in The Mask' is named Edge city -
"Go with the Flow" as they say.
The River Wild (trailer)
One of the first movies to play at the re-opening of the Texas Theater in Dallas in 1995 was 'The River Wild', the other was 'The Mask',
where Stanley Ipkis finds a mask in the river.
"Go with the Flow"?
When I came back to my blog I saw that there was 101,127 hits.
127 is a number used in the Repo Man comics and movie,
and Repo Man is also set in Edge city.
|127 on the numberplate of the main car in' Repo Man'.|
|Re-opening of the Texas Theater in Dallas Jan 1995.|
Edge CitySetting: Edge City, of course.
I'm stealing the name from Repo Man, and the vibe of the place from that movie, the Illuminatus! trilogy, the works of William S. Burroughs and Hunter S. Thompson, and even TV series like Twin Peaks, Picket Fences and (no, seriously) Parker Lewis Can't Lose.
The basic idea is that it's essentially our world, but with all the knobs turned up to 11.
Kind of psychotronic, if you know what I mean: weird, loud, fast, and trashy.
Ostensibly-normal character traits are amped up to levels that would be regarded as psychotic or superhuman in a more reasonable world.
It's probably also got some of that Grindhouse thing going on, where it's apparently the present day, but people seem to be two or three decades behind.
The whole bit would definitely be somewhat humorous, but inevitably on the darker end of that spectrum.
A bunch of weird bastards who all know each other already.
Probably all kinda shady, if not outright, actively criminal.
Mental illness, vice industry connections, strange religious beliefs, unusual physical traits, and other social burdens are all totally appropriate.
They don't have to all be friends, exactly, but they've gotta have enough past association in common that they might work together (at least at first) when some mutual threat or opportunity manifests itself.
I'd definitely want to use Spirit of the Century for this
(although, ironically, I just found out that Over the Edge actually has extremely similar intentions and inspirations, and even a slightly SotC-like system).
|'Year of the Snake 2013'?|
|Frog's-eye, I mean Bull's-eye ;-)|
|The Green Room.|