Ok, so here was my strategy for what my part of the game was.
It started during Alprentice when Ak pulled himself out. He challenged me to sign up for Survivor. So I did.
I started to trash talk early in order to get a certain reputation prior to the game and to set up for what I would hope would be a surprise alliance. Ak then picked me first during the first challenge and we talked later that night about teaming up initially.
Then Dawg pm'ed me also and I joined up wth him so we had a three way alliance initially.
Then, the Castaways shut out the Mountaineers until the merge. Very convenient even though we had a plan anyway. I thought our team was the best set up and it showed during the challenges. I felt we were better organized and that's why we won.
It was decided that we keep the team together during the individual challenges just because we worked so well together. Ironically, I voted Kay out two hours before his teammates offered an alliance. (Which is why I rejected your offer, QWAF) It was easy work to knock off the remaining two Mountaineers before the Bingo challenge.
The next challenge had us separated and teamed up with the girls. Our plan was to knock out either Stef or Marlin depending on who won. I made a promise to Hippie that she would not be the first girl knocked out. That's when Stef and I lost and she was voted out.
The next one was the medley challenge. Again, it was down to which girl didn't win. I was hoping for Marlin since I owed hippie, but Marlin won again and hippie went bye bye.
The next challenge was what I call the most controversial part in my view. We were all against each other and it wa a trivia challenge. Since Ak was my first partner, I figured I would get it so he would be in controlling position. Thus, I didn't try my hardest in that challenge. The excuse about having a screwed up schedule was true. But I also knew to help Ak, I had to go.
This left me on the sidelines and hoping that Dawg would be knocked out and Marlin would go against Ak. I like Dawg, but I would have loved to see Marlin in the final two because it would have been a more dramatic ending. Nevertheless, I am glad Ak won and Dawg made the final two because it proved our alliance was a good choice.
If we want to call my going down in flames "pulling a sumo" I have no qualms about it since my job made me do the same during the Alprentice.
In summation, I oved this game and would love to be an All Star when the chance comes. I realized during both games that I am not as big a fanatic as some, but that sometimes just being around is cool.
Good game all and thanks for the memories.
BTW, Dingo, you are still a Dingbat!!
I forgot to mention that the strategy of faking a rivalry with Ak was a ruse because I wanted to ensure the girls aimed for one or the other in their votes. Ak and I actually get along. We are both Mariner fans, although that will be hidden for a while until they do better, and we both had fun with it. Thanks for playing along AK.
My friends call me Sumo.
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