Just in case anyone who doesn’t dig deep into the comments on Kimmy’s blog really was curious about my deserted island picks.
Kim brought a ‘hot guy/bat” and a boatload of animals. Sam chose a bunch of cool people for various reasons. Elizabeth posted five of the same person. Kevin posted psychos and superheroes. It’s hard to top all of those. So, I have resigned myself to being myself. I don’t want to be on an island with giant animals or psychos or Christian Bale.
So. Here’s the best I can do.
#1: Cinderella. She can cook, clean, and tame the island mice. Sounds good.
Biggest positive: Takes verbal abuse and reprimand without complaining. A handy characteristic if being on the island puts me in a bad mood.
#2: Arwen (Lord of the Rings): She’s a great rider (in case there’s horses on the island), she’s good with weapons (in case there’s something dangerous on the island) and can talk to water–handy if it’s hard to find fresh water on the island.
Biggest positive: Immortality. Should we all die, someone needs to be alive to tell the tale of our heroic existence on the island.
#3: Dr. Lena Fiore Kendricks (Tears of the Sun): A doctor has obvious uses on a deserted island. A good-looking doctor is even better.
Biggest positive: If a super-secret rescue team comes to save her, Dr. Lena will demand that they rescue all of us, and will refuse to leave unless we come too.
#4: Riley Poole (National Treasure). Super smart, but loyal. A good guy to have as we scheme to get off the island or find a comfortable existence there. I think we’d be friends.
Biggest positive: He’s a nerd–which means I’ve got a better shot at all the women on the island than he does.
#5: Belle (Beauty and the Beast) She’s handy around the house and has a kind heart.
Biggest positive: Aside from being super sexy, she’s got a soft spot for, and has been known to fall in love with ugly, undesirable men–a useful characteristic since I’m going to be there.