I know some of you are very turned off by my incessant posting on Lost. To you I say look, there are a lot of things about me that are a turn off. Suppressing these things is tiresome--maybe even as tiresome as reading my Lost blogs. Who can say? But with this Lost thing I just can't help myself. I love it. I take pleasure in talking about how awesome it is and I take pride in trying to figure out what will happen. And quite frankly, if it is my Lost posts that bore you and turn you off my blog I can live with that. It would be so much worse if you stopped reading my blog because you don't like my personality, think I'm dumb, think my kids are ugly, or decided that my face is too fat. That would really hurt my feelings. Bear with me. It's almost over. And to those of you who feel the way I do, bear me up. It's almost over.
Today I feel like listing certain things I feel are "facts" with a tiny bit of speculation. Just to get everything clear in my head. I will mention spoilers.
The island is a cork that keeps evil at bay. Since the smoke machine's nickname has been "Cerberus," I think it's OK to imagine it as a gate to Hell if that helps you conceptualize. I also consider the island a proving ground for humankind to show whether it is inherently evil or good. I don't know what the rules are but they seem to be based on not interfering in certain ways so as to let the humans show their true colors.
There's also a bunch of electromagnetism all over that causes cataclysmic events. Desmond is immune to this. It's his gift and, in the end, what he does for the island will probably involve resisting or causing a big blast. He's done it before!
Flocke can't kill candidates--he's counting on them to self-destruct and kill each other. I don't know what he means by "home" when he says he wants to go home. Next week we'll have a better idea about what he wants.
Jack is the candidate. I mean THE candidate. He'll take over for Jacob. This means he'll stay on the island forever keeping Flocke at bay or die in order to destroy the island and the man in black. Some people think time will loop around and he'll crash again but as a better leader and man of faith which will change the outcome of events. I think this fits with him telling John Locke to "go first." I can imagine Lost ending with Jack opening his eyes on the beach after a/the crash--but I'm not sure how all this works out. I really hope to guess the ending, but not all the details of the ending. That is my goal.
As much as I love and support Jack, I found his pants to be a bit high-waisted last week.
Kate is unimportant.
Miles might live longer than we think he will in order to hear the last words of our beloved castaways after they die.
I've been kicking around this idea that everyone will die on the island and Flocke will be let loose and as Hurley said, "We all go to Hell." That time line will all be destroyed. But Desmond provides a loophole because of time-travel and electromagnetism and the Daniel Faraday/Eloise Hawking faction have figured out a way to open up the alternate time-line which is kind of an escape pod. Everyone is spirited away there safely--especially the kids. This idea reminds me of Harry Potter living at the Dursley's and Luke and Leia being split up and raised on other planets. I'm fixated on their posterity. Call me crazy! But most if not all of the candidates have daddy/mommy issues to resolve. Those of us with daddy/mommy issues of our own know they are best worked out when you have your own children.
Depending on how much time I have tonight and how much I decide to let the digital dominate my life I might just flesh this theory out and submit it to DarkUFO. I'm not kidding: Alternate Time Line as Escape Pod. It could be a viable theory. It's kind of sad that this post will be time-stamped on a Friday night. It's not the nerdiest Friday night I've ever had, I guess.
What if Claire has her baby in the alternate time line and decides she wants to name him Jacob instead of Aaron? Dun dun dun.
I've read a lot of Lost theories today and all I can say for sure at this point is that I don't believe any theories written by people who say "sorta speak" instead of "so to speak." They've spent their whole lives thinking it's "sorta speak?" I don't get that. I mean, I've never heard the word chignon in real life but I know it isn't "ching chong. "
My husband told me he liked my non-Lost posts much better than my Lost posts. It made me really mad. Don't tell me what I can't do, sorta speak.