Thursday, July 9, 2009

LT279: Thinking Out Loud


Word is that LOST Season 6 will be one hour longer raising the total of hours remaining to 18. Beep…beep…beep.


Season 5 Blu-ray is expected out in time for Christmas, but if you can’t wait, then Seasons 1 and 2 have been re-leased on this format.


The official companion to the show, LOST: Messages from the Island, was published June 30…just in time for my birthday if the wife is listening.


John Locke isn’t any more dead that Charlotte Malkin. She is the psychic’s daughter who was thought to have drowned but then was raised from the dead on the doctor’s autopsy table.


COMIC CON has the LOST panel scheduled for July 25 and we always get good things from that!


When Desmond turns the Fail Safe key he mentally flashes to England and sees Charlie playing guitar, but when Charlie has his flashback (shown, not actually “had”) there is no Desmond…don’t forget The Perception Theory!


As promised, here is some feedback…

TIDBITS mentioned the Michigan Tablets a while back and someone wrote asking about more information on them. Here is a good link to begin with found on the Ancient America website:


From Greg…

He writes that maybe the circle of events will take us back to 2004 to re-do the show, but this time with Claire and the baby getting on the helicopter…just like Desmond said would happen. This is a comment to my Perception Theory in that we don’t have the right scenes lined up with each other. In other words, Claire doesn’t die or walk off into the jungle with Christian. When that flash to repeat occurs, Miles is not on the island and he may then flash to where is in the bedroom with his dustbuster and so when he walks down the stairs, the time has changed.

KC responds: Greg, I really like the way you’ve applied the theory. Now as soon as my college classes give me a break I hope to get back to LOST REVIEW to try and find the pattern. Is it rain? Something to do with the Numbers? I do believe there is a pattern to be discovered.


Ms. Wendy writes (and it always a pleasure to hear from you)…

Could it be that Walt is special in terms of art/drawing or could it be more magnetic?

KC responds: I like magnetic. If my biology class has been any good at all it has been the fact that it pointed out birds have a compound in their heads that give them a magnetic bearing to the north. One might say like a COMPASS. You might be asking, “What’s a compass do?” Well, it points north, John. I’m just saying that the simple explanations are sometimes right in front of us! Opps, I’m responding one paragraph at a time and you just point that out about birds. But I’m demanding a refund of my college tuition because they never told me polar bears and cows operate the same way. Too weird! One thing to throw on the heap of ideas…cows have that tendency to huddle up when bad weather approaches.


Greg is back for more commenting on Ms. Wendy’s. He wonders out loud…

Could Jacob’s touch have instilled some magnetic properties into our Survivors? And this then could be extended to suggest that the Man in Black is a negative charge while Jacob is positively charged.

KC responds: But opposites attract, right? Maybe that is why the two men can’t get away from each other, but the maybe it is the POLAR opposite (sorry, polar came from just writing about bears). Anyway, I’m reminded of Jesus and Lucifer – both angels (positively charged?) and when you add a dash of free will, one decided to go bad (negatively charged?). While making the two beings opposite of each other, then are attracted forever.

OR…they are not opposite, but one is “real” while the other is counterfeit. Sort of like tequila from agave regions and those clones. I wonder if part of real-life confusion for humans AND the show’s message is wrapped up in the fact that we don’t have mirror-images as much as we just struggle to tell the real from the fake?


Someone…I think Librarian…suggested a copy of The Golden Bough be read. Well, I have it and it looks way to think to start during my summer semester. But it will be consumed and looks to have value long after LOST becomes a fading memory.


I have a follow-up to the Perception Theory which I hope you will enjoy. I have an idea of how the “final loop” will be perceived. Yes, a real prediction for us to look for and the best part…we’ve already seen it. How’s that for a teaser?


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Sunday, July 5, 2009

LT278: I've Been Framed!


The Perception Theory is based on observations of what some viewers consider to be prop errors. Other viewers consider the prop errors to have a reason and with those people I agree.

Consider one the more obvious (and strange) prop error. It deals with Miles in a flashback as a spiritualist. When he arrives at the woman’s house to deal with her grandson’s spirit, he goes upstairs. On the wall along the stairs are pictures as shown below:

When Miles finishes his work, he comes down the stairs as we notice the picture frames have changed:

This example is great because I believe this can’t be explained away as human error. The scene was likely shot on the same day. This reduces the chances that someone took down the pictures and then days later put them back up in different frames.

By the sheer magnitude of the number of prop errors we have observed, it is time to say these are NOT prop errors.

If we remove prop errors as an explanation of visual adjustments, then we are left with only a handful of possible alternative explanations. One of those explanations is the Perception Theory.


We perceive that Miles going up the stairs is attached to Miles coming down the stairs. WRONG!

Instead my theory suggests that we have been shown the same event but at different times. When we repeat stories to others there is always a bit of an adjustment unintentionally made. Likewise, if we were to repeat events – experience the same events – there is bound to be a bit of an adjustment each time.


As a side note, it is interesting to note that the frames line stairs. Stairs is not one of the objects found on the list of LOST clues. The list I’m referring to would include shoes, color, body parts, etc, but I haven’t seen stairs listed very often.

It takes me to the painter, M.C. Esher, and his work shown below:

This fits with the optical illusion discussed in a couple of posts back. What we seem to perceive is not always the case!

Speaking of stairs, one of the most unique mention found in LOST involves Boone. In two visions a phrase is repeated, “Theresa falls up the stairs; Theresa falls down the stairs." Only in a Escher-like world can one fall up the stairs. More on this in a later post!

And speaking of Escher, I found it odd that another of his famous paintings is this one:

Creepy! Maybe we have stumbled upon a line of investigation which provides some insight and changes our…well…perception!


Good to hear from readers even during the off-season…I promise to jump in with some additional thoughts in the next LOST TIDBITS. Ms. Wendy’s perception suggestions are excellent and Greg’s supplemental ideas found in the comments are MUST reading.

And we have a couple of older posts regarding the Michigan Tablets that I will get back to. Once caught up on those then…


In two posts from now, LOST TIDBITS we will some more clues that support The Perception Theory in ways you may not have thought about before. The next post will look at episode titles and hidden meanings we find when we shift our perception.


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