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,


Tales of Whimsy said...

You crack me up.
Awesome post.

Anonymous said...

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

Unknown said...

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

Penny Watson said...

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

Penny Watson said...

Hi Pearl! You are very welcome!

Penny Watson said...

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

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.

Anonymous said...

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

Penny Watson said...'s tough to get old. *SNEEZE* *ACK*

Penny Watson said...

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

Penny Watson said...

Hi Jaye! :^)

Heidenkind 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.

Unknown 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

Penny Watson said...

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

Penny Watson said...

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

Penny Watson said... 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!

Penny Watson said...

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