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Kuoaloa Ranch life-size photo of Lost characters

I used to write a personal blog, and in it began also blogging about Lost during a rewatch of all seasons leading up to the finale. I did not blog on every episode, but did write quite a bit. The blog was never public, because it also included everything else about my life. Before getting rid of the blog, I put it all in a big PDF, which I had been reading recently. There was so much about Lost in it I wanted to copy and paste what I did write here. It's been a lengthy process. For some reason, the PDF (which is too big to save as a doc file; it just hangs!) does not like to copy some characters over, mainly "fi" or "fl" or any em dashes. So I've tried to catch all those and fix them, and meanwhile grin back on some of my earlier theories.

My husband and I liked the show so much that when we chose an adventure for Valentine's Day in 2011, we went to Oahu. Luckily at that time, there was still a Lost tour going on, so we got to see most of the places on the island where the show was filmed, and I ported over some of my diary entries from that trip. The main thing is that I also have pictures to share of filming locations!

We went back to Oahu in the summer of 2013 and got to see a few more filming locations we had not seen before, namely the Kualoa Ranch, where scenes such as Hurley's golf course and the Hurley restarting the van scenes were filmed--a WWII bunker up on the ranch also has some artifacts from the show, such as the submarine. We also went to the Byodo-In Temple, which was Sun's father house; we got to walk on the bridge near where Jin proposed to Sun.

I'm still in the process of copying over old journal entries and will write a new thought here and there. It's nice that Blogger lets you add the date of posts. I have matched up this blog's dates with actual journal dates from our trip and from blogging about the show on my old personal blog.

Finally, the blog link "Fickle Destiny" refers to Ben Linus's statement (Season 4, Episode 11: Cabin Fever); From IMDB:

John Locke: I'm sorry those things happened to you, Ben.
Ben Linus: Those things had to happen to me. That was my destiny. But you'll understand soon enough that there are consequences to being chosen. Because destiny, John... is a fickle bitch.

The blog title refers to letting go, a common trope in Lost--though not being able to let go is certainly the reality here as the show has been over for a while now, yet many people are still discussing it and always will.

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