I’ve gotten super into fandom stuff lately and had a great time talking with a friend of mine about larping and all the sort of stuff people do to forget that magical worlds aren’t actually real. So it made me think, what worlds would I actually want to live in?
5 Fantasy Worlds I’d Like To Live In
Oh yes, yes, yes. This is my #1. I so wish magic were real, and the type of magic specifically found in Rowling’s universe. I have trouble rereading the Harry Potter books because I finish them and know, that at the end of the day it isn’t real.
And it crushes me.
I so, so, want this universe to exist. There is so much good (and bad) about the magic universe! Spells! Magic! Wands! Broomsticks! Butterbeer! Though, I the idea of a pumpkin pastie sounds absolutely revolting, I’d pass on that. But chocolate frogs! Hogwarts! Everything! It’s a dream to go to the Harry Potter theme park in Florida, and right now I’m working on going to the studios in London when I have some free time. My mum doesn’t get it, she’s always asking, really? Still? You’re still into this?! It’s been… 14 years since I first picked up a Harry Potter book and I’ve been hooked since.
I don’t want to be an elf. I don’t want to live forever (I say that now as a 25 year old and I bet in 20 years I’ll be switching my tune and cling to elfdom) and the Hobbits of the shire have something in common with me: we like to eat. A lot. I think living in a place with first and second breakfasts is good. Withtea, and elevensies, and dinner and second dinners. It’s all good!
Plus all that green! Beer! Wine! Mead! Short people (I’m short so I’d fit in) with no need for shoes! I’m packing my bags now, I’m moving to the shire.
The Magicians is a weird love-hate book with me and I’m going to put reviews up on it soon but so far, I’d like to live there. I’d like to live in the magic verse of Brakebills, but specifically, I think my lazy butt would quite enjoy Fillory, don’t you think? It’s relatively safe, people don’t seem to want for much. There isquiet magic and talking animals. I think I could settle in Fillory as a librarian. I’d also drink too much there with the talking bearbut I’d be fine. You’re always fine in Fillory (eh).
Fighting evil by moonlight… errr, well yes. I’m quite a big sailor moon fan as I’ve hoarded the manga since I was a teen (specifically, 11 years ago, man, I feel old!). I would love to be a sailor senshi. I’d love to have powers (I’ve pretty much made up my own senshi in my head that I’d be, all burgundy and dark like!) and wear that stupid little costume and those long princess dresses and save the day!
Reality is I’d be a horrible senshibut a girl can dream right.
I haven’t read the original Oz books so what I know probably isn’t canon but an offshoot. I loved, loved, loooooved Wicked and I loved the scholarly intrigue of Elphaba’s world! I think I’d fit right in, green skin or not. Plus, Elphaba and I would have been BFFs. Yes.
What 5 worlds do you want to live in? If you could leave Earth as we know it and enter a magic door to take you to another place, where would you go?! Right now my #1 is the magic universe in Harry Potter, but these other 4 come pretty close! This specific world-building obsession post is a series, so in the upcoming weeks expect to see 5 more worlds I’d love to live in and 5 worlds you’d never catch me dead or alive in.