Norms of Valence, Arousal, and Dominance

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”

Purpose

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.