- - - - - STUCK IN YOUR SUNSET BUNGALOW
Check into the Chateau Marmont, and you're checking into a mecca of Hollywood history. The footsteps of Marilyn Monroe, Ernest Hemingway, and James Dean can be heard if you listen closely enough, their memories buried in the carpet and painted on the walls. It's like they never left... and maybe they didn't.
CHECK IN AT CHATEAU MARMONT - - - - - - -
OKAY- I swore I was going to do this, and I have an hour before I have to leave the house.
This is detailing where I'm at and where I'm stuck
the world of Betwixt is strongly based on the Olympic Peninsula and Seattle in Washington State. I've shoved them closer together and renamed cities and towns, and remade them in ways that strengthen things I love about them, and minimize the things I dislike or don't feel like writing about. But it's VERY much the same vibes as each place.
Seattle got some Vancouver BC vibes and is now Skyway City - More futuristic but also grittier, and an even bigger art and music industry than already exists, and I've added a full fledged fashion district and a more robust nightlife. Also, Seattle Underground is more than just a weird tourist attraction.
Port Angeles is now Emerald- Stranger, grungier, more blue collar, tighter knit, fewer subways, just as many coffee stands, fewer tourists, bigger Salish/S'klallam influence, but maybe the biggest change is that it's a 1 hour drive and one ferry ride from Emerald to Skyway City instead of a 3 hour drive/ferry from P.A. to Seattle.
Port Townsend is now Port Chastaine- just as weird, but now with more money and more magic. I feel like there's a hidden war for the soul of Port Chastaine. The moneyed gentry against the anarchist mutual aid people. It'll be fun. Also HUGE concentration of magic users here.
Forks is now called Rain- WAY grittier, way darker, more isolated. more loggers, more old fashioned, more horror, far far fewer sparkly vampires, like none.
Sequim is now called Lavender Valley- more rundown, less weirdly gritty, less weirdly plastic, fewer chain stores, more farmers, more flea markets, I don't know if or when it will show up, but there it is.
This is going to get too long, so I'll post this and continue when I get home. Hopefully.
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Marilyn Monroe, Jack Lemmon, and Tony Curtis on the set of Some Like It Hot in San Diego, CA, 1958.
“There have been a lot of movies shot on a lot of locations, but only a few can be considered truly legendary. Chief among those magical moments is the sight of Marilyn Monroe cavorting on the beautiful beach at the footsteps of the Hotel del Coronado.” —Laurence Maslon, Some Like It Hot: The Official 50th Anniversary.
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