I enjoy:
horror movies,
wearing dresses,
Michael Emerson,
taking photographs, and
drinking tea.

29, New Jersey.



Black Friday-The Collapse of the American Shopping Mall | Seph Lawless | Via

When they were built in the 1970s these two gleaming Ohio malls were symbols of the boom years in the U.S., and their wide walkways were filled with shoppers. 

Now the verdant foliage that decorated them has died off and the fountains inside are dry as store after store deserted the out-of-town malls. 

The demise of the Rolling Acres and and Randall Park Mall have been documented by photographer Seph Lawless, who remembers visiting them when he was a child and even had his first job at one of the them.


The Significance of a Name: Benjamin Linus

In the Bible, Benjamin is the youngest son of Jacob and Rachel.

In Roman Catholocism, St. Linus was the second pope and a direct descendent of St. Peter.

The feast day of (Pope) Saint Linus (commemorating his death) is September 23.

In Hebrew, Ben translates as “Son” or “Son of”. Also, the first appearance of the name LINUS is in reference to the “son of Apollo, the Sun God.” Apollo accidentally killed this son in a contest. Therefore, his name could be translated as “The Son of the son of the Sun God.”

In classical Greek mythology, Linus was a god-gifted musician who taught Heracles how to play the lyre. The original Linus was a lyre expert. Ben Linus is an expert liar.

His pseudonym and supposed way of coming to the Island refers to the children’s book The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, by L. Frank Baum. “Henry Gale” is Dorothy Gale’s Uncle Henry in the popular 1939 film adaptation of the book (the original books never mention Henry’s surname), while the hot air balloon refers to the Wizard himself, who landed on Oz (and subsequently left it) in a hot air balloon. This analogy could be taken one step further by assuming that “Henry”, like the Wizard, was the “man behind the curtain”, i.e. the real leader of the Others, while previously we were led to believe that Tom, or to a greater degree Alvar Hanso, was in charge.