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PostSubject: Confessional   Mon May 04, 2015 10:05 pm

For my clip show.

I shared my "reward" with the tribe. I guess doing so could mean I go if someone has to go, since I have a mark against me come the individual game (and if the tribe becomes some alliance, I'm one vote easier to pick off than others). But it could also mean others will assume, maybe rightly, that I'm easier to pick off if they ever want to - whenever they want to... which could help get me to the individual game, giving me the chance to get there, win immunity, and rid myself of the reward. Or no one will care either way. No idea. Either way, everyone else's were known to all, and they knew I had a secret one, so keeping it secret seemed the bigger risk.
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PostSubject: Re: Confessional   Thu May 07, 2015 12:03 pm

The game is getting sneaky. Tonight's challenge is clearly a loaded one - the person we select will likely get some useful information (perhaps about a hidden immunity idol) and interact with people on other tribes - maybe give them information, or get information. The risk is... will that person tell us? And even if they do, and are completely honest, will the rest of the tribe believe them or turn against them? I wonder if we're allowed to screencap.

Jeff Winger seems to want to go on the challenge. And the other day he PM'd me asking if we could have each others' backs, and ally with some people on the red tribe. Magic_girl, my one real alliance (she brought me into the game, and we're friends outside of it) said he also PM'd her about an alliance between both of them. Jeff seems to be trying to make secret alliances with everyone individually - in Survivor, people only do that so they can be covered and pick off anyone they want while still keeping an alliance. And now he wants to go on the challenge... clearly can't be trusted.

The thing is, that strategy usually backfires (if you have that sort of alliance with others, they probably have the same nebulous alliance with you - one might make it to the final 4 alive, but most get picked off by their own alliance). So now I'm wondering how to respond (and have to decide today). I'm tempted to propose the idea that we choose a tribe member to represent us randomly (so we're not singling each other out), and have that person screencap the whole challenge. Maybe they will, maybe they won't - but if that expectation is there and they don't, it's safe to guess something is up. Of course, that would effectively be calling out Jeff - and if he has Lindsay and Illuminati in a sort of secret alliance like he's trying with me, it could blow up in my face.

The other option is to let him do it, and hope he doesn't mention (to anyone) an advantage and they get suspicious of him. Or, another option - send Illuminati. Illuminati probably won't even show up, so we'll lose - but we'll know perfectly well that no one in our own tribe is playing us (and immunity isn't on the line, anyway).

Realistically, I'd like to go through it as a tribe. When we get to the end, whoever comes in last for each challenge is voted off - everyone knows what's going on, no reason to run around plotting. I remember reading an interview with Jeff Probst where he said he originally envisioned the game being a game focused on the competitions, strong physical/mental competitors fighting it out in challenges. Then the scheming/alliances started happening and he was shocked and it took him a little while to come to terms with that. Explains his man-crush on Ozzy, I guess. Anyway - I like that idea. I've always loved the people who play the game like that (I have a man-crush on Ozzy, too). Also, I wish there were trees to climb and water to swim in.

I want to ask magic_girl what she thinks about Jeff's PM to me and "volunteering" to compete tonight. I want to talk to her before I say anything. I don't like scheming, but... if someone's trying to scheme me, I can cope with doing it back to them. Need to think through how each scenario (and suggesting something else/indirectly calling him out) could play out, then I'll respond. Hopefully whatever I do, I get it right.

Also, Lindsay is working on an all-girls alliance. Classic Survivor, so fair enough. Truth be told, I'd prefer to just vote out (if we have to vote out anyone) Illuminati if he continues to not show up/shows up late. Jeff and Lindsay may be threats, but *at least* for now, it should really be about Uilta as a tribe. Getting too far ahead of yourself can screw you over, too - you may want to ally with people on other tribes and backstab your own tribe when the merge happens (it's a strategy that's worked for many Survivor winners), but if you cull the strongest members of your tribe to go with your future alliance, you run the risk of causing your tribe to lose too much (and therefore putting yourself at more risk - someone needs to be voted off). Jeff and Lindsay are both strong players and we need them. Again, I'd gladly go to the end with all of them, but I don't think they're gonna play that way... so I need to step up my scheming game, which annoys me. In my case, "scheming" may be laying low, keeping my mouth shut, being strong enough in competitions, and hoping the future 1 vote against me makes me look easy to pick off any time (oddly, that shitty reward may be the best reward I could've gotten - we'll see).
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PostSubject: Re: Confessional   Thu May 07, 2015 11:11 pm

This challenge is basically an endurance game, eh? The internet equivalent to standing on decreasing surface area for 10 hours? Man... scratch
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PostSubject: Re: Confessional   Thu May 07, 2015 11:12 pm

You guys are too conservative betting. No clue it would last this long!
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PostSubject: Re: Confessional   Thu May 07, 2015 11:23 pm

It's cool. I like endurance games a lot. I've gotten to spend the evening cuddling with my dog and listening to music, and I got to learn how to play Twenty-One. No complaints.
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PostSubject: Re: Confessional   Fri May 08, 2015 12:09 pm

So yeah, the challenge last night...

Clearly Audrey's alright, so that's good. We did bet very conservatively... I was hoping they wouldn't so I could be a miser and keep everything, and let one of them beat the other. Lolz.

I'm still torn about Jeff. I was hoping Ainu would lose, just so I could pick all/mostly Ainu tribe members and keep Jeff/the entire original Uilta. But since he mentioned forming an alliance with Gilyak members, I didn't feel comfortable keeping him with all of our new members being Gilyak. But maybe it would be irrelevant - if they all work together, what's the difference between 3 of them working together vs. 2 of them an Jeff working together? Except that I don't know if Jeff had proposed a similar plan to someone else on Uilta - then it would be 2 Gilyak, Jeff, and whoever went along with Jeff against everyone else. A gamble either way. At least this way, I *might* be cutting some ties, even if the numbers appear the same. (do you ever read these confessionals and laugh because one person is so sure of something, but then someone else's confessional makes it clear how dumb/naive the other person is being?)

I PM'd Magic and Lindsay about the challenge as it was happening and told them everything happening (and asked for suggestions on who to pick), and gave Illuminati a less detailed rundown after the challenge. It looks like Moses was sort of on the outs with Gilyak (or at least Audrey), and Lindsay originally picked him (her?) for Uilta, and she said she'd be happy getting him back, so he was my first pick. I trust Magic, Magic trusts Lindsay, so I need to trust Lindsay. The game can blow up in your face in so many different ways, and everything is a risk, so whatever.

I hope everyone's cool with how it played out, and I still hope we can just win challenges and not have to worry about voting people off (everyone on our new tribe, except Illuminati, has participated in each challenge, and won - or at least not lost - every challenge they've played in). And if we have to, decide as an entire tribe or even set up a weakest link system (but for now, from *my* perspective, Illuminati is safe even if he doesn't show up). We'll see.
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PostSubject: Re: Confessional   Sat May 09, 2015 9:24 pm

Ugh. Could you message Illuminati wherever you got him and tell him to get his ass over here? I mean, in Survivor if someone tries to flake, Jeff goes over and has a heart to heart trying to figure out what's wrong... yes? Crying or Very sad

I guess it's not that big a deal. Realistically, if someone submits a 40 point sheet, but 3 are repeats, that's 100 points. 4 repeats (not unrealistic) is 120 points. So 100 points isn't that bad. Still... ugh. I don't want to have to vote anyone off, and I don't want to risk being voted off (it's always a risk). And if we have to vote someone off (I really don't want to), we need Illuminati around. I should've kept Jeff (maybe). If we have to vote someone off and we make it through this time, we should be good for the rest. I guess that's promising, at least.

Also, please don't have a challenge tomorrow - I won't be around. You said Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and maybe Wednesday, anyway!!! Evil or Very Mad (I don't mean that - clearly I'm enjoying this game too much)
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PostSubject: Re: Confessional   Sun May 10, 2015 12:30 am

I just really want to vote out Illuminati and make this easy. Moses makes a good point - it would be what's best for the team... unless we lose again.

I actually like Tyrion - he PM'd me about Sigur Ros, so he's cool. I'd rather vote out Ariana, but I don't know. I'm going along with whatever. Waiting for a final decision from everyone.
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PostSubject: Re: Confessional   Sun May 10, 2015 2:50 am

I know I'm arrogant for saying this (I'm arrogant in general), but I wish I'd just volunteered to do the challenge for everyone.  I actually considered it, and came up with several alternates for each word hoping people would ask.  We would've won (Ainu had fewer penalties but higher letter scores) and no one would be voted off.  It's the tricky thing... I saw issues with others' lists, but didn't want to call them out.  I just hoped Ainu would make similar errors, and more of them... but they didn't.  Unless I start sucking at challenges, I'm probably going to have people gunning for me as soon as it's an individual game, anyway - so next time, screw it. Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Confessional   Sun May 10, 2015 10:14 pm

I'm voting for Illuminati.  That's not my official vote, in case I catch wind from Magic that Sweet is trying to turn on me or something, but... yeah.  

I'd say we should've voted off Illuminati last time, but now I'm glad we didn't, since the challenge was a surprise and we would've lost anyway, with Moses and me gone, so at least it makes this an easy vote.  Then we just need to win.

Actually, we need to win, so screw it... I'm voting.

Also, I'm enjoying this game and you're awesome, but PLEASE... no more surprise challenges - or at least when I say, "I won't be around tomorrow", pop in with a, "you should really try to be" (and to be fair, I did check in a few minutes after 6, anyway, and nothing was posted)
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PostSubject: Re: Confessional   Sun May 10, 2015 10:16 pm

OK, I just looked and the challenge was posted at 5:57, so I'm an idiot/have no idea what I'm talking about.
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PostSubject: Re: Confessional   Sun May 10, 2015 11:52 pm

This is an odd day for me (anniversary of someone's death, birthday of someone else gone, mother's day...) so I'm spazzy and I don't like spazzing on Facebook/around people who know me, and I'm sick of IMDb (most of you are from the Games board, but I'm from the SB which is just a cesspool now), so I'm just going to spazz about the game in this thread...

I don't know how Ainu got so strong. They were the tribe who was never around, now suddenly they're all always on and clearly working well together. I'd be interested to see who they vote off. Initially, I was hoping they'd lose the Twenty-One/new tribe challenge - it would've made the selection a lot easier - we could've taken Jeff back and gotten rid of Illuminati immediately if we lost (since I'd be able to pick both Ainu and Gilyak, with 2 sacrificed).

I'm really not sure if I trust Ariana, but for right now it doesn't matter. She's active, she's a good player and puts in effort. Magic told me she spent like 2 minutes of her word list, which annoyed me. Obviously I'm on her side, but I chastised her for it - and she got angry at me for that. And there's the conflict: going along with voting out Tyrion, having the back of someone who spends 2 minutes on a challenge... but at the same time genuinely wanting the weakest players voted out each round. Magic did well tonight, though - and it started at like 2am in England, so she must've even forgone sleep for it. So, fair. Redeemed. I think this game would be easier if I didn't know anyone off this board, or at least if we were originally selected for different tribes.

I'm sure (99.999%) I'll make it to the merge, if only because - tonight aside (I'm still blaming you for that! Laughing) - I'm probably the strongest individual *competitor* (not necessarily player, but competitor) in the game and they need me. Moondoggie so kindly called me out for getting everyone re-synchronized on the first challenge, won the 21 challenge by a huge amount, got the lowest/best score of everyone (on both tribes) on the word challenge... I also think that's going to screw me over in the individual game. The better I do in challenges now, they more reason they have to keep me now, but the more reason they have to vote me out later. I'm alright with that, though. And I'm not comfortable half-assing it, especially since we already lost 2 challenges. If I screw up, it'll be because I genuinely just screwed up despite way too much effort for an online game. I really hope that doesn't happen, though.

Regardless, us losing gives Ainu time to develop a social dynamic, then have to throw that all out the window when they lose. If we can get one big win, we'll be able to crack their foundation... whereas I think, in Uilta, we've been laying our foundation (albeit we need some wins to smooth it out). But if we lose again, we're fucked. If it's a long challenge like the one before tonight's, people are going to be so annoyed with me, because I'm going to basically insist I do it for them (Moses can do his own - that's all).

Still... Jeff is out of the picture (he very well may have gone with them, so fair enough there). Illuminati is gone. Tyrion got booted, which sucks because I have no one to talk to about Sigur Ros/topical things unrelated to the game anymore (aside from Magic), but whatever - everyone should be happy/feel safe now. So, there's no reason we shouldn't win; Moses is a really strong player and competitor when he's around (which is usually), Magic and Lindsay are both extremely reliable and decent players, and Ariana is smarter than anyone gives her/him credit for (honestly, come the merge, I think Ariana will rule the tribe/social dynamic, for better or worse - but I may be wrong).

My ex-girlfriend once tried to get me to audition for the real Survivor. She was addicted to the show - she and her brother would watch it back in New Zealand, so I guess it was a nostalgic thing. I never watched it/thought it was stupid until she came along. I was reluctant, but she was determined. She actually showed me Ozzy's seasons first, to try to sell me on auditioning (similar skillset, I guess - skills that get you nowhere in real life, except being able to impress your friends and get kites out of trees, but can win you $1 million on Survivor). She made a video and everything, but we never went through with it because, if I was selected, I didn't want to leave my dog for that long (her, family, friends - I was fine with all of that, just not my dog). So it's fun being able to sit here with my dog and play an online Survivor game.
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PostSubject: Re: Confessional   Mon May 11, 2015 9:34 pm

Young Jeffrey PM'd me. Half my confessionals are about Jeff. Lolz.

I have no idea what's going on over there, or if he's at risk or not. But somehow I think if he's still PMing me, he's at some risk, otherwise he wouldn't need to (or he was genuine about wanting to form an alliance from the beginning, and I'm an idiot/asshole).

I never know if I'm sneaky or not. I'm pretty upfront with tribe members about things that happen, but clearly there's a lot I don't tell them when it comes to my thoughts on scenarios/how things might play out/what I (or we) could do with that in the future. Sort of sacrificing pawns, maybe. I truly don't know. When Magic first told me Sweet contacted her about a girls alliance, I got paranoid and that paranoia has stayed. I do trust that Magic would tell me if Sweet decided to flip on me. I told Magic at the beginning of this game that, ya know, it's a game... if she feels the need to flip on me and vote me out, it's cool - I wouldn't be upset. But bless her heart, I don't think she'd actually do that.

I don't have much faith in myself from that angle, though - even if that is what I'm doing. Challenges are a different matter - or we'll see how much crow I eat tomorrow night.
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PostSubject: Re: Confessional   Tue May 12, 2015 8:33 pm

Yep, crow.
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PostSubject: Re: Confessional   Tue May 12, 2015 8:55 pm

Or no crow. I like crows, don't want to eat them.

Is a merge seriously my reward? That's not a good reward right now, man.
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PostSubject: Re: Confessional   Tue May 12, 2015 9:05 pm

WORST REWARD EVER.
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PostSubject: Re: Confessional   Tue May 12, 2015 9:07 pm

Internet Survivor: get shitty reward after shitty reward and try to figure out how to bluff your way through it.
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PostSubject: Re: Confessional   Tue May 12, 2015 9:10 pm

how is it a bad reward? you get people who like you to join your tribe and if you happen to lose the challenge, you have individual immunity?
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PostSubject: Re: Confessional   Tue May 12, 2015 9:11 pm

Ooooh, I have individually immunity? OK, I like it better now. I'm just worried about Magic - you know that!
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PostSubject: Re: Confessional   Tue May 12, 2015 9:13 pm

she'd be immune as well; so it might be a chance to get new allies.
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PostSubject: Re: Confessional   Tue May 12, 2015 9:14 pm

Oh. I spoke too soon. This was an awesome reward. cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Confessional   Tue May 12, 2015 9:20 pm

I accept your apology.

Kidding, of course, I just wanted to make sure you understood what it entailed.
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PostSubject: Re: Confessional   Tue May 12, 2015 9:39 pm

Thank you. I re-read and realized I skipped over that part. I'm dumb sometimes - you know that. Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Confessional   Wed May 13, 2015 12:35 am

Alright, real confessional that isn't just me bitching at you (hopefully you know I'm joking)...

I saw Ming Dynasty and Russian at the very last second (and Sakhalin backwards, which was sneaky), but knew I couldn't get them in time, and was sure everyone beat me and was pissed off I was so close to getting 2 more and couldn't. Then... wow.

So, I feel like this could go either really well or really badly. I guess we'll see. Individual immunity is definitely nice. Jeff PM'd about wanting to join (he's either genuinely scared in Ainu, or confident enough to put himself at risk in Uilta), Sweet PM'd about joining me or Magic and told me Moses said he'll be joining me. But I have no clue how it will play out. I am worried if Sweet, Jeff, and Moses all join and we lose, needing to vote someone out. I don't want to vote any of them out/put them in that position (even Jeff... lolz), but I obviously can't tell them it would put me/us in that position. So, if that's the team I get, I'm happy enough with it... but we can't lose. And since you've had this game going on for years and many people have played multiple times, I have no clue who knows who outside of the game, which adds a whole new level of not being able to predict anything.

Also, I think it's now pretty much certain I need to win individual immunity the very first individual immunity challenge. So yeah, no pressure there. Maybe there will be an Exile Island... that would be fun. Regardless, I'm safe next round no matter what. So is Magic. So is Tony, who I gather is the underdog of the original Gilyak (which could be useful).
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PostSubject: Re: Confessional   Wed May 13, 2015 10:18 am

I've asked both Sweet and Jeff about whether to pick Madea or Moondoggie. I don't want to keep you waiting too long, but please give me a couple hours for a chance to hear back from them. If I don't hear from them in reasonable amount of time (well before tonight, in case you decide to do a challenge, anyway), I'll make the choice myself.
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PostSubject: Re: Confessional   Wed May 13, 2015 11:20 am

no issues with that; there will definitely not be a challenge tonight.
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PostSubject: Re: Confessional   Wed May 13, 2015 11:58 am

Jeff wants Madea.  Magic seems to want Moondoggie.  I just don't know.

There's an Anton Chekhov quote: "You must trust and believe in people or life becomes impossible."  Survivor is impossible!  I think, no matter what, it's just letting the chips fall where they may.  

Now, Jeff seems comfortable with Sweet, me, himself, and another strong competitor (yet to be named).  I'd otherwise be cool with that, and yet... I'm trying to weasel Magic in by making the argument that it would be cool to have original Uilta, but we could vote her out later if need be.  I'm lying!!!  Ugh.  Like, not even just keep thoughts/scenarios to myself, but outright lying... because we need Jeff, but I'm not sacrificing Magic.  So I need to give Jeff control, and say I'd go against my biggest alliance, in order to keep some control and protect my biggest alliance.  Because if I don't, I could lose an alliance I need.  scratch

And Magic is upset that Lindsay picked my tribe over hers.  Genuinely upset... and she only knows Lindsay in the game.

This is a mess.


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PostSubject: Re: Confessional   Wed May 13, 2015 12:18 pm

Welcome to the fun!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Confessional   Wed May 13, 2015 12:31 pm

You're evil. You had to know I'd cringe when seeing that board.

I'd ask you who's playing who more; am I playing Jeff, or is Jeff playing me? But I gather that wouldn't be fair information to have.

I genuinely would be cool with the original Uilta going to the final 4. Why can't people just outright agree with that and simplify this entire thing?

Nice hindsight advantage you gave Magic, though. Is that supposed to be some hint?
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PostSubject: Re: Confessional   Wed May 13, 2015 12:45 pm

hindsight advantage?
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PostSubject: Re: Confessional   Wed May 13, 2015 9:12 pm

Showing her the Introduction again.

I just want the merge to happen. I'm tired of this tribe stuff. Madea PM'd me and I just felt bad. Crying or Very sad But I also have a small suspicion I might need Madea to force a tie. It's strange that everyone mentions Jeff PM'ing them about an alliance except Sweet, and now with them both together again... If we have to vote in this incarnation, I'm sussing that out. But I'm not letting on until I need to (and I may be completely wrong).
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PostSubject: Re: Confessional   Wed May 13, 2015 11:17 pm

scratch

Man... So, everything is just... man... Moses doesn't trust Ariana, but seems to like Moondoggie.  Magic would trust Moses if not him talking to Moondoggie since the beginning of the game, and is having all sorts of doubts about Sweet.  Jeff doesn't seem to trust Magic (or at least sees her as disposable).  Sweet claims she doesn't trust Jeff, and seems to put a little too much faith in Ariana.  I have no clue about Ariana.  

I'm just trying to make everyone think I trust them completely (unless someone told Jeff about me sacrificing him, but it seems Ainu didn't share that if Moses is filling in Moondoggie, so I *might* be safe on that), or at least that I'm stupid enough to tell them everything (I figure this could help me, I guess).  So, tentatively, this is the super-alliance:

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Except, lol, no.  No one can possibly feel safe in that (though I gather no one knows everything, and no one is letting everyone else know what they know), which means someone has to be running around and not letting *anyone* know.  And I feel like trying to establish a *core* is ultimately going to make someone feel threatened (because someone will have a different idea of the core), whether they let on or not.   But at the same time, it gives us numbers to get rid of Audrey/the original Ainu (apparently minus Moondoggie).  If we could all stick to that, we'd have it in the bag to at least get to that point where we all turn on each other.  But what are the odds of that actually happening?  Something is going to blow up before that.  The funny thing is, if everyone could just acknowledge that (that we already have a majority, and that once we get down to only that, no one knows what will happen), I'd trust everyone.  I'm fine with someone telling me that once we've gotten everyone else off, the game is up in the air - that's honest.  Far more honest than talking about a final 4, etc...  And I think everyone else could respect that, too - if they thought about it.  I mean, it makes sense, right?  Nope, not in this game.  You can't say that, because in Survivor-speak, that means you're not with them even up to that point.  

It's just... man.

I told Moses I'd change my vote to 10 pm, but I forgot.  And I'm worried Jeff wouldn't be able to show up then.  But Gilyak needs Moses around, so I'm changing by vote to 10pm.  I'm sure it doesn't matter, though.

This game needs hidden immunity idols.  And by that, I mean I need them.


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PostSubject: Re: Confessional   Thu May 14, 2015 11:21 pm

Jeff wants to vote out Sweet.  I asked Magic if she distrusts Sweet so much she wants her off... and she said no. So I need to go against Jeff.  We agreed Madea would be the fall-person.  It's supposed to be Madea.  And I actually like Jeff, bless his scheming little head.  And I think he just might actually be on my side, which makes me feel like shit (but I could be wrong).  

I'm also pissed Madea flaked and Sweet didn't show up until the end.  I feel like Ainu must've been on Skype or something - one person Googling with the other person waiting to type it and send.  They got everything way too fast.

Also... Harry Potter for literature, really?  Literally thousands of years of literature (that I majored in), and you go with Harry Potter?  Seriously??? Harry Potter... pfft!


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PostSubject: Re: Confessional   Thu May 14, 2015 11:51 pm

I wanted to make it semi-easy and figured that would be a book most people had read. I was actually surprised someone picked that category. I had 10 categories but decided to throw in 10 more random ones that I didn't expect anyone to pick. Math, Human Anatomy, Literature and Sakhalin actually all got picked to my surprise.
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PostSubject: Re: Confessional   Fri May 15, 2015 12:05 am

Ha, it's cool. I actually like the movies (even saw one in the theater).

Anyway, new dilemma... Sweet has an idol. Madea claims to, but I'm not sure I believe him (her). I do not have an idol. If we lose again, I'm very likely screwed. It's possible we could get Gilyak to throw a challenge - best chance. Going with Jeff would probably make me more likely to get to the merge, but I might have to vote Jeff off next time anyway (so Madea doesn't use it against me), and there'd be no chance of anyone on Gilyak, except Magic, being willing to throw a challenge. I'm back to saying this was a crappy reward.
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PostSubject: Re: Confessional   Fri May 15, 2015 1:06 am

New plan. Vote for Madea and let Madea know that. Lindsay plays her idol, Madea plays his (hers? I don't know) - Jeff is out. Or Madea doesn't have one and Madea is out. All idols are gone, I'm a little safer (albeit with Jeff upset, but at least I can stop lying on that godforsaken strategy board), and Sweet and I have the numbers against Jeff. I don't entirely trust Sweet to not flip on me, but going with me instead of Jeff gives her more numbers (Moses may stick with her, Magic probably wouldn't).
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PostSubject: Re: Confessional   Fri May 15, 2015 11:12 am

11:11!

So, I don't even know.  My head hurts.  I should be working.  Sending my vote next.

Just to clarify: Sweet and I *should* be splitting the vote between Jeff and Madea (and Sweet should be playing her idol), just so if Madea doesn't play an idol, we can decide from there. We'll see what actually happens.
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PostSubject: Re: Confessional   Fri May 15, 2015 11:24 pm

I don't think Madea has an idol, but on the off chance she does, it might be smart to vote her off now. But, ya know, keeping Jeff in the game could just be awkward for me. Laughing

PM'd Lindsay - we'll continue to see how this goes. How long do we have to decide?

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PostSubject: Re: Confessional   Fri May 15, 2015 11:55 pm

Sometime Saturday. Preferably not too late.
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PostSubject: Re: Confessional   Sat May 16, 2015 2:00 pm

Well, that was a successful gambit! I wanted to explain to Moondoggie what happened, but was going to wait until after you read the vote. But I've been sort of curious about Moondoggie, since Moses and Magic both seem to trust him a lot. So, I PM'd him immediately, wanting to see what would happen with that information (getting to Madea while Madea could still post/PM).

Moondoggie showed Madea what I said (fair, I'd do the same)... but along with naming what's presumably the core Ainu alliance and telling Madea to warn them. Then turned around and PM'd me saying he understands, and hopes we can all work together to defeat Ainu. Guessing he doesn't realize Madea posted that publicly. Laughing

I screencapped it and sent it to Magic, Moses, and Ariana (Sweet can already see it). It's up to them what they want to do with it, I said I wouldn't mention it to Moondoggie/pretend it didn't happen next time I PM him. But with it being sent to all of them, hopefully if someone is trying to ally with Moondoggie, they'll know eyes are on them. Hopefully keeps everyone working together, instead of defecting for Moondoggie.

The downside... awkward conversation with Jeff coming soon. I'm think I should just be (mostly) honest with him at this point... that we do truly want to keep him with us, and have kind of gone out of our way to do it, but know he's been forming one-on-one alliances with multiple people. Blah blah blah, lots more. I'll leave a few things out, though.
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PostSubject: Re: Confessional   Mon May 18, 2015 10:25 pm

In case no one's gone over this in their confessionals...

Apparently, Moondoggie started a secret board for himself, Moses, and Magic.  Magic (and I believe Moses) told Ariana about this.  She got pissed off and decided to throw the challenge.  She PM'd me about it a couple days ago, and I said to talk to Magic and Moses.  And she did just that.

I think Ariana likes playing dumb, but she's definitely a smarter player than anyone gives her credit for.  But as always... we'll see how this goes.

Also, I think Jeff Winger might be iPod/RussellWilson from IMDb, and he's an awesome poster/I like him a lot.  Which makes me happy Jeff has stayed.  I'm afraid to read what he wrote in the strategy thread (I don't like confrontation, especially when it's my fault), but I think I'm going to tell him who I am on IMDb and it's up to him whether he wants to tell me or not.  In hindsight, I wish I'd called him out in it in the very beginning... just told him, "yes, I'll have your back, but I'll have Magic's and Sweet's, too - I want us all to work together, so no talk of swapping tribes".  I really wish I had done that.  But it's Survivor, and it gets in your head, that if you're that direct (confrontational), it can work against you.  From now on, screw that (white lies to not step on toes, fine - but I'm not screwing with someone like that again, even if they're a threat).
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PostSubject: Re: Confessional   Tue May 19, 2015 6:49 pm

WHY???!!! With another tribe challenge (in this incarnation) Gilyak and Sweet want to consider Uilta throwing the challenge, just to make sure Gilyak doesn't lose. But I really don't want to vote out Jeff. But more than that, I don't want Magic to be at risk. I feel like I owe Jeff, though. Ideally we'd beat Ainu. But since they have a history of every single member being online and playing their hardest each challenge (I respect them for that), and let's face it - Uilta and Gilyak don't - that's unlikely. And Jeff is probably consistently the most reliable player on both our tribes (even I missed a challenge - he missed the auction, but that doesn't count). It wouldn't be fair to vote him out, but I can't put Magic at risk. I'm hoping it'll be a challenge that we can in some way go after/take points from another tribe, and we can both team-up against Ainu - but I'm sure it won't.

Couldn't you have just stuck to the 2 immunity challenges each tribe-incarnation set-up??? Ugh!

Should I play this game again, I'm using a secret identity that no one could know it's me (Magic included).
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PostSubject: Re: Confessional   Tue May 19, 2015 7:34 pm

PLEASE SAY, "DROP YOUR BUFFS"! THANKS!
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PostSubject: Re: Confessional   Tue May 19, 2015 7:40 pm

PLEASE!!!!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Confessional   Tue May 19, 2015 7:41 pm

I don't even care if he flips, I just want him to make to the merge. A tie-breaker would be fun, anyway.
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PostSubject: Re: Confessional   Tue May 19, 2015 8:06 pm

You are awesome. You are too awesome.
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PostSubject: Re: Confessional   Tue May 19, 2015 9:13 pm

I don't know if you check PMs often, so...

Can we get an "alliance" board for me, Moses, Sweet, Jeff, Ariana, and Magic?
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PostSubject: Re: Confessional   Tue May 19, 2015 9:14 pm

Oh, thanks!
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PostSubject: Re: Confessional   Tue May 19, 2015 9:48 pm

Alright. Magic is safe. Jeff is safe. Sweet is safe. At least for right now.

Obviously there's the risk that whoever we pick could play an idol, then one of us is screwed. But for now... this went well.

Someone on our tribe (side? alliance?) winning immunity would've been better, but... it works. Clearly I suck at trivia (I don't watch many movies) and/or Googling as fast as possible. Sequencing, strategizing, puzzles, being able to not pass out over long periods of time... I'm better at those (and I hate puzzles, so it annoys me I'm good at them). I'm a little concerned here that they'll all vote for me... I guess it doesn't matter too much, 6 vs 5. I should be alright, short of someone playing an idol (or flipping). If I make it through this tribal, I need to work my ass off next challenge to get rid of that reward (it's no longer potentially useful).
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PostSubject: Re: Confessional   Tue May 19, 2015 10:46 pm

I'm back to being suspicious of Ariana, mostly because of what she said in the tribal thread. A little too enthusiastic (but vague) about being in a big group; a lot of "maybe?". I guess we'll see who she's playing.

That said, I think there's a decent chance I'll be voted off. Hopefully she tries to bring Magic in and Magic warns me (not sure anything could be done by tomorrow, though).

If so, it's been a pleasure rambling about all of this/playing the game.
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