If you could live in any fictional world, which one would you choose?

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  • If you could live in any fictional world, which one would you choose?
  • Premier Icon jekkyl
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    Loose thread rules. If you could pick any fictional location from any recognised public book/movie/TV show/radio show /play/poem/whatever where would you pick, and why, if you like.

    I’m still thinking about my choice 🤔 maybe France as portrayed in ‘Allo’Allo.

    Premier Icon Pyro
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    The Discworld. I’d make a terrible great Watchman 😉

    Or, semi-realistically but sticking with Pratchett, our earth around the time of The Long Earth. Similar to today but with additional opportunity/danger/novel things to experience.

    Ro5ey
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    Your game your rules but …. can we have your reason Jekkyl ? A love of ear horns ? Fallen madonnas? Or just fancy Vicki Michell ??

    Premier Icon Richie_B
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    The lovely prosperous, tolerant, utopian Britain which the Brexitiers say is going to emerge in October. 😉

    tjagain
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    Iain M Banks the world of “the culture”

    Plenty of everything for everyone, sybaritic lifestyle

    Premier Icon thepurist
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    Probably the Culture.    Any one of the GSVs as long as it had a good name.

    eddiebaby
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    A socialist paradise.

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    The Culture, hands down. Live forever until you don’t want to any more, then be resurrected later if you like; do anything you want, indulge any interest or desire, go anywhere, be anything. Do good works if you want, don’t bother if you don’t.

    gobuchul
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    The Culture for me as well.

    Or for the other extreme, Mega City 1, as long as I could be a Judge and ride a Lawmaster.

    Premier Icon BadlyWiredDog
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    I’m thinking Mr Benn. Never a dull moment, though his detailed lifestyle choices are rarely touched on, probably because he doesn’t have any.

    zzjabzz
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    The Planiverse…

    Culture definitely, but as an immigrant to it or on the fringes where it meets other cultures.
    Based on the books, the most interesting way to see the culture was in comparison to the alternatives.
    I imagine if you were born grew up and lived surrounded by it without any external reference it could be a hopelessly bland existence.

    Thinking a little more; I’d definitely like to be the culture ambassador to the diskworld :O)

    A Dragon Rider on Pern during Threadfall.

    Exploring Ringworld with Louis Wu, Speaker to Animals and Teela Brown.

    Though knowing my luck I’d end up on Nu-Earth or the world the Dark Judges come from.

    tjagain
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    Ah – the luck of Teela Brown – that would make for a very weird life

    Premier Icon grahamt1980
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    Probably discworld for me too

    Ro5ey
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    The village of Danebury, from the Detectorists.

    Mornings spent in sunny fields surrounded by chirping birds and bees buzzing. Afternoons eating sandwiches and drinking tea under big trees and nights spent in the pub with pals…. just about perfect.

    A few weeks back I run a marathon through southeast Suffolk, it was everything I’d hoped for …. sun, birds, bees, butterflies, fields of wheat and even the remains of a Anglo-Saxon settlement Denham Castle

    It was joyful and I sung the Detectorist theme tune out loud as I ran ….. “I felt the touch of the kings and the breath of the wind”

    finbar
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    Great question. I have a lifelong love affair with high fantasy, and I love the idea of going on an epic quest across a huge wilderness astride a horse, so I’m tempted to go for the very obvious Middle Earth. Probably betwixt the Silmarillion and the Hobbit to avoid all the nasty bits.

    Or, on a completely different tack, the Warhammer 40k universe during the Great Crusade. Being an invincible Space Marine yomping around the universe killing aliens would be pretty cool.

    Premier Icon tomhoward
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    Heaven sounds alright, I guess.

    Premier Icon IdleJon
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    The Culture if I wanted an easy life.

    Jack Vance’s Dying Earth if I wanted a more challenging one.

    Premier Icon dirkpitt74
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    At the moment it’d be Westeros and as far north of the wall as I could get.

    tjagain
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    The other one I love is the shared 60s view of the future. Something like “space family stone” – where ordinary citizens can fly out to the asteroid belt, live on the moon, all that sort of stuff. so full of positivity and hope

    The Magic Roundabout. I’m halfway there already.

    Premier Icon FuzzyWuzzy
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    The Purge, UK (more specifically, at the houses of Farage, JR-M and BoJo)

    finbar
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    The other one I love is the shared 60s view of the future. Something like “space family stone” – where ordinary citizens can fly out to the asteroid belt, live on the moon, all that sort of stuff. so full of positivity and hope

    Good one. The Flintstones would be similar I think – who doesn’t love dinosaurs?

    johnners
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    The Culture, but not during the Idiran War. Post scarcity and about the only fictional society where the quality of your life doesn’t depend on being in the 1% to start with.
    Failing that, I’d like to be a white man living in Western Europe during the late 20th/early 21st century please.

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    The Culture if I wanted an easy life.

    Jack Vance’s Dying Earth if I wanted a more challenging one.

    Well the point is that you can make Culture life as challenging or as easy as you want. Many (most?) of the central characters are making life harder for themselves than it needs to be. It’s a bit of a theme in fact. You can choose absolutely anything. See Inversions for an example.

    Premier Icon IdleJon
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    Many (most?) of the central characters are making life harder for themselves than it needs to be

    Ah, but even with enhancements etc, the protagonists tend to be exceptionally talented. I’m not. I’m pretty average, so doubt I’d survive. Anyway, that’s not quite what I meant. 😀

    I’d also add Lankhmar, for excitement.

    Premier Icon nwmlarge
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    Fast and Furious land

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    The Flintstones would be similar I think

    Sexism tho.

    Premier Icon richmtb
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    A nice comfy federation planet in the Trek universe. No poverty, replicators and transporters. Join Starfleet and see the universe.

    Klunk
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    Join Starfleet and see the universe be assimilated.

    BikePawl
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    The long earth – Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter
    Fed up with this Earth just head to a new one

    wrightyson
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    Dan Bilzerians

    Premier Icon maccruiskeen
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    Shelbyville

    Klunk
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    robin hood men in tights

    Premier Icon maccruiskeen
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    A nice comfy federation planet in the Trek universe

    I’d prefer one of the planets where blokes in red uniforms spontaneously die on what seems to be their first day at work.

    Premier Icon MrOvershoot
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    esselgruntfuttock

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    The Magic Roundabout. I’m halfway there already.

    Actually that’s a good shout Essel, any problems sorted out in 5 minutes and everyone is happy 🙂

    Premier Icon maccruiskeen
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    any problems sorted out in 5 minutes and everyone is happy

    Until Buxton turns up. Then it’s 90 minutes of evil and confusing dread.

    P-Jay
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    The lovely prosperous, tolerant, utopian Britain which the Brexitiers say is going to emerge in October. 😉

    I was thinking of their version of the ‘good old days’ it must be lovely, crime free you could leave your doors open, no traffic treat the road like race track, drunk. Basically live completely without consequence – smoke, drink, eat buckets of red meat, chuck your rubbish wherever you like, slash and burn the rain forests. By the time you add in the “we had proper seasons back then” aka year-around summer, apart from Xmas when it snowed every year.

    Premier Icon Daffy
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    Star Wars – but only if I could have my own ship.

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