Archive for November, 2009

Deus ex machina

Friday, November 6th, 2009

THEORY OF UNEXPLAINED EXTRAORDINARY ALL PROBLEM-SOLVING EVENTS

If, during the climax of the story, when things look really bad for the protagonist, and the audience thinks “boy, I wonder how he’s going to get out of this mess”, something extraordinary happens, just like that and without any explanation, which solves all the problems of the protagonist, the audience might feel screwed*.

* figuratively speaking