I would like to know as i might apply
What's on your mind?
Does anyone have an updated link to the Discord server?
I just want to know what website they use for the characters because I see them all the time.
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Benj, Jayme, Jessy. The three of you have have made it to the end of this game.
In a moment one of you will be crowned the Sole Survivor of Survivor: Clash of the Champions - Eye of the Storm.
Take a deep breath, and for the last time, I'll read the votes.
That's 1 vote each for Benj, Jayme and Jessy.
We are tied again, that's 2 votes for Benj, Jayme and Jessy, 3 votes left.
That's 3 votes for Benj, 2 votes for Jayme, 2 votes for Jessy, 2 votes left.
We are tied once again, that's 3 votes for Benj, 3 votes for Jayme, 2 votes for Jessy, 1 vote left.
The winner of Survivor: Clash of the Champions - Eye of the Storm...
Congratulations on your 4-3-2 win, Benj! Congratulations also to Jayme for placing second, and Jessy for placing third!
When planning this season, I honestly didn't even think we'd be able to get a cast together that wanted to play and I couldn't be more happy with the end result and the game that was played by you all. You all played your hearts out the entire time you were here, forged new friendships and provided us with entertainment throughout. Thank you all so much for playing and I hope you had fun throughout this season!
This concludes Survivor: Clash of the Champions - Eye of the Storm! Thank you everyone for watching, and be sure to keep checking the official Survivor ORG Wiki Facebook Group for information on S61 which will be coming soon!
My speech is a short one, as I already had my mind made up before FTC started and nothing you guys said really swayed me. My vote is in - good luck to all three finalists!
Hello everyone! Ethan here. Just before I begin I want to take a quick moment to thank the hosts for producing this absolutely amazing season, I had an incredible time. I can tell the amount of work that went into this season was immense and ya'll do this shit for free, so thank you! As for the cast, I think for the most part we all tried our best, and it was incredible to watch the gameplay from inside and outside of the game.
Speaking of being outside the game... that's where I am! I'm about to vote for one of you to win Clash of the Champions, and I'm excited to do it because I think all 3 of you played great games that got you to the end. I take my job as a juror very seriously and I want to vote for the person I feel played the best game, and who I think as the winner, would be a great representation of our season. I'd be lying if I said my vote was truly up in the air for all of you, but for Jayme and Benj, your performance during this FTC tonight will decide my vote.
There was a very prominent "side vs side" dynamic for most of the merge, and as someone who was on the "other side" I really only saw the big moves that we're made, because they sent a lot of us home. Based on our speeches and talking to the jury, I feel like I understand why most of the moves happened when they did. What I feel like I am missing out on tho, is seeing a lot of the small moves that you made while maneuvering inside your own group. I am very interested in learning about those! As someone who deeply cares about positioning and agency in Survivor, my first question for all of you would have to be:
Q1. Tell me more about how you viewed the dynamic on your side, and how you moved/insulated/protected yourself inside your own alliance, to get to where you are now.
So with that out of the way, I want to talk a little more directly to each of you. Let's start with...
My Total Drama Big Brother All-Stars Reject! I've known you for around 8 years now? (Don't think you have my vote because of this lol) But I honestly think this season is the most we've ever talked. And I'm glad we did because it was very fun getting to know you, even if we didn't really work together for most of this game. From my perceptive, you played the most visible game out of the finalists, you clearly used the advantages this season the best, and I do believe that the jury should take that into account, however advantages aren't everything. There are a hell of a lot more elements to Survivor.
So I guess on that note, there are a few things I want to know about your game apart from your shopping spree.
Benj Q1. What was it about this group of people that made you want to go to the end with them? How long had you been wanting this specific final 3?
Benj Q2. You avoided being labeled as a threat for quite a while. Was this 100% intentional and planned, was it a complete accident? Somewhere in the middle?
Benj Q3. What makes your game stand out from Jayme's and Jessy's apart from your advantage plays?
Next up, let's talk about...
Congrats on making it to the end! You've never done anything against me personally, so I don't have any gripes with you on that front. And from my limited perspective, I think you've played a really good game. Based on your opening speech, it seems like you were playing the middle a little more than the others, but based on some of these juror speeches I think it may have caused more harm than good. I think positioning wise, what you did in the game was very impressive and I really want you to show us what makes you deserving of the win over Jessy and Benj. I will say I do have some concerns about your game, and I'm hoping that your answers to my questions can shed some light on the areas I can't see as clearly right now.
Jayme Q1. During this season you had a lot of chances to shake up the game and put yourself in a more prominent position, but opted to stick with the 2 you are sitting beside. Obviously it helped you get to where you are now, but can you provide your reasoning as to why you stayed true to them?
Jayme Q2. One of my biggest concerns about your game is when you got tricked into voting for Forrest the round we blindsided him. Sell me on how I can look past that.
Jayme Q3. What separates your game from Benj's and Jessy's?
I'll come right out and say it. The way you treated me this season wasn't fair. You gaslit me for a WEEK STRAIGHT and it was exhausting. You made me out to be this person that only lied to you, and that you only told me the truth, and that you always had my back, when that was clearly not the case. Yes, I did lie to you, but you also lied to me! During the merge you repeatedly and constantly said I was "antagonizing" and "talking down" to you because I simply wouldn't give you information in the game even after I clarified on multiple occasions that I meant no disrespect and it was not my intention to come across that way. You got mad at ME for not telling you who our side was voting, even though you wouldn't tell me jack shit about who YOUR side was voting. You claimed and I quote: "It's different because you're in the majority side, you have immunity, while I'm just a sitting duck." I am actually agasp that you viewed the F9 vote that way, even after your side got the votes to eliminate Ricky. I viewed that vote as two sides battling for control with a plethora of game-changing advantages... which is exactly what ended up happening.
During one of our conversations after the Ari vote, I told you all my concerns about why I didn't vote with you at the merge. Those being because you targeted my #1 ally at the time, and that I felt like you didn't have my best interest at heart when I found out you had an alliance that excluded me on Celosia 3.0 with You/Forrest/Benj/Jayme. You continued to lie to me saying that alliance wasn't real (when it obviously was and has been confirmed by the jury) all while you were swearing to me that you were telling me the truth.
You then for the next WEEK proceed to tell me how all I ever do was lie to you, and that you keep extending an olive branch and I keep breaking your trust, while claiming that all you ever did was "give give give" and all I did was "take take take". (Even after voting me out) It was absolutely maddening. To top it off, you then refused to talk to me, with one of the reasons being that I lied to you. I honestly think its hypocritical.
I'm not mad that you lied to me Jessy. Of course we're going to lie to each other. I wouldn't love this wonderful game of Survivor if we all just told the truth. It's the way you treated me this season that really put a sour taste in my mouth.
What I want to know from you is why. Why did you behave this way.
This season has been one hell of a wild ride! This game has had a lot of ups and downs for pretty much everyone, and it sucks that it has to come to an end. The 3 of you managed to pull off what none of us could do and made it to the end together, in an all-winners season no less. What ya'll managed to pull off is incredibly impressive, and there is nothing that we the jury can say to take that away from you.
I feel so honoured to have even made on this cast, and to have gotten as far as I did. (Thanks Guardian Angel ) I wanna give a shout-out to Hunter/Elmo/Natalia/Yousef (And Queen Andrea) for letting me have one last shot at the ORG!
Best of luck to the finalists! this won't be an easy vote for me, and I look forward to seeing your responses.
I am going to apologize in advance for how ridiculously long this is going be. I literally word vomited this up last night at 4 AM and proofread today.
Some of y’all are about to be REAL mad at me, but it must be said.
Hey you guys OMG! The fact that my 3 favorite people made it to the final 3… I don’t think y’all understand I’m literally OBSESSED with the results. The only sad part is I can only vote for one of you ;( Just know that no matter which one of you ends up winning, regardless of who I vote for, I am going to be absolutely thrilled and satisfied with the outcome because I think the three of you are just the BEST. I really mean that you’re all awesome and it stinks that I have to pick one of you to vote for.
As you can see from some of these other speeches, this jury has a few bitter betty’s that can’t handle the fact that the three of y’all outplayed them plain and simple, so they’re trying to downplay your games to preserve their egos. Keep your chins up despite this and be PROUD of your games because each of you did some awesome stuff. NONE of you were carried by ANYONE – certainly not me.
Anyone who tries to say you guys were followers/coattail riders/carried is a literal delusional clown. You’re not allowed to say that b/c you need votes but I don’t so I’m gonna just say it. The levels to which the 3 of you have been bashed is so extra. Like, yes, we ALL have egos and we need excuses and things to blame for why we got voted out. And, no, there’s nothing wrong with anyone feeling proud of their game, I am certainly proud of myself as well. But I ask the jurors to consider the fact that maybe we weren’t the brilliant masterminds that you think we were, and maybe, just maybe, it wasn’t just bad luck that put you on the jury. Y’all are in the final 3 because y’all outplayed us. Everyone needs to accept that fact and move the fuck on because the cognitive dissonance going on in this jury has been fucking exhausting.
Also I feel TOTALLY avenged as y’all literally took out everyone who *ahem* -intentionally- voted me out one by one (with the exception of King Alex) so um thank you guys for making a few of these guys look like clowns I really appreciate it.
OK, so I don’t have many questions, so this is going to mostly be me going through each of you and discussing my perceived pros and cons of your games. Please address my criticisms and convince me that the pros outweigh the cons, and that maybe what I view as a weakness isn’t really that bad!
Oh and at the end I have one group question!
Playing with you was so much fun! Linking up w/ you on Ruellia 2.0 was a breath of fresh air, and then we got to Celosia 3.0 and word vomited most of our secrets to each other and you didn’t tell anyone I knew I had found a good one ;( Honestly KING shit. Not to be corny as hell but I really feel like you were the Daenerys of this game like you rode in on your dragon (advantages) and burnt Cersei’s (Ricky) entire kingdom to the ground (also in this metaphor I’m Margaery for the record oop). I’m super glad that I got to meet you and just know I’ve been super obnoxiously rooting for you at ponderosa!
You played the theme of this season astronomically better than anyone else. You kept your damn mouth SHUT about your coins and advantages until the time was right and you utilized them to devastating effect. Did you rely on advantages? Maybe at times, yes, but there’s nothing inherently wrong with that because- and I know this might be a shock to some people- we all had the SAME opportunities to buy and use these advantages. Unlike us however, you used yours EFFECTIVELY. If the “other side” hadn’t carelessly wasted theirs early merge they would’ve still had them later on. Everyone else was a blabbermouth with their advantages… Including ME! No one knew about your shit so they couldn’t do shit about it.
What you did w/ your advantages wasn’t just luck- it took wits and intelligence. You bought the right items and utilized them at the right times to get exactly what you wanted. It was 100% strategy! I don’t see that as a negative thing to harp on, I see that as something to praise! Great gameplay Benj!
Sadly, there is one criticism that I really do agree with – you had the easiest path of the final 3 to get here. Only 2 premerge tribals, and then at the end you had a little immunity run to stay safe. I’m not saying you had a cakewalk or anything, but it’s undeniable that Jayme and Jessy have gone through much more than you have. I’ve said many times that I don’t want the winner to be someone that needed multiple immunities to keep them safe. No shade to anyone, but immunity run winner’s are honestly the most boring kind of winner and my least respected. Needing to win 3+ in a row to stay in the game is a weakness to me. It looks like you set yourself up in a situation where you needed immunities to get to the end.
Please address what I’ve said anyway you like! Regardless of whether you get my vote or win or lose, just know that you should be super proud of your game! You kicked ass Benj.
Firtsly, I’ve missed you ;( I’m so glad we started on the same tribe together because playing w/ you was a highlight for me! You’ve probably made me laugh more than anyone else here. Secondly, your speech was pretty good! I was afraid you’d be super apologetic or something but you owned your game and I love that. When I got voted out, I told you that you better win… and I meant that… But that doesn’t mean you have my vote on lock! So let’s get into it!!
You played the middle SO well. Honest to God you had some of these people wrapped so tightly around your finger that they would just fucking tell you anything LMFAO. You had amazing social connections, which is why I knew you were a MASSIVE threat and you could never be allowed at the end. Hearing you say you would’ve cut me at final 5-6 literally made me cry… Tears of joy and and warmed my heart! I was planning on doing the EXACT same thing to you buddy and it would’ve been so fun if we made it to that point together and actually went head to head. Would’ve been such a blast!
But back to the point, you had so many connections that kept you nice, safe and secure, so that even the people who knew what you were up to couldn’t touch you despite their best efforts. When we hit the merge and both flipped on our original alliances, only ONE of us got a shit ton of warranted heat and unwarranted hate for it – Me! At the time, I became the primary target that people wanted out, along with the target of a few people’s animosity (oop) while you were still sitting pretty in people’s good graces. Gerda thought I was the manipulator when YOU were the one who originally told her what Ricky had said. You’re much better at playing the middle than I am, which is why you’ve thrived this season and done so well!
Ok sadly here is the not so fun part. I really only have one thing I want to discuss. The fact that you got tricked into voting me out. Honestly, Ricky showed me his fake reset idol and I have NO earthly idea how you fell for that. It doesn’t look even remotely real or similar to the other advantages. Furthermore, there are so many holes in the story of how they even could’ve gotten it AND so many logic fences to jump to come to the conclusion that voting for me is the right call??? Honestly it’s so ridiculous that I literally thought you made up the whole story in a ploy to get my fire tokens LOL. And I WISH that had been the case b/c that would be badass and cutthroat.
Like.. I have NO idea wtf was going through your mind there? My only regret in this game is that last night and day before my vote off. I had just started my new job and had worked 11 fucking hours, only to get home that night and be bashed in my PMs by two other players. That day I was so physically and mentally exhausted and trying to learn the ropes of my job, so I was just so out of it that day. I could sense something was wrong (my exact words to everyone being “the vibe is just off” lol) but I didn’t have it in me to do anything about it with no concrete evidence. I should’ve been more proactive that day but I wasn’t and that is 100% my mistake and I own that fully. But also, if you had told me what Ricky was telling you that OBVIOUSLY would’ve put some wheels in motion? It’s so unbelievably frustrating that you didn’t tell me until it was too late because it was such an obvious lie to me the second you said it.
There’s no hard feelings about the situation personally because it’s just a game and I am very good about separating those two things (unlike a lot of people here *Side eye*) but it does raise a SERIOUS question. Why should I vote for you to win when you made such a careless error like that, that in my opinion is worse than any error the other two have made? Your vote might not have made a difference, but I didn’t even have the chance to scramble at the last moment which is honestly my biggest strength. ☹
The other cons the other jurors are already talking about so I’m not going to waste your time by making you rehash it here. I’ll let your other answers speak to that!
To end on a positive note you were an absolute blast to play with and I’m so glad you were my closest partner in this game and I hope we can be friends after this <3 <3 <3 You played great overall, be proud win or lose!
Hey queen! Glad to see you’ve spent the rest of this season kicking ass and taking names. I had so much fun connecting with you and sharing our mutual love for HRH. I did NOT have to have a filter with you which I loved! We could tell each other what we really thought about the other in that moment and neither of us would get our panties in a twist about it. Like with some of these other people you blink the wrong way and suddenly you’re a fake friend lol. Everyone is entitled to their own opinions, and in my opinion you were one of THE most authentic people here and you didn’t even have to show your face 😉
The queen behavior exhibited this season. You had more control over things that people are willing to admit. Who was running Celosia 3.0? That would be YOU. I had influence there yes but ultimately it was YOU who decided who to pull the trigger on and Ethan couldn’t do anything about it even if he wanted to. You waltzed into that tribe and created connections with everyone. Everyone says you didn’t put effort into talking to people but honestly, you put more effort into getting to know me than almost this entire jury lol (no shade to anyone it’s just my truth!). Working with you and Benj felt like working with an actual TEAM vs my previous experience of being talked down to and told what to do.
That brings me to my next big positive, you were a HUGE component in forming our big “Ari Manifestation” alliance. Me and you were like two ends of a bridge that brought everyone together. Honestly, it was very Micronesia Parvati of you. You brought together a super tight alliance that benefited you so much. You had shields like me and later Benj to keep you safe and informants that would run you info from the other side so you honestly didn’t NEED to talk to certain people.
You could’ve played this game differently, and stuck with Ethan and Ari and been their little pawn until they decided to dispose of you, just like I could’ve stuck to Ricky and Gerda and been theirs. But you didn’t, you did your OWN damn thing and played your OWN damn game. I relate to you a lot in the sense that you are getting a lot of shit from people who are mad at you for backstabbing them. But the thing is, in the game of Survivor there can only be ONE winner and it’s each player’s objective to be that winner. No player “owes” any other player ANYTHING. So kudos to you for playing to win, which is NEVER something to feel sorry for or bad about.
Ok so for cons I’m not going to go over that much because- like I said with Jayme- the other jurors have already decided to beat that horse to death.
I’ve got two quick nit picky things. So the night before the vote we got into our only real-ish fight I guess when you accused me of wanting to go final 3 with Ricky (LMFAO) and Gerda… When at the same time they were LITERALLY plotting my elimination. Like girl… Can you acknowledge that that was a serious misread on your part? Was I planning on backstabbing you at some point, honestly yeah because I thought other people recognized how well you were playing, but I certainly wasn’t going to team up with Ricky at that point to do it. Of COURSE I’d want Adam to go over the two of them, he literally did not speak to me LOL. Can you admit that in retrospect, you coming at me for that when I was literally being targeted by the same people you accused me of being in cahoots with less than 24 hours later was an overreaction? This only needs like 1-3 sentences for you answer whether it’s yes or no.
Then finally, one thing in your speech that bugged me was it seems like you tried to say that you were the one that came up with the idea to target Ari. Maybe I misinterpreted that but that’s what it reads like to me. I’m going to give you a chance here to quickly clarify or set the record straight because while you did put a lot of work into getting them out which I give you mad props for… I think we all know who the originator of that plan was tyvm.
Ok that’s it for you. Just remember you’re a bad bitch regardless of the outcome so be proud! Also you and I need to link up w/ John and troll ppl on roblox after the season ends!
I value cold-blooded and cutthroat gameplay. This is all winners and if you weren’t going to do whatever it took to win you shouldn’t have bothered showing up lmfao? I want the winner to be someone who was willing to and who did anything and everything. What’s a specific action that you did that betrayed someone who trusted you? What is something that you did that screwed other people over to your benefit and your benefit alone? This doesn’t have to be necessarily voting someone out, it could just be a lie that you told that harmed someone else’s game. The key is it has to be towards someone who trusted you. Preferably a juror too for maximum drama! Also, no apologizes for it. Completely own your action and explain why. If your answer contains an apology to the person you wronged or even the word “sorry” you won’t get my vote to win sorry.
Ok that was really fucking long sorry about that… I had a lot of thoughts and needed to get it all out thanks for your patience. ^___^ Goodluck guys and I can’t wait to reconnect after this <3
hey y’all. <3 long time no see. first of all, congratulations to the three of you for making it to this point. this game was wild and brutal and ridiculous, and you each weathered the storm in your own way and deserve to be proud of your accomplishments. you’ve each made moves and choices that turned out to be effective, your speeches have already proved that you’re winners for a reason, and i think all of your games have merit in one way or another. with that being said, this is your heads-up that most of what I’m gonna be talking about tonight is more oriented toward my personal relationships with each of you, because I’ve been cooped up in ponderosa with my feelings for quite some time & I need to exorcise some demons that have been keeping me up at night. so bear with me here, and also know that i am *absolutely* paying close attention to how you’re speaking about your strategies first and foremost. i take my role as coach/juror seriously and i will be doing my very best to vote objectively for the best representative of this season, so please don’t read me as a bitter/emotional vote. ((also if you decide to skim this that’s totally fine, but there is a very important task at the end for all of you to do, so at least go check that out. thx.))
okay sooooo let’s start with the closest one to my heart…. JAYME.
ohhh, jayme. we had our disagreements and drama in this game when it came to... well, pretty much all things strategic. i think we just viewed things differently and were operating under different perspectives on what was happening around us, which was frustrating to say the least because i know if we’d been put on the same beach day one it would’ve been OVER for allllll these people. our chaotic they/them energy?? absolutely unmatched. a legendary duo like none other.
on day 21 or whatever of the game, after votecursegate and linus’ demise, i came to you and told you i was upset about the way things happened & worried that you’d feel like i had used our personal relationship in some way against you. you told me no, you felt i was genuine in our non-game conversations, and you adored me as a person no matter what happened strategically. that meant a lot to me & i have felt largely the same way... however, towards the end of my time here and in the aftermath of going home, i have to confess i did have a few doubts, a few question marks and worries. i’m not saying that i felt “used” in any way necessarily - but i did feel confused and a little bit hurt at how you switched so easily between gushing with me in private and actively, intentionally throwing my entire game onto the railroad tracks. it stings to be told one minute that i’m the person you’ve had the most fun with, and to hear the next minute that you’re one of the main reasons a majority is being mounted against me. ESPECIALLY since regardless of whatever you were being told by your “multiple sources”, i wasn’t gunning for you any more than anyone else in our alliance that round was, jayme, and it was upsetting on a number of levels that you thought that. it’s STILL upsetting to me to see you say that in your speech, to know that twenty days later you still think this, and that maybe there isn’t even anything i can say to make you believe me. i’m having to rewrite this speech for the third time right now because that’s how seriously torn up i am about it, and i know that it’s dumb, but god. every time i hear that i was “throwing you under the bus publicly”, it makes me have an honest-to-god crisis and i feel like i’m losing my mind. i made plenty of mistakes in this game and i’m more than willing to own up to them (like, yes, me and adam were def playing the middle that round and we got caught and made a lot of that mess for ourselves), but this is one thing that genuinely did not occur in the way it’s been described.
so, that’s what hurt me in this game. i do respect the move you made on me and it was clearly a pivotal point that gave you a lot of power, so all kudos to you & i’m not bitter about that part. i do believe you that it wasn’t personal, and thank you for saying that in your ROP and speech. but it’s goddamn frustrating to know that this whole time you’ve thought that i specifically wanted you out, when i genuinely wanted to go far in this game with you and there were Multiple Times where i suggested or backed alternative names to yours in an attempt to keep you even when we weren’t on the same side. it was frustrating to be essentially villainized and scapegoated for a bunch of shit that was twisted out of perspective, and to know that one of the people i cared most about in this game knowingly played a part of that. i don’t want you to think i’m hurt because my “plan” failed and yours succeeded, or even because you wrote my name down; it’s more because when it came to you, i had a lot of emotions invested, and i still do. i don’t give a shit about what half these people think about me but i do care about what you think, what you saw, how you feel, and i fully recognize that’s a dumbass thing on my part but feelings are feelings ya know! i’ve never been the best at keeping my heart out of this. :/ so that’s just where i’m at and I hope we get a chance to talk about that, and about everything, soon - obvs don’t feel pressure to respond to all of it right here right now, since that’s not really what this night is about. i’ve just been needing to say this for 20 days, so, yeah.
what i would like from you tonight, jayme, is four answers:
- you said in your ROP that you “never expected to get this far”. was this true, or was that line just a pose for the cameras? did you believe that you could win this season?
- you spoke in your opening statement about the perception vs reality of your game, which was enlightening. my (obvs limited) perception of you in this game was that many of the moves you made - or didn’t make - were based on paranoia and discomfort. can you tell me about one thing you did with confidence, one place where you stood your ground and were proactive rather than reactive? (don’t say my vote bc i’ve tired myself out enough thinking about that round for the time being)
- if you had your pick of everyone that made merge, who would be in your ideal final 3 to represent this season and why? you can choose to include OR exclude yourself from that three, but you can’t say the three people that are already up there cuz what’s the fun in that!
- what type of dessert should i make for your birthday today?
okay, so next we have JESSY.
jessy, if i am being completely honest, i don’t really want to hear anything from you tonight. i feel like i’ve gotten more than enough. if there is something you’d like to say in response to me, go ahead, but what i mostly want from you is to just hear me on this: any moves you’ve made that might have earned my respect have been completely negated by the way you approached relationships in this game. specifically, relationships with people you were once working with but decided you no longer needed.
you and i, for instance, we clicked on day freakin 1 of this game, and i was totally in love with you & your wacky persona & your keysmashing antics through the whole time we were together. you were the courtney to my sandra, the rice to my beans. but then.... apparently i committed two of the worst crimes in history by 1) playing an idol to save myself and 2) expanding my social game so i could survive to the merge…. and these things made you so mad at me that you decided to set up an entire assassination plan against me (and also make up a rumor that I was in a showmance which lol anyways). which like, okay, fine. i didn’t love it and i still don’t understand it, but whatever. i acknowledge that there were things i could have done better that round as well and it was just all a big shitshow so honestly who cares.
HOWEVER. when you follow up all of this by coming to me saying i was the one going after you first, which you KNOW is pure fabrication, sending these long-ass messages essentially guilt-tripping me for doing anything to try and protect myself, making up even more lies about what i was doing that we both knew weren’t true...... that’s when i have a big problem with you, because there was absolutely zero reason for you to do that besides trying to make me feel like shit. i was already going home, you already knew exactly what the fuck was happening and what you’d done and the fact that *you started this not me*, yet you felt the need to come to me and try to make me feel that much smaller. not to actually resolve anything! not to further yourself strategically! just for the fun of making me feel bad! like if you want to call me out for having an alliance with ricky and gerda, fine, knock yourself out - but there was absolutely no reason for you to act like “omg i heard you were trying to blindside me so i had no choice but to go against you” - you and i both know what trash that is.
and i’m not just being bitter about my own demise here, because i’ve heard similar stories of this behavior from other jurors. i know i’m not the only one who has received this kind of maliciousness, this degree of fabrication, these excessive rants because you needed to get your way (or, y’know, just straight up refusing to talk to them because apparently there’s no point in having a social game with people who aren’t your best friends!). i don’t know if that manipulation of reality was a conscious part of your strategy and frankly i don’t care, because i am never going to respect any type of gameplay that involves needlessly messing with other people’s emotions.
at one point at some council, you talked about how people were calling you a bully and how that didn’t make sense because “it’s an online game”…. well actually, as it turns out, people can be bullies online too. people can be rude, manipulative, and cruel on the internet just as easily as in real life (if not more so), and that can have just as real consequences. just because it’s an online game and you can hide behind a mangatar doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be held accountable for how you make other people feel. i’ve seen how you treat people when you decide they’re no longer useful to you, and that’s all I really need to know here.
so, last but not least….. BENJ.
king benj: please explain to me what foods best describe this final three and why!
AND NOW, FOR ALL FINALISTS: because my life is an absolute delight, I am currently in lack of a computer upon which to make my parchment for this final council. so if you do not mind, it’d be lovely if you could each design me a parchment for me to use if I choose to vote for you to win. really get into character with this! show me what a creative icon you think i am! please and thank <3
Congrats to all 3 of you! I'm going to keep this short as I wasn't around for long in game and all the other jurors are probably gunna be extra.
My only question is for Benj, In your speech, you mentioned how I planned on turning against "Forrest and co". That's partially true as I did plan on turning on Forrest, but not you. I don't blame you for thinking that and it's my fault for not being more obvious with my intent to work WITH you. In the round I was eliminated, you had the sole decision to grant immunity to myself or to Jayme. Seeing now how you were more aligned with Jayme, I totally understand the move to give immunity to Jayme. The reasoning you gave me for that decision was " I was half asleep and saw 3 host pings and just quickly said a name without even thinking or replying to anyone then fell asleep again". Do you think that I would have actually believed that? Did you think that this might turn me off from wanting to work with you? If I had stayed that round, which there was a STRONG chance that I did stay, how were you planning on playing with me still in the game?
Jessy and Jayme. I don't have a question for you as I think between your speeches, jury talk and my own perspective of your games, I think I have what I need to make a decision. You both played great games that I hope the jury gives a second thought to. I'm torn evenly between all 3 of you at this point.
All 3 of you played winning games imo and you all should be proud of what you have done. Good luck!
Hello everyone! What a crazy season! It seems like yesterday that it began. Those frustrating 39 days have finally come to an end and now it’s time for us to vote for a winner. I do have express a certain regret that I am not sitting the place one of you all – but hey, at least now I get to speak my mind and make a decision. My speech is initially me saying what I think. A third of it is a rant (you knew this was coming honeypot). I will not ask any questions from any of you, but if you do feel you want to add some comments, feel free to post them. I did come to this Tribal with my mind halfway made up and I can be swayed still – but not based on things like answers but based on your general Final Tribal Council performance. So.. let’s get this started shall we.
I would say that the Final Three I see before me is a very predictable one. If I had to name your alliance, it would be “Preschool Kids” which does essentially describe the essence of your gameplay. You had the most toys in the game and you dug your way to the end with them. I do feel that the actual best players of the season are in the jury now – whereas three people who benefitted from the advantages and stupid decisions of others are in the end. Nowhere is this more true than with Benj.
Benj, I always thought you are nice. During the first swap you seemed nice, easy to talk to and not threatening at all. Boy was I wrong when you whipped out some serious advantages and also an idol and definitely sent some players packing. However, I feel that if this season didn’t have so many advantages you wouldn’t have had any gameplay. Knowing how to use advantages is a very small part of a season – it’s the strategy and social play that are the key and I don’t think you had any of that. You just got lucky basically. In a normal season without advantages you would have been 14th person voted out instead of Ricky – let’s just be honest. I would like to use a quote by the High Sparrow from Game of Thrones to support my point.
“Strip away the gold and the ornaments, knock down the statues and the pilars, and this is what remains. Something simple. Solid. And true.. What will we find when we strip away your finery?”
I personally don’t think we would find much. You just had a lot of toys and you used them but you did not have great gameplay without them. You also benefitted from the stupid decisions of Jayme and everyone else and that’s essentially what carried you to the end.. and well the tribe flag jury being biased because had I won that part, I would have won Final Immunity and would have sent you packing instead!
Jessy, I started out this season initially disliking you and wanting you out. We even had a catfight – I suppose you do have to have one when it’s such an All Stars season. However, I do realise that I misjudged you. I may not agree with the way you have played – but I do like you as a person. I do very much intend to keep my promise to you about not being mean to you in my speech. We already hashed things out in front of everyone and in private and it would be completely useless for me to drag something to the light when it has already been resolved. I do have to also admit you had a very big influence on this season. Should you win I will definitely cheer you on as the first ever female double winner. However, I do feel that you have a lot to make up to in your Final Tribal Council performance when it comes to some of the jurors. Me and quite a few others did not like how you said you didn’t need to talk to some of us because we were on the side opposite to yours. I do not think that is a good strategy. In my original season the biggest jury threat was Sole, and we were always on opposite sides. He went on an immunity run and was impossible to get out – and despite me wanting him out I kept interacting with the guy. I eventually voted him out but despite that we actually became friends. That’s how you treat someone on the other side. I am not mean or bitter towards you really, but I do think you should know that your social game this season was at the very least a little lacking. Best of luck with your Final Tribal – you will need it.
And now, with great reluctance I shall move onto the person that I want to speak to the least tonight. Jayme.. adorable, scared little Jayme. First of all, the way this works is that I get to do what you did to me this entire season. I get to shit on you and you will have to sit there and take it. Before you post ANYTHING as a response, read this speech fully, put away your arrogant attitude and actually be honest for once. Your tribal council speech has already angered me - believe me, you do not want to test me.
I have written and rewritten the part of this speech that addresses you directly. I keep on doing that because I don’t quite have the words to express how I feel about you. Or rather.. no matter how I write it down it seems I have still not said enough to cover the fact of how badly I think you have done this season. You were one of the people I absolutely adored. Someone I thought I would be able to rely on til the very last second of this game. Even better, you were someone who promised to go with me to the end. If you hear such a thing from another person in the game how awesome is that? Especially since it was at merge too! It’s a promise I would only give out if I actually meant it – and for the longest time it actually seemed that maybe you did as well. How wrong I was.
Things were rather peachy between us pre-merge but BOY did they go wrong at the merge. As soon as you sensed you were even at least a little at the bottom of the alliance you flipped … to the bottom of another alliance. That was legit the only decision that you made on your own this season and despite it bringing you to the end it was a dumb move. So therefore, please do not sit there taking credit for everyone’s moves. We are not stupid.
And remember, in the end no one here wins a million dollars. All they win is glory. And friends. Your actions this season have definitely lost you some friends – and now you have lost me too.
I mean how can I like someone who blames me for the Forrest vote.. but then says that he knew all along about the Miguel vote and did nothing to stop it? You knew all this time about the idol and didn’t tell any of us? You knew that I was in danger and you didn’t at the very least tell ME about that? And then you accuse US of breaking YOUR trust? And even if the trustbreaking was entirely on my side, you should have told me where you stood instead of dragging me around on a leash like a dog. Who accused me at the start of the merge of leaving them out of information? Well guess what – you did the same thing except worse. You told me the entire time you were open to getting rid of the likes of Benj or Jessy – and that you were definitely still going to the end with me. That was AFTER the Forrest vote. If you wanted me to respect you after that you should have been upfront with me. You should have said you would never work with me and the others again. You shouldn’t have said every tribal: “Oh too early to get rid of Jessy now! I am interested though.. maybe next tribal?” Maybe then we would have stopped hoping for it and gotten rid of you once and for all. Because the only reason you sit here now is simply because me and Adam spared you at Final 6. A lot of good it did to us!
You know, when I knew you flipped I still trusted you. I figured that since you promised ME, you had my back. Maybe not Adam’s, maybe not Ricky’s, but you had MY back. So I broke my backside for you. So did Ricky. There were so many people here like Ari and Adam also who really wanted to trust you – but for no reason you threw shit at them and left to go back to your homies. That was especially evident how you ran away like a scared cat when we wanted to flush that idol. And then you had the decency to say that oh.. Jessy and Benj were the only people you could rely on. They were the only ones who cared about you! I can say that with confidence there was probably no one else in this game who cared about your sorry ass more than I did. And oh did it slap me in the face! It cost me allies and it definitely cost me the game because I do think I could have won.
Are you happy now? This was my ultimate Survivor dream, my once last chance to win and you ruined it for me. For no reason. You ruined it because you wanted to get to the end and you only cared about yourself. But I am glad to be in this position rather than in yours. Know why that is? Because chances are all you will get at this Tribal Council is people being mean to you. If by some miracle you get some votes they will come out of pity more than out of respect. I would give anything to not be in this position if I was you – because I was in All Stars and it destroyed me. It’s mentally exhausting, but sadly, that’s what happens when you betray people left and right without any remorse and care in the world.
And whilst you definitely lost some people this season I can say that I gained a really good group of friends. Friends who I never betrayed and who never betrayed me. Don’t know if I can call you one of them now though.. You ruined so much this game. You were presented with so many opportunities to change this game but in the end you always got scared and ran away. And then when you finally voted me and I survived, all you had to say was “rip I’m sorrrrry” and “well.. you are a jury threat”. Pathetic! You can do better than this! You ripped my heart out that tribal, do you know that? And then, right before I was voted out you actually said to me you didn’t remember making any promises to me! What the actual fuck! I could very clearly remember you doing that – and well it seems that you magically remember it in your speech also. Do you know why Andrei was so mad at me at FTC in All Stars? I made him the same exact promise.
I know you said I would have taken you to the end because “I would have beaten you”. However, that’s the reason Benj and Jessy took you to the end as well. That’s the exact reason. You had no individual play instead of just being a snake and a scared cat. You never did any thing worthwhile on your own. How did you win a season again?
You asked me a couple of days ago if I was mad at you. You asked me whether there was still a chance we could be friends after this season. And you know what – that’s so unfair because that’s basically you looking for the easy way out. Oh Gerda.. sorry for shitting on you this entire season – but can we still be friends after? I must confess that I don’t hate you, but I certainly don’t like you either. I question whether you actually cared for me – as you clearly pointed out at some point in the game, your new Ruellia buddies were really the only ones who did. It sickens me that you are the strongest member of Celosia now, winning immunity twice – once only because your allies made it happen and the other time because you spent a crazy amount of tokens. You do not deserve the position you have right now. Everyone on this jury deserves it a thousand times more.
And as for whether we stay friends, I am honestly not sure. If not, maybe that would teach you to treat some people better in the future. I know it’s just a game, I know I am a 32-year-old woman, but what you did was just despicable. If we do ever become friends again it will take me quite a long time to trust you again. I don’t know if I want to go through that right now.
With that, the rant of my speech is over. As I said, this was just my way of making peace with this frustrating season and I have done so now. Benj and Jessy, if you have comments, post them. Jayme, I need you to actually listen to people for once and show that you care because for all I know, I might not be the only one who feels like this about you. Show us that you actually cared about any of us.
Best of luck!
I want to start off by congratulating the three of you for making it farther then any of us were able. This season was not easy by any means and though I think some had harder journeys then others, it is still an accomplishment no matter the outcome. As someone who made the finals twice prior to this, I know it is a summit of greatness, whether to win or to lose. It is a prestigious point for all players to have the opportunity to present their journey. I look forward to hearing about why you three believe that you deserve to represent us winners as the champion. Ultimately the jury is a melting pot of opinions, and the consensus decided by our votes for any of the reasons behind them, is what will make one of you a deserving winner.
I will cast my vote based on respect for myself and for the game that has been played. I came into this season as probably the biggest target from jump, and continually had to manoeuvre my position and face obstacles that displayed time and time again my dominance as a player. Whether I was befriending past enemies, or surviving near impossible situations, I set a standard of gameplay that makes me lean to want to vote for someone that does not put my hard work and energy to vein. To me the winner of this game will hopefully represent the values of hard work, will be an individual who has overcame adversity and has had to fight for their position to sit at the end. I commend anyone who handled Fire Token’s responsibility, but an influx of powers was a luxury and not a representation of what I view as a strong enough journey. I do not care about extortions, vote steal’s, idol’s or curses. Ultimately the organic compilation of amazing moves and game play this season would barely reflect these powers; as they were outshined by glorious minds and plays by some of this jury, and beyond. If you want my vote, you will need to convince me on your authentic journey and what you brought to this season from start to finish. A cameo appearance or showing up after the mighty had fallen, does not grant you as my champion. I will vote for the journey worthy of beating me, and other incredible players.
This community has always been a lot about friendship, and less about game. However, this season was a lot about game and overcoming past prejudice and misconstrued perspectives. It had moments that probably made the survivor god’s cry in pride. In a sea of possibility, we brought down an ocean size storm, a downpour of brilliance that we all should be proud of. So tonight, when I ask you for your story; and as I seek answers to help form my final decision, I ask you to prove to me why you deserve to be my winner. I ask you to be authentic, even if it is not enough to win me over. I ask you to remember that you probably will not be able to bullshit me, so tell the truth. I already know out of the three of you who played the best game, do not cement me in place and ruin your chances by trying to be iconic, be organic. I came here to play, and I will hopefully be rewarding someone who did the same the win tonight. Since I have lost, I hope a champion prevails.
Jessy - Note that she is an adult and as so has the ability to do or not due my respect.
Benj to be more clear on my question; outside of what we just clarified via video, besides using powers and winning challenges, what did you do strategically to actually make you stand out; especially in contrast to Jessy & Jayme, literally try to make me believe that you deserve to be the contender ppl make you out to be. Also I would respect ownership with you acknowledging you didn't need a strategic game sans powers to get you here.
My question more specified; make it known in a response to me, and then furthermore in your future answers as to why you actually deserve to win this game over Jessy / Benji; explain to us, or make us see that you ACTUALLY HAD TO PLAY the game.
Hi jury and everyone reading!! This has been the most fun and wild org I have ever played and to be sitting in the final 3 is such a privilege. Thank you to all the players for contributing their all to this game and making it what it was, to the hosts for casting me and being so dedicated to putting on a quality season, and to the viewers for following along! Jessy and Jayme it has been amazing playing with you 2 and good luck! I hope my game play throughout the season has shown why I deserve to win this season, and I’ll do my best to articulate that here.
Ill just highlight the rounds I feel were most significant to my game so that this isn’t 5000 words!!
Pre-merge I only went to 2 tribals but didn’t use the off days doing nothing, I kept building social bonds that could potentially be developed into something at merge. In the early merge I took more of a back seat strategically, such as not opposing when the vote switched from Ricky to Ari at F12 or Luca to Ricky at F10. I wasn’t seen as a threat or leader this early on which was important in setting me up to play harder from the mid merge.
At F11 I was more involved, the primary goals for me were to either flush the guardian angel or cut off a connection I lacked, which both occurred. I immediately recognized that of my side the most likely people to flip on me was Luca or tate bc although we were working together, we didn’t have much going on one on one. After finding out Tate was planning a move against “Forrest and co.” next round (me being in the co) it was a perfect opportunity to build trust with Gerda/Ricky/Adam who were also weary of Tate. Forrest did have a huge role in this, but I also played a part in building the foundations by discussing Tate with Gerda early on in the round and telling Adam I wanted to save him. Me and Ricky called to discuss too but I already knew everything he said from Forrest but it helped us establish our own game connection rather than just rely on 2nd hand info from Forrest (albeit it only lasted for that round LOL but ya). I played an active role in collaborating with the ‘other side while Jessy, Jayme, and Alex were more so informed about it indirectly. The outcome benefited me rather than Adam leaving as Adam promised to have my back from the other side while I only had more loose allegiances w Tate and Luca. Other people from my side had their own cross side connections too such as Jayme/Gerda and Forrest/Ricky so I knew keeping Adam most benefited me.
I tried to mitigate the fact that I was viewed as a threat once Forrest left as people would mention subtle things to me like how I was on good terms with everyone. At one point I remember Adam calling my game masterful (tysm<3) so I knew I had to try diminishing that perception. A reason to keep someone in this game is if they have an enemy, keep them both in and it keeps the target off you. I didn’t exactly have any enemies by that point, which was starting to turn into a negative, so I decided to call out Luca publicly so that I wasn’t seen as being in good with everyone. We weren’t even enemies, just didn’t talk much, but I fully played it up in order to highlight a negative about me to try downplaying my game a bit more.
At F7 after the unveil token was used (more on that later), I pushed for it to be Alex to go (though we all agreed/contributed ofc), since it left a visible duo of Adam/Gerda in the game which I needed there as it was more threatening than me, while Alex could have surely made the F3/I would be more likely to be taken out. It benefited me to go into F6 with unambiguous lines/sides, especially with the idol still in play.
I also kept up connections with people even if we were on different sides (exception Luca D:) even if they weren’t strategic. I didn’t see it as a waste of time because apart from winning we play these games to meet people, and if anything did change in the game there would already be a foundation for a strategic bond. Me and Adam had a cross side deal where we tried to keep each other safe which I upheld from F11-F6, he couldn’t at F9 but did for subsequent tribals which was beneficial to have at least one person looking out for me. Gerda was one of my best personal connections even if we only worked together once. I never gave false hope/strung people along, or made any unnecessary deals or promises that I know I couldn’t keep, and the ones I did make I kept such as w Adam.
Of course my strategic game wasn’t perfect, such as still being blindsided when Forrest left despite getting a drunk hint from Ricky, getting lucky by finding the idol, Luca flushing Gerda's light pearl for us, and Gerda/Adam voting Luca out. But everyone in the game was left out of plans at some point and we all need a little luck to make it far!
Token Management/Storm Bunker Usage
I believe I undoubtedly utilized the twist of the season the best of anyone in the cast. I know some may say I got lucky and wouldn’t be here without the advantages, but the twist was there to be used and we all had equal opportunity to buy things. Overall, I bought 5 main items: F21 – Up the Ante, F15 – Vote Curse, F12 – Vote Steal, F9 – Extortion, F7 – Unveil Token, + Merge up the ante every round.
My handling of fire tokens allowed me to gain so many, I was even sitting at the F7 still with 17 tokens. Pre-merge, I never even mentioned tokens unless someone else brought it up to me first. I did this to not make anyone uncomfortable or think I was playing too hard. I was selfish with them and did not pass a single token to anyone all game until F7 where I gave Alex 2 since it was the last time to use them anyways. I never asked anyone to pass me tokens, so no one felt pressured or weary of me. Of course, some luck contributed to me finding 5 tokens in the grid and winning the lotto a few times, but I mainly attribute my token hoarding to being private about it.
The same can be said for my advantage management. Advantages aren't very useful if you don't know how to utilize them. I never revealed I had anything until the time was right. Unlike other items which were found out almost instantly by the whole tribe after being shared with only a few people, and therefore decreased their power immensely. For example, my side at the F12 knew Gerda’s vote steal was being used and the other side knew about Forrest’s vote curse, and everyone seemed to have some idea about all the light pearls floating around. My items were relatively hidden which allowed them to be used effectively and at the right time. I knew as soon as people found out about them, I could be pressured into using them such as at F12 which was a super close vote. And then if I didn’t use them people would be looking at me next round to either use them or have it be flushed which is what happened the moment Ethan’s guardian angel was leaked. Only Forrest knew about my vote curse from the start until F10/9 where I told Jayme/Alex/Jessy.
At F9 every single item played was by me. I was hoping to get through the round with just curse vote and extortion and save the vote steal but once Ricky paid I immediately played the vote steal, which I didn’t tell anyone about until I used it. No one was even thinking about extortions until I brought them up since they were win wins – Either get someone to not vote or deplete them of 10 tokens. I found the idol at F10 and saved it all the way to F6 without mentioning it to a soul until F7 tribal. I know the idol play itself was a flop but the way I used it at F7 with the unveil token was effective. I know it was risky and could be seen as messy since it directly put me in the line of fire for the round when it was originally only Jessy, but taking that risk was worth it if it worked to guarantee an upper hand at F6. It was the best way to ensure I made F3 with a good chance of winning rather than just play to make the next round. I of course acknowledge the move could not have been made without Jayme’s info from Luca and Jessy’s loyalty, but if it wasn’t for my part in it and I just idolled Jessy normally the 3 of us would have been sitting defenseless in the F6. Even if Luca was willing to flip and vote Alex we weren't really talking game at that point and id rather put my fate into my own hands than rely on that.
I know this is a big contrast to Jayme who used 0 advantages and Jessy who only used one, but they absolutely benefited from my advantage success and would most likely not be here either/had a much harder time getting here if I didn’t use them correctly. So, to say I relied on them and they didn’t would be inaccurate.
I came into this season having won every single pre merge challenge in Tasmania and 5 individual immunities. I tried to downplay that as much as possible and highlight more visible physical threats like Ethan and Ricky in the early merge. I didn’t try as hard as I could have in the mid merge challenges as I knew if I could get past that stigma and get to the F6 I had a good shot of winning the rest, which is why getting Ethan out while he was extorted benefited me individually. One argument against me, like it was in Tas, could be relying on immunities whereas Jayme and Jessy didn’t. However, just like my advantages, they benefited from my immunities as well. At F6, it didn’t matter who won it as long as one of us 3 did since each side had either the idol or doubloon immunity and whoever had individual immunity would get the edge. At F5, Gerda and Adam were such a clear duo that would have guaranteed a F4 tiebreaker if anyone flipped on me had I not won immunity. They can correct me if I’m wrong, but it made no sense to take me out to go to F4 with a duo. F4, the only scenario I would have been in true danger would have been if Gerda won immunity. So, while me having these immunities was important for my game, they were not absolutely crucial for me individually as long as one of my allies had them, it just happened to always be me. While on one hand it’s kind of sad that these scenarios couldn’t be tested, someone had to win them and I hope its seen as a positive aspect to my game.
Why does all this mean I deserve to win?? I came into this season mainly wanting to improve my strategic side and be more bold/risk taking bc last time I was a safe utr social/physical player. This season I believe I incorporated all 3 aspects into my best survivor gameplay yet.
The fact that I was clocked as most trusted at F11, seen as a likable threat from F9 onwards, and got so many positive touchy subjects answers yet still made it here is a testament to my gameplay. I took risks that paid off, utilized the twist to its fullest, made strategic decisions to benefit me individually, all whilst keeping good connections with the tribe regardless of sides and allegiances.
Thank you for reading!! I decided not to do a narrative but if you want any rundowns of a round feel free to ask! I would be ecstatic to be the first person to win this org twice in only 2 seasons, and hope my game speaks to that, but no matter what happens this game has been such a blast and one I will not forget !!
Hi jurors! Just want to start off by saying thank you to the hosts for an amazing season as well as a thank you to everyone who took part in this! Four years ago I left this community without ever thinking I would be back, and now here I am in the Final 3 of an all winners season, so I feel very grateful to be given this opportunity! To Jayme and Benj I am so appreciative to have found friendships like yours in this game and it is amazing to be sitting next to you both in the final tribal council! To all the people I have met throughout this season, I am very much appreciative to have shared this experience together, hope to start non-game related friendships outside of this, and excited to grow as a person after! It’s been an insane journey but I wouldn’t change it at all as it represents the true craziness of Survivor!
I don’t intend to get nit-picky with everything that occurred in this season but want to focus on the pretty major events that happened for me throughout my experience. Starting off in this season, at least to what it seemed like on Ruellia, at our first tribal nobody wanted to speak up and throw out a name. We’re all winners who are threats in our own individual ways, and it seemed like there was a lot of hesitation to get things going. I was one of the more vocal people from that first Ruellia tribal, throwing out Lloyd’s name to many people as it was an easy way to ensure tribe unity. Yes it was an easy vote and in no way am I claiming it was some “masterful plan”, however I want to point it out because I think it set the tone of how I intended to play this season. Direct, vocal, and as consistent as possible in that nature throughout the duration of however long I survived in this game.
Since the first swap, Luca had told a majority of our tribe about how Ricky was a leader of an old-school alliance, in which simultaneously the OG Ruellia tribe had it’s own as well due to Adam/Amir/Ben/Lloyd’s very short old school alliance. With this, the game seemed to be shifted to an “old school vs all” mentality in my mind, and I pictured setting myself up for a “battle” against that old school crew come another tribe swap or merge, which all of my fellow allies seemed to agree with, which is why all the people I voted out pre-merge were old-school players.
A big moment when I realized that I wasn’t just a smaller player in this game was at Megan’s vote pre-merge. With Amir being outcasted and not contributing to the challenge as much as Megan, it seemed very easy to send Amir out the door. However, I was aware that Megan had a close relationship with Ricky and if a swap were to happen, that “old school side” would have more numbers. I managed to convince the entire tribe to save Amir that vote, and vote Megan who had just dyed her hair blue and put so much work into that challenge. Yes it was cutthroat and morally wrong, and yes we didn’t swap and Amir ended up going the next vote anyways, but it showed me that I could have a major influence in this game and had the ability to go far.
My two best allies throughout the pre-merge were Ari and Ethan. I considered them my final 3, but once merge happened, everything very obviously changed. We had been planning for this “battle” against Ricky’s side, but I had been clued into the fact that Ari was now working with Ricky. Ari was also lying to me about the idol throughout the entire pre-merge despite telling our other allies Adam/Ry about it as soon as they found it (Day 4), and Ari was telling people that “Jessy is close with Forrest, Jayme, and Benj.” I was close with Benj, was starting to develop a good relationship with Forrest, and had never spoken to Jayme. So with that, my #1 best ally was trying to put a target on my back and work with our “enemy” in this game, which is what led me to have a conversation with Forrest by me saying “do you think people would be down to vote out Ari.” That led to a whole entire mess that we’re all very much aware of, which included the fact that Ethan had told Ari the plan to get them out immediately after I spoke to Ethan about it, leading to a betrayal of the two people I thought I would be a Final 3 with. I ended up being a target and was supposed to be blindsided, meaning I could’ve very easily been the first juror of this game. However the bonds I built with my side led to a particular form of protection around me, and after I ended up being confrontational with Ari for trying to vote me out and lying to my face up until the tribal, I escaped being a target, while ensuring the votes stayed on Ari.
From that point on, I only viewed this game as two sides, with Tate Luca and Jayme trying to play the middle. People may disagree, but I truly believe that first vote set the dynamic of this entire merge period, and it was very much in my mind a side vs side or an “are you with me or against me” situation. I was being told by everyone that I was seen as the “leader”, that I was a target, and essentially what that told me was that every single vote I went into, I could’ve been sent home. I had to move forward very carefully and be sure that I was trusting the right people. My entire mindset of how the merge was supposed to go, was completely flipped around and I had to adapt. I feel like my adaption to the changing dynamics of my own game is really one of the main things that got me here.
I did not feel like it was worth it to invest my time in relationships with people like Adam, Gerda, and Ricky, not in a disrespectful way, but due to the fact that it was obvious we would be working against each other so I did not want to come off as fake. That’s the reason why I told Ethan to stop talking to me anymore after Forrest was sent home, as it was clear in my mind that we would never be able to rekindle the strategic relationship we had shared throughout the pre-merge, and it wasn’t worth being fake to each other when we’d be voting each other out anyways. It was a strategic betrayal I could accept, but a personal betrayal I did want to go through. I can completely understand if you guys thought wrongly of me for not developing bonds with you, however I was in a mindset of not wanting to waste your time or mine, and respectfully understanding we wouldn’t work together in this game!
This is in no way intended to come across as playing victim, however throughout this season I was someone who was turned against quite often by my “allies" and had to roll with the punches. Luca himself once said to me “You’re a big target but you’re also so loyal which is why I want you in this game to shield me” and truthfully I feel like that was my role for a lot of people. Everyone knew where I stood in the game, they knew I was loyal and could probably take advantage of that, and yet despite so many people backstabbing me and being a big target, I still survived.
Ari attempted to blindside me at the first merge vote, they went home. Tate was planning to blindside me in the Final 10, he got 11th. There was no possibility in rekindling an alliance with Ethan and he wanted me gone, and he went home at the Final 8. Alex was trying to flush Benj’s idol and blindside me, he went home in the Final 7. All of these people who I was aligned with in the pre-merge and had intentions of going far with, ended up turning against me and plotting to send me home, and yet I would turn it back around and figure out through either my own actions or through my allies influencing others in protecting my spot in this game. It was almost as if I had an army of allies around me and I was that big kill that everyone wanted. Adam once told someone in this game (I can’t remember who), something along the lines of wanting to vote me out, but knowing that it wouldn’t be possible to get me out of this game. I was someone who could never die in this game as I continuously fought so hard to stay alive.
Despite being a huge target, I am one of the few people in this game who never went into a tribal with guaranteed safety. I was 2nd place in I believe 6 immunity challenges throughout the merge, and the only advantage I had used all game was an extortion against Ethan, which ended up being one of the ways I saved myself as it was 4 votes Ethan, 3 votes me. There were so many opportunities that things could’ve gone wrong, but I believe my ambition to stay in this game and placing my trust in the right people at the right moments set me up for my success and is the reason I got so far, and wasn’t an early juror despite the fact that realistically I probably should've been voted early on in this game
I ask for your vote to be the winner of this season because I truly believe that I am a player who is very deserving. I played with consistency in who I was, very direct and open, and undoubtedly loyal to those who were loyal to me. I survived despite being labeled a leader and a big target very early on, in which the other two finalists cannot validly say the same thing. I left an influential mark on this season, proved to myself the extent of a player that I can be, and I hope that you guys can reward the way I played this game by casting your vote for me to win! Thank you for reading this much and good game to everyone!
Hi y’all! Long time no talk for some of y’all. I’m going to try and keep this relatively nice and sweet because I know not a lot of people like long jury speeches where people explain everything they doooo. I just want to first thank the hosts for a wonderful season, this was the most fun I’ve ever had in an org, and they killed it and put in sm effort <3 I also wanna thank my fellow finalists and express how much fun I had playing with Benj and Jessy and how much I truly fuckin’ adore them. Lit rally … love them. And, of course to the jury and pre-jurors, I truly feel like I met some wonderful people and some of y’all I’ll be friends with for a very long time, so thank y’all and no matter what happens, thank u for a wonderful experience !
I’m terrible at speeches, like, all the time, but I want to first start off by addressing something Adam once told me: why would you go the end with Benj and Jessy when they’re more visible than you are? And that ties into my main strategy throughout the game since the day I stepped onto this metaphorical beach. I play dumb, collect information, store it in my lil brain, and make everybody think that I need them and they need me. I thrive when people think low of me. I go out of my way to intentionally tell my allies and others in this game, “what should I say to this person?”, “I only trust you rn”, “i have no idea wtf is happening please help me” because it is my way of making people think they’re in control of me and that in this game I am dependent on them, even though I’m not. If I can make you think that you control me, then you will keep me around until you think you don’t need me. Even if we voted separately, I was able to use that to my advantage and had people still trying to reel me in, give information, etc. Literally from the first tribal council of this season all the way to the Adam vote--I was the person that people felt like they needed to be with them, no matter our relationship or our conflicting votes on past votes. Because of this, I’m able to make connections with others that even though we may vote separately, that connection was truly never severed. The reason I bring this up in relation to Benj/Jessy is because they were part of that; they needed me, and I do not think they were the only ones calling the shots in our group. Yes, you can say that they were more visible, however they could not have done it without my connections and my knowledge of what was going on in this game.
An example of this would be the Alex vote. I’m sure there are so many ppl who want explanations for that so here it is LOL. Luca was easily one of my closest allies on the preswap tribe (only second to king forrest <3), and even though we were disconnected at the merge, he still felt as if he needed me to make a move on Alex. He brought me onto a call and leaked to me that Alex was planning on flipping to vote out Jessy and put me at odds with Benj, and he’d have voted with us to take Alex out. I immediately told Jessy/Benj, which secured their loyalty w/ me for the endgame and then admittedly things got messy with Benj playing the unveil token then revealing he had an idol LOL but we’re gna ignore that cus that was a mess on his part. But after the unveil token/idol reveal, Alex was then basically forced to reveal he was flipping to me & confirm everything that Luca had already said to me, and then I held literally all of the power in my hands. Alex/Gerda/Adam had no choice BUT to come to me to see if I would split the votes with them, and Luca wanted me to still flush Benj’s idol and vote Alex on a revote, but flushing Benj’s idol left an issue - at final 6, if it was still 3v3, then we don’t have that extra security on my side. Not to mention, who is to say Benj/Jessy would have trusted me and wouldn’t have gunned for me next? And, if I were to have just flipped to take out one of Benj or Jessy, I essentially become number five in an alliance that were planning to blindside me instead of number one in an alliance with the two people I trusted most. It would have put me in a trickier spot than I already was being the swing vote. However, I had those connections and my more subtle gameplay but me in the position to make the best possible move for myself by voting out Alex. My point is: Jessy/Benj didn’t drag me here, if that was the perception that Adam had been implying at that point. I brought myself here and made the best decisions for myself, even if it didn't seem that way from an outsider’s perspective.
I know there is also a perception that I probably didn’t know as much as I did or that everything that was told to me was leaked, however, that is also not true. I think part of Survivor is the timing of when to reveal everything. For example, I knew exactly what was going to happen at the Miguel vote off. I knew that Tate was going to play his idol, hours before Ricky told me they were going to vote him off. I knew that Miguel had given his black pearl to Ricky and that he was likely the person who was going to be voted off on the revote; I held onto that information this entire game without mentioning that I knew to anyone, because it made no sense at any point to reveal this information to anyone. Another example was the Ari vote (I’m sorry ;;). I know it looked like I had just been giving information to Jessy and the other side who I just met seemingly out of nowhere for no reason, but there definitely was a purpose. I felt as if I was #5 in my group with Adam/Ari/Gerda/Ricky (which Gerda then admitted I was) and that Ricky had my back still and Ari didn’t since they had been throwing my name out since we merged (which again Ricky/Gerda also admitted was true later). I knew that Jessy was hardcore gunning after Ricky and I figured that I needed to protect Ricky and eliminated someone who was publicly throwing me under the bus. I didn’t just give her the information that Ari told me for the hell of it--or because I hate ari. I genuinely adore Ari so much, but, I needed to make new allies and I needed to make sure that my old, tested allies were also safe.
That also leads me to another point that I feel I need to disprove; even if we voted separately, if I thought you had my back, I still tried to have yours. I know Gerda and Ricky will disagree with this, but even though we were on seperate sides throughout all of the merge, I did for the most part have their back 100% until the Forrest vote where I felt that I was fully justified on losing faith in them. I think the issue is the differences in our games; while Gerda & Ricky were more vocal to their group about wanting to keep me safe, I tried to be more subtle about it, because I wanted them to stay safe but I didn’t want to do it overtly so that it would look like we’re too close (hence why Jessy/Benj kept me safe whenever Ethan would tell them that me/gerda/ricky were still together secretly) and I tried to deflect their names whenever they came up in a way that didn’t jeopardize my game. Of course, this didn’t work for forever: See Forrest vote, but even at that vote, I genuinely was going to flip on them to vote out Luca so I could protect Ricky because I didn’t want Ricky to go home. Unfortunately, it didn’t matter since they had the votes to vote Forrest anyways and Ricky caused #ResetIdolGate but up until that moment I was loyal to them even though they probably don’t agree or know it. I’ll also take a moment to address Gerda, cause I know she was upset with me when she left due to a ‘promise’ I made. I do believe the promise was in regards to me asking her to go to the FTC with her at Final 12 in a moment of genuine emotion and me being upset cause I thought she was the only one I could trust and that Ricky was talking shit about us. I asked her to go to FTC with me and I probably shouldn’t have, and Gerda, you have every right to be upset with me. I didn’t mean to go back on that and I know now we’re probably going to have a hard time patching through it, but unfortunately after the Forrest vote I just couldn’t find it in me to trust you again. But, at the end of the day, I did attempt to make the best moves possible while playing as loyal as possible to the people who I felt trusted me and who I trusted--and again, I know not everyone will agree, but I had a reason for doing everything I did.
However, I would be . delusional if I didn’t point out that I didn’t play a perfect game. I understand their are cons to my playing both sides and my playing subtly. I’m acutely aware that because I played the middle that there is a higher chance for me to hurt someone I care about and that people can easily get annoyed by the person who appears to look like they’re complacent for an outsider’s perspective. Unfortunately, I know I hurt people by doing this. I do stand behind the moves I made from a game perspective but I also know that this game isn’t solely about strategic moves; their is a real key human element to it. There are real emotions and there are real people on the other end, and sometimes I personally find it really hard to manage the ‘will this game move hurt this person who i truly adore’ section. I do want to say that all the relationships I built w y'all felt genuine on my end, and if things didn't work out between us in the game I hope y'all know I adore all of you still, and even if y'all are mad at me or hate me that won't change !! At the end of the day it’s a game, and I can hope that people understand that I did it for those reasons, but at the same time, I know intent isn’t what matters. I did try my best to go through this game making the best strategic moves and trying not to hurt people, and I thought I was doing alright with it, but I also know that at least with two people I failed, and I’d be terrible not to admit that or address that. So I would also like to say that I’m aware my game moves may have hurt people, and if I did, I’m genuinely sorry, and of course I’d like to talk about it when we’ve got the chance.
And, to the second part, with regards to being complacent - yeah, I know how it could look to some people that I was in the shadows or ‘being controlled’ by...Forrest, for example, since that was a thing people thought. Like I said earlier in my speech, I always spoke in a way to people to make them think they had control of me, and with Forrest it was no different. I did and still do (rip my love) consider Forrest my number one ally throughout this game, however to say he controlled me is just inaccurate. I had a mind of my own, and yes, I did make him THINK at the very least he was controlling me, but that’s also because I’m not one to tell people my full agenda at any moment. People thought forrest was controlling me, however that’s because my intentions were to vote him out at 5 or 6; unfortunately, I know I can’t prove that as fact because he was voted out before it came to that, however I will take a stand at that perception of me. If I looked like I was complacent, it was only because I wanted you to THINK I was complacent. Again, though, I also understand how it could look to someone else.
The reason I say all of this is because I understand where my faults lie and how I could have improved my game--I think self-awareness is a quality that any player needs in order to win. However, I hope that does not make you all discredit my game and rule me out, because I do believe I played a winning game even if it wasn’t as flashy as Jessy/Benj. I didn’t have an official vote from someone else cast against me until the final six, despite how low I felt at the beginning of the merge and how my name kept coming up after that. I thought I rebounded impressively and I noticed the faults in my game early merge and was able to correct them so i can play more freely toward the end. I was somehow in a swing vote/position of power throughout a majority of every tribal council i attended (w/ the exception of the Tate/Forrest votes, primarily), and so many people attempted to play both sides and put themselves in that position to only find themselves voted out next. That never happened to me. I did not buy a SINGLE thing from the armory this season, nor did I have any advantages in my possession at all through this game. Of course, my game was positively/negatively impacted by advantages nonetheless, but the fact that I held none this entire game and wasn’t hit by a rogue bullet and that I managed to make it to the point where they were all gone w/o hiding behind them or needing them to save myself from elimination is impressive imo. I also know that I’m no good at challenges; I can’t compete in them for the LIFE of me, however, I was able to survive despite that woo !Anyways, I know people hate reading long speeches and I don’t want to be the person who goes vote by vote in my opening speech LMAO. I hope you guys do consider voting for me and I’m v excited to be in this position and am ready for the beating and/or questions you have in store for me. Thank you to the hosts again for a wonderful season, and thank y’all very much for taking the time to read my speech and hopefully considering me for the win <3
We will now bring in the members of our jury.
Benj, Jayme, Jessy, you three have made it as far as you can go in this game. You will now face the jury, nine people that the three of you had a hand in voting out either directly or indirectly, and they will decide who will win the title of Sole Survivor.
The three of you will each post a vote for me speech on the Clash of the Champions Forums, titled "Vote for ____!". Once the three of you have made your speeches, the jury will then have the chance to address the three of you.
Jurors, you will title your speech "____'s Jury Speech" and will post it on the Clash of the Champions Forums. Benj, Jayme, Jessy, you will then answer their questions, and then the jury will cast their votes on who they want to win this game.
To the jury, we encourage you to wait for the three finalists to post a reply to your speech before voting as they should be able to respond to any questions you may have.
If you do not know how to make a thread, follow these steps.
Go to the Clash of the Champions Board, type your title in the "What do you want to talk about" spot, and include your speech in the "Post a new message" spot. Once you have done this, click "Post".
Benj, Jayme, Jessy, and the jurors, when you have posted your speech, link it to your private chat on Facebook.
If you still are unable to post your speech, copy and paste the text of your speech to your private chat on facebook and we will make the thread for you.
To the jury, when you are satisfied that you have all of the information you need to cast your vote, write your vote on the parchment below and send a voting confessional when casting your vote. Do not make me hunt you down to cast your vote or leave a voting confessional!
Benj, Jayme, Jessy, you will have over 24 hours to write your speeches and post them, giving you until 6PM EST (10PM UTC) on Friday, July 31st.
To the jurors, once all three speeches have been posted, you will then have 48 hours (2 days) to post your speeches and cast your votes, giving you until 6PM EST (10PM UTC) on Sunday, August 2nd.
The votes will be read at 8PM EST (12AM UTC) on Sunday, August 2nd.
Please make sure when voting you are casting your own individual vote for who you personally want to see win this game. We have put a lot of work and effort into this season, as have the final three to get where they are. Please be respectful of the Final Tribal Council process, allow the final 3 to respond to your speeches, and take in all of the information you need to cast an informed vote for who you want to see win.
That is 1 vote Gerda, 1 vote Jayme.
That is 2 votes Gerda, 1 vote Jayme, 1 vote left.
19th person voted out of Survivor: Clash of the Champions - Eye of the Storm and the 9th and final member of our jury…
With this vote tonight, you have now made it as far as you can go in this game. You are the final 3. You will now face a juror of 9 that you either directly or indirectly had a hand in voting out of this game, and what you need to be keeping in mind as you enter this Final Tribal Council is have you done absolutely everything you can to win them over with the right argument, or is it too little too late. Grab your torches and head on back to camp, goodnight.