"Adaption is like sitting down and deciding which of your fingers to cut off. It's all about what to throw out, because if you try to take all of A Dog's Purpose and cram it into a movie, you're going to have a five-hour movie. There is so much story that has to go, so much character detail. It's like tossing ballast out of a hot air balloon-for it to fly, you have to dump stuff."
METAMIA is a free database of analogy and metaphor. Anyone can contribute or search. The subject matter can be anything. Science is popular, but poetry is encouraged. The goal is to integrate our fluid muses with the stark literalism of a relational database. Metamia is like a girdle for your muses, a cognitive girdle.