Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Looking for a condo in the Imagi Nation...

Last night was the season finale of Eureka. For all those of you who were not obsessed with that show, it’s about a small town in Oregon that’s kept hidden from the outside world. There, the country’s best and brightest minds work to create wonderful inventions, occasionally slipping up and endangering the safety of the town (always with the best intentions). When this happens, the sheriff, whose IQ is much lower than the town’s geniuses, steps in to save the day. And it is wonderful.

Also, it’s a place I totally want to live.

I have nowhere near the scientific acumen needed to garner an invite to this hamlet, nor do I have the law enforcement training necessary to help Carter out. But I don’t care, it still ranks at the top of my “fictional places in which I would like to reside” list.

Also on this list:
-          Coeur d’Coeurs (Pushing Daisies)
o       I would totally be willing to commute to the city to apply for a job at The Pie Hole. I would also be willing to take my wages in pie. And whenever they performed, I’d be first in line to see the Darling Mermaid Darlings.
-          Metropolis (Superman)
o       The folks here just seem like they’re in a better mood than the citizens of Gotham.
-          Hogsmeade (Harry Potter)
o       Sure, I’m a late bloomer in the magical abilities area, but it’s only a matter of time. While I’m waiting, I’d like to enjoy a nice butterbeer.
-          Riverdale (Archie comics)
o       Who wouldn’t want to live in a place where everyone drinks milkshakes with such frequency?
-          Fraggle Rock (Fraggle Rock)
o       I can’t help but love a community that puts such a premium on singing.
-          Bluffington (Doug)
o       I used to want to fly alongside Quail Man, but now it’s all about the wardrobe simplicity.
-          Stars Hollow (Gilmore Girls)
o       I should probably brush up on my pop culture references. And not mention the fact that I don’t drink coffee.

Close runner-up:
-          Sunnydale (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
o       This town had everything. A museum, a zoo, a university, The Bronze, multiple houses of worship, a number of parks, a train station, a bus station, an underground military facility, a small airport. Not to mention a castle fit for Dracula. And I would completely love to work at The Magic Box. But alas, I made a resolution not to live over a Hellmouth. Guess that means Cleveland’s out too.

How about the rest of you? What are some of the fictional places that you’d be willing to pack up your bags for?


  1. Stars Hollow would definitely be my top choice, but I would also enjoy the small town life in Capeside, Massachusetts. I could learn to drive stick and row a canoe across the creek. Plus, it is only a short trip away from one of my favorite non-fictional places, Boston! Maybe I would need to choose a different career path though, teachers don't have the best reputations in Capeside...

  2. Oh, sorry, Capeside is the residence of Joey, Pacey, Jen, Jack, Andie and DAWSON of Dawson's Creek.