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Blue Monday by Chynna Clugston Flores

From the director of Superbad and the geniuses behind Scott Pilgrim comes the adventures of Bleu Finnegan, her friends, her crush on her history teacher, and her life lessons from a towering otter pooka, in Deadwood, CA circa 1991-93, daydreaming life at Jefferson High School.

COMPARISON PITCH: Riverdale meets The Wonder Years without the narration

CHARACTERS:

Bleu L. Finnegan – The main protagonist of the series. Bleu has blue hair, and a somewhat innocent, occasionally naive personality. She is obsessed with mod culture and music, as well as 1980's New Wave, ska, Madchester and 1990's Britpop. Among her favorite musical artists are Adam Ant, Paul Weller, and Blur. She also has a great love for the silent comedy films of Buster Keaton. Bleu has a crush on her history teacher, Mr. Bishop. Chynna Clugston Flores describes her as “…a bit off-kilter, but in a good way (usually), she's an intense daydreamer, can possibly see the supernatural in action (which she tries to ignore and pitifully fails), and really is just a bit of an adorable goof like many fifteen-year-olds are.”

Clover Connelly – Born in Ireland, Clover moved to the United States in ninth grade with her whole family and befriended Bleu at a Valentine's Day dance. She lives with her widowed father, her tough older brother Travis, and several unruly younger brothers. Clover is a fan of punk rock music and fashion. She has a fierce temper and, when really angry, is capable of sending strong men to the hospital. Clover often functions as the exasperated voice of reason for the group.

Alan Walsh – Alan deals with his anger and self-esteem issues by often behaving in a crude, obnoxious and arrogant manner. He is proud of his extensive pornography collection, and often goes with Victor on peeping tom excursions. He has romantic feelings for Bleu, but has no idea how to connect with her and more often ends up offending her and Clover with his crude comments and tasteless practical jokes. He has been dating Erin in a fruitless attempt to make Bleu jealous.

Victor Gomez – Alan's best friend. Although he usually goes along willingly with Alan's pranks and schemes, he is seldom the instigator and has a certain level of maturity and depth of character. He periodically reinvents his style, having adopted New Wave and Goth affectations in the past; he is currently focused on ska. Victor has a crush on Clover, which was reciprocated in Inbetween Days. They are keeping their relationship a secret from the others.

Erin O'Neill – Erin has an uninhibited personality; she seems to be sexually promiscuous and is something of an exhibitionist. Erin is attracted to Alan and has attempted to interfere with his interest in Bleu through several different schemes. One such scheme involved persuading Victor to pursue Bleu instead of Clover, spreading a rumor that Clover was gay. As of Painted Moon she is dating Alan Walsh.

Monkeyboy (Chris) – The youngest member of the group, Monkeyboy is one of the peripheral characters of the comic. He works at a diner and aspires to be a chef. His hair hangs down over his eyes. He usually goes along with whatever the rest of the group is doing, especially Alan and Victor.

Rissa Meade – Another peripheral member of the group. Rissa is level-headed, a good athlete, and habitually wears capes. Her father is the vice-principal of Jefferson High.

Donovan Bishop – Mr. Bishop is a history teacher, a long-term substitute for a teacher recovering from surgery. Bleu has a crush on him, as he is her ideal man, from watching Buster Keaton silent films to driving a “beauty of a Falcon.”

Seamus – Seamus is a pooka in the form of a six-foot-tall otter. He is Bleu's self-appointed protector, sometimes extricating her from unpleasant or dangerous situations (and usually embarrassing her in the process). He is known for drinking beer and for having bad flatulence. Aside from Bleu, only Clover can see and hear him clearly (because she's Irish and believes in the supernatural), but others can be affected by his actions.

Director Results

Director Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. Greg Mottola 100% 

Cast Results

Bleu Finnegan Total Votes: 0

  1. No Votes

Clover Connelly Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. Odessa Young 100% 

Alan Walsh Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. Elijah Stevenson 100% 

Victor Gomez Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. Adam Irigoyen 100% 

Erin O’Neill Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. Maude Apatow 100% 

Chris “Monkeyboy” Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. Zachary Gordon 100% 

Rissa Meade Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. Ellis Cox-McAllister 100% 

Donovan Bishop Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. Penn Badgley 100% 

Seamus Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. Liam Neeson 100% 

David Kohl Total Votes: 0

  1. No Votes

Mrs. Gideon Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. Rosemary Harris 100% 

Paul Weller Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. Sam Riley 100% 

Damon Albarn Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. Daniel Radcliffe 100% 

Graham Coxon Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. Blake Harrison 100% 

Alex James Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. Jacob Skelton 100% 

Dave Rowntree Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. Evan Peters 100% 

Adam Ant Total Votes: 0

  1. No Votes

Travis Connelly Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. Jack Reynor 100% 

Tom (The Tree People) Total Votes: 0

  1. No Votes

Patrick (The Tree People) Total Votes: 0

  1. No Votes

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