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Parallel Universes

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by DrFrylock, Mar 28, 2011.

  1. DrFrylock

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    I'm currently not-really-watching Transformers 2 right now. It occurs to me that it would be pretty terrifying to live in the world of Transformers 2. Basically you have nearly omnipotent alien robots that are way bigger than humans, nearly immune to all human military power, can call in reinforcements from space, and don't really care about humans. Just the collateral damage of Autobots fighting Decepticons alone would be enough to fuck up most national economies.

    On the other hand, there are other fictional universes that would be fairly pleasant to inhabit. If I had to pick a movie world to live in, it'd probably be the one depicted in Tom Hanks' That Thing You Do! Fuck, even the record executives are nice in that movie. The biggest problems in that world: your bass player goes off and joins the Marines before your first television appearance and your lead singer is kind of an asshole. Whatever, I can deal with that.

    FOCUS: What fictional universe would you most like to inhabit, and why?
    ANTI FOCUS: What fictional universe would you least like to inhabit, and why?
     
  2. Nettdata

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    Focus: Firefly. Why? Who doesn't want to be a space cowboy?

    Alt-Focus: Borg. Why? Too much like current cubicle life.
     
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    If I had a choice, I think it'd be awesome to attend the Savannah, GA School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

    But, if I was being realistic about what fictional story my personality fits best into, I'd probably be a minor recurring character on Sex and the City. Someone Carrie hooks up with when going through a phase where mopey, alcoholic writers seem attractive.

    Seventh Heaven.
     
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    So your ideal universe choice is ending up fucking one extremely unattractive woman. Bravo.

    Anti-Focus: BL1Y's universe.
     
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    Fixed that for you.
     
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    Get a room.
     
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    Any porno universe where any type of human interaction ends with steamy sex with hot chicks with huge boobs.
     
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    I'll say it: Harry fucking Potter's.

    Also, whatever universe encompasses Marvel would absolutely suck. You simply could not have a house in NY anywhere.
     
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    The Roger Rabbit universe. Who wouldn't want to fuck around with cartoon characters?
     
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    Battlestar Galactica, mainly because I would love to actually BE Cara "Starbuck" Thrace. Sure, the nuclear holocaust would suck but there would never be a dull moment. Plus you have your pick of fantastic guys.

    Also any Muppet movie would also be great. In fact, that would be a dream job...working on the set of one. Who doesn't love Muppets?

    I second the Roger Rabbit idea. Good call.
     
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    Focus: Star Wars. A light saber, Jedi powers, cool personal transportation vehicles. Sign me up.

    Alt-Focus: Watchmen. 16 years of Nixon and it's always raining? No thanks.
     
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    I'd hate to inhabit the world of Kool-Aid. I don't want my house constantly under attack by giant pitchers of fruit-flavored drink-based hydration substitute.

    Ironically, however, I would love to live in a world created by Tyler Perry. It combines my love of black men in women's fat suits, racial caricatures and large plates of soul food. Plus, I absolutely love black people's church. It's so merry and musical! Who among us hasn't wished our ham-fisted moralization wouldn't come with a literal fistful of ham?

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    The young Fawkes part of my brain would only settle for one alternate universe...

    The Neverending Story

    Probably the longest held onto pretend reality I've ever dreamed about.


    I'll second that living with Transformers would suck. I think fighting the stupid robots I sell would be enough of a hassle and they don't even have laser cannons.
     
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    Remember the kick ass parties those Hobbits had? They spent half their time drinking, eating or smoking "leaf". And I wouldn't be one of those idiot Hobbits that wanders about looking for trouble, climbing volcanoes and following psychotic murderers through swamps. No, I'd be the blissfully ignorant hobbit - breathing the fresh clean air, and eating and drinking my way into insensibility 6 out of 7 nights.

    Antifocus:

    A fate worse than death.

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    Lost...for the off chance of seeing Kate naked. And then hooking up with her.
     
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    I'd love to live the life of a PI out of the Raymond Chandler novels.

    For starters I'd get to walk around dressed something like this: [​IMG]

    With a cigarette always lit, or always waiting to be lit.

    I'd waltz into the offices of some plant manager inquiring about a murder and at the start of my questions he'd offer me a 12-year old Scotch, which I'd happily accept.

    Then out of leads and with a heavy wallet I'd go down to the local bar where the beautiful typist I met earlier that day is sitting inexplicably alone, searching her hand bag for a light which makes going over a offering her mine an absurdly easy way to say hello.

    After a few more Scotches (and she has a couple herself, these broads don't drink WD-40 Blue) as I'm about to seal the deal I overhear something which leads to me having to abandon the broad and go off on some further alcohol fueled smoky adventure.

    That would be so much cooler than some porn movie.
     
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    I'm not as embarrassed to say it now that a guy has said it: Sex and the City. Why? Because Carrie can afford the life she lives writing less than I do. And all my best friends would be here instead of scattered around the country.

    I also wouldn't mind living the Julia Child half of the movie Julie and Julia.
     
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    Avatar for sure. I mean, that would be SO AWESOME.

    I kid, I kid.

    I'll second Firefly. Space cowboys living on the edge and enjoying it.
     
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    I would hate to live in a universe where a bitchy and almost talentless Megan Fox can make millions based solely on looks alone. Oh, wait...
     
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    Heroes, before the show went to absolute shit. (S01E02)

    Although, even if I did get a power, it would probably suck.

    Wait, you know what? Make that
    That'll do. That'll do just nicely.