: It doesn't belong on the main page, but the recent entry
- More Truth In Television: This editor was having a conversation with a housemate, who offered "I like my women like I like my carrots..." very long pause "...in a plastic bag from a supermarket!" He was very drunk.
reminded me of this passage from a Neon Genesis Evangelion Fan Fic
"Okay," Ritsuko said, turning around. "MAGI! Coffee, black, twelve sugars!" There was a whir, the sound of gears grinding and engines thrumming, and soon a little trapdoor on the workstation opened and a paper cup filled with coffee ascended from the depths of the MAGI's operating system.
"Neat," commented Shinji.
"Technology of God in action," agreed Ritsuko, sipping her coffee. "Ah. I like my coffee like I like my men."
"What... hot, strong and sweet?" Misato winked knowingly.
Ritsuko frowned. "No. Ground into powder and liquefied."
"Oh," Misato said carefully.
— Evangelion Unplugged, Chapter 1, by Renegade
: Okay, the extended sequence of "how I like my coffee" examples has convinced me to put the above in the main text now.
: Okay, last I recall, "to comprise" is equivalent to "to be composed of"... so "This trope comprises Zero Punctuation's something something" means...... probably not what the original poster meant. Someone correct it?
: Actually, "to comprise" is the opposite — it means "to make up in part or in whole something else". So if X comprises Y, that means Y is composed of X at least in part.
: I'm not so sure Asuka's "Wall of Jericho" metaphor really qualifies: Bringing the wall down took a major miracle, after all.
: Is the first Buffy
example actually a case of this trope at all? It seems to be a straight up metaphor.
: What do you do with witches? - Burn them! - And what do you burn apart from witches? ... (Not sure if this is an example of this, thus I didn't put it on the page yet.)