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A.E.S.

Abbot Enheduanna Schwarzschild

8 thoughts on “Diary of a Lost Mad Man…Chapter One…5:11

  1. Just read through that, pretty funny.
    Inspires me to do a full rewatch, i might buy the Special edition boxset when its out.

    I’m sort of Agnostic, and although i’m still not totally satisfied with the ending, alot of it made me question my somewhat bleak view, including the Locke/Jack conversation you mention.

    What i still find interesting is that someone on the island once said (can’t remember who) ‘God has nothing to do with this’.

    It made me think, maybe even if there isn’t a ‘god’, there could still be some form of afterlife, or some other point to our existence beyond this mortal coil, thats pretty heavy stuff. I gotta give it to the writers for effecting me in that way.

  2. Hello Shep…

    I dont call myself anything. I believe in some things and not others…but I believe in…something. Lol, just not sure what.

    I really like the idea that there is an afterlife with no “god”. A very interesting view of Lost indeed.

    The writers make you think, no doubt about it. Although I am no fan of true organized religion, I think it was well served to have the stained glass with all the different religious symbols embedded.

    Btw, it was Sawyer who told Tina Fey/Zoe I believe that “God dont have anything to do with it”….excellent observation.

  3. Great stuff A.E.S.! I’ve done a selective rewatch, mostly premieres,finales, and Locke-centric episodes. Believe it or not, but I don’t have ANY Lost DVD’s. My rewatch is being done via ABC.com, and for anyone who has done the same, that “the following episode is brought to you by limited commercial interuptions” thing is getting annoying real fast.

    I borrowed S1 and S2 DVD’s from my friend who told me last year, after years of me denying his request, to JUST WATCH IT. I finished S3-5 on ABC.com last year; 20 days for all 5 seasons. Then I got my wife hooked in so I did a full rewatch (her first run) in November/December. I just got my little brother to start as well.

    Rule #1: WATCH THE EPISODES IN ORDER NO MATTER WHAT! The constant referencing to previous episodes makes this essential!

    Rule #2: Don’t tell your Lost disciples to “when you see this, don’t assume that” or “when you get to here, just pay attention”. I had no such guide and it was great to go into it fresh and on my own without a helper.

    One subtle thing I miss about the show, although I can hear it basically anytime I want, is “previously, on Lost”. Sometimes I say the phrase when I’m in the shower because that’s when my voice sounds closest to the guy who does it on the show. “Previously, on Lost”. My wife used to ask me what the hell I was doing; now she’s just given up.

    One book I would recommend is “Lost and Philosophy”, it’s a great read. Only problem is that it was written during Season 3, so there’s a cut-off point for it’s information.

  4. AES! Oh man, I thoroughly enjoyed reading this post…I’m also watching Lost with a few friends (a couple) that have never watched it before, and I’m having such a blast doing so… They began watching it on a whim, without even telling me, even though they know I’m such a Lost fanatic…I guess they didn’t want to dissapoint me if they didn’t like it. I was barely friends with them, play soccer and other team sports with them, but besides that, never hang out. Then one night, he calls me to chat, and I’m like “hey, hows it going?”…And he talks about everything; school, soccer, the weather…I’m thinking “what the heck is he calling me for?” And then 10 minutes into conversation he confesses to me that him and his wife are Lost fanatics, and he’s calling me to ask for the Season 4 DVDs because he just finished Season 3 LOL!!! That night we watched the first 3 episodes of Season 4 together and had a blast..

    Last week we just watched the Incident, and like me the first time, had no idea what was coming.. And we all agreed we would begin watching Season Six together when Season 6 gets released.. So they have a month to chew on everything that has been revealed; they immediately started asking..so did the bomb work?! Another reality?! I kid you not, they are already divided in their opinion; one of them is WHH and the other is ALT! So I look forward to watching the entire Season Six with them..And I’m hoping I’ll see S6 and The End in a different light, even if i don’t, Lost is the greatest show ever created..

  5. Although I’ve read all the updates that come from the site it’s been awhile since I’ve chimed in. When the latest update arrived in my email and I started to read this I just knew it was an AES piece. A very enjoyable read as always.

    As for my self, Lost (along with Illuminatus) challenged the way I think and made me watch at a deeper level. I’ve carried this through to other shows and movies, most recently with the movie Inception.while others in the theater were thrown for a loop by the plot twists, because of Lost I was able to take them in stride.

    As to the Bible verse you use in your title I believe I understand what you are getting at.

    One last thing about the finale that sticks in my mind is the Prisoner reference. It summed up the finale in my mind.

    Thanks as always for a good read

    Be seeing you.

  6. AES, I’ve got to say, I’ve read the last portion of your post about 5 times right now, where you talk about losing someone and the conversation with your friend, I am so moved by your honesty…That part in LAX when Locke says “They didn’t lose your father”, I remembered thinking at that moment, it could be interpreted as “They didn’t lose your father, they only lost his body” or “They didn’t lose your father, YOU lost your father”; I like to think they intended the second version, that’s my individual interpretation. It’s a much more powerful expression, because what it means is when somebody you love passes; although the memories still live on, you immediately lose whatever place that person fullfilled in your life; in Jack’s case, it was his father…
    And what is so ironic about that scene is, although Jack was experiencing the loss of his father; we know now he was only reliving that experience, because he was also dead. And most likely, his father’s spirit or presence was right there at his side; waiting to reveal his presence only when Jack was ready..
    Another powerful moment in Lost for me was when Jack and Ben were about to leave Eloise’s church in 316..remember that? When Ben was talking about doubting Thomas, and that he had to touch Jesus’s wounds to be convinced..And Jack asked, “well was he?” And Ben says “Of course, we’re all convinced sooner or later.” Wow I get chills thinking back to that scene..After all my years of Sunday school, I never heard it put that way..It was very comforting to me actually. It made me think of spiritual things, in other words things we don’t see, as something we can believe if only we’re open to the convincing…

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