The Question of the Week is posted every Sunday and will consist of a question followed by my answer and explanation to the same. Some questions will only require a simple answer that could potentially be followed by an explanation. Many questions will be writer oriented, but not all. Everyone is encouraged to answer in the comments and discussions/follow up questions are more than welcome!
Would you live in the world of your favorite fandom?
My favorite fandom is Final Fantasy VII, and my answer is a resounding, “Hell no.” What’s ironic is that one of FFVII’s major draws for me what that despite it being a World Half Empty (due to humanity’s machinations) at least you knew what would happen after you died. Now granted going back to those parenthetical machinations of humanity, even your afterlife might be cut short since the world’s souls are being used to fuel a greedy empire/corporation. This is the fodder of High Octane Nightmare Fuel on many levels. So even though FFVII is my favorite, even though I love writing about it, and even though Aeriseph is my OTP,, I’d have to take a rain (or a Mako) check on living in that universe.
If I did have to choose a Final Fantasy world and locale in which to reside, I’d have to go with FFIX and the Lindblum Theater District.
Oh who are we kidding? It may be shameful, but I’m still a narcissist. I’d take up residence in the Grand Castle, but maintain a place near the theatre so I could leisurely catch a show.
It should be noted that I’d also never inhabit the world of my second favorite fandom ASOIAF. It’s not even my hundredth choice, and I’d take VII over it any day.
Warning: Graphic picture below.
At least FFVII has an afterlife. With Song your only real chance is to be resurrected by a follower of R’hllor. Otherwise you just die or become a wight aka glowing blue eyed slave for a nefarious and hive minded entity seething in the north.
…okay so it is like VII.
Would you inhabit your favorite fandom’s world? Why or why not? What factors would dissuade you from or encourage you to do so?
I look forward to your answers in the comments!