I found these questions I asked myself on a phone app from 2 years ago and feel I should list them here for the record.
What is the significance of what I am trying to do?
How does this reflect the literature?
How will it speak of the culture you live in and were raised in?
How can emotional pain be communicated?
What sacrifices need to be made?
How does it feel to breathe life into the non-existent?
Is this process like a reanimation of pain?
How does it feel to reanimate trauma?
How does the trauma respond?
Does it have its own agency?
What agency does it represent?
What is its method?
How does trauma invoke a twin in addiction?
Is the animator invoking a twin in the animation?
What is the effect of this process?
How does one deal with sabotage?
Is sabotage the agency of trauma?
What is its function?
Is the agency of addiction a manifestation of trauma?
Does the completion of this project represent a coup? A seizure of power?
How might the trauma attempt to sabotage or thwart this coup?
Can small victories or achievements set off greater efforts in the face of paralysis?
What is the internal narrative of the mind as these conflicts play out?
How can these conflicts be represented visually and through movement?
What is the atmosphere of trauma and psychic disturbance?
What is the role of revenge and vengeance in reclaiming the initiative?
by Paul Sinclair
This journal confronts childhood trauma, adult PTSD and anxiety disorder. There are also experiential themes of ACOA (being an adult child of an alcoholic).