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Posted: Nov. 17, 2002
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If You Were Stranded Alone On A Deserted Island...
If You Were Stranded Alone On A Deserted Island... - and- while all of your immediate needs for food, water, shelter, fire were being met- you faced the reality that you would not be rescued for several weeks, what ten (10) items would you like to have with you in order to pass the time or save your sanity?
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| The Items I Would Require: 1. My Minidisc Player And All My... ||Sep 3rd. at 12:40:42 am EDT|
|Gwydion Canu Bleidd (Knoxville, Tennessee US) ||Age: 32 - Email |
The items I would require:
1. My MiniDisc player and all my favorite music on MDs.
2. A Fender Telecaster with a Trace-Elliott amp.
3. A large-bodied acoustic guitar, six- or twelve-string.
4. A lap dulcimer (can you tell music is very important to me?).
5. A portable DVD player and plenty of DVDs (movies, classic Monty Python, etc.)
6. A good-sized library filled with books by Michael Moorcock, Morgan Llywelyn, Stephen King, and others.
7. A short-wave radio, so that I could at least keep in touch with what's going on in the world.
8. An attractive female Pagan companion.
9. A decent laptop PC, preferably with the latest technology available (1 GHz Pentium III CPU, Windows 2000, 30GB hard drive, and a satellite broadband uplink--hey, it's a deserted island, you really think there's going to be cable or DSL?).
10. A second attractive female Pagan companion. While I enjoy my books and my gadgets, they won't keep me warm at night, and I'm polyamorous anyway. ("I don't really see/Why can't we go on as three?")
| Sign Me Up! Several Weeks Alone On An Island With The Goddess... ||Sep 3rd. at 12:29:46 am EDT|
|tree merryweather (san diego, California US) ||Age: 51 - Email |
Sign me up! Several weeks alone on an island with the goddess? Wooohooo!!!
Items 1-4 are essential; the book would be a good thing to have as would the art supplies. I'm nocturnal so i don't think sunblock will be essential. Music not essential i will be making my own -chanting and rattling. it would be a totally enchanted interlude - a time spent with the spirits of the place and my own spirit animals. what a fantastic vision! thank you for the opportunity to create it.
1. essential oils kit: melaleuca, peppermint, lavender, joy and thieves
2. nag champa
4. my glasses: shades and reading
5. book: twelve wild swans by Hilary Valentine and Starhawk
6. sketchbook and pens
8. a large rectangle of sturdy cloth-multi functional
9. hiking shoes and change of socks
10. what the goddess wishes me to have
| This List Goes On The Assumption That -anything- I Want Will Be... ||Sep 2nd. at 11:20:55 pm EDT|
|Lori Dake (Chicago, Illinois US) ||Age: 27 - Email |
This list goes on the assumption that -anything- I want will be provided for me >:)
10) The ultimate entertainment system!
9) *My idea* of the ultimate CD and DVD collection.
8) An original B.C. Rich "Warlock" bass (white, with black trim), with mother of pearl diamonded inlays, complete with amps that *must* be able to crank to "11" (a little "Spinal Tap" humor there).
7) A clock.
6) A *GIANT* solar panel to run all that stuff above! >:)
5) My favorite Tarot deck (so I can find out when the Carnival cruise ship should be arriving to whisk me away!).
4) Lots of PAPER and PENCILS. Very important! (you can do alot with that!)
3) A calendar, though it may become depressing to cross off days.
2) My book collection (a good a chance as any to re-read stuff I glossed over).
1) Pictures of my family and friends.
Thanks for the challenge. I've now spent over 2 hours trying to figure this list out. I realize it may not be what most people consider to be "the necessities", but it's based on what *I* like to do in my spare time :)
| Red Hair W/freckles = Lots Of Sunscreen (the Nifty Gel Kind By... ||Sep 2nd. at 10:20:57 pm EDT|
|Lynne-Renee (rural STL, Missouri US) ||Age: 29 - Email |
¥Red hair w/freckles = LOTS of sunscreen (the nifty gel kind by coppertone for the adult acne crowd)
¥my Lovey cover (given to me the day of my birth, it has been re-covered 3x's)
¥several gold gel pens and 3 composition books (the old fashioned kind; this is my "stock" for magickal diaries)
¥my Catahoula, Gaylan (that's a web-footed dog by the way; he has "ghost eyes" which are white with black pupils, he also weighs 90 lbs and has 3/4 inch canine teeth)
¥Shafali perfume - it reminds me I'm me, if you understand
¥incense: I'm extremely partial to "Airs" brand "Secret Garden" and "Russian Amber." If I have to choose one, I'd get one of their 36 element packs; currently I'm working a lot with Water so...
¥extra-thick moisturizer (my hands turn to bark very easily)
¥Luna bars (s'mores, key lime pie or other fruit flavors. I don't care for the other chocolate kinds but those mentioned above are yummy)
¥depilatory (gotta feel smooth and clean)
For a Hillcat, I'm rather commercialized, eek
| What Would I Want To Have With Me ? Hmmmm.... 1. An Intelligent... ||Sep 2nd. at 8:37:32 pm EDT|
|Raindancer (Christchurch, New Zealand) ||Age: 53 - Email |
What would I want to have with me ? Hmmmm....
1. An intelligent, thoughtful, creative, articulate and interesting Witch lady, maybe if I could borrow Wren for awhile Silver Ravenwolf, de Traci Regula, Normandi Ellis or someone similar for long discussions
2. Shortwave radio that would pick up distant radio stationswith lots of batteries
3. My dulcimer
4. lots of paper, with pen, drawing pencils, eraser
5. A good book, maybe Green Witchcraft, Buckland's Big Blue, something like that, that I meant to read sometime, but never had the time.
6. my swiss army knife, I found it hitch hiking back in 72, and its the most useful tool I've ever had.
7. Thick book of crossword puzzles
8. small statue of Isis
9. candles with lighter
I'll probably think of others after I hit the enter bar. Whichever of number one with the best sense of humor...
Blessings and Light
| Good One, Let Me Think. 1. My Cat Simon, He's Always Good... ||Sep 2nd. at 5:52:45 pm EDT|
|Jerry (Kalamazoo, Michigan US) ||Age: 18 - Email |
Good one, let me think.
1. My cat Simon, he's always good company.
2. Some broken house hold things, and tools to fix them with.
3. My mp3 cd player, with two full cds.
4. My weight set.
5. A note book.
6. A few pens.
7. "Carry on Mr. Bowditch" I can't remember the authors name.
9. A few candles for reading light at night.
10. A telescope.
I think that covers everything
| 1. My Discman, With Fresh Long-lasting Batteries 2. A Cd Wallet With... ||Sep 2nd. at 5:15:40 pm EDT|
|April Starchild (Beaverton, Oregon US) ||Age: 21 - Email |
1. My DiscMan, with fresh long-lasting batteries
2. A CD wallet with a few CD's in it
3. The Mists of Avalon, the book--it's nice and long
4. The Clan of the Cave Bear series--also nice and long
5. My boyfriend, if I could
6. If I can't, then, a two-way pager with email, or a cell phone (which probably wouldn't work anyway if you're that far out)
7. A laptop I can hook up to the cell phone, with batteries.
8. A straw hat and/or sunscreen, to prevent sunburn
9. A notebook and pen
10. A harp
| I Would Like To Have The Following Things: A Rubber Ball-there Is... ||Sep 2nd. at 4:38:50 pm EDT|
|Paige D. (Charleston, South Carolina US) ||Age: 18 |
I would like to have the following things:
a rubber ball-there is so much you could do with a rubber ball
a magical book that would change into a new book when I was done with the previous one.
a male companion - just because
a dog - to play with
a fingernail file - it drives me nuts if I have dirty fingernails
fingernail polish - to pass the time
a hair brush
my baby blankie
a huge journal that I could write in
a never ending ink supply in a pen
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