This is ROTFLOL for any reader, watcher or writer of stories
This Studio C vid can speak for itself.
Story is the universal language. It's vocabulary is archetype, image and symbol. Its grammar is character, plot and action. The first being discrete representations of meaning and the latter being the arrangements and interplay of those representations.
The reason so many stories are so similar when broken down into those components is that the human mind is designed to think in story. Story is the template that our native language is imprinted on.
So much for letting the vid say it.
Story has been the theme of April for me with Camp NaNo all month and the Dewey Read-a-Thon yesterday.
I'm heading to bed early tonight as I had two short sleeps in a row. Anticipation kept me awake late Friday night so I started the thon on four hours and then I got six this morning after giving in to sleep at 3:30 with only 90 minutes to go.
Those two nights broke my string of 7.5 to 9hr nights that had lasted nearly two weeks. I need to snap myself right back into my regular schedule. So altho I haven't even been awake twelve hours yet I'm heading to bed.
The rest of this week I'll be pushing hard on my NaNo project--the rewrite of my story Blow Me a Candy Kiss.