Friday, October 28, 2011

Friday Fives: A Whole New World(s)

Hello everyone! It's Friday yet again, which you may or may not already know, but if not, that's okay. Paper Hangover has provided the prompt, and as you can see, it's a good one. I only know the days of the week because my Google calender alerts me. Isn't that nice?

Before I digress too far down that road of whether or not Google calender alerts are the best things in the entire world, let's go to a few different worlds.

This is my Pottermore profile. Nice, huh? Yeah, it's swell. 
1. The wizarding world of Harry Potter. Yes. That's right. Another Friday Five list with The Boy Who Lived. You really shouldn't be so surprised. If I could just go to Hogwarts and be sorted into a House (Gryffindor!), my life would truly be complete. Seriously. I'd die happy. As it is, I have to settle for Pottermore, and even though it's pretty nifty and I'm in Gryffindor, the real thing would be so much better, as is always the case.

2. Just in case that genie in the lamp doesn't wanna take me to Hogwarts, my second choice would be the Star Wars universe. Why? Two reasons: 1) Space travel with handsome rogues and alien worlds, and 2) Lightsabers. Need I say more? Of course, being in that universe is contingent upon me being a Jedi, and I would fully plan on being the first Ewok Jedi ever. Just imagine the possibilities. I'd be super adorable and deadly. Best of all worlds right there.

3. On the flip side of the coin, if Jedi mindtricks and lightsaber battles were not an option either, I'd have to choose Middle Earth. It's a bit less technological, and I'd probably miss my computer and robot side-kicks, but the trade-off would be worth it, I believe. Although, deciding what to be in Middle Earth is a bit more problematic. I'd like to say I'd want to be an Elf, but they don't seem to have a lot of fun. So, I think being a Hobbit would be cool. Yet with that choice comes the fact that I'd be the shortest humanoid, and if I get to choose, I'd like to be tall. I think I'll have to go with Rohan. They have horses.

4. Next on the list of fantasy lands is Tortall. I haven't talked much about Tamora Pierce on this blog, and I don't know why because I love her books, but Tortall is a cool place. It's got magic, knights, rogues, villains, wars, mythological creatures--basically, the whole kit-and-kaboodle.

5. Last but not least, Narnia! There is just something about talking animals that makes me think that is a place I'd fit in. I'd have to get rid of all the pesky white witches and evil uncles, but once that was done with, I'm sure Narnia would be a nice home for me. Besides, I've always wanted to know why a dog chases its tail. Living in Narnia might finally answer that question.

Alright folks, thanks for hanging in there if you indeed did! I didn't mean to ramble so much, but I'm bored, so that's what happens. Happy Halloween weekend!


  1. I thought about Middle Earth, and some other fantasy places--but I don't know... perhaps its because I'm not that outdoorsy. Though if I could live in a nice quiet Hobbit village with a lot of books and paper and pens, I suppose I could be happy.

    And you really don't want to put a lightsaber in my hands. Think three-year-old-and-penknife. Not good. :)

    However, you'd probably be in your element with a lightsaber, or on a horse wending through the forest. Abstract thought: if an Ewok Jedi lived to be 500, would it look like Yoda?

  2. Great minds...definitely HP, Star Wars, and Narnia, for sure!
    I think we both have the same thoughts on light sabers. :) And considering I'm barely 5' on a good day, an Ewok Jedi would be SO. COOL.
    Happy Friday!

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    Hi! The scariest book I've ever read was "IT". It reached deep into my subconsciousness and scared the heck out of me! For Halloween I'll be dragging out my Elmo snuggy for my couch potato costume.


  5. Great choices, Bailey! Harry Potter was the first world I thought of too (of course!) and Narnia would be cool as well. The only problem is: All of these fantasy worlds are so darn scary with their villains and creepy monsters. Can't I live in Harry's world post-Voldermort? :)

  6. Awesome! Harry Potter's world and Tortall are both on my list (LOVE Tamora Pierce!). If I chose Middle Earth (and believe me, I'm thinking about it) I would specifically choose Rivendell, the Shire, or Lothlorien. Oh never mind, I forgot about Rohan and Gondor. Pretty much I'd live anywhere in Middle Earth but the places where all the really crappy stuff happened lol :) Narnia is up there too on my list.

  7. Fabulous blog! So glad to be a new follower. Please take me to Hogwarts with you! That would be "the COOLEST!" (Although they are all great choices.) Have a wonderful weekend.

  8. Man, Harry Potter is really the juggernaut answer this week. I don't think I'll be able to resist!

  9. Thanks to all who commented! You're all lovely, lovely people and I appreciate each one of you!

    @Colin: You bring up a good point. That is assuming that Ewoks go bald. I'd like to think that if I were going to be a creature, that it would not eventually lose its hair.

    @new followers: Thanks!! Welcome to Over Yonder! I'm glad to see so many support Harry!

  10. Happy Halloween Hop, Bailey! Good to *meet* you and thank you for introducing me to the world of Tortall and Tamora Pierce; I'll have to check it out!

  11. Your first two choices are definitely mine! And specifically - Endor with all the adorable Ewoks to protect me. :)

  12. Hello from the Halloween Hop! I would definitely live in Harry Potter's world. Your blog looks great, I'm excited to meet you! And also, just a comment on your previous post--I LOVED The Night Circus! It was a fantastic book.

  13. Great choices!

    Dropping by for the Halloween hop :-)

    My favourite scary movie or book...erm well i'm not really a fan of anything scary as well to be honest lol! A total wimp!
    This year i won't be dressing up until next month when i go and visit my sister in Scotland. Not a clue what i'm going to wear

    New follower here :-)


  14. I have given you an award on my blog,!

  15. Hello hoppers!!

    So glad to visit your blog! This year I will be a swachbuckling pirate and my favorite book is either Let the Right One In or The Witching Hour. I am visiting this blog from the Coffin Hop! I am #63 over there, and my blog is Hop over--you can win a NOOK! Happy Halloween! :)

    Penelope Crowe


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