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walk like an egyptian

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on March 9, 2009 by eyeoftheisland

apologies for the delay folks. herewith is the screencap (GASP!) of the backside of the statue (!) that we saw in “lafleur” :

meow?

meow?

to refresh, the first image we had of the statue was this:

four toes... smaller shoe size?

four toes... smaller shoe size?

what we know: the statue is located on the shore of the island. it appears to be egyptian in nature (cat ears, long hair, human body — sphynx/anubis-like). it is holding an ankh, an egyptian symbol of eternal life.

what this means: the statue can be seen by those approaching the island. its position indicates that it is some sort of beacon — or siren — leading people to the island. is it welcoming and benevolent or deceiving and evil? (come to the island, unknowing traveler, and become a smokey snack!)

— EGYPTIAN?! it seems like lost really wants us to think that the history of this island goes wayyyyyy back. lots of egyptian influences throughout the show: the hieroglyphics on the “smokey” door in ben’s house, thr inscriptions on the temple that we saw this season (where rousseau’s team was made into pod-people by smokey), and, OF COURSE, the red alert display on the hatch clock: has

hatchclock

back in season 2, some lost scholar infomred us that this sequence of glyphs means: to cause to die.

this place is death, eh, charlotte? hmmmmmmm.

and with all the dead/not dead/resurrected question that have been raised this season, egyptian seems to be an appropriate influence. notice, also, in “lafleur” that richard asks for paul’s dead body from the dharma folks. while some may argue this is a strategy on rochard’;s part, to show his people tht an”eye for an eye” sort of justice has been taken. yet, with all these egyptian refs, i’m thinking that the others do something with resurrecting bodies. (remember that mummies were created with the notion that one would need one’s organs in the afterlife. is the island an afterlife of sorts? one while we are still alive?)

ALSO: while we enjoyed sawyer’s eyeliner comment for its comic value… didn’t egyptians (men and women) famously wear eyeliner as well?

— the ankh (definition form an aticle by ellison on touregypt):

ankh9The Ankh was, for the ancient Egyptians, the symbol (the actual Hieroglyphic sign) of life but it is an enduring icon that remains with us even today as a Christian cross. It is one of the most potent symbols represented in Egyptian art, often forming a part of decorative motifs.

The ankh seems at least to be an evolved form of, or associated with the Egyptian glyph for magical protection, sa. However, what the sign itself represents is often disputed. For example, Sir Alan Gardiner thought that it showed a sandal strap with the loop at the top forming the strap, but if so, the symbolism is obscure and so his theory has found little real favor early on. However, this interpretation seems to have received some acceptance among modern writers. It would seem that the ancient Egyptians called that part of the sandal ‘nkh (exact pronunciation unknown). Because this word was composed of the same consonants as the word “life”, the sign to represent that particular part of the sandal, was also used to write the word “life”.

a SANDAL, eh? you mean, that thing that covers a four-toed foot? but beyond that, we also know this image happens to be the same one that was on paul’s necklace. eternal life iseems to be a growing interest of the island’s inhabitants: perhaps dharma, as a scientific utopia, is trying to achieve this. perhaps the others already have. richard certainly has. perhaps this is why widmore wants the island so bad?

regardless, we can now be certain that egyptian culture has played a significant role in the island’s history.

(then again, can we be certain that the statue we saw in “lafleur” and the four-toes that we saw in “live togehter, die alone”  are from the same structure?)

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on island time

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on March 5, 2009 by eyeoftheisland

all right, so this episode was not incredibly shocking, complex or freaky… but heck, i sure enjoyed it! was it not good to get back to comic, character-focused lost? sawyer easing tense situations with his quips and quick wit (eyeliner, anyone?), wandering aimlessly around the island, some good old fashioned romance: lafleur had it all!

additionally i think  josh holloway could have chemistry with a stump. (hope for me yet?) no offense to elizabeth mitchell or anything, but the man’s got talent. and abs.

FOCUS, BLOG! NO ONE WANTS TO READ ABOUT YOUR FEELINGS FOR JOSH HOLLOWAY!

errrrneway… i was talking to one k cons during this episode and we both decided that we quite like the di. we like it so much, in fact, that we could see a sitcom spin-off in the works: “the di” ; “on island time” ; “dharma daze.” i can see it now:

LAFLEUR, the Dharma Initiative’s head of secuity, gets easily annoyed with all the “hippie nutjobs” that make up the DI. But that’s probably because he’s from the future! Hilarity ensues with wacky scientist DANIEL, psychic medium MILES, sexy mecanic JULIET and all the other madcap characters that make up the DI. Life’s not always a beach — even if you DO live on a tropical island!

(a new 30 minute comedy coming this fall after samantha who)

seriously, though. lovin’ it. some were not fans of the season 2 dharma lore, but i’ve loved it since the first glimpse of the swan symbol. but i mostly appreciated this episode because so many gaps are being filled in; remember three seasons ago, asking “who are the others?” now here they are. they have rules! and treaties! and the natives of the island like to take their dead bodies!

oh yeah. that was weird. puts a little damper on the whole “happy episode” theme we have going. this was probably the biggest reveal for me (besides the shot of the intact statue — screencap tomorrow!!!!!!!!!!). why must the bodies be buried? what do the natives do with reanimated corpses? and for that matter, why are they not harmed by the SONIC FENCE OF DOOOOOM? i’m beginning to think that these natives are not true corporeal beings. but from whence they came?! and who is truly a “native” out of richard’s people? to be a native, do you have to be born on the island? or are you initiated via the smoke monster’s brainwashing? ben is not immune to the fence (right?) so that means that he is not one of the converted?

also, what must have occurred to ignite the violence between dharma and the hostiles so that children in school were traine to hide under their desks? (“through the looking glass)

WHO ARE THESE DARN HOSTILES, ANYWAY?!

WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN WHEN YOUNG BEN GETS TO THE ISLAND? HOW MANY YEARS FROM 1974 IS THAT? WHAT ABOUT THE PURGE?

horace-01

don't trust him, horace!!!

thoughts.

what happened, happened

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on March 4, 2009 by eyeoftheisland

as is customary, i have scoured the interwebs (aka typed “la fleur sneak peeks” into google) to find tonight’s promos.

hey, at least they’re both located in one place.

all i can say is: that’s rough, dan.

 

shall we take bets on who’s the girl in the sack? abc wants us to say kate. i might go with… annie? rousseau? new person? charlottes’s mom? leave comments if you have an opinion!

fashion à la sawyer

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on March 4, 2009 by eyeoftheisland

normally, i prefer sawyer without many clothes.

 but this spoiler photo for tonight’s episode, la fleur, has me all hot and bothered about his attire. Photo is after the jump (if you care to be spoiled)…

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