Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Monday, May 24, 2010

Schrodinger's #LOST: The final chat

So, whatdya think of the finale?  The last 10 minutes felt a little Battlestar to me, but overall I was very satisfied, because it was all about the characters' journeys.  That's always been the heart of the show.  The mysteries and the time travel and the polar bears - those were just devices to tell an amazing, complex, emotional story about connection and community.

Come celebrate all of those things in the very last LOST chat over at Tubular.  1:00 pm Eastern time.   So much of the fun of LOST has been discussing and rehashing and obsessing, and I've done most of that with my fellow commenters at Tubular.  I'm going to miss my community like crazy, but I'll meet you all later at the church.

There are lots of ways LOST could have ended.  Would anyone have been any happier if Darlton had taken my brother's suggestions?
  • Lost finale prediction...Sawyer flies away on a helicopter and sees jack has spelled "goodbye" in rocks on the ground.
  • Lost finale prediction #2: Patrick Duffy walks out of the light tunnel wearing a towel and drying his hair.
  • I think it's pretty obvious that Jack is going to win the million bucks at the end.  No way any of the other survivors would vote for Locke.  He's a dick.
  • Lost finale prediction #3: Desmond wakes up and Suzanne Pleshette is next to him in the pool.
  • Lost finale prediction #4: Locke makes it to the boat but runs it aground on the no brains atoll.
  • Lost finale prediction #5: Sawyer and Juliet make out in the Ewok village while badly CGI-ed ghosts of Jack, Locke and Yoda look on approvingly.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

#LOST: This is the end, beautiful friend, "The End"

This time tomorrow - barring any electromagnetic events - I will be happily ensconced in the warm embrace of my LOST fandom.

In Houston.

I don't live in Houston.  I don't live anywhere remotely near Houston.  "But wax|wendy", you're no doubt thinking, "that's a really long way to go for a TV show, even one as awesome as LOST."  You're not wrong, but that's where my peeps are.  And they are worth the trip.

Or as our faithful leader T put it:

Is it silly to have cared this much about a television show? Probably. But it was never just about the show, as special as it was. It was about finding a group of like-minded people with whom it was a joy to share this experience that was Lost. We're not just losing a remarkable television show, we're losing a community. A nation-wide, internet-based community of fans who have become friends, bonded by this program.
I'll see you on the other side.

LOST finale tee art inspired by Wheels' concept design (not in production).

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Please stand by ...

wax|wendy is taking a little hiatus. We'll be back soon with more piping hot nerditry, served up fresh for you enjoyment.

Until then, please enjoy this test pattern.