Just finished Dramatica Unplugged, not too bad, 37 pages. And started Dramatica: Inside the Clockwork. Yikes 181 pages!! The first 16 pages explaining the relations of the quads - fantastic. Fascinating.Splay! Display! Family relationship! So much more! I have a feeling this is the kind of book where you really don't want to do more than 20-40 pages a day. And for Mercury's sake make notes.
I tried to read these some time ago and was just all d'oi. And for some reason, now, I pretty much get it. I'm also getting a lot clearer on the theory vs the app. I was also interested in seeing more stuff in the book that's referenced in Pinker, the Mental Relativity stuff, although I haven't really hit it yet.
I've made a lot of notes on this, I'll try cobbling them together and posting. Tremendous relief that I actually understand it now. Word of encouragement to other newbies: just try them, put them down, go back to the standard theory book, let some time pass, go back. Eventually you just get it. It's not that it's difficult, but it is NOT simple. It is composed of many moving parts and relationships and you just have to kind of hang in there until it comes together in your brain. Read, visit, revisit, reread, do it again, repeat.
and get ready to flip those quads four ways and then into a 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th dimension.
One not of sight, or of sound. But of mind.
Take the case of Mr Stanley Beemus, a man who just wanted to alone with his books...