We’ve all known— and by “we” I mean nerds like myself— that the Dark Knight’s stomping grounds were located somewhere in the northeast. We just never really knew where specifically or cared very much for that matter. That’s what made Gotham City so great. It just EXISTED and that’s all we needed to know. But recently WOW blogger James St. James brought it to my attention that the Huffington Post published a story via BuzzFeed about the city’s actual coordinates because, you know, that’s newsworthy stuff right there. Anyway, it’s been determined that Batman’s hometown is in fact located in the Garden State. Yes, you read right. New Jersey. When I learned this, I really didn’t know how to react. I’ve never been to the state but have heard a WIDE array of opinions on it from, “Yay! It’s the best!” to “Yuck! It’s soo gross.” I really don’t have anything to say about Jersey. I just… nothing it. But I will say that pinpointing the whereabouts of a fictional universe just sucks the fun and appeal out of it. Does it sound AT ALL cool when you hear that Batman fights crime in New Jersey? No. Just no. Leave it alone. Gotham City works just fine by itself. In saying that, I will ignore BuzzFeed’s investigative reporting and not acknowledge this discovery. It didn’t happen.
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