Imagine that the stars have aligned against us, and what we all fear has come to pass: Sarah Palin has been elected President, with Rick Santorum as her VP and Michelle Bachmann as new Speaker of the House.
Obviously most of the Dope will be needing trips off-world. Ordinarily I’d be the one providing htat, but not this time; the second a weeping Rachel Maddow appeared on MSNBC to call the election and then slit her own throat, I would have cravenly deserted this Earth with the wife, a few select family members, and the seven Dopers I need alive. (They each know who they are, though not necessarily who the others are.) (He who hesitates is eaten by orcs.) But though I and my companions will surely take most of the the cool stuff from the lair, there should still be a working space-time twister to be found. Sadly it’ll be locked on fictional worlds, and the recalibration controls are in my luggage.
What fictional locations would you absolutely refuse to go to? It can be either an entire fictional universe or a specific place IN that universe.
I will begin by recommending that no one go to the Dark Island mentioned in Voyage of the Dawn Treader. People sometimes go there deliberately when they hear that it’s the place where dreams come true, but they always regret it…and quickly. And even if I like you, I am not coming to get you outta there on account of it being in Aslan’s territory.