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Thread: It's Christmas Eve and you're alone, stranded on a tropical island ...

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    practical experience, FTW butterfly's Avatar
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    It's Christmas Eve and you're alone, stranded on a tropical island ...

    ... and you have only 1 book, 1 CD, and 1 beverage ...

    what would each be?

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    the Juggernaut of Imperfection crunchyblanket's Avatar
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    Am I allowed a value-pack of Factor 80 sunscreen too? Because I burn like billy-oh in even the mildest sunlight.

    Book: The Stand - Stephen King (I'm a fast reader, so it'd last me a good while)

    CD: Skunk Anansie's greatest hits

    Bevvie: Orange & lotus flower green tea (I'm a ponce)
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    The Book: The Count of Monte Cristo (since I'm assuming my Nook which has a cover that makes reading it seem like a book still won't count)

    The CD: Mass Effect 3 soundtrack

    The Beverage: Pineapple juice
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    practical experience, FTW firedrake's Avatar
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    The Book Lord of the Rings (unoriginal I know, but it's kept me entertained for years.

    The CD 'Come on, Come on', Mary Chapin Carpenter

    The Beverage Izzy Clementine flavour.

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    practical experience, FTW Kewii's Avatar
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    The Book: (this was hardest to decide). I'm torn between The Book Thief and Between Shades of Grey...I think I'd choose The Book Thief because I've loved it for longer.

    The CD: Fleetwood Mac, Rumours

    Drink: Captain Morgans Spiced Rum with pineapple juice.
    “Destroying things is much easier than making them.”-Suzanne Collins

    "You sort of start thinking anything's possible if you've got enough nerve."
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    practical experience, FTW
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    Book: The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
    CD: A Day at the Races by Queen
    Beverage: Green tea?

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    Book: Angela's Ashes

    CD: The Cure Galore

    Drink: Pierre sparkling water with lemon and line wedges over ice ... (what?)

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    Mostly harmless SuperModerator dpaterso's Avatar
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    Book: How To Survive Being Stranded On A Desert Island.

    CD: Christmas Knees-Up: 100 Great Party Tunes.

    Drink: Water.

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    Noob Writers United Eddyz Aquila's Avatar
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    Book: Game of Thrones (book 1 or book 5, can't decide)

    CD: Assassin's Creed 2 soundtrack

    Beverage: Ice-cold Guarana Antarctica
    The more you can dream, the more you can do. - Michael Korda

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    practical experience, FTW
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    I will happily trade the CD or the beverage for my cat.

    Book: David Copperfield.

    CD: Either Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (bit of a cheat as it's 5 CDs) or if that's disqualified, Einaudi's Islands.

    Beverage: Tea. Cannot live without.

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    Always writing AW Moderator Calla Lily's Avatar
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    Book: A Tale of Two Cities

    CD: Timeless Christmas by Denver and the Mile High Orchestra

    Beverage: PG Tips tea (hot)

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    Did you see my bag? AshleyEpidemic's Avatar
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    Book: Alive: The Story of the Andes Survivors by Piers Paul Read. I have read it many times and never get tired of it. Plus it would kick me into survival mode.

    CD: My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy by Kanye. That album never ceases to get my hype.

    Beverage: Lemonade, the sweeter the better.
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    Book: How to Build a Boat Using Only Things Found On a Tropical Island.

    CD: Anything by Justn Bieber. After listening to it twice, I'd swim all the way to the mainland just to get away from the sound.

    Beverage: Only one? It would have to be a bottle of single malt, probably Bunnahabhain 40 Year Old.

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    Burninator! CrastersBabies's Avatar
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    Book: I like the idea of having "The Stand," as someone else mentioned.
    CD: Lisa Gerrard's Immortal Memory.
    Beverage: Coffee!

    Quote Originally Posted by Eddyz Aquila View Post
    Book: Game of Thrones (book 1 or book 5, can't decide)

    CD: Assassin's Creed 2 soundtrack

    Beverage: Ice-cold Guarana Antarctica
    Hey, I love soundtracks. I may have to check out Assassin's Creed.

    Quote Originally Posted by Buffysquirrel View Post
    I will happily trade the CD or the beverage for my cat.

    Book: David Copperfield.

    CD: Either Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (bit of a cheat as it's 5 CDs) or if that's disqualified, Einaudi's Islands.

    Beverage: Tea. Cannot live without.
    I love this! Kitty needs you.
    "That is hoity-toity nonsense." ~ Bufty

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    New(ish) kid, be gentle! scribofelidae's Avatar
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    The Cat Cave

    Book: Amber Chronicles

    CD: Queen's Greatest Hits

    Beverage: All the Monk's Blend tea I can drink. Or, gin.

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    Book: The Lies of Locke Lamora (Scott Lynch)
    CD: Cartographer (E.S. Posthumus)
    Beverage: Pear cider, since it's Christmas. Otherwise I prefer water.
    "The mercenary captains are either capable men or they are not; if they are, you cannot trust them, because they always aspire to their own greatness, either by oppressing you, who are their master, or others contrary to your intentions; but if the captain is not skilful, you are ruined in the usual way." - The Prince, Niccolò Machiavelli

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    Swan in Process Siri Kirpal's Avatar
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    Sat Nam! (literally "Truth Name"--a Sikh greeting)

    You don't say how long we're stranded. That might make a difference. But here goes...

    The Book: My Nitnem (Sikh prayer book)
    The CD: Singh Kaur's CD of Guru Ram Das Chant & Mool Mantra
    The Beverage: Water

    Not as ascetic as it sounds.


    Siri Kirpal
    "The only freedom any of us ever has is the freedom to choose how we will not be free."

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    Engineer Sonneteer Norman D Gutter's Avatar
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    The book: The Correspondence of Emerson and Carlyle, a two volume set.

    The CD: as many of Beethoven's symphonies as could be crammed on one.

    The beverage: I'm not particular. Someone above mentioned pineapple juice. I suppose a nice pineapple/mango mix would be nice.
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    Why so serious? writeontime's Avatar
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    The book: Bulgakov's The Master and Margarita

    The CD: Bach's Cello Suites

    The beverage: vodka and tonic, since it's Christmas Eve.
    “It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.”
    - Ernest Hemingway

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    Always learning virtue_summer's Avatar
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    Book: The Seashell Anthology of Great Poetry
    CD: Bon Jovi Greatest Hits, The Ultimate Collection (2 CD set. Is that cheating?)
    Beverage: Coffee

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    Likes metaphors mixed, not stirred Chris P's Avatar
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    Book: Any of the Pearls before Swine treasuries

    CD: Any of Brandi Carlie's

    Beverage: Ice cold diet Cokes.
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    Book: Stephen King--It
    CD: Nirvana--Nevermind
    Beverage: BoBa Tea--Giggles (Would've gone with Coconut water, but it's tropical island)

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    Geek Unique LeslieB's Avatar
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    Florida - A sunny place for shady people
    Book: The Complete Sherlock Holmes

    CD: They Might Be Giants - Flood

    Beverage - Spice & Tea Exchange's Emperor's Chai Tea
    Not doing anything with my life is surprisingly time consuming.

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    Capeless, wingless, & yet I fly. SuperModerator Williebee's Avatar
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    Well, first, I'm dead and this is heaven.

    Book: is very large, very blank, and comes with a box of pencils.

    CD: Harry Chapin - Greatest Stories (live)

    Beverage: Water.
    This morning the sun came up.
    Just like yesterday, and tomorrow.
    Face the day, not the darkness.

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    You're out of your tree... druid12000's Avatar
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    The dark side of the moon, making sinister plans...
    Book: Clive Barker's 'Imajica'
    CD: Pink Floyd 'The Wall', lost count many years ago how many times I've listened to it.
    Beverage: Arizona Iced Tea
    " My father says that almost the whole world is asleep. Everybody you know. Everybody you see. Everybody you talk to. He says that only a few people are awake and they live in a state of constant total amazement." ~ from 'Joe vs the Volcano'

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