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Survivor: The Amazon - Advice for the Remaining 12by Jeffrey Clinard -- 03/08/2003
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Take my advice and your torch will stay lit.
The Survivor Advisor has a strange problem this time. Eleven of the remaining survivors want to win the game, while one wants out. If nothing else, I'm here to accommodate. So with the situation as it is, there is the advice for the remaining eleven who want to win the game - and advice for the individual who wants to lose. Given this odd situation, what is the right advice for each tribe and the members in it? What is the right advice for the remaining twelve?
All. If it's not against the rules, visit those fishing holes you were at during the immunity challenge again. You were reeling them in with the good poles and bait, but even with your sticks and worms you should be getting some good catches.
I see you've learned your little lesson in humility by conceding (for a change) that the women might be outfishing you at the immunity challenge. That said, well done in winning both the reward and immunity challenges this week. Now you've got a fridge, useful not only for your soft drinks, but for chilling any fish you don't want to fry up right away. You even can get some ice, a real luxury for Survivors. You also demoralized the women's camp, and forced them to play politics. Putting friction in the enemy camp is always a good idea.
Roger. I meant to take you to task last time for not fishing. You say you're not a fisherman. So what? You also don't live in the rainforest every day. That said, you learned to fish pretty fast when it came time at the immunity challenge, working well with Dave on tag-team fishing. On the plus side you seem to have eased up on the rhetoric that was getting you in hot water. Keep on working the right relationships and see if you can't land some big fish (and brag about the one that got away).
Butch. It was a good idea to get worms for bait. What in the world were you using before, belly button lint? That said, you get credit for the idea, and it worked. Matthew pulled in a nice big peacock bass once the right bait was used. Cement your relations with Roger to carry you forward in the game.
Dave. Well done in blocking the wind at the reward challenge, even if your leg hair did get singed. You've got ice to cool them down! You seem to have cemented a working relationship with Roger, which showed up in the immunity challenge, with your tag-team on the poles and fish. This will carry you far into the game.
Alex. Your position in the tribe is secure for now. You have both political allies and are popular with the other men in the tribe. Keep up the hard work at both camp and in the challenges.
Rob. I'm still worried for you. Your efforts to figure out if you could oust Roger are not unnoticed, and could spell doom for you if the core male alliance decides you're next. You do have the advantage in that Matthew is a loner, and while you might have thought about it, you didn't actually stick the knife into Roger's back at tribal council. Keep with the group and work to fit in. Keep fitting in, even if it is leading an off-key group song. More advice later, as events play out.
Matthew. Well done in catching the fish. However, unless you're the only one making the catches, you've got problems if it comes to tribal council. You're on the outside due to your friendships with Ryan and Daniel, and have spent time alone while the rest of the tribe went on their worm hunt. Yes, you are probably right that they don't need to go any long distances to find worms (they should be digging up moist ground near the river, to be honest), but you can't play the game solo and hope to win. You are doing well in trying to cement more relationships - that may pay off if you face tribal council.
First, apologies where they are due. The cute girl alliance CAN count to four (and here I was thinking they needed to take their tops off in order to count to twelve). That said, this is a tribe divided, with one weak girl who is politically strong, and one strong woman who is politically weak. The advice for everybody is geared to shuffle the position to realign the positions to create a stronger tribe while still retaining political power. Remember, if you merge shorthanded, you are all looking at jury duty.1 2 Next-->
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