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Truman Show delusion

Truman Show delusion  n.— «The Truman Show delusion, or Truman Syndrome, has drawn attention in recent months, in the United States and Britain, as psychiatrists in both countries describe a small but growing number of psychotic patients...

evexy

evexy  adj.— «Your character on Burn Notice, Carla, is described as a mix of evil and sexy, which Bruce Campbell likes to call “evexy.”» —“From Battlestar to Burn Notice with Tricia Helfer” by Reg...

Belsnickle

Belsnickle  n.— «“Belsnickle,” a word meaning “Good St. Nicholas,” is a term used for a figure of Santa Claus holding a tree or branch in his folded arms. Santa is usually not smiling on a belsnickle, and the branch was...

on rails

on rails  adj.— «One of the shorthand ways of criticizing a modern game is to say that part or all of the game is “on rails,” meaning that the player doesn’t have control over his or her character’s path through the level...

through-line

through-line  n.—Gloss: an acting method of imagining a character’s continuous motivational path. «Actresses are constantly constructing new characters, and when they’re not in costume on a set or a stage, they’re typically in jeans...

scaracter

scaracter  n.—Gloss: an actor at a Halloween-themed amusement park or haunted house. Note: From scare + ch(ar)acter. «“I absolutely love Halloween.”…Once he learned about Scarowinds, he immediately signed on to interview for a...

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