There’s no doubt that art has always aimed not at recreating reality as it is, but at enhancing it. Art represents our hopes and ambitions for a better future.
Here are some fictional universes you’d (most probably) love to live in.
1. The Harry Potter Universe
We have J.K. Rowling for making us all want to be wizards when we were kids. Imagine attending Hogwarts, working for the Ministry of Magic or even hanging out with Harry, Ron, and Hermione.
2. Middle Earth
Imagine living in a place that looks very much like New Zealand. But inhabited by all sorts of weird and wonderful creatures.
3. The “Lost” Island
Ever since Robinson Crusoe we’ve all had this strange idea of being stranded on an island. Kind of weird, but it’s maybe about wanting to get away from society, from rules, to connect more with ourselves and nature. Who knows?
4. Marvel Universe
Who wouldn’t want to be a superhero?
5. The Star Trek Universe
Imagined being on board the Enterprise, or working at the Starfleet Academy. How awesome would that be?
6. DC Universe
7. Mystic Falls
Being a vampire is like being a rockstar with a few added perks: you don’t age, you stay beautiful and you have all the time in the world to accomplish whatever you please. Mystic Falls may be full of bad vampires and bad memories, but Damon and Stefan Salvatore make that all worth it.
8. Disney Universe
Which world exactly? Well, the possibilities are endless. You could have a genie who granted your wishes, a great pair of friends like Timon and Pumbaa or even a dream library like Belle’s. If you can dream it in Disney, you can do it in the Disney Universe.
9. Hawkins, Indiana
Admit it: no matter how old you are, you wish you’d been friends with Eleven, Mike, Dustin, Lucas and Will.