Thursday, May 18, 2006
First, let me say I wasn’t that thrilled with last night’s episode, at least until the scene pictured above. The episode was titled “3 Minutes” and it seems like that’s about as far as the plot was advanced, at least until the very end of the episode.
On the other hand, the last few weeks have been incredible. I’m so excited about this show. The story is engrossing and I actually care about the characters (well, most of them. At this point I’ve lost interest in Claire and her baby, which is disappointing, since they were a big part of Season 1).
If you haven’t been watching the show, I’m not going to try to explain it to you. What I will say is that I highly recommend picking up Season 1 on DVD, and downloading Season 2 on iTunes, before even attempting to watch next week’s season finale. You’ll just be so confused that it won’t be worth it.
As for what I think is going to happen in next week’s season finale, well it’s obvious... SPOILER ALERT (so if you still want to be surprised, then stop reading. Go check out my Buffy figures or something. Seriously, I won’t mind.)
Ok, where were we? Oh yeah. It’s obvious that Desmond is on the boat. Which means we’ll finally get answers about both the hatch and how the plane crashed. I’m subscribing to the “giant electromagnet” theory. My best guess is that on the day the plane crashed, Desmond didn’t press the button, activating the electromagnet and causing the plane to fall out of the sky. If you remember back to the first couple episodes of the season, Desmond asked if the world was still out there. Looking back on it, he bought into the hype of the button, and thought when he failed to press it, it caused some kind of apocalyptic event (the sound of the plane crashing probably added to that thought).
Now, as for whether we’ll get any other answers, I don’t know. I’m pretty sure the following questions won’t be answered in the finale:
• How did Locke end up paralyzed?
• Why was Libby in the mental institution with Hurley?
• Who is Libby? Really?
• What is the black smoke monster?
• Not a question so much, but I doubt any of the characters will find out about their pre-flight connections until well into season 3 (Jack-Sawyer, Locke-Hurley, Hurley-Jin, Hurley-Libby, Jack-Shannon, Jack-Claire, Locke-Sayid, etc.)
As for questions we could get answers to:
• Why did the plane crash?
• What does the button do? (and by extension, did Henry Gale press it or not?)
• Who are the others? Really?
Ok, that’s it for now. I’m sure I’ll have plenty more to say next Wednesday.
So I actually had an extra day off this week, because I requested one, because I had no desire to spend my birthday cleaning my house and doing laundry. So that’s going on today. Later, I’m having a birthday dinner with my family, and then I’m going shopping for a new bed -- a birthday gift from my parents.
I posted a better picture of the drawing Pooz and Sarah did for me. I would have scanned it, but my scanner only does 8.5x11, and it’s 11x14. Still, I think you get the idea of how awesome it is.
Also, I forgot to mention yesterday that I got my ticket for Wizard World Philadelphia. Pooz, Geoff and I are going on Friday June 2nd, and I’ve already got a long list of Buffy-related stuff I want to pick up.
If you don’t regularly visit BlackOpsHQ.com, you may want to head over there. I updated the “Internal Damnation” page with character bios for Jackson, Meadows and Carolyn, and later today, I’ll probably update my page with at least some other writings. I’ll probably also post the first chapter of my seemingly never-going-to-be-finished novel. Hopefully Pooz will be done drawing the first issue soon, so we can post it for your enjoyment.
I do also want to mention that I am going to comment on “Lost” (specifically the last few episodes) but I want to give it a dedicated post, so that will come later tonight. (I promise, really, I’ll update).
Oh, before I do wrap up this post, how ‘bout them Cavs?! It’s funny because during the first round I was at work watching the Pistons news conference. A couple of people were talking and one of them said something about the Pistons and how they were easily going to reach the finals. I said, without really thinking about it, “They’re losing in the second round.” The guy (and for the life of me, I can’t remember which one it was) thought about it and said “to the Cavs?” At this point, I realized what I’d actually said, but thought about it for another couple of seconds and said “yeah, they’re gonna lose to the Cavs in the second round.” Both of them looked at me kind of funny, but I said it with such confidence the second time. And now, here we are, one win away from this actually happening. Which would be freakin’ awesome.
Wednesday, May 17, 2006
Yeah, that’s right, check that date. It’s birthday time again. And I got some of the best presents I could ask for.
OK, so the only actual physical present I got is pictured above. Pooz and Sarah collaborated on an original drawing of Mary Jane Watson, which I’ve already hung in my living room, right above my TV. I couldn’t be ahppier with how it turned out, and it was a total surprise, which made it even more awesome.
On top of that, two other awesome things happened today -- first off, the Dawn/Glory “The Gift” two pack came out, and it’s also freakin’ awesome. I wasn’t expecting this until mid-June or so, but Buried Under had it today. Sure, I’ve already ordered one from Amazing Toyz, but now I can keep that one MOC, and maybe try to get it signed by Clare Kramer and Michelle Trachtenberg. I posted a full photo gallery (something I normally don’t do for an individual six-inch figure, but I had to do it for this one, since it’s from my favorite episode, and I love Glory).
In other news, the MacBook is out, and it too is freakin’ awesome (btw, if you hadn’t noticed, the theme of this post is “freakin’ awesome.” Deal with it.) I really want one, but I don’t NEED one right now, so I’ll hold off.
As for something I felt I needed, New Super Mario Brothers came out yesterday for the Nintendo DS. That was my birthday present to myself (well, that and Dawn & Glory). It might be the best video game I’ve played in years. First off, it’s simple, but not so much so that you feel unchallenged when you’re playing it. It’s got all the elements that made past Mario games great, and the new elements really add a nice touch (plus, the Mega Mushroom is the most awesome thing I’ve ever seen in a game).
In other “freakin’ awesome” news, there was an update to iWeb, which addressed a lot of my complaints about the initial release (at least so far... I haven’t actually hit the “publish” button yet). You’ll notice that comments have been added to my site, so we’ll see how that goes. Also, the blog entries now have a normal-looking background setup, because iWeb now lets you set a “browser background” in addition to a page background, so I’ve set the blog to have the aqua blue background filling the browser window, instead of just the entry. Sure, some of the tiling will look strange, but it’s much better than before.
OK, that’s all for now. Hopefully this will publish flawlessly, and I won’t have to take back my comments about iWeb.