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Old January 23 2013, 06:35 AM   #106
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Re: Fictional Places to Avoid

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Because not all of the people with super powers are well intentioned and also because many of them are...children.
We have no superpowers and not all of us have good intentions, even children.
Your point?
We're no less dangerous than they.
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Old January 23 2013, 03:47 PM   #107
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Don't go to the Kingdom of Yurt, especially if you are a wizard.
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Old January 23 2013, 04:51 PM   #108
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Ravenloft, unless you have a thing for gothic architecture.
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Old January 23 2013, 08:10 PM   #109
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Shelbyville. Bunch of cousin-marrying yokels.
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Old January 23 2013, 09:28 PM   #110
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We have no superpowers and not all of us have good intentions, even children.
Your point?
We're no less dangerous than they.
So, you are comparing the real world to the Harry Potter world. That's what I thought.

My post was a response to the premise; "Fictional Places to Avoid". If the thread title had been "Real Places To Avoid", or "Places to Avoid, Real or Fictional", given the amount of random violence on any given day here, I would have named "The Real World" as a place to avoid. But that wasn't the thread's purpose.

Now, if you'd like to make a case for why the Harry Potter world is not a dangerous place, please proceed.
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Old January 23 2013, 10:39 PM   #111
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The pig pens behind Al Swearengen's saloon.
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Old January 23 2013, 11:20 PM   #112
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Old Runequest fans would know to steer clear of places like Snakepipe Hollow. Or any Thanatar, Thed, Malia, or Karsht temples.
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Old January 24 2013, 01:29 AM   #113
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The pig pens behind Al Swearengen's saloon.
Mua.






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Old January 24 2013, 01:36 AM   #114
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Bowa-Seko and Leboa-Sakao... (the territories in Far Cry 2)

Oh, and having used the word, The Territories (King/Straub)
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Old January 24 2013, 01:47 AM   #115
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^ The Territory in Joseph O' Connor's novel Redemption Falls is not a place I 'd like to visit, never mind live in.
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Old January 24 2013, 03:44 PM   #116
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Bayside High School.

There's this arrogant little bastard with power over time and space.
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Old January 24 2013, 07:23 PM   #117
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Peaksville
Tonight's story on The Twilight Zone is somewhat unique and calls for a different kind of introduction. This, as you may recognize, is a map of the United States, and there's a little town there called Peaksville. On a given morning not too long ago, the rest of the world disappeared and Peaksville was left all alone. Its inhabitants were never sure whether the world was destroyed and only Peaksville left untouched or whether the village had somehow been taken away. They were, on the other hand, sure of one thing: the cause. A monster had arrived in the village. Just by using his mind, he took away the automobiles, the electricity, the machines - because they displeased him - and he moved an entire community back into the dark ages - just by using his mind. Now I'd like to introduce you to some of the people in Peaksville, Ohio. This is Mr. Fremont. It's in his farmhouse that the monster resides. This is Mrs. Fremont. And this is Aunt Amy, who probably had more control over the monster in the beginning than almost anyone. But one day she forgot. She began to sing aloud. Now, the monster doesn't like singing, so his mind snapped at her, turned her into the smiling, vacant thing you're looking at now. She sings no more. And you'll note that the people in Peaksville, Ohio, have to smile. They have to think happy thoughts and say happy things because once displeased, the monster can wish them into a cornfield or change them into a grotesque, walking horror. This particular monster can read minds, you see. He knows every thought, he can feel every emotion. Oh yes, I did forget something, didn't I? I forgot to introduce you to the monster. This is the monster. His name is Anthony Fremont. He's six years old, with a cute little-boy face and blue, guileless eyes. But when those eyes look at you, you'd better start thinking happy thoughts, because the mind behind them is absolutely in charge. This is the Twilight Zone.


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Old January 25 2013, 03:38 AM   #118
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Santa Carla, CA (All the damn vampires.)
Eerie, IN (Center of wierdness for the entire country.)
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Old January 25 2013, 05:04 AM   #119
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- planet Pandora
from the film Avatar (they hate humans) or the game Borderlands

- the Death Star (rebels keep blowing them up)

- Wolfram & Hart offices (bad things always happen here)

- the brain slug planet from Futurama

- Aperture Science Laboratories (the cake is a lie)
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Old January 25 2013, 12:38 PM   #120
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Hazzard County, GA. Corrupt law enforcement, corrupt civic leaders, criminals passing through the area. Questionable road service, inexplicable road construction leading to ramps, crashes and frequent bridge outages, one good place in the town to eat is dingy bar owned by formerly mentioned corrupt civic leaders. And there's a very high likelihood your car will be in a crash at some point. A lot of nonsense going on in that place that I think would make life there pretty frustrating.
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