i think a particularly smart writing decision that Hussie made early on was inventing the concept of ‘troll words’. not only is it hilarious and genre-aware and a way to avoid making up a language, it also lets him repeatedly rescue cliches. “I was really just shoving my strut pod down my own ignorance shaft,” is much more inventive than “I really put my foot in my mouth” ever would be. Hussie does it over and over: ‘don’t let the meowbeast out of the bag’, ‘i guess she just isn’t my container of scalding leaf fluid’, ‘like march-bugs at a lawn-meal’. They don’t come off as trite, even though the only real reason they’re funny is that the reader knows the idiom they are referring to.