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?