HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Raise your glass to a productive (and healthy) 2011.
And enter my contest by midnight tonight, or you are full of fail.
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1. ORDINARY WORLD
This stage acts as a comparative background to the special world the hero is about to enter, making the special world "unordinary" to what the hero is used to.
2. THE CALL TO ADVENTURE
The hero is presented with a problem, challenge or adventure to undertake.
3. REFUSAL OF THE CALL
This is where the hero shows reluctance and uncertainty.
4. MEETING WITH THE MENTOR
The Mentor archetypal character encourages or prepares the hero for the upcoming journey.
5. CROSSING THE FIRST THRESHOLD
The hero commits to the adventure and fully enters the Special World of the story.
6. TESTS, ALLIES, AND ENEMIES
The hero encounters new challenges and tests, makes allies and enemies, and learns the rules of the Special World.
7. APPROACH TO THE INMOST CAVE
The hero comes to the edge of a dangerous place, where the quest object is hidden and he must prepare before moving forward.
8. THE ORDEAL
The hero faces the possibility of death.
The hero takes possession of the treasure he has been seeking.
10. THE ROAD BACK
The hero deals with the consequences of confronting the dark forces of the Ordeal.
A second life-or-death moment, where the dark forces have one last go at the hero.
12. RETURN WITH THE ELIXIR
The hero returns to the Ordinary World with the treasure.