I'm afraid all of those alternative terms are already taken as synonyms for 'alcoholic'.
@KarenUhOh The rye&Dolin-Manhattan-followed-by-Fernet Skype is alive & well.
As I near breeding age I find myself thinking things like: "when I have children, we're totally sitting down a family every christmas eve & watching 'Let The Right One In'. I've no issue w/ 'it's a wonderful life', but LTROI just seems so much more APPROPRIATE.
Correlation implies the SHIT outa causation: it just doesn't prove it. It used to drive me nuts when folks make this claim, but I've come to think it's a helpful indication that it's likely safe to ignore the Bayes-ignorant-motherfuckers.
@Dave Bry As I tell all my imaginary students, whenever you find yourself about to say 'literally', fuckin' replace it with "fuckin'".
Many readers might have a narrower definition of likeable, but if a likeable character is one that the reader can relate to, empathize with, or emotionally invest in, all of the titles listed have likeable characters. Without 'likeable' characters of this sort, it becomes a whole lot tougher to create fiction with the qualities you highlight. Or so this non-writer would imagine, if only because I've seen precious little of it.
@jfruh Comment deleted because it made me look like an idiot. I'm pretty sure that your theory, sir, is one hundred percent correct!
Yes, but coke heads are twice as big jerks as non-users, so there's some compensation.
@ReginalTSquirge You're (arguably) participating (nearly) as much when you choose to go through the normal screening process.