Hi all, This is something which has always bugged me, but I just wanted to have a nice discussion going. Basically, every time I read a book I love, or even see an artist's painting which inspires me, I realise that world doesn't actually exist. And it doesn't have to be science-fiction or fantasy related; it can be a drama, a sitcom such as F.R.I.E.N.D.S (I regularly wish I had friends like that), or something else entirely. It sometimes gets me down. When I finish a heavy writing session or have completed a novel, I have somehow "disappeared" from that world, and then I'm back in reality. Now don't get me wrong: reality has its own quirks and fascinating things, but some books and pictures just make me think - "Argh! Why can't I live in a world of spies/wizards/spaceships/aliens, etc.?" This was more of a thread to get things off my chest, but I do hope somebody else thinks this, and it's not just me!