Hello everyone! I just got done with my reading for the night and I'm thinking about doing a little bit of writing after taking a short break, but I had a random thought earlier regarding exposition, and I was playing with the idea and wanted to see what you guys thought. I'm currently working on a sci-fi story, and some of the technology that some characters are using is...complex. One character, who has a 100% prosthetic body, uses what amounts to a sword with several gizmos and alternate functions, with it marketed towards a very specific group of buyers. What I'm concerned about is it seeming like I'm just pulling a Batman Utility Belt, and just adding functions as I go along to make it easier for this character to overcome situations. I realize that I could have some dialogue in there to demonstrate the functions before they are used, and the one I came up with was a "sales pitch" to the character that is going to be using the weapon, but if I do this 2-5 times in the story for each piece of tech, its going to become pretty obvious what I'm doing, and I think it will get repetitive. So I had an idea! Instead of doing sales pitches to the characters via dialogue, why not try a direct sales pitch to the reader? Like a magazine advertisement for the piece of tech, like its an actual product that's being sold to the reader directly. Maybe a simple illustration, or looking like a messy copy of a magazine page, with bullet points of the various features of the product. Like the type of ad you'd see for say an IPhone 6 in a magazine that highlights all of the features, and has that "sales spin" on it. What do you think? Is that a silly idea?