You are stranded for 10 years on a deserted island. You can take with you the following:
One food item (in a never-ending supply), one movie, one game, and one pop culture character.
Oh the possibilities!
So here's the thing. Deserted islands have long been a fun story line staple. Everyone loves Gilligan's Island. I remember a boy in high school told me that out of all the characters from that show, he thought of me as Ginger. It was the nicest thing anyone had told me at that point in my silly life, until I realized he was making the connection because I had just dyed my hair red.
I've always loved the concept of being on a deserted island. I remember when Tea was trapped for what seemed like forever on a deserted island with Todd and Ross on One Life to Live, that would have been my dream come true. And of course our recent foray into pop culture has yielded a return to a deserted island in flashback form courtesy of Arrow. Even video games have taken up the importance of a deserted island as evidenced by the new Tomb Raider. On a side note, that game is terrifying. I don't know that I'm cut out to play that game, let alone actually survive on a deserted island if I really had to. Cal is totally ready to be on a deserted island for 10 years, and would probably survive fairly well with his picks. But, if this is all for fun and fantasy, let's see what my four special items would be if I was stranded for 10 years on a deserted island...
1. Food. So that I wouldn't, ya know, die.
Ok so I'm going to take a cue from Big J and his food topic, because my food choice would also involve a combo.
2. One Movie. To watch forever, and ever, and ever...
Out of the four items, this has got to be the most difficult. I enjoy movies a great deal and have some big time favorites, but I really was stumped on which one I would want to watch for ten years. My first thought was something like The Little Mermaid or Edward Scissorhands, but those movies make me cry too much. I would want something that would be fun and entertaining and would not remind me that my life was utterly depressing being stranded on a deserted island. LeAnn said something about her movie pick that helped me decide on mine. So I ended up going with...
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. It is a movie that has it all. It is also a movie that would feel like a close comfort. Plus, I adore Willie Scott. Growing up I wanted nothing more than to be just like her, and I am fairly certain that my being on a deserted island would be very Willie-esque. But, it is also a woman's prerogative to change her mind, so I do realize that I would want to maybe sneak on some copies of The Little Mermaid, Clueless, and Scream too, just for safe measure.
3. The Game. You spoony deserted island.
When I read this, there was only one game that I would be willing to play over and over for 10 years. Of course, I should follow Daniel's lead on his game, but I am just too terrified of that game. Seriously I jumped like five times in the first 15 minutes. I would need to play a game of just epic proportions. So it could only be this gem:
4. One POP Culture Character. Hopefully Ryan Lavery won't be busy...
After reading about Victoria's Pop Culture Pick, I knew I really needed to think this thing through. Being stranded on a deserted island with another person for ten years could be bliss or pure hell. So there is only one Pop Culture Character I could ever be stranded on a deserted island with:
Aside from Bow's dreamy good looks, I know he'd also do his best to make sure that we weren't killed by any wild life. I don't care how deserted an island is, there is always wild life. Plus, wild life and I don't mix too well. I'm too cute to deal with crazy creatures spitting flying eggs at me. Know what I mean?
A deserted island would be the most romantic place in the world! Bow and I would have romantic meals of cheeseburgers and fries. We'd stay up late at night looking up at the stars. I mean Bow just seems like he'd make things really special and romantic. And let's be clear on something, I'm gonna need some romance if I'm going to be stranded on an island for ten years! We're talking no make-up. No razors to shave my legs. No extensive wardrobe to feel fresh and attractive. Romance will be the only thing to keep me alive.
Finally, the greatest thing about Bow would be his ability to play music. I could just hear it now, he'd be serenading me morning and night with his sexy harp skills. Oh I would just be thrilled to hear what kind of music he'd come up with. It'd be just perfect. Until of course he'd go crazy and hit me over the head with that harp complaining about, "All you want to eat is cheeseburgers, and instead of bringing your Nintendo DS, you should have brought a razor along for those cactus legs." Yeah, here's to Bow and I even surviving the ten years...
So that is about it for my four special items on a deserted island. Be sure to check back at Cool and Collected for more on folk's deserted island topics. This should be a very interesting topic for sure.
And, be sure to stick around, I have all kinds of fun stuff coming up soon. Take care everyone!