Saturday, December 22, 2007

"Christmas Greetings And Random Thoughts"

Mele Kalikimaka!

#1) Damon and Carlton have said many times that Lost's main theme is redemption. Christmas is about that too. TPTB say that the Lostaways have the opportunity to start fresh on the island if they want to. And on the beach, Jack says something about how their old selves are dead and they have new lives. That sort of makes Lost's redemption island like a "Christmas" island, for whatever castaway wants to reach for a humble new start. This is not the normal "mental-fast-food" topic you see on TV nowadays and fans have welcomed it, perhaps partially because the very thought of being able to start over fresh if one wants to, gives people hope. Every new day brings with it a new chance -- or a New Hope, as George Lucas would put it. :-)

#2) There's a campy retro Christmas song that goes, "How'd you like to spend Christmas, on Christmas Island?" and there really is a Christmas Island! According to Wiki, it is a territory of Australia that "has a unique natural topography and is of immense interest to scientists and naturalists due to the number of species of endemic flora and fauna which have evolved in isolation...undisturbed by human habitation." Sound familiar??? The history of the island isn't quite as benign as the holiday song though, especially during WWII, but it has come around. It really seems like it would have been a perfect place for a Dharma project, because it's isolated and rugged, and time doesn't move the same there as in the civilized world, according to one visitor's log that I read. Oddly enough, it's even in the general vicinity of Lost's uncharted island mysteries.

#3) And now for the obligatory holiday schmaltz! :-) As I've mentioned before, I retired last year and moved to TN, leaving all my buddies in NY. Due to my current health problems, I haven't been my usual social self, so I haven't made any new friends yet outside of family. Except for all of you nice peeps in the Lost Blog Community that is! It is SO nice having all of you as online friends! For the past year, since TLE started it all, I have loved reading your thoughts and chatting with you about the show, and life's little idiosyncrasies, among other things. I look forward to it every day, seriously. So I hope that everyone has a wonderful Christmas and a prosperous New Year! :-)

"Merry Christmas Tiny Tim"
"God bless us, every one!"

12 comments:

Paula Abdul Alhazred said...

Capcom,

The feeling is mutual! It has been both an honor and a blessing to get to know you and all the other cool folks who frequent these blogs (memphish, synchromystic, bigmouth, jay, cool freeze and everyone else!). We all have different backgrounds and beliefs, but we all love LOST, and it's nice to be able to come together with people on common ground. And it's also nice to have a forum to talk about LOST where people aren't mean-spirited, stone-throwing creeps (*cough*IMDB*cough*). Anyway, I hope the holidays and new year find you in better health and good fortune, and that we all have many more awesome episodes of LOST (and even more awesome blog posts!) to look forward to. Happy holidays, merry Christmas, and namaste!

capcom said...

Ditto about the nice people we have PAA! And thanks! :-)

And you could "cough" the same thing about the Fuselage sometimes too, unfortunately.

maven said...

I feel the same way, Capcom! I'm so grateful that I've "met" you all on TLC and it's been a great joy to know I'm not the only obsessed Lost fan out there! You and everyone have been inspirational, and have gotten me to use my brain again trying to figure out the show! I marvel at everyone's insights.

Hope you have a healthy and happy Holiday season and New Year (at least we have 8 episodes to look forward to)!

capcom said...

Thanks Maven, and we're looking forward to seeing the 1st Christmas baby pix too. :-)

Amused2bHere said...

Aw! {{{{Group hug}}}}}

I can't imagine why some fansites have to be name calling hostile environments...but having spent time over at some of them I certainly agree that they are just that. I'll keep our LoCo, thank you very much.

Cap, "Christmas Island" just makes me think of the Island of Lost Toys from Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer! LOL

Seriously, redemption is the central theme of Christmas, and if I remember correctly isn't it about Christmas time when the freighter shows up for the Losties? Hmm...I wonder how that is going to figure into S4...

Merry Christmas, my friend!

Cool_Freeze said...

MERRY CHRISTMAS CAPCOM!!! =]] and and a HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

CF

capcom said...

Thanks Amused and CF!!! Same to you too! :-)

Good point Amused, I wonder if they will mention it being Christmas on the show? Like, "Merry Christmas, we're here to save you -- NOT!"

And I wonder if Claire will make something special for the Bye-bee's first Xmas!

Island of Lost Toys, heehee. I love that show.

memphish said...

Merry Christmas to you Capcom, and to everyone who spends time on these blogs like you and PAA said. It's been great fun talking LOST with all of you all hiatus, and soon we get to talk about new LOST. Yay!

Good point about Xmas A2BH. I've been wondering about that too. Nikki got the throw-away "we missed Thanksgiving" line last season. Darlton also mentioned Xmas in one of the clip shows last year. I'm betting Hurley gets a line like "rescue is the best Xmas present I ever got," or something like that. All the religious types except Rose are dead now though, aren't they? No Whos in Whoville to celebrate despite the absence of trappings.

Ange said...

Very warm holiday wishes to you Capcom. Your blog rocks and you rock!

capcom said...

Thanks Memphish and Ange, likewise and backatcha!

Now Memphish, you are bringing up a good point. Are they killing off all the religious peeps too? If Rose goes, then we'll know for sure! :o)

Lost 2010 said...

Looks like you were on the right track!

capcom said...

Yeah, wow!