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Clue #141 - Retrievers of Truth Update?


The Retrievers of Truth have a new thread on their message board (password "Steinbeck"). It is dated September 13th but apparently just appeared today. Please correct us if we're wrong. Thanks to makomk for the email. While it's completely unrelated to The Lost Experience, we wanted to wish everyone a very happy "Talk Like a Pirate Day" on this wonderful September 19th, 2006. :)

296 Comments:

Blogger Thrasher76 said...

ARRR and First!

9/19/2006 12:57:00 PM  
Blogger Nightcrawler said...

ARGG maties

9/19/2006 12:57:00 PM  
Blogger ib4uc said...

Ahoy! second...

9/19/2006 12:58:00 PM  
Blogger jonahadkins said...

Garrr - i be in the TOp ten shwaby

9/19/2006 12:58:00 PM  
Blogger Fenris said...

Arrrrr Ship Mates.

I wonder how many of these we'll need before DJ Dan.

9/19/2006 12:59:00 PM  
Blogger jonahadkins said...

Yo Ho Ho - a pirates life for me...

9/19/2006 12:59:00 PM  
Blogger jonahadkins said...

Yo ho, yo ho, a pirate's life for me.
We pillage, we plunder, we rifle, and loot,
Drink up, me 'earties, yo ho.
We kidnap and ravage and don't give a hoot,
Drink up me 'earties, yo ho.

Yo ho, yo ho, a pirate's life for me.
We extort, we pilfer, we filch, and sack,
Drink up, me 'earties, yo ho.
Maraud and embezzle, and even high-jack,
Drink up, me 'earties, yo ho.

Yo ho, yo ho, a pirate's life for me.
We kindle and char, inflame and ignite,
Drink up, me 'earties, yo ho.
We burn up the city, we're really a fright,
Drink up, me 'earties, yo ho.

We're rascals, scoundrels, villans, and knaves,
Drink up, me 'earties, yo ho.
We're devils and black sheep, really bad eggs,
Drink up, me 'earties, yo ho.

Yo ho, yo ho, a pirate's life for me.
We're beggars and blighters, ne'er-do-well cads,
Drink up, me 'earties, yo ho.
Aye, but we're loved by our mommies and dads,
Drink up, me 'earties, yo ho.

9/19/2006 01:00:00 PM  
Blogger belly0fdesire said...

yo..... ho...... 8th?

9/19/2006 01:02:00 PM  
Blogger Sara said...

Top 10?

9/19/2006 01:04:00 PM  
Blogger Dazzedelf said...

Argh, and say what you like, i've been using the pirate photo for almost the entire ARG ;)

Argggh!!!

If you are over 18 there is a wonderful pirates movie out starring Janine and Jesse Jane that I recommend for this wonderful day.

9/19/2006 01:06:00 PM  
Blogger TheBookPolice said...

Avast, ye scurvy dogs! I'll trade all the gold(en oracle) Apollo bars I have in me hold for a meaningful conclusion to this ARG.

ARG!!!

(really is there a better acronym to use on Talk Like a Pirate Day than ARG?)

9/19/2006 01:10:00 PM  
Blogger Benito said...

YEARRRGH! I hope we git some experience updates today!

9/19/2006 01:11:00 PM  
Blogger americanpi said...

What is a pirate's favorite vegetable?

9/19/2006 01:17:00 PM  
Blogger ORA-29306 said...

arrrrrrrtichokes

9/19/2006 01:20:00 PM  
Blogger beanpolekt said...

Yarrr, i had no idea anyone else celebrated talk like a pirate day

9/19/2006 01:21:00 PM  
Blogger americanpi said...

LOL...What are pirate's favorite socks?

9/19/2006 01:21:00 PM  
Blogger oxillini said...

do ye think any barrrrs will have rum specials?

9/19/2006 01:22:00 PM  
Blogger oxillini said...

arrrrrrgyle

9/19/2006 01:22:00 PM  
Blogger Thrasher76 said...

ARRRRRgyle!

9/19/2006 01:22:00 PM  
Blogger wendyzski said...

How much did it cost the pirate to get his ears pierced?

9/19/2006 01:23:00 PM  
Blogger americanpi said...

A BUCK AN EAR!

9/19/2006 01:25:00 PM  
Blogger americanpi said...

How does a pirate watch movies?

9/19/2006 01:26:00 PM  
Blogger oxillini said...

in the darrrrrrk?

9/19/2006 01:31:00 PM  
Blogger americanpi said...

On a V C ARRRRRRRRR

9/19/2006 01:32:00 PM  
Blogger JGZ350 said...

Top 25! arrrrrrr

9/19/2006 01:34:00 PM  
Blogger LostFanatic said...

I love how in this information age two joe's can invent this fake holiday as a joke that 10 years later people still make reference to, that people in other countries know about, and that has us all talking about it today. Man I love this world!! :-) I think I'm gonna invent a holiday too... just gotta work out the details LOL.

9/19/2006 01:35:00 PM  
Blogger Administrator said...

Ummm...I've been in and out today...have you guys seen THIS?

9/19/2006 01:39:00 PM  
Blogger Dennis said...

Lostfanatic,

Talk Like A Pirate Day (and Thanksgiving apparently) didn't really catch on until Dave Barry threw his full support behind it:

http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/living/columnists/dave_barry/4018055.htm

9/19/2006 01:46:00 PM  
Blogger noblelawyer said...

what do you with a captain's daughter earli in the morning?

9/19/2006 01:47:00 PM  
Blogger Thrasher76 said...

Hey David, Sorry I got a little caught up in the pirate thing and was being a little more creative than normal with the post. No worries!!

9/19/2006 01:47:00 PM  
Blogger MakoMK said...

administrator: read about that episode of Wife Swap a Keep to the Code (all about why exactly she did it...)

9/19/2006 01:50:00 PM  
Blogger Dennis said...

.
MAKOMK...

In the last post you mentioned "My site monitor's going wild..."

Are you using a diffeerent ARG monitor than the one at http://www.lowkeysoft.com/LostARG/monitor.php??

9/19/2006 01:58:00 PM  
Blogger MakoMK said...

I think Retrievers of Truth has updated - the last entry's dated the 13th, but I don't remember it and it's not listed here.

9/19/2006 01:59:00 PM  
Blogger RyaNDrumZ said...

ARRRRR!! FYSB just read yer last comment on last post...LOL

9/19/2006 02:01:00 PM  
Blogger oxillini said...

mako: i don't recall seeing that one either. good catch!

9/19/2006 02:04:00 PM  
Blogger MakoMK said...

dennis: yep - I've got a site monitor of my own devising (unfortunately not publicly-available for various reasons...) - it now even IMs me when it detects an update. (Even if I could make it publicly accessible, it'd only be available when I'm online, which doesn't help much.)

9/19/2006 02:04:00 PM  
Blogger RyaNDrumZ said...

Looks new to me...ARRR

9/19/2006 02:04:00 PM  
Blogger FYSB said...

arrr, reposting from last

Look what just washed ashore...a message in a dharma mayo jar! Wait, let me open it...

*unscrews jar lid, removes used apollo bar wrapper*

Hey, it's a note from Rachel!

"What a weekend I had! Suffice to say there were narrow escapes, sharks with lasers on their heads, evil megalomaniacs, bad hair, genetically altered jungle animals and you won't believe what else! I'd love to tell you all about it, but first I need you to do something for me.

Grab a sprite, head over to your Jeep dealer, persuade the sales manager to strip to his skivvies, sing a duet with him about pirates, juggle a dozen Apollo bars, tattoo RB4EVR on your right rump, sponsor a sri lankan child's vaccinations via Sally Struthers website, create a 2 story replica of a nanite out of Joop droppings and oh yeah, capture the whole thing on your Verizon phone.

Trust me, it's important. I'll explain later.

then go to www.wheredidthearggo.com and post your video.

once 42,815 post their complete videos, i'll send out another mayonaise jar. Thanks!"

Wow, she sure gets a lot of info on one little wrapper. Oddly enough, her handwriting is in ALL CAPS.

*hurries off to jeep dealer*

9/19/2006 02:08:00 PM  
Blogger belly0fdesire said...

administrator: yeah... today's international talk like a pirate day... (sept. 19th)... that's why we've all been talking like this all day... (you should see the people at Walmart... THEY'RE THE FREAKS! NOT ME!)... the family on Wife Swap is actually the people that created the day. It's pretty cool that it aired as the season premiere the day before actual Talk Like a Pirate Day...

9/19/2006 02:12:00 PM  
Blogger belly0fdesire said...

oh... and... AAAAAARRRR!!

9/19/2006 02:13:00 PM  
Blogger lostmyid said...

arr.... i'm bored

9/19/2006 02:16:00 PM  
Blogger DeDJeZTeR said...

AAARRRGGGHHHHHHH

The timbers be shivering with laughter at that one Fastenyourcrowsneststrap.

Let the non-pirates rue the day they messed with Frachel the Dame of the Sea.

C-ya and Arrggghhhh again

9/19/2006 02:16:00 PM  
Blogger Ange said...

ROT looks new to me too! Manny activity, now a new ROT...fire up the AIM's folks.

9/19/2006 02:17:00 PM  
Blogger Thrasher76 said...

FYSB - Totally hysterical!!! Your posts are always entertaining, more so than the game at the moment!

9/19/2006 02:19:00 PM  
Blogger FYSB said...

Lovin' the ROT update! TPTB, very sneaky. Great catch MAKOMK.

My prediction...THF is gonna come out swinging by the end of the week and we will see the return of their website.

Anybody think the ROT boys are gonna get whacked?

(can we have Talk Like A Soprano day next?)

9/19/2006 02:20:00 PM  
Blogger JGZ350 said...

FYSB, verk cool post. What a creative mind you have. Arrrrrgggg!

9/19/2006 02:25:00 PM  
Blogger Administrator said...

Frontpage updated thanks to makomk! :)
Are the ROT folks in NYC? Could iobi have been spotted by "Ironman" Malik? Wouldn't she recognize him? How would he recognize her? Just a speculation.

9/19/2006 02:32:00 PM  
Blogger belly0fdesire said...

david: good job with the image on the front page.

9/19/2006 02:35:00 PM  
Blogger goingdark! said...

your not wrong about the new thread i literally checked it an hour ago and there was nothing new. THERE LYING TO USE!!!!!!!!

lol

9/19/2006 02:39:00 PM  
Blogger RyaNDrumZ said...

Well, FAR is in caps on the new thread...Don't know what this could mean.
TPTB are just trying to tell us that they watch our comments. Just a way for them to clarify things with the whole DJDan fiasco...

9/19/2006 02:41:00 PM  
Blogger Painki11er said...

the password "Steinbeck" ain't working, searched the source code and found the hidden value:
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

which ain't working yet either lol.

9/19/2006 02:41:00 PM  
Blogger picsel said...

steinbeck worked for me

9/19/2006 02:43:00 PM  
Blogger oxillini said...

Steinbeck still works for me

9/19/2006 02:43:00 PM  
Blogger cyberyang said...

Rockwell's hit song from the 80's.
"Somebody's Watching Me"

9/19/2006 02:43:00 PM  
Blogger picsel said...

admin, if THF execs used to walk around in their officed perhaps they just figured out who each one of them are? perhaps they managed to figure it out and see which users were who in the offices? im not sure how malik would do it?

9/19/2006 02:45:00 PM  
Blogger RyaNDrumZ said...

Info on Rockwell (Musician) from Wikipedia:

Rockwell was the stage name of Kenneth William Gordy (born Kennedy William Gordy on March 15, 1964), who was an African-American R&B performer for the Motown label. He was born in Detroit, Michigan.

Rockwell is the son of Motown founder and CEO Berry Gordy. To avoid charges of nepotism, Rockwell secured his record deal without his father's knowledge.

In 1984, Rockwell released his only hit single, "Somebody's Watching Me", featuring childhood friends Michael and Jermaine Jackson on guest vocals (notably in the chorus lyrics). "Somebody's Watching Me" was a Top Ten pop hit in the US and a #1 R&B hit. Follow-up singles underperformed, however, and Rockwell soon ended his musical career with Motown.

A remix of "Somebody's Watching Me", by the dance act Beatfreakz, was released in the UK on 1 March 2006, peaking at No. 3. A cover version of the song was also released by the band Warmen.

From - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rockwell_%28musician%29

9/19/2006 02:45:00 PM  
Blogger Painki11er said...

actually, steinbeck is working now, not sure why, but I still have no idea what that password is for, im trying to decode it.

9/19/2006 02:46:00 PM  
Blogger oxillini said...

painki11er: that string you posted earlier, when base64 decoded gives Steinbeck

9/19/2006 02:49:00 PM  
Blogger Dennis said...

Administrator said...

Are the ROT folks in NYC? Could iobi have been spotted by "Ironman" Malik? Wouldn't she recognize him? How would he recognize her? Just a speculation.


Hanso people were in the ROT offices:

The way things stand now with HANSO folks lurking around our offices, how can you be sure you are not developing programs for the talking monkey people?

Mittelwerk just walked by my desk.

So, someone from Hanso might recognize her, but they wouldn't know her as her ROT alias. Unless BroadBankBeatnik has sold them down the river...

Ironman worked in IT for Hanso, so it's reasonable to say he was one of those people touring the office and might have recognized her, but she would have know him from the RB videos.

9/19/2006 02:50:00 PM  
Blogger goingdark! said...

wasnt the 13th of sept (13/09) the day that rachel and malik where supposed to meet?
just a thought as to the odd date

9/19/2006 02:50:00 PM  
Blogger Painki11er said...

oxillini, i just decoded it too and saw that, sorry bout that everyone, been out of commision for a while and trying to contribute.

9/19/2006 02:54:00 PM  
Blogger oxillini said...

crap, now i can't get that "somebody's watchin me" song out of my head. with michael and jermaine jackson vocals and everything.

who's watching you?

9/19/2006 02:55:00 PM  
Blogger picsel said...

hmm perhaps something big today/2moro if they are meeting today then?

9/19/2006 02:55:00 PM  
Blogger picsel said...

yeah i cant get the Beatfreakz versionout of my head now or the video with a midget dressed up as MJ doing the thriller dance

9/19/2006 02:56:00 PM  
Blogger picsel said...

perhaps rockwell is just a shoutout to the whole topic?

as somebody was watching iobi lol i wonder if thats his ringtone on his chocolate verizon mobile

9/19/2006 02:57:00 PM  
Blogger I Support Rachel Blake said...

Guys...I seem to have noticed something. I feel special!!

If you look on the ROT website, if you look at when iobiSeeingYou types his long message...his screen name changed. there's an extra 'o' in there. There's something to that, I'm sure of it...I have no idea what it means though.

9/19/2006 02:59:00 PM  
Blogger cyberyang said...

I Support Rachel Blake-


Hmm...you are correct.

9/19/2006 03:03:00 PM  
Blogger picsel said...

hmm weird

9/19/2006 03:03:00 PM  
Blogger oxillini said...

good catch. my personal opinion is it is an intern typo, but good catch!

9/19/2006 03:08:00 PM  
Blogger Dennis said...

Walk The Plank INTERN!!!!!!

9/19/2006 03:13:00 PM  
Blogger Thrasher76 said...

DJ Lena update!

If you would like to be part of her parody the DJ Lena website you can email some of your goofy pictures to her at LenaW70@yahoo.com

9/19/2006 03:17:00 PM  
Blogger belly0fdesire said...

yeah, I noticed that iobi misspelling also.. there have been a few in the past as well. For instance, in the "Return of the Prodigal Son" thread we have a DSLarator, whom I suppose we are to assume to mean DSLerator...

9/19/2006 03:26:00 PM  
Blogger TEAM Lena said...

HAHAHAHAHAHA

I typoed the ROT site http://retreiversoftruth.com/ GO LOOK AT IT! ROFLMAO!

9/19/2006 03:26:00 PM  
Blogger I Support Rachel Blake said...

OK...well, I'm probably taking this too far...BUT---

I wikipedia-ed *yes, it's a verb) Rockwell; found out he had a one hit wonder with a song called "Somebody's Watching Me". So, there's the reference in the title. But, Jermaine Jackson was a guest vocalist...which sounds uncannily like Geronimo Jackson, a fake band from Lost.

Am I just weird, or does this maybe make sense too...?

9/19/2006 03:26:00 PM  
Blogger oodles said...

Hi guys and gals,
Yes, the ROT update is definitely new. I checked the site this morning when most of you's were still in snoozyland and the new post was not there.

9/19/2006 03:28:00 PM  
Blogger cyberyang said...

I Support Rachel Blake-

You're not taking it too far.
That has already been said, about the Rockwell song.

I think we are all desperate for something new to happen. :)

9/19/2006 03:31:00 PM  
Blogger TEAM Lena said...

This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

9/19/2006 03:38:00 PM  
Blogger TEAM Lena said...

dang, that link didnt work did it.


DJ LENA there, that should work now.

9/19/2006 03:41:00 PM  
Blogger scoutpost said...

Just got back from the pediatricians office and all caught up on the comments...are we not talking like pirates anymore? We have to cause I just found out my cool pirate name....Bloody Mary Kidd.
Ok I guess I'll go check the ROT so I'm on the same page...arrrgh.

9/19/2006 03:42:00 PM  
Blogger scoutpost said...

BTW- I saw that WifeSwap epi last night. While creating talk like a pirate day may be cool....living like a pirate 24/7 and raising your kids like pirates = uncool. It was really weird. Made the OCD mom preoccupied with appearances look "normal".

9/19/2006 03:45:00 PM  
Blogger capcom said...

Soooooo what are we supposed to do with the ROT conversation.....does it mean something or take us anywhere, or was it just another narrative dried up hollow old bone with no marrow that TPTB threw to us to let us gnaw on until DJ Dan day? :-p

9/19/2006 03:54:00 PM  
Blogger RyaNDrumZ said...

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!
Sorry about that. I had to get it out of my system, plus I'm freakin bored...

9/19/2006 03:55:00 PM  
Blogger Codysmom said...

Ok, since maybe we're in the mood to take things too far....because of the latest ROT update (and because I'm bored), I went to broadband stories/Urballoon and in the New York Screenings there was an entry that said Oviedo and at the bottom of the picture it said Helios. So....I googled Helios (sometimes spelled Helius) and came up with some greek mythology that ties in names like Apollo, Persephone, Hyperion, Oceanus, and even the Colussus of Rhodes.
http://edweb.sdsu.edu/people/bdodge/scaffold/GG/hyperionChildren.html

9/19/2006 03:57:00 PM  
Blogger FYSB said...

I think the ROT post was Foreshadowing...establishing a little tension for those of us with candy bars and pictures on the web. There's gonna be a showdown between the powers of good and evil.

So far, Rachel's been doing all the talking. I think their analogy about a wounded animal fighting back means that TWM is going to strike back at Rachel and all of us.

Or a dried up old bone could work too.

9/19/2006 03:59:00 PM  
Blogger Dennis said...

Fastenyourseatbelts said... I think the ROT post was Foreshadowing...establishing a little tension for those of us with candy bars and pictures on the web. There's gonna be a showdown between the powers of good and evil.

The only problem I have with that theory, is the date of the ROT post is 9/13, which was BEFORE WIA.COM went to 100%. I think it WAS a hint to somthing that has ALREADY happened.

Some intern just forgot to put it up. I guess better late than never -- at least we got SOMETHING today....

AAAAARRRRRRR!!!

9/19/2006 04:05:00 PM  
Blogger capcom said...

Interesting, Codysmom, thanks.

I think that the ARG is the actual virus that has infected us mentally. Now we look for hidden meanings in everything we see, google where it comes from, decipher what it means, and basically rip it to shreds until we know everything there is to know about the topic.

This game was definitely meant for enquiring minds! :-)

9/19/2006 04:06:00 PM  
Blogger Dennis said...

Ahoy Maties!

If anyone missed the Lost Survival Guide that was on the TV Guide channel, I found a BitTorrent of it here: http://www.mininova.org/tor/427181

9/19/2006 04:11:00 PM  
Blogger thinbluemime said...

SPOILER

Just to bumm you out some more :)

The season 2 DVD set revealed that the Swan bunker beeping sound was actually sampled originally from a store bar code scanner. You know, the ones where the clerk passes an item across, and when the scanner picks up the item info, it "beeps"? Well, thats the sound we hear on Lost when the count down timer in the Swan bunker reaches 4 minutes.

I find it ironic , with the comercial tie ins of the ARG; Verizon, Jeep, Sprite, etc, that a key sound we have been listening to for a whole season 2 of Lost is the sound you hear when you part with your money.

Sorry for the downer.......I was pizzed, untill I saw the humor, then I laughed till I peed me pants (wink)

9/19/2006 04:15:00 PM  
Blogger Codysmom said...

If my brain is infected with the virus, it isn't because of Apollo candy (still waiting to hear on that)LOL

If THF is going to go after those who have "exposed their true faces" on WIA, a lot of people's kids and pets are in big trouble!

9/19/2006 04:16:00 PM  
Blogger belly0fdesire said...

fysb: yeah... i think you're right... we've seen more foreshadowing and pointless posts from RoT than anywhere else in the ARG... I still agree with David's opinions from long ago that almost everything coming out of RoT is a waste of time... TPTB delegate clues to be deployed by various sponsors (in this case Verizon) and they do so in whatever "creative" method they choose... and it seems that Verizon's "creative" method is just senseless banter... usually it foreshadows something that really matters, but for the most part it's just senseless banter...

9/19/2006 04:22:00 PM  
Blogger tdciago said...

In honor of the day, Iago would like to share the following pirate quiz.
(WARNING: For parrots and other birdbrains only)

Zazu: I'll give you ten pirate expressions, and you tell me what each one means. That should give us some idea of how piratically proficient you are. We can call it the "Piratic Aptitude Profile."

Iago: You're gonna give me a PAP test?!?

Zazu: Don't go there, bird! Are you ready for the test?

Iago: Okay. Shoot!

Zazu: Er, the first lesson you should learn before working with pirates is to never say "Shoot!" to them.

Iago: Oops. Gotcha. Go ahead then.

Zazu: "Pieces of eight."

Iago: Octopus nuggets.

Zazu: Octo -- ?! (exasperated sigh) All right then, how about this one? "Port."

Iago: What pirates drink to wash away the taste of the pieces of eight.

Zazu: "Galleon."

Iago: The amount of port each pirate drinks during dinner.

Zazu: "Bulkhead."

Iago: The biggest bathroom on the ship, where all the pirates run after dinner.

Zazu: "Plunder."

Iago: What pirates use to unclog the bulkhead.

Zazu: "Booty."

Iago: The source of the clog.

Zazu: "Bounty."

Iago: The quicker picker upper. (Comes in handy in the bulkhead.)

Zazu: "Buccaneer."

Iago: The going price for ear piercing.

Zazu: "Cutlass."

Iago: That's what happens to the wench doing the ear-piercing if the pirate can't stand the pain.

Zazu: Here's the last one: "Crow's nest."

Iago: That's where the lucky parrot gets to sleep if the crow is a raven beauty.

9/19/2006 04:28:00 PM  
Blogger FYSB said...

codysmom said
If THF is going to go after those who have "exposed their true faces" on WIA, a lot of people's kids and pets are in big trouble!

Ha!

Ah well, you can't save everyone.

9/19/2006 04:40:00 PM  
Blogger Jatrow said...

Hey everyone, this is my first post but I've been reading your posts since the beginning.

Make sure to check out http://retreiversoftruth.com/

Then click on the swan picture.

Then highlight below "Restricted Access: Please provide the code revealed on the previous websites secret link to gain access"

and you see a hidden phrase:
"replace the original animal in a sequel"

Anybody have any ideas

9/19/2006 04:59:00 PM  
Blogger Jatrow said...

Credit to team lena to finding the site first.

Maybe this will actually give us something to do this week.

9/19/2006 05:04:00 PM  
Blogger picsel said...

jatrow forget that site it's fake

9/19/2006 05:04:00 PM  
Blogger Mrs.Unscrew said...

Ahoy! Me pirate name be Bloody Charity Bonny! Me like the "bloody" part. Looks like me be a fighter, ARRR! Time to cut some throats!

Poor, poor pets. Well, guess your right, FYSB, we can't save everyone, so it's no big deal is 30% of the world population dies. LOL.

io(o)biSeeingYou little adventure was thrilling, okay. But again it didn't provide any answers...Should we look further?

Maybe...juuuuust maybe, we're missing something? Huh...Nahh.

9/19/2006 05:06:00 PM  
Blogger Jatrow said...

Thanks picsel guess i missed comments on that site in a previous blog.

Just looking for something to pass the time.

9/19/2006 05:07:00 PM  
Blogger maven said...

So we get a little tidbit thrown our way via ROT? Don't know why it's dated 9/13 and they wait 6 days to post it, though. Guess those of us on WIA should be looking over our shoulder now for stalkers (except I can't see anyone...my parrot is in the way! Argh!)

9/19/2006 05:34:00 PM  
Blogger TEAM Lena said...

Jatrow said...
Credit to team lena to finding the site first.
Maybe this will actually give us something to do this week.

While this is SOOO sweet of you to do, sadly picsel is correct. ITS A FAKE site.

Maven and all:

Maybe the date has some meaning? You know me, I dont dismiss ANYTHING unless its been proven a mistake.

9/19/2006 05:45:00 PM  
Blogger TEAM Lena said...

OH yah, and AAARRGGGG or whatever...

9/19/2006 05:45:00 PM  
Blogger Rich said...

Ok call me stupid..but I can't seem to find out how to get to the ROT message boards, even if it were going to save my life.

9/19/2006 06:19:00 PM  
Blogger Cam794 said...

Ahoy,me mateys.ARRRRRRRRG

9/19/2006 06:22:00 PM  
Blogger RyaNDrumZ said...

Well, Happy talk like a pirate day to all!!!! ARRRRRR!!!! I will now change my name back after this post. It was fun (the pirate stuff, not the AAARRRRG) and I will see ya guys tomorrow.
I also think something is up with this date being so off...
Rich go to http://www.retrieversoftruth.com/ the where it says "your email address" type in "Steinbeck" That should do it...

BON VOYAGE MATIES!!!

9/19/2006 06:23:00 PM  
Blogger RyaNDrumZ said...

Also, if you want your own pirate name go here:

Get yer pirate name here maties http://www.piratequiz.com/ Thanks to Melissa_Lossa for the quiz...

9/19/2006 06:25:00 PM  
Blogger Cam794 said...

http://gangstaname.com/pirate_name.php not having to do with this heres a pirate name genorator. Just thought it mite b cewl 2 post.

9/19/2006 06:26:00 PM  
Blogger RyaNDrumZ said...

Cam - That gave me "Fartin' Conroy Bonny"...I think I liked my other one "Black Sam Cash" LOL very funny though.

9/19/2006 06:28:00 PM  
Blogger tonilost said...

After last night's Wife Swap show where the whole psycho family acted like pirates, I dont think it so funny anymore. They ruined the whole thing for me, I dont even watch that show, I only saw it while switching channels, it was pretty creepy. The obese unattractive mother called herself a pirate princess, not what I'd call her that's for sure, double ewww.
Anyway I dont know what to make of this ROT post, not much on detail of the stalker except he was trying to act casual, what does that mean?

9/19/2006 06:41:00 PM  
Blogger alisomniac said...

is this the first time we have a positive gender ID on an RoT'er.... BroadbandBeatnik allued to male genitalia but IOBI is now def female... is she Rachel? Top 107... woo hoo

9/19/2006 06:41:00 PM  
Blogger capcom said...

Arrrrr, dry bones is all we gets again today, no genuine booty! :-(

9/19/2006 06:42:00 PM  
Blogger tonilost said...

Jatrow, I dont see a swan pic on ROT, where is it?

9/19/2006 06:47:00 PM  
Blogger tonilost said...

Iobi has always been the only female of the bunch.

9/19/2006 06:49:00 PM  
Blogger scoutpost said...

Aye- rest assured Capcom, if TPTB don't hand over the gold before long, there'll be plenty of pillagin' and plunderin' to satisfy ya. Then we'll make them walk the plank startin' with that scrawny Rachel wench.

Ok pirate talk is getting way to easy for me. scary.

9/19/2006 06:51:00 PM  
Blogger capcom said...

Too true Scoutpost. And I think that I am in love with Davy Jones from TPotC-2 movie! There was just something compelling about him. Or maybe it was just the CGI. :-) Or maybe I'm just old and crusty too, arrrr!

9/19/2006 07:07:00 PM  
Blogger TEAM Lena said...

My VERY LATE results to pirate name:

Captain Bess Kidd

Even though there's no legal rank on a pirate ship, everyone recognizes you're the one in charge. Even though you're not always the traditional swaggering gallant, your steadiness and planning make you a fine, reliable pirate. Arr!

ROFLMAO!

9/19/2006 07:28:00 PM  
Blogger Bunny Suction said...

I don't trust Fiber. Not sure why.

9/19/2006 07:53:00 PM  
Blogger TEAM Lena said...

Just a fly by plug...

*new update to www.djlena.com *

PLUS...taking pics now for new "freak of the week" and "eyes on the noob" send them to lenaw70@yahoo.com REMEMBER TO GIVE ME YOUR USER NAME!

*poof*

9/19/2006 08:06:00 PM  
Blogger noblelawyer said...

attempting to lurk casually

9/19/2006 08:27:00 PM  
Blogger Kylelane said...

Well, my pirate name is retarded evelyn sparrow. Good thing there's only 3.5 hours left to this day...

Haven't been on much lately since I've spent my Lost time catching up on the S2DVD. Good to see you all again!

9/19/2006 08:33:00 PM  
Blogger Kylelane said...

can anyone remind me how to find the Desmond easter egg on the DVD?

9/19/2006 08:36:00 PM  
Blogger Twinkle said...

I missed all the stupid pirate jokes! I love stupid jokes! If anybody can come up with a Lost stupid pirate joke, I'd give it the top post on the lostyourhumor blog!

9/19/2006 08:51:00 PM  
Blogger Twinkle said...

All right. Hope there's some action tomorrow. Here's my contribution to TLAP Day, http://www.piratejokes.net/ and one joke.



Why did the pirate's pants keep falling down?






Because he was wearing his buckles on shoes!

9/19/2006 09:11:00 PM  
Blogger Twinkle said...

Man, talk like a pirate day is the best thing to happen to the ARG this week! Night all!

9/19/2006 09:16:00 PM  
Blogger JoAnn said...

**OT-aol gold rush**
anyone get the people magazine answer for clue #8?

9/20/2006 01:09:00 AM  
Blogger Gavin said...

According to the ARG monitor DjDan podcast page and hansoexposed have just been updated

9/20/2006 02:46:00 AM  
Blogger picsel said...

really? search for updates guys

9/20/2006 03:06:00 AM  
Blogger picsel said...

i cant log into HE

9/20/2006 03:08:00 AM  
Blogger iceflame7777 said...

I was on a forum the other day and i found this vid, it looks fake but i'm not 100% sure.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57ZafHS6apU

the symbols for the names are all wrong except the swan.

9/20/2006 04:22:00 AM  
Blogger Dark Angel said...

Morning All

Had a look at DJ Dan at Hanso Exposed, couldn't see anything on Hanso Exposed.

I found a link on www.DJDan.am before the homepage.html loads up. The following link:

http://www.thehansofoundation.org/swf/extra/spies/

was hidden under the fourth picture from the left (the radio tower) however this might be old as the link is dead.

Oh and the relevence of the 13th September - well that's easy, it was my birthday, thought everyone new that! :P

9/20/2006 04:36:00 AM  
Blogger Dark Angel said...

Hi iceflame777 - nice find but unfortunately it's fan made - using movie maker by the look of the effects.

9/20/2006 04:39:00 AM  
Blogger goingdark! said...

iceflame soz man that film is kinda old, and yeah unfortunatly kinda fake too. there is no staff or flame hatch symbol. i thought it was a lead aswell once upon a time.

morning peeps hows tricks?

9/20/2006 06:46:00 AM  
Blogger Dark Angel said...

Hi Goingdark,

Very slow in the ARG, very slow at work.....

Yawn.....

Maybe RB has died through lack of action

9/20/2006 06:57:00 AM  
Blogger 2Sweet2BSour said...

Potential stupid question alert: What does iobi stand for (if anything?)

9/20/2006 07:00:00 AM  
Blogger chucklez3 said...

I may be just saying things now because my brain is like oatmeal, right now, but here you go. Reading material for you all. Enjoy.

Random thoughts from the "Rachel Blake's Refugees" forum (http://www.chatzy.com/672498987564):



Chucklez3: wouldn't it be funny if rachel ended up being one of the "others" or whatever working in the facilities on the island, in the show?

Chucklez3: hahaha

Chucklez3: or mittelwerk

Bigdaddy_jkimes: maybe she is the one that helps them get off the island...then tries to blow lid off of THF

Bigdaddy_jkimes: lol

Chucklez3: that's what i was thinking, bd

Chucklez3: that rachel discovers what they're really doing

Chucklez3: hmmm

Chucklez3: remember...........liddy wales?

Chucklez3: never saw her pic

Bigdaddy_jkimes: whos pic?

Chucklez3: liddy wales

Chucklez3: board of directors page

Bigdaddy_jkimes: oh i never seen those either...thought those where "fake"

Chucklez3: now listen to this........what if SHE found out something too

Chucklez3: and they made her eat apollo bars (or whatever)

Chucklez3: and she went nuts and is now one of the others!!

Chucklez3: basically, they drove her "mad" intentionally because she knew too much

Chucklez3: and "dropped" her on the island

Chucklez3: hmmm

Chucklez3: WAIT!!! what if............Liddy IS Rachel??????

Chucklez3: i mean, wouldn't it make sense that a relative of Alvar's would be on the board?

Chucklez3: plus...........funny how "liddy" just went missing and we have no evidence of how she "looks" (her appearance)

Chucklez3: hmmmmm.........

Chucklez3 from x.x.x.194 changed name to Conspiracy Brother

Conspiracy Brother: anyone?

Conspiracy Brother: who's with me?

Conspiracy Brother: eh? eh??

Conspiracy Brother: *points finger*

Conspiracy Brother: YOU......on the third row

Bigdaddy_jkimes: hmmm

Bigdaddy_jkimes: good idea

Conspiracy Brother: you think?

Conspiracy Brother: i don't know man

Conspiracy Brother: hahaha

Bigdaddy_jkimes: anythings possible.....

Conspiracy Brother: exactly

Conspiracy Brother: it's possible.

Conspiracy Brother: even plausible

9/20/2006 07:09:00 AM  
Blogger Dark Angel said...

Cool, Now I like the theory that Rachel Blake is Liddy, Alvar's grand/daughter.

2Sweet2bSour - iobi is a new service from Verizon but I don't know what it means or stands for - to quote their site:

Verizon iobi is a breakthrough service that gives you simple, seamless
access to and control of your communications from any location.It connects multiple devices, such as your PC, laptop, and phone, so that
you can do all this from one place:
Access Caller ID and Voice Mail
Route incoming calls to Voice Mail or another number in real time
Schedule Call Forwarding in advance
Send Email and Text Messages
View and update an Address Book and Calendar
And more
And that's just the beginning.If you're an iobi customer, or want more information about our current
products, select one of the links below.


Although Verizon are TLE sponsors I din't think it's in game

9/20/2006 07:19:00 AM  
Blogger chucklez3 said...

it's also an infection!!!


http://tmcr.usuhs.mil/tmcr/chapter6/clinical46.htm

look toward the bottom. third picture FROM the bottom (of the KNEE). image 6.60.

enjoy

9/20/2006 07:31:00 AM  
Blogger chucklez3 said...

but wait. what YOU just posted is IOBI.

IOBOI (the misspelled one in the ROT message) is an infection.

9/20/2006 07:36:00 AM  
Blogger thinbluemime said...

http://www.sparklies.org/gallery/displayimage.php?album=194&pos=10

Promo Group pic for 3rd season. Blow it up about 6 times, and look at EACH lostie's direct connection to the island sand. Do you see anything abnormal?

9/20/2006 07:37:00 AM  
Blogger chucklez3 said...

okay.............WHAT??

9/20/2006 07:47:00 AM  
Blogger Melissa_Lossa said...

do you mean that everyone is barefoot except Fenry?

9/20/2006 08:00:00 AM  
Blogger Kylelane said...

I see that Hurley's right foot looks odd and Claire's right foot looks a little odd and Locke's right foot has 4 toes

9/20/2006 08:04:00 AM  
Blogger Passafist said...

The things that stick out in my mind from that season three cast photo are that Henry Gale seems to be wearing only one shoe and charlie's shirt says Hypnotic Animal Magntism, Bloodless Surgury, Strange Electric Trance, Illusion and Mesmerise.

Hmmm... very interesting!!!

9/20/2006 08:07:00 AM  
Blogger Dazzedelf said...

Ahoy Kyle, I haven't seen you online since the apollo giveaway! *hugs*d

9/20/2006 08:12:00 AM  
Blogger Dark Angel said...

Yes I've seen this shot before - They have clearly shot each actor seperately and then photshopped them (badly together)

The lighting for Fenrey and Desmond is incosistent with the background and different from those used on the others.

Furthermore Kate and Hurley seem to have mutant feet. Although I suspect that it is part of her sandles it appears that kate has toes growing from the side of her feet and I don't know what an earth is going on with Hurley's feet.

I have the following conclusions:

1. They need to retrain the art dept.

2. Desmond and Fenry were late additions to the picture.

9/20/2006 08:16:00 AM  
Blogger Dazzedelf said...

It looks like Desmond's head and Henry's face were photoshopped in, in fact most of the photo looks photoshopped. the background was definately photoshopped in, and I dodn't think all the actors were together in the same picture. Desmond looks like his head is on boone's body.

9/20/2006 08:17:00 AM  
Blogger Dark Angel said...

Also Claire and Sun have both beea airbrushed - look at Claires calves - definite bit or airbrushed shadow there!

9/20/2006 08:20:00 AM  
Blogger Ratmanislost said...

The pictures looks superimposed.... like they were taken individualy and then put together.
Any news from Blake or Hanso? I think we are on hold until DJ Dan. I hope this new show doesn't suck as bad as the first live one. You could tell they were just having fun and didn't really have a plan for it.

9/20/2006 08:21:00 AM  
Blogger FYSB said...

ah, man, dark angel...after reading your post i went back and looked at the photo. i should have restrained myself, cuz, gee whiz, mutant hurley feet are just too weird and yucky for this time of the morning.

*shudders*

9/20/2006 08:23:00 AM  
Blogger Kylelane said...

Hi dazzed - yeah, it's good to be back! Been spending my Lost time rewatching S2. Very ready for S3.

The other thing I notice in the pic - Kate has man hands!

9/20/2006 08:24:00 AM  
Blogger PeaceAndNamaste said...

Claire is so hot.. lol

Good morning TLEC.. Well, afternoon.. :)

The site monitor has updated and apparantly Hansoexposed.com was updated yesterday.. Would that be just because Rachel added that new message to the front page, or something different?

9/20/2006 08:31:00 AM  
Blogger Dennis said...

Good Morning Everyone!

Happy Talk Like A Land Lubber Day!

LOL to the Speaker & Ninja giving pirate day shout outs.

Here's hoping for new clues today. Cheerio!

9/20/2006 08:31:00 AM  
Blogger Dazzedelf said...

Nothing wrong with man hands!! I've been rewatching season 2 here and there, I skipped a good chunk to rewatch the finale. I'm hopeful that DjDan's podcast on Sunday will be the end of the game, I won't be listening to it because i have dial up, and lost experiance was designed for people with high speed, but I have a feeling that the game will be over. Lately the way the game has been working is they announce something and wait weeks for anything to happen, so they will probably remind us all to watch lost on october 4th and thank us for playing and tell us that Rachel is the result of an experiment where alvar impregnated mittlewerk and Rachel is the daughter of Alvie and Tom. Mittlewerk has to be the mother because he has a trendy ponytail.

9/20/2006 08:31:00 AM  
Blogger Ratmanislost said...

That's dangerous talk about ponytails coming from a pirate, dazzedelf. Ha, ha.

9/20/2006 08:34:00 AM  
Blogger Kylelane said...

I dunno dazzed - she's got Alvar's nose but she's got Joop's soulful eyes...!

9/20/2006 08:35:00 AM  
Blogger Dazzedelf said...

I think Joop is her sibling actually, they may even be twins, I've never believed the validity of Joop's birthday.

9/20/2006 08:37:00 AM  
Blogger Dazzedelf said...

Ratman, pirates make that talk to eachother all the time, and my hair isn't pulled back in a trendy ponytail, if you look at me picture you'll see it all hangs loose.

9/20/2006 08:43:00 AM  
Blogger ular98 said...

The thing that I really find interesting about the pic. is for the most part, everyone's feet are hidden in the sand, and the few parts you can see looked swollen and/or funny looking toes. Also, does anyone see the scar on Locke? His eye doesn't look as disfigured as it did.

9/20/2006 08:50:00 AM  
Blogger capcom said...

Rachel's messages, especially on WIA, are getting to be very funny to me if you think of it in terms of actually communication (which it's not). What I mean is that the way she words things, it sounds like she(TPTB)is totally out of touch with the reality of her followers/players (us) in the game, but she just keeps on her merry way.

It's sort of like (w/ her notes paraphrased):

Us: "Rachel there are still too many questions left open in the Sri Lanka video."

RB: "Great work guys, now you know everything you need to know to shut them down!"

Us: But RB, we need to hear from you."

RB: "Thanks for keeping up with me and listening to me!"

Us:"RB, you are boring us to death, do something."

RB: "You guys are awesome for being so active in the fight and following my every step, HOORAH!"

Us: "zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz"

RB: "Your dedication to my quest is awesome guys!"

Us: ** Crickets chirping because there is no longer anyone watching/playing the game**

RB: "Way to go guys. You've done it. You've been with me till the very end. Now you get your reward of a podcast sometime in the distant future!"

Sheesh. I assume that TPTB have a script that was already written up for the game. But being a total noob to ARGs, are ARG plans/designs totally static once they start or can they ever change, at any point into the game, if necessity dictates a different track or change is needed? I.E., could TPTB (if they read/hear our complaints/suggestions) make Rachel's emails/messages more connected to what is actually happening with the players (and maybe possibly actually answer our questions!)or must they stick to what they planned even if it turns out to be somewhat less than effective?

Well, if ANYONE understood what I just said, congrats. :-) I realize that it's a bit muddled the way I asked it. THX

9/20/2006 08:51:00 AM  
Blogger Dark Angel said...

Aargh - I feel a bit o'pirate comining on.....

Sorry (Self restraint engaged) - must behave new BIG boss in the office this afternoon.....

Anyway If Rachel is Joops bad twin is she 105, and if she is is Alvar say 135 and is actually Magnus Hanso, a bit Like Conner McCloud he just chages his name every so often.

9/20/2006 08:53:00 AM  
Blogger Dark Angel said...

Good points Capcom,

maybe we should all defect to Hanso on mass.

9/20/2006 08:56:00 AM  
Blogger MakoMK said...

Hmmm... the message at Apollo Candy giving the code for getting Apollo Bars in the UK was just replaced with one saying they're now out of stock:

UK Candy Fans!
All good things - even the sweetest, creamiest, most chocolatey things - must come to an end! We're humbled to announce our Apollo Bars are now completely out of stock in the U.K.!
As we fade into the sunset and rocket off to the stars, we thank you for your support. Hope to see you again soon!
- M. David Benson and the Apollo Candy Company

9/20/2006 08:57:00 AM  
Blogger Codysmom said...

Good morning! As far as the picture, Locke is the only one who looks happy and Desmond's head doesn't match his neck. And....isn't it Joop's birthday tomorrow? He'd be 106!

9/20/2006 09:01:00 AM  
Blogger Dennis said...

thinbluemime said...
http://www.sparklies.org/gallery/displayimage.php?album=194&pos=10

Promo Group pic for 3rd season. Blow it up about 6 times, and look at EACH lostie's direct connection to the island sand. Do you see anything abnormal?


*********** SPOILER ALERT ***************

If you go that link, then go up one level to the "Lost Seaso 3 Promo Pics", there are pictures from the first episode of season 3 - A Tale Of Two Cities.

One of the photos has a book shelf filled with some interesting books.

*********** SPOILER ALERT ***************

9/20/2006 09:02:00 AM  
Blogger Ange said...

Mandrake Wig's birthday is September 25th...just saying.

9/20/2006 09:04:00 AM  
Blogger Ratmanislost said...

Just making it fun this morning Dazzed... No harm intended.

9/20/2006 09:06:00 AM  
Blogger capcom said...

Speaker's site was updated today too, and says to keep an eye on Brian's myspace, at the bottom of the profile.

9/20/2006 09:10:00 AM  
Blogger FosterMom said...

Dennis: Love the Harry Potter book on the bookshelf. Too funny.

wv: uhrhp - excuse me.

9/20/2006 09:12:00 AM  
Blogger Dark Angel said...

**********Spoiler**************








You mean intersting books like "Dark Horse"!










************Spoiler End***********

9/20/2006 09:12:00 AM  
Blogger FYSB said...

Capcom...loved the comparison between our statements and Rachel's responses! Too true. TPTB have had Rachel respond to us in the past via her stophanso page...ie, when we were translating Korean and when she was "mysteriously" hacked. So it's not outside the realm of possibility, but it hasn't happened in a long while.

And wow, Kate DOES have some serious man hands. Yikes.

9/20/2006 09:13:00 AM  
Blogger Kylelane said...

Well, sure, Rachel could be Joop's twin. And she could be 105. And I've always thought that Alvar could be Magnus, if you consider the strange healing properties and time distortions on the island. In fact, Alvar is probably on the island right now, grafting new body parts onto himself.

9/20/2006 09:14:00 AM  
Blogger Dark Angel said...

**********Spoiler**************








And what is he doing for Parkers Astrology? - It is what Astologists use to work out there charts etc!









************Spoiler End***********

9/20/2006 09:15:00 AM  
Blogger Thrasher76 said...

I beleive that we are going to get this video of Mittelwerk tied to a chair and RB will be standing next to him and will explain the whole thing, then remove his Mittelwerk mask and it will be Mr. Beardy...and he will say "and I would have gotten away with it if it had not been for you meddeling kids and your internets!" At this point Phyliss Diller, The Globtrotters, Batman and Robin, Tim Conway, Don Knotts and a bunch of other celebrity cameo's that we missed and they will sing a song and dance and there will be Pie. Mmmm...I like Pie! Oh, and Scooby will pop out of the Joop suit.

Zoinks!

9/20/2006 09:16:00 AM  
Blogger noblelawyer said...

I love it Thrasher!

9/20/2006 09:18:00 AM  
Blogger Dark Angel said...

Thrasher shouldn't that last post be maked spoiler ;)

9/20/2006 09:18:00 AM  
Blogger Kylelane said...

Here is where I think things boil down right now. Dharma and THF both seem to be focused on distinguishing between "good" people and "bad". How they do that, and what the definitions are, are not clear. But it is clear they think this is key to changing the outcome of the VE.

The Losties are all definably bad people. But in their efforts at redemption and forgiveness, they do many good things - even heroic things. While Dharma/THF continue to do worse and worse things in pursuit of their goal.

I know this is just restating what people have been talking about. But I'm glad to have done the ARG and come to this conclusion. It will make watching s3 less confusing and more enjoyable.

9/20/2006 09:19:00 AM  
Blogger Dennis said...

**********Spoiler**************


Some stange books for a doctor's office.

The one that puzzles me is the "Book of the Year - 1976". It can't be his High Scool Year book - that would make him too old, about 48. I guess it could be the year he was born, which would make him 28 in 2004, which seems too young.


************Spoiler End***********

9/20/2006 09:24:00 AM  
Blogger Dark Angel said...

I think you are correct, right from the start we have seen scenes of duality - black and white together with themes of redemption. Hurley, Michael and Walt, Jin and Sun.

It seems to suggest that whilst there is a distinction between good and bad, we have free will and we can redeem ourselves. It is our choice what actions we take.

9/20/2006 09:27:00 AM  
Blogger Dark Angel said...

**********Spoiler**************


I think that the books were probably just taken from a props store and in the actual footage they will not be in focus long enough for them to be seen. The props person just got what Medical books they had and filled the rest with anything that looked right.


Be good to find a link though - TPTB have said the others live somewhere we will never expect. maybe the Harry Potter book is a clue. Hogwarts is actually on the Island - hence no Muggle can ever find it. The others are actually the staff of Hogwarts and the Smoke Monster is Peeves!


************Spoiler End***********

9/20/2006 09:32:00 AM  
Blogger capcom said...

Kylelane, I disagree that all the Losties can be pegged as bad people (even the Others think that some are good). Hurley is a nice guy; Claire hasn't ever hurt anyone, that we know of; Rose is a great person (although kinda crabby to her hubby at times in that one ep); Locke was just very confused in the beginning, and gosh, he gave away a kidney!

But I agree with everything else you said. :-)

9/20/2006 09:33:00 AM  
Blogger Dark Angel said...

But Kate, Sawyer, Anna-Lucia, Eko and Michael have all killed people in cold blood. Sayid was a torturer, Charlie used people and stole from them and don't forget Jin was hired muscle.

Regardless of their motivation most people / societies would consider those pretty bad acts.

9/20/2006 09:38:00 AM  
Blogger Dazzedelf said...

I don't think the losties are bad people. I think the losties are lost people, they have all hit a point/junction in their life where they no longer no where to go or what to do, they were lost in their lives, not bad.

9/20/2006 09:38:00 AM  
Blogger RyaNDrumZ said...

GOOD MORNING TLEC!!!
Cool Saeson 3 pics, Can't wait. So HE.co and DJdan sites show being updated and still nothing...Well, I actually hope this game does end with the podcast...It's just so boring that I need to stop wasting my time with this already. It was fun, but an ending would be nice if they are going to play us like this...Well, lets see what happens today...
THANKS DENNIS FOR STARTING "TALK LIKE A PIRATE DAY" IN HERE YESTERDAY!!!

9/20/2006 09:38:00 AM  
Blogger JoAnn said...

So... anyone going to SF tonight for the Accura/Apollo event? I'll be there with my 23 yr old daughter. It is sort of anti-climatic at this point, but she and I have talked about going since we found out about the SF location. It is always fun to go to the City and will be a mini vacation for me.

9/20/2006 09:46:00 AM  
Blogger aslanscubs said...

As for the Season 3 promo pic:

1. Desmond's head was definitely photoshopped onto that body! No one's neck is that long in real life!

2. Locke's head looks too small for his body.

9/20/2006 09:48:00 AM  
Blogger Dark Angel said...

I agree with you that the Losties are Lost, we know / understand the motivations for their past errors. I think though they they have been bad in the past, regardless of how badly they have been treated in the past it is their decision whether they kill someone or not.

Most of our Losties have commited criminal acts and they have now been given a chance to redeem themselves. It is down to them whether to choose the light or dark.

Personally I am not a great believer in the idea of good and evil as absaloute concepts but I think in the show we are shown these characters who have either majorly screwed up or in the case of Jack, Claire, Hurley and Locke think that they have screwed up and have a massive load of guilt.

They now all have a chance to redeem themselves and prove they are good. The others of course can only judge them by what they know of the past and by their actions (killing others!)

9/20/2006 09:57:00 AM  
Blogger JGZ350 said...

Good morning all, happy hump day to ya! Nice season 3 promo pics, too bad they couldn't get everyone together for that group photo that has been photoshopped. Nothing new on TLE front? Anything come of the ROT chatter yesterday? I wish they would throw us a bone or two.

9/20/2006 09:58:00 AM  
Blogger Dennis said...

RyaNDrumZ said... THANKS DENNIS FOR STARTING "TALK LIKE A PIRATE DAY" IN HERE YESTERDAY!!!

Thanks for playing RyaNDrumZ!

good times. good times.

9/20/2006 10:00:00 AM  
Blogger Administrator said...

wtkFleet35 is on AIM with the following away message: "I¹m on my way out the door. Tell Rachel¹s friends that soon they will know
why I did what I did. I have to go. Gonna take care of of some unfinished business." Could we possibly be finding out what that myterious folder (F:\admin\my_docs\missing_organs.zip) on LYCGY means?

Related links:
OPENERSHEP.LOG
WTK YouTube Message

What do you guys think?

9/20/2006 10:02:00 AM  
Blogger FYSB said...

Maybe today we can do "Talk Like Rachel Day". It would go something like this....

HI EVERYONE. KATE HAS MAN HANDS. I THINK SAWYER IS HOT. I HAVE SOMETHING TO TELL YOU. BE BACK SOON. TRUST ME.

9/20/2006 10:03:00 AM  
Blogger Lost In Portugal said...

Guys, this game cant't end with Dj Dan's podcast! There are too many loose ties right now: What's Mittelwerk really up to? Why did he need to replace all his blood? What has he been doing in the last two months? Where's Alvar? Who's Rachel? What happened to her mother? Is Joop really important or just a bloody Hanso mascot? What happened to Magnus Hanso? What's up with all that "missing organs" stuff? What's the purpose of the hieroglyphs? Is Valenzetti really dead? If not, where the hell is he?

Did I miss something?

9/20/2006 10:04:00 AM  
Blogger maven said...

Morning all: I really don't want to believe that this journey will end with the podcast. There are way too many unanswered question (many of them stated by Lost in the above comment.) They can't possibly wrap up everything in a podcast. Talk about exposition! LOL Then again, maybe TPTB went overbudget and THEIR powers that be said "enough is enough"! LOL

Admin: Hopefully, this WILL mean something. That's definitely another loose end.

9/20/2006 10:10:00 AM  
Blogger RyaNDrumZ said...

Lost-I think you are right. There are a lot of things we still need to find out, but we won't find out till S3. Remember, this info and this game will be merging somehow (Gary Troup Angle) on the show Lost. That's when all this stuff will make much more sense. There is just way to much we don't know to be able to know within 2 weeks...

9/20/2006 10:11:00 AM  
Blogger FYSB said...

Hey admin...I don't know too much about how AIM works. Does this mean that wtk just recently put that message up or could it have been there a while?

Very exciting.

9/20/2006 10:12:00 AM  
Blogger Administrator said...

lost,
I think people are beginning to realize that, much like the show, we are going to be left with more questions than answers. This isn't necessarily a bad thing because they are all questions that we did not even know to be asking before TLE started. We now have a long list of things to be looking for when we watch the show and go about our mystery solving that people not involved in TLE have no clue about. The knowledge we have (or at least know to be looking for) we play heavily into the development of the mythology of the island.

I would not be surpised in TLE ended abruptly with lots of loose ends.

I also think much of the "I would not mind if it ended with DJ Dan" chatter is reflective of a general apathy related to the game. People are becoming exhausted by the participatory nature of the game. Lots of investment with less than hoped for returns...basically, we're ready to sit on the couch and watch LOST frame by frame. :)

9/20/2006 10:15:00 AM  
Blogger JoAnn said...

Tapdawg has you 3 besides me on the San Francisco RSVP for the event tonight....

NoIQ (Monte)
Tiredcynic (Stacey)
Randy +1-5

Any of you still going?

9/20/2006 10:16:00 AM  
Blogger Administrator said...

fasten,
I think the AIM thing is new this morning. Credit goes to Rick, Jet2theMax, and Tresbien for emailing me about it.

Maven,
I agree with you. I wouldn't mind if it ended with DJDan so we could shift focus to Season 3 but I would prefer it to continue and I THINK IT WILL. I have a feeling we're going to get a really wild ride to wrap this thing up. It'll be like the end of the fireworks show...boom, boom, boom everywhere. Lot's of variety, puzzles, clues, videos...Bring it on!

9/20/2006 10:19:00 AM  
Blogger FYSB said...

thanks admin. i like your vision of the end of the game. i can't help but think that we're gearing up for a big battle between TWM and Rachel. i truly believe that someone as ruthless as Ponytail, willing to slaughter so many people in the name of his cause, would never just walk away from it because a spunky little Nancy Drew put out a video.

i'm looking forward to some "spirited debate"!

9/20/2006 10:23:00 AM  
Blogger Dark Angel said...

The only problem I have with the link into season 3 is that TLE was also aimed at UK and Australian fans who won't be going straight into Season 3 and (officially at least) won't see it for a while. TPTB also said that you did not have to be familiar with Lost to play the game. to me that would suggest some conclusion that did not tie in directly with lost.

There is of course the possiblity that TLE will not end but will restart after the first 6 episodes of Season 3

9/20/2006 10:24:00 AM  
Blogger JGZ350 said...

Does anybody think that there will be a second season, if you will, of TLE during the 13 week haitus between the first 6 eps and then the final 15 or 16 eps of Season 3?

9/20/2006 10:25:00 AM  
Blogger Dazzedelf said...

I doubt it jgz, it would take them 6 weeks just to hide one video.

9/20/2006 10:32:00 AM  
Blogger Dark Angel said...

I think that to a certain extent TLE is a big experiment. If sucessful it is a good way to advertise and keep a program afloat in a hiatus. The boundries between TV and the net are blurring more and more.

It is like the email that appeared in Doom 3. You had to go online to find a website to a code to then access some kit in game. Supposedly this is a test to see if players would visit a sponsors site in order to progress the game.

I would say TLE has been a successful trial and I imagine they will do more. It's a long process working out pace, difficulty etc.

9/20/2006 10:34:00 AM  

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