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comment by kleinbl00

goobster  ·  330 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Sorry. I know you don't like your posts getting badged, but this one needs to be on EVERYONE's radar.

It's one of those secret keys to the universe that are laying RIGHT IN FRONT OF YOU, but you don't see it until you have it pointed out to you.

kleinbl00  ·  330 days ago  ·  link  ·  


I mean, Aristotle was the first guy (that we know of) to say every tale has been told, it's all about the madlibs.

Polti is the guy that did the "analysis" what? 100 years ago? to argue that those madlibs break down into a set few archetypes ("Vengeance taken for kindred upon kindred")

They're either right or wrong, depending on how you look at it. Either way, Lucas blew up the world when he ascribed Star Wars to Campbell's monomyth, instead of Kurasawa's Hidden Fortress

But really, my response was 100% snark. You don't need "data from thousands of novels" to argue that all drama boils down to "get your hero up a tree, throw rocks at him, get him down again." All else is nuance, "sentiment score" from "crowdsourced data" or not.