Hmmm...I'd have to say Tolkien. Yeah, I know, not nearly as enlightened as the rest of you. But, hey, it works for me. And, if I'm going to be stranded somewhere, I'll be losing my mind anyway - might as well lose it in a good fantasy/fairytale.
That way, when the rescue boat finds me, I can greet them in style. Ye knaves! Encroaching upon elvish land! Begone, else I shall call upon the ancient magic of the Elders and bring doom upon thy heads!