So here’s where I think I’m struggling with Petros and Physics. First, though, I agree @lakis that, assuming There is a storyform, Petros MC would definitely be in Physics. I just really want to have a single, one line, maybe even only half a sentence description of Petros’ genre problems. I don’t know that this is structurally necessary (remember the thread about four completely distinct tales functioning as a single complete story? What about 16 completely distinct storytelling scenes functioning as a complete story?) but it really helps me to have that description in mind.
Because everything Petros does is extremely tied in to Joanna, it’s hard to separate from the RS without that description. I’d like to think I was on the right track that those letters being sent is in MC SP1, but it’s also easy to think of letters in the mail as a Situation instead of Physics. It’s also much easier to think of that as Plot and not Genre.
Anyway, after reading the descriptions you guys wrote, I think there are two ways I personally am starting to like as a description of the genre of his throughline. 1. Tied in with the sending of the letters is the kids father giving him the flag, so ‘raising The flag’ is one, but comes in a little late since he’s already having problems with retrieving the letters and feels a little OS-y. But then there’s 2. Something along the lines of Impressing Joanna. This one sounds like Physics to me through and through. sending the letters seems like a very touchy feely internal kind of ‘impressing’ but I think it works as a Physics description.
The last thing I want to mention here is that a lot of the conflict in that fourth or fifth chapter feels like it’s coming from an internal source, but I think that’s just my-the audience’s- reception of that.
Okay, now I’m feeling good about Physics, so back to Concerns for me again. You guys keep on with Issues and I’m sure I’ll interrupt the flow of conversation again tomorrow!