BB: “I Reckon, Over Yonder – Yes, I Did”

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The #JODY game rears its head again – this time between Fessy and Brett, instead of Tyler and the evicted Swaggy.

Sam and I are both tired of a conventional game, on the part of everyone, who is not Tyler or JC. I too, like Sam, am ready to stomp metaphorical, strategic “mudholes” and turn this game upside down, just to keep it interesting.

Faysal is a lumbering giant, both physically and mentally. Kaycee went back up on the block, just like during Hay’s HOH, and Scottie is 99.99% going home.

As I mentioned earlier, I ship Hay and Brett. Hay is a disappointing player, but as a person, she deserves a better significant other, than Fessy. Don’t be too vulgar but drop a bomb on Fessy’s intentions of ever winning Hay’s heart, Brett!

Back to Hay’s game: extremely disappointing. Fans of the game or independent fans, are just aghast at how fast Hay could go from hero to zero. This week has been a wake-up call not just for the weakness of Scottie’s game, but Hay’s as well.

One can only look back and see that during the intermediary period, after Swaggy left and when Bay was unofficially running Foutte, Hay had some clever ideas or instincts, but she would rarely voice them, outside the DR, much less, act on any of them.

Hay’s passive gameplay has followed her into Fessy’s disastrous (for Foutte) HOH week and is a major reason for the utter collapse of her own HOH week: RS going home.

The Mind Flayer (Stranger Things fans, rejoice), that is JC, continues to live on. His Hive Mind, has jumped hosts. Still, JC has a good point: even dedicated, hardcore Tyler fans are nervous about this whole #Tangela experience. I like them as good friends, but personally, I don’t see the showmance material.

On a game level, almost any kind of showmance is distracting. In the first Season of Survivor, on Borneo, Richard Hatch was very taken by the quirky and handsome Sean, but that was only in his heart. His brain voted Sean out without a second thought and Hatch won the million dollars.

I am not surprised that Bay and Swaggy didn’t survive game-wise, even though they seem to love each other, as people. And of course, I have never put much stock in Hay or Fessy, as players, or ever been excited, on a game level, for their showmance. Neither Hay, nor Fessy, are in my Final Five.

Tyler is a strong player; if his game immune system has been compromised by Tangela (Pokémon?) he isn’t showing any symptoms – yet. He reassured JC, not to take this Tangela nonsense seriously, and if Tyler really is bi, this may be a relief, for JC, on a personal level too. JC doesn’t like the females on his men. He broke up Fessy and Kaitlyn, and JC has never been a huge fan of Fessy x Hay.

Angela liking Brett, that way, seems highly unlikely. I don’t see it at all. So, I hope JC doesn’t try to sell that ocean-side property, in Kansas, too hard.

Lines are being drawn. With Foutte, all but in a free fall, it’s time to look toward the endgame. The great mental war between JC and Tyler, is just beginning, like Professor X trying to outsmart Magneto.

Brett is a funny character, a paragon of the trickster archetype, but compared to the depths of Tyler’s game-mind, Brett is just a very pretty face (dump him Sam). JC, defeat Tyler. Come up with a better line and entangle Tangela in your gladiator’s net.

Win it all SAM

BB: “Rockdud”

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Bay and Swaggy just weren’t Wendell and Laurel. They were always going to break everyone’s hearts.

There’s no winning against Tyler stans or Level 6 stans, in general. Of course, Level 6 and the independents are playing a better game, but their stans feel so entitled to Level 6’s game, like they’re the ones, in the house, playing. Most neutral observers find Level 6 stans more annoying, than Level 6 themselves. I am here for the game, not any one side.

I was very irked by the whole Tyler #JODY situation. But even Bay can be defended: Swaggy shouldn’t have made money off her likeness on the Swayleigh shirts, while she was in the house, and here Swaggy is, going to her parents’ house, but what if, especially after that #JODY moment, Bay doesn’t like Swaggy, that way, anymore?

No matter what you say, no matter how bland or PC you try to be, someone is always going to have a problem with it. Don’t feed the trolls.

If I didn’t know any better, I would say RS was trying to help Tyler win. Probably after Bay left, RS didn’t want to stay in the house anymore, and Rockstar’s whole fight to suddenly stay in the game, was all a front.

As Taran, from Rob Has a Podcast, put it, RS should just live every week like it’s ‘Opposite Day,’ since when she wants to go, RS stays – and when RS wants to stay, she is going to go. I can’t believe, last week, Bay went home, with a power app, in her pocket, only for a super negative Rockstar to just go home, the next week.

RS thinks the vote is going to be 5-1, for her to stay. As one Twitter inhabitant put it, maybe the emoji pillows, on the sofa, are voting.

RS thought Bay was evicted with 8 or more votes; Fessy thought Rockstar was already gone, when she hadn’t even been evicted (yet). JC spilled the Tea to Fessy this week, on how Hay got hacker and did what she wanted. Bay told Rachel about her power. Foutte is awful.

JC is no longer playing the middle (Brett is the mole now). JC has finally gotten over his crush on Fessy and is no longer talking game with him.

Foutte doesn’t communicate, they don’t trust each other, and they can’t keep secrets, within their own alliance. They appear solid on the outside, since they’re always hanging out with each other, but Foutte just conducts its own mini-purges, internally. Bay was the last dictator to hold them together, and now RS is going home, during Hay’s HOH.

Foutte is like a cult or the USSR: they believe whatever reality, they desire, outside their circle, is going to manifest itself ‘logically,’ but they never venture outside their circle, collect information, from outside their circle and they have no idea what’s going on, out in the world, outside their little bubble.

Meanwhile, Kaycee, as the hacker, tells Tyler, Brett and Angela, and they strategize together, on how to effectively discomfit Foutte. The fact that Kaycee was the hacker, never left Level 6. They communicate with each other and actually plant moles or use the independents, to gather information, about what the other side is thinking and doing. Knowledge is power.

The people of Foutte are book-smart, but they are not as street smart as Level 6. RS wants nominations to be ‘fair’ and is upset that she’s been on the block, so many times (Blockstar), when Rockstar has been put on the block because she’s not a strong enough competitor, to ever win the POV and save herself. Foutte actually thought Tyler was going to use the veto on Rockstar.

I’m over Rockstar, and I won’t shed too many tears when she goes. I am over the sides. I was just going to be #TeamSam, but there seems to be no happy middle with Sam.

Sam’s either a mess, falling into negative and unhelpful Rockstar’s arms – or she’s Tyler’s handmaid/lap-dog and has this petty jealousy, against Angela, and wants Tyler all to herself.

Sam was also hugging Brett, for two minutes, the other day – but I don’t see that relationship happening, ever. I can’t understand Sam and she’s disappointing me. I may be going back to just having a Final Four of JC, Kaycee, Scottie and Angela.