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Fri, Oct. 12th, 2007, 12:20 pm
Survivor Geekery

You know, I'm always thinking of passionate, profound posts to make to my journal (I know-sure I am), but I always end up posting stuff like this.

Behold my geekery:

My Pics for ASS2 Contestants


Ami (from Vanuatu)- Can you have an all star show without Ami? Like her or hate her, she WAS the Vanuatu season.
Twila- Twila doesn't get nearly enough credit- she was probably the best player on Vanuatu. Chris is lucky she had to backstab or she easily would have won.
Cirie- Cirie was the only good thing about her season.
Stephanie- She's been on twice, but she's definitely one of the most memorable women to ever play. I'd like to see her go up again against all star players.
Amy (Guatamala)- Amy was really memorably tough. We didn't see a lot of strategy out of her, but I think she has it in her.
Becky- I'm going to trust Yul's word that Becky was doing awesome behind-the-scenes strategizing with him and Candace in Cook Island. I'd like to see what she could do on her own.
Candace- She made some strategic missteps, but at least she was proactive. Plus, she was great in challenges.
Michelle- Michelle was screwed by a twist of fate. I think she would have gone a lot further.
Angie (from Palua)- I know this will be unpopular, but she had a good underdog storyline and she seems like she would have done really well if she weren't in the ill-fated Ulong tribe.
1 China girl (Amanda? Pei Gee?)

I like this roster of women because the majority of them can kick some serious challenge ass, hopefully eliminating the trend that we've had for a few seasons of women being kicked off first. There's also some really great strategists here as well- only Becky and Michelle could really be accused of riding coattails and both have been deemed "silent partners" by their alliance-mates in post-show interviews.

Ian- I was rooting for Ian over Tom in his season- I think he was the better strategist and I'm sorry he got guilted out of the final 2. I want to see what he can do out of that shadow.
Rafe- Rafe also got guilted out of the final 2. He was excellent in challenges and was kind of the power behind Stephanie's throne.
Brian (from Guatamala)- He showed hints of a good strategic mind- maybe we can see that in action.
Ozzy- Ozzy the challenge dominator! Like Terry! Only not nearly so inept! I'm not one of those who think he should have won Cook Island, but he put in a really good showing and I'd like to see him go again.
Jonathan (from Cook Islands)- Because he is awesome-reasonable, intelligent, and willing to stand up to Probst.
Shane- We've got to have someone from Exile island- at least he's interesting. If they have to cast a jerk, I'd rather it be Shane than the alternatives.
Yau Man- One of the most memorable characters from this past season- very smart and charismatic.
Terry-[i] Since I'm going up to 10 contesants, why not? He'll balance out Ozzy. Was BobDawg on this season? I don't remember. If so, maybe he can take Terry's place.[/i]
Anthony (from Fiji)- Anthony got kind of screwed by the tribal shuffle. I want him in this game because I'd like him to win and beat Rocky over the head with his big million dollar cardboard check.
1 China Guy (Todd?)

I'm not a big fan of the assy, "character" guys so I've tried to limit them. I've got some good strategists, some good challenge contenders, and a lot of people who deserve second chances. Everyone's saying it's hard to make up a list of women, but I found it much harder to come up with a list of men who deserved a second shot- maybe because most of my favorite guys won.

Preliminary tribes;

tribe 1:
Ami (leader)
Cirie (strategic mastermind)
Amy (tough, some strategic wiles)
Becky (silent partner)
Angie (underdog/hell why not?)
Terry (challenge powerhouse)
Rafe (power behind the throne)
Jonathan (strategic mastermind)
Yau Man (underdog)
guy from China

tribe 2:
Stephanie (leader)
Twila (strategic mastermind)
Candace (tough, some strategic wiles)
Michelle (silent partner)
girl from China (maybe Pei Gee to balance out the ages a bit more)
Ozzy (challenge powerhouse)
Ian (power behind the throne/silent partner)
Brian (strategic mastermind)
Anthony (underdog)
Shane (hell, why not?)

Vanuatu (2), Pulua (2), Guatamala (4-counting Steph), Exile Island (3), Cook Island (4), Fiji (3), China (2)

There don't seem to be too many pre-existing alliances here- Ozzy and Candace or Jonathan and Becky may be the most natural ones since they were all in a loose alliance at some point. Michelle and Anthony may have been in a loose alliance as well.
I seriously worked on this for an hour when I had tons of other stuff to do.  I hope there's no life after death so I'll never have to account for all the time I've spent on Survivor over the years.

Fri, Oct. 12th, 2007 04:27 am (UTC)

Yau Man all the way :) As for the China girl, I'd have to go with Amanda, 'cause I think I have a little Survivor crush on her. I'm predicting she will make it to the finals this time via the under-the-radar thing that happens every season.

*fellow Survivor geek*

Thu, Oct. 18th, 2007 08:04 pm (UTC)

For some reason, I see Amanda winning. That would make me very happy.

Wed, Oct. 17th, 2007 08:29 pm (UTC)

Hey! You should call me and give me your address, I have stuff to send you.

Thu, Oct. 18th, 2007 08:05 pm (UTC)

Already done so. :)

Mon, Oct. 22nd, 2007 06:26 pm (UTC)

I need to talk to you about Thanksgiving, so give me a call.

Mon, Oct. 22nd, 2007 08:34 pm (UTC)

OK, I'll call tonight.