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Offline E.S.B.

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Re: Why did they never talk??
« Reply #30 on: January 10, 2009, 12:44:56 AM »
I hated when the button wasn't pushed and the huge beam of light happened and they all majestically looked up in the air and no one was like, "WTF JUST HAPPENED!!???" Everyone got over it within minutes.

I think these characters are in shock and denial.  I don't think they've gotten over any of the stuff that's happen - what can you say about something that you truly can't explain.  I mean, think about it - how can you rationalize to yourself seeing the sky turn purple, the Island shake and hearing that really loud magnetic sound thing?  I think Hurley had some under-stated comment to someone about the hatch like "so dude... that thing just like... imploded."  Or how do you rationalize smokey?  The Island moving?  The characters don't want to deal with the screwed-up craziness that is going on, so their reactions to things are more subtle.  I think they are in denial, and that's part of the reason they don't talk about stuff.

Also, we may not see the characters discussing things because it is a literary technique by the writers - maybe they don't want to come out and tell us things, but want us to put the pieces together on our own.  That's how I rationalize it, anyway.  I have to believe that there is some "off-screen" discussion amongst the characters about things they are dealing with.

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Re: Why did they never talk??
« Reply #31 on: January 11, 2009, 01:05:19 PM »
I watched "What Kate Did" last night. Locke explains to Micheal (he just got back with the tailies) that he set up two man teams (to push the button) and that everyone is taking a turn.

So that would tell us that the background people where involved, we just were not seeing it.

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Re: Why did they never talk??
« Reply #32 on: January 11, 2009, 05:01:25 PM »
Everyone has valid points, but this is an hour show, well not fully, but let us say 40 minutes and the writers have to tell a story.  If they got into the detail we all wanted this show would continue ad nauseum and we still wouldn't like it.

I can't recall one show where the continuity was to the detail we may look for.  And if there was one it didn't last very long.  We focus on the main characters to get through the story and yes all the things Juggy and others mentioned happened, but do you recall the exact details of season one?  Let alone what may have happened in our own lives a week ago.  Well, okay our own lives may be more important.

My point is I think we all agree that there were topics we would have expected them to discuss in normal conversation.  But they didn't.

Just like Jack and Claire not knowing they are siblings.  Or Jack querying Sawyer further on his meeting with his Dad and how his Dad got there.  Yes, the numbers, never pursued or Hurley's money or how or what these folks did before the island or why they were going to LA.  Or Locke every having a discussion with Sawyer about his past and thanking him for killing his dad.  Or anyone asking Kate, Sawyer or Jack what was done to them when they were taken captive.
I am not sure they even discussed why the hatch was imploded. 

Oh Alaskas I think Claire choose the beach as she didn't want the caves, I think they, or most thought it was the obvious place to be found and the "safest" place for them.

We find tidbits and there are nuances that make us scratch our heads.

Instead the writers catapulted them into seeking the islands secrets, flashbacks, forwards etc.  The writers have a course and they are sticking to it and maybe at the end, we will find them sitting around a campfire talking about things we wanted to find out most.   As a detail person it is frustrating, but it is comforting to know we are all in good company.
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Re: Why did they never talk??
« Reply #33 on: January 11, 2009, 05:43:12 PM »
VERY well said LIL!   ;)

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Re: Why did they never talk??
« Reply #34 on: January 11, 2009, 10:24:46 PM »
There is no reason to bring reason and logic into the discussion

Plus, I have been bringing up points to dispute my complaint.

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Re: Why did they never talk??
« Reply #35 on: January 11, 2009, 11:54:41 PM »
There is no reason to bring reason and logic into the discussion

Plus, I have been bringing up points to dispute my complaint.
This is NOT the I Agree with Juggy Thread!  :)

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Re: Why did they never talk??
« Reply #36 on: January 12, 2009, 07:20:02 AM »
VERY well said LIL!   ;)
Thanks Jen ;D
There is no reason to bring reason and logic into the discussion

Plus, I have been bringing up points to dispute my complaint.
This is NOT the I Agree with Juggy Thread!  :)
(((Jen)))  my last post in this thread :)

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Re: Why did they never talk??
« Reply #37 on: January 12, 2009, 07:59:05 AM »
It would not have to be the focus but just have people walking by in the background. One guy doing some dishes, another person coming out of the shower etc.
I know why they don't have background extras in scene too often, coz we would all over analyse it and ask questions.

Why were they there? is that significant? it this another Nikki/Paulo character introduction? how come they are doing that? where are they going next? who with? what happened to the background extra with the blue shirt? is he dead? why don't we see headscarf woman anymore? has she been taken by the hostiles? etc etc etc

and in the meant time miss 'important plot lines' in the foreground. IMHO

or something.

I only say this coz thats what I do

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Re: Why did they never talk??
« Reply #38 on: January 12, 2009, 10:16:04 AM »
It would not have to be the focus but just have people walking by in the background. One guy doing some dishes, another person coming out of the shower etc.
I know why they don't have background extras in scene too often, coz we would all over analyse it and ask questions.

Why were they there? is that significant? it this another Nikki/Paulo character introduction? how come they are doing that? where are they going next? who with? what happened to the background extra with the blue shirt? is he dead? why don't we see headscarf woman anymore? has she been taken by the hostiles? etc etc etc

and in the meant time miss 'important plot lines' in the foreground. IMHO

or something.

I only say this coz thats what I do

That's aactually a very good point, never looked at it like that.

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Re: Why did they never talk??
« Reply #39 on: January 12, 2009, 11:15:02 AM »
There is no reason to bring reason and logic into the discussion

Plus, I have been bringing up points to dispute my complaint.
This is NOT the I Agree with Juggy Thread!  :)
Every thread is the I agree with Juggy thread.

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Re: Why did they never talk??
« Reply #40 on: January 12, 2009, 01:20:44 PM »
There is no reason to bring reason and logic into the discussion

Plus, I have been bringing up points to dispute my complaint.
This is NOT the I Agree with Juggy Thread!  :)
Every thread is the I agree with Juggy thread.

Why yes, I agree!  Well would you look at that!!! How do you DO that Juggy?!??!?  :P

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Re: Why did they never talk??
« Reply #41 on: January 12, 2009, 02:30:29 PM »
Some of it is likely cost. No extras is cheaper for abc.
They should come to this site. I for one would be an extra for free.


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Re: Why did they never talk??
« Reply #42 on: January 12, 2009, 03:20:34 PM »
There is no reason to bring reason and logic into the discussion

Plus, I have been bringing up points to dispute my complaint.
This is NOT the I Agree with Juggy Thread!  :)
Every thread is the I agree with Juggy thread.
Hmmmm....You think?

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Re: Why did they never talk??
« Reply #43 on: January 12, 2009, 08:24:48 PM »
Some of it is likely cost. No extras is cheaper for abc.
They should come to this site. I for one would be an extra for free.



Chyeah, count me in!  ;)

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Re: Why did they never talk??
« Reply #44 on: January 12, 2009, 08:52:12 PM »
Some of it is likely cost. No extras is cheaper for abc.
They should come to this site. I for one would be an extra for free.



Chyeah, count me in!  ;)

Oh yeah! Me too! (What are we talking about? I just don't wanna be left behind...)  :P