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hypersigil

hypersigil  n.— «The “hypersigil” or “supersigil” develops the sigil concept beyond the static image and incorporates elements such as characterization, drama, and plot. The hypersigil is a sigil extended through...

rat line

rat line  n.— «The Bulgarian secret service, which follows KGB orders without question and which had long-established “rat lines” smuggling spies and arms into Italy and Turkey, was the obvious choice.» —“Did Andropov plot...

fan service

fan service  n.— «Fan service is anything in media that is there because the creators think it will please the fans, not because it advances plot, theme, character, or any other overall value of the work.» —“Re: What’s a Fan Service...

mean-mugging

mean-mugging  n.— «Chino plays the part of the chump with “a complex” getting played because he thinks he’s the man. How many videos have that plot? In the other scenes, it’s dark and Chino is just flippin’ his hands and mean...

noofter

noofter  n.— «Ray asks him pretty soon after they meet whether Jim is a “noofter.”….Jim thinks he rather might be, but the writer’s deft plot spine concentrates on Ray gradually coming around to the idea that he might be...

biodynamics

biodynamics  n.— «Biodynamics, its advocates assert, maximizes the personality of a given plot of earth. Like a homeopathic doctor, a biodynamic farmer analyzes the land and determines what is out of balance. The aim is to turn the land...