History Analysis / PrimalFear

13th Feb '18 10:19:51 AM Kalaong
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#'''[[EntertaininglyWrong False Assumptions]]''': King fails to account for this as well, despite making perfect use of it in ''Literature/{{Cujo}}'' and ''Literature/TheShining''; the danger coming from a source believed to be safe. One has already decided neither to fight or flee, and the opportunity to choose has passed, leaving one AloneWithThePsycho.
11th Feb '18 12:03:04 AM Kalaong
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#'''Known Unknowns''': King fails to account for it; tropers would call it the "JumpScare." ''Potential'' danger. The awareness that danger is approaching. Loud noises, uncertain footing. The scream of terrified prey or the snarl of the circling predator. The ground threatening to give way beneath one's feet. One is aware that danger approaches, but not when or where it will strike. One is ''uncertain'' to choose whether to fight or flee.
#'''Unknown Unknowns''': What King calls "Horror." This is the ''unforeseen'' danger; Something that ''may or may not be'' a danger; something outside of our knowledge. The outside-context problem; the fear comes ''before'' the attack; all we know is that we don't know its nature or intent. The ghost/monster/alien/unknown-figure-in-the-dark doesn't need to ''do'' anything to inspire fear, just be obviously present and unfamiliar so witnesses cannot tell whether or not the danger can be confronted and thus are ''unwilling'' to decide to fight or flee.

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#'''Known Unknowns''': King fails to account for it; tropers would call it the "JumpScare." ''Potential'' danger. The awareness that danger is approaching. Loud noises, uncertain footing. The scream of terrified prey or the snarl of the circling predator. The ground threatening to give way beneath one's feet. One is aware that danger approaches, but not when or where it will strike. One is ''uncertain'' whether to choose whether to fight or flee.
#'''Unknown Unknowns''': What King calls "Horror." This is the ''unforeseen'' danger; Something that ''may or may not be'' a danger; something outside of our knowledge. The outside-context problem; the fear comes ''before'' the attack; all we know is that we don't know its nature or intent. The ghost/monster/alien/unknown-figure-in-the-dark doesn't need to ''do'' anything to inspire fear, just be obviously present and unfamiliar so witnesses cannot tell whether or not the danger can be confronted and thus are ''unwilling'' to decide whether to fight or flee.
10th Feb '18 7:13:42 PM Kalaong
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#'''Known Knowns''': What King calls the "Gross-out." The danger is present and known. The awareness that blood, fire, sharp objects, high places, threatening behavior, etc. is present. A fresh corpse, a man wielding a knife or a bludgeon, being trapped in a burning building, standing next to a pit full of spikes or deep enough to potentially kill - or just dark enough that one cannot tell just how deep it is. It's dangerous, but those present feel certain of its presence and extent. The choice of "fight or flight" can be made with full awareness.

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#'''Known Knowns''': What King calls the "Gross-out." The danger is present and known. The awareness that blood, fire, sharp objects, high places, threatening behavior, etc. is present. A fresh corpse, a man wielding a knife or a bludgeon, bludgeon in a threatening manner, being trapped in a burning building, standing next to a pit full of spikes or deep enough to potentially kill - or just dark enough that one cannot tell just how deep it is. It's dangerous, but those present feel certain of its presence and extent. The choice of "fight or flight" can be made with full awareness.
10th Feb '18 7:12:52 PM Kalaong
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#'''Unknown Unknowns''': What King calls "Horror." This is the ''unforeseen'' danger; Something that ''may or may not be'' a danger; something outside of our knowledge of the possible. The outside-context problem; the fear comes ''before'' the attack; all we know is that we don't know its nature or intent. The ghost/monster/alien/unknown-figure-in-the-dark doesn't need to ''do'' anything to inspire fear, just be obviously present and unfamiliar so witnesses cannot tell whether or not the danger can be confronted and thus are ''unwilling'' to decide to fight or flee.

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#'''Unknown Unknowns''': What King calls "Horror." This is the ''unforeseen'' danger; Something that ''may or may not be'' a danger; something outside of our knowledge of the possible.knowledge. The outside-context problem; the fear comes ''before'' the attack; all we know is that we don't know its nature or intent. The ghost/monster/alien/unknown-figure-in-the-dark doesn't need to ''do'' anything to inspire fear, just be obviously present and unfamiliar so witnesses cannot tell whether or not the danger can be confronted and thus are ''unwilling'' to decide to fight or flee.
10th Feb '18 7:12:31 PM Kalaong
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#'''Known Unknowns''': King fails to account for it; tropers would call it the "JumpScare." ''Potential'' danger. Loud noises, uncertain footing. The scream of terrified prey or the snarl of the circling predator. The ground threatening to give way beneath one's feet. One is aware that danger approaches, but not when or where it will strike. One is ''uncertain'' to choose whether to fight or flee.

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#'''Known Unknowns''': King fails to account for it; tropers would call it the "JumpScare." ''Potential'' danger. The awareness that danger is approaching. Loud noises, uncertain footing. The scream of terrified prey or the snarl of the circling predator. The ground threatening to give way beneath one's feet. One is aware that danger approaches, but not when or where it will strike. One is ''uncertain'' to choose whether to fight or flee.
10th Feb '18 7:11:10 PM Kalaong
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In other words, all fear can be narrowed down to a single source -- ''Danger!'' -- but the degree of fear is not a direct correlation to the extent of the danger, but ''the extent to which the danger can be predicted.'' In other words, the less we can learn about the danger, the more frightened we are.

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In other words, all fear can be narrowed down to a single source -- ''Danger!'' -- but the degree of fear is not a direct correlation to the extent of the danger, but ''the the extent to which the danger can be predicted.''predicted.'' In other words, the less we can learn about the danger, the more frightened we are. NothingIsScarier.
10th Feb '18 7:10:35 PM Kalaong
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* In other words, all fear can be narrowed down to a single source -- ''Danger!'' -- but the degree of fear is not a direct correlation to the extent of the danger, but ''the extent to which the danger can be predicted.'' In other words, the less we can learn about the danger, the more frightened we are.

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In other words, all fear can be narrowed down to a single source -- ''Danger!'' -- but the degree of fear is not a direct correlation to the extent of the danger, but ''the extent to which the danger can be predicted.'' In other words, the less we can learn about the danger, the more frightened we are.
10th Feb '18 7:09:56 PM Kalaong
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In ''Danse Macabre''(quoted in Quotes/PrimalFear), Creator/StephenKing says that the three kinds of fear are the "Gross-out", "Horror" and "Terror". These can be mapped fairly neatly onto [[https://modern.foundation/known-unknown-spectrum/ the Known/Unknown Spectrum]].

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In ''Danse Macabre''(quoted in Quotes/PrimalFear), Creator/StephenKing says that the three kinds of fear are the "Gross-out", "Horror" and "Terror". These can be mapped fairly neatly onto [[https://modern.foundation/known-unknown-spectrum/ the Known/Unknown Spectrum]].Spectrum.]]
10th Feb '18 7:09:43 PM Kalaong
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In ''Danse Macabre''(quoted in Quotes/PrimalFear), Creator/StephenKing says that the three kinds of fear are the "Gross-out", "Horror" and "Terror". In other words, all fear can be narrowed down to a single source -- ''Danger!'' -- but the degree of fear is not a direct correlation to the extent of the danger, but ''the extent to which the danger can be predicted.'' In other words, the less we can learn about the danger, the more frightened we are.

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In ''Danse Macabre''(quoted in Quotes/PrimalFear), Creator/StephenKing says that the three kinds of fear are the "Gross-out", "Horror" and "Terror". In other words, all fear These can be narrowed down to a single source -- ''Danger!'' -- but mapped fairly neatly onto [[https://modern.foundation/known-unknown-spectrum/ the degree of fear is not a direct correlation to the extent of the danger, but ''the extent to which the danger can be predicted.'' In other words, the less we can learn about the danger, the more frightened we are.Known/Unknown Spectrum]].


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*In other words, all fear can be narrowed down to a single source -- ''Danger!'' -- but the degree of fear is not a direct correlation to the extent of the danger, but ''the extent to which the danger can be predicted.'' In other words, the less we can learn about the danger, the more frightened we are.
10th Feb '18 7:07:55 PM Kalaong
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#'''Unknown Unknowns''': What King calls "Horror." This is the ''unforeseen'' danger; Something that ''may or may not be'' a danger; something outside of our knowledge of the possible. The outside-context problem; the fear comes ''before'' the attack; all we know is that we don't know its nature or intent. The ghost/monster/alien doesn't need to ''do'' anything to inspire fear, just be obviously present and unfamiliar so witnesses cannot tell whether or not the danger can be confronted and thus are ''unwilling'' to decide to fight or flee.

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#'''Unknown Unknowns''': What King calls "Horror." This is the ''unforeseen'' danger; Something that ''may or may not be'' a danger; something outside of our knowledge of the possible. The outside-context problem; the fear comes ''before'' the attack; all we know is that we don't know its nature or intent. The ghost/monster/alien ghost/monster/alien/unknown-figure-in-the-dark doesn't need to ''do'' anything to inspire fear, just be obviously present and unfamiliar so witnesses cannot tell whether or not the danger can be confronted and thus are ''unwilling'' to decide to fight or flee.
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