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308 Comments:

Blogger Administrator said...

First...

9/20/2006 04:42:00 PM  
Blogger engineer27 said...

Fast enough, I guess.
It's been fun.

9/20/2006 04:42:00 PM  
Blogger Lost In Portugal said...

I hate to be the carrier of the bad news...

9/20/2006 04:42:00 PM  
Blogger JGZ350 said...

Top 3!

9/20/2006 04:42:00 PM  
Blogger engineer27 said...

Admin,
Don't suppose we're going to get that interview with "Other Girl" now, huh?

9/20/2006 04:43:00 PM  
Blogger engineer27 said...

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9/20/2006 04:43:00 PM  
Blogger Jewels said...

NNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOoooooooooo!!

baroo??

9/20/2006 04:44:00 PM  
Blogger JGZ350 said...

Thanks for the info Lost. Not the carrier of bad news, just confirmed what we had thought was going to happen.

9/20/2006 04:44:00 PM  
Blogger alphaminor said...

So did anything ever come out of reading Bad Twin?

9/20/2006 04:45:00 PM  
Blogger Administrator said...

Don't worry...DJ Dan's won't be the last podcast of the Lost Experience. :)
We hope to tie it all together with our final Lost Experience Podcast next Thursday. We will be accepting 30 second or less RANTS in mp3 format for our first and only "Talk Back to TPTB" section. More info coming soon but for now know that we won't be allowing profanity. :)

9/20/2006 04:45:00 PM  
Blogger Jewels said...

So many questions. Will the game resume after this season? what about the apollo bars and their funky codes? Whassup with that?

9/20/2006 04:45:00 PM  
Blogger Administrator said...

Other Girl is hard to nail down. Lot's of email tag with little result.

9/20/2006 04:46:00 PM  
Blogger sean said...

i hope the djdan podcast ties up all loose ends. but, that seems impossible right now.

9/20/2006 04:47:00 PM  
Blogger Jewels said...

"More info coming soon but for now know that we won't be allowing profanity. "

Expecting much?

Con'sarndit blastarastafarian. Doody.

9/20/2006 04:47:00 PM  
Blogger JGZ350 said...

I read Bad Twin and other than a few mentions of Alvar Hanso, Widmore Corporation and TM, there wasn't really that much of the show in it. Oh, they did mention the escape hatch, which was the name of the boat that the main character chartered. It was a good read.

9/20/2006 04:47:00 PM  
Blogger Gallo spqra said...

So is this DJ Dan podcast going to be the very last event of the LE? Beacuse if it is.. damnit, I gotta wake up early on monday morning >_<

9/20/2006 04:49:00 PM  
Blogger capcom said...

Well folks, forget about being 'Ralphied', we've been 'X-Filed' as I feared! But to quote Ralphie anyway, "Son of a bleep!" :-p

They should have done the entire thing backwards, then we would have had all the fun parts from the beginning, at the end at least.

Big wet raspberries!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And excuse me ABC, ..."for those SAVVY enough to collect the clues..."???????? When were we not always DAYS ahead of the clues and the HE release???!!! Huh? Huh? OK, time for the pitchforks and blasters Fenris! :-|

I hope they have a customer survey for this game, mwahahahahahaaa!

9/20/2006 04:49:00 PM  
Blogger Jewels said...

Re Bad Twin:

Yea, I kept expecting to find secret codes, or clues to online stuff...

you know. Read every 11th word for a message, that sort of thing.

not that it wasn't a fun or thing or that I didn't get tons of forshadowing from it.

still.

9/20/2006 04:49:00 PM  
Blogger Administrator said...

jewels,
I just know that I'm thinking profanity when I think about all those unanswered questions! (JK)
I really have a feeling that this podcast & final video are going to give us at least SOME of the satisfaction we've been hoping for.

9/20/2006 04:50:00 PM  
Blogger sean said...

i just read that the djd podcast isnt the end of TLE. It just gives us a clue to rb's final vid. the vid will be the end of TLE.

9/20/2006 04:50:00 PM  
Blogger Jewels said...

::sigh::

should read: Not that it wasn't a fun read, or that I didn't get tons of foreshadowing.

9/20/2006 04:51:00 PM  
Blogger Lost In Portugal said...

I think the game will resume after the first six episodes!

9/20/2006 04:51:00 PM  
Blogger sean said...

http://www.comingsoon.net/news/tvnews.php?id=16581

9/20/2006 04:52:00 PM  
Blogger rfr4ever said...

Wow, that was unexpected, what was phase five then? Is it the podcast?

Phase 1 - THF.org
Phase 2 - rachelblake.com
Phase 3 - HE.com
Phase 4 - Malek and Rachel's conversation?
Phase 5 - ????
Anyone?

9/20/2006 04:53:00 PM  
Blogger Jewels said...

Admin: yea, I'm hoping there will be more after this season. Or a slowed down version of the game.

Actually, and I'm probably in the minority here, but the looks of the other comments,

I think the whole game, and the idea of the game, was genius. Absolutely. No other show on the planet involves the viewers so intimately. It was a blast.

My temper tantrum has more to do with it being over than disapointments.

but thats jest me. ;o)

9/20/2006 04:54:00 PM  
Blogger Stacker/House said...

WHAT?!?!?! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!

9/20/2006 04:54:00 PM  
Blogger sean said...

maybe phase 4 was wia.com and phase 5 was the conversation between malek and rb.

9/20/2006 04:54:00 PM  
Blogger oxillini said...

screw you abc interns. i hope none of you get credit for your co-op's!

9/20/2006 04:55:00 PM  
Blogger Administrator said...

This is a GUT FEELING. ABC just decided it wasn't worth it anymore from a marketing perspective and is pushing our friends (THE CREATIVE MINDS) against their wills to wrap this thing up more quickly than originally planned. I feel like they may have had other plans for WIA.com but were forced to adapt and make some changes to close down shop. I can't imagine all the ins and outs of "the business" out there in L.A. but I'm sure it's a mess and I bet their budgets are tighter than we'd all imagine.

I want to believe that the creative minds (like Javi & company) are still our friends and still WANT for us to have a good experience. I'm going to try to be grateful for all the cool things that happened this summer and forgot about the areas where I'm still left wanting.

Whatever happens or is happening...I met a bunch of cool people, learned a lot of new skills, dove deeper into Lost mythology, and have a lot more to look forward to Season 3 because of what happened this summer!

9/20/2006 04:57:00 PM  
Blogger sean said...

or maybe there is no phase 4 or 5. it could just be a 3-act structure like we originally thought. wia, the convorsation could have just been extra?

9/20/2006 04:57:00 PM  
Blogger Gallo spqra said...

A question guys: how will you listen to Dj Dan? I mean.. last time I tried to open the link with Mozilla Firefox but nothing happened.. Is there something particular I need?

Btw it sucks, I gotta wake up at 5am >_<

9/20/2006 04:57:00 PM  
Blogger rfr4ever said...

There goes all my hopes and dreams of there being something in canada
:(
*WEEP*

9/20/2006 04:58:00 PM  
Blogger rfr4ever said...

re:
sean, I believe that it said there were five phases in a disney press release, :)

9/20/2006 05:00:00 PM  
Blogger Lost In Portugal said...

sean: I guess you're probably right...

9/20/2006 05:01:00 PM  
Blogger RyaNDrumZ said...

DJ Dan will be on harvestradio.com
You stream it live...

9/20/2006 05:01:00 PM  
Blogger sean said...

i assume they will be taking the live calls again?

9/20/2006 05:03:00 PM  
Blogger rfr4ever said...

can we assume it's the same number?

9/20/2006 05:06:00 PM  
Blogger Twinkle said...

Where is this information from?

9/20/2006 05:06:00 PM  
Blogger Passafist said...

I'm going to side with admin on this thing! WIA at least to me seemed like the final proving ground. TPTB could use the Apollo bar pictures to prove that "The Experience" was a success. That it was reaching out not only to the core diehard audience (or P1's that's what we call them in radio) and penetrating the genral public (P2's). My guess is a only a thousand hits in two months was probably not what TPTB and corperate were thinking to be a success.

Too Bad!!!

9/20/2006 05:07:00 PM  
Blogger rfr4ever said...

twinkle:
click on the picture
;)

9/20/2006 05:07:00 PM  
Blogger Twinkle said...

I'm with you, Admin. I can't believe the creative minds that wrote Acts 1 and 2 would want it to fizzle like this.

(Found out the graphic on front was clickable. Thanks.)

9/20/2006 05:08:00 PM  
Blogger sean said...

the number is 1-800-942-4704.

i keep it in my cell phone speed dial.
seriously.

9/20/2006 05:09:00 PM  
Blogger Twinkle said...

passafist: Uh huh, maybe TPTB thought that they'd get to 1000 bars a lot faster but didn't count on so many going to the unaware.

9/20/2006 05:09:00 PM  
Blogger Passafist said...

They wrote....

The multiplatform interactive phenomenon "The Lost Experience" will come to a climactic close on SEPTEMBER 24 (8:00 p.m., PT, 5:00 p.m., ET), with a live worldwide radio internet broadcast hosted by the renegade DJ Dan.


Is this a typo? how can the podcast be live at 8:00 PT and 5 Eastern Standard?? Wouldn't it be the other way around or am I admiting to my ignorance??

9/20/2006 05:10:00 PM  
Blogger Twinkle said...

Hey, at least we'll get more video - "announce a link for the final video clue revealing the truth behind the actions of the Hanso Foundation"

9/20/2006 05:10:00 PM  
Blogger capcom said...

Well, after feeling like a baby that had it's candy taken away from her, I took a mental cold shower. Whew. Now I'd really like to say that no matter how TLE sails off into the sunset, I could not have imagined that I would meet as nice, intelligent, and funny a bunch of people as you all, on my first summer of retirement! And not only that, thanks to the Admins, we get to continue the community after it's over and there is still a Pollyanna silver lining to the dark cloud of the TLE withdrawals to come. Yay! Sniff!

9/20/2006 05:11:00 PM  
Blogger sean said...

i wonder if the vid will come with cast/credits. or if that will be separate.

9/20/2006 05:12:00 PM  
Blogger Matt the Pale said...

You're assuming that the podcast will be accepting phone calls. After the comments that I've seen here and elsewhere, I seriously doubt they'll be taking any calls from anyone.

9/20/2006 05:12:00 PM  
Blogger Ange said...

I am not going to cry about DJ Dan being the end. It has been fun, and also not fun, frustrating, and exciting at times, but really I am just ready to be done. I just wish I didn't have to be done at a ridiculous hour on a work night...okay a little cry...I am done now.

9/20/2006 05:12:00 PM  
Blogger rfr4ever said...

I believe the podcast is 11:00 PM EST
Which is a big improvement from 2:00 AM

9/20/2006 05:12:00 PM  
Blogger AlohaPrincess said...

I hope the DJ Dan podcast isn't the last thing completley...I won't even be able to listen to it live! It starts here at 12:00 AM and I have to be up around 7:00.

Sigh.

9/20/2006 05:12:00 PM  
Blogger AlohaPrincess said...

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9/20/2006 05:14:00 PM  
Blogger Matt the Pale said...

The big question now is: will there be a twist (for once) in this final video of the Lost Experience?

9/20/2006 05:14:00 PM  
Blogger Twinkle said...

Hey, anybody willing to put together a "Best of TLEC" comments? There have been some doozies on here. FYSB has really been on a roll the last few weeks. :-)

MTP: I'm with you. They aren't asking for e-mails nor are they sayign they'll deliver more information later so we can call in. Nor is it advertised as live.

9/20/2006 05:15:00 PM  
Blogger n.i.k. said...

Yup, just as we feared. THF is inside each and everyone of us...because TPTB held us down and worked it in from the...

Er, I mean, I want my summer back. :)

9/20/2006 05:15:00 PM  
Blogger LostFanatic said...

I'm so sad that TLE is ending. It would have been great to continue the game throughout the duration of the show as something to fill in the void between episodes. It's unfathomable that there won't be a TLE during the intersession between the first half season and the second half season.

Wow, I feel like a popped balloon knowing that the game is ending.

Also, I totally agree with Administrator because the people who came up with this game were complete geniuses. I used to study advertising and nothing has ever been so ingenious as the way they wove the show, and the marketing of the other companies (jeep, monster, etc.) in such an exciting way. I hope they win all the awards for most creative marketing strategy that exist.

I am really sad to know the end of the road has come. All I can say is that in my mind the show has even more to live up to now that we've been engaged on a daily basis in the game. How are they going to keep that same day to day energy going when the show only airs one day a week? :-)

9/20/2006 05:15:00 PM  
Blogger sean said...

R.I.P.
The Lost Experience
May 2, 2006-September 24, 2006

We will never forget the joy (and frustration) you brought into our hearts.

9/20/2006 05:16:00 PM  
Blogger Passafist said...

The full press release states this information....
The multiplatform interactive phenomenon "The Lost Experience" will come to a climactic close on SEPTEMBER 24 (8:00 p.m., PT, 5:00 p.m., ET), with a live worldwide radio internet broadcast hosted by the renegade DJ Dan. The broadcast will also feature a special in-studio guest and announce a link for the final video clue revealing the truth behind the actions of the Hanso Foundation. DJ Dan's previous broadcast gave clues leading to the Sri Lanka video, which unveiled the meaning behind the numbers 4 8 15 16 23 42. To listen to the broadcast, go to www.abc.com.

http://www.abcmedianet.com/pressrel/dispDNR.html?id=092006_01#
........

So the podcast will be up on ABC.com not radio harvest. It looks like the podcast itself will broadcast twice once at 5 for the east coast and then again at 8 for the west.

AS for live call in's we can't know!!

9/20/2006 05:18:00 PM  
Blogger AlohaPrincess said...

It has been a great summer...so sad to see it go (tear). But at least Lost starts...14 days people!!

9/20/2006 05:18:00 PM  
Blogger MegaPrime33 said...

all i have to say is that the podcast from dj dan better explain more because leaving us hanging about what's happening to rachel and who she really is is pretty lame

9/20/2006 05:18:00 PM  
Blogger AlohaPrincess said...

:O Passafist so does that mean there will be 2 different podcasts, one for east and one for west, or are they just going to play it again?

9/20/2006 05:20:00 PM  
Blogger Twinkle said...

Actually, passafist, I think they calculated the ET time wrong. They put three hours earlier when it should be three hours later.

LOL! They screwed up again!

Also, I really think this show will be taped like his first ones. In other words, it would have been done by Friday morning, but we now have to wait until Sunday night, even though it will already have been recorded

9/20/2006 05:20:00 PM  
Blogger sean said...

well, they will have a "special guest." this can be rachel, malek, peter thompson, mittelwerk, or alvar himself.
im not ruling out hugh mcintyre either.

9/20/2006 05:21:00 PM  
Blogger Passafist said...

It's either that or they messed up big time in the press release. Because only in Bizarro world can it be 8pm on the West Coast and 5pm on the East!!!

9/20/2006 05:22:00 PM  
Blogger RyaNDrumZ said...

I feel like I want to cry....
It's so sad that this is all ending so soon. Now I need to find something else to do to occupy my time during work...I am looking forward to TLC, but nothing will be as involved as this game was. Man it's been a long summer...

9/20/2006 05:24:00 PM  
Blogger Twinkle said...

Exactly but after RB's blunder with the DJ Dan time on WIA.com - either is likely! I'm voting on they calculated the time wrong.

9/20/2006 05:24:00 PM  
Blogger AlohaPrincess said...

aw man I had my hopes up there for a minute...

9/20/2006 05:25:00 PM  
Blogger Passafist said...

The lost mobisodes come out during the hiatus between the fist half of season one and the second. Those shoulkd be fun!!

9/20/2006 05:25:00 PM  
Blogger MissMegs said...

I'm with you Ryandrumz. I'll miss this, frustrating as it may have been. At least I'll still have hundreds of chocolate bars to mail if I get nostalgic.

9/20/2006 05:26:00 PM  
Blogger Twinkle said...

passafist: I saw your theory on TLC. Love it! Although I would think that rumors of that character's demise would have been more prevelant. The character doesn't seem to be leaving the show permanently so maybe it's something awful but not permanent?

9/20/2006 05:28:00 PM  
Blogger capcom said...

Dr. Spongey is going to be upset, that's for sure.

9/20/2006 05:32:00 PM  
Blogger thinbluemime said...

I feel satisfied with the Lost Experience. I learned how to decompile flash videos, I learned how to convert flash videos into avi format and I learned how to upload to youtube (note: dont use opera, use exployer) :)

Really though, it has been fun, and TLEC group is one of the nicest, AND intelligent I have met online.
I do not say this casually either. I have had a computer since 1979 and been online since 1998. Met lots of ppl, but am thankful for the humor, good nature, diverse beliefs, and the "work together spirit" of this group.

I hope we all can keep The Lost Community alive with season 3 starting in 2 weeks.

OK, nuff of the mushy stuff...somebody pass me the Chili Dip and another Beer :)

9/20/2006 05:34:00 PM  
Blogger FYSB said...

Well, if whereisalvar didn't turn out like they planned and they're ending it because of that, it sucks that they're punishing us by throwing together a crap ending and washing their hands of the whole experience. They don't give any credit to the players who were sending candy bars all over the world to make it work. And they clearly didn't count the tens of thousands of hits the sponsor sites gained.

I really like this group and this forum, but ABC should have stuck to its commitment. We held up our end of the bargain.

9/20/2006 05:35:00 PM  
Blogger PyscoUno said...

aaah and im gunna miss it cose of the time difference :(

9/20/2006 05:37:00 PM  
Blogger Jewels said...

Admin: I had the same feeling. i was watching the numbers at the hanso exposed site, being that they were in the tens of thousands, I can't imagine that's enough hits to each site (Jeep, Sprite, Verizon, etc) to make a big enough profit for them to continue with the game.

I'm sure they see it as more of a loose loose situation. There's been lots of complaints about the game not being fast enough, smart enough, whatever. So in their mind, they aren't making us happy. And there is most likely not a big enough people playing to make the sponsors happy.

Speculatively, in their minds, the game is a failure best ditched.

9/20/2006 05:37:00 PM  
Blogger rfr4ever said...

passafist: Are you sure they dont mean go to abc.com to listen to the first one
Anyways, DJ Dan's page for the new live podcast had a link to Radio Harvest

9/20/2006 05:42:00 PM  
Blogger Idaho Girl said...

rfr4ever said...

Phase 1 - THF.org
Phase 2 - rachelblake.com
Phase 3 - HE.com
Phase 4 - Malek and Rachel's conversation?
Phase 5 - ????
Anyone?



IMHO . . .

Phase 1 - THF.org
Phase 2 - rachelblake.com
Phase 3 - HE.com
Phase 4 - Apollo candy and WIA.com (yes, I know it was going on at the same time, but this was a serious difference from the HE.com things going on)
Phase 5 - Conversation with Malek, the "meeting", the DJ Dan broadcast, and the interview that will happen.


As for the interview and what will happen . . . I think the interview will be with Rachel, and that she will finally talk about her motives, her family ties (or is that Growing Pains? :P ), her mother and father specifically, and many of the other things that she has so "conveniently" left out along the way this summer.

If there is a film after the interview, which seems will be the case, I'm sure it will be from the meeting that was scheduled by Malek, and will be Rachel and Alvar meeting face to face.

Just my ramblings, of course . . .

9/20/2006 05:43:00 PM  
Blogger Twinkle said...

If you can't make the broadcast, the good news is that the download (maybe for the broadcast but definitely for the final video that it reveal) will be really slow when all of us access it at the same time. So waiting until it's a reasonable hour and everybody else has already had their turn has its advantages.

9/20/2006 05:43:00 PM  
Blogger sean said...

tptb are going to read this thread and see we dont really want the game to end. they must be crazy by now. "jeez! what do these people want already?!"

but in all truthiness, i must say that despite a few planning errors. (ok. a lot of planning errors.) i had an overall good time.

but i feel that if you are going to do something as complicated as an ARG, you don't want to half-ass it. you want to go all the way. at points, it felt that tptb were just rushing this thing out.

wv: attacky

9/20/2006 05:44:00 PM  
Blogger rfr4ever said...

I HOPE YOURE READING THIS TPTB!
I WANT MY TLE!

(PS Where was it established that there were two broadcast times?

9/20/2006 05:44:00 PM  
Blogger AlohaPrincess said...

I'm sure someone has mentioned this before, but I haven't been checking the comments recently. Anyway, has anyone seen the Jeep Compass ad on tv? They're playing "New York Streets" just like at the very beginning of the game, in the phone messages...which means the advertisers had quite a big plan laid out for TLE. Just interesting...

9/20/2006 05:45:00 PM  
Blogger FYSB said...

Rachel confessing all on DJ Dan about her dead mother and her relationship with Alvar and her romance with Malik just has such a Jerry Springer sordidness to it.

9/20/2006 05:45:00 PM  
Blogger PyscoUno said...

is there going to be one last podcast to say goodbye

9/20/2006 05:47:00 PM  
Blogger shmoOo said...

the final vid better not be the malek-rachel blake sex video.

9/20/2006 05:47:00 PM  
Blogger rfr4ever said...

psycuno - sort of, we're not ssaying goodbye though, we're moving to http://thelostcommunity.blogspot.com/
:)

9/20/2006 05:51:00 PM  
Blogger PyscoUno said...

hehe i already put it on mi fav list :D

9/20/2006 05:54:00 PM  
Blogger Twinkle said...

rfr4ever said... PS Where was it established that there were two broadcast times?

This is what the beginning of the press release actually says. Click on the picture on the front page to go to the news release.

The multiplatform interactive phenomenon "The Lost Experience" will come to a climactic close on SEPTEMBER 24 (8:00 p.m., PT, 5:00 p.m., ET), with a live worldwide radio internet broadcast hosted by the renegade DJ Dan. The broadcast will also feature a special in-studio guest and announce a link for the final video clue revealing the truth behind the actions of the Hanso Foundation. (Someone also posted this above.)

The current DJ Dan page announcing the Sept 24th broadcast does not ask for e-mails, telephone calls, and does not mention radio harvest. It looks like this will be just another pre-recorded podcast that they happen to be giving us the time when they'll post it online.

No where else besides the new release 8:00 p.m., PT, 5:00 p.m., ET is there any indication of a second (and earlier broadcast. IMHO TPTB calculated the time difference wrong. It should be 11:00 pm ET.

Also I agree with the acts the way you laid them out Idaho Girl. Admin has confirmed that there will be a final TLEC podcast.

Hope that sums it up. Night all!

9/20/2006 05:56:00 PM  
Blogger Ange said...

WTK is back on AIM and his new away message says: William can't come to the computer right now; you could say that he's tied up at the moment.

9/20/2006 05:56:00 PM  
Blogger rfr4ever said...

I agree with you on the times, it probably is a typo or something
and wait who's WTK?

9/20/2006 05:59:00 PM  
Blogger capcom said...

Heh-heh, just had a thought. When some TV shows were cancelled in the 1990s, the fans mailed in certain objects representative of the show, to the network, in protest to bring the shows back. Sometimes it worked. I suggest that we (at least those of us who didn't get Apollo bars) send irons to ABC, with a note that reads as follows:

"Dear ABC, Please accept this little iron in lieu of my not being able to participate in the Apollo give-away, therefore skewing your advertising experiment which was actually ruined by bad venue/handout planning, Apollo bars being wasted on non-Lost/TLE fans and thrown away, and the general disarray of the handout project in general. Because of this I was unable to put my picture on the WIA website and be counted as a TLE fan."

Little plastic irons can be found in the toy section of stores. :-)

9/20/2006 06:00:00 PM  
Blogger sean said...

William T. Kilpstrick. whatever happened to him anyway?

9/20/2006 06:00:00 PM  
Blogger sean said...

anyway. i have to go.


but hey. maybe thursday, friday and saturday will be jamed with clues.

dont get your hopes up though.

9/20/2006 06:05:00 PM  
Blogger FYSB said...

I hope that TPTB wouldn't see our "complaints" as a request to end the game. If we weren't interested, we would have just faded away. Seems like the vast majority of our complaints were for MORE game...more clues, more puzzles, more videos, more challenge. We wanted to keep playing. I wish that they would have seen that as an opportunity expand the game. In marketing, there is a term "early adopter". These are the first people to try a product and, if they like it, help a product succeed as the more tentative people learn from the experiences of the early adopters. We were the early adopters for this type of interactive experience. By playing this out to the end ABC would have benefited from our satisfaction. Sadly, they wrote us off. I'm afraid it may be a while before they try this again if they deemed this a failure and left us bummed out at the same time. I think a big chunk of players will think twice before investing the time again if there is no payoff.

9/20/2006 06:06:00 PM  
Blogger RyaNDrumZ said...

WTK has been captured by THF, and he's all tied up...We need to rescue him!!! LOL

9/20/2006 06:09:00 PM  
Blogger Ryan said...

Who was Liddy Wales?!?! AAARGH!

9/20/2006 06:15:00 PM  
Blogger FYSB said...

Ok, I'm starting to act a little too much like a junkie who's being forced into rehab against her will.

I can empathize much more with Locke after he found that other hatch and was convinced of the futility of the button. I've been hitting f5 faithfully for months now and it's a shock to not have to anymore.

*looks over her shoulder for the hidden camera*

*twitches a little as she eyes the f5 key*

9/20/2006 06:18:00 PM  
Blogger belly0fdesire said...

First regulars start to drop off, then members of the research blog start to drop off, then members of the TLEC podcast go, then the sound effects from the TLEC podcast, then Speaker stops doing his anagrams, then David, the only original admin with any spark of interest in the ARG anymore, has doubts about whether he should do the podcast or not, and now, after a lame HE, WIA and a poorly planned out mess of ApolloCandy that dedicated players had to clean up for them, TPTB have finally just quit on us...

I'm pretty put off about this... it's wrong. A lack of respect from fellow players in the game is one thing... I can deal with it... I can put my smile and come in here everyday with my "Good morning everyone", which is usually ignored, and go about helping, answering questions and updating the blog and trying to participate in as much of the discussion as I can, knowing that my own personal satisfaction is all I will have earned by the end of the day... I do it everyday and have done it everyday since Day 1... and I get up the next day and do it again... I enjoy it, regardless of getting on a leaderboard, finding a glyph, solving a puzzle first or getting any recognition...

I've sat here through all the fits, attacks, complaints and tantrums that have been thrown by various members of the community, either towards each other or towards TPTB... I've sat through them all with the best possible attitude... even when I disagreed with whatever point of view I have to take to keep the peace and keep as many players in the game for as long as possible, I still take that point of view... and I can deal with that...

What upsets me and what I can't deal with is disrespect from TPTB... the same PTB that have fed us marketting for the last three months and that we have followed every minute of every day... the same "powers that be" that have had a captive audience of some of the brightest minds of the Lost community for the past 4 and a half months, waiting on the edge of their seats for even the slightest, lamest clue... waiting for something from them, with dedication and loyalty... no matter how many times their heart is broken, hopes are crushed and expectations are let down, that captive audience has still been here everyday... and now it's been determined that we aren't a financially sound marketting campaign?... so we're being dropped?... our loyalty, time and dedication are being discarded?

Na-bleepin'-maste

9/20/2006 06:21:00 PM  
Blogger scoutpost said...

Who was Liddy Wales? and I want to know where missing organs and parthenogenesis fit into the picture.

ABC should make "I Survived the Lost Experience" t-shirts available in the ABC store. I feel I need some sort of compensation. LOL

9/20/2006 06:21:00 PM  
Blogger FYSB said...

Liddy was one of the board of directors of the hanso foundation. We never got a picture of her or a bio. It was on the original THF site.

9/20/2006 06:25:00 PM  
Blogger scoutpost said...

Sorry FYSB- yes I know that...I just wanted to know who she really was and why her pic wasn't there. Figured there was significance to that.

9/20/2006 06:27:00 PM  
Blogger shmoOo said...

are we even sure we were dropped. maybe TLE was supposed to end this way.

I have lurked here for the past 4 months and I agree with Belly-o. There's a lot of groaning and griping. bugt why are we taking it out on TPTB? its not always their fault. sometimes things don't work out. These tptb did all they can to give us a god time over the lost-less summer and this is how we repay them. we dererve to have TLE taken away from us.

For shame.

Namastay.

9/20/2006 06:28:00 PM  
Blogger FYSB said...

I think "parthenogenosis" is a metaphor for Rachel's unhappy childhood growing up without a father.

Isn't that sweet?

9/20/2006 06:30:00 PM  
Blogger Kylelane said...

Well, to be a voice of optimism: I've been thrilled about this game, errors and spotty storytelling and uneven gameplay and all. I got to learn some cool things about the mythology (but not too much), play some unusual puzzles (poorly I might add!), be entertained by a decent story, learn about internet tools, meet a great group of Lost fans, party with them (with free booze!!!!) at an event, and walk away with an awesome souvenir. I have to think the marketers involved (who obviously were not experienced game masters) are pretty pleased to have solidly maintained the interest of a core group of fans and garnered a lot of publicity to keep the mainstream audience interested.

Since this is an unprecedented venture, I wouldn't think there is a standard of success they were expecting, but I would think the fact that they accomplished this with fan base intact is a big win, and one other shows will attempt in the future (hopefully with better interns!)

JMO

9/20/2006 06:30:00 PM  
Blogger Matt the Pale said...

Alright. I've finally got around to updating my website. All of the Lost Experience pages have been reformatted for your viewing pleasure. Mainly the Lost section of my website will serve as an archive of the Lost Experience, I suppose.

http://members.aol.com/mattthepale/

I've also added a link to (arguably) the best part of the entire game, the Hanso Foundation Website Shutdown Flash so that you can re-experience that moment again and again! And of course there is a link to the download for the Sri Lanka video.

9/20/2006 06:31:00 PM  
Blogger Ange said...

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9/20/2006 06:31:00 PM  
Blogger RyaNDrumZ said...

We hear ya Belly, and it does suck...You, Thrasher, and of course David have done an excellent job with this blog and we bow to you..."we're not worthy, we're not worthy!!!"
You guys made TLEC the place to be for this ARG. Hey, maybe you'll get a call from ABC when they do this again...

9/20/2006 06:32:00 PM  
Blogger Fenris said...

posted this in the previous thread by mistake (I'm doing 6 different things at once, my brain is struggling, lol)

Had a chat with "WTKFleet" on AIM.

[23:48] fenris: You gonna top him?
[23:48] *** Auto-response from wtkFleet35: William can’t come to the computer right now; you could say he is tied up at the moment.
[23:49] fenris: by top I mean kill, obviously.
[23:49] fenris: Unless Rachel is up to some kinda kinky action with William there. Hehe.
[23:51] wtkFleet35: Hello
[23:52] wtkFleet35: Who are you? Are you one of William’s friends?
[23:52] fenris: Kind of.
[23:53] fenris: I'm a friend of a friend
[23:53] fenris: What is going on? Is that William?
[23:53] wtkFleet35: Who I am is not important.
[23:54] wtkFleet35: Are you one of Rachel’s friends?
[23:54] fenris: Yes, I am.
[23:54] wtkFleet35: Let me give you some advice my new friend.
[23:54] wtkFleet35: You need to shut down your computer
[23:54] wtkFleet35: Forget about William
[23:54] wtkFleet35: Forget about Rachel
[23:54] wtkFleet35: And most of all
[23:54] wtkFleet35: Forget about Hanso Foundation
[23:55] fenris: Woah. Is that a threat?
[23:55] wtkFleet35: I would also advise you never to mention this conversation to anyone.
[23:55] wtkFleet35: Now run along.
[23:55] *** "wtkFleet35" signed off at Wed Sep 20 23:55:29 2006.

9/20/2006 06:34:00 PM  
Blogger shmoOo said...

WOW!!!!!!finally we are getting somewhere. the next few days should be VERY exciting!! TPTB are going to close this thing down with a BANG!!!!!!!!!!

9/20/2006 06:34:00 PM  
Blogger shmoOo said...

you didnt do a very good job fenris. you were told not to mention that conversation to anyone, yet here you are.

9/20/2006 06:36:00 PM  
Blogger William T. Kilpatrick said...

HELP! I'M BEING HELD PRISONER!!!

9/20/2006 06:40:00 PM  
Blogger William T. Kilpatrick said...

GOTTA GO!!!!!

9/20/2006 06:40:00 PM  
Blogger FYSB said...

Here here, ryandrumz! Our admins rock and made this board a really fun place to be. You guys kept us enthusiastic and encouraged us to think positive when we got a little gripey. (and belly, we did notice when you said good morning to us. it was a really nice thing to see that every day!)

I suspect that's where a lot of this anger and disappointment is coming from. If I had just played this game by myself, it would be no big deal if it was over. I've had such a good time logging in here every day and following the discussions and having the opportunity to express myself and to be challenged and laughing at all of the jokes.

Thanks to everyone, admin and poster alike!

9/20/2006 06:41:00 PM  
Blogger Fenris said...

Shmoo. Yeah. I think it must have been an in joke because they *knew* the first thing I'd do was post it here. ROFLMAO.

9/20/2006 06:42:00 PM  
Blogger William T. Kilpatrick said...

IT'S THOMPSON!!! HE'S TRYING TO KILL ME!!!

9/20/2006 06:44:00 PM  
Blogger kenaris said...

William T. Kilpatrick
*yawn*

9/20/2006 06:45:00 PM  
Blogger FYSB said...

Fenris, I hope you'll understand if we all keep a safe distance from you. You're clearly done for. And it's sooooo hard to get spattered blood out of my dry clean onlies.

9/20/2006 06:45:00 PM  
Blogger William T. Kilpatrick said...

HELPPL[PP!@!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

9/20/2006 06:46:00 PM  
Blogger William T. Kilpatrick said...

This is William T. Kilpatrick. Sorry for that little breakdown I just had. It happens all the time.

Allow me to take this opportunity to make a quick suggestion. Stay away from Hanso. They are a good company with good ideals and are the victims of a false attack,

And Fenris, I thought we had an agreement.

Namaste.

9/20/2006 06:48:00 PM  
Blogger Administrator said...

william,
confused. I thought you had to go 8 minutes ago?

9/20/2006 06:54:00 PM  
Blogger belly0fdesire said...

"wtk": lame

fenris: that's pretty cool, dude... wow...

9/20/2006 06:56:00 PM  
Blogger William T. Kilpatrick said...

You think this is a game?
You think this is a joke?
Think again.

9/20/2006 06:58:00 PM  
Blogger maven said...

Wow! Just got home and I'm stunned. So this is it guys...left dangling over a cliff by TPTB! I never expected complete answers to all of our questions (Lost producers NEVER tell you everything), but this just seems so abrupt. It's like the powers over TPTB said: "Enough! You've gone over budget....35,000 participants are not enough to warrant anymore of this thing. Close it up NOW!"

I'm with Admin: The Lost producers are probably just as pissed off as we are. It's not their style to end this so abruptly. I truly hope they are not ultimately responsible from this stupid ending.

With that said, I don't for one second regret getting involved in this experience. I've said it many times over the summer that this is the first time I've ever done anything like this, I've learned sooooo much about my computor and how to do geeky stuff, and, most importantly, I've "met" the best group of people that understand this obsession. What a great community! Sure there have been moments of great disappointment...but we've all stuck together and got through it. We've wished each other happy birthdays, anniversaries, great vacations. We've worried when someone was sick or wasn't posting for a while. The Lost Experience was a fantastic experience. We might be slightly disappointed right now to the news today, but all in all, I haven't used my old noggin like this for a long time and enjoyed every moment with this community.

A really big thank you goes out to the Administrators of this blog. Thanks to David for sticking with it when things looked bleaked. Thanks to Thrasher and Belly for stepping up to the plate to help David out. You all were on top at the fast-moving times, and kept us going during the lulls (a little too many for a lot of us). Thank you again!

Looking forward to the final podcast, David.

9/20/2006 06:59:00 PM  
Blogger Ange said...

There were a few of us that chatted with WTK...although he said the exact same thing no matter what was typed in response.

Also I HEART BELLYOFDESIRE, and it isn't a day until you say good morning....just saying.

9/20/2006 07:05:00 PM  
Blogger belly0fdesire said...

Thank you everyone :) I'm smiling again... ange.. that was very sweet..

9/20/2006 07:12:00 PM  
Blogger capcom said...

I wonder if we will ever find, somewhere, a listing of all the people involved in the various stages, websites, programming, event planning, etc. for the TLE? Maybe someone can find buried deep inside the ABC online-sub-sub-sub-files, some kind of flowchart that might list all the planners and their respective responsibilities and such. Or if we ever meet up with an ex-intern........just take them out for a few beers and get the scoop. :-)

The information would be interesting, if only to see who got assigned to what, and if indeed, the Lost-PTBs had very much power over the small details, and how much control the financial ABC-PTBs actually had.

9/20/2006 07:13:00 PM  
Blogger Passafist said...

admin,

can you e-mail me the specifics of the podcast when you know them. I'd like to make you one last Podcast intro!!! WORD UP!

9/20/2006 07:20:00 PM  
Blogger susieq said...

Been lurking since Day 1. I just HAD to post and say "TLEC YOU ROCK! Thanks Belly, Thrasher and David! Thanks to all the posters who figured out things I would have NEVER figured out! I would have given up on this game long ago without TLEC. So, Thanks!" Back to lurking...maybe when we all move over to TLC I'll actually start posting...nah, maybe not.

9/20/2006 07:24:00 PM  
Blogger egyptoricanqt said...

Hi All! I've been a lurker since the beginning and since this is all coming to a close soon I'd just like to say hello and goodbye to everyone!

It's been such a pleasure to share this experience with the smartest, creative and most awe-inspiring team (at least in my humble opinion). I never would have made it through the game without TLEC! You all helped me to feel like my obsession was normal!

Also, I just wanted to gove a shout out to Maven and Ryan whom I met at the Acura event in Santa Monica! See, I told you I would post!!!

Thanks everyone!! Can't wait to see you all in the Lost Community!

9/20/2006 07:26:00 PM  
Blogger Dr No said...

Wow, just like that, huh?

I'm reminded of similar--yet stronger at the time--emotions I had when the greatest comedy series of all time was cut down. I speak of course of "Arrested Development." Even though it consistently won critical praise and awards, it just did not get the audience it needed to sustain itself. I agree with the idea that something like that has happened with TLE.

Well, I enjoyed TLE while I could. Seems like the most creative, refreshing things in our pop culture are the ones that get cut down in their prime.

9/20/2006 07:28:00 PM  
Blogger maven said...

Hye, egyptoricanqt! Great to see you finally here, even though there's only a few days left! Saw your pic on WIA, too! You better keep posting in the Lost Community blog! LOL Once you get started you can't stop!

WV: Loadk!

9/20/2006 07:30:00 PM  
Blogger Thrasher76 said...

I will catch up on all of these great comments tomorrow. But I wanted to say that I am going to attempt to get on with DJ Dan and I am going to stay up to listen to the grande finale. I am with you all to the end, my Losties, my Friends!!

9/20/2006 07:38:00 PM  
Blogger Ange said...

I'm with Thrasher...I was here at the start I will be here at the end...even if it means being tired at work on Monday. I feel a little like camp is over!

9/20/2006 07:43:00 PM  
Blogger Kenzie said...

I think that it's kind of sad. I've been coming to this site every day for a while now to see what was going on. I feel like a part of my life will be missing now.

*sigh* :(

9/20/2006 08:02:00 PM  
Blogger fitz66 said...

speaking of which what ever happend to wtk and the man in the yellow lab coat was he iron man or what this is kind of disapointing ust because i though it was going to be a lot cooler towards the end i thought we were going to see the island and see alvar now which we still might ut i doubt it prob alvar but not the island now if we see one of the losties in the nd that would be cool but im just hoping this last video is something worth while

9/20/2006 08:17:00 PM  
Blogger thinbluemime said...

fenris forgot what hanso did to the Black Dahlia (wink)

BTW, did you see the movie fenris? Did you like it?

9/20/2006 08:27:00 PM  
Blogger thinbluemime said...

I still want to know what olivia newton john and jim croce had in common.......or was this another "what did one snowman say to another snowman joke"? that gets answered in season 12?

9/20/2006 08:31:00 PM  
Blogger capcom said...

I would really like to know what the purpose of the Golden Oracle bars was.

Do we know?

9/20/2006 08:39:00 PM  
Blogger rfr4ever said...

capcom:
alot of our theories are that tptb never got to that because they decided to cut it short.

9/20/2006 08:47:00 PM  
Blogger rfr4ever said...

I hope everyone goes in the chat room again, that was really fun

9/20/2006 08:49:00 PM  
Blogger Mrs.Unscrew said...

Guys,
Stop posting those cheesy goodbyes. I'm gonna cry! It's like we (lurks) have been watching a whole drama with maven, ryandrumz, fysb and everyone... *sob*
So please, let's not end the game like this. Actually, i need to apologize 'cause i was so stupid in my last post! Even if TLE was disappointing sometimes. We had fun! And also, let's not expect anything from DJ Dan's podcast. It could be great. It could suck. We never know.
I just don't want this final weekend to be bitter.

(Oh, yeah. Can you understand what I'm writing? Am I making sense? Thanks for all the patience.)

9/20/2006 09:04:00 PM  
Blogger Totengraber said...

Hey all,

I'm pretty tore down that fling is over. But I'm happy to have run across this here blog, the folks here are the best. It was mighty fine to meet y'all losties at the Dallas Apollo Shindig. I'll be lurkin' over at TLC and hope this bunch will stay together for season 3.

Perhaps TPTB will start up some "experiance" for next summer. I'm already makin' arrangments fer Comic-Con. There's always somthin' Lost there.

Dig Y'all Later

9/20/2006 09:07:00 PM  
Blogger thinbluemime said...

OT - kinda

time for the land of nod for me, but hoping fenris catches this.

The Black Dahlia has had me interested for some time now due to the extended link to James Ellroy's birthdate, and that date's connection to the Lost Numbers (by my reckoning).
http://users.newblog.com/thinbluemime/?post_id=1035

On September 16, 2006 - Coast to Coast Live did a show on the Black Dahlia with author Steve Hodel, who claims his father was the murderer of The Black Dahlia. Here is the link to CTC and links to Hodel's site and book.
http://www.coasttocoastam.com/gen/page1640.html

If you can get your hands on this interview with Hodel, it is fascinating. A man with an IQ higher than Einsteins, who was an evil genius........AND a Father and Son Tragedy....


Niters all!!!!!!!!!!!!

9/20/2006 09:09:00 PM  
Blogger fgradel said...

Hey, whatever happened to the missing two last bits of The "Bad Twin" interview? Does anyone things that the 'last video' that is supposed to reveal the 'misteries' of TLE will be Gary Troup concluding his TV interview saying "oh, by the way, have I mentioned that Alvar Hanso is living in an island at south pacific, hiding from her renegated daughter, while training 10.000 monkeys to change the Valenzetti Equation?" It would be interesting if the answer to TLE lies at its very beginning...

9/20/2006 09:11:00 PM  
Blogger miguelon said...

;(

9/20/2006 09:14:00 PM  
Blogger Cam794 said...

ok am i right the DJ dan podcast is this sunday???? And HOW D U LISTEN TO IT!!!! and any1 kno wat time itll b on in the east coast of the usa??? THX

9/20/2006 09:19:00 PM  
Blogger Hedge said...

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9/20/2006 09:19:00 PM  
Blogger Cam794 said...

PLZZZZZZZZZ TELL ME I MISSED DA LAST LIVE 1 and i really wanna hear dis 1

9/20/2006 09:25:00 PM  
Blogger Totengraber said...

Thinbluemime said:
If you can get your hands on this interview with Hodel....

Hodel was on Coast 2 Coast AM for 2 hours last Saturday. Yeh, The Black Dahlia, pretty creeepy stuff! I can dig it.

9/20/2006 09:27:00 PM  
Blogger skick said...

Hey,
Sorry everyone I have been on vacation for a couple of weeks so I am doing a massive catch-up right now. I am sorry if any of this has already been brought up but, wasn't there talk of a new blog or chat group continuing on after this? Also, I have asked this before but wanted to throw it out again, is there any one here living in Seattle? I would love to meet up and chat about LOST and the Lost Experience, e-mail me or post if you are down. And lastly, OMG was that ever the wrong time to go on vacation, I am still reeling from it all. OMG.
Skick

9/20/2006 09:27:00 PM  
Blogger Jack Gladney said...

fgradel-

I think it was Chekov who famously said, "never introduce a Gary Troup in the first act if you do not intend for it to go off by the third." I've certainly been wondering if Gary Troup would have any part to play in this, as he's the one majorish character who's gotten next to no screen time. I like the idea of his last video interview fragment containing information important to the plot quite a bit.

9/20/2006 09:33:00 PM  
Blogger maven said...

I kind of feel that camp is over for the summer, and we're all at the buses saying our goodbyes! We all promise to keep in touch!

Well, we definitely can because The Lost Community Blog is up and running and will be there to dissect each LOST episode. Maybe we can figure out how this ARG fits into what's going on in S3.

9/20/2006 09:45:00 PM  
Blogger Cam794 said...

OK i found out how 2 watch it but DOES ANY! KNO WAT TIME IT IS ON ON THE EAST COAST OF THE USA!!!!

9/20/2006 09:45:00 PM  
Blogger maven said...

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9/20/2006 09:49:00 PM  
Blogger FYSB said...

I've been thinking about those comments saying that the game is over because of the complaints and I'd like to respond.

Remember early in the game, when we had the really cool Persephone hacks? I thought the heavy water one was especially awesome. And when we had to go to the CIA factbook. We were all very excited and enthusiastic and posted very positive "feedback" to TPTB.

TPTB set a pretty high bar there in the beginning with Persephone. And I honestly liked the Rachel story. It was fun following her and supporting her.

We only started to complain when TPTB didn't keep up that initial standard. So yes, we did point out flaws and inconsistencies, but we also gave a big woohoo when they pulled off something cool.

I will not feel guilty for responding when I felt like things were going awry and neither should anyone else. A company should view a complaint as an opportunity to open a dialogue to work toward a satisfactory outcome. Sometimes TPTB did listen to us...remember when Rachel responded to our "what the heck is going on with this newspaper article?" They realized they made a mistake and found an in-game way to respond.

For whatever reason TPTB is powering down this weekend. I truly do not believe it is because of any negative comments made here or elsewhere. There were 37,000 people on HE. Maybe 50 are regular posters here. Our comments may have been reviewed by TPTB, but we are way too small of a sample size to shut this down. This was deemed an interactive experience, so we shouldn't feel bad for interacting.

C'mon, give me a big ol group hug.

9/20/2006 09:52:00 PM  
Blogger Totengraber said...

Hey Cam794,

DJDAN Is at 8pm PDT 9-24, that's 11pm EDT.

9/20/2006 09:52:00 PM  
Blogger Cam794 said...

kk THX ALOT totengraber man idk im gonna b able to stay up fo all of it + i got skool the nxt day DAM IT! well theres all ways iTunes. but still i would like to b there wen its live. :*(

9/20/2006 09:55:00 PM  
Blogger FYSB said...

tot....i said group hug and i meant it. now say it back.
;>)

9/20/2006 10:00:00 PM  
Blogger Cam794 said...

Also not having to do wit TLE but with the show,i read somthin bout on da season 3 poster the actors and actesses eyes r differnt colors than on the show. like Josh Holloway's (Saywer) eyes r blue on da show and........ wel idk on da poster but i tink Mathew Fox's (Jack) eyes r brown and on da poster there like blue and orange or somthin like dat. Any1 find this weird?????

9/20/2006 10:01:00 PM  
Blogger maven said...

Great sentiments, FYSB! Whenever something went "wrong" in the game and we let TPTB know it, we were very interactive. We tried desparately to make sense of the error, analyzed it, dissected it, and demanded explanations. Come one, didn't we have a great time? Didn't we keep coming back for more? (Although we did seem to lose some regulars along the way.) Didn't we all turn on our computor first thing in the morning to check in and see what was new? I may be slightly disappointed as this game winds down, but we all knew it would end sooner or later. It's just a little sooner than we thought.

Realistically, when TPTB and THEIR Powers That Be critique this they'll probably conclude that the numbers (not THOSE numbers) don't add up. Over 35,000 might have registered at HE, but the actual everyday playership is much smaller than that. It always comes down to the bottom line doesn't it?

9/20/2006 10:05:00 PM  
Blogger Totengraber said...

Gimee a big ole hug y'all!

(hugs everyone)

9/20/2006 10:06:00 PM  
Blogger Cam794 said...

Well off to bed fo me c u all lata

Cam :-)

9/20/2006 10:06:00 PM  
Blogger maven said...

HUG HUG HUG!

9/20/2006 10:07:00 PM  
Blogger FYSB said...

thank you tot. much better.

and thanks maven,

and cam, here is a terrific place to go for time changes.

http://www.worldtimezone.com/

9/20/2006 10:11:00 PM  
Blogger belly0fdesire said...

I'm really touched by a lot of your comments... AMAZED at how many lurkers are coming out and commenting... this really is a great community... I really hope the majority of you stay with us at the TLC blog... losing the game is one thing, but losing this community that we've built together, including all the lurkers, would be tragic...

*BIG GROUP HUG*

9/20/2006 10:22:00 PM  
Blogger Those Pesky Voices... said...

Wow, you go overseas for 2 months, to a place with no internet access, and return home to this. This cop out ending of my summer obsession. C'est la vie. Anyways, wanted to thank the core team here at TLE for keeping up to date, so I could read about all of your exciting adventures. It's been a great time, and I hope we all have a chance to collaborate in the future.

An idea, since we have such a creative and talented group here, if NBC won't give us anything, we could just keep it going ourselves.

9/20/2006 10:25:00 PM  
Blogger antecedent said...

Hi everybody. I'm still alive. I've been around the entire time, just been busy with LOTS of other things simultaneously. Its been a pleasure taking part in this with all of you. I've tried my best to keep my "ACTS" post over on the research blog up to date. Hopefully some of you will find it useful and/or amusing. I'll try and pop in at the new blog site from time to time. And a BIG WHATS UP and HUG to Belly, Maven, and all of my other collaborators from Day 1. :)

9/20/2006 10:32:00 PM  
Blogger maven said...

Those pesky voices: Welcome back! WOW...2 months away! Yes, TLEC really did a great job of posting all the clues as they came in! Anyone could get up-to-date quickly or refresh their memories and double check something.

You might not know that there's a new blog set up to discuss Season 3: The Lost Community. Check it out. We don't have to say goodbye!

9/20/2006 10:35:00 PM  
Blogger maven said...

Wow, Antecedent! Go great to hear from you! Glad all is well! Real life does have a way of taking precedence over some things, right? LOL
Looking forward to you checking in at TLC once S3 starts. We really, really missed you and your great insights!

9/20/2006 10:37:00 PM  
Blogger Kimber said...

Hey, I have enjoyed this website and all the posters,chatters and of course the admins'. Belly, David and Trasher you have made this site easy to work with and that made it fun. Doesn't mean I am not going to wake for this phase. So you all come 9/23/06 in Dallas, Tx.

9/20/2006 10:46:00 PM  
Blogger Timothy said...

Will Phase 6 explain how the Hanso Foundation reversed the rotation of the Earth to allow DJDan's live podcast to be on at 8:00 p.m., PT, 5:00 p.m., ET, per the ABC press release? (I'm guessing it has something to do with the Electromagnetic Research Initiative)

9/20/2006 11:31:00 PM  
Blogger noblelawyer said...

I'm with admin's general sentiments (with a little bit of bellyof desire thrown in).

Overall I choose to remember the good parts of this game. It did fizzle out at the end, but I don't blame the creative minds behind LOST for that.

Since it has fizzled out, I am frankly glad TLE is ending. I also hope that they do not beat this dead horse when Season 3 begins.

I do hope this community continues so we can discuss the show, because ya'll have been the best part of all this.

I wouldn't mind TPTB trying to resurect this ARG during the breaks in the show though.

As far as the DJ Dan podcasts - it doesn't appear that there will be call-ins since last time there was more advance notice.
I think it will be the ROT guys, Malik and Rachel calling in.

Now if Alvar or mittlewerk called in.......that would be interesting!

9/20/2006 11:45:00 PM  
Blogger Dman176 said...

Well, I have to admit, this comes as a bit of a shock that it's ending so...abruptly. I, too, figured that WIA was Act 4 while it overlapped with HE; but the coded correspondence between Malik and Rachel was so short and, well...uneventful, that it seemed more like an "interlude" to link the final two acts. I honestly expected that the final act of this game was going to be something really exciting and challenging that would take us into the premiere on Oct. 4th with a bang. I've perused over many of the comments made here and I have to agree, it seems like the reason could very well be that the past few weeks haven't gone as well as ABC had planned, and TPTB are now putting a bit of pressure on the creators to start wrapping it up. I mean, it's obvious that the writers and creators had this story meticulously planned out, and to end the game this way just seems so...anticlimactic.

Oh well, I can't say I've been that disappointed with the Experience overall. My only real regret is that I didn't get into this game from the very beginning. Even though the whole WIA/Apollo thing seemed sort of pointless, I got to meet some interesting and nice people as a result, and I do intend on continuing to post on the Lost Community board/blog after this is over.

Regardless of what happens at this point, I'm looking forward to hearing the DJ Dan podcast on Sunday night and watching that "last" video, whatever it may be. I like to think that this whole experience was sort of a "test-run" and that maybe they'll try this again next summer... perhaps something like "The Lost Conspiracy." :p It's kind of like when a company releases a sequel to a good video game that might have had a few faults: the creators and developers will try to take into account all of the complaints that people had with the first one and learn from the mistakes they made in order to make the sequel a better, more enjoyable experience for everyone. One can hope...

I definitely feel like this was indeed a great concept, though. I've actually been thinking of trying to put together something like this for another cult classic series a few years from now. We'll see...

9/20/2006 11:47:00 PM  
Blogger RyaNDrumZ said...

Lot to read, but all I have to say is...
WHATS UP ANTECEDENT!!! I remember you from way back in the game...
Laters

9/21/2006 12:05:00 AM  
Blogger Stefan said...

Is someone going to put this life on youtube or something? I think I won't be able to call djdan because I got to be at school that day. I know it's Saturday, but I'm from easter europe (8pm PST is 0pm GMT right? I'll definatelly be at school...)
Hope they'll answer what the hell was all this missing_organs.zip file about.

9/21/2006 12:29:00 AM  
Blogger JoAnn said...

Oh my gosh.... I drove 2 hours, then took a 45 minute BART ride to San Francisco, just to get to the Apollo/Acura event and find out only the 1st 150 people got into the VIP section!! We were too late! So my brave daughter started going up to strangers and asking if they would give her their Apollo Bar. Guess what!! It worked! So now that everything is over, I have my Apollo bar and big whoop tee doo. We did take some "tourist" shots that I will try to upload.

We didn't find any other TLEC people but there was one guy from the one of the other blogs. All in all... we made the best of a bad situation and had fun.

Was anyone else there?

9/21/2006 01:07:00 AM  
Blogger scoutpost said...

Checking back in before bed and realized I missed all the group hugs! *tear* I love you guys! *late group hug to everyone*

9/21/2006 01:11:00 AM  
Blogger Nightcrawler said...

http://www.harvestfilms.com/home2.html

9/21/2006 02:24:00 AM  
Blogger JoAnn said...

Nite nite all... I posted a few pictures of our SF Apollo Adventure on my blogspot.

http://jr615.blogspot.com/

9/21/2006 02:25:00 AM  
Blogger Nightcrawler said...

my post got cut off hmm...
well i was just saying that there is a new advertisement/picture for djdan's podcast on abc.com
ps. sorry if this is old

9/21/2006 02:29:00 AM  
Blogger Dark Angel said...

Hi Guys,

I know you'vs all gone to bed but hopefully you'll read this in the (your) norning.

Just wanted to say I agree with you all. The TLE has been great and I am sure it is ABC and not TPTB that have ended but I don't care from the ashes of TLEC the Phoenix of TLC has been born. In the past one things that has put me off online chat is the flammers and trolls but TLEC has been a revelation, no flame no trolls not flame just a great bunch of people.

You know I'm note even upset that I will not be able to hear DJ Dan because I know you guys will be there for me, listening.

Anyway enough sentiment, I will be recording a short MP3 for the podcast.

time to do some work I guess...

9/21/2006 03:30:00 AM  
Blogger InEnglandAndLost said...

I've been away for a while, I came back, saw that everyone who has registered with HE.com has had an email... I bloody well haven't!!!

And gutted that it's over so soon! What time will the final podcast be here? 3am!?

9/21/2006 03:49:00 AM  
Blogger picsel said...

yeh 3am for me too on a huge day as i have a school half day at school then spending the rest with my gf and a bunch of other things, completely on the wrong day, please extend it ffs as idont want to miss a live finale.

Do you think the podcast was changedbecause ABCtold them to finish it with the podcast?

9/21/2006 04:02:00 AM  
Blogger Dark Angel said...

Hi InEnglandandLost...


Nice to see you again

I got the email from Rachel but not at the same time as the guys in the US!

I haven't worked out what time the podcast is over here but it is in the early hours of the morning. Oh well I won't be staying up. I'll read about it at work on the Monday mornign I guess and listen to it on Monday night.

Nevermind - 2 weeks till Season 3 starts...

9/21/2006 04:02:00 AM  
Blogger TEAM Lena said...

OK, last minute shoutout for casting call on DJLENA...(this DOES NOT APPLY TO YOU THRASHER! we all set!)

Now, whoever has these credentials can maybe still get in as a caller:

1) YOU HAVE TO HAVE A MICROPHONE

2) You have to be willing to record yourself at this time. (I know of easy to use and download software)

3) you have to come up with your own idea for either funny subject.

**just email me at lenaw70@yahoo.com with idea and or recording!**

www.djlena.com

(sorry David, I dont mean to sound like a commercial just trying to get lots of TLEC peeps on! LOL)

9/21/2006 04:06:00 AM  
Blogger Dark Angel said...

Hi DJ Lena

Whens the deadline?

9/21/2006 04:30:00 AM  
Blogger Fenris said...

Hey all.

TBM - I haven't seen it yet, but will do at the first oppertunity of that you can rest assured! Thanks for the other info too.

FYSB - There were strange lime green helicopters outside my flat last night. You think I should be worried?

Capcom - I'm warming the blasters

Belly - Was pretty automated, but was still way cool to be the first to get it (AFAIK). I never got anything from the ROT guys so this was kinda cool.

9/21/2006 04:40:00 AM  
Blogger Dark Angel said...

Hey Fenris,

you've got me thinking we've had a British Army Lynx helicopter buzzing us at work the last couple of days, they keep circling the building.

Could it be Hanso?

Wow this reminds me of hanging out on alt.alien.visitors in the early 90's when people would post about being followed by Men in Black :P

9/21/2006 04:51:00 AM  
Blogger InEnglandAndLost said...

***Spoiler-ish***

I guess most of the guys in the UAS have seen this, but brit peeps... if you want a sneak peak at a scene from S3...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hABzxZSVnL0&NR

9/21/2006 05:15:00 AM  
Blogger InEnglandAndLost said...

USA even - damn my big fingers!!!

9/21/2006 05:15:00 AM  
Blogger Dark Angel said...

We had a big discussion on thi sa few days back, pretty interesting stuff.

I don't know if it's just me but when ever I paly the clip the audio is way out of sync

9/21/2006 05:26:00 AM  
Blogger 2Sweet2BSour said...

I am choosing to hope that TPTB are pulling our leg with the end date of 24th - I think this will not be the end. They've got a few months to fill up between the two parts of S3!!

Can't wait!

PS: I have really REALLY enjoyed lurking on this site. You guys crack me up, and you're dedication (and brain power!!) is incredible!

I will actually have to start doing some work again next week :-(

9/21/2006 05:55:00 AM  
Blogger Dark Angel said...

Hi 2Sweet2bsour

Nice to hear from you, whilst I would like to be optimisitc, I think that the 24th will be the end as it was an official ABC statement.

The TLE was a big experiment, fun for us and useful research for the sponsors.

But hey after DJ Dan we get the final video and then it's only a week until Season 3 :)

9/21/2006 06:05:00 AM  
Blogger LucyBob said...

Morning! of afternoon everyone! Just spent about 3 hours reading through all these comments. What time will us here in the UK be able to listen to the podcast. *cries =( Gutted its coming to an end

9/21/2006 06:15:00 AM  
Blogger paperlanterns said...

whhhyy!?!?! i thought i'd be fine... just cause it airs at 11 am where i am, and im at school.. i'd come home and listen to a recording... :(

im wagging :P

theres no way im missing the end of something i've been following since the beginning

9/21/2006 06:15:00 AM  
Blogger TEAM Lena said...

UPDATES UPDATES UPDATES!

DJ LENA

enjoy...more tomorrow!

PS. dark angel:
needs to be recorded by Thursday 9pm so get to cracking LOL! Its seriously late here, so off to bed! nighty night folks!

9/21/2006 06:15:00 AM  
Blogger superdifey said...

Hey guys

I think the podcast is 4 am BST - Pacific time is 8 hrs behind us here. Really rotten timing for us, huh! Especially now we know this is the end.

Dark Angel - do you not think TPTB are ABC??

I am trying to find out who was responsible for the UK arm of it, so that I can get some feedback to them. If I do, I will let you all now if I get a response.

I too am sad it is coming to a close (although my hubby is pleased he will see me in the evenings again!!) However, this has been a great community and I hugely admire Admin, Belly & Thrasher who I am sure have given up so much of their time during the summer to make this such a great place.

9/21/2006 06:22:00 AM  
Blogger LucyBob said...

4am?! You have to be kidding me! After a long day at work, im gonna have to stay up and listen lol. Gutted like.

9/21/2006 06:30:00 AM  
Blogger Dark Angel said...

Hi Superdifey

Sorry for the confusion, Yes I know Carlton, Damon et al work for ABC but what I meant is that the decision to end this may have come from ABC Executives rather than the creative team behind loss. Carlton & Damon have often bemoaned th epossibilities of ABC either cutting this short or dragging things out.

I think we shouldn't be to quick to attack these guys who have done a great job at trying something completely new when it is quite possible some ABC Exec, or the accounts dept or even one or more of the sponsors that have caused it to end.

Lucybob - good to see you back - long time, no see - hows Barnsley?

9/21/2006 06:42:00 AM  
Blogger Weezknight said...

Well everyone, I do want to say a big thank you to everyone out there for all of the fun(?) we've had this Summer. I've been doing this TLE thing since we first heard about "breaking strain," and I must say I'm a little sad to see it all end. My only gripe in this whole thing is similar to everyone else's. The THF.org portion of this game was hands-down the best part. It was VERY interactive and very puzzling...who could forget all the confusion over the "hole" pictures?! After that, I felt we were just being led by the nose, and the whole "puzzle" aspect got lost. I'm interested to see how this all ends, but there's no way I'm going to get the slightly bitter taste that's been left by the last few parts of the ARG.

On a side note, my wife and I did give birth to our first child, a daughter, during all of this...and, no, her name is not Rachel or Persephone.

9/21/2006 06:47:00 AM  
Blogger Dark Angel said...

Weezknight -

Big Congratulations - being a dad Rocks... I have two boys and the sleepless nights, explosive nappies etc really are all worth it ;)

Dark Angel aka Daddy to Jack and Ben

9/21/2006 06:53:00 AM  

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