yau man ftw

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I wanted Yau Man to win Survivor so bad. And he didn’t.

And now I am sad.

Week after week, I constantly expected him to get voted off. First for being older than the rest those fresh-faced 20somethings and finally for being so much more awesome than everyone in the entire world squared (in a game like Survivor these are the kind of things that work against you, you see). When he came out of the last two Tribal Councils unscathed–call me naive–but I was SURE I would watch Pretty Probst declare him Sole Survivor.

In fact, I was really looking forward to it.

And then Dreamz happened. :(

But I wanted both Yau and Earl in F2, so I’m glad at least one of them got there and took home the prize. I just wanted Yau Man to take it home about 10% more than Earl. I’m sorry, if I’ve hurt your feelings for wanting you to win about 10% less, Earl. CBS will be giving you a cheque you can cry into.

And can we say Bitterest Jury Ever?! I think we can!

Here is a pretty accurate transcription of Alex’s jury speech, including the things he was saying with his eyes:

“ANSWER MY QUESTION, YOU LOWLY WOMAN FOLK! WAIT, NO! STOP TALKING BECAUSE I DON’T LIKE YOUR ANSWER. NOW ANSWER IT THE WAY I WANT YOU TO! HEY, YOU’RE STILL NOT ANSWERING MY QUESTION RIGHT! SHUT UP. OKAY, LET’S TRY THIS AGAIN: ANSWER MY QUESTION THE WAY I WANT YOU TO WHILE I’M TELLING YOU TO SHUT UP AT THE EXACT SAME TIME. CAN’T DO IT, CAN YOU? I’M NOT SURPRISED. THAT’S THE KIND OF SMART STUFF THEY TEACH YOU IN HARVARD, WHERE I WAS EDUCATED. BUT YOU OBVIOUSLY WOULDN’T UNDERSTAND THAT BECAUSE AS EDUCATED AS YOU MAY BE, YOU ARE STILL A WOMAN.”

Seriously!

In other news, I do still write. Here is an update: I’ve stopped the pseudo fast-drafting approach. It was fun and I got 50,000 words out of it (yay!), but I reached a point where I had to go back and see how it was all coming together. Also I needed to fix a couple glaring continuity errors and write in the words I only thought I wrote but didn’t actually write. The latter happened more than I guessed it would, so sometimes it was like I was playing mad-libs. But because I enjoy mad-libs, my pseudo fast-drafting experience gets two enthusiastic thumbs up. Any writing approach that is slightly entertaining on an editorial level is okay with me.

But I still have a novel to finish, so I should probably go do that!

(Next season is in China!!)