Monday, May 24, 2010

Getting to Know You: Desert Island

If you were stranded on a desert island, what three things would you want with you?












Unbelievable that we've never asked this question before, isn't it? So have at it, authors and characters!

54 comments:

Kaelin said...

Zippo and smokes, loaded shotgun, and WAR AND PEACE.

Aidan said...

Uh, Kae? Thats way more than three, with shells and all the cigarettes--

Kaelin said...

Yeah, well, rules were made for people who don't have shotguns.

Aidan said...

Ooo, I see someone's in a mood today.

Kalila said...

Why would I want to take anything with me? I'll conjure whatever I need once I'm there.

Ricky said...

In that case, Kalila, can I take you to the island with me?

Bo said...

You weren't going to, anyway, Ricky? Stupid human.

Aidan said...

I can't see comments. Boo.

Marc said...

Boo? BOO?

Is there something about a closet you want to tell us, Aidan? It's okay, we'll love you anyway. Just not like THAT.

Christine H said...

LOTS of sunblock, a salt-to-fresh water purifier, and a solar-powered laptop. Then maybe I could finish my novel!

Christine H said...

Oh, and a knife. I'd have to hide one in my laptop case. Can't survive without something to cut with.

Olivia Harper said...

The last time we were on a deserted island together - back in October, I think - I had trouble picking just a few things. At that time, I thought margaritas, paints, and a canvas were must-haves, but if I had to be there for a while, I'm thinking that fresh water, waterproof matches, and a big-ass towel would be more useful.

Still, kinda boring, don't you think?

Nutmeg Cross said...

Hmm... three things? Wow, that sounds tough. Course, I don't have very much to begin with. Does Indy count as one of the "things"?

Aidan said...

How about clothes? Do they count?

Of course, maybe that's what Olivia's towel is for.

David Jace said...

If clothes count, I hope we're all going to the same island!!

Bo said...

Me too, David. Clothes are a useless waste of time. I'm glad no one's planning on bringing any.

Aidan said...

I'm with Bo.

No I don't mean WITH him, Marc. Get your mind out of the gutter.

Marc said...

It's not. It's in the sand, imagining a naked deserted island with all these lovely ladies.

Nutmeg Cross said...

Of course. Leave it to this crowd to always go the dirty route. ;-)

David Jace said...

It's only dirty without Olivia's towel!

Marc said...

Sorry, Meg.

Aidan said...

Well, it's not like we can help it. We descend from the Demon King of lust.

Olivia Harper said...

Woah, Aidan! I didn't know that!

P.S. I thought clothes were a GIVEN. Shows how much I know. Looks like I'll have to skip the waterproof matches and include a bathing suit in my three allotted items. Sigh.

Aidan said...

It's not something we really talk about much, Olivia.

Makes people uncomfortable. Except for Bo, that is.

Olivia Harper said...

Oh, no, Aidan. It doesn't make me feel uncomfortable. It intrigues me, actually - and I'm only surprised that I didn't know it already.

Candy said...

Wow, this is a tough one. I mean if everyone's going I'd suggest a guitar, a tent for shade in case there are no trees and a keg of beer then we'll just party and not worry about being saved.

If I'm by myself I guess a fishing pole (hooks etc included), something that changes salt water to fresh, and writing stuff (pencils and paper)so I could write and draw.
I was going to say a hen so I'd have eggs and company but I don't know if there'd be enough for her to eat. If there is I'll swap the fishing pole for a nice Rhode Island Red.

Aidan said...

Well, between Kae and his shotgun (useless, but he's paranoid) and Jason and his whiskey, Marc and his boat, Olivia and her towel, and me and Bo being, er, without tan lines, I'm ready to head out to the island.

There is an island, right?

Indigo Cypress said...

Well, Aidan, if there isn't an island, what have you all been talking about?

David Jace said...

You know, if you would just think to bring a boat, a satellite-cellphone, and a good book, you wouldn't have to worry much about the rest, you could order a pizza!

Aidan said...

True dat, David.

Hmm. Pizza.

Candy said...

Yeah David, good idea but if we had a boat we wouldn't be stranded, would we, unless it ran out of gas or we lost the oars. I thought about the cell phone but do they have solar battery rechargers?
Would a boyfriend be counted?

David Jace said...

Good point about the boat, excluded by definition.

Solar-powered, satellite phones are at the very least possible with current technology, if not on the market.

Boyfriends count only if they are already classified as an object. Thus, if he is a soul-mate, then no. If he's a boy-toy, then yes.

Does that logically satisfy those questions?

Nutmeg Cross said...

Okay, David, well, if we're going with that definition, then Indy would most certainly NOT be one of my three "things" - he's definitely more of a soul mate than a boy toy.

Indigo Cypress said...

Phew! Well, that's good to know.

Nutmeg Cross said...

Besides, if he's not one of my three things, then he can bring three things of his own. Right?

Indigo Cypress said...

I knew there were ulterior motives to your "soul mate" comment.

Nutmeg Cross said...

Hehe. Don't be silly. I meant every word.

Aidan said...

Candy, you can bring me instead of a boyfriend. I don't count as one of your things and I can also bring three things. That way you can bring paints and canvases.

David Jace said...

Now, let's be logical. If we're ALL being stranded, we need to think in terms of GROUP survival instead of individuals.

So, I'm thinking that if we're all getting stranded together, at least one of us should bring a Survival Guide, right? Though if one of us manages to get our hands on a satellite-uplink, solar-battery powered laptop, I guess we could just Google "how to kill and roast a wild boar on a deserted island."

Aidan said...

We don't need a survival guide. Kaelin IS a walking, talking survival guide. And us demons heal quick. We can kill anything pretty much with our bare hands... (except other demons, damn it). Hence Kae's shotgun.

Indigo Cypress said...

Yes, but Aidan, how effective are shotguns on other demons? From your harrowing tales on Wednesdays, they don't seem easy to kill.

David Jace said...

Anyone else notice that you start talking about naked people and the number of comments on a post doubles?

Candy said...

Hey, Aidan, that might be cool!

My author says she's thinking of adding things to her wip - or is disrobing characters subtracting?=Maybe we'll have a best seller that way!
At first I was a bit worried but, y'know, on a desert island I might not want to wear anything. But - what about mosquitoes and such. On second thoughts . "Hey,Author, about that naked idea, maybe not."

Aidan said...

They aren't easy to kill, Indigo. It'd take buckets of holy water. Once Marc killed one in a pond that had been blessed by a priest. He said he got a horrible headache from hearing the blessing, though. And he dropped the rosary in himself, just to double the firepower you know, and it burned his hands something terrible.

But holy rounds (salt, herbs, holy water, etc) do make them want to be somewhere else pretty quick.

Aidan said...

And I don't get why people are so into naked.

Ok, I get why. But it's not THAT big a deal.

Marc said...

Yeah, well you don't have to watch you walking around naked all the time, mate. Speak for yourself. I'd just as soon get some clothes on you.

I remember that kill. We drove him down with a helicopter. Damn near took the rotors off, too. That thing made a huge sizzle.

Devi Marconi said...

It't not too hard to figure out, Aidan. Humans find nudity fascinating - even when it's not intended to be sexual.

Even in a place as open-minded as Ruby Hollow, nudity is somewhat taboo... and, therefore, fascinating.

Marc said...

Man I think it goes back to the whole...sss. You know. Adam and Eve thing, Aidan.

ugh. I feel sick now.

Aidan said...

OUCH. Knock it off with all the Good Book talk, Marc. You're killin' us over here.

juanca205 said...

if i was in a stranded desrt island i would take a aa12 automatic shotgun,abox of fags,and a recliner

juan garcia (r8)

Anonymous said...

I think if I was in a standart desert alone with nobody else I would want this three things with me: all of my family and all of my friends because I wouldent like to be be alone and I would had missed them alot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
and I would of bring alot of food to survive.
-ericka c.(r8)

Anonymous said...

well i think if i was stranded in a desert island three thing i would what to have, is family tha's incuding my animal,doctor,food!!! i wold what food becausei wold starve to deaf ,i wold what my family because ther rell close to me , i wold what a doctor,becacause maby i wold get hurt and i wold not have no idea of howto care for the ingury. -cassandra r.(R8) r -

Anonymous said...

well i think if i was stranded in a desert island three thing i would what to have, is family tha's incuding my animal,doctor,food!!! i wold what food becausei wold starve to deaf ,i wold what my family because ther rell close to me , i wold what a doctor,becacause maby i wold get hurt and i wold not have no idea of howto care for the ingury. -cassandra r.(R8) r -

Yadira said...

if i was in a standart dessert the most important three things i will bring would be all of my family and all of my friends because i wouldent like to be alone and i would had missed them alot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! the third thing i would bring woul be alot food to survive!!!!!!!!!!!
-ericka c. (r8)