Friday, February 19, 2010

behind the times

Whoa, am I behind. 2 weeks in the Southern Caribbean will do that to you. We had a great cruise. Will post a picture or two soon.

I'm catching up on "Lost." Not sure if Locke has an evil twin or a clone or what the heck is going on. Interesting episode on what might have happened if the plane hadn't crashed. I liked seeing old characters including Boone (who tried to excuse Shannon's absence, oh, well), Charlie, Helen, Bernard and Rose, Claire, and even Artz, who is such an excellent jerk. Plus the airline pilot and Daniel Faraday and a few others I've probably fogotten.

Oh! In this week's episode, Rose turns up as a job placement administrator. "Lost" is full of surprises. I like to see different people popping up in different situations. Is it the same guy playing Locke's boss, Randy? Somehow he seemed different than the one on earlier episodes. There are certainly a lot of bodies buried on the island. Interesting eulogy by Ben when they buried the dead Locke.

Locke is certainly having struggles with his specially equipped van. Probably a very real occurrence for people who drive them and are anxious to be independent.

Whoa, Sawyer likes books. Says his favorite is Steinbeck's "Of Mice and Men." Hmm. Wonder what the internet columnists will say about that  - - - what's the significance? I would love to find Sawyer's reading list. I was hoping that Juliet might have survived the bomb after all. I don't have a clue why Sayid was tortured, unless it was retribution . . .

Well, that's it for today. Will be a more faithful blogger in the future.

1 comment:

Pam Williams said...

I remember you said once that 'Lost' was excellent storytelling. What is it about us that we so love getting lost in a story, whether someone else's or our own? I'm so confused about the characters I've created who live in Utah Valley that I fully expect to meet one of them at the mall or the temple or a restaurant mentioned in the book. Although I haven't gotten into 'Lost,' I have been reading a lot of Nora Roberts and Judith McNaught lately (disclaimer: when you've read one sex scene you've read them all) and I'm fascinated with the way they can create flawed human beings that you like and draw you into their story and keep you turning pages. Sometimes it's out of incredulity that a particular plot twist is so implausible, but you have to keep reading to see how it's going to come out. Maybe I shouldn't try to be realistic in my own writing. Maybe that's the lure of writing about vampires - you have more license. Maybe I should go with it and challenge the extent to which readers will employ their willing suspension of disbelief. Have you read Scott Card's book 'A Storyteller in Zion'? My new friends in my new ward are reading my book this month and I'm slowing going nuts.