I’m Back, and on demand.
Apologies for not putting this one out, I’ve had it for a month already, but not delving into reasons that are fairly obvious,
this last month, we experimented with past-present coexistence, living the past out in the present. Isolating surveyees from what defines our reality today, we took to living the life, medieval style, and hopefully, if this ever did happen, people wouldn’t be driven mad in a week’s time at most.
Q: If you were to spend the next 100 days of your life in a medieval Scottish castle, how’d you spend your time? (“Medieval”, so no electricity, no phones, remember!)
Aakansha: I would spend my days doing all sorts of medieval activities (sword fights, horse riding, executions, etc.) and I’d explore the castle (to find dragons and treasure)
Nirmitii: Build a huge library, call people (models) to pose for my paintings, cook exotic dishes and enjoy it all by myself and click pictures all day long on a Polaroid.
Anushka: I’d learn sword-fighting.
Aayush: I’d enact the Game of Thrones.
Shivani: I’d go hunting.
Manvika: I would order people around to do jobs for me.
Mohak: Ride on horses all day, obviously.
Priyansh: I’d do nothing.
Omkar: Eat. Drink. (Scottish whiskey) Sleep. Repeat.
Yusuf: I’d sell that castle and build a modern house.
Deepan: With such a location in mind, I’d “only” write poetry, listen to music and compose some myself, maybe!
Satchit: “Hello darkness, my old friend, I’ve come to speak with you again.” Also give tours to tourists and steal their money.
Anandita: I’d spend my time appreciating the beauty of Scotland and regretting because of bad bathrooms. (Guess bathrooms were very bad at that time)
Akanksha: I’d roam the Scottish highlands.
Arshya: What she said. ^
Aditi: I’d write poems, read, eat and roam.
Anush: Rave party with my homies.
Ashay: Drink rum and take the piss on everyone who opposed me. (Take a piss is British slang for insult/ demean)
Pranav: Learn sword-fighting, kill the King, rule the empire forever… And eventually rule the world.
Jatin: Have something day and night… (Free food.) (What did you think?)
Darshit: I would kill each and every person who used to hate me. (Like myself)
Ritankar: I would be ballin’ in the Scottish highlands.
Ayushi: I would like to change people’s views in other religions.
Anushka: I’d divide my time between socializing, masquerading, and eating rich-ass medieval food.
Sakshi: I’d take my sister with me, or a friend, and go sightseeing and wait to go somewhere else where I can do something, not alone.
Radhika: I would wear a royal gown, boss around, click pictures and learn shooting.
Shivam: I would explore the castle for the first few days. Then I would travel to nearby places, interact with the locals, then on the last day, I would claim myself to be King of the castle and declare my rule. After having control of the place, I would charge an entry fee from every 11th grader who’s gonna come there next (as a part of your survey.)
Ajinkya: I would become the leader and drink and eat a lot. I’d take control and establish my regime all over the world.
Pooja B Ma’am: Introspection, reflection, as there’s no one around to judge me, I’d go crazy!
Pooja K Ma’am: Reading, watching the scenery, no pressure of the clock, I can just be.
Harshuday: Cook some great food and learn some medieval art form and stuff like that.
Nihar: I’d get some beautiful horses, build a huge terrace pool, a football turf, a food court as big as the football turf and get more than 50 servants.
Tanishi: I’d definitely click a lot of pictures (till my battery runs out), will make a painting of the whole castle and explore the castle and the people out there!
Satvik: I’d learn a new martial art. I’d carry a bag full of batteries and a music player and listen to music all day.
Rashiv: Chill karunga yaar, need a break!
Shrinjay: I’d probably turn the castle into an Assassin’s Creed hideout.
Mahwash: I’d stock all the food I like, and take the five loves of my life with me. (My best friends)
Rishbha: I’d spend my time sleeping.
Vani: I would look about for a library there with books about local tales.
Aninthita: I’d become a knight. I’d be Sir Percival. And master the Scottish accent. “Whit’s fur ye’ll no go by ye!”
Daivya: I’d create a library of as many medieval books as possible.
Kruthika: I would spend time with my friends, roast some broccoli on a campfire, and what not.
Sanjana: I would tell all the neighbouring kings about Game of Thrones and how it revolutionised my life.
Anisha: I’d read and play with my dog.
Diya: Ooooooh. I’d kill the King and rule. Like a boss.
Adhya: Dress well, party hard and make the most of it.
Lamha: I would try to rule the world, but not have any discrimination. Just rule the world to easily spread equality everywhere. Oh! And spread the joy of chocolate EVERYWHERE.
Manya: I’d read books.
Keerti: I’d live in Inverness castle and rule, but majorly read books and practise singing and if I find any quests related to the hidden paths in my castle, I’d take them.
Khushi: I’d just sit in a corner of an isolated room, one with an unlimited supply of good food and desserts, for days at an end.
Pallavi: I’d just sleep.
Anisha: I’d learn a new language, and go for runs and get all fit and stuff and read all the books I’ve been dying to read and prepare for a 10 km marathon and get a dog and play guitar and throw a cool a cool party ’cause why not.
Shefali: I’d definitely click many pictures as long as my phone battery lasts!
Anshul: Sword fighting, playing chess with real people as pawns, devising new tactics to capture kingdoms with the King and sitting on the throne like a boss and eating all day everyday, and I’d organise nice fights, like a knights vs animals or something! (He gives an evil laugh)
(Point of information here, he and many others came to know, later on, that the castle in question is fairly empty, almost abandoned, and that any supplies/ people you take with you, (apart from basic facilities, of course) are your own to be carried. After some negotiation, we came to the conclusion that Anshul would require an entire aeroplane to carry his “overhead compartment luggage”, i.e., army.)
Anjali: I’d certainly keep a huge amount of money with me so that after I come back, I have a huge sum in my bank account.
Arjun: I’d sit and write standup comedy, read biology research papers and finance related articles, go into self introspection/ self improving therapy, admire and observe nature and listen to my favourite songs and get the FRIENDS cast and make them shoot an episode with me as Chandler, and think of funny comebacks for different situations.
Aryaa: I would turn the castle into one of the most horrifying haunted houses yet. This would involve plenty of effort (which I wouldn’t contribute to!) This would involve many butlers to do my bidding and scaring the hell of out people and stealing the tourist money while I would use the money to buy anime online and hide in the attic or someplace with plentiful of food to last months while people scream for their lives.