I started this blog on Sept. 18, 2016. At the time, I wasn’t sure that I would manage to stick with it and keep posting on a regular basis. However, as of today, I am nearly a week beyond the one year anniversary. Woohoo!
In light of that, it seems incumbent upon me to express some profound and insightful commentary that properly marks this auspicious occasion. Therefore, read on!
Question of the Day
How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?
Discuss among yourselves.
After all, it’s time for Punxsutawney Phil to get a real job!
What defines a battle scene as “epic”?
We sometimes see the warning on movies “Epic Battle Sequences” – so, what does that mean?
- If there are 5 battles in the movie, are they all epic or are only certain ones?
- Is it sometimes just part of the battle (“a sequence”) while the rest of battle is just a battle?
- What determines that it is epic – number of people fighting (say, at least 1,000)? Number of people killed or wounded? The methods they use for fighting?
- Does a modern battle scene not count as epic unless it has a tank or a fighter/bomber airplane? Is a medieval battle scene not epic unless it has has lots of arrows?
A Google search tells you of numerous battle sequences deemed “epic” by someone, but they are all over the map as to what is included in those scenes, so how is “epic” decided?
There, now if you’re stuck in a waiting room somewhere, I’ve given you something to ponder to pass the time! You’re welcome!
I keep seeing this and every time I wonder. Why, on books, do they put a book title followed by “a novel”? Are they afraid we’ll think it’s a comic book? There might be some rare, specific instances when that would need to be clarified, but it seems like the bulk of the books out there any more feel they must make that absolutely, unequivocally known. Does anyone know why?