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.