as opposed to pg 391?
Replies: 13
Views: 8056

When does one use page 390 as opposed to pg 391?

In the Dramatica book, when does one use page 390 and when does one use page 391? Which is the next step below the following, cuz this is super, super important: 4 classes then... 16 types then... 64 variations or 64 elements? I need to know I thiiink cuz I need to reinfooorce the 16 types layer, ri...
by adambein
Dec 17, 2015 10:17 am
Forum: Dramatica Theory
Topic: Errors/typos in the Dramatica Theory book?
Replies: 6
Views: 8182

Pages 391 & 392 bottom grids are not consistent.

ON page 391, the bottom left corner, the 4 sets of quads. They don't match page 392, lowermost grid, bottom left corner, 4 sets of quads. O.O

The font is small to see on page 192 on the bottom-most grid, but it looks like the whole grid doesn't match. Grrr.
by adambein
Dec 16, 2015 5:39 pm
Forum: Using Screenwriter
Topic: DreamKit4.0/Stuck/Scenes/ Adv. Beginner problem
Replies: 3
Views: 1917

Hm. Ah, so that's where the scene list came from. Ah. So what I need to do now is figure out which of my scenes needs to go where (in the automatically generated list)-to fulfill the storytelling needs? I can do it that way, right? Then from there, that'd tell me what I'm missing needs-wise right?

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