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Life After LOST – The Future of DocArzt.com

By docarzt,

  Filed under: Lost
  Comments: 26

What do you do when the show you’ve been covering for FIVE years comes to an end?  Start all over again, of course – with www.LOSTPendium.com.

What LOSTPendium is NOT:  Lostpedia.  Or anything like it.  In fact, I imagine we’ll be sourcing Lostpedia.com a lot!  Pendiums are in fact the polar opposite of `pedias, so silence any notion that I’m making a move towards the reference market.

What LOSTPendium IS: A lot of people have been concerned that the LOST community will fall apart after tonight.  There has never been a doubt in my mind that the LOST fan community will last a long time.  When talking about this with other folks, I usually reference the ‘Wrapped in Plastic’ fanzine for Twin Peaks.  Which is STILL running.

The fact is LOST is still not resolved after tonight, but we’ve been given enough information this season to make it worthwhile to go back to the beginning and look at the series all over again.  In context.

Then, there is the mysteries that remain unsolved.  Is the information to solve them embedded in the show?  It’s my belief that many of them can be solved with information provided by the show, and just a wee bit of conjecture, and I hope you’ll join me in figuring them out.  On that note, if you are interested in contributing PLEASE feel free to drop me a line.

LOSTPendium.com will most absolutely NOT be a LOST news site.  To be perfectly honest with you, I’ve become a little disenchanted with the whole LOST paperchase this year.  The excessive lengths that people have gone to in the quest to be the first to copy and paste the hardwork of professional journalists everywhere has made it feel cheap to engage in.  I’ve kept my feelings to myself on that while a lot of people have complained about this site not keeping up with the news, but the fact is I just don’t have the drive to be second anymore – and I think fans should put the effort into reading the work of the terrific entertainment journalists out there at the source.   So that explains that for those who think that we have ‘given up’ on LOST this season.

LOSTPendium.com will be 100% analysis, worship, and conversation centered on the fabric of the show itself.  With the tapering of the news flow, and the quelling of the hunger for spoilers, we fans can finally get back to doing what made this community so engaging and vital in all of our lives:  sharing our passion for the story, mythos, and characters of LOST.   I hope you will join me!

DocArzt.com will remain running, so don’t delete your rss subscriptions, bookmarks, facebook, twitter, or myspace connections yet.  But in the meantime,  be sure to follow @LOSTPendium on twitter for updates as we prepare it for day one, and visit www.lostpendium.com and add it to your bookmarks.   Stay tuned for more fun stuff.

Namaste!

Doc

From TVFrenzy:

  • Silas

    Sounds exactly like what the community needs. Thanks DocArzt!

  • Rosie

    Look forward to watching it again as a complete series. Love it or hate it, the show will go down as one of the most polarizing pieces of television entertainment ever. I love that I’m still asking questions and trying to figure it all out. It’s not about the destination, its the journey and my what a journey it has been. Thank you LOST and the LOST fans.

  • Beena

    Very cool. Bookmarked!

  • sommery

    Love it! Going on Amazon to pre-order the entire collection. Can’t wait to re-watch.

  • Sarah

    As the show ends, so does the life of my computer. Taking the day off to wait in for delivery of new one meant I could get up at 5am here in the UK!!

    What I’m getting at is the first thing I bookmark when I get back up & running this afternoon will be the new site… I look forward to it!

  • GodBlessTexas

    Sorry Doc, but I think the finale, and the reactions to it, did much to tear asunder the LOST fan community. Some think it was great because of the character driven ending, while others feel it failed because it neglected so many of the remaining mysteries that will now never be answered. Me, loved the finale but hated the last 10 minutes, which seems to be a large portion of people as well. But, no matter what your feelings, looking at Facebook, the Fuselage forums, here, and other LOST sites on the net, it’s clear that there are a lot of hurt feelings on both sides of the camp, and lots of angry words being thrown around. I think most of it is grief because of the end of LOST, but I think it does much to drive us apart.

  • Bezmina

    Thanks Doc, glad you’ll still be around. I’d miss you so much!
    For the record I loved The End. I sobbed like a baby but I loved it!

  • Mike

    Wrapped in Plastic hasn’t published since 2005.

  • Kafuri

    Kudos on the new site. I do think, however, that the finally and fans have recruited a few late comers to the show. In the spirit of “Catch-up”, I think it would be groovy to keep this site running for at least another year. Ban or deleat new useless spam and dribble if you must… 🙂

  • Sarah Clarke Stuart

    Looking forward to the new site, Doc. I completely know what you mean about the hype, the news, the spoilers, etc–can’t wait to just focus on examining a complete narrative. Now we can really delve into things!

  • TWoods

    Viva Lostpendium.

  • i900

    Great idea! 😀

    Can we expect an analysis of the single episodes?
    Starting from the first, one by one, each for week.
    A true riproposal of the entire series: it would be great.

  • wafs

    What’s a pendium? Google just gave me misspellings of Pentium.

  • Sonoftheroad

    I have really enjoyed reading the analyses of the Lost mythos/episodes/themes particularly in the last two years (before that I mainly watched Lost by myself). I never spent time formulating theories myself (if only I had the time!) but always enjoyed reading the wacky ideas coming out of those more dedicated to Lost than I.

    Having said that, two observations:

    1. I can’t believe how much Lost has affected me! I did not cry in the finale, and did not even like the ending as much the first time I saw it, but I was so sad that I just lay around a lot during the next day and contemplated on it, feeling sad for Jack at the end of the show (on the island). Now that’s freaky!

    2. Secondly, anyone who curses or hates on the producers, writers, etc. for not making a finale good enough for them should just get a life, get a woman/man and start looking for more meaning to their life than a TV programme. Yeah be affected by it, don’t be a complete prick about it!

    Anyway, has been great visiting these pages. Thanks Doc, and all my other virtual buddies!

  • Bonita

    Is there currently something wrong with the forums?

    It’s only possible to get to the mainpage, logging in or viewing any subforums or posts is leading me to Database Error -page. 😕

  • drfitz44

    Thanks Doc!!! Meeting people on here and watching this show, as well as being able to put my two cents in (about what they have been worth) has certainly affected me in a positive way.

  • justasLOSTasyou

    Doc. Thank you for everything! The Tail Sections was one of the first fan pages that allowed me to enter the world of lost.
    I am more of a lurker than a poster but i feel i am a part of the community none the less. 6 years and a lot of time spent tracking down the mythology. Best of luck the future.

  • Bonita

    Well then, thanks for the space for posting. 😉

    Moving on.

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