RFC: Theory of fiction
This a real theory that I plan to put into words. This is not a fan theory. Fan theories only stand in the context of fiction. A theory of fiction is to be grounded in the real world, centering around the construction, communication, and imagining of stories. Semantics and knowledge will be addressed. In this thread I look to present members of Comic Book Resources with incomplete portions of this theory as applied to comic books and request that comments are posted in reply.
What fiction is
This will be the theory's foundational aspect built upon the notion that stories and characters are described in a versatile medium. The greatest implication is that anything is possible in fiction, even circumventing the laws of logic, because it exists in words. Realization of this fact comes from when Aristotle says in Metaphysics: "it will not be possible to be and not to be the same thing, except in virtue of an ambiguity, just as if one whom we call 'man', and others were to call 'not-man'".
External factors must be evaluated
Users on this forum do this already when examining scans in "rumbles". Things may need to be passed off as plot induced stupidity, incoherence, or the fault of the writers. Consider the case of a character proclaiming S and suppose S is not actually true. Several possible explanations that I can think of are hyperbole, the writer has confused the true definition of the word, and the writer merely intends an effect on the reader.
Does anyone agree with this? Can I phrase it better? Am I missing anything? Does this make people see fiction in a new way?