Monday, May 16, 2011

What If... You Were Stranded on a Remote Island?

It's been about a month since we played the “What If?” game, so I figured it was about time for another round.

So, authors and characters, I ask you:

What if you were stranded on a remote island and could only bring three objects with you? What would they be, and why?

63 comments:

Abigail said...

My flute, a basket of food, and a blanket. I could live quite happily with just those things for some time.

Joel said...

My flute, a boat, and a sword. I would sail off and go kill people. Especially Abigail, if she happened to be on my island.

Aidan said...

My bow, arrows, and my wife.

Olivia Harper said...

Wow, Aidan, do you really consider Marenya an object?

If that's the case, then I would have to have my husband, my son, and my daughter with me. Poor Buddy would have to be left behind.

Of course, if people don't count as objects, then I would like to have my old quilt, my camera, and a multipurpose tool with me. Still, I would definitely miss my paints...

Aidan said...

No, I don't consider her an object! Sheesh. But I never go anywhere without her, and I couldn't really think of a third thing.

Candy said...

My painting supplies so I could do paintings of where I'd rather be. An umbrella for shade and a barrel of some nutritious drink.

Would a cell phone work out there?

Olivia Harper said...

Oh, Aidan, I was kidding, of course! No need to be so sensitive.

Actually, I found it rather sweet. I'm not fond of going anywhere without my loved ones either.

Now, Joel, on the other hand, is not so sweet. Poor Abigail. What could she have done to illicit such murderous intent?!

Kaelin said...

I don't know. But we could probably help, Abigail, if you need it.


I would take a book, my rifle, and a box of bullets.

I'm sure my wife would be along on her own.

Candy said...

Kaelin, what on earth do you plan on shooting way out there? I don't expect there'd be any edible birds or mice by the look of the picture.

Olivia Harper said...

Oh, no, Candy, there are indeed birds and rodents on this particular island. At least that's what my author claims.

Unfortunately, this is just an image of the ocean - not the shore itself.

Aidan said...

My brother never goes anywhere without his rifle. So that's why. I mean, he'd rather shoot bullets at the sea than eat, I bet, huh, Kae?

Hey! I was kidding. Just kidd-- OW.

Joel said...

You get in my way, and I'll kill you to. I just killed my father, so I am serious.

Olivia Harper said...

Frankly, Joel, you seem like a rather unpleasant person - and I mean it with all sincerity when I say that I hope you never come to one of our gatherings at CIC.

We already have enough killers in our midst, though most of them seem infinitely less angry and vicious than you... Shoot, even Kaelin is capable of compassion.

Kaelin said...

It's all right, Olivia. We'll make sure he doesn't hurt anyone.

Ginger said...

Kaelin's capable of a lot more than compassion, Olivia.

(blush)

I would bring sunblock, water purification tablets, and a tent.

Of course, my husband would be with me. He's made it clear that I can't go anywhere alone now.

And knowing Aidan, he'd probably show up with Marenya on their yacht to rescue us. Which means Jason and Marc would be there, too. And probably Raynor and Saxen. And Lucy and Pax.

It's kind of hard to escape The Legacy.

Aidan said...

And dude, then we could have a party!

Marenya said...

Alone. All alone. On an island...



What was the question again?

Aidan said...

Hey!

You don't mean without me do you?

Olivia Harper said...

Hehe, Marenya. I know what you mean. Why do you think my husband and I live on the less populated end of our island? *wink*

Oh, and thanks, Kaelin - I always feel safe around you. No wonder Ginger loves you so much...

Aidan said...

Besides, I just TOLD you you could put everyone else on the other boats and you don't want them to go because you want to go SHOPPING.

Olivia Harper said...

Oops. Sorry, Aidan. Guess I misunderstood Marenya's meaning.

Aidan said...

Hmph.

Saxen said...

I believe I quite like the island better than the stuck lift.

Hmm. Things.

Knife.

Swimsuit.

...

Boat?

Olivia Harper said...

I'm with you, Saxen. Islands - even remote ones - are way better than a stuck elevator. At least there's no possibility of claustrophobia out there.

Course, there's less possibility of rescue, too.

Marenya said...

Olivia, you didn't misunderstand me. *sigh*

Aidan, as much as I love him, is a bit...pervasive.

All of this started because I went away to be alone. He doesn't understand that some people rejuvenate in solitude.

But that's because the poor boy is never alone because of his ken. I help drown out the constant noise of his Sight. He needs me.

And I need him, too. Just not every second of every day. I would like to have, say, three seconds alone each morning. That would be a refreshing break.

Ginger said...

(snort)

Marenya said...

Oh, Aidan! Don't look at me like that. I was just joking. Truly.

The fact is you usually end up unconscious for one reason or another, for more than three seconds...


Aidan...

Ginger said...

(rolling on the floor laughing)

Raynor said...

You don't need a swimsuit, Saxen.

Raynor said...

Joel, stay off our island. I'm serious.

Marenya said...

You did say you like it when I'm bratty, love.

Ginger said...

Hi Candy,

I thought of a cell phone too but figured it wouldn't work.I can't find mine anyway.

Kaelin, have you seen my phone?

Kaelin said...

Aidan threw your phone in the ocean, Ginger.

Saxen said...

Oh? Were you coming along on this little jaunt? Even so, I doubt the others have quite the same appreciation for my unclad body that you do.

Ginger said...

He did WHAT???

Aidan, get over here. I'm talking to YOU, Mister.

(grabs him)

WHY did you throw my PHONE overboard??? Explain. Now.

Aidan said...

Can I change mine?

My bow, arrows, and a barrel of whiskey.

Aidan said...

I'll get you a new one. It's just a phone.

Ginger said...

(fuming) EXPLAIN, please.

Marenya said...

Hey, Ginger, why don't we go shopping right now? You need things for your honeymoon. And I know the best place to get lunch.

(sing song voice)
And I have Aidan's credit card!

Marenya said...

Why don't we all go, Ladies? You too, Saxen.

Aidan said...

(heavy sigh) I was sick of talking to Corbin.

Besides it wasn't secure. Anybody could triangulate our location with it.

Ginger said...

Corbin? Who the heck is Corbin?

Marenya said...

(drags Ginger away) See you later, boys.

Aidan said...

Joy. Shopping. Now you get to share the fun, Kaelin.

Don't you look at me like that, Marenya. The last time you went shopping you ended up abducted. You're NOT going alone.

Marenya said...

We're not going alone. We have Saxen. And Lucy. And Candy and Abigail and Olivia and Devi and Nutmeg and...everyone!

Have your swim.

Jason said...

Actually, the quiet is rather refreshing. Tap that barrel, Aidan. I think we all could do with a break from the ladies.


See? Peaceful.

Kaelin said...

I won't argue with that.

This is grandfather's stuff, isn't it? It's good.

Ginger said...

I'm so hungry, could we have lunch first?

Nutmeg Cross said...

Normally, I don't like shopping much, but an all-girl outing sounds wonderful! Sorry, Indy. You stay put with the boys.

Ginger said...

Hey, Nutmeg! I need basically everything. So this could take a while.

(grins)

Aidan said...

Whiskey, Indy? Wer going to swim soon and then later, we might take a nap. Busy, busy, but someone has to do it.

Indigo Cypress said...

Sounds good, Aidan. I'm definitely in.

Not that I need a break from Meg, but it seems like I have no choice.

Galadriel said...

I apologize for Joel. He needs to undergo repentance, but that is looking more and more unlikely with every word I write

Joel said...

What is this 'repentance' you speak of? You mean go back to being a spineless worm?

Galadriel said...

See what I mean. Rassilion, I hope no Silvertongues read him out of his world.

Aidan said...

(rolls his eyes) You don't have to be mean to be tough, Joel. Sheesh.

Why don't you come have a drink with us?

Ginger said...

What shall we have for lunch? What are you all in the mood for? I could eat anything.

Marneya said...

I know a place that has fabulous shrimp fettucini alfredo.

Nutmeg Cross said...

Although I don't always succeed, I try hard to avoid meat, so can we find a place that serves salads, too? Yum!

Marenya said...

(hooks her arm through Nutmeg's) Oh, they have lovely salads there. I don't eat meat either, just fish.

And maybe we can have a couple of bottles of wine, too! Shopping is so much more fun after drinks, don't you think?

Hey, Aidan's so rich he can buy us all new clothes!

Nutmeg Cross said...

Wow, new clothes?!

*thinks for a minute*

Uh, I could go for that. Thanks, Marenya! I mean... Thanks, Aidan!

Aidan said...

Um. Yeah. Sure.

Knock yourself out.

Marenya said...

I was just joking, Aidan. But I've got lots of things from my last shopping trip, Nutmeg. More than I could ever wear. You can see if anything fits you.

(low) Wow, I really thought he'd blow a gasket. Hm. He must be mellowing in his old age.