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by Barry Vackeron Lost
The terror was so crazy, so real, and I knew I had to deal with it.
Lost Amidst the Seas or Stars?
The show is about lost people on a lost island.
–J. J. Abrams and Damon Lindelof (co-creators of Lost)
So, here we are, humanity having survived six years beyond the three zeros of the new millennium, six years beyond 2000. Are we lost?
Is being lost the condition symbolized by Jack’s compass-like tattoo at the top of his left arm, a tattoo which is on vivid display in the first minutes of the pilot episode of Lost? The tattoo is not a complete compass, only a partial compass, perhaps suggesting a compass broken or rendered inoperable. Such meaning seems likely, especially considering the tattoo of spirals and flaming stars, which lie almost completely hidden, tucked on the inside of Jack’s left bicep and elbow? Shirtless, Jack may be … read more»
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