Sunday, February 10, 2008

Meme: A Week, a Month, a Year, Half Your Life

I just got tagged for a meme by Niall Mor of It's All Straw. Basically, according to the rules at The Scratching Post, I'm supposed to pick places I'd like to live for a week, a month, a year, and half my life, and explain why. Okay, here we go:

A Week


For a week, I'd like to visit one of those futuristic metropoli. Maybe the city in Isaac Asimov's Caves of Steel, or perhaps the future Atlanta in Michael Bishop's Catacomb Years. Perhaps I'd see the sights of the city in Metropolis or Osamu Tezuka's Metropolis or perhaps even Blade Runner, which I understand is the best place to see attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion...uh oh, going into trance again....

Ach! Ach! "Tenser," said the Tensor...okay, I'm back. Whew. I always go into a trance when I hear you-know-what. Anyway, why would I go to a metropolis? Obviously, for the hustle and bustle of the big city, for the interesting people, for the robots, and for the Marxist uprisings--could anything be more exciting? One thing is certain, though: I'd like to visit, but I wouldn't want to live there.

Besides, they serve great food in the big city. It's called Soylent Green, and...you say it's what?

A Month


I would spend a month in The Land Before Time. I know what you're thinking--you're thinking my choice sucks, but I'd enjoy a month adventuring with cute dinosaurs with funny voices and if you're honest with yourself, so would you. Besides, if there's some kind of crossover or something, I understand I have a chance of meeting Racquel Welch in a fur bikini.

A Year


For a year, I want to visit The Valley from Bone by Jeff Smith. In fact, I'd like to visit for just about exactly one year. I'd hike through the western desert and arrive in late fall. After hanging with some talking animals during the winter, maybe in early spring I'd meet a beautiful young farm girl....

Half My Life


Middle Earth from The Lord of the Rings. Everybody wants to live there. Duh. And I understand they just got a new king who's going to make the roads safer.

Wait a minute, was I supposed to pick real places? Argh, who makes these rules? I'm calling Snake Plissken in here to take care of this. Your rules are really starting to annoy me....

For this meme, I tag the living daylights out of Orthometer, The B-Movie Catechism, and, let's see...Claw of the Conciliator.

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