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Your Perfect State

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Some spoilers for Perfect State follow.

 

 

 

 

This morning I finished reading Perfect State, another good novella by our beloved Bandersnatch. There were things I liked about it and things I felt were kind of meh, but all in all I greatly enjoyed it. In particular I adored the central concept of the story: the concept of a world where brains are removed from fetuses and plugged into elaborate virtual realities specially formulated to match their personalities and desires.

 

Which brings us to this simple thread. Assuming that Perfect States match the idealistic fantasies that we all daydream from time to time, what would your personal State be like?

 

Personally, I think that my State would basically enable me to be the Doctor from Doctor Who. I would live in a vast and procedurally generated setting with joint fantasy and science fiction elements, which I would explore with some kind of magical ship that enables me to traverse through time and space. I'd arrive on planets just on the cusp of war or some natural disaster, and using only my wits and inexplicable charisma would save the day, earning the praise and admiration of the masses before running back to my ship and setting sail for another distant part of the cosmos.

 

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Ahem. What would your Perfect State be like? If there were a world programmed entirely to enable you to be the hero of your daydreams, what would it look like?

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Ahem. What would your Perfect State be like? If there were a world programmed entirely to enable you to be the hero of your daydreams, what would it look like?

 

 

Personally, I think that my State would basically enable me to be the Doctor from Doctor Who. I would live in a vast and procedurally generated setting with joint fantasy and science fiction elements, which I would explore with some kind of magical ship that enables me to traverse through time and space. I'd arrive on planets just on the cusp of war or some natural disaster, and using only my wits and inexplicable charisma would save the day, earning the praise and admiration of the masses before running back to my ship and setting sail for another distant part of the cosmos.

 

You summed mine up pretty nicely for me! ^_^

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First, I was leaning towards something sci-fi like, with FTL, space battles and all that that goes with it. Then I saw Kobolds post, something that would allow travel to all types of worlds sounds far better than just one. Or maybe like how Star Wars, with all it's advanced technology, there still is melee combat that can keep up with everything else,  in the form of lightsabers

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Frankly, having once been addicted to World of Warcraft, and having now come back to the real world, I think my ideal would be pretty close to this world.

 

I'm not a person who enjoys violence in "real life".  So, yeah, I'm pretty boring!!

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I would create a world where everyone were pandas, and the land was one never-ending bamboo forest!

 

I'd probably create a world where humans weren't limited to a 3-dimensional form.

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Probably some weird Cosmere-meets-Middle-Earth-meets-Doctor-Who type thing. And with a progressive society a la Mistborn. So one day I'm fighting off orcs with Allomancy and the One Ring and then hundreds of years later I'm on the TARDIS exploring the universe. 

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My perfect state would be a peacified ( not a word but whatever) Earth, and I would have the power to control time, so if I wanted to hang out with my friends for a longer time, I could use a bendalloy bubble, stuff like that.

There would also be portals/ gates to the universes of other books so I could world hop around

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A potential State for me is a problematic world that is comfortable for me, but has a plethora of social issues that I can fix. Essentially, the only difference would be that there were significantly more people who are aware and willing to take action against the problems of outr time, saving me the constant low boil of rage that permeates my life.

However, a sci-fi/fantasy existence would be totally radical as well.

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Two words:
Me Mistborn. 

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For me it would have to be an RPG type similar to SAO

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Who would not want to be MISTBORN when given the chance?

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Who would not want to be MISTBORN when given the chance?

 

Why be Mistborn when you can be Fullborn? ;)

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Probably some weird Cosmere-meets-Middle-Earth-meets-Doctor-Who type thing. And with a progressive society a la Mistborn. So one day I'm fighting off orcs with Allomancy and the One Ring and then hundreds of years later I'm on the TARDIS exploring the universe. 

That's me minus Doctor Who. Add Star Wars and Reckoners - bliss!

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Why be Mistborn when you can be Fullborn? ;)

Why be Fullborn when you can be Shard?
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Why be Fullborn when you can be Shard?

 

Why be a Shard when you can be Adonalsium?

 

...because old Ado's kicked the bucket, that's why. You win.  <_<

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Why be a Shard when you can be Adonalsium?

 

...because old Ado's kicked the bucket, that's why. You win.  <_<

Why be Adonalsium, when you can be a reconstituted Adonalsium?  ;-)

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Why be Adonalsium, when you can be a reconstituted Adonalsium?  ;-)

Why be reconsituted Adonalsium if you can be Brandon Sanderson? 

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I'd be happy with being a Machineborn if my Liveborn was Brandon Sanderson.

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Me. A dragon and continents to discover.

Or me learning all languages of the universe.

Or Belle's library in Beauty in the Beast.

Or being a Full Mistborn and a full Feruchemist.

Uuuuh. Its hard to choose.

Oh, wait. ALL OF THEM.

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A place made out of CANDY!!! Where all you would ever need to eat would be candy, and you would never get sick of it!!!

 

... oh, I guess mistborn, shardbearers, elantrians and such too... and yeah.

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i would be the God slaying warrior in the book I'm writing. that would be... epic :D  B)

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I'm not entirely sure what I'd be. Um... Mistborn, Feruchemist, Tenth Heightening, Rithmatist, cured Epic, holder of all ten Honorblades, Oculator with a Smedry talent, Elantrian, Forger. Did I miss anything?

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