In the digital age, and within Instagram as a medium, I assert “The Epic of the MERCANARY™” is an epic memeoem.
Specifically, it is an appreciation memeoem sequence that spans 100 slides.
Duration of the experience varies by viewer, but it is at least 25 minutes from start to finish, yet each memeoem is a sort of rabbit hole.
The vast majority feature a “centrepiece” that is clickable back to the source.
Spotify clips are there, too. Tap on any track at the top.
And there is at least one easter egg hidden prominently in the epic. Follow a c(l)ue or two. Tap around. See what happens.
One might get lost if one’s curiosity is piqued.
One might get bored and bail.
One might return, on-demand, and view the epic memeoem preserved as a highlight reel here: @the.mercanary.
“The Epic of the MERCANARY™” is derived from “MERCANARY™: A Zine of Poetry and Adventure,” the zine I published in © 2019.
“The Epic of the MERCANARY™” shall be the foundational text from which “The Labours of the MERCANARY™” are derived.
“The Epic of the MERCANARY™” and “The Labours of the MERCANARY™” shall be the foundational texts from which “The Marvelous Saga of the MERCANARY™” is derived.
Upon completion of the novel, this will be a strange intermedial loop of a MERCANARY™ mythos.
Follow this link to a 20-30 minute long memeoem sequence, THE EPIC OF THE MERCANARY™:
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