Considering Fiction as a Chain of Tone

Posted by @ 11:51 pm on January 24th, 2011

an audio-visual tour of what I look for, aim for, build towards, in fictional narratives.

AT THE BEGINNING, A NARRATIVE ELEMENT IS INTRODUCED IN ORDER TO ESTABLISH A TONE TO CARRY THE PIECE


THE ARCHITECTURE IS IMPORTANT

AND SO ARE THE THINGS INSIDE OF IT

BUT SOMETIMES THE THINGS INSIDE DON’T MAKE ANY SENSE, AND THE PROTAGONIST/NARRATOR/READER FINDS HER OR HIS “SELF” UNCOMFORTABLE

IT COULD BE SOMETHING RIDICULOUS, BUT DESPITE THE DISTANCE OF CAMP, UNEASE REMAINS

FURTHER EXPLORATION RESULTS IN SOMETHING BOTH UNCANNY AND PERFECT, THIS BECOMES THE GOAL

UNDOUBTEDLY, IF ONE WERE TO ACADEMICALLY REDUCE THE NARRATIVE, WHAT WE WOULD FIND IS THE QUEST

THROUGHOUT THE SEARCH, MODES OF TRANSPORT ARE NOT IMPORTANT

THERE IS A SCENE OUTSIDE, NEAR THE BEACH
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IVXsMaaQyI8

THERE ARE DISTORTED SEX SCENES
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ISivyow6fiI

THERE WILL PROBABLY BE ‘METAPHYSICAL’ INCIDENTS THROUGHOUT THE NARRATIVE

THE PROTAGONIST WILL BE CHALLENGED & ABJECTLY OR ABSTRACTLY OVERCOME IT
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4HM-mNSXe8

IF THERE ARE CHARACTERS, TWO OF THEM WILL BE IN LOVE

IT WON’T WORK OUT

IN FACT IT WILL BE VIOLENT & FUCKT
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pTHc6Wba624

SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL IS FOUND, BUT WHILE IT IS AFFECTING, IT IS NOT THE ACTUAL GOAL. IT WILL STILL INSPIRE HOPE.

IF THERE IS A CONFLICT, IT ARISES IN DARKNESS AND IS QUICKLY RESOLVED

THE GOAL IS REACHED, BUT IT IS NOT SATISFYING. ANY SENSE OF RESOLUTION IS IMPERFECT AND BEFUCKED

A POINT IS HIT WHERE EVERYTHING IS TERRIBLE IN A BEAUTIFUL WAY

AND AT THE END, THERE IS AN INFINITELY BEAUTIFUL SADNESS

AND A FLICKERING
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ec_9zr8whTw

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