#ANDTHENTHEREWEREFIVE-Literary Figures to be Stranded on a Desert Island With

How fun is this? Rachel Read It posted a #andthentherewerefive post about her five literary figures to be stranded on a desert island with and that got me thinking about my own five. How do we approach this? Do we go with fun people or useful people? I have very few essential island skills so I would have to make up for that somehow.

  1. William – Swiss Family Robinson by Johann David Wyss.

I need a coconut, dung from a cow, a blanket, and a week to make our skyscraper treehouse.

William on his treehouse making abilities

I mean, duh. He can build anything including an incredible treehouse with a rope elevator. I want my own treehouse. Why don’t I have a treehouse already?!


2. Ripley from Aliens

“Get away from my palm tree. YOU BITCH!”

Ripley on a desert island

There is actually a book that the Aliens movie is based on or vice versa. I am not sure. But, I have read it. Ripley is an amazing character. She would have us eating coconuts and protected from the scary aliens that also live on the island.


3. Harry Dresden – The Dresden Files

“I lunged, low and quick, and drove about a foot of cold steel into his palm tree. Hey, I don’t care what kind of coconut or mortal or hideous creature you are. If you’ve got a palm tree, and loose coconuts, that’s the kind of sight that makes you reconsider the possible genitalia-related ramifications or coconuts of your actions real damned quick.” 

Harry Dresden talking about genitalia smashing and coconuts, apparently

Harry is a magician and can get us off of that island in no time. Plus I would love to witness the snark between Harry and Ripley.


4. Rachel Morgan – The Hollows Series by Kim Harrison

I am a person who appreciates the magic and a good bit of snark. I need snark on my desert island. Two different kinds of magicians throwing around all the magic. Sounds like a fun time to me.

“Shouts of dismay rose as the white flesh splattered against the table. It was only a coconut, but one would think I was pulping a decaying heart by the noise the big, strong FIB officers were making.” 

Rachel declaring that it is only a coconut

5. Algaliarept “Al” from The Hallows by Kim Harrison

Gary Oldman is actually Algaliarept. True story.

“I only snatched the coconut to get your attention,” I said. “Now that I’ve got it, this is what I want.”
“Damn my dame!” Al shouted, hands raised to the ceiling. “I knew it! Not another coconut!”

Al does not like coconuts

I guess I am on a snark kick. He is snarky and powerful and can pretty much do anything. The only caveat is that he can only come out at night. Also, he is a lunatic. A powerful lunatic, but a lunatic. I see him screwing with William a whole lot.

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