top ten tuesday

Top Means of Transportation in Fantasy / #toptentuesday 187 // #wyrdandwonder

This week I am diverging from the top ten tuesday (as always hosted at That Artsy Reader Girl)Β  topic again. The topic of characters that remind me of myself I recently already did in a tag so taking another crack at it so soon didn’t seem all that fun.

Since it is of course Wyrd and Wonder month there was no way that this topic was not going to be fantasy related. However I fell into a bit of a hole as to what to do. Luckily the wyrd and wonder twitter and its followers were there to save the day. Thanks for all the great suggestions!

Linking this up with the month long fun Wyrd and Wonder fantasy event.

Kopie van Ontwerp zonder titelCloud Surfing
Book: Sorcerer to the Crown by Zen Cho
Ever since I first read about cloud surfing I have been in love. I have such a need for this to be real.

Kopie van Ontwerp zonder titelMagic Carpet
Source: Aladin
Having a carpet that does what you want and that will fly you through the air sounds great to me.

Kopie van Ontwerp zonder titelBroom Riding
Book: Various
Broom riding or flying is just one of those typical witch transportations that are made epic or fun in various series. Some are apparently quite quick. I just don’t think you can bring quite as much as I’d like…

Kopie van Ontwerp zonder titelTroll Chairs
Book: Discworld
Since I first heard of Troll Chairs I’m just so curious to see how that experience would go. I mean, how motion sick would I be?

Kopie van Ontwerp zonder titelKnight Bus
Book: Harry Potter
There is a lot to be said about the Knight Bus but it certainly is easy for a stranded wizard.

Kopie van Ontwerp zonder titelPortals or Gateways
Book: Various
It must be so easy to have various portals or gateways around the city to use to go to different regions or even different countries.

Kopie van Ontwerp zonder titelDragons
Book: Various
You knew this was going to be on this. Travelling by dragon is just epic, assured to give you an entrance like no others. Except such a large creature might not be so handy to park…

Kopie van Ontwerp zonder titelLiveships
Book: Liveship Traders trilogy
Not much quicker than normal ships they do give off a much more homely feeling

Kopie van Ontwerp zonder titelBinky
Book: Discworld
Binky you ask? Why yes, this is the White horse of the character Death in the Discworld world. Yes the grim reaper. Not only that but it is also referred to twice as one of the four horses of the apocalypse. Yup, and its called Binky

Kopie van Ontwerp zonder titelTeleportation
Book: Various
Lastly I suppose having a teleportation spell in your hand might be easy… You know, if you know what you are doing or otherwise you might not quite end up where you want to go.

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48 thoughts on “Top Means of Transportation in Fantasy / #toptentuesday 187 // #wyrdandwonder

  1. I saw your post and I literally used it as a jumping point to carry-on one of our #wyrdandwonder spontaneous convos on Twitter about #dragonfiction and mutual affinity for DRAGONS!! Seriously – whenever I find a book involving dragons and their not esp cruel or mean or mercenary or darkly violent – is a day I celebrate! I love flying on the backs of dragons!! I might also have revealled a clue on this comment about the upcoming QOTD!!

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      1. I’m in agreement with you – whenever I find a #dragonfiction selection, I am also seeking out this special bond between the dragon(s) and the other inhabitants of their world. I want to see those interactions but also, I am hoping to find whole dragon societies as well wherein there might be a limited few species outside of dragon to be found which I think might also present a unique perspective on the genre. Even if my go-to preference is your own.

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  2. I also divert with TTT when I feel like it so I get you! I would absolutely LOVE portals. I mean think of all the time you’d save on transportation and you would totally be able to travel bc you could just GO somewhere on the weekend or for the evening!

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    1. I wonder if the skyscapers would have the most broken glass and if the flight patterns of city dragons might have to taken into consideration for all air traffic control situations? Meaning, would they generally have to be non-fly zones to non-dragon modes of flight? It is a curious thought – but also, could a dragon have such precison descending as a helio in tight quarters? You gave me something to think about I hadn’t considered – almost like how Urban Fantasy redefines how Fantasy can operate in our modern/composite world – how then, would dragons fit inside the same experience and set of perimeters?

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    1. Unless you had a more demure dragon as a companion pet for your cats? Meaning one of the smaller varieties who likes being a homebody companion to said cats? Now that would stir a few heads of neighbours but you’d have the chance to leave them for longer periods of time if a mini-dragon was occupying their attention? Wouldn’t that me interesting too? Wonder if they’d all be sitting in the window together watching the outside world go by,…

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  3. Je weet al dat ik het verdwijnselen onder de knie wil krijgen hΓ©. Zodra het me lukt spreek ik met je af maar het is wel leuk om te weten dat er nog een aantal alternatieven zijn indien het eerste me niet lukt. πŸ™‚

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