It was sad to see Scott go, but the show must go on. Now, Zander is annoying everyone as he freaks out and self-destructs about the vote not going the way he expected. Should make for an interesting next few days.
I'm ready for another challenge! Let's see what yall got!
Ok, so tonight, we found out that our Immunity Challenge will begin tomorrow evening, and last for 24 hours. Luckily, this is a terrific time of the week for me to be active for a challenge, so thanks!
I'm trying to decide if I should hold back a little in the challenge, or go for it this time. Unless there is some completely surprising plot for everyone to get me out of this game, I feel like I'm still sitting in a nice spot! I feel like limiting my conversations (especially about the game) for these first few rounds has really paid off! It's not like I'm Sandy and totally non-existent... I seem to be fairly liked by most of the cast. I don't believe anyone views me as a target or a threat right now. No one has mentiond my name coming up for any of the past or future votes, so I feel satisfied with where I stand right now. I've been doing enough talking to at least establish an alliance and ensure my safety, while not opening my big mouth and getting into trouble.
As I mentioned back in my first confessional, I wanted to lay low for the start of the game, and I accomplished that. Now, it's becoming that time where I need to transition to the more active and aggressive part of the game. I am predicting the jury will begin at the Final 9... so from then on, I need to start thinking of how I can stay on positive terms with those individuals as they get voted out of the game. Plus, it would help to have that going my way because I won't have to worry as much about getting cursed. Right now, I think because this is a 24-hour challenge, I don't want to go too crazy. If I am super visible in this challenge, it could make me seem like a sudden dangerous guy, especially if I win. I may still be able to win the challenge if it's based on popularity or something like that, but if it's say, a posting war or something along those lines, I'll aim for a solid finish that isn't too too impressive.
After this Episode 4 is done, and one more person leaves who is NOT named Stephen, it will be game on, big time. I plan on making significant, game-changing moves to really define who I am as a player for that jury. If I find myself sitting in the Final 2, I don't want to have to really convince the jury that I deserve to win. I want them to just know it. Strategically, here are some key points for what I have going on right now...
- My alliance with Erin is still 100% solid, and we tell each other everything we know that is going on. Hopefully, the others don't expect us to be at this level. The only person who really should be concerned about us (because of knowing how inseperable we actually are) is Jessica, and she's not wanting us out at all! - Erin and I have sort of a "pairs" alliance with Taylor and Megan. I really like the way this team is working together. We've discussed the votes and made group decisions together. Of course, Taylor and Megan will most likely try to seperate us before making it all the way to the Final 4, so we'll have to strike first. Luckily, it seems to me like Erin and I are covered by multiple others. - Jessica really seems to want to go to the Final 3 with Erin and myself. It's really odd that she'd put herself in that position. I mean, come on, how does she not think we'll take each other to the finals. However, she seems to be in the mindset of "I'd just be honored if you 2 kept me to that point" ... and hey, if that's how she really feels, that helps us a ton. Thanks Jessica! I really do love Jessica and I think she's hilarious, and crazy, and just must be the coolest mom ever. In a conversation the other day, I told her I'd take her to the Final 2 because I want her to fall for it and be the swing vote Erin and I need later on, when we eventually do have to betray Taylor and Megan. - Kevin is another key person I am at peace with. Him and I sort of agreed to an alliance, even though I really made it just so we had him as an extra vote in case the Scott/Klein/Zander side tried to scramble. I do really like Kevin and we connect well, but I can't see a way I'd want him in my end-of-game plans with Erin in the mix. I just don't have the trust established with anyone else that can even compare with what her and I have. - As I mentioned last episode, Mike suddenly opened up to me and we had a nice talk. Haven't really heard anything since, but I certainly don't want him out like I did before that. During the first vote, I told him he had to promise to not come after me if I helped save him. Even though it never came to a vote since Robbie quit, I do have a feeling he's not out to get me since I've been more on his "side" of the game. - The only 3 people I haven't really mentioned are Zander, Klein, and Sandy. I want all 3 of them out soon. Especially Sandy. I would prefer to vote her out next, for sure. After all, she really doesn't deserve a jury spot with how much time she's dedicated to the game compared to Zander and Klein. It may be better strategically to just be mean and vote one of the guys out, but ahhh it just aggrivates me that she won't respond to a fucking IM, or for once, trying starting a conversation with me. AIM is a 2-way street! I feel confident enough in our voting block to feel okay getting rid of Sandy next, but if all the others reeeally want someone like Zander out next, I won't speak up and stir up any trouble and fuck myself over just to save him. It's not worth it in the long run.
So, hope that was a nice update on everything. I feel like I'm one of the strongest players left in the game, and it's awesome that most of them probably don't realize that yet. If I had to pick my ideal boot order right now for the Final 10, here's what it would be. I'll leave yall with that for now...
10. Sandy *Jury Begins* 9. Klein 8. Zander 7. Mike 6. Kevin 5. Taylor 4. Megan 3. Jessica 2. Erin 1. STEPHEN
I feel terrible for seeming so worthless in this immunity challenge so far, but last night, no one was even playing! People were onlyt adding rocks to themselves rather than trying to take out others. I didn't want to be a complete idiot and make the first nasty move against someone. And surprise surprise, look who ended up doing that. Klein, wow...
After my classes, I'm going to see how the challenge is going. If those others start attacking each other, I may be able to sneak in some more stones for myself. If I don't win this challenge, again, I'm ok with it. Next round will be my real time to shine!
This bottle thing is freaking me out. It's maken me really relieved that I decided to not get nasty in the challenge! I just answered my questions, and the first one sort of put me on the spot. Of course there is a lot going on in this game, but the last thing I want to do is give away my alliance and say how I think the numbers stand. I don't want other people knowing those things because it will make them want me out.
I was under the impression that Zander was the next on the chopping block, but suddenly after Survivor, I returned to people telling me the vote changed to Klein because Jessica really wants him out. I am fine with this because I actually prefer Zander personally over Klein, but it was a little awkward to have things change so soon. I'm not really too alarmed, and I don't think I have a ton to worry about. This is why staying quiet the first few rounds was a big plus. If you can hang around and not let it get you in trouble, it puts you in a better, more powerful position later in the game. Now, after this vote, I'm ready to strike.
I really really want Sandy out of this game. She has not spoken to me or tried messaging me one fucking time. I've tried twice... AIM goes both ways. Erin also said she's never said a word to her, and I'm not sure who else she's even spoken to, if anyone. It's a little ridiculous to see people leaving the game before her, and I'm sort of regretting those decisions. It's kept me safe, sure, but it goes against how I usually treat basically inactive players, or others who don't ever talk to me. I want her gone next, and I'm going to make it happen.
If Sandy goes after Klein, that will put us at the Final 8. Lately, Erin and I have both been talking about how even though we're alligned with Taylor and Megan, we don't really trust them much. I personally dislike playing a game with Aliases when I am playing as myself, and I'm starting to realize that's why I've had some trouble connecting with this cast. I am so suspicious about many of these people not being real! Tonight, Erin told me she had a conversation with Taylor AND Megan about Survivor at about 9:30 her time, which would make that 7:30 Pacific. How the hell did both of them see Survivor, know every detail about the entire episode, and even know who was voted out before Survivor even STARTS on the west coast at 8. It makes NO sense. Just the idea of playing with fake people makes me feel uncomfortable because what if they are people I know already? Ahh I just don't like it. I even think Zander could be an Alias. So, with that said, it has me considering my options. I don't necessarily want to just go to the Final 4 or 5 with Taylor and Megan. It may be smarter to take them out sooner, especially if we hear about them trying to take me and Erin out. However, taking them out too soon could make me/Erin easy targets for being the only friendship pair left. There's so many options to think about.
For now, my plan is to target Sandy next. I can't see why anyone would oppose that decision. It's even the most fair for the game... I also plan to start reeally being a force to be reckoned with in the immunity challenges. I want to step out and start leading the charge a little bit. No one really seems to have all the power in this game. The reins are up for grabs, and it's time for me to dominate this bitch.