I bought that for her and it’s so cool I’m the best she’s pretty cool too
Fantasy Map: Mock-Up Boston MBTA Map Spotted in LA for Filming
Posted by Seiji Tanaka on his Twitter account, here’s a fictional MBTA map at an LA Metro station for film/TV shooting. The map is at the fictional “Rockwater” station on the equally fictional Yellow Line (replacing the real world Orange Line).
We’ve covered fictional transit maps from TV shows and movies before (this weird DC Metro map from the TV show “Leverage” springs to mind), but I don’t think I’ve ever seen one where the prop designers have just downloaded and edited the official map, which is obviously what has happened here. What’s more, it’s been edited really badly.
The blue water and white background of the official map has been removed and the whole map has been placed on a grey/beige background instead… but all the white boxes behind bus route numbers and white keylines around the route lines that were used to separate them from other elements are still in place. Which means there’s a lot of weird, random white elements on the map for no apparent reason. There are also ferry routes, but no water for them to sail across.
Most of the commuter rail routes have been removed, but not all of the stations: Yawkey is just floating in the middle of the map by itself, for example, and interchange stations still retain their extra “blob” for commuter rail platforms.
The real-life Blue line is now Purple, the Green Line is now Blue (with all sorts of branch name errors) and the Orange Line is now Yellow. This line has also had all of its station names changed, mostly to very un-Bostonian names, like “San Jacomo” and “Cabrerra”. Is this the MBTA or Grand Theft Auto? To me, this suggests that this part of the map might feature a little more prominently in whatever scenes it is featured in.
Yes, I know that these maps tend to appear fleetingly in the background of whatever show they’re used in, so it’s a little unfair to subject them to the same scrutiny as a real transit map, but this one struck me as particularly odd, seeing as it’s so directly and obviously based off the official map (it even has the crossed-out station icon for Government Center).
P.S. Anyone know what TV show/movie this prop is from?
this is godawful, and i love it. goodbye ruggles, and hello dalesboro!
it feels like fall today! it is so cool outside, and i am excited. i’ve never really liked summer, so i’m glad it’s finally ending
i’m actually feeling pretty okay tonight. i got a haircut today and i feel pretty cute. i just took a shower and i feel clean. i’m sitting at my kitchen table, talking to my roommates and ‘studying’. i had a pretty long and in depth discussion with jeremy about various relationship things, and everything feels great there too
i need better things to obsess over at 3 am
there are some days that i think my hatred for/jealousy of samy is 420% justified.
it’s really weird coming across pictures of women with smaller boobs than me
i am adjusting surprisingly well to not sleeping with jeremy every single night. i don’t necessarily like it, but at least it doesn’t hurt anymore
I haven’t done this in a while. the names Lucy and Victoria are pretty.
I’ve had my septum pierced for seven months, and I took the jewelry out for about 10 hours today (I meant to put it back in earlier, but I forgot). lesson fucking learned: don’t do that
it was so difficult to find the hole, and it had already started to close up. it feels like I just repierced myself with my retainer