"Lytic viral replication is like seeing a city get overpopulated, then the crime rate gets out of hand, and everyone leaves (think Detroit, Michigan)."
"Viral replication is like dating, he penetrates you, drops off his DNA, and ends up destroying you in the end"
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.