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LOST Thoughts : LOST Thought ( The Book) and LOST Mirror Moments

Hello, fellow LOST fans. Just an update about a couple LOST related happenings that have come about. First, Pearson Moore is at it again, writing another in depth work about LOST, rounding up some of the most prolific writers and theorists from the LOST fandom and beyond ( including Ryan Ozawa of The Transmission podcast and founder/creator of the LOST Podcasting Network, someone that I and other fellow LOST podcasters are happily indebted to. 😉 See below for more info on LOST Thought.

Speaking of LOST podcasting, I will be guest hosting on the LOST Mirror Moments podcast this weekend on March 17th at 9 pm EST on Talkshoe. As Ms.Wright and Michelle are winding down their re-watch of the series, we will be discussing Season Six, Episodes 7 and 8 ( Dr. Linus and Recon). If you want to listen to past episodes or submit LOST mirror moments of your own,go to http://lostmirrormoments.wordpress.com/


Announcing LOST Thought


The greatest collection of LOST expertise ever presented in a single volume.
What if all your favorite LOST authors and bloggers were gathered in one place, accessible anytime you wished, day or night? What if you could bring together in the same place the world’s leading authorities on LOST? What would you talk about with them? What fascinating ideas would they bring for your consideration?
What if you could talk with people who never left the Island, who never will leave the Island—whose job it is, in fact, to live, breathe, experience and explain LOST 24 hours a day, seven days a week?
There are such people, and there is such a magical place, in a book: LOST Thought.

About LOST Thought
LOST Thought is a lively collaboration between 22 leading experts in the online LOST world and the academic community. Every contributor brings unrestrained passion to these 25 wide-ranging and vital discussions of the personal, cultural, social, and literary implications of the most fascinating, multi-faceted creation ever presented on television. LOST is approached as living, breathing text whose mythology, themes, and theses challenge our culture and our society at every level.
Scholars specializing in literary theory, English literature, film theory, art history, LOST studies, theology, pop culture, music theory, art, religious studies, and theater have come together to produce the most extensive analysis of LOST ever presented in a single volume. These 22 experts discuss LOST from 25 different perspectives, taking on issues ranging from the cultural impact of the series as a whole to the social implications of specific characters such as Sayid Jarrah, looking at LOST through the lens of the Neo-Baroque, Postmodernism, Post-postmodern Realism, and Poststructuralism. This volume will be widely quoted in literary and scholarly circles and treasured by fans worldwide.

The Authors


The leading voices of the LOST online community are all present in this volume. Nikki Stafford, author of the outstanding Finding LOST series, presents the first essay in the anthology and sets the tone for the entire volume. Jo Garfein, Erika Olson, Sarah Clarke Stuart, Pearson Moore, Sam McPherson, Ryan Ozawa, and Andy Page contribute their unique perspectives, giving a sense of the profound personal and social sentiment attached to the pop cultural revolution that is LOST.

Several of the most distinguished figures in academe, in disciplines ranging from art history and film theory to theology and theater studies, apply the full weight of their expertise to uncover and explore the most fascinating aspects of this rich television drama. Dr. Amy Bauer and Dr. Michelle Lang consider LOST from artistic perspectives, while Dr. Cynthia Burkhead, Dr. Julia Guernsey-Pitchford, and Jamie Smith look at LOST from the context of literary tradition. Dr. Paul Wright, Jeffrey Frame, and Kevin McGinnis apply their religious and theological training to distill new meaning from the text, and Dr. Antonio Savorelli brings the unique appreciation of semiotics to his discussion of the sixth season and the series finale. The depth of these scholarly discussions is unparalleled in published works on LOST.

Some of the most talented, up-and-coming scholars train their sharp, young minds on the series, delivering fresh and fascinating perspective to the cinematic text. C. David Milles looks at LOST as story, Erin Carlyle considers LOST’s motherhood theme from a visual perspective, and Gozde Kilic explores the psychoanalytic implications of the “Daddy Issues” in the series. Dr. Delano Freeberg presents an unabashed discussion of LOST as postmodernism, providing a tour-de-force defense that is sure to become a controversial talking point for scholarly rebuttals. Finally, Jennifer Galicinski weighs in with the longest essay in the anthology, a challenging assertion of LOST as cultural exemplar to modern religious practice and understanding.

The Publisher

Inukshuk Press has long been committed to the popular appreciation of intellectual and literary zeal, and is no stranger to the LOST community. One of this publisher’s most successful offerings, Lost Identity, was written by Pearson Moore, editor and contributor to LOST Thought.

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LOST Thoughts (and video): Sawyer Nickname Origin #22

As Sawyer and Kate are waiting for Sayid and Boone’s bottle rockets to go off ( the later’s actually launched by Shannon ), she is comparing how much of a “better” man Jack is than Sawyer. This is when he lets loose the fact that how it’s a shame we’ll truly never know all the virtues of “St. Jack” since he’s trapped (and assumed dead) in a cave-in.

saint (according to dictionary.com )
–noun 1. any of certain persons of exceptional holiness of life, formally recognized as such by the Christian Church, esp. by canonization.
2. a person of great holiness, virtue, or benevolence.
3. a founder, sponsor, or patron, as of a movement or organization.
4. (in certain religious groups) a designation applied by the members to themselves.
–verb (used with object) 5. to enroll formally among the saints recognized by the Church.
6. to give the name of saint to; reckon as a saint.

[Origin: bef. 1000; ME (n. and v.) < OF (n.) < L sānctus sacred, adj. use of ptp. of sancīre to consecrate, equiv. to sanc- (akin to sacer sacred) + -tus ptp. suffix; r. OE sanct < L, as above]

—Related forms
saintless, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.1)
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2006. .

Now, I’m assuming that Sawyer was refering to definition # 2 of someone of great “virtue” … someone who is “good”. (However, Jack has experienced a miracle, as have other Losties, and I suspect many more folks will before this tale is done.)
But as we know, “good” is an interesting term on the Island.

Kate tells Jack she can never be as “good” as him and to Sawyer/”Wayne” (her father) that she can never be “good” because of her paternity.

Sawyer tells Charlie , after he asks how Sawyer came up with the plan to take the guns, that he’s never done a “good” thing in his life.

Ben informs an inquisitive Mr. Dawson in the Season 2 finale ” We’re the “good guys”, Michael!” (meaning the “Others” ) .

Are those who are “good” comprising of one of the two ultimate groups that Locke tells Walt about while playing backgammon? And where does Dr. Shephard side, being “good” ? Are the people on the Island actually one big group ( The Losties, The Others, The Freighter Four) that will be fighting together, instead of each other, in the supreme showdown in Season 6 ( lovable ragtag bunch that they are? ) 😉

So are they the “good guys”? Or have they all actually playing from the dark side all along (either knowingly or unawares)?

Here’s a quick video of the Lost promo from Great Britain that was for Season One ( Zille88 on youtube). Hmmmm…. very interesting ….

Happy LOST Thought of the Day : Sawyer gets his first pair of glasses. 8)

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