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Jan 29 - S5, E17 SOWWY GUYS


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Jan 28 - S5, E 15&16


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Jan 27 - S5, E 13&14


Where Walt Grew Up

What is The Island? Bit of Jeopardy humor.

The story: Walt's mother -- out of the blue -- is offered a job in Amsterdam. She takes Walt and marries her boss Brian, who by all accounts seems to be a great guy and a loving father to Walt. Walt's mother -- I hate her so hard I refuse to type her name/I forgot it because I hate her so hard -- and Brian return from Amsterdam, and they go for full custody of Walt. They get it and go to Italy, then to Australia. Walt's mother dies very suddenly, Brian doesn't want him anymore, and Walt is making birds fly into windows.

Replace Amsterdam with "The Island."

Now consider the following:

The people on the island, who seem to have supernatural powers, are Miles, Walt and Desmond. Miles talks to dead people, Desmond can see the future and is uniquely affected by the island's movement through the fourth dimension, and Walt appears randomly, dead birds in his wake. Both Miles -- who grew from infancy on the island -- and Desmond -- our three year dedicated hatch worker and demolisher -- have powers. Whether these abilities are due to duration of time spent on the island, close proximity to the electromagnetic leak (Miles's father oversaw construction of The Swan, and Desmond was enveloped in its force when he turned the failsafe), or both is still unclear.

Now isn't it possible that:

Walt spent time on the island as a child, developed these incredible telekinetic/neuroinhibiting powers, and became to much for the Others to handle? (NB: When the Others capture Walt, they seem to already know who he is, however Ben readily admits that Walt was more than they bargained for.) This would've led to expulsion from the island (though not from the company). So, they all leave the island, though Brian and Walt's mom most likely make trips back; Brian and Walt's mom want full custody -- they never want Michael to know about what his son can now do, and more importantly the Others, to whom Brian is loyal, want to keep him to themselves. Then Walt's mother dies -- maybe she got pregnant on the island -- and again Walt is too much to handle, so Brian blows his assignment of taking care of Walt, giving him over to Michael, who has no idea (nor does Walt, he was so young) that his son had previously lived on the island -- as well as Vincent, who seems to know the island fairly well!

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Jan 26 - S5, E 11&12







Gosh, I Hate To Admit It

But somehow I think I messed up the Locke Down calculations. I say this because, in posting ahead, I see that S5 E17 is set for January 29th, which is simply incorrect.

Here was my math: there are 103 shows in seasons 1-5. Trust me on that one. Two a day means it will take 51.5 days to watch that many seasons. If I wanted to back up the locke down plan into Feb, I would've said "January has 31 days. That means there are 20.5 days in December to account for. December has 31 days, so if I count back from 31, that brings me to the 10.5th day in December." The 10.5th day is Dec 10th, which is, I believe, when we started this whole thing. WHAT'S THE INCONGRUITY?

(side note: I guess the 10.5th day in December is Dec 11th. Oops! But happy birthday, Josh!)

Maybe I assumed a few two-hour episodes were one hour? That shouldn't have affected this count, though. We have two and a half days of NOTHING to account for!

This means, SLOW IT DOWN, PEOPLE. SLOW IT DOWN. You're in for a world of hurt if you keep going at this speed. You're headed for a bamboo wall!

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Jan 20 - Season 4, Episodes 12&13


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Jan 19 - Season 4, Episodes 10&11


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Jan 18 - Season 4, Episodes 8&9


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Jan 17 - Season 4, Episodes 6&7


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Jan 16 - Season 4, Episodes 4&5


Penelope, part 2

Not to mention, Penelope (from The Odyssey) weaves a tapestry and insists that she can't choose a suitor until the whole thing is done, which it never will be because she unweaves it every night.


a) Jacob's tapestry maybe hasn't been unwoven, but it's definitely a large project like Penelope's was. And it might have been to hold off something that wants to happen.

b) "unweaving a tapestry" sounds a lot like unweaving the fabric of time. (It's not a pun if it's not trying to be funny, btw.) This is more of a universal symbol that I'm trying to establish. As in, maybe time looks like a long strip of fabric, and sometimes that fabric skips a stitch or folds over itself. Or someone might even unweave it to redo something, if that person had the capability. I'm not sure how a flash would fit into this metaphor, since tapestries typically don't just unweave themselves at erratic points. Maybe it points to the weaver, and how fitful he feels at the time of weaving. As in, maybe the flashes are Jacob feeling restless or aggravated. Gosh! I don't know!!!!!!!!! In the end, though, no matter how many things you've done to the tapestry, it's still one whole tapestry. Which somehow makes it easier to accept as part of the "everything that happened, happened" theory.

c) In the Odyssey, it's Penelope doing the weaving. So far I've only tried to apply the idea of time as a woven thing, meaning I haven't figured out what Penny Widmore might have to do with the whole thing yet. Is Penny the weaver? No, can't be. But I might try to look into this part again.

Penelope, part 1

Penny Widmore is already very important to LOST - without her, there'd be no Oceanic 6, and on an even larger scale, there would be no Desmond (as we know him). Because of Penelope, Desmond took on an Odyssey-like voyage (sailing around the world) that eventually brought him to the island.

Off of that, I wanted to tell you guys something ridiculous that I noticed. You know the numbers (4 8 15 16 23 42 duh)? You know how they add up to 108? In The Odyssey, Homer says that Penelope had 108 suitors. Come on.

Further Odyssey/Penny Widmore similarities/differences:
-Desmond travels around the world in order to do something he feels he must do, but all the while he wants nothing more than to get back home to Penelope.
-When Odysseus and Penelope get back together, O goes back out on another adventure after a little bit - and the island's "not done with" Desmond yet.
-is there a special boat in the Odyssey?
-Desmond didn't set out with hundreds of sailors in his crew only to have them die, BUT he did see his Swan Station partner die.
-Penny has at least one suitor (remember when Desmond gives her a hard time outside the stadium, but only because he hasn't yet read her "I will ALWAYS love you" note?)

-Penelope's father doesn't play a role in the Odyssey, right? It's not like he used to be the king of Ithaca, right? If he is, then this should go in the similar section.
-Little Charlie would be named Telemachos, but I don't blame anybody for avoiding that name.
-Our Penny actually suits up and goes looking for her other half.

I think this is interesting. If you do too, please post a response! Or anything!

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Jan 15 - Season 4, Episodes 2&3


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Jan 14 - Season 3, Episode 23 AND Season 4, Episode 1


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Jan 13 - Season 3, Episodes 21 & 22


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Jan 12 - Season 3, Episodes 19 & 20


Just a little sandwich joke!

My brother sent me a link to these directions for making sandwiches on the Lost island. I copied the article from fyamnky.tumblr.com, but I gotta be honest, I'm probably going to want to add a few of my own. I'll make it clear for plagiarism's sake which are mine.

How To Make a Sandwich on the Island

1. Gather ingredients
2. Point gun at ingredients and shout “HOW DO I MAKE A SANDWICH OUT OF YOU?!?!?”
3. Breathe heavily through your nose as though you were about to hit ingredients
4. Give up and make the sandwich yourself, and eat it bitterly

1. Make separate sandwiches, one with peanut butter and one with jelly
2. Take a bite of the peanut butter sandwich, declaring it the best
3. Take a bite of the jelly sandwich, declaring it the best
4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 ad infinitum
5. Follow peanut butter or jelly sandwich into grave danger

1. Throw the jar of jelly at wall, sneering “I don’t need no sandwich”
2. Call the mascot on the jar of peanut butter lots of clever nicknames
3. Huff and puff and stomp around and grumble a lot
4. When no one’s looking, make perfect, even, symmetrical peanut butter and jelly sandwich and sit in a corner, enjoying every bite

1. Sit idly by, believing that the ingredients will find a way to make a sandwich out of themselves
2. Lose faith and make the sandwich anyway
3. Realize that you were the instrument by which the ingredients chose to make a sandwich after all
4. Run around the room and grab everyone’s knives, insisting that their sandwiches will do the same in time

1. Make sandwich
2. Eat sandwich
3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 ad infinitum

1. Procure 23 milligrams of uranium-20
2. Set hadron supercollider to eight megajoules
3. Program a sandwich-making macro using Cobol or Visual Basic
4. Act all tough-like

1. Eat sandwich
2. Call the sandwich “brother”
3. Place peanut butter slice over jelly slice
4. Spread jelly on the other slice
5. Spread peanut butter on one slice
6. Take two slices of bread, a jar of peanut butter and a jar of jelly

1. Steal someone else’s sandwich
2. Claim you coerced them into making the sandwich for you all along
3. Say you’ll tell them everything if they make you another sandwich
4. Stare at them all creepy-like

1. Lay out plans for one of the most intricate, fascinating, and delicious sandwiches of all time
2. Just as you start making it, get shot

1. Apply peanut butter
2. Disappear for eight months
3. Apply jelly
4. Disappear for eight months
5. Eat sandwich

1. Mmmmmmm, peanut butter

Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse
1. Make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich
2. Have someone take a bite, then tell them it’s a baloney sandwich
3. Make up a whole bunch of other shit, then say you had planned it all along
4. Buy a few yachts

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Jan 11 - Season 3, Episodes 17 & 18


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Jan 10 - Season 3, Episodes 15 & 16


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Jan 9 - Season 3, Episodes 13 & 14


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Jan 8 - Season 3, Episodes 11 & 12


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Jan 7 - Season 3, Episodes 9&10


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Season 3, Episodes 7&8


I Read A Whole Lot Of Crazy Stuff Recently

Today I looked at the theories page under Aaron Littleton's entry in Lostpedia, and wow, there's a lot of stuff going on. I'd highly recommend looking at it here.

Claire's deadbeat boyfriend is Widmore's son - now that's a leap, but if it's true, how NUTS will this be! Season 6, I hope you read Lostpedia!

Prepare to Plotz

Shouldn't it be Aaron in the middle?


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Jan 5 - S3, E5&6


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Jan 4 - Season 3, Episodes 3&4



Just in case you were feelin blue,

Smoke Monster...What a Bald Head You Have!

If memory serves, there are a total of three people who appear on the island after they are already dead: Yemi, Christian, and of course (SPOILER ALERT) Locke. All three characters' dead bodies are also on the island: Yemi lies in the drug plane, Christian's coffin is at the caves -- and god knows where his body got to in the crash, and Locke's body is in a giant crate which those new people carry around in the final episode of season five.

There are other people who appear on the island or appear to characters when they "should not" such as Hurley's asylum buddy and Walt with his crazy water speak, but these appearances are for another discussion.

At the end of the fifth season, -- let's call him the Omniscient Locke -- references a "loophole" discussed in the first scene of the episode by the Man in Black and Jacob a few hundred years earlier -- give or take fifty years. Since Omniscient Locke is speaking directly to Jacob when he references the "loophole," the only person that Omniscient Locke could possibly be -- assuming no one else overheard their ancient convo -- is the Man in Black.

To sum up: Omniscient Locke = The Man in Black

Here's where things get fun:
In the sequence where Omniscient Locke brings Ben Linus into the temple to face the smoke monster, Ben falls below while Omniscient Locke stays above the confrontation -- completely unseen for the duration. Only when the smoke monster disappears again, does Omniscient Locke appear again. There's a reason that Superman and Clark Kent are never in the same place at the same time. Furthermore, when Jacob and the Man in Black speak at the beginning of the season five finale, Jacob makes reference to bringing people to the island while the Man in Black prefers to keep them away and protect the island. The only other protection the island has: the smoke monster -- a type of security system, as described by Ben Linus.

To sum up: Omniscient Locke = The Smoke Monster

The fact that the only other two dead bodies on the island are the ones which appear to people as real as real can be -- without people being in a state of insanity or finding themselves overwrought with fear -- tends toward the idea that the smoke monster can take on the forms of any dead bodies on the island. Yemi appears to Mr. Eko after the smoke monster approaches Mr. Eko and reads images from his memory -- we see glimpses of Mr. Eko's past in the translucent black clouds during the stand off. How else would the smoke monster know what form to take in order to engage Mr. Eko? Omniscient Locke says to Jacob in the final scene of season five that he had to go through a lot to get the loophole to work out -- Read: The Man in Black had to make sure he learned all he could about Locke in order to pass without concern, but more importantly, he needed to make sure that Locke killed himself and got his body on the plane; only in this way can the smoke monster take on Locke's form, becoming Omniscient Locke.

To sum up: The Man in Black = The Smoke Monster -- sure the transitive property would have worked just as well...

To wrap up: Omniscient Locke goes out of his way to make sure that Richard tells Locke that he will have to die. Locke takes this as a Truth and tries to off himself while off the island. Ben stops Locke's suicide attempt and then finishes the job. This is a moment of incredibly good fortune for Omniscient Locke, who needs John Locke -- the man who has become the leader of almost everyone on the island -- to come back to the island, dead, so he -- the man in black -- can take John's form, leading the people to confront Jacob, and at last kill Jacob; Man in Black: "Do you know how bad I want to kill you?" Jacob: "Yes." Well, the Man in Black sure found his loophole.

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Jan 3 - Watch Season 3, Episodes 1&2


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January 2 - Season 2, Episodes 23&24


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January 1, 2010 - Season 2, Episodes 21&22