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!
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.
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!
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.
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
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!