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Offline LouE68

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Re: 'The Game' is . . .
« Reply #15 on: April 26, 2008, 11:30:05 PM »
All the world is a game and we are merely players....oh wait, that's stage...

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« Reply #16 on: April 27, 2008, 02:50:58 PM »
I guess my point was lost here.

"The game" is like Monopoly because Ben and Widmore have gone around and around the same board (which is a period of time) moving key figures and manipulating specific events to affect the realm of possiblities.

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« Reply #17 on: April 27, 2008, 03:44:46 PM »
But is Monopoly the best game metaphor?  It's circular nature suggests a time loop, where you keep falling into the same traps (opponents' properties) over & over.  If that analogy is apt, it would contradict TPTB's notion of time as a single timeline, continually snapping back into place despite the disruptions of free will.  Plus, LOST hasn't had its characters play or talk about Monopoly, to my recollection.

The games that have appeared, in addition to this week's game of Risk:
   http://www.lostpedia.com/wiki/Games

I would surmise that no game per se represents "the game" being played by Ben & Charles Widmore.  Rather, the broad strokes of game playing - an agreed upon set of rules, a winner & a loser, a definitive finish line - are what's germane here.  However, just as with kids who come across a grey area in a game where the rules are fuzzy, conflict is sure to erupt, and things get quite messy.  Just like our latest tussle over whether Alex became fair game or not once Ben disavowed Alex as a legit, beloved daughter.

 
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« Reply #18 on: April 27, 2008, 08:40:48 PM »
Unless you can fold space like a worm hole, in that case it would be more like Chutes and Ladders...

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« Reply #19 on: April 27, 2008, 08:46:42 PM »
Unless you can fold space like a worm hole, in that case it would be more like Chutes and Ladders...
I was thinking Clue with the secret pasage to Tunisia.

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« Reply #20 on: April 27, 2008, 08:48:50 PM »
Unless you can fold space like a worm hole, in that case it would be more like Chutes and Ladders...
I was thinking Clue with the secret pasage to Tunisia.
I'm trying to find a good metaphor for Kerplunk, but its not coming to me...anyways I wanted to type Kerplunk!

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« Reply #21 on: April 27, 2008, 08:56:29 PM »
I'm still waiting for a decent Twin Peaks tie-in.  Let's send Keamy & Charlotte to The Black Lodge!

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« Reply #22 on: April 27, 2008, 09:00:19 PM »
I think the Gilligans Island similarities are enough...ROFL

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« Reply #23 on: April 27, 2008, 09:02:56 PM »
Charlotte = Mary Anne
Ginger = Shannon
The Skipper = Hurley
The Professor = Daniel
The Howells = Rose & Bernard
Gilligan = Charlie

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« Reply #24 on: April 27, 2008, 09:04:37 PM »
Charlotte = Mary Anne
Ginger = Shannon
The Skipper = Hurley
The Professor = Daniel
The Howells = Rose & Bernard
Gilligan = Charlie
I think Sayid would be the professor, he built everything out of the basic stuff...remember the batteries out of coconuts and fruit juice...sayid did a similar battery thing, although not using those items LOL

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« Reply #25 on: April 27, 2008, 09:20:03 PM »
OK. Daniel can be the nutty guy who lands on the island, means to help them get off the island, but absentmindedly forgets to do so.

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« Reply #26 on: April 27, 2008, 09:21:48 PM »
OK. Daniel can be the nutty guy who lands on the island, means to help them get off the island, but absentmindedly forgets to do so.
Wrong way Feldman? or the Mad scientist that kidnapped Gilligan?

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« Reply #27 on: April 27, 2008, 09:45:44 PM »
My recollection about details from Gilligan's Island lore aint too precise. Just broad brush strokes here.

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« Reply #28 on: April 27, 2008, 09:57:29 PM »
My recollection about details from Gilligan's Island lore aint too precise. Just broad brush strokes here.
lore? that was fundemental documentaion/thatrics/moviabilia ::)

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Re: 'The Game' is . . .
« Reply #29 on: April 27, 2008, 10:11:45 PM »
Next you'll expect me to be able to recite the Lay of Beren and Lúthien verbatim.