Saturday, May 19, 2018


The site has several new items, listed at “new in site.” And the May 19 update note there explains.

The “feeling for story…” posting below is a subsection of the project,
§ 3.c.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

feeling for story: dramatic appeal (value)
in emotional novelty

This is Section b of “Fake views exploit the appeal of valid drama.”

Why is a chid enchanted by fabulous prospects? Childlike appeal of fabulism (i.e., proffering fables) echoes fantastic cultural stories, once upon a time guided by mythologies that conceptualized worldviews which gave telic cohering and comfort to cycles of life. Such appeal in that kind of narrative echoes in “true” feeling of fictionality and in romanticism (widely conceived, including every mode of safe thrill). A tropological “realism” constitutes dramatic life.

Saturday, April 21, 2018

story as scaffold of uncapturable life

Narrative can be invitation to imagination, such that the more minimal it is, the more gracious toward reader imaginability the line is.

“This is my confession,” as if narrativity in quote marks is distanced pretense without commitment to authorial candor. Characted confession may cloak a candor that thereby escapes others’ want of elaboration, as if her or his innerwordliness has no more to share beyond a brevity of time passing too quickly, which the story shows.

Saturday, April 14, 2018


Too much to say, too little time to say it now…

How a flawed flim has so much promise that I spend over six hours, across three evenings, doing notes on scenes and shots and dialogue—streaming a few seconds, stop, notes, stream...