May 7, 2012 at 6:23 pm #134431gwendlParticipant
I’ve been trying to come up with a list of magical lands in literature, lands that could have doors in Jefferson’s hat. We know already of two lands of magic that exist in Once, but not every storybook character fits into FTL or Wonderland. Each literary land has very different characteristics and different sources of magic.
Consists of several kingdoms.
Looks like somewhere from the past (wagons and torches etc.),
The kingdoms are separated by forest. The forests are inhabited by lower-class characters with their own stories.
Sources of magic include beans, trees, fairy godmothers, fairy dust, and curses and witches.
Is possibly more kingdoms but predominantly the Queen of Hearts’ kingdom.
Looks like an acid trip
No sense of time in Wonderland
Sources of magic include mushrooms and tiny bottles of liquid.
An island divided into Pirate, Lost boy, Indian, and Mermaid territory.
Peter Pan is able to travel from this land to London and is able to take children from London back with him.
Sources of magic include fairy dust and happy thoughts
Perhaps someone who’s read these books more recently can do this one.
What do you guys think?[adrotate group="5"]May 7, 2012 at 6:54 pm #145839midnight drearyParticipant
Judging by the doors behind Jefferson’s hat, there are either 16 or 20. I keep getting conflicting info.
I’d also like to add Atlantis, Camelot, The World of Pure Imagination and Candyland to that list. 😀May 7, 2012 at 7:14 pm #145845gwendlParticipant
Midnight Dreary, thanks! I’d forgotten about Wonka’s magical factory. Do you think Camelot could be a distant kingdom in FTL? Fairytale characters typically use magic to gain nobility, and though the tale of Camelot is not classified a fairytale, I can imagine Snow and Guinevere having tea together in the same world 🙂May 7, 2012 at 11:25 pm #145867clockwatcherParticipant
Based on the doors in Jeff’s hat, there’s 20.
These are some possibilities I’ve seen:
Alegasia (for Inheritance Cycle fans 😀 )
Hogwarts/Diagon Alley/Hogsmeade (For Harry Potter fans 😀 )
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
CamelotMay 8, 2012 at 1:05 am #145902charmingParticipant
In FTL there are the kingdoms of George, Leopold, Midas and Thomas’ father.
OzMay 8, 2012 at 11:13 am #145946possum snoodleParticipant
There’s at least one or two threads running with ideas about the doors and “other Lands.” If I remember correctly, one thread had some decent pics (or links to pics) to help spark ideas about the hat’s room of doors. A “brim full of ideas,” perhaps? You might want to search to see what others have been coming up with if you’re trying to pull together a comprehensive list of possibilities. It’s definitely a great brain teaser. A few of my thoughts on lands are:
Virtual Worlds (Tron, WoW, Second Life, Sims, other digital Realms – what do our Avatars do while we sleeep?)
A World of Pure Imagination (incl. OompaloompaLand/per Willy Wonka or a place were you think it and it manifests – careful what you wish for!)
Gothic Realm (gargoyles, Vampyres, Werefolk, all that)
Camelot (Authurian Legends, Sword In The Stone)
Asgard (Valhalla, Norse legends)
The Realm of Mirrors (a realm that peers into every other Realm through any reflective surface)
Atlantis, Oceanus, (the cosmic well-spring source of Lake Nostros and other magical waters)
The Faery Realm (original home world of Blue Fairy & faerie magic)
Egyptian Land of The Dead (a Universe ordered by the principals of Ma’at)
Land of Nightmares (home of parasitic entities that exist only when Fear gives them life)
The Ether (The Space and/or Frequencies that is/are the echo of all places and things)
Oz – (Probably, a singular Realm that would include Winkie Country, Quadling Country)
Land of Legends from The Orient (maybe, an island cluster of similar but unique worlds)
Land of Milk & Honey (legendary Promised Land, alt. def.: land of “adult” abandonment/Pleasure Island)
The list could go on and on, breaking down into particular Realms for every imaginable (and unimaginable) dimension, state of Being, culture, faith, as well as, the Collective Universe of Realms/Personal Mythos in each person’s own mind. The quest is infinite – and that’s the beauty of it, eh? Have fun!March 4, 2013 at 1:45 am #176642stefParticipant
The OP mentioned Narnia:
In the Narnia book “The Magician’s Nephew,” the boy Digory goes to a secret, magical Narnian garden and is given a magic apple, which he takes home to his dying mother. The apple revives her, and then Digory plants the core in the garden of their house.
The fruits of the tree which grows from the apple core have healing properties. Many years later, the tree blows down in a storm (notice that it is *not* cut down on purpose), and the now-grown Digory has it made into a wardrobe, which he takes to his manor house out in the country.
This wardrobe, of course, is the portal to Narnia in “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.”March 12, 2013 at 3:18 am #179271tombo671Participant
Narnia would be good, we get to see The White Witch!March 12, 2013 at 12:18 pm #179324swanning-offParticipant
Does Disney/ABC have the rights to the Narnia franchise? I don’t think they do. Don’t think Walden (the company releasing the big block buster Narnia films) is a subsidiary of Disney at all.
The introduction of Mulan’s country showed that the Enchanted Forest world didn’t just have the Euro-centric fairy tales. So it does beg the question – should we be worried about worlds or lands?March 12, 2013 at 1:35 pm #179335RumplesGirlKeymaster
They may not own the rights to most of those lands, but they could hint at them.
According to Jefferson in Hat Trick:
A real world. How arrogant are you to think yours is the only one? There are infinite more. You have to open your mind. They touch one another, pressing up in a long line of lands. Each just as real as the last.
He claims there are infinite more, so it’s possible that there are more worlds than just what inside his hat (plus, if I remember correctly, his hat only take him to worlds WITH magic. Thus why Rumple couldn’t use it to get to SB). The Land Without Color does have magic but it’s “feeble, neglected stuff” (Rumple, In the Name of the Brother).
I really want to see those doors again. A lot. I hate that we haven’t been told more about them."He was a lot of things to me" "The only conclusion was love"
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