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Beauty and the Geek: Week 3

Dunno if I'll do one of these each week, but I had a few things to say that I'm trying to not forget so...



First off, man oh man Will, think y'all could be bigger targets? It's a tough call... give up immunity and be vulnerable, or become more of a target for when you DO lose it. But I think I might've had to ask Rebecca to at least consider trying to take a subtle dive in her challenge - it would've sucked for her not to get the pride of winning something she obviously could, but at the same time a) it'd give you a chance of having a returning team NOT personally annoyed at you for sending them to elimination, and b) it might at least give you a chance of not seeming like The Strong Team To Beat.

Of course, it's a hell of a lot easier to play armchair tactician after the fact, so... take the comments with a grain of salt. ;)

And man, yay, now I have someone ELSE to dislike. Erin and her little fake "oh sob sob I'm so sad, I should obviously WIN and be LOVED by everyone, so I'll throw a huge TANTRUM because obviously Will SUCKS and is out to GET US sob sob" routine. I was hoping she and Jesse would lose elimination - partly because after that, I really don't want to see more Erin, and partly because I figured Hollie's resentment would be easier to deal with - less likely to spread to others, and there's more of a possibility of it getting worked out, since it was from a feeling of being betrayed. But no, damnit.

Anyhow, on a total other topic, Nicole REALLY isn't good with the whole interpersonal thing, isn't she? I mean, I obviously have nothing against geek girls, as I AM one, and am proud. But YEESH, try to relax a little bit. (And this is coming from *me*, Miss "if I don't have a neurosis, it may not exist."

As for the whole Sam/Rebecca thing... man, double-edged sword. At least Sam and Nicole probably wouldn't want to boot Will and Rebecca (well, Nicole probably would, but Sam wouldn't), but if Sam's going to be a target, that might put Rebecca more in the limelight for that as well. Plus... it makes us see more Sam, damnit.

As for the challenges themselves... okay, informal poll, arising from a discussion at the time:

Perfumed bath soaps:

1) Great gift basket idea!
2) Uh, no. Hell no. Just NO.
3) Not really caring one way or another.
4) It depends.

Feel free to comment, of course. And comment on the pie if you like. (I mean... a PIE!)

Oh, and THIS time they put the eeevil question in with the geeks. Ugh. Leather? Who the hell knows that leather is the ninth anniversary? Bwah.

I feel like I'm forgetting something I wanted to comment on but... oh well. Can always edit it in, or comment on someone else's. :p



And now.. time for Reaper! Yay!

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scifantasy
Oct. 3rd, 2007 01:27 am (UTC)
I think I might've had to ask Rebecca to at least consider trying to take a subtle dive in her challenge - it would've sucked for her not to get the pride of winning something she obviously could, but at the same time a) it'd give you a chance of having a returning team NOT personally annoyed at you for sending them to elimination, and b) it might at least give you a chance of not seeming like The Strong Team To Beat.

Maybe, but I couldn't do it.

Erin and her little fake "oh sob sob I'm so sad, I should obviously WIN and be LOVED by everyone, so I'll throw a huge TANTRUM because obviously Will SUCKS and is out to GET US sob sob" routine.

*shrug* Fake? I don't know. It hurt like hell to watch, though.
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stormfeather
Oct. 3rd, 2007 01:31 am (UTC)
Exactly.

I call fake. Or at least *partly* fake. Maybe she was somewhat surprised and upset, but I think she pushed it for all it was worth, trying to a) make you feel bad because she was being a bitch, and b) drum up some support and allies amongst the others.
stormfeather
Oct. 3rd, 2007 01:32 am (UTC)
See the other response for the fakeness (although yeah, I could tell from your face that you weren't exactly comfy there).

As for the Rebecca thing... yeah, it would be tough to ask her. It would definitely have helped, though.

Ah well. I'd say good luck, but as before.. kinda late!
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stormfeather
Oct. 3rd, 2007 01:49 am (UTC)
... have to go with the harsh but true, sorry. The storytelling didn't really go off well from the viewing angle. Although of course I'm still rooting for ya. ;)

Oh by the way Will, before I forget... what did you think of the way they cut the Poe reading with the... um... other stuff? *grins*
scifantasy
Oct. 3rd, 2007 01:51 am (UTC)
Yeah, looks like it's Team Evil here.

Intercutting the Poe reading? *shrug* It's a contrast.
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scifantasy
Oct. 3rd, 2007 01:57 am (UTC)
Didn't have "The Raven" on me.

And...someone, I think it may have been Hollie, talked me into it.
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scifantasy
Oct. 3rd, 2007 02:00 am (UTC)
Well, I still had to do it myself. But it wasn't like I said "show up and listen or else," I was just reading, and whoever wanted to could listen.
jsbowden
Oct. 3rd, 2007 12:57 pm (UTC)
She got to cry on national TV and have the viewers feel sorry for her. It's a game, and the stakes were for what, $250,000 to the winning team? THAT would never have left my thought process at any point.
scifantasy
Oct. 3rd, 2007 01:28 pm (UTC)
I guess I'm not Machiavellian enough.
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scifantasy
Oct. 3rd, 2007 02:53 pm (UTC)
Sorry, I left off the *smirk*.

I know I'm not Machiavellian enough. I don't want to be.
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scifantasy
Oct. 3rd, 2007 03:05 pm (UTC)
You should read Machiavelli, some time.

I probably should. I read The Prince in freshman year but don't remember much (it was while I was doing my computer-lab-monitoring job).

If there is a time and a place for ocld-hearted Machiavellianism...

There is a certain wisdom in what you say. I'm not sure I'm capable of such thinking, mind you, even notwithstanding my "I don't want to be" comment earlier.
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stormfeather
Oct. 3rd, 2007 07:30 pm (UTC)
*snickers and pets the cleavage rodent*

Somehow though I don't think that's the answer they were looking for.
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