Classify stories into 132 types.
I have been making a list of stories that have been categorized concretely like life work for a few years. This time I would like to explain and report on the progress.
List of story types.
The reason why the number of 132 types is known, even though it is the current situation, is because it was derived while scolding the expression “12 × 12-12”. The origin of this research is inspired by the theory that “story can be classified into 10 types” in Save the Cat by Dr. Blake Snyder. The reason why I lost 10 is because Blake Snyder's theory seems to be correct, and there were some "ambiguous" parts. Some chapters are in the A category, and some chapters are in the B category. Both are correct, but the explanation is vague and vague. I was uncomfortable with this. So I felt the need to re-evaluate the development of theory, or research.
Repeat the split.
I forgot about Break Snyder theory and decided to go back to the basics of categorizing every story in two parts. Is the main character special? Self-sacrificing story or self-fulfilling story Structural classification such as Is the main character a child or an adult? Is the main character a man or a woman? Until the classification of classification was completed, it was in a very chaotic state. However, I gradually realized that the Break Snyder method should pay attention to the structural classification, and from that, I succeeded in classifying the narrative to a place very close to the Break Snyder method called 12 classifications. This was also the moment when the empirical classification that found the category of the story from a huge pattern and the logical classification that comprehensively defined the category by selecting the pattern divided into two merged from different ways.
I noticed the viewpoint of “selecting the selected element” by touching the classification from this different path, and the basics of the story are made by “multiplying 12 categories and 11 other categories that do not suffer” The idea is connected to. At this time, it is said that a research project to classify by 132 types has started. But there was a problem with this project.
A wall of stories that you have never seen .
For example, the kind of a specific story that says “changer x special power” is easier to imagine and find as the already created story exists. The reason that I quickly found out that it would be a kind of story called “replacement comedy” or “transformation by curse” was because there were a lot of existing stories. Otherwise, it will not be immediately obvious that “changers” and “special powers” will become stories of “replacement comedy” or “transformation by curse”. In other words, although this project was able to be categorized concretely, it was difficult to determine what was true. So I started moving to the next project.
Stories imaginable from categories.
The category can be classified into 132 types, which is theoretically correct and should be correct to some extent. Each of the 132 types has elements that are close to only one as well as common elements. Since the essential elements for each category are known, if a “formula” that can derive “a state in which all essential elements are affirmed” can be created, it is a “Can” that back-calculates the concrete figure of the story from the category table. So now we are developing 132 types of classifications and developing “expressions” that can tell stories.
At the end.
I am often asked if this is possible. In conclusion, it should be possible. Since there is a “paradigm” in the story and “logical” such as persuasion is an essential element, there is no doubt that the structure of the story can be logically elucidated. At least for a story that moves people's hearts called entertainment, you can definitely create a logically comprehensive table. This site has a “table” in the middle of production, but I would like to report research results similar to “formula” or “list of answers”. That's why the progress report of the plan is a bit complicated, but it looks like this. In the middle, you can see the “Story 132 category” that was made into an article here. Since there are examples of works, if you know the work, you will know what category it is. (Currently untranslated) This article is a translation of a Japanese article into English by Google's machine translation. As long as I get the meaning, I am happy. I will see you around.