Before I run into specifics, the answer is: no. Of course it is not allowed.
Unfortunately the same applies to exceeding speed limits. And (again unfortunately) it happens from time to time.
Last week I was developing a storyform for a short story I have in my mind. The story is about parents trying to save their children during disastrous war episode. There is a way to do this but it is risky, to say the least. Father believes there is no other way, mother thinks it is crazy and moreover for all of them it means final separation.
For the first time in a long time I had a feeling it works. It works for me and it works in Dramatica. So many storypoints was ‘obvious’. OS domain and concern, OS Problem, Limit, Outcome, Resolve and more. After two minutes I was down to something like 8 storyforms and I had a feeling I’m in the right place.
And there I have approached the cheating idea.
The end of the story (just in case I will finish it and someone translate it - SPOILER ALERT) is: parents succeed. Kids are kind of safe and for sure they left the danger behind. Outcome: success. But the question was what is a judgment? Parents cannot follow the same way. They have to stay. In a few minutes they will sacrifice their lives. And they are happy. So, my initial idea was the judgment is Good.
I have finished the storyform and… well… I wasn’t happy with requirements and with plot progression. It is not my story. So after clearing the engine I have started once again but with small differences. I have set the expected Requirements and other ‘obvious’ story points. And after next two minutes I get the story form, that was almost the same like for the first time but with few small differences - and that was it. Plot progression now makes sense, othere story points as well. But… up to engine decision the judgment is now: Bad.
I still believe in the same ending but my understanding evolved. After all it is a bitter sweet story. They are hapy because kids are safe. On the other hand they are going to die in few minutes, so I’m sad.
Taking under consideration above, I’m confused. To be honest they are going to die so it is not a typical happy ending (success/good). Is it possible the engine is smarter than me?
Do you have a similar experience? You have your feeling but engine sets oposite and you accept all other storypoints but for this one you stick to your ‘heart’?