A Perfect Scene: What makes one? (The Boys)

a perfect scene

What makes a perfect scene? Short answer: it hits each of the five points on the Simplified Story System. What are the five points of Simplified Story System? 1: Introduction and setting 2: Things go to plan 3: Realisation of a bigger problem 4: A choice must be made between two bad options 5: Aftermath … Continue reading A Perfect Scene: What makes one? (The Boys)

Space Janitor 176: Digger is gone (the vanishing)

Space Janitor (176) watched on as Denabol and his small pack moved away. He watched as they disappeared down a tunnel. The last he saw was of Digger vanishing into the darkness. Space Janitor smiled and then looked round to the rest of them. In particular, Shep. Shep was still watching to make sure that … Continue reading Space Janitor 176: Digger is gone (the vanishing)

Space Janitor 175: Denabol is upset (What happened?)

Space Janitor (175) could see that Denabol was upset. There was something that happened to him. Was he maybe some kind of surface dog? Was he registered? Space Janitor thought about how there might come a time or series of decisions. Decisions that would lead to him digging down. It felt good to dig down. … Continue reading Space Janitor 175: Denabol is upset (What happened?)

Interstellar: Why you like it but don’t love it (two problems)

Interstellar

Interstellar is a missed opportunity. Interstellar: Where it went wrong You probably want me to get to the point. I’m going to get to it. It feels like Interstellar went wrong in two key areas. Interstellar’s first stumble - Call to adventure The first significant stumble Interstellar takes is in the call to adventure section. … Continue reading Interstellar: Why you like it but don’t love it (two problems)