Five places I wouldn’t like to visit!
When thinking of places I wouldn’t want to visit, it doesn’t necessarily mean that the series is bad; it just means that the world setting is either fecking scary/dangerous or the characters don’t strike me as the friendly sort, or I simply don’t find the world design attractive – it’s all purely subjective. Some may even want to drop in on the worlds I wouldn’t touch with a bargepole! 😆
Anyway, here’s the five worlds I eventually settled on – some were obvious to me, others I had to think about…….but what comes across most is that I am a gigantic coward! 😆
1. Bottle Fairy
Bottle Fairy creeps me right the hell out. Just look at those things with their soul devouring eyes…….gives me the shivers! It’s no secret that I have a somewhat irrational fear/hatred of small ‘cute’ things with giant eyes and squeaky voices who serve no other purpose than to be moe. I watched Bottle Fairy because my ‘friends’ made me, however I was starting to break out in hives/develop diabetes after 6 episodes and had to go lie down in a dark room for a few hours after to recover.
The idea of being stuck in that room with those freaky little things actually makes me feel a bit queasy – it’s the stuff of my nightmares! As such Sensei-san’s house which is home to these four things, is the last place on earth I’d ever wish to end up. Cara can not handle Bottle Fairies.
2. Neon Genesis Evangelion
Much as I love EVA, Tokyo-3 is the last place I’d ever want to go on holiday! Visually the city is stunning – I love those retractable skyscrapers and NERV headquarters looks like a fascinating place…..but I’m quite attached to my life and don’t particularly want to be turned into orange juice on the whim of an angsty teenager! The world of EVA is one of those where it looks amazing and is fun to watch from the outside, but being there would just be utterly terrifying! I think I’d spend the duration of my visit rocking back and forth in some dark secluded corner, freaked out of my tiny little mind…..not fun! 😆
Kaiba is a fantastically trippy, but brilliant show; however on no level would I ever want to end up in that world. The completely fluid sense of self and identity in Kaiba honestly scares me a bit; I can’t imagine having my memories and personality transferred into another body – that would no longer be me! The grey morals of the world of Kaiba allow for the very darkest desires and motivations of humanity to run riot – it’s just not a very attractive world.
Also on a purely aesthetic note, I fear what my character design would become if I ended up in Kaiba. I can only imagine something similar to the monstrosity my 5-year-old cousin once presented me with; two giant black and purple circles with masses of orange scribbles coming out of the smaller circle, which I was informed was my ‘pwetty hair’……scary stuff.
D.Gray-Man is a series where I absolutely adore the artstyle and whole world setting, but if you ever made me go there I think I’d actually have a heart-attack. The Akuma designs are so grotesque and creepy, the dark foreboding atmosphere that permeates much of the world and the freaky Millenium Earl are the primary reasons for why I think I’d crack up if landed in DGM. Even the Black Order itself looks frightening, what with it being built on the top of a cliff surrounded by a moat and guarded by a giant talking head…….and then you get inside and find the characters themselves, and have to try to avoid getting killed by Komui’s crazy-ass inventions! Yeap tis a scary place alright – wouldn’t fancy going there at all.
5. Darker than BLACK
Mysterious Gates, a walled off Tokyo, fake skies, strangely emotionless humans with superhuman powers, conspiracy theories galore? Yeah the world of Darker than BLACK makes for really interesting viewing, but imagine being in the middle of all that? Life may be normal enough for the most part, but there doesn’t seem to be any rhyme or reason for a person developing Contractor powers and going off the deep end; its pretty random and that uncertainty is quite frightening. Sometimes I feel that having Contractor powers would be pretty cool, but then I remember how much Suou struggled with retaining her sense of identity and morals when she became a Contractor and get disturbed by the whole concept again. Becoming a Doll would be x10 worse though *shudders*. The world of Darker than BLACK is definitely one that I prefer to watch from afar than have any part of!
There are a whole host of other worlds I wouldn’t want to set foot in, but these five where the ones I settled on. What about yourselves??