Trying to make everything of the show's underlying story arc about Jacob finding his replacement make sense, I came up with these ten points/mini-essays:
1. Jacob has been bringing people to the Island for millennia, trying to find someone who can take over his role and thus kill his brother.
2. Jacob's plans become increasingly philanthropic: he tries the US Army, then the Dharma Initiative, with his chosen candidate leading each group. They prove unworthy and so Jacob decides to go on a big recruitment drive. He brings together a group of people and ensures that they get on the same plane, recruiting from an early age those time travellers who he saw inciting the Incident. Knowing that a man who time travelled to 1977 left a diary describi…Read more >
There have been several visions of dead people, on and off the Island.
This is an attempt to explain them without referencing the Flash Sideways Timeline, which in my opinion was too poorly set up and poorly executed to be taken seriously. The two references to it in the original timeline, Juliet's dying thoughts and Desmond's experiences after being blasted by Widmore, can be explained as the decaying effect of trauma on sanity, or at least on the ability to tell the difference between the material world and the Island's trapped spirits. If the FST must be acknowledged at all, let it be as the dead characters' collective hallucination - if Season 6 had to have the FST, I would have preferred that that season's episodes centred on character…Read more >
Sixth shift (2007 or later): The day of Locke's funeral.
Ninth shift: The day the hatch blew up.
Tenth shift: The day Flight 815 (whose passengers did the blowing up) crashed.
Eleventh shift: The day the same people blew open the hatch.
Twelfth shift: December 31, 2004, the day Ben moved the Island. If only Locke could have left the island at that point...
Thirteenth shift: The day Ben first arrived on the Island, in 1973.
Locke's interactions with the Man in Black in the form of Christian under the Orchid happen in 2004, as the Man in Black is not time travelling.Read more >
Hello again, folks! It's been a long time since I published the latest truth behind
What Really Happened in Lost, in the period knowable as Creation to 2007. However,
while I intend at some point to publish the rest of that series, I am here today to
provide you with brand new information about an entirely new aspect of the Lost saga:
the truth of the period 2007-12: knowable as What Is Happening Now or What Has Happened
Since The End. Please don't worry about the publications of the rest of the What Really
Happened series; it may have been two years, but I'm getting to it, and I certainly
don't intend on taking any long walks along Maine's Route 5 in the process. I'm not
Stephen King, but the reference (regardless of whether my ta…Read more >
"And it's impossible to know all along" - QOTSA, Another Love Song
"Impossible to tell in autumn" - Robert Pinsky, Impossible to Tell
There's a Stephen King reference in the poem as well
It's been a while since I've been here. I do intend on uploading the rest of the fully explained Lost saga, as it is in my head, sometime. Here, in the meantime, is a poem that I wrote at 4 in the morning.
Even if three days ago we die,
And have a clean slate, still we dirty it:
No matter where we are, or how something
Like that happens, life is still full of grit.
My thoughts chase me through murky jungle depths
Like polar bears two hours gone from their cage
And I must confess: I just do not have
What it takes. I alight in fiery rage.
Meat and potatoes: that’s the r…Read more >