I really can’t help it, but I am forever living vicariously through the interesting lives of characters from my favourite books, games, TV shows and movies. As much as I enjoy my lovely little life, immersing yourself into your favourite fictional location is just an incredible place to be. Writing about your favourite fictional locations is a close second.
Fun fact: originally, this was supposed to be a “Top 5” post. After fangirling hard, I ended up with way too many choices and I found the narrowing down process completely impossible. I just love them all! I have such a varied taste too, and that makes a post like this so much more exciting to write.
As always, I hope you enjoy!
10. Kingdom of Far Far Away:
I’m a princess (well, that’s what my fiancé always tells me so it must be true). Obviously, a princess needs a castle and the Kingdom of Far Far Away from Shrek is a place where every single fairytale character lives. That sounds like a place I’d like to visit!
Despite the obvious horrors of the Hunger Games trilogy, the Capitol is a fantastic place. Again, that’s until you remember what monsters live there. The advanced science and technology that the Capitol has created is fascinating and the outlandish, completely unique fashion of the civilians is so refreshing! I love it.
James Cameron’s lush jungle Pandora from Avatar is arguably one of the most beautiful fictional worlds to have ever been created. It’s absolutely magical.
7. Carnivorous Island:
After being shipwrecked in the Pacific Ocean, Pi encountered a floating island made out of carnivorous algae. It gave him the much needed boost he desperately needed before revealing it’s evil true colours and forcing him to leave. It eats it inhabitants. The beautiful island is full with tiny meerkats though – that’s enough of a reason to love it.
I couldn’t write about the most iconic fictional locations without mentioning Middle-earth, could I? The landscapes are beautiful, yes. For me, though, the Tolkien universe deserves it’s place on this list for the incredible range of fictional creatures. It’s forever interesting.
Obviously. I need some magic in my life.
Let’s be real, this is mainly because of the dragons. Westeros is an evil place but it’s undoubtedly beautiful. Like a lot of the above fictional locations, I’d absolutely despise living here though (because seriously, I’d be killed within days).
Disney’s Alice in Wonderland is one of my all-time favourite movies. Of course, I had to include it here too. Wonderland is magical. It’s kind of terrifying but in the exciting kind of way. Yes, the Queen of Hearts could have me executed but at least I’d die surrounded by magical playing cards. Yes, my only friend is a psychotic cat but at least I’d finally be able to talk to my favourite animal that that’s the dream. It’s just fun!
Dragons, again, I know. I like dragons. But, Tamriel (in this case, mostly Skyrim) is also full of magic, fantastic beasts, monsters and landscapes to die for. It’s like all the previous fictional worlds rolled into one! Living inside my favourite game… what an exciting place to be – as long as you watch out for that dragon fire, of course.
1. Pokémon World:
As a child, my one wish was to own a Pikachu or a Rapidash. I grew up and learned the horrible truth that this could never happen, but that doesn’t mean I still can’t dream! A world where your choice of animal friend is almost infinite would be an absolutely fantastic place to live.
What’s your favourite fictional location?
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