DJ, scratch that sad violin music record!
“Miner’s Pass” is not a downer. I wanted to set the stage; to show Joel’s history.
When we first meet Joel, he enters the Miner’s Pass little store. He seems just a lonely quiet man to Marty Finn.
One of my favorite things about the Hobbit books by J.R.R.Tolkien was his use of maps. This is not a Hobbit story by any stretch. I just wanted to make a map of Miner’s Pass.