Apparent vs Real OS Throughline

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Apparent vs Real OS Throughline

Postby ericbrooking » Aug 18, 2010 12:19 pm

I've been working with the Story Engine and I have a question.
How would one implement an apparent storyline while at the same time having a real more meaningful storyline?
Does this stay in the OS Throughline or is it handled using both the OS and MC?

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Re: Apparent vs Real OS Throughline

Postby Chris Huntley » Aug 20, 2010 4:22 pm

The real timeline is known as the plot and is tied to the storyform.

The "apparent" timeline is accomplished through storyweaving to INFER something is going on that is not really the case.

Is that what you mean?
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Re: Apparent vs Real OS Throughline

Postby ericbrooking » Aug 23, 2010 7:48 am

I think I was making it too complicated. I just need to stick with the 4 throughlines. I was trying to pack too much in to the story, a multilayered OS Throughline and the normal other 3. This became too cumbersome and I just cut it back.
Thanks.


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