September 15, 2009

The “This is not a game”, game.

Here's the latest update on

FRAME 5 Gave us:

* The University of Arizona Bookstore
* The University of Arizona football team motto- Bear Down.
* "Wildcat Readers, see you on - J. Perkins/R. Morrison"
* Monday Sept 14th 7:30 am – 5 pm.
1209 E. University Blvd Tuscon Az 85721
Poster revealed- The Love Triangle by Leia Bell. It depicts Jack in front of the video screens catching Kate and Sawyer's connection. All the number colors for the video monitors are RED, but the number 4 is a different red.

At the Universities bookstore:
The display poster is the same one we saw in the photo of the partnering of Ronie, Paul, Damon and Carlton. It is flanked by two displays.
Sawyer was seen reading Lancelot in Maternity Leave.

One case displays:

Oceanic Magazine
Dharma Beer 6 pack
Box of Dharma Red Wine
Bookmarks with Sayid and Juliet and The Swan logo among plain logos.

Books displayed: {A few with very brief descriptions. I can not make out many of the books on the other display other than something about survive and Generation We.}
* Lancelot: Written in 1977 by Walker Percy. Lancelot Lamar, a dejected lawyer who, when he discovers that he is not the father of his youngest daughter, kills his wife by blowing up their house. He ends up being confined in a mental institution, where he then dwells on the memories of his frightful past. There is a surrealistic element, where reality blends with delirium.
* Lord of the Flies by Wiliam Golding: British school boys stuck on a deserted island try to govern themselves.
* Carrie by Stephen King. Carrie is a shy high-school girl, who uses her newly discovered telekinetic powers to exact revenge on those who tease her.
* Slaughterhouse five or The Children's Crusade: A Duty-Dance With Death by Kurt Vonnegut: Anti-war sci-fi novel about WW2 experiences and journeys through time of a soldier named Billy Pilgrim.
* Our mutual friend by Charles Dickens.

* Stranger in a strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein: Sci-Fi story about a human raised by aliens and his return to Earth.
* The Invention of Morel by Adolfo Bioy: A fugitive hides out on a deserted island, where he is the only "real" person living among "recorded images" of other people. The fugitive thinks he is hallucinating, going crazy, food poisoned, has a strange disease/radiation poisoning before finding out the truth.
* Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck.
* Alice in Wonderland- Through the Looking Glass, and What Alice found there by Lewis Carroll: Alice's adventures with bizarre characters in strange places that occur while she is really in a "sleep state-dreaming".
* The Third Policeman by Brian O'Nolan: A story told by the narrator, an amateur scholar of DeSelby {a scientist and philosopher}, who is who breaks his leg under mysterious circumstances and gets a fake one. He knows John Divney plans to rob and kill someone and this ends up involving the narrator. Three years pass and we see where their extremely strange relationship leads them.
* A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle: A young girls quest traveling through time and space to rescue her scientist father from IT, the brain.
* Dirty Work- Stuart Woods: A sexy thriller set in New York filled with rich high society people, murder, divorce, undercover work and missing people.
* Catch 22 by Joseph Heller: Satirical novel set during the later stages of WW2.
* The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle: An expedition to a plateau in the Amazon basin of South America where prehistoric animals still survive.
* Are you there god? It's me, Margaret by Judy Blume: Margaret's evolution from child into pre-teen issues, as well as exploring her quest for a single religion.
* Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden: A Geisha working before and after WW2.
* The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand: The story of architect Howard Roark—and his battle against the tradition-worshipping establishment. Its theme: "individualism versus collectivism, not in politics, but in man's soul; the psychological motivations and the basic premises that produce the character of an individualist or a collectivist."
* Valis- Philip K Dick: Sci-Fi Novel. The title is an acronym for Vast Active Living Intelligence System.
* The Great Tree of Avalon trilogy by T.A. Barron Thomas Archibald' (T.A.) Barron. He wrote fantasy literature, books for children and young adults, and nature books. The Great Tree of Avalon trilogy completes the sagas of Merlin's realms {The Lost Years of Merlin}.
- Child of the Dark Prophecy
- Shadows on the Stars
- The Eternal Flame

* Watership Down by Richard Adams: A fantasy about a group of rabbits living in a society where they need to escape the destruction of their warren to seek a place in which to establish a new home, encountering perils and temptations along the way.
* The Heart of Darkness & The Secret Sharer by Joseph Conrad: This very symbolic story is actually a story within a story, or frame narrative. Marlow, travels deep into the heart of the Congo where he encounters the crazed idealist Kurtz and discovers that the relative values of the civilized and the primitive are not what they seem.
* Heart of Darkness was also a video game.

* The Travels of Babar.
Of course, the item that we see the backside of is a jacket cover photo of Babar the Elephant and Jean de Brunhoff. I'm noting it because it is there and obviously meant to be seen. This seems to be the dust cover for the book titled The Travels of Babar. Babar and Celeste set off in a balloon, beginning an exciting series of adventures. Escaping from savage cannibals, only to be trapped by a circus owner. Babar the Elephant is a very popular French children's character who first appeared in Histoire de Babar by Jean de Brunhoff in 1931.

Things to Note...Questions to ask...

* In Dead is Dead, "John" wants to talk to Ben about "the elephant in the room". I'm just noting it.

Vocabulary and Research...
{Because it seems that we're in a treasure hunt of sorts, the following was a very elaborate one involving artwork clues.}

* Hareraiser is a computer game, originally released in 1984 in the UK. Released in two parts; Prelude and Finale. A prize was on offer if the game could be solved. The game takes the form of a series of graphical screens depicting grass, sky and trees with occasional text 'clues'. The only interaction is pressing the cursor keys to follow a hare which moves across the screen and disappears off one of the sides. There are no hints as to how the puzzle can be solved but presumably, the position of the trees, sun, clouds etc (which are different on each screen), the movement of the hare and the text can be interpreted in some way. The solvers of Prelude would also then have to buy and solve Finale. They could then enter a competition to locate the prize, the bejewelled 18 carat "Golden Hare" pendant featured on the cover.
The "golden hare" had previously been the prize for solving the children's book Masquerade, by the British artist Kit Williams. It had been buried at a secret location, the object of the game being to solve the clues in the book that would lead the successful treasure-hunter to this location and the golden prize. Williams sealed the hare inside a ceramic hare-shaped casket. The casket was inscribed with the legend "I am the Keeper of the Jewel of MASQUERADE, which lies waiting safe inside me for You or Eternity".
Kit Williams said: "If I was to spend two years on the 16 paintings for Masquerade I wanted them to mean something."
The solution to the Masquerade puzzle is both elaborate and elegant: in each painting, lines should be drawn from each animal's eyes through their longest digits to a letter in the border. The resulting letters form individual words, revealed either by anagramming or by applying the order hinted at by the Sir Iassac Newton painting, in which all of the creatures of the book are represented as puppets hanging in a line from left to right.

We must keep in mind that we have been on a treasure hunt for answers since day one. It is obvious the way to some answers may come from our participation with the puzzle by facing the challenges of solving anagrams, acronyms, jigsaw puzzles, riddles, brainteasers, symbols, glyphs, codes, logos and such.

We have been presented with issues with our current activity displaying all the wonderful things that make the hunt so much more exciting and challenging. Our very own DaVinci Code!

* by s taying in
long a s you're
combine shippi ng costs
and ot her minor
nature o f this
project, here will (Missing the letter T)
* THEEE Mike B- seems the correct way should be THEE Mike B
* The Title of the clue video {hub page said} "AcutallyItsKetchup"
* The Build Our World Logo at Johnny Cupcakes door the letter D had an angle to it.
* An frame on the site keeps appearing and disappearing. { near 14}
* The number 4 monitor has a different color red used than the other numbers.

Will we really find answers following the carrot through the maze or will it all end up being a fool’s errand and the prize "fools gold", bringing us right back to the "con" of it all just to be left with the preverbal LOST paradox.

What will the holy grail of answers be? I'll just wait for my Scooby Doo cryptograph set with invisible ink to arrive and help me on my quest. Maybe will we discover LOST to also be an acronym? Don't think that has been in my notes since the beginning as well!
Until Frame 6...

Love to all who are "LOST"™

Disclaimer: I never claim to know everything about the show and my thoughts by no means make me right. The things I share here are my views and/or opinions. I don't claim to catch every single detail either. You all know I hate spoilers, and I stand clear of reading certain sites as to not take me off my own course of research. The one thing I don't need to do here is rehash all of the obvious clues from an episode, we all know what they are. Understood? Good. Let the fun begin! I'll only note things that I know come up as clues later, but need to be noted when they first show up and things I find that will be of importance. It will get very exciting as we progress into the story.


  1. I'm a new reader, but I think you're on to something!

    There was also that extra 5 highlighted in The Dharma Van poster. Not sure if that is of importance.

    Thank you for this :)

  2. That is important.
    I will add it to the clue list! Thank you :)


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