"Whereas nightmares are like a David Lynch movie, with complicated, confounding plots, night terrors are like B-horror movies: No plot, just a lot of screaming."
"A night terror is like sleepwalking on acid. Like on the Richter scale, sleepwalking falls in the 0 – 5.0 range, and night terrors are in the 5.0 – 10 range."
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.