"This is really only applicable in genre fiction and AUs, but I hate it when invented vocabulary isn’t explained right away. It doesn’t have to be that expository - just an aside to elucidate what it is a little bit is infinitely helpful. Like She was stopped by a gurpgork on her way out the door makes me wonder what the hell a gurpgork is. Is it a kind of animal? Is it a parade? But if there’s just a small detail, it’ll usually make a lot more sense. She was stopped by a gurpgork on her way out the door. “Watch where you’re going!” he said, waving his shimbly-sheeby threateningly. Sure, I still have no idea exactly what it is, but it’s sentient, and it carries a shimbly-sheeby, so I can hold onto that knowledge until it becomes more relevant later."
— FFA anon