As Epic As It Gets (And Then A Little More)

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I’m sure you’ve seen one of those awful velvet posters of a panther leaping out of a waterfall made rainbows or a unicorn flying from a volcano. Maybe you’ve watched a few of those of weird death metal music videos where a dragon shoots lasers at a knight made of crystal. Maybe you just listen to Dio and Iron Maiden a little more than you should.

In whatever form, we’ve all experienced that overwhelming Epicness. The sort of Epicness that takes a running leap over the line between Awesome and Absurd and just keeps going until you’re not sure if you should be amazed or rolling your eyes.

And that is my challenge- write something truly Epic.

If you are willing to cross the line into a world where up is down and left is a dragon made of fire, then this is the challenge for you. It doesn’t have to be in any particular setting or even make much sense. It just has to be awesome.

  • Started August 15th, 2009.
  • Ended September 8th, 2009.
  • Created by Silven

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  1. Avatar Silven

    …I entered anyway.

  2. Avatar Silven

    I would place an entry myself, purely for the fun of it, but I fear that might be in bad taste. Still, the epicness so far is pretty high.

  3. Avatar StudMuffin (LoA)

    I would recommend listening to Muse while particiapting in this challenge.
    Try “Apocalypse Please”

  4. Avatar StudMuffin (LoA)

    I share your want for something over the top epic.
    just like….
    like funking monsters versus people versus dragons versus aliens all out war with fire and exploasions and somehow a journey is involved.
    I just don’t think epicness of that proportion is able to fit inside any ficly.
    or any book for that matter.
    It just NEEDS to be shown on film.

  5. Avatar Scott

    Everything can be made better with a little Epic

    … and a lot better with a lot of Epic

  6. Avatar Silven

    Aha, yes, yes! It is coming together nicely.

  7. Avatar Stovohobo

    I just finished the last book in the Percy Jackson & the Olympians series, which is, yes, firmly grounded in YA fiction, but still vomiting epicness at the end. So I’m in an epic mood. Remains to be seen if I can think of anything specific for this challenge, though.

  8. Avatar Mighty-Joe Young (A.K.A Strong Coffee)(LoA)

    dang this is over the top in a over the top adam west goodness

  9. Avatar Silven

    Please do! I want to put Holy Diver on repeat while I read all the entries.

  10. Avatar StudMuffin (LoA)

    Oh yes I love it.
    I willenter.
    Then I will enter again.
    and perhaps, if you play your cards right,
    I will enter a third time.

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