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Which Door Would You Choose?

January 13th, 2013 (09:36 am)

Current Mood: thoughtful
Current Song: Hosea's Wife by Brooke Fraser

I just spotted this meme on my friend Kiba's page and had to respond:

You find yourself in front of seven identical doors. A voice from above tells you, "These seven doors lead to seven different places: Narnia, Neverland, Wonderland, Hogwarts, Camelot, Middle Earth, and Westeros." Which door do you go through? Why that door? What happens?

I would go through the door to Wonderland without hesitation. I have always loved Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and count it as one of my top ten books of all time. The character of Alice and I have a lot in common, beginning with our curiosity and continuing with our adoration of cats, a thirst for knowledge, and sheer determination. I would love to wander through Wonderland and interact with different characters from the books, especially the White Rabbit, the Gryphon, and the Cheshire Cat. My favorite minor characters include the Frog Footman (who utters one of my favorite lines in the book: "Or next day, maybe") and Bill the Lizard. I'd rescue the hedgehogs from the croquet games and delight in the chess game. I have wondered if the chess game in Harry Potter was at all inspired by that in Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There. Plus, I really love the hallway of doors in Wonderland. Just look at the icon I'm using for this post!

Neverland would be my second choice. They don't call me Tinker Bell for nothing. (Seriously, Tink is one of my nicknames.) Energetic, feisty, headstrong, and magical, Tink is one of my two favorite fictional fairies, the other being Tiki from the novel The Fairy Rebel. Three cheers for lively little things!

Narnia would be my third choice. I'd hang out with Lucy and Aslan.

And you, gentle reader? Which door do you select, and why?

Related posts at Bildungsroman:
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Peter Pan and Friends
Fairy Nice


Posted by: A Deserving Porcupine (rockinlibrarian)
Posted at: January 14th, 2013 07:03 pm (UTC)

Narnia. It's funny because at least three of the other choices are from books I LOVE more, but I think when it comes to LIVING in any of those places, Narnia would be most pleasant to live in. At least if it's not during the White Witch's reign or the Endtimes. I know it's just for a visit, but I'd still be worried about something terrible happening while I was there if I went anywhere else (though Middle Earth would probably be next if the door led directly to either The Shire or Rivendell during peacetime), and I'm afraid I'd just get hopelessly lost and confused and frustrated in Wonderland!

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: January 14th, 2013 07:03 pm (UTC)

Have fun in Narnia. Don't eat the Turkish Delight! :)

Posted by: Kathleen (scarlet_tearz)
Posted at: January 21st, 2013 06:31 am (UTC)
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^ I had a slightly similar reaction in that Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is my all time favourite story, yet I would choose Hogwarts. Simply put, I would love to have magical powers, and in Hogwarts the kids have these- in Alice they don't. Any magical things that happen to Alice are largely out of her control (well they are partially within her control I guess, as they are somewhat dependent on what she eats) but she can't just choose to turn into something, fly on a broomstick or magically unlock doors etc., and when she goes back to the real world she is just plain old Alice again.

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: January 21st, 2013 05:13 pm (UTC)

Interesting, and true: each of these realms deal with magic and unusual abilities in a different way!

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