"Families play games. Friends play games. Many games are hurtful. But here's the really bad news: most humans are very good at reading other people's "gestalt." A gestalt is like an advertisement. It consists of body language, micro expressions, voice stress, choice of color, cut, texture, and ensemble in clothing, and virtually every observable thing about a person. It also includes word selection and phraseology in an answer like this one. "
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.