I have a little series of posts on this blog called Fictional Characters I Would Date. And yes, I know I haven’t updated in forever, but I think I will have at least one or two of them this month. I was thinking about the idea of dating fictional characters and my mind began to wander and I started to think about fictional places I would want to live (don’t ask how I got there, because I can’t even tell you). So the following is a list of places from movies, tv, or books that I would love to live.
Now I am following pretty strict rules for this. It has to be a community that you would like to belong to. I am not going to say “I want to live next door to Joey and Chandler,” because even though that would be awesome, there isn’t really a sense of community there. I mean a collection of people and places that would make me feel at home.
1. Everwood, Colorado: Of course, most people probably already guessed this would be my first choice. While watching Everwood on DVD you not only fall in love with the characters, you fall in love with the town. The main street lined with shops that would never be able to stay open in a normal small town, the doctor’s office that used to be a train station, the school with the lunch tables outside (in COLORADO!!!), the snow capped mountains within walking distance. This is a place I could live and truly call my home. I would be best friends with Amy and Hannah and live right across the street from Nina and Dr. Brown.
2. The Beast’s Castle: I consider the Beast’s castle an entire community because it is huge and there are so many freakin’ people that live there (people, inanimate objects….whatever). I would love to be Belle’s best friend, and I think it would be really fun to watch Lumiere and Cogsworth argue all the time. I also wouldn’t mind the occasional opportunity to burst into song whenever I am all emotional. I wouldn’t care if I was the royal toilet scrubber, as long as Belle let me use the library, I would live there forever. Also, with all those servants around, I could totally find a cute French guy to date. Maybe I would fall in love with a fork.
3. Hobbiton: It was a close call between Hobbiton and Rivendell, but I thought I would be a little intimidated if I had to be around really tall people who looked like Liv Tyler all the time. Also, I think they would be surrounded by bugs all the time living in trees. I would live in a little Hobbit house with a round door and little round rooms and it would be totally amazing!!! We all know from reading the books/watching the movies that Hobbits know how to have fun. They throw awesome parties, spend most of the time outdoors gardening and spend the rest of their time in the pub. Not to mention the fact that some of the hobbits (ahem, Merry, ahem) are incredibly cute. I could even get past the hairy feet (maybe…….).
4. Sesame Street: Oh man, what person my age wouldn’t love to live on Sesame Street!!! I haven’t watched it in ages, but I would love to live in 1980s era Sesame Street with Maria, Olivia, Gordon (and before Elmo made it big). I could visit Oscar every day and then go hang with Big Bird in his nest. I could REALLY learn to speak Spanish which is something College professors couldn’t help me with. I would also get a big kick out of seeing the Count every day! The only unfortunate thing is that there would be kids EVERYWHERE, but I think I could handle it. I would probably just spend more and more time hanging out with Oscar.
5. Cabot Cove, Maine: One of the things that I love most about Murder, She Wrote is that Jessica Fletcher is always outside riding her bicycle in the gorgeous Maine air. I would love to be her junior detective sidekick and help her solve all of her mysteries. I would enjoy rolling my eyes at the totally clueless sheriff and trying to lure Jessica away from her typewriter to work on a computer. My mom pointed out that this might be a dangerous place to live, but I said that as long as I was a recurring character, I wouldn’t be in much danger. I might be accused of murder, but Jessica would be able to prove my innocence.
6. Avonlea, Prince Edward Island: This one probably would have been higher on the list, but they don’t seem to have the modern conveniences that I would normally require, so that’s why it is at the bottom. (I mean, Rose Cottage has an outhouse!!!) I would work at the general store with Miss Stacey and dine at the White Sands on the weekends. I would be best friends with Olivia Dale and totally try to steal Gus away from Felicity…..or maybe I would just wait until Felix is old enough and steal him from Izzie. I would adore the small town feel, all of the beautiful fields of wild grass, and the seashore, OH THE SEASHORE!!! Yes, I could definitely live here, even if I didn’t have a real toilet.
So, that is all I can think of off the top of my head. I considered putting in Sunnydale, California, but I’m pretty sure I would be eaten right away by one of the monsters-of-the-week (I wouldn’t even be special enough to be offed by the big bad). My mom also put in her two cents and said she would live in Brigadoon. Very good choice, very nice.
What do you think? Which fictional community would you want to live in?