Let’s Not Go There

Wednesday Weekly Blogging Challenge

Each Wednesday from January 9 – December 18, 2019, Long and Short Reviews is hosting a weekly blog hop.

Blogging is a fun way to meet people and get to know them. We’re offering a weekly “prompt” for authors, non-authors, bookish folks and others to share something weekly and gain new friends and visitors to the blog. There’s no pressure to write something every week (though it should be fun and a challenge), but we do ask that if you do post something, you share your link on the weekly post we’ll put up at our site (it will be the top post on the home page each Wednesday morning) — the link list will be open for new links for 48 hours. Other bloggers will also share their links and you can hop over and see what they have to share.

February 27th – Fictional Worlds I’d Rather Not Visit

Ha! Can I list worlds from my own books, or is that cheating? I’ve definitely written some places I wouldn’t want to be in–or at least, I wouldn’t want to be in the same mess as my characters are in. But I don’t think that’s really in the spirit of the question, because there’s a lot of stories where the ‘world’ is just fine, the characters just happen to be in an awful situation.

I’m into Game of Thrones but I don’t think I’d want to be in that world, because it seems like everyone there is having a really bad time. And if you follow the show–you know it’s about to get even worse! I don’t watch The Walking Dead anymore, but I used to and I definitely wouldn’t want to visit that world either. In fact, I don’t think I’d want to be in any post-apocalypse world. As interesting as it might be, humans would always be the worst threat in any scenario like that. We all know what would happen in a world without rules and laws. Some good I’m sure, but also lots and lots of bad.

I’m not a big fan of sci-fi but I don’t think I’d want to visit most of those worlds, either. The idea of being in space or on another planet is interesting, but scary and unpredictable to me. I think I’ll stay on earth.

How about you? Where are you not making any vacation plans for?

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    1. I don’t like zombies but The Walking Dead really focuses more on the characters than the zombies…it’s hard to explain. However I stopped watching it two seasons ago because the story just became monotonous and stupid.

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  1. Well, I surely wouldn’t work out in 1984. Not very good at keeping my mouth closed and being compliant:) and the zombies…I’d just as soon never even hear about them much less live with them.

    We have never gotten around to Game of Thrones and everybody loves it. But my daughter-in-law who is not quite as open-minded as me but fairly “with it” says it has a lot of sex scenes. I have nothing against sex but it would probably embarrass me to watch it. Is it “X” rated?

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    1. There is a lot of pretty graphic sex in it, but I’ve noticed it’s really dropped off in the past few seasons as they focus a lot more on the plot. I wouldn’t call it X rated but you definitely see a lot of naked parts (both male and female). It’s incredibly violent, but I think that often goes along with sword-and-sorcery type fantasy worlds.

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  2. When I think of all the “romantic” times of long-ago, my brain automatically overrides with “but what about running water, heat, and toilet paper?” I love the idea of visiting other worlds, but I’m pretty sure the reality of it would have me longing for the comforts of home. I think I’m spoiled by not having to hunt for food and clean water.

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    1. I didn’t even think about worlds set in the past, but you have a really, really good point! Dying from simple illnesses and getting sick from just drinking water definitely doesn’t sound like a good time.

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  3. Game of Thrones was on my list this week, too. Going there seems like it would be a very quick way to meet your death, although seeing the dragons would be cool!

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