Emotional Moments 6of7 #AuthorToolboxBlogHop

What follows is the sixth part of a list of what I feel are the common emotional tones, with examples. (For part 1 please click this link.)

(Note: Many examples may represent spoilers if you have not read/seen the story, though I will do my best to refrain from being too specific.)

This section focuses on what I call Negative Active emotional moments (emotions that are negative, and often lead to the character “actively engaging” the issue or conflict):

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Different ways of saying the same thing

I consider myself a lifelong learner, and while I sometimes suffer from a bit of a “learning addiction,” and often reading or watch something only to find nothing new in the experience, there are also times where I realize that the speaker is actually expressing something familiar to me, but they’re expressing it in a way that puts the entire idea in a new light and context. And I’m starting to feel that there’s real value in seeking out those “other ways of expressing the same idea.” I’m starting to suspect that at the end of the day, it’s very difficult to grasp everything the speaker is “saying.”

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Socializing from a Distance

In the midst of Corona, many of us find ourselves staying home a great deal more, and while it may seem minor compared to other concerns, it can be a real challenge to continue to socialize and connect with others while maintaining the physical distance recommended by many medical professionals.

Granted, there are many computer and console games with a strong online environment, and there are systems like Facebook and Discord, and the option to talk on the phone or text, but I think in some cases what really helps is finding ways to recreate some aspects of the activities we used to engage in regularly.

For me, three things come to mind:

  • Round table discussions
  • Watching movies & shows with friends
  • Playing board/card/dice games together

Here are my thoughts on each of them.

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Emotional Moments 5of7 #AuthorToolboxBlogHop

What follows is the fifth part of a list of what I feel are the common emotional tones, with examples. (For part 1 please click this link.)

(Note: Many examples may represent spoilers if you have not read/seen the story, though I will do my best to refrain from being too specific.)

This section focuses on what I call Neutral Passive emotional moments (emotions that could be positive or negative, but usually lead to inaction):

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Emotional Moments 4of7 #AuthorToolboxBlogHop

What follows is the fourth part of a list of what I feel are the common emotional tones, with examples. (For part 1 please click this link.)

(Note: Many examples may represent spoilers if you have not read/seen the story, though I will do my best to refrain from being too specific.)

This section focuses on what I call Neutral Neutral emotional moments (emotions that could be positive or negative, and could lead to action or inaction, depending on the situation):

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