45 Reasons Why The Institute Would Be The Best Place To Live Ever!

Hodge has said that the Institute is like a prison. We disagree, and in fact we'd like to stay there on our next trip to New York! Here's why.


1. There's a big screen TV!

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2. There's lots of extra space. Spread out!

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The perfect opportunity for a huge sleepover party!

3. You can learn how to sword-fight.

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You're holding that upside-down, Alec.

4. It's way more magical than your average accommodations.

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5. You can choose from a wide variety of weapons.

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Finders keepers! Except don't touch the bow and arrows.

6. That place is full of bad-ass babes.

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Hands to yourselves. 

7. Their chef is very...erm...creative?

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8. You will sleep in a luxurious king-sized bed with satin sheets.

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9. You don't have to wear a shirt.

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10. Unless you really want to...

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*Sigh*

11. You can fight people in a safe environment.

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And everyone can be magically healed afterwards!

12. There are lots of ancient books lying around.

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Just in case you're down for a bit of "light" reading...

13. LOL moments and general banter!

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14. If you're bored you can eavesdrop on other people's conversations!

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15. You can check yourself out in one of the many Institute mirrors!

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And you look great! *wink*

16. There are many young people to mentor.

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17. You can research bae for "work reasons".

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18. There is free jewelry hidden under the floor!

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19. There's always someone there to give you a pep talk!

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20. This is a place with some SERIOUS history.

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The stories, the knowledge, the arched doorways! 

21. Your parents can drop by anytime!

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This one, look, it depends on the parents. 

22. You can hide your valuables in one of the many secret boxes.

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23. The place is full of adorable sassy kids.

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24. The walls are glass so you always know where everyone is!

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I t makes hide'n'seek harder? But how long does that game last anyway?

25. You'll never be cold with all these roaring fires!

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26. You'll be the first to know any hot gossip.

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It may involve more eavesdropping...

27. You have access to all the latest technology.

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28. Romance is blossoming all around you!

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Ah, young love...

29. There are lots of extra rooms for activities!

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Such as turning your friend into a vampire...

30. People are always playing fun tricks on you.

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The Clave, what a bunch of pranksters!

31. You are surrounded by beautiful stained-glass windows.

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Nevermind the view! Who needs it!?

32. You'll never be bored with these fun surprise attacks!

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Thanks Valentine!

33. Glamorous Warlocks often drop by for cocktail hour.

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34. Not to mention Seelie knights!

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35. You'll be the first to know of any controversial engagements...

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36. Institute officials throw the best themed parties!

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There is no teacup punch when you stay on a friend's couch. #TrueStory

37. You can watch other people be accused of crimes instead of you.

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38. You can watch even watch them get arrested!

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39. Enjoy random glitter explosions!

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You know where they don't have glitter? Motels.

40. You get to watch controversial trials.

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And you don't have to take the stand! Winning!

41. You'll be first in line to meet all the important Clave members!

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42. You'll be invited to the wedding of the year!

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43. There's always some kind of drama going on!

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It's like living in a soap opera...

44. If you need a LONG rest and then a wake up call? Yep. They have that too.

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45. Most importantly, you get to keep both of your hands!

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So, really, it's actually LEAVING the Institute that doesn't go well for Hodge. 

So Prison Schmison, Hodge. You didn't appreciate how good you had it.

Would you like to live in the New York Institute? Tell us why in the comments!

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