Tonight, our membership in a secret society ends. We fans have been card-carrying members in the club of LOST, regardless of when we started watching. But tonight, that all ends. After tonight, there is nothing to wait for. No more anticipation. The waiting week in and week out is what drew us together. The constant blogging and theorizing and brain-to-mush moments. Realizing every answer leads to more questions. Well, tonight is the return on six years of emotional investment. Even if the finale is the first episode you’ve ever watched on television, you’re a member of the club. But after tonight, membership is closed.
My name is Bill Kahler, a 23-year-old college student in Grand Rapids, MI, who caught up in time to watch the Season 3 finale on TV.
Lost In Life
After watching “The End” tonight, I can say that I am proud to have watched this show and have loved it all. At first, it was about answering all those damn questions, but as more and more questions were presented, and few answers were given, it became about the characters. We wanted to know about the lives of Desmond, Jack, John, Ben, Jin, etc. They became our friends; we were joyful when they triumphed and gloomy when they failed. But in the end, the show becomes an allegory for real life. Life is not about answering questions, or getting the “rules” of how to live life. It is about living life in the best way you can, making an impact in the lives of the people around you, and making connections that last. For this reason, I will always love Lost.
-My name is Stephen and I am a student at the University of Denver. I plan on purchasing all six seasons and any other Lost memorabilia I can in order to relive the joy that this show gave to me.
People can and people will inevitably write countless essays, papers, theses and dissertations about LOST and all of its intricate parts, nut that is for another time. All I have to say is that it’s the best show I’ve ever had the honor of watching, and though it’s been over for less than 12 hours I already miss it terribly.
— stoprobbers saw the pilot episode on a plane ride back from the UK, watched it twice, caught up at the beginning of season 2, and only realized three years later (when someone asked) that she probably should’ve been freaked that she was watching a plane crash while flying. Now that it’s over she has a hole in her heart but is glad six seasons on DVD will partially fill it.
When I first found LOST, I was twelve years old and looking for something to hold onto. My childhood was on the skids and I was the freaky girl with glasses who no one wanted to know. LOST let me escape that world every week for an hour. For that, I couldn’t be more thankful. Even if it seems cliche, LOST gave me the only thing I’ve ever wanted in this world: something to believe in. And I do feel I’ve believed until the end. Thank you.
bio: Lex Annex is an 18 year old college student, studying in Manhattan to get a degree in Musical Theatre and Playwrighting. You can check out her brain at http://tumblr.com/poplense
Lost has always been sloppy and filled with holes, like a building made of french toast sticks that could crumble at any moment. They just kept building it and building it to see how far they could get. I was afraid, watching it being built, that the foundation wasn’t solid enough. Maybe it was and maybe it wasn’t, but I can honestly say that the shock and astonishment that it provided me was exciting enough to get me 100% hooked. Just when you thought they were done building, they turned it into a french toast stick spaceship time machine and you’re like, “WOW, I didn’t realize they were building that the whole time!”
i think the best part of this phenomenal TV show is the “theories” that fans projected during the run of the show. I don’t care what the producers say, you know that they took some of the creative theories and added them as “elements” into the episodes between season 1 and season 6. And they were some good episodes and some really bad ones. But LOST is going be a big part of TV history, because of their loyal fandom. I don’t think the popularity of the show is going to die down anytime soon. They jumped on the bandwagon and had “action heroes” of the characters for sale at the end of Season 1 or 2. I would have to believe that where they go next is selling the memoriability, like books and DVDs forever. Case in point, should i dare say it, “Star Wars!” Let’s face it, ever since George Lucas came out with the cult classic in 1977, the market for all the items available out there has not slowed down, but gained momentum. They even have “Star Wars” classes at some colleges and universities. I truly believe that this same kind of phenonminum will sweep through LOST. Can you say Smoke Monster Lego Set??!!!! Shows over, but the fans will keep it going, no doubt.
Here we go!
Over the next couple weeks and months, we’ll be posting submissions that have come in since the project ended when Lost ended. For a refresher, during the last season of Lost, 108 people wrote their thoughts about Lost until we ended up with 815 total sentences.
Those restraints on the project are why we were hesitant to start posting again, but it’s been a while, and the 7th anniversary of the show’s beginning seemed like a good time to share some more. These posts will be more raw / less edited, they’re sort of like the outtakes of the project.
We’d love if you told your Lost loving friends about us and if you continued to submit.
Unlikely Words and Title Case
Thanks Everyone! What now?
815 Sentences About Lost wrapped up last Friday. This project was a lot of fun, and I’m so grateful for all the help along the way. It literally would not have been possible without all of the submissions.
I’m trying to figure out what to do with this site now. There are about 50 submissions that I didn’t get to use that came in in the last week. It would also be fun to see your thoughts on the ending (submit them here). I was thinking I could post those irregularly over the next couple months, you know, just a little random Lost in your dashboard once in a while. To do that, we’d have to consider everything before this post part of the 815 Sentences About Lost project. Let me know what you think.
Thanks again for all the fun during the season. If you liked 815 Sentences About Lost, I’d appreciate you following the other stuff I’ve got going on. I tumble here, spend time here, and I’m also on Twitter. Also, this site was designed by Title Case who has an awesome Picture of the Day site you should check out.
Bye for now and let me know what you think we should do with 815 Sentences About Lost…
“LOST is more than just a show; it’s an experience, and to get the most out of it, it requires repeated viewing and some extra reading, whether it be Lostpedia, Doc Jensen’s wild theories or one of the books Sawyer was seen reading on the beach. Most television shows are as simple as the viewer tuning in when the show starts, watching the episode until the credits roll, and then immediately moving on to something else. That is no way to watch LOST. Think of the show as an onion: its exterior consists of all the mysteries of the show, like the hatches and the numbers and Jacob’s cabin and Jacob’s list and Jacob himself and the smoke monster and the frozen donkey wheel and the time flashes that make the island skip like a broken record and the four-toed statue and the seemingly ageless Richard Alpert and room 23 and so on. It’s easy to be distracted by all of those things, many of which are firmly rooted in science fiction, but peel that onion and you’ll find some of the most basic human struggles like good vs. evil, free will vs. destiny, faith vs. science, life and death, survival, rivalries, redemption, and how all the best cowboys have daddy issues. These are things we can all relate to, and once that onion is peeled, you’re probably going to find yourself crying. LOST is more than just a show, it’s the greatest television experience the world will ever see.”
- To borrow an episode title from the show, Crit is the man behind the curtain of fuckyeahlost.com. He’s a 25 year old student from Boston. In addition to FYL, you should be reading his personal blog and following him on Twitter.