"Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another, 'What! You too? I thought I was the only one.'" ~ C. S. Lewis

Sunday, July 26, 2009

You know you're Lost obsessed when....

You see a license plate with the letters AJR and your mind fills in the blanks to make it AJIRA :)

Saturday, July 25, 2009


Not for myself, but for my favorite blogger of all time, Nikki Stafford. If you want to vote for her, because you love her as much as I do then click on the link below, sign in and vote :)
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Friday, July 24, 2009

You know you're a Lost fanatic when...

...You see a LP collection at your Grandma's house called The Best of Patsy Cline and you immediately think... KATE!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Harry Potter at midnight...what could be better?

I wasn't planning on going to see Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince on opening night. I figured my sister, Mom and I would make it some time in the first week or two. But then I was at work and a couple of people were talking about going together and it just kept snowballing, until a whole group of us ended up deciding to go!

So, some of us had to work until 11, but the theatre is just down at the other end of the mall, so it wasn't a problem. My sister came and joined us and we had so much fun.

The movie was great - they left SOOOOOOOOOO much out, but that's been true about pretty much every movie, getting consistently worse with each one. They're good movies, but leave so freakin' much out. It's a good thing they're breaking the last one up into two, because there are a number of things in that book that I will throw a fit if they don't include them.

Okay SPOILER ALERT! Not too serious... I'm not going into great detail, but just mentioning the things I really liked and the things I was most disappointed with and it may give away some things you don't want to know if you haven't seen it.

How happy was I that they showed Fred and George's shop!? I was afraid they would have cut it. Not enough info, but I loved seeing it.

We've been going through a big renovation at work and a couple of my coworkers and I have been joking about needing Harry and Hermione to help get everything into their new places - then Dumbledore fixed up that entire house with a wave of his wand and Claire and I were like, Oh! All we need is Dumbledore!

I loved the drunk scene with Hagrid and Slugworth. Ha! In fact, the whole scene with Harry on the lucky potion cracked me up.

Not enough info about Riddle. Not nearly enough! My sister and I are hoping that maybe Dumbledore will leave Harry his pensieve and the memories and maybe that's what will drive Harry, Hermione and Ron as they apparate around all over the place later.

Dumbledore's death was sad, but I didn't cry until everyone lifted up their wands. Then I was trying not to sob and shake the whole row of seats. I don't think I was successful. :)

HOW COULD THEY NOT HAVE DUMBLEDORE'S FUNERAL!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!!?!? Fawkes bursts into flames on top of the grave! He doesn't go flying into the sunset?! And, the spell from Snape's wand when he said the Avada Kedavra spell was totally red, not green (really minor nitpick here, but I have my reasons).

AND still NO house elves! If Dobby and Kreacher are not brought back in the last movies I will throw something at the screen. Then I will march right over to whoever put it together and smack them good. I love the house elves and they are absolutely KEY to the last book! So HOW, tell me, HOW, could they NOT have them like at all?!

Okay, all whining aside.... I love the movie. Yeah for Quidditch back, yeah for the bird spell Hermione did. Ha! Very well put together and very enjoyable.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Vincent: Dog or Dead?

I had noticed it before, but never really taken note. When Jack, Kate and Charlie head off to find the cockpit, Vincent is watching them from the bushes. The way the camera pulls back and the music make this a fairly creepy moment and I wondered why they put such a focus on this.

Then I began to wonder, is Vincent really Vincent anymore? Or perhaps, is he sort of reanimated the way Christian seems to be?

In one of the Mobisodes on the Season 4 DVD set Christian and Vincent are together and Christian says something to the effect of, "Go wake up my son. He has work to do." So, if you will accept this as canon, there is a connection between the two of them.

Nikki has a whole sidebar in one of her Finding Lost books about Vincent as the dog of doom. He certainly gets himself connected to many of the happenings on the Island.

Vincent often acts in a very purposeful way. It seems very odd to me that after the crash he takes so long to find his way back to people. He is in the bushes, he is nearby, yet he doesn't do anything to find his master, Walt. For such a friendly dog, he simply watches Kate, Charlie and Jack, he doesn't bound up to meet them as I would think to be more natural. It is almost as though he is biding his time.

We don't know all the rules about life and death on this Island yet, and I will have to continue to keep this in mind as I rewatch, but for now, I definitely have my doubts as to what Vincent really is.

Feet, feet, marvelous feet... take 1

Last season my sister pointed out the fact that Lost seems to have some sort of foot or shoe obsession. As we were rewatching the first couple of episodes I noticed that this seems to have been true since the beginning. So I shall chronicle all of the foot/shoe references as we go....

1.1 "The Pilot Part 1"
- Christian's white shoe in the tree at the very beginning.
- The emphasis on Kate taking off the dead passenger's hiking
1.2 "The Pilot Part 2"
- When Sawyer accuses Sayid and they are fighting, Sawyer says, "If the shoe fits."

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

The rewatch begins!

Nikki won't be posting anything up until Thursday and I am SO not trying to steal any of her thunder, so anything I post here, I will probably put in some form over there as well, to reach a wider audience.

But I think I'm going to do a random episode recap of the things I noticed and commented on or that my sister pointed out.

So here goes..... 1.1 "The Pilot Part 1"

Hurley: "Dude, I'm not going anywhere." How ironic, because they really aren't going anywhere - literally - for a very long time.

Kate: "I made the drapes in my apartment."

Jack's "fear story". I love the fact that we know the truth about it now and that he was really a big wimp and Christian saved him and everything. At this juncture you're led to believe that Jack is this heroic figure - and not that he doesn't do a lot of things to help and save people and is heroic on the Island - but he really has some deep issues that we won't discover for a long time.

Also the point that Kate and Jack start off their relationship by lying to each other - quite representative of things to come.

Ha! Kate says, "I saw smoke in the valley" when she's talking about the cockpit, but right after that is when they hear Old Smokey for the first time.

On the plane, when Jack is takling to Rose and the turbulence starts, there is a groaning and a clicking sound very much like Smokey and the cabin flashes dark giving it this dark, smokeyish appearance.

Then in the next scene, Rose and others are talking on the beach and Rose says that the sound of the monster is really familiar? Could Smokey have taken down the plane? More on this in a separate post.

Why did the smoke monster go after the pilot so violentle? Had they just not worked out the specifics of how Smokey was working? Or was there a reason? Or does it really not matter and I'm just wondering because Lost is Lost and there MUST be a reason behind EVERYTHING! :D lol!

1.2 "The Pilot Part 2"

Charlie kind of comes off as a womanizer in this first episode - talking and kind of flirting with Kate and then being googly eyes with Shannon.

This was kind of a Duh! thing that I had kind of noticed, but not really thought about - Jin's father is a fisherman. That's why he knows so much about fish and which urchins are okay to eat and how to prepare them and everything.

Sayid: "Some people have problems." HA! Like everyone that crashed on the Island!

Sayid is one of the few who is completely up front and honest about who he is and what he's done. He openly admits to being in the Republican Guard, admits to being a torturer. I think the big thing for him is that he knows he's done what he's done and he can't change that, but he has an honest desire to change and leave all that behind - it's hard to do that and it doesn't work much of the time - but he does regret it. He doesn't have to hide or lie because he truly desires to change.

The marshal is one person I actually physically hate on this show.

Why does Kate go and ask for Jack's permission to go on the hike!

Sawyer: "I'm a complex guy, sweetheart." Truer words were never spoken :) Ah Sawyer :)

LOL! Jack is looking for a knife or a blade in a suitcase. Too bad he didn't find Locke's! And why didn't Locke volunteer one of his? Had he not found it yet? Or did he not know Jack was looking for it?

Sawyer: "Probably bear village" Ha! Because later Sawyer gets imprisoned in bear village!

Sawyer: "Sure, I'll be the prisoner, what part do you want to play?" The really all do have a part to play. The con man, the liar, the fugitive, the hunter, the fixer, etc.