My Story

I have been… busy over the past few weeks so I haven’t been able to really keep up on this useless blog. I’ve been spending a lot of time with my relatives… and recovering from spending time with my relatives (It’s very energy consuming), and now i’m here :P.

One thing you should know about me is that i’m not the most motivated person. I have always had a problem with keeping myself “up to a task” so to speak. Even since a kid in elementary school. It’s so easy for everyone to just “get shit done” and set their mind to something… and for some strange reason, that is nearly impossible for me. As a result, I’ve been struggling my entire life to even want to live any life at all. Luckily, I found my friends through Big Brother Live feeds chat, and they showed me the ways ot Twitter, and now; I love Twitter, and I love the people I interact with. For the first time in my entire life, I don’t hate people.

…But there are still some that get on my nerves, of course. Naturally i’m a person who expects the worst out of people. (I have trust issues because of a variety of things that happened to me in the past).

Anyways, staying on track of the “not motivated” thing; Here is my current state in life. I am 21 years old; I don’t have a real job, I don’t have any college degree, I just live with my Mother and my Grandpa. My Grandpa has a really bad case of Parkinsons disease and my mother and I do our best to take care of him… but it really drains us. Me, I’m just a naturally lazy person, so it’s hard for me to even get up and do something. It sounds pathetic, but it’s true. In contrast to that, my mom has a variety of health issues that prevent her from doing things without maybe hurting herself or just completely losing her shit.

When she “flips out”; guess who the target is? Me. I get told that she could “kick me out at any time”, and then everything wrong that is happening is my fault. I do as much work with this stuff as she does and yet I’m the one who’s lazy and entitled and she does “everything”.

I mean, I understand. She has been through a rollercoaster of fucked up things with my father and my sister (And myself, which i will get to in another post), and she’s in her late 50s, she’s overweight, she’s half blind… I SHOULD be doing more, but it’s just hard for me to see things through her perspective. That on top of my inability to motivate myself, makes it so I can only push myself to do so much work, and I feel so incredibly guilty about it.

In the same breath though, i’m not going to let her walk all over me. Whenever she attacks me, I defend myself. I’ve spent too many years with people walking all over me so I just can’t take it.

It’s a very awkward relationship between eachother. We know that we are all we have, yet we cannot stand eachother. It’s a love-hate relationship, with discord at best. I’m just afraid i’m going to do something that will result in the death of my Mother because i “stress her out” too much by just being myself.

It’s rough. It really is. She was literally yelling at me as I was typing this entire post. As personal as it get though, we eventually forgive eachother and likely fight the next day XD. It’s weird, and it’s draining. I wish things could be better.

WHAT is UP!

FIND ME ON TWITTER: @Empoleon95

I am under the (probably false) impression that some people like seeing me ramble on about certain shows and… other stuff, so I decided to create my very own useless little blog!

Here, I will be talking about numerous shows such as…

Survivor (US and AU)

Big Brother (US, CAN, USDigital)

Hells Kitchen

And also some other things i am interested such as Music, Pokemon, and… other stuffffffff.

I feel like I am a logical person “most of the time”, but yet i have a hard time verbalizing my ideas and thoughts; so I just verbalize them via keyboard!

To everyone reading this, thank you for being at least somewhat interested in what I think, and thank you for being just generally awesome.

#SurvivorAU Tribe Nit-Picking: Vavau Tribe! (Yellow)

In the tale of 3 Tribes, this is the middle tribe (With Blue being overly competent and Red being… not competent at all) I originally thought this was my favorite tribe until I went through the people in the tribe and I had no idea who half of them were; so these rankings will likely be short and sweet.

 

8th Place: Tegan, 33, Personal Trainer

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WHO IS SHE!?!?!?!?

 

7th Place: Kate, 28, Financial Analyst 

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WHO IS SHE!?!?!?!? (again)

 

6th Place: Craig, 32, Recruitment Officer 

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I HATE to stereotype: I HATE it, but you know with reality shows: They always cast a certain “type” of homosexual. A fun, witty, smart one, An annoying flamboyant one, or one that you can barely tell is gay and is likely an asshole (It is very rare we don’t get one in one of these the categories), and Craig obviously fits into the 3rd category. (Sorry if i offended, it’s just what i notice!) Is Craig gonna be a villain? idk, but something about him… tells me he will be.

 

5th Place: Jennah-Louise, 27, Law Graduate 

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She was just barely visible, which puts her right at 5th place for me right now. She has a very strong chance of making final tribal council because not many people are going to want to spell out “Jennah-Louise” on a small piece of parchment. Other then that, I can’t quite read her yet.

 

4th Place: Barry, 44, Former Professional Rugby Player 

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I’m going to state the obvious here and point out that Barry is the only black man in a group of 23 other white people. I know Australia doesn’t have the diversity that us in North America do so I’ll let it slide.

But other than that, he seems like a really interesting guy… and he gets NO CONFESSIONALS. COME ON.

 

3rd Place: Andrew, 29, Marketing Executive 

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If judging on confessionals alone, I would say Andrew is the most game-aware person in this cast. He only had a couple of confessionals, but they showed us that he understands what to do in the beginning phases of the game; and what not to do. I think Andrew is someone we’ll need to keep an eye on.

 

2nd: Sue, 59, Retired Customs Officer 

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Just like how I feel about Peter, Sue is basically a badass. More-so than Drew Christy will EVER be. She EASILY integrated herself socially into the tribe, which is a very, very good thing for her game considering the age gap. I don’t think Sue will be a major strategic force, but I think she’ll be someone that will go for just based on the fact that she’s just so likable.

 

1st: Nick, 28, High School Teacher

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Nick! He’s funny, smart, seems to know the game, and is potentially fucked come merge! What’s not to like!

In all honestly, Nick left the best impression on me after Episode 1. I found it very easy to jump on the bandwagon of rooting for him, even if it means i may be emotionally crushed down the road.

If Nick can tone down his “leader” role (Which it seems like he’s been doing a good job at), he could take it all the way. He seems charismatic and likeable, and I think he’ll make a solid player when push comes to shove.

 

PS: RIP Survivor Oz: I wish everyone there the best!

—Andrew Lepine (Gamefreak00018)—

#SurvivorAU Tribe Nit-Picking: Aganoa Tribe! (Red)

PART 2 OF 3 OF ANALYZING TRIBES FOR #SurvivorAU

Ah, the Aganoa tribe… get rid of the last two letters and replace it with “y”, and that is a good description. This tribe is a complete mess and I am convinced that it will be Ulong’d. Now; lets rank the under-par players, shall we?

 

8th Place: Des, 59, Courier Driver

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I have a near-opposite opinon about Des than I do about Peter from the Blue Tribe. I know a lot of people came into the season thinking he might be the new “Keith”, but man does he suck. He had many cards to play, and he played them all wrong. First off; do NOT isolate yourself from your tribe mates. Second; do NOT create conflict on day one (Although he’s not the only person at fault here) Third: do NOT act like everyone else is an idiot because people will catch on to that (Even if they are idiots). True, there was an age gap, and it would be easy to vote off the old guy on Day 2, but like… he didn’t even try.

Let me change that: He DID try… only hours before his inevitable boot, but that was definitely a case of too little too late. He was the correct first boot.

It is a shame that we lose such a prominent character so early, but ya know, he did it to himself. Cya.

 

7th Place: Kat, 26, Partnerships & Brand Manager 

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Kat is VERY lucky that Des was on her tribe; because if he wasn’t there, she highly likely would’ve been first boot.

To me she came off as bossy and entitled. You never really want to put yourself out there in this game, ESPECIALLY on Day 1, and she did just that by bossing people around.

The other problem is that she seems to contribute little to no… of anything to camp life or the game, besdies telling people what to do.

She annoyed me this episode. Bottom line. Her downfall will be glorious.

 

6th Place: El, 33, Army Corporal

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I totally forgot El existed until i looked her up on Survivor Wiki and saw “Army Corporal” Ohhhhh… that girl… who?

 

5th Place: Lee, 40, Aerial Photographer/Ex Pro Cricketer 

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I don’t have much to say about Lee except that for some reason i think he’s going to wind up as a less… appalling Scot Pollard. Idk why I see this.

 

4th Place: Rohan, 28, Model

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I can’t tell if Rohan is an actually nice guy or an extreme douche-bag. I think both are very distinct possibilities. He had the most screentime out of all the males (besides Des) in the Aganoa tribe, so I guess he comes off as a narrator? But idk; I think he’ll do well but that looming girls alliance may target him next.

 

3rd Place: Kristie, 24, Senior Account Executive 

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Kristie seems cool, I mean she seems open to a bunch of different alliances ideas and stuff… but I don’t have that much info to get a read on her just yet. Her chances seem promising for now I guess.

 

 

2nd Place: Phoebe, 27, Criminal Lawyer

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Phoebe: She stated she was super smart and then vanished into the realm of invisibility. I feel like if she is not a boot within the next few episodes, she is going farrrrrrrr.

 

 

1st Place: Evan, 30, High School Teacher

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Evan seems slimy as a player to me, but all of his confessionals showed that he’s not afraid to do what he needs to do to win. For SOME REASON I accidentally mistaken him for Todd Herzog (One of the best players to ever be on Survivor) a few times… and he could definitely pull that off. He’ll either be a full-on Villain or a Hero with a serious Villainous streak; which means good tv.

And as once noted by the great Sabrina Abbate of BBCAN2: WE ALL WANT GOOD FUCKING TV.

 

PS: RIP Survivor Oz… I wish you all the best!

—Andrew Lepine (Gamefreak00018)—

#SurvivorAU Tribe Nit-Picking: Saanapu Tribe! (Blue)

—Pics used come from the Survivor Wiki (http://survivor.wikia.com/wiki/)—

#SurvivorAU started off brilliantly, with a very solid first episode, and not to mention a solid cast. With 16 more days than the Survivor the United States is used to, this is bound to be a very grueling game. To start off my blog, I am going to dissect STUFF… with each tribe! And I am going to start with the obvious front-runners, the Saanapu Tribe. I will rank the based on how I personally like them, and then give a brief statement on my opinions.

  8th PLACE: Conner, 23, Law Student

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I like everybody on the Blue Tribe. They are a very cohesive tribe that seems very, very strong out of the gate. The reason why I am ranking Conner 8th is because… The fire incident.

When there is a stick… “sticking” out of the fire, DON’T TOUCH IT… and that is exactly what he does. He freaks out after he burns his hand and runs into the ocean. I honestly don’t see this being worse than a first degree burn but like Kylie the fire-fighter said, if it does blister (and goes past the first-degree category), then it could be dangerous down the road.

This lack of common sense currently places him 8th, and he spent for what seems like a majority of the time on the island in the water tending to this burn.

To make up ground, he tries to reel in Flick for a Final 2 deal, which in her confessional said that is suspicious. Things aren’t looking good for Conner, but as long as his tribe keeps winning, he will have ample time to make up for his poor showing in this episode.

 

7th Place: Brooke, 23, Sales Executive

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This girl is gorgeous. I’m not the type to judge a Survivor player entirely on their looks, but she is just beautiful…. But that’s it. She’s been invisible otherwise, which I GUESS is a good sign? But it could also be bad.

 

6th Place: Flick, 23, Bartender

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Judging entirely on her edit, she is seen as very devious. She said she would use her body to “get the vote the way she wants”, and then follows that with a statement in the confessional that she would take out Conner easily.

This could be foreshadowing her to be a very Parvati-like player (most vague comparison ever, but i’m serious), or she could fall flat on her face.

 

5th Place: Matt, 29, Magician

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I really like Matt. He seems kinda go-with-the-flow, and he does have a slight connection with arguably the challenge beast of the tribe at the moment so i would say just based on that alone that he’s sitting pretty. Game-wise, i don’t know. We haven’t had enough game-oriented confessionals to really judge him at this point. Take this ranking with a grain of salt.

 

4th Place: Kylie, 38, FireFighter

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Kylie instantly struck an emotional connection with the audience talking about her kids right in the first 10 minutes of the show. Then proceeded to have this “hero-like” niche throughout the episode. Such a positive edit for our lovely fire-fighter here. What this means for the future? Will she be a major character? Or someone who is tragically clipped as a result of devious gameplay?

 

3rd Place: Sam, 28, Charity CEO

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Another member of the Blue Tribe with a very positive edit, was Sam; our clear challenge dominator from the pilot episode. (According to this site, “Dominator” isn’t a word, but IDGAF i’m using it.)

Sam seems very well liked by his tribe mates and seems like a nice guy; but there is one problem. Survivor is about lies, deceit, throwing people under the bus, and crying when you lose your false teeth (Only to backstab them deviously late in the game and get robbed of a few votes at FTC)…anyways…

Does Sam have game? If he does, he’s a Malcolm, and he’s awesome. If he doesn’t, he’s a Joe; and i’ll likely be rooting against him.

 

2nd Place, Bianca, 36, Private Investigator

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This girl scares me. She is smart to hide her status as a PI, cuz if I knew that about her, i would want her GONE. First of all, she looks like a bizarro Fox-Face from Hunger Games mixed with a young Lindsey Lohan (Which i guess is a good thing)? But then she talks about her game, and gives out very Tiffany-esque (BB18) vibes with her first confessional; that she’s just observing her surroundings.

This girl is a strategic player, and I can tell this because I said so. The question is is she going to be a TRUE master of the game? Or is she gonna wind up like Loveita from BBCAN4, annoying the shit out of people with game. I hope the former.

 

1st Place: Peter, 62, Air Traffic Controller

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THIS guy… He comes in, oldest in the cast, with that VERY bright Red suit, and just completely kicks ass. He seems very fit, he did not hold the team back AT ALL in the challenges, which is very impressive considering he’s twice their age.

Also, he was near-invisibie, which noting that red suit, is just… terrible. At least he’s in the same invisible category with beautiful Brooke.

Even tho Des was first boot (and cut the “old men” count in half”, I really can’t wait to see what this guy brings… weither he’ll be an invisible god throughout the season, or just an awesome old guy… or something else. I just had to put him at number 1 tho.

 

…..SO YEAH, That is my analysis on the Blue Tribe! Stay tuned for my thoughts on the Red and Yellow Tribes!

PS: RIP Survivor OZ: It sucks to see Survivor finally air in your country, and that you are unable to cover it. I wish you all the best!

 

—Andrew Lepine, AKA: Gamefreak00018—