Thursday, June 13, 2013

Coming Soon: "Adult-Like" Trends In Fiction


First we had...

YA = Young Adult


Now we have...

NA = New Adult


Coming Soon!

These just keep getting younger and younger and younger----

PTA = Pre-Tweenie Adult (8-12)

DLAA = Dresses Like An Adult (elementary school age)

ALAA = Acts Like An Adult (toddlers)

BFA = Baby-Faced Adult (newborn)

SCPA = Single Cell Pre-Adult (aka, embryonic stage)

and finally...

PTMAA = Potential To Make An Adult (sperm/egg)



And, in the other direction----

PMLCA = Pre-Midlife Crisis Adult (30s)

EGDA = Everyone's Getting Divorced Adult (40s)

IPWISA = I Pee When I Sneeze Adult (50s)

IHWOMWA = I Have Wrinkles On My Wrinkles Adult (60s)

NOWTRAYA = No One Wants To Read About You Adult (70+)

DA = Dead Adult



And some extras...


SIA = Super Immature Adult

HA = Horny Adult

BA = Billionaire Adult

PTBATBRASOVA = Pretending To Be A Teen But Really A Sparkly Old Vampiric Adult (aka, The Twilight Effect)

AA = A-hole Adult

MRAA = Motorcycle-Riding A-hole Adult

AYDWAWTRAA = Angsty Young Dingalings Who Adults Want To Read About-Adult


Ah, the joys of youth.

Feeling old,
Penelope

20 comments:

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

LOL
You crack me up.
Awesome post.

pearlsworldofromance said...

I <3 you Penny! Thank you for making me laugh on a day I really needed it!

Lindsay S said...

I love this post so much! So, so true.
You always make me laugh.
Hope you are feeling better. :)

Penelope said...

Hi Juju! Children's fiction could also be called MA for Mini Adults. :^)

Penelope said...

Hi Pearl! You are very welcome!

Penelope said...

Hi Lindsay...still hacking, but feeling better. Thank you!

KB/KT Grant said...

I adore you!

My favorite: IPWISA = I Pee When I Sneeze Adul

Julia Barrett said...

Hahahahahaha! But you forgot Toddlers and Tiaras! Talk about YA! My gawd I detest these awful labels and stupid sub-genres.

jwmanus said...

I am laughing too hard to read this aloud to my daughter over the phone!

Penelope said...

KB...it's tough to get old. *SNEEZE* *ACK*

Penelope said...

Oh, Julia, I did forget about that show. SYA...Super Young Adult?

Penelope said...

Hi Jaye! :^)

Tasha Brandstatter said...

LOL I think there is definitely an emerging market for Dead Adult fiction. I should get in on that. ;)

Geek Amicus said...

How about the ICSATRTA = I can't stay awake to read this adult.

I read less in bed now than I did when I was younger. I can no longer take the questions at work about the Kindle keyboard imprint on my face in the morning.

Tom Stronach said...

Penny; I am printing this list out and =keeping it as my reference guide and if I come across a book that is on the list, I'll know to avoid it, well maybe not all of them xxxxx

Penelope said...

Tasha....I'm thinking there won't be much plot to the DA stories.

Penelope said...

Geek...The adults better be doing something very exciting or we'll all fall asleep....Zzzzzzzzz..........

Penelope said...

Tom...it is a good reference for "adult-like" fiction. Good luck!

Jessi said...

AYDWAWTRAA = Angsty Young Dingalings Who Adults Want To Read About-Adult

This is my favorite. Nice post. Now I fell all caught up on the happenings of the publishing industry!

Penelope said...

Jessi...glad to help. I'm on top of the trends! Hee hee!