Friday, October 28, 2011

Friday Fives- Fantasy Worlds

Paper Hangover asks the question What five (book or movie) worlds would you love to live in.

1. Hogwarts- OK seriously who doesn't hope for an acceptance letter every time they see an owl?

2. Oz- My parents used to let me stay up late and watch this movie when it was on TV.  Everytime I heard tornado sirens I was full of excitement at the possibility that our house could be picked up and carried away in a twister to a magical land. I read the books as soon as I could check them out.  I also enjoyed Wicked by Gregory Maguire and the musical Wicked.  So yeah, Oz.

3. The Shire- I could totally hang out with hobbits.  Minneapolis is full of little stucco Tudor style houses. The short houses and arched doorways make me think of the Shire.  I've often dreamed of buying a "hobbit house".

The Shire

An example of a Minneapolis "hobbit house"

4. Kiki Strike's New York- OK so Kiki Strike is like this totally kick-butt chick and with her troop of delinquent girl scouts they fight crime in the city. Ananka Fishbein looks out her apartment window and sees a little blonde girl sneaking into a tunnel.  She does what any level headed 12 year old would do.  She follows and finds a maze of tunnels under NYC.  I love the idea of underground cities.

5. Speaking of underground cities I also loved the London Below of Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman.  How much did I love it?  So much that I cried at the end of the book because I was sad the adventure was over.


Colin Smith said...

Oz crossed my mind, but I don't know... I mean, how much Munchkin singing could I take while working on my WIP? :)

As I understand it, the area in England I come from (Herefordshire, in the West Midlands) partly inspired "The Shire" so I suppose I sort of lived there. Only with cars, buses, trucks, big houses, apartment buildings, and people over four feet tall. A lot of them had accents just like Samwise Gamgee, though (seriously!). :)

Meredith said...

Wow, that hobbit house is so cool! And I need to read more Neil Gaiman. Like, right now. :)

DL Hammons said...

My vote is for the shire. It makes me sleepy just looking at it! :)

Have a great weekend!

Mrs. Silverstein said...

This makes me really want to read Neverwhere--as cool as I think Neil Gaiman is, I've read embarrassingly few of his books.

toni d. said...

Well, hello from Middle Earth! Haha! :) Aww that Hobbit house is cute! And hell yeah to living in Hogwarts! Mine would have to be Le Cirque des RĂªves from The Night Circus. :)

Alison Miller said...

Oh, yes! OZ! Did not think of that one! And I am all for living at Hogwarts too!