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And the winner is....
« on: December 15, 2013, 11:04:39 PM »
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Re: And the winner is....
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2013, 09:01:56 AM »
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Re: And the winner is....
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2013, 09:43:22 AM »
This FTL was full of epicness thanks to Monicagoddess <3

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Re: And the winner is....
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2013, 05:25:13 PM »
I felt so much for Monica </3 I really really thought she was going to win after a flawless tribal council.
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Re: And the winner is....
« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2013, 08:03:47 PM »
I felt so much for Monica </3 I really really thought she was going to win after a flawless tribal council.

She honestly left nothing behind and threw everything at it - but I think a majority of that jury had already chosen who they were voting for before that and there wasn't much she or Gervase could do tbh... :cmas13
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Re: And the winner is....
« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2013, 05:19:03 AM »
I felt so much for Monica </3 I really really thought she was going to win after a flawless tribal council.

She honestly left nothing behind and threw everything at it - but I think a majority of that jury had already chosen who they were voting for before that and there wasn't much she or Gervase could do tbh... :cmas13

I even thought from the finale edit that it was Monica. It was focused solely around Monica except Tyson's immunities. Even FTC was all about Monica. I really thought Laura M was also going to vote for her, but at least we know Tyson does have a heart and that Rachel has grounded him a bit. He did deserve to win -- And yes, Gervase remained as clueless as ever.
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Re: And the winner is....
« Reply #6 on: December 17, 2013, 09:40:26 AM »
I legitimately cried when I realized Monicagoddess got only one vote. She REALLY deserved the win. That FTC <3


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Re: And the winner is....
« Reply #7 on: December 18, 2013, 09:52:23 AM »
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Re: And the winner is....
« Reply #8 on: December 22, 2013, 08:42:58 AM »
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Re: And the winner is....
« Reply #9 on: December 22, 2013, 09:41:55 AM »
Do you think if Monica actually sided with Ciera and Tina at the second F5 to vote for Gervase (which Ciera would have gone home anyway because Gervase has the idol) and with Tina at the F4, forcing a fire challenge to which Tina will prob lose to Gervase (?), Monica would have won against Tyson and Gervase as she actually did make moves? :O
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« Reply #10 on: December 22, 2013, 07:46:09 PM »
I think Tina would have won against Gervase actually. But yeah then Monica would have made moves and that would have endeared her to the majority of the jury (who hate Tyson and Gervase but they respect Tyson for his moves) so therefore Monica would have won <3
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« Reply #11 on: December 23, 2013, 05:14:48 AM »
I think Monica could have gotten more votes if she tied the F4 vote for Tina but I don't think she would have won (I am thinking a 5-3-0 or a 4-4-0 deadlocked vote). She probably would have gotten Tina's (assuming she lost) and Katie's vote (Tina would probably convince Katie) in addition to Vytas's vote and maybe one more.
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Re: And the winner is....
« Reply #12 on: December 23, 2013, 09:39:19 AM »
And if Monica made just that one move, who knows what might happened right? Instead, her jury case was that she did not make that move because all the other moves will not help her win. But that is precisely what the jury disagreed with, because sitting next to Tyson simply meant that there was no way she could have gotten a win WITHOUT doing ANYTHING. :(
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« Reply #13 on: December 23, 2013, 09:47:51 AM »
I would tend to disagree. I think the finale edit led us to think Monica was going to win (well I did). I thought from the FTC she was going to win. She was flawless. And I think she was winning more votes UNTIL Aras asked his question, and Tyson said Monica should've won. That subtle moment I think won Tyson his votes back, and he did play an amazing game deserving of the win, and we got to see beyond his jokes and into his heart with some emotion. You could see how much it meant to him to win.

Overall one of my favourite seasons with many stars we will surely see again: Laura x2, Hayden, Ciera, Katie, Monica & Vytas.
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Re: And the winner is....
« Reply #14 on: December 23, 2013, 11:29:17 AM »
I really thought the only misleading tribal council was Survivor Philippines, where Lisa's Final TC was flawless and it seemed like she might win over Denise. Monica simply answered her questions with heart and truth, but she didn't play a good game. Just like what Hayden said, all of them knew they were going to vote Tyson to win going into the Final TC and even convinced each other to vote for the deserving person and not be blinded by bitterness.
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« Reply #15 on: December 23, 2013, 01:43:52 PM »
I would tend to disagree. I think the finale edit led us to think Monica was going to win (well I did). I thought from the FTC she was going to win. She was flawless. And I think she was winning more votes UNTIL Aras asked his question, and Tyson said Monica should've won. That subtle moment I think won Tyson his votes back, and he did play an amazing game deserving of the win, and we got to see beyond his jokes and into his heart with some emotion. You could see how much it meant to him to win.

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« Reply #16 on: December 23, 2013, 04:48:21 PM »
I would tend to disagree. I think the finale edit led us to think Monica was going to win (well I did). I thought from the FTC she was going to win. She was flawless. And I think she was winning more votes UNTIL Aras asked his question, and Tyson said Monica should've won. That subtle moment I think won Tyson his votes back, and he did play an amazing game deserving of the win, and we got to see beyond his jokes and into his heart with some emotion. You could see how much it meant to him to win.

Overall one of my favourite seasons with many stars we will surely see again: Laura x2, Hayden, Ciera, Katie, Monica & Vytas.
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Re: And the winner is....
« Reply #17 on: December 23, 2013, 10:02:06 PM »
Monica deciding not to flip was indeed a smart move, as even if she had forced a tie at the F4, if Tina wins the fire, Tina wins the game. And I think Tina would be pretty good at that challenge.

It's kind of like what Gervase said - he knew he needed to get Tyson out eventually, but getting Tyson out earlier would mean Monica and Gervase themselves are ultimately next to go, because that alliance always had a narrow majority...
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« Reply #18 on: December 24, 2013, 09:32:45 AM »
There was an interview (or was it on TV) that Hayden (?) mentioned that even if Tina made the F3, they would still give Tyson the million dollars. So even if Tina made the F3, Tyson would have won? I mean Monica would not have won in any case (and Gervase is a better person to bring to the F3).. but the flipping move we are talking about here is more of the second F5 where she could have gone with Ciera and Hayden anyway and tried to make it seem as though she "made a move"?
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Re: And the winner is....
« Reply #19 on: December 24, 2013, 10:18:28 AM »
Monica flipping with Hayden and Ciera would move her from Top Three down to fourth place, especially if Laura had returned, and quite possibly with the return of Tina as well. It didn't make any sense strategically to flip at that round, as she would lose her Final Three spot (unless she won Final Immunity).

Honestly Monica wanted to play the "loyal" game and honestly she would have lost to almost anyone in the Final 5 or 6 if the jury was voting on the grounds of strategy, so her best bet was to play the loyal game - it has worked for others in the past after all...
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« Reply #20 on: December 24, 2013, 12:36:08 PM »
Monica flipping with Tina and Ciera (I've been constantly talking about the SECOND and not first final 5) will still not affect her final three spot? Ciera will still go home that night (Tyson's immunity, Gervase's idol) and she will still be in the final 4, and Tyson will go on to still bring her to the final 3.

And then she would have made a move?
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« Reply #21 on: December 24, 2013, 12:37:35 PM »
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"so her best bet was to play the loyal game - it has worked for others in the past after all..."

Can't remember anyone since Palau who has played a loyal game simply by riding coattails and won... (don't count people like Natalie White)..
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« Reply #22 on: December 24, 2013, 01:09:28 PM »
Why does Natalie White not count? :cmaslol And what about Aras, Bob and JT?

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« Reply #23 on: December 24, 2013, 07:21:01 PM »
Monica flipping with Tina and Ciera (I've been constantly talking about the SECOND and not first final 5) will still not affect her final three spot? Ciera will still go home that night (Tyson's immunity, Gervase's idol) and she will still be in the final 4, and Tyson will go on to still bring her to the final 3.

And then she would have made a move?

As we full well know, she did not know Gervase was playing the idol.
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« Reply #24 on: December 24, 2013, 07:23:45 PM »
Why does Natalie White not count? :cmaslol And what about Aras, Bob and JT?

Don't forget Fabio, Sophie, Kim, Denise etc, since none of them betrayed anyone and at least two of them didn't really make any moves. :reindeer

They all count. :cmas16
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« Reply #25 on: December 24, 2013, 07:25:41 PM »
IKR but some people just like to add fuel to the fire for no apparent reason  :cmas11
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« Reply #26 on: December 24, 2013, 11:14:41 PM »
Monica flipping with Tina and Ciera (I've been constantly talking about the SECOND and not first final 5) will still not affect her final three spot? Ciera will still go home that night (Tyson's immunity, Gervase's idol) and she will still be in the final 4, and Tyson will go on to still bring her to the final 3.

And then she would have made a move?

As we full well know, she did not know Gervase was playing the idol.

Well, I'm really sort of talking more about if she had indeed flipped with Ciera and Tina at the second final 5 with the case that Gervase Idol was used from the beginning, not whether or not she knows if Gervase was going to use the Idol. The whole discussion here for me is about making a move and whether or not she will still win.

Why does Natalie White not count? :cmaslol And what about Aras, Bob and JT?

Don't forget Fabio, Sophie, Kim, Denise etc, since none of them betrayed anyone and at least two of them didn't really make any moves. :reindeer

They all count. :cmas16

I'm sort of talking about people who remained LOYAL to an alliance and got carried to the end and still WON, considering that the head or leader of the alliance isn't an obnoxious person aka Natalie, granting the person who didn't even make a move wins a million dollars. And Natalie did make a move at the F12.

Aras and JT were part of the main alliance from the very beginning, planning moves together. They got rid of potential winners such as Terry and even Taj, whereas Bob was never part of the main alliance.

And yes, racer, at least two of the players you mentioned made barely any moves, like Sophie. But then again Sophie was never placed in a position where she could make a move but didn't. So the question here goes back to my initial discussion on whether or not she would have won if she did flip, considering that she could have and the fact that she will still be in the F3 is still pretty solid.

But she didn't, and that's why she didn't win. At least I see it that way. I'm pretty sure it's a discussion and we all have different thoughts and opinions and can discuss and share our thoughts and opinions in a pretty liberal way. There's no fuel to add to the fire if there's no fire in the first place.. unless there's already a fire burning in your heart. Time to extinguish it then, it's the Christmas season. :)
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Re: And the winner is....
« Reply #27 on: December 25, 2013, 08:01:42 AM »
What's very clear is that the jury in different seasons considers different factors in determining the winner. If the jury of Survivor: South Pacific was choosing between Monica, Tyson and Gervase, Monica would've won in an easy vote since those people were extremely bitter.

On the flipside, if you had a group of people similar to the BvW jury choosing the winner of SoPa, they'd choose Coach since he ran the show.

It's both the best and worst thing about this game - it makes it unpredictable since you never truly know what the jury is basing their vote on, while at the same time, certain people deserve to win but don't.

A lot of people get carried and win - Sandra did (on HvV; can't comment on PI as I haven't seen it), Sophie did, Denise did, even Tina did in all honesty. It's just that some juries are very bitter (Samoa, HvV, SoPa etc.) and some are not.
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« Reply #28 on: December 25, 2013, 10:52:12 AM »
I really think a lot has to do with the social game that the different people played as well. I wouldn't say Sophie got carried through entirely, but a lot of the people that you mentioned such as Denise, Sophie, Tina and Sandra played a great social game. Monica hardly had any social game (one juror even mentioned he didn't know who she is and wanted her to bear it all and showed all her emotions, to which she did and I thought it was awesome.. but isn't it all too late)?

Throughout the whole game, all we got to see was Monica being panic, Monica being run down by people simply because of the way she reacted to people as well. She played both sides, but never once was she really interested in playing with the others except just Tyson and Gervase. Monica, IMHO, played a horrible social game. And that's why I thought without a social game, perhaps if she had made those crucial (yet useless moves, because the ending would have been the same probably), maybe it would have granted her a stronger case to win.

For example, Denise dealt with the jury questions horribly and didn't really play a strong social game, but she still won because she had the strongest case to win. She was on the total losing tribe and attended EVERY SINGLE tribal council. She would be the last person I say who got carried through actually. She had to fight for her life every single tribal council.. back to Monica, if she had actually used the case of her being in contact with various alliances, where she could play whatever she wanted but instead, was pulled down by a last minute killer comment by Tyson that she thought Monica should win because she always pretended she was at the bottom of the totem pole but was actually in a strong alliance with Tyson and Gervase, so that she can be the double agent and pass useful info to the both of them. I thought had Monica used that as a case for her to win as well, maybe she could have gathered one or two more votes, considering this isn't a bitter jury. It's always hard to play the double agent and this is so much a better argument than her saying that she's always on the outside when in fact, she's not and always tight with Tyson and Gervase.

Just a lot of perspective going on for Monica's game which I felt was lacking the social factor. But I'm glad she did came in second and not third, because Gervase was honestly useless. :cmaslol
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Re: And the winner is....
« Reply #29 on: December 29, 2013, 09:14:06 PM »
Social game comes into play but not always. As I said, the jury on different seasons looks for different factors and it changes each and every year. What might work with one group of jurors will not work with another group.

If social factors were the most important thing considered this season, Gervase would have won, since it was mentioned many times how people seemed to like him more because of his personality.

On the other hand, someone like a Sugar or a Russell played great strategic games but lost because of their social game.

It varies depending on the group of people who are voting obviously.
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« Reply #30 on: December 29, 2013, 09:15:33 PM »
And IMO attending every Tribal Council is not an accomplishment, but that's a story for another day. :cmaslol
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« Reply #31 on: December 30, 2013, 12:51:32 AM »
And IMO attending every Tribal Council is not an accomplishment, but that's a story for another day. :cmaslol

I personally didn't like Denise much (but thought she did deserve to win) and thought the jury of Philippines was kinda bitter. But you can't blame them either. Lisa was a train wreck and Michael was delusional. :cmaslol
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« Reply #32 on: December 30, 2013, 02:26:17 AM »
And IMO attending every Tribal Council is not an accomplishment, but that's a story for another day. :cmaslol

I personally didn't like Denise much (but thought she did deserve to win) and thought the jury of Philippines was kinda bitter. But you can't blame them either. Lisa was a train wreck and Michael was delusional. :cmaslol

I think Lisa was underrated tbh. I couldn't stand Denise - she was obviously gonna beat Skupin, but I think Lisa deserved the win.

However, I think that season should have done a Final 2 - they built up for it so well, even with the way the alliances were structured and everything, but then they went and put the pointless 'Advantage in Final Immunity' challenge on Day 37 which was ridiculous. -_-
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