Impractical Applications (A Culture/Anger Study)

As with many weeks, the blame for this week’s riffs can be laid at the feet of one of my players: mostly for the exchange at the end of the post, but in general for the range of characterization I’ve seen from him on the subject of anger. In the time since I’ve met him, [...]

Anger: Individual Variation

Yesterday, I talked about two major flavors of anger: impulsive, direct “hot” anger, and smoldering, calculating “cold” anger. Today, I’m going to look more at other variations on the theme. You can go a long way without having two people who are angry in the exact same way.
There’s already a lot of room for variation [...]

Anger by Temperature

Anger. It’s a common emotion in narratives; I dare you to name me one book, even one short story, in which it never shows up. It motivates, it expresses, it characterizes—most people can’t get away from it, and as long as it stays fictional, fewer with a flair for drama want to. One of the [...]