For the Talking Meme
asked: Which fictional universe(s) would you most like to live in?
I'm fascinated by the Blake's 7
universe maybe more than all my other fictional universes, but I certainly would not want to live in it. So, out of the things that immediately came to mind, I decided that the Once Upon a Time
universe would be a good one. I mean, yes, it's full of villains and ogres and dragons, but as far as I can see, if you live in Storybrooke as a minor character, you get to watch the heroes chase the dragons down the High Street while you just carry on making a Heritage Trail and assume that it will all be okay in the end, because it generally is. (It is a universe where goodness actually does
pay. I'm not sure I know any others.)
Since Belle seems to be doing two jobs at once, I'm sure I could get a job as children's/assistant librarian without much trouble (and it's not even as if there's a dragon in the cellar any more), although I suspect presenting budget requests to the Mayor would be an ordeal, no matter how reformed she is these days. I'm not sure how book ordering would work, either, and they don't seem to have had any software updates anywhere in the town since about 1995, but every job has its little hang-ups. And I bet Snow would be amenable to school visits to the library, which is always a plus.
But importantly, if I'm going to live in another universe, it should be one where there's magic and they can make me better. Magic always comes with a price, but healing magic seems to be definitely in the good category in general, so I think it would be worth the risk.
And apart from the obligatory yearly Curse and related amnesia, it's a protected little bubble of a place to live in - and if I don't like it, I can get to any other fictional universe I want from there! All I need is a magic bean, or an airship, or a mermaid, or a pirate ship, or that Fairy Bus To/From the Land With No Magic. (It's really easy, as long as you're not Rumplestiltskin.)
I'm not sure what would happen if I carelessly wrote fic while I was there, though. I might need to chat to Henry before I finalise any arrangements to move in...