"For those that don't know anything about Type-1 diabetes, it's an autoimmune disease that attacks the pancreas and the beta-cells that create insulin which regulate an otherwise normal blood sugar. If you don't have diabetes, your pancreas is like an automatic car, mine is a manual transmission."
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.