I often feel as if I am the last person on the planet to find about about something, and this might be one of those occasions.
Plot Hole Spackle. I came across the term today in a Cracked.com article entitled “5 Things Hollywood Thinks Computers Can Do”. They’re talking about the movie “Live Free or Die Hard”, and they say –
“Hacking is to this movie what magic is in the Harry Potter stories: plot-hole spackle. All the gaping cracks in logic between scene A to scene C can be neatly smoothed over with the mystical power of hack.”
Excellent. Where can I get me a big pot of plot hole spackle? I could keep it next to my laptop. Whenever I have plot holes in my stories and can’t quite manage to drag the edges together, I could just get out my plot hole spackle and slather it all over the place.