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    • CommentTimeJun 5th 2012
    My first thought was Harry Potter, too. This is probably just because I grew up reading those books, wishing for the next year after I was introduced to them that I would get a letter from Hogwarts. Nostalgia is powerful stuff.

    I love science fiction and all, but my heart has a special place in it for dragons and magic. Reading fantasy novels was my entire life as a kid. I didn't really branch out much until I was in high school or near it. Harry Potter is nice because it has familiar elements, and you can still see your family and visit the life you had before. But there's the addition of magic and dragons.
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    I'm going with Culture too, thought I think I might have to be one of those unreformed assholes who still thinks that immortality is cool.
    My first thought on reading this topic: Definitely not Game of Thrones.
    • CommentTimeJun 6th 2012
    My favorite stories are often dystopias or just unsettling/uncomfortable worlds where the heroes are given to episodes of melancholy. Or it's just really beautiful to look on, but I sure wouldn't want to live there.

    But you know what? I've had my head dunked in talking about Roadkill and tonight we added the video of photos of _real_ roadkill. Oh god I would just about die to go hang out in Harry Potter land. Somewhere sweet and fluffy and endlessly cute.
    • CommentTimeJun 6th 2012 edited
    I have to say the BAMA Sprawl. Sure, I'd wind up on the outs, but I bet I could tap into my criminal DNA to become at least a joeboy, make some scratch.

    EDIT: Reason--I don't know, the roots cyberpunk aesthetic has always gotten me excited. Walking around with brain drugs and augmentations, getting into trouble, that's always appealed to me, as has the urban overgrowth. Being a city kid living in the burbs further down the Sprawl, vast swaths of concrete and metal and glass are almost fetishistic for me.

    Is it sick that urban decay makes me nostalgic?
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    I always found the FreakAngels' Whitechapel quite appealing. I emphasise Whitechapel - not the grim, cholera and meathook infused wasteland outside.

    I've always liked post-apocalyptic worlds, have a great love for London, and often find the modern world confusing, alienating and too full of people. A simpler, more sparsely populated world where you wake up in the morning knowing exactly what you need to do that day, and know exactly how it will benefit the community has a great deal of appeal. Additionally a restricted diet and plenty of physical labour would get me in much better shape.

    A bunch of super powered mutants keeping an eye on things would be an added bonus :)
    • CommentTimeJun 6th 2012
    M John Harrison,Nova Swing
    Greg Egan's Subjective Cosmology Cycle

    Worlds of great and bleak despair in which every grain of sand falls and crushes civilization as we know it, to form another universe. Time is flexible and you can meet yourself as you are now, will be and have been. Get drunk and do it all over again.

    (..) I've already said this once before. ^^
    • CommentAuthorArgos
    • CommentTimeJun 6th 2012
    I love science fiction and all, but my heart has a special place in it for dragons and magic.

    Come join me in the Shadowrun world! They are cyberpunk AND have dragons and magic!

    ...vast swaths of concrete and metal and glass are almost fetishistic for me.

    Me too :3 That's why, as much as I love fantasy magic, in the end I think I'd have to go with an urban cyberpunk world.
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    Perhaps I could run that sweet shop in Hogsmeade!

    I read that as the "sweatshop in Hogsmeade" and wondered what that would be like.
    • CommentAuthorOxbrow
    • CommentTimeJun 6th 2012
    The world of Adventure! of the 1920s and Trinity in a century's time. Less so the present of Aberrant due to rarer and more over-powered superhumans, but Adventure! sounds like a great world to live in, where the heroes are making progress for all and the villains are no great shakes.
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    This thread is one microwhiskey away from being nuked for its sheer revolting earnestness. First one of you scumbags who posts a cosplay picture in support of their frilly fantasy emowankery gets an enraged maggot up the peeweehole.
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    I want to be beautiful.

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    I bet you think you're going to get away with that, don't you.
    • CommentAuthorArgos
    • CommentTimeJun 6th 2012
    maybe he likes having enraged maggots up his peeweehole (I read a story about a guy who was into that, back on BME when Shannon Larratt still ran it. True story).
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    Don't all princesses have maggoty peeweehole? Or was that one of the sex education lessons my mother taught me that apparently aren't true?

    Back to the subject at hand, I'd say Steven Brust's Dragaera. Assuming I'm not an easterner. Or a Teckla. Magic, demon gods, swashbuckling, resurrection and extremely long life. What's not to love?

    That probably wouldn't be my first choice for universe I'd want to "no, this isn't fan-fict, it's an homage, 'cuz I'm all professional an' shit" play in. Or in the top ten, but as much as I like to write dystopias, I'd rather not live in one.
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    Now THAT'S Pretty!
    • CommentTimeJun 6th 2012 edited
    So we're all in agreement, agentarsenic is the prettiest princess in all the Mushroom Kingdom. Short, overweight Italian plumbers and giant monarch reptiles just LOVE him.
    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeJun 6th 2012
    ...there are just some mental images that are never coming out, aren't there? Gah...
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    Protip: that's not really me, but I would totally crossplay Peach.
    I think the guy in the picture looks suspiciously similar to our own Andre Navarro, tbh.
    • CommentAuthorflecky
    • CommentTimeJun 6th 2012
    When I was younger I reckon I would have thrived in Freakangels' land, as I lived in massive squats without electricity etc. We all had to pool together, and it wasn't as bad as it sounds.

    These days I wish I was jacked-in to The Matrix, eating a nice, juicy steak, and being someone important, like an actor.

    Knocking around in Moorcock's Multiverse would be good fun, getting chummy with Jerry Cornelius and dancing at the end of time.

    I don't know if it counts, but if I had a libido I wouldn't mind being Yorick, the last man.

    When I don't care much for life, I wish I lived in some post-apocalyptic world like Matheson's I Am Legend.
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    I guess for sheer ease and quality of life the Trek universe is pressbutton clean and shiny.

    But I love the idea of being around the awe and wonder of the DC Universe. I don't need the angst of Marvel, I have enough of that already--and yes both companies are more alike than different these days. Talking core philosophies here.

    My pulp tendencies don't have a lot to recommend them for a place to live--the worlds of Doc Savage or The Shadow--but I sure do like to visit.

    But I love, love LOVE the WILD CARDS books. If I could be an ace in the WILD CARDS universe, I think I'd be just fine.

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