/// 10 Fictional Places I’d Kill to Visit
Of all the delectable islands the Neverland is the snuggest and most compact, not large and sprawly, you know, with tedious distances between one adventure and another, but nicely crammed. When you play at it by day with the chairs and table-cloth, it is not in the least alarming, but in the two minutes before you go to sleep it becomes very nearly real. That is why there are night-lights.-Sir James Matthew Barrie
Big Bang Observation Deck
Watching yourself being born may just be the worst possible event you can witness but watching the Universe being born, the Big Bang, could be the most incredible event anyone could ever witness.
On the TV show ‘Fringe‘, Peter Bishop stands right in front of it as it occurs in slow motion.
If the theory of the Big Bang is accurate, then it would be impossible to see it because any place outside of the “explosion” would not exist yet.
So this observation deck is more than a fictional place, it’s an impossible place. I like doing impossible things.
A simulated reality of which is the iteration of failed utopias. As it turns out, our crappy reality works better than a “perfect world” and so it is the Matrix, just another world like the real world. But if you’re in the Matrix and aware of its artificial nature, then you can do Godly things.
Like being extremely lucid in a dream, you’re only limited by what your imagination and constraints of physics can do. That’s pretty cool.
But is it worth the price of a sentient robot literally sucking the life force out of you for?
Sign me up.
Center of The Earth
We’ve gone far further away from Earth than we have into it, meaning we just don’t know what’s in the center, the core of our planet. We don’t even have the technology to dig half way there. We currently theorize it’s rather a solid ball slightly smaller than the Moon or it’s a gooey metal liquid boiling at 10,000 degrees fahrenheit.
Sounds worse than New Jersey.
That’s where I want to go.
About 1,500 light years from Earth somewhere in the Horsehead Nebula are the Magratheans, the creators of said Earth. These beings constructed the Earth to actually function as a computer for the sole purpose of determining the “ultimate question of Life, the Universe, and Everything”.
In ‘The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy‘, one of the last living Earthlings (after Earth is destroyed for a space highway) visits Magrathea and witnesses the creation of Earth 2.0 in their “planet factory”.
A planet of beings that quite literally build planets is unfathomable, ridiculous and outrageous but I want to go.
You’ve obviously seen ‘Avatar‘ and that means the planet (moon to be exact) of Pandora left an impression on you. The wildly exotic jungle world that’s on a permanent mescaline trip.
It’s all CGI but executed with such convincing beauty that I would risk being hunted by alien wildlife so tough they have carbon fiber for bones.
But I really want to trek the Hallelujah Mountains. Actual floating islands fluttering about like helium filled balloons. Most of them connected to each other for the ultimate backpacking hikes.
Plato’s concept of Atlantis is over 5 centuries old and many iterations of this mysterious island have emerged since then. My favorite is Stargate’s interpretation…
An advanced humanoid species came to Earth millions of years ago on a flying city called Atlantis. But they abruptly abandoned it and left the planet. It’s later discovered in the 21 century and is confirmed “The Atlantis”.
In the show, these regular humans take this spaceship-city and travel to other planets and galaxies.
That’s some joyride.
What’s better than spending eternal youth on a secret tropical island with a bunch of other immortals filled with fairies and pirates to keep it interesting? If you can think of something, then factor in the fact that you can fly and then there really is nothing better than Peter Pan’s Neverland.
Many versions of Neverland has been envisioned throughout the years, all enchanting but ‘Pan‘ went a bit nuts and made it into an interdimensional floating island.
Life is good when you never have to grow up in Neverland.
Queen Ravenna’s Bath
The fantasy world where ‘Snow White & The Huntsman‘ takes place is full of wonder and is quite beautiful in its own grim way.
Many adventures could be had there but I’d skip all that and go straight to Queen Ravenna’s chamber and into her royal bath.
Yes, this is straight up evil, not because of the Evil Queen but because of where that milk goes after the bath.
Home to the most adventurous group of kids ever; Stan, Kyle, Kenny and Cartman. “South Park” is actually a real county in Colorado state and in it is the town of Fairplay, a real live place where the show’s location is based on.
One day I’ll visit this fake-real South Park but I’d much rather go to the real-fake South Park.
With the shit these boys get themselves into and the shitstorms they wreak, there’s good chance chance I won’t make back alive but it’d be worth the sacrifice of my animated self.
Highest of the Nine Worlds is the city of the gods, the Asgardians, you know, Thor’s people. In Marvel’s depiction, it looks like what a supreme futuristic version of our own society may be once we get passed technology and move onto magicology.
Magnificence is probably the best word to describe this world that just floats in space like it’s better than anyplace else, and it is… Why else would gods make it their home?
Heavenly utopia it may be but it’s under constant attack, but that works because even superior beings need some excitement.