Poll Position: Hangouts

Your question of the week (a day late) is:


Let's take a closer look, shall we?

  • The Batcave: If you'd have access to actual Wayne Manor, this would be pretty cool, because you have to figure Bruce has his own bowling alley, movie theater, stripper pole, etc. If you're stuck in the actual cave with the giant penny and whatnot, I can't think that would be very appealing. Bat guano makes good fertilizer but terrible potpourri.
  • Baxter Building: Located in the heart of bustling New York City, the historic Baxter Building offers many amenities any young man or woman on the go would enjoy. Residents, however, are encouraged to note that attack from giant monsters is a constant threat. Remember to wear your clean undies.
  • Dr. Strange's Sanctum Sanctorum: Also located in New York City, with all the goodness and strangeness that implies. Only moreso, because you'll be sharing a bunk with extra-dimensional demons and whatnot. For instance, you may find that the guest towel you are using to wash up is actually sentient.
  • The Fortress of Solitude: In real estate, location is everything. And the Fortress of Solitude, while cool, is in Antarctica folks. Plus, there's no way that key is going to fit on your key ring.
  • The Justice League satellite: If you have unlimited use of the teleporter, sign me up. Otherwise, the prospect of overnight watches with B-list heroes like Mister Terrific leaves me cold as space.
  • Titans' Tower: The twelfth time you woke up with Beast Boy as a snake slithering up your leg would be more than enough.

I'd have to go with location on this, along with who has the lowest daily weirdness / death quotient. Given that, I'd probably go with the Baxter Building. It's hard to beat that central location.

What about you, which would you choose and why? Did I leave one off you think would be better?

22 Responses to Poll Position: Hangouts

  1. TopHat says:

    None. Oh yeah, sure, they’re cool to read about, but living there? No dice. Considering how those areas get attacked by villains like 5 times a month.

  2. Anarchangel says:

    I have to agree with you about the Baxter building being the best of these choices. Although you would have to put up with Reed Richards who is, to be frank, a douche.

    What about the x-mansion? I know it’s a pile of rubble these days but it used to be kinda nice.

  3. Kalkin says:

    Strange’s place is the best, since he’s got some good reading material for reading in the bed. I might learn something useful from them. Batcave is the second best, because it’s attached to a really good mansion. Third place goes to Baxter building. It has lots of gadgets to play with, but it tends to get attacked a little too often. The other places seem to be too secluded and too eventful places to make preferable places to live for a civilian.

    BTW, why the Carrier of the Authority wasn’t included in the list?

  4. Jeff Hebert says:

    Because I have no idea what the Carrier of the Authority is 🙂

  5. Ben says:

    X-Mansion wouldn’t be bad or possibly Stark Tower… Or does T Stark live in a mansion?

  6. Jeff Hebert says:

    I want to say Tony lives in a mansion, while the business is in Star Tower. But it’s been a long time since I actively read Iron Man, so take that with a big grain of salt.

  7. Gargoyle323 says:

    I want to rebuild Avengers mansion so I can have Jarvis serve me giant mugs of mead all day!!!(Or at least until the 143rd version of the Masters of Evil come and destroy it again)

  8. Fyzza says:

    I’d choose the Batcave, because Batman keeps ALL his weapons (and the batmobile, which i would have to test drive) in there, as well it it being attatched to Wayne Mansion, and with too many defences to count.

  9. Brad says:

    I’m picking Titans tower, hands-down. You’ve got your video game buddies, some beautiful roomies, not to mention the fun it would be with the inevitable Slade attack while they’re out, you get to look such an awful villain in the eye (no pun intended, but it does provide a giggle, no?) and say “Oh, well they’ve gone for some grub, would you like to leave a message or something? I’d offer coffee, but they don’t keep that stuff in the tower.”

  10. Worf says:

    Can I pick Tony Stark’s mansion from the movie???? THAT is one sweeeeet pad!

  11. Worf says:

    on a side note, did we throw away the adventure book idea???

  12. Jeff Hebert says:

    Probably, Worf — I started playing through the adventure online and it’s an awful lot of “Go to the merchant, sell equipment, in and out” kinds of stuff. I want to find a simpler one, an actual book, and go from there instead. I like the idea a lot, but this one was too complicated (and kind of boring) once I got into it.

  13. kingmonkey says:

    I would go with Strange’s Sanctum Sanctorum, as well, in the absence of The Authority’s carrier (from Wildstorm’s The Authority comics). Why? Why wouldn’t I? I’m a D&D geek; living in Dr. Stange’s place would be like a Frazetta-style wet dream come true!

  14. Jake says:

    @Brad: Do you realize the mortality rate of the Teen Titans?

  15. The Imp says:

    I’m pretty much a coward, so I’d go with the least dangerous place – the Baxter Building. (And every time I hear that name, I think of those Meow Mix commercials with the guy and his cat Baxter. :D)

    @Jeff: You could try one of the Lone Wolf books; they’re fast-paced and very inventive: http://www.amazon.com/Flight-Dark-Lone-Wolf-Book/dp/0425084361/ref=tmm_pap_title_0

    I think there might be an online version of some or all of the series (20 books!), but I can’t seem to locate it…

  16. Matt says:

    I’d actually probly go insane is I lived at Dr. Strange’s Sanctum Sanctorum, I mean it would be fun at first, but there’s a limit to how many times I would enjoy being woken up by a pillow telling me to stop snoring.

  17. EnderX says:

    What era? If I recall correctly, early on there actually were tenants in the Baxter Building other than the FF themselves – having the neighbors complain seemed to be one of the constants of some of the earlier storylines.

  18. William A. Peterson says:

    The Carrier is an interdimensional, Sentient, Battleship with teleport capabilities… Very cool, though looking out the windows might cost you a few SAN points!

    The Baxter Building is my choice…
    Better automated defenses than most, there’s all those cool gadgets of Reed’s you can grab in case you need to defend yourself!

  19. Dr. Strange’s Sanctum Sanctorum. Don’t know about you kids, but it’s in NYC, the late 1960sand early 1970s. Hippest cats on the planet are hanging out. It’s the CBGB after hours party. Queen, David Bowie, Velvet Underground, Andy Warhol, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, The Clash, Andy Kauffmann, the Not-Ready-for-Prime-Time-Players (aka, SNL), Devo, Blondie, Earth, Wind, & Fire, Niels & Rogers, Steely Dan, the New York Dolls, Dr. Demento, Alice Cooper, Ted Nugent, Kiss, Aerosmith, Boz Skaggs, Dr. Hook, Jim Croce, Simon AND Garfunkel… DUDE! Dr. Strange was Calling All Captains! Most Interesting Man in the World? Stay strange, my friends!

  20. Brad says:

    @ Jake: There are two particular advantages to that: I could keep changing the house rules to my advantage with the new crowd, and if I do die, it will probably be in a way no other everyday mortal could copy, so I get supreme afterlife bragging rights. 😀 See kids? Even Death has its upsides.

  21. spidercow2010 says:

    Doesn’t Batgirl have a nice cozy little apartment? The 60s Yvonne Craig Batgirl? Mmmm, librarians…

  22. spidercow2010 says:

    oh, wait. Not if Commissioner Dad keeps dropping by