Ok has Shelly done evil things yes..did she have a strategy playing both sides of the house-yes
But she is not Evel Dick..the difference between these 2..dick told you straight to your face what he was going to do to you
Well, see, there's that morality bit again. If a football player fakes right and goes left and scores the touchdown, isn't that deceptive? A poker player bets large with a weak hand, fooling the better hands to fold--isn't that deceptive? Of course, and that's the game. If the card player smuggles in extra playing cards, or the football player juices on steroids, or the coach uses hidden video spies to steal the other team's information, that's deceptive too. It's also immoral cheating, and makes them nondeserving. As I recall, there's never been a Big Brother player who cheated. Rulebreakers have been tossed out for getting violent.
Think of it this way: Evel Dick shows great skill at working people, and so does Shelly. They're both perfectly good, deserving law-abiding BB citizens. What makes ED's up front in your face style somehow more moral? Didn't a lot of people complain that he was a misogynist? And wasn't Shelly up front all along with JJ until she flipped, even giving them a heads up by telling Jordan the day before she flipped (11pm Tuesday) that she was in a losing position by staying with JJ? Wasn't ED's in-your-face strategy weaker than a more deceptive (but still moral) strategy because he, as he's admitted, benefited tremendously from America's Player, a random factor no one could have accounted for ahead of time? ED's social game's weaknesses were offset by luck. Shelly's strength's have been offset by luck (Pandora's Box). The moral, and the good vs. evil argument is just fangirl and fanboy talk, a way for people to lie to themselves about where their likes and dislikes come from. It's not how intelligent people actually act
, and almost all grownup people are intelligent when it comes to their own interests.
Competitor: personally, I think playing for the jury weakens the strategies you need to get to the final two. Generally, I think you need to play with a partner for final two. Barring extraordinary circumstances, your partner will be as hated as you are, so you're not taking unnecessary chances with the jury. Think Jun and Alison in BB4, or (kind of) ED and Danielle in BB8. With this strategy, the best you can do is play the odds: if your partner is eliminated late and you're in the final two with a weaker player, you're screwed (Danielle BB3, Nicole BB2). BB2 and BB3 had model brilliant teams (Nicole/Hardy and Danielle/Jason), whittling it up to a 66% chance of being in the money, but getting done in by bad luck at the last HOH. Doyle Brunson played brilliant tournaments that got undone by one bad turn at the river. In the long run, though, he was Doyle Brunson. Problem with BB is that there's no long run. But the smartest thing is still to make the best game move available at every stage.