“We do not see the world as it is, but as we are.” — Anians Nin
And you do not know what you feel before you felt.
So many papers I’m running into that believe we are apparition! I swear, if out of body living were possible, these folks would never come home. Some are great to read, but most are frustrating. Example, Papers with Studies attempting to disprove — by argument or empirical data — the reality of the emotional connection with Fiction Novels. Continue reading “You Will Have an Emotional Connection — You Will”
measuring them for their effectiveness to induce the reader in three ways, by the level of Valence experienced, the level of Arousal induced, and the level of Dominance experienced.
We hear it all the time, words have power. It’s said in the same tone of voice used to express warm fuzzes like ‘Follow your Dreams’ and ‘Don’t give up before the miracle happens.’ And there’s always a lot of overly white teeth involved.
The study resulted in the compiling of over 13k words, measuring them for their effectiveness to induce the reader in three ways, by the level of Valence experienced, the level of Arousal induced, and the level of Dominance felt. Continue reading “Norms of Valence, Arousal, and Dominance”
Wow, you write so beautifully,
the inside of your mind must be terrifying…
Oh, there’s a purpose. I had a thought about the multi-verse theory… I think it’s in string theory, where it’s suggested that there is a universe, parallel to this one, where all of the other choices were made in my life — The ones DC Comics needs to stay out of because it’s too much for them — and it crossed my mind that if true, there was a universe where it all meant something else entirely.
It would also mean that there would always be one where I was alive — and in fact it would mean there was one where I was God. Which would meant that I knew the purpose. I understood the whole thing, and was laughing at myself over here, for not getting the joke.
Framing essentially involves selection and salience. To frame is to select some aspects of a perceived reality and make them more
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Building tension will lead to drama, but drama isn’t when the character cries or breaks down or makes that final connection — it’s when the reader does.
The second and more interesting point is that nothing changes. Everyone agrees, even the Emperor, but the procession goes on,
A moment of convergence brought up the story of the Emperor’s New Clothes. I’m sure you have heard the tale many times in full, and can recall the story without Continue reading “Clothing and Emperors”