Monday, August 8, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday : REWIND!



This week's is a rewind edition! I scoured the spreadsheet of possibilities and what I came up with was "Ten Character's I'd Want On a Deserted Island". Allow me to set the scene...due to an unfortunate accident I am perilously stranded on an island. It's not tropical (terribly cliche to be stranded on a tropical island!) island. It's more of a forest-y island. The probability of this occurring (beingl stranded on a forested island that isn't tropical) is pretty much nil. But, let us imaginate! And as I am seeking consciousness on the beach...a face looms over me....and insert one of the below listed characters!

The Most Skillworthy and/or Badass Characters

Katniss Everdeen - The Hunger Games Trilogy (Suzanne Collins)


She is probably the most obvious choice. She'd slay enough on a deserted island to make up for the utter lack of skills that I obviously would bring to the table. 

Atreyu - Neverending Story (Michael Ende)


He will never, ever give up on you! (Not unless it's completely hopeless and the fate of the world is on his shoulders and you basically tell him to get lost and go save the world). He's the best, most loyal friend! I read this book for the first time this past year and it's become a favorite. He's the chosen one, he'll defeat the greatest of odds, and he can obviously keep me alive long enough for the rescue to get their heads out of their asses. And if they don't? Well, I've got a great friend. We'll make a helluva a fantastic tree house.

Ghost - A Game of Thrones (George RR Martin)


Out of all the characters from Game of Thrones I could have picked...why did I pick a Direwolf? Well. as much as I'd love to screw Jon Snow's brains out, and as much as I'd love to create some great survival stories with Arya...one cannot deny the great companionship and serious back up a direwolf can bring to the deserted island table. Ghost would be loyal, fiercely protective, and instinctively designed to survive on a wild, uncivilized island. And if it was cold, as a non-tropical forested deserted island would probably be, there is one BIG furball to snuggle up to.

Nancy Drew - (Carolyn Keene)


She can do it all! And I am quite positive that Nancy Drew could not only keep us alive on the island...she would somehow ingeniously flag down help and/or create one badass raft and compass system to navigate us to civilization/safety. 

Tristan Ludlow - Legends of the Fall (Jim Harrison)

Legends of the Fall is one of those works you just need to read. That being said, I can never not see or envision Tristan as...well...as pictured above. lol. The movie was definitely my introduction to the novella. I'd be very happy to have Tristan along side me on wild deserted island. Not only would we survive but I would seriously enjoy....his presence. lol. 

Karana - Island of Blue Dolphins (Scott O'Dell)


A old friend from my childhood. Karana has massive amounts of experience to bring to the whole stranded on a island thing. She can make a house out of whale bones, make spears and hunt for food, tame a wild wolf. She jumps over a boat to try to save her brother when he's left behind. She's fierce enough to avenge his death but gracious enough to know when not to kill and instead make friends. She'd be big time major back up to have on the deserted island. But considering how long she was on the island by herself and the one or two times there were actually people there on the island and she didn't do anything - I'd probably be the one in charge of #OperationGetUsOffThisIsland.

Jamie Fraiser - Outlander (Diana Gabaldon)


I've been saving him. He's just too perfect to NOT have on a deserted island. He's got the survival skills (he once lived off of grass). He's got the protective, hero thing going on. He's a total badass with a tender heart. Honestly? I'd get myself stranded on a deserted island if it was for certain he was my companion. Not joking. Ok. Maybe a teensy bit..no, wait..not even a teensy bit.

Kate Thompson - Vengeance Road (Erin Bowman)


I know, I know. I keep circling back to the same books/characters every week. lol. I just CAN'T leave the best bad-ass cowgirl hellbent on revenge hanging out there like that. She wouldn't stop until we were off that island in one piece. Miss Kate wouldn't stop for nothing. Any wild animals on that island would just have to bow down to the Goddess of Grit and Get 'Er Done. And when we got off that island she and I would have some killer tales to tell. 

Westley, AKA Dread Pirates Roberts - The Princess Bride (William Goldman
He survived pretty much everything ever. Including a couple of versions of death. I'm supremely confident that we could survive on island together. Once we got settled and realized that there was no one coming for us - he has supreme nautical skills from his time being The Dread Pirate Roberts. I am sure we could rig up a raft and sale straight toward civilization. 

Agnieszka - Uprooted by Naomi Novik

She has MAGICAL POWERS Specifically pertaining to nature. She's so good at it she's not constrained by the preciseness of spells. Plus...epic friend. Above and beyond for her people. She's the best friend you wanted to have all along and will never ever leave again. I've probably mentioned Uprooted like a gazillion times on this blog since I read it. I can't stop, it just has EVERYTHING. And Agnieszka - well, she's THE person to have with you when it gets hard. Or when you're some how tragically stranded on an island. 

I'd like to throw out some honorable mentions that may or may not be in the literary world. 

Sayid (LOST TV Show)


One of my favorite shows. He's my pick from the cast of characters to be stranded on an island with. 

Bellamy Blake (The 100)

I didn't like the actual book and don't remember him specifically. BUT I LOVE THE SHOW. And Bellamy.... ;)

Yara Greyjoy (GoT, primarily show)

She's got a different name in the series and I've only read the first book (waiting until he finishes) but I LOVE YARA GREYJOY. I love her so hard. She'd kill at being on a stranded island. 

Ok! All done! :) Who would you want to be stranded with on a deserted island? *Waggles Eyebrow*. 

Until next week, 

Jess

12 comments:

  1. I loved Agnieszka! Uprooted was one of my favorite reads of last year, and she was definitely a big reason for that. And a big YES to Jamie Fraser and Ghost too!

    Great list! :)

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    1. She's the best, seriously. :) I suggested to my sister that if she ever have another girl (her husband is russian and all their kids have slavic names) that she named her Agnieszka! Thanks for stopping by! :)

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  2. Nancy Drew and Atreyu= wonderful characters! Great list. :-)

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    1. Yes, yes they are! :) I wish I had read The Neverending Story when I was a kid and reading Nancy Drew. I would have loved it. Thanks for stopping by! :)

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  3. It makes me so happy when Jamie is added to any list! I love him!
    My TTT.

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    1. Hell yea! :) To NOT have him on this list would have been a serious oversight on my behalf. Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. Would definitely want to be stranded on a desert island with Katniss, I'm pretty much useless so her survival skills will come in handy!
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2016/08/10/top-ten-tuesday-69/

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    1. Lol! Same here! Thanks for visiting. :)

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  5. Love this list! I'd definitely want Jamie Fraser and Agnieszka with me :)

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    1. They would kick so much deserted island ass!

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  6. Loveeeeee your list! Tristan! Sayid! Westley! YESSSSSSSSSSSSS! :)

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