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Fictional Characters and Places That You Wish Were Real ?

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The choices can come from from all of the genres and all mediums .  :cool4:

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The Eyrie.  It's just a cool concept, even if such a fortress is too far from the surrounding countryside to properly project power.

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Some Greek (and probably also Tibetan) monasteries are similar to the Eyrie but of course these were not supposed to project power, rather remote on purpose

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meteora#List_of_Monasteries


My boring favorite is probably the Shire, partly because it is so close to real world idylls one can think of as having been real and still achievable.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grantchester

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Old_Vicarage,_Grantchester#Text

 

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I think The Culture is the only fictional world I would actually want to visit. Everything just seems so....completely awesome all the time.

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4 hours ago, Ser Scot A Ellison said:

The Eyrie.  It's just a cool concept, even if such a fortress is too far from the surrounding countryside to properly project power.

It reminds me of Neuschwanstein, but that was a fantasy castle, not one that was built to project power.

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5 hours ago, Jo498 said:

Some Greek (and probably also Tibetan) monasteries are similar to the Eyrie but of course these were not supposed to project power, rather remote on purpose

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meteora#List_of_Monasteries


My boring favorite is probably the Shire, partly because it is so close to real world idylls one can think of as having been real and still achievable.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grantchester

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Old_Vicarage,_Grantchester#Text

 

I second the slightly mundane choice of The Shire.

somewhat more interesting, London Below. There have been many days where I just wish I could slip through the cracks and disappear into that exciting whimsical world

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I'd be probably horrified by London Below [that's why I want a peaceful Shire, at most light gardening duty and 5 meals a day] but it is brilliantly done with great atmosphere. Neverwhere was the first (or second) book by Gaiman I read in ca. 2004 and while I never re-read it (I don't really re-read things nowadays) I think it is brilliant despite some flaws and seems somewhat underrated and not as frequently discussed as his other books.

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2 minutes ago, Let's Get Kraken said:

Hogwarts

God, no, but yes, but no. I used to have this argument with my friends when the series was till being published. Sure magic and wizards and fun, but then you probably get killed by Voldemort. Post book 7 though sure.

Also I want to hang out with Luna Lovegood.

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2 minutes ago, Darth Richard II said:

God, no, but yes, but no. I used to have this argument with my friends when the series was till being published. Sure magic and wizards and fun, but then you probably get killed by Voldemort. Post book 7 though sure.

Also I want to hang out with Luna Lovegood.

Well, looking back now, with adult eyes, yeah. Hogwarts would not be a cool place to hang out. They have seem to have the equivalent of a school shooting every year. To say nothing of the giant man-eating spiders in the woods, and monsters being smuggled into the school, and teachers that turn out to be poorly vetted murderers and con-artists... and trees that can beat you to death.

Still though. I was one of those kids that used to fantasize about getting the letter in my shitty little home situation. And even all these years later the magic of that feeling has never really gone away.

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Yeah I was uh not a kid when those came out. Plus I'd be a muggle anyways with my luck.

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58 minutes ago, Darth Richard II said:

Yeah I was uh not a kid when those came out. Plus I'd be a muggle anyways with my luck.

I imagine most of the people who want to go there are imagining that they're not going to be the assistant janitor when they get there.

9 hours ago, matt b said:

I think The Culture is the only fictional world I would actually want to visit. Everything just seems so....completely awesome all the time.

I think this seems like an obvious choice. The only counter-argument is that I often found some of the inhabitants of The Culture to be a bit irritating.

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2 hours ago, Darth Richard II said:

Yeah I was uh not a kid when those came out. Plus I'd be a muggle anyways with my luck.

I'd probably be a squib :dunno: 

I definitely wished Hogwarts was real when I was growing up though and like @Let's Get Kraken I used to fantasize about opening a Hogwarts letter :P The  first book still captures that childish imagination even now when I reread it.

 

Characters I wish were real...Granny Weatherwax and Nanny Ogg. :wub: 

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23 hours ago, williamjm said:

I think this seems like an obvious choice. The only counter-argument is that I often found some of the inhabitants of The Culture to be a bit irritating.

Fortunately there's a drug you can gland for that.

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Felurian and the Fae

 

 

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3 hours ago, matt b said:

Fortunately there's a drug you can gland for that.

Does the drug make them less annoying or does it make you more accepting of annoying people. Before I move to a ring habitat and join Special Circumstances, I need to know this.

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