Posted: Feb 07, 2012 10:54 am
by Zwaarddijk
SafeAsMilk wrote:
I seem to remember 'awesome' showing up around that time as well, coming from things like Bill & Ted's, Wayne's World and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Hipsters have brought it back with a vengeance lately. I blame 'epic' on hipsters who ironically enjoy metal, while not actually knowing a thing about it.

I think epic also must be blamed on the game industry as well - epic was properly used with some early games, and has since been adopted to refer to any game grand in scope. Likewise, there are non-ironic metal bands that use epic to refer to anything with a grand scope without necessarily having a story in there. Or a story that is so hidden behind terribly weak lyrics that no one notices it really is a story.