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Armchair Bea, Day Four | Surviving Fictional Worlds + a Giveaway



As the 2016 Armchair BEA event winds down (*sad face*), today’s topic asks us to share about some of the fictional worlds we would or wouldn’t like to live in. When I first read the prompt for today, I was a bit skittish believing there were no worlds (other than those set in contemporary times such as we live in now, because, hello, who wouldn’t want to explore Paris with Anna and Etienne?) I'd like to visit, but then I put on my thinking cap.
 
What do you know? The result of that yielded some worlds I wouldn’t mind visiting. 
 

Let’s get this thing started.
 
Today we'll talk about surviving fictional worlds. We all know that sometimes, the worlds we love in fiction can be dangerous. Which fictional worlds would you want to live in? Which worlds do you never want to dive into? Which worlds are you content to stay behind the glass, so to speak, rather than wishing to dive through the page? And once you get there, what would you do?
 
One of the most enchanting lands I can think of that to visit is Narnia. The Walden Media film adaptation paints this world as a thing of true beauty. Might it be a little scary? Sure, after all, keeping the world of Narnia good and pure does require some battles, but with Aslan, King Peter, Queen Lucy (my favorite Narnian character), Mr. Tumnus, and company at my side, I think I would survive. 

Visiting a land as is found inside Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice or perhaps, since I’m more of a Mr. Knightley kind of girl, Emma would also be lovely. Wouldn’t Emma Woodhouse be a hilarious character to meet? For all her faults, the intentions are good and no one can saw she doesn’t know how to have a good time. I’d also not mind experiencing Jane Austen as Amanda Price does in Lost in Austen 
 

Next up would be Illéa, which is the world Kiera Cass creates in her novel, The Selection. It’s dystopian, but as much as I like (movie) world Divergent (and it’s set in Chicago!), I don’t think I’d survive it. In Illéa, I feel as if I’d have a fighting chance.  
 
Anne of Green Gables' Prince Edward Island would also be a charming place to visit. Carey Corp and Lorie Langdon's Doon sounds like a great place as well.

Worlds I’ll remain “behind the glass” looking inside? Well, Panem for one. Even Alice in Wonderland looks too manic (although I wouldn't mind visiting ScFy's version if Hatter were as cute). Also frightening would be James Dashner’s The Maze Runner or any kind of zombie apocalyptic world al-la Warm Bodies. *shudders* The only way I’d survive that would be having my own personal R to look out for me. 

 
Which worlds would you visit? Which abhor you? Comment down below with your thoughts!  
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  1. Illea could be fun and definitely would be better than Divergent's Chicago. I forgot about Narnia.

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    1. Most definitely, Kristina. I'd not last in Divergent-land! :)

      Thanks so much for visiting. :)

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  2. I agree- Narnia would definitely be a fun place to live in! As would Prince Edward Island.

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    1. YES! PEI looks gorgeous and of course, Narnia would be magical.

      Thanks so much for visiting, Korin. :)

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  3. I've been to PEI, a few times! It is absolutely lovely. I definitely suggest going. http://mwgerard.com/armchair-bea-16-surviving-fictional-worlds/

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    1. Awesome! Thanks for sharing. It sure looks beautiful in films and pictures. :)

      Thanks so much for visiting.

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  4. NARNIA! Man, as I read everyone's posts I am seeing more and more places I'd love to visit, but also not visit. Lol.

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    1. Right?! Me too, Gabriella. So many of these fictional worlds scare me. If I was sure I'd make the return trip minus any battle scars, I might be willing. But as it stands now, I'm FAR too nervous. ;)

      Thanks so much for visiting.

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  5. I love the fictional world authors built. Narnia sure sounds great and it is my TOP pick. I am also intrigued by the worlds in Mary Weber's Storm Siren series and The 13th Continuum and An Ember in the Ashes. Though dissection and violence are common there, but there's also love and hope!

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    1. That's awesome! I'm glad there are good things to be found in the worlds that you mention. Mary Weber's is certainly intriguing and I've not read 'Ember' yet. Also, YES to Narnia. That's my top pick too. :)

      Thanks so much for visiting, Annie.

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  6. Narnia and Prince Edward Island definitely would be nice places.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My DAY 4 BEA ARMCHAIR POST

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    1. Most definitely, Elizabeth. Maybe someday I'll even see PEI. :)

      Thank you for visiting.

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  7. Narnia made my list, too. :) And yes to Prince Edward Island! That's near the top of my someday travel list.

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    1. Here's hoping we can both someday see PEI, and we'll keep visiting Narnia through the glorious books. :)

      Thanks so much for visiting, Miranda.

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  8. Yes PEI would go in my "safe" list but Panem I agree #nowaynohow.

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    1. Great hashtag, ForstRose. I agree. Panem SCARES me. I'll leave that world to Katniss and Co.

      Thanks so much for visiting. :)

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  9. Oh, Narnia would be an amazing place to visit!

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    1. Yes, yes it wouldn't Monica. I would agree. :)

      Thanks so much for the visit. :)

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