SCWL 5 Episodes 1 – 6

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5.0 SCWL 5 Cast Assessment

5.1 SCWL 5 Episode 1

5.2 SCWL 5 Episode 2

5.3 SCWL 5 Episode 3

5.4 SCWL 5 Episode 4

5.5 SCWL 5 Episode 5

5.6 SCWL 5 Episode 6

5.0 SCWL 5 Cast Assessment

This cast is a recipe for a lot of crazy fights to go down. I think some of the conflict will rival Marty vs. Elvera from SCWL 1.

I think we will have a game that derails from how they normally play out in the past. This game is split between huge personalities and people who come off as under-the-radar.

Sadly, I could see multiple quitting incidents occurring and a bit of inactivity. I hope it doesn’t get out of hand like SCWL 3 did, but given how many delays this game went through to put together a cast of eighteen people, I am accepting the fact that there may be a bit more inactivity than usual.

However, I hope this cast proves me wrong, and instead makes it a wild and memorable season.

1) ALBEE GEORGE

Why You Will Win: I really need to win a game and I think this is the game to win. I’ll use my charm and strategic skills to take home the bacon.
What is Your Biggest Strength: I think I’m smart, I’m a good ally and I’m a strong player. Watch out. I know you love my cliché answer.
What is Your Biggest Weakness: Sometimes I need to keep my big ugly mouth shut but I’m incapable of being fake.
What Worries You the Most in Life or in This Game: I’m worried that if I sleep around too much, I will get AIDS.
Why Are You Awesome in General: I don’t think I’m awesome, I’m humble.
How Come You Have (or Haven’t) Played Hungry Hungry Hippos: Hell yeah. I used to always win too because I always picked the hippo that looked most like my fat Aunt Sally.

Albee probably enters this game with the strongest reputation of all eighteen. If you have been in the ORG world for six months or longer, you’ve probably heard of Albee. This guy loves confrontation. If there is one person who is least likely to play under the radar, it’s Albee. He has been involved in some of the biggest conflicts in Facebook ORGs to date. Some of them got him banned while others probably led to him alienating so many people that he would wind up being voted out.

He sort of fits a bit of the “metro bully” archetype that has grown on VH1 reality shows over the past five years. The fit good-looking person who you can’t figure out if they are mugging for airtime or truly carry themselves around like this in every day life. They can still be popular amongst a chunk of the population, but then on the other side they will have an equal number of enemies.

Albee has been nothing but nice to me in the pre-season, and definitely has me under the impression that maybe he won’t go to such an extreme like in the past. But I’m not counting on it. In fact I could see Albee not being picked on Opening Day, and instead heading directly to MGI because no one knows how to incorporate him into their game. . .yet.

My only advice for Albee is to boot the people who are past the point of ever working with you in this game right away. You’ll have people under the impression that you are goat, but in reality, you’ve made enough friends with people who will end up on the jury and trigger a major upset. And please don’t go over-the-top with the fighting. I hate to be in a position to potentially eject somebody from this game for reasons other than inactivity.

I do accept however that it’s much more likely that Albee will go home early on in this game. He has to be one of the biggest longshots in the cast to take the title.

2) ALEX ISAAC

Why You Will Win:
What is Your Biggest Strength: My typing skills.
What is Your Biggest Weakness: My hatred of people.
What Worries You the Most in Life or in This Game: The Unknown.
Why Are You Awesome in General: I was born without upper wisdom teeth.
How Come You Have (or Haven’t) Played Hungry Hungry Hippos: I’d rather eat a hippo.

Alex has that Aaron Conn vibe to him. Yes, Aaron. A guy who finished in 16th place back in SCWL 3. What I mean by that is I get the impression that whether he loses three challenges in a row, wins three challenges in a row, winds up in the majority alliance or the minority alliance, he will be incapable of being angry or upset.

I think as a joke too that Alex intentionally waited until the last possible moment to complete his preliminary tasks to get into the game in the first place. Part of me thinks that Alex could take a few jokes too far considering his profile pic is currently of Dawn’s missing teeth from the day 39 FTC in Caramoan.

So far the only concrete information is that Alex may employ so many jokes and pranks that he could go home early, and comes off as a bit of a procrastinator, which is not exactly ideal for tribal challenges early on.

I really hope Alex can last in this game, but I just think that a joke is gonna backfire at a crucial juncture in this game. It will be too tempting for him.

3) BRANDEN BILLY

Why You Will Win: Because Katrina will cut a b—-
What is Your Biggest Strength: doing challenges
What is Your Biggest Weakness: my mouth
What Worries You the Most in Life or in This Game: When people dont like me
Why Are You Awesome in General: Because I tell it the way I see it and I aint a fake a– biotch.
How Come You Have (or Haven’t) Played Hungry Hungry Hippos: Ive always wanted to play! But I never have.. idk why…

First off, Branden was originally supposed to be in SCWL 1 back in August 2011. He dropped it eleven hours before the game began and was replaced by none other than Mervin Sanding. For whatever reason, Branden has decided to jump into this game with both feet this time. Although I did a cast assessment for him back in SCWL 1 hours before he dropped out. So I guess it could happen again.

Branden has too many connections with other players in this game. In a series that is full of newbies and sophomores, Branden will need to reach out to them in order to create an empire to get himself to the end of this game. Otherwise I think having too many known connections will have him cornered at some point during the game.

I will say this: If Branden can survive the pre-merge phase, he will likely win this game. But if he does go down, it will likely be a major turning point in the season.

4) BRENDA MITCHELL

Why You Will Win: I’m a strong player and I can win challenges.
What is Your Biggest Strength: I can win immunity when I have to
What is Your Biggest Weakness: I’m often clueless …
What Worries You the Most in Life or in This Game: Nothing worries me .. I’m cool
Why Are You Awesome in General: I’m awesome … (this could take awhile) because I’m loyal, and smart – I’m easy to talk to and I don’t share secrets. I’m trustworthy and funny … and I’ll stop there.
How Come You Have (or Haven’t) Played Hungry Hungry Hippos: OMG … best game ever!!!! I got it for Christmas from my grandfather one year and it was the most fun … until the adults took it away after 20 minutes ..

Shortly before this game began, Albee openly targeted Brenda. However, Brenda didn’t seem affected by it at all and is perhaps the best person I have seen in terms of completely ignoring Albee when he wants to get somebody worked up.

If she ends up on a tribe with Albee, I sense a showdown between her and him right away. And I think Brenda’s social game will be strong enough to win that battle and potentially give herself a key alliance to ride to the end of this game.

From what I’ve seen, Brenda does a good job of hiding behind power players and not making herself look like too much of a threat. However, she will need an immunity run near the end because I think she will be viewed as a major jury threat. Her reputation is too strong now.

5) CANDY CAIN

Why You Will Win: I probably won’t, because I’m such a big target and my reputation precedes me. If I do win, it will be because people take the time to get to know me.
What is Your Biggest Strength: Taking risks
What is Your Biggest Weakness: My mouth
What Worries You the Most in Life or in This Game: Disloyalty
Why Are You Awesome in General: Because I’ve changed a lot of people’s lives for the better
How Come You Have (or Haven’t) Played Hungry Hungry Hippos: Because I love slappin’ dat hippo ass!

It’s gonna be tough to see how Candy handles this game. She’s up one minute and down the next. I have seen her get into a major conflict in every ORG she has played. I think people we have already discussed like Branden, Albee, and Alex could all end up on Candy’s hit list. Candy initially withdrew her application for this game, but was reinstated days before the game began when she had renewed interest. The reason she initially withdrew is because of a fight in another ORG.

But here we are. Candy’s in the game. I am very uneasy if she is going to quit or not, but hopefully she sucks it up and sticks it out until the very end. Quitting is not an action that is highly praised in SCWL, but I could see her asking to be voted out once things get too difficult around the midway point.

6) CHANCE ARMSTRONG

Why You Will Win: I’m always underestimated i feel that can work to my avantage
What is Your Biggest Strength: no major enemies in the ORG world
What is Your Biggest Weakness: No charm
What Worries You the Most in Life or in This Game: Bees i hate bees
Why Are You Awesome in General: Im not
How Come You Have (or Haven’t) Played Hungry Hungry Hippos: i have as a child not since though i would like to

Chance is one of the first Facebook ORGers that I was in a game with. Chance I believe started when he was 12 or 13, and is now pretty much an adult. Chance just won his first ORG recently–something that nobody thought he could pull off in the years before that. So this may be the perfect time for Chance to play SCWL now that he is a better strategic understanding of the game.

Chance’s biggest enemies are going to be avoiding inactivity in a game known for being saturated with active players, and to ensure he makes bonds with people. Otherwise he’ll be gone early or be dragged as a goat to the F2.

7) CHRISTIAN FUENTES

Why You Will Win: I have the capacity to be tenacious and sneaky. I only care about the goal: being sole Survivor.
What is Your Biggest Strength: Able to be social.
What is Your Biggest Weakness: Underhandedness can backfire.
What Worries You the Most in Life or in This Game: Not succeeding.
Why Are You Awesome in General: I’m a Dj. That’s pretty cool.
How Come You Have (or Haven’t) Played Hungry Hungry Hippos: Never cared for it.

Christian’s application and answers makes him seem like a bright player. I believe he is relatively new to the ORG universe, so a clean slate may be to his advantage. If he is viewed as too smart too early on, I see him going early. Otherwise look for Christian to have a huge impact on this game and make Final Four.

Eight) I have a feeling it will appear as sunglasses otherwise. DANIAL HOPWOOD

Why You Will Win: I won’t win but give it my best shot biggest strength I am trustworthy and if someone who in my alliance is getting attack I will stand up for that person
What is your biggest strength/weakness: Weakness not that quite sure but you guys will find out what it is
What Worries You Most in Life or in This Game: I hate people lying and backstabbing that’s what I hate the most in life
Why Are You Awesome in General: I’m awesome cause I’m loyal love to joke around but be serious when needed and always can count on me to help out wherever needed

After reading through his application, and his struggles to follow directions to complete the preliminary stages, I sense this game may be too fast-paced, competitive, and complex for Danial. People that end up being overwhelmed by the challenges and format of my games tend to withdraw into themselves and go home very quickly. If anybody is a first boot candidate, it’s Danial.

This guy needs to be assertive with his tribe and not drop the ball. Being passive and too relaxed could come back to bite him fast.

9) GLORIA QUERY

Why You Will Win: I will win by being sociaable and showing off and having fun and will be targeted fast but if last goodbye suckers!
What is Your Biggest Strength: all social skills
What is Your Biggest Weakness:MANY MANY MANY
What Worries You the Most in Life or in This Game: Nothing worries me in life or games except concern of family!
Why Are You Awesome in General: Because people love my persoanlity!
How Come You Have (or Haven’t) Played Hungry Hungry Hippos: I don;t know or didn;t know about it or was to dang busy what the hell!

She is crazy. . .but luckily not crazy when it comes to Survivor strategy. She is very friendly and very tough to pick a fight with her. Otherwise you will look really stupid in the process.

Gloria may get to Final Two because people are under the impression that she is such a crazy lady that they are going to assume she does not have a legitimate strategy. Come to Final Two and Gloria will likely have zero enemies, and be a prime candidate to take down the title.

Her best move is finding somebody who is prone to scheming and betrayal who appreciate her loyalty and perceived craziness that they want her to be their opponent at Final Tribal Council, only to realize they will make a huge mistake.

10) JASON STEPHENS

Why You Will Win: Because I play well
What is Your Biggest Strength: Endurance Challenges
What is Your Biggest Weakness: Saying no
What Worries You the Most in Life or in This Game: Getting overly attached to people
Why Are You Awesome in General: Why aren’t I really? Because i’m yet to think of a reason I’m not
How Come You Have (or Haven’t) Played Hungry Hungry Hippos: Hungry Hungry hippos is pretty much my life, I mean, I love food, so do hungry hungry hippos, so it’s pretty much the perfect game

Someone whose biggest strength is endurance challenges? I could see Jason being viewed as too much of a threat if he is in the minority, and be booted early. He comes off as having a clear understanding of Survivor, but it’s gonna be tough for him to be a ring leader simply due to age. People who are 16 and younger tend to do very poorly in SCWL. This surprises me because around 30% of all ORG players back in 2001-2006 were sixteen. This series has an average age of 22-23 years old, so the demographic has changed over the years.

If Jason makes it to the endgame, I could see him being a strong enough competitor to win the last few crucial immunity challenges and find himself with a surprisingly high finish. Somebody needs to break the youth curse in SCWL, and Jason needs to be the one to do it.

11) JEREMY BELL

Why You Will Win:
I won’t win. I have no chance and no one should ever consider voting for me except at the FTC. Oh wait.
What is Your Biggest Strength:
Strategic creativity and competitive nature.
What is Your Biggest Weakness:
I will probably fall into the trap of feeling to comfortable.
What Worries You the Most in Life or in This Game:
My biggest worry in the game will be getting screwed over by hidden immunity idols.
Why Are You Awesome in General:
Because I am obsessed with Survivor and because I recently installed a pool table where the dining table should be.
How Come You Have (or Haven’t) Played Hungry Hungry Hippos:
We have to deal with hungry hungry dingoes in Australia, not hippos.

Another newbie in the series, or I assume he is a newbie because I have never seen him before. I will be floored if he is ousted pre-merge. He comes off as being very bright. That sharpness and brightness cold make him a valuable asset in challenges. He has this Macaskill vibe about him, but with a bit more of a strategic sense.

12) KAYDE ROPER

Why You Will Win: cause im Dedicated!
What is Your Biggest Strength: Social Talking!
What is Your Biggest Weakness: Lies that i fall for!
What Worries You the Most in Life or in This Game: Game- death in game My life- Not enough time in the day :X
Why Are You Awesome in General: Because im Me!
How Come You Have (or Haven’t) Played Hungry Hungry Hippos: it reminds me of F.R.I.E.N.D.S.

I have known Kayde for a while. This game will probably be an emotional roller coaster for her that will come to an end rapidly. I have a feeling there will be too many people who will rub her the wrong way and send her packing.

I am also under the impression that Kayde might over-commit herself to too many games, and as a result be too inactive to be kept alive in this one. I hope she proves me wrong, but in a game that requires a lot of focus and attention, Kayde may have drawn the short straw. I assume she will go pre-merge.

13) KODI ROSS

Why You Will Win: Who do you think you’re talking to? Who is it you think you see? Someone plays Survivor and gets blindsided in an epic fashion, and you think that of me? No, I am the blindsider. I am the one who votes!
What is Your Biggest Strength: Perseverance
What is Your Biggest Weakness: I cannot whistle.
What Worries You the Most in Life or in This Game: Whales.
Why Are You Awesome in General: I play to win, and I win to play. Or something.
How Come You Have (or Haven’t) Played Hungry Hungry Hippos: It was one of my favorites as a child.

Well, Kodi is the most well-known player in this cast. I believe this is the fifth game in a row that I have asked him to play, and finally he accepts the challenge.

I could see Kodi working well with this cast. In addition, he will have a winning strategy in place. He’s not the type to settle for “however long I can last”. Kodi is going to do enough in the beginning to help out his tribe, and once merge hits, he will fade for several rounds until he comes back and takes over the game, and voila, suddenly we are left scratching our heads as to why the heck Kodi has put himself in F2.

Of course, Kodi’s biggest obstacle is to not make people realize that he has put himself in a safe position. Why? People will be paying a lot of attention to Kodi. Somehow Kodi will need to find the perfect balance between being viewed as vulnerable but also non-threatening at the same time.

14) MICHELLE PEARCE DONOVAN

Why You Will Win: Because I am awesome like that! lol
What is Your Biggest Strength: I am friendly and trustworthy.
What is Your Biggest Weakness: I trust too much.
What Worries You the Most in Life or in This Game: Not getting on The Amazing Race.
Why Are You Awesome in General: Lmao….I don’t look my age.
How Come You Have (or Haven’t) Played Hungry Hungry Hippos: I play it with my little girl….so damn noisy when you go all out to win!

Flat out: I don’t see her going too deep in this game. From SurviveWar Vietnam and from what I have seen of Michelle, I get the feeling she will be too passive. If you look at the winners of the past, they are very aggressive, social, and dominant. Michelle just doesn’t seem to have a dominant or type-A personality to ensure she is in power for the duration of this game.

If I recall correctly, Michelle has been an advocate in the past for female-based alliances. I think if she tries to put one together, despite the number of females in this cast, it will be snuffed out quickly and Michelle will likely take the blame for it and be cut adrift.

15) MORAY JAMES

Why You Will Win: Because I’m worth it!
What is Your Biggest Strength: Listening.
What is Your Biggest Weakness: Memory, lack of assertion and memory.
What Worries You the Most in Life or in This Game: Failure. It terrifies me.
Why Are You Awesome in General: I’m a Scot who is fascinated by Icelandic music, the Swedish language, Indonesian culture, Peruvian geography and U.S. reality television shows which got cancelled in the U.K. after two freaking seasons
How Come You Have (or Haven’t) Played Hungry Hungry Hippos: I got it for my birthday or Christmas when I was about 9 and it was lots of fun, even though I was often a forever-alone type of child and used both my hands to control two different hippos so there was some form of excitement. Everyone used to do things like that, right?

From what I know of Moray, the guy seems likable. I cannot imagine a scenario where somebody in the game doesn’t like him. I could see him going far simply for his personality alone. People tend to keep around those that they like a lot through the first half of the game. Then Moray better hope he is in the majority in order to not be viewed as a likable threat that needs to be ejected.

However, I think his popularity will prevent him from cracking the endgame. He is the ideal fifth place goddess for this season. That’s where likable people tend to end up.

16) NAOMI SOWARD

Why You Will Win: I play smart and loyal. I make moves if I need to but dont always
What is Your Biggest Strength: im a people person. people have kept me in games purely because i asked. I went on to win that game haha
What is Your Biggest Weakness: i get emotional
What Worries You the Most in Life or in This Game: in life, the lack of employment i have.
Why Are You Awesome in General: because i am me. enough said
How Come You Have (or Haven’t) Played Hungry Hungry Hippos: i may have played when i was a child and im gonna guess because its an awesome name

Naomi seems like a player who always does well in ORGs. I could see her ousted early simply for becoming too much of a threat and schemer lately.

I think she will avoid being the head of an alliance, but will make enough bonds and mini alliances to keep herself around. I am banking on Naomi surviving into the post-merge phase.

17) SERGIU ZABLAU

Why You Will Win: Cuz i can:))
What is Your Biggest Strength:My personality
What is Your Biggest Weakness:timezone
What Worries You the Most in Life or in This Game: That i won’t make it far in life or in the game:))
Why Are You Awesome in General:Because i’m me
How Come You Have (or Haven’t) Played Hungry Hungry Hippos: I’ve never heard of that game before:)

Sergiu is likable. I have been on a tribe with him before. He has that Jeric vibe to him that makes him always in the middle in every statistical category. However, I don’t see him being aggressive enough to control how the game finishes out at the end.

I would make a reasonable bet that he is a mid-boot in the post-merge phase. Sixth or seventh. Nobody will want to take him to the endgame either, though.

18 ) TYLER JAMES LINDER

Why You Will Win: Because I excel at applying logic to everything I do.
What is Your Biggest Strength: I can get along with and relate to a large variety of different sub-sets of people.
What is Your Biggest Weakness: My biggest weakness is the fact that I tend to be overly aggressive in the game. I need to just learn to sit back and let things happen.
What Worries You the Most in Life or in This Game: I can answer the same thing for both: I have a really hard time making “small talk” with people. When I have conversations I tend to always want to talk about abstract concepts and not simple stuff. That’s the kind of thing that might turn people off. I feel like Tarzan that way with my “big words” and such.
Why Are You Awesome in General: Because I’m a superfan and huge nerd, but also very personable and can get a long with all kinds of people.
How Come You Have (or Haven’t) Played Hungry Hungry Hippos: Hungry Hungry Hippos should be a legit sport.

I sense him being a major strategist. He is the ideal early boot. However, if Tyler can survive the first couple rounds, those types of Survivor players tend to make a deep run into this game. I think he will have a Hantzian type game where he will be first out of his tribe or be around in the final days of this game. Too tough to tell at this point.

18: Danial
17: Kayde
16: Christian
15: Albee
14: Moray
13: Jeremy
12: Candy
11: Kodi
10: Serg
09: Tyler
08: Alex
07: Glo
06: Branden
05: Jason
04: Michelle
03: Naomi
02: Chance
01: Brenda

5.1 SCWL 5 Episode 1: “Stealth Rn’t Us”

5.1 SCWL 5 Episode 1: Mildly Gimmicky Island

May 17-May 22

Opening Day Challenge: Professional Skimming Olympics
Inspired By: Survivor: Palau Day 1 Sprint to the Beach.
Summary: Skim SCWL 4 episodes until you find instructions that will tell you to type in the last name of a specific Amazon alumni in order to receive one reward.

Rewards:

Captainship: Branden and (eventually) Gloria
Additional Merge Dilemma Vote: Moray and Christian
Hidden Immunity Idol Clue: Jeremy
Mutiny Trigger: Naomi

Individual Immunity Challenge 1: Double-Edged Sword
Summary: Players must choose individually to vote for one player from the opposing tribe to receive individual immunity from the first Tribal Council, or to block somebody on their own tribe from receiving individual immunity.
Inspired By: Survivor: Palau Night 12 Ulong reward.
Blocks: Albee blocked Chance.
Gloria blocked Moray.
Alex blocked Gloria.
Votes That Weren’t for Kayde or Candy: Kayde voted for Naomi.
Results: Candy won immunity for Spau, while Kayde won immunity for Daln.

Final Hidden Immunity Idol Clue Recipents:
Naomi and Moray (for being first round picks but not told what it was for)
Alex and Gloria (received a clue from Kodi and Danial from MGI respectively)

Tribal Immunity Challenge 1/MGI Duel 1: Phrase Reveal
Summary: Everyone is given a series of slots and letter sequences. Fit the letter sequences into the slots, then put the slots in order to reveal a phrase.
Inspired By: Survivor: China Day 16 reward challenge.
Results: Both tribes solved it. It went to the second tiebreaker of “Guess how many people received the qualifying questionnaire but never responded to it?”. Spau’s strategy of not completely lowballing ends up paying off.
Winners: Spau and Kodi.

Tribal Council 1: Daln
Vote Distribution: 5-2-1-1
Voted Out: Alex
Are Rogue Votes Going to Screw up Potential for Elimination Vote Records: Yes.
What Was It?: A bliiiiiindside.

SO WHY THIS BLOG?

For those of you that are new, welcome to the SCWL blog that airs at the end of each season. These act as episodes that air on TV between the time filming ends and when the finale votes are read live, but also mimic Jeff Probst’s blogging for Entertainment Weekly during Survivor: Gabon through Survivor: Nicaragua.

If you are a newer Survivor fan, or don’t care for Entertainment Weekly’s coverage of Survivor as most people do, Jeff Probst had a weekly episode blog that broke down behind-the-scenes stuff of each episode and Jeff Probst would give a huge amount of insight as to what he was thinking at the time. They are easily the most informative series of readings for Survivor that is released officially by production since Burnett wrote the Survivor: Borneo book.

Point form notes are always written while the episodes are being filmed, but I do not elaborate upon them in great detail until this point.
FIVE MONTH HIATUS

Outside of the gap between SCWL: The Prequel and SCWL 1, the gap between SCWL 4 and 5 is the biggest (SCWL 4 ended in December while SCWL 5 began mid-May).

So why the big gap? Because between January and April of this year (2013), I had a full course load as well as two courses that culminated with year-long projects on top of our regular work that occupied my life. My bus rides were five days a week round trip, and weekends was the only time I could get longer projects done.

Look at the number of blog posts I have made between January and April in the archives, and you’ll see it is pretty dang minimal.

After hosting SCWL 4 between October and December, I learned that hosting any more games during my fourth year of university left me too drained. That is evident by silly hosting errors I made in SCWL 4. This season it came nowhere near close to the errors I made out of exhaustion in SCWL 4.

I should note that I was supposed to be done school once SCWL 5 began at the end of May. However, I was notified at the end of March that I was six credits short of having my degree. Therefore, I scrambled to sign up for two summer courses that began the week that this game started and ran until the end of June. Thankfully the summer courses were energizing and lenient rather than exhausting and emotionally draining.
PEOPLE DROPPING OUT

Before I get to Opening Day I should quickly talk about the application mishaps.

Here is what it was like before the start of the season:

1) “I’m going to apply.”
“When?”
“Soon.”
“When?”
“Now.”
“Okay, thanks.”
**Days later**
“Actually I’m going to drop out.”

2) “I’m going to apply.”
“When?”
“Soon.”
“When?”
“Now.”
“Okay, thanks.”
**Days later**
“Application?”
“. . .”
“Application?”
“Actually, I won’t be applying.”
3) “I’m going to apply.”
“When?”
“Soon.”
“When?”
“Now.”
“Okay, thanks.”
**Days later**
“I’m going to drop out.”
**Days later**
“I want to be brought back in.”

4) “I’m going to apply.”
“When?”
“Soon.”
“When?”
“Now.”
“Okay, thanks.”
**Days later**
“I’m going to do half of the qualifying questionnaire.”
**Days later**
“Here’s the rest!”

5) “I’m going to apply.”
“When?”
“Soon.”
“When?”
“Now.”
“Okay, thanks.”
**Days later**
“I’m going to do half of the qualifying questionnaire.”
**Days later**
“I’m goind to do the rest!”
** Even later**
“Actually I’m going to drop out.

Add in the usual crew who apply and follow the qualifying questionnaire, and the crew who apply but fail the qualifying questionnaire, it becomes a huge mess.

Clearly the application process will be reviewed in the future because this pre-season was anything but smooth. In fact, we could have a cast for SCWL 6 that only consists of people who were interested to play in SCWL 5 but dropped out or forgot to respond for whatever reason.

Most application processes for this series is that I typically get a dangerously low number of applicants for the first several weeks, but in the days leading up to the game my inbox is bombarded. This season I had a bombardment about two weeks before the game began and it made it seem like the smoothest application process ever. That is when the above situations started to take place.

SURVIVOR CASTING RECORD

In the real Survivor, only 102 contestants played before any repeats.

“Shouldn’t it be 112?”, you ask.

Well, no.

The first six seasons of Survivor each had sixteen people play. 16 * 6 = 96.

In Survivor: Pearl Islands after the first six eliminations, the Outcast twist (which was a more well-rounded format than the atrociously awful Redemption Island twist) was used for the first and only time. The pre-merge players formed a third tribe. They would be awarded a player to be re-inserted into the game for each tribe that they defeated in a special challenge. Part of me always wondered how editing would’ve handled Drake and Morgan absolutely kicking the Outcasts’ butts. It would feel like an enormous waste of an episode to the point that they would have to edit it out completely for continuity sake.

So anyways, Survivor went 102 people without any repeats.

Now think of how many seasons it takes before an ORG has any players return? Second season? All-Stars by season three? Four if you’re lucky?

Well, this is the sixth overall game for the series and we have now had 110 unique players participate without any repeats. If anyone wants to confirm that record, please be my guest.
OPENING DAY

Other than SCWL 3, Opening Day didn’t go terribly great either. The challenge took much longer than I was expecting. Each season I come up with a unique challenge that only works in a live setting. This season I went with a speed read challenge that had a trick to it. Post the answer at camp, and you claim a reward. Challenge ends when both captain positions are claimed. Sadly, it took a heckuva long time for people to catch onto the trick, or didn’t want power, and thus the challenge was frozen for several minutes. At one point I was at a loss for what to do.

I know people who claimed the rewards and the one captain position had messaged everyone else as to what they were supposed to do. Heck, players had directly sent others the exact answer needed for the second captainship position. But we waited. And waited. There was seven rewards altogether for the challenge, but most people present jumped on the early rewards rather than holding out for captainship. I never had fewer than seven people show up to a challenge before. What if there were a bunch of people absent?

So what would I have done if we waited another ten minutes and nobody claimed the second captainship position? I would have given even more explicit clues. Go back and see the clues I gave to help end the challenge. They walked you step by step after forty minutes. If the one hour mark was reached, I believe I would have made Branden pick an opposing captain. Thankfully we never had to do that.

From the bottom of my heart, thank you Gloria for not making me go to such an extreme to force Opening Day to progress.

After seeing how the Opening Day challenge played out, my assessment that Christian and Jeremy were bright up-and-comers despite being relatively unknown to most ORGers was truly coming to light.

SPAU VS DALN

The tribe names are real original, eh? Because Branden was first, he received the traditional Supa/Apus/Pasu/Upsa/Spau slot. Whoever finishes first in the Opening Day challenge always receives that anagram for their tribe name. The second captain of course winds up with Coo/Land name.

As you can see, every ORG veteran was picked to be on Spau. However, they also had a complicated history between them with known backstories that led to speculation on bonds and alliances.

Why, Albee caught on that he needed some newbies and instructed Christian to pick someone that would help both of them out. Meanwhile, Daln was full of sophomores and relatively inexperienced players who happened to only pick each other. How did that work when they would have no idea of who was a veteran and who wasn’t? Strange coincidences, for sure.

In case you need a refresher, this is the order how tribes were picked:

SPAU

1. (BRANDEN)
2. (NAOMI)-Picked by Branden
3. (BRENDA)-Picked by Naomi
4. (ALBEE)-Picked by Naomi
5. (CHRISTIAN)-Picked by Albee
6. (JASON)-Picked by Christian much to Albee’s dismay.
7. (CANDY)-Picked by Jason
8. (CHANCE)-Picked by Jason

DALN

1. (GLORIA)
2. (MORAY)-Picked by Gloria
3. (MICHELLE)-Picked by Moray
4. (ALEX)-Picked by Moray due to Michelle not being there. It was late morning in Australia.
5. (KAYDE)-Picked by Alex
6. (TYLER)-Picked by Alex
7. (SERGIU)-Picked by Tyler because he showed up a couple minutes beforehand. It was early morning in Romania.
8. (JEREMY)-Picked by Serg

MGI/Not picked

Kodi
Danial

JEREMY SHOULD’VE BEEN PICKED EARLIER THAN EIGHTH

That was my biggest observation from the Pick Em. Jeremy seemed active, picked up a reward during the challenge, and seemed like he could be a huge asset/threat down the road. I would have picked him right away. Seeing Jeremy picked in the same round as Chance was shocking to see.

MILDLY GIMMICKY ISLAND

During the Pick Em, and before the season, I teased that a new twist would debut for the entire pre-merge phase. Once the Pick Em began, I said only eight people would start out on a tribe instead of nine.

I never heard what the speculation was in terms of what people thought the twist would be, but I think people joked that 17th and 18th would be Jonathan and Wanda’d, or there would be an RI or choose their own tribe.

Truth be told I was going to use this twist in SCWL 3 or 4, but was never happy with the logistics of it. I remember during Survivor: Micronesia that I really wanted to see two players choose to swap with somebody on either tribe after each round and maintain the pattern until merge. I ultimately scrapped this because I thought majority alliances would find a way to abuse this. Plus I didn’t want to make the game boring for two contestants per round.

The second version of this twist under serious consideration is that they would duel, and the loser joins the losing tribe at TC while the winner of the duel chooses their next opponent. Only problem? It’s too easy for a winner round one to choose weaker people to set up an easy path to survive until merge. Also, a tribe that won the immunity challenge could lose a member simply because they are chosen to duel a really strong player on MGI, lose, get sent to the losing tribe, and booted. Suddenly a strong tribe could be down to 8-2 by merge.

A couple more months passed by and now you have MGI as how you saw it play out in SCWL 5. Each player picks anybody in the main game to receive a clue for the final idol right before the duel. The winner of the duel stays on MGI while the loser becomes a full-fledged member of the losing tribe. Whoever receives the second-highest number of votes at TC is thus sent to MGI and becomes the new opponent. Tribes keep their numbers advantage/disadvantage, thus making the twist logistically sound. Strong or weak people could very well end up on MGI.

MGI’S FIRST VISITORS

Kodi was sent to MGI because he was one of the few people to not show up to Opening Day. Candy and Michelle were the only other people who never showed up at any point to Opening Day, but somehow were picked before Kodi. I am curious what made Moray pick Michelle so early? I understand Candy because she has a well-established reputation, but I know this was Moray’s first ORG. What made him gravitate towards Michelle? Based on Kodi’s hours of availability for Opening Day, I was shocked to not see him show up until about an hour after the Pick Em concluded. He was definitely surprised by the twist.

Danial hadn’t really contacted anyone yet besides Gloria, and because of being in the Australia time zone, he was also at a disadvantage to show up. I received complaints from him that he couldn’t show up for Opening Day, and told him that getting to know everybody is crucial early in the game. Therefore, nobody had a reason to pick him during the Pick Em. He was already viewed as inactive. Following the Pick Em, I was surprised to find out that he thought I was being rude simply because I wasn’t responding to a confessional. Danial against Kodi in a duel? Danial’s ability to integrate himself into a tribe when he loses the duel? I had never seen somebody with “first boot” written all over as much as Danial in the history of SCWL. Heck, he already wanted to quit.

I was surprised that Kodi gave the clue to Alex because I did not sense these two had a strong relationship. In addition, Kodi’s back-up for the clue was somebody (Naomi) on a completely different tribe. Potential cross-tribal alliance in the future? Meanwhile, Danial gave the clue to the only person who he had a strong relationship with in the game. It will be interesting to see how these two will be used in terms of feeding hidden immunity idol clues in the future.

FIRST INDIVIDUAL CHALLENGE

The second challenge of opening round. Since SCWL 3, we always do three challenges in the opening round.

a) One to establish captains, rewards, and tribes.
b) One to establish safety for two people from their first trip to TC
c) a tribal immunity challenge

This gives all eighteen players the opportunity to get enough out of the game regardless if they are 18th place or 1st place. I find it too difficult to send somebody home after only one tribal immunity challenge in an experience they have waited nearly a month to play.

So the dilemma for this challenge was this: Simply vote for somebody else on the opposing tribe to be safe in hopes they ally with your tribe later, or block somebody on your tribe to be the immunity recipient in order to boost your own chances or ensure they go home first?

Kayde and Candy received immunity. Candy had enemies on her own tribe, but nobody on Daln. It must have been made very clear to Daln that they wanted to save Candy assuming she would be willing to work with them.

Kayde meanwhile had no enemies on her own tribe. Instead, it was the very fact that she had friends on the opposing tribe. If I were her, I would. . .hmmm, I don’t know what I would do in her position. How do you justify to your own tribe as to why you were awarded individual immunity from the enemy? Saying “it must have been random” would raise too many eyebrows. Maybe claim “oh, I bet they think I will be inactive to disrupt our performance in challenges”? Yes, that’d probably be the way to go.

WHY EARLY ARRIVALS ON MGI HAVE A DISTINCT ADVANTAGE

Because whichever tribe they join after their first loss in a duel will be their tribe home. They have no loyalty developed to the opposing tribe. So whichever tribe they join will indeed be their original home. That’s a huge advantage over the 3rd or 4th combatant on MGI who will be switched to a different tribe after already establishing known loyalties with their original crew.

Kodi and Danial should be happy that they are on MGI now rather than in round three or four. Granted I know neither of them want to be there at all, but if there was any time to join MGI with the least amount of risk, Opening Day would be it.

DANIAL VS KODI

Danial was the only person out of all eighteen to not participate in the immunity challenge. Kodi put together this challenge on his own rather quickly and whooped Danial. At this point, it is clear that Kodi stands a good chance of winning his way to the merge on MGI. So much for doing my best to potentially shake things up. I don’t think Danial made any progress in the duel.

TRIBAL IMMUNITY CHALLENGE WAS TOO EASY BUT FUN

SCWL 3: Multi-step challenges are increased from SCWL 2. Challenges are too difficult for contestants overall.
SCWL 4: Very simple challenges are made for SCWL standard. However, it’s too simple for everyone and leads to a lot of ties.
SCWL 5: Make it fall somewhere between SCWL 3 and 4.

This is a challenge that was in my mind for SCWL 4 but couldn’t work out the proper format until now. I don’t know why the China reward from day 16 was in my head, but it was. Probably because it was an easy challenge to adapt for online purposes.

I almost made the challenge easier by giving everybody the order of which the SLOTs need to be placed instead of figuring out on your own.

I also nearly made the challenge harder by allowing some of the LINEs to not be properly aligned, and leaving it up to teams to align them.

For example:

LINE PROVIDED: A-B-C-D-E-F-G
LINE PROPERLY ALIGNED: C-D-E-F-G-A-B
So I chose in between the two options at the last possible moment. It was too easy for both tribes because we went to a second tiebreaker that was a completely random BB-like tiebreaker question. It cost an early newbie upset. Oh well. The veteran Spau wins. Nobody on either tribe was slacking. We’ve got a true showdown because that challenge couldn’t be much closer. In all-stars, I will likely make this challenge tougher if it were to be re-used.
CANDY VS ALBEE

But it wasn’t all happy for Spau. Candy and Albee are already fighting, and it becomes nearly impossible for players on Spau to incorporate both of them into their alliance. Particularly when the trio of Brenda-Jason-Naomi is perceived to be a unit that needs to be broken up.

ALBEE VS BRENDA

As I stated before, it’s tough to gauge how Brenda responds to conflict aimed directly at her. Albee could throw all of the names he wants, but I think Brenda could drag Albee to the end if that was her will. Somehow, I don’t think it would be.

ALBEE VS CHRISTIAN

Albee was publicly upset during the Pick Em that Christian went against his advice.

BRANDEN VS ALBEE

Albee and Branden have ran into many conflicts in the past. However, Branden re-friends Albee and is compelled to use him as an ally. In an equally miraculous moment, Albee agrees.

Albee and Branden have a tight alliance. Something tells me that Branden and Albee will not be able to maintain this harmoney for 2 1/2 months given their personalities. I would be amazed if this ends well.

KODI VS ALBEE

Dang. On top of four possible enemies on Spau, Albee really draws the short end of the stick when he is dismissed openly by Kodi as well.

I felt bad for Albee, to be honest. I know how competitive he was heading into this game, and how much he wants to do well. After the Pick Em ends he sees that everything was truly greener on the other side. The lawn he was on like the backyard of a water conservationist living in the desert during the month of July while the Daln Lawn (say that five times fast) is in Seattle in the middle of spring. His path would be heckuva lot easier over there.

BRANDEN VS KODI

But this was the biggest public fight of the round. One that nobody saw coming. Kodi calls out Branden for possibly having pre-game alliances in the main group. Branden responds that this is not true and that Spau’s formation was a coincidence. Kodi announces his intentions to boot Branden. Branden responds that he wants to work with Kodi. The big ORG collision is preparing itself on the horizon. How much longer will Kodi stay on MGI? If he loses will he be sent to Spau or Daln? Could he turn the tables on Spau? Could he lead Daln? The storyline shall build as Danial’s defeat will make us wait.

KODI TRIES TO APPEAR UNTHREATENING

Quick note: Kodi used his underdog MGI status to promote the idea that he will likely be nowhere near winning this game and that Branden is ten times more powerful. Only time will tell.

BOTH TRIBES A DISASTER

If Spau was a disaster in terms of dynamics that have carried over from multiple years, Daln is a disaster via inexperience and without a clear leader in the ORG universe. Kayde is the most experienced, but she is perceived to be the least active. This makes Daln a tribe which will have a tough time coordinating an attack in challenges but also finding someone to make the first step towards voting someone out.

And it all goes haywire.

GLORIA MISSES OUT ON CLUE

But first, some idol talk. Gloria received the clue from Moray, and had begun decoding it. She was very close to the answer a couple times. However, she never decoded that the letter ‘A’ need to be removed from her answer. Otherwise, she would be very close to obtaining the final idol of the game.

DOES ANYONE NOT KNOW ABOUT THE IDOL

Eight people by this point had been awarded information about the final idol via a clue, Opening Day reward, MGI, etc. It’d be funny to see how long could be clueless in regards as to how to obtain it.

ONLY ONE MUTINY TRIGGER

In SCWL 4, there were two Mutiny Triggers. Neither were used. I didn’t have a planned mutiny because I thought possibly having two Mutiny Triggers used PLUS a planned mutiny would be way too much for a seven-round pre-merge.

Because two Mutiny Triggers went unused, I decided to bring back a planned mutiny but still have a Mutiny Trigger in there in case somebody wanted to use it.

Next season a new variant of the Mutiny Trigger will be introduced into the game that will ensure it can be used before and after the merge. You’ll see.

THE TRIBAL HIDDEN IMMUNITY IDOLS

Last season, the final hidden immunity idol was obtained through being the first person to rogue vote at two Tribal Councils.

But this didn’t seem fair. Why? Because if a tribe wins rounds 1, 2, 3, and 4, but lose rounds 5, 6, and 7, suddenly the tribe who lost multiple times earlier has the huge advantage of obtaining the final idol before the other tribe can. This is exactly what happened in SCWL 4.

Because of this, I turned the final idol from last game into the hidden individual immunity idol at each camp for this game. Players on both tribes had equal opportunity to rogue vote twice and claim it. The final idol was replaced by an easier puzzle idol that made SCWL 1, 2, and 3’s idols look like MENSA puzzles.

ALEX PLAYS TOO HARD TOO EARLY

I never found out the exact details, but it sounds like people thought Alex was double-dealing throughout the first round. It’s too bad because Alex referenced my favourite The Simpsons episode all throughout the tribe pick ’em, and made me laugh out loud during his confessionals. It sounds like his desire to prank players during the game as a joke was backfiring waaaaay earlier than I thought it was going to. But c’mon. He is nto going to be kept over Danial, is he?

DANIAL SHOULD’VE BEEN GONE

He hasn’t socialized much. His only attachment is to Gloria. I was personally told that he wanted to quit multiple times already. He was one of three people to skip out on Opening Day entirely, and the ONLY person to miss the immunity challenge. His strategy to get himself back into the game is the exact opposite of Kodi’s. Daln needs their best team moving forward, and it’s not going to come from the only inactive player that is vulnerable. Kayde could be considered inactive as well by her tribemates, but she is wearing immunity. Danial’s fate was sealed until. . .

ALEX BLIIIIINDSIDED

Alex intentionally rogue voted, assuming he was safe because Danial would go. But it backfired. In a miracle of miracles, only one out of eight votes cast was against Danial. Alex and Gloria both rogue voted for their own allies. Danial self-voted to perfect the Inactivity Trifecta for round one. And as for the other five? They all took down Alex. I tried to ask Alex what happened, but he never answered his exit interview.

In the footsteps of Jenn Giampsera, Arun Jain, Francisco Grilo, Umut Gundogdu, Alex becomes the next victim in the “Holy crap! They went home the first opportunity they had?!”. Most ORG series don’t see this many upsets early on. This trend never rests.

It sounds like Alex needed to relax and just keep his own forms of amusement out of the flow of the game until after Tribal Council wrapped up. Stealth Rn’t Us has already crumbled.

BRENDA IN A GREAT SPOT

Once again, nobody is paying attention to Brenda. Through the chaos of newbies and bitter rivals, she should be coasting for a long time.

A NEWBIE HAS A REALLY GOOD CHANCE OF TAKING IT ALL DOWN

Seriously. Spau and MGI is a mess. I could see somebody pulling a David Racine and adding a win for a newbie in the SCWL universe.

DANIAL HEADING BACK TO MGI

Because of receiving the second highest number of votes, Danial will be returning to MGI to re-match against Kodi. Can he do the unthinkable and redeem himself? Or will his five days of inactivity since the start of the game lead Kodi to another blowout victory? I assume the latter.

CONFESSIONALS,

ALBEE,

Confessional 1: When I saw the cast for this game, I knew that I would be in trouble if I didn’t mend bridges quick. I think I did a decent with that so I’m proud of myself but I ended up on a tribe with all of the people who I had previous problems with…. And you know what happens to a toy that has been glued back together? It falls back apart very easily. I really tried my best to get people on my tribe who would do what I told them to do so I picked Christian who I clicked with because we were both from New York… well, he picked Jason who I told him not to pick. Like I don’t think he got the concept that “you pick who I tell you to pick”. So now I’m on a tribe with Brandon, Brenda, Jason, Naomi and Candy who are all friendly and connected one way or another… So, clearly my hand wasn’t a very good one and Candy still has me blocked so my moves are VERY limited. I won’t go out without swinging but it doesn’t look too hot for me over here on the Spau tribe.

ALEX,

My first confessional: Happy with the tribe picks. We have a good international flare to the team. I’m looking for my Phillip to drag to the end.

Confessional: Set up an alliance of 5 consisting of myself, Kayde, Michelle, Tyler, and Moray. Somehow Glo got wind of it. Looks like we have a rat. I suspect Michelle, because I know she has a past relationship with Glo. Y’all better hide your rice.

Oh ya, the alliance is called Stealth R’nt Us.

They call me The Special Needs-ist. Primary objectives: be a herp derp.

Moray is The Ricist. Primary objectives: make sexual and racist remarks.

Tyler is the Intelligent Briefcase. Primary objectives: win the game unanimously without getting a vote cast against him.

Kayde is The Three Degrees. She has the basketball skills of Ashley, the hair of Natalie, and the random appeal of Andrea.

Michelle is Xeniphobia. Because she hates the other tribe.

This is The Special Needs-ist signing out. Also, buy my book on Amazon.

Confessional: I suspect the other tribe will pick her to receive individual immunity thinking she is on the outs.

I want to cause a little chaos.

I intend on denying that it was me who blocked her.

Confessional: Trying to get to the bottom of who threw the other errant votes (i.e. for Moray and Naomi) in the previous voting thing. I just talked to Tyler, and he claims to have voted for Glo saying he wasn’t clear on the instructions. BOOM. Just caught him in a lie, as I was the one who voted for Glo. I’m guessing he lied because he actually threw a vote at Moray. Anyway, it’s good to expose someone’s true colours, but I don’t intend on ruffling the feathers yet since Tyler is in the majority and has no reason to suspect that I’m on to him. He ain’t no Boston Rob. Does he know who he’s messing with? I’m ALEX ISAAC.

On a side note, Glo somehow caught wind of the alliance of 5.

The only people that could have told her were Tyler and Michelle, because they were the only people online at the time that Glo suggested she had gotten wind of the alliance.

My first reaction was to assume that it was Michelle, as in speaking with Michelle, she indicated that she had known Glo in the past from a previous game and liked her.

Only I want to be the instigator of chaos.

Tyler will have to go once the outsiders get widdled down.

Now I suspect it could be Tyler who may be purposely causing chaos.

Now I suspect it could be Tyler who may be purposely causing chaos.
Failed to send
Only I want to be the instigator of chaos.
Tyler will have to go once the outsiders get widdled down.

BRANDEN,

Alright Logan! I dont know why but I didnt feel like doing confessionals but I respect you and your writing so Ill try to keep you up whats going on with me.
Coming into the whole picking, I didnt have a single plan. Not one. I was going to let things fall where they may. I wanted to play a more laid back role. So much for that right?
It’s just my nature I suppose. Anyway, I talked alot with the Moray guy… he is really great and I thought he would be on my tribe. But I also spoke with Naomi a little, never made any deals though just in case. I seen 3 names that had me worried right off. Kodi, Albee and Jason. Jason, is someone I just cannot forgive right now but we are both mature enough to put aside our differences, I hope. Albee, actually knows that he is in deep trouble so he played it smart by sucking up to me. I even added him back and it’s going ok. I know that if he is capable of being as cold as he gets then he is capable of taking me out so I wont trust him and lastly… the infamous Kodi Ross. Ever since I won Brazil, his game. He has just been saying this really rude stuff just getting under my skin and the funny thing is. Kodi is always able to say what he wants because people think its funny. Most of them dont realize how serious he is actually being. Its obnoxious.
So with the whole captain sitch.. ugh. Christian messages me about the oldest tribemates thing and Im like… thats abviously Roger and Butch but then I 2nd guessed myself and didnt remember how old Janet was so I went to wikipedia and I was right so I chose Sexton and then messaged 3 people… that I could get on my good side. Chance, who always seems a little threatened by me, Jason, who obviously I am not close to and Glo(how awesome would it be having the crazy lady choose tribes?) So I was trying to get ppl on my side by giving them Lockley. Glo beat them to the punch.. I found this absolutely hilarious but the joke was on me. I ended up with a tribe that looks like total drama.
I mean Kodi didnt get picked. Thats awesome, but it doesnt surprise me because his Survivor game always starts out very lazy and only if he can make it to merge is when he starts playing. I think Kodi sucks at survivor honestly. Anyway, to make matters worse he accuses me of “getting friends to sign up”. Yeah great host Kodi! I have played 4 of his games and the one game of his I got ppl to sign up for was the most recent and its the one I won so he takes that and uses it against me. What he doesnt realize is he is losing several ppls respect and plenty people have told me they are done with his games because of his being biased. Anyway his information is obviously wrong and it could still hurt me but I dont care. I want to finish this game in a fun manner. If Im an early boot I want to say I played and had a darn tootin time too!

Right now I dont have a real alliance. Albee, Christian, Candy and I have talked about busting up the 3 musketeers Jason, Brenda and Naomi. But we shall see. Also Naomi, Albee and I may have some sort of deal on the table. Nothing has been solidified yet and I am quite worried people are talking. Idk yet… Christian is a wild card and one to watch. I give him tons of information and in return he tells me what he is thinking. I am going to use that to my advantage because it is clear unless he gives me his ultimate word. He is a goner in my book. If I can get any kind of power… which at this point I am not even certain I want power. I want to have fun in this game!

CHRISTIAN,

Confessional:

First time playing, and pretty excited.

So far, I have spoken to everyone once. We seem to be off to a good start. We have two of the rewards, with me holding one of them. And hell, I essentially gave the captainship to Branden, just because he happened to be around. I can use that to my advantage

I’m looking to form a majority alliance with Naomi, Jason, Brenda, and one more person.

Confessional:

I did a good deal of heavy lifting for our first challenge. I will honestly be irked if we lose due to a tie-breaker.

Have to say, it looks like me pulling my weight has done wonders with the other tribemates. If I’m able to, I’ll keep performing to the best of my ability. It might bite me in the ass later, but hey… I want to win challenges.

DANIAL,

Wish I could be in flos tribe she’s like my bestie

flo on a cliff

flo breaks down on leg 13

flo and zach exchange

feel like dropping out after all I feel unwanted I won’t drop out but really feel unwanted

Why do you never talk back?

ME: I usually don’t unless it’s a direct question to me. Otherwise I assume the player is making some sort of confessional.

DANIAL: Well I feel that’s abit rudish that you don’t talk back

Sorry it’s just my opinion

I will be voted out

Don’t have faith in this game

GLORIA,

Glo’s confessional: !st day tribes are being Chosen and Branden and I are 2 Captains I chose Moray first cause he is one I have talked to and had fun with in orivate messages most. he and Alex give me plenty of time just shooting the breeze socially I guess you might say. Alex keeps saying Glo final 2? anyways alex keeps saying Globug I have always wanted to be with you and have always taken up for you at POS when everybody else was against me.. During selections after teams are picked Alex and Moray just about completely stop communications in private messages so I see problems forthcoming knowing that was bad idea of having them on my tribe. Kayde is tght with Alex in 2 man alliance but kayde says she would rather be with me in 2 way alliance cause she trust me more than Alex but won’t vote him off. So anyways that is what she says so i set up 3 girl alliance with her and Michelle. Now Michelle is in 2 man alliance with me and brings in jeremy and Sergui..Sergui is nice guy we have skyped. Moray mentioned in private message that sadly that I would be 1st or 2nd on our tribe to be voted off and I am thinking he has balls to even say that to me So I vote to have him blocked from immunity which I felt he might do to me. right now I have 3 alliances going me and Michelle in real 2 man alliance and fake alliance with kayde which is breaking my heart and 3 way alliance with kayde and Michelle and 4 way alliance with Michelle jermy and Setgui who I like Sergui a whole lot. I will stick my neck out for Michelle and Sergui at this point but as I see it I might not even last in game because of who I feel is lowlife Moray who actually can be quite funny when he wants. I am thinking i might relinquish my Captain title to someone else but not just yet cause I might not have to and be voted out..Hoping if Kodi come to our tribe to bring him in alliance if possible and have messaged him working on that thought if possible. My tribe is already broken and Kayde is very imprtant part of what happens to me, at this point.

oray James

In case there is tie-breaker the answer phrase from Survivor: China – “The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step”

Logan let me know if you want tiebreaker posted here or on DALN wall ok..wasn’t sure ok

Guess how many people failed to send in that qualifying questionnaire: I say “0” which means zero.

EIIAE EE OOA A E I O E O O AAE O E E E O OAII E IE IUI IO

or do you want one with Y in it sometimes Y are called vowels after something lol all consonants are out of message lol

this s— is hard lol

answer to message from Danial:

EIIAE EE OOA A E I O E O O AAE O E E E O OAII E IE IUI IO

Logan do we at least get a response from you if wrong or right just curious with what I sent you from the Danial thing

ok thanks

ELIMINATE EVERY CONSONANT AND SEND IT TO THE HOST TO ADVANCE TO THE NEXT STEP OF OBTAINING THE HIDDEN IMMUNITY IDOL

EIIAE EEY OOA A E I O E O O AAE O E E E O OAII E IE IUIY IO

or

EIIAE EE OOA A E I O E O O AAE O E E E O OAII E IE IUI IO

Hey Logan Kayde just texted me worried she might now have sent her vote to you..she is at work worried and wants to know if you got her vote.
KODI,

FIRST CLUE: I’ll give the clue to Alex.

SECOND CLUE: If not Alex, then Naomi.

MORAY,

Hey Logan, I’ve picked up my torch and lit it, and I’m ready to be screamed and yelled at by you until I answer your questions:

1. You were blocked from receiving individual immunity. Have you and Glo launched respective investigations to find out who did this?
No. Well, at least, I haven’t. I assume Glo hasn’t, or if she has then she’s veing very secretive about it. It’s likely someone just trying to stir up trouble, or someone who suspected I was in cahoots with the other tribe. Hopefully my tribemates will think logically and realise it’s best just to forget it ever happened.

2. Do you think there is a hierarchy in this tribe based on the order players were picked to join this tribe back on Opening Day?
It’s impossible to know at this point. I was really happy to be picked first, but I guess Glozell- sorry, Glo-o-o-o-o-ooooo-o-o-o-o-o-ooooooo-o-o-o-o-o-oooooooooo-o-o-o-o-o-oooooooooo-o-o-o-o-o-oooooria hosanna in excelsius- sorry, Glo, Glo … yeah, I guess Glo saw something in me that she wanted on her tribe. I’m sure a hierarchy will establish itself soon, that’s how Survivor works. It’s just a case of seeing whether the order in which we were selected accurately represents the hierarchy which will probably be established. Is that long-winded and complex enough for you?

VOTE: Danial

REASON: Is this going to be shown to the rest of the tribe/Survivors? If so, then I’ll lkeep it brief … you’re unfortunately the outsider and your failure to participate in your duel does not put you in a good light. Good luck anyway.”

TYLER,

Confessional: I seriously love the hell out of you Glo, but why the hell did I have to go and enable you right off the bat? I’m seriously kicking myself for that. What’s the FIRST thing I told myself when I saw Glo was in the cast? Don’t freaking encourage her! Gah. I need a Deloreon right about now, because I already feel a target growing on my head…

Confessional: I got the ball rolling on the challenge, and Jeremy was the last one to post. Hate to say it, but that’s just the way I want it. Being involved without being too involved.

I vote for Danial.

Confessional: Not being the first person voted out of my tribe=always a good thing. I think maybe I can put the insane paranoia of the first night aside and actually move forward and continue to play my under the radar game.

Confessional: Finally having the conversation I’ve been wanting to have all weekend! Sorry Alex, you seem like a great guy and a good gamer, but it’s time for the n00bs to take control.

TRIBAL COUNCIL #1

(ALEX)-(DANIAL)-(GLORIA)-(JEREMY)-(*KAYDE*)-(MICHELLE)-(MORAY)-(SERGIU)-(TYLER)
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Above the X’s are each of your names. As long as your name stays above the X’s, you are still in the game. When your name is gone from there so are you which will be the case for one of you this round.

Note that Kayde’s name is surrounded by asterisks. This indicates she has individual immunity for the round.

You MUST answer BOTH questions IN THIS TOPIC in order for your vote to count.

GLO: ok everybody lets all welcome Danial Hopwood to our tribe he is asking for our help to find the challenge and things. Danial it is above.

DANIAL: Thanks found it finally I don’t know why never had this problem before

MORAY: Welcome to the tribe Danial!

DANIAL: Thanks
ALEX,

1. You are certainly one of the bigger jokesters in this tribe. Do you think your sense of humour will aid the cohesion of this tribe?

A: I think my humour alienates people and makes me sound like an idiot. I should probably shut my mouth.

2. What was the Opening Day experience like for you?

A: Opening Day sucked and I hated it. Otherwise it was good.

DANIAL,

1. You were the first person in series history to experience Mildly Gimmicky Island. It’s an unusual position to be in. Have you observed any subtle advantages and disadvantages from being there?

it was hard cause felt all alone and thought I couldn’t do the task and didnt have help or support but it was good cause I was out of the way of other tribes fire line glad I’m still in the game and now I’m part of history for first person to ever face the twist.

2. When players join a new tribe on the televised version of Survivor, it’s because of switching from one tribe to the other tribe. However, this is your first tribe. How does that change the dynamic compared to the typical tribe switch twist?

not sure of the question sorry

GLORIA,

1. You started out as the captain of this tribe. Do you think captains are safer or at risk during the starting phase of the game? Particularly when your tribe loses the first immunity challenge.

1. I think I am at arisk not just because i ama Captain but that each individual is at risk for many different reasons and factors we all each have about ourselves. To be honest my team has treated me wonderful as their Captain and i have no complaints..each has been friendly and helpful and courteous to me.

2. Do you think the others view you as a leader because you are captain?

2. Nope i sure don’t think that is going on with my tribe in any way shape or form. My tribe has worked hard together and done great job as a working team!

JEREMY,

1. You were one pick away from being sent to MGI. Do you truly feel apart of this tribe?

I definitely feel like a part of the tribe. I think I was simply picked last because I had a low profile before the game and since then everyone has been very welcoming.

2. What are your thoughts on the first individual challenge when players decided who would be the one to receive individual immunity from the first Tribal Council?

The challenge has some interesting implications because the tribe consensus of voting for Candy wasn’t followed by everyone. No one has really talked about it but I think there is a certain level of mistrust within the group. Also Kayde receiving so many votes from the other tribe raises flags about potential allies she may have on the other tribe.

KAYDE,

1. You’ve announced that you are currently struggling with computer issues. Do you think announcing those issues puts you at risk? Or is that your way of communicating with your tribe?

It shouldnt now, cause i just got my computer back today and it is better then ever and running faster, so i should be able to do more challenges and faster :)-

2. You are the only one to truly benefit from the Double Edged Sword challenge because you are wearing immunity. Does that give you a license to be a stronger advocate for who to send home? And do you think you truly needed immunity?

I think since i wasnt able to do anything the first real challenge yes i am glad i have immunity, as for who to send home, i feel we should decide as a tribe not just by what one person thinks –

MICHELLE,

1. How has camp life been impacted by the fact that Glo and Moray were blocked from receiving individual immunity from the opposing tribe?

No-one has really talked about it to be honest.

2. What’s your assessment of Mildly Gimmicky Island? Do you think everyone has processed the implications of that twist?

It is a bit like redemption island I think. I know a lot of Survivor fanatics hate it, but I like it. It gives you a second chance to come back into the game…depending on who that person is however, it can be dangerous, or wonderful.

MORAY,

1. You were blocked from receiving individual immunity. Have you and Glo launched respective investigations to find out who did this?

Well, I haven’t. I’ve been more concerned with boiling the rice and using our spare letter lines to create a superpole 8,000 to catch us some fish. You’d have to ask Glo if she’s done any investigating.
But no, seriously, it’s either someone stirring up trouble or someone who suspects me of having ties to the other tribe. Either way, it’s best not to react.

2. Do you think there is a hierarchy in this tribe based on the order players were picked to join this tribe back on Opening Day?

No. Not really. Of course some people were seen as more desirable, but there was virtually nothing to go on *shrug*

SERGIU,

1. Was there any discussion amongst the tribe regarding the best method to approach the tiebreaker? Or was that left to the captain to complete on her own?

A – To be honest i focused more on the challenge itself and didnt pay much attention to the tiebreacker.

2. It takes two rogue votes for a player to receive this camp’s hidden immunity idol. Do you think people are intending to pursue the idol this Tribal Council? Or are players more focused on creating a consensus for this vote?

A-I dont think it would be wise for any1 to go after the idol so early because that puts a target on your back and at this stage of the game a target on your back can be your downfall.

TYLER,

1. Do you think there were any stars in this immunity challenge? Or was it truly a group effort?

I gotta give props to Moray for coming up with the Excel sheet, but other than that everyone held their own and it was a great group effort. I’m not at all disapointed we lost because I know we have an awesome group that tried their damned hardest.

2. A lot always happens in the opening round to establish rewards for the remainder of the game. Does it make the first round that much more of a crapshoot because there is so much information to process?

Honestly bro…I’m kind of at a loss when it comes to trying to process information. Like, I don’t even want to THINK about the hidden immunity idol right now. I’m just hoping I’ve proved my worth to the tribe and can move forward with them.

Okay. When you vote, please send it to me PRIVATELY to my inbox. You will format it in the following manner:

“VOTE: (0-X-O-X-O-O-O L-J-O-H-G-A-N)

REASON: Logan, I just don’t get you. MGI? Your series has officially jumped the shark. And who are those people playing in the fantasy pool? They’re like a freakin’ peanut gallery. I have a feeling they will grow tiresome for us quickly.

Okay. Between now and 1159am eastern Wednesday, it is time to vote. Daln tribe, you’re up.

NOTE: If there is a tie for second-highest number of votes, whoever the eliminated player voted for will be sent to MGI. If that doesn’t break the tie, then the player involved in the tie who was last picked to join the tribe on Opening Day will be sent to MGI.

ME: People are asking if they needed to have the code within the brackets for their vote.

Guys, whenever I explain how to vote, I always throw a joke in there based on the previous challenge.

Just putting “VOTE: (NAME OF PERSON WITHIN BRACKETS HERE)” followed by your reason will do just fine.

GLO: cool beans…hate this voting crap first challenge. hate it……….

TRIBAL COUNCIL VOTING

ALEX,

“VOTE: (X-X-X-O-O-O-O-O-O = L-O-L-J-E-R-E-M-Y)”

Confessional: The consensus is that Danial is going home tonight just because he’s new to the tribe. That being said, throwing this Jeremy vote out as an errant vote in hopes of getting one step closer to the idol. Based on the previous votes I’m guessing that we will see a few errant votes but hopefully enough to send Danial home. I’m putting my vote on Jeremy because he’s on the outside of Stealth Rn’t Us, and his name hasn’t been brought up, so hopefully any other errant votes won’t get thrown his way.

DANIAL,

self-vote

GLORIA,

VOTE: (Tyler) No particular reason Tyler seems like nice, fun guy but got to make a move for that clue for idol..He is sadly aligned with alliance against me and I can’t let that go so hve to make a daring move..Hope it don’t bite me in ass.

JEREMY,

VOTE: ALEX

REASON: I don’t trust you and I feel like you are playing too aggressively.

KAYDE,

I would like to evict Danial from the game
MICHELLE,

VOTE: (0-X-O-X-O-O- A-J-L-H-E-X) (That code thing drives me crazy)

because I have heard from several avenues that he is not to be trusted.

MORAY,

Change of plans coming up.

VOTE: Alex

REASON: Well, I know it ain’t me! You are fun to have around, but you’ve been caught telling a few too many people a few too many different things. You’re a troublemaker, which is an excellent strategy if you don’t get caught. Unfortunately you did. Adjö.
SERGIU,

Vote: ALEX
REASON: You seem shady and i really hope everything goes to plan:)

TYLER,

okay…need to change my vote. Sorry, this WON’T happen again. I really need to get into the groove of casting votes AFTER everything is sorted out

Voting Confessional: Aelx, you seem like a really great, funny kid. But unfortunately, you’re now the next victim in the classic case of “too hard, too fast”. I’ve been on the same side you’re on now buddy, so I feel for you.

My vote is for Alex.

5-2-1-1 Alex-Danial-Tyler-Jeremy

TRIBAL COUNCIL VOTE REVEAL

If anybody has the hidden individual immunity idol and they played it this round, now would be the time I’d reveal it.
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Alright. Once the votes are read the decision is final and the person voted out will be removed from this group almost immediately.
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FIRST VOTE:
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SELF-VOTE:
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SECOND VOTE:
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THIRD VOTE:
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FOURTH VOTE:
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NEXT VOTE:
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First person voted out of SCWL 5:
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Based on how the votes were distributed, four votes is enough.
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Alex, the tribe has spoken.
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It’s time for you to go.

FANTASY POOL PICKS

Episode 1 Power Rankings

Brian Whitehead:
1. Kayde Roper [DLAN]
“Immunity”
2. Candy Cain [SPAU]
“Immunity”
3. Michelle Pearce-Denovan [DLAN]
“nice, loyal, well known, active… she’ll be safe for a little”
4. Alex Isaac [DLAN]
5. Brenda Mitchell [SPAU]
6. Chance Armstrong [DLAN]
7. Gloria Query [DLAN]
8. Sergiu Zablau [DLAN]
9. Moray James [DLAN]
10. Naomi Soward [SPAU]
11. Jason Stephens [SPAU]
12. Branden Billy [SPAU]
“captain and my pick means 2 kisses of death”
13. Jeremy Bell [DLAN]
14. Albee George [SPAU]
15. Christian Fuentes [SPAU]
16. Kodi Ross [MGI]
“in trouble on MGI”
17. Tyler Linder [DLAN]
18. Danial Hopwood [MGI]

Clayton Spivey:
1. Brenda Mitchell [SPAU]
2. Moray James [DLAN]
3. Naomi Soward [SPAU]
4. Michelle Pearce-Denovan [DLAN]
5. Branden Billy [SPAU]
6. Gloria Query [DLAN]
7. Jason Stephens [SPAU]
8. Kayde Roper [DLAN]
9. Chance Armstrong [DLAN]
10. Alex Isaac [DLAN]
11. Albee George [SPAU]
12. Tyler Linder [DLAN]
13. Candy Cain [SPAU]
14. Kodi Ross [MGI]
15. Sergiu Zablau [DLAN]
16. Christian Fuentes [SPAU]
17. Jeremy Bell [DLAN]
18. Danial Hopwood [MGI]

David Racine:
1. Kodi Ross [MGI]
2. Danial Hopwood [MGI]
3. Naomi Soward [SPAU]
4. Chance Armstrong [DLAN]
5. Sergiu Zablau [DLAN]
6. Michelle Pearce-Denovan [DLAN]
7. Moray James [DLAN]
8. Albee George [SPAU]
9. Candy Cain [SPAU]
10. Christian Fuentes [SPAU]
11. Jeremy Bell [DLAN]
12. Brenda Mitchell [SPAU]
13. Alex Isaac [DLAN]
14. Jason Stephens [SPAU]
15. Branden Billy [SPAU]
16. Kayde Roper [DLAN]
17. Gloria Query [DLAN]
18. Tyler Linder [DLAN]

Jessica Frey:
1. Brenda Mitchell [SPAU]
2. Naomi Soward [SPAU]
3. Branden Billy [SPAU]
4. Candy Cain [SPAU]
5. Alex Isaac [DLAN]
6. Michelle Pearce-Denovan [DLAN]
7. Moray James [DLAN]
8. Albee George [SPAU]
9. Jason Stephens [SPAU]
10. Chance Armstrong [DLAN]
11. Gloria Query [DLAN]
12. Kodi Ross [MGI]
13. Kayde Roper [DLAN]
14. Jeremy Bell [DLAN]
15. Sergiu Zablau [DLAN]
16. Tyler Linder [DLAN]
17. Christian Fuentes [SPAU]
18. Danial Hopwood [MGI]

Kim Prather-Thompson:
1. Sergiu Zablau [DLAN]
2. Kodi Ross [MGI]
3. Albee George [SPAU]
4. Alex Isaac [DLAN]
5. Chance Armstrong [DLAN]
6. Michelle Pearce-Denovan [DLAN]
7. Naomi Soward [SPAU]
8. Branden Billy [SPAU]
9. Moray James [DLAN]
10. Jason Stephens [SPAU]
11. Tyler Linder [DLAN]
12. Brenda Mitchell [SPAU]
13. Gloria Query [DLAN]
14. Candy Cain [SPAU]
15. Kayde Roper [DLAN]
16. Christian Fuentes [SPAU]
17. Jeremy Bell [DLAN]
18. Danial Hopwood [MGI]

Ok, Given SPAU gets its share of losses these are my thoughts at the moment. God I love this series. Wish I could play again. 🙂

Lister Potter III:
1. Kayde Roper [DLAN]
2. Candy Cain [SPAU]
3. Kodi Ross [MGI]
4. Jason Stephens [SPAU]
5. Michelle Pearce-Denovan [DLAN]
6. Branden Billy [SPAU]
7. Alex Isaac [DLAN]
8. Brenda Mitchell [SPAU]
9. Naomi Soward [SPAU]
10. Moray James [DLAN]
11. Gloria Query [DLAN]
12. Albee George [SPAU]
13. Jeremy Bell [DLAN]
14. Chance Armstrong [DLAN]
15. Sergiu Zablau [DLAN]
16. Christian Fuentes [SPAU]
17. Tyler Linder [DLAN]
18. Danial Hopwood [MGI]

ALEX EXIT INTERVIEW

You are receiving this because you were the first one eliminated. Poor thing. Care to share thoughts on your too-shortened experience?

1. So let’s start with the beginning. Did all of those delays affect your gameplay at all? Do you think it triggered any sense of impatience.

2. Did you have any pre-game deals with other players prior to Opening Day? Do you think other possible pre-game deals between other players helped or hurt your position?

3. You were picked by Michelle to be on the tribe, and you proceeded to pick Kayde. Were you responsible in either of those decisions? And did you have allinces with either of them?

4. Spau was fighting right from the beginning. Did you think Daln would waltz through the competition?

5. Kodi sent you a clue for the final idol immediately. What was the relationship between you and Kodi?

6. Your tribe lost the first tribal immunity, but with no obvious person to blame. What was the initial assessment of who to eliminate?

7. Would Kayde have been gone if she wasn’t wearing immunity?

8. Danial came from MGI but easily survived the vote. How come nobody seemed to be focused on the newcomer to MGI?

9. I asked if your sense of humour aided your tribe. But yet you’re gone first. Do you think you took a joke too far to where it backfired?

10. You pursued the rogue idol. Do you think that cost you the game? Or do you think you were sent home for another reason? Because for the second season in a row we witness an extremely active player go home in the season premiere.

11. Having experienced four wisdom teeth extracted (some of which embedded in my bones), do you think it’s fair for me to envy you knowing you were born without a couple of wisdom teeth?

12. Before I let you go I must ask. . .were you indeed bliiiiindsided?

13. And was one of them the best survivor of allll tiiiiime?

14. Who do you want to win? Who do you think will win?

15. Who do you think will be voted out next? Who do you want to be voted out next?

On behalf of the production crew for SCWL 5, we thank you for playing this game!

Next Time on SCWL 5:

– The game is brought to a screeching halt when a player insists for a rule change, and in a SCWL first, launches an offensive against the host.

– While the host is distracted, a re-match occurs on MGI, but with an unexpected outcome that leads to intriguing implications.

– And if you thought the last minute decision to eliminate Alex would be a rare event, think again. Another player goes down in a last minute vote switch.

Boot List Prediction

17: Danial
16: Kayde
15: Albee
14: Christian
13: Moray
12: Candy
11: Tyler
10: Kodi
09: Serg
08: Glo
07: Branden
06: Jason
05: Jeremy
04: Michelle
03: Naomi
02: Brenda
01: Chance

5.2 SCWL 5 Episode 2: “Mildly Gimmicky Island”

May 22-May 26, 2013

Immunity Challenge #2: Combination Organization

Summary: Seven numbers along with seven tasks are assigned. It is up to each tribe to pick one person to pick a task and a number. The number refers to the number of items they need to complete the task they chose. Tribes must be careful because some tasks don’t have enough items to cover the biggest numbers listed.

Inspired By: The classic challenges where you need ‘X’ length of plank to get you to the next perch. Keep doing so until you reach the end. It’s all about thinking well in advance and assigning the right planks to the right paths.

Winners: Daln and Danial.

Tribal Council: Candy is wearing immunity. Kodi becomes member of Spau.

Voted Out: Kodi

Vote Distribution 5-3-1

Who Was Voted Against: Kodi-Albee-Branden

So Who Has Cast Rogue Votes: Christian and Gloria. Alex did too but that backfired.

Hidden Immunity Idol Clue: Danial awards another clue to Gloria.

WISDOM TEETH

Before we get to talking about Danial. . .I must note that my wisdom teeth were taken out on May 22nd.  All four teeth. For anyone who has seen videos of me, you probably have noticed that my teeth are a bit crowded. Because it was the final semester of my dental plan with UBC, I thought I would get them extracted when the university would still cover half the costs.

Mine were on the higher end of costs even though I went strictly through the dentist’s office because of how awkwardly positioned my wisdom teeth were. So they decided to add on an extra hundred dollars per tooth because each extraction was complex for them.

My oldest brother was able to recover within a day. My sister ended up with dry sockets and out for eight days. It was rather unclear if my ability to host the game would be compromised.

For anyone who knows me, I absolutely hate taking any sort of drugs. I had yet to consume alcohol, never smoked some o’ that BC bud, no cigarettes, heck, I still have yet to consume coffee. Even soda is completely out of my diet for this whole year.

So two anti-anxiety pills that are labelled as highly addictive, then a bunch of prescribed painkillers for after the surgery, and then some probiotics mixed in as well.

I can tell you anti-anxiety pills DO NOT work because I couldn’t be more tense and ready to freak out as they kept me wide awake as they extracted my teeth. I freaked during and after because I was having troubles swallowing. My parents rushed me back to the dentist office after I just sat with my head over a paper towel drooling blood for half an hour.

As you can tell, I was pretty messed up. As someone who exercises at least an hour per day and juggling school full-time on top of making time to blog, the idea of lying down for 48 hours was beyond ridiculous to me.

All of those pills felt like they had one common side effect: Making sure I only slept about five hours over a total of three or four days. I can tell you that I saw every hour on the clock for the two days following surgery.

In addition, I was forced to try jello for the first time in my life. I can tell you that I wish to never have jello or pudding again in my life.

And it wasn’t until the third day that I forced myself to shower (never doing that again) and forcing myself to go outside to have the least coordinated twenty minute walk. I must have walked in a zig-zag the whole way. What makes it hilarious too is that I had my head down and had troubles even opening my eyes. I remember noticing people giving me weird looks on the street.

I hate that Alex was born without two of his wisdom teeth. So jealous.

Now let the stage be set for what happens during much of these two days. . .

DANIAL’S PROTEST

After Danial complained about going to MGI in episode one, I assumed that it was a frustration he had that almost any other player experiences at least once per season. None of what he said in the premiere was ever directed towards me. In fact, he was friendly to me pre-game despite not quite catching on to the structure of the game.

But when Danial saw the self-vote, he directly challenged me and the self-vote. Every self-vote incident before this has been “sorry Logan, I was busy/forgot” and take responsibility for their self-vote.

But not Danial. He answered the questions. The rules and due date for votes was listed clearly in the post. There was the biggest time limit possible (36 hours–yeah, I made it 36 hours because I was at home that day in the hours leading up to the surger, thus giving me time for homework the day before).

Danial begged for a warning of when the deadline was approaching. I agreed to do so. However, that wasn’t good enough and protested the self-vote. I said erasing the self-vote was not possible because somebody was already removed from camp eight hours ago, and removing his vote from the urn would be too un-Survivor-like and knew others would abuse this as strategy. Remember that two self-votes triggers your ejection from the game.

Danial continued to challenge the self-vote. Fair enough. I have a rule in place that if a decision/rule is challenged within reason, then all players remaining in the game can agree to disregard the rule. I sent a long message to everybody that an anonymous player wanted their self-vote erased. Although everyone on Daln knew this was not so anonymous because only one person cast a self-vote anyway. Therefore only Spau members would have the anonymity preserved.

Before I had a chance to send the message to everybody, I already had SIX rejections. A rule change has to be passed unanimously. I had to continue sending it to all sixteen players (Danial would be the 17th player, remember) in order to preserve who rejected it. What helped is that multiple people on both tribes rejected it. In fact, half the cast rejected the erasure of the self-vote within the hour.

So I told Danial it had been rejected. To him it seemed suspicious that a verdict had been reached within four minutes. He assumed I rigged it or that only Spau members rejected it. Sadly, Danial wouldn’t leave the ruling alone and kept saying I fabricated it or that the only people who should matter when it came to the rule was his tribe members. In fact, he singled out four people on his tribe who should be the only ones with a vote on the ruling.

Of course, I couldn’t tell Danial that 3/4 that he rounded up as “being the only ones that matter” had already shot down the rule change. Obviously, I couldn’t tell him that because there is a game still being played, and everyone still wants to be on good terms with Danial. So at three o’ clock in the morning, after three hours of this, I can only tell Danial “multiple people on both tribes shot down the rule change, I did everything I could, sorry”.

Then I left him alone. But that wasn’t the worst of it because it would begin again about two hours later.

DANIAL’S RETURN TO MGI

Due to the brand new MGI twist this season, whoever received the second highest number of votes is sent to MGI. Guess who gets sent to MGI?
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That’s right. Danial. Jeremy and Tyler each had one vote while Danial had two votes. If Danial cast a vote for somebody else, well, ANYBODY ELSE, Jeremy would have been sent to MGI. That self-vote suddenly has much more impact on this game. Danial caught onto how important the self-vote was and proceeded to yell at me again.

This time he got much more intense. This had to be like four or five o’ clock in the morning. My body is full of drugs. I hadn’t slept in several days. My teeth are leaking blood. And I’m doing everything I can to not say something really stupid as Danial badgers me worse than any of the other 109 players to ever be in SCWL. I was amazed that Danial had this much energy, because I was certainly exhausted.

He flat out rejected going to MGI.

“And that’s that.”
*Host adds Danial to MGI group*
“Great, you’re rigging this game against me because you are bullying me.”

When it got to that point I simply tried to change the subject and talk about Danial’s personal life. That part of the confessional has been removed from this episode. Danial’s mood changed 180 degrees for about 30 minutes. I thought I finally solved the problem and calmed Danial down.

But then Danial brings up his issues with SCWL again. It felt like Danial was the only player in the whole season and the other sixteen players were background noise. I simply messaged Danial that I am giving him time to cool down and logged off. I was at a loss for what to do.

DANIAL ALMOST MED-EVAC’D

Then the next day things got much crazier. The immunity challenge and duel was going on. Danial blew up much worse than he did in the previous day.

How much more nasty was Danial towards me? Let me put it to you this way: Huge chunks of that conversation have been removed to protect Danial. I did my best to edit the confessional to ensure Danial’s thoughts flow cohesively, but I know exactly what was removed. If you were to see what I took out, you would understand completely. I was extremely concerned to the point that I sat for an hour while my judgment was impaired to think if Danial should be removed from the game for his own sake. In terms of the game he hadn’t participated in a single challenge or a Tribal Council, but instead has spent a total of twelve hours yelling at me and making me legitimately concerned for his health in this type of environment. It is the most challenging situation I have ever had as a host. He doesn’t have enough strikes for challenge inactivity or for self-votes, and he isn’t being abusive towards any other player. Removing somebody for their own welfare would be unprecedented.

GAME CONTINUES

Oh right. A game of Survivor is being played. Kodi’s feud with Branden continues. Daln tries to come together as a tribe largely full of amateurs. We get to our next immunity challenge. It is one of my favourite challenges–testing out everybody’s ability to be active, but with a challenge that is unique and relatively simple.

Because I was medically high when I posted the rules, I had to clarify rules several times but then we were off and running. Some of the wording I originally had makes me giggle to this day.

DALN WAS MUCH MORE COHESIVE DESPITE ROGUE VOTES

Thanks to Candy and Albee blocking each other, Daln had a huge advantage. You could lose the challenge at the very beginning if you assigned the same task or number to multiple people. Meanwhile, Daln is full of fresh and happy people who love working together to excel at challenges they have never seen before.

If a MVP had to be awarded in this challenge, it would be Serg. He was on top of every Daln error and did the tiebreaker by himself. The chaotic nature of the first TC had no bearing on Daln’s ability to even the score in the following challenge.

Christian or Jason did the tiebreaker for Spau, but the tribe didn’t communicate with each other that much (except perhaps Brenda). Nobody bothered to take note that Albee and Candy wound up with a duplicate. The tiebreaker required skill, but it wouldn’t matter because Spau’s error went undetected all the way to the deadline.

BRANDEN RECEIVES THE BLAME

The only thing Albee and Candy hated more than each other during the challenge was Branden’s incorrect delegation. Both of them assumed that Branden had intentionally set this up just to cause trouble.

Did Branden throw the challenge? Was it an honest mistake given he hasn’t been in a SCWL environment? That remains unclear. But suddenly Candy and Albee could be in a voting bloc against Branden. Given Candy has immunity, this seemed like it could be very possible.

REGARDLESS OF WHICH TRIBE LOSES DANIAL WILL SURELY BE GONE

There was only five hours before the deadline and Danial was still yelling at me. I thought he would yell at me until the deadline came. Kodi would have an easy win to buy himself more time. Danial is one self-vote away from ejection even in the unlikely event that he survives another TC. But guess what?

KODI CERTAINLY THREW THE DUEL

I think Kodi could keep his shot at winning the game intact by winning a couple more duels, but Kodi was trying to throw it. He did the absolute minimum in the challenge. Funny thing is that Kodi was five hours away from winning the duel. If I shortened the challenge to 24 hours, Kodi wins with that big picture of Richard Hatch. Miraculously, Danial puts together a string of answers in the final two hours and wins the duel.

Danial. Wins. The. Duel.

Suddenly Kodi and Danial’s duels are 1-1. Kodi is heading to Spau. All Kodi needs to do is survive the vote and we are likely heading for a rubber match in the duel.

JEREMY NEARLY SNAGS THE IDOL

Jeremy has completed the first two steps for the idol. All he has to do is complete the secret mission (guessing how each person will vote at the next TC minus self-votes) and the final idol will be his. Nobody else is on the final step yet. This will be a very interesting game if we have a 6-5 merge in favour of Spau but Daln enters with two idols. Just think that Jeremy was extremely close to being the one to win the duel on MGI this round. Something tells me that Jeremy could have gone to MGI, win every duel, but miss out any chance he could have to claim the final idol.

KODI HELPS NAOMI TO SET UP BRANDEN’S DOWNFALL

Kodi gives Naomi the second clue. He immediately goes to Naomi to turn the game around. Instead of targeting Branden for his challenge strength, he instead goes for Albee. In fact, Kodi makes the pitch to several players to eliminate Albee. I think Albee very much feels in danger. Naomi is in a position of power as everyone wants her in their alliance.

SURGENCE OF AUSTRALIAN BORN PLAYERS?

Between Naomi, Jeremy, Michelle, and Danial, we seem to have a fair number of Aussie players in SCWL this season. I think only my fellow TAR expert Ben  and recently disappeared Fiona “Smith” have been the only players from AussieLand in the series. Now we get four in one season? Surprising demographic.

SPAU REALLY DISORGANIZED

This tribe looked like a disaster before, during, and after the challenge. Between Kodi and Branden making power plays, Albee still being targeted for past conflicts, Candy being unhappy with everyone who is wearing a Spau buff, Jason who is too focused on winning his Big Brother ORG, Chance who stays out of conflict, and Christian who is all alone trying to dominate challenges and the rogue voting strategy of the game, and then Brenda and Naomi who are trying their darndest to have some sort of cooperation in challenges, makes this a clusterbomb of a tribe.

Branden, Albee, and Kodi were all at risk.

KODI SHOULD HAVE A PERMANENT GRIP ON POWER

He gave the clue to Naomi. Branden just blew a challenge and has everyone against him. Candy will vote Albee. Chance will vote Albee. Jason does not want to make waves. Christian will rogue vote. Suddenly Kodi is one vote away from taking control of this tribe. TC should be a lot of fun.

CANDY IS LUCKY TO BE IMMUNE

People accused Candy of making up the surgery as an excuse or strategic ploy. Well, regardless if it is true or not, no point going after her because she has immunity for this TC. However, if Candy ends up in the minority in this vote, she better hope that her tribe wins immunity until the merge. But good luck doing that with this level of dysfunction as cooperative challenges lie ahead.

However, Candy may get her wish as her, Kodi, and Chance all lock in their votes for Albee. Heck, Jason has his vote against Albee too, and Christian votes for. . .Branden. Branden, Brenda, Albee, and Naomi all vote Kodi. Oops. The hidden immunity idol clue offering from Kodi didn’t work.

A 4-4-1 TIE UP AHEAD

I must admit we’ve never had a tie vote with an odd number of people since the nine-person Tribal Council post-merge in SCWL 3 in the 3-3-self vote-self vote-self vote round. I always find it interesting because it forces the people in the middle to pick a side and send someone home rather than an even-numbered tie where a simple deadlock is possible.

WHY DID JASON FLOP BACK?

I don’t know. Given that everyone views him as being in a pre-game alliance with Naomi and Brenda, one could assume that because Naomi and Brenda voted against Kodi, that Jason flopped back to align with them and take Kodi out. Or perhaps the notion of a 4-4-1 tie was too scary.

WHO WOULD CHRISTIAN HAVE VOTED FOR IN A 4-4-1 TIE?

Christian was very close to being forced to break the tie. I would guess he would boot the power player he felt would best challenge his own authority. Perhaps Branden would have been gone?

JASON FULLY FOCUSED NOW THAT HE HAS WON THE BB FAN ORG?

I hope so. He has been virtually silent up until it was time to vote.

SAD TO SEE KODI GO SO EARLY–AGGRESSIVE ALWAYS APPRECIATED

I have known Kodi for years, and as he later admits, being absent on Opening Day and heading to MGI really complicated his game. Something tells me he threw the challenge with the intent of thinking Daln would lose again because he underestimated their ability to match up against veterans.

If he won the duel, Danial goes to Spau, 99% chance he goes home, and Albee would be the new person on MGI. Kodi could have thrown it then and either have a much better chance of surviving on Spau or be guaranteed leadership on Daln because Moray and Tyler had suddenly become big targets.

Ah! See what MGI has done? It has complicated the pre-merge phase of SCWL like never before. I wish the real Survivor could do this, but instead air the duel as a bonus clip online rather than stealing ten minutes of airtime on TV and reducing the tribes to doing one challenge per three days.

But seriously, it’s a bummer to see Kodi go after being super aggressive. . .strategically (as opposed to Danial’s type of super aggressiveness). As you can see by the fantasy pool picks below, absolutely no one predicted that Kodi would go down in round two. After asking him to play SCWL for five seasons he only lasts two rounds. Now that’s just funny.

CONFESSIONALS

ALBEE,

I’m livid. How didn’t one person realize that Candy and I picked the same number? Especially when they knew she had me blocked. At least the Aussie realized half way into the challenge, the rest? Lazy Americans. And her… her.. Candice Cook. What a disgusting human being.. How can she treat another person like she treats me. I have no idea what I did too her. Her attacks and shuns are completely unprovoked and unjustified. All I can hope is that she got her fallopian tubes tied so she doesn’t spawn off vile, unattractive peasants (she probably already has since she’s a slovenly lard) because other people might not be able to handle her revolting behavior as well as I do. As far as tribal goes, I know she is targeting me but it makes no sense strategically for people to vote with her. I want to rally votes against Kodi Ross because apparently he doesn’t like me either and we can’t vote Candy this round. I mean Kodi is from Alaska, as in the same state as Sarah Palin… ummm yeah. Bai.

CANDY,

I can’t believe that Branden threw me under the bus like that. Done. So pissed at him. I think he forgot I have immunity. True colors hinting through.

More of my confessional:

Well, hasn’t this turned into one big clusterf—? Branden doesn’t like Kodi, I don’t like Albee. Albee is just a disgusting individual that made sexually explicit comments about my husband and my 5yo son, so I will NEVER unblock him. He’s a pig. Even Branden told me that he was trying to talk sex with him now. I can’t stand him, so I’m doing what I can to get him voted out.

Branden, on the other hand, hates Kodi. he is trying to get Kodi voted out. Kodi has never done anything to me, so I’m trying to save him. Personally, I think Branden and Albee are aligned. We shall see what happens with this vote.

CHANCE,

voting albee

changing vote to brenda

DANIAL,

DANIAL: Why did i get self vote?

ME: Because you didn’t vote.

DANIAL: I was asleep and was waiting for my Trible members. I can’t vote without them. So how is it fair

ME: Everyone was given 36 hours to vote, and everyone had the same time limit. You have to vote by the time I archive everyone’s confessionals and votes.

DANIAL: Do you really want me to leave the game?

ME: No.

DANIAL: Did I even get a warning time nearly up. No I didn’t so how is this fair. I was voting when I wake up and I just bloody woke up

ME: You answered the questions in the tribe group. I assume that’s acknowledgment that you read the deadline.

DANIAL: And I did answer the questions. I didn’t read the deadline. In this world don’t assume everything. So again I get treated unfairly

ME: The deadline was listed one line before I explained how to vote. That’s the way I have been formatting it every season.

DANIAL: Well I didn’t see the deadline

ME: How did I treat you differently from everyone else?

DANIAL: 1st gimmick island 2nd self vote what’s next? Please fix the vote up And I will be happy. I should just get a warning

ME: I’m just curious how I treated you differently from everyone else. Everyone else had the same level of notice, answered their questions, voted, and are all from different time zones.

DANIAL: Other seasons I had host warn me don’t forget to vote when it’s near time. So don’t self vote me. Or I won’t be happy

ME: You know I can’t change the votes after they have been archived and a player has been eliminated. Otherwise everyone would want to do the same thing. The only option on the table at this point is if everyone remaining in the game agrees to have your self-vote erased. In addition, from now on I will give you a twelve hour warning in advance of challenge and Tribal Council deadlines.

DANIAL: Thanks But self vote wasn’t fair this time

ME: I’ll be sure to give you notice of a deadline from now on.

DANIAL: Thanks it’s better that way. For the self vote I better not be the one who’s going to the island

ME: This is how the proposal looks to everyone else:

**ONE-TIME RULE CHANGE PROPOSAL**

At the last Tribal Council, a player disagreed with being assessed a self-vote due to the lack of an additional notice of the deadline approaching.

This player has put in an official protest to have their self-vote erased.

Of course, this cannot be done under normal circumstances because Tribal Council results were posted ten hours ago, and once the results are revealed and no errors on my part are identified, the decision is indeed final.

The only way this self-vote can be erased is if agrees to it as a one-time exception unanimously.

You have 24 hours to private message me with a rejection of the self-vote being erased. Otherwise, I will assume you have approved of this exception and the self-vote will indeed be erased.

DANIAL: That’s good and I didn’t see the deadline

ME: Unfortunately, other players have already rejected the proposal in a matter of minutes. So the self-vote stands. And yes, because you received the second highest number of votes, you will be sent to Mildly Gimmicky Island again.

DANIAL: Getter Grrrr. U didn’t ask the four important people in my tribe. I’m putting the proposel to my group hang on. I am not going back or I will protest big time. And if I do go back I see I get mistreated again

ME: Danial, it’s out of my hands. Multiple people have already rejected the proposal. Therefore, because you have the second highest number of votes, you will be sent to MGI.

DANIAL: NO

ME: Does that mean you’ll forfeit the duel against Kodi?

DANIAL: No but I am getting treated unfairly. And my tribe didn’t say no. And yes I am protesting

ME: Motion was already rejected by people on both tribes.

DANIAL: No it wasn’t. The other tribe yes not this tribe

ME: I can assure you at least one person on your tribe did.

DANIAL: That’s only one not most. I have the right

ME: I’ll give you a few hours to cool down because there is nothing else I can do at this point. You will be going to MGI. . .whether or not you choose to participate is up to you.

DANIAL: It’s bulls—. I get mistreated again. This game is so bully towards me. And I think you are agreeing to it. That I’m getting bullied. Look at him his an easy target lets get him everyone’s saying it. And you know I’m right

ME: Danial, I support all of my players in this game. I know the rules or the format may not be your favourite thing in the world right now, but that’s what has maintained the high reputation of the series.

ME: Anyways, you’re free to stay and fight it out with Kodi on MGI, or if this game is too much, you are certainly free to quit. In a few hours you’ll be sent to MGI. What you do after that is completely up to you.

DANIAL: Support ur not even supporting me. It’s all bulls—. You would never support me. And I know that. I even shotting my alliance at the moment. *Shooting

ME:I hope you don’t believe that’s not true once you’ve cooled down. I set up the rule change process for you. And I supported you being a member of this cast. And I supported you and got to know you as a person who referees youth.

DANIAL: All through out the survivor game I feel I’m just getting bullied it’s not on. And I really really don’t wanna go back to the island

ME: My Internet went out in the middle of a couple conversations regarding the rules of the game last night (roughly 1230am eastern). I was up until about 3am last night going online each hour hoping I had Internet back. To say I was frustrated was an understatement.

ME: Luckily I have Internet back now. Sincere apologies for the 6 1/2 hour delay everybody. Challenge will be up within the next ten minutes. ‘Twas a dark and stormy night on the west coast last night.

DANIAL: Uh huh Time to bully me. And don’t get the challenge at all. And what’s a screen cap

ME: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Screenshot

DANIAL: You said screen cap not screen shot. So what’s the difference

DANIAL: And with survivor I can’t write their name in what tribe they on I’m on a iPhone dosnt have colour while texting

ME: For the Survivor thing. . .you’re going to have to find a way to work around that. Be creative.

ME: Roughly nine hours to go.

DANIAL: Thanks u didn’t answer my question

DANIAL: See?

DANIAL: I ask a question the host should answer it

DANIAL: Talk about bias bullying me again

ME: I did. I said “Be creative”. Any more help would be me directly helping you which would be unfair to the others.

DANIAL: And I feel there’s no time to do the challenge now since I ask ages ago and u didn’t answer

DANIAL: That I was waiting ages for. Well you could give me a hint what to do was I asking for a answer to solve the quiz no I wasn’t. So again you was unfair on me

DANIAL: And no comeback means I’m right again

DANIAL: Yep I knew it

ME: Danial. . .you have called me names repeatedly, and despite that I have dealt with every issue you’ve had with the rules and answered any questions I can without directly aiding you with answers in these challenges. I don’t understand what more responses you expect from me.

DANIAL: I didn’t ask for an answer I was asking what your asking for when you said creative. Shess there’s no question in the trivia saying about that is there

DANIAL: No it’s not
11:31am
ME

ME: I can’t answer that without directly aiding you.

DANIAL: Uh huh. U just wanted me to fail. Wish I had a better go at this game but everyone seem ganging up on me

ME: Danial, I’ve spent twice as much time answering your questions and grievances with the rules and challenges compared to the other seventeen. You have received more help than anyone.

DANIAL: Ummm being rude and didnt answer me how is that being helpful

DANIAL: Could have dealt it in a better manner

ME: I said “be creative”. You are free to clarify or work on the other tasks for this challenge if you can’t figure out a way around the obstacle for the one task.

DANIAL: Be creative I have no idea about what that means. And that was the first question you said if I don’t get the first one then my answers will freeze up. So I couldn’t do it

ME: Now you’ve given me something I can clarify. You are free to do the tasks in any order you choose.

DANIAL: Why didn’t you say that in the first place shess. Now it’s all to late

ME: Because this is the first detail you could let me clarify. You have six hours until the deadline.

DANIAL: Wish I could do it I’m very close to sleep its nearly 5am here. And yes I did referee lastnight. Wish I had more time just put me down again for lose. If I had time I would have done it when I wake up oh well

DANIAL:  Sorry the way I have been acting lately. If I could turn back time I would but oh well game must go on. Even ask glo have I been myself she would say no glo was puzzled the way I been acting

ME: It’s fine, Danial. If you need to remove yourself from the game due to stress, feel free to do so. If you want to continue playing, you are free to do that as well.

DANIAL: Thanks reason I didn’t pull myself I didn’t wanna lose my chance to play in survivor I thought I would be alright to play but obesely I haven’t and really have let myself down and yes I do have stress going on cause I’m like in another state to her ATM but going down to see her like 2weeks time

DANIAL: I dont wanna look like a coward and pull out but wish I could think clearer then I have even I felt like I wasn’t good at my job lastnight talk more hopefully when I wake up

ME: Get well, Danial.

DANIAL:I post something to show you that I would give an effort

ME: Challenge results posted.

DANIAL: Omg I won wow. Talked about leaving it to the last minute. Who else but glo

GLORIA,

Confessional 2—ok Danial did self vote and went back to MGI wow ..The double agent is gone and don;t know why he didn’t align with me in beginning after saying Globug with you girl. Yeah right I thought to myself and whole time he pumped me did i do this did I do that like vote to block immunity for Moray which I did cause I knew he or alex were going to block me and I was right. radar worked well on that call. Now gotta watch tyler and Moray and their ways. Moray is smart player and is careful of how and what he says lol He know exactly what he wants to do which is geet rid of Glo or make it to merge and bond with others then get rid of me GLO. I have to play him carefully. tyler is a lose gun and I do not know what he will or will not do. Kayde said she would not vote me off without telling me hmm never had that said to me before. but she is unique player and I like her but why in world was she with them and not ME. Makes no sense to me whatsoever. She knows my loyalty to right people. I really like Jeremy, Sergiu and Michelle alot and hope nothing screws up our 4 man great alliance at this point..nice bunch. If miracle happens and we go to final 4 it would be tough voting any one of those out trying for the final 2 status cause I like them all so much. hope this alliance does not fall apart and am still cross messaging with Branden the captain who I know is playing me for info and if i make merge he will try to get me gone QUICK lol

clue answer try again lol..2 ansers coming:

LMNT VRY CNSNNT ND SND T T TH HST T DVNC T TH NXT STP F BTNNG TH HDDN MMNTY DL

OR

LMNT VRY CNSNNT ND SND T T TH HST T DVNC T TH NXT STP F BTNNG TH HDDN MMNT DL

Quit laughing I try anything for an idol when I ama dumbass

or i will stick a banana u your nose quiet wonder lol

i am not cutting down your org so please listen before leaving queit wonder. I have never played game where i had to g=figure out the clue lmfao

and it is pissing my ass off to the limits of nervous f—ing breakdown lmao

and no i do not corss the lines but it is really kicking my dumb ass you banana head pelican head thing you

are my confessional ok or are you looking for something more lol i also do video confessionals if you want any out of me sent in pm to you

whatever you like i mean

i hate confessioanls they always bite me in buttlol

and you better respond with sme comedy

you are quietest host i have ever had so i need to liven you uplmao

you are good host though

oh really well i am in mood to get you on wall buckeroo stay tined lol

tomorrow i have something cute for you banana head lol

ong i know you can make no comments but that vote was wild as hell

lol Danial self voted omg

anyways double agent is gone heeheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheh YES YES YES

double teaming donlt work lol’

oh yeah well do funny video for us in it..liven uo this boring bunch except my alliance hehehehehehe

i want someone to flip out on the walls love it…

i better be quiet i might be one who does it lol

send me pic of you in banana hat dare you and No i won;t do anything with it my word

MY WORD to my honorable host

or vanquish me lol nah you want me to cause drama huh lol

cll me the rogue queen

lmao

i told you i participate in my org game when i play

PRODUCER’S NOTE: I ask if anyone has seen Alex sign online since he was eliminated.

nope have not seen him on to be honest very strange wow never thought of that

oh he was playing me to hilt lol and i knew it from day one little rascal hehehehehehe..GLOBUG this and GLOBug that yeah right my ass lol Globug glowed him one with rogue vote and my alliance covering me for the rogue while they voted Alex OUTTA here lol

oh goshes I feel I am in charge and that is NOT want I want lmao..Captain sicks by way and i am awful CAPTAIN

not sicks sucks lol

I should tell whole tribe I am gonna quit casue i don;t want to be captain and stir them up lmao and NO i am not really quitting lol

but want some action they are so dead on wall

(EDITOR’S NOTE: The proposed rule change is sent out.)

he knew about vote because we all discussed it so do not say i said that but no i vote to keep it as it is

it was posted on wall for all to see and he knew about the votes having to be in

yes

but do not say my anme out loud for that he goes beserk

Danial has problems in every single org he plays in logan

yes i keep self vote intat cause he dam knew it..

i took him to our wall and he could do everything and read everything like rest of us

ok i am confised does he stay there or not cause he knew of the vote LOGAN i am telling you he knew and kept trying to get us to vote way he wanted’

cool beans Allee itched at me game on yippee there is life in the game

not itched b—ed Yippee

alee wants this confessional part 3

from Allee to me Glo

Chat Conversation Start

Today

Can we please just pretend to fight for the drama.. Don’t say anything, it will be good for our games

uh huh sure sucker lol

hey banana head where you at lol

giving you good stuff lol

Allee wrote that in message to me: again here is what he said lol

Allee:

Chat Conversation Start

Today

Can we please just pretend to fight for the drama.. Don’t say anything, it will be good for our games

JASON,

S— I FORGOT TO SEND ONE

AH LOGAN I’M SORRY I WON’T FORGET AGAIN

My vote is for Kodi, he’s starting to make alliances and cause shenanigans already, I don’t need that on my tribe

Idk if we’re allowed to change our votes, but If we can I’m gonna change it to Albee

Okay, excellent Changing my vote to Albee, just because he totally f—ed up the challenge, and he’s playing too hard too fast

JEREMY,

I reject the self vote being erased.

sizar cookies

“sugar cookies”

KAYDE,

lol i ws gonna say i want it to stay a self vote…

KODI,

Whoops.

Confessional 1:

So, so far, I’m lost in the game. I’m stuck on an island like a chump because a lot of stupid people didn’t want one of the strongest challenge players in ORGs on their tribes. Most of my game plan so far is just to mess with Branden’s game, because he’s the other real power player. I’ve spoken to Glo already about joining that tribe, she’ll help me out. If I do join the other one, I want to team up with Naomi and basically try to bump Branden out, because he’s strong. If I could get him voted off, the tribe would be more reliant on my challenge skills. In the mean time, I’m just gonna keep winning MGI challenges and hope for the best. I’m hoping for more encryption type things. That was great.

MORAY,

CONFESSIONAL:
Wow! Tribal Council went just as I’d hoped. Well, for the most part. Rather hacked off about Denial failing to vote after everything we did to save him and try to earn his trust and loyalty. Less impressed than Whatevia right now…
So yeah, it’s funny how a person can end up being blindsided on “Day” 3. Thing is, Alex approached me VERY early in the game and I sort of agreed to a final 2 deal with him. Even so, his pushiness in our plans and over-analytical behaviour was ringing all kinds of alarms in my head, and I was secretly hoping to find a way to get him out. You can imagine my joy when a little gentle probing of Tyler made me aware that he felt exactly the same. Seems I wasn’t the only one Alex was going to take the the final 2, so I guess he was doing math wrong.
So yeah, first tribal; first blindside. It’s a good feeling! Hopefully our fledgling alliance can maintain control in spite of this MGI twist. In any case, we’ll be keeping Glo and Michelle very close to stop them from flipping in the future…

CONFESSIONAL: Oh freaking hell, I can’t believe Sergiu and Tyler did that! If we’ve just lost this challenge because they can’t read then I will seriously have to throw them to the sharks … I am 150-200% certain that we were meant to post each answer on its own, not all in one. Damn!

CONFESSIONAL: Thank god they got it right, though I don’t look forward to them seeing that last confessional of mine. If you’re reading this, then sorry guys! But wow, talk about clusterfreak on the other tribe! Makes Samburu look like a rendition of “Kumbaya”. Glad I’m staying out of that drama…

NAOMI,

haha I was going to ask, how many notices were given? there’s only so much you can do, there’s responsibility on their end as well. I have a feeling I know who this was though

TYLER,

Confessional: Well, I survived my first tribal. More importantly I was the one who got the ball rolling to vote out Alex. The next step is steadiness and predictability. Now that Alex is out I hope to move on with as strong and unified of a team as possible.

Confessional: For the most part this second round I’ve just been trying to be a positive presence around camp. I’ve been thinking a lot about making an end-game deal with Moray, but as much as I really love working with him I’m a bit hesitant. Final three deals are like getting engaged. It’s a huge step to take, and you look like a total asshole if things don’t work out right.

Confessional: I love this game. It’s so stressful, but so rewarding. It’s like a total brain work out. So we won today which is awesome, but some info got brought to my attention that I’m definitely NOT thrilled with.

Confessional: I’m really worried that me and Moray painted ourselves into a corner by ousting Alex, but at the end of the day at the very least we made a move. We controlled our own destiny. We weren’t just sitting ducks. In short, Katie Gallagher has no right to say we suck.

Confessional: (munches popcorn) Really Spau tribe…I mean REALLY. Hate to say it, but way to air all your dirty laundry out in public. Bullying, petty finger pointing, over reacting. My god. I love my tribe to death after seeing that madness.

TRIBAL COUNCIL #2

(ALBEE)-(BRANDEN)-(BRENDA)-(*CANDY*)-(CHANCE)-(CHRISTIAN)-(JASON)-(KODI)-(NAOMI)
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(ALEX)

Note that the asterisks around Candy’s name indicates she is wearing immunity for this round.

Listed above is each of your names. As long as your name rests there you remain in the game. As soon as your name is gone so are you which will be the case for one of you this round.

You MUST answer your questions AND vote by 300pm eastern Sunday in order for your vote to count.

ALBEE,

1. Considering everything that was said in the main group today, I don’t really know where to begin. Let’s start with this round’s immunity challenge. Albee, what happened?

1. I think what happened was that nobody took charge. I couldn’t organize this challenge because candy has me blocked so she can’t see my posts. So yes, I largely blame the rest of the tribe for this loss.

2. Last round you guys seemed relatively harmonious. Do you think the tribe would’ve splintered like this regardless of the immunity challenge loss this round?

2.Christian Fuentes really took the boss role for the first immunity challenge. If he didn’t do that I have a feeling that that challenge would have ended much like this one. There deff needs to be more communication.

BRANDEN,

1. Some fingers pointed at you for why the tribe lost this round. How do you see what transpired from your perspective?

Maybe I should have paid more attention? I don’t know if I told candy the wrong thing, I didn’t go back and look yet but I mean, I shouldn’t have to babysit her and albee’s rivalry. He has said over and over he cant see her posts… so maybe I should’ve thought about it. Naomi caught it but it was too late, I never even noticed. I cant get everything in order every round. I may be the captain but sometimes I do get busy and this was just one of those rounds. SO point away, idc

2. Despite all of this conflict. . .you started out as the tribe’s first member. You had a big part in putting this tribe together. Do you still believe in the picks the tribe made or are you already second-guessing decisions the tribe made in the tribal pick em?

BRENDA,

1. What is the best step for the tribe to address the dysfunction moving forward? Or do you think this tribe is capable of pulling a Casaya and being able to cooperate during challenges regardless of heads being taken off at camp?

1. Moving forward – we just need to put this behind us and move on. If we can’t then you’ll see us here again. I think the strength of this group is the experience we have but it’s also our weakness because we’ve all been … burnt

2. Speaking of the dysfunction, you’ve had some darts thrown at you by Albee as well. Will that be repaired or are you two not going to be on speaking terms for the remainder of the game?

Albee and I are getting along just fine but thanks for your concern. We’ve talked and buried our past and moved on from it … so I have no concerns where he’s concerned.

CANDY,

1. Chaos aside, you are immune from Tribal Council this round thanks to Daln. Do you think you needed immunity this round?

To answer my first question: I absolutely needed immunity this round. I told you in the very beginning that I was having surgery yesterday, and didn’t know how much I would be around. On top of that, my best friend’s dad died suddenly at the end of last week, and I’ve had to help her and her family with arrangements. It has been a very stressful week for me, and I haven’t been able to speak with anyone at all. Then the person I thought I was aligned with totally threw me under the bus in front of BOTH tribes… Yeah, I needed this immunity necklace.

2. Who do you think has the advantage? A tribe with more experienced but players who have past history or a tribe with less experience but none of that baggage to carry around?

For the second part of my question: I think a tribe with less experience and no baggage has an advantage over a tribe with more experience but more baggage. As soon as the tribe was formed, I was told who the auto alliances were, and who I was expected to align with. I was even told a bootlist before the game began.

CHANCE,

1. I think you’re the first person who has received a question that hasn’t been publicly called out amidst the chaos. In fact, you had nothing to do with the challenge loss because you were sitting out. Do you think it was still advantageous for you to sit out this round?

i try to stay away from drama but i dont know as my name has come up

2. I haven’t even had the chance to address the hidden immunity idol yet that is available for each tribe. The first person to cast a rogue vote at two separate Tribal Councils will receive the hidden immunity idol. Do you think people will pursue the idol this early in the game?

im sure its on peoples minds

BRANDEN: Obviously I am not voting for you Chance.

ALBEE: Chance Armstrong is mad chill. I don’t know why anyone would want to vote him out.

CHRISTIAN,

1. Candy has immunity. Do you think somebody having individual immunity from the first Tribal Council of the game impacts the vote in a way that every player being equally at risk couldn’t?

First question: I’m certain there is some impact.

2. Is there anybody on this tribe who you feel the tribe absolutely can’t afford to lose?

Second question: I do.

JASON,

1. MGI is a twist debuting for perhaps the first and only time this season. It’s different because two players start out on MGI rather than needing to be faux-eliminated before being sent. How does the fact that two players with zero tribal affiliation at the beginning affect the game?

Well clearly it sucks for them, they miss time to form bonds and truly prove themselves to the tribe. However, it could also be viewed as an advantage for them, because they don’t necessarily have to be loyal to this tribe if they so choose.

2. Do you think alliances are formed out of past grudges or do you see enemies potentially willing to ally for mutual gain? Can emotions truly be separated from strategy in a game from Survivor?

I’m certain alliances are formed out of past grudges, if you can work with someone who you can’t stand, you’ll be going far in this game, it’s almost certain. And I think emotions are always present, for some people the game gets really emotional and a lot of decisions are based on emotions, and for other people decisions are based on logical thinking.

KODI,

1. 99% of the time when a player joins a tribe after the first round in Survivor it is because they are coming from a different tribe. However, that’s not the case for you. People like you and Danial have zero loyalties upon entering the tribe. Do you think that is an advantage or a disadvantage?

1. It could be an advantage. I don’t know what’s been going on here per se, I’ve just heard that things were pretty deadlocked, so if I can come in as a 5th to someone’s alliance, it’ll be wonderful.

2. You slaughtered Danial in the first duel of the game. Yet in the second duel you were unable to defeat him. What happened there? And do you expect to face Danial in a rubber match?

2. I threw the second challenge because I wanted to get into the game for real. Make no mistake, I’m the strongest challenge competitor in the cast, and I can help this tribe win every IC until the Merge if they’re interested.

NAOMI,

1. You were awarded a Mutiny Trigger on Opening Day. This means at any point outside of an active Tribal Council you can freeze the game for 24 hours and allow anyone who is on a tribe to mutiny to the opposing tribe. Do you think a time would come where you would use this item?

1. Definitely. For me it’s the perfect weapon to have come a tribe swap. If our tribe gets split up and in the minority on 2 tribes, I can use it to bring us back together and hopefully help my allies out.

2. What do you think will be the most important criteria for how people cast their votes this round?

2. It’s definitely a factor. There’s a chance they can come back into your tribe next round or even end up on the other tribe with information

ALBEE: When did all these twists and powers happen? I’m so confused.

CHRISTIAN:  Some rewards were handed out in the captain’s challenge the first day, Allee George.

Okay. When you vote please do so in the following fashion:

VOTE: (Logan Logan Logan Logan Logan Logan Logan Logan)

REASON: My combination is “8” and “The number of times I want to vote the most annoying person in the game off”. Guess what? I succeeded with this combination! It feels awesome. Can’t wait for you to leave this game for good.

Everybody except Candy is fair game. Between now and 300pm eastern Sunday, it is time to vote. Spau tribe, you’re up.

BRANDEN: Naomi wants to play with Kodi, let her play with Kodi, vote me out, F— THIS GAME

BRANDEN: I love you and lovve playing with you. But I’d like a chance to play with Kodi too.

ALBEE:  Logans Hosting-Org, where did I throw darts at Brenda ?

ALBEE: I’m gay, I don’t even know how to throw.

TRIBAL COUNCIL VOTING

ALBEE,

i vote kodi

BRANDEN,

VOTE: KODI

Reason: Kodi, you think you are the smartes guy on the planet… let’s face it. You have been proved wrong so much that if I were you I’d put a sock in it from time to time. You dont know everything about everyone. I’ve played with Kodi, he didnt even communicate with ppl to get picked and then he wasnt around for the tribe picking and that shows you he is not all THAT active as he so claims. He uses mindgames to further himself and Im hoping I can use some mindgames to end him once and for all in this game. GAH Im an asshole.

BRENDA,

Vote : Kodi

Reason : Simply put because it sounds like it’s either him or Albee and I trust Albee more (oddly enough) and Kodi not so much.

CANDY,

Speaking of which, my vote is for
Albee, Albee, Albee, Albee, Albee, Albee, Albee, Albee

You’re a swine, Albee. I can’t wait for you to go so I can play the game without having to worry about you.

CHANCE,

back to albee

CHRISTIAN,

VOTE: (Branden)

REASON: His outburst was distasteful, but I don’t really want him gone. This is just… good business.

JASON,

Changing it back to Kodi

KODI,

I’m voting for Albee to go.

Branden has decided it’s either me or Branden going home. Since I’m not a complete moron, I want to keep the tribe strong. Albee is weak, he blew the challenge, and he is just a horrible human being.

NAOMI,

Vote (Kodi Kodi Kodi Kodi Kodi Kodi Kodi Kodi)
Did i do it right?

TRIBAL COUNCIL VOTE REVEAL

If anybody played a hidden immunity idol, now would be the time I’d reveal it.
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KODI: Bye.
ME: Well, that exit was. . .something.

Clearly giving up a free pass and immunity backfired. Kodi’s challenge to the dynamics of this tribe was not well-received judging by the vote tally.

The question is if Kodi’s exit has resolved the level of dysfunction on this tribe. I have a feeling the answer to that will come real soon.

ALBEE: bye Kodi Ross, nobody will miss you. You are a irrelevant b—, always and forever…. Don’t ever forget that.

FANTASY POOL PICKS

Brian Whitehead:
1. Candy Cain [SPAU]
“Immunity”
2. Michelle Pearce-Denovan [DLAN]
3. Brenda Mitchell [SPAU]
4. Sergiu Zablau [DLAN]
5. Chance Armstrong [SPAU]
6. Naomi Soward [SPAU]
7. Moray James [DLAN]
8. Gloria Query [DLAN]
9. Kayde Roper [DLAN]
10. Jason Stephens [SPAU]
11. Branden Billy [SPAU]
12. Jeremy Ball [DLAN]
13. Albee George [SPAU]
14. Kodi Ross [MGI]
“still on MGI, but will probably win if he needs to”
15. Tyler Linder [DLAN]
16. Christian Fuentes [SPAU]
17. Danial Hopwood [MGI]
“will Spau be so kind to him?”

Clayton Spivey:
1. Kodi Ross [MGI]
2. Brenda Mitchell [SPAU]
3. Michelle Pearce-Denovan [DLAN]
4. Sergiu Zablau [DLAN]
5. Jason Stephens [SPAU]
6. Naomi Soward [SPAU]
7. Gloria Query [DLAN]
8. Albee George [SPAU]
9. Jeremy Ball [DLAN]
10. Branden Billy [SPAU]
11. Moray James [DLAN]
12. Candy Cain [SPAU]
13. Tyler Linder [DLAN]
14. Christian Fuentes [SPAU]
15. Kayde Roper [DLAN]
16. Chance Armstrong [SPAU]
17. Danial Hopwood [MGI]

Jessica Frey:
1. Brenda Mitchell [SPAU]
2. Naomi Soward [SPAU]
3. Branden Billy [SPAU]
4. Jason Stephens [SPAU]
5. Candy Cain [SPAU]
6. Albee George [SPAU]
7. Michelle Pearce-Denovan [DLAN]
8. Sergiu Zablau [DLAN]
9. Moray James [DLAN]
10. Gloria Query [DLAN]
11. Kayde Roper [DLAN]
12. Kodi Ross [MGI]
13. Christian Fuentes [SPAU]
14. Chance Armstrong [SPAU]
15. Jeremy Ball [DLAN]
16. Tyler Linder [DLAN]
17. Danial Hopwood [MGI]

Kim Prather-Thompson:
1. Sergiu Zablau [DLAN]
2. Kodi Ross [MGI]
3. Albee George [SPAU]
4. Chance Armstrong [SPAU]
5. Michelle Pearce-Denovan [DLAN]
6. Naomi Soward [SPAU]
7. Branden Billy [SPAU]
8. Moray James [DLAN]
9. Jason Stephens [SPAU]
10. Tyler Linder [DLAN]
11. Brenda Mitchell [SPAU]
12. Gloria Query [DLAN]
13. Candy Cain [SPAU]
14. Kayde Roper [DLAN]
15. Christian Fuentes [SPAU]
16. Jeremy Ball [DLAN]
17. Danial Hopwood [MGI]

Lister Potter III:
1. Candy Cain [SPAU]
2. Kodi Ross [MGI]
3. Chance Armstrong [SPAU]
4. Michelle Pearce-Denovan [DLAN]
5. Naomi Soward [SPAU]
6. Sergiu Zablau [DLAN]
7. Jason Stephens [SPAU]
8. Jeremy Ball [DLAN]
9. Branden Billy [SPAU]
10. Moray James [DLAN]
11. Brenda Mitchell [SPAU]
12. Kayde Roper [DLAN]
13. Gloria Query [DLAN]
14. Albee George [SPAU]
15. Christian Fuentes [SPAU]
16. Tyler Linder [DLAN]
17. Danial Hopwood [MGI]

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KODI EXIT INTERVIEW

KODI: Final words: What a shame. I knew when I saw the cast my days were numbered. It’s a shame you got stuck with such a bad group of people. I don’t expect this game to be much fun to host. With any luck someone will piss Branden off enough that he quits and spares you having to deal with him and his insta-allies running the whole thing. Time will tell.

1. I think I’ve asked you to apply for my game a few times now. What compelled you to do so this season?

I’ve heard good things, and I figured it was finally my time. Clearly I picked the wrong season to jump on.

2. You didn’t show up for Opening Day, and ended up not being drafted. Was the absence intentional? And did you presume you would not be the second-to-last or last person left in a draft knowing your reputation?

I didn’t show up due to not having readily available internet access while home from school. I assumed I’d be picked for a tribe, though, yeah. I’m the strongest challenge player in this cast.

3. Right away you called out Branden in the main group. How much of that was strategy and how much of that was that as voicing how you truly felt?

It was mainly strategy, to try to get a rise out of him. I am annoyed by his insta-aligning and the other s— he pulls, though.

4. What are your thoughts on MGI now that your run there has played out?

Yeah, I think that was kind of a swing and a miss.

5. In the first round you whooped Danial in the duel and became immune. In the second round Danial barely did anything because he was more focused on hating me than doing the actual duel. Why not just take the easy win and be safe to buy yourself more time?

I just had no motivation to do that, and the longer you aren’t on a tribe, the more separate from the game you become. I wanted to get into the game and onto the weaker tribe because they would have welcomed me and I could have lead them to victory. But surprisingly Branden’s tribe lost one, and I got unlucky with my gamble.

6. But instead you chose to throw it. Was it out of impatience to “start playing the game” or did you feel you need to join a tribe at that point?

Yeah, exactly. I probably could have stayed on MGI until the Merge and then I’d just be some random dude and they’d boot me.

7. Did you know you would end up on Spau? Considering you didn’t seem to fight with anybody from Daln.

Like I said, I thought I would end up on Daln because no way does Spau lose a challenge like that to a Kodi-less Daln.

8. Speaking of Daln, do you think you wOUld have been safe on Daln?

I would have been golden. Bunch of noobs. I was in talks with Glo already and I would have been able to join that tribe easily without the insta-hate from Billy.

9. In the second round you gave the idol clues to Naomi. Why her?

I knew if I ended up on that tribe, I needed an in with the power because Branden wasn’t going to let me in. So I needed Naomi to like me, and I needed to eventually get her to ditch Branden. That was the groundwork, but I didn’t really have time to improve on that.

10. On Spau you made the claim that it is a series of pre-game alliances. Do you think that will define the whole season? Or were you just exploiting that as a way to stay?

That is 100% how this will go. Christian was dumb to not get that, but he’s new so I understand. Branden, Naomi, Jason and Brenda will run the whole thing. Candy and Christian will be pawns. Chance will not be there much longer. Daln will be too weak to fight and will be pagonged, and Branden will just win every IC at the end and take his pick to the end.

11. The vote was relatively close but you were sent packing. What do you think prevented you from gaining that crucial majority to stay?

I think BB, Naomi, Jason and Brenda was never breaking, and obviously Albee wasn’t gonna vote himself.

12. Candy had individual immunity. Do you think that contributed to your dismissal? Maybe. Albee and her screwed up for the tribe, one of them should have gone home.

13. Looking back, what do you think your biggest mistake was? Do you agree that it was throwing the duel?

Applying for this season instead of the last, or waiting for the next one.

14. Who do you want to win? Who do you think will win?

Branden will win, but I would like to see one of the Dalns win. Ideally, Glo for the lulz. Or Kayde, I like her.

15. Who do you think will be voted out next? Who do you want to be voted out next? I think Sergiu maybe. I would love to see Branden voted off, or Naomi or Jason.

16. If you have any other thoughts, please share. On behalf of the production crew for SCWL 5, we thank you for playing this game!

I know this is gonna be immortalized for all of time, so I don’t want to say anything that might bite me. Branden decided he hates me this month. I hope he gets over whatever mood swing he’s in right this second and grows up. I do hope someone can topple his insta-alliance because it’s boring to watch him bring the same old friends into games, secure a majority and then pad his wins. I regret that I couldn’t show up for Opening Day, because I very likely could have won it and helped pick a great tribe. I’m sorry I let all of my fans down. So much for my dreams.

Next Time on SCWL 5:

– After a brief period of calmness on MGI, Danial renews his feud with the host. Will the distraction lead him to his doom or can he multi-task and take down Albee?

– A new and refreshing take on the tribal maze puts Tyler and Brenda in a precarious position. Who will come out the hero and who will come out as the goat once the challenge is done?

– Jeremy makes a move for the final idol. . .while Glo is ready to claim the other idol at her own camp.

– The outcome of the game may be changed forever as the host announces the possibility of making an unprecedented move in SCWL history.

Boot List Prediction

16: Danial
15: Kayde
14: Albee
13: Christian
12: Moray
11: Candy
10: Tyler
09: Serg
08: Glo
07: Branden
06: Jason
05: Jeremy
04: Michelle
03: Naomi
02: Brenda
01: Chance

5.3 SCWL 5 Episode 3: “Confusion, Blindfolds, and Blowups”

May 28-June 1, 2013

Immunity Challenge: Fruit Maze
Inspired By: Every dang challenge on Survivor that has used blindfolds.
Summary: One player from each tribe will be given exact information of what is located inside each square of the maze minus the location of each tribemate. Each blindfolded tribemate has been given several clues regarding their location and will send it to their leader. Based on this information, they will tell their tribemates where they must go in the maze.
Leaders: Brenda (Spau) and Tyler (Daln). Each leader was given three trapdoors to use against the opposing tribe. Step on it and the player falls through it.
How Was it changed for the duel: They were given not only the whole board but also the clues for their own location. They had to direct themselves.
Was Examining Each Person’s Path a Pain: Yes.
Was I Worried When Spau Thought I Screwed Up But Relieved When I Did Everything Correctly: Yes.
Did I know everyone would have no idea Saskatoon was more than just a city in Canada until the last minute: Yes.

Winners: Spau and Albee (by default)

Vote Count: 3-2-2-1
Vote Distribution: Kayde-Danial-Moray-Tyler
Voted Out: Kayde

Idols Claimed: Jeremy claimed the final idol by knowing how everyone would vote in a TC where 4/8 players would receive a vote. Gloria claimed Daln’s rogue vote idol.
Idol Not Yet Claimed: Spau’s rogue vote idol.

ANOTHER MAZE CHALLENGE–HOW IS IT DIFFERENT?

Ah yes. One maze per season since the dawn of this series. This is our sixth maze, and I think this is our best one yet. We managed to replicate the show’s tribal blindfold challenge very well. We have never done a blindfolded maze with a leader before.

Per usual, the maze meant that I spent five or six hours answering questions. As far as I know I am the only ORG host on Facebook who does a maze challenge each season. The only other person I know who used to do one was Laura Bolton in her Mole ORGs, but her maze wasn’t a grid. She revealed how the maze was set up and seemed very much like the day 34 oddly shaped maze from Survivor: Tocantins.

But regardless of answering a ton of questions, I always enjoy a good maze challenge. I have perfected the difficulty of a maze–not too difficult to understand for the brightest of people, but not too easy where everyone will have no problem finishing unless they make a huge error.

MARIAH CAREY

If you ever wanted to be reminded of a random story in entertainment news during the end of May in 2013, this challenge made a reference to it. Mariah Carey’s red carpet partial wardrobe malfunction occurred about three days before this challenge was played. If anybody was reading this blog a year from now they would have no idea what in the world I was talking about. Funny time warps like that when I throw in references into my Amazing Race blog can really expose the week I was writing at the time.

DO OR DIE FOR ALBEE

Given the tribal configurations on both tribes, Albee doesn’t look like he could enter a tribe this round and survive Tribal Council. He was very close to going home last round. Albee needs a victory to give himself a bit more time for everything to blow over. This goal shouldn’t be too difficult given Danial’s track record thus far. But could Albee make the same mistake that Kodi did last round and throw it only to find himself on the wrong tribe?

I should note sending Albee to MGI was ten times easier than all three stints of Danial being on MGI up to this point.

ALSO FOR DANIAL

According to people in the fantasy people, this is the third consecutive round where Danial is rock bottom on EVERYONE’s lists to go home that round as well as my list. I have never been this shocked to see a player survive to round three except for maybe Brian Kosek from SCWL 1. No. Nowhere near as shocked as Kosek’s survival. Danial has him beat by a mile.

Danial is inactive. He blasts the host and blasts everyone who is trying to ally with him several hours per day. The only reason he has survived is that Glo is keeping him for the idol clues being fed from MGI, and Kodi throwing the second duel.

SCENARIO WHERE DANIAL SURVIVES?

At the time. . .I couldn’t think of one. If he loses this duel, I was willing to bet my student loan debt that Danial goes home.

ALBEE’S COMPLAINT THAT I THREW DARTS AT BRENDA

This carried over from the previous TC. It appears Albee and Brenda smoothed things over. Seeing that Brenda is on cruise control, Albee may want to stay glued to Brenda in order to survive. Given he can’t beat Danial in this duel, of course. He will want to return to Spau as opposed to Daln at this point.

GLORIA STILL STUCK WITH 3 IDOL CLUES–HASN’T CAUGHT ON TO THE ‘A’ PROBLEM

Sorry Glo, but I had to laugh during these three rounds. I was so certain I screwed up by not seeing you submitted the correct answer because odds wise I figured you would leave out the letter ‘A’ in one of your guesses for the puzzle answer. Every other day I would re-check the answers you sent to me because I refused to believe that I did a sufficient job of checking. I didn’t want to screw you over from receiving an idol that you should have had.

And each day I would see that I hadn’t missed anything. Glo barely missed out on obtaining two hidden immunity idols.

JEREMY HAS BOTH CLUES FOR THE IDOL SOLVED

Jeremy is quickly climbing up the ladder of the biggest ORG brainiac to come out of nowhere. He solved both puzzles without telling anybody and is in the core alliance of his tribe without attracting attention to himself. This guy looks golden. Daln could probably afford to head into the merge one member down because he would know how to use an idol correctly.

JEREMY RECEIVES HIS MISSION

After solving two easy puzzles solved by SCWL standards, players would be given a public mission or a private mission. It was up to them which path to choose.

Public mission: Upload a photo of five different Survivor contestants to the main group. If nobody comments on it after 24 hours, you receive the final idol.
Private mission: Correctly guess how each person will vote at a Tribal Council. Self-votes will be thrown out.

Jeremy chose a private mission. So he needs to wait until after his next TC to claim the idol.

DALN DISORGANIZED

Spread out votes and spread out loyalties triggers a tough job for Tyler as the Eyes in this challenge. It also doesn’t help that these are all relatively new people to ORGs who all have to learn the game together.

KAYDE BECOMING INCREASINGLY INACTIVE–COMPUTER WOES?

Kayde said in the first couple rounds that she was having computer issues. Her individual immunity talisman saved her from the opening Tribal Council. She won’t have that safety if they lose again. Sadly, her tribe was virtually screwed because she never moved in the maze after 36 hours. She better pray for victory or she will stick out far as an inactive.

ALBEE’S FAKE CONFLICT WITH GLO HILARIOUS

I really want to see Albee lose the duel and head to Daln just to see if him and Glo would take over the game. The idea of him and Glo pretending  to fight to set up an advantage for themselves is downright hilarious. A duo of Gloria and Albee is the last thing I could have predicted pre-season. Let’s move on before I find myself in a fit of laughter.

I ACCIDENTALLY SLICED MY TOE AND THE BOTTOM OF MY FOOT

This has nothing to do with SCWL. But as I write this, I managed to slice the bottom of my left foot on a bolt of my chin-up bar. I typically walk around to think what I want to write next for my SCWL/TAR/TUF blogging. My focus drifts and I find myself walking into the chin-up bar and slicing my foot.

What is more embarrassing? The fact I did the exact same thing yesterday except I sliced the top of my middle toe on my right foot.

Slice me once, shame on chin-up bar.
Slice me twice, shame on me.

So it has been moved to where all of my weights are. Somehow I managed to avoid getting blood on any part of the carpet. Just a little in the basement, a drop on my computer chair, and a bit on the bathroom floor. So much for a ten kilometre run in the hills today.

ALBEE’S SURPRISING FANBASE

While Albee has many enemies in the game itself, Albee has the biggest fanbase in terms of viewers and those in the fantasy pool. If only Albee played an earlier season, he would have a much bigger chance to win.

DANIAL ARGUED OVER TIME ZONES, LENGTH OF CONVERSATIONS, AND REFUSING TO CHECK THE LIST OF ITEMS UNTIL THE END OF THE CHALLENGE

For the first two weeks it felt like Danial was the only person in the game because I would be yelled at for two to three hours at a time during the challenge without him bothering to ask anything about the challenge.

And as you probably noticed, whenever he went over-the-top, I tried to bring him back to Earth by asking if he needed anything clarified.

I am still stunned that he was trying to argue with me over how much time had passed by. That’s something I probably won’t ever forget. I’d like to see the expression on my face as to how I prove two hours pass in a conversation that the other person denied had been going on for two hours. If Danial put as much effort into challenges as he did arguing with me, he would be a greater challenge beast than Andrew.

MGI was pretty friendly between Danial and Albee. Albee kindly tagged Danial and pointed out the instructions to him. Danial ignored it for whatever reason. Albee goes on to win the duel thanks partly to this act of positive karma. Albee and positive karma. H8rs may h8, but Albee was actually being generous in an ORG. Feel free to use this example when someone challenges you on this notion, Albee.

PLENTY OF PREP GIVEN TO TYLER AND BRENDA

I should note that I gave Tyler and Brenda about 24 hours to ask me questions and clarify as many details as possible. This made the actual challenge flow much more smoothly. I am glad I made this note specifically because it is a good reminder for myself in the future. Having one person from each tribe to clarify details before a challenge begins is much easier than four or five people asking one or two questions each separately.

BRENDA KNEW WHAT SHE WAS DOING

Brenda is one smart cookie. She understood this challenge fully and was guiding her tribe instantly. Her and Candy operated well together. Huge amount of experience in ORGs greatly aided Brenda.

TYLER WAS OVERWHELMED

Oh boy. I felt bad for Tyler. Some players happened to not have the greatest availability for the challenge, and no one was too confident how to exactly operate for the challenge. Tyler led some of his players in circles. I had to triple-check because the illogical movement was surprising to me.

I know Tyler spent about fifteen or sixteen ours on this challenge straight at one point. Being the central coordinator for this challenge probably was overwhelming. Kayde’s absence likely ruined a part of his strategy to collect all of the fruit.

TYLER ACCIDENTALLY MESSAGED ME THREE TIMES

How do I know he was overwhelmed? Because Tyler was trying to message his tribemates but instead sent them to me. Funny thing is that I was on campus that day so I would check in during my breaks and receive these messages during the day.

TYLER: Jeremy: One move south, 11 moves east. Crap, sorry wrong message
TYLER: Glo: Six moves east, six moves south
TYLER: Again, REALLY!!?!?! lol, my bad, man
That’s what I get for having multiple windows open
TYLER: Oh crap, bad news guys. The link Logan sent me to the graph isn’t working anymore after I closed it 😕
TYLER: Let me message him about that, of course
TYLER: And…I did it again. Well yeah, now you know. I need a new graph, a closed the window and now the one you sent me isn’t working.
TYLER: Smooth Tyler…real smooth.

SPAU MAY HAVE A BIGGER INTELLECTUAL ADVANTAGE

People in the fantasy pool and viewers thought that this would mark the beginning of challenge domination for Spau. I must admit so did I. There aren’t too many luck-based or one-dimensional challenges in my series. With the challenges coming up, I thought Spau would be guaranteed to be up two or three members at merge.

MORAY FALLS OFF MAP

I can’t remember too much about the outcome of the challenge except for the fact that Tyler sent Moray off the map. Again, I triple-checked it because I didn’t expect that to happen. He fell off the world and was devoured by the Loch Ness Monster. Logan was forever lost as he could not use any more puns with his name.

KAYDE OR DANIAL

The vote was pretty clear. Kayde and Danial were the only two who didn’t do the challenge. Kayde has a stronger social game but has connections to the other tribe. Danial’s only source of loyalty is Glo, but has been explosive all game. With everyone expecting a switch, Kayde’s chances of going home are slightly higher. But could they really justify booting Kayde over Danial?

DANIAL SHOULD GO AFTER SKIPPING 3/4 CHALLENGES

Danial may not have a challenge strike because he only missed Opening Day while the other two duels he skipped was still counted as him participating because he was actively asking me questions about the challenge. Granted he doesn’t do the challenge, but his efforts to discuss the challenge were much more so than any other player in the game. However, I was fully expecting Danial to go. Especially after I heard he was going to threaten the tribe with revealing the dynamics if he was ever booted. That move NEVER makes and will have you eliminated early before that information will be taken seriously. He called Jeremy a bully. Somebody in the four-person core. He invited Glo into a chat to take aim at my hosting ability.

DANIAL IS SAVED AND SHOULD BE ECSTATIC

But the unthinkable happened. Danial is safe. Kayde goes home because she actually has a chance of winning this game is threatening enough down the road. The only ORG veteran has been booted, and didn’t seem to be much help in challenges anyway. Gloria and Michelle boot a potential ally.

THINGS CALM ON SPAU. . .SOMEHOW

Maybe Kodi’s exit is the best thing to happen to Spau. Or Albee being sent to MGI on top of that. This tribe worked perfectly as team during this challenge and had zero fights this round. Sure, Candy wasn’t happy about Albee being alive, but he’s on MGI. Once Albee loses a duel and sent to Daln if Daln loses that round too, I would assume Candy would not bother to flop to the opposing side.

POOR KAYDE WITH HER INTERNET CONNECTION TO MISS THE MAZE

We say farewell to Kayde. She was not in the loop during the Alex vote, and was definitely cast aside as an outsider rather quickly. Gone at the first opportunity that she is vulnerable. As Kayde agreed in her exit interview, the Spau tribe was her true home and would have been much easier for her to survive there.

Oh well. Just another case of being picked by the wrong buff. Alex picking her to be on Daln early in the pick em did not work out well. Two big upsets for the Daln tribe already.

VERY WEIRD VOTE SPLIT

Gloria was the only one who was even trying to rogue vote. Well, Serg intentionally vote Danial to ensure he went to MGI for a fourth consecutive time (Danial has yet to be on a tribe for a tribal immunity challenge). Jeremy’s ability to predict this vote distribution and who would vote for who was incredible. A three-way tie as the last vote was read was definitely not expected. It would have been funny to have a 2-2-2-2 tie.

DANIAL GOES ROGUE AND VOTES MORAY FOR NO APPARENT REASON

Danial never explained his vote against Moray. Did Gloria tell him to vote Moray? But why would she want Danial to openly target somebody on her own tribe? Nobody else voted Moray except for Moray, but that turned out to be an honest Facebook glitch which everybody else on his tribe backed up and supported. All that move did was isolate him some more, and is why Danial will never win this game (in case you didn’t figure that out by this point).

Imagine how mean that would be if somebody threw what they thought was a rogue vote at Moray but only sent him home in a 3-2-2-1 vote? Kayde goes to MGI and Danial is suddenly a full-fledged member of Daln? Moray would be furious with himself when he discovers the message never sent, and that the two weakest members would remain in the game. Just think we were only one vote away from that happening.

DANIAL’S PAST VOTES SEND HIM TO MGI YET AGAIN

I covered this before, but the first tiebreaker for MGI was whoever has more past votes THEN it is whoever was picked last to be on the tribe. So Danial is sent to MGI because of a tiebreaker rule. If you recall his reaction from being sent to MGI because of a tiebreaker rule following the first TC. . .be prepared for his reaction following the third. Before, during, and after the duel will trigger the biggest and longest meltdown in SCWL history. I doubt we will ever reach this big of a meltdown ever again, or have a situation that will require so much of my attention for a single episode.

CONFESSIONALS

BRANDEN,

Ok, I figure, I should do a confessional. I usually do more but Im trying to play more laid back than usual. Its pretty tough because Im an up in your face, gather things together make alliances, power player type. All I have done is cause drama it seems. I didn’t wanna be the bad guy… and yet me acting like a b itch in public, still makes me the bad guy. I think I got lucky with getting rid of kodi. I didn’t do much talking in private. Apparently he tried pretty hard to stay, which maybe ultimately got him out, not too sure. Now Im wishin maybe we could’ve worked together. The ONLY thing and I mean the only thing, because I can deal with ppl that piss off and align with them. I can align with anyone BUT i know him and i know he is going to come after me. I mean I really wanted to work with him in our last game together and he blindsided me and I had not even considered takin him out. It hurt but we move on. I have come to the conclusion. Kodi Ross does not have a soul. Just like he does not a sexual preference lol. Anyway at this point, I may have gotten my way but I am by no means in charge and I don’t even have an alliance. WITH ANYONE. It is the scariest feeling…. and im not used to it. I don’t think its gonna work unless i just scramble each time we go to tribal. I think the fact that Candy, Naomi and Brenda love me, is going to help in the long… or at least i hope. I wanted someone else to be the power player… so i could just be nice and have fun.. but ppl are scared of me and assume too much. I guess we will see…

CANDY,

So, apparently everyone has told Branden that I asked all of them for an alliance, which is complete and utter bulls—. Fantastic. I can’t wait until a tribe swap so that i can defect already.

DANIAL,

DANIAL: cool I hope I stay in this game until at least Saturday (my birthday). That’s my biggest wish

ME: Information about the duel posted on MGI.

DANIAL: Can’t find the challenge

**IT IS SHOWN THAT BOTH ALBEE AND DANIAL HAVE READ THE DUEL ON MGI AND THE CHALLENGE EXPLANATION IN THE MAIN GROUP**

ME: To the north is a name of a type of berry To the west is the name of a writing utensil To the east is the name of something you can open To the south is the name of something that Mariah Carey has struggled to wear as of late

DANIAL: What the hell

ME:I should note both of you start in the same square.

DANIAL: When we start?

Seven hours ago.

ME: Er, hold up.

DANIAL: Should have told me

ME: Yeah, seven hours ago.

ME: It was all there in the group yesterday. Albee pointed to the exact paragraph too.

DANIAL:Yeah but that’s international time that I don’t know

ME: 90% of ORGs give out schedules based on the eastern time zone. Everyone has to calculate it on their own by the first day. That’s not even my time zone but that’s what I always use.

DANIAL: Well should have ask how many hours away

ME: Any details you need clarified regarding the challenge?
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**Conversation continues for another hour**

ME: Alrighty. The four clues I messaged you eight hours ago will give you that info.

DANIAL: U said 6

ME: Yes, because we’ve been talking for over two hours now. When this conversation started it had only been six hours since the clues were sent out.

DANIAL: Bulldust

ME: Now it’s been eight lol.

DANIAL: Feels like 1 hour that we been talking

ME: Anyways, anything more you need me to clarify? I’m about to go to bed.
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**Conversation continues until the challenge ends and Danial refused to make a move.**

GLO,

Confessional # 3.. This game is steaming up a little! I truly hope that my 4 man alliance is rock solid cause I like Sergiu Michelle and Jeremy a lot..Moray has become more socialble to me on wall and in private messages finally! But slowly Tyler is growing on me and Kayde doesn’t message me much but she is always busy lol I am curious what this next challenge will bring forth from the 3 not in our alliance! I am tight with my 4 and hope they don’t let anybody dwstroy us!! tight 3 is eassier to keep together than 4 but I am hanging and hoping…Daniel has calmed down for now and is messaging me saying he didn’t even try to win last challenge and that he wants back on our tribe after threatening to blow our alliance to the world. this game is getting full of drama from the other tribe on wall now..Allee private messages me lets fight on wall it will be good for our team and I am thinking this Granny ain;t game..lol

confessional # 3:

confessional # 3

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I like Michelle, but Sergiu and Jeremy rock and Tyler is growing on Me, but Moray may make me grow warts with back and forth and not knowing what I think of Him, Kayde been slow around camp hardly ever see her so whats up buttercup I always say to her. Logan won;t give me dam idol from 3 clues for my alliance of 4. over and out lmao

Confessional # 3 to Logan:

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First and foremost Michelle is my alliance partner to the end. I tried to get us an alliance going and couldn’t put crap together for us but she saved the day and formed a wonderful BIG 4 Alliance team of whom I really like them all a great deal. Glo, Michelle, Sergiu and Jeremy! BIG 4

But this Org game my loyalty is to only Michelle to final 2 which is our # one goal together to the end together and may the best woman win and Kudos to whoever wins that honor cause it will be honor to go there with her something I once wanted so bad in another dang Org game but i could not pry her away because of her loyalty factor to a real, Well I won’t talk about it here.

Loyalty is Big factor to me and I have my loyalty to the end with the one I trust! Michelle gets that this game! She has more than earned it trust me!

Next Sergiu is a young man I respect and he works hard for our alliance and i am feeling he is possibly seriously in the #3 spot with me and Michelle but honestly Jeremy has moved up the ladder big time and at end of game that position could change but won’t know till we all get to final 4.

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I don’t cherish the thought of having to ever be in position to vote off Sergiu or Jeremy unless something drastic happens to change my mind because of the loyalty factors of game..time tells those stories to me!

To save my position and factor of #2 with Michelle I will do what I think is best but will confide in her argue with her if I don’t agree but end factor is we will decide together what moves to make further in game.

This tribal sucks, Danial wants to be with us and he has big heart and really screams out anything negative about me and gives me idol clues that my alliance of 4 can’t solve whichf YES I have shown them to them all Logan. But Danial wears us all out but we all like him cause he is so kind hearted when he is not mad lol

right Now TYler is still growing on me and I seriously feel that Moray is gonna cause me to have warts all over my hands with my back and forth feelings about him..But Michelle is staying tapped into Moray and we both are staying tapped into Tyler rather well.

Kayde is just wondering all over the dam island and is lost in cyber space somewhere but is found to be dangerous with possible connections to other side which by way she said if we go to merge Candy wants to be with us, but does us mean she and I cause I have Michelle in my world to not just Kayde who I do like. i promised Kayde I won’t vote for her and I won’t break that promise but can’t say what will happen with others who are after her for poor showing in this game. Bless her heart she had computer problems works several jobs and hos Orgs too So they feel its to much slack in this Org, so she has good chance of being vote out this tribal but not by me!

This tribal vote will be all over the map but thinking they will be working on Kayde and Danial..hate to see Danial on GMI again but who knows how this dang vote will go with 2 wild cards of Kayde and Tyler and wonder if Moray will blow one out of circuit on us all with rogue vote like I am doing on Tyler! Nothing against Tyler just strategic move for Michelle and I to get dam idol..actually for all 4 of us if they stay loyal but Michelle and I will decide if they get it if needed…LOL

Other tribe will think we are serverely broken fractured team..COOL beans I hope they fall for that. I am being cross messaged by Branden and Albee little bit and now Christian is pulling for me to last in game and I gotta tell Michelle that too forgot too lol

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so Michelle and GLO to Final 2 over and out and give me the dam idol this right dam minute I have earned that sucker! i have rogue voted twice for me and Michelle so give it up to me! over ant

(If I am voted OFF today for some reason, no worries I will check in after funeral I have to attend.)

Hope I am not but who knows what can happen ya know! I just don’t want you to think I am not active when I am but tied up for while with things in lfe ok?)

MICHELLE,

Ok…so I thought I would apply for this game because it just had the most weirdest name and I had seen Logan around in TAR pages.
It was lucky that I knew Glo and knew that we would have at least a 2 person alliance even though she voted me out in my first org and therefore just missed out on the final 4.
So we are all announced and I go to work and manage to talk to a few people in the meantime. I finish work and am suddenly in a room with 4 others in an alliance I had nothing to do with…and Glo isn’t in it.
Well that wouldn’t do. I liked 2 of the people in the alliance, but since Glo wasn’t there I had to make another one. So I approached two others, and with Glo, we were now in a four person alliance, with me also in the 5 person alliance at the same time.
That same night Glo put me into a girl alliance with Kayde. To say that I went to bed with my head spinning is an understatement.
Then along came Danial who was nice at first and then went total crazy about not wanting to go back to the island, then he went off at Jeremy about being a bully, even though he was in another alliance…yes…4th alliance for me here.
I really like Moray and Tyler but they were in the original alliance without Glo so I couldn’t stay with them.
So now we are going to tribal again and Danial wants to vote totally different to others, we don’t know what Kayde is doing and Tyler seems to have gone awol.
My core alliance thinks we have the voting under control and hopefully what we want to happen, will happen. The other tribe will most likely think we are a divided group but this isn’t the case.
Oh..and those idol clues Logan……what a bunch of rubbish. As if anyone could figure that #$%^ out! There have been 6 of us trying to work it out and I have just given up. I want to just dig one up somewhere.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Jeremy was able to figure that “#$%^ out” by the end of this episode.

That was a confessional btw
That should have read final 3

Ok…so I thought I would apply for this game because it just had the most weirdest name and I had seen Logan around in TAR pages.
It was lucky that I knew Glo and knew that we would have at least a 2 person alliance even though she voted me out in my first org and therefore just missed out on the final 4.
So we are all announced and I go to work and manage to talk to a few people in the meantime. I finish work and am suddenly in a room with 4 others in an alliance I had nothing to do with…and Glo isn’t in it.
Well that wouldn’t do. I liked 2 of the people in the alliance, but since Glo wasn’t there I had to make another one. So I approached two others, and with Glo, we were now in a four person alliance, with me also in the 5 person alliance at the same time.
That same night Glo put me into a girl alliance with Kayde. To say that I went to bed with my head spinning is an understatement.
Then along came Danial who was nice at first and then went total crazy about not wanting to go back to the island, then he went off at Jeremy about being a bully, even though he was in another alliance…yes…4th alliance for me here.
I really like Moray and Tyler but they were in the original alliance without Glo so I couldn’t stay with them.
So now we are going to tribal again and Danial wants to vote totally different to others, we don’t know what Kayde is doing and Tyler seems to have gone awol.
My core alliance thinks we have the voting under control and hopefully what we want to happen, will happen. The other tribe will most likely think we are a divided group but this isn’t the case.
Oh..and those idol clues Logan……what a bunch of rubbish. As if anyone could figure that #$%^ out! There have been 6 of us trying to work it out and I have just given up. I want to just dig one up somewhere.

SERG,

Confessional 1: Strong start of the game… alliances flying aroung, final 2 deals being made, and the first vote was a big blindside… It seems we are going to have fun this season. Also we put alot of effort into the 2nd imunity challenge and it payed off… we won and the others will have to vote some1 off… after that we hope to continue wining and keeping the numbers on our side. Regarding alliances, Moray and Tyler aprocied me and Jeremy and we agreed, altho our acual alliance is with Glo and Michelle… but its good to keep our options open. Kayde lost her main alliance in the 1st vote so i think she will be easy to persuie to join our alliance (the one with the girls). We also got a weird clue for the HII i guess but we cant seem to figure it out… so that sucks quite bad..

TYLER,

Confessional: On a political level, I really don’t feel comfortable on my tribe. First of all I haven’t been doing any sort of socializing, which is just bad gameplay. I kinda feel like Moray and I are The Shield and this is the final seven of Big Brother Canada. All eyes are on us as the power couple.

Confessional: Needless to say, I can only hope that my challenge performance gains me some breathing room within the social hierarchy of my tribe.

Confessional: My tribe can say it’s not my fault all they want, but I feel absolutely HORRIBLE for letting them down. They were counting on me, and I straight up completely dropped the ball and failed.

TRIBAL COUNCIL #3

(DANIAL)-(GLORIA)-(JEREMY)-(KAYDE)-(MICHELLE)-(MORAY)-(SERGIU)-(TYLER)
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(ALEX)-(KODI)

Note that you must answer your questions AND vote by 200pm eastern Friday to avoid a self-vote. No exceptions.

DANIAL,

1. Strange situation we have here. You haven’t been on this tribe for any of the challenges, but yet you guys have won and lost the exact same challenges. There’s no difference. Everyone here failed rounds 1 and 3, but succeeded in round 2. Do you think you naturally fit into this tribe?

Well I like to think I gel with the tribe such lovely people.

2. How do you think the game will change if someone else besides you receives the honour of being sent to MGI and play in the next duel?

could be interesting and will shake things up I say let’s get ready to rumble lol

GLORIA,

1. Danial’s status brings an interesting dilemma. He hasn’t spent more than 48 hours in this camp the whole game, but he has spent 0 hours with the opposing tribe. He is a person who can vote each Tribal Council. How does that complicate the game?

Danial has been welcomed to our tribe with open arms, unfortunately THE GMI makes it tough on whole tribe. Danial Hopwood, has fallen victim to the GMI twist and its sad. Danial has tried to do everything in his power to be part of our tribe but GMI worked against him. Unfortuantely GMI was the start of his game but he is still in game and with us now. We will all work together as a united tribe trying to figure out what is best for us all to SURVIVE!

2. If Danial is eliminated, someone else on your tribe has to go to MGI. Is selling out a different tribemate to MGI as bad as simply voting out Danial?

I do not feel than any tribe member is out to TARGET Danial! I do not think any tribe member is happy with this vote coming soon, and feel each will take in all circumstances in the decision of their vote and the GMI sendaway twist. I don’t feel this vote will be done to sell anybody out and to be honest at this time I have no idea how this vote is going to go.

JEREMY,

1. You guys did very well in the second round. However, you guys weren’t too competitive this round. What do you think changed within the tribe?

2. Last time you guys voted out Alex in what surprised some viewers. Why do you think Alex’s removal was surprising?

KAYDE,

1. You are the first person to receive a challenge inactivity strike. Two more and you’re out of the game. However, no need to be discouraged because several winners in the past have collected two strikes and still win the whole game. What will you do to recover from being the first person to receive an inactivity strike for the season?

I have a full time job, and Trying to be as active as possilbe, Ive never been kicked out of a game for inactivity, although Danial might tell ppl that GAMES are the most important thing in life, cause that what he said to try and get me out of a game before, then he made a sexist comment, I have tried, and will keep trying hard in this game, im not a quitter, and i hope that you guys allow me to stay in this game! it would be great yes if i dont have a full time job, but im not quitting my job for a game!

2. What strengths do you bring to this tribe?

I try hard in challenges, despite this last challenge, but I will be checking off and on now for challenges, and i will not give up in this game… PLZ DONT VOTE ME OUT :X

MICHELLE,

1. In the first round two rogue votes were cast at Tribal Council. Is it inevitable that someone could claim the hidden immunity idol at this camp after this TC?

It could be done, but we can only cross that bridge when we come to it.

2. A lot of the responsibility in this challenge fell on Tyler. Usually the mentality that rules is “win as a team, lose as a team” but in this case do you see all of the blame being cast on Tyler?

NOT AT ALL. Someone had to step up to do the challenge. We all know how hard it would have been. It wasn’t like one of those challenges in the real Survivor where someone is just so incompetent that they just vote them out. Tyler literally did it for the whole day…he was still up at 2am!

MORAY,

1. What do you think is the biggest issue that this tribe needs to resolve?

Lack of cookies. Everything else is perfect.

2. You saw Spau experience a lot of conflict on the main group page. Yet in a Casaya-like fashion, they have beat you guys 2-out-of-3 games thus far. Why do you think they have gotten the best of you thus far?

I respectfully disagree with you there, kind sir. 2 out of 3 is not Casaya-like fashion – one tribe has to be ahead at this point and it’s as close as it can possibly be after three challenges. They’re only one ahead and that’s due to mere luck in the first challenge as you very well know. We annihilated them in the second challenge due to excellent teamwork and communication, and then the third challenge came down to Brenda on the other tribe clearly being part-cyborg, probably on her dad’s side. That is the only reason why they have “gotten the best” of us so far. When it comes to tribe unity, coherence and effort we are totes the better tribe.

SERG,

1. You seem to be one of the most active players in challenges. Do you think that guarantees you more safety compared to others?

I dont really think that guarantees me safety… I am just doing what i am supposed to do. We all are active and do our best at the challenges so i don’t think i am any different than the rest.

2. Enough of the strategy talk. What has been the moment you have enjoyed the most thus far in the game?

I have no idea why viewers rated Alex so highly. How good can you really be if you’re the first one out?

MICHELLE: lol@ brenda being part cyborg

TYLER,

1. Being singled out for a role in a challenge is a position most people would dread to be in. What compelled you to volunteer for a leadership role?

What compelled me is that because I haven’t had a proper computer in a week and I knew I could be online the majority of the time the challenge took place, so because I haven’t been actively socializing with my tribe like I should be I figured I’d try and earn some goodwill in another way. Plus I am generally really good at these types of things, obviously not on this particular occasion.

2. What was the toughest part about being in that leadership role?

The toughest part was the potential for failure. I honestly don’t care how many tribe members keep telling me it wasn’t my fault and I did a great job. No, that’s not how it works guys. The fact of the matter is we lost, and we lost BAD, and it rests COMPLETELY on my shoulders. I might have put a lot of effort into it, but clearly I was really, really bad at the actual organization part of the challenge and now my team is going to have to pay for MY failure. Yeah, that’s definitely the hardest part. I appreciate the support, but facts are facts. This thing was riding entirely on me and I blew it.

Okay. When you vote, please do so in the following manner:

VOTE: (Logan)
REASON: The person sitting across from you barking questions at you is putting people in an uncomfortable position and calling them out is threatening to the tribe. The person wearing a series of blue shirts and shouting instructions is an annoying presence. Also, his jokes suck. Glad to see him go.

Okay. Between now and 500pm eastern Friday, it is time to vote. Daln tribe, you’re up.

TRIBAL COUNCIL VOTING

DANIAL,

Im Voting for moray

KAYDE,

I vote Danial out.

GLO,

I VOTE:(Tyler) for no reason but rogue vote purposes only. Tyler is great guy and really has grown on me as time has passed. Hope I don’t eat my words lol further in game…

JEREMY,

“At your next trip to Tribal Council, you must correctly guess who each player will vote for.”

Danial: Moray
Gloria: Tyler
Jeremy: Kayde
Kayde: Danial
Michelle: Kayde
Moray: Kayde
Sergiu: Danial
Tyler: Kayde

Making it 4, 2, 1, 1 and half the tribe receiving votes.

VOTE: Kayde

Reason: Sorry Kayde you haven’t been very active so far and you aren’t part of my long term plans so you’ll just have to leave

MICHELLE,

I vote for Kayde because she is too quiet and we think she has connections on the other tribe.

MORAY,

self-vote

SERG,

Vote: Danial

Reason: I am just trying to cover the island twist… if you dont get to go home, at least none of my alliance should go to MIC… Sry to send u there again m8 but it has to be some1 and i trust u the least

TYLER,

My vote is for Kayde.

Voting confessional: Kayde, I haven’t really gotten to know you at all and you seem like for the most part you’ve checked out of the game. Sorry I have to do this but after the Alex vote the tribe needs to be as unified as possible going forward. Hope you don’t run into any more dead deer. Thanks for playing, we’ve got some wonderful parting gifts for you.

2 MORAY-2 DANIAL-3 KAYDE-TYLER

TRIBAL COUNCIL VOTING

If anybody has played the hidden immunity idol, now would be the time I’d reveal it.
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MORAY: Bye Kayde.

I want to appeal against the self vote if I can. I did confirm in a group chat that I had sent my vote so the rest of the tribe can vouch for me. I’ve only just been made aware that the message failed. Nothing flagged up at the time I sent the vote.

SERG: I can back that up. Moray told us he voted, so the selfvote is due to a mobile interner buuug…

TYLER: ^I can also back that up.Also Kayde, I know you were having a rough couple days during the challenge so I’m really sorry.

MORAY: Thanks Sergiu

Logan can’t xhange the vote tally but he isn’t going to mark this as a strike against me, which is as fair as can be. Thank you Logan! Thanks Tyler. Also, this stupid phone will let me like Tyler’s comment but not yours Sergiu. Nothing personal. Ah, got it now.

KAYDE EXIT INTERVIEW

So you’re out. Bummer. But on the bright side you get to do your exit interview now! 🙂

1. You said you would have dropped out if certain people had signed up for the game. After seeing the game play out, do you think you would have regretted dropping out if those people had signed up?

nope not at all, Very personal reasons, I wouldnt have played if Jared or Sab had played, NOPE NPE NEVER WILL PLAY WITH THEM.

2. You were given individual immunity by the opposing tribe from the first Tribal Council. Do you think that contributed to your early exit two rounds later?

It prob did, i mean Im a competitor and People know how popular i am in these games, so they know that if they dont get me out soon, im gonna make it far!

3. You didn’t seem to have any conflict with anybody on your tribe from what I’ve seen. Is that true? Was everybody on Daln fairly cohesive?

People on that tribe i think iare more into laying low then actually playing the game.

4. Is it much tougher to strategize on a harmonious tribe because nobody can be a scapegoat and hide behind the drama?

Not really.

5. If you were on Spau, how would that have changed who would you strategize and ally with?

Chris, And a couple others, would have loved that tribe.

6. What was your initial assessment when you became a member of the Daln tribe?

O crap. basically. I knew with a lot of ppl i didnt know besides Glo and Alex and when alex left i was a goner…..
I much would have loved being on the other tribe. cause i would have made it farther.

7. The first round you voted for Danial while everyone else kicked out Alex. How come you were left out of the loop? Were you closer to Alex than what was let on?

Im very close to alex, He is a one of a kind guy. And he is very loyal. Glo didnt like him, which is prob why he is out. Plus the fact ppl knew i was voting danial no matter what.

8. In the second round you guys won immunity by a reasonable margin. Do you think players thought you didn’t participate in the challenge enough and had it for you right then?

no, I mean I did everything i could, I skipped a lot of family stuff to do what i did. My sister was getting commissioned for the navy and i wasnt gonna miss that ceremony for a game.

9. Speaking of possible inactivity, when did your computer problems start? And do you think you ever had a chance to recover from your reduction in Internet access?

They started about a few days into the game, it of course sucks cause i was in like 4 games, and right away cause of less activity got evicted from 3.

10. And it seemed like your peak in Internet unavailability came during the maze. You were never around for the maze. Danial didn’t move either, but he still made his presence in the challenge known by yelling and yelling. Do you think that ended your game right there?

I dont even remember their being a maze.

11. Speaking of Danial, you voted for him twice in a row and he never went. Why was he able to survive both rounds despite never spending more than 36 hours on Daln altogether, thus never being a member of your tribe in challenges, and not appearing to be on good terms with anybody on the tribe? Am I missing something?

Hes gonna be easy to beat in the end, point blank only reason he is still there.

12. And further speaking of Danial, what were your interactions like with him? He has managed to harass me endlessly but it seems like his experience with players are much calmer. Am I right in thinking that he isn’t quite as extreme from your experience?

No, i hate him. I dont like guys who think the only place a girl should be is in the kitchen, I grew up knowing that girls have rights, and we didnt just fight to get where we are today for guys to bash that.

13. What did you most enjoy about this game?

Playing with glo, and having a chance. I miss alex :X

14. Do you think any pre-game alliances existed on your tribe?

YES YES ANDYES.
Tyler and Morray.
You get so many ppl apply for the same games, and PEOPLE get connected to eachother.

15. Who do you want to be voted out next? Who do you think will be voted out next?

TYLER, and glo will prob be voted out next.

16. Who do you want to win? Who do you think will win?

I want Chris to win, and i think he actually might!

On behalf of the production crew of SupaCooWackyLand, we thank you for playing this game!

Next Time on SCWL:

– Daln is back down in a one-person hole. With an extremely fun and strategic challenge on the horizon, can they even up the tribes yet again?

– Danial is left kicking and screaming as he resists a fourth consecutive round on MGI.

– While players on opposing tribes bond during the immunity challenge and enjoy themselves. . .things explode on MGI during a duel using the exact same concept, triggering what the host considers to be the biggest meltdown of the series. If anything could rival Marty vs. Elvera or Kristine vs. Noah, then this is an episode you do not want to miss.

– Ater a statement is posted on the group page following a challenge, and the player refusing to speak to the host, forces the host make an unprecedented move as he consults with tribe members to ensure the safety of everyone in this game has not been threatened.

– And by the end of the episode, the game will shift as the elimination and MGI victims cause a ripple effect that will change the course of the game.

FANTASY POOL PICKS

Brian Whitehead:
Week 3 … enjoying my new found lead. The next person to leave should either be a threat, confrontational … or Danial.

1. Michelle Pearce-Denovan [DLAN]
“none of the 3”
2. Brenda Mitchell [SPAU]
“Do I dare trust a Jessica Frey pick to last again?”
3. Naomi Soward [SPAU]
4. Sergiu Zablau [DLAN]
5. Kayde Roper [DLAN]
6. Jeremy Bell [DLAN]
“Fact: If a newbie survives one vote the 2nd vote is easier”
7. Christian Fuentes [SPAU]
8. Moray James [DLAN]
9. Gloria Query [DLAN]
10. Chance Armstrong [SPAU]
11. Branden Billy [SPAU]
12. Jason Stephens [SPAU]
13. Tyler Linder [DLAN]
14. Albee George [MGI]
“Should win on MGI, and probably needs to…”
15. Candy Cain [SPAU]
“no more immunity”
16. Danial Hopwood [MGI]
“will lightning strike a 3rd time?”

Clayton Spivey:
1. Brenda Mitchell [SPAU]
2. Michelle Pearce-Denovan [DLAN]
3. Sergiu Zablau [DLAN]
4. Jason Stephens [SPAU]
5. Naomi Soward [SPAU]
6. Jeremy Bell [DLAN]
7. Gloria Query [DLAN]
8. Branden Billy [SPAU]
9. Moray James [DLAN]
10. Candy Cain [SPAU]
11. Tyler Linder [DLAN]
12. Christian Fuentes [SPAU]
13. Kayde Roper [DLAN]
14. Chance Armstrong [SPAU]
15. Albee George [MGI]
16. Danial Hopwood [MGI]

David Racine:
1. Michelle Pearce-Denovan [DLAN]
2. Naomi Soward [SPAU]
3. Chance Armstrong [SPAU]
4. Sergiu Zablau [DLAN]
5. Moray James [DLAN]
6. Brenda Mitchell [SPAU]
7. Jeremy Bell [DLAN]
8. Christian Fuentes [SPAU]
9. Branden Billy [SPAU]
10. Kayde Roper [DLAN]
11. Albee George [MGI]
12. Gloria Query [DLAN]
13. Tyler Linder [DLAN]
14. Jason Stephens [SPAU]
15. Candy Cain [SPAU]
16. Danial Hopwood [MGI]

Jessica Frey:
1. Brenda Mitchell [SPAU]
2. Naomi Soward [SPAU]
3. Jason Stephens [SPAU]
4. Branden Billy [SPAU]
5. Michelle Pearce-Denovan [DLAN]
6. Candy Cain [SPAU]
7. Sergiu Zablau [DLAN]
8. Kayde Roper [DLAN]
9. Moray James [DLAN]
10. Chance Armstrong [SPAU]
11. Jeremy Bell [DLAN]
12. Christian Fuentes [SPAU]
13. Tyler Linder [DLAN]
14. Gloria Query [DLAN]
15. Albee George [MGI]
16. Danial Hopwood [MGI]

Kim Prather-Thompson:
1. Sergiu Zablau [DLAN]
2. Albee George [MGI]
3. Chance Armstrong [SPAU]
4. Michelle Pearce-Denovan [DLAN]
5. Naomi Soward [SPAU]
6. Branden Billy [SPAU]
7. Moray James [DLAN]
8. Jason Stephens [SPAU]
9. Tyler Linder [DLAN]
10. Brenda Mitchell [SPAU]
11. Danial Hopwood [MGI]
12. Gloria Query [DLAN]
13. Candy Cain [SPAU]
14. Kayde Roper [DLAN]
15. Christian Fuentes [SPAU]
16. Jeremy Bell [DLAN]

Lister Potter III:
1. Michelle Pearce-Denovan [DLAN]
2. Naomi Soward [SPAU]
3. Jeremy Bell [DLAN]
4. Candy Cain [SPAU]
5. Brenda Mitchell [SPAU]
6. Kayde Roper [DLAN]
7. Sergiu Zablau [DLAN]
8. Jason Stephens [SPAU]
9. Moray James [DLAN]
10. Christian Fuentes [SPAU]
11. Chance Armstrong [SPAU]
12. Tyler Linder [DLAN]
13. Branden Billy [SPAU]
14. Albee George [MGI]
15. Gloria Query [DLAN]
16. Danial Hopwood [MGI]

Boot List Prediction

15: Danial
14: Albee
13: Christian
12: Moray
11: Candy
10: Tyler
09: Serg
08: Glo
07: Branden
06: Jason
05: Jeremy
04: Michelle
03: Naomi
02: Brenda
01: Chance

5.4 SCWL 5 Episode 4: “Trial By Online Flaming”

EPISODE FOUR

June 1-June 4 2013
Immunity Challenge IV: Quoridor
Inspired By: Adapted from Big Brother 4’s Quoridor POV challenge, but ensured it couldn’t be rigged (they never gave Nathan a fair shot)
Summary: Tribes broke themselves into pairs. They took on an opposing pair. Using their wits, they must advance one of their tokens to its opposing endzone.
How Was It Changed for the Duel: Only one token each and the board was 7×7 instead of 9×9.

Winners: Daln and Albee sweep.
Losers: Spau, Danial, and my sanity.

Voted Out: Danial
Vote Distribution: 4-2-1-1
Who Received Votes?: Danial-Christian-Brenda-Chance
Spau Idol Claimed: Christian
Who Has Idols, Again?: Jeremy, Christian, and Gloria.
Are There Anymore?: Nope.

JEREMY AND GLO HAVE IDOLS

Jeremy and Gloria sit pretty on Daln. Nobody knows Jeremy has the final idol as everyone keeps talking about how it is impossible to find. Gloria fails to make progress with her four clues from Danial. Michelle also complained about how nobody could ever possibly claim this idol. I couldn’t help but laugh as it continues to sit in Jeremy’s pocket.

QUORIDOR AND BIG BROTHER 4

A couple years ago I did a re-watch of the first five seasons of Big Brother. When I saw the Quoridor POV in BB4 I was in disbelief. I refused to believe that Big Brother went with a variant of Chess in a season saturated with people in their 20s in a house full of exes. It’s like if there was an episode of Jersey Shore where they all successfully learn how to solve a Rubik’s Cube blindfolded. It’s a bit contradictory given their target audience.

I wanted to use this challenge since the end of SCWL 2. It was simply a matter of adapting a turn-based challenge into a three-day time limit and ensuring the challenge went as smoothly as possible. Should it be individual matchups? What if one person is slow? Should I just put them in pairs? Wait, how about I make the requirements where only one partner has to move for their tribe per turn? And do they need one or both pieces across? How about just one? Stupid Flanders, you’re a genius.

In fact, I knew the challenge looked so smooth on paper that I knew it would make for a great Final Four individual immunity challenge.

BOTH TRIBES LOOK EXTREMELY COHESIVE

With Albee and Kodi gone, Spau continued to get along pretty well. Candy is happy to see Albee exiled once again. Branden sat out of the immunity challenge (which surprised me given he is known to be really strong in challenges. Was he indirectly wishing to throw it?).

After eliminating Kayde and Alex, Daln was extraordinarily solid. Moray was at the bottom of their pecking order, but it was clear they had a solid six-person crew going. Albee or Danial would be dead if Daln lost this immunity challenge.

If Spau lost, I thought there was a good chance that Albee and Danial could survive due to Candy being on the outside, or if Chance’s quiet nature got the best of him. . .or if Branden continued a vendetta against Christian. Many variables within a tribe that is used to making big moves because of their ORG experience.

Naomi + Chance vs. Moray + Sergiu (Europe)
Brenda + Candy vs. Tyler + Gloria (U.S.)
Jason + Christian vs. Jeremy + Michelle (Australia)

Those were the matchups. Daln has quite the international blend. Scotland, Romania, U.S.A, and Australia. Tragically not a Canadian to be found. I believe this is one of few tribes to have two people from three continents. South America has been represented in SCWL before (Silver Revlis and Marcelo). Sadly nobody from Africa or Antarctica has applied for the series.

linda

But this is where the life of all ORG players began!

DALN SWEEPS

Moray seemed to have a really good mind for this challenge. He had a program that made the board clearer to see than my own. In fact, Moray practically hosted the challenge for his match-up. Which reminds me. . .

MORAY AND NAOMI’S RELATIONSHIP

This is a storyline that I thought would get much more coverage. The relationship begins here. Moray and Naomi had a full conversation during the challenge, and even had a few chats outside of the challenge. I recall we had finished Quoridor several days earlier but they would start talking about TV shows. Since the tribes couldn’t be closer in numbers after this challenge, I was curious if they would form a pack and wipe everyone else out or if somebody would jump ship. Because of Moray’s 6th position on Daln, it seemed ideal for him to switch down the road. Of course he would have to wait until Spau wasn’t strong enough to oust him early enough to the point where jumping ship would look foolish.

But I can assure you, Naomi and Moray were incorporating each other into their long-term game plans.

ALBEE CHOOSES TO HELP BRANDEN WITH THE IDOL

Albee gave his idol clues to Branden. Branden managed to solve both puzzles (yes Gloria and Michelle, multiple people have solved it) and was onto the secret mission of guessing who would vote for who at Tribal Council. I doubt Branden thought that Jeremy already claimed the idol. All that was left to be grabbed was Jeremy’s fake idol code.

JEREMY AND CHRISTIAN ARE BOTH VERY INTELLIGENT

Seeing Jeremy and Christian face off in a challenge that was a 100% Thinking Person’s game was a treat to watch play out. No wonder both of these players have an idol. They are in a strong position on their tribe. The match-up pretty much went as far as it could go. If these two link up at the merge, everyone else will be in major trouble. Only thing lacking for both of them is perhaps as strong of a social game as some of the more experienced or talkative players.

Speaking of social games. . .

DANIAL AND ALBEE

Perfect segue, eh?

I waited several days to write this part because there’s a lot to cover. Let me say that this is probably the two people I didn’t want to be on MGI together for a challenge that relies heavily upon interaction between your opponent. I knew it would take work to get through the MGI Quoridor duel for these two, but I couldn’t have imagined it to play out anything like this. It certainly doesn’t help when we look at the events leading up to this duel.

DANIAL’S ERUPTIONS AND DISRUPTIONS

You guys have seen about eighty percent of all communication between myself and Danial as well as the duel between Danial and Albee. Remember all of this was over a span of two weeks. One day Danial starts the game and says everyone is bullying him, the next he is grilling me about the first duel, the next day he is fine, then the next day he erupts about self-voting, the next day he refuses to go to MGI, the next day he yells for ten hours, the next he completes the duel and wins, the next he brags about winning, then the next he refuses to participate, the next he threatens to expose his tribe’s alliances, then the next he shouts at me some more. . .then we get this lovely three day stretch. What a roller coaster.

REFUSING TO GO TO MGI

First off, we have to cover Danial’s third protest of the game to re-visit MGI. Once again it was cut and dry that he was going due to the rules. Last time it was because he received the highest number of votes. This time it is because he was involved in a tie for the second highest number of votes, but was sent due to his Past Votes total. No arbitrary reasoning or sending him on a whim for the fun of it was involved.

The thing that was simultaneously annoying and funny at the time is that Danial acted as if arguing a black and white rule would suddenly exonerate him from going to MGI. He failed to understand that changing the rules for his own benefit was unfair for everyone else. I gave up explaining this after the fourth or fifth time. In fact, Danial kept protesting being sent to MGI well after I was done talking to him. I gave up. I didn’t know what to say to him at that point. You can see me in this round’s conversations how half the time I would just tell him how the round will go and the challenge deadline while he was yelling at me. So you can expect him to be in an agitated mood as he was sent to MGI yet again without his approval.

And who do you want to comfort you when you are feeling down in the dumps? The ORG answer to Mother Teresa? Why that’s Albee of course!

THE DUEL. . .OH. THE DUEL.

In case you hadn’t noticed, one person from each pair as well as each player on MGI played in rock-paper-scissors to see who would go first. Every pair on both tribes had no troubles selecting rock, paper, or scissors. Albee sent in his pick too. So who failed to send in rock-paper-scissors within 24 hours?
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Yep. Just Danial. I believe I even reminded him. Sigh. So Albee got to move first in the challenge. Not a big deal. Somebody has to go first. I could have flipped an eCoin. It makes no difference to me (Sum 41 reference intentional).

Danial didn’t see it that way. He instantly blew up and attributed it to me bullying him. Whatever. You have twelve hours to move, Danial. You can still win the challenge. Then all of the Heck from down under broke loose.

You can fast forward to see the chat if you haven’t seen it for yourself yet. Albee makes his move. Danial complains. Albee wants him to suck it up and move. Danial swears at Albee, then claims that Albee is swearing. They argue back and forth. I try to get Danial to make a move. He makes excuse after excuse. For some reason he thinks the real immunity challenge is to fight with Albee rather than Quoridor. This pattern continued for hours until Danial signs off. Do I think he was at a concert? I don’t really care.

I can understand Albee’s frustration. He is staring at a screen for over an hour waiting for a guy who is fully capable of making a move. Danial didn’t even ask for any clarification regarding the challenge or anything to help understand it. So even that can’t be used as an excuse for his failure to do the challenge.

I thought the second that Danial stopped answering Albee was going to be the last I heard from him. Twelve hours pass. Danial misses the deadline. Therefore Albee makes his next move, thus nearly guaranteeing victory. Nearly being the key word.

Suddenly, Danial pops up and says I rigged the challenge against him and that I am in an alliance with Albee. Danial found a new way to leave me completely stunned. Why in the world would I be in an alliance with Albee or rigging the game in his favour? I didn’t know how to react to another one of Danial’s accusations. I tried to have the calmest response possible and believe I succeeded. That didn’t seem to be enough. He left the chat because Albee “started the fight and wouldn’t stop swearing” and ordered me to give him a strike. But look at the chat. Danial started the fight and cursed well before Albee.

So I quietly add Danial to Spau. Danial’s complaints and outrage to every statement I made was getting to such an extreme that I became legitimately concerned. I thought about messaging one of his family members briefly, but realized that’s overstepping the boundaries of an ORG host. A couple posts in particular made me arrive at the decision to ask Daln members if Danial ever used harm against others or harm against himself at any point during the game. After all Danial was refusing to talk to me. The choices at that point were very limited.

Once it was clear that Danial hadn’t crosses the line, I backed off and thanked anyone who said that while Danial may be playing anti-Survivor, it doesn’t warrant him being removed from the game. I never would have predicted that I would be that concerned to where I would ultimately break the fourth wall and have to insert myself into the game like that. I sincerely hope it is the only time I will ever have to do so.

Oh, and why didn’t I consult with anybody on Spau? Because Spau lost the immunity challenge. Consulting with them as they prepare to vote would influence the game far more than I would ever want. That’s why I stuck with the opposing tribe who also are the ones who have interacted with Danial the most since the beginning of the season.

Let me be clear: I wasn’t looking for a reason to eject Danial. This stemmed from comments he made that were very troubling to me that needed serious attention.

I should note that I hadn’t given Danial challenge inactivity strikes because he is active during the challenge, but never bothers to complete them. I was getting annoyed that all four duels had declared by a winner by default, and that three of the duels was just Danial refusing to participate in the challenge. After this round players are required to meet a slightly higher requirement, regardless of how much they complain during a challenge.

ALBEE POSTING A SCREENCAP

Yep. The “collage” statement made Albee’s night. He posted it for all to see. Daln took Danial’s side during this debacle while everybody else in the game and outside the game were on Albee’s. This was uncomfortable to watch. A discussion of mental illnesses ensued while Danial was still in the game. Mental and physical illnesses are always a tricky subject to deal with in games and competitive reality TV. How so?

Well, have you ever seen a contestant on Survivor or The Amazing Race with a disability receive a negative edit? Christy Smith (the deaf contestant) from Survivor: Amazon was given a bullied edit on TV while everyone behind the scenes said she was truly unpleasant. Charla from TAR 5? Loved by the audience but hated by most of her competitors for her attitude. Leif from Survivor: One World? Given a ‘bullied’ edit by Colton then ignored rest of the season. Luke from TAR 14? Viewed as a hero by the casual audience, and as soon as he did something wrong, Margie instead tries to make another team feel guilty about their race. Kelly Bruno also received a bullied edit.

Producers always have to do this because you will have numerous communities against you for presenting people with disabilities in a negative light on national TV.

Unfortunately I think we are living in a culture where those with minor disabilities can use that as an excuse or as a defense for any negative actions they take, or anything bad that happens to them. The same happens to people with minor physical disabilities.

If something goes your way (especially for contestants like this on reality TV): “I can do anything even with (insert minor disability here) and can be treated like everyone else.
If something doesn’t go your way (again especially for contestants like this on reality TV): “Well, it’s too bad because I have (insert minor disability here) and not my fault. It is unfair. Fans should write in their anger.”

Again, if you study competitive reality TV, that’s what the edits end up boiling down to when presented. I understand it is an easy trap to fall into because I myself was diagnosed with mild autism. Do I bring it up? Only when necessary. Do I use it as a source of blame when I am unable to achieve a task? No.

But with people that are diagnosed with things such as mild autism, it’s too easy to be coddled by the people around you or fail to take on responsibility. I never expected this topic to be relevant in any of the storylines in SCWL, but for some reason it came up this season and waited until this blog to chime in on it.

And you’ve learned some competitive reality TV history while you’re at it.

CHRISTIAN’S PLAN WORKS

Danial got on the wrong foot with Candy and virtually everyone else on the tribe. Christian’s plan was to smultaneously obtain the idol by rogue voting Brenda and getting himself sent to MGI. Danial would receive a minimum of our votes and Christian would receive the next highest number. Branden nearly flipped the tables against Christian, but it failed. He identified a strategic adversary, and given how strong Spau has been, appeared to believe that he could afford to drop Christian.

Naomi, Brenda, and Jason would block Branden from geeting his way. Danial is gone even though Danial followed Christian’s lead.

CHANCE’S SELF-VOTE

Chance voted but forgot to answer the questions. I think he is the quietest contestant I have ever dealt with outside of maybe Kosek. Jason finally sent in a confessional, and it appears everybody remaining in the game has made their presence known.

The curious thing will be to see if Chance’s self-vote will label him as an inactive player down the road.

BRANDEN NOW IN THE MINORITY?

With Christian claiming the idol and heading to MGI in a master plan that will screw Daln, Branden realizes he is the one in the minority. Nobody is following him despite starting out as captain. How will he take it? We don’t know.

4-PERSON ALLIANCE OUTED BY DANIAL

On his way out, Danial outed the 4-person alliance of Jeremy, Michelle, Sergiu, and Gloria. Is there truth to that alliance? Will anybody on Spau take Danial’s information seriously? Time will tell.

DANIAL VS. MICHELLE AND SERG

Before I removed Danial from the group, he said that Michelle and Serg were the fakest people on Daln. As I said before, the headlines for blogs are made as they occur, however the expansion of it in paragraph form does not happen until now. It’s funny to see this was a headline given where we are on day 39. Danial primarily targeted Michelle in this fight. It felt like round five couldn’t start until I did something about Danial. He made it clear after arguing on the fourth thread that he had no intention of stopping.

THE EXIT INTERVIEW

That’s the last time I ever heard from Danial. As soon as he cursed at me once more after I sent him the questions and accused me of bullying him, I thought it was best to remove him from the group. Outside of Gloria and Tyler, he didn’t have one positive interaction all season.

A NEW PHASE BEGINS

The Danial Era is over. A classic SCWL twist returns in round five. Despite losing two challenges, Spau hasn’t lost a single member and is up 8-6-0 over Daln. Daln has put itself in a deep hole against a particularly skilled tribe. Spau doesn’t show any more signs of cracking in the near future.

CONFESSIONALS

ALBEE,

CONFESSIONAL
This cast is like a wild pack of idiot bitches and I’m sick of them already. My plan is to stay on MGI as long as possible so I don’t have to deal with the constant bullying and slander. Apparently Candy Cain has been going around saying that I said “disgusting sexual things about her husband and son.”
1)    I didn’t even know Candy Cain had a husband or a son… I seriously thought she was a lesbian.
2)    I won’t stand for being accused of such a horrible thing. This is straight up character assassination.
3)    After these accusations, I truly believe Candy is a homophobe.
I have made it a persona vendetta to get that trash bag out of this game.

I’ll be honest. I have no real reason to hate on Danial but his presence annoys me, I found him to be rude and he seems to be extremely unintelligent.. like really low functioning. I just don’t like him bc at the start of the game I messaged him and was like “hey” and he was like “who are you?” and I’m like “we are in a game together” and he’s like “what game?”… It’s called F—ING LOOK YOU MONGOLOID

BRANDEN,

ah ok, ill get to it then
Naomi, Jason, Candy and Brenda voting Danial. Me, Chance and Danial voting Christian. Christian voting me. I honestly have no clue so im just going with this.

CHRISTIAN,

Confessional: The plan is, I’m going to get three votes from the opposing side. On my side, I should have Naomi, Jason, and Brenda locked down. Candi should be voting Danial, but there’s always a chance she’s a wild card. Still, she’s given me a lot of trust, and I’ve put a lot of trust in her. We are going to see if it pays off. If it does…
Then watch out, Albee. You’re about to get some REAL competition. And I’ll have an idol in my pocket. If I go to the other tribe… Heh. Sucks for them.

GLORIA,

GLO:

Question??? Is this idol from rogue VOTES or answers to 3 clues lol??

ME: The rogue votes.

GLO: thank you for letting me know lol upload not working for me and Sergiu, wanted to let you know maybe its bugged

ME: New format uploaded. Try that.

GLO: ok

GLO: My partner is Tyler! My pair is tyler this challenge;

ME: Alrighty.

GLO: 1st: Paper rock scissors

2nd:rock paper scissors

3rd: rock paper scissors

ME: Oh, the 1st was good enough lol.

GLO: lol

ME: Just needed 3 lol.

GLO: i always screw up on this part 3 selections of 3 or 1 selections of 3 lol

GLO: ok banana head and do you love the GLO lol

ME:Either way you fulfilled the requirement lol.

GLO: i adsid do you lvoe the GLO lmao

GLO: omg typos

GLO:you better love THE GLO

GLO:i said do you love THE GLOBUG lol

GLO:your confidence will not be betrayed lmfao

GLO:i never crosss the line but my Host better love me or elseeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

GLO: did anybody chosse me in your fantasy s— or not lol

GLO: i bet no one beleives in my old ass

GLO: lol.

GLO: well did any dam body pick me or not i will not ask who

ME: I can’t say.

GLO:S— LOGAN

GLO: S— logan

GLO: oh yeah somebody had to

GLO: everybody has to get chosen

GLO: in a fnatasy thing

ME:Fantasy results are posted after the season is over.

GLO:i am not gonna ask who but I better not have been last one chosen or I will scream at who chose my old ass who is fighting and doing more s— than ever to survive here lol

GLO: ignorant orgers who don;t know I fight a fight

GLO: thats what you will do if i go its bring without me lol

GLO: boring

GLO: banana head! hey banana head my reverend Host of kings

ANSWER TO CLUE:

eliminate every consonant and send it to the host to advance to the neXt steP oF oBtaininG the hidden iMmUnity

or

eliminate every consonant and send it to the host to advance to the neXt steP oF oBtaininG the hidden iMmUnity idol

well Logan?

WELL LOGAN?

ME: You don’t have it yet.

GLO: S—

I am at Daln tribe

lol

AM

answer: AM

eliminate every consonant and send it to the host to advance to the neXt steP oF oBtaininG A hidden iMmUnity

eliminate every consonant and send it to the host to advance to the neXt steP oF oBtaininG A hidden iMmUnity idol

dammit all

eliminate every consonant and send it to the host to advance to the neXt steP oF oBtaininG the hidden iMmUnity idol

A

m

eliminAte every consonAnt and send it to the host to Advance to the neXt steP oF oBtaininG the hidden iMmUnity idol

OR

eliminAte every consonAnt and send it to the host to AdvAnce to the neXt steP oF oBtAininG the hidden iMmUnity idol

eliminAte every consonAnt And send it to the host to AdvAnce to the neXt steP oF oBtAininG the hidden iMmUnity idol

EI$IAE EE OOA A E I O E O O AAE O E E E O OAII E IE I$$UI IO

eliminAte every consonAnt And send it to the host to AdvAnce to the neXt steP oF oBtAininG the hidden iMmUnity

Sorry, none of those guesses are correct. If there is a case to limit guesses per day, this may be it lol.

lol I am so mad that I can’t figure this crap out lol

don’t you dare limit me ok lol

this will be something funny for you to use in your synopsis of me at end of org game lol

ME: I should note you really have until the start of the next Tribal Council to send in your fake idol code.

GLO: is thqt each tribal we have i hve to do that or i do that now and then use it whenever i want what are you sayig

ME: “You can create a fake hidden immunity idol in its place. You have until the start of the next immunity challenge to create a fake idol code. Whoever is next to obtain your tribe’s penalty idol will receive the code you created instead of the one you see in this post. It’s up to you to exercise this power. You can use numbers, letters, and symbols to create the fake idol.”

GLO: so once i create a fake idol the real idol use is gone correct

ME: No, you still keep your idol until you use it lol.

GLO: no i can make idol to be able to use whenever correct but have real idol for myself but I have to declare fake idol clue before next ribal council correct

ME: It’s like when Ozzy found the idol and put the fake stick where he found it.

GLO: omgod how stupid of me

GLO: i am in the dam chllanege right now is why i was confsed as s— and we need a question answered on challenge

ME: Sorry, Danial and Albee are going off the wall right now.

ME:What’s your question?

GLO: do we send our wall stuff to you on chat wall

ME: What wall stuff?

GLO: I want a wall between A1-A2 and B1-B2″.

GLO: that notation you gave us for challege tyer and I are confused

GLO: Did you read the Wikipedia page for Quoridor?

GLO: we both are reading it but confised both of us

ME: Can you see the picture on the Wikipedia page how the wall is located?

GLO: yes hold on logan

GLO:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJqg_-wXnuU
The waiting game sucks
http://www.youtube.com

GLO: Well, Danial sure is making the game Drama filled lol! I know you are just loving it. lol But, you know that Allee likes to get the attention too LOL

GLO:I want to say something funny on wall so bad but I will just watch it all this season lol!!! Have fun with the drama kings Grand Host!

ME: Do you know Danial outside of these games? This is unprecedented in SCWL history, but I am concerned for someone’s well-being after what I saw transpire in the duel between Albee and Danial.

GLO: Logan I only know danial from a prior org game we were both in

GLO: ask Michelle ask sergiu ask Jermy
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**THIS PART OF THE CONVERSATION HAS BEEN REMOVED BECAUSE GLO DIDN’T WANT IT TO BE AIRED PUBLICLY WHEN IT OCCURRED. THAT REQUEST HAS BEEN HONOURED. WE FAST FORWARD AN HOUR LATER WHERE THE INFORMATION I AM PROVIDED ASSURES ME THAT DANIAL IS -BARELY- AVOIDING IMMEDIATE EJECTION.**

GLO: he was bullying all of us every single one of us with threats if we didn;t do what he wanted

ME: But nothing that made you fear for your personal safety? That’s really the only worry I have.

ME: Okay. I’ll keep him in the game then.

GLO: I am ex-cop don’t fear things much like some folks

ME: I just didn’t know what he meant by “No I quit the challenge I am so close of doing something I don’t do and some people know what it is” on the main wall.

he will get voted off either way it goes this challenge I am almost certain

GLO: i think he might be talking about exposing an alliance of people that is what he called red code lol cause we would not vote way he wanted us to twice and would not throw challenge he threatened us all with what he would do then said we all bullied him

GLO: yeah he is gonna expose alliance if he goes to other tribe that is the threat lol

GLO: what i mean is if another of our pairs win adn they don’t its over right

ME: Yep, if a tribe scores 2 points before you do, the challenge will end right then.

GLO: hurry up and win Moray and whoever i think sergiu win it I am over these 2 slow pokes in challenge

GLO: and i want to fuss you out by way about something lol

ME: For what?

GLO: for the s—tiest clues I have ever been given..

GLO: what site can one go to for decoding thse s—ty things lol

GLO: i could have possibly two idols have 3 dan clues and i might as well use those 3 clues for toilet aper on a messy day

GLO: eliminate consonants vowels take out put back in and nothing works at all for me over something i ain’t got right

GLO: i want you to be ahsamed of oyurself over those clues now!

Answer # 1:
ae eey ooa a e i o e o o aae o e e e o oaii e ie iuiy

answer # 2

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ae ee ooa a e i o e o o aae o e e e o oaii e ie iui

i don’t even know if I sent this one or other lol

these are two trys for anser to clues

# 3:

looks like old macdonald had a farm

#4 answer:

Logan has the idol to give

#5 answer:

Logan is God

#6

“No one can work out this friggin clue”

GLO: looks like danial is blowing a xircuit again and will have Jeremy and Michelle and Sergiu all worked up lol

he threw them under the bus on open wall lol WOW

JEREMY,

If it’s not too late ***___”THE IDOL”___*** is my fake idol.

MICHELLE,

Michelle Pearce-Denovan

ME: This is unprecedented, and I can’t believe I have to ask this to the Daln tribe. . .but has Danial ever used the pressure of committing suicide to keep him in the game? Have you felt really uncomfortable when talking to Danial?

MICHELLE: omg he has been pressuring ppl to do as he says…….saying he is going to “code red” if we dont listen to him

MICHELLE: I think by saying that he means he will reveal the alliance I have with 4 others

MICHELLE: allaince with 3 others

ME: Okay. That’s what he meant by code red. Nevermind then.

MICHELLE:he was calling Jeremy a bully, when he hadn’t done anything to him

MICHELLE: well that is what I think by code red

MICHELLE: I left a chat box with him in it, as did Glo, and he just started up another one with is in it

MICHELLE: I think he is a bit unstable

MICHELLE: he keeps bringing up ppl who are sick or dying as a reason for his outbursts but he doesnt stop

MICHELLE: we were going to vote him out next if he came back

ME: Okay. I’ll keep him in for now. You guys have no idea the stuff he sends me each day, and the fight with Albee during the duel in particular worried me a little as well, then the stuff he just said in the main wall made me have no choice but to intervene.

MICHELLE: Being a host is tough. You decide what is best. I think he will be voted out, whatever tribe he goes to next

ME: I was only worrying because I didn’t know if what he messages me on a daily basis is worse than what he sends you guys. He just had his duel with Albee and it was the first time I saw him interact with another player.

ME: I just needed one person to vouch he was table after reading the “No I quit the challenge I am so close of doing something I don’t do and some people know what it is” on the main group wall. I just needed to clarify what that was.

ME: *stable not table lol

MICHELLE: maybe it was outing an allaince

ME: It seems everyone isn’t worried like I was when he said “No I quit the challenge I am so close of doing something I don’t do and some people know what it is”. When somebody says something like that and it’s coming from Danial I really have no choice but to investigate it as a host.

ME: But if nobody interprets it as an action outside of the game, nobody has anything to worry about.

MICHELLE: Of course….let me see if I can c and p what he said

MICHELLE: This was earlier today

**BELOW IS A CONVERSATION BETWEEN DANIAL, MICHELLE, AND JEREMY**

MICHELLE: But you can’t threaten. Other ppl have other agendas. You can’t MAKE everyone follow you

MICHELLE: You understand that don’t you

DANIAL: Well I say how it is Game will be in jeopardy if you guys win And since Jeremy didn’t listen if you guys win I will target him first

DANIAL: Well I mean it If I get out before the merge it will be code red

JEREMY: Try and win the challenge. There is absolutely no reason to throw it.

DANIAL: I’m throwing it and I want you guys aswell Remember code red

MORAY,

MORAY: Dammit! Just saw that the message I sent you last night failed. I even confirmed with my tribemates that I had voted. Is there any option to appeal this?

MORAY: I sent this yesterday and it never flagged.

“VOTE: Kayde
REASON: You seem nice but I barely know you. I hope this experience has been good for you.”

ME: I won’t count it as one of the two self-vote strikes, but I can’t change the vote tally after the fact.
MORAY: That’s fine, I understand. Thanks for not counting it as a strike.

MORAY: I’ve felt uncomfortable, but he’s never threatened suicide with me or in any group convo I’ve seen.

ME: Okay. That’s what he meant by code red. Nevermind then.

MORAY: We’ve been helping him and using his vote to eliminate people we didn’t trust. But after finding out that he’s been targeting me (talk about ungrateful) he was definitely going to be the next to go.

MORAY: I feel a confessional coming along actually.

CONFESSIONAL: Well, this is awkward. I was going to say something with regards to finding out from Glo that Danial was trying majorly to target me at the last Tribal Council, but now that Danial’s having some … trouble, I don’t think it would be wise to comment further. All I can say at this point is that my trust in Glo has increased by a huge amount and my faith in my tribe is strong.

ME: “No I quit the challenge I am so close of doing something I don’t do and some people know what it is” was the quote that worried me. I just needed to have people confirm with me that it didn’t mean anything outside of the context of this game.

MORAY: I have no idea what he’s referring to.

ME: But none of you are worried. Which in my eyes is exactly what I needed to hear.

MORAY: I think it’s just a case that he does have a tendency to flip out, based on what I’ve heard. But I think it’s only in an online sense. I can’t see him threatening suicide or anything like that.

MORAY: The worst I see him doing is exposing alliances or revealing private conversations, which would not be good, but it’s nothing that worries me outside of this game.

ME: That’s what I’ve been assuming given how he treats me every day.

ME: Has it been bad?

ME: It hasn’t been good. I’ll say that.

ME: It just requires patience.

MORAY: Wow, sorry for, you know … not voting him out sooner

MORAY: You must have been pretty hacked off with us.

ME: No. It’s fine. Trust me, Danial has not been an issue for me to deal with. Don’t let that factor into any strategies you may have.

MORAY: No, it’s fine. After finding out that he’s been trying to get me out, I have no time for him any more.

SERG,

Confessional: 3rd challenge, 2nd lost… i really dont like this, especielly since its because of one players inactivity… Anyway… tribal was a bit weird because i really thought Danial was going home and Kayde to the island, not the other way around. But for my alliance its pretty much the same thing, so i am not that worried Hope we can win this next challenge, and since i am paired with Moray i think we will do good and take the imunity idol home

TYLER,

Confessional: At this point I think I’m probably closest to Danial out of everyone on my tribe, but keeping Danial over Kayde seems to have caused a bit of a riff. Time for a balancing act.The time is going to come sooner than I hoped it would that I’m going to have to start cutting people I actually have a good connection with, which is the big challenge in this game, isn’t it? Fun times, Logan. To quote Marv from Sin City…”I don’t know about you, but I’m havin’ a ball!”

Confessional: Moray’s totally still my bro, but I have a feeling the tribe’s slowly but surely turning against him. I’ll do everything I can to save him, but when it comes down to it I need to do whatever I can to stay in good graces with the tribe. Like I said…the balancing act begins!

Confessional: I can’t stand bullies. I told myself when I came into this game if I saw a bully, I’d do everything I could to get them out. Albee, you sir are a bully. I understand it’s your strategy to be aggressive and call people out, and I can only hope that once you realized Danial did have a mental disability you legitimately did put a cork in the name calling. But after the ugly display last night Friend-O, if you ever show up on Daln tribe before the merge I’ll feel just like John Cochran. It will be delicious to vote you out. Just…absolutely delicious. I truly believe it’s not right to play this game to intentionally make other people miserable. Especially when a big part of the game’s social to begin with.

Yeah, I’m in shock myself. Honestly I had a really good relationship with Danial around the first vote, and I connected with him because of our love of roller coasters and the fact that we both have mild autism. Come the second vote I found out he was targeting Moray which meant he was a huge wild card in the game. Right now while I’m honestly trying the best I can to calm him down, I had no IDEA he’d be this much of a liability.

DANIAL’S ENTIRE MELTDOWN

AFTER TRIBAL COUNCIL

DANIAL: When the votes are counted?

DANIAL: ?

DANIAL: I am confused what you are trying to ask. Do you mean do I archive them when I am counting the votes? Don’t worry I saw the post of the results

ME: You’ll ship out to MGI in twelve hours. If the trend continues you’ll win the next duel and be 2-2 in duels.

DANIAL: Why?

DANIAL: I’m sick of this
Get f I’m not shipping out
There was a two way tie
And the other person should have a turn there
It’s only fair
I am NOT going
ME:Based on the rules, if there’s a tie for second highest number of votes, it’s whoever the eliminated player voted for.
DANIAL: And it’s my birthday
I am not leaving tribe
And he did a self vote
Im not budging
Leave me alone in the tribe
I saw he didn’t vote for me he self voted
So leave me alone
That has nothing to do with the rules.
And stop picking on me
Yeah you said he voted for me when he didn’t
So leave me alone alright

ME:Kayde didn’t self-vote.
DANIAL: Ok but leave me alone
Just this freshen once
Freggen
Alright?????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I’m freggen staying and that’s that

AFTER DANIAL IS ADDED TO THE MGI GROUP ONCE AGAIN

DANIAL: Do you listen I told you I don’t want to be on the f—ing island

DANIAL: Alright

DANIAL: Yep you don’t freggen care

OUR FEATURE PRESENTATION

ME: Albee, you sent in your rock-paper-scissors pick, so you’ll move first. You can move your red pawn or put up a wall within the next twelve hours.

Remember you guys are working with a 7×7 wall.

Once Albee moves, Danial is free to move immediately. Play continues from there.

Good luck.

DANIAL: Yeah how come I didn’t get to pick huh?

And again I get f—ing left out

ALBEE: bc you don’t read

DANIAL: Shut up Allee

ME: Because you didn’t pick. Albee, please make your move whenever you’re ready.

DANIAL: No, you shut the f— up Was I talking to you big mouth

ALBEE: read 1, 2, 3

(EDITOR’S NOTE: AND WATCH MY FEET AND 1, 2, 3 AND WATCH MY FEET AND 1, 2, 3. FAMILY GUY REFERENCE.)

DANIAL: Did I swear at you no

DANIAL: So manners

((EDITOR’S NOTE: I DIDN’T GRIND MY FEET ON HIS COUCH, C’MON, I GOT A LITTLE MORE SENSE THAN THAT. YEAH, I REMEMBER GRINDING MY FEET ON EDDIE MURPHY’S COUCH.))

ALBEE: This isn’t the special Olympics

DANIAL: This is s—

(EDITOR’S NOTE: AND THIS IS. . .SPARTA!!!!!)

ALBEE: manners? Don’t tell a stranger to shut up.

DANIAL: And now your insulting me This is not on

ME: Guys, focus please. Please fight outside of this thread.

(EDITOR’S NOTE: AND ONE OF YOU SEND ME THE TRANSCRIPT WHEN YOU’RE DONE.)

ALBEE: Well two wrongs don’t make a right

((EDITOR’S NOTE: It takes two to make it outta sight. I wanna rock right now, I’m Rob Base and. . .))

ALBEE: I don’t want to hear your whining. Go bother somebody who might give a s—. Thanks. okay, I’m red. I’m moving d1 to d2

DANIAL: Well manners

(EDITOR’S NOTE: I ALWAYS PICTURE JAFAR FROM ALADDIN WHENEVER SOMEBODY SAYS ‘DIDN’T ANYBODY EVER SHOW YOU MANNERS!)

DANIAL: You have a really big mouth don’t you

(EDITOR’S NOTE: I AM CURRENTLY LISTENING TO MY IPOD THAT I HAVEN’T USED SINCE 2009. 200 TRACKS STILL ON THERE. ‘PRAY FOR ME’ BY E-40 JUST HAPPENED TO COME ON. VERY FITTING.

AND WHY DO I HAVE AN OBSCURE E-40 SONG IN MY IPOD? WELL, BECAUSE THE SONG WAS RELEASED WEEKS BEFORE I STOPPED USING MY IPOD.)

ME: Alright Danial, ’tis your turn. Lucky to have both of you online right now.

(EDITOR’S NOTE: WHY DOES E-40 ALWAYS SOUND LIKE HE IS BEING PUNCHED IN THE STOMACH AT THE START OF EACH OF HIS SONGS?)

DANIAL: Logan I shouldn’t even be here

ALBEE: Are you still going?

DANIAL: Well are you

ALBEE: Quit the challenge then

DANIAL: You quit then

(EDITOR’S NOTE: MY HANDS WERE COMPLETELY OFF THE KEYBOARD AT THIS POINT. I WASN’T EXPECTING THE CHALLENGE TO PROGRESS ANYTIME SOON.)

ALBEE: Make your move or quit the challenge

DANIAL: Don’t boss and insult me

(EDITOR’S NOTE: R KELLY IGNITION REMIX!!!! SORRY. JUST CAME UP ON MY IPOD. GOT EXCITED.)

ME: Albee just moved his red pawn from D1 to D2, Danial.

DANIAL: And your not the host last time I check it’s Logan

ALBEE: Nobody has to insult you. You do that to yourself

((EDITOR’S NOTE: INSERT AUDIOSLAVE REFERENCE HERE?))

DANIAL: I do not excuse me

DANIAL: You really have a big mouth

DANIAL: Wish I could shut it up for you

ALBEE: Are you on repeat?

((EDITOR’S NOTE: LAYING ON A METAL COT FOR SIX HOURS LISTENING TO ‘TINY BUBBLES’ MAY BE A BETTER ALTERNATIVE AT THIS POINT.)

DANIAL: No Your so annoying

ALBEE: I love how you answer to me like a little bitch.

DANIAL: Stuff off I’m not a bitch And your the one swar and insult me first

ALBEE: Everything I said about you was the truth. Not an insult.

ALBEE: If I wanted to insult you, you would know about it.

ALBEE: This is not Logan’s school for girls

(EDITOR’S NOTE: IF THAT WERE THE CASE, I WOULD RENAME THE SERIES “THE OURAN HIGH SCHOOL ORG HOST CLUB”).

ALBEE: Now make your move.

DANIAL: Shut up now ur calling me a girl

DANIAL: It is insults and it’s uncalled for

ME: Guys, please focus.

(EDITOR’S NOTE: I TRIED.)

DANIAL: Get off your high horse

(EDITOR’S NOTE: A.K.A. AFROMAN’S RANCH.)

ME: We can have this challenge done in the next hour seeing how both of you are online. Then feel free to argue for the 71 hours after that.

DANIAL: If you know how to

ALBEE: Ok, I’m done. You can’t argue with stupid. He doesn’t even know how to play, he’s slow.

DANIAL: Oi I’m not stupid I had high grades in collage

(EDITOR’S NOTE: KNEW ALBEE WOULD HAVE A FIELD DAY WITH THAT ONE.)

ALBEE: I don’t have time to wait. I’m not a special education teacher. I have 0 patience.

DANIAL: Shut up insulting me

DANIAL: Shut up

ALBEE: in collage

ALBEE: HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

DANIAL: Top of my whole collage not just grade

DANIAL: So I am not stupid one bit

(EDITOR’S NOTE: RASCALZ’ CRAZY WORLD AND TOP OF THE WORLD CAME UP ON MY IPOD!)

ALBEE: Thanks for making my night.

DANIAL: Whatever

ME: Alright. Let’s continue. Danial, you can move the blue pawn or put up a wall.

DANIAL: I’m going bye got no time for crap I’m at a concert

ALBEE: So you quit?

DANIAL: Did I say that

DANIAL: No I didn’t

(EDITOR’S NOTE: A MGI DUEL BETWEEN MARTY AND ELVERA WOULD BE EASIER THAN THIS. NO JOKE.)

ME: Alright. You still have 11 1/2 hours to make your move whenever you’re ready.

ALBEE: Well it don’t matter, take your time bc then i’ll take my time and since I moved first I will be closer to the end then you. Gone with the wind, fabulous. bai

DANIAL: I have no time for childish school behaviour

ALBEE: so quit

DANIAL: No

DANIAL: You learn manners

(EDITOR’S NOTE: RASCALZ COLLABORATED WITH SHAWN DESMAN? EW.)

ALBEE: BC as far as I’m concerned we are stuck in this chat together for another 72 hours

ME: I can already imagine how this will look once the episodes are posted after the game is over.
ALBEE: episodes?

(EDITOR’S NOTE: DID YOU KNOW HIS BROTHER IS DANNY FERNANDES? HOW DO THEY NOT HAVE THE SAME LAST NAME? IS ONE OF THEM GOING BY THEIR MAIDEN NAME?)

ME: Yes Albee, confessionals, votes, challenges, my thoughts, fantasy pool, and my predicted boot lists get posted after the season is done filming.

ALBEE: oh, that’s fun.

ME: People tend to look forward to those more than the game itself.

(EDITOR’S NOTE: AIN’T THAT THE TRUTH.)

ALBEE: Well atleast everyone will see how charming and innocent I am.

DANIAL: Charming how your the one swar and insulted me. And your far from innocent

(EDITOR’S NOTE: NEITHER AM I. THIS ONE TIME WHEN I WAS YOUNGER I ACCIDENTALLY WALKED INTO MY PARENTS’ BEDROOM AND. . .YOU KNOW WHAT, FORGET IT.)

ALBEE: IT was deserved

DANIAL: Hell no

ALBEE: Yes, pretending like you don’t know who I am at the start of the game.

ALBEE: Let’s take a stroll down memory lane.

(EDITOR’S NOTE: ROB JACKSON AND LADY MAY? BOOM BOOM BOOM! I LIKE HOW I HAVE NEVER HEARD FROM EITHER ARTIST BEFORE OR AFTER THAT SONG. I LOVE HOW ANOTHER GUY IN THE SONG IS A RAPPER/PRODUCER NAMED AFTER A CHARACTER FROM A CHRISTMAS CAROL.)

ME: I wish you guys would focus on the challenge rather than fight lol.

ALBEE: He quit.

DANIAL: I wish to but he keeps on going on

DANIAL: Did I quit no so quit saying that I quit

ALBEE: Logan, I swear. I truly believe he has no f—ing idea what is going.

DANIAL: Like I said in at a concert have no time for your banter

ALBEE: I just read “I quit” two times.

(EDITOR’S NOTE: THIS IS LIKE A LIVE ENDURANCE CHALLENGE.)

DANIAL: I didn’t say that

DANIAL: Not once

DANIAL: Your the one who keeps on saying it

DANIAL: Are you going to stop belittle me

ALBEE: when you learn how to properly use “your” and “you’re”

DANIAL: See still going on

(EDITOR’S NOTE: I HAD 13 SONGS BY BUSTA RHYMES ON MY IPOD. SINCE WHEN DID I GO THROUGH A FLIPMODE PHASE? DON’T GET ME WRONG I LIKE BUSTA, BUT STILL. . .)

ALBEE: I’m just trying to educate you. Don’t confuse my kindness with cruelty. That’s not nice.

DANIAL: Well you are using nothing but banter

ALBEE: do you even know what banter is?

DANIAL: Yes

(EDITOR’S NOTE: PHARRELL WILLIAMS CAN MAKE CRAPPY ARTISTS HAVE CATCHY SONGS THANKS TO HIS BEATS. ALMOST DRE QUALITY. ALMOST.)

ALBEE: This is not a joke. This is serious. This is real life.

(EDITOR’S NOTE: JUST DON’T LET HIM DO A SOLO ALBUM. CAN I HAVE IT LIKE THAT? YOU GOTTA LIKE THAT. CAN I HAVE IT LIKE THAT? YOU GOTTA LIKE THAT. CAN I HAVE IT LIKE THAT? YOU GOTTA LIKE THAT. THAT’S THE CHORUS. ON IT ON IT TAKE TWO OF THESE AND CALL ME IN THE MOANIN’. . .)

DANIAL: That’s what your doing

DANIAL: There’s no time for you to belittle me or insulting me etc

ALBEE: aren’t you at a concert? Be gone.

DANIAL: Yes I am

DANIAL: My friend is playing the guitar

(EDITOR’S NOTE: RED, BLUE, GREEN, YELLOW, RED, BLUE, RED + BLUE, STAR POWER ACTIVATE! YEP. THAT’S NORMAL DIFFICULTY.)

ALBEE: Oh, it’s make believe.

DANIAL: Hell no

ALBEE: Your friend is playing the guitar as you sit on facebook for the last 30 mins

DANIAL: And?????

DANIAL: Your the one who won’t stop insulting me

ALBEE: it’s pathetic… That arguing with me is more important to you then your real life interactions.

ALBEE: I pity uou.

ME: Guys. Enough. The one hour we spent arguing here could have been spent on the challenge. Please no more fighting in this thread. Let’s just keep it limited to playing the challenge, for goodness sake.

DANIAL: Yeah please enough

ALBEE: i’m going to bed if you don’t make a move in the next 5 mins. Just saying

DANIAL: Good I will make the last move and make you lose that’s for insulting me

ALBEE: Just when I thought you couldn’t get any dumber.

ALBEE:good night

(EDITOR’S NOTE: REMEMBER WHEN THEY HAD TO DISTINGUISH BETWEEN SEAN PAUL AND “SEAN PAUL OF THE YOUNGBLOODZ”? I’M SURPRISED NEITHER ONE HAS GIVEN IN AND CHANGED THEIR STAGE NAME IN ORDER TO AVOID SWAPPING MAIL WITH EACH OTHER.)

DANIAL: Anyway had enough of you

DANIAL: Ur nothing but trouble

**NINE HOURS LATER**

ME:  Just over an hour left for Danial to make his move.

ME: Twelve hours passed. Albee, you have twelve hours to make your two moves.

ALBEE: I move to d3

(EDITOR’S NOTE: HEH. SNOOP DOGG’S AUTOTUNE TRACKS.)

ME: Okay. Next move?

ALBEE: Wait 2 moves? Awesome

ALBEE: D4

(WE DON’T GO OUT TO THE MALL, WE DON’T GO OUT TO EEEEEEEAT. OH, THIS IS AN EDITOR’S NOTE.)

ME: Yes, Danial didn’t post within 12 hours. . .Okay.

ME: Danial, your move. You have twelve hours to do so.

DANIAL: I’m more behind get f—ed

DANIAL: There’s nothing saying about double movement so you just letting him win it’s not on again im getting bullied

DANIAL: How am I suspose to win and your letting the bully getting away with things

ALBEE: Quit!!! Or stop whining like a little bitch.

DANIAL: Stop being a bully

ME: Being able to move twice if someone missed their turn was outlined in the rules.

ME: Just under two hours to go to make your move.

DANIAL: Ummm it’s not in the rules

DANIAL: How am I suspose to win when I’m two steps behind and you let ally get away with being a bully

ME: I am the host. I don’t have allies, Danial.

DANIAL: No that bully

DANIAL: I didnt say allies

DANIAL: And I do think your buddy buddy’s with him

(EDITOR’S NOTE: REMEMBER WHEN LIL WAYNE WAS ONE OF THOSE JOKERS AT CA$H MONEY RECORDS? BIG TYMERS? YEAH. THAT WHOLE LABEL WAS PRETTY ATROCIOUS. THEN LIL WAYNE SIGNED TO A DIFFERENT LABEL AND CHANGED HIS VOICE COMPLETELY.)

ME: I’ve never even played in a game with Albee, Danial.

DANIAL: Uh huh

ME: Or directly spoken to him until he applied for this game just like you did.

ME: Anyways, less than two hours left. There is really nothing else left to say at this point.

DANIAL: Well even if I did move there’s no way of catching up

DANIAL: You just letting the bully win hope your happy

DANIAL: And I don’t believe you Logan

DANIAL: Cause if it wasn’t the case you would have punish him from being a bully

ME: I’ll give you time to cool down again, Danial. Clearly you’re not happy for whatever reason right now. I’ll let you know when the challenge is over.

DANIAL: Well you let a bully get away of bullying that is not on at all

DANIAL:That should not be on at all

DANIAL: I know when I host my game I will be giving strikes if people bully

(EDITOR’S NOTE: SPOILER–DANIAL HAS YET TO HOST AN ORG. I DIDN’T EVEN KNOW WHERE TO BEGIN IF I WERE TO HAVE RESPONDED TO THAT STATEMENT.)

**DANIAL LEAVES DUEL CHAT**

ALBEE: there’s something wrong with him. damn.

ME: Well. . .that was. . .interesting. No need to continue this challenge further. Congratulations Albee, you have once again won the duel. Safe from the vote and the politics of the game.

ME: Now I’ll pretend like none of this ever happened.

ALBEE: yay !

ME: Can you do me a favour and not egg him on anymore?

ALBEE: He’s bullying you tho

ALBEE: i hate when people are sore losers and take it out on the host

ME: What you’ve just seen is what I receive from him virtually every day since the end of the first round too.

ME: Yes Albee, I’m well aware of that. Me pointing that out to him isn’t going to do anything. Please enjoy the next couple days off lol.
ALBEE: He didn’t do the challenge and then he says that you are rigging it against him. Makes no f—ing sense, it’s irrational and it pisses me off. But oh well, thanks

AFTER DANIAL LEAVES THE DUEL CHAT

DANIAL: Can I leave the chat?
He is to rude insulting bullying
ME:No, because Albee needs to see your moves so he can move.

DANIAL: Well do you care I’m getting picked on
You should look after the best interest of the players that’s what a good host will do
And look he posted something when you said keep it in the chat
He broke one of your rules
ME: If one of you stops fighting with the other, then the other will have no one to fight with.
DANIAL: Well who started it and keep on going?
Yep that’s right him
He should be punished
Or are you buddy buddy’s with him?

DANIAL: Had enough of al
He bullied way to much
I am more upset with him than you you should have controlled it more better
Yep you didnt care that I got bullied

DANIAL: See I know I’m right

IN THE MAIN GROUP

DANIAL: No wonder I quit all thought the challenge he was bullying me here’s few examples. He said this You’re a f—ing dumbass dude, The most irrational moronic person i have ever encountered. Called me a girl belittled me and many other things I told him to stop but he kept on going

DANIAL: I blocked him I don’t talk or even want to know Billy’s

DANIAL: *bullys

MORAY: You’re quitting the game?

DANIAL: No I quit the challenge I am so close of doing something I don’t do and some people know what it is

DAVE: Somebody call the whambulance!

DANIAL: Shut the f— up dave you smart c—

DAVE: I prefer “Intellectual Vagina”, but thanks for the compliment.

DANIAL: More like you got an intellectual problem

DAVE: This coming from the guy who can’t even spell his own first name correctly.

DANIAL: Well it was my mum who spelt it not me excuse me for your own information

DANIAL: And more people in the world has my name so that was so lame of an insult

DAVE: You are the NaOnka Mixon of this game, but somehow less likable.

DANIAL: I’m not Japanese or what ever that is

SERG: Lmfao!! :))=))))

TRIBAL COUNCIL #4

(BRANDEN)-(BRENDA)-(CANDY)-(CHANCE)-(CHRISTIAN)-(DANIAL)-(JASON)-(NAOMI)
XXX
(ALEX)-(KODI)-(KAYDE)

Note you must answer your questions in order for your vote to count. And you must vote by 600pm eastern Tuesday. No warnings given before the deadline.

BRANDEN,

1. You sat out of the challenge this round but your tribe lost. Do you think that boosts your worth in the tribe or do fingers point to you for not being willing to step up?

I believe it can be viewed either way. Depends on who you are and how well you know me or like me. There’s not correct answer to that one.

2. A couple rounds ago Kodi directly challenged you right from the start of the game, but you won the war. Do you expect more people to call you out in public or do you feel Spau can be cohesive now?

I won the war Finally
So yeah I have noticed that I do need to step up my leadership skills. I wanted to step back and not be so in your face challenge wise. BUT that’s not me. I am a natural born leader and the game is on now. I thought we could do this without me being all leader-like. But it’s time for me to put the SGT hat on and get these cadets motivated!!!!

BRENDA,

1. Technically you and Candy were the only pair to not lose in the challenge because your duel never finished. Do you think you would have trumped over Glo and Tyler?

I think we would have won … we had a plan and their last move was exactly what we wanted them to do. I don’ think they stood a chance once they put that wall up – it sealed them in and left us a clear path to victory.

2. While Albee was with the tribe, you guys were 1-1 in challenges. Since he’s been gone you can breathe for the first time. . .sorry, Kelly Clarkson moment. I mean, since he’s been gone you guys have been 1-1 in challenges. Does it mean then that Albee’s absence hasn’t changed this tribe one iota?

Every time someone leaves – the tribe changes. We’ve proven we can work together and we’ve proven we hate weird games that no one has ever heard of

CANDY,

1. Last time you guys were here you held individual immunity. Do you think that is the only reason why you were safe?

Yes, I do.

2. How has the game changed for you since Kodi was kicked out and Albee shipped to MGI?

It’s a lot less stressful for me now that Albee isn’t on our tribe.

CHANCE,

1. How do you think the other players perceive you in this tribe?

2. Who do you tink were the strongest contributors in the past challenge, and/or overall for the Spau tribe?

CHRISTIAN,

1. Last TC was the first time you had to simultaneously eliminate a player, but also indirectly send the person with the second highest number of votes to MGI. What have you learned from that experience that you will use for this TC?

It’s all a gamble. I’m just trying not to crap out.

2. I don’t think we can go any further in this TC without acknowledging the new import from MGI. What was the reaction to Danial becoming the newest member of Spau?

Not really surprised. I saw this coming.

DANIAL,

1. For the second round in a row, Albee wins the duel, and this time by default. Yet you continue to survive. What skills do you bring to the table that have enabled you to survive?

well I’m a survivor I always help people and I always help people out just hope my new tribe gives me a chance to see who I am love to help the tribe out.

2. Your issues with the past challenge were made public knowledge following you and Albee’s mutual conflict at the duel. Do you still have those issues with this game or have you moved on and ready to tackle on the game once again?

I don’t have any issue with the game only the bully Albee he needs to learn stop insulting people

JASON,

1. Which would be worse to you? Receiving the highest number of votes and being sent home or receiving the second highest number of votes and joining Albee on MGI?

Oh receiving the highest number of votes. I mean, I’ve shown that I’m an asset to the tribe, so it’d be kinda shocking to be voted out, but if I got the second highest number of votes I think I could hold my own on MGI against Albee

2. This tribe has seemed incredibly cohesive for the past two rounds. Was Kodi’s absence the game-changer for this tribe? Or does it just happen to be a couple of quiet rounds?

Oh Kodi’s absence is a game-changer for sure. the second he arrived on this tribe he was messaging everybody and chaos ensued. I’m not saying he shouldn’t have messaged people, because I mean, that was his only shot, but i think his absence is the reason for the tribe being a little less dramatic

NAOMI,

1. What is the criteria for how you will vote this round?

What will keep my tribe as strong as possible honestly.

2. I tend to ask this question quite a bit each season, but I’ll ask it anyway: How does it feel knowing that because you are the last person to answer a question at Tribal Council, that you ultimately receive the least creative and lacklustre questions for the round to answer?

I like it cos it means I don’t have to put effort in thinking of a smart answer

When you vote, please do so in the following manner:

VOTE: (Logan)
REASON: We have to play with pawns? No, you’re the pawn. And it’s time for you to go. There are no barriers between us for me to eliminate you from this game.

Alright, between now and 600pm eastern Tuesday, everybody is fair game. It is time to vote. Spau tribe, you’re up.

TRIBAL COUNCIL VOTING

BRANDEN,

Vote: Christian
I think he will be voting for me and I don’t want the vote stuck at 6-1-1 so…. here ya go!

(Note this is the round where Branden solved the clues for the idol.)

BRENDA,

good morning sir …
I’m voting for Danial.

CANDY,

Danial, Danial, Danial, Danial, Danial, Danial, Danial, Danial
Don’t know you, dude. Don’t care to. Hope you go instead of me.

Quick confessional:
I still don’t know where I stand in this tribe. NO ONE is talking to me, after the entire Branden thing. And it turns out that someone mistook me for Kodi. Don’t know how the hell that happened. Brenda, Jason and Naomi SWEAR that they’re not aligned, but I smell bulls—. Chance is just a flaming douchebag, and I can’t trust him AT ALL. Ugh. This game.

CHANCE,

voting christian

CHRISTIAN,

VOTE: (Brenda)
REASON: There is a plan in place. I need that Idol. I won’t make it far without it. Thanks for volunteering, Brenda!

DANIAL,

Vote for christian

JASON,

Vote: Danial
Reason: This tribe is finally coming together, we don’t need you ruining it

NAOMI,

omg i will do a confessional this week i promise!
and voting danial please

TRIBAL COUNCIL VOTE REVEAL

If anybody has a hidden immunity idol and they played it this round, now would be the time I would reveal it.
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SELF-VOTE: (Chance Armstrong)
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FIFTH VOTE:
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Danial, the tribe has spoken.
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It’s time for you to go.

DANIAL: Get f—ed everyone

ME: Classy exit, indeed.

Christian, you will be sent to MGI within the next hour. You and Albee will be frozen on MGI for the day while everyone else will have more important business to attend to tomorrow.

AFTER TRIBAL COUNCIL

DANIAL: Watch out glo jeremy Michelle sergiu are all in a alliance together and Tyler also helping them out but not really in a alliance but the other four defiantly so to stand any chance of winning aim for them especially Jeremy never trust him

KIM: lol

GLO: speechless

MICHELLE: Oh Danial. . .after all the talks I had with you trying to calm you down…trying to get you to see that people don’t bully you, don’t hate you. This is sad that you have to go after people when it is only a game. It was a very UNAUSTRALIAN thing for you to do. People in this org…please don’t judge Aussies by the way Danial has just acted…we really are a very laid back group of individuals who love life and games.

DANIAL: Well you never stayed true Michelle you can’t bloody talk

MORAY: Don’t worry Michelle, the only doubt this gives me is whether Denial is actually Australian. It’s funny that I’m one of the ones who saved his sorry behind twice in this game and his way of proving his worth is by trying to get me voted out, clearly because I wasn’t “true” enough to deserve any loyalty from him. I really wouldn’t take offence at someone like that calling you dishonest. It would be like having Rebecca Black telling you that you can’t sing in tune.

DANIAL: U never help me and hope other people see you as fake as I can see you

MICHELLE: Mmmmmmm

EAMON: “Unaustralian” haha.

EAMON: Calm down mate and let have some coffee and bikkie together

DANIAL: I don’t drink coffee or eat biscuits

DANIAL: I don’t eat biscuits or don’t drink coffee

EAMON: want some durry mate?

SERG: He dosnt eat biscuits nor drinks coffee… i cant say i’m surprised…lol

DANIAL: What’s durry if it’s alcohol I don’t drink alcohol

(EDITOR’S NOTE: Incidentally Eamon, what is that? Dairy?)

DANIAL: Everyone apart from Tyler glo Branden can get f—ed

DANIAL: And chance his awesome aswell the rest well get f

DANIAL: And Tyler his like a lil bro to me

MICHELLE: That’s just lovely, Danial. Aren’t you a beautiful individual. I don’t deserve to be sworn at like that. I am playing a damn game. I am a good person. My life is full of joy with little children, I regret trying to help you.

DANIAL: The thing is Michelle you never did help me out you was never true

DANIAL: So when did you help me out or stand up against me fake barbie doll

DANIAL: And I do have kids aswell 3 kids and 3 step kids

MICHELLE: Danial….lets address what you just said. I can post here how I tried to help you if you would like. To prove it to you. “True” to you, or truthful? What are you getting at there? “Fake Barbie doll”…don’t make me laugh….I am so far from a barbie doll it is actually a ridiculous accusation…and the kid thing…..well I am a teacher of under 8’s, not just a mum.

DANIAL: Well I referee junior basketball from under 12 to under 19s so I do also look after kids

MICHELLE: I didn’t say you didn’t, it was my point saying I was having a nice time today at work when I log into FB and notice I am being told to $%^$% off!

(EDITOR’S NOTE: WHOA! LOOK AT THE CURSING AT THE END! YOU KISS Q*BERT WITH THAT MOUTH?!)

SERG: Michelle dont take any of his bs personal… as it turns out i “really wanna make an enemy of him”… Couldn’t care less Danial, couldnt care less…

DANIAL: Michelle you didn’t do what I told you to do

DANIAL: I want Branden tribe to win. Sorry glo or Tyler

DANIAL: Still think your fake and tainted Michelle

MICHELLE: So bizarre

MICHELLE: Tainted by……? Weird word there.

BRANDEN:

Michelle’s not fake. I know I don’t know her very well but shes not fake.

BRANDEN: Fake people are easy to seek out. imo

MICHELLE: Well ppl, I never thought I would be part of the entertainment in an org, but here we are.

DANIAL: Branden your just blind lol

MICHELLE: Ok, Danial…let’s address these points. Complete the sentences. Fake because……………………….. Tainted because………………..

DANIAL: I dont have to explain myself Barrie doll

DANIAL: *Barbie

JEREMY: Yeah Barry

MICHELLE: Hahaha, I realised that. Well let’s see how I am similar….Barbie dolls…have white blonde hair…..mmmm, nup, they have big boobs….nup, they have tiny hips…..nup, they have a million handbags….nup (only 3), they have lots of shoes…..nup , they are considered dumb…..sorry, have a BEd, drive a convertible……nup. Have I left anything out?

DANIAL: Only the glamous Barrie dolls dose that not the cheap ones like you

DANIAL: And Barbie dolls come in all different shapes and sizes

BRENDA: Barbie dolls? I’m more of a Bratz girl myself

(EDITOR’S NOTE: IT’S A GOOD THING THERE’S ONLY ONE T.I. SONG ON HERE.)

MICHELLE: Danial..you obviously don’t know “Barbie” dolls…they only come in one size, one shape. As I have said before, and will say again, you are only calling me names and have nothing to “back up” the name calling. I have asked for examples…none have been given, I have asked for explanations…none have been given. I am not going to lower myself to call you names, I am not that kind of person, but unless you can explain yourself, really, there is no point talking to you……and I don’t think you CAN explain yourself either. Oh dear

DANIAL: Yes I can and your not worthy of my explanations you can’t handle the truth lol

MICHELLE: Oh dear lord, I am a big girl, I have probably been through more in my life than you have in yours. Don’t judge a book by its cover. Oh I can handle the truth, I just know you can’t answer the accusations….this is shown by your reluctance to answer and the way you deflect. You basically have only known me for about 2 weeks. Not worthy to answer a question, but worthy enough to respond to. lol

MICHELLE: I can’t stop aaaaggggghhhhhh

DANIAL: Well I’m like a polition they make trouble and never give a direct respond trust me your not worthy to be in the alliance

MICHELLE: Oh, we’re onto something else now. The thing with alliances is they make themselves. I don’t think you can judge an alliance you’re not actually in.

DANIAL: That I was in Michelle

(EDITOR’S NOTE: I HAVE A DIRTY MIND.)

DANIAL: So I can Jude who’s good in the alliance you sergiu and Jeremy are bad only best one in it was glo

NEXT TIME ON SCWL 5:

– Spau has successfully taken out both MGI members while Daln picked off its core. Everything is on course for Spau to go on cruise control to the end of this game. . .

– But a classic SCWL twist will shake things up. One player chooses to change the fate of everyone in this game altering strategies for the upcoming Tribal Council.

– A change of fortunes and an error that triggers the loss of immunity will be too much for one player who will disappear as Tribal Council looms.

– If you thought there was enough big moves made this round, think again. One player knows he is on his way out and attempts to take revenge on his tribe before his torch gets snuffed.

– And after two wins by default on MGI, Albee finds competition in the form of Christian. Both players want to win the duel badly enough that this will be a series first as it will not end by default. You do not want to miss this episode as the most exciting pre-merge in SCWL history continues!

DANIAL EXIT INTERVIEW

DANIAL: I wasn’t being rude at you when I said go get f that was for the cast and I never had a chance at this game cause no one gave me a chance at this game

DANIAL: You are a good host with much to learn

And here it is. You’re out but your voice shall be heard for the last time in this game.

1. When you signed up for this game, what were your expectations if you had any?

2. I must say that when you were announced as part of the cast, I had people immediately coming to me that you had been removed from other Survivor games by hosts. Why do you think other hosts are so quick to remove you from their games?

3. Speaking of which, you had some offensive words for me on a daily occasion, and threw out several accusations. Do you typically have a short fuse or is there something about the game of Survivor that gets you worked up?

4. You survived two Tribal Councils, yet both times you threatened your tribemates and accused them of bullying you despite them putting in the effort to save you. In fact, you labelled myself and most of Spau as bullies. So let me ask you this. . .What constitutes as bullying for you?

5. Do you regret anything you said during the game? Because it seemed like you didn’t want to be on good terms with anybody with the exception of maybe one or two players in the cast.

6. You weren’t picked in the schoolyard pick on day one. Why do you think nobody picked you to be on their tribe?

7. From my perspective, it seemed like you put more energy into yelling at me rather than doing the challenges. In fact you hold a record of voluntarily quitting 75% of all challenges this game. How come you rarely worked on the challenges?

8. What was your strategy to survive both of Daln’s Tribal Councils? Because you were never a member of their tribe, yet you survived twice.

9. In the last duel, you fought with Albee for over two hours yet you never moved. Albee didn’t start fighting with you until you refused to move. Do you think you unintentionally did that to draw him in to fight you?

10. At Daln you threatened to expose their alliances if they voted you out. Yet none of them voted you out. You were on Spau when you were voted out. So why did you announce who you thought the alliances were if they never betrayed you?

11. Last thing I want to ask. . .did you ever have fun at any point during this game? Because you typically said rude things to me on a daily basis, in fact moreso than any other player in SCWL history. What part of this game did you enjoy?

12. What were your thoughts on MGI in general?

13. Do you think you would have lasted longer if you avoided receiving the second highest number of votes in rounds 1 and 3?

14. Who do you want to win? Who do you think will win?

15. Who do you want to be voted out next? Who do you think will be voted out next?

On behalf of the producers of SCWL, we thank you for playing this game.

DANIAL: Are you still picking on me

DANIAL: ?

DANIAL: Cause I feel the questions was targeting me

(EDITOR’S NOTE: LUDACRIS JUST RAPPED ABOUT JERRY STACKHOUSE. THIS SONG HAS TO BE A MINIMUM OF FIVE YEARS OLD.)

FANTASY POOL PICKS

Clayton Spivey:
1. Brenda Mitchell [SPAU]
2. Michelle Pearce-Denonvan [DLAN]
3. Sergiu Zablau [DLAN]
4. Jason Stephens [SPAU]
5. Naomi Soward [SPAU]
6. Jeremy Bell [DLAN]
7. Branden Billy [SPAU]
8. Christian Fuentes [SPAU]
9. Gloria Query [DLAN]
10. Candy Cain [SPAU]
11. Moray James [DLAN]
12. Chance Armstrong [SPAU]
13. Tyler Linder [DLAN]
14. Albee George [MGI]
15. Danial Hopwood [MGI]

Jessica Frey:
1. Brenda Mitchell [SPAU]
2. Naomi Soward [SPAU]
3. Jason Stephens [SPAU]
4. Branden Billy [SPAU]
5. Michelle Pearce-Denonvan [DLAN]
6. Candy Cain [SPAU]
7. Christian Fuentes [SPAU]
8. Moray James [DLAN]
9. Sergiu Zablau [DLAN]
10. Tyler Linder [DLAN]
11. Chance Armstrong [SPAU]
12. Jeremy Bell [DLAN]
13. Gloria Query [DLAN]
14. Albee George [MGI]
15. Danial Hopwood [MGI]

Lister Potter III:
1. Jason Stephens [SPAU]
2. Jeremy Bell [DLAN]
3. Naomi Soward [SPAU]
4. Michelle Pearce-Denonvan [DLAN]
5. Branden Billy [SPAU]
6. Brenda Mitchell [SPAU]
7. Moray James [DLAN]
8. Tyler Linder [DLAN]
9. Christian Fuentes [SPAU]
10. Sergiu Zablau [DLAN]
11. Candy Cain [SPAU]
12. Chance Armstrong [SPAU]
13. Albee George [MGI]
14. Gloria Query [DLAN]
15. Danial Hopwood [MGI]

MY BOOT LIST


14: Candy
13: Chance
12: Albee
11: Christian
10: Naomi
09: Brenda
08: Tyler
07: Serg
06: Glo
05: Branden
04: Jason
03: Michelle
02: Jeremy
01: Moray

P.S. Dave Bronson made the most random cameo possible this season.

5.5 SCWL 5 Episode 5: “Your Fate is Now in Their Hands”

EPISODE FIVE

June 5th-June 10th, 2013
Immunity Challenge/Duel V: Image Puzzle Line-Up
Inspired By: Do you know how many puzzle challenges that they have had in SCWL 5?
Quit: Branden
Winners: Daln and Christian
Voted Out: Chance
Vote Count: 5-1
The First Unanimous Vote of the Season Now That Rogue Vote Idols Are Gone: Yep.

I LOVE THE MUTINY

Tribe switches = bad
Mutinies = good

But seriously, I’ll go through this speech like I do each season.

I am not a big fan of tribe switches because production does it without a set pattern and only in any season where their characters aren’t developing as much as they like. It forces everyone to shake up their game just because it is not entertaining the producers as much as they like. In addition, you have the “I just got screwed by a twist” factor because those who were in a strong position on one tribe will suddenly be thrust into the minority on a new tribe because of production intervention.

Luckily, the use of tribe switches have greatly decreased since Gabon. In fact, only three seasons out of the past nine have had a switch. Remember back when every season starting with Africa had a switch except Thailand, Pearl Islands, and Palau. Come to think of it, add in Tocantins and you have four of my favourite seasons ever. Huh. Never thought of it that way before.

But mutinies are much better, and sadly are used far fewer number of times. There’s been about a dozen tribe switches but only four seasons where a mutiny has been offered (Thailand, Pearl Islands, Cook Islands, Tocantins). Yes, only one season has taken advantage of the mutiny, but it’s always a compelling twist whenever it is put into play. Oh, and it leaves the game in the hands of the players rather than in the manipulative hands of producers and Probst.

And mutinies have worked wonderfully in the series. In SCWL 1 we had RyLis switch to Coo, in SCWL 2 we had four out of fourteen players switch tribes, nobody took up the mutiny in SCWL 3, and sadly nobody pulled any of the mutiny triggers in SCWL 4. We were overdue for somebody to be unhappy with their current position to the point they needed to switch.

MGI PEOPLE CANNOT MUTINY

I almost did an alternate twist where the MGI players would re-join their original tribe, and establish a new pair to be on MGI. I decided against it for the following reason:

Because I felt like it. It didn’t really matter because only one person would have jumped in the whole cast anyway.

CANDY MAKES THE JUMP

Even though Albee is currently sitting on MGI, and Branden assured Candy they need to remain solid, Candy makes the jump to Daln.

I’ll get to the fallout of this move in a minute, but I thought it wasn’t a bad idea at the time. I’d be lying if I didn’t think that Gloria, Michelle, and Candy could have teamed up with Jeremy and Serg to run this game. In fact, Gloria and Michelle would have had a great third person to drag to the end.

Candy would have only survived one more loss on Spau in my opinion. I think Chance would have been done after this loss no matter what, and Candy likely goes home after the third or fourth time she writes Albee’s name down. Branden wasn’t going to give up Albee, and neither were the other three.

In short, Candy made the right move on paper unless a major Chevrolet Power Shift occurred.

BRANDEN BLOCKS CANDY

And then came the fallout from her decision. The only person Candy spoke to about mutinying on her own tribe was Branden. Branden was not too impressed to hear a solid number in his favour had gone off to the other tribe, and no longer a guaranteed spot in the post-merge phase.

Arguments and blocking ensues. Branden is not in the greatest place mentally as we head into a difficult immunity challenge.

KODI COACHES FROM SIDELINES

It’s a funny little storyline that goes on all season. Kodi, because he has a desire to see the new players win, and to be against the presumed pre-game alliance on Spau, has elected to coach the newbie-laden Daln tribe. He specifically instructed everyone on Daln to not mutiny.

I doubt they would have mutinied anyway.

DANIAL EXPELLED FROM GROUP

During the 24 hour mutiny period, Danial took the time to get into a fight with Michelle and Sergiu. Danial’s insults got to the point where he was just trolling the page, and disrupting the flow of a game he didn’t have much interest participating in.

For him and the sake of the game, and because he blew off my exit interview, I thought it was best for all parties that Danial was removed from the group. The only other time I have ever removed somebody from the SCWL group was when Marty refused to lay off Clayton in the group for a week straight. I told him he could return once Clayton was eliminated. Funny how that worked out.

CANDY JUMPS BUT FINDS HERSELF VULNERABLE

The risk in jumping is that a loss at the next challenge will put yourself in a vulnerable position. Winning this challenge could be enough time for Candy to fully integrate herself into the tribe. Plus the fact that Christian’s idol could be joining the tribe.

DISAGREE WITH JEREMY AND SERG SITTING OUT

Daln was up 7-5 in terms of tribal numbers. They sat out Jeremy and Sergiu. I was surprised given that Jeremy and Sergiu have always done the best at virtually every tribel challenge on the Daln tribe. Were they indirectly trying to eliminate a member of Spau? Who knows.

TOUGH TO KNOW HOW MUCH THEY HELPED

But of course people who sit out could always find a way to contribute without my knowledge. One of the sad realities of Facebook ORGs. I hope they didn’t contribute, but accep the fact they probably did.

SERG TOO BUSY SOLVING CLUES

All you had to do was eliminate “Clue#1:” and you would have received the second part to the puzzle that Jeremy has already solved. I wonder if Jeremy would have ever revealed to Serg that he had a fake idol in his pocket?

Luckily Serg could never quite solve the puzzle. Him, Gloria, and Michelle were ready to fly over from Australia, Romania, and the Eastern Seaboard to all strangle me like I am Bart Simpson.

BRIAN WHITEHEAD RECRUITED TO SOLVE IDOL CLUES

This is the round where Brian messaged me that somebody recruited him to solve the final idol puzzle. I assume that person was Gloria, Michelle, or Serg.

I am curious if Brian solved the puzzle for him. Brian solved a puzzle ten times more difficult in SCWL 2. He could solve a puzzle like this within ten seconds, I would think.

SERG LOOKING MORE PROMISING

It seems everybody on Daln is mentioning Sergiu as an alliance mate. I am curious how Sergiu has positioned himself like this only five rounds into the game.

However, all it takes is a vote from Candy on her way out and suddenly  Serg could be on MGI and swapped over to Spau to be killed. You have to love how unpredictable SCWL 5 can be. And all without super duper hidden immunity idols, Final Threes, and Redemption Island.

BRENDA AND MORAY BECOMING INCREASINGLY FRIENDLY

Brenda tried being friendlier with Candy and others to gain unilateral control of Spau. Meanwhile Moray is working his way from the sixth spot on Daln into socializing more and more with players on both tribes. I am very curious to see what happens to Moray. Moray could very well work into this game.

IF DALN LOSES, WILL CHRISTIAN GIVE HIS IDOL TO ALBEE? PROBABLY NOT

I really have nothing else to add to this headline. Would Christian given his idol code for Albee to use against Daln and Candy? I’ll be asking Christian and Albee about that when they eventually exit from this game. Would it be too early to make the move? There are definitely pros and cons. Do you take the guaranteed move up the ranks if you are Christian, or try to have as many true Spau members enter the merge as possible?

CHRISTIAN LIKELY THINKS HE CAN RALLY

With Candy’s flip, the game is 7-7. Christian has an idol that will be easy for him to use against Daln. Plus Spau has a sheer force given their veterans in challenges. Spau is still projected to enter the merge with the majority. I share Christian’s optimism despite losing a member to a mutiny.

SPAU NEEDS TO START MANIPULATING PEOPLE FROM DALN

I believe this is where the Naomi-Moray relationship comes into play.

BUT IS GLO REALLY THE ONE MANIPULATING EVERYBODY ON SPAU?

THE FLAG/LOGO CHALLENGE WAS MY FIRST CUT/PASTING

Oh right. The immunity challenge. Now wasn’t that somethin’? Well, it’s the first time I have done a puzzle-based challenge that utilized flags and logos. In the past I was always worried I would really screw up the challenge somehow.

BATTLE OVER “SIGNIFICANT”

Yeah. That was an unexpected hiccup. The way I cut and paste the images I always did it right to the line. Somehow technology resisted and always left the tiniest sliver revils possible on the page. This was after numerous hours putting together the challenge with crucial university assignments having their deadlines fast approaching. What made things worse is that some pieces were intentionally excluded in some of the puzzles to add difficulty to the challenge.

So what was the solution? But how will the players tell the difference between the tiny slivers and the puzzles that were meant to not fit? I told everyone that the images will fit together perfectly if they do indeed fit.

I constantly reassured players that the tiny slivers were insignificant and didn’t interrupt the shape. That was the best I could to remedy the situation, and I believe it worked.

But seriously, apologies for my error.

BATTLE OVER AMPERSANDS AND USE OF “REPUBLIC”

I had no idea what this meant when I read the headline. It took me about ten seconds before I understood.

The tiebreaker if everybody scored on points (3 pts – identifying the country/logo 2 pts – correctly identifying the puzzle fits 1 pt – I can’t remember exactly what). But anyways, the tiebreaker was to use the names of the countries to form the names of tribes.

Can you guess where the confusion could lie? Yep. What counts as letters in Saint Vincent & The Grenadines. Is it St. or Saint? & or And? South Korea? Republic of Korea?

Yep. I was going beserk.

THANK GOD IT DIDN’T GO TO A TIE

Heh. I can sense the typed feeling of relief in this word file. Candy did an incredible job for Daln and Brenda did the same for Spau. What prevented the tie?

CHANCE GOES FROM A SELF-VOTE ACCIDENT TO POSSIBLE INACTIVE

I calculated the scores. When I saw all of the mistakes Brenda had made, I thought I somehow screwed up on my end and triple-checked what both tribes submitted. Something wasn’t adding up. There was multiple pieces missing from some of her puzzles.

So how did they screw up? Chance forgot to upload half of his images to share with the rest of this group.

Why couldn’t Chance claim that I -didn’t- send it to him? Because I ensured this could not happen by sending the images to one person from each tribe in the same thread.

For example, Gloria and Branden were sent a joint message that included images 1, 6, 11, 17, etc.

“Each of you has given these fragments for your tribe.. You’ll see what I mean in fifteen minutes.” is what I sent to everyone. Chance and Michelle were given the same images.

If only I proofread my instructions. It’s like all your base belongs to us.

HOW IN THE WORLD DID CHANCE TRANSFER ONLY HALF HIS PIECES

I intentionally sent a different number of images to each pair so that each tribe would fight over if somebody withheld images or fabricated an additional image.

I know, I’m evil.

ALBEE DISCOURAGED WHEN FACING CHRISTIAN

After two default wins against Danial, Albee faced much tougher competition. I have a feeling Christian could identify some of those Japanese logos faster than Albee. Something tells me Albee isn’t into PRIDE FC or Capcom.

And yes, I threw in A&W just because it is exclusively Canadian. A Canucks Only company.

OUR FIRST REAL DUEL OF THE SEASON

It was neat to see the duel play out. Both procrastinated a bit because I remember receiving messages back and forth from them. However, Christian slightly procrastinated less, and I believe Albee was out socializing the night before.

After making fun of Japanese video games being one of the logos and solving most of the flags, Albee put up a higher score than Spau. Unfortunately his score wasn’t nearly as high as Christian. It seemed like this challenge was really between Candy, Brenda, Christian, and Albee.

CANDY GIVES 150%

I must say I was impressed by how much she dominated the challenge.

CANDY VERSUS BRENDA IN THE CHALLENGE AS BOTH NEED TO WIN TO STAY ALIVE LONG-TERM

Indeed. And both definitely solidified their position on their respective tribes. At merge they could be top targets but for the time being they should be kept to win immunity challenges.

I THINK CANDY WOULD BE GONE. . .BUT NOT OVER ALBEE

If Daln lost the challenge, I think Candy’s efforts and willingness to join Daln rather than Albee being forced on Daln would have kept her immune from the vote. Albee should be ecstatic that if he lost a duel that Spau lost the immunity challenge as well.

SPAU LOSS TRIGGERS BRANDEN’S RAGE QUIT

This may have been expected heading into the season, but as the game was going on, there was no indication that Branden would quit instantly like this when it happened. I knew he was upset over Candy jumping ship, but I thought he would be  willing to fight harder to rally against Daln in challenges.

I THOUGHT HE WOULD COME BACK AFTER A DAY

Branden left the Facebook group. I posted for everyone in the group that I would give him 24 hours to cool off and return to the game before posting Tribal Council.

THEY STILL HAVE TO GO TO TRIBAL COUNCIL EVEN IF BRANDEN QUITS?

Yes. Just like with round one in SCWL 3, a player from your tribe quitting after the immunity challenge finishes but before Tribal Council does not exonerate the losing tribe from Tribal Council.

Why?

It goes back to something that infuriates me in Survivor on TV. The first incident of someone having to withdraw from the game after an immunity challenge was in Survivor: Tocantins when Joe’s leg needed to be operated on at a hospital.  Suddenly the immunity talisman that Tyson fought hard all day for was taken away with him. He needed to win a second time for it to be effective at a Tribal Council. What a bunch of bull.

What’s worse? This would be inconsistent in subsequent years. Foa Foa still had to vote out Betsay when Confucius–I mean Borassi was removed following Schmergenbrawl. Then they flopped back when Salani didn’t have to vote after Kourtney’s removal.

My stance is that once immunity is assigned that they need to be immune from an elimination at Tribal Council. It doesn’t matter if the player is voted or quits at Tribal Council–they just need it to be effective. For instance, a player would not have decided to quit if they were immune that round.

So everyone waited to see if Branden would come back to eliminate Chance or quit to wipe out Spau’s major advantage entering this round.

BRANDEN QUITS

But it didn’t work. I received no response and assumed that Branden wanted out. After the act it is clear that Branden still had a legitimate shot to win this game. But too much happened too quickly that did not go in Branden’s favour that he was compelled to quit the game. Unfortunately 24 hours was not enough time for him to recover and have his head back into the game.

I FELT BAD FOR NAOMI, BRENDA, AND JASON

Candy mutinying because of knowing she is on the outside, two decent challenge competitors at MGI, Branden quitting, and Chance screwing up?

If I were them I would put my head into my hands and wonder “What have I ever done to deserve this?”

Well maybe this is karma for pre-game alliances! Just kidding. But seriously, do you think they could have controlled this situation better? Because this round pretty much dictates a huge chunk of how the game plays out.

CHANCE ABSOLUTELY NEEDS TO GO IN THIS SITUATION

It’s a shame that Chance’s execution at Tribal Council was pretty much a foregone conclusion. It’s too bad because I fought to get Chance to sign up for the past five seasons.

But Chance just didn’t seem to be cohesive with Brenda, Naomi, and Jason. Albee re-joined the tribe but had clearly established himself as part of their loyal voting bloc.

And it didn’t help that Brenda and others were furious that the blame for the loss lied with him. Chance knew he was down, and after that challenge knew he was dead. It’s an awkward Tribal Council pre-merge when everybody knows who is going home including the victim, and fights with their nemesis on their way out.

WHO COULD GO IF NOT CHANCE? NO IDEA

Maybe Albee? I couldn’t see how the vote could go elsewhere.

CHANCE THREATENED TO QUIT TOO

Funny little thing that happened at Spau. Chance is 99.99% sure that everyone is voting him out.  Chance announced he was quitting at Tribal Council. He was hoping that I would make Spau vote again and eliminate Albee to screw them for good. A tribe going from eight total members down to five in one round and numbers go from 6-6 to 2-7 between tribes? Yeah, that wasn’t happening. As soon as I told Chance that he could not exploit the rules like that, he decided to ‘man up’ and take the snuffing of his torch.

DALN SUDDENLY UP 7-5

Wasn’t it just in Spau’s favour 8-6-0? One round of SCWL has never swung the pendulum in favour of the opposing tribe. The only thing that comes close to this is the four-person mutiny from SCWL 2 that was -this- close to screwing over the Ooc tribe.

CONFESSIONALS

ALBEE,

CONFESSIONAL
Oh wow, I lost.. SHOCKER. Christian spends way too much time on Facebook, of course he beat me; this was a time consuming challenge. I swear this kid doesn’t work or sleep and takes his desktop to the bathroom when he takes a s—. Oh well. I think it’s funny that not one person wanted to help me…. It kinda pissed me off when I found out that Daln and Spau had the same puzzles because they all pretended they had no idea what I was talking about for the challenge. And I do believe people helped Christian complete out the puzzles. They don’t want me on MGI because I guess my lone self is a bigger threat then the huge alliances and friendship circles in the game. I think I will be safe this round because we will vote out that useless chicken nugget aka Chance. However, after this, it’s all downhill for me. I have no set alliances, no close friendships….. I’m a piece of steak left in a lion’s den. I believe the females will dominate this game…. I will continue to ass kiss and try to make moves but so many fake bitches.

BRANDEN,

Sooooooo this game got so interesting.. obviously i didn’t get the votes correct because Christian’s a moron. Ill let u have the info tho. When Chris rogue voted me(because he’s new and is not smart enough to realize that’s a dumbass move) I told him. I am coming for him, so i convinced dan to vote him. I was hoping Chance would too.. but the jackass self voted. Man, I really wanna trust chance but his head isn’t in this game obviously. He is currently playing in my game and all his actions are there. He just won a really active immunity challenge so it sucks that he has totally blown off this game. I need allies that will be there for me. All my trust right now belongs to Brenda and albee. I am so hoping albee can dominate on the MGI because i need him as long as possible. Then theres Jason…. idk, he just does not care about burying the hatchet. We have issues that need to be worked out but he refuses to acknowledge it. We need closure before we can just jump into being friends again. Life doesn’t work like that… because then thres resentment and the friendship will never be the same. Im sure he would realize that if he was older but whatever. As for Candy.. shes going to be a target soonish. But I am going to do whatever it takes to keep votes off her because i need her. The girl has a big mouth and i get some good info from her. Lastly.. Naomi, shes been busy lately. I cant figure her out but im going to try not to doubt her. Im just afraid that if i don’t that’s when shes going to stab me and its gonna hurt. Im too emotional and i need to ready myself for some kind of blinside becuz it can happen at any given moment. Now I would like to talk about 3 other folks. Glo, Sergui and Michelle. Michelle is amazing and I really would love to work with her so if something nutsy happens. Shes a possibility. Sergui was someone i worked hard to get on spau but ppl are stupid and wouldn’t listen to me. The Glo.. like she wont leave me alone. She constantly messages me and im like… UGH! ignore ignore ignore. I know she means well.. well i think. I cant figure her out. Maybe she really is just completely crazy. But shes still in the game. She has to have something up there besides rocks….

BRENDA,

So we all vote for the dips— …

He self votes …

It’s a tie between all of us at 0

And Jason … would go to gimmicky island?

I had to go back and check the list

OH FOR THE LOVE OF GOD …

Please tell me he can’t quit …

Because us losing 4 people this round because Chance and Branden are having temper tantrums …

Is completely ridiculous.

CANDY,

I’m going to mutiny.

So I mutinied and I want to explain why. For some reason, people were shocked. If they knew what was going on in the tribe, they wouldn’t have been so shocked. Actually, they would have encouraged me to jump ship and try to start over.

In the first challenge that Spau lost, Branden totally threw me under the bus in the public group. He accused me of causing Spau to lose the challenge because I have Albee blocked, and Albee ended choosing the same number that I chose for the challenge. In reality, I asked Branden what Albee chose, and he told me that Albee chose 30. I had chosen 30… which Albee also chose. Branden made the mistake, but totally threw me under the bus for it. Not only that, he knew that I had three wisdom teeth extracted that morning which had complications, so I was on all sorts of drugs. Kodi came to our tribe, and I wanted to vote Albee out. I told Branden I wanted to vote Albee out, and Branden completely disregarded anything that I said. (I have Albee blocked because he said sexual things about my husband and my son– who was 4 years old at the time. Not okay with me.) I thought that it was worked out that Chance, Christian, Jason, Kodi and I were voting for Albee. Well, Kodi and I voted for Albee with one other person, and Christian voted for Branden to get his rogue vote for the idol. Everyone else voted Kodi– Much to my dismay. Well, at least Albee got sent to MGI.

The next vote, Danial came back. Immediately, he started messaging me about voting someone else out. Mind you, NO ONE had spoken with me at all, except Christian. Branden had a wild hair up his ass because Christian threw a vote at him and was gunning for Christian to go home. Chance doesn’t even seem to be playing, and ended up with a self-vote. Danial was voted off, with Christian going to MGI as a close second. Branden told me that people were voting for Danial or Christian. I wouldn’t vote Christian, since he was the ONLY person that had been speaking with me. So, Danial was voted out, and Christian headed to MGI.

NO ONE left on Spau was communicating with me. Branden and I hadn’t voted the same yet– He was clearly inflexible. Oh, something I left out– Branden had also attacked me because someone told him that I had asked “everyone else” for an alliance, which was completely untrue. He wouldn’t even tell me who told him. Not only that, he unfriended me when I denied everything. The next day, Branden sent me a friend request again. I’ve seen a side of him this game that is really disappointing. I thought Branden and I were friends.

A couple of days after that whole accusation friend/unfriend/friend issue, the option to mutiny came up. I went right to Branden and said that I was considering mutinying. He FLIPPED OUT. He told me that I was the only one he had, that if I left, he would be the next one voted out, yada yada yada. I told him that no one had been speaking with me during the game. Of course, he took that personally. I told him that no one had included me in the votes for the two rounds that we had voted.

All of a sudden, Naomi starts messaging me– someone that I literally hadn’t gotten a message from the entire game. Clearly, Branden told her.

THEN, Glo starts messaging me! I couldn’t believe it. I asked Branden who he told that I was going to mutiny, and he said that he told Glo and Naomi. (Surprise, surprise.)

I sent my mutiny message as soon as the opportunity arose. You see, there is an alliance of Branden, Brenda, Naomi, jason and Chance. I was going to be voted out. Branden got his panties in a twist because I was no longer there to vote out. I’m not stupid. I was either being voted or sent to MGI.

I did, at one point, speak with Brenda. Brenda told me that no one was talking with her, either… But I was told by two other people that they had conversations with someone else.

My only ally was Christian, who threw his vote instead of voting for Kodi because he wanted the idol. (Which, by the way, he got.) It is clear to me that Christian would do whatever he could to save his ass, including dumping people that he makes alliances with to save his own ass. I don’t blame him– This is Survivor.

But that leaves me in quite a pickle. I’ve got no solid F2. I’m in a tribe that is clearly united, so I’m low man on the totem pole there. Not only that, I kicked ass in the challenge, which could make me a challenge threat.

Ugh. Can we get to merge already?

CHANCE,

so if branden quit shouldnt that be our boot. then wouldnt whoever gets the most votes just go to mildly gimmicky island

ME: No, because Daln has already been assigned tribal immunity which means they have to be immune from one Tribal Council vote.

Therefore, if Branden quits, your tribe would still have to vote a player out.

MORAY,

CONFESSIONAL: Hell yeah! Candy declared mutiny, CRAZY move from her but regardless, I want to do everything I can to welcome her. The less enemies you have in a game like this, the better. Plus, if she’s that unhappy with her tribe then she’s probably less likely to flip than any other Dalns. So yeah, the challenge. We rocked! So much for being 2-1 down early on in this game, huh?
Anyway, Denial’s gone (thank god, ungrateful bitch that he is). Branden’s probably gone, someone else from Spau is probably gone too. Things are looking up! Still paranoid as hell of course, can’t deny that, but we’ll see where we go from here.

SERG,

SERG: Daaam Logan the HII clues are crazyyy… i am struggling for about 4 days and NOTHING… Tried with ascicode, tried converting, tried all i could think of… but nothing logical comes up

SERG: Clue #1: A`EA@AA@ME]EE@E@]AE@@@{A@{]@@EMA@@{A@EA@]A@@EE@{A@{CAE@muEI@`

SERG: Gosh at least give us a hint… cuz this idol will stay undescovered :)) lol… Does the 3rd clue apply in the 1st?… cuz idk if i should keep them…

SERG: If i write u that i am looking for other clues will that help at all?

ME: Nope. I can’t acknowledge I have any idea what you are talking about.

SERG: Lol

SERG: U are mean… those clues are giving us headqgues…

SERG: A`EA@AAI@E]EE@E@]AE@@@{A@{]@@EA@@{A@EA@]A@@EE@{A@{AE@uEI@C`

SERG: AEAAAIEEEEAEAEAAEAAEEAEuEIC

SERG: Clue1: E A

SERG: Just make a feather appear out of thin air, but give us some replys cuz this is making us lose our minds… lol

SERG: Logan error… we had imunity

SERG: Not spau! lol

SERG: Clue 1: ELIMINATE EVERY CONSONANT AND SEND IT TO THE HOST TO ADVANCE TO THE NEXT STEP OF OBTAINING THE HIDDEN IMMUNITY IDOL

SERG: Clue 1: EIIAE EE OOA A E I O E O O AAE O E E E O OAII E IEN IUIY IO

SERG: Clue 1: EIIE EE OO E I O E O O E O E E E O OII E IE IUI IO

SERG: Clue 1: EIIAE EE OOA A E I O E O O AAE O E E E O OAII E IE IUI IO

SERG: PLease look over all 3 of them… hope one of them works…

ME: Nada.

SERG: Gosh… if i decoide the 1st clue i recive the eliminate every consonat… is that at least right?

ME: You know I can’t say lol.

SERG: Ok giving it another go…

SERG: Clue 1:EMAE EE OSA A E I O E O O AAE O E E E O OAII E IE IMMUI IO

SERG: Clue 1: EME EE O E I O E O O E O E E E O OII E IE IMMUI IO

SERG: Clue 1: EMAE EE OA A E I O E O O AAE O E E E O OAII E IE IMMUI IO

SERG: last 2.. cuz 1st has a S lost in it..

ME: Incorrect.

SERG: Clue 1: EMAE EE O! ! E I O E O O !!E O E E E O O!II E IE IMMUI IO

SERG: Clue 1: EM!E EE O! ! E I O E O O !!E O E E E O O!II E IE IMMUI IO

SERG: Kept the M and relpaced A with !

SERG: Clue1: EIIAE EE OOA A E I O E O O AAE O E E E O OAII E IE IUI IO

TRIBAL COUNCIL #5

(ALBEE)-(BRENDA)-(CHANCE)-(JASON)-(NAOMI)
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(ALEX)-(KODI)-(KAYDE)-(DANIAL)-(branden)

Note you must answer your questions in order for your vote to count. And you must vote by 900am eastern Tuesday. No warnings given before the deadline.

Some of you have been asking about how tiebreakers work for who gets sent to MGI, so let me remind you:

a) If there is a tie for 2nd highest numbe of votes, whoever the eliminated player voted for involved in the tie is sent to MGI.
b) If condition a) cannot be met, then whoever was the latest person to be picked in the schoolyard pick back on Opening Day is sent to MGI.

ALBEE,

1. Let’s start with you. You went the longest this season with attending only one Tribal Council. Today you became the last player remaining to attend their second Tribal. Do you think that long of a break from camp life has put you at a disadvantage?

To be honest, I don’t think it puts me at a anymore of a disadvantage than I was at before. The Spau tribe are a pretty smart bunch (minus Chance) and I think they know I have their back.

2. Now let’s talk about your stay on MGI. You won two duels by default to be immune. Competition shows up in the form of Christian and he defeats you. Was it rougher to lose in a close match rather than by winning by default in a non-competitive situation?

You know, I don’t think I won by default the first two times. I think me antagonizing Daniel was a huge reason for my victory. Christian likes the computer, I knew it was going to be close but I am actually proud that I did it all by myself knowing that Christian got help from other players in the game.

3. Tonight you just got into a fight with Chance. In a tribe of only five people, does that mean people have no choice but to vote for you or Chance? Or can a small tribe still operate when two players are in conflict?

Conflict never works well but Chance ostracized me from the start of the game. He is the weakest link and he’s useless. We need to cut the fat if we want to win challenges.

4. Since you weren’t around for the fourth Tribal Council, were you surprised to see Christian join you at MGI?

I think it was a bad move on Spau’s part. Christian is a power player, why wouldn’t you want him helping you out with challenges? I believe if Chance was sent to MGI and Christian stayed on Spau, Spau would have won.
BRENDA,

1. In round two you guys came in here looking to be a disaster. Candy, Albee, Kodi, and Branden were all involved in disputes. You guys won a challenge then lost the following round where Danial went home in a calm Tribal Council. So. . .what in the world has happened to create chaos again?

I try to avoid drama where at all possible so I don’t know what started the drama but I do know that Chance was given 16 puzzle pieces and he only sent us 11 … so every single puzzle that was missing a piece we got nailed on because the pieces were not in fact missing they were sitting in Chance’s email and for whatever reason he decided that he’d rather not send them to us.

2. Branden quit with no real warning whatsoever. He posts that he forfeits the whole game then disappears without giving any real reasons. Why do you think Branden quit?

I don’t think Branden quitting had anything to do with this game. I honestly don’t know why he quit.

3. Most of all, how does Branden quitting affect this tribe? Does it change the whole dynamic for how you would have approached this round’s Tribal Council?

Him quitting screwed us – plain and simple. If I was going to quit I’d tell my tribe to vote me out so at least they didn’t get entirely screwed in the process. Him not giving us that option means we lose 3 people this round and have no chance what so ever of any of us winning this game. It’s rather disheartening when you stop and think about it.

4. Albee returns to the tribe after a three round absence. Did the tribe welcome him with open arms or is he treated as an outsider? Because unlike Danial, he has never been a member of Daln.

Albee was welcomed back with open arms, I’m kind of glad he landed on our side because he would have been in serious trouble if he was on the other team instead. Him coming back brings back a member of our team and one who has proven he will do what he needs to do ti win challenges. I think with him back we stand a better chance of winning the next challenge.

CHANCE,

1. For the first time this game you are brought into the conflict. Do you think that puts you at risk?

Yes I know its me

2. Last Tribal Council you sent in a vote, but forgot to answer the questions. Even at the previous Tribal Council you provided the shortest answers of your tribemates. Do you think you are naturally quiet or is there an uneasiness to elaborate upon questions at Tribal Council? One wrong word and you could be sent home.

purely accidental I’m just quiet

3. We can’t really continue on without discussing what happened at the immunity challenge. So I must ask. . .what happened to some of the fragments? Did you post them for others but get lost in communication? What happened there?

I was told uploading files was fine

4. So why should this tribe keep you past this round?

albee is an awful person why would you keep him

JASON,

1. In the past two Tribal Councils, you guys were up in numbers when sending somebody to MGI. This round it’s completely different. You’ll be down by FOUR people after TC. Has that not only altered who you boot from the game, but who you send to MGI?

Not the slightest bit. Now more than ever we need to keep this tribe strong, because we REALLY need to win some challenges if we want a chance at making it any farther than merge.

2. In a tribe with fewer and fewer members, the likelihood of a hidden immunity idol being played increases. How worried are you about one being played this round?

I prefer not to think about it. I mean, I find it just over complicates things, and when you plan for the worst i find it happens. I guess its just superstition

3. In a million years I bet you wouldn’t expect to go from 8-7 to being down 7-3 after the end of a week of play. What do you think this tribe needs to do in order to rally?

A little bit of luck and some skill

4. What seemed to trigger these series of events was when Candy mutinied. Do you think she was justified in mutinying? And do you think there would have been a way to change her mind?

Oh I know she was justified, I mean, nobody on this tribe has really been talking game, and I guess she took it personally. I gotta say she clearly made a smart move. All we had to do to change her mind was talk more game with her, but the past is the past, and we need to move on from her leaving

NAOMI,

1. This has to be an unprecedented turn of events for a tribe in a single week. You guys were up 7-6, received Danial then dumped him instantly, lost Christian to MGI to make it 6-6, Candy mutinied at the start of this round to put you down 7-5, then Branden quits after the challenge to make it 7-4, and after this TC, you will be down 7-3. All in a matter of less than a week. Is it overwhelming to re-think your position in the game with game pieces dropping out of the tribe like flies?

I’d say more depressing/disheartening than overwhelming. It makes me want to merge less and less haha

2. Was there any attempt made by anyone in the tribe to prevent Branden from quitting? What was your reaction to him dropping out from the game?

avoiding this question. i’m having personal issues with him at this moment so i would prefer to avoid this one. but I have no idea about everyone else.

3. The bumpy road isn’t over yet because Chance and Albee just got into a public fight. Is there a scenario in your head where both of them remain in this game?

Honestly? No, simple as that.

4. Do you see any benefits to what has transpired in the Spau tribe over the past couple days? Or would even the best optimist admit that nothing positive has happened here this week?

We’re still a tight group I think. But we need to work more as a team and not the way we’ve been working. Otherwise we are pretty much guaranteed to be even more royally screwed than we are now

Okay. When you vote please do so in the following manner:

VOTE: (uh, logan)
REASON: Why? Because just because. Yeah. I admit after voting for you at every Tribal Council for 4 1/3 seasons, my reasons for voting you out are starting to thin out.

For Albee, Brenda, Chance, Jason, and Naomi, one of the five you will be voted out of this game. Everybody is fair game. Time to see who will take the fall in one of the biggest power shifts in SCWL history. Between now and 900am eastern Tuesday, it is time to vote. Spau tribe, you’re up.

TRIBAL COUNCIL VOTING

ALBEE,

Voting chance btw

CONFESSIONAL
Oh wow, I lost.. SHOCKER. Christian spends way too much time on Facebook, of course he beat me; this was a time consuming challenge. I swear this kid doesn’t work or sleep and takes his desktop to the bathroom when he takes a s—. Oh well. I think it’s funny that not one person wanted to help me…. It kinda pissed me off when I found out that Daln and Spau had the same puzzles because they all pretended they had no idea what I was talking about for the challenge. And I do believe people helped Christian complete out the puzzles. They don’t want me on MGI because I guess my lone self is a bigger threat then the huge alliances and friendship circles in the game. I think I will be safe this round because we will vote out that useless chicken nugget aka Chance. However, after this, it’s all downhill for me. I have no set alliances, no close friendships….. I’m a piece of steak left in a lion’s den. I believe the females will dominate this game…. I will continue to ass kiss and try to make moves but so many fake bitches.

BRENDA,

I’m voting for Chance …. you may want to sit down while you read the reason because I have tons of them
He is the sole reason we lost this challenge – by not submitting all the pieces we were screwed from the start. We worked hard on that challenge and the fact that we were screwed from the start makes me wanna kick him.
He’s been the last person to do every challenge and he always has a reason why he can’t do the challenge or why he’s been late .. or why he just saw … and so on
He’s voted for himself more times than all of us combined
And he purposely screwed us – if he did it by mistake then he’s too stupid to be on this tribe because even my 3 year old niece can count to 16.
So Chance Chance Chance Chance Chance Chance Chance Chance Chance Chance Chance – get lost.

CHANCE,

Albee

JASON,

Oh awko taco, my votes for chance again
I vote for chance because he’s the laziest person in this entire game and he’s like carrying a 60 pound weight in the middle of the ocean

NAOMI,

chance

TRIBAL COUNCIL VOTE REVEAL


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Fifth person voted out of SCWL 5. . .
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Chance, the tribe has spoken.
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It’s time for you to go.

ME: Brenda, Jason, and Naomi, congratulations. You three have survived one of the biggest single-round beatdowns a tribe has ever suffered in SCWL.

Despite tribe numbers being 7-3, things aren’t so dire as two of your Spau mates currently occupy MGI. Regardless of your captain deserting you and losing your most inactive member, this game is far from over.

FANTASY POOL PICKS

Brian Whitehead:
1. Michelle Pearce-Denovan [DALN]
2. Brenda Mitchell [SPAU]
3. Naomi Soward [SPAU]
4. Sergiu Zablau [DALN]
5. Jeremy Bell [DALN]
6. Branden Billy [SPAU]
7. Moray James [DALN]
8. Gloria Query [DALN]
9. Chance Armstrong [SPAU]
10. Candy Cain [DALN]
11. Tyler Linder [DALN]
12. Jason Stephens [SPAU]
13. Albee George [MGI]
14. Christian Fuentes [MGI]

Clayton Spivey:
1. Brenda Mitchell [SPAU]
2. Michelle Pearce-Denovan [DALN]
3. Sergiu Zablau [DALN]
4. Jason Stephens [SPAU]
5. Naomi Soward [SPAU]
6. Jeremy Bell [DALN]
7. Branden Billy [SPAU]
8. Gloria Query [DALN]
9. Moray James [DALN]
10. Tyler Linder [DALN]
11. Chance Armstrong [SPAU]
12. Candy Cain [DALN]
13. Christian Fuentes [MGI]
14. Albee George [MGI]

Jessica Frey:
1. Jason Stephens [SPAU]
2. Jeremy Bell [DALN]
3. Naomi Soward [SPAU]
4. Michelle Pearce-Denovan [DALN]
5. Moray James [DALN]
6. Tyler Linder [DALN]
7. Candy Cain [DALN]
8. Branden Billy [SPAU]
9. Brenda Mitchell [SPAU]
10. Sergiu Zablau [DALN]
11. Chance Armstrong [SPAU]
12. Albee George [MGI]
13. Christian Fuentes [MGI]
14. Gloria Query [DALN]

MY BOOT LIST


12: JASON (or Candy?)
11: MORAY
10: ALBEE
9: BRENDA
8: CHRISTIAN
7: NAOMI
6: JASON (or Candy?)
5: SERG
4: TYLER
3: GLO
2: MICHELLE
1: JEREMY

1. You applied back in SCWL 1 where you withdrew about six hours before the start of the game. This led to Mervin filling in for your spot and proceeding to dominate the game. What made you withdraw back then?

Oh goodness. You would try to get me to remember something that happened so long ago. I think I was just really busy and I used to play way too many orgs back then and I was like oh crap another game and this is Logan. It will def be one I have to play full force. I just cant do it right now.

2. The only reason I ask is because four seasons later, I attempt to recruit you, and you decide this season was the right time to play. What compelled you to commit to this game?

Because I wasnt playing in anything else and you needed some last minute people so I was happy to oblige.

3. On Opening Day you became a captain. You were in a prime position to put the tribe together that you wanted. Did you indeed have the tribe you wanted?

Not at all. Once Albee screwed up by picking Christian he picked Jason and then it just made a completely vet tribe plus Chris. I wanted NEW people like Moray, Sergui and Michelle. But I didnt get my way and I knew the tribe would be so dramatic.

4. Kodi took shots at you early that you and others on the tribe had a pre-game alliance locked down.You denied his accusations. But is it true? Did the four of you really have a deal to run through this game?

Oh hell no. We never made a deal, not once. I am friends with all of them but a few rounds in I realized I couldnt trust Naomi anymore. She’s just proven to be a bigger snake than what she lets on to be. Its like oh Im so sweet, I love boys. BUT I WILL F—ING VOTE U OUT! Yeah, no… not my favorite style. It just comes off as really fake.

5. Do you think an alliance like that alienates you from being able to work with anyone outside of your tribe?

I think that was never the real issue. Candy thinking that Naomi, Brenda and Jason were together was the issue. But i had Brenda ready to boot Naomi. So I really wish Candy wouldve stayed. Candy just screwed everything up for me.

6. You guys win round one and have the early advantage. In round two Kodi threw the duel to join your tribe. Were you anticipating votes to come your way?

No, not really. I knew he couldnt get the votes to get me out and I made a mistake. I should have teamed up with Kodi, however the thought of Kodi and Naomi joining forces makes me want to puke.

7. You said you wanted to work with Kodi in the beginning. However. . .Kodi wasn’t picked by either tribe in the pick em. In fact, some of the people who showed up were picked later than absentees on Opening Day. What compelled the whole tribe to ignore Kodi?

Probably me. I was just afraid to have him. Like my gut said, this kid is going to trash me. I dont need that… and I was right, he did trash me. If he hadnt done that. We probably wouldve aligned when he threw the challenge to join us. Its weird, for me and Kodi. We go back and forth. I dont think he is a horrible person. I just think he can be an ass when he see’s that I have an advantage. I only told a few people dont pick Kodi cuz he will cause drama. I know… me saying that LMAO

8. But back to the topic of the second round. . .Candy pleas with you to target Albee because we know how controversial Albee can be, and Albee didn’t have a good relationship with neither Candy nor Kodi. You manage to vote out Kodi, who didn’t vote for you specifically, while Albee was sent to MGI. Was the plan supposed to create tribal harmony?

yes and no, I wanted Albee around. If you’re friends with Albee, he is a great ally and he is super sweet. Its just not ok if youre against him. It was nice to make up with him and gain that friendship back. So I guess I have this game to thank for that. I mean if I hadnt quit. Albee would probably still be in the game so if he’s mad about that… he has total rights to it.

9. After three rounds you guys were in good shape. You still had all eight of your original members intact. Albee was on MGI which I’m guessing kept Candy happy. However, you lose immunity in round four during the Quoridor challenge which you did not participate. Did you have a feeling your tribe would lose knowing you were sitting out?

I mean, once I realized we were going to lose. I felt like a moron for sitting out. I thought it would all be that night that I was drinking but I was wrong and I shouldve played.

10. This was the same round where you solved the clues for the idol. Did you share those answers with anyone?

Uh, yes I shared with Brenda, of course I THINK I shared with Albee too. Im not too sure though.

11. And you wouldn’t have those clues if it weren’t for Albee. What was the relationship like between you and Albee during the game?

I mean, I explained that up there. It’s crazy that we havnt been friends in a good while. Its just good to get rid of bad blood and be friends again. It makes you think… is it worth holding grudges? No its not. Albee is amazing.

12. In round four your tribe lost immunity. Were you surprised how back-and-forth it was in the challenges between you and Daln?

Uh, kinda yeah but then Chance was REALLY holding us back. His head was stuck in my game. Survivor Scotland and I was SO mad when he would show up and was active in my game and did CRAP in yours. Im like HELLO?? I kept you for a reason.. and you’re screwing us. Chance should have gone FIRST, not Kodi.

13. You received Danial after the challenge. It’s no secret what was going on with Danial during the game. Yet you opted to make a move to keep Danial, and instead target Christian. How come you wanted to eliminate someone from your own tribe rather than the outsider?

Haha I didnt make a move to save him. I made a move to send Chris to MGI Chris annoyed me when he rogue voted so I was like. hey bitch… go over there for awhile. I mean… everyone knew what he was up to and Naomi couldve made things more clear and easier for us as a tribe IF she had told me more about what Chris was doing. Instead of making him look like a total villain.

14. The majority of the tribe chose to eliminate Danial. Spau is up 8-6-0 and should be in a power position. You didn’t receive a vote that Tribal Council. What had you so worried after the vote?

Candy screwed us. Period. I mean maybe she came back afterwards but to me, it was like she just gave up on me and us. So yeah… Candy does, what Candy wants. and EVERYONE in orgs knows that. She doesnt think logical EVER.

15. Were you surprised that Danial chose to rat out any info he had about Daln after YOUR tribe voted him out, but yet he never revealed his thoughts about your tribe which just eliminated him? What was it like dealing with Danial?

NOPE. You know surprisingly. I kinda like Danial. Sure, he’s a little out there but I think he means well. People just dont know how to take him and if I couldve made a move to send Chris out and Dan to MGI. I wouldve but I thought it would cause too much drama. So I didnt do that….

16. You still indirectly succeed by booting Christian from the tribe because he goes to MGI. You were still valuable in a game where you didn’t have too dominant of a numbers game over the other tribe, making you an asset to the tribe in challenges. Did you feel comfortable with this setup?

Yeah I mean…. I think I was in a GREAT position. But you know sometimes your head plays with ya

17. Now to probably your least favourite topic–the mutiny. Candy joins the other tribe. She has already discussed her reasons for making the move. Why did you have the reaction that you did to her move? It sounded like things got vicious between you two. Her mutiny seemed to improve your position on your own tribe as a result.

I always try to work with her because we were so close… I mean REALLY close so the fact that she was just going to LEAVE me when she didnt know how tight the other tribe was and if she did, she shouldve told me. I think her leaving and our drama just ruined the whole game for me. Because I had lost a friend over a couple beers and shes stubborn. If u do or say anything to her that is mean. She becomes this very personal person. But whatever. Im forgiving, Ive forgave her for being a major bitch and she cant forgive me because I can be a drunken asshole on friday nites. Thats her problem, I tried to make up with her and she wants nothing to do with me. Im fine with that, because I want friends who think im worth it.

18. Now we get to Chance’s Challenge. He screws up to the point your whole tribe is furious with him. He self-voted in the previous round, and it didn’t seem like you two had a working bond. His fate is sealed, and add in the fact Albee is re-joining your tribe, it seems a certainty that Chance will be voted out while Albee heads back to MGI. So what made you quit in a situation that appeared to strengthen your position in the game?

Yea.. it seemed like we had a working bond. Chance… ugh. WHY DID I SAVE HIM SO MANY TIMES!!? Yeah screw chance for letting me down haha.

19. In fact, you never really gave a reason for quitting and departed from the game for days without a word. What are the reasons why you quit overall and do you regret doing so upon reflection?

omg, i regret it so much and I almost asked u to not let me quit. But I was being stubborn. When I get drunk, I throw fits and quit. Not all the time, just sometimes. But the next day I shouldve came back… and I didnt. I was being a moron. I just felt like… well I left so… i would sound like a jackass if i said. Ok Ill come back now. Which I do quite alot. It gets old and I am like at this point in my life, sick of myself for it and it needs to stop. Im too old for this crap.

20. Who did you think would be voted out next? Who did you want to be voted out next? Who did you think would win? Who did you want to win?

Thats a loaded question. Naomi was my next target or Chance of course. They were pretty useless to me. Naomi has been painfully absent in conversation. I wouldnt have voted out Brenda, Albee or Jason anytime soon. Lemme see. I think I was told there was like 9 ppl left… and I really have NO clue who will win haha But here is who I would like to win! Brenda Jason Sergui Michelle and u know what… even Glo I would be so excited that I was the reason this woman became Captain and then she wins. Like.. how ironic would that be. and during the game.. idk Sergui was just so special and we were bonding and i feel like I let him down by leaving and it was a huge mistake. We dont talk anymore and it makes me sad. I also liked Michelle, we got to talking alot and she is so sweet. We talk a little here and there. So yeah those 5 for sure.

21. If you have any other thoughts, please share.

I just want to say it would have been a good game for me I think. I screwed up so many times though. But Im good at adapting after messing up and I shouldve just stayed. I think I couldve pulled it off and got pretty far and maybe even won. Who knows. People actually did like me. Not everyone… but yeah haha. Thanks for letting me play!

CHANCE POST-SEASON EXIT INTERVIEW

Oh my. Has it already been two months? Isn’t the season pretty much over? Oh well, it’s a new interview experiment for SCWL. Let’s try it out, shall we?

1. In the past you have been recruited for SCWL, but didn’t accept the invite until this season. What compelled you to participate this game?

The timing was right and i felt it was well put together.

2. Opening Day comes along. You are picked last to be on Spau over Jeremy, Kodi, and Danial. You know virtually everyone on Spau, but nobody on Daln. Do you think you would have done better on Daln because you would have had zero reputation with them as opposed to being on a tribe where you have played with some players more than a dozen times?

Hindsight is great but i did reach out to branden to try to be on spau i knew he would try to help me out

3. If you were absent, chances are (no pun intended) that you would have started the game on MGI with Danial. What would have been your strategy if you were on MGI?

My strategy would have been to win i wouldnt have felt ok at tc with either tribe

(EDITOR’S NOTE: You are instantly eliminated from contention to be on SCWL All Stars if you found the pun using Chance’s name to be funny.)

4. You never sent in confessionals all game nor really explained your vote. In case this game is obscure to you, recall that your tribe consisted of Branden, Brenda, Naomi, Albee, Christian, Jason, Candy, and you (yes, picked in that order). Did you have any alliances going on in the game?

I did……. kinda at the beginning it was branden’s side vs Kodi’s side. I actually voted with kodi’s and voted albee out unfortunately that didnt work so i denied the s— out of it but never really was able to form solid relationships after that. I did……. kinda at the beginning it was branden’s side vs Kodi’s side. I actually voted with kodi’s and voted albee out unfortunately that didnt work so i denied the s— out of it but never really was able to form solid relationships after that.

5. In round two, Kodi threw the duel to join your tribe and head to Tribal Council. It was a Kodi vs. Branden showdown, but the vote was either going to be against Kodi or Albee. You switched your vote three times during Tribal Council. You initially voted Kodi followed by Albee followed by Brenda followed by Albee. Can you explain why you vote changed so many times? Were you considering to vote Brenda because of the rogue vote idol?

Yes i strongly considered rogue voting but being that christian was targetted as a result of that i decided against it i really just couldn’t decide i just wanted to vote with the majority.

6. You voted Albee, but Kodi was sent home in a 5-3-1. Do you think that sealed your fate? Or was there a strategy you could have used to survive now that you look back?

I think i was on borrowed time at that point but the challenge confusion didn’t help.

7. Your guys’ second Tribal Council was in round four. You may remember that Albee was at MGI and Danial joined your tribe in round four. At the time you and Candy were the only two people left who didn’t vote in the majority, but all of the attention was on Candy. In fact, Christian was a huge target because Branden found him to be a huge threat as a strategist. Do you think the fact you are super quiet and weren’t trying to make a huge move is what kept you safe at the time?

I do think so i dont think they knew how i voted i told branden what he needed to hear and was able to move the target.

8. At the fourth Tribal Council, Danial goes home in a 4-2-1-1 vote. Four votes Danial, two votes Christian, Christian rogue voted Brenda, and then you accidentally self-voted because you didn’t answer the questions. Was that an honest slip or did you not really care for the questions I asked at Tribal Council?

It was an honest slip I’m not taking a self vote to avoid answering a question

9. You had intended to vote for Danial at that Tribal Council. Any specific reason for voting against him as opposed to Christian? We were very close to a 4-4 deadlock.

I actually submitted a vote for christian as i was told by branden it was me or him going to mgi

10. After Danial was voted out, he exposed the power alliance at Daln. Did you or anybody on the tribe take his information seriously?

Not really Everyone knows Hoppy is unstable.

11. Do you think the self-vote hurt you because everyone thought you would be inactive for the remainder of the game or would be unreliable as a vote to use at Tribal Council?

I absoulutely do. i think that really did hurt me/

12. The target was aimed squarely at Candy for round five. Christian went to MGI, and Branden was too valuable in immunity challenges despite being alone in how he voted. Then the mutiny. Candy mutinies to Daln. Suddenly the tribe is down to you, Jason, Naomi, Brenda, and Branden. How worried were you that you would be the next target?

I thought it probably would be me but i tried to flip things.

13. But the infamous immunity challenge came. You accidentally screwed over your own tribe in a crucial challenge, and they were upset. At that point do you think Branden would have still gone home because he was the only one on the tribe who wasn’t willing to vote Danial?

No i think i was gone either way i just wish he quit after the challenge and during tc.

14. Come to think of it, the other four people on your tribe had all voted out Kodi in round two except for you, but suddenly in round five it was Branden who was the outsider. How come you found your way into the majority while Branden fell out of it?

I wasn’t in the majority they just weren’t as worried about me

15. Albee rejoins the tribe after he lost to Christian in a duel. You and him both know that you voted against him at the second Tribal Council when Kodi went home. Do you think that Albee was the person campaigning for you to go home the most? Or do you think somebody on your tribe was really upset with your error in the immunity challenge that it didn’t matter if Albee was on your tribe?

He was the most vocal but i do think i was screwed either way.

16. It looks like you could still be saved by eliminating Branden. . .but then Branden quits just as immunity results were being posted. I am guessing you were 99% sure you were screwed at that point?

correct

17. Why do you think Brenda, Naomi, and Jason were willing to keep Albee over you?

Because i did f— up the challenge and that was seen as worse than being a horrible person (although the reasoning is valid)

18. Then you tried to quit the game yourself in hopes of making them go to TC and eliminate another person from your tribe. Was that a move to try and punish the tribe or to punish Albee knowing that he couldn’t survive a TC against those three?

It was purely to get rid of albee i thought they would have to vote again and if i was going down i was taking him with me.

19. As I said before, you are probably the quietest player to ever play this series, and usually in most ORGs. Why is that?

I think it gets mistaken for inactivity when really thats not the case i have asperger’s and am very awkward. I’ll talk to people but its usually strictly business

20. Who did you wish to be voted out next? Who did you wish would go on to win the game?

ALBEE to go next anyone from Daln to win

21. If you have any other thoughts, please share.

I still believe i may have deserved to go but why albee felt a need to bully me and make it personal i dont know i try to avoid people like that

On behalf of the production crew for SCWL, we thank you for playing this game!

NEXT TIME ON SCWL 5:
– Another new type of challenge debuts in SCWL 5. An unusual challenge is met with unusual results.
– For the first two duels, Kodi and Danial faced each other. In duels three and four, Albee and Danial “battled”. Now we will see Albee and Christian have their match-up. Can both survive and possibly move onto a third duel?
– Spau just dropped three players in one episode due to a mutiny, quit, and a Tribal Council. With only Brenda, Naomi, and Jason remaining in camp they must be desperate to survive as their dominance of the past has reduced them to an underdog role.

5.6 SCWL 5 Episode 6: “Do As I Say, Not As You Do”

EPISODE SIX BLOG

EPISODE SIX

Date: June 10 – June 15, 2013
Immunity Challenge VI/Duel VI: Just Don’t Look, Guarantee Void in Tennessee
Inspired By: EarthBound. Yeah. I was playing EarthBound and was at the Saturn Valley waterfall password. You couldn’t touch any buttons for three minutes if you wanted to be let into the base. No matter your frustrations or temptations to touch a button, you’d have to start all over if you did.
Winners: Christian and Daln
Rewards: Plenty, but absolutely none of them are relevant because none of the rewards impact the game whatsoever.
Voted Out: Albee
Vote Distribution: 2-2 followed by a 1-1 deadlock between Albee and Naomi.
Past Votes: Naomi has none.
And Albee?: More than none. Four.
How Weird Was This Challenge?: Very.

WHAT A CRAZY ROUND WE JUST FINISHED

Wow. A mutiny which a player decides to take advantage of and join the other tribe. A huge blunder in the immunity challenge. Branden quits. Chance gets voted out. An incredible shift in the game for just one round of play. It felt like we could just fast forward to the round of seven at this point.

CREATIVE CHALLENGE USING EXPERIMENTAL FEATURES

Yes, this challenge was indeed inspired by the Saturn Valley base password. Don’t touch the controller as you wait to be let inside the base and kill a ton of Foppys/Foppies.

I must say a challenge similar to this had been in my head, but everything clicked once Facebook released the ‘Seen By’ feature about a year ago. I must say that this is the most evil thing Facebook has done in the six or seven years that I have had an account here. Originally it showed you the exact minute that somebody sees a message. If your group has less than 1, 000 people, this feature was activated.

And then it started being applied to private chat messages too. If anything it (fails to) discourages people to use Facebok less.

So why not tell a tribe “don’t check the group”  for a challenge and add a point each time (points are bad)? Then mix in minor rewards and if nobody was budging then add in bigger and bigger rewards. Similar to the Dark Knight challenge we did in SCWL 3 and 4.

It was a funky challenge on paper that I really wanted to see how it would all play out. Like many of my challenges, nobody had done it before but if it was a success, suddenly it would become a staple in Facebook ORGs.

By the way, have you noticed that people post ORG advertisements in Facebook groups with the admin’s permission being noted in the opening line? NOBODY did that before I began that trend with advertising SCWL 1. I remember Heeral parodying this in SCWL 4 by posting a game for Pigfarts and saying *Posted without Logan’s permission*.

I got a kick out of that.

CANDY WANTS TO BE PUT INTO HERO-ZERO DICHOTOMY AGAIN

I probably didn’t expand upon this as much as I could because we had to focus on Spau last episode, but last round and this round features a major component of Candy doing her best to integrate into a new tribe.

So let’s talk about that. Nobody has switched tribes since SCWL 2 voluntarily. In fact, let’s review everybdoy who has mutinied in the past:

SCWL 1: RyLis switched from a tribe of five to a tribe that was still full at nine. RyLis was tenth man into a tribe while Supa was reduced to four, including Kosek who was doomed to be next to go.

RyLis strategy: Volunteer to be in the next challenge and help them win. Sits out the following two challenges while Supa gets swept, and forced merge at 10 vs. 1. RyLis lays low in the first post-merge round, then the following post-merge round he rounds up Brian Meagher, Flynn, and Aaron. He gives one fake idol for Aaron to play while keeps another fake idol in his pocket. . .only to be voted out.

So RyLis tried to lead a challenge then stage a revolution with the youngest men on the tribe. He excludes Elvera who was right about how the game would play out and refused to follow her lead. I’m not kidding. All other men and women are older than Flynn, Meagher, and Aaron who were all teenagers at the time. No joke.

SCWL 2: Ooc has eight people. Apus has six people. One person from Apus (Shyam) mutinies to Ooc while three people from Ooc mutiny to Apus after Francisco was voted out (Carl, Kristine, and Marcelo) following Francisco’s elimination.

Kristine’s strategy: Lead the charge against Hooker who is assumed for taking the fake idol but stirs up enough controversy up to that point that everyone assumed she took the fake idol in the round after that and goes home.

Kristine just came out too strong and could not see eye to eye with anybody except Carl.

Carl’s strategy: Do his best in challenges. Ends up clumped in with Kristine. Misunderstands idol rules only to claim the third fake idol on Apus and admit he is the one who did it. Falls with grace.

Carl just overplayed it when his only mentality was to survive that one last crucial round to make it into merge. If he laid off the penalty idol his tribe would have won immunity, and Carl would be in a very weird position.

Shyam’s strategy: He came, he saw, he conquered. But then the newbies slaughter him in the biggest blindside of the season.

Shyam was turning into too much of a commander and ruled a group that didn’t wanted to be ruled.

Marcelo’s strategy: Be quiet. Lay low. Claim a fake idol to ensure his tribe lost. Be a great Yes Man.

Worked out well. He put himself in a great position in terms of relationships to play one of the best UTR games ever seen. However, the 6-person day 1 alliance sticks together and Cochran’s him.

And now we get to Candy. She didn’t really follow any of these. She does her best to lead the tribe to victories in rounds five and six, but she doesn’t seem to be bullying anybody, and is properly socializing with her tribemates. She managed to present herself as an asset to her new tribe, and didn’t seem to be trying to turn people against each other in the tribe.

I think Candy did the right thing to step up in back-to-back challenges and help contribute to another victory.

JEREMY. . .JEREMY. . .NOT MORAY NOT TYLER

I think what I was trying to say with this headline is that Moray and Tyler ended up sitting out of this challenge, but yet Jeremy was automatically locked into this challenge. Given that the challenge hint was that “it requires a lot of trust”, and Jeremy was picked to play, it appears that Jeremy was in a strong position at the time.

BRENDA, JASON, NAOMI VS. SERG, CANDY, JEREMY

Going into this challenge the only person I thought would crack was Jeremy. Spau was so low in numbers in terms of their camp that they would be much more determined to stay away from the temptations. I thought Daln would be deceived by the current 7-3-2 configuration when really it is seven original Daln and six original Spau. A false sense of security is much easier to occur thanks to two members of one tribe on MGI.

THIS CHALLENGE IS ALL ABOUT SELF-DISCIPLINE

But you can have all the determination you want. It’s all about having that self-control to not check the group when I specifically tell you not to, and to avoid satisfying your curiosity of the rewards. It is time to truly test to see who wants to satisfy individual cravings versus doing what is the best for the tribe.

ALBEE MAY HAVE ZERO SELF-DISCIPLINE

Or just confused by the challenge. I don’t know. I don’t think Albee considered that points would be a bad thing. It’s a typical style you only see in card games. Given the decrease of popularity for card games that isn’t poker, I wouldn’t be surprised if Albee didn’t think that was possible. Hence why he picked up numerous rewards.

Or as I said before, it was indeed just in all of the confusion. I refused to elaborate more than “whatever you don’t do just don’t enter the group but there will be awesome prizes if you bite the apple”.
james

Just don’t bite the apple!

CHRISTIAN WINS DUEL BUT STILL RECEIVES REWARDS

Albee was very close to winning this duel. I had to triple-check the points because I felt bad that Albee could go home after spending all of this time on MGI. Particularly because I assumed the merge would be happening next round as well as the jury phase. I would hate to have four rounds of MGI go down the drain.

However, Christian picked up slightly fewer rewards, and checked the group fewer times to grant himself immunity.

LET’S PLAY WHAT IF. . .

Brenda, Naomi, and Jason were always spoken of as a tight alliance on Spau. What would happen if Christian lost the duel and joined Brenda, Naomi, and Jason? Christian held the idol. Would they blindside the guy holding the Spau idol? Would Christian play it no matter what? It had the potential to be one of the messiest Tribal Councils ever.

EVEN BRENDA CAVES

Brenda was the only one out of the six on Spau and Daln to take a reward. In fact, Brenda took a couple of rewards. The ability to sit somebody out and also received a minor advantage in the first individual challenge. I imagine Brenda banked on somebody on Daln being far more greedy than her as well as convincing Naomi and Jason to never take a reward.

FACEBOOK’S FEATURES ARE TOO EXTREME

Seriously. I can see when somebody checks the group? I don’t feel comfortable with that.

LEAVING PEOPLE IN THE DARK WAS FUN

This was the funnest part of the challenge. Yes, it was weird to see the group completely silent and vent privately in frustration.

But I can’t help but admit I was amused by the fact that this frustration had its own entertaining aspect to it. I can’t think of too many situations in ORGs where a good host means he refuses to speak to contestants.

PROBABLY WON’T DO THE CHALLENGE AGAIN GIVEN THAT APPEARING IN NEWS FEED COUNTS AS ‘SEEN BY’

As I said before multiple times, tracking the ‘Seen By’ feature made me feel too uncomfortable by the end of the challenge. Yet another reason why I will not do a challenge like this again.

NO ENERGY IN THE ROOM BECAUSE THE CHALLENGE IS ANTI-PARTICIPATION

And the other reason. Group is dead and quiet. It felt like momentum came to a screeching halt as everyone wondered what in the world is going on and what the heck happened with this wonderful ORG.

BRENDA SINKS SPAU

And Brenda requesting the rewards made the difference. With numbers preparing to dwindle down to two people in addition to two on MGI, Candy now a full-fledged member of a seven-person Daln tribe means Spau is beyond salvation. It’s gonna take one heckuva rally. Naomi may be able to flip Moray, but who else could they snag? Everything seems to be locked down.

DEADLOCK VOTE BECAUSE BRENDA WANTED TO MAKE ALBEE HAPPY OR GO FOR ROGUE VOTE

So we head to Tribal Council. Albee, Brenda, Naomi, and Jason. I was fully expecting a 3-1 vote. Somehow it ends up 2-2 followed by a 1-1 deadlock. I knew that Albee couldn’t even survive a deadlock because he has more past votes than anybody else on Spau. His only out is to engineer a 2-1-1 vote against another player. No way Naomi and Jason would split up and turn against each other.

And if you thought Brenda would admit to taking the rewards, you’re crazy. The only person out of the four that everyone knew took a reward was Albee. Nobody else could be proven to have taken a reward. In addition, Albee has rarely spent time at tribe’s camp. Furthermore, his closest ally was Branden.

It’s a shock we headed to a 2-2 vote because Jason had a chance to flip his vote if Brenda was willing to be persuasive.

ALBEE WAS DEAD WHEN HE RE-ENTERED CAMP

But yes, for the above reasons he was dead in the water and knew it. The day I eliminate the past votes deadlock tiebreaker is the day Albee had a chance to survive. However, I love past votes because Tribal Council is being held accountable for your actions. As they say, it can help you or haunt you. If you took votes against you in the past at Tribal Council, well, if you can’t battle it out then you shall be toast.

And that’s what happened to Albee. The only reason it deadlocked in the first place is because Brenda thought Albee missed the deadline (which he did but I hadn’t come home from campus yet) and wanted to save face in case Albee was on the jury, and to send somebody besides herself to MGI. A 4-0-0-0 vote means we go to obscure tiebreaker rules to see who is the next person to go to MGI.

CHRISTIAN PUTTING TOGETHER A TWO-ROUND STREAK

Winning duels in pairs continues. Actually, the pattern has been 1-1-2-2. And considering the fact people always vote to merge at eleven members, it will be impossible for someone to win three duels.

Albee just couldn’t do battle with Christian this round or last round. Christian now sits on MGI with a hidden immunity idol and guaranteed to be immune from the first post-merge Tribal Council. I declare Christian to be in the best shape of anyone from the Spau tribe.

SUPER CONTROVERSIAL FIGURE IS GONE PRE-JURY. . .MAYBE FOR THE BEST?

Even when he is rarely at a tribe camp, Albee always found himself involved with the major actions going on in the game. Major actions of course being the conflict between himself and Kodi, Danial, Candy, and most of Daln. Oh, and he was targeted at several Tribal Councils. The viewers always seemed to root for him. Albee was in this unusual role that I don’t think has been observed in SCWL before and I doubt will be observed since.

SURPRISED ALBEE GOES WHEN HE IS IN THE LEAST AMOUNT OF CONFLICT

It’s a funny story ending for Albee. He gets sent home by the only people left remaining in the game that he has yet to fight with out of the whole cast. I don’t know what meaning to draw from that, but it is funny when you think about it. Perhaps Albee needs to pick a fight every Tribal Council to ensure his safety.

Although he did fight with Jason after the votes were cast. So I guess he made up for it.

All in all, Albee fought hard in a game he desperately wanted to win. The odds were stacked against him from day one. The only reason why Albee got sunk this round is because of Albee.

NAOMI A NEW COMBATANT TO MGI–A DEATH SENTENCE

Naomi will now join Christian on MGI. I have a tough time believing that Naomi can beat Christian in a straight up challenge. I have a feeling she will be dead no matter which tribe she ends up being sent to for Tribal Council.

BRENDA AND JASON THE SOUL OF TRIBE–PRAYING FOR MERGE

Even though it would be 7-4 without MGI, I understand that Spau is officially down to two members. A tribe has not fallen this low since SCWL 1. Will Brenda and Jason vow to take out whoever joins them from MGI at Tribal Council? Or will they turn against each other? I must admit seeing Brenda and Jason as the last two standing on Spau and clean of MGI visits was unexpected. An unlikely pair to say the least.

But at this point I think they are praying for a merge. Not because it will increase their chances, but because it is much better than being beaten challenge after challenge after challenge.

A MERGE IS CERTAIN GIVEN THE HISTORY. I AM CERTAIN TOO. CHRISTIAN NEEDS TO PREPARE PLAYING HIS IDOL

None of the contestants have spoken as if they have researched that players always vote on a merge when it is down to eleven people. It’s neat to do a twist every season that always surprises a batch of newcomers. Players have always agreed to merge at 11, so everything I just said aboUT Brenda, Naomi, and Jason

DALN STILL NOT EXPOSING FUTURE PLANS–WE ASSUME FEMALE-BASED ALLIANCE WITH SERG AND TY STILL CEMENTED?

I assume Candy is included in this. It seems like a very solid five. Jeremy I am sure will try to crack into this alliance. If I were Serg and Tyler (I think it is the only time I call him Ty), I would not be okay with allowing Gloria, Michelle, and Candy occupying three of the five spots. If Jeremy hangs onto his idol, things with this assumed alliance could have a very interesting twist at the end.

NAOMI AND MORAY SEEM TIGHT BUT FOR WHOSE BENEFIT? UNCLEAR

Who shall flip who? And can they bring a partner over with them? This could have major ramifications as we enter the merge. I mean, people are always so eager to merge. It’s safe to assume this tradition from the SCWL prequel will spell a sixth consecutive 11-person merge.

GLO EXPOSES HERSELF–PROBABLY GOING SOON. MORAY SHOULD BE WORRIED

I assume I meant that Gloria exposes herself in the sense that she took the rewards publicly even though she wasn’t in the challenge. I think this could spell instant distrust, and lead to Gloria playing her idol much sooner than she initially projected. Moray should be woried about his current position and use this to his advantage to wipe out Gloria from the game. Or will keeping Daln together at merge be everyone’s top priority, and thus make Gloria get off scot free for the time being? We shall see.

P.S. Naomi is really close to picking up Jeremy’s fake idol because Christian gave the first six clues to her from MGI. I never bothered to include it as a headline because it didn’t seem to be a major factor at that point.

CONFESSIONALS

ALBEE,

I’m trying to play like how Machiavelli would play.

f—, immunity idol

do you mind when I post videos of people being evicting in the man group before you tell everyone?

can somebody on the other side give an idol to somebody on this side?

that’s drama

and I guess I didn’t win an idol hun ?

huh*

ME: Nothing to award you. Ready to head to MGI?

not really

are you carrying me?

do I get a helicopter?

ME: Sure, I guess.

so you’re carrying me to the helicopter, that works

so when you say you have nothing to award me, it’s gone?

ME: Nope. Just that I have nothing to award you.

Billy
Madison

Give it to me 🙂

Yes and I want all the points

So I guess I didn’t get the points in time

By the way, wanna have the power to secretly sit somebody out from the first post-merge immunity challenge? Message my inbox and you’ll be granted 3 points.

A tie is decided by who entered the game last?

I mean tribe last*

so in a result of a tie, if I could get it to that, I would be eliminated either way.

ME: A tie for most votes? Re-vote then determined by past votes.

do I get those rewards?

ME: All of those rewards are yours to keep.

I WANT THEM ALL IF I STAY IN THIS GAME

Probably my last confessional?
So Brenda volunteered to leave the game but I told her no. Everyone knows that Brenda, Naomi and Jason are super tight but I think they have a better chance of making it in the post merge than me. Candy will go after me like the fat nasty troll that she is and Daln will support her. I actually grown to like the remainder of the Spau tribe, they haven’t been half bad to me. I wish them luck and hopefully they can do it up.

I’ll vote brenda

can people change their votes?

So I am trying to troll Chance so that he will vote me in hopes that I can get on MGI. Now that Branden’s dumb ass is gone, I know I won’t survive a vote with Naomi, Jason and Brenda because those three have been tight since day 1.

BRENDA,

Billy Madison

Ya this time I looked

And I’d like that power … rofl

CHRISTIAN,

Well I just realized the trap.

thank goodness for gimmicky island and no official tribe association

I don’t even care anymore. I want that immunity when nine players remain

If there’s even a chance I can get further, I’ll take it!

GLORIA,

GLORIA: Want a secret minor advantage in an individual challenge after the merge? Score two points by telling me you wish to have one. YES I wish and want to have a secret minor advantage in an individula challenge after ther merge, so may I score two points and Yes I am telling you I wish to have one YES YES Logan I want one

GLORIA: Want to score a point for your tribe/duel?

GLORIA: Then unscramble this movie title and send the answer to my inbox:

GLORIA:ILBLY DASMINO The unscrabbled version is Billy Madison

GLORIA: lol”

GLORIA: Oh god! It’s the beginning of a SCWL zombie flick!!!!

GLORIA: Oh god! It’s the beginning of a SCWL zombie flick!!!!

GLORIA: By the way, wanna have the power to secretly sit somebody out from the first post-merge immunity challenge? Message my inbox and you’ll be granted 3 points.:::::Yes I want the power to secretly sit somebody out from the furst post merge immunity challenge. Mya I be granted 3 points Logan

GLORIA: :::

GLORIA: ::::

GLORIA: YES< I want an additional advantage and an extra ballot”. Five points will be awarded to you.

GLORIA: LOGAN LOGAN you are driving all players crazy with this wall thing and I am lmao about it even If I don’t win points or advantages LMAO..

GLORIA: Alright, final offer:

GLORIA: Message me if you want individual immunity from Tribal Council when nine players remain. Nobody will know you will be safe until I post the Tribal Council questions for that round. If you want this reward, you will receive seven points.

GLORIA: Yep

GLORIA: Yep

GLORIA: Yep I want individual immunity from Tribal Council when nine players remain. And yes i want 7 points too.

GLORIA: looks like Allee and Christian will win all this s— lol!!!

GLORIA: Dang all of them winning all the advantages lol

MICHELLE,

MICHELLE: I’m so confused. Are ppl not in the challenge allowed to go onto the main page?

MICHELLE: omg…just clicked on the page by mistake, aaaaggghhhh

MICHELLE: What the $%^&*( is going on?????????????????

MICHELLE: AAAAAAAGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHH

MICHELLE: Oh Looooooooooooooogan, come one now and stop this nonsense.

NAOMI,

NAOMI: eiie ee oo e i o e o o e o e e e o oii e ie iUi io

NAOMI: Sugar Cookies

NAOMI: Public

SERG,

Sergiu Zablau

SERG: Clue 1: !##! !! __ ! # _ ! _ _ ! _ ! ! ! _ _## ! #! #U# #_

ME: Incorrect.

SERG: I mind end up comiting suicede…

ME: There has been enough drama for one round.

SERG: lol

SERG: might*

SERG: Are there other clues… that i might be able to “search on the island”

SERG: Also when will the challenge be posted?… So i know how much sleep ill get… 10pm already for me

ME: Probably in roughly ten hours. It’s non-live, anyway.

SERG: Ok.. thx

SERG: Iknow but we only are 3… and as most of ur challenges i am sure it will involve lots of work… So.. should start early

SERG: God where did u find Allee… he has like 0 social skills…. Z E R O!

TRIBAL COUNCIL #6

(ALBEE)-(BRENDA)-(JASON)-(NAOMI)
XXX
(ALEX)-(KODI)-(KAYDE)-(DANIAL)-(branden)-(CHANCE)

Remember to answer all of your questions in order for your vote to count. You have until 200pm eastern Friday to do so.

Since four players remain on a tribe, I always remind you of the tiebreaker rules that you can find in the Rules doc:

a) If we end up with a tie vote, we go to a revote
b) If the vote is deadlocked after the revote, whoever involved in the tie that has the highest number of past votes will go
c) If both players involved in the tie have the same number of past votes, they will play a special challenge.

ALBEE,

1. You return from MGI. On one hand, it must be rough going to Tribal Council. But on the other hand, I’m guessing returning to the only tribe you know is a much better position than traveling with Daln to TC? Is it bittersweet to return to a tribe that you would probably be supporting?

I would have rather been on the Daln tribe than with these 3, tbh. These three were a known premade from the start of the game, Candy called them “the three musketeers.” I gave them the benefit of the doubt, not because I had no choice, but because I actually thought these people were cool and I could get to know them a little better.

2. So far everyone you’ve had a direct confrontation with has gone home. The only people you have left on the tribe are all people you seem to get along with quite well. Will it be easier to survive a vote in a group that you can be cohesive with, or is there some sort of advantage with being in the middle of conflict?

You know, I did get along with these people but they never wanted to talk game with me. They were surely nicer than the people who were completely ignoring me but they still kept their distance. They never showed me love.

3. Why should the tribe keep you this round?

They shouldn’t.

BRENDA,

1. You can look at the boot order and see that the first four boots were all players outside of this tribe. A game that started out 8-8-2 went to 8-6-0 in your favour. Here we are two rounds later as we prepare for it to be 7-4 against you. Do you think the tide can change as quickly in Spau’s favour as it did for Daln?

I think we’re screwed I don’t see a situation where this ends favorably for any of us tbh.

2. Let’s talk about the challenge. How frustrating is it to play a challenge where you will never find out what exactly went right or what went wrong? Last round you guys had the luxury of knowing Chance dropped the ball. This round you don’t know if it was you, Naomi, or Jason, or 2, or all 3 of you that blew the challenge.

I’m not a big fan of that challenge – I didn’t even realize there was a challenge until it was too late and by that point there wasn’t much we could do but hope

3. Do you think anybody on the tribe picked up those rewards?

Probably ….. who knows.

JASON,

1. Hosting four-person Tribal Councils pre-merge is always my least favourite round as a host. Simply because you not only need to incur a lot of tragic losses in challenges, but also because you have to be pretty dang active to reach this point in the game but yet not crack into the “fun” part of the game. Describe that atmosphere when you have three people on the table and all who deserve to stick around knowing one of them has to go.

The atmosphere is s—ty. Plain and simple, this is really really REALLY s—ty. I NEVER thought it would get to this point.

2. At this point it’s not much of a mystery that unless we don’t merge until 6 or 7 people remain, you guys won’t be entering the merge with a numbers advantage. Has it been discussed yet what this tribe will do if you end up living with Daln two nights from now?

I don’t think we’ve really discussed it, Daln seems to be a pretty tight group, so I think right now all of us are just looking for a tiny little crack that we can pick away at.

3. For the fourth time in five seasons, the tribe stacked with more experienced ORG players is the tribe that faces a numbers deficit. What is it about the structure of the game that benefits a band of newcomers, juniors, and sophomores to the ORG universe?

Simple, at the beginning of this game, bad blood ran rampant through Spau. No team can possibly win when people are busy fighting and wanting to vote each other out. With Daln, most of them are new, they all went in to this thinking of it as a team effort, where as most of this tribe looked at it completely personally

NAOMI,

1. After this Tribal Council, you will have half of your tribe in camp and the other half on MGI. Do you think that deceives Daln into feeling much more comfortable with their numbers lead than they should?
Possibly. It’s not over until it’s over but they have double the numbers pretty much. Not a good sign, but we still have a chance to make a move. We just need to find the cracks.

2. If you merge, MGI is dissolved and Christian will be brought back to the camp as well as whoever else is sent this round. If you don’t merge, your tribe is split in half between the two locations. Which do you think will be more beneficial to you?
Neither. We’re down to 4. If we merge its 4 v 7. If not and we lose we lose yet another. Its not looking good for us at all.

3. What do you think are the major cracks within the Daln tribe?
There has to be a core, simple as that. Which means theres people on the outs and thats what Spau has to find.
And I’m adding on to Jason’s question. The reason our tribe sucked with a bunch of strong players, is bad blood. No one was willing to take out the weak player round 1. Instead it became a personal move which screwed us for every other challenge that he sucked in. I mean if you can’t vote properly how are you going to be good in challenges? -.- I;m still pissed that it came down to Kodi v Albee. We needed them to stay strong and instead personal issues screwed us.
I know this sucks, but we do have to get to a vote.

BRENDA: 😦

When you vote, please do so in the following manner:

VOTE: (LOGAN)
REASON: Do not re-visit our camp. Doing so means you earn two points, and we earn back Chance and Christian at camp. And Kodi and Danial too. Why not.

Okay. Between now and 200pm eastern Friday, it is time to vote. Albee, Brenda, Jason, and Naomi, the four of you are fair game. It is time to vote. Spau tribe, you’re up.

VOTING

ALBEE,

I wanna change my vote to naomi

BRENDA,

I’m voting for Naomi.

JASON,

Vote: Albee

Reason: It was actually realy close between you and somebody else, but with us continuously losing challenges, we need to keep this tribe as strong as possible. Sorry bud

NAOMI,

Albee </3
TC RESULTS

If anybody has a hidden immunity idol and they played it, now would be the time I’d reveal it.
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Okay, once the votes are read the decision is final and the person voted out will be removed from the group almost immediately. I’ll read the votes.
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FIRST VOTE:
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(Albee)
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One vote Albee.
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SECOND VOTE:
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(Albee </3)
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Two votes Albee.
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THIRD VOTE:
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Two votes Albee, one vote Naomi. One vote left.
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FINAL VOTE:
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Sixth person voted out of SCWL 5. . .
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Has yet to be determined:
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(Naomi.)
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We’re tied. Here’s what we’re gonna do: Naomi, Albee, you two will not vote. Brenda and Jason will have until 130am eastern Sunday to re-vote.

This is your last chance to switch your vote/plead your case to stay. It’s time to vote once again. Brenda and Jason, you’re up.

RE-VOTE

JASON,

Albee

Reason: People who go against me get burned, you are no exception

TC RESULTS AGAIN

Once the votes are read the decision is final and the person voted out will be removed from the group almost immediately.
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I’ll read the votes.
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FIRST VOTE:
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(Naomi.)
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One vote Naomi.
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FINAL VOTE:
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And so we’re deadlocked. That means we go to past votes.
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ALBEE: You have four past votes.
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NAOMI. . .
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You have none.
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Therefore, Albee, the tribe has spoken.
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(XXXXX)
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It’s time for you to go.

ALBEE: I thought in survivor they pull purple rocks?

ME: At Final Four? No. They make it go to a silly firemaking tiebreaker. They did a Final Four purple rock in Marquesas, but that’s cause they screwed up their own rules anyway.

ALBEE: Did they ever do previous votes?

ME: In seasons two and three, yes. Traditional Survivor at its finest.

ALBEE: We should have did a fire-making challenge to make up for that awful immunity challenge but whatever. It was fun, thanks for hosting me Logans Hosting-Org. Bai Spau.

ME: Well. . .what else is there to say?

Truthishly, not a whole lot. We’re now halfway through the game. You guys have reached the Final Three of your tribe. The question is if you can do it again? A lot lies ahead in a game that is anything but certain.

Naomi, you’ll be sent to MGI. But that may not matter at all considering a merge could be coming up very soon.

ALBEE POST-SEASON EXIT INTERVIEW —

1. You had quite the adventure compared to most players this season. In fact you had most of the attention on you from the viewers for the entire first half of the game. Does that apply to real life? Are you usually the centre of attention amongst your friends?

I wouldn’t use the word center of attention. But, people think I created a persona on this site. That’s me. I’m an asshole sometimes; I get enjoyment out of trolling people for their reactions. My intention is never to hurt anyone’s feelings, even though I know that I do sometimes.

2. Out of everyone pre-season you easily had the most enthusiasm to play. You were one of the first to apply and always one of the first to reply to any of the updates prior to the game beginning. What intrigued you about this ORG compared to any of the other ones you have played?

I heard good things about it from Kim. I also had seen some posts about it. I usually only play games if I know the host has his/her s— together and you definitely didn’t disappoint. When I join any game I always play my hardest.

3. The day before the game began I released the cast. Compared to any other cast from seasons past you wouldn’t really care. This season you must have been worried because it seemed like a good chunk of your enemies ended up in this season. Did you have a plan to try and counter that?

Yeah, the cast was half people I didn’t know and the other half were people I knew but I didn’t care for. I attempted to mend bridges with everyone because I knew I had to if I wanted to stay in the game. However, some people wouldn’t give me the time of day and really made this game a personal vendetta.

4. On Opening Day Brenda picked you to be on her tribe with Naomi and Branden. You picked Christian. What made you feel compelled to pick Christian?

I picked Christian because I thought he would have my back and I thought he would pick who I told him too. I SPECIALLY said DON’T pick Jason… When he picked Jason, I knew Christian didn’t have my back and would play a careless selfish game.

5. Then you were fired up after Christian went against your wishes and picked Jason. Why did you not want Christian to pick Jason? And who did you want Christian to pick instead?

Jason made it clearly in the past that he wasn’t a fan of mine. He was also begging me to pick him which showed me that he had friends on the Spau tribe. I told Christian to pick Serg. I legit almost picked Serg over Christian, I regret not doing that because Jason ended up being the reason I got booted from the game.

6. Branden just talked about how you and him made up at the start of the game. Was that more out of strategy because both of you needed an ally or did both of you make up on a personal level too?

I like Branden and I trust him.. Even though I probably shouldn’t. I would be lying if I said it wasn’t a strategic move. However, it was great making up with him on a personal level because I never really wanted to fight with him.

7. Your first immunity challenge loss was in round two. This is the round where Kodi and Branden fought, and Kodi openly came after you. Did you feel at risk to go home or did you know you were going to receive the second highest number of votes from Candy, Kodi, and Chance?

It would be foolish of me to say that I felt completely safe. Every time there was a TC I felt vulnerable because in reality Brandon, Naomi, Jason and Brenda don’t owe me s—.

8. So you ended up going to MGI and join your favourite person in the world, Danial. I know you read the first four episodes. Were there any other interactions between you and him that were never posted?

I don’t believe there were any other exchanges besides what was posted in that thread and public group.

9. There was another relationship you were developing during this time. Of course it was the relationship you formed with Gloria. You never ended up on a tribe with her, but what plans did you have in mind if you did end up on a tribe with her? Would you have ditched Spau to join her?

I formed a relationship with Gloria because I knew she would be playing hard and I thought she was controlling things over on the other side. However, I never really trusted her. There’s just a certain vibe that I feel with people and I just wasn’t feeling it with her.

10. So you won a duel in round three by default. You gave an idol clue to Branden, and did so again in round four. Why did you give both clues to Branden? Was there an agreement between you two?

I had no agreement with Branden but like I said above, I trusted him the most. We were seeing eye to eye as far as the game was concerned.

11. Now onto that night. Well, it was during the day for Danial in Australia, but night time for me and you on the west coast. After hours of Danial’s outburst, you begin to poke fun at Danial which really turned Daln members against you, but the viewers and Spau were on your side. Do you think that move would have made you dead if you ended up on Daln after that point?

EAST COAST* I honestly don’t believe that would have affected my fate if I ended up on the Daln tribe. I think they would have still targeted regardless.

12. And anything else to say about that night with me, you, and Danial in chat? Have you ever experienced a moment like that in ORGs?

I mean, I have had dealt with many irrational people in ORGs but that was probably somewhere in the top 10. I feel bad because I have no problem with people with mental disabilities but he was provoking me.

13. Do you regret winning duels in round three or four? Do you think your position could have improved if you forfeited either of those duels and joined a tribe at Tribal Council?

Absolutely not. Even when I was on MGI, I tried to keep my relationships with the other players strong. Not being on the tribe had no effect on that.

14. In round five, Christian and the Spau idol joins you on MGI. Did Christian tell you he had the idol? Was there a plan for one of you to lose and use the idol against Daln?

I had no idea but again that just proves that playing a selfish game doesn’t get you far. Me and Christian didn’t have a good relationship during the game, we spent most of our time arguing. I think if he was more opened with me and didn’t constantly try to swindle me, we both could have teamed up and made it far in the game.

15. Candy mutinied to Daln. If you lost the duel, it is safe to say you two would have voted each other, but Christian would likely hand you the idol. Therefore, Candy would have gone. Did that idea go through your head at the time?

You know, I didn’t consider all scenarios. And again, I don’t think Christian would have wasted his idol on me. I wish he was more opened and honest with me.

16. Christian beats you in the first competitive duel of the season and Chance’s mistake sent you to Spau. Was it guaranteed that Chance would have gone? Nobody liked Chance, he was useless. He should have went round one but everyone wanted to play a personal game.

17. But Branden quits. If Branden stayed in the game and only Chance would have been eliminated. . .what would have happened at the following Tribal Council? Especially when you and Branden were aligned. Would Brenda, Naomi, and Jason kept you over Branden in a Tribal Council vote?

If Branden stayed… ummmm, I think I would have had a good chance to stay and I think I could have gotten one of the others to vote with me and Branden…. So we both could stay.

18. Chance threatened to quit too assuming you guys would have had to vote another person on top of the two quitters. Luckily that wasn’t allowed to happen. So Chance voted for you and sent you to MGI yet again.  Did you have any desire to make somebody rogue vote or find a way to have someone besides you go against Christian at MGI?

We were considering sending Noami but I didn’t want to risk a rogue vote because we seen what happened with that in the pass.

19. You and Christian duel once more in round six. Probably the weirdest challenge of the season. You were told not to enter the group. But you did. Numerous times and picked up rewards in the process as well. So did Christian. The only other person to ever check the group was Brenda. How come you two on MGI were the only ones who wanted to pick up as many rewards as possible?

I was just confused by the whole f—ing challenge lol. I didn’t know what was going on.

20. So you end up going to Tribal Council with Brenda, Naomi, and Jason. Much like Chance at the previous TC, were you 99% sure you were screwed?

YES! But then Brenda said she wasn’t voting me and said she voted Naomi! So I had to vote with her because Jason and Naomi already sent their votes in for me.

21. Why did you target Naomi out of her, Jason, and Brenda? Do you think you targeted the right person? Could you have pulled off a 2-1-1 vote somehow?

NO! I made a big mistake because I didn’t get to Naomi fast enough. I think I could have to gotten her to vote Jason and I would have voted Jason.. Boom, he’s gone.

22. Brenda voted with you against Naomi. Why do you think she did that?

I think Brenda wanted to show me her loyal side. She has lied directly to me so many times in the past and single handed taken me out of games. I think she really wanted to build a relationship with me and we did.

23. When I told you that past votes dictates who goes home in a deadlock, you knew you were screwed. What is typically your favourite method to break voting deadlocks in ORGs?

I think a challenge is most exciting. It gives the person a chance to fight for their life. Past votes just makes the underdog weaker.

24. If Daln had lost immunity that round instead of Spau, do you think you could have survived? Would Christian still have given you his idol to boot Candy indirectly in round six?

I really didn’t know where any stood on the Daln tribe. I mean, I been keeping friendly conversations with most of them but IDK, from what I was told, they were tight over there.

25. How much of a bummer is it that you were the last one voted out before the jury?

Was I? Thanks for rubbing it in.

26. Who did you want to win this game after you were voted out? Who did you think would win? Who did you want to lose? Who did you think would lose?

I would have liked to see Brenda win. But I knew the Daln tribe would dominate by that point. I like the Final 2 though so good luck to them.

27. If you have any other thoughts, please share.

It’s been real.

On behalf of the production crew for SCWL, we thank you for playing this game

FANTASY POOL PICKS

Brian Whitehead:
“Loser on MGI is in serious trouble this week, I think.”
1. Michelle Pearce-Denovan [DLAN]
2. Sergiu Zablau [DLAN]
3. Brenda Mitchell [SPAU]
4. Moray James [DLAN]
5. Jeremy Bell [DLAN]
6. Naomi Soward [SPAU]
7. Tyler Linder [DLAN]
8. Gloria QUery [DLAN]
9. Jason Stephens [SPAU]
10. Candy Cain [DLAN]
“Don’t really want her this low, but mutineers into a peaceful seeming tribe can have issues”
11. Christian Fuentes [MGI]
12. Albee George [MGI]

Clayton Spivey:
1. Brenda Mitchell [SPAU]
2. Michelle Pearce-Denovan [DLAN]
3. Sergiu Zablau [DLAN]
4. Naomi Soward [SPAU]
5. Jason Stephens [SPAU]
6. Jeremy Bell [DLAN]
7. Gloria QUery [DLAN]
8. Moray James [DLAN]
9. Tyler Linder [DLAN]
10. Candy Cain [DLAN]
11. Christian Fuentes [MGI]
12. Albee George [MGI]

Jessica Frey:
1. Brenda Mitchell [SPAU]
2. Naomi Soward [SPAU]
3. Michelle Pearce-Denovan [DLAN]
4. Jeremy Bell [DLAN]
5. Sergiu Zablau [DLAN]
6. Gloria QUery [DLAN]
7. Moray James [DLAN]
8. Jason Stephens [SPAU]
9. Tyler Linder [DLAN]
10. Candy Cain [DLAN]
11. Albee George [MGI]
12. Christian Fuentes [MGI]

Kim Prather-Thompson:
1. Sergiu Zablau [DLAN]
2. Moray James [DLAN]
3. Michelle Pearce-Denovan [DLAN]
4. Albee George [MGI]
5. Tyler Linder [DLAN]
6. Brenda Mitchell [SPAU]
7. Naomi Soward [SPAU]
8. Jason Stephens [SPAU]
9. Jeremy Bell [DLAN]
10. Gloria QUery [DLAN]
11. Candy Cain [DLAN]
12. Christian Fuentes [MGI]

Lister Potter III:
1. Michelle Pearce-Denovan [DLAN]
2. Moray James [DLAN]
3. Candy Cain [DLAN]
4. Sergiu Zablau [DLAN]
5. Jason Stephens [SPAU]
6. Tyler Linder [DLAN]
7. Jeremy Bell [DLAN]
8. Naomi Soward [SPAU]
9. Gloria QUery [DLAN]
10. Christian Fuentes [MGI]
11. Brenda Mitchell [SPAU]
12. Albee George [MGI]

MY BOOT LIST PREDICTION

11: BRENDA
10: NAOMI
09: MORAY
08: SERG
07: JASON
06: CHRISTIAN
05: TYLER
04: GLO
03: MICHELLE
02: CANDY
01: JEREMY

NEXT TIME ON SCWL 5:

– It has been the craziest pre-merge stretch in SCWL history. The inactives are gone along with the controversial ones. It is down to eleven cold hard strategists, and all eleven are willing to take this game to the next level.

– Naomi joins Christian on MGI. But will they be heading to a new group because we are down to 11 players, and will inevitably end with our sixth 11-person merge in a row?

– Or will Daln’s power trip make the unthinkable happen? Will players agree to delay a merge?

– Regardless of the outcome, Spau mounts a counter-attack that nobody sees coming. The chaos that ensues will culminate in what the host considers to be a strong contender for one of the top five craziest Tribal Councils of all time as not one, not two, but THREE hidden immunity idols will be present for an extremely complicated vote.

– Do not miss this historic episode of SCWL 5!

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