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Survivor: Pearl Islands – Advice for the Remaining 15by Jeffrey Clinard -- 09/24/2003
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One person gone, 15 remaining. You can't pick a winner by one episode... but you can certainly pick out people who are likely to lose – by their attitudes, actions, and behavior. Some people are on the right track, others are failing. How much how much advice do these tribes need?
First off, you were thrown into the game with just the clothes on your back. Frankly, some of them are pretty useless for challenges, particularly long dresses. If you have to, strip to your underwear for greater leg freedom and flexibility. This game shows you're going to have to make do with what little you have.
I'm not going to pull a punch here. You were pathetic. You didn't barter, trade, or spend money well, and were clearly outmatched by Drake at the village. Leaving with money in your pockets was a terrible mistake. One blanket, cigarette lighter, or even a stick of chewing gum was worth more than the money you have in your pockets. (Which is why you received a Reality TV Hall of Shame Moment.) You built a horrible shelter the first time and had to do it over again. You didn't look at the map for water until it was found accidentally. Plus you wasted time during the challenge by stripping naked when you should have been pushing the cannon. It was a nice show of solidarity, but the more important goal was completing the challenge.
Andrew. Being a leader makes you likely to stay for some time, but if you merge shorthanded, you're out first. Leaders are targets post merge, and pointing out Ryan as a weak tribe member has made you an enemy. Never name names like that again. You can be sure Ryan will be doing some plotting against YOU now.
Darrah. I don't have anything to say to you just yet because you were the invisible woman. However, you must be doing something right because nobody wanted to put you on the chopping block.
Osten. There are good trades and there are bad trades. Frankly, while very noble in theory to sell your clothes to earn extra money, it was the wrong move. Food, shelter, water, and clothing are essential. If your underwear drags down and stalls you in a challenge, that's bad. The longer you stay, the worse the problem is going to get – you will lose weight and the underwear will get still looser. So either get some vines and tie them up like Rupert's skirt or talk one of the women into cutting off a piece of her dress to donate a skirt for you. Plus, you managed to alienate some of the women by suggesting some low-grade prostitution to get items in town. In theory it would have been a good idea to get more via bartering, but not that way! You should be building relationships instead.
Lillian. I think you underestimate your value to the tribe. You have scouting experience and have worked hard. Your problem is that you've bonded with a person many think isn't pulling his weight – Ryan. You might reconsider your relationship with him, because you might get pulled down with him.
Ryan S. You have the right ideas – thinking about what kind of plans and goals you needed at the village and screaming that the tribe still had money. However, you've gotten stuck with the lazy title, and you need to work extra hard to contribute to shake off the image. Work longer, harder, and faster to change your image soon.
Ryan O. It was an idiotic move to run off by yourself in the village. Doing things alone is never a good idea on Survivor. You need to stay close to the tribe members and work with them. Running off alone makes you an outcast, and that is something you can't afford to do in this game. Don't do that again.
Tijuana. Nice job pulling off a counterattack when Nicole wanted to make you walk the plank. However, yelling and screaming at people isn't a good way to get what you want. It didn't help you in the shop and it won't help you stay in the game. You need to figure out the right people to bond with to form a winning alliance.
Nicole... What went wrong? Everything! You tried to plot and scheme against a tribe member the others liked. It got around and they decided you were the most useless of the bunch. It didn't matter you were only wearing a strapless dress with no bra. While dresses do impede speed during challenges, there were several other women who were in the same situation. What mattered was who could be trusted... and you were not. Pirates ran their ships democratically, just like the game’s voting system. You were the first to walk the plank.1 2 Next-->
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