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Neil Gaiman, Books and TV, Whee!
1. Free book! Free book! Get Neil Gaiman's American Gods for free for the next month. Share the link, share the joy!

2. I've finally started a list (that is woefully incomplete right now, but it'll get longer) of "Books I've Read," because I saw a bunch of other people doing it and I am a sheep. No! Kidding! Because I think it's neat to see what others are reading, and also to remember all that I've read. So that will remain as Entry Numero Uno on my LJ for the time being (i.e. to see it, go to the current entries and it'll always be on top). Just in case y'all are curious.

3. LOSTaway of the day:

OK, I am not shifting my allegiance from Desmond, but I have to give it up for...

Flashback Hair Danny Faraday!!!



I mean, I know some people have ragged on his flashback hair already, but COME ON. Remember Boone's weird skeevy plastered-down spikes? Remember Locke's scary bad toupee? Remember Jack's Almost-Mullet? Remember the Bargain Basement Bin of Bad Hair and Makeup??? Danny-F has won this one, y'all. There is no contest. Also I have a thing for men with long and or wildly curly hair on TV. And in movies, actually. Oh, Aragorn. Oh, Faramir. Oh...anyway. I think he looks cute.

And now,
That was the best LOST ever. BEST! Great plot! Twists! Suspense! Tiny but significant clues! Oh, LOST writers, you'd better keep it up. (Probably one reason it was so awesome was because we stepped away from the Wooby Jack-Kate-Sawyer ick for a bit.)

I looove Desmond, so of course I was all about the Des-in-time plot. And Daniel's Past Hair made my day. So adorable! I think I may have to love him too, except he killed Eloise! (My chinchilla was offended by this). I guess it's all in the name of science, though. At any rate, if he wasn't quite so wussy and spastic I'd definitely have a crush. Smart men, mmmm!

Oh, I caught the Hanso stuff, which some people missed, so for the record: Penny's dad was bidding on the diary of the first mate of the Black Rock, who's name was T--- Hanso. It was found on a (I think) Portugese) pirate ship or something similar. It's the ONLY relic of the Black Rock. So presumably either he escaped somehow to the pirate ship with his diary, or was rescued by them after a storm (maybe caused by the island) or in some other way was separated from the rest of the crew, who probably didn't make it. Also, Penny's dad bought that before Desmond made contact with Penny, so he would not have known in any way about any connection of Desmond with Dharma etc. So either he's just curious or he's somehow involved in Dharma or some of the sinister forces on the show (wouldn't surprise me). Don't know if he would have told Penny later when she was looking for Desmond - neither of them would necessarily have known there was a connection.

Note on the time thing: well, that could explain any age discrepancies wondered about by anyone who is told Aaron is Kate's baby later on.

So how many people think Ben's "spy on the boat" sabotaged the equipment, eh? Also, how many people nearly died laughing when they showed walls worth of ripped up electrical wires, and then Sayid was like, "Yeah, I can fix it in a minute." HEE. Oh, Sayid. We love you.

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spectralbovine From: spectralbovine Date: February 29th, 2008 07:15 pm (UTC) (current file)
Also, how many people nearly died laughing when they showed walls worth of ripped up electrical wires, and then Sayid was like, "Yeah, I can fix it in a minute." HEE. Oh, Sayid. We love you.
Right, a minute??

Give me a refresher on Desmond and Penny's timeline, Emily!
foresthouse From: foresthouse Date: February 29th, 2008 07:27 pm (UTC) (current file)
Hee! I am actually going to try and recap this one if possible, so hopefully I can make it happen. :)
particle_person From: particle_person Date: February 29th, 2008 07:31 pm (UTC) (current file)
I looove Desmond, so of course I was all about the Des-in-time plot. And Daniel's Past Hair made my day. So adorable! I think I may have to love him too, except he killed Eloise! (My chinchilla was offended by this).

HEEEE. *pats your chinchilla* (Now Dave, don't get jellus. Sometimes a chinchilla is just a chinchilla.)

By the way, there was a problem with that scene. Daniel says that Eloise learns the maze an hour after she ran it. But then she dies. So how did she learn the maze? I mean, it's one thing to have time travel paradoxes, but that's just a screwup.
foresthouse From: foresthouse Date: February 29th, 2008 08:47 pm (UTC) (current file)
Good point! OK, well...let's see. Daniel said he teaches it to her in an hour,right? *puts on sci-fi geek time travel hat* So EITHER:

1) He remembered that he said that and that she then ran it, and realized he MUST now teach it to her so as not to mess up the space-time continuum, and so taught it to her while Desmond was out cold, before returning to his calculations;

OR

2) He didn't teach it to her, and the resulting time kablooey is what killed her because she was so confused;

OR

3) He had taught it to her on one "line of time" but then the future was changing somehow because of Desmond coming back to see him, and so it was no longer necessary for him to have taught her in order for her to run it, because the line of time in which she ran it was different than the line of time they jumped to when Desmond started doing things to find his "constant."

Ummm. Or other theories?
particle_person From: particle_person Date: February 29th, 2008 08:52 pm (UTC) (current file)
I vote for (1) as the most likely.
foresthouse From: foresthouse Date: February 29th, 2008 08:57 pm (UTC) (current file)
Yeah, that's my favorite contender, because Desmond was out for something like 75 minutes or whatever? If I'm remembering right? So that would have given him time.
library_of_sex From: library_of_sex Date: February 29th, 2008 07:39 pm (UTC) (current file)
Ugh, the hair is atrocious! It totally caught me off-guard last night when Desmond first saw him.

Anyway, I can't wait to see your book list. I have one, too, and I'm gonna update it again soon since I've just finished another novel.
foresthouse From: foresthouse Date: February 29th, 2008 08:49 pm (UTC) (current file)
Aw, NO! I like the hair. Also, it's WAY better than all the other flashback hair, even if you don't like it particularly. Right? Right?? :)

You can see the book list anytime, but I know for sure I have a word doc on my computer somewhere that is much longer, so in comparison this one is just an infant right now. :)
library_of_sex From: library_of_sex Date: March 1st, 2008 02:04 am (UTC) (current file)
Will you be posting reviews of the books, or just the titles? I love reading other people's book reviews!
foresthouse From: foresthouse Date: March 5th, 2008 08:56 pm (UTC) (current file)
I'm going to...try...to review some books.

We'll see when I have time, though! :)
library_of_sex From: library_of_sex Date: March 6th, 2008 04:54 am (UTC) (current file)
Yeah, don't stress yourself or anything. I just like reading friends' book reviews when they have the time to write them up!
From: midnight7 Date: February 29th, 2008 08:21 pm (UTC) (current file)

:)

This has nothing to do with your post, but because I will most likely space out about it - HAPPY PRE-BIRTHDAY!!! :) (I know your birthday's Monday - but thought I'd get the birthday wishes in early - and that way you'll have a mass of happiness coming towards you from now until then!)
foresthouse From: foresthouse Date: February 29th, 2008 08:50 pm (UTC) (current file)

Re: :)

Aw, thanks! Yes, good birthday vibes are always welcome. :)
chrryblssmninja From: chrryblssmninja Date: February 29th, 2008 09:25 pm (UTC) (current file)
ohhh my gosh you posted the pic of him holding Eloise to his cheek squeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

yeah.

The thing with Dan's flashback hair is that it totally fits the character.

And Des' flashback hair is excellent.

if he wasn't quite so wussy and spastic
and yet, he's found out more about the island in three days than most of the Losties have done in months...
I adore him so. :D

how many people nearly died laughing when they showed walls worth of ripped up electrical wires, and then Sayid was like, "Yeah, I can fix it in a minute."
you know he could.
foresthouse From: foresthouse Date: February 29th, 2008 09:43 pm (UTC) (current file)
Well that's why he's so appealing. Smart! (and somewhat cutely befuddled as well). Just the spastic mannerisms get to me a bit. Doesn't mean I don't ♥ him, though.

What's so funny is that apparently, no one else on the boat could have fixed them, and he was able to jury-rig something in minutes, so...it couldn't have been TOO hard to do, right? Well maybe it was, and only SuperGeniusSayid would have known how to do it. Heh.
0ccam From: 0ccam Date: February 29th, 2008 10:11 pm (UTC) (current file)
I own my own copy of American Gods. I voted for something I didn't have in his vote, but of course we lost. See, it doesn't PAY to actually SUPPORT the AUTHOR.
foresthouse From: foresthouse Date: March 1st, 2008 02:01 am (UTC) (current file)
Yeah, I have American Gods too, and anyway, he wanted us to vote for what we'd choose to introduce others to his work, and that's not really the one I'd pick to do that. I mean, I love it, but it's very dense and deep. I picked Neverwhere, although I also considered Fragile Things.
0ccam From: 0ccam Date: March 1st, 2008 03:59 am (UTC) (current file)
I picked Neverwhere too. 'Cuz I haven't read it. I got Fragile Things for Christmas...but I haven't read that either.
zortrana From: zortrana Date: March 1st, 2008 02:31 am (UTC) (current file)
I used to wear my hair a lot like Danny's flashback hair. But without the beard, of course.
I thought Dan sent Eloise back to an hour before he taught her the maze? I have to watch that part again!
foresthouse From: foresthouse Date: March 5th, 2008 08:58 pm (UTC) (current file)
particle_person and I were discussing that above, actually. :)
sophiawestern From: sophiawestern Date: March 1st, 2008 04:26 am (UTC) (current file)
I totally missed the name of the first mate. YAY! I knew that was significant.

Also my guess?

MICHAEL IS BEN'S SPY.

I'm calling it here, I'm calling it now.

I really like the Desmond/Penny storyline. Call me a sap, but I think it's really cute.
foresthouse From: foresthouse Date: March 5th, 2008 08:59 pm (UTC) (current file)
It's possible - I don't really want him to be, because I still think BEN IS EVIL, and I don't want Michael to be evil. But...it's entirely possible. :)
sapphires13 From: sapphires13 Date: March 1st, 2008 04:35 am (UTC) (current file)
In my opinion, Dan's hair was both hot and disgusting at the same time. Definitely better than any of the previous flashback wigs though. I must say though, I didn't think he seemed old enough to have been a professer in 1996... but apparently the actor is a bit older than I thought he was, so I'll accept it.

But speaking of the actor. He (Jeremy Davies), played a character named TomTom in the movie The Million Dollar Hotel (which is why when we first saw him at the beginning of the season I went "IT'S TOMTOM!", but what's interesting is that in the movie, TomTom's love interest was a girl named.... Eloise (Milla Jovovich), which is why I lolled so hard when he first mentioned the name... and lolled even harder when I saw that she was a RAT. (Also the movie was written by Bono and... it's kind of stupid. I mean... it had great potential, but it kind of sunk.)

As for Eloise running the maze... I just assumed that on the unaffected line of time, Dan would've taught Eloise to run the maze that day. But then he met Eloise and sent her into the future, where on THAT line of time, she knew how to run the maze. He brought her back and she ran it fine. But then on THAT Desmond-affected line of time, he didn't even have to teach her, because she had already learned it in the future on another line of time.

Time travel is so damn complicated.

I really loved the episode though. I'm beginning to think that Desmond will always have the best episodes <333
foresthouse From: foresthouse Date: March 5th, 2008 09:01 pm (UTC) (current file)
Time travel IS SOOOO confusing. :)

Confession...I totally would have had a crush on Professor Danny in college.

And Desmond DOES get the best eps. No doubt!
robing From: robing Date: March 1st, 2008 01:39 pm (UTC) (current file)
I didn't catch the bit about the name of the first mate being Hanso, so thanks for that. I don't know if we can assume he got away, just that the pirates somehow found his log book. Perhaps a very few people have landed on the island and gotten safely away. Ben apparently has been back and forth several times, but only underwater, on the submarine?

So, good bet that the radiation that Desmond was exposed to had to do with the explosion of the hatch. Which, after it happened, was not talked about much at all. I was trying to remember who else was in the hatch when it exploded and came up with Charlie (supposedly dead), Echo (ditto), and Locke. Is that correct? Anyone?
foresthouse From: foresthouse Date: March 1st, 2008 10:13 pm (UTC) (current file)
Hrm, well, you're right in that if the diary had anything interesting about the island in it (which it would have to for Dharma to get started, right?) then it would have to have been found after they were on the island - but how would anyone have gotten it if he didn't somehow get off the island? It's a puzzler. It couldn't be that Ben sold it (as suggested by someone) I don't think, because why would he have wanted to expose the island like that?

You are right about Locke andEcho and...was Charlie there? I'm sure you're right, I honestly can't remember much more than Desmond naked in the jungle, hee! But when the hatch exploded it was definitely because of some sort of electromagnetic forces, which was the other option Daniel mentioned along with radiation. So that's why Desmond was affected when he left.
foresthouse From: foresthouse Date: March 1st, 2008 10:16 pm (UTC) (current file)
Wait, revising thought in last comment re: the diary (this is all so confusing!)

So...T. Hanso writes in the diary, and he or his family start Dharma, which is funded by the Hanso Foundation. So either: a) HE got off the island with the diary; or his FAMILY somehow obtained it. I'm more inclined to think he got off with it, because otherwise why would his family have had it (as they did). Or...oh, crap, I can't remember exactly what the auctioneer said.

I guess maybe we;ll just have to wait to find out. :)
sapphires13 From: sapphires13 Date: March 1st, 2008 10:45 pm (UTC) (current file)
I thought they said Hanso was the seller of the diary, not the first mate who wrote it.
foresthouse From: foresthouse Date: March 5th, 2008 10:16 pm (UTC) (current file)
I'm pretty sure it was the first mate, but I could have heard wrong.
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