My So-Called Life

Storyform for the Self-Esteem Episode

SYNOPSIS: "Angela ignores her schoolwork to spend time making out with Jordan in the infamous boiler room, but Jordan doesn't want his friends to know that they're together."  Synopsis source: IMDB.com

Story Dynamics

8 of the 12 essential questions

Main Character Resolve: Steadfast
Angela maintains his essential nature while attempting to solve the story's problem.

Main Character Growth: Stop
regarding Angela, the audience is waiting for something to stop.

Main Character Approach: Be-er
Angela prefers a mental solution to his problem.

Main Character Problem-Solving Style: Holistic
Angela uses holistic problem-solving techniques.

Story Driver: Action
In terms of the overall plot, actions force decisions to be made.

Story Limit: Optionlock
The story climax occurs because all options have been exhausted.

Story Outcome: Success
In terms of the overall plot, the original goal is achieved.

Story Judgment: Good
Angela ultimately succeeds in resolving his personal problems.

Overall Story Throughline

Feelings of Self-Worth

Overall Story Throughline: Mind
Overall Story Concern: Preconscious
Overall Story Issue: Worth vs. Value
Overall Story Problem: Expectation
Overall Story Solution: Determination
Overall Story Symptom: Ending
Overall Story Response: Unending
Overall Story Catalyst: Confidence
Overall Story Inhibitor: Knowledge
Overall Story Benchmark: Subconscious
Overall Story Signpost 1: Preconscious
Overall Story Signpost 2: Subconscious
Overall Story Signpost 3: Conscious
Overall Story Signpost 4: Memory

Main Character Throughline

Angela

Main Character Throughline: Psychology
Main Character Concern: Being
Main Character Issue: Thought vs. Knowledge
Main Character Problem: Theory
Main Character Solution: Hunch
Main Character Symptom: Ending
Main Character Response: Unending
Main Character Unique Ability: Ability
Main Character Critical Flaw: Value
Main Character Benchmark: Becoming
Main Character Signpost 1: Becoming
Main Character Signpost 2: Being
Main Character Signpost 3: Conceiving
Main Character Signpost 4: Conceptualizing

Influence Character Throughline

Jordan

Influence Character Throughline: Physics
Influence Character Concern: Doing
Influence Character Issue: Enlightenment vs. Wisdom
Influence Character Problem: Expectation
Influence Character Solution: Determination
Influence Character Symptom: Accurate
Influence Character Response: Non-Accurate
Influence Character Unique Ability: Skill
Influence Character Critical Flaw: Fact
Influence Character Benchmark: Obtaining
Influence Character Signpost 1: Understanding
Influence Character Signpost 2: Doing
Influence Character Signpost 3: Obtaining
Influence Character Signpost 4: Learning

Relationship Story Throughline

Boiler Room Lovers

Relationship Story Throughline: Universe
Relationship Story Concern: Progress
Relationship Story Issue: Fantasy vs. Fact
Relationship Story Problem: Trust
Relationship Story Solution: Test
Relationship Story Symptom: Ending
Relationship Story Response: Unending
Relationship Story Catalyst: Security
Relationship Story Inhibitor: Wisdom
Relationship Story Benchmark: Future
Relationship Story Signpost 1: Progress
Relationship Story Signpost 2: Future
Relationship Story Signpost 3: Present
Relationship Story Signpost 4: Past

Addditional Story Points

Key Structural Appreciations

Overall Story Goal: Preconscious
Overall Story Consequence: Progress
Overall Story Cost: Doing
Overall Story Dividend: Being
Overall Story Requirements: Subconscious
Overall Story Prerequisites: Future
Overall Story Preconditions: Obtaining
Overall Story Forewarnings: Becoming

Plot Progression Visualizations

Dynamic Act Schematics

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