thread: 2009-06-08 : Restating: Fictional Causes and Realization

On 2009-06-09, Arturo G. wrote:

Valamir said: "Vincent, your burning down the orphanage example bothers me not one whit. Because all of those details which you presume are missing...are not missing...AT ALL. They all exist as fully developed as they need to to make the movie hold together in my own head. They don't need to be shared to exist. They don't need to enter the SIS officially for me to enjoy them. They ONLY need to enter the SIS at such point in time when a specific detail matters later."

But I think that's exactly the point. Some people may build interesting details on their heads, but others not. Or at least, not so detailed. Mainly because in many cases the details don't seem to have a real impact on the consequences, or in what matters later. When this happens, the feeling of "unrealized" fiction may appear.

But if some details have an impact on the rules, they matter. Thus, people introduce more of them on the SIS, share them, everyone enjoys them, they have an impact, and everyone have the feeling that the fiction is more rich and consequential.


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