Aliens

Premise

Abandon being afraid and you can understand how to survive
Subtxt Settings
1

What organizes the structure of this Premise?

Reason
Relationships
2

What is the point of this Premise?

to Abandon
to Maintain
3

Does the Main Character flow with the plot, or resist it?

Flow
Resist
4

What kind of ending does the story have?

Triumph
Virtuous
Bleak
Tragedy
Perspectives
Plot
What Happened on LV-426?
Main Character
Ripley
Influence Character
Newt
Relationships
mother/daughter
Narrative Personality
Main Character

Past

being someone from the past

Plot

Understanding

understanding the gravity of the situation

Relationships

Conceptualizing

figuring out how to move on after a tragedy

Influence Character

Memory

calling to mind

Thematic Components
Character
desire
being afraid
Plot
Understanding
understanding what it takes to survive
Acts

The Elements, Settings, and Character Arcs chosen above set the following progression of Acts:

Illustrated Storypoints

Relationship Story Concern

Illustration
figuring out how to move on after a tragedy
Storytelling
We can figure out a way to fulfill each other's needs in order to grow closer together, or we can imagine the worst that could happen to each other and stay apart for fear of being hurt.
Method
Conceptualizing

Main Character Concern

Illustration
being someone from the past
Storytelling
When you've missed out on everything people easily discount you as being asleep at the wheel, whereas when you've skipped over the important parts of life you tend to work harder to keep those missed opportunities from happening again.
Method
Past

Objective Story Concern

Illustration
understanding the gravity of the situation
Storytelling
Understanding the gravity of your situation can lead to being overwhelmed by fear, whereas staying alert to new information keeps you alive.
Method
Understanding

Influence Character Concern

Illustration
calling to mind
Storytelling
You need to recall horrific nightmares in order to properly survive, unless being reminded of terror paralyzes you into inaction.
Method
Memory

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