April 8th, 2010

cultofnice from commodorified

Words, words, words

Today I learn a new word- epicaricacy. Close to a neologism, brother to the better-known schadenfreude. The trilogy is completed by that familiar feeling, nemesetikos, defined as "disposed to indignation at anyone's undeserved good or ill fortune." Indignation (or even better, umbrage) may well be the default fannish emotion. (Personally I think Nemesetikos sounds like an Egyptian god as filtered through Herodotus, but don't mind me.)

Anent this post and its interesting side convo about applying fannish reflexes to historical fiction.

(The other trouble with DW is that you can't apply style=mine if you don't have an account.)