Thursday, July 09, 2020

So... Um, Nope. Nothing.

     I am pretty much drawing a blank.  There's not a lot to talk about that isn't highly-politicized, or at least an on-ramp to a highly-politicized argument, and that can of worms is already rancid.

     Tam and I are watching Stranger Things, which is...interesting.  I'm not usually much of a fan of TV and movies with teens and kids in the leading roles, but the series setting of "Hawkins, IN" is very loosely based on Marion, Indiana* (minus the Mississinewa River and plus more hills than actually exist) and I just happen to have spent several years there.  That bought it time enough to draw me into the story.  It's interesting so far.
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* This is from some web-published material that includes a series-official map of the town.  There is a case to be made for a Southern Indiana location based on later events, but Season One includes references to Jonesboro as a nearby small town, which puts Hawkins very near Marion, so...  There are even quarries around Marion.  Nothing so grand as the one in the TV series, but they exist.

6 comments:

Paul said...

It is really getting wierd out there

Rob K said...

I loved the show but as a native Hoosier and aspie, there are so many little details that trip me up. The license plates are wrong!

Roberta X said...

Rob K: wrong, but close, at least in the first season -- a "2XwNNNN" that almost worked. At first sight, I thought the first two digits were "27," which would put Hawkins in Grant County.

Rob K said...

I suppose I should be happy they used the correct plate, even if the numbering was wrong.

The total lack of Purdue, IU, and Notre Dame gear caught my attention too, but I imagine the licensing fees to make it period correct would have been enormous.

jamie said...

Did you ever watch 'Eerie, Indiana'?

Roberta X said...

Indeed I did, Jamie! It was charming. And almost as weird as the reality.