The Lighthouse, Rocks, and Water

The Lighthouse.
Is it Jacob’s (the wheel being too high for Smokie – but climbable for Smocke, so the mirror distruction a necessary protection)? Or MIBs (People noted cave had names in white while lighthouse had them in black. Plus, the expanded version mentioned that Jacob wrote the cave names, but didn’t see them say WHO wrote the lighthouse’s)?

“There is a scale of every man.’ Is that a reference to the one in the cave, too? Did Smocke (mistakenly) tip Saywer’s and the Island’s (per yet-to-be-and-probably-never-be Jaywer) balance by tossing the ‘good’ rock into the

Water. Didn’t someone mention that bein’ important to the end of the series …

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11 thoughts on “The Lighthouse, Rocks, and Water

  1. Dude you should really have some english leasons to improve your writing skills…that has got to be the worst grammatically written text (and confusing to understand) I have ever read.

  2. Dearest Mamey, I hope you will graciously accept my apology for overestimating the intelligence of you, my devoted reader.

    Please be aware that after carefully weighing my options, I chose brevity over tediously long clarity.

    I would be delighted to recompose the questions, beginning with, “To whom does the Lighthouse belong,” if you would promise to read each word. The sacrifice, I assure, will be yours. Upon your acceptance, please provide me the maximum syllables you can comprehend simultaneously.

    Sorry, but the original style was a reflection of the playful mood I WAS in when it was posted. Your comment made me chuckle, though. I’m a writer. (One who is certain to take grammar lessons from one who omits commas and ignores simple capitalization standards.)

    Wow. Tough night on the boards. Is the spirit of the new, anal, coffee-monitoring, history-teaching Benjamin Linus ‘infecting’ us?

    BTW: So, to whom does it belong?

    Was Dogan’s ‘scale of every man’ discourse simply meant for Sayid’s fate, or was it a parallel to Locke tipping the cave’s scale in favor of darkness and evil by removing the white rock that once was a part of Sawyer’s soul?

    Was this act done prematurely? (And, by ‘this act’, I mean Locke hurl(ey)ing* the white stone into the depths of the ocean.)

    *Sorry, I couldn’t resist the pun.

  3. I assumed the scale in the cave was representing the island. Jacob’s gone, evil takes over. I did find it strange that Dogen starts rambling about scales though. The cave scale could really be anything.

    Just because Mamey couldn’t understand your post too well, it doesn’t mean he/she lacks intelligence. You wrote this post, so obviously you know what you were getting at. It’s a tough one for other people to read and understand though. I honestly like the style in which you wrote it, but like I said, the context is confusing.

  4. Ahhhh, just playin’ with him. Tit-for-tat. Turnabout’s fair play and all that.

    tisdesmond’s right … tough crowd. ; )

    Mark Twain* said it best (and with ironic humor): To get the right word in the right place is a rare achievement. To condense the diffused light of a page of thought into the luminous flash of a single sentence, is worthy to rank as a prize composition just by itself…Anybody can have ideas–the difficulty is to express them without squandering a quire of paper on an idea that ought to be reduced to one glittering paragraph.

    *Note: Full credit given to author.

  5. Right, brevity is appreciated. However, I don’t think that brevity inspired the style of this post. It could very easily have been written in an understandable manner and probably been even shorter.

  6. @waycurious: I respect your high road and how you’ve flexed your intellectual muscles…
    I probably would have borrowed a page from a “Friend’s” book and replied,

    “Don’t tell me what I can’t do!”

  7. Oh, that’s funny!

    Highbrow. Recognizing the island’s a spaceship, of coure, specifically what part of the style irks you? (Don’t wanna’ upset Capt. Chaos, after all.) I’ll try to improve. Seriously. (:-| <— all the serious I can muster.

    Memo to self:
    *Don’t break the rules.
    -No Saywer killing.
    -Proper grammar at ALL TIMES
    -Full disclosure of all concepts not originated by self.
    -No killing of past/present other leader or their immediate family.
    -No spoilers.
    -Don’t pee in the pool.
    -All are created equal (but some are more equal than others) … oh, wait. That’s another work.

  8. You can feel free to follow whatever rules you feel worth following and you can feel free to post in whatever style you feel like writing in. I don’t really care. I had no problem reading your post myself but it’s pretty obvious how some people might have trouble with it. My comment was more in response to your reply to Mamey. I suppose it might have been best if he/she had just not said anything about it but do you really need to imply that someone is stupid just because they couldn’t make heads or tails of your oh-so-stylish post?

  9. My aplogies waycurious, I did not know you are a writer, if so, I’m sure it was the reflection of the playful mood you were in when you posted the question. I’m certain you are “one who is certain to take grammar lessons from one who omits commas and ignores simple capitalization standards” as you put very well.
    I’m sorry, it’s just that I did not understand a single word of it.

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