I lied. This probably isn’t coming to HBO. But we can dream, right? Peter Dinklage is bloody brilliant in Game of Thrones, so brilliant, in fact, that you could probably do a spin-off show for his character and still produce amazing content. Can you imagine the witty banter? I can. I can indeed…
But perhaps what we really need to do is turn this into some kind of SF/F community version of “you got served.” Only it would be cool, because SF/F is much more fascinating than bad actors who happen to be good dancers. And we could use it in amusing situations. Let’s think of some shall we?
For example, if someone tells you that fantasy is a silly genre that you shouldn’t waste your time writing, you could immediately point out that J. K. Rowling has sold over 400 million copies of her books worldwide. Impslapped!
Or you might get in an argument about whether the Enterprise D is more powerful than anything in the Star Wars universe. You might show them this:
IMPSLAPPED! Those are just the ones I can think of on short notice.
When would you use this new buzzword? Let me know in the comments, because I feel like having some fun!
Shaun Duke is an aspiring writer, a reviewer, and an academic. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Digital Rhetoric and Writing at Bemidji State University. He received his PhD in English from the University of Florida and studies science fiction, postcolonialism, digital fan cultures, and digital rhetoric.