Hey, Friends! Hope you had a great Memorial Day!
Any of y'all catch the LOST finale? I've spent the week in mourning, but not for the original reason I envisioned. I always thought I'd be upset the show ended. Instead, it was a feeling of deep disappointment.
I spent 4 years mesmerized by the show, perhaps a little too obsessed. I scared people by remembering tiny, insignificant details and bringing them up in conversation. Yes, I did. But when it came time to the finale, I didn't care. In fact, a friend and I concluded that the only good part of the entire show was that they didn't kill the dog.
Because the writers didn't keep their part of the bargain.
From the beginning they said it would all be explained. That it would be an incredible ride. And it was until this last season. They didn't explain enough. The parts they did explain were dumb. After investing so much of my life in the show, I felt cheated.
They broke their word. And now I don't have closure.
We have a contract with our readers. We need to be faithful to the story. We need to keep our word, to fulfill our contract with our readers. If not, we leave them disillusioned.
After all, we don't want our readers to say, "At least we didn't kill the dog."
See y'all Friday!
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