Welcome to the Dollhouse

Storyform

SYNOPSIS: "Insightful look at an unattractive 7th grader as she struggles to cope with un-attentive parents, snobbish classmates, a smart older brother, an attractive younger sister, and her own insecurities."  Synopsis source: IMDB.com

Story Dynamics

8 of the 12 essential questions

Main Character Resolve: Change
Dawn Wiener changes his essential nature while attempting to solve the story's problem.

Main Character Growth: Start
regarding Dawn Wiener, the audience is waiting for something to start.

Main Character Approach: Do-er
Dawn Wiener prefers a physical solution to his problem.

Main Character Problem-Solving Style: Holistic
Dawn Wiener 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: Failure
In terms of the overall plot, the original goal is not achieved.

Story Judgment: Bad
Dawn Wiener ultimately fails in resolving his personal problems.

Overall Story Throughline

Ideas About One's Uniqueness

Overall Story Throughline: Psychology
Overall Story Concern: Conceiving
Overall Story Issue: Permission vs. Deficiency
Overall Story Problem: Non-Acceptance
Overall Story Solution: Acceptance
Overall Story Symptom: Certainty
Overall Story Response: Potentiality
Overall Story Catalyst: Expediency
Overall Story Inhibitor: Need
Overall Story Benchmark: Becoming
Overall Story Signpost 1: Conceptualizing
Overall Story Signpost 2: Becoming
Overall Story Signpost 3: Being
Overall Story Signpost 4: Conceiving

Main Character Throughline

Dawn Wiener

Main Character Throughline: Universe
Main Character Concern: Present
Main Character Issue: Attraction vs. Repulsion
Main Character Problem: Non-Acceptance
Main Character Solution: Acceptance
Main Character Symptom: Proaction
Main Character Response: Reaction
Main Character Unique Ability: Repulsion
Main Character Critical Flaw: Appraisal
Main Character Benchmark: Future
Main Character Signpost 1: Past
Main Character Signpost 2: Progress
Main Character Signpost 3: Future
Main Character Signpost 4: Present

Influence Character Throughline

Brandon/Steve

Influence Character Throughline: Mind
Influence Character Concern: Conscious
Influence Character Issue: Appraisal vs. Reappraisal
Influence Character Problem: Reaction
Influence Character Solution: Proaction
Influence Character Symptom: Certainty
Influence Character Response: Potentiality
Influence Character Unique Ability: Reappraisal
Influence Character Critical Flaw: Appraisal
Influence Character Benchmark: Subconscious
Influence Character Signpost 1: Preconscious
Influence Character Signpost 2: Subconscious
Influence Character Signpost 3: Conscious
Influence Character Signpost 4: Memory

Relationship Story Throughline

Special People

Relationship Story Throughline: Physics
Relationship Story Concern: Learning
Relationship Story Issue: Prerequisites vs. Preconception
Relationship Story Problem: Non-Acceptance
Relationship Story Solution: Acceptance
Relationship Story Symptom: Evaluation
Relationship Story Response: Reevaluation
Relationship Story Catalyst: Analysis
Relationship Story Inhibitor: Need
Relationship Story Benchmark: Obtaining
Relationship Story Signpost 1: Understanding
Relationship Story Signpost 2: Doing
Relationship Story Signpost 3: Obtaining
Relationship Story Signpost 4: Learning

Addditional Story Points

Key Structural Appreciations

Overall Story Goal: Conceiving
Overall Story Consequence: Learning
Overall Story Cost: Conscious
Overall Story Dividend: Present
Overall Story Requirements: Becoming
Overall Story Prerequisites: Obtaining
Overall Story Preconditions: Subconscious
Overall Story Forewarnings: Future

Plot Progression Visualizations

Dynamic Act Schematics

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