So You Need an Obscure Reference

If it seems like I’m endorsing the work of Tracy McCusker all the time, it’s only because she’s funny and brilliant and endlessly inventive. Like this hysterical infographic she put together. Working on some writing, but need to drop a reference to something oblique so people will know you’ve attained China MiĆ©ville levels of disaffected cool? Look no further. This handy flowchart will have you slyly bringing up shit no one’s ever heard of within minutes. Just don’t look too long, or you’ll lose about a half hour laughing. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go drop some references to M.A.N.T.I.S. into my burgeoning paranormal romance…

So You Need an Obscure Reference (via Playtime Arts)

  • Jen Donohue

    Most of the time I drop a reference, I assume it’s going to be for myself. I love finding them, as they’re kind of like a secret password or something. It does make one feel supercool.