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    A Land Down Under

    April 14, 2012 by Mystimus

    My least favorite episode of LOST the first time around was Tricia Tanaka is Dead. Something about an entire episode devoted to Hurley starting up an old van left me wondering if the writers had lost their way.

    I have avoided that episode since it originally aired.

    I'm in the middle of my first official re-watch of the entire series, though, and this unwanted episode arrived full force. I decided to keep an open mind and see if maybe I missed something the first time around. Boy, did I. At least I think I did. You tell me.

    The van that Hurley finds is a Volkswagen Type 2, also known in Australia and other parts of the world as a Kombi (short for combination).

    The purpose of this episode is for us to witness Hurley traveling in a fried-out Kombi.

    At f…

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    Some painstaking work went into this incredibly cool issue. (There are things occurring within these pages that are not apparent at first or second glance. That's the only hint I will give you.) I urge you to dig. Give in to the unknown for a while and ponder the mystery. It's worth it. - J.J. Abrams

    So begins the lead story in Wired Magazine's May, 2009 issue. If you follow Abrams' advice and dig, your search will not be fruitless...

    Below the surface of the May issue lurk 15 puzzles, all of which combine into a giant metapuzzle, created for Wired by Lone Shark Games....The metapuzzle was designed to be completely invisible to the casual reader.

    This issue of Wired is a mini-version of LOST. Our favorite television show, too, is a metapuzzle - design…

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    The Oceanic Logo Decoded

    January 2, 2012 by Mystimus
    The logo for Oceanic Airlines uses a series of concentric circles for the O in Oceanic. The outermost circle is a series of dots - sixteen dots to be exact.

    The concentric circles form an eye - an open eye. They are the same open eye that we see in most episodes of LOST. We often see a close-up of a character's eye, typically in an episode that is central to that character. The opening of the eye represents something deeply intriguing in and of itself, but that is another story.

    The outermost ring of the logo is a series of sixteen dots. They are the same color as the larger dot that serves as the pupil for the eye. What does this mean?

    In LOST: The Complete Sixth and Final Season: Extras there is a segment entitled The Hero's Journey. In this segm…

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    December 25, 2011 by Mystimus

    I've been looking for you for the past three years. I know about the island. I've been researching...

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    Question Marks

    September 18, 2011 by Mystimus

    Sometimes I feel like Locke - flat on my back and staring for the first time at the blast door map. Its words and symbols create so many questions, punctuated with an actual question mark in the very center.

    If I were to create my own blast door map of the things that still make my head spin, the questions below are the things I would write on it. These are typically questions I have not ever seen asked - or longstanding questions that just seem to have no satisfying answers. I would love to hear your own theories. And I will entertain new questions.

    This is a work in progress. Much, much more to come...

    1. In Tabula Rasa, there are four distinct scenes where different characters are holding something in their mouths.
      • Jack has a flashlight in his…
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