For the MC Throughline and IC Throughline, the MC & IC Resolve specifically tells us whether their Solutions are embraced.
For the OS Throughline, I had the idea that Outcome tells us whether the OS Solution is embraced but its actual definition is simpler, it just tells us whether the Story Goal is achieved.
Still, am I wrong to think that an Outcome of Success means the OS Solution was embraced or somehow used to bring about that success? I also think you can extend that to say that Success Outcome means the OS Problem somehow gets resolved by the Solution, i.e. the whole throughline's inequity is somehow resolved -- but I'm not 100% sure on that. (Of course, whether that's a Good thing or not is represented separately by Judgment.)
And what about for Failure stories? My thinking is that in Failures the overall story characters can make use of the OS Solution, maybe a few characters embrace it fully, others just fall into it some of the time without going all the way toward it ... but it does not get used properly to achieve the Story Goal, and in these stories you definitely wouldn't see all the characters embracing it.
I think my interpretation is supported by the Rain Man analysis:
Although the objective story outcome results in failure, out of control circumstances leads to solving problems within the story. Susanna slips from Charlie’s control and leaves him, causing Charlie to realize he needs her. Raymond is set loose into a uncontrolled world and charms Charlie. (etc.)
I feel like I'm making a mess of this question, but what I'm really asking is what does the Outcome actually tell you about the OS, and what can you infer from it? Certainly, it tells you whether the Goal is achieved. But:
- Does Outcome tell you anything about how the OS Solution is used and to what degree?
- Does Outcome tell you whether the OS Throughline as a whole gets resolved? e.g. for OS in Situation, does a Success mean they are no longer stuck in the situation, while Failure means they are?