Is the island an actual, earthly location?
Has anyone posed the thought that perhaps the island isn’t actually an island? Or that it may not have a geographical location say on Earth?
What if the island is simply a point in space, out in the ether, where all of these different timelines converge? What if the island were this point that encapsulated the intersections of these timelines? And that whoever is stuck in this capsule is no longer moving on their respective timeline is indeed “Lost”?
Anyone think that the title of Jacob’s book when he touched John signifies anything, something like “Everything that Rises Must Converge.”
What if this capsule is what was knocked off the track when Locke was instructed to advance the FDW? He was instructed to do so because the spokes (the different timelines) were no longer lined up properly with the hub of the wheel? And maybe this is why the Losties are ending up in different times, because they are exiting on different spokes than what they came in on.
What if the numbers were timelines that hadn’t been used yet? Or if they were timelines that had been mapped out already? As in “Yep, timeline #4 is good, that exit point is in Tunisia. Timeline #8 is almost done…” You get the idea.
Or how about we don’t necessarily have Locke and Flocke running around, well we do but Flocke isn’t embodied by MIB or Smokie, but rather is a Locke from another timeline that has entered this capsule.
I am trying to find a graphic representation of what I am trying to describe in regards to the capsule of timelines and being off kilter with the spokes. I can’t find one but imagine a simple circle with say 5 spokes inside of it that all intersect in the very center of this circle (the capsule, or island). Then on the outside of the circle we have another 10 lines (different timelines) that hit the outer edge of the capsule and could perfectly line up with their respective timelines and pass through. When the FDW was misaligned, these spokes were no longer in alignment with the timelines that passed neatly through the island.
Hope this makes sense to at least one person. I hate reading a theory whose title I am pumped up about and then as I proceed through the theory I am lost about halfway through the 1st paragraph and just give up. Someone please let me know they at least get what I am trying to describe, not necessarily agree, but just comprehend.