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What's the word for something that is ridiculous, yet awesome, amd too busy being awesome to be worried about ridiculous? And it's not ironic, or it's so ironic it's gone through to the other side and is sincere, because sincerity when people are expecting irony is as ironic as you can get.

Like Meat Loaf's music, which is ridiculously epic, but completely sincere in being awesome. I suspect some other bands, like Dragonforce may count, it depends on how ironic you credit them as being, I guess.

Date: 2010-01-02 06:27 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] frustratedpilot.livejournal.com
Vainglorious is when something tries too hard to be awesome and winds up being ridiculous. Perhaps anaglorious would describe the phenomenon of which you speak?

Date: 2010-01-02 06:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] forsythferret.livejournal.com
That's not bad, but I'm not quite sure it captures exactly the right feel. Since these can very well be ridiculous, as well. These are things that take it up to 11, or Beyond the Impossible (warning: TVTropes Link)

It's not a matter of "trying too hard", it's going beyond the point of of ridiculous and not stopping.

Date: 2010-01-03 02:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gwalla.livejournal.com
Dragonforce lacks sufficient awesomeness. Try Machinae Supremacy.

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