Top Ten Tuesday: Lord of the Flies fantasies

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, featuring a top ten list every Tuesday (obviously) centered around a book-related topic. If you’ve got a blog and did a list for this week, feel free to link in the comments so we can chat! If you haven't, feel free to discuss anyways!

Without ado, my first ever TTT topic: Top Ten Characters I Would Want With Me On A Deserted Island

This is evil. I mean, how on earth am I supposed to choose only ten?

1. Daenerys Targaryen (and her dragons)

Mainly the dragons, actually. They can hunt food, look awesome, and oh wait, they can fly us off this deserted island. Gotcha. Downside: those dragons might try to roast us, which is why Dany is needed (also, because she is all-around awesome), but also ...

2. Oberyn Martell

I do hope that stuff about Dorne having a few tricks up its sleeve to deal with dragons is true. Even if it isn't, Oberyn is hot enough to keep around. *sighs* Also, his travels in Essos (and Citadel poison-studying) may help us with the weird plants and mushrooms. (And, he's hot. Did I mention that?)

3. The Baudelaires

Sorry, I know that's three, is that cheating? But Violet (elder sister) can invent a boat back to civilization, I can exchange book recs with Klaus (brother and bookworm), and Sunny (baby sis) is adorable. Also, she can cook!

If I have to choose only one, it'll be Sunny. Because I can't cook to save my life and I already have dragons for escaping.

4. Spock

We could totally use Star Trek technology to call for help. It would also be helpful to know when we're being illogical to increase our chances of survival.

Kirk and McCoy are right though, terrible bedside manner.

5. Sherlock(s) Holmes

... I dunno. I think Sherlock Holmes was my first literary crush (and no, that was not starting from BBC Sherlock, that started from the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle stories). His mere presence should also forestall any murder attempts and keep us safe from serial killers.

6. Celia Bowen

Because magic is awesome. Magicking all sorts of survival stuff (or maybe just a plane) would be great, but really, just magic. Also, her father "Prospero" should have some experience with stranded-on-island situations, no?

7. The author avatar in World War Z (not Brad Pitt)

Having interviewed so many zombie apocalypse survivors (and maybe written a survival guide), he should be able to handle being stranded just fine. Besides, I'd love to see him interview all the other literary characters we're with.

8. Romeo (from Romeo and Juliet)

Just to throw him off a cliff and see him drown in stupidity. Actually, I spent some time deciding whether I preferred R or J, but considering that J could have had a perfectly happy life with Paris without R, I chose R.

9. Puck

Because he gives the. best. monologues. ever. Also, I need him to make Romeo fall in love with a fish so he'll jump off aforementioned cliff willingly. Flip side: he might play pranks on us.

10. Captain Jack Sparrow

Again, he should have plenty of experience with being stranded on an island. He can also amuse us for the sake of morale. And if we ever get a ship, we do need someone who can steer ...


  1. Daenerys is an amazing pick, I'd also love to have her dragons because they'd be really useful. As long as they didn't try to kill and eat me! Oberyn would be a brilliant pick just for me to look at! Here's my TTT.

  2. Starlight! (This is Figment/Twitter/assorted Internet places Christina, by the way.) This is brilliant. And awesome in so many ways. Celia. And Sherlock. And the Baudelaires. And Jack Sparrow. And Spock.

    *high-fives you*

    1. *returns high-five*

      Okay, I knew about our shared Night Circus and Sherlock obsession, but all of the rest? Seriously? If we got together IRL and did a marathon of movies/books/stuff we liked, it would last for so long. (In the awesomest sense, of course.)

      *adds a few more high-fives for all our similarities*

      Thanks for dropping by! :D

  3. Ahaha, this list is dripping with awesome. Thanks for reminding me that "A Series of Unfortunate Events" exists. Can't believe I just notice that I have the same name as the littlest Baudelaire.

    Your list made me wonder though... will Oberyn try to seduce Jack Sparrow? :P

    1. Thank you! Well, I'm pretty sure you're not going to bite me. And OH. MY. GOODNESS. I want to read that fanfic of Oberyn/Jack Sparrow so much.

  4. Oh, God, what a list. I'd pick Captain Jack Sparrow as well because he'd know exactly where the rum would be.

    (I don't know if I've ever told you, but my friends call me Beer Chan.)


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