Depression Part Two I remember being endlessly entertained by the adventures of my toys. Some days they died repeated, violent deaths, other days they traveled to space or discussed my swim lessons and how I absolutely should be allowed in the deep end of the pool, especially since I was such a talented doggy-paddler. But as I grew older, it became harder and harder to access that expansive imaginary space that made my toys fun.
Kirk having cheated to win the Kobayashi Maru. If at first you don't succeed, use a bigger army. How very Azzathra of you, Matthia. Fans of Puella Magi Madoka Magica Descriptive essay amusing person the term "Mami-ing" or getting "Mami'd" Mamiru to refer to a character that had gotten their head chopped off.
Among western fans, the definition was expanded to mean "a character introduced as a critical member of the cast that dies early on to set the tone for the series". It turns out to refer to a previous video game character named Turbo who once pulled the same stunt and got two games shut down for being "out of order"- the one Turbo left had lost its Player Characterand the one he entered got a gameplay disrupting glitch in the process.
The two protagonists of Gerry are named Gerry and Jerry. It becomes clear that in the personal argot of their friendship, a "Gerry" has come to mean an incident of getting turned around and hopelessly lost somewhere, and that the film's title actually refers to this term.
In Man of the Housea pair of the cheerleaders are being dragged back to the house after starting to get in a barfight, and complains about being 'rescued' by saying "I was about to go all Buffy on his ass. In The Sorcerer's ApprenticeDave spills water on his pants after witnessing the confrontation between Baltazaar and Horvath and everyone believes that he wet himself.
Even ten years later, kids in grade school still call having a nervous breakdown "pulling a Dave Stutler. In Kingpinprotagonist Roy Munson is chagrined to learn that "getting Munsoned" has come to mean being screwed over and abandoned after his past encounter with an unscrupulous rival bowler.
Literature At the end of Stephen King 's Carrieit's said that "to rip off a Carrie" passed into teen slang, meaning "to commit arson". Life Imitates Artbut twisted: This one's become so well-travelled that it even appears in the Kare Kano manga as a visual-only metaphor for someone snapping under the strain of having perfectionist, controlling parents.
Oddly enough, to "Carrie someone" usually refers to the act of inflicting such humiliation on the person rather than the act of retaliation.
For example, in an episode of 30 RockLiz's former high school friends attempt to dump chocolate on her head and refer to it as "Carrie-ing her".
This was probably referring to the part in Carrie where they dumped pig's blood on her head to humiliate her.
However, at least one dictionary uses "quixote" as a lower-case noun with the same connotation. Done rather cruelly in Flowers for Algernon: Pulling a "Charlie Gordon" is messing up Charlie himself doesn't get it, since the guy pulling a Charlie dropped a bunch of boxes, which he didn't do.
From one of the Dinotopia books, any instance of Ain't No Rule or Loophole Abuse is referred to as "Pulling an Andrew", after said Andrew wins an obstacle course race against a far more athletic dinosaur by simple virtue of ignoring the obstacles and running down the straightaway between the courses.
Jim Butcher says on this page about writing the middle of a novel: Harry Dresden in the novels, many times. Like the time he tosses a stake to Inari and tells her to "make like Buffy. Towards the end of Rob Grant's Colony, the main character comes up with a plan to save the ship that everyone comes to know as "The Morton Maneuvre.
In The View from Saturday, Luke Potter is such a genius that the whole school is convinced he will do something incredible that his name will come to be associated with.
Half the population of Epiphany is convinced that Luke Potter will become so famous that his name will become a noun like Kleenex or Coke. The other half is convinced that Luke Potter will become a verb like Xerox or fax.
And if someday, someone says, "Luke me that information, please," that information will be organized, memorized, and set to music. Little Green Men has a footnote explaining what the neologism "Bobbitting" means.
In the Discworld novels, Ankh-Morpork slang for "mad" is "completely Bursar ". Also mad, as in angry, is referred to as going Librarian pun on 'going ape', as he's an orang-utan.
More rarely, properties where a certain genius idiot worked on are said to have been Johnsoned. In Edgar Allan Poe 's short story "Metzengerstein," it is said that the eponymous baron's behavior "out-Heroded Herod," a phrase which, as mentioned above, originated in William Shakespeare 's Hamlet.
In The Red Badge of CourageHenry, after running away from a battle, fears that his name will become "a slang phrase" for cowardice.
In The IliadApollo, while in the guise of one of Hector's friends, tries to rile him up by accusing him of being "in fight a Paris". Spenserin Hush Money, refers to an apparent suicide jumper as "doing a Brodie", an old slang term.
In The Horse and His Boy it's mentioned near the end that after the events in the story, and Rabadash's later death, the phrase "a second Rabadash" enters the vocabulary of Calormen as an insult towards foolish schoolboys.
In Ready Player Onean anecdote early in the novel mentions a player named Pendergast who announces to the media what a particular clue means for a small amount of fame. Senator Proxmire was a well-known opponent of the space program, earning him the ire of several famous sci-fi writers including Niven.
Live-Action TV Smallville does this all the time. Clark was beaten up badly after losing his powers and Chloe remarked, "You said it was bad but not Raging Bull bad.F inally, at the third point of the triangle, there is the Instrument of Betrayal. This is the person who apparently enters an already existing relationship between two people and threatens to destroy or change it.
This point of the triangle usually gets a rather bad press, being seen as "predatory" or a taker of someone else's beloved possession. May 08, · The beginning of my depression had been nothing but feelings, so the emotional deadening that followed was a welcome relief.
I had always wanted to not give a fuck about anything. I viewed feelings as a weakness — annoying obstacles on my quest for total power over myself. Corey Robin mentioned sexual harassment to invoke an indefensible idea that turned out to have defenders; I fear this essay does the same.
The BHLs are conflicted about far simpler questions like “can you contract yourself into slavery?”, so the answer to “what manner of rights do they believe are inalienable by contract?” is “very, very close to nothing”.
F inally, at the third point of the triangle, there is the Instrument of Betrayal. This is the person who apparently enters an already existing relationship between two people and threatens to destroy or change it. This point of the triangle usually gets a rather bad press, being seen as "predatory" or a taker of someone else's beloved possession.
Credits. This essay first appeared in Approaches to Victorian Autobiography, ed. George P. Landow (Athens: Ohio University Press, ).In July Landow prepared the essay for this site.
Directions. This essay has been formatted for Safari, Firefox, and Chrome. This website is a culmination of articles and user comments that discuss evidence of God based on Science, Philosophy, and Experience.