Wednesday, February 3, 2010

LOST, Contests to Enter, and Other Stuff!

Well, let's just get the LOST conversation out of the way. I was disappointed, yet I don't know what I was expecting.

Hubby and I had dinner at my parents house, then settled on the couch for three hours of LOST goodness, only to yell at the TV during every break for commercial, "STUPID!!!" I really don't know what I was expecting... certainly not two alternate realities. Certainly not a near opening shot of the island UNDERWATER for who knows how long (very poor CGI by the way). Certainly not Desmond on flight 815 and then suddenly he's NOT on it anymore... Certainly not a soap opera return to the living by Sayid. Certainly not a cryptic message from Juliet beyond the grave, claiming that the hydrogen bomb worked. Even though in one reality we see that it DID work, all of their lives are still going to pot anyway, and in this life, Jack and Kate won't be together and that's just TRAGIC!!!!! (At least they brought Boone, nka Damon from The Vampire Diaries, back!)
And I've heard from interviewed cast members that they still don't even understand how it's all going to tie together, so I'll be patient. :::Taps foot until next Tuesday:::

January was a pretty good start to the New Year. Got quite a bit of writing/revising/agent research done, kicked my butt in gear and got a personal trainer for 3 sessions, and finished these books:
Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris 3/5
The Secret Year by Jennifer Hubbard 4/5 (Interview with author coming soon!)
Gallagher Girls #1 by Ally Carter 3/5
Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater 5/5
Truly, Madly by Heather Webber 4/5

Thanks to Natalie Murphy for the Over the Top Award!!!
And Thanks to S.B. for the Happy 101 Award!!
Check out their blogs!

There are quite a few contests going on that you should be informed of:

First of all, if you haven't yet entered my 100 Followers Contest, you have until this Friday at midnight, Central Time. ENTER ON THIS THREAD!!
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The Body Finder Giveaway at Flipping Pages for All Ages
Gift Card (B&N and Amazon) Giveaway at Cruising Altitude (Make sure you tell him Kristin Rae sent you!!!)
Query Critique Contest by a REAL agent at Neverending Page Turner (Make sure you tell her who sent you!)
Amazon Gift Card Giveaway at Unedited
New Release Book Giveaway at Once Upon A Book Blog

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  1. Every season Lost starts and I'm like, "What?!" But they always redeem themselves.

  2. I was disappointed as well. My current LOST theory is that Sayid is actually Jacob just as the Man in Black turned into Locke (except Locke kept his body and the Man in Black seems to have just shapeshifted.

    Oh, I don't know. Stupid show! Sucking me in and giving NO answers. Only more questions.

  3. OOOO Karen, that's a SUPER good theory!! I'm with you on that! Sayid is the new Jacob!

  4. I kind of felt the same way about LOST last night, but it's got to get better, right? Right? Oh, I guess it doesn't really matter...I'll be watching it anyway. : )

  5. Desmond wasn't on the original flight 815 because he crashed his boat on the Island. But if the blast worked, and the Island sunk, then he would have sailed uninterrupted to Australia and was flying back to the states on that flight. Not sure where he disappeared to though, maybe he seat jumped again because he thought Jack was boring.

    BTW...You ROCK! But everybody here already knows that.

  6. Kim - It better get better!!

    DL - Thanks! You rock, too! Yes, it makes sense now that Desmond was on there, and I remembered that Jack would recognize him from that time they were jogging in the stadium - I just don't get why he disappeared. This makes me think that something went awry...

  7. I recorded Lost, but I haven't watched it yet. I'm disappointed to hear that you didn't like it. Guess that series has just gone downhill.

  8. Amber - I have faith that it will get better... I think maybe my expectations were just too high.

  9. Oooh, thanks for the links! There's a lot of good contests going on!

    I'm kind of lost on the LOST conversation. I've never watched it. Yes, sad but true. :)

  10. Thank heavens I've stayed off the blogs for a few days. I didn't get to watch Lost until today. Yeah...Two realities? I'm not sure what to think about that. And I thought the same thing about Sayid being Jacob.

  11. Wow...LOVED this post. Totally agree about LOST...why am I not suprised? HA! It felt to me like they totally went with the easy route giving everyone every possible scenario and it didn't really ring true for the characters either. Hopefully it will get better. You would have thought the premiere would have been a bit more dramatic. Completely agree with the CGI scene as well...that was random, out of no where, and poorly done.

    Also wanted to say thanks for your post today on my blog! You know I needed it and I totally feel like I need "The Ones" about character motivation! (although I think I've already found Them) *wink wink*

    Ok, gotta' run...I have tons of new contests to investigate...thanks for the tips!

  12. I am sooo lost by LOST!! I love the show but as it goes along it just keeps making you think WTF?