- If you could live in any fictional world, which one would you choose?
There’s a parallel world shown extensively in videos where every simple pizza delivery, straightforward fridge repair, plumbing job or business meeting becomes a fairly ritualised sexual encounter, which seems pretty popular. But on the other hand, as it were, could become a bit knackering after a day or so and not much would get done so yeah, Culture.
(Though for all its utopian aspects, actual culture citizens seem not much happier than the rest of us. So perhaps Brave New World world, as long as I can keep soma’d up.)Posted 6 months agoSaxonRiderSubscriber
There was a series of fantasy/sci-fi books I read in my youth by an author named Piers Anthony. They were probably quite lame, but I liked them then, as I found the juxtaposition of his sci-fi world – with its “companionship robots”! – and a medieval-like fantasy world, very appealing.
So I guess I’d choose to be in the world of the “Adept” series.Posted 6 months agov8ninetySubscriber
Hazzard County; the one I spent many an enjoyable 23 minutes at a time of my early life thoroughly absorbed by. Nice weather, fun in cars and mild peril of being chased around by a corrupt but incompetent sheriff and his deputies.
I had NO idea about the racism and sexism inherent in the show. Pity; looked great fun from my then innocent eyes.Posted 6 months agomolgripsSubscriber
Special circumstances agent in the Culture, although contact or regular citizen would still offer plenty of excitement?
Nah, I wouldn’t be in SC. I’d just be living on a wilderness world somewhere on my own, but with a Mind somewhere accessible. Like the woman in the beginning of whichever book opens with her rock climbing and talking to the Mind.Posted 6 months agoThe PinksterSubscriber
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.
or Lower Tadfield, pre-arrival of the 4 Horsepersons of the Apocalypse. The weather is always perfect for the time of year. Long hot sunny days in August, snow on Christmas Eve….Posted 6 months agochestercopperpotMember
A socialist paradise.
After the purge the emerging STW benevolent dictatorship.
I long for the days of being patted on the head by the grand high wizard Bazza (arms length manager, possibly living in Spain, the people are so nice there) as I agree with and echo everything he says. After all we are the most tolerant, live and let live people in the world, aren’t we. The papers say so and I’ve got a black gender fluid best friend (sock puppet) as proof.
He will allow me to rent one of his wonderful terrace houses in Moston (no children or dogs) and I will be eternally grateful and work, for the people, for free. Either that or join the peoples army (allowed to drive base model VW’s as a perk), compulsory palace and public space gardeners, house servants to the great and the good (a pooled tandem as a perk), pot hole menders and litter picking teams.Posted 6 months agofunkmasterpSubscriber
Nirn (Elder Scrolls world) would be great despite strange physics issues. A life spent dicking about, stealing everything that’s not bolted down just because you can, generally acting like a **** and having magic pockets that can hold endless supplies of anything would be great. Only downside would be cliff racers and that “Arrow to the knee” guy who is everywhere.Posted 6 months agoMing the MercilessSubscriber
So on further deliberation and knowing my pox ridden luck (Rincewind has better luck than me), I’d chose the ST TNG universe and end up at Wolf 359 or Ceti Alpha 5. If I arrived in the B5 universe I’d be dropped off at Daltron 7 or Z’ha’dum.
The Culture wouldn’t have me, either that or I’d have an overbearing snobby drone or knife missile following me around lecturing me on good behaviour and manners and generally stopping me doing what I wanted to do.
Other places I think I would end up; Geidi Prime, home of House Harkonnen, maybe dropped off at Tyco Crater/Moonbase Alpha on September 12th 1999 and I just know I would be a Broadleaf Farmer on Trenco in the Lensman Universe.Posted 6 months ago
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