Terms I picked up on the Internet for talking about literature that I didn't know I needed until I heard them, and now can't do without, in reverse chronological order:
- Fantasies of political agency, Lois McMaster Bujold.
- Id Vortex, ellen_fremedon.
- Mary Sue, Paula Smith.
- Incluing, papersky.
- Very late ETA: Competence porn, the writers of Leverage.
What about you?