Friday, 13 April 2012

Juvenile linguistic

Out of ideas for mash-ups or the next big thing?

For the A-Z Challenge I'm posting 26 suggestions for new genres. How serious each is I leave you to decide; I have my eye firmly on this debate.

Juvenile linguistic

An experimental information fantasy crying out for recognition, in which style is the only substance, language is sundered from reality and plots are woven among finer points of word selection, juxtaposition and punctuation. Puns, anagrams and acrostics appear to be protagonists, with snark, sarcasm and disingenuity among the building blocks of the setting; the overall tone is one of baroque passive aggression. You could think of it as a high-minded yellow journalism meets The Da Vinci Code meets The Phantom Tollbooth.

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