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Guys, I had the best of intentions. I wasn't going to post these until the finished article arrived, but I'm way too excited and I can't wait anymore.

So a while ago I was pootling around on the Acrylic Asylum website, admiring their portrait necklaces, and I noticed they sometimes took on custom orders. And I thought, hmm, couldn't hurt to ask, right? So I scraped up a few Eerie, Indiana screenshots from Google Images and dropped them a quick message.

And guys, guys. Sian, the lady I was speaking to, had not only heard of the show, but was a fan!

Check out the amazing sketches she made for me in the initial stages:

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And then tidied up on the computer:

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And then in colour:

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And here she is, freshly cut although not yet finished:

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And here she is in all her finished glory:

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I'll post my own pictures when she gets here, but oh my glob you guys, look at this beautifulness!
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Remember the Hocus Pocus pins [livejournal.com profile] scheherezhad linked to last year? Well, they had a memorial day sale and I decided to treat myself:

Mary, Sara, Winifred, the book and the black flame candle:

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And an RV and a stack of pancakes for the subtle Eerie references:

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And this little skull in a hat because he reminded me of Dereek Landy's Skullduggery Pleasant books:

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Your themed episodes for the month of May are "Tornado Days" and "Reality Takes a Holiday"
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Eerie, Indiana – tape 1548

I don’t think I’ve watched Eerie, Indiana before, but it’s executive producer is Joe Dante, so I’m hoping it’ll be fun.

In the first episode, our young heroes find an old letter in an old book, open it, and awakens Tobey Maguire from the past.

Marshall’s family love Maguire when he turns up, and they’re upset when Marshall banishes him from the house.

There’s a trippy dream sequence.

Maguire asks Marshall to deliver the letter, one he failed to deliver years before, to the love of his life, and there’s a happy ending when they manage to find her.

In the next episode, Marshall meets a girl called Sara Bob, who has a lot of very unruly brothers.

She’s an artist, and things she draws become real. He’s just had his bike stolen, so she draws it, and it’s back outside the store they’re in.

I’m enjoying the little touches, like the police patrol car with far too many aerials on the roof.

This one almost has a quite melancholy ending. And the credits play on the family all being called Something-Bob.

Next episode has Marshall annoyed that Indiana doesn’t have daylight saving time, so he sets his watch back, stranding him an hour before the rest of the town.

He’s rescued from the evil garbagemen who are cleaning up the town, by an old milkman, and he ends up on a milk carton in the regular time.

In the next episode, there’s a new museum in town, dedicated to Eerie’s weirdness, but the mayor, Gregory Itzin, doesn’t like it.

Next we meet Matt Frewer as a Tornado chaser who believes Tornados are alive.

We also learn that Eerie’s sister town is Normal, Illinois.

In the next episode, the owner of the World of Stuff (Archie Hahn) is revealed as an imposter, and the real owner is restored, played by John Astin. I wonder if they just felt like recasting a recurring character, and came up with an Eerie, Indiana way to do it.

In the last episode, every year the town picks a Harvest King, and the honour includes being fed to a werewolf.

What a great little show this is.

After this, recording stops, and underneath there’s a short segment of a German gameshow called Riskier Was which looks like it was a version of the US show Wipeout. Recording stops after a minute or so of this.
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Get your sash and insane funnel hat ready for the Eerie,Indiana Tornado Days rewatch!
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It's the 14th of the month, and that's the date we put aside to think about all those amazing minor characters, places, organisations and general backdrop that make Eerie so compellingly watchable.

This month's theme is: Miss Tornado Day
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There are plenty of tornado charms on eBay, but they have stupid human arms sticking out and I hate them. So instead I've used RV charms, a 911 headset, microphones and loudspeakers for the tornado warning, a cassette tape for Howard's cyclonic data recorder thingie, a burger to represent that stupid sandwich, old-fashioned planes for Amelia Earhardt and umbrellas because weather.
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It's the 14th of the month, and that's the date we put aside to think about all those amazing minor characters, places, organisations and general backdrop that make Eerie so compellingly watchable.

This month's theme is: Amelia Earhart
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If you were going to, for want of a better word, colour-theme the individual episodes of Eerie, what colour schemes would you use and why?

Foreverware: to me, this would be in bright plasticy '50s colours, like you were in a sockhop themed diner, all neon pinks and blues and greens.

Lost Hour: because milk trucks and the Eerie Dairy feature so heavily in this one, I'm colour it blue and white, like the trucks, the milkmans unicorms, and of course the milk itself

Dead Letter: muted pinks and greys and purples, because you see Mary B. wearing pale pink in the flashback, and because the whole episode is a viewed through a nostalgia filter from Tripp's POV, and to me nostalgia reads as a sepia tint on everything, the colours would be a little faded and washed out

Mister Chaney: all the autumn colours. Golds and reds and orange and dark green and deep brown. It's an episode about the harvest and the changing of the seasons, soto me that makes sense.

Broken Record: red and black, like the Pitbulls album covers and the new look that Todd adopts.

Loyal Order of Corn: bright greens and yellows, like the uniforms of the Order themselves

Scariest Home Movies: greyscale. Blacks and whites and greys of various shades, like the old b&w movie Harley gets sucked into.

Marshall's Theory of Believabily: deep dark blues like the night sky, and silver for the ufos, the stars, and Professor Nigel Zircon's Travelling Museum of the Parabelievable.

What about you guys?
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Eerie headcanon #16: Amelia Earhart is an escapee from the Bureau of Lost and is working with the Unkind Ones to bring them down.
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If Eerie had a coat of arms, what do you reckon it would look like?

I think it would have a jackalope and a bigfoot (with pink hairbow) rampant on either side of the shield, maybe two crossed ears of corn over the top and the motto would be a Latin translation of something along the lines of "statistically the most normal place in the country." Or, "peaceful, average, normal". I don't know if you can have a Latin version of "all-American".

The shield itself would be divided into quarters and the images would be Elvis, a dairy cow (but a terrifying one, like the poo-brained horse or that fucking deer with the hands from Adventure Time), a tornado and the tags that say "Lost" on them from Bureau of Lost.

And bigfoot and the jackalope would have, respectively, a plus and a minus on their flanks, where MLP have their cutie marks.

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