In the West, plot is commonly thought to revolve around conflict: a confrontation between two or more elements, in which one ultimately dominates the other. The standard three- and five-act plot structures—which permeate Western media—have conflict written into their very foundations. A “problem” appears near the end of the first act; and, in the second act, the conflict generated by this problem takes center stage. Conflict is used to create reader involvement even by many post-modern writers, whose work otherwise defies traditional structure.
The necessity of conflict is preached as a kind of dogma by contemporary writers’ workshops and Internet “guides” to writing. A plot without conflict is considered dull; some even go so far as to call it impossible. This has influenced not only fiction, but writing in general—arguably even philosophy. Yet, is there any truth to this belief? Does plot necessarily hinge on conflict? No. Such claims are a product of the West’s insularity. For countless centuries, Chinese and Japanese writers have used a plot structure that does not have conflict “built in”, so to speak. Rather, it relies on exposition and contrast to generate interest. This structure is known as kishōtenketsu.
yes yes yes. so much this. been saying this for years (and might explain why a lot of Americans don’t get my writing but that’s another story).
OP literally made up a sexual assault and failed abduction story about an eleven year old girl for the sake of getting notes for anti-brony hate, and…
Surreal Images by Patrizia Guerresi Maimouna
The project was designed from characters with strong mystical character, originating from Muslim Africa, represented in majestic poses without ever prescidirem an evident sacred connotation.
The size of the characters, based on their own charismatic and cultural grandeur, causes themselves are emptied themselves. The artist uses it for the involvement of the body through a mantle arranged autonomously and sculptural form …
!!!!! this gets me so excited everytime i see it…