"Creative shit-talking would be "reading." Throwing shade is like the inverse of shit-talking, where the shit isn't actually talked but the message is still transmitted."
"Throwing shade is like Fight Club. The shadiest people you know will never admit to casting the palm trees or the gulping of tea, and neither should you."
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.