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Saturday, May 28, 2005

You're already reading Kung Fu Monkey, right? So I don't have to tell you to go read it. But John, that was a hell of a post on the Lost finale. All good writers second guess other people's stuff, and it's always a worthwhile exercise, but even more informative is what another crafty writer thinks about those people's stuff.

And yeah,

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the hatch has a ladder, wow. And what's with all the backstory that didn't add up to anything?

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And I'm kinda worried now that they're taking this show in a direction that involves bad scientific explanations that are going to be in no wise metaphysically satisfying. If the island is some sort of purgatory, that's great. If it's all Hurley's big bad luck, or Walt's mysterious powers twisting everything, I'm game, so long as they don't explain his powers.

But if it's all a big mind control experiment for the CIA, or bug-eyed monsters, I'm going to be so mad at them. The kinds of mysteries I like best are the ones where you can take away some wisdom from them without ever getting an absolute explanation. Once X-files started explaining the alien plot it got really silly. If I want explanations, I'll read Slate.

What I liked most about Signs was that the inexplicable thing wasn't the aliens. The aliens were just part of the mechanism of destiny; and the signs, of course, weren't the ones in the corn field.

I really hope they have a definite plan to end this thing at a certain episode. Nothing's harder than derailing the gravy train, but otherwise they're going to have to keep twisting things until they have a big tangled mess, or keep dragging out the plot, or run out of surprises. And that would be sad.

7 Comments:

You mean like Twin Peaks? ;-)

By Blogger Fun Joel, at 5:04 AM  

When you use crafty to modify your writing-based nouns, what is the definition--extreme use of craft; or scheming?

By Blogger Larry Fouch, at 1:53 AM  

Crafted and clever, Larry...

By Blogger Alex Epstein, at 8:17 AM  

C'mon - Alex on the boat? Anybody? Anybody?

And all of that hoo-hah spent on Michelle Rodriguez for a fifteen second guest spot?

I'm not sure the plan is sound, but unlike Twin Peaks, I'm pretty sure they've got one.

And it has much to do with the tail section of that GD plane.

New group of survivors, anyone?

For me, besides the "Save Walt!" button I want to sport all summer, the fact that the "security system" is so obviously now mechanically based, was enough of a reveal.

But Jack is becoming a drip.

DMc

By Blogger DMc, at 10:13 AM  

I read, I think in Entertainment Weekly, one of the writers said the island is definitley not purgatory.

Before the guy blew himslef up with sweaty dynamite, he said that there were 40 other survivors. All that occurred to me was that, as they off the characters that that have run their corse, they can replace with one of the forty. Meaning they can milk this for quite a few seasons.

personally, I think the tail section of the plane cracked off and fell through a time portal into the past. They are the others.

By Blogger Dave Fogerson, at 10:27 AM  

I read, I think in Entertainment Weekly, one of the writers said the island is definitley not purgatory.

Before the guy blew himslef up with sweaty dynamite, he said that there were 40 other survivors. All that occurred to me was that, as they off the characters that that have run their course, they can replace with one of the forty. Meaning they can milk this for quite a few seasons.

Personally, I think the tail section of the plane cracked off and fell through a time portal into the past. They are the others.

By Blogger Dave Fogerson, at 10:28 AM  

The writers have said that everything that happens on the island can be explained thru science and logic, infering that its not supernatural or anything.

Is it just me or is Sawyer a reallly bad criminal...he couldn't even get a shot off. Plus in the real world with the blood from his wound chumming the fishies you'de figure he would be toast, but i'm sure he'll stick around.

For SEASON 1 I'de have to say the characters I though were the most interesting and could go places chracter wise were:
Jack...he may be a good guy but he's got his demons
Locke...its a no brainer
Boone... a young Jack in some sense but was being tempted towards the dark side by Locke.
Sawyer...got to love the cynic
Jin


I can no longer stand Kate,Claire, and above all the nursemaid Charlie.

By Anonymous bryan G., at 3:54 AM  

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