Why Ross Lost

Ross lost the first season of Celebrity Big Brother USA.  Marissa didn’t win because of her game, she won because Ross played a very flawed, very messy game. Ross will never admit this and he’ll continue to pretend that all of America loves him.

When the first episode of CBBUS came on we saw a conversation with the girls alliance plus Ross, in which Omarosa basically said to Ross’s face that when it came down to the alliance, Ross would be first the out, since he was a guy. Ross took great offense to this.

Cue to Ross/Shannon/Marissa having a conversation in which Shannon tells him she gets why he’s upset because it makes him look like he’s expendable within the alliance. Shannon goes to Omarosa and goes to bat for Ross. To the detriment of her own game might I add. Omarosa gets offended and basically tells Shannon that she’s being shady.  This is where the Shannon/Omarosa crumbling alliance begins.

Cue to first night of feeds when Shannon is upset and telling Ross/Marissa she felt very attacked in that conversation. (A conversation in which neither Ross nor Marissa stood up for her either).  At this point, Ross/Marissa/Shannon reiterate that they’re together and solid.

Omarosa/Keshia have a conversation in the backyard where they solidify their F2 and Keshia tells Omarosa she has Chuck on their side because they’re saving him. Brandi notices this and tells Shannon Omarosa and Keshia are talking in the backyard.

Brandi also witnesses Keshia/Chuck having a long conversation and accurately figures out that they are making a deal. She tells the alliance this. Omarosa gets mad at Brandi for questioning Keshia and when Shannon brings it up. Shannon gets suspicious and decides to try and flip the house to save James, because she no longer trusts Keshia or Omarosa.

This happens. Marissa/Ross are behind this 100% and are excited to do this. All hell breaks loose after the vote and blindside. Omarosa accuses Shannon of being a racist, skinny, mean girl bitch. Keshia gets super passive aggressive and bitter.

When Ross wins he decides that he’s putting Keshia and Omarosa up (which he does while Omarosa is in the hospital). He 100% wants Omarosa out. When Omarosa gets back she gets  that Shannon was campaigning for Omarsoa to go up and out. (Which isn’t true and Ross was going to do this anyway).  While this is happening Brandi/Ari/Metta talk about possibly backdooring Shannon because she’s such a comp beast (she’s won 2 at this point). They tell Marissa who goes and tells Ross. Ross and Marissa instantly take credit for this idea, which is hilarious, but whatever.

Ross instantly starts trying to rewrite history by telling lies in the diary room and starts badmouthing Shannon in the house to the others. He begins telling Omarosa things like it was Shannon’s fault he put her up and trying to further perpetuate the notion that Shannon is indeed racist and also a terrible person for wanting her up while she’s in the hospital. He says things like how untrustworthy Shannon is and blames lies he told on her.  Marissa starts blaming Shannon for stealing her stuff (we learn she hid it herself).

Ultimately, Marissa wins the veto and is literally begging Keshia on live television to let her use it. She ultimately doesn’t the veto and lets Keshia go home to her child. Meanwhile, in the DR while voting she’s actually bitching about not getting to backstab her supposed “friend” in the house (Shannon sets this record straight. She and Marissa were never friends outside the house).

Ross then instantly goes to Shannon after the next hoh and tells her that everyone wanted to backdoor and he said no. Which again is a STRAIGHT UP LIE. He says this multiple times.  Ari puts up Shannon and James because for her, getting Shannon out was a game move.  When Shannon realizes that her alliance was going to backdoor her and that neither Marissa/Ross have her back she understandably gets upset. Brandi/Ari the reason why Shannon’s nominated treated her dignity and compassion.  Ross/Marissa’s reaction are strikingly different and honestly very confusing and do not cast them in a positive light.  Especially Ross.

Ross’s reaction to Shannon’s sadness was inexplicably rude and this is where I felt like he went wrong. Ross took it to a place that it shouldn’t have gone. He made it personal by calling her rude, annoying, and making fun of her behind her back. Marissa made it worse by accusing her of stealing stuff that she hid herself.  However, Ross went out of his way to try and blame her eviction on anyone but himself. He tried to tell her that he had NOTHING to do with her eviction and that he never was going to backdoor her. And not one single thing he told her in that least week was even close to being true.

How Ross, who is supposedly a super fan (although we find out he never watched a season past BB14), didn’t understand that his jury wasn’t sequestered is shocking to me. Did he not see BB3? Did he not see Dani Reyes’s response to preparing for an unsequestered jury? He was so unnecessarily rude to someone and for what reason? I truly do not understand why he thought treating Shannon like shit behind her back would work out for him in the end? And it wasn’t just Shannon.

He lied to Keshia and Omarosa’s faces too. He listened to Ari talk about how much loyalty meant to her and proved in the end he didn’t care about any of his supposed alliances and wasn’t even going to remain true to his F2 with Marissa. The fact that he thought Ari might vote for him after that is delusional.

Shannon didn’t even have to sway the jury, honestly. Chuck had feeds and had tweeted previously that he didn’t like Ross’s game.  On his own, Ross lost himself Shannon, Chuck, Keshia, Omarosa, and Ari. That’s 5 votes. He couldn’t have won against anyone, imo. The fact that Metta voted for him just makes Ross’s loss a little less severe.  Ross then proceeded to lose Jame’s vote because of how delusional he was. He sat there and truly, honestly bragged about his comp record as if those weren’t thrown to him. Because they were. The only comp not thrown to him was the F5 veto.

Ross’s problem is that he made unnecessary lies that didn’t actually help him in the game. He was playing a game meant for a sequestered jury. The lies he told to Keshia, Omarosa, and Shannon could be easily verified as false as soon as they left. It didn’t keep Ross in the game. It just made 3 jurors pissed at him that he wasn’t owning his game and instead he chose to be fake.

His second problem is that he treated Shanon like crap for literally zero reason. There was no reason for him to treat her the way he did. She did nothing to him. She said nothing bad about him or Marissa and even up until she was on the block, she had their backs. For him to turn around be so rude and the fact that it clearly didn’t have anything to do with the game, makes him look like a bad person.

His third problem is him believing his own lies. It was obvious by F2 that he believed his own lies. He believed he played a truly, honest and upright game. He believed that he did nothing wrong and that he played a game full of integrity. He took credit for wins that were thrown to him and he continue to lie to the jurors who saw the feeds (Keshia/Chuck/Shannon). Omarosa admitted after the show that she had already chosen to vote for Marissa but checked with Shannon anyway who reiterated it. Keshia/Chuck were voting for Marissa on their own too.

Ross went on to win AFP and believes it excuses his behavior and gameplay. At this point, I don’t even care what he believes because it’s obvious he’s delusional and will never own up to playing a shitty game or that he’s not as innocent and nice as he likes to pretend.

Marissa won the season. I disliked Marissa more than Ross, if I’m being honest, but that’s because she was annoying af on the feeds. But her winning over Ross doesn’t piss me off. Why? Because Ross lost due to his actions. Until he admits it, I’m going to continue to be happy about his loss. He deserved it.

Things to take away from this:

  1. Jury Management is indeed a very real thing and it’s part of the game and has been since BB2.  Survivor has proved this multiple times and Big Brother has as well. It’s the butthurt bitter fans who won’t admit it when their fave loses because of their shitty jury management.
  2. Jury management is important in every season, but even more so in seasons with unsequestered juries.
  3. Bitter juries do exist. If a jury is bitter and votes against you, you have to look at your game and admit where you went wrong instead of continuing to try and rewrite history in interviews afterwards
  4. Just because  casuals vote for you for AFP doesn’t mean you’re actually liked or that your game is respected.

 

 

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#BBCAN5 Reflection

 

#Reflecting on #BBCAN5

I really had super high hopes going into it. I liked all the returning guests outside of Dallas, who I simply didn’t give a crap about.  I liked Demetres. He’s pretty much the only newb outside of Karen that I even paid attention to. (Although Dre and William were interesting after they removed their heads from Ika’s ass halfway through the season).

I really liked Neda going in. (I still do. I think the outrageous hatred leveled at her is ridiculous and childish). That being said, I really threw my support behind the BBCAN3 players. Kevin and Sindy were two of my faves during their original season. I did not like Bruno because of his overt sexism and just blatant bitter betty routine during that season. But as he was an underdog in #BBCAN5 after the vet alliance blew up, I tolerated him.  Going in, I had deep love and respect for Ika. I really liked her in BBCAN2. I thought her shredding the letters was hilarious and that most of the hgs deserved it for the way they treated her as she was leaving. I adored her friendship with Adel.  I had a love/hate relationship with Cass stemming from BBCAN4, but I mostly was okay with her.  Gary was another hg that I LOVED in BBCAN1. I was so upset when he didn’t win, but that’s mostly because I despised Jillian.

Going in to the first week of feeds I was super on board with the vets and Demetres alliance. I still rooted for Cass/Gary. I was rooting against Dallas and Dillon/Emily and Jacket. I was glad Mark got evicted.

Things changed quickly for me. I ended up after that first eviction just really not liking Cass’s game at all. It was messy, frantic, and frankly it was really bad. She had lost her temper in Tim from BBCAN4. He helped her get to where she got in that season because he calmed her down. Gary on the other hand was not at all helpful in that response because he is not a calming person.  Cass’s game blew up in her face and she earned herself an enemy pretty quickly in Neda. Which in my opinion, Cass did to herself. Nevertheless, Neda’s popularity began to decrease as Cass became a whiny self entitled brat on her way out the door.

Regardless, Neda wasn’t perfect in the house. She wasn’t very nice (she admitted she wouldn’t be going in). This did not sit well with fans who expected her to be a robot with strategy and have no feelings or response to being shit on verbally to her face and behind her back. Neda also had Ika and Sindy consistently telling her things people were saying behind her back, only adding to Neda’s bitterness/anger.

It came to a head when Ika and Neda got into a fight because Ika was blatantly by this point working against her to build an army of newbies to take down Neda. Kevin/Bruno were passive and Sindy was a gullible easily manipulated vote by that point. When it came to the double eviction, Neda had no chance. She had no one in her corner because Ika had poisoned the entire house against her. Neda went home. She got booed, which was beyond ridiculous and immature and frankly I was super disappointed by the audience for that. Of all the people to boo, you choose to boo the person who was playing the game and compared to houseguests in previous BBCAN houses wasn’t even that mean? And in comparison to Ika who was  consistently worse with her behavior and words towards other in the house? Yeah. I wasn’t a fan of Canadians after that behavior.

At that point, I was done with Ika. I was done with her pettiness, juvenile antics, bullying, and hypocrisy. She said wayyyy worse things about Sindy behind her back than anything Neda did in the “insult corner”. Ika was horrendous to Jackie to her face and behind her back. She was terrible to Bruno as he left the house. She was again atrocious to Dre and William as they left. The only people she didn’t excoriate was Demetres and Karen.

I threw my full support behind BBCAN3 at this point.  I wanted nothing more than for Ika to reap what she sowed with her hypocrisy. I still liked Demetres because as much as he played Ika’s lapdog when she got into arguments, he still was friendly and nice for the most part and he was a comp beast. I would’ve have been fine had he won. But when Karen started making horrible comments about Kevin and becoming as bad as Ika, I rooted against them both hardcore.

When Kevin made it F3, I knew he’d be in the end. He was the only of F3 that actually studied. I knew he’d win too. Karen did NOTHING and Demetres, while he had a shot if in F2, wouldn’t be there, because Kevin would win the final HoH.

I was right and I was ecstatic that he won.  He deserved to win it. He WON OUT. HE FUCKING WON OUT. That means he literally won EVERY competition he had to to get to the F2. HE DESERVED THE FUCKING WIN.

That being said, when the cast was interviewed the next day and we found out that there was no way Ika was winning against anyone (which she fucking deserved too) and that they’d probably vote against Demetres because of her, I wasn’t exactly happy. I get why they would vote against Ika. She was terrible to Neda, Jackie, Sindy, Bruno, Dre, and William on their way out.  She literally treated 6 jurors like shit as they were leaving. I mean, if she really thought she was making F2, this was just an incredibly fucking stupid move on her part. She was never going to win. EVER. When people talk about how there’s no such thing as jury management, I’ll point you to this. She was a fucking bitch to 6 people as they left. She did that. So yes, jury management exists and hers was the worst I’ve ever seen. (Paul had better jury management. Let that sink in.)

Demetres though. Demetres would’ve been a deserving winner, even over Kevin, imo. He won the most comps of anyone in one season. He had a great social game, he was incredibly smart, and he teamed up with the right alliance to get him to F3. He was one comp win away from being in F2. I don’t agree with the jury’s sentiment that they’d vote against him just because they hated Ika.

And this is why I think there was a way for Ika to lose to anyone and the jury not be bitter and Demetres to lose and the jury be bitter AF. Ika would’ve deserved the loss. She willingly would’ve had cost herself the game because she didn’t have the self control to not be a fucking bitch to people as they left the house. Demetres on the other hand wouldn’t have deserved to lose because when it comes down it, he can’t control what Ika did in the house. He was in alliance with her but he wasn’t her handler.

In the end, Kevin was a very deserving winner, despite what Demika fans still bitch about on Twitter and Reddit.  I was happy with the ending and ultimately, BBCAN5 is one of my favorite seasons of Big Brother ever, Canada and USA combined.

That being said, I do like Ika. I think she is funny and entertaining on social media. I would never, ever want to be stuck in a big brother house with her though, because I wouldn’t be able to hold my tongue if she tried to go after me and I’d definitely end up getting myself evicted.

I have high hopes for BBCAN6 as we enter the new season in a few days. I hope we get the drama of #bbcan1, the fights of #bbcan2, the amazing hgs like Sarah, Britt, and Godfrey of #bbcan3, the amazing strategy of players like Tim from #bbcan4, the overall alliances, strategy, and drama of #bbcan5.

Here’s to #BBCAN6. May it be just what we need, more than we hoped for, and so amazing they can’t help but give us a #bbcan7

Expect the Unexpected- A #bb19 story told through the lens of #TheSims4 (Introduction)

Hello and welcome to hell, I mean Big Brother 19.  Let’s meet our 15 contestants. (Neither Megan or Cameron are included).

First up we have the males:

Cody is up first:

He is a hothead, mean, and active.

Cody

Matthew:

Matt is family oriented, outgoing, and active

Matt

Mark

Mark is overdramatic, romantic, and a bro.

Mark

Ramses

Ramses is a genius, a geek, and socially awkward.

Ramses

Jason aka Whistlenut

Jason is a childish, outgoing, goofball

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Josh

Josh is a childish hothead and is family oriented

Josh

Paul:

Paul is an ambitious goofball who loves to bro down.

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Kevin:

Kevin is a confident outgoing old fashioned lovable goofball.

Kevin

For the females:

Alex

Alex is confident, active, and a bit of a snob.

Alex

Elena:

Elena cheerful, confident, and a tiny bit on the jealous side.

Elena

Dominique-

Dominique is very intelligent, a bit of a bookworm, and charismatic.

Dominique

Raven-

Raven is active, outgoing, and a great dancer

Raven

Jessica-

Jessica is hotheaded, mean, and narcissistic

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Jillian-

Jillian is a drama queen, socially awkward, and neat

Jillian

Christmas-

Christmas is outgoing, confident, and good.

Xmas

 

Truthfully, we knew so little about Jillian I just guessed on her traits and I needed someone in the house with the neat trait so dishes would get done, so she got stuck with that.

The House:

I am using the Big Brother 19 House found on the Sims 4 Community gallery by user Ezzen27.  It’s amazing and literally almost perfect down to the details.

Expect the unexpected as these HGs maneuver through their own parallel universe of Big Brother.

 

 

BBOTT and why it sucked but also didn’t.

The title appears to be a bit incongruous, but it’s how I feel. I didn’t hate the format. After about three weeks of voting, I realized that America by and large shouldn’t be allowed to vote for things, even for something silly like BBOTT.  I am not a fan of the care package. I think voting for a nominee and have nots is enough. We don’t need a care package or a vote until finale. I think having that much power skewed a lot of the game and ended up making people insane. The house was split truly or the first time since season 6. Season 6 still goes down as one of my favorites, but it shows me that the Nerd Herd would’ve been America’s favorites that year if we transplanted it and put it in 2016. That’s depressing to me. Janelle, Howie, Kaysar, James would have been hated and treated like crap and lambasted across Twitter. In Season 6 America agreed one one thing, the Nerd Herd sucked. They were sanctimonious, holier than thou cry babies who begged and pleaded for everything.

And this year the Nerd Herd is the Plastics. (I refuse to call them the ballsmashers when they only managed to smash one pair of balls in Scott) took over the roll of Nerd Herd 2.0. With their constant pandering to America, to claiming they were the good, normal people and everyone else on the other side were pieces of crap,  (Shelby and Morgan’s words) to believing they could play the game however they wanted, including breaking multiple deals (Alex) but bitching when the other side did as well, it was hard for me to stomach them, let alone rooting for any of them to win.

On the other hand you had the Misfits who were loud, brash, uncouth, and said pretty much whatever the heck they wanted to at any given moment and didn’t pretend they were the “good, normal” people. They were jerks and they knew it. They knew they were being petty and played it up. They got upset and annoyed and they wondered why America voted against them (some of the time), but ultimately they got over it. They didn’t spend hours begging in the storage room for America to vote their way with the have nots, nominee, or vote. The Plastics did. In fact, it got so bad I refused to watch DRs from Alex while she was in the house, because it was literally all she did. Her only game was to beg America. And she was considered such a great strategist and gameplayer. And nothing she did came close to being good game.

And it boils down to this, the Plastic stans are wannabe social justice warriors (sjw’s). They like to think they’re sticking up for women (because Jason said some bad stuff about Shelby), they want to root for strong, intelligent women to win the game, and they dislike how mean and petty the Misfits were. And then they also liked to tell people, “Oh we’re just rooting for the underdog.” Well, when the plastics won the majority of the care packages and hoh’s, it’s hard to call them underdogs. When confronted with this truth, their true colors showed, “We just don’t like Kryssie. She’s gross. She’s annoying, she burps too much, she whines, she doesn’t play the game.” Or, “Jason is a returning player with a built in fan base.” “Justin is too good at the social game, he doesn’t try hard enough at the other parts of the game.” Yet the entire time they are claiming these things, Shelby, Morgan, Alex, Scott, and Whitney are blasting Danielle. They call her a slut, the make fun of her body when she wears a bikin, they call her a vile troll, they imply she’s a bad mother for having a showmance, for daring to leave her kid to even go on the show. This was pretty much a daily occurence. If I flipped on feeds to the Plastics they were making fun of Dani or some member of the Misfits.  And then I’d flip over to the Misfits and it was usually them talking about sex, Neeley twerking, or doing something stupid. They had fun. They were coarse and rude and had conversations that would make grandmother’s blush.

Jason did say vile things about Shelby, but Shelby also said vile, horrible things about Dani, Justin, Kryssie, and Jason. Morgan said horrific things about Dani, Justin, Jason, and Kryssie. Whitney called Dani a slut multiple times, and Scott said nasty things about Kryssie and Dani.  In my viewing of BBOTT, I saw far more shit talking and cruel talk come from the Plastics in regard to the other side. After BB18 and listening to Michelle and Zakiyah constantly shilt talk the other girls, I wanted nothing to do with the mean girl crap. I’m over it. I’m tired of these girls getting cast and America thinking it’s okay and that it’s just the way the game is played. And I sure as shit do not want to reward anyone 250K for it.

I chose to be Team Misfits after a few weeks on Twitter when I realized the majority of the people supporting the Plastics were as vile and cruel and hypocritcal as the people they were stanning. I particularly recall being told if you like the Misits you are probably not good at being a human being. With the constant derision and attacking and having RHAP, Reddit, and Jokers bashing the Misfits and their supporters nonstop for a full season, I realized that I’d rather support the Misfits, the outcasts, the people that the mainstream want to ridicule and turn their backs on.

This season was ruined for me and by the supposed super fans of the show, who showed they are worse than casuals when it comes to the show. They think by saying, “Oh, it’s just meant to be fun” while tearing down people and calling them dumb, or bad at being human beings, or insulting their intelligence because they want to vote for someone you don’t like or vice versa, it’s okay. It’s not no harm/no foul. Having a split fandom isn’t actually a good thing or a fun thing, especially when people are being insulted by supposedly neutral parties. It’s not okay how a majority of this fandom acted this fall about BBOTT (I’m including myself in this). It’s not okay that people were told by update sites and podcast sites that their opinions didn’t matter and that if they supported one side over another that they were dumb or bad at being human beings.

 

I honestly hope that they don’t bring back BBOTT2 unless they change it. I want to see old school Big Brother. Get rid of the twists, no returning players, the key wheel back, and good old fashioned strategy with minimal involvement from America. That’s what I want. I don’t want care packages, or a nominee vote, or an eviction vote. And I want people to stop acting like fucking fools about BBOTT. But that ship has sailed.

 

(And in case you hadn’t got the clue, I’m 100% voting for Jason in the finale. It was gonna be him or Shelby for my vote)

BBCAN4 Week 6 Houseguest Standings

Updated thoughts for Week 6

Joel:

I’m not sure how someone who was so likable and easy going turned into a such a paranoid, annoying mess, but he’s gotten to the point this week that I’m fine with him going home. I’m disappointed that he turned into a hot mess when he faced adversity.

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2. Mitch

I never bought into his mastermind edit, as his gameplay is as a rat floater. And he couldn’t even do that justice. The fact that people on Twitter are still gushing about his stellar gameplay, makes me worried for humanity. I have nothing against him as a person, but I hate his game.

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Raul:

Going into this season, I was hoping I would like him or at least not hate him. Unfortunately, his personality is a bad as his gameplay. There’s a reason Kelsey is his best friend, they both suck. I hate his hair, his voice, his whininess and the fact that he thinks people should only do things to benefit his game, when he’s not even willing to do for himself. He’s lazy, arrogant, and fucking annoying as hell. Please leave.

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Maddy:

Normally, I would find Maddy’s honesty refreshing. However, she’s delusional as FUCK. I’ve legit never seen anyone so rude and confident in themselves with no reason to be. She truly believes she’s the prettiest in the house, which is laughable, but she’s gone as far as saying her game is like Sarah Hanlon aka the WINNER of BBCAN3. Honey you ain’t winning. You’ll get dragged final 2 and get lucky to get a vote from Ramsey. Sit down and shut the fuck up.

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Ramsey:

He’s still the nicest person in the house, but he’s a waste of space in the game. He has no idea what’s going on and he’s still letting Maddy get to him. That alone puts him near the bottom of the barrel as a player.

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Nick:

Again, he’s totally irrelevant and a waste of space. I don’t even like listening him to talk about regular life stuff on feeds, because he’s so boring. He is a dud. Plus he lets his brother walk all over him, which is pathetic.

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Kelsey:

I get that she is playing the game now that Loveita taught her how to use her brain, but I still don’t like her on a personal level. We’ll leave it at that.

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Jared:

The fact that he thinks he’s a mastermind is pretty funny. The fact that he thinks people believes the lies he’s been spreading is hilarious. He’s a horrible liar. I don’t even hate him as much as some people do, but I don’t get his confidence in his ability to lie to people. He’s awful at it.

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Phil:

I’ve tried repeatedly to like him, but he makes it impossible with how mean he is about most of the girls in the house. I get that Maddy is annoying and that she made out with his brother and screwed him over, however, the amount of terrible things he’s said about her behind her back is disgusting. I also don’t like his attitude regarding Nikki, first he’s in love with her, then he’s saying horrible stuff about her too. I just don’t like assholes like him.

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Cassandra:

UGH. This girl drives me crazy. She has moments of sanity and hints of being a good person when she’s not around Tim. As soon as she’s in a room with him she starts thinking with her vagina again and becomes a horrible version of herself. The sad fact is that Tim has made it abundantly clear he’s fine with her being cut and she’s oblivious.

 

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Tim:

I am thoroughly convinced that Tim is a lunatic. Some think he’s a mastermind, but I’m starting to think he’s actually crazy and people don’t know how to respond to him, so they don’t. I do think he’s pretty convincing though, considering everyone seems to think he and Nikki are there for entertainment only and can’t win the game. He’s still my favorite player, if only by default, since almost everyone else sucks this year. That being said, I hate him when he’s around Cassandra, I love him with Nikki, and his stories are crazy.

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Nikki:

Nikki has her moments of being rational and sane, but unfortunately they don’t last long enough. I have a lot of respect though for her, considering her life story and her background. Plus her tantrums in the DR can be funny, especially when she’s making fun of herself and knows she’s being ridiculous. However, there are times she becomes totally irrational completely flies off the handle and burns bridges, which is why it’s hard to root for her as a game player. Plus the over the top hatred of Cassandra is hurting her more than helping her game.

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My overall rating for this week has been:

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Why Jordan Smith should win The Voice

I still watch the Voice, because I love music and because it’s still fresh to me. I love discovering new singers and I really like the idea of it about being about the voice and not someone’s appearance, which is why I was soooo glad that Zach left before the finale, because he was only in the Top 10 because of what he looked like. Thankfully the 12 year old fangirls of the show aren’t the top demographic. That being said, Jordan Smith, is probably the best singer I think the show has ever seen. I’m not talking performer, although is rendition of “Somebody to Love” was a theatrical spectacle unlike I can remember watching in previous years, but Jordan Smith’s voice surpasses most voices the Voice has ever seen, and is better than a lot of current popular singers in the industry right now. People hate him because he’s “too good” and want him to lose the show for various reasons, like “he’s fake, “he’s too good”, “he’s not the best singer”(which is laughable at best), “he’s fat”, “he’s ugly”, “he got too much help from Adam”. Whatever the naysayers are saying, it’s not enough to detract from the simple fact that a show called “The Voice” should ultimately be about the voice. Jordan’s voice is spectacular. It is one of a kind and it’s up there with the likes of Freddie Mercury, and divas like Christina Aguilera, Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, Celine Dion, and other freaks of nature whose voice is bigger than themselves, who sings and the world stops to listen because they are that good. Jordan Smith is the best contestant on any singing competition I have ever heard, and if he doesn’t win The Voice tomorrow night, something is wrong with the world.

Well I went again and didn’t post for two months.

I wish I could say this is not a regular occurrence for me, but it in fact is. I think I went into this year thinking, I’m going to be able to maintain a full time teaching job and watch all my television shows and blog about it. Turns out I really, really can’t. Especially not when my illness, which is severe iron deficiency anemia, has begun to show itself again. So, I’ve been sick. I’ve been coming home every day after school and sleeping anywhere from 5-6 hours a night, getting up and doing grading or finishing lesson plans, only to turn around and sleep another 6-7 hours. Not normal. I finally went to the doctor and discovered my blood levels are super low again and I would need blood transfusions. And that’s not fun. It also has left me no time to watch my shows or blog or do anything but try to recover and still do my job.

But… things are looking up. I caught the ending of the Voice. I was not surprised or upset that Tessanne won. I was however surprised to see how many people hated her online. Twitter users and Youtube commenter were particularly vicious. Tessanne is spectacular and she deserved it.

New Girl is still fabulous. I finally caught up on that show today. I was able to watch Tuesday’s episode live. I still love Coach and Schmidt. They are my favorites.

I haven’t watched Agents of SHIELD since November. I will eventually catch up to it, but I pretty much lost interest after Ward and May slept together.

HIMYM is starting to drag again for me. They need to pick up the pacing. This is one show that I think I’m going to finish watching after the finale has aired. Although, I try to make it a point to watch my favorite show’s finales live, but this one has frustrated me.

Grey’s Anatomy. HOLY FLIPPING CRAP. That cliffhanger. I just want to know what April and Derek are going to do. And the whole story with Calzona is just up and down and all over the place. Grey’s is really good again. I am excited for it to come back in February.

Sherlock is back! I have yet to see the first few episodes, mainly because I have way too many other shows going on, but all the reviews I’ve heard are really good. So that is on my list of shows to catch up on.

I still haven’t caught up on the Dr. Who special. I feel awful about it too, because I LOVE Dr. Who. I REALLY LOVE it. I know that instead of doing this I could be doing that and I don’t know why I feel so guilty about it, I just do. Needless to say, I am excited to see the 12th Doctor and can’t wait for Capaldi.

Shows That I’ve Been Watching in Secret But Now Profess My Undying Love For:
Community
Hart of Dixie
Supernatural
Parks and Rec
The Mindy Project
Psych

I’ve been a Community, Psych, and Supernatural fan from the beginning, but recently got into Hart of Dixie , Parks and Rec, and The Mindy Project. I am behind on all of these series though. I should catch up.

So to wrap up or TL;DR:
I am really behind on my television shows, because I am suffering from a flareup of a disease that I have and I feel guilty, but I’m going to try to do better in the future.

Not that I have any readers.