Originally Posted by spad
Wouldn't that be a simile? http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/simile
Definition of SIMILE
1: a figure of speech comparing two unlike things that is often introduced by like or as (as in cheeks like roses)
"Hobbyking beat me in a dark alley and left me quite embarrassed."
Would be an example of a metaphor. From the same source:
Definition of METAPHOR
1: a figure of speech in which a word or phrase literally denoting one kind of object or idea is used in place of another to suggest a likeness or analogy between them (as in drowning in money)
Hobbyking in this case, being used in place of the "ugly woman".