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Re: Meg 375: Crazy Train
« Reply #135 on: 19 September, 2016, 11:35:35 am »
Heh, come to think of it have any of the fumbling foursome every made expletative use of their speech impediment? Ssssshit MUST have been used a few times at least?...

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Re: Meg 375: Crazy Train
« Reply #136 on: 20 September, 2016, 10:49:10 pm »

...and Ladykiller should clock in at nine parts - only one episode shorter than Dark Justice or Block Mania but (seemingly) about to involve the  I think can count as epic.


Might as well have a look at the dictionary definition(s) of epic.
  • [/size]a lengthy narratie poem, ordinarily concerning a serious subject containing details of heroic deeds and events significant to a culture or nation
  • [/size]oral epics tend to be constructed in short episodes, each of equal status, interest and importance
  • [/size]an extended narrative poem in elevated or dignified language, celebrating the feats of a deity or demigod (heroic epic) or other legendary or traditional hero.
  • [/size]a series of events considered appropriate to an epic.
  • [/size]recounts a journey, either physical or mental or both.
  • [/size]tend to highlight cultural norms and to define or call into question cultural values, particularly as they pertain to heroism.

[/size]A common list of characteristics of epic poetry (which is where we get the concept of epics from).[/size]Begins in medias res.
  • [/size]The setting is vast, covering many nations, the world or the universe.
  • [/size]Begins with an invocation to a muse (epic invocation).
  • [/size]Begins with a statement of the theme.
  • [/size]Includes the use of epithets.
  • [/size]Contains long lists, called an epic catalogue.
  • [/size]Features long and formal speeches.
  • [/size]Shows divine intervention on human affairs.
  • [/size]Features heroes that embody the values of the civilisation.
  • [/size]Often features the tragic hero's descent into the Underworld or hell.