Lost … on a desert island … with only a notorious villain for company. Sounds thrilling, doesn’t it? Actually, not really. I’m fairly certain I would never want to really be in this position.
Especially armed with just a knife. Excuse me? A knife? Couldn’t we have some better weaponry over here? Like a grenade launcher … or a celestial bronze sword … or a horde of angry dwarves at my beck and call.
Okay, okay, on to the question. Who is the villain … and how do you survive? Do you defeat/outwit/make an ally out of the villain?
The problem with fantasy villains is they’re so terribly terrifying! You wouldn’t want to get within five feet of most of them, let alone be trapped with them on a desert island!
I could see myself crash landing on a desert island with Gollum/Smeagol. (Because we all know Smeagol is there all the time. Gollum has just smothered him.) To survive, I’d suggest a game of riddles (with the understanding that no mention be made of pockets … or handses … or rings, precious!). I would treat Gollum as a hobbit, not a monster, to bring out the Smeagol side, and use the lembas bread as a deterrent if the Gollum side starts to win out.
Of course, I would need to take care at night, lest Gollum throttle me in my sleep. (Not very nice, precious.) But so long as there is plenty of fish for Smeagol to catch, and I can sleep with one eye open, I should be good until rescue can arrive.
And what with all that riddling, not sleeping, and fishing, I certainly won’t get bored.
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