Well, that’s the thing. This isn’t really going anywhere as far as Dramatica theory goes. It’s just an attempt to use some Dramatica concepts to create an explanation for dimension-hopping, time-traveling characters in what is meant to be a comic book story.
I tried a couple different things. I don’t know enough about waves mechanics or terminology or whatever to do that quad properly, but I tried matching it to the spatial quad by having something like a point on a wave, the wave itself, a ripple (meant to be like a 2-D wave plane), and maybe wave interference (like several waves mixing in a storm). That would probably have been enough for a comic book, I tried some other things, too, involving wave length, wave frequency, wave function, various types of waves (transitional, longitudinal, etc). They all offered something interesting for the story, but the way I would have used them would have been way too connected to space to be Dramatica friendly.
So I tried to keep time separate. I thought there might be a number_a moment, like a second, a minute, an hour. Then there’d need to be the energy that moved one moment to the next-the flow. Then some sort of space-a timeline? Something that forces that flow into a “forward” direction? And then something more temporal-the rate of change? I don’t even know what most of that would mean and it’s probably all ridiculous anyway.
Something else I did that I don’t think would go over well on here, was to put Space into the Mass position and Time into the Energy position and say that might give us something like Space-time in the Space position and Time-space in the Time position.
What I decided was to use the explanation of dimensions as running along a coil such that each circle would repeat the 0-dim, 1-dim, etc pattern, but each wave, or each level along the coil would describe something else. So one coil would describe the spatial dims already mentioned. Then another will describe 4 similar temporal dims, most of which we are actually familiar with, but we just don’t think of them as dimensions (like how we use a 1-D line to describe length, width, height instead of 4 actually different dims). I haven’t thought about it in a day or two, but I actually wound up describing something very similar to the 10-12 dimensions described in some versions of string theory....and then speculated on four more!
Anyway, I eventually settled on something that will work for the book but that won’t add a thing to Dramatica. Although, if this were somehow ever to get published, I’d almost certainly be paying Write Bros for the use of some of their Dramatica concepts.