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After so long, Gekkota finally loses her cool and it costs her the game.
Gekkota was a character that early on I knew what her role would be, but I did not know how it would play out, I wasn't sure if she would play the hero, antagonist, or as she ended up being someone right in the middle, and I feel like it stayed true to her character.... hopefully. Her story was one of the most dynamic in the early game where her plan to oust Xeradonus ends up putting her and her allies in hot water, and forcing her to struggle for survival with a tribe full of crazies and manipulators.
Her actual downfall came from letting her time at Golgora change her gameplay and thus entering the game playing quite a bit more sloppy than she had early on, not taking into account everything that had happened and leading to.... well this.
Gekkota's fall and rise then fall again story was one that I actually really enjoyed and Gekkota was a very fun character to write for, however at this stage of the game she was the only one that made sense to eliminate.
HA! I CALLED IT! Eh-hem...but no, seriously, I just had a feeling Gekkota was dead meat. You simply CAN'T play both sides like that and not expect to be caught. These players aren't stupid; even with Shaega's influence, Gekkota was bound to be caught sooner rather than later. I could see it coming; I'm surprised not many others did. You can make all the arguments you want about how what she was doing was smart and blah blah blah; I don't care. To Gekkota's creator, don't be too disappointed; she did her best. I didn't agree with her methods and I felt she got what she deserved for going after Juli, and then Daisuke, and then Ky, and then Zach...all people who didn't deserve it. This is her punishment for trying too hard. If she didn't go after so many players I liked (Juli excluded), I wouldn't have minded her much. I liked her assaulting Cordelia and when she was out of her element; those times when we saw the more "vulnerable" Gekkota was nice. But, when we saw her in power, or having to be cutthroat...I didn't like her. So, she's a good first juror. I'm sure we all wanted Brandi, but she, Cordelia and Marie still have "stories" that need to be played out, and their time isn't quite yet. Just be patient.
EPISODE 8 RANKINGS:
1. Ky (Adore)
2. Taro (Adore)
3. Marie (Love)
4. Daisuke (Love)
5. Xeradonus (Love)
6. Freddy (Love)
7. Leah (Love)
8. Zach (Love)
9. Billy (Love)
10. Dustin (Neutral)
11. Lea (Neutral)
12. Juli (Dislike)
13. Tamara (Dislike)
14. Sylvia (Dislike)
15. Shaega (Dislike)
16. Luna (Hate)
17. Gekkota (Hate)
18. Brandi (Hate)
19. Cha'Telle (Loathe)
20. Cordelia (Loathe)
CURRENT RANKINGS (AFTER EPISODE 9):
1. Ky (Adore)
2. Taro (Adore)
3. Marie (Love)
4. Daisuke (Love)
5. Zach (Love)
6. Leah (Love)
7. Xeradonus (Love)
8. Sylvia (Love)
9. Freddy (Love)
10. Billy (Love)
11. Dustin (Neutral)
12. Lea (Neutral)
13. Juli (Dislike)
14. Tamara (Dislike)
15. Shaega (Hate)
16. Luna (Hate)
17. Gekkota (Hate)
18. Brandi (Hate)
19. Cha'Telle (Loathe)
20. Cordelia (Loathe)
ADORE - Ky and Taro are both simply the best parts of this season. People are all free to disagree until the cows come home, but they're simply wrong. Seasons of Survivor are only enjoyable when people are having fun and being themselves and loving what people forget Survivor is: A GAME. You don't HAVE to be overly complex and strategic to be interesting; in fact, it just makes you more of a tool. Just enjoy what you're a part of. And Ky and Taro both do that very well.
LOVE - Marie being here is a given. Even if she doesn't have a real reason to be around any longer, she's just a delight and basically what Bonnie SHOULD'VE been. Leah, Zach and Sylvia are currently in my good graces because they all did the right thing with this vote. Zach throwing the challenge (even if he didn't need to; Ky was gonna win anyway) to help out his friend, Leah being a ridiculous mess and ultimately doing the right thing, and Sylvia finally refusing to listen to Brandi makes me happy.
NEUTRAL - Dustin is basically, at this point, a less funny version of Ky and Taro. See, this is what some people fail to understand. Ky and Taro are both being themselves and they're charming for being the way they are. Dustin is...stupid. And his surfer shtick and the whole "I don't know anything at all because I'm completely dumb" is annoying. Ky and Taro are NOT forced positives, either. Dustin is, because honestly his stupidity could be viewed as a negative thing at some point. He's on thin ice with me.
HATE - Shaega and Brandi are both here because I don't like serious villains. See, Alleio was amazing, because he was a very unique "villain". Diego wasn't even a villain at all, yet he tried to be one, which was cute. Bowser was great because he's such an egotistical airhead, but he's so hilarious and fun with it that you can't be scared or annoyed with him. THOSE are fun villains. I do NOT like villains like Brandi, who have to control everything or else she blows up, and Shaega...who is basically cheating at this point.
LOATHE - Cordelia remains here because I still can't get over her atheist comment. If someone seriously said that to me in real life, I would honestly bash them right in the face, because I would NOT be happy with that. Keep your beliefs on certain things to yourself; know when to bite your tongue and not make yourself look like a horrible, vile person. Plus, she's pretty much the worse one between her and Brandi; Brandi, admittedly, is TRYING to do the right thing. Cordelia is just being a bitch on purpose.
@Tailslover13: Cordelia's also definitely transphobic.
@Vilecheese: Wouldn't surprise me.
@Tailslover13: I was pretty disgusted at Cordelia to be honest.
@arv0908: I'm glad that you were, at least. Others just seemed to shrug it off, and that annoys me.
@Tailslover13: To be fair, it wasn't so much Gekkota playing both sides that did her in as much as it was burning the bridge of one of the two sides at the worst possible moment.
@anime9001: Well, that's just how I feel about the whole thing. Dustin/Sylvia are both Normals, and Leah/Zach are both Supers. And all four voted for Gekkota. So, really, both sides got pissed at her. So, I stand by what I said.
@Tailslover13: That's fair, and to be honest Gekkota wouldn't have been able to play both sides after today. However, Sylvia and Dustin, 50% of the people who did her in, specifically voted for her because they're the only two people she didn't try to work with.
Honestly, Sylvia/Dustin did a better job playing both sides this TC than Gekkota because their goal was to vote for the one person not included in either of their groups. Now, I'm 85% sure Brandi's not going to stand for that excuse, and they may have still unintentionally drawn their loyalties in the sand, but Brandi may not have the luxury of choosing allies she 100% trusts anymore at this point in the game.
Either way though, I do agree that Gekkota's "I'm on both sides" strategy wasn't gonna work for much longer regardless how this TC worked out.
@Tailslover13: yay we have the same taste
@TrollDoll: Get lost, troll.
@Tailslover13: In Shaega's defense, we haven't really seen him in action yet
@SWSU-Master: I don't need to see him in action to know I won't like him.
@Tailslover13: Brandi reminds me more and more of Russell Hantz. Needlessly paranoid, self-destructive, borderline violent with other contestants. I can't wait to see the fallout from this Tribal Council.
@Sonofhades: Maybe, but I actually love Russell Hantz. But, that's just me.
Swansoo yay you get 43215678989898989898989890000 respect points for getting that naughty little liar Gekkota out. However, players that aren't Leah are still in the game which means you are grounded grounded grounded grounded for 69666146344431234678965667988 centuries. That means no Sonic, no Sly Cooper, no Microsoft Paint, no Smackjeeves, no DeviantArt, no computer and three more redemption island seasons with tribal lines being established based on similar characteristics they share with Boston Rob and Russel Hantz. I hope ur happy, because you made me cry!
@TrollDoll: u cant tell me wat to do
@SWSU-Master: first punishment having Milo yannapolidopopo banned from everything
@TrollDoll: ur profile pic is fabulous!
Well, that was surprising. Though not a complete loss :/
Also, what kind of face is Sylvia making in panel 43? It looks like she just ate a fly.
@ChronoAlone: A very shocked face
I would have liked brandi to go but this is one of the best options all and it caught me of guard
@crazyfan: Yeah Brandi had no chance of leaving
I seriously do think that was both a player AND a viewer blindside
@Malladus: And most of the Gekkota votes likely didnt expect her to leave
Gekkota is out of here. She was decent, but I prefer others over her. Shae going full villain mode, and I'm glad Zach stayed.
@Joey the Badass Wheeler: Zach's a fighter
Well...what just happened? And why didn't Dustin and Sylvia just vote out Brandi instead of Gekkota, but I already know the answer. It's because apparently Brandi's "entertaining" and destined to make F3.
@Vilecheese: Well, Sylvia did specifically state they were voting for Gekkota regardless what Brandi told her yesterday, because they have ties on both sides and Gekkota wasn't included in either of them. To be honest, their 2 votes were the most predictable of this TC, aside from maybe Taro/Ky voting Brandi.
@Vilecheese: What Anime said :P
Hmmmm... well that vote was as clear as mud. Marie seemingly wasted her vote here or it seems like it...
@qazox: Marie was part of the split vote plan
YES! Called it! Was kinda hoping Brandi would be this boot, but after last comic it looked like it was gonna be between Gekkota and Zach, and it was DEFINITELY not Zach's time to leave. This is also awesome because Sylvia and Dustin didn't go along with Brandi's plan. I'm sure they are gonna get a lot of shit from her because but who cares? Screw Brandi!
As for next episode, I'm scared that the duo that's gonna be put to the test might be Zach and Leah. I hope not because I really like that duo, almost as much as Ky and Taro. Here's to hoping Brandi finds out about Cordelia's lying ways after Gekkota's comment about her and it splits them apart.
Ky > Shaega > Taro > Zach > Marie > Sylvia > Leah > Dustin > Cordelia > Brandi
@dat4yc: Brandi being last is something I'm seeing alot of :P
@SWSU-Master: Yeah lol she is definitely a really good character, I just don't care for her very much XD
@SWSU-Master: Brandi is the kind of villain you love to hate.
I would say that I liked Gekkota more as a strategist than a character. In a series where you're praised more for your personality than how good a player you are, I must say that while I think she's a fine strategist, I don't care much about her as a person. Still though, in my opinion, she's my favorite player from the original stratbot trio. Hopefully she has better luck helping people save money on their car insurance.
Probst Wins: SNUFFTALITY!
Now with that obvious joke out of the way, would you look at those reactions? Big villain Shaega's first move was a total flop, and Brandi's taking it as well as I expected she would. Sylvia's either choking on her tongue or thinks this is the funniest thing ever. Why?
1. Sly and the Family Stone
Now to watch Survivor, fifteen minutes late!
@GaryHawkinsLandscaper: I...THINK that's Sylvia thinking it's funny because her throwaway votes for the person she wanted to leave actually caused her departure. Afterall, as far as Sylvia knew (and how it looked through people talking at TC), unless they were anger votes, no one else was planning to vote Gekkota. Still, that's just my guess on the matter.
@anime9001: Pretty much right with Sylvia since Zach and Leah were votes of spite
@GaryHawkinsLandscaper: Shaega's move wasn't to get anyone out. It was to create chaos. He did that
@SWSU-Master: Aaaahh. The generic evilness. It buuurrrns.
Well, that's not what I quite expected. Brandi got half of her wish, Leah wasted her idol, but it's Gekkota that bites the dust. I'll be honest, while I was on the more positive end of the Gekkota like/dislike relationship, I'm happier with this result than Zach leaving or some other possibilities. Especially because I didn't want to see Zach eliminated specifically for sticking up for a friend. On the bright side of this all though, it seems Zach/Leah and Sylvia/Dustin can finally REALLY start to trust each other....especially since they have to since Brandi's certainly not taking any of them back now.
Oh, and hey, this is time Brandi got truly blindsided! Regardless of the result that definitely makes this whole TC better~
@anime9001: As mentioned, the entire cast was blindsided since the people voting for Gekkota didn't expect her to leave either
@anime9001: Unless Brandi goes lie detector mode and believes Marie and Shaega flipped on her because she doesn't trust them. I doubt that will happen, but I do expect it from Brandi. It would be especially ridiculous, considering we were shoen their votes and commentary at TC.
gekkota had interesting stories, but i never found her as a character to be all that interesting to be honest. she had her moments, like beating the heck out of cordelia, and generally being shady.
dang, they sorta had a chance to take out brandi here. i guess they were paranoid of her idol? she's definitely not in a good spot after this episode.
speaking of paranoia... paranoia wanted payback against zach for what he did all the way back in episode 2. it didn't work out, i guess!
next episode, shaega gets too emotional and passes out.
@Congo: And the Three that were targeted were the three that were involved in Xeradonus's elimination
@Congo: Well, Xeradonus was taken out by Gekkota's fake idol, so I believe Paranoia liked the result.
Did not see that coming. Oh well, Gekkota was kinda getting dry, so I think it's a perfect time for her to leave.
Rankings (I never have stated my opinions on the merge makers.)
Zach and Brandi tied for last. (Zach is boring, while Brandi is getting old.)
@guesty: I can live with that ranking :)
OH MY FUCK YES.
Gekkota got what was coming to her for being such a hard player. She played hard, she went home. This is hopefully what is gonna happen to Brandi as well.
She trusted the wrong people and in return the allies that actually trusted her oust her being a double agent. No one can pull off a double agent not unless your name is Tony Vlachos, which she is not.
Lmao @ that Marie voting CF <3
Leah's idol wasted omg. Leah, what the heck? You and Sylvia fought for that you waste it when clearly even if it went to ties, Zach would have gotten home.
Taro and Ky voting for Brandi lolololol.
I love them so much <3
I'm still on the board that Zach is winning tbfh.
Oh and I don't really care that much about Shaega and his paranoia shit.
@arv0908: Ky and Taro aren't going to be distracted by any shit like that
Damn i loved Gekkota as a character and it was really entertaining watching her but i guess she got sloppy and people voted her out
Shaega just became my favorite villain with his whole stealing souls thing
Honestly Zach is becoming one of my favs :)
@spinfur: We have alot of strong players in this merge
Man, pretty much everyone was making crazy expressions this tribal, Taro even opened his eyes in shock!
Regardless, it seems that this tribal confusion will probably result in at least one more Brandi freakout (maybe even more) and my guess is that Sylvia and Dustin are the duo put to the test, but the whole "one castaway collapses" is leaving me puzzled.
@Quizzical Pursuit: We will see that one very soon
1. Lordina Leah
2-7. Other people who I don't crae about
11. Trolololol there are no othee players lol
@TrollDoll: Very detailed ranking
Hey SWSU, I just wanted to say I appreciate the time you take on days like these to reply to everybody :P
It seems moderately time-consuming, and I enjoy seeing your thoughts on everyone's reactions to comics like these~
@anime9001: It is fun, and I used to do it alot more often, but as I get more comments and have alot more busy time Irl, it's easier to just do them here. Especially since.
A.) In some comics, most of the comments are centered around 2-3 events. So replying to the same general comments kinda seemed fake after a while.
B.) There are Challenge comics which really don't have alot of discussion
I'm just gonna wait a few minutes so the dust settles and THEN comment.
Okay? We're cool? Cool.
Hm... Shaega's 'masterful' plan was going smoothly... The Tortana Trifecta losing Ol' Fluffybutt due to Madness, pure and simple. Alas, he didn't count on Sylvia and Dustin not caring at all for Brandi and going off-script. Sadly (or not so sadly for some of us) Gekkota was the one who lost the Mexican standoff. Maybe next time, don't provoke old friends into voting you out?
*Extinguishing Torch Music*
Predicting the 'Next Episode Features'... I don't think Sylvia and Dustin can sneak away from Brandi's wrath. However, it might help with the two teaming up with the remaining supers, at least for the time being. Otherwise, it's basically a three-team race with Brandi's solid bunch of three, Sylvia and Dustin, and the four remaining Supers... with Marie floating somewhere in between.
A Castaway Collapses? I've no idea who it could be... heatstroke and the like could hit any one of them hard. Even Ky isn't infallible enough to avoid a dangerous condition.
And a Duo Being Put To The Test? There's quite a few to pick from. Brandi and Cordelia, Leah and Zach, Ky and Taro, Dustin and Sylvia... Take your pick.
As much as I like to make lists, I'd rather wait until the next season to start up my 'rankings'. For now, I'll continue to root for my three picks (Cordelia, Taro and Sylvia). Maybe Fluffybutt, too. I just like saying that nickname, TBH.
EDIT: Oh yeah, Happy Birthday to me. Not that it matters, but... Thanks for the years of SFC, Mr. SWSU. A little over 5 years I've been reading... Or is it 9? I can't remember. Either way, good to see it still going. :D
@RedBeryl: Happy Birthday and thanks for reading :)
@RedBeryl: Happy bday! ;)
Now I'm going to level with you. My opinion on Gekkota has greatly varied throughout the series. At first, I was indifferent. Then I was pleased with her for acting as a mover and shaker. But towards the end of her tenure, I just couldn't stand her. The backstabbing, the playing both sides, the recklessness. Seeing her out is actually a relief. We've lost one source of drama and Brandi's power base is weakened since she's lost her mole. I can't wait to see the fallout from this Tribal Council. Brandi's going to go on the warpath so hard that it ensures she can't win the game. After all, she's basically a Hantz.
SHAEGA used PARANOIA. It's super effective; so effective that someone left he didn't vote against and who seemed pretty safe to me.
I gotta admit I liked Gekkota's character even though she wasn't a saint for sure. She fought against prejudices and earned that jury spot with her strategy but it's true she would have a very hard time convincing enough people to vote for her in a possible final. Still, thanks for including her in SFC15
If only more people voted like Ky & Taro... I am still on the "Brandi annoys me" train and don't see a possibility to jump off
Well, I called it for Gekkota getting Sarah Lacina'd. She could have sat back, but nope, she chose to play a little too hard, and it cost her.
As for the preview... 1) Definitely going to be questions about Sylvia/Dustin voting Gekkota, Taro and Ky voting Brandi... and maybe Shaega. 2) I have no idea who this could be, but if this is Shaega and he gets medivac'd I'll be irritated. 3) Probably the duo of Cordelia and Brandi. Maybe Brandi finally learns she's full of herself.
RANKINGS as to who can win, or not, and what the edit is telling us.
Zach > Leah > Marie > Dustin > Sylvia > Taro > Brandi > Ky > Cordelia > Shaega
...i'm ok with this.
Pokemon of the day: Ditto
Hey, remember this little shit? well, it's a Normal type Pokemon that is number 132 in the Pokedex.
Ditto is a unique Pokemon, in that it can breed with any other Pokemon and transform into any other Pokemon. that said, as a boring normal type, it's weak to Fighting and immune to Ghost.
Ditto is one of two Pokemon that can use the move Transform... in fact, it's the only move Ditto can use. This move allows Ditto to change its type, stats, moves, species, ability and cry to that of the targets. Each move copied will have 5 PP. just putting that out there. If a Ditto was to encounter a wild Ditto, they would transform into each other constantly, making the battle never end.
As of Generation 5, Ditto has had a hidden signature ability called 'Imposter'. This ability allows Ditto to transform into its opponent the moment it enters the battle. Along with this, it also has the ability 'Limber' which makes it immune to paralysis.
Ditto is completely genderless and has a catch rate of 4.6%.
K i'm done. gonna go cut myself now. and play more danganronpa. cus i'm a nerd.
Alrighttt, one of the best possible outcomes c:
Another cast ranking because the ones other people make entertain me. Prob my last one until final 5 or so.
1. (Adore) Ky: Amazing comic relief and a great guy in general ^_^
2. (Adore) Marie: Great person who has taste in players very similar to my own. I was always a fan of Marisuke, and wouldn't mind seeing her taking home the win.
3. (Adore) Taro: Another fantastic person and comic relief. Great at constantly staying calm.
4. (Love) Sylvia: Very likable, calm, and cool person. Deserves to win by far over a few others *cough* Brandi and Cordelia.
5. (Love) Zach: Likable guy who I like even more after letting Ky win immunity.
6. (Like) Leah: Chill, deserved to last over her inferior clone. Seems like a decent person.
7. (Neutral) Dustin: Eh.... Likable at first but getting a bit annoying at this point. Dumbed down and less entertaining version of characters like Geoff.
8. (Hate) Shaega: Went from a guy I disliked for bring boring to a guy I hated for being an insane villain. Not a whole lot to say.
9. (Hate) Brandi: Manipulative, aggressive, very easy to hate, not a good person.
10. (Leave immediately and never come back pls) Cordelia: Manipulative, dishonest, annoying accent, 2nd to least favorite character this season.
@Pie31415: yay our rankings are so similar i hate barndi too
@Pie31415: Your rankings are very close to mine, and that's awesome. You have good taste!
WHAT THE FUCK
Gekkota got the boot.. Did not expect that. But I'm kinda glad. My thoughts on her went up and down countless times. But I don't think I want to see her ever again.
It IS Paranoia.. How long has Shae had that thing?
I can't see Shaega getting away with this forever. Unless he pulls a Matt and survives with everyone in the game wanting him out but not voting him out because of various reasons and oh my god SFC8 sucked. But that's besides the point. I think Shaega is going to get outed sooner or later.
Well, things just got interesting. This was honestly the best possible result I feel we could have gotten, but of course, there is chaos yet to come.
Also, Shaega might be manipulating the game more than I thought.