so I like domestic cozy but it doesn't account for a lot of Gen Z culture. like the punchline of this video is some serious zoomer shit: https://youtu.be/PH_-nCZuTWI
it has to do with like, controlled exposure to weirdness:
Scenes exist within the context of our normal reality, so they inherit all of the rules of that reality. The "Specifics" of the scene override those rules. AKA "in the world of this scene, it is normal for people to walk backwards".
"Character" is also defined by specifics. This Man -> is a policeman -> who lives alone with his dog -> who studies coding at night. This is true of Character in general: "A Bike" vs "a rusty red children's bike from the 50s with a banana seat and training wheels"
Improv theater is basically a game of games. While there's a variant called "game improv" thats explicitly just games (like "Who's line is it anyway"), scene based improv is structured within "formats", which sets up rules for the "players" to "play" within, and players are constantly on the lookout for the "game of the scene" which is basically the process of finding a set of rules/patterns within the scene and then testing/amplifying/exploring those boundaries.
So I read Ian Chengs Emmisary's Guide to Worlding and this technique of using Johnstone-style "masks" to embody different aspects of the worldbuilding process strikes me as similar to some ideas in this "psychonaut field manual" my brother sent me awhile ago: https://orig00.deviantart.net/dca9/f/2018/094/8/e/the_psychonaut_field_manual_fourth_pdf_edition_by_bluefluke-d8rjuxc.pdf (yes it's a deviantart link 😅). It's sortof like a spiritually agnostic guide to occult/"magick" techniques.
I wonder if this fox/hedgehog divide is just describing people who have ADHD vs people who default to deep focus. Apparently there's basically no examples of successful people with ADHD who also take medication for it, which makes sense if it's an effective alternate strategy for thinking (like how left handed people are better in fights)
so in the breaking smart course @vgr mentioned, if i'm understanding this correctly, that WW1 & 2 can be thought of as a (necessary?) part of or extension of technological revolutions (and the great weirding as part of the software revolution). Does anyone know which specific technologies lead to WW1 & 2 in this context?
I read keith johnstone's impro, which was pretty good, but in a moment of insanity i signed up for an improv class and now i'm stuck "yes and"ing stories about elephants in ice skates and striking funny poses (which is hard to do when you specifically don't have a sense of humor). I can feel them trying to break my spirit.
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