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  • People expect the level of realism (versimilitude, for you pedants) to be constant throughout a work, generally.

    Why the Rule of Cool Is Not Cool « Geek Related

  • The best satire is based on versimilitude – a set of circumstances that the reader can envision actually occurring with regard to the target.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Cooking Bacon with a Machine Gun

  • The best satire is based on versimilitude–a set of circumstances that the reader can envision actually occurring with regard to the target.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Cooking Bacon with a Machine Gun

  • And now for a compilation of just some of the questions I have had to ask friends/relatives/near-strangers in order to try and lend an air of versimilitude to the latest WIP it's science fiction - normally I write fantasy, but I wanted to branch out.

    Weird Questions Novelists May Ask You

  • If he's writing a historicized narrative about a pre-existent in literature mythical figure, yes, he's going to add a specific setting and historical personages for versimilitude.

    The Death of the Mythical Messiah

  • The versimilitude has me breathless with admiration.

    Regretsy – I Won’t Throw Up

  • M8 nice review but were english not some snobby havard person, Whats with versimilitude exorbitant praise to highlight a few. yes i can read but its like talk to em as im a friend not a owner of a review company!

    Movie Review: Milk | /Film

  • With worldbuilding I personally tend to side with Harrison but would use the term "window-dressing" to distinguish the fussy obsession with detail he's berating as opposed to the rich layering of versimilitude as an aesthetic effect.

    Archive 2007-02-01

  • The story takes place at a bizarre Queens Jewish day school, and having taught at an even more bizarre Phoenix Jewish day school (the headmistress was Protestant! two-thirds of the boys were named "Zach"! they had a Republican club but no Democratic one!), I can attest to its versimilitude.

    Literary Death Match: Wednesday Night in Washington Square Park

  • This is evident in one of the reactions to M. John Harrison's "clomping foot of nerdism" dismissal of worldbuilding, a thread on the Deep Genre blog where the importance of this versimilitude was stressed in a number of comments.

    The Aesthetics of Fat

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  • I think all of you might actually be looking for verisimilitude... which is actually more fun to say, I think, because of the extra syllable. :-)

    April 20, 2007

  • I love this word!! It's so fun to say.

    April 20, 2007