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getting ready for lost season 3 Thursday, September 28, 2006 |

ok here's what you need to know so far before starting to watch lost season 3. during the summer an online game named "The Lost Experience" was created by the producers of lost so all the lost fans would have something to do this summer. This is a quick summary of what happened courtesy of buddytv.com.


“The Lost Experience”, a creation of ABC and their advertising partners, was to be an immersive portal for “Lost” viewers to be part of a tiny, lurid slice of the “Lost” universe. In the beginning, it was the story of The Hanso Foundation, a seemingly benevolent corporation with a dark secret, a secret that a mysterious hacker named Persephone was intent to reveal.

There were codes to be solved, clues to follow, and a mystery to solve. As time went on, the millions of followers of the game came to know the good guys and bad guys of the game: The hacker Persephone was really the waifish Rachel Blake, on a personal mission to bring down the man; the defiant conspiracy radio-show jock DJ Dan, whose nemesis was -- you guessed it -- The Hanso Foundation; Alvar Hanso himself, the super rich head of the foundation which bears his namesake mysteriously missing; Thomas Mittlewerk, man of science with a shady past. The allusions to “Lost” were often tenuous at best, but tantalizing to fans of the series hopeful for a glimpse into the universe of the show.

Over the summer, an agonizingly slow exposition revealed the following story: A mathematician created a formula for predicting the end of mankind. His work was eventually suppressed, even a book by the famed author Gary Troup (who also wrote "Bad Twin", the manuscript of which made a cameo on “Lost” during season two) has disappeared, but unbeknownst to everyone, the formula had been solved, and human kind had precious little time left.

The output from the equation was a set of factors 4,8,15,16,23,42, numbers known very well to “Lost” fans. If you could change a factor, you could prevent the end of mankind. Enter the Hanso Foundation. Hanso developed a research project on a remote island and named it Dharma, which stands for Department of Heuristics And Research on Material Applications. Dharma was not successful in affecting any of the factors, and humankind was doomed setting the stage for Mittlewerk's hanso foundation coup.

The nefarious Mittlewerk, now possessing with a deadly virus disguised as a vaccine, sat out to affect one factor that he felt was within his control: the population. Reduce the population by 30%, and you upset the balance of the equation.

Rachel uncovered this plot with a series of video blog entries that chronicled her trip around the world in pursuit of the truth. She finally discovered it in Sri Lankha as she taped Mittlewerk instructing a team of Hanso cronies on how to carry out tests of the deadly vaccine, disguising it as an inoculation.

Eventually, along with the help of a Hanso mole, Rachel made her way to Hanso himself who confirmed the evil plan, and the fact that he was Rachel's father. Rachel brought the video to the authorities and they tried to capture Mittlewerk but were met with an office rigged to explode. The evil Mittlewerk has escaped, vowing to continue his work to save humankind.

And that, as they is, is all folks. “Lost” fan’s reaction to the story and the execution has been overwhelmingly negative. For starters, the game was held over for several weeks between the release of the Srti Lankha video (which players had to assemble by finding an exhaustive seventy codes) and the finale that took place on a DJ Dan "live" podcast and was plagued with uninteresting callins, technical glitches, and an actress playing "Rachel" who just didn't seem to have her heart in it. For the “The Lost Experience” finale to do nothing more but recap what we already knew then move from a Star Wars cliché’ to a finale that cries "sequel" was not exactly the payoff that fans who had invested hundreds of hours into the game were looking for.

If there is one success to the game it would seem to be the way advertisers were able to integrate themselves into the flow of the game. Verizon, Sprite, Jeep, Monster.com, amongst others, had prominent product placement throughout. It could be argued that the word "sprite" was used more in the aggregate of game dialogue then the word "Dharma".

And despite promises to explain the numbers and various other issues of the show, the game creates a meta-fictional conundrum. Since the show also exists within the universe of the game, Dharma, Hanso, et al as known in the game are not the same entities as those in “Lost”, which are merely fictional representations; representations that, if Ms. Blake is to be believed, are made to glorify Hanso and their work. Given this duplicity, we cannot be sure that any of the Hanso/Dharma/Numbers exposition is relevant to the series at all. If anything, by including the show as a work of fiction within the game they have insulated themselves from intruding on the continuity of the show. A clever maneuver for sure, the show writers have no obligation to provide a link between the game and the series and vice-versa.

That is really all I have to say. As with “Lost”, the theories surrounding “The Lost Experience” proved to be more interesting than the actual plot; but I think there is little question that it could have been done better.


and that is the lost experience in a nutshell. now if you want to see some of these video's or what made the lost experience fun you can find all you need at the lostexperienceclues.blogspot.com

now for the best part. we all have our own lost theories. i've read alot and have found the one that takes the cake. i have theories too but i ain't as clever or have so much time on me hands as these guys. here's the best theory i've seen so far ----> link

now i know some of you guys are bored of lost or expect more. but i know you'll still watch it even though you'll say it sucks or watever. bottomline is this is the best thing that happened to tv so far. so just enjoy the experience. season 3 starts on the fourth of october... are you ready to get lost?!

blood+ Monday, September 25, 2006 |

finally finished watching the anime. the ending was really satisfying. although i expected a twist of a Full Metal Alchemist magnitude which didn't come. it was an open ending showing that their might be a possible for a sequel or an OVA. ****/*****

side note: lots of new anime coming out in the fall. series which i will check out are :

-DEATHNOTE ( been waiting for this for the longest time since i read the manga) -Ayakashi Ayashi
Ghost Hunt
-BLACK LAGOON The Second Barrage (the second season)
Busou Renkin (don't have high hopes for this one)
-Black Blood Brothers (already started. looks promising)

mortal kombat vs street fighter Sunday, September 10, 2006 |

this is one of the best flash animations i've ever seen. worth a look :) click on the link.

mortal kombat vs street fighter

random "lost" thots Tuesday, September 05, 2006 |

been a crazy month.got sick.got better.got sick again.welll i finally watched Snakes On Muthaeff'in Plane and it didnt live up to its hype. was kinda bland. but there were sum funny moments here and there.not a movie i'll remember though.

anyways i have been on a LOST kick of late. so i started watching season one eps again. i'm startin to notice things i havent noticed before. do u kno vincent is always missing wen smoky (the monster) is around? 0_0. i'm thinking he is smoky.lol.a crazy dude with jus another lost theory. the writer's must be laughin write now at all the theories that people put out. i recently found a theory that made a helluva sense. i'll post it later though. for ppl whu aint as much into LOST but still watch it regularly they mite not kno there is sumthin goin on called the LOST EXPERIENCE. its kind of a game the lost creators have given for the LOSTFANATICS like meself to do during the season break. alot of intresting stuff has come up.i'll put it all up wen it all comes to a climax jus before the third season kicks off. and guess wat ppl? there's an underwater hatch!!! 0_0 (ok i like spoilin stuff :P) lost kicks off on october 4th 2006. until then stay LOST!!! and i'll put the ultimate lost theory and the lost experience recap where we finally saw Alvar Hanso ( the person whu owns the HANSO FOUNDATION ; which created the DHARMA INITIATIVE duhh). till then cheerio.