BB: JC, Victorious

Tyler is DONE

I said last week JC only needed to win two comps. Well, here we are.

JC won the HOH, by one point. Kaycee was not competitive.

King JC is back!! It was looking dodgy for a minute, but JC will be the one to sit at the final chess game, with Tyler! I always predicted JC, the Merciful – author of the epic Kaitlyn hinky vote – would slay the dragon, one day.

Our Van Helsing will get Vampire Tyler, in the end! He was always in my Final Five.

Also, while we’re on the subject of self-calls:

September 14th:

“I grew up listening to my parents watching BB. @JulieChen is a part of my life. I hope she stays on BB.”

Called It

Julie Chen is staying on BB forever!

Sam just couldn’t deal with the #FakeLife. As I said, throughout the season, Sam was always one of my favorite players. She lasted a long time, and is only the second one to go, in my Final Five. Sam was authentic and sincere. She’s a real person. Sam for AFP!

I also hope Sam doesn’t vote for Tyler. I have always maintained that Tyler is a villain. Obviously, strategically and socially Tyler is a very smart player but one of the 48 Laws of Power, #46, is to ‘never be too perfect.’ Everything was coming up roses for Tyler. It’s only human nature, to root for him to be knocked down a few pegs.

The hero or the anti-hero is never perfect. He or she is always flawed. Heroes are real people – dirty, messy, real people – people like Sam.

Tyler treated Sam like trash. And Sam never revealed his secret, about the power app, unlike Rachel – who told the entire house, about Bay’s power app. So, I hope, in the jury, Sam leads the cavalry, in the vote against Tyler. JC got his heart ripped to shreds by Tyler. I continue to hope JC wins. Crush ‘em, JC!

dying

BB: The Rainbow Flag

-crying- Lol

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.

let go