Thursday, March 12, 2009

Psychic Power


In the absence of an episode this week, we don't have a whole lot to offer here at Orange Peel Mouth. However, in a random LOST convo, I had some thoughts...
Most of you probably don't know that I have a slight obsession with psychics. I've only had my palm read 3 times (with varying results - and I'm still trying to figure out which one of you bitches is talking about me behind my back!) but I've never had a full-on psychic reading (scary!). I'm really disappointed there aren't any real reviews of psychics on yelp.
Oh, LOST, right, right. So, I obviously loved the Claire goes to the psychic story line. I know, sooo season 1. But anyway, ole Richard Malkin, who like any psychic may or may not be a fraud, told Claire that she couldn't give up her baby and then changed her mind and said she MUST be on flight 815, where she would be adoptive parents in L.A.
What I'm curious about is if the psychic knew this was going to happen or if he felt that he could change destiny and make it happen. Why did he have to convince her, if she was destined to be on that flight? So, basically, is Faraday wrong - can you change the future? Maybe you just can't change it from the past?
Or are psychics just bunk?

6 comments:

madewell said...

also, I don't know why blogger wouldn't let me put spaces between paragraphs.

I tried, really.

megagem said...

I, for one, think Faraday has something to hide. Perhaps it's his adorable face under my blankets as we laze about on a Sunday morning. Perhaps it's the time-meddling dangers/risks. You decide.

Chelsey said...

This is what makes the time traveling/destiny thing so confusing. What can you change? My mind can't really comprehend such things, so if what I'm talking about seems gibberish, sorry.

But I would say that Faraday seems right about not being able to change the future. Charlotte tells him before she dies that Daniel told little girl-Charlotte to never come back to the Island. But obviously she did. And now Daniel doesn't want to tell Charlotte since he knows he's going to tell her. But I don't think he'll have a choice. He'll have to tell little Charlotte to not come back so that she will and the cycle will repeat. So he won't be able to change the future, no matter how much he may want to.

And now my brain is going to fry.

Ben said...

How can time travel exist if there is no such thing as time? Time travel is a great literary mechasism and fascinating to speculate about, but Time itself is an abstract concept we invented to differentiate the continuously changing state of matter in our universe.

You can't travel forward or back, because there is only now.

Sorry Faraday.

Wait...wait...I broke my own rule! It's just a show, Ben. It's just a show.

Lydian said...

Do you like Sylvia Brown? ...look into it....

The Armeniac said...

Hmm..Sylvia Brown she's a funny one. Ben, Time is a word we say to describe the motion of reality, whether that motion is forward or backwards seems to be moot, reality exists and progresses, or regresses if one has the ability to regress, therefore Time does exist. Mad, good call on Faraday and Alpert Bffing, they are so Bffing with the smoke monster right now because Faraday is the Prince of the Others, I called it way back!