BB: The Rainbow Flag

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Siblings are meant to be rivals and challenge each other – but to not be close to your parents, close to one parent or close to each parent, in a different way – is truly something and is quite sad.

“Beggars can’t be choosers” – so the saying goes. I talked about this, about a week ago. Why didn’t Brett and JC rally all the misfit toys and pull together a minuteman militia?? I get it, Rockstar is a pretty unique individual. But, each person is a vote and each person can row together, with the team. You had a ragtag Dumbledore’s Army, to lead, right there, JC!

There are bisexuals, but the two big groups of people are people who like men and people who like women. Gay males and straight females tend to be friends and gay females and straight males tend to be friends.

Sometimes, outside of the realm of social justice, it’s hard for most gay males and gay females to have a ton of things in common. So, I get it, if JC didn’t immediately gravitate to Kaycee. But Angela? It’s odd that the both of them had so very little to say to each other (??). No one is going to throw JC a lifesaver, as he floats, in the wake of the downed Titanic.

Bitterness Level? JC is a 9 out of 10, as of now – especially if the Three sit him down and tell him that he really didn’t know what was going on, in the game and that a mega-alliance was running the show, for almost the entire season.

I am never a fan of dropping hints to people, that they’re going home. Rob is very much against this idea and says as much, in The Evolution of Strategy series – detailing all of the Survivor seasons – several times.

The emotional approach makes the victor want to feel sorry for the vanquished and put them out of their mercy. But this depends on how you define ‘mercy.’

Telling someone he or she is going home – that the house or the tribe is going to execute them – only draws out the pain and makes the mark suffer more. The HG or the tribe member, sitting on Death Row, may become despondent or desperate and do something crazy, like the oft-quoted ‘dumping the rice.’

The death-throe thrashing of the defeated hurts the group, as a whole. A swift blindside is more merciful, for everyone involved, even if he or she is initially more bitter. For JC and Sam, the silence of the lambs is preferred to the reverse.

Speaking of Sam, she talks a big game, but never does anything. If Sam was so upset, she should have taken out Tyler and won the half-million. Don’t talk about doing it; do it.

Sam should have channeled all this talk, about lead pipes and curb stomping, into altering her fate, in the game. Now, it’s too late and she’s going home. Should-have, could-have; could-a, would-a. “A day late and a dollar short,” as Angela would say.

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BB: Not ‘Saved by the Bell’ AKA Tyler and His Minions

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JC was never supposed to make it past Final 4. He doesn’t know Level 6 exists and by the virtue of Level 6 formerly having six people in it, JC wasn’t supposed to even make Final 6, either.

Tyler was never going to win the POV for JC. Veto Queen Kaycee won it and noms are staying the same. JC is just lucky that Winston, Rachel and Brett angered Tyler and messed up more than him.

Tyler, of course, knows JC was never going to the Final 2 but JC is taking a long journey toward this painful reality, that has existed since the beginning of the game. Tyler was never going to split up Kaycee and Angela, in the Double Eviction. JC is lucky that he and Hay or even he and Sam didn’t go home, during the Double Eviction.

Tyler is still stonewalling JC, but he is wrongly blowing up on Tyler. Yes, JC has had a stellar social game, but like Tyler, Angela and Kaycee, you have to actually win some comps, to enact your will, on the house.

As for Tyler, I love how Tyler almost lost control of all his lies, in front of Angela. He was telling Angela that, as independents, Tyler and JC were the middle men, the moles, spying on both sides. JC was collecting intel on Foutte and Tyler was scouting out Level 6.

Tyler and JC were supposed to keep the sides even, but Tyler eventually worked things, so that Foutte would be completely levelled. Tyler did have a Final 2 with JC, but he has a Final 2 with everybody.

JC thought Tyler was his ‘person,’ but Tyler’s been everyone’s ‘person’ – until he gets said person voted out (Kaitlyn, Brett, Hay, and soon, Sam). Rat recognizes rat – but JC still doesn’t know that, all this time, Tyler was also in Level 6. If he doesn’t win HOH next week, he’s #Done.

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Level 6 has won the last 11 competitions, starting with Brett’s veto win, during Fessy’s HOH week. Between the Three – Angela, Tyler and Kaycee – they have won the last 10 competitions.

Tyler, Angela and Kaycee have all won six competitions, a-piece, including twist wins, like Kaycee’s Hacker win and Angela’s win, at the beginning of the game, that put a target on her back and forced her into a duel with Swaggy.

So, Tyler is giving JC a ton of slack – and continuing to play a bang-up social game – when JC, who hasn’t won a single competition, even the non-physical competitions, yells at Tyler, for not winning the veto, for him. JC, Tyler doesn’t owe you anything. He’s lucky Tyler doesn’t tell him this, to his face.

You see, Brett, JC, Sam and possibly even, Kaycee are so loyal, to a fault, that they will do things not in their best interests for Parasite Tyler. Tyler and Brett filled almost the same niche, of the strong, younger guy. Natural selection dictates either Tyler or Brett will survive, but not both. One of them has to go. Why couldn’t Brett fathom that Tyler would be coming after him?

In Survivor: Heroes Vs. Villains, Amanda told Parvati to play her idol, and an immediate red flag went up in Parvati’s mind. Parvati then went on to make one of the best moves in Survivor history, by playing her idol and an idol she received from Russell, on her minions, splitting the vote and saving her alliance.

Tyson, who had made a deal with the devil, Russell, to get one of Parvati’s allies, Jerri, out, ended up voting himself out, when his vote for Jerri didn’t count, and the votes for Tyson did. Tyson would have saved himself, if he hadn’t decided to flip, and target Jerri.

In BB20, Tyler told Brett to throw the veto. Why would Tyler tell Brett to throw the veto, if he wanted to keep the Level 6 alliance strong? A red flag should have gone up, in Brett’s head, alerting him to the fact, that Tyler no longer considered him a part of Level 6, and was targeting him.

As for JC, why can’t he see that Tyler keeping these extra two people around, in their Final Four – Angela and Kaycee – is diametrically opposed to Tyler’s Final 2 with himself? To trust Tyler, is to destroy your own game. Tyler is working completely against your self-interest, JC! Wake up!

Tyler’s phenomenal, emotionally-based game can actually explain the weirdness of a bitter jury. People like Kaitlyn, Bay, Hay, Sam, Brett and JC, feel deeply, emotionally connected to Tyler.

The HGs will follow Tyler, even if what he says doesn’t make any sense (the whole plan to backdoor Scottie by pretending to be his friend; claiming Rockstar and Scottie were siblings) or when his plans conflict with their convictions, their games and their self-interest.

Then these followers of Tyler end up in the jury house, and they have no rational explanation, as to why. All they can remember is their emotional connection to Tyler and how that trust was betrayed. They can’t see the strategy at all – because there isn’t much of it, beyond animal magnetism – and then, these jury members become very bitter.

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