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As defined by watching any Supernatural episode set in Indiana, and not just covering my ears and going LA LA LA LA LA whenever it looks like they might mention a geographical location or community feature.

Dear Kripke Sam and Dean: that's a mighty long detour off I-90 you took there, to get to Muncie. 'Bout, oh, three hundred miles...

Also...best pie in the tri-state area?

MUNCIE IS VAGUELY NEAR THE OHIO BORDER AND OTHERWISE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE STATE. IT IS NOT PART OF ANY TRI-STATE AREA IN WHICH TO HAVE THE BEST PIE. It also has a population of around 70,000 and is not in the middle of nowhere; it's a major state-university city.

Sigh. Could be worse. You could be back tracking down Lilith as she chases an ice-cream truck through the sparkling cul-de-sacs of suburban New Harmony.

Which is as rural as you can possibly get, and has a population of 800 with no houses built after the turn of the previous century.

Admittedly, Quantum Leap will always have you beat with the cliff in freaking Crown Point, but you do keep trying, don't you.

crazylike_afox

2010-04-24 01:52 pm (UTC) (Link)

lollllllllll, nerd!

Whatever mistakes they made with Maryland got erased in my head when they made it so Lucifer is trapped in the town 15 minutes from me. 'Cause that's awesome.

mpoetess

2010-04-24 06:09 pm (UTC) (Link)

...I want that.

timjr

2010-04-24 02:54 pm (UTC) (Link)

I still laugh at the palm trees in Iowa in Hook Man.

mpoetess

2010-04-24 06:11 pm (UTC) (Link)

Snort. It's safer for me when they're making hilarious goofs with other people's locations, because I mostly don't pay attention to where they are unless it's someplace off like Hollywood, or they're home in Lawrence because that usually means more family mythos, or they're in Indiana. It's like I have a google alert on the word.

julia_here

2010-04-24 03:30 pm (UTC) (Link)

(My sane grandmother was born in Muncie, in 1895; according to the family history her father was stricken with sciatica and moved to a warmer climate: Prosser, Washington).

This is why I cannot watch The Sentinel; ALLof the geographic nonsense is local to me. The stupid, it burns.

Julia, I prefer making up towns from the whole cloth rather than bending the space/time continuum for existing ones

mpoetess

2010-04-24 06:12 pm (UTC) (Link)

Yeah, I have to wonder why they haven't done that - I can see why they use real names for flavor, but the only people who'd really appreciate said flavor... would know enough to headdesk over the details.

miss_tress

2010-04-24 03:44 pm (UTC) (Link)

Hee! After seeing how tiny, teeny they portrayed Sioux Falls, SD (my hometown, population 154,000) a couple eps back I just figured they have hats for different states filled with the names of towns/cities and just randomly pull them out.

mpoetess

2010-04-24 06:13 pm (UTC) (Link)

I really think that might be the case. Like they're almost trying not to get the details right now, even, because if they consistently do something screwy then obviously it's A World Very Like Our But Not Quite instead of just lazy research.

bellatemple

2010-04-24 04:35 pm (UTC) (Link)

That sounds like me ranting at the X-Files every time they did anything on the Northwest side of the DC metro area. (For the last time, Hollywood, the city is called Silver Spring, Maryland, not Silver Springs, Maryland. One spring! One! And I wanna know where the spooky giant industrial warehouse district is in Gaithersburg -- the industrial centers of town I've seen are pretty much all strip mall or office building shaped.)

Honestly, I'm surprised they referenced the highway at all. As far as I know, I'd only seen that previously in fic.

mpoetess

2010-04-24 06:16 pm (UTC) (Link)

If only the highway they'd referenced hadn't been the Indiana Toll Road. Which runs across the top of the state.

a2zmom

2010-04-24 05:25 pm (UTC) (Link)

Ha! This is how I feel whenever I see NYC in a movie. (When did the UN move to across the street from Central Park?)

mpoetess

2010-04-24 06:15 pm (UTC) (Link)

Admittedly I am under no illusions that the SPN cast got anywhere near my state for actual filming. The only things Indiana's good for filming are exterior shots of steel mills, and biking/basketball films.

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wildrosesings

2010-04-25 04:11 am (UTC) (Link)

*delurks* It's okay. In SPN-world, there are douglas fir trees in southern and midwestern towns from time to time. These pesky details of geography are clearly for wusses. *grin*

qkellie

2010-04-26 02:19 pm (UTC) (Link)

You're not wrong about this stuff, but I'm in Dayton, OH, and we used to drive to Muncie for pizza when I was in high school if my friends and I had a late curfew on a Friday night. We were able to make it back home in due time, so I would only quibble that the tri-state area thing didn't make me pause.

mpoetess

2010-04-26 02:28 pm (UTC) (Link)

Oh yeah - distance from Ohio wasn't the thing. It was the 'tri' part that made me go "Um...," because Muncie isn't anywhere near Kentucky or Michigan.

qkellie

2010-04-26 02:34 pm (UTC) (Link)

It's WAY closer to KY, but yeah, unless the guy was being UBER hyperbolic, you're right.

flaming_muse

2010-05-04 01:37 pm (UTC) (Link)

Happy Birthday! :)

Anonymous

2010-05-04 05:09 pm (UTC) (Link)

Thankeee!

mpoetess

2010-05-04 05:09 pm (UTC) (Link)

*eyes LJ*

That was me.