Dear Joey How long do you think Richard has been on the island? Does he never age because he is constantly moving through time? Do you think that he has moved through time so much that he’s always having to convince people he’s already met who he is? Is every day like Groundhog day? Why does he wear so much eyeliner? sawyerluvr
Wow, there are a lot of questions in this. Let’s go down the list. I think Richard has been on the island since there has been an island. Richard is a very omniscient character. Like, when he was explaining to Locke what was happening, he knew all. And because he is omniscient he does never age. He visited Locke when he was a young boy and he looked as good as he did the day Ben took down the Dharma Initiative, some 20-25 years later.
I don’t think he has to convince people that they have already met; he probably sees it as a new way to make a first impression. At least that’s what I would do. Like, this time I’m not gonna accidentally spit on him when I say, “Hi, I’m Joey.” AND no, everyday is not like Groundhog Day. Maybe in the sense that they are trapped in this semi time pocket/worm hole, or whatever, but the day doesn’t repeat like that classic 1993 film. SHIT IS GOING DOWN CONSTANTLY.
And finally, I don’t think Richard actually wears eyeliner, that’s just what your eyes look like when your life is shrouded in mystery, secrets, and awesomeness.
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