Friday, 4 January 2008

Chapter 1 - The video diary


Okay, we have our final update and video for Chapter One. These videos will be part of a video diary. In this first installment we learn:
  • Sam was planning to propose to Sonya in 2 months time, which is Sam's 8th anniversary of meeting her.
  • He is going to Jakarta tomorrow
  • He intends to hitch a ride on the Christiane 1 salvage boat (which is looking for a ship wreck apparently)
  • Sam feels like cr*p and has had enough of waiting to feel good.
Facebook and MySpace:
  • Sam has also posted the following on his MySpace blog. under "Going out of Town"


  • He's also added that same text to a wall post on his Facebook and changed his status to, "Sam Thomas is heading to Jakarta."

As always we will keep you informed with extra stuff as it happens.

There aren't likely to be any online events over the weekend however, there may well be billboard action, so get snapping!

UPDATE: Dark UFO has posted a couple of pics. of a mystery man that appears in frames at the start of that video.


NOTE: You can also access the video by going to Sam's Desk and clicking the video tape (says "video diary 1" on mouse over).

59 comments:

Beana said...

first?

Ange said...

Sam's got a MySpace blog!

jpike001 said...

Just spitballin' here but I really hope that the last thing we get during each chapters conclusion isn't going to be a video diary sum-up of everything we've learned in the chapter so far... very anticlimactic.

Ange said...

Friday, January 04, 2008


Going out of town
Category: Blogging

Thanks to everyone for joining me in my search. It's great knowing I'm not alone.

I'm going to be out of town for a little while but you can keep up with what's happening by going to
http://www.find815.com/

See you there!
Sam


From MySpace...looks like he might do a travel blog there.

jpike001 said...
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memphish said...

Very anticlimatic since I'd read this somewhere else before it turned up. So as for timeline, Sam says he worked at Oceanic until a few days ago as did Sonya which I guess still doesn't nail things down, still I'm thinking in Sam's world it's late fall 2004.

jpike001 said...

beat me by a few seconds ange...I should have put down the pizza

pgtbeauregard said...

A big thank you for all your work!!!

pgtbeauregard said...

Sorry for the second post.

The sound bites on this vid were very odd.

Did any one else notice that?

memphish said...

I know I mentioned this back around the time Naomi showed up, but here's the wiki link to that plane that disappeared last January. They looked for it just over a month before abandoning the search. Later salvage vessels went out and recovered more pieces, but the airline was out of it only 5 weeks later. So this may help us with a timeline reference.

Ange said...

Sheesh I finally watched it, in IE. Yeah so there better be something more tonight other than a MySpace blog,

maven said...

Well, I posted a comment and also on Sam's blog. I gather nothing will happen until he gets to Jakarta and the Christiane 1 on Monday.

The timeline also seems to me to be the time of what's happening on the show...end of 2004 (S3 finale).

memphish said...

It sounded okay to me. It could have been stilted or distorted due to the amount of site traffic. If there was something funny with it though, I'm sure someone will have it all figured out by the morning. :)

Fenris said...

I hate the way they figure no one would want stuff to happen at the weekend. Instead let's just do it during the week (at 2am grrr, okay not for you guys, just me).

and I also hate that they didn't consider that if they tell everyone that things happen at a certain time every weekday that maybe the website may get a lot of traffic at say, that exact time, and be prepared for it.

Lol.

maven said...

That video did play funny for me. Apparently, I clicked too many times because I had it running twice at the same time (one a little behind the other).

Right, Fenris! You would think they would have learned by now that everyone was sitting in front of their screens waiting for 0000. And maybe they figure people want to do other things on the weekends. For most of the U.S. the game takes place in the evening when everyone would be home from work. I feel your pain!

I'm going to be away from the computer all day Monday, so I'm counting on you all to have fun and I'll catch up in the evening.

memphish said...

Well 72 hours will be the evening again Maven. Even in LA. That's the thing I find odd is that a lot so far has happened in non-business hours, including holidays.

Fenris said...

Maven, I had the double video thing too first time around. If it freezes, basically click on nothing as that seems to make it go crazy like that.

Really for the effort to see that video it was a bit anti-climatic.

Also how many times will we be told Sams an IT TECHNICIAN. Arrrrgh!

LostIt said...

I was thinking about the billboards and the locations and the Berlin one mentions "mystery". So I guess it makes sense that the connection between Lost and Berlin is a mystery. I searched on Lostpedia and it turns out one of the tailies that was taken the first night was a German guy. I don't know if that's the connection or not...

Fenris said...

Nice work lostit.

I was just thinking. You know one positive thing I can say about this experience. Although Jamie/Rachel was much better eye candy. This guy is much more convincing. Having incidental music helps that mind.

Although his reasonable acting did make that voicemail seem so much worse. Lol. Reminds me of the pilot of the Highlander series. Christopher Lambert totally outclassed the regular cast, who actually were fine in the following episodes when not up against a seasoned movie actor.

But anyway, I digress.

Fenris said...

Obviously speaking from a male perspective. I realise he's not bad eye candy for you girls. :)

(Is it obvious I'm bored)

Fenris said...

Updated main blog. Added the pics of the mystery man that appears in frames at the start of the video.

Also Ange has updated the Billboard pics/thumbs on the right side of our main page.

jpike001 said...

Why does our mystery man look so familiar? I can't put my finger on it...it's going to keep me up

jpike001 said...

watch the video again, is it just me or does the picture come right after Sam mentions Maxwell?

jpike001 said...

Something else I was thinking considering the time travel theories. For a while there I really wanted to believe that time moved slower on the island, it would be really neat. However, how can we contemplate this theory and ignore the info we have from Juliet's last flashback (One of Us). We know that Juliet left for the island while her sister was less than 6 months pregnant. Juliet claims, to Jack, to have been on the island for a little over 3 years. When she sees her sister and nephew at the Flame station Julian is just over two years old which would fit into a normal timeline. Also Ben had Richard show the date on the newspaper, referring to it as "Live" tv. If it was live than how do island timeline differences apply in that situation?

chucklez3 said...

Sam = the "new" Rachel.

Let's follow Sam around the globe.

Oh look, "there's Waldo"!!

"Watch out! Little Tommy Mittelwerk is behind you!!!"

DiggityDirge said...

Wow. Another viedo that we had all seen previous to tonight. Glad I went to dinner and did't stay hime for that.

I wonder how many more tidbits will be uncovered before they are released.

I'll bet we do actually get some emails this weekend or something. Even thought the story didn't continue until today, we got two emails yesterday. Guess we will have to see.

My guess as to why things are always released in the evenings is so that the Austrlian folks can see them when tey are released to. The UK kind of gets hosed.

scoutpost said...

I went out too diggety...and am glad I didn't wait around just for that video. How many times can it be said- anticlimatic. If they're going to countdown to something, countdown to something that is new and fun. Not just a recap of the story. oh well- it's still fun.

Carol Dunstan said...

boo! OK, I think my account is set up differently now... this is Lavenda/lavendah. Howdy do to you all... glad things have been tame this first week and I have had a chance to catch up without going insane.

Ange said...

Wow, great to see some familiar faces (Hi Lavenda!). Fenris is contemplating doing a weekly recap some time today. Keep an eye out for that.

chicklez *giggle* I'm proud of you for not saying purgatory yet....although it is only 9 am, there's still time.

diggity You have a very good point. These official releases seem to be videos, clue hunts, or activities. But, between the main releases on the count-down clock we have been getting e-mails, billboards, Flickr pools, etc. So, you're right there probably will be something in the next two days. There are still two billboards not found too (Miami and Seoul)

jpike GOOD question! Maven and Diggity are working on a time line, but you know, time is just a mess. I don't envy that task, but maybe it'll help sort us all out. Also I thought that mystery man looked familiar too. I *know* I have seen that actor somewhere before...my mind keeps thinking soap opera but I don't watch those so I haven't put my finger on it yet.

scoutpost I hear ya about anticlimax. Poor Fenris got out of bed at 2 am to catch the clue, imagine that!

Twinkle said...

Oh no! I've just seen the purpose behind this ARG! It's distracting me from looking at spoilers!

I was suspicious when DarkUFO posted that they dug up "Video Dairy 1" from source code that it was the final video of Chapter 1. The Help notes that's how the ARG would be conducted. Bummer. Here's hoping for more info next week. I just have to remember to keep checking spoilerfix.com too. LOL!

As for Sam versus Rachel - each has their own charms. Today I more closely identify with a repentant lover that regrets he didn't give his love more when he had her. Some days I identify more with the geek with daddy issues. Both are good protagonists.

memphish said...

Doc Arzt has a good Chapter 1 summary if Fenris wants to link to it instead of recreating the wheel.

jess4ua said...

Good Morning!

I will be very surprised, and happy, if anything happens over the weekend. The help section says it will unfold during the week. I know we had emails released in between the story continuing, but they were part of the progress of Chapter 1. Right now, we don't even have boxes to complete. Also, the help sections says that something will be released daily, five times a week.

So, I suppose if we get anything it would have to be along the lines of billboards and Flicker. However, we were given those during the week as well.

OH well, I hope they surprise me! :D

capcom said...

Hi All, Campoopies here! :-D

I'm sorry that I was not around to thank you all for the congrats yesterday, I was in bed sick all day yesterday. I really wanted our O-C blog to get the credit for the pic so I'm glad to see that at least some sites are mentioning that, even if they all aren't.

Great work everyone!

capcom said...

P.S. On the Sam vs. Rachel subject, we should be thankful that TPTB did not give us someone like Jamie from the Cloverfield buildup to follow around...she's quite the skanky bimbo so far. :-p Of course, the theory is that J.J. wants us to dislike her enough to cheer like crazy when she gets squished by the monster in the movie. :o)

DiggityDirge said...

Campoopies....love it :)

maven said...

Just checking in...seems like we're at a standstill unless a billboard is found this weekend. What's taking Miami and Seoul so long? They must be more intricate to the story.

Rachel vs Sam: Well, we had a heroine last time, only fair that we have a hero now...even though his story involves love vs Rachel taking down a big company! LOL

Ange: I, for one, think that a timeline is almost impossible now without more specifics (call me anal). Sure we found out Sam is going to propose to Sonya in 2 months time - their 8 month anniversary....but WHEN was that? We don't really know for sure when this is taking place (we all have our ideas). We're getting plenty of great synopses of what has happened so far, but not when.

Go, campoopies! Hope you're feeling better today.

experimentalfilm! said...

please check out darkUFO and look at the overlay of a cloverfield scene in his recent video diary . i swear if theres a connection between lost and cloverfield (though it could be very very non-obvious advertising) i will be soooooooo happy .

maven said...

EF: I saw that, too! Maybe it's just a homage to J.J.?

I was wondering why there are so many "glitches" in the this video. Sam's supposed to be an IT guy. One would think he could operate a video-cam a little more professionally! LOL

capcom said...

Right, EF, would it be so bad if the Cloverfield monster turned out to be Smokey??? I think not! That would be a completely original monster for America to have, which J.J. said was his intent. :-D But it would be disppointing if they didn't call it Smokey. They do keep saying "It's alive" in the Cloverfield trailers. Who would expect smoke to be alive? Heehee. OK, now I'm gonna be bummed if it isn't Smokey, which I'm sure it's not.

jpike001 said...

Morning everyone, haha.
Good convo so far, bit off topic but have any of you noticed that our good friend Rachel Blake has uploaded a photo of her with a Find815 shirt on Flickr

Fenris said...

jpike - sorry to disapoint, but it turns out that was a bit of a hoax. Someone photoshopped a pic of Jamie. She has verified that she's not involved and didn't upload a photo.

jpike001 said...

bummer

Ange said...

Hey gang. I dunno if I am just frustrated from the gym or what, but I do want to point out that while Dark UFO, while being FANTASTIC and the first place I go (lol well after OUR main page) updates with very little information about where any of their caps, etc. are coming from.

It would be excellent to have this tie with Cloverfield, but that pic they have up, is kinda just an overlay of a Colverfield cap on top of Sam isn't it? Am I missing something? Someone please set me straight if I am.

DiggityDirge said...

is anyone else having problems accessing find815.com? I tried just for giggles and can't get through.

Ange said...

Diggity: I'm in okay. Last night though I had to use IE instead of Firefox.

memphish said...

I got into find815.com with no problem DiggityDirge. Ange I agree about the possible Cloverfield thing. One, it seems a giant reach, and two, so what. The law review editor in me also rebels at the lack of source citation. You are not alone. :D

DiggityDirge said...

wierd. Still can't get in. Guess I need a reboot. Check you all later.

capcom said...

I really don't get any attempt to put Cloverfield clues into a Lost game either, unless it was just for grinsandgiggles on the side of the game's creators.

Ange said...

Thanks capcom and memphish for the solidarity, I feel less bad about my mini-rant there :D!

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jess4ua said...

Wierd thing, that Cloverfield overlay. I sure don't see the point in that. OOOOH, unless the Cloverfield monster is Smokey! LOL

Ange said...

I know maven, I spent like a half hour this morning looking the Video Diary 1 trying to get my own screen shot of that face image. Mostly I'm just craving citation like they we had with TLE, ie. this screenshot was found by ____ when looking at ___ and clicking _____. So that I knew where it came from and how it was found. Otherwise we do get people that just kinda make things be what they want them to be with no explanation.

Right now, this game is less "find it" and more "we'll show you it" so people are looking for stuff because they're craving that action.

maven said...

It is hard to tell the difference as to what is canon and what is just some person messing with our minds. It is easy to photoshop, etc....(well, not for me, but most of you. LOL) When I saw that overlay, I just thought a shout out for J.J.'s new movie. But in re-watching the Video Diary, I don't see anything, including that supposed green shot of whomever.

maven said...

Yes, Ange. This is like a novel giving you one chapter at a time. Except for the billboards and some games on other sites (like packing Sam's bag), this is just a point and click on this at this time and the "story continues".

But, true LOST fans are always looking for more! LOL Even if it might not be there.

memphish said...

From Doc Jensen (via DocArzt):

Warning #3 is Doc J's prediction, but he is often knowledgeable and so some might consider it a spoiler. You have been warned.

Doc Jensen Writes:

1. An informed source tells me that the alleged Cloverfield/Find 815/Lost link is not in game--meaning that, most likely, the Cloverfield frame embedded in the Sam Thomas video was fan generated.

2. Find 815 chronology asserts that Oceanic didn't resume service until Dec. 31, 2007. But the flash forward sequence in the season three finale, in which we saw Jack flying on an Oceanic flight (making use of his Oceanic "golden tickets"), took place in April 2007 according to the date on the newspaper he was reading. This discrepancy is indeed a continuity error, according to a good source.

3. Doc Jensen prediction: Sam Thomas will board the Christiane I in Jakarta; the salvage vessel will get caught in a storm and sink; Sam will survive and be saved by a passing ship--The Freighter. Alas, The Freighter will have no interest in returning him to the mainland any time soon... but it will take him right to where Sonya might be.

maven said...

Very interesting. Thanks Memphish.

maven said...

So, if you believe Doc Jensen's #3, then Find815 will coincide with the beginning of S4 time wise.

Fenris said...

Chapter 1 summary is up. New Post!

Deegi said...

What about the-maxwell-group.com?

Anyone knows?

Username
And Password

Found the adress in the email