A Cautionary Tale of Two Cities
Themes and Threats
Idea: Twin Cities
Theme: Coming Together and Driving Apart
The idea of duality is implicit in the region. The two cities have a history of alternatively competing and cooperating. The Mississippi river serves as a divider between St. Paul and Minneapolis, and in turn comes together with the Minnesota river.
Idea: Cities of Increasing Problems
Threat: Wolves at the Door
In general the idea behind this is things are becoming more dangerous, both in the mundane and
supernatural senses. More gang violence, more people are disappearing every day, economic downturn has made money tight for everyone. The wolves are at the door and it’s straining at its hinges.
Idea: Independent Spirit
Theme: Pig-Headed Independence
The pioneering spirit that founded the region has changed to a hard headed independence. From non-traditional politicians to a “we’ll do it our way” spirit, the area supports the idea of marching to a different drum.