Saturday, October 18, 2008

The Lost Community Bookclub Update

The Lost Community Book Club podcast for On The Road by Jack Kerouac has been postponed and will be rescheduled soon. Join hosts David A. Dein and Melissa Lossa as they discuss this Beat Generation classic and its connection to the characters on Lost.

If you'd like to be a guest on the podcast, have any theories, discover any clues, or just want to say "Hi!", contact TLCpodcast@gmail.com (mp3 comments are accepted as well), or leave a voice mail or fax at (206) 202-3512. You can also e-mail theories, notes, wild speculations to Melissa Lossa at piper.emily@gmail.com.

Melissa and David apologize for the delay.

48 comments:

Melissa_Lossa said...

I apologize that the book club has been so disorganized this time around. I know that David has had some personal things going on, and my life/job has been something of a personal trial this year. I'm hoping we can get back on track this fall, and I hope that you can all forgive me for keeping you waiting! You all have become a part of my extended family over the years, and I hate to let you down so.

Capcom said...

No worries mate! We had the ARG to keep us busy there for a while, so that's OK. We were taking and making so many tests, who had time to read?! :-D

On the other hand, I (we) hope that everything gets back to normal for both you and David soon. XO

Lost 2010 said...

You guys do a great job. I always enjoy the podcast even when I have wimped out and not read the book. As has happened this time.

I'll get started on Survivors of the Chancellor now so that maybe I'll have something useful to contribute next time.

Melissa_Lossa said...

You're so sweet - group hug!

Melissa_Lossa said...

All right - looks like you have some extra time to read.

I'll repost the day/time for the podcast as soon as I hear from David. Sorry!!

maven said...

Please don't apologize, ML!

There's a Season 5 trailer up. It gave me goosebumps!

Capcom said...

HOLY MOLY! Thanks Maven! Can't wait till DarkUFO, et.al., put up screencaps. :-o

maven said...

Definitely need some screencaps on this one! Interesting snippets!

Sayid'sgirl said...

Thanks maven.
That is so cool.
Quickly pausing I caught a picture of bearded Jack with the words Dharma Initiative written across it. And it looks like the new Dharma logo but not sure.

maven said...

Dark does have screencaps over in the spoiler section. Plus over 100 comments already.

Sayid'sgirl said...

Cool. I'm sure they're alot clearer than mine. Going to go take a look. Thanks.
Is it February yet?
It does start in February right?

Melissa_Lossa said...

That trailer is so great! Looking at the screen caps, and without giving away any spoilers, does anyone notice things that look... familiar?

Sayid'sgirl said...

Yes! I do melissa. Interesting huh.

Melissa_Lossa said...

Very interesting.... I'm especially curious about the last shot.

Sayid'sgirl said...

Oh yeah me too. Just how "far" have they gone? If you know what I'm saying. I wish promos weren't considered spoilers. :)

Capcom said...

Yes, a couple familiar things! And another "_______" maybe, and I can't wait to see what that "________" is, and maybe we'll get to finally see those "________"!!! :o)

maven said...

It's very hard to stay away from this trailer if you consider them spoilers! We're so hard up for LOST stuff now! And this trailer can definitely start some great discussions and speculations!

Sayid'sgirl said...

I agree I want to talk talk talk!!!lol

scoutpost said...

Me too!! WE are so hard up for stuff that any little bit sends me through the roof. I was so excited and wish we could talk about it. Not to mention, I just would like the stimulation of having something LOST related to talk about since the ARG gave us virtually nothing. Do you guys know what is going on at LostARGS? When I posted a comment yesterday it said it had to go to approval of the blog owner before being posted. But as of this morning, it still hasn't been posted (not that it was important)- just didn't know why the comments were being intercepted first. Or maybe it's just that there's nothing left to say over there, guess we've pretty much talked all we can about the DI and Hans at this point.

Codysmom said...

Oh, here you are!!!!! LOL!

I had the same trouble trying to post at lostargs.com (my comment waiting for approval, but nothing happening there)

I put the new s5 trailer promo on the front page of Black Swan myspace and also that flashed pic of Jack with the you-know-what logo.. lol

I would like a place other than darkufo to discuss this promo too!!!!

I'm working on a black swan blog where we could discuss it on myspace, but this is better.. I think this needs to be discussed especially how it relates to the ARG.

maven said...

LostArgs seems to be dead at the moment! I tried to post the link to the trailer there and it's still pending!

Do we want to take a "vote" to discuss this trailer here. The discussion at Dark's is very interesting, but there's no place like home!

Sayid'sgirl said...

I haven't tried to post anything at Lostargs but thought it was odd that no one had posted anything all day yesterday and now today.
So I came over here last night and woo hoo there was a promo posted thanks again maven.
And yes I vote I think we should discuss the promo here.

Capcom said...

I vote for talking about the promo (I'm semi-spoilery), but maybe we could start a new post on the frontpage to talka bout it and warn people that we're talking promo spoilers and speculation?

maven said...

Good idea, Capcom. That way those who want to stay "pure" can stay away from that post!

So I add another yes vote.

Admins: Any input?

Sayid'sgirl said...

I agree it should be in a new post.
Promos are one of the few things I don't consider spoilers. But I know alot of people do.

Lost 2010 said...

So this is where you all ended up. . .

Do I want to see this promo or not? Spoilery or just teasery?

Codysmom said...

I agree a new post.... we need to talk about it here at "home" (as maven so aptly put it:)

maven said...

Lost2010: It could be taken as spoilery...but you're sure to run into it if you watch ABC when they start showing it. I think it just lends itself to some great potential discussions. And, of course, like any promo, everything is out of context.

Lost 2010 said...

Ok. I watched it. Uhm, so I guess maybe I'll be back in Season 6 to find out the answers to the mysteries.

Ya'll have fun. :)

maven said...

Sorry to hear that Lost2010.

The trouble with posting over at Dark's is that occasionally other spoilers pop up in the discussion.

Ange said...

Oh here you all are! I was wondering why no comments have been coming to my e-mail from the ARG site. I'll go have a look at the admin settings over there and see what's up. It is an even 300 comments, I wonder if there is a limit set.

Thanks for posting the link. I'm going to go watch the promo now, I have been avoiding it since I saw it on JO's blog, but today I definitely need something to perk me up and be positive!

Thanks SayidsGirl for filling me in on where we all shifted to :D. I missed it over here.

Ange said...

FYI: Comments on The Lost ARGs are fixed. It was set to approve comments on posts older than 14 days. Usually that would b e a moot point but since NOTHING has happened to call for a new post in the last 14 days, it kicked in. So there you have it.

maven said...

Thanks for the explanation, Ange! We all thought we were going crazy!

What are your thoughts about a new post here to discuss the trailer?

Ange said...

Well Maven, since you asked...I think that one of the admins here should make a post just for the promo. That way those that want to avoid spoilers, if they consider it that, can.

The Lost ARGs is really meant to be for the games and not to deter from the community here. That's my two cents.

maven said...

Ange: Isn't this TLC blog? Everything here related to discussion of the show? I know the other blog, LostArgs, is for whatever DWY is. I gather you're not an Admin here at TLC. Should we email Dennis?

Sayid'sgirl said...

The promo has been taken off of youtube due to a copyright claim by Disney.

takes a village said...

Sounds good to me also.
Welcome home.

maven said...

I just emailed Dennis for a new post.

Ellen said...

I found you guys! Wow, I posted a comment at the LOST Args too, and it never showed up...oh well.
Good to have something to discuss! New post definitely!!!I vote yes too. I posted the promo on my blog and it seems to still be working at this time, but who knows for how long...if anyone wants to check it out:
Crazy GA Lost Fan !

I was so excited to see this promo! I wonder who leaked it if Disney is pulling it down? hmmm...insider maybe?
xxoo

Kyle/TheBookPolice said...

lost2010: the most negative LOST fan ever. ; )

So, am I really the only one who wants to discuss The Tempest?

Kyle/TheBookPolice said...

Oh, and you can still see the S5 promo at EW.com

I figure if it'd be shown on network ABC, it's not a spoiler.

Melissa_Lossa said...

Ask and ye shall receive.

Lost 2010 said...

I apologize if I came across negatively. I sincerely meant 'have fun rehashing the promo'.

Kyle/TheBookPolice said...

Naw, it's just the same thing we bang around about every season. You get irritated at the lack of finality where other people (myself, for example) see situations rife with opportunity for surprise.

If you were saying that you're excusing yourself from all of Season 5 because it looks like (from this very brief promo) you won't get the answers you're looking for, then that's what I'm talking about re: negativity.

The best part of an Ice Cream Drumstick isn't until the very end. But getting there is awfully satisfying too.

Lost 2010 said...

That, also, wasn't what I meant. But I can see how I worded it badly. I didn't watch the entire promo actually because it was a bit more spoilery than I thought it would be - I was tongue in cheek saying that it had revealed the entire plot for Season 5 but I was kidding - obviously it doesn't. Sorry for the poor wording choices.

Kyle/TheBookPolice said...

Hey, no apology necessary. I'm just glad you're not walkin' out on us!

takes a village said...

Hi Kyle,great hearing from you again.I have a question about The Tempest. When it was written,did everyone talk like that,or was it just William Shakespeare?

Kyle/TheBookPolice said...

Let's move that discussion over to that lonely comment thread.