Far Side Island/Playing With

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    • Basic Trope: A tiny deserted island
    • Played Straight: An island consisting of a couple of feet of sand with a palm tree or two in the center.
    • Exaggerated:
      • The above-mentioned island has someone living on it, somehow.
      • An entire tribe is living on the island.
    • Justified: There really are tiny islands, and they likely would be uninhabited (unless a castaway did find him/herself unlucky enough to be marooned on one.)
    • Inverted: A large sprawling continent, heavily populated.
    • Subverted: The island in question is actually decent-sized, with a jungle and lots of wildlife.
    • Double subverted: But is still uninhabited for one reason or another.
    • Deconstructed: Someone cannot live on what essentially amounts to a sandbar with (at best) a few coconuts for food and no water. Especially not more than one someone.
    • Reconstructed: The people on the island have good survival skills, enabling them to live on this tiny island until help arrives.
    • Parodied: The person(s) on the island have steel drum music, fruity drinks, leis, etc.
    • Necessary Weasel: The series is about How to Survive on a Deserted Island
    • Lampshaded: "If you were on a desert island and could only bring one (X), what would you bring?"
    • Averted: No such island, and no castaways attempting to live on one.
    • Enforced: The artist can only draw islands this way.
    • Invoked: A boat crashes on or near one of these.
    • Defied: The survivors get into a life raft rather than attempt to live on a tiny island.
    • Discussed: "How can they live there?"
    • Conversed: "I dunno..."
    • Played for Laughs: Almost always is.
    • Played for Drama: People not getting along, searching for food and potable water, and just generally trying to survive.

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