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A 40-ish publisher (editor, project manager, etc.), husband, and father of an even number of offspring, I grew up, or failed to, reading fantasy and sci-fi. I still enjoy reading, and now am trying to write. My favorite books include YA fantasy, manga, biography, and advice to authors. I'm also a former history major/grad student/high school teacher and assessment writer. Now I work for a school supplement publisher, specializing in high-low chapter books. I spend a lot of my time controlling reading levels. At night, I cut loose and use long words. W00t!

Monday, June 20, 2011

coolest thing I read today: tvtropes.com-ANVILICIOUS

I was working, really, trying to find useful details about gangs for a story I'm editing, and found a television tropes result...always worth following if you have an hour.

I wound up at "anvilicious" which has a fairly plain meaning about obvious messages thinly disguised as or in entertainment.

My concise definition has its merits, but there's just something about browsing tvtropes. Don't forget to click on the examples buttons below. It's a clunky interface, but the interwoven content will have you opening a dozen simultaneous tabs in no time.

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