What would happen if I found a GAS that wasn’t well know by the Dramatica community, and I lopped off the first 5 to 15 minutes (essentially causing the First Driver to occur offscreen). Then, I gave it to the Dramatica community to find a Storyform.
Would the same Storyform be found regardless of the lost 5 to 15 minutes?
Would two different Storyforms be found - both correct depending on the version evaluated?
Would two different Storyforms be found, but one would be weaker than the other?
Would a GAS and a Tale be found?
I have a feeling that it is possibility that two different Storyforms could be found, both equally strong.
Also, I think the different possibilies above might occur as well depending on the story as well.
It might be difficult to imagine, but think about Star Wars starting with Princess Leia giving the plans to R2D2 or a similar point after the First Story Driver as it is. Or imagine the filmmakers starting with the plans being stolen.
All expressions of a Storyform aren’t equal. In other words, although perfect structure is a fairy tale, some expressions of structure are more equal.
We naturally seek structure as writers. We naturally seek structure as viewers/readers. Dramatica is a theory based on thousands of years of storytelling, not the other way around.
Is it better to look at Dramatica as a tool to strengthen a story as opposed to a tool for creating stories? I’ve started to look at stories as being fluid and resilient despite our best efforts to break them.
What do you guys think?