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reverendmilo
08-12-2009, 09:30 PM
DamonCarltonandaPolarBear.com research and recap thread.

Known editors:
Paul Scheer

Links:
http://damoncarltonandapolarbear.com/dcpb/
http://damoncarltonandapolarbear.com/i/

DNS is ABC, this is an official ARG domain.

Paul Scheer announced this domain at Lost panel at comicon when presenting Damon and Carlton with his velvet painting of them and a polar bear.

Claims to be taking 6 months off from work to dedicate himself to more Lost inspired velvet paintings.

Auction of the paintings is supposed to begin at midnight PST on 8/15

roniemidfewarts has sent cease and desist to DCPB to try and stop the auction.

Paul has raided the Lost production offices. In his video you see Damon and Carlton as well as learn possible season premier episode titles and that the temple set could be to be used. http://damoncarltonandapolarbear.com/dcpb/?p=284

He has posted a beardy/weirdy challenge that appears to be some sort of numerical magic square. http://damoncarltonandapolarbear.com/dcpb/?p=247

There is plenty more as we are late to the game, but someone had to start the background/research threads, so here we go.

my fingers are tired. see you soon. Please correct/speculate/and fill in any gaps if possible. THanks!

reverendmilo
08-13-2009, 02:29 PM
still a lot to recap, but there is a new post called PHAT ALPERT this time written by Scott Aukerman who was the cameraman of the lost production office break in video.

http://damoncarltonandapolarbear.com/dcpb/?p=335

picture of richard with log hair labelled "alpertyoung"

one link to scott aukerman's blog
http://scottaukerman.tumblr.com/

nothing new posted to his blog.



Second Post on his blog today: this time the picture of the anubis/smokey carving from Dead is Dead. Image name:
52lql

hippy campus
08-14-2009, 12:06 AM
Nice job with the recap so far Reverendmilo!!! I too have been trying to raise the ARG awareness! I am right beside you in the trenches, and I will post anything additional that I come across!!!

reverendmilo
08-14-2009, 04:29 PM
Further updates:

Paul is set to meet Ronie today at 4:08. Man in black gave him a business card at his house to set the meeting.

card as follows:
FRIDAY – 4:08PM @ RONIE MIDFEW ARTS GALLERY - XXX XXXX DRIVE, BEVERLY HILLS*

SEE YOU THEN – E. SAU

per yesterdays update:


Second Post on his blog today: this time the picture of the anubis/smokey carving from Dead is Dead. Image name:
52lql
the image name is not pertinent, Scott used a url redirector that renamed the file when he made the blog post.

PrincessLucy
08-14-2009, 08:28 PM
Thanks for all the info. Glad someones keeping an eye on things for us!

hippy campus
08-14-2009, 08:33 PM
Paul Scheer posted some new stuff today. He is going to meet the folks at Ronie Midfew Arts today. It is my supposition that he will be kidnapped, and his friend the camera man will have to take over showing us the paintings. It is rumored that the paintings will be clues to S6 (in a tongue in cheek sort of way) Stay tuned!!!

cabin fevah
08-14-2009, 09:23 PM
I really like this ARG. The comedian route was an awesome one to take.

If it were something sinister and dark, the hiatus would really drag.

R7i1c3K
08-14-2009, 09:50 PM
FRIDAY 4:08PM @ RONIE MIDFEW ARTS GALLERY - XXX XXXX DRIVE, BEVERLY HILLS*

SEE YOU THEN E. SAU

Esau, eh? I think they're outright messing with us, now. lol

cabin fevah
08-14-2009, 11:04 PM
^ I thought the very same. They're watching us....just like Jodi and Thunder

ImAnnie
08-15-2009, 09:25 AM
There is too much running through my mind right now. I’ve been travelling ever since the meeting this afternoon and a lot of things need to get done – but let’s just say things took a turn for the….AWESOME!!!

Unfortunately, I can’t legally post about it yet. Contracts need to be signed and calls need to be made. And I’m in a rush to get out to the Improv Marathon – but it’s been an incredible day. This site was even mentioned in the new Entertainment Weekly!!!

I promise more tomorrow during the day….I think this could be great. Wait, I KNOW this is going to be great!

SUFFICE IT TO SAY

MIDNIGHT PST SATURDAY IS ON!!

AND IS GOING TO BE WAY BETTER THAN I COULD HAVE EXPECTED.

NamARTe!
Are there any anagrams for "Improv Marathon" or "Midnight pst saturday"? It seems that he's trying to tell us a name of someone to return on the show..

reverendmilo
08-15-2009, 01:04 PM
Are there any anagrams for "Improv Marathon" or "Midnight pst saturday"? It seems that he's trying to tell us a name of someone to return on the show..

no he is actually doing a Marathon Comedy show in NY with the upright citizens brigade theater.

http://paulscheer.com/post/163024649/the-11th-del-close-marathon-takes-place-in-nyc

over on DCPB we are posting to him that because he was meeting Ronie in Beverly Hills at 4pm and had an act to perform in NY at 6pm that he may be a Faul like Flocke...

ImAnnie
08-15-2009, 02:58 PM
no he is actually doing a Marathon Comedy show in NY with the upright citizens brigade theater.

http://paulscheer.com/post/163024649/the-11th-del-close-marathon-takes-place-in-nyc

over on DCPB we are posting to him that because he was meeting Ronie in Beverly Hills at 4pm and had an act to perform in NY at 6pm that he may be a Faul like Flocke...

Mmm.. I must be missed that.
I didn't know about the marathon, being from Italy :D

reverendmilo
08-15-2009, 04:47 PM
Mmm.. I must be missed that.
I didn't know about the marathon, being from Italy :D

I din't know about it either until he posted it to his RL blog and twittered it I think, I lose track of my feeds and where they came from.

Sushi
08-16-2009, 01:37 PM
So now on the site there are 15 frames + 1 different frame

We know that 15 will be lost, the 16th will be found.

In the first picture that was posted today (with Darlton, Paul and that other dude), you can see Sawyer in the background. My theory is that he is one of those who will be lost and that they will reveal to us one by one the 15 lost ones and then the one who is found.
I also noticed that there is the number 15 next to their hands. Coincidence or??

reverendmilo
08-16-2009, 01:59 PM
OK ARG moving into full swing.

Last night DCPB changed to 16 painting frames with the picture of Paul meeting Ronie is the first frame. The other frames are currently empty.

text above the pictureframes:

So, these are "hints." Some will lead to physical places, some just take you to another website. But the end result, a.k.a. the coolest part of the fun, can be achieved just by s taying in your house. No need to stand up, get dressed and start flailing your arms to your waiting car, because everyone will have a chance to get to the end result, as long a s you're online and stay tuned to this website. We'll give you everything you need to know... and soon.

clicking on the "the rules of the road" at the bottom gives you this message:


If you're on this webpage, it means you're onto something very cool. We admit it. You got us. But, please keep in mind that you can participate right from your living room. Sometimes, it might even help not to go anywhere at all. But everything can happen for you, and you'll have a great experience, just staying at home watching our website(s). Which is cool. There is no alternate reality, just reality. And if you do find yourself wanting to go somewhere outside of your house because of this webpage, even after us telling you it's not necessary, no matter where you live, we ask you to be courteous, extremely safe and know we would never ask you to do anything against the law or that could put you or anyone else in harm's way. We would never ask you to trespass and just like your Driver's Ed teacher, we discourage speeding or any sort of unsafe driving. To sum it up, everyone has a chance to get what we got, no matter where you are, so let's keep it calm, people.

clicking on the Paul/Damon/carlton/Ronie pic takes you to a poster for a show, the BananaSplitSundaes

http://damoncarltonandapolarbear.com/dcpb/x/images/bananaLOST.jpg

morse code potential on the page (dots and dashes)
link to Myspace page http://www.myspace.com/bananasplitsundaes
Dharma logo's in the background of the poster

this guy taking the event photo's
http://www.thecobrasnake.com/

Theee MikeB is actually Thee MikeB http://www.myspace.com/djmikeb

BPM (which if I remember correctly was a beats per minute clue in the TLE) is taking reservations for the show
http://www.bpmmagazine.net/BananaSplit/

other links
http://dimmak.com/tv/bananasplit
http://home.dimmak.com/blog/

Fools gold is the name of the record label, it appears to be real and not a hint
http://www.foolsgoldrecs.com/blog/

The show is theoretically real, but may not part of the ARG (meaning attendance is not the key) Chances are pictures from the venue may give us clues.

Somone over at DarkUfo found that Thee MikeB twittered that Johne Locke was going to be the special guest.

And for those that do not believe that Lost U is part of the ARG, well, it had at least 6 pages update last night too.... So I will start a tracking and research thread for it too.

That is as much as I can update you right now as to what dropped over the past 5 hours.

Richard Alpert
08-16-2009, 03:41 PM
yeah i checked out their myspace page and they have been getting comments there since aug 2008. so the bananasplitsundaes. so whether theyre a part of the ARG now or not, idk. but they sure weren't when they opened up their myspace page.

reverendmilo
08-16-2009, 03:55 PM
yeah i checked out their myspace page and they have been getting comments there since aug 2008. so the bananasplitsundaes. so whether theyre a part of the ARG now or not, idk. but they sure weren't when they opened up their myspace page.

They are real, the show is real, the poster is real. The poster most likely was voluntarily handed over to DIMG to be loaded for the ARG. Hints are given by them I am sure, but their part in the ARG will be short.

This ARG will probably be an armchair ARG. Actually showing up at the show will probably not provide any edge, but the pictures from it might.

Might bet is that they are trying to take ARG to a new level, completely blending the real with hidden ARG elements. Staged, but with using real life things and real people. Paul Scheer for instance.

ALTERNATE REALITY GAME and LOST season 6, just think on that.

MizVerde
08-16-2009, 04:53 PM
16 pieces of art...16 episodes?

reverendmilo
08-16-2009, 05:10 PM
16 pieces of art...16 episodes?

15 and 16 are numbers...and flight 815, flight 316, so on.

the lead in clue is "15 Will be lost The16th Will be found"

16th frame has red quotation mark.

MizVerde
08-16-2009, 05:16 PM
Yeah, but just a thought that these could be clues to the episodes, and centric characters therein. The number associations may or may not be key? Too early to say, though.

Richard Alpert
08-16-2009, 06:30 PM
ALTERNATE REALITY GAME and LOST season 6, just think on that.

heheheh. im a proponent of alternate timelines as well.

kenmayhem
08-16-2009, 06:38 PM
the show is on vine street in hollywood. and there is that song in lost called hollywood in vines. maybe that is why they picked that show for this part of the arg

Sushi
08-16-2009, 09:50 PM
Yeah, but just a thought that these could be clues to the episodes, and centric characters therein. The number associations may or may not be key? Too early to say, though.

Could be. It would make sense to start with Sawyer. They'd pick up right "when" (that being a relative term on Lost) they left, with Sawyer devastated by Juliet's loss so I can see them focus on him.
It would be surprising that they reveal the centrics so early on tho. Wouldn't it be too spoilery?

kenmayhem
08-16-2009, 11:52 PM
i thought there is gonna be 18 hours this season...

MizVerde
08-17-2009, 12:52 AM
18 hours, but maybe multi-part episodes. Ya...it is a lil spoilery/spoilerish! Wish we could see those other pieces better in that shot.

hippy campus
08-17-2009, 02:38 AM
The poster mentions Cobra Snake. He is a photographer taking photos of the event his website is: http://www.thecobrasnake.com/ Check it out over the next couple of days the photos from the event should be posted.

Just Thinking
08-17-2009, 03:31 AM
So now on the site there are 15 frames + 1 different frame

We know that 15 will be lost, the 16th will be found.

In the first picture that was posted today (with Darlton, Paul and that other dude), you can see Sawyer in the background. My theory is that he is one of those who will be lost and that they will reveal to us one by one the 15 lost ones and then the one who is found.
I also noticed that there is the number 15 next to their hands. Coincidence or??

DocArtz has noticed that Damon & Carlton seem to be wearing each other's glasses. Maybe the picture of Sawyer in glasses is partly to point out the switch. And what could that mean? Someone will be looking from another's point of view?

kenmayhem
08-17-2009, 04:12 AM
that would be super interesting. like if two characters switch bodies

..but i just looked at teh comic con video. that is their own glasses. gratz doc arzt. wrong again

smssilent
08-17-2009, 04:28 AM
What if the whole 15 will be lost, the 16th will be found, just refers to the paintings. I mean there are now 15 frames with a white "?" and the 16th is red. So after we find the 15 we will have access to the 16th. I mean sure it would be a little disappointing if thats all it meant. But it makes the most sense to me.

4 8 15 16 23rd Psalm
08-17-2009, 06:51 AM
actuallyitsketchup.com

Lostartunderground.com

mentioned by little ben at the party.

cabin fevah
08-17-2009, 07:30 AM
that 'ketchup' print is pretty sweet. I might try and snag one.

what do you all everybody make of certain words being typed all wonky?
I've seen 's taying' and 'shippi ng' so far.

edit: oh and 'a s'

scruff_uk
08-17-2009, 10:48 AM
heheheh. im a proponent of alternate timelines as well.

From the "Rules of the road" page:

"There is no alternate reality, just reality."

reverendmilo
08-17-2009, 11:51 AM
actuallyitsketchup.com

Lostartunderground.com

mentioned by little ben at the party.

Thanks!! I have been sleeping.

lostartunderground.com is not resolving for me. The actuallyitsketchup is the bomb!


so now we understand the deal with 15 and 16th

In celebration of LOST's final season and as a project of fan appreciation, 16 top designers and artists, who are also fans of the show, were commissioned to create artwork celebrating one of the series' most memorable, and unforgettable, "water cooler" moments. This ultimate "fan art" was then turned into labor intensive, hand-pulled screen prints, limited to an edition of just 300, with less than 200 available to the public through our websites. Each beautiful poster tells its own different story, allowing the fan to relive memorable and influential moments in an artistic manner, as the show's storied run comes to a close. Once this limited edition print has sold out, they will never be printed again. Celebrate the fandom, community and family created by one of televisions' greatest shows by hanging a little part of it's history, inspiration and influence on your wall.

Please allow 3-4 weeks delivery. No edition number requests can be fulfilled and each print will be shipped individually, so we can cannot combine shippi ng costs. Due to the fragile nature of hand-applied screen printing, these posters are promised in mint to near mint condition. Small differences in coloring and ot her minor defects are part of the uniqueness of these art pieces. Due to the limited nature o f this project, here will be no refunds, exchanges or replacements. Customer Service inquiries can be sent to TGCustomerService@gmail.com.

more letter gaps btw, we gotta start solving them

scruff_uk
08-17-2009, 12:36 PM
Are the register/log-in buttons on actuallyitsketchup.com (when you try to order the painting) working for anyone? I'm on an ancient works PC right now and half the internet doesn't work on it, so it could be that? Just seems a little fishy to me, particularly the "forgotten your password" thing which asks for your name, even though the "register" section does NOT ask for your name.

Anyone found out what all the little speech bubbles in the painting say?

As for the missing letters, I haven't got a clue, but it would seem to tie in with the possible title for 6.01 :confused:

20 million points for starting these threads by the way, it's great to know that I'm not the only one a little obsessed with this ARG ;)

reverendmilo
08-17-2009, 01:52 PM
Are the register/log-in buttons on actuallyitsketchup.com (when you try to order the painting) working for anyone? I'm on an ancient works PC right now and half the internet doesn't work on it, so it could be that? Just seems a little fishy to me, particularly the "forgotten your password" thing which asks for your name, even though the "register" section does NOT ask for your name.

Anyone found out what all the little speech bubbles in the painting say?

As for the missing letters, I haven't got a clue, but it would seem to tie in with the possible title for 6.01 :confused:

20 million points for starting these threads by the way, it's great to know that I'm not the only one a little obsessed with this ARG ;)


The register does work, and so does the "order" button btw...

I was wary about ordering though, the domain is a godaddy domain registered to ali ajafian
Ali-N
23231 bigler st.
woodland hills, California 91364

nothing about the domain registration indicates ABC or Disney, so I hope I just didn't hand my credit card info to some random fraud.

I hope Darlton considers this in the future, the dns is a good way to tell if it is real, and they broke the rules for me with this domain twice by asking for credit info and not having it be a verifyable ARG domain.

reverendmilo
08-17-2009, 04:14 PM
Changes on Hub page of DCPB, new images.

First image Picture-5.jpg does not load.

http://damoncarltonandapolarbear.com/dcpb/x/images/Picture-4.jpg

http://damoncarltonandapolarbear.com/dcpb/x/images/Picture-3.jpg

http://damoncarltonandapolarbear.com/dcpb/x/images/BardotPainting.jpg

http://damoncarltonandapolarbear.com/dcpb/x/images/BardotDanceFloor.jpg


actuallyitsketchup.com is on the page under the dance floor pic.

http://damoncarltonandapolarbear.com/dcpb/x/images/bananaLOST.jpg

Boxman
08-17-2009, 04:54 PM
Changes on Hub page of DCPB, new images.

First image Picture-5.jpg does not load.



Ok, I was gonna ask if anyone else could see it. So are they gonna unveil a new painting everyday or what?

reverendmilo
08-17-2009, 05:15 PM
Ok, I was gonna ask if anyone else could see it. So are they gonna unveil a new painting everyday or what?

I dont think they are going to move that fast, I recon each week hints will be given towards a real life place or event. That will lead to the "discovery" of the next painting. (one new painting per week until the new season maybe?)

I don't think the paintings are the whole enchilada. The letter spacing, LostU, mysteries of the unvierse, and other elements still may add up to something more.

This could move fast, in spurts, or weekly - I dunno. I do know that this is the last season, and darlton knows it too. I think they will try and keep momentum and discussion happening until the new episodes start.

Boxman
08-17-2009, 05:54 PM
Yeah, it was kinda wishful thinking. Personally I just think it would be better to have all the paintings up asap, as far as buying them goes. I don't want to miss out on ordering one (since they are limited) while I wait to see if there's another I might want to buy more, ya know?

goodkarma
08-17-2009, 06:09 PM
Someone over at another spoiler site found this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mPCDS9rL314
Young Ben mentions that there is no 'math, science, puzzles, or alternative reality...' Do you think this means that what we see is what we get with this game and that we shouldn't try to read into anything? :(

reverendmilo
08-17-2009, 06:37 PM
Someone over at another spoiler site found this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mPCDS9rL314
Young Ben mentions that there is no 'math, science, puzzles, or alternative reality...' Do you think this means that what we see is what we get with this game and that we shouldn't try to read into anything? :(

The only thing that seems to be a big lie about is the "spaced letters".

It may but as I said before, this may be an armchair ARG. They may want to call it just an RG or just an G. who knows.

but there are puzzles, they may just choose to make them unsolvable and reveal the solutions so everyone can enjoy it not just the puzzle masters.

goodkarma
08-17-2009, 07:34 PM
The only thing that seems to be a big lie about is the "spaced letters".

It may but as I said before, this may be an armchair ARG. They may want to call it just an RG or just an G. who knows.

but there are puzzles, they may just choose to make them unsolvable and reveal the solutions so everyone can enjoy it not just the puzzle masters.

I do see what you mean about the spaced letters and all. There is something up with that, considering the title of 6.01 is LA X. If you combine the letters that appear to the right of the space you get TAYINGSNGHERF. I do gets 'hints' from this but not much else.

I also wonder about the 1715 N. Pine address on the poster which is not the correct address for Bardot. It is where Judy Garland's star for the Walk of Fame is loacted ('Wizard of Oz' connection?) I wonder if anyone has ventured over there to take a look. Perhaps the picture that is not loading on the site might have something to do with that..

Actionjohnny
08-17-2009, 08:58 PM
I'm just stoked to have something interesting to look at on here again.

goodkarma
08-17-2009, 09:30 PM
I'm just stoked to have something interesting to look at on here again.

Agreed! :)

reverendmilo
08-17-2009, 09:46 PM
The first painting "Tim Doyle for the numbers" has been moved into the first frame at DCPB, replacing the paul scheer/darlton\midfew meeting picture.

Fried_Frogurt
08-17-2009, 10:35 PM
^Milo, when you get your Hurley painting, you should post some pics. I'm curious to see what the actual product looks like. If it looks cool enough I'll probably buy one of the later ones. Hopefully there'll be a cool Locke one!

reverendmilo
08-17-2009, 11:01 PM
I will most certainly do some detailed shots for the community. How long it takes to get here? I am in texas, so it'll be faster than the European fans.

cabin fevah
08-17-2009, 11:55 PM
^Also, put it under a blacklight and see if anything is revealed ;)

What is that graphic at the top of 'actuallyitsketchup' ?

reverendmilo
08-18-2009, 12:02 AM
^Also, put it under a blacklight and see if anything is revealed ;)

What is that graphic at the top of 'actuallyitsketchup' ?

It is the gomerch.com favicon.ico
GoMerch seems to be handling the money for the artists.
http://gomerch.com/go/beta/

cabin fevah
08-18-2009, 12:09 AM
I do see what you mean about the spaced letters and all. There is something up with that, considering the title of 6.01 is LA X. If you combine the letters that appear to the right of the space you get TAYINGSNGHERF. I do gets 'hints' from this but not much else.



If you take the other letters which are seperated you get "S A N G O" (thus far)

forkintheoutlet
08-18-2009, 02:37 AM
man well at least its more or less civilized here, i was over on darks website and they have an 80+ paage thread on this,

while reading some of the post, im facepalming myself at some of the replies there, those people want this to be so much more than what it is.

http://damoncarltonandapolarbear.com/dcpb/x/images/Picture-4.jpg

some people are so delirious that one guy swore the exit sign was the number 12, SO IT HAD TO MEAN A CLUE.....smh

seriously, when I saw that dj am one and dj akoi (who are both world renouned djs) i was quite suprised that they were involved in this. But they throw parties like this all over the country. I just found it funny that they were doing this "dharma party" at a place where a majority of the crowd are LA hipsters and such.

Its fun to imagine, but seriously, this was a planned party that slapped on a very minor lost theme to it just to reveal some lost inspired art.

cabin fevah
08-18-2009, 07:07 AM
What's with the 'Rules of the Road' section?
I get the point but why 'Rules of the Road'?
Why throw in bits like: 'We would never ask you to trespass and just like your Driver's Ed teacher, we discourage speeding or any sort of unsafe driving.'?

reverendmilo
08-18-2009, 03:09 PM
From some of my previous ARG experience, the definitely need the disclaimer/please be careful/obey the law notice.

You tell ARGers that there is a physical location clue, you can accidentally create a flash mob or trigger street races trying to reach the location.

Tons of people sat through crap test groups for new shows to get Apollo bars. I think they want to make sure that everyone knows that they will be able to get involved without having to tear across the country racing others to get the "physical clues".


man well at least its more or less civilized here, i was over on darks website and they have an 80+ paage thread on this,

while reading some of the post, im facepalming myself at some of the replies there, those people want this to be so much more than what it is.
...
some people are so delirious that one guy swore the exit sign was the number 12, SO IT HAD TO MEAN A CLUE.....smh

seriously, when I saw that dj am one and dj akoi (who are both world renouned djs) i was quite suprised that they were involved in this. But they throw parties like this all over the country. I just found it funny that they were doing this "dharma party" at a place where a majority of the crowd are LA hipsters and such.

Its fun to imagine, but seriously, this was a planned party that slapped on a very minor lost theme to it just to reveal some lost inspired art.

I saw over on lost someone is trying to combat the problem I predicted, by creating specific ARG threads. You have to tackle any ARG/RG/G/R in multiple threads. One big mass thread is a mess when you have elements that come and go from the game as they serve their purpose and become irrelevant. They have some insanely talented puzzle masters over there and then some people that just hop in and start spouting stuff from 2 days ago, kinda a mess.

I think you are right about an existing event being polished up with a Lost Theme to serve the purpose.

but now, after they have broken the seal:

My thinking is that Darlton will be doing live events around the country in the near future, but that is just my sneaking suspicion as I try and get into their heads about how they tackle the chance to build up to the final season, and juice a bit of rock star status for themselves (which they deserve).

So put me down as saying today, there will be more things to come and probably not restricted to LA.

cabin fevah
08-18-2009, 10:09 PM
^I hope so. An event in Denver would make my day. *are you listening, Darlton?*

Just Thinking
08-19-2009, 12:49 AM
Just looked at the HUB link to the Bardot pictures- there is a new picture of little Ben now. Also have heard that a duplicate 14th picture frame has appeared and disappeared. Glitches or things shifting about?

reverendmilo
08-19-2009, 02:43 AM
Yep the picture 5 is up now on the hub and in adition to the frames the ">" has returned...

http://damoncarltonandapolarbear.com/dcpb/x/images/Picture-5.jpg

need to get some stego software and start trying the spaced letters as passwords.....

Also notice the extra pixels on the right hand edge of the pic.

cabin fevah
08-19-2009, 04:44 AM
^^good catch. extra pixels on Picture 4, as well.

scruff_uk
08-19-2009, 08:11 AM
^^good catch. extra pixels on Picture 4, as well.

Could someone with better photo software than Paint try putting them together? I know we won't get much YET, but I doubt the extra pixels are an accident (it's digital cameras.. that kind of stuff just doesn't happen). I expect more pictures to arrive with extra pixels to the side as this thing carries on! :)

reverendmilo
08-19-2009, 03:28 PM
Could someone with better photo software than Paint try putting them together? I know we won't get much YET, but I doubt the extra pixels are an accident (it's digital cameras.. that kind of stuff just doesn't happen). I expect more pictures to arrive with extra pixels to the side as this thing carries on! :)

I am working on it, the trouble is that picture 4 is 525 pixels tall and picture 5 is only 523 pixels tall.

There are a total of 3 extra pixel columns on picture 5, 1 on the left, two on the right.

picture 4 and 5 extra pixels do line up to a point, but the 2 pixels height makes it so that either the top or the bottom do not line up. To solve this I am stretching 5's by 2 pixels. (squishing 4 made things line up less, and stretching 5 brought things into better alignment)

The extra pixels on the left hand side of image 5 do not jibe with the others, so this image does not include those pixels.

I am still thinking this is a stego remnant because I can't make heads or tales of these extra pixels yet.

What do you think?

Just Thinking
08-19-2009, 03:29 PM
That sure looks like a picture under this picture. Instead of pasting the pixels together- is there any way the one "on top" can be moved? (Maybe a silly idea, but I have a low level of technical geekatude.)

reverendmilo
08-19-2009, 03:48 PM
That sure looks like a picture under this picture. Instead of pasting the pixels together- is there any way the one "on top" can be moved? (Maybe a silly idea, but I have a low level of technical geekatude.)

OK here ya go!
I had to horizontal flip picture 5 to make the mash.

goodkarma
08-19-2009, 03:50 PM
That sure looks like a picture under this picture. Instead of pasting the pixels together- is there any way the one "on top" can be moved? (Maybe a silly idea, but I have a low level of technical geekatude.)

I agree...it looks like there is a picture underneath with #5 and #4. Now, how to remove the picture on top? :confused:

reverendmilo
08-19-2009, 03:58 PM
I agree...it looks like there is a picture underneath with #5 and #4. Now, how to remove the picture on top? :confused:

not with Jpg's. they are single layer images.

Just Thinking
08-19-2009, 04:42 PM
Yes-looks like you did it- they match well. Is there also a way to splice in new strips if they show up? (It's good to have geekatude, by the way)

Juliet'sburntmuffins
08-19-2009, 05:04 PM
interesting that the photo with lil' Ben had to be flipped...to get the bullet hole to the other side ;). Sorry, I have nothing constructive to add!

reverendmilo
08-19-2009, 05:06 PM
I definitely will splice more segments if we find them.

diving deeeeeeply into the images with a hex editor does not reveal any weak forms of stego. It appears that the photo's were processed using Photoshop's "save for the web" feature at 60% image quality. This form of processing strips out all the EXIF metadata.

I wish I could find the originals, but I did not find them on bpm's site (http://www.bpmmagazine.net/) or thecobrasnake's site (http://thecobrasnake.com).

cabin fevah
08-19-2009, 07:03 PM
Did it always say this?

http://forum.lostpedia.com/picture.php?albumid=1090&pictureid=12673

reverendmilo
08-19-2009, 07:21 PM
The glow in the dark part was added sometime yesterday I think.

I already have my 36 inch blacklight ready for when the poster arrives.

Just Thinking
08-19-2009, 11:31 PM
Does it mean anything that you can click and drag the frames and the poster around? Or is that just how the program works with any images you put in?

reverendmilo
08-20-2009, 03:02 AM
Does it mean anything that you can click and drag the frames and the poster around? Or is that just how the program works with any images you put in?

I'm not sure what you are taking about, I cant "drag" anything around on dcpb

Just Thinking
08-20-2009, 03:30 AM
I'm not sure what you are taking about, I cant "drag" anything around on dcpb

No? I'm left clicking on say the poster and a "ghost" of it gets dragged around like the curser. I even ended up dragging it to the desktop and have a couple of icons of it there now. It happens with all the frames and the HUB, but not the Ronnie Midfew header.

Congrats, by the way, on a least getting a sticky to direct folks here from the Main Forum.

cabin fevah
08-20-2009, 04:42 AM
The Midfew/DCPB logo is part of the background...why then would the "Numbers" print require such a big frame?

When I attempt to alter the URL in anyway, to find a hidden page, I get a suggestion to google search "actually sketchup" instead of "itsketchup." Does Google do that automatically (remove the 'it')?

reverendmilo
08-20-2009, 11:57 AM
The Midfew/DCPB logo is part of the background...why then would the "Numbers" print require such a big frame?

When I attempt to alter the URL in anyway, to find a hidden page, I get a suggestion to google search "actually sketchup" instead of "itsketchup." Does Google do that automatically (remove the 'it')?

google will predictively try to give you it's guess. chances are the google bot cant get a real bead on the actuallyitsketchup because it is a redirect domain to dcpb. so it is giving you the closest domain search it can guess.



No? I'm left clicking on say the poster and a "ghost" of it gets dragged around like the curser. I even ended up dragging it to the desktop and have a couple of icons of it there now. It happens with all the frames and the HUB, but not the Ronnie Midfew header.

Congrats, by the way, on a least getting a sticky to direct folks here from the Main Forum.

What browser are you using, it does not do the "dragging" for me on IE or chrome.

I am thankful for the new sticky in the MF, it makes me feel like my insanity/obsession is recognized :)

scruff_uk
08-20-2009, 01:03 PM
I don't know if this has been picked up on yet, but the little Ben picture (original unflipped) has some more 'leftover' stuff on the left-hand side. Very thin strip that seems to go bright blue towards the bottom. Definitely looks like there's something hidden in these.. I could understand leftover stuff if these were scanned off traditional printed photos but they look like digital camera pictures to me. Or more likely a phone, judging from the quality.

What's with the ">" on the DCPB homepage? Just a leftover bit of HTML?

I can't drag anything around either..

MizVerde
08-20-2009, 01:46 PM
FYI...Young Ben video added to the Hub page

Just Thinking
08-20-2009, 02:18 PM
Rev Milo-
Guess it doesn't have anything to do with LOST as I can get images from other sites as well. But I have Mozilla Firefox for a browser. When I open the images on the desktop they are in Windows Picture and Fax Viewer (and can be printed!)

Watched the new video- sounds like "The Lost Underground Fan Art Project" is the official name for the ARG or just the game if it is "reality" rather than "alternate reality". They also say the next six months will be about fan appreciation and not about puzzles, so not sure that sounds good. But why would Paul talk about a "hunt" if there were only pictures to buy?

Can highlight the > with the curser- can't enter anything next to it though.

Is the falling guy in the poster saying "I'm an accountant" as in the guy who fell from the window when Hurley went to see his?

Just Thinking
08-20-2009, 03:35 PM
And one more thing- if you highlight the > and right click on it, a listing of code (?) for the whole contents of the page shows up. For the > it says <div id ="mainContent">.(I think it's for the >-it's the first thing listed.) Don't understand it or know if it's any help, but it's there.

reverendmilo
08-20-2009, 04:24 PM
So the video was added to the DCPB hub of Young Ben at the Bananasplit gig.

It was uploaded by Tyson Givens.

It has been edited from the original to include a 2 frame section at the start with what looks like a phrase in red.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VsI5-DhHA64


I have cracked at the flv a little bit. it is only a 320x240 resolution video, so going to full screen will not help decipher the phrase in red.

The metadata has a "sourcedata" marking of b4a7dd306

The FLV has a filename of "utallyItsKetchup.com at Dharma event at Club Bardot w_ DJ AM.flv" missing A?

attached is a vlc screenshot of the red phrase in question. one thing I am incapable of is editing the FLV. I am not a flash guy, so anyone with the skill want to take it from here?

Just Thinking
08-20-2009, 04:40 PM
So the video was added to the DCPB hub of Young Ben at the Bananasplit gig.

It was uploaded by Tyson Givens.

It has been edited from the original to include a 2 frame section at the start with what looks like a phrase in red.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VsI5-DhHA64




I have cracked at the flv a little bit. it is only a 320x240 resolution video, so going to full screen will not help decipher the phrase in red.

The metadata has a "sourcedata" marking of b4a7dd306

The FLV has a filename of "utallyItsKetchup.com at Dharma event at Club Bardot w_ DJ AM.flv" missing A?

attached is a vlc screenshot of the red phrase in question. one thing I am incapable of is editing the FLV. I am not a flash guy, so anyone with the skill want to take it from here?

Maybe you should advertise on the Main Forum for help?

One more thought- maybe, since the game is about art, the object is to put together the missing 16th picture.

reverendmilo
08-20-2009, 07:18 PM
Maybe you should advertise on the Main Forum for help?

One more thought- maybe, since the game is about art, the object is to put together the missing 16th picture.


Over on DarkUFO macdaddy is claiming it says:
"Frame #2 8/26"

I have been unable to reproduce the results, even streaming it to a Tivo HD on a 47" screen, and I do not see it.

I am asking for help from an ad-agency flash pro, I told him where to look, but not what the speculation is about the text. Hopefully he can tear it up where I am coming short.

cabin fevah
08-21-2009, 04:57 AM
I took a look at the red phrase but I don't think it's 'Frame'
The actual phrase is a few smidges longer than 'frame'

I also believe it could say '42' instead of '#2'

On a seperate note, I went through the html source for the frames page and tested the frame images on their own.
Though there are 16 frames, I gave it a shot and typed in 17.gif. It gave me the 'Hub' picture. The hub picture you see on the site is "images/hubwood.gif"

All in all, nothing new, haha.

island
08-21-2009, 01:48 PM
wouldnt Frame #2 8/26 just mean that the second picture (frame 2) will be shown on the 26 august (08/26 or 26/08/09)?? or am i missing something?

scruff_uk
08-21-2009, 01:51 PM
wouldnt Frame #2 8/26 just mean that the second picture (frame 2) will be shown on the 26 august (08/26 or 26/08/09)?? or am i missing something?

That's the impression I get, yeah. We'll see I guess. If it is new on the 26th then we can assume the guy on DarkUFO was right! ;)

smssilent
08-21-2009, 05:50 PM
Blown up really close the red text actually looks like white text with red marks over it. Also I agree it the word looks too big to be frame, but I'm still hoping we get something next Wednesday anyway.

reverendmilo
08-21-2009, 09:40 PM
Here is the vlc capture of the frame from the raw FLV

http://i950.photobucket.com/albums/ad347/reverendmilo/vlcsnap-2009-08-20-10h45m35s71.png

here is what he did as proof (he opened iMovie, made a title sequence, and screenshotted it)

http://i677.photobucket.com/albums/vv131/macdaddy2003/Picture2.png

Here is the photoshop version I did of his guess to show how weak his proof was. took less than two minutes, and I at least got the resolution correct. (I didn't bother with color matching the text for either pic because he had already wasted my time)

http://i950.photobucket.com/albums/ad347/reverendmilo/picture-2-photoshop.png



Blown up really close the red text actually looks like white text with red marks over it. Also I agree it the word looks too big to be frame, but I'm still hoping we get something next Wednesday anyway.



I agree, and I thing the white is more pronounced towards the end of the top phrase.

Now if he turns out to be right, I will not know what to think, but he has shown me nothing that leads me to believe he is doning nothing more than guessing, trying to get attention, or trying to get ARG players hopes up.

Just Thinking
08-24-2009, 09:36 AM
I have the dcpb page bookmarked, and a couple of times when I have first gone to it after starting a computer session there has been a black screen with some red writing across it in one line. It just flashes and then is gone, and it doesn't show up after the first search. Maybe it just says dcpb. The Ronie Midfew site has a flash before going to the frames page- so maybe it's the same thing. Anyone else see that on the dcpb site?

reverendmilo
08-24-2009, 04:24 PM
I am not sure if this helps, this is the largest capture of the 2nd frame of the actuallyitsketchup vid

Large version (http://i950.photobucket.com/albums/ad347/reverendmilo/frame2big.png)

As I said before, I do not beleive Macdaddy could decipher the text the way he said he did. If he is correct, he is a damn good guesser or an ARG insider, and his reactions to my prodding revealed less maturity than expected.



I have the dcpb page bookmarked, and a couple of times when I have first gone to it after starting a computer session there has been a black screen with some red writing across it in one line. It just flashes and then is gone, and it doesn't show up after the first search. Maybe it just says dcpb. The Ronie Midfew site has a flash before going to the frames page- so maybe it's the same thing. Anyone else see that on the dcpb site?


What is the actual URL link you saved for DCPB. The frash you see on RonnieMidfewArts is the original page loading before the redirect command for the domain activates. This could be happening to you if your initial link for DCPB is from way back in the early Paul Scheer blog phase.

deneph
08-24-2009, 11:38 PM
Frame 2 is up!

Just Thinking
08-24-2009, 11:52 PM
Yes- looks like there is going to be a new picture on the 26th- perhaps done by artist Newbury?

And we've been moved- hooray! But "Viral Marketing 2009?" Well, we'll see still if that's all it is.

deneph
08-24-2009, 11:55 PM
Ooh, this guy could be cool.

http://artofnewbury.blogspot.com/

reverendmilo
08-25-2009, 01:13 AM
DCPB bupdate image from frame 2
http://damoncarltonandapolarbear.com/dcpb/x/images/newburyweds.gif

smssilent
08-25-2009, 06:09 AM
Viral Marketing 2009. What!??!?!?! Oh well beggars cant be choosers, at least we have a home now.

cabin fevah
08-25-2009, 07:29 AM
According to DarkUFO, the picture up on frame 2 comes from a store opening of a t-shirt company called Johnny Cupcakes. I've seen a few of their shirts around town, anyone else?

Now, that store opening was in Boston and running through Sept. 7 there will be an art exhibit on 205 Newbury Street (Boston) and the theme is 'time travel: a century in travel posters.'

Anyone in Boston?

scruff_uk
08-25-2009, 08:25 AM
Interesting. If no-one here is local then I'm sure someone on Dark will be attending. :)

Anyone else a little disappointed that the temporary image (Damon, Carlton, Paul, Josh in the background) was re-used? I was expecting a different picture each time! ;)

LadyTesla
08-25-2009, 04:20 PM
Merf. I was in Boston until about an hour ago. I am so confused by this ARG. I still don't really get what's happening.

However, my "man-friend" lives in Boston, he's a Lost fan, and I've already charged him with the task of finding out what the deuce is going on. Same goes for me if something happens in New York City. So we've got the northeast covered, more or less.

I'll let you know if he finds anything interesting. In the meantime, I'm off to try to figure out what this is all about. (help me....)

(also...couple pages back someone was talking about clicking and dragging ghost images, and dropping them on your desktop? I don't know what kind of computer you're on, but I'm surprised no one mentioned that this is what happens with any image you click on in Mac OSX. Perhaps it's a new feature that firefox has integrated, but my MacBook has been doing it for years. Just FYI.)

Just Thinking
08-25-2009, 04:31 PM
Also have a source in Boston who knows the Cupcakes shop and will keep an eye out. Will forward any news or links.

Just Thinking
08-25-2009, 08:25 PM
There's a new picture now on frame 2. looks like a Dharma symbol shape up close of something carved- maybe marble? Maybe a wall plaque or in a floor somewhere? Anyone currently near Newbury St that could check it out?

OK- later- DarkUfo people think it looks like a woodcarved logo- maybe for printing. Actually- that did occur to me on second viewing also- looks like lots of shavings around and stain in the grooves. Maybe you wouldn't use this for actual printing, but it's supposed to make you think of the printed Tshirts if you didn't get Johnny Cupcakes yet.

Yep- new message- there it is. Wednesday Aug 26 at Johnny Cupcakes, 10 am- tell them Horace sent you.

smssilent
08-25-2009, 10:44 PM
Wow I love this! Even if it is just viral marketing I love it. These events are going on all over the nation so where ever you are there is a chance there will be an event in your area.
So Cool!!!!

deneph
08-25-2009, 10:44 PM
Someone on another board made a good observation. There's a skateboarder on the logo. Skate? Could it be a Skater thing this time?

Just Thinking
08-25-2009, 11:45 PM
And maybe Horace will be there?

Just Thinking
08-26-2009, 02:23 PM
Alright, maybe I'm talking to myself, but tweet from IyemMary at Johnny Cupcakes says they are in and were given wooden skateboards with www.ThatAndBasketWeaving.com on them. The numbers are carved on the back. Store workers say they don't know anything.

Web site leads to Locke poster- which is "On Sale Soon".

Later- poster now on sale.

dcpb site has picture of skate board. Seems there was a green sticker in the shop window for the charity organization Siyid was working for. No photo yet. Skate boards are limited- dcpb says under 20 made and 8 given away.

reverendmilo
08-26-2009, 03:10 PM
http://thatandbasketweaving.com/dcpb/II/

poster 2 now on sale:

http://thatandbasketweaving.com/dcpb/II/poster1.gif

4 8 15 16 23rd Psalm
08-26-2009, 06:23 PM
Clever.

cabin fevah
08-26-2009, 09:33 PM
Damn. I really like Locke and the Locke fan-poster would be cool to have but it's sorta plain, if you ask me...

I'm going to go nuts deciding if I should buy this one or not.

smssilent
08-26-2009, 11:50 PM
Damn. I really like Locke and the Locke fan-poster would be cool to have but it's sorta plain, if you ask me...

I'm going to go nuts deciding if I should buy this one or not.

Yeah this poster is quite dull, If you ask me. I liked all the tie-ins to the show in the Hurley Poster, but still, a collectors item is a collectors item.

MagicBox
08-27-2009, 01:29 AM
It's a good poster, but...

...No Locke on a Locke poster is just perplexing. There could have been more on there than the symbolic wheelchair and footsteps, although that certainly should be included.

Just Thinking
08-27-2009, 01:51 AM
Here are some pics from Johnny Cupcakes this morning:http://www.thathottness.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/CIMG00811.jpg

http://www.thathottness.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/CIMG00801.jpg

http://www.thathottness.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/CIMG00781.jpg

http://www.thathottness.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/CIMG00771.jpg

http://www.thathottness.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/CIMG00761.jpg

Thanks to thathottness blog in Boston for the photos.

scruff_uk
08-27-2009, 08:13 AM
That Locke poster looks like an XBox 360 poster.

I like it, but not enough to buy it.

I'm baffled by this skateboard thing..

scruff_uk
08-27-2009, 08:39 AM
http://damoncarltonandapolarbear.com/dcpb/x/images/IMG_5842.jpg

That look like some kind of map to anyone else? It'd be a very strange picture to include on the Hub page if it was just to illustrate a scratchy skateboard.

Just Thinking
08-27-2009, 10:34 AM
It does show the 42.

scruff_uk
08-27-2009, 10:40 AM
It does show the 42.

Oh wow, well spotted, I completely hadn't noticed that!

To me that whole area looks like a very broken up version of Europe and Asia. That would be Australia in the bottom right, India with the 42 hidden in it, Russia above, mainland Europe off to the left and the UK on the far left. Africa's barely there.

I wonder if this is a hint of some kind or if I'm just reading too much into it? Any significance in a shape that looks a lot like India containing the number 42?

And what's with the DHARMA "skate" logo anyway? Is this a clue that Sawyer and Kate will hook up? Or am I reading too much into it? Again? ;)

Just Thinking
08-27-2009, 12:43 PM
Well- there is that "build our world" sticker that was on the shop window, and the laser cutting on the board makes it possible to be very precise to form something that does look like a map of the world. If the numbers are put in certain places, maybe that is where future poster events will be held.

Even if so though, it does look like at this point that the sys ops are right- this is mostly a viral marketing campaign. Still fun, and I will buy a poster if there is one I really like and can get to fast enough. I was hoping for something about that 16th frame that needed solving though.

Just Thinking
08-27-2009, 01:35 PM
So further thought- 42 in India? Buddhist temple event? Namaste!

spork-girl
08-27-2009, 02:57 PM
i don't get it. were all the skateboards identical?

reverendmilo
08-27-2009, 05:09 PM
i don't get it. were all the skateboards identical?

I think they were, and they all had all the numbers on them.

reverendmilo
08-27-2009, 05:11 PM
Other than the spaced letters, I think almost everything clue-wise is directed at the impending frame.

I think the extra pixels in the pics of frame 1 were a red herring.

I could be wrong, but I am just Lost at this point.

spork-girl
08-27-2009, 07:34 PM
so this is just a scavenger hunt, right? there's not a story, i assume? since we're 2 pics in and no one seems to have any idea? like a cool, subversive thank-you to the fans obsessive enough (or conveniently located) to show up for these things, and for those not conveniently-located, the limited-edition posters?

i'm just kind of used to more obscure hoops to jump through for the prizes. instead of just flat-out being told where to show up and when, you know?

deneph
08-27-2009, 07:43 PM
http://damoncarltonandapolarbear.com/dcpb/x/images/IMG_5842.jpg

That look like some kind of map to anyone else? It'd be a very strange picture to include on the Hub page if it was just to illustrate a scratchy skateboard.

I did think it looked like a group of islands, but there's so much other spatter that it's hard to tell where they were going with it.

Just Thinking
08-27-2009, 08:01 PM
I did think it looked like a group of islands, but there's so much other spatter that it's hard to tell where they were going with it.

Pull back and look at the whole board on dcpb. A convincing point to me that it may be a map is the very large area carved out at the bottom where Australia would be. That doesn't seem very random, and of course it's Australia.

spork-girl
08-27-2009, 09:13 PM
the top part doesn't look like islands, for sure. the bottom part... pretty dense/so many specs. and it could be lakes or islands... surely someone would've recognized something? or is this the result of the failure of geography education? *shakes fist*

smssilent
08-27-2009, 10:51 PM
Wow the Locke Poster is Sold Out. Does this mean I still have a chance to be the Hurley Poster?

cabin fevah
08-28-2009, 02:46 AM
^ I kinda thought it would.

Seeing as how these posters are going to cover 'water cooler moments', I wouldn't be surprised if Locke still had yet to have his face appear on a poster.

I wonder what water cooler moment would encompass Sun/Jin...

silentounce
08-28-2009, 12:33 PM
The seeing of continents/islands is simply the human brain wanting to find patterns in things. I really don't think that there is a map there or they even intended it to look like a map. It's the same reason we see the Man in the Moon or things in clouds. Heck, even Jesus on a grilled cheese. It's what our brains do.

Also, there's an image for Frame 3 now. Someone over at LostARGs says that it translates to AOTS.

My guess is Attack of the Show. A show on G4 that follows Lost among other things.

scruff_uk
08-28-2009, 12:45 PM
The seeing of continents/islands is simply the human brain wanting to find patterns in things. I really don't think that there is a map there or they even intended it to look like a map. It's the same reason we see the Man in the Moon or things in clouds. Heck, even Jesus on a grilled cheese. It's what our brains do.

I would agree if the website hadn't deliberately put that picture on. If it was a random fan picture, then yes, but it's shown on the DCPB page. Plus, it very much looks like Europe and Asia; the UK on the left (which looks EXACTLY right, the shape of the East coast is perfect), the number 42 within a shape that looks VERY much like India, and Australia in the bottom right. Lookit! :D

cabin fevah
08-28-2009, 12:46 PM
^^Agreed (to Silentounce), I looked at that skateboard for 5 minutes straight and I don't see a damn thing, haha. It's an artistic touch to apply; kind of like how some clothes come pre-faded or torn?

Thoughts on the next posters to come/you hope to see?

I could see Charlie getting a DriveShaft tour poster but I could also see him drowning and giving hte 'Not Penny's Boat' message...

cabin fevah
08-28-2009, 12:48 PM
Double post:

Frame 3 is now displaying this:
http://damoncarltonandapolarbear.com/dcpb/x/images/pastedGraphic.jpg
The image title is: pastedGraphic

scruff_uk
08-28-2009, 01:48 PM
Double post:

Frame 3 is now displaying this:
http://damoncarltonandapolarbear.com/dcpb/x/images/pastedGraphic.jpg
The image title is: pastedGraphic

What the hell does that picture mean? It looks like the left hand side and the right hand side are different pictures, there's a clear break right down the middle of the picture. I've tried copying the left half, flipping it, and putting it on the right half, and vice versa, and though it ends up looking like a more coherent picture, it still doesn't look like an actual THING or anything. Just random pixels, really.

Anyone got any ideas? :)

silentounce
08-28-2009, 02:10 PM
What the hell does that picture mean? It looks like the left hand side and the right hand side are different pictures, there's a clear break right down the middle of the picture. I've tried copying the left half, flipping it, and putting it on the right half, and vice versa, and though it ends up looking like a more coherent picture, it still doesn't look like an actual THING or anything. Just random pixels, really.

Anyone got any ideas? :)

I already answered that above. It means "AOTS". I can't think of the techincal term for that kind of image but it's like a bar code. They are used in logistics/shipping all the time. I'm sure you've seen similar images on UPS/USPS packages and the like. Someone over at LostARGs translated this one.

My guess is that our next hint or url is going to be given on G4's Attack of the Show, aka AOTS.

Edit: Aha, here it is, it's a Quick Response or QR Code: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/QR_Code

cabin fevah
08-28-2009, 02:28 PM
^ninja'd me to it.
I've started following on DarkUFO and they were pretty fast with it.
I thought I was on the ball when I posted it here but they beat me to it by about 2 hours.

smssilent
08-28-2009, 03:17 PM
Yeah I guess I know what I'm doing weeknights @7 est. At least till we get the link.

Just Thinking
08-29-2009, 12:23 AM
Looks like Attack of the Show isn't on this week- none tonight. could it be anything else?

MagicBox
08-29-2009, 01:00 AM
Looks like Attack of the Show isn't on this week- none tonight. could it be anything else?

..Afraid...of...the..Smoke?! :eek:

Chester French
08-29-2009, 01:05 AM
Adam Goldstein (DJ AM) died today.

He was part of the ARG. This is terrible. I'm in shock right now.

Destiny has a way of course correcting. He was in a fatal plane crash a while ago. He should of died. This is weird.

Just Thinking
08-29-2009, 03:37 AM
There's a tribute to DJ AM on the Bardot picture in the HUB now. He was a real person guys-not part of any LOST kind of fate story. So we didn't really know him- but condolences to his friends and family.

YouAllEverybody21
08-29-2009, 04:56 AM
AOTS is back on monday 7 pt with new shows but i don't get that channel on my satellite. poop.

thejibblies
08-29-2009, 07:41 AM
Hey guys, this is my first post on this forum. Just to say, IMO, that barcode thingy looks like the codes you get on the side of soda bottles (at least here in the u.k) that you sms to a specific number to win prizes. So i would look out for phone numbers in the near future.

My GF on the other hand thinks it could be some sort of picture puzzle, she does those things all the time so i trust her when she says it. Btw i just bought one of the Hurley prints, fingers crossed it turns up soon, i cant frakking wait:eek:

Chester French
08-29-2009, 12:22 PM
There's a tribute to DJ AM on the Bardot picture in the HUB now. He was a real person guys-not part of any LOST kind of fate story. So we didn't really know him- but condolences to his friends and family.

He was part of the ARG with that Dharma themed party.

Just Thinking
08-29-2009, 07:06 PM
He was part of the ARG with that Dharma themed party.

Yeah, I know- I just thought it might not be too tactful to theorize about his real life like he was in our make believe world cuz he ,hopefully, had real connections out there.

About the QR symbol in frame three-played around with reading it in case we get another one or it changes. Found BEEtagg program for phone and had to move picture to desktop and open with a white background to read it- but it worked. A-O-T-S.

Also- there is definitely a red line of text on a black background that shows up sometimes before dcpb opens up. Don't know how to isolate or if it means anything.

Later- no ,this just looks like the privacy statement loading before the frames page.

spork-girl
08-30-2009, 12:19 AM
Also- there is definitely a red line of text on a black background that shows up sometimes before dcpb opens up. Don't know how to isolate or if it means anything.

it's just the "all rights reserved" line from the bottom of the page. it loads first before the images.

acma
08-30-2009, 01:16 AM
http://damoncarltonandapolarbear.com/dcpb/x/images/DVDuesday.jpg

This was on the hub. It's definitely Attack of the Show, as that's one of the segments on it. The shoes also correspond to the hosts of the show.

Just Thinking
08-30-2009, 01:23 AM
So looks like not till Tuesday? Is that when that segment is on?

Yes this is the segment:

DVDuesday
Our resident film expert, Chris Gore, of Film Threat Magazine, visits every Tuesday to give us all the news on the world of DVDs, new, old, collectable, and strange.

YouAllEverybody21
08-30-2009, 01:24 AM
So does that mean Tuesday?

Just Thinking
08-30-2009, 01:54 AM
So does that mean Tuesday?

Yes- see above.

reverendmilo
08-30-2009, 12:44 PM
yes DVD tuesday segment on Attack of the Show.

YouAllEverybody21
08-30-2009, 10:04 PM
Yes- see above.

yeah we posted pretty much at the same time. Thanks.

Just Thinking
08-31-2009, 10:08 PM
Confirmation now on dcpb that it is Attack of the Show on Sept 1.

YouAllEverybody21
08-31-2009, 10:26 PM
Maybe a 'strange' collectible dvd? =) [we can hope.]

Just Thinking
09-01-2009, 11:26 PM
wewerecaughtinanet.com

smssilent
09-01-2009, 11:31 PM
Dharma Van!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So I guess not all the posters are water cooler moments but they still rock!!!
http://www.wewerecaughtinanet.com

Just Thinking
09-02-2009, 12:21 AM
Like the poster and it looks like Methane Studios is a well known graphics arts company- has done posters for Dave Matthews Band and others. So I got it- maybe will get one more if I love it.

Mutasuka
09-02-2009, 12:25 AM
i watched the entire attack of the show...show, and felt like a total moron when the clue was just a link that flashed for a few seconds near the last minute of the show

Just Thinking
09-02-2009, 01:58 AM
I had to go back to find the caption too!
If you want to see the design studio- check out http://methanestudios.com and this poster design site http://www.gigposters.com The Locke poster sold out quickly apparently because the artist is becoming popular. The address for this poster was announced so fans could find it first, but it's probably easy to find it quickly on the fan sites for those who just want the posters as an investment.

Don't really know how these designers rate with collectors-guess you have to follow your inclinations- but maybe don't wait too long.

(Look for the Dave Matthews VW bug poster!)

hippy campus
09-02-2009, 02:02 AM
Pretty neat print if you ask me! I kind of want to buy it for my office, but I don't really want to buy more than one of these. This one is me all over, but hopefully it'll stick around for a bit to give me some more time to think it over...

reverendmilo
09-02-2009, 02:46 AM
order #320, sorry I didn't post it all here. I have been out on the golf course and a bit busy with my 2 year old.

If you want you can follow me on twitter @reverendmilo I am tweeting the info pretty quickly..

highlander115
09-02-2009, 03:15 AM
I'm a huge fan of most of the Lost Viral Marketing/ARG stuff, but am i the only one here who is dissapointed with the print stuff. I mean, it seems to be to be less about "Lost" and more about just selling stuff. Seems sort of lame if you ask me.

StanDubar
09-02-2009, 03:23 AM
I'm a huge fan of most of the Lost Viral Marketing/ARG stuff, but am i the only one here who is dissapointed with the print stuff. I mean, it seems to be to be less about "Lost" and more about just selling stuff. Seems sort of lame if you ask me.

It seems like this one is for giving back to the fans or at least giving them a cool thing to do for other fans, but Lost University should be excellent and its less than 3 weeks away!

Just Thinking
09-02-2009, 03:31 AM
I guess it helps if you get out of "game mode" and into memorabilia mode-I do think they may be trying to leave us with momentos rather than make a million bucks. That makes me more interested in the poster- check out this other Dave Matthews one- same subject-
http://methanestudios.com/posters12.html#

StanDubar
09-02-2009, 03:46 AM
I guess it helps if you get out of "game mode" and into memorabilia mode-I do think they may be trying to leave us with momentos rather than make a million bucks. That makes me more interested in the poster- check out this other Dave Matthews one- same subject-
http://methanestudios.com/posters12.html#

I am hoping they do lots of prop replicas in the future, similar to what Star Trek and Star Wars fans get a lot of now. I plan on getting a Dharma Jumpsuit and Failsafe key soon but I'd love to see more. This art stuff is a good start though.

highlander115
09-02-2009, 04:23 AM
Yeah, i guess you do have to get out of the "game" mode, and into a memorabilia mode. I'm not much of a memorabilia guy, but I can understand why some people are. You're totally right.

smssilent
09-02-2009, 05:58 AM
I am hoping they do lots of prop replicas in the future, similar to what Star Trek and Star Wars fans get a lot of now. I plan on getting a Dharma Jumpsuit and Failsafe key soon but I'd love to see more. This art stuff is a good start though.

Man I would love to have a housekey made to look like the fail safe key.

Just Thinking
09-02-2009, 07:39 AM
It seems like this one is for giving back to the fans or at least giving them a cool thing to do for other fans, but Lost University should be excellent and its less than 3 weeks away!

If you want to get a head start, look at the reading lists. I read "The Field" from the Jeremy Davies course, and am hoping to start a thread on that course to discuss it. Even if you don't get the blu ray DVDs with the course, the book has lots of applications to LOST.

I also got "Lost and Philosophy" from the Philosophy course, but am trying to understand the science aspect first.

Just Thinking
09-02-2009, 01:21 PM
Another van poster note- there has been speculation elsewhere about the brown bit of haze above the rear tire. Seems to me that given the familiar 5 leaf plant that covers the car, it could have the double meaning of "Smokey" and the van "smoking". Or maybe it's just innocent car exhaust!

YouAllEverybody21
09-02-2009, 01:53 PM
The quote, if anyone's interested :p, comes from season two episode 22: Three Minutes and is said by Sawyer.

James "Sawyer" Ford: Who's gonna talk?
Dr. Jack Shephard: What?
James "Sawyer" Ford: At the funeral. Who's gonna talk?
Dr. Jack Shephard: I'm sure Hurley'll wanna say something about Libby.
James "Sawyer" Ford: I never even knew her last name. Ana-Lucia.
Dr. Jack Shephard: It's Cortez.
James "Sawyer" Ford: Cortez. Well there you go.
[silent pause]
James "Sawyer" Ford: I screwed her.
Dr. Jack Shephard: What?
James "Sawyer" Ford: That's how she got my gun. Ana, she jumped me. We "got caught in a net."
Dr. Jack Shephard: Why're you telling me this, Sawyer?
James "Sawyer" Ford: Cause you're about the closest thing I've got to a friend, Doc. And cause she's gone. Well at least now we get to kill somebody.

Just Thinking
09-03-2009, 01:20 AM
OK- there are folks on Dark UFO and Lost ARGS that see a skull in the brown fuzz on the van poster. Have to say they may be right after looking at 2 posters on http://methanestudios.com/posters. One is of a skull in a Stone Temple Pilots poster- same vines and flowers. The other is for Black Lips- again skull with same colors. Makes Losties think of Roger- but maybe the artist just likes skulls.

cabin fevah
09-03-2009, 11:07 AM
^This.

13 more posters to go and hopefully one I really dig.

reverendmilo
09-04-2009, 03:23 PM
I got my poster2 this morning. Here is a link to my hi-res shots
http://cyberspacecowboys.com/lost/poster2/

Subjected to blacklight, nothing intersting. no glow in the dark either.


just to keep it documented:

here is the gallery's blog that is handling the commissioning of the poster art.

http://www.g1988.blogspot.com/

rockontoby
09-05-2009, 06:57 PM
Frame 4 up!
It says "Wallstreet/Larchmont" in a kind of crumbly text

cabin fevah
09-05-2009, 07:26 PM
Additional note: There is also a Larchmont, Los Angeles.

...(just for posterity)

Anyone in New York?

Just Thinking
09-05-2009, 10:30 PM
I think they found it at Lost ARgs and Dark Ufo. http://www.crumbs.com - Shop has locations on Wall ST in NY and Larchmont in LA. Thought is the falling things are crumbs.The locations are 216 N Larchmont Blvd LA and 87 Beaver ST NY (that's what they have as their Wall St shop).

smssilent
09-06-2009, 12:53 AM
I think they found it at Lost ARgs and Dark Ufo. http://www.crumbs.com - Shop has locations on Wall ST in NY and Larchmont in LA. Thought is the falling things are crumbs.The locations are 216 N Larchmont Blvd LA and 87 Beaver ST NY (that's what they have as their Wall St shop).

They seem to be gravitating toward cupcakes. Who's running this campaign, Hurley?

Just Thinking
09-06-2009, 03:33 AM
They seem to be gravitating toward cupcakes. Who's running this campaign, Hurley?

Lol- yes cupcakes seem to be everywhere!

It actually looks like it's Gallery 1988 mostly on it's own at this point. The event shops both have LA stores that the Gallery could work through. The freebies they gave away were things they make- skate decks, and heard that the first Hurley order got a dcpb print. Their blog shows the 3 frames and lists the posters for sale. I thought Horace might show up in Boston, but it was really a nonevent except for the web site- something you could set up by just shipping the stuff to the store with little involvement by tptb.

If it's just them I don't know how international the events will be. Depends on what kind of connections the Gallery has I guess.

spork-girl
09-06-2009, 03:14 PM
i'm in new york. last time they gave a time... i could probably go tomorrow but i doubt it'd even be open... any ideas? it says it's closed sundays.

cabin fevah
09-06-2009, 03:23 PM
Good to know we have an insider!

Just wait for DCaaPB to give us a date. :D

spork-girl
09-06-2009, 03:29 PM
i called and they ARE open tomorrow. at 7:30am. i don't think that's likely without another clue :)

Just Thinking
09-06-2009, 03:54 PM
Also have a relative who lives in LA who may be able to go. Watching for date/time- hope we have the right places!

kenmayhem
09-06-2009, 06:51 PM
they just updated.
its an array of 13 circles.

looks like a muffin tray with 3 missing
so 13/16 muffins? maybe thats 13:16 military time. ???

kenmayhem
09-06-2009, 06:53 PM
actually it is more likely it is 3 out of 16 missing so.. 3:16
cuz 316 is the flight number and all
maybe somethin is going on at 3:16 pm today

spork-girl
09-06-2009, 07:25 PM
baker's dozen?

Just Thinking
09-06-2009, 07:33 PM
Well, I was out pulling up poison ivy. In 2 different places there will be 2 different times- though suppose they could give just one as gmt or something.

Bakers dozen might be more like it as a confirming clue that it is the bakery.

Or maybe 4:00 on 9/9/09? (I love that date). OK -off to see what other sites say....

Just Thinking
09-06-2009, 07:53 PM
Dark Ufo and Lost Args both came up with bakers dozen. I kind of like the maybe double meaning 4 pm 9/9/09 though. Any other ideas?

http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv350/sueandrea/CRUMBSCAKES.jpg

cabin fevah
09-07-2009, 06:26 PM
How about the 13th?
edit: nvm, the 13th is a Sunday and they are closed

Just Thinking
09-07-2009, 11:30 PM
Here it is- doesn't help much:

http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv350/sueandrea/CUPCAKE.png

beccabee
09-07-2009, 11:35 PM
I think that definitely means Crumbs, though. It's the overhead shot of their cupcake of the month.

YouAllEverybody21
09-08-2009, 04:23 AM
New poster on DCPB hub under Frame 4 says show up at LA or NY locations between 8 - 10 am "to see ..."

Just Thinking
09-08-2009, 06:37 AM
Well-did not expect to see it for tomorrow as it was seemed too late in the day to post announcement. Also-you can "see" whatever they're doing all day long till 10pm. I guess they could be giving out the web address all day-wonder if they still have any giveaways first thing? I sure want a cupcake!:)

http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv350/sueandrea/2crums.jpg

This also means east coast will have web address first?

Just Thinking
09-08-2009, 11:46 AM
http://icangetyoupeanutbutter.com/dcpb/IV/ is the new link. (Thanks UFO)

http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv350/sueandrea/planepster.gif
Says available around noon PST.

Just Thinking
09-08-2009, 12:20 PM
OH- change on last clue!

http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv350/sueandrea/crumbs.jpg

DHARMA DROP BETWEEN 8:30 & 10:30-SOMETHING'S COMING?

It exactly says "UH OH Dharma drop issues. Expecting between 8:30 and 10:30 est."
Tweets from audiblylost at NY store say jumsuits are coming and staff has to wear them, and they will have the URL on them. Maybe just means the jumpsuits are late. Fans at store already got the URL anyway.

spork-girl
09-08-2009, 12:36 PM
i'm heading over there now.

Just Thinking
09-08-2009, 12:58 PM
lost args reports people seeing different time for sale of poster- some say 12 est and some 12 pst. (there are 3 hours difference from NY to LA).

9:00 am- my link now says available 12 est too- has changed.

hippy campus
09-08-2009, 01:44 PM
i'm heading over there now.

You go Sporkie!!! Can I haz a cupcake tooo? :o

hippy campus
09-08-2009, 01:56 PM
So I am digging on this poster too... My issue is I want to buy two landscape oriented prints so that they can both go on the same wall. I want something to go with the DHARMA van, and it can't be too busy... So far the two that go the best together are this last one and the Locke one. They are alike stylistically so they would look nice hung together. Just some random thoughts really, I am an interior designer in RL so this is how I look at anything art or design related...

Just Thinking
09-08-2009, 02:07 PM
Latest audiblylost tweet says nothing doing at NY Crumbs but jumpsuits staff are supposed to wear- they are not at store yet. He spoke to manager who says no giveaways. Alas.

spork-girl
09-08-2009, 03:12 PM
no giveaways. employees didn't want to wear the jumpsuits once they arrived (late) either. phhbbtt. stupid boston got skateboards. *kicks dirt*

Just Thinking
09-08-2009, 03:19 PM
Sorry bout that Spork girl! Got call from source at Larchmont- staff wearing suits with url on back- folks taking photos. No other give aways. Cupcakes are beautiful.

spork-girl
09-08-2009, 03:51 PM
eh, no big deal. i only showed up at like 9:30. i feel for the guys who'd been there from 6:30/7am though. just seems kind of odd that that would be "the" nyc event. on a weekday, during work hours with just the URL being "given away."

reverendmilo
09-08-2009, 04:45 PM
http://icangetyoupeanutbutter.com/ poster 4 open for sale now.

order 444.

hi-res pics of poster 3 here:

http://cyberspacecowboys.com/lost/poster3/

kenmayhem
09-08-2009, 08:53 PM
sold out already!?! NOOO
i was taking a nap

Just Thinking
09-08-2009, 10:27 PM
Here are some pics from Crumbs LA this morning-looks like a friendly time. Thanks to my dear sis and Guillermo Fuentes for getting up early and going down to check it out.

http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv350/sueandrea/crmbsdoor.jpg

http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv350/sueandrea/jsuitfront2.jpg

http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv350/sueandrea/pbutback2.jpg

http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv350/sueandrea/ccake2.jpg

spork-girl
09-08-2009, 10:40 PM
dammit, l.a. looked like fun. i feel kinda gypped. :/. i'll get over it. but still. *kicks dirt*

Mnemosyne
09-08-2009, 11:04 PM
dammit, l.a. looked like fun. i feel kinda gypped. :/. i'll get over it. but still. *kicks dirt*

I'm right there with you! I sorta miss the days of Find815 when the site slowed down in the evenings because we were all squatting, waiting for updates, lol. This, "middle of the weekday" sales stuff is for the birds! LOL But I'll keep on keeping up! This is the second poster I've missed.

Anyone trying for them all? I thought I might, but missing the Locke poster already put me behind. Now this. Guess I'll have to pick and chose my battles...plus at $62.00 a pop?!?! DEFINITELY :) Besides, there's other Lost stuff to save for!

Just Thinking
09-08-2009, 11:18 PM
Here's a couple more since we have them:

http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv350/sueandrea/jpsuitmale.jpg

http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv350/sueandrea/pbbackfemale.jpg

http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv350/sueandrea/ccakes.jpg

Just Thinking
09-09-2009, 01:51 AM
So I am digging on this poster too... My issue is I want to buy two landscape oriented prints so that they can both go on the same wall. I want something to go with the DHARMA van, and it can't be too busy... So far the two that go the best together are this last one and the Locke one. They are alike stylistically so they would look nice hung together. Just some random thoughts really, I am an interior designer in RL so this is how I look at anything art or design related...

Looks like the next poster is the only other landscape orientation according to the frames-guess you'll have to look closely at that one.

YouAllEverybody21
09-09-2009, 02:56 AM
Those ones went fast, eh. (pardon my Canadian =P)
Time to be more on top of this business *rolls up sleeves*

smssilent
09-09-2009, 05:26 AM
I'm ticked. That one looked awesome and I was actually gonna buy it but I don't get paid till Thursday, dang. Guess fate didn't want me to have this one.

smssilent
09-09-2009, 05:37 AM
I'm guessing these went fast because of the artist. Eric Tan has worked with pixar and his retro styled posters are very popular. So I yes the better known the artist the faster the posters will sell out.

Just Thinking
09-09-2009, 12:44 PM
http://icangetyoupeanutbutter.com/ poster 4 open for sale now.

order 444.

hi-res pics of poster 3 here:

http://cyberspacecowboys.com/lost/poster3/

Just got Dharma Van (thanks Rev Milo for pics) yesterday- only one I've bought- some thoughts:

-For record-#129/300. Am I right that tptb have kept the first hundred of each set and are selling 101-300? First #s in the pull more valuable?

-The flaws-Dharma logo perspective a little skewed, #15 in middle is 2 colors so looks like 81 & 5 instead. So only direct LOST link looks "added on". Artist has used same van and skull motif in other posters- so did not really create for LOST.

-HOWEVER-poster really captures the feeling of LOST. The headlights and flowers give a sort of "duude" comic effect, but the empty car is floating in a black void with this barely seen skull in the mists of the vines. Funny, mysterious,creepy.

-Up close the fine detail is almost like a texture you want to touch due to how its printed. Very beautiful.

So I am happy with my picture- have a frame and know where its going. I was wondering though- are you always supposed to put a mat to keep the picture from touching the glass? Any framers out there?

cabin fevah
09-09-2009, 05:10 PM
^ Can't say I've heard of that in every instance, it should really boil down to how well you believe the poster will keep :/

I check the site one day- 13 dots.
I come back the next- poster 4 is sold out.
They've got me worried that if I don't hit refresh every 5 minutes, I'll miss it. [/psychosis]

PrincessLucy
09-09-2009, 07:25 PM
Why does nothing ever happen in the UK!? Really not fair.
Also they should price the posters so poor students can get one.
Ok, moan over. The jack/plane poster is awsome!

SpiderRembrandt
09-09-2009, 07:46 PM
Can't believe how fast the Jack poster went, it's pretty awesome. Who the hell is the guy with the gun at the top supposed to be though? Kinda perplexed as to why the Hurley one hasn't sold out though as that's been the best so far IMO. Fingers crossed for a Desmond/Penny one and I can get my hands on one

tonto
09-09-2009, 09:30 PM
did anyone notice that it reads "4 8 15 16 5 23 42" on that dharma-van? what's that all about?

smssilent
09-09-2009, 11:26 PM
Can't believe how fast the Jack poster went, it's pretty awesome. Who the hell is the guy with the gun at the top supposed to be though? Kinda perplexed as to why the Hurley one hasn't sold out though as that's been the best so far IMO. Fingers crossed for a Desmond/Penny one and I can get my hands on one

You kidding, the dude with the gun is Sawyer with the gun he pulled off of the marshal.

hippy campus
09-09-2009, 11:45 PM
Here is something weird...
On the DHARMA van print, when viewed under a black light it becomes apparent that within the numbers in the DHARMA symbol on the side there is an extra number 5! ??? Is this suggesting that if the variables in the valenzetti equation change instead of the number 42 would the new number be 52?

You can see this at Lostargs website. (http://www.lostargs.com) Anyone care to speculate on this?

(Edit:) Whoops! Sorry Tonto, I missed your post!!!

Just Thinking
09-10-2009, 12:13 AM
Are you looking at the line that reads 424815? That's 42-4-8-15. The problem is the 1 is one color and the 5 is another. It's not really an extra 5. It may mean something, but as I said, this artist did not have a lot of tricky connections in the poster to LOST, and I doubt that it was intentional.

smssilent
09-10-2009, 02:41 AM
^ No I get what they are saying. Under regular light and reading it horizontally the 1 and the 5 are different colors but under black light the 5 definitely sticks out. I mean it kind of looks intentional. But in any case all the posters are considered Fan Art right? So nothing cannon is gonna be revealed in the poster. Unless the artist is Damon or Carlton anyway.

SpiderRembrandt
09-10-2009, 11:16 AM
You kidding, the dude with the gun is Sawyer with the gun he pulled off of the marshal.

Oh yeah :-/
It was the hair and the fact it looks like he has a soul-patch that threw me

reverendmilo
09-10-2009, 04:14 PM
^ No I get what they are saying. Under regular light and reading it horizontally the 1 and the 5 are different colors but under black light the 5 definitely sticks out. I mean it kind of looks intentional. But in any case all the posters are considered Fan Art right? So nothing cannon is gonna be revealed in the poster. Unless the artist is Damon or Carlton anyway.

here is the original large format version of the blacklight van
http://cyberspacecowboys.com/lost/poster3/poster3_blacklight.jpg

and you can see the "lonely 5" pretty easily.

Just Thinking
09-10-2009, 04:53 PM
Yes , since the 5 is a different color that shows in blacklight than the 1 it does stand out -never disagreed with that. But it still can be read as a correct horizontal line of "the numbers". Question is, are there really any clues to something in the little things we've noticed or not? Spacings in text, extra lines of pixels in pictures, map- like carvings on skateboards. Very vague clues to nothing in particular that I can see so far. If they were tied together somehow or had meaning on their own, I would stop thinking of them as just randomness or errors. Anyone see that pattern yet?

I still am hoping there is a mystery in frame 16 to be figured out.

reverendmilo
09-10-2009, 08:15 PM
Just_thinking, have you read this interesting theory/comparison?
http://www.lostargs.com/2009/09/masquerade-quest-for-golden-hare.html

deneph
09-10-2009, 09:20 PM
I'm going to have to double check, but on my print there's a 15 around the 12 o'clock position and a single 5 around 4 o'clock. I can see the extra 5 without having to blacklight it. Do I just need stronger reading glasses?

reverendmilo
09-10-2009, 09:39 PM
we are discussing the 15 at the 4 o'clock position. There is a 1 with the 5 there, right after the 8, it is just that the 5 is a different color from it's "1".

deneph
09-10-2009, 09:44 PM
I guess I didn't notice the one. Gonna have to go back and look. But it's odd there's already a highlighted 15, why have another?

reverendmilo
09-10-2009, 10:24 PM
I guess I didn't notice the one. Gonna have to go back and look. But it's odd there's already a highlighted 15, why have another?

because the series of 15 paintings contain impossible clues to the location of the 16th...

or it just looks impossible because we are only on print 4...

Just Thinking
09-10-2009, 11:25 PM
Just_thinking, have you read this interesting theory/comparison?
http://www.lostargs.com/2009/09/masquerade-quest-for-golden-hare.html

Yes, I read that today. I had wondered when the frame clues first started, and it looked you only had to wait to see the answer to the web site reveal, if maybe there was another running game about the 16th frame. We just seem to get to dead ends though- like the name Ronie Midfew Arts. Seems like that has to be some kind of anagram, but the most likely -Widmore Fine Arts -was a fake. I don't see any clear kind of objective as in the finding the hare contest.

Will keep looking, but at this point I think maybe the 16th frame being "found" means it will foreshadow the s6 "Destiny Found" and not that we have to find out something hidden about it.

But you have to keep in mind that most of my ARG guesses thus far seem to be wrong!:o

smssilent
09-10-2009, 11:45 PM
Oh Yeah, I completely forgot the whole "15 will be lost, The 16th found" thing.

Just Thinking
09-11-2009, 02:53 AM
NEW CLUE!

http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv350/sueandrea/f5h1.png

Just Thinking
09-11-2009, 03:07 AM
Big American flag- so in the States. World theme. Anyone recognize it?

Maybe state flags next to the American flag?

YouAllEverybody21
09-11-2009, 03:24 AM
Looks like a book store (I'm in Canada so not sure what the big ones are in US)

hippy campus
09-11-2009, 03:53 AM
University of Arizona Bookstore! Our own Skarphedin cracked the code!!!
skarphedin said:

It is the University of Arizona bookstore. The pic is pic #2 from the website below:

http://www.uofabookstores.com/uaz/

The Arizona state flag to the side of the U.S. flag was the tip-off. And the U of AZ flag is on the other side of the U.S. flag.


Good eye and reasoning skarphedin
Might coincide with the release of Dan Brown's new book "The LOST Symbol" on 9/15/09. That would be a week since the last poster release

Just Thinking
09-11-2009, 04:15 AM
Yeah for Skarphedin! I couldn't tell what those flags were on either side. So, any Arizona folks out there?

kenmayhem
09-11-2009, 08:12 AM
do all the posters come out on tuesday?

Just Thinking
09-11-2009, 12:13 PM
No, first was Sunday and second Wednesday.

Just Thinking
09-11-2009, 12:27 PM
Checking the bookstore hours- it is open every day, and this weekend has extended hours until 7pm Fri & Sat.

Here's info:


1209 E. University Blvd
P.O. Box 210019
Tucson, AZ 85721-0019
(520) 621-2426
(800) 937-8632

It has been noted that "The Lost Symbol " by Dan Brown comes out on 9/15-see this note in the author biography of Brown on the Arizona site:

"The son of a Presidential Award winning math professor and of a professional sacred musician, Dan grew up surrounded by the paradoxical philosophies of science and religion. "

Note on time zones- AZ is on Mountain Standard Time- no daylight savings. So it is 3 hours earlier than NY right now. Same as CA. Also, 7 hours earlier than UTC. Found this time zone converter for World Times: http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html

Just Thinking
09-11-2009, 10:11 PM
Here's new frame 5 clue- assume that's Arizona's mascot?

http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv350/sueandrea/Bear_Down.jpg

No- it looks like that is their fight song per web search.

Howey
09-12-2009, 01:00 PM
Hi all! I can't believe I've joined another LOST forum!

Thought I'd share a funny interview I had with Paul Scheer to help kick off the poster campaign. Since I can't post my website here the link is in my profile.

Enjoy!

rockontoby
09-12-2009, 01:50 PM
bear down = dan brown....... almost ha ha

Just Thinking
09-12-2009, 04:02 PM
A reveal at "The Lost Symbol" release seems like such a natural, but the book itself has it's own pre-release game online and it seems like staff might be too busy with distributing the book to also be doing something like getting LOST Fedix shipments and trying to figure out what to do with them.

Then again, I didn't think they would do the Crumbs thing the day after Labor Day and revealing the time only a few hours before as that didn't seem practical. Turns out it wasn't, as the lost Fedex box in NY showed- so who knows what they might do?

vancurenw
09-12-2009, 05:33 PM
Should have checked this earlier. I am a UA alum, and it took me half a second to know that was the UA bookstore! So surprised that they are doing something in Tucson. I will be there for sure!

Just Thinking
09-12-2009, 06:20 PM
Should have checked this earlier. I am a UA alum, and it took me half a second to know that was the UA bookstore! So surprised that they are doing something in Tucson. I will be there for sure!

Ah- glad to hear we have a native! Not sure yet where exactly it will be at UA, some have been saying maybe the football game tonight, though it seems pretty late for that. Would you be able to twitter updates?

Just Thinking
09-12-2009, 06:47 PM
Interesting news from over at Lost Args. Staff at UA bookstore say the event for the Dan Brown book has fallen through but there still may be something going on on the 15th and to "come and find out". That was reported by "Anonymous" Also, TomRex posted letter he got as 1st order on "Crash" poster". He got a Dharma cupcake jumpsuit! Letter ends by mentioning "school" and undergrads wearing "new digs". Letters to other 1st orders have given a clue to next reveal- he thinks there may be Tshirts involved.

vancurenw
09-12-2009, 06:47 PM
I don't use twitter, but I'll update from wherever they end up having the event. That other picture definitely is the school bookstore on main campus, so I'm assuming it will be there. Seems like it could be a surprise Dan Brown signing on the university campus, held at the bookstore on Tuesday. That would be awesome!

vancurenw
09-12-2009, 06:49 PM
Interesting news from over at Lost Args. Staff at UA bookstore say the event for the Dan Brown book has fallen through but there still may be something going on on the 15th and to "come and find out". That was reported by "Anonymous" Also, TomRex posted letter he got as 1st order on "Crash" poster". He got a Dharma cupcake jumpsuit! Letter ends by mentioning "school" and undergrads wearing "new digs". Letters to other 1st orders have given a clue to next reveal- he thinks there may be Tshirts involved.

Interesting. Maybe some kind of UA = Lost University type thing? Sad to hear about the Dan Brown thing falling through.

YouAllEverybody21
09-13-2009, 02:40 AM
New clue right above the 'Bear Down' banner

"Wildcat Readers, see you on - J. Perkins/R. Morrison"

Edit: They've already got this one all figured out over at Dark UFO...

Perkins and Morrison are football players, their numbers are 9/14. Therefore, Monday.

Just Thinking
09-13-2009, 04:16 AM
so- "Wildcat Readers, see you on - J. Perkins/R. Morrison" tells us 9/14. At Lost Args they point out a library exhibit that opens Monday- but I think it must be the bookstore. Looks like it opens at 7:30- I hope they do it early before we have to go to work! Oops- just remembered 7:30 is going to be later for me- rats! Well, good luck to y'all everybody if I'm MIA.

Another thought- if you look around the other sites you will see that people have guessed the rest of the URLS and seems they have been posted on a blog. Since there is a delay after the URL's are revealed before you can buy, don't think knowing them gives anyone a head start- but they were probably fun to find. Anyway- hope anyone here would put them in spoilers or just refrain- I really am enjoying it more hearing them as we go along. My 2 c.

hippy campus
09-13-2009, 05:51 PM
Yes! Check out the blog if you are so inclined, forget the fact that all of the URL's are there for the game (if you don't want to read them, just don't look at the box that they are all highlighted in) www.mibwritenow.com

Now, doesn't the blog owner/ title/ names of posts sound rather LOST related? I mean, her name is MIB AND The blogger admits that she is a "recovering" LOST fan, but she also has a very strong resemblance to to a young Emily Locke ???

Let a brother know what you think!

smssilent
09-13-2009, 06:51 PM
Yeah I just looked at one of the Urls just so I could see what page it took me to. Any way if you use the urls you will be taken to the Go Merch homepage.

Just Thinking
09-13-2009, 09:49 PM
Yes! Check out the blog if you are so inclined, forget the fact that all of the URL's are there for the game (if you don't want to read them, just don't look at the box that they are all highlighted in) www.mibwritenow.com

Now, doesn't the blog owner/ title/ names of posts sound rather LOST related? I mean, her name is MIB AND The blogger admits that she is a "recovering" LOST fan, but she also has a very strong resemblance to to a young Emily Locke ???

Let a brother know what you think!

I haven't looked at it yet , but are you saying that maybe TPTB expected that fans would find the URLs and were waiting to put up this blog/clue once they did?

spork-girl
09-13-2009, 11:38 PM
well that seems rather not-in-the-spirit-of-the-endeavor. and weird. and terribly, just terribly written. this is why i avoid any blog that has "write" or "writer" in the url.

Just Thinking
09-13-2009, 11:45 PM
New clue- bookstore- 730-5:00pm!

Just Thinking
09-13-2009, 11:48 PM
http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv350/sueandrea/SAWYER.jpg

Just Thinking
09-14-2009, 12:20 AM
Dark Ufo says someone (from ABC?) is setting up display for tomorrow. URL must be there- maybe in the area we see in the dcpb picture with the globe.

Per LP this is Sawyer in Maternity Leave reading Lancelot by Walker Percy. Amazon reviews tell how in addition to the LP points is is a sort of confession by the murderer Lancelot to the priest Percival. (Eko-Yemi). I get the impression Lancelot isn't sorry either.

http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html-here is the time converter link again- time in Arizona is same as PST.