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Thought Experiment 1: Combining Motivations

Random thoughts on changing motivations, I tried a thought-experiment: come up with a set of motivations that, when paired in combinations, produce workable plots. I came up with Revenge, Love, and Grief.

  • Revenge turns to Love (Man falls in love with a woman that killed his father)
  • Revenge turns to Grief (Man kills his own father by accident)
  • Love turns to Revenge (Man kills a woman that betrayed him)
  • Love turns to Grief (Man falls in love with a woman who dies)
  • Grief turns to Revenge (Man kills the woman that killed his father)
  • Grief turns to Love (Man falls in love with a woman that helps him cope with his father's death)
The last one is a little forced. It sorta works.

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Comments on Thought Experiment 1: Combining Motivations
  Comment from Blogger Lee at Thursday, January 03, 2008 10:28:00 PM
Don't quit your day job....
  Comment from Blogger gnome at Sunday, January 06, 2008 4:49:00 PM
Not until you change your motivation for working, that is...

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