Re:  Reset?
Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 2:16 pm
So she says. Sometimes. So she behaves like. Occasionally. Yet that is not exactly reliable, considering also we have no in-MT representations to examine, and what seems her continuing (if not consistent) existence.
Maybe that's happened recently; not allowed to live, horribly dying, being forced to return. I am mostly ambivalent as to the validity of that sequence of events, but tend to lean towards apparently it hasn't exactly happened recently. Part of that reason is the way what she says and does seems to change depending on the situation and who she's interacting with. Who knows, maybe she hates it and is trying to stop it but hasn't been able to. That seems to have not been conveyed as to any certainty, but maybe that's just a failure to comprehend the emotions she's generating here.And she'll be allowed to live, and then peacefully die, and then she won't have to come back next time.
Indeed, but channeling prowess varies drastically between those doing the portraying. Indications from in-story are that those who are able to add something of themselves can channel something special that perhaps isn't even in the original, something more compelling and emotional. Possibly an addition of that sort stems from some fairly deep automatic knowledge and feeling. Nuances derived via true understanding. Maybe it's in preparation to take over from the original. As far as the audience, there's not much there to act towards if there isn't one to receive the performance. Performances that need some feedback, some synergy, to make work well. Although there are differences between the few producers on the inside carrying things out, and the many consumers mostly observing and internalizing those performances, there sort of needs to be both.For us, the audience, who 'give life' to the character... her character (only?) exists in our imagination - the actress channels the story experience to us, but it is us, the audience, who give the story 'life'.
If stories (all or some) stem from someplace specific (in a sort of deterministic way, if not a sentient one) then for stories to exist, that thing must also. If stories just are, they'd be there, but perhaps not as entertainingly.
If Analogues are stories, if characters and plots and feelings are somehow created by them, what happens to an in-progress story if the Analogue "goes away" and ceases to be. It might seem that since the story is already there ongoing, it would continue, just perhaps without as much direction or feeling to it. Maybe it's more, like The Horde that just wanders off confused, or like Endgames where reality falls apart.
Does there need to be an Analogue at first or ever, and if they are required, can the one in play be replaced. If Analogues are required always and also can be replaced, who to do so. Interesting question. If we knew what things like Miho were, how they were created or placed, what was true about what they had said and done, we might then be set to better guess at who potentially might substitute. As it is, it could be pondering a substitution that either doesn't need to be done or can't be done.