#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.

Comments

  1. Lee @ Dragon'sEyeView

    I LOVED The Swiss Family Robinson! My older kids liked it too. My younger ones were skeptical. In fact, one asked “Isn’t anything BAD going to happen?” in the chapter where one of the boys broke a bone!
    I still love it! Great post!

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