Thanks again for your response Lakis – always willing to lend a hand. Yeah, as you say, I’m not desperate to get the elements down in a concrete way or even think about illustration at the moment. I guess I wanted to get more of an understanding of how this elements represent the story objectively. At this stage I just want to make sure of the characters I have need to be there and if there are any areas that I am missing.
Emotion & Reason are the two roles I struggle with most. I think it Is because they don’t seem like objective roles. When I think about the other roles, there is a clear understanding on how these roles affect the story objectively. I think Chewbacca is a great example. He seems to be a character that is driven by emotion – but that seems subjective to me. I read somewhere on here that the character in the skeptic role doesn’t actually have to be a sceptical person, just that they represent the skeptisim in regards to the approach or goal itself.
So would it be right in saying that the reason character represents the logical argument and the emotion character represents the emotion argument? Because that is the only way it feels like it makes sense to me in regards to how the other elements work.
In my story, I feel that the character that represents logic would come from the Hipsters side. The Hipsters are very logical, passive aggressive, master manipulates, always calm. But they have a subtle way of agitating their detractors – who always respond emotionally (getting angry, lashing out etc), which makes the hipsters look better.
So could the story logical argument be from the Hipsters - We are from the city – city is better than town. We are more cultured. Know what is best for the town. Why would you not want to be better? If you don’t like the town you can always just move to a town you like – it’s easy – we have cars and public transport to help do it.
Where the emotional argument comes from James’ crew (represented by one of his supporters). Hang on, this is my town, my grandparents lived here and so did my parents. This place means a lot. I’m not just giving it up to some tourist.
Is this right? Should I be doing it as emotion and logic arguments, or just have characters that are driven by emotion or logic (Chewbacca & Princess Leia).