Okay, so I think now is a good time to drop to the element level. I’ll try to lay out my argument.
I was already leaning toward the Non-Accurate / Accurate / Proven / Unproven quad for Fletcher. Specifically, Non-Accurate as his problem and Accurate as his solution. Which makes Proven his focus (trying to prove himself to the Partners.)
That puts Non-Accurate as the OS problem, which feels really strong.
- all the lying, obviously
- the Client who won’t settle
- the receptionist and her whacky fashion
- the overweight guy
- the man overcharging at the impound lot
- the judge not putting up with Fletcher’s shennanigans
Leaving Outcome open, you get two quads for the RS.
Option 1: Test / Trust / Cause / Effect
Option 2: Non-Accurate / Accurate / Expectation / Determination
My eye immediately went to the second. Lying and honesty are huge points of contention for the relationship. So are all the Expectations that aren’t being met. There’s also the Determination of “maybe he doesn’t care about me”.
If that sounds good. Then the OS is forced to Failure.
Which makes sense, because even though they win the case, the Client still refuses to settle. She still thinks she’s the victim and wants more. The intolerable divorce situation continues for everyone.
That puts the IC in an issue of Value (your values are completely out of whack), and a drive of Proven (you want to be a good father, prove it)
This also means Fletcher’s crucial element has him representing Accurate in the OS. A completely honest man in a liar’s world.
I need to look at the rest of the storyform to see how it looks, but I think that feels really strong. What are your thoughts?
ETA: I just checked again and this set up actually puts the IC in Unproven, not Proven. That makes me second guess my Problem and Solution elements.
I’ll wait until I get feedback from you guys before reevaluating.