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|July 31, 2006 - Day 29
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Diane gets pawned
Or backdoored or backstabbed or whatever you want to call it.. or just nominated again - Boogie used the veto and Janelle pointed to Diane, as planned
Is it a deal breaker? Let's review: Janelle said to Diane "If I don't nominate you, can that be like a sign of trust?" and Diane said yes
The game this year is in the subtleties of the language, at least for some of the players.. you gotta love it
The day starts with Kaysar wearing a leftover birthday hat as a silent shout-out to an undisclosed someone out here.. Danielle opens the coffee - no decaf and plenty of it, please.. Will downs the first protein shake of his day
I'm missing a lot of pivotal daytime stuff lately (who knew they'd do anything in daylight?) but apparently Kaysar gave Janelle his approval for the Diane plan, and they agreed that he'd start pretending to be in with James and mad at Janelle
Read that again, please.. it's little details like this that can change how everything is perceived.. thanks
After the veto flames and WAY TOO LOUD music we find a shocked Diane (she isn't usually one for subtleties but maybe his time she's thinking of Janelle's words).. Danielle & Marcellas sound oh so compassionate and understanding (and personally relieved).. Janelle's already planted in green back in the pink
Diane: At least I'm ready for it this time
Diane: She must have something against me.. I don't know what unless it's something outside
Diane: I guess she didn't think an apology was sincere
Reminder: Last year Janelle made some comments about Diane on the feeds that weren't complimentary.. Diane heard about it and posted some things on Jokers that weren't complimentary.. they eventually apologized but neither is too sure how sincere the other's apology was.. they talked about it Thursday night and made up kinda, with a hug
This feud was probably part of the reason Janelle was one of those called by Diane's ex-roomie and BB7 hamster-by-proxy Toni Ferrari, when she had her own falling out with Diane and tattled about Mr. & Mrs. Smith before the season started.. does controversy follow Diane everywhere? It seems to, but you need to know this stuff.. there may be a quiz and/or catfight later
Boogie & Erika (in pink again today) don't show as much overt sympathy for Diane as Danielle & Marcellas - all of which makes sense really - but they're there and nodding.. Diane's holding up very well considering she's on the block and considering she's Diane.. but she likes to be the center of attention and hasn't been very much til now
Danielle tells Willboogie about the Diane/Janelle feud and James assists.. Diane returns and they continue, but leave out the Diane's retaliatory section.. then Danielle & Willboogie are alone and have a major check-in and notes comparison between interruptions where they lapse seamlessly back to the song & artist game.. Will tells her he & Boogie promised their votes to Janelle this week and will keep their word
Watch the videos part 1 and part 2
James & Diane lie around complaining for awhile - she for her nom and he for his plans falling apart - she promises him her vote if she's on the jury, and he provides the line of the day by telling the newly-nearly-evicted "It's just another wasted week" <thud>
Kaysar's recon on the recon man results in a lot of James doesn't trust Janelle and "she's not stupid but she's not intelligent like a rocket scientist, and she's cunning".. the tone isn't complimentary.. nobody's a happy camper around James these days
George keeps slopping along while all kinds of tasty food is prepped in his face.. he's on Day 10 and borrowing clothes now since his are getting too big
Danielle & Will have a long & laughy convo about wrestling stars then and now.. others wander in & out of it.. Marcellas says he just had the longest diary ever, then heads back up to the pink where Janelle sleeps all day
Much of the wrestlemania chat is just fun for two fans, but it's interesting to watch how they all work.. Danielle & Will each encourage the others to talk about their seasons & their game, and they learn about that hamster by the way they tell it.. they rarely talk about their own game style - nor does Janelle.. George asks a lot of questions about everyone's season, but nobody knows what he does with the info
Howie visits Janelle who says she's depressed and feels bad about Diane.. Howie says not to, it's business - watch the video
Here we go again
Danielle & Marcellas launch into a nasty attack about Janelle
Diane stays mostly quiet.. Erika chips in here & there but her stuff isn't as pointed or personal
It's a nasty episode and very reminiscent of Maggie, April & Ivette - watch the video
Janelle finally gets up and joins the downstairs crowd.. no fights break out.. she plays pool with Will
James & Danielle decide to try to save Diane for their team, to go against Janelle.. Marcellas floats in for awhile and the subject changes, then he floats out again
James & Danielle shake on this "new" plan of theirs.. "balls out!"
Watch the videos: part 1 - part 2
Immediately after, Danielle whispers with Boogie to see if he & Will would vote to keep Diane.. he says they promised their votes to Janelle and want to keep their word, but "from here on out you act as our advisor, tell us what to do, what we need to know"
Danielle sits down alone for a minute and talks to Amy.. then Janelle & Marcellas are there - Danielle gives Janelle "a tour" as if she's never been there.. they tour the whole downstairs, pointing out where everyone sleeps, the crappy beds, the crappy "IKEA furniture" - flames and WAY TOO LOUD music for that one.. Danielle asks for a tour of the pink palace and they go up.. Dani says it's very clean but not as clean as James' was, and that the bathroom is very dirty.. it's all very condescending and kinda spooky
Danielle [alone]: Amy, why aren't you here? Why am I here? I'd like to get you back and Jason back.. now that'd be a show
ummm we've seen that show - this is BB7
Diane hookahs outside with Marcellas & George.. she asks Marcellas if the votes are promised? Is it wasting her time if she campaigns? Erika arrives just as Diane mentions "somebody".. Will talks to Kaysar in the hot tub for a long time, mostly about business, Will's businesses, etc.. later he tells Boogie "he's got no life experience at all - there wasn't anything else he could talk about"
Diane: Every time I try to talk to someone, somebody keeps stopping me.. it's not fair - well, I guess it's first come, first serve
Willboogie have a quick check-in - it's very whispery but basically Boogie reports on his Danielle convo, and it sounds like they'll ask/hope/make Danielle put up someone from BB6 next week - thus not doing it themselves, and Boogie assigns Fantastic Four characters to them - watch the videos part 1 - part 2
Janelle & Erika sit down to play chess.. the convo is so simplistically symbolic they drop it.. Boogie does a drive-by for awhile and later Will does too
Erika: It doesn't have to be a game of picking off the pieces huh?
Janelle: Hm-mm.. I play it mostly with pawns
Janelle [about Diane]: Is she sad?
Boogie: No, but I think she's going to take some action or something
Kaysar rendezvous with Janelle finally, in the pink.. she says again she feels bad about Diane, and they realize they've taken out half of the America's Choice players already - watch the video.. he doesn't give up half of the bad news about James.. then they break out into some unscripted fun by doing George impressions - watch the video.. Howie & Janelle visit James downstairs between Janelle meals (she's complaining about gaining weight already).. James is still morose & grumpy.. a bit later he sucks some more nitrous oxide from another whip cream can - they didn't get any booze tonight
Janelle knows how angry James is, but I don't think she knows he's planning her demise.. Kaysar does but eiher doesn't believe it or doesn't want to tell Janelle how bad it is - he says he wants to keep the team intact.. Janelle tells him she's sure that neither Marcellas, Erika nor Danielle are after her
This little piggie
Danielle & Marcellas entertain Diane, Erika, and themselves in the red room (redrum) for a long time, telling stories, laughing and being silly
James is there too, but mostly quiet, looking tense and hardly cracking a smile.. he contributes to one subject thread - something about his mom coming home from church and he's drunk - he tells it in a disinterested monotone that's stark contrast to the way they were whooping it up, and the fun's over
They talk about self-image awhile.. Marcellas says something his toes.. Danielle says he shouldn't be ashamed "It's just a little snaggle toe, a crooked one".. Marcellas says now it'll end up on some website.. "I'm not part of your internet freak show!"
Danielle says it's no big thing, but tells the others "that's why he always wears socks with flops".. from then on the crew's relentless with zooms to his feet, hoping to catch a glimpse of whatever it is
Will goes to bed and finds George asleep on the floor.. he laughs, rouses him and tells him to get in his bed but he lays back down.. Will goes to bed on the floor too
Marcellas is back in the pink.. the camcrew discovers he's barefoot and they're on the hunt.. he & Janelle are giggly and he too ends up on the floor but doesn't stay there
These hamsters are too easy: the mission's accomplished within an hour of launching and my sidebar is already out of date.. turns out it's no big deal at all, just a little piggie with personality.. meanwhile Howie stays true to his own personality with a trip to his jack shack
Janelle & Marcellas laugh into the wee hours as if everything's the same and nothing had been said by one about the other.. maybe the nasty stuff is game on Marci's part or maybe this is, I don't know.. Janelle plays with her big pink J and wonders if her new sparkly top would be too much pink on pink on pink to talk to Julie on Thursday
Howie hangs out with them awhile, then Janelle hangs out at chess with Kaysar awhile before they're all in their beds again
I hope they don't get up to much tomorrow - they're wearing me down.. unless a riot breaks out I probably won't report on all the details of the inevitable pre-vote waffling because they're going to vote Diane out as scheduled anyway
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