rachelmanija talks about a type of plot device in which the writer leads the reader to expect Outcome A or Outcome B. Instead, the reader gets Outcome C, which may be more satisfying than either A or B. Good stuff. Read it.
== isshaku == one shaku
|Derived from a pictograph of a scoop or ladle. It is now used almost exclusively as a counter for 'scoopful', which has been standardized as 0.02 liters. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Tilted ladle still keeps measure of contents.'|