Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Part (one) of that world

I have been in mega Buffy mode lately (which often alternates with Harry Potter mode), maybe due to my recent acquisition of the first few comics from the final installment of Season Eight.  If you have no idea what I'm talking about, I feel sad for you.  Not in a cultural snob kind of way, but in an I love you guys, so you should really have Buffy in your life kind of way.  And it got me thinking about WORLDS, like, fictional worlds that I would or would not want to live in.  Because I love a good survey, questionnaire, or Favorites list, I have one for you, dear readers.  At first, the question that popped into my head was a singular one: If you had to chose one fictional world to live in, which one would you choose?  But because I would also have to answer this question, I knew that wasn't going to be an easy task.  So think of this as a series of questions about living in fictional worlds.  Because, how can you choose just one?  What are we basing this on?  The world itself?  The characters?  Romantic possibilities?  Fun vs. coolness?  Realism vs. fantasy?  And would you be one of the characters in this world, or yourself?  Today's entry in the Part of That World Blog Series I just created asks three questions.  Answer carefully.  You never know when you may be sucked into a parallel universe.  For the span of these posts, and unless the question specifies differently, you are answering these question as YOURSELF in these other worlds.  That doesn't mean you can't be yourself and have super powers or magic or whatever, but it is you, not you inhabiting the body and mind of another character.  That comes later :)  See my answers directly after the questions.  You answer in the comments.  Have fun!  Oh, and these can be book, movie, or TV worlds.  And they don't have to be obvious, fantastical choices, either.  If you want to hang with the gang on How I Met Your Mother, that's your prerogative.  I'm not picky.  Well, at least not about that.

1.  If you had to choose one World to live in, which would you choose (in a general kind of way)?
My answer may seem obvious, but the world of Harry Potter.  I'd be a wizard.  Gryffindor, naturally.
2.  If you had to have one romantic interest from another world, who would it be?
This is a tough one, so I'm going to narrow it down to three (yeah, you can do that).  These are off the top of my head, so I'm sure the longer I think about it I'd come up with some ridiculous ones (Like, say, Atreyu from "The Neverending Story" all grown up or something): 1) Ron Weasley, 2) Daniel Dessario from Freaks and Geeks, and 3) Spike from Buffy.
3.  If you had to inhabit one world based on the other people inhabiting it, which would you choose?
Buffy for me.  They are smart and funny, and I just would love to be their friend.  Plus, I'd have my own, personal librarian on hand almost all of the time!

Tomorrow brings more worldy questions, including clothing and other character embodiment.  If you have any ideas for addition questions, do tell.  My mind is a mushball even as I type this.  I was much funnier and interesting this morning when I wanted to write this, but I had to be in mom-mode.  Hopefully you'll like thinking about this as much as I did.


jpetroroy said...

I have been watching Buffy for the first time (GASP! I know) over the past four or so months, and am about halfway through season 7 now. I am shocked that I missed this in high school and so sad that it is about to end for me.

niss said...

hi...i would like to live anywhere where magic was an option: lord of the rings elven lands, harry potter's world, or septimus heap's magyk-filled medieval realm...OR with vampires from anne rice's imagination.
I guess i don't watch much tv--as all of these places exist in books!

the romantic interest question may take a bit longer for me to answer...waaayyy too many options!

Nolan said...

1)The world of Vampire Diaries(book, not the show). I'd be myself, but vampire version.
2)Hmm, Meredith from Vampire Diaries, Mia from Degrassi, Melinda Sordino from Speak(book of course; cause Kristen Stewart is so ehhhh).
3)The world of Vampire Diaries. I get to be a vampire; 'nuff said.

Kimber Leszczuk. said...

1. Somewhere colorful and beautiful
2. wow - torn here. Would probably say harry dresden, Eric from True Blood, Alcide from True Blood, Damon from Vampire Diaries
3. Either True Blood or Glee

carey said...

been lurking for a while (since i read get well soon and wild nerd yonder in one weekend) but i feel compelled to answer these. :) love love love buffy. but i'm not sure it's a world i want to live in, what with that pesky hellmouth and everything. so...

1. i'd like to live in the world of the betsy-tacy books, where the worst thing that ever happens is that maybe somebody burns a pan of fudge.

2. here, i will pick a buffyverse answer. because, hello, giles.

3. stars hollow, from gilmore girls. because everyone there is a weirdo in the best possible way.

Kayla Olson said...

So, I guess I finally need to start watching Buffy now, if only because I relate to your "I love you and you need Buffy in your life comment—except that statement usually flies out of my mouth with LOST in the TV show slot. I hereby declare I will watch Buffy and enjoy her/it!


1) I always kind of wanted to live in Dawson's Creek. It's beautiful! I'm tempted to pick Hogwarts, but all the Voldemort/Death Eater stuff? No, thank you.

2) Season Five version (i.e. the non-jerk version) of Sawyer on LOST

3) HARRY POTTER! (Of course.)

Julie H said...

Jen- Now ou get to move on to the comics! It's like the show never ended! Almost. Niss- I feel like I should have had more book choices! I guess I'm just in a TV mood these days. Or the guys in all the books I read are jerks. Nolan- I see where you're going with these. Kimber- I'm right there with you on Eric from TB. That's the problem with these lists: how quickly I forget! Carey- you sound too cute! All the places you picked were so sweet. And, Kayla, I envy you for being a Buffy virgin and getting to experience all the greatness for the first time!