I've been pondering Haven right now, particularly the Troubles.
We know the Troubles were last around 27 or so years ago. This number has been bugging me a LOT, because I'm a Stephen King fan.
Why is that significant?
Well, there's this little King novel entitled IT, and it's one of my faves. It's been forever since I saw it, but some things always stuck in my head. The story takes place in 1985, and circles around a creature that last appeared in 1958. 27 years previously. In fact, they make a big deal about IT returning every three decades or so. I at first thought it was 27 years specifically, and that blew my vague idea out of the water.
I hit up Wikis, and lo and behold, my memory was a little off. The *movie* was specific, and 30 years, and that I remembered pretty well. But the book was always 25-30 year cycles, and the wiki listed all of IT's previous cycles that we knew of. So, here we are, 27 years after the Troubles, and things are cycling bak up again...
What does it mean, if anything? I have no clue. Is there a connection between Haven and Derry, besides a few mentions? Again, I have no clue.
But I think it would be damned cool if there wasn't some connection between the Troubles and IT's cycles. I mean, that's just *too* coincidental, isn't it?
Oh, and if IT was beholden to 27 year specific cycles, it's appearance would next be in 2012, but that's neither here nor there. ;)
I also yay at the Misery and Firestarter references the last few weeks. Also references that apply to the *books* and not the movies based on them. I find that significant. Most people are familiar with the movies, so these little tidbits they've been tossing out don't happen in the movie versions. Just like IT's cycle being different in the books.
Much to ponder.
And also yay for a shout out to the lobstrosities this week.