Okay, so hypothetically speaking… let’s say you were, oh I don’t know, hanging out in Ana Lucia’s Tiger Pit… and you suddenly remember you need to get to the Hydra for a breakfast meeting with Ben. Here’s a Lost Subway Map and the route I’d take:
I’d first, of course, hop on the Purple Line A Train westbound to the Tailies crash site, switch to the M Train southbound to The Staff. Then I’d switch to the Blue Line P Train northbound loop to the Drug Plane, where I’d switch to the Green Line south… any of those trains will get you there… except maybe the R… I think it only runs on weekends.
Okay, that might be throwing a lot at you. Especially on an island that’s already plenty confusing. So perhaps you’d be interested in this little map I put together.
As we begin our week long countdown, I hope this will serve some of you as a helpful refresher. Or at least allow you a leisurely tour around the Island. Maybe you know a better route than the one I chose.
Now keep in mind, there are plenty of things missing. Sure. And in several places, design won over perfect placement. But I assure you, I did my research on this one, and almost every “stop” is deliberate. The Island overhead is based on the maps Sayid found at Rousseau’s, and I rewatched a LOT of episodes this week.
So I am ready.
I’ll be publishing a post later this week that explains why I placed certain landmarks where I did and talks about some of the things I realized about the Island and the show as I struggled to get my bearings straight.
But in the meantime, I have to give two HUGE shout outs. The first is to Lostpedia. It was an extremely helpful fact checking resource. They also have a gallery of fan maps that I will not deny having studied.
The second shout is to Rae Hanson, guest blogger here this month and winner of my So You Think You Can Dance fantasy league. You heard that right. Fantasy Dance League. And I also just designed a subway map of the Lost island.
Anyway, Rae is also a TV blogger over at ramblingsofatvwhore.com, and an avid Lost fan, so I asked her to proof the map before it went live. She had a few great notes, including a big suggestion that I ended up incorporating. Can you guess what it is?
So, enjoy. Leave any questions in the comments, and I’ll try to answer them here or in the next post. You know how it goes… unless, of course, this is your first time here. If so, hi. My name’s John, nice to meet you, I blog about Lost. Oh and since Rae has control of all of my social media badges here this month, if you’re wondering how to find me outside of this blog, cabrera.me is a portal to my complete web media presence… sites like twitter, tumblr, facebook, vimeo, etc. You can add me to stay in the loop on all my Lost posts throughout the season… and other odd stuff.
The rest of you, definitely know how it goes. I mean, what?! It’s only been 9 months. We’re about to birth a beautiful baby Lost, guys. Rejoice.
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