Lost Ate My Life: The Inside Story of a Fandom Like No Other by Jon Lachonis

By Jon Lachonis

Via catering on to an more and more rabid fan base, misplaced bloggers have successfully removed all boundaries among the artist and the viewer by way of website hosting one of many biggest officially-sponsored self reliant dialogue boards in historical past. changing into celebrities of their personal right—even controlling the ebb and circulate of fan sentiment—the such a lot respected bloggers even impact plot and storyline judgements. informed via contributors of the fan group who witnessed the unfold and impression of such fervent fandom from the interior, this advisor addresses the best questions lovers were soliciting for 4 seasons: Why does misplaced communicate so good to our collective subconscious, and why will we consciously suffer such massive leaps of suspension of disbelief? by means of interpreting this exceptional blogger phenomonen on near-academic degrees, the authors effectively holiday down Lost’s archetypal subject matters and hint its evolution from the industrial cash-in it was once meant to be to the high-concept mix of philosophy, drama, redemption, technological know-how, and religion it turned.

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The story process changes from episode to episode. Some are part of the ‘master plan’ while others are literally broken on the fly. ” On several occasions either Abrams or Lindelof have openly admitted that the hatch plotline was initially without a resolution. They just liked the idea and weren’t sure where to go with it. Lindelof had decided that the hatch would not be introduced in the series until they had worked out that slight detail, but the genesis of it was true to Abrams’ magical box philosophy.

No, I’m not. press politics as well. S. ” episode of Lost is the equivalent of an — Damon Lindelof, 5/16/05 unobtainable best-case scenario, and the policing of spoilers is in the hands of the fanbase, since the mainstream has learned, grudgingly, to reign itself in. The question now is: should it have ever gotten to the point where spoilers are being entrusted to the fanbase? In the case of Lost, the producers’ leashing of the mainstream media backfired. With sources like E! and tv Guide muzzled, the fan community became desperate for “real” spoilers.

Suspense? ” For the hundreds of thousands of fans who have populated the fan communities, Lost has become an institution. Legitimizing one’s interest in the show can be a bit of a challenge. Like all pop culture icons, Lost has its detractors. ” All Lost fans are familiar with the charge that the show is “made up” as it goes along. It is the sort of accusation that suggests Lost fans are perhaps a little gullible. That claim may not be so 39 Lost ate my life far from the truth in one fundamental regard.

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