In medias res, also medias in res (Latin for “into the middle of things”), is a literary and artistic technique where the narrative starts in the middle of the story instead of from its beginning. – Wikipedia
But Baka-Raptor, that sounds a lot like flashbacks…
Trust me, they’re totally different. Flashbacks are bullshit. In medias res is the perfect way to tell a story:
But Baka-Raptor, if In Medias Res is so great, why don’t more people use it?
Because people are idiots. It’s the same reason why no RPG copied combo techniques from Chrono Trigger, even though it’s the only way to make a turn-based battle system any fun. It also had a fire-breathing dinosaur. Why can’t all video games be perfect like Chrono Trigger?
UPDATE: Mrs. Can of Liquid Wrench Penetration Oil?