Templated Encoding According To Frameworks
Considering the concept of Dissociative Identity and so called „alters“, take „Lovers Eat: A still life of a table and chairs in a room.“ as a title, write an ensemble scene for stage, complete with character descriptions, backstory scenes and an outlook on what might happen next ( = a total of three scenic settings). Then, focussing the main character, write a speculative step outline for further character exploration. In a next step write a characterization guided by the icd 11 framework of classifying and understanding prominent personality traits or patterns ( ICD11 Code : 6D11.0 Negative Affectivity, 6D11.1 Detachment, 6D11.2 Dissociality, 6D11.3 Disinhibition, 6D11.4 Anankastia ) Write two loglines , one of it not longer than 255 characters. Introduce a focus on an overwhelming antagonist or antagonistic energy to the main character. Write a significant anecdote about the life of story characters; start by giving a completion of the standard title „The Day When (person or event x) (to be completed)…“ Create a scene for stage putting anecdotical events into perspective. Write a speculative step outline of the entire story arc considering a cross genre approach and eventually discuss story genre and uniqueness - what’s the selling point?
Title: "Lovers Eat: A still life of a table and chairs in a room."
Evelyn (Main Character): A woman in her mid-thirties, suffering from Dissociative Identity Disorder.
She has four distinct personalities or "alters": Eve (Negative Affectivity), Lyn (Detachment), Vin (Dissociality), and Ynne (Disinhibition). Evelyn is a talented painter, and each of her alters contributes to her art in unique ways.
Dr. Samuel: Evelyn's psychiatrist, a compassionate man in his late fifties. He is dedicated to helping Evelyn manage her disorder and understand her alters.
Peter: Evelyn's boyfriend, a patient and understanding man who loves Evelyn and all her alters. He is a chef and often uses food as a way to connect with Evelyn's alters.
The scene opens in Dr. Samuel's office. Evelyn, as Eve, is in a therapy session, discussing a recent painting she's been working on - a still life of a table and chairs in a room. As they delve deeper into the painting's symbolism, the audience learns about Evelyn's past - her tumultuous childhood, the onset of her disorder, and how she's learned to live with her alters.
The scene shifts to Evelyn's apartment. Peter is cooking dinner, and Evelyn, as Lyn, is finishing her painting. As they eat, Evelyn transitions between her alters, each reacting differently to the food and conversation. The scene ends with a sense of unease, hinting at an upcoming struggle with Ynne, who has been growing more disruptive.
Step Outline for Character Exploration:
- Evelyn's struggle with Ynne's disinhibition, leading to conflict with Peter.
- Evelyn's exploration of her alters through her painting, revealing more about their individual traits and histories.
- Evelyn's journey to reconcile with her alters, particularly Ynne, and find a balance in her life.
Characterization (ICD11 Framework):
- 6D11.0 Negative Affectivity (Eve): Eve is prone to frequent mood changes and often experiences feelings of anxiety, depression, and guilt. She is the most emotional of Evelyn's alters and often appears when Evelyn is stressed or upset.
- 6D11.1 Detachment (Lyn): Lyn is indifferent and unresponsive to social interactions. She prefers solitude and is most active when Evelyn is painting.
- 6D11.2 Dissociality (Vin): Vin is aggressive and lacks empathy for others. He is the most protective of Evelyn's alters and often emerges when she feels threatened.
- 6D11.3 Disinhibition (Ynne): Ynne is impulsive and reckless, often engaging in risky behaviors without considering the consequences. She is the most unpredictable of Evelyn's alters.
- 6D11.4 Anankastia (Evelyn): Evelyn is meticulous and perfectionistic. She is obsessed with control and order, often struggling to manage her alters.
- "A talented painter with Dissociative Identity Disorder navigates love, art, and her four distinct personalities in a world that struggles to understand her."
- "In the canvas of her life, Evelyn paints with four different brushes, each a part of her fragmented self, as she battles her inner demons and seeks acceptance in society."
The antagonist in this story is not a person, but Evelyn's struggle with her disorder, particularly with Ynne's disruptive behavior. This internal conflict drives the narrative, creating tension and drama as Evelyn fights for control over her life.
Title: "The Day When Evelyn Met Peter"
Evelyn, as Vin, was at a local bar, her aggressive alter keeping potential threats at bay. Peter, a chef, was there too, unwinding after a long day. Intrigued by Evelyn's intensity, he approached her. Despite Vin's initial hostility, Peter's patience and kindness won him over. That night, Evelyn transitioned to her other alters, each one interacting with Peter differently. By the time Evelyn herself surfaced, she found herself drawn to Peter, marking the beginning of their unique love story.
Scene for Stage:
The scene is set in the same bar where Evelyn and Peter met. Peter is recounting the story to Dr. Samuel, revealing his deep understanding and acceptance of Evelyn's alters. The scene is intercut with flashbacks of their first meeting, showcasing the distinct personalities of Evelyn's alters and their interactions with Peter.
Speculative Step Outline of the Entire Story Arc:
- Introduction to Evelyn and her alters, revealing her disorder.
- Evelyn's relationship with Peter and her struggle to balance her alters.
- Evelyn's conflict with Ynne, leading to a breakup with Peter.
- Evelyn's journey to understand and reconcile with her alters, guided by Dr. Samuel.
- Evelyn's reunion with Peter, leading to a deeper understanding and acceptance of her disorder.
Story Genre and Uniqueness:
The story is a unique blend of drama, romance, and psychological thriller. The exploration of Dissociative Identity Disorder through the lens of a painter adds a unique artistic element to the narrative. The selling point is the authentic portrayal of a rarely understood mental disorder, the exploration of love in such a complex scenario, and the intriguing interplay between Evelyn's alters.