September 9th, 2009


Why yes, I am didactic this morning.

If you use the word "EPIC" as an adjective, especially to modify "WIN" or "FAIL", I expect you to be able to supply an account of the victory or failure which must:
  1. open in media res.
  2.  be vast, covering many nations, the world or the universe.
  3. begin with an invocation to a muse.
  4. starts with a statement of the theme.
  5. use epithets.
  6. include long lists.
  7. feature long and formal speeches.
  8. show divine intervention on human affairs.
  9. feature heroes that embody the values of the civilization.