I can't stand the heat that well. It fatigues me too damn easily. So, forget being lost in the tropics or the desert (sorry lol). That's too predictable anyway. Give me a place in about the same latitude area as Japan. That would be very comfy for me, temp-wise. As well as being very beautiful.
A vivd description eh? I'll have to close my eyes for this to get it right, so please bear with me. And don't hold any spelling and/or grammatical errors against me. I want there to be a mountain-like plateau that would be a treacherous climb to get to the top of. One side is going to be a sheer drop (of course, it's a plateau), the other side is going to be a more gradual climb, though still quite steep. The area is surrounded thickly by trees. I'm not exactly sure of all of the types, but some of them are beautiful weeping willows. So, knowing that they are there, there must be a good source of water nearby. Moving through the thick copse, one would find a half-collapsed entrance to a cave. A slick mudtrail leads in, the soil thick with the scent of moisture and rotting vegetation. Good for planting. The trail ends a couple of yards short of a pool, and one could imagine that there is a gushing waterfall leading directly into it from heavy rains during the season. Dangerous during that time, pretty safe all others as long as one has an understanding of what to expect. The pool itself is clear, yet there is no bottom that can be seen. It's not too far down from the ledge. Probably a couple of feet. More in some places, less in some, especially where the rushing waters have eroded away the rock from who knows how many seasons. The top of the cavern is fairly high. At least 24 feet, if not more. It was a steeper and longer incline than one might first believe. Reaching a hand into the water, it's cold. Tasting it, it has a slightly sweet flavor. Stepping about, an echo answers and is yet louder with a yell. Investigating further, there happens to be a couple of entrances into other parts of the cave. One is more or less a dead end after only two or three turns. However, it proves roomy enough to act as a storage room, if cultivated properly. But only in the off-season. The other, after backtracking, seems to travel longer. Because it does. Most of the way seems to be solid ground, though sometimes it seems you can catch the sound of running water beneath your feet. Could it be an underground river? Connected to the pool? But then, perhaps that wouldn't make so much sense because it did seem still. Perhaps that's for another time of exploration. There is finally a way out and aboveground is a forest of sorts with wildlife. Amazing. Beautiful. Exotic. Monkeys, birds, gorgeous flowers. Dangers hidden inside the mysterious maze as well. But the outside world is beckoning again. There happens to be plenty of wood from trees that have fallen already to make a few necessities from. And lots of animals, big and small, to choose from for food, hide, and to make weapons and tools from their bones. (Not my favorite thing to think about, killing another life like that, but it's the natural order of things.) I would create a shelter for myself and my horse for when bad weather strikes, a shelf for my books, a rack to dry grass and herbs out on. (The grass for the horse and the herbs for medicinal/food necessities.) And, if I had anything left, a place to do work on, whether it be chemistry or trying to create tools. If there are vines or something close to it, I'm sure that something akin to a halter can be created for Rose, for times when it's needed. As well, I would want to bar off an area for a compost heap or two. I can't expect to use all of the soil found near the entrance of the cave. It'll be good for a start, but it would disrupt the natural order of things if too much were to be taken. And, later on if I feel adventurous enough, I might try clearing out a small area for growing vegetables of my own.
I would want animals on the island. I wouldn't kill them unless it was absolutely necessary. Otherwise, fishing and plants would sustain me well enough.
As for tools, I would need something to spear animals with, when I do need to kill them. Preferrably something sharp and swift, to give them a quick end. ._. Why be unnecessarily cruel? Otherwise, I need tools to be able to build above-stated ideas. Leather and bone would be especially beneficial for some of it. I would need something akin to an axe to make firewood. One has to stay warm throughout the night somehow. And keep the bigger predators at bay. The knives I brought would be to help me shape items as well as do more intricate work that more primitive tools can't quite handle.
People? >.> My best friend. Religion? Shi'kaan. (It's not my creation, it's hers, from her planet Shi'kaan. haha Shi'kaan. Chicken. Get it? Good.) What more? Hmmm... We wouldn't want things to get too sophisticated. It's nice to just not worry about nuclear explosions and the such. How would we populate the area? Hmmmm... Well, Japan might be close enough. Otherwise... Might have to hope there are hot male locals who are up to the challenge. hahaha
I'm sure I left something out. lol Some sort of detail. But I can't quite think of it. So, for now, I think that's about it for my island. It was fun. Thank you.