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Cherub Cow
Tue Jul 05 05:41:51
Certified Dank.

"DUDE I just LOVE the hustle and bustle of the big city, it's so DYNAMIC and makes me feel like I'm in one of my favourite TV SHOWS..."
[RAW EGG NATIONALIST Twitter; July 4th, 2022]
(fight breaks out while in restaurant alley where birthday dessert is being delivered)

It's kind of like the modern equivalent of a Hogarth painting's chaos.
Tue Jul 05 08:09:40
Sugar is bad mkay?
Cherub Cow
Mon Jul 25 21:43:13
"Singin' in the Rain (1952) but with a Velociraptor"
[@ButWithRaptors Twitter; July 25th, 2022]
Cherub Cow
Thu Jul 28 05:37:38
Kyle Dunnigan just released a dank Biden meme:
Sniff Sleepy - Who’s My Name?
[July 27th, 2022]
Cherub Cow
Thu Aug 04 08:19:01
I abandoned cat memes temporarily so I could make this Neuromancer visualizer:
Tue Aug 09 13:30:09
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Tue Sep 20 23:06:28
Cherub Cow
Sun Oct 09 07:15:21
"Ace Ventura in Cyberpunk 2077"
[eli_handle_b․wav; October 6th, 2022]
Tue Oct 11 10:45:30
wtf is archdeco?
Cherub Cow
Sat Oct 29 05:17:18
A UGTer of the electronic mind!
I have archdeco on Discord.
Our body is light. We are immortal.

For Halloween!!
"Craig's News Halloween Spooktacular"
[October 27th, 2022]
Cherub Cow
Fri Nov 18 04:46:18
Kyle Dunnigan does a pretty good Seinfeld impression:
"The Kyle Dunnigan Show Live - Guest JERRY SEINFELD"
[November 17th, 2022]
Fri Nov 18 08:04:56
Nothing But Thieves ~ Impossible
Fri Nov 18 08:16:38

even with too few posts in here I manage to screw up the threads...
Cherub Cow
Sat Dec 17 20:12:16
"Steamed Hams but it's in Nazi Germany"
Cherub Cow
Tue Jan 03 03:11:10
I added little glow effects and music to this little video of cats descending a staircase :D
Sat Jan 07 02:16:35
Pizza time!
Cherub Cow
Wed Jan 18 04:38:26
"To catch a preditor - Chris Hansen turns up the heat"
[Kyle Dunnigan; January 17th, 2023]
Cherub Cow
Thu Jan 26 02:58:35
This is an older meme (February 2022), but it checks out:

"Jerry Seinfeld in Pulp Fiction [DeepFake]"
Cherub Cow
Wed Apr 19 05:10:49
Sam Hyde's "Fish Tank" reality show is live as of April 18th:

Intro explanation:
[April 13th, 2023]

General concept is that Hyde found the most autistic, gullible, and/or deranged social media addicts he could find and is putting them in a house with no Internet for 6 weeks with the last remaining person being the "winner". They'll face random challenges and psy-ops, and users of the above live link can view and listen to pretty much any place in the house. Some users have referred to it as basically "Big Brother" controlled by Jigsaw.

4chan obsessing about it here:
A popular contestant is Josie, likely because she's autistic, antisocial, a terminal introvert, and an anime-addict.

An anon summarizes the contestants:
House thot, enjoys competing in IQ challenges and riding Vance dick. Horse Cock enthusiast
Improv and harmonica specialist. From China, China.
Tulsa Queen. Fat. Likes all kinds of music.
Chad who avoids pussy at all costs. Power level depends on whether he is sitting or not
Sperg after our own farts. Deep knowledge of animal husbandry. Mexican.
Most likely to fuck. Respects the Virgin Mary. Will likely eat a fellow competitor
FUCK. Sorry. Most likely to sperg out.
Watched the stweam. Awived with sam hyde. Comes equipped with a bible, yet is not a Chwistian. Simply a fowwerer of Cwist

Hyde is also posting random updates and reTweeting from here:

Should have some interesting developments ;p
Cherub Cow
Thu Apr 20 04:59:19
An extra level of chaos is that people can talk-to-text at the cast members:
[Rocky Stream; April 19th, 2023]
Cherub Cow
Fri Apr 21 07:12:35
People thought that Google cracked down on Hyde's stream, but he's claiming this:
"False alarm. Turns out the hosting cost is $30k every THREE DAYS not every month and my bank account is drained!
Will restore ASSAP but this might take til Monday.
can I hold a couple hundred thousand for a sec"

• People were apparently able to track down Damiel's socials and find connections to friends of Hyde, so they suspect that he's a plant.
• There was a section of the day where Hyde revealed that 7 of the main donors for the text-to-speak were trying to sway the outcome of the Sunday pick, so they may be clamping down on the intercom texting.
• Jon got in trouble for snitching, so they denied him his prize for having a close guess in the rice count and made him sleep on the floor for the night.
Cherub Cow
Mon Apr 24 01:26:25
Hilarious moment from the show:
"Goldstriker comforts Letty (Fishtank.live - Day 6)"
[Rocky Stream; April 23rd, 2023]

Goldstriker (Sam) walks upstairs panting while putting on boxing gloves, asks Simmons to leave him alone in an upstairs bedroom with the tiny Violetta, stands between her and the door, pretends to give her a pep talk while pushing her things onto the floor, makes it even more threatening by closing the door, lies to her about how many viewers liked her comedy skit in the previous segment, finishes the pep talk, then insists that she not help him open the door while he struggles with the boxing gloves on the door knob. XD

The semi-frightening physical intimidation while being very charismatic is just an amazing thing to behold knowing that he's doing this on purpose for the cameras :D
Cherub Cow
Mon Apr 24 05:54:52
Damiel as a plant seems pretty much confirmed as of day 7:
"Damiel having fun on his phone (Fishtank.live - Day 7)"
[Rocky Stream; April 24th, 2023]

Aside from obvious connections to the crew, he's done completely outlandish things previously, such as jumping on the kitchen counter to make monkey sounds and pretend to poop in people's food (very uncharacteristic compared to the general autistic gen-Z vibe), so adding this cell phone usage on top is almost obvious fan service. He was then removed by a shark (silent, masked, and padded show-runners who lurk the house), brought to the basement, and returned in the night as a shark to play a prank on Jon.

Outside-the-show autists also tracked down the Fish Tank address, so the house was SWATted (day 5?), at which point all contestants temporarily had cell access to contact their families. Jon, apparently, used the opportunity to find out that Damiel had show connections, then he told everyone once the show re-started. This caused Goldstriker to start referring to Jon as a snitch.

This might introduce another element though: whether or not Damiel was a plant, his being brought back as a shark means that it's *possible* that removed contestants simply return as sharks to troll the remaining contestants.
Mon Apr 24 13:09:24
Sin with Sebastian - Shut up (and sleep with me)
Mon Apr 24 13:12:52
This needs a delete button, all those times Im posting songs in the wrong thread because I had it open it's becoming a meme on its own...
Cherub Cow
Thu May 04 01:11:59
No more Jontent :(
Jon seems to have been eliminated:

We'll see if he'll be brought back as a shark tonight, but Goldstriker's tone seems to be that Jon will legit be going home.

Damiel's temporary shark status may have just been a trial period to demonstrate loyalty.. and when Damiel was first brought back, it was basically just Goldstriker *saying* that Damiel isn't a plant (i.e., "we investigated ourselves and found no wrong-doing"). Earlier in day 16, Jet (red shark) also made a point of producing an I.D. badge [from Damiel's bag or planted there?] that lists Damiel as an "VIP"/"actor" ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8WwQEr9xzAk ). This is a weird move since people already suspected it, so showing the badge has extra gaslighting attached to it (i.e., the show-runners may be doing this to the audience to get the audience to gaslight the house with text-to-audio).

Aside from Jon, only Simmons and Mauro have gone.
• Simmons left because he was implicated in a book with pedo tones ("implicated" only because it's not clear how old Simmons was when he wrote it, and the autist researchers that found it may have taken things out of context — he was definitely weird, though, and he said almost nothing in defense of himself, so I don't disbelieve the claims, I just haven't seen this "book".)
• Mauro left directly after Simmons because he was weirded out to have spent so much time with a creepy weirdo.

So, really, this would make Jon the first actual elimination (i.e., not a quit or a/an DQ/ejection) in the show's so-far 16 days, but 5 of 8 contestants remain with 4 remaining weeks planned. This elimination means that Josie is the show favorite, especially after it was revealed that she's traditional and likely a virgin, but Sylvia recently showed that she's based regarding gender roles and Vance is considered the most chad-like option in the mix.

Letty is generally disliked (people say she looks like the female serial killer type), though she has people defending her on Twitter by saying that the claims that she's an Only Fans girl were falsified and that the video(s) of her floating around are basically revenge porn. Others in the house know her real name (Nina something?) from a prescription bottle and from various information slips. I wouldn't look into that to check, but, more importantly, it's not clear if this show means to reward people for becoming less autistic or for just winning events. If it's pure strategy, then Letty seems to be the most devious of the bunch.
Cherub Cow
Sun May 07 19:40:07
Quick note:
Fishtank has been pretending that they want to get rid of Vance, so they added a character named "Lance" a couple days ago, who looks 90% like Vance but has an Australian accent. lol

This opens up a doppelgänger angle to the psy-ops. They already sort of produced Simmons' doppelgänger with this weird guy that they're calling Simon (who looks about 90% like Simmons but is even trashier).

The question is whether or not they'll keep doing it. The "become a shark" was a one-off for Damiel, so that theory fell through. Doppelgänger seems like a more likely angle of weirding out the contestants, but they did not do this for Jon or Mauro. It could be a logistics issue, like they couldn't find and hire lookalikes for everyone, or it could just be that doing it too much would give the contestants too much mental stability ;D

Another elimination is supposed to happen today/tomorrow, so this will potentially be a time for the pattern to be confirmed.

I said this in a YouTube comment, but it's a good thing they didn't have any OCD people because the house is absolutely trashed right now and it only got worse with this "camping" challenge causing all the furniture to end up in the garage and preventing anyone from showering. Ben of the production crew seems like the most affected by the filth, lol. He complained about people not cleaning up after using the cookware and instead just asked people to cook for him last night so that he wouldn't have to see how the sausage is made ;D
Cherub Cow
Mon May 08 05:41:00
Damiel freaked out and left the show, supposedly because his wife is giving birth soon or gave birth. The in-show story is that Jet told Damiel that she gave birth at the beginning of day 20, which precipitated Damiel's freakout, but since Damiel is a plant, it's probably just psy-ops.

This followed a strategy by Vance and Letty to steal personal items from everyone to find some leverage over the camp (since simply being appointed counselors had no real effect). Damiel couldn't find his shoes so he dumped a lot of Letty's possessions/makeup into their makeshift outhouse.

Sylvia also raged out because her items had been taken (just a sex doll dressed in some of her clothes), which was silly since they were apparently just downstairs. She was seen crying in her room later.

Josie's plushies were taken too, and she appeared in the bathroom cam (not what it sounds like; it's an interview room where they can talk to the audience) to express some apparently sincere sadness, since she may genuinely be appreciative that viewers seem to like her enough to gift her plushies (she has an entire pile at this point). People have pointed out that she had been pretty depressed in real life before this and volunteered because she thought it would help her get out of herself.. that fragility may be creeping in.

There was also a drinking challenge at midnight which resulted in a total trashing of the downstairs area. It looks like it happened slowly over a few hours. Rocky Stream did a montage:
Cherub Cow
Sat May 13 05:54:23
One of the joke features the producers of FishTank have added is that people can pay to have the producers yell at Letty. This allows the producers to get paid to do what they love to do already.
"Ben Screams at Letty (Fishtank.live - Day 25)"
[Rocky Stream; May 12th, 2023]
Cherub Cow
Wed May 17 05:01:30
Doppelgänger sub-plot confirmed!!

"BETTY THE LETTY CLONE (Fishtank.live - Day 30)"
[May 17th, 2023]
(that is, Letty just got her Doppelgänger)

So that means that so far..

(Original -> Doppelgänger)
Letty -> Betty
Simmons -> Simon
Vance -> Lance
Josie -> Ella

(Not yet?)
Sylvia -> [Chris?]
Mauro -> [Also Chris?]
Damiel -> [Frank Hassle?]
Jonathan -> [?]

Josie's "Ella" Doppelgänger might be a stretch, but Ella was a definite fidget-type. The spin between Original to Doppelgänger was that Ella was fidgety because she was likely a drug addict (lulz). She had to leave after a few days likely because she was going through withdrawals.

But, if Ella was *not* Josie's Doppelgänger.. which would make sense since the names aren't similar as they have been with the others.. then Josie's clone may be on standby.

Still, three makes a pattern.

There was also a surprise visit by Mauro on Day 29/30. He had just pretended on Twitter that he was leaving social media because he was getting too much negative attention, but that was a ruse to make his visit a surprise ( https://twitter.com/Maurocanoh/status/1658196944370700288 and https://twitter.com/Maurocanoh/status/1658535854196035586 ). He revealed a lot of outside information to the group, but it was straight gaslighting. E.g., he claimed that he picked up 80,000 new followers on Instagram, but he currently has 3,000 ( https://www.instagram.com/maurocanoh/ ). Another is that he claimed to have done three news interviews including one on CNN, but that's definitely not a thing.
A comment on YT points out, "Mauro is the best guy to Gaslight because no one expects it from him"

Another funny thing today was that someone sent a Shark Attack on Josie just before bed, which resulted in a shark just straight pouring a bag of sugar in her hair:
Looks like she had to take another shower and change her sheets, but there's a pile of sugar in the shag-carpet. Again: very lucky that no one involved had OCD ;D
Cherub Cow
Wed May 24 06:47:06
FishTank is narrowing down on the end.
The show was estimated at 42 days, and this is now day 37.
Three fish remain: Letty, Vance, and Josie. Sylvia was eliminated last week.

The last few days were absolutely brutal.
Biggest highlights:

• Big soiling event a few days ago where everyone was covered in food for pretty much the entire day. Letty seems to have gotten it the worst, which is visible at the end of this video:

• Letty and Chris have to stay bound to each other by the wrist for Letty to get immunity. Chris, who is obese and has extreme mobility issues, makes Letty go to the toilet with him several times during this event.

• At the same time, Josie and Lance have to keep their feet moving while bound to each other by a chair. Lance is given a handicap initially, having what looked like a 10-pound weight attached to his ankle which injured him as he tried to dislodge it in the first hour. He and Josie are covered with gross-looking food and look absolutely miserable.

Josie and Lance kept this up for about *6* hours (I think it was more, but autists claim 6). The stop was very sudden: Vance slips on a plastic bag while walking backwards and turning, and he wipes out.
Josie felt very guilty about it, and Vance was extremely disappointed in himself. Emotions were heightened here because they were visibly exhausted after doing this.

And then today's developments:
• Chris was instructed to bother Letty more, but things get switched up on him when a cup of gross food combinations that he was planning to pour onto Letty's clothes is instead used by Letty on Chris' clothes. Chris then seems to break character, since he charges Letty and spits in her face. He's not usually a good actor, so being enraged seemed legit here.
Frank Hassle was spitting a lot too, but his gimmick was generally to spit near or on peoples' feet. Goldstriker tried to put a stop to bodily fluid and human waste pranks after Hassle crossed some lines and the camping event got disgusting, but some grey areas were left in place.

• And a few hours ago, Goldstriker announced that Letty had won:
But, it seems to be more gas-lighting. The joke they were making may have been that they have to make Letty the "winner" because otherwise she'll sue them after Chris' assault and the constant mistreatment.

Less than an hour later, they combined this "winner" moment with gaslighting about how the show is broke and failing (again), which was a segue to a claim that YouTuber/Streamer Dr. Disrespect had secretly entered the house to evaluate it as an investment, had purchased a 51% stake, had insisted on a joke about the show ending and Letty being the winner, and said that whoever brings Chris to climax wins. As "evidence" of this massive new funding, they give the caste a few McDonald's items (lol):

Goldstriker even gas-lit this further on Twitter by Re-Tweeting a Dr. Disrespect Tweet which describes a "multi-million-dollar deal":

Goldstriker also gaslights Letty about winning for "real", saying that even if she "wins" he's not going to pay her:
And a funny comment by Jet and Sam from this one, while saying that Dr. Disrespect is a fan of FishTank, which is a gift to have from a CEO:
"Is the Kroger CEO a fan of the milk that he sells? No."

Some comments recently have been saying that Goldstriker would just award the contestants 35 thousand "doll hairs" instead of dollars, but Goldstriker specifically said early in the show (in a non gas-lit moment) that the "Fish bucks" and the grand prize would be real.

The FishTank fans also frequently gaslight each other, and that has brought people to Dr. Disrespect's Twitter and latest YouTube video to thank him for saving Fish Tank, lol:
"Thanks for saving fishtank doc. You're a real one."
"You saved fishtank. So glad you paid to breed Chris too."
"Thanks for saving the fishtank!!!!"

That comment-spamming on Dr. Disrespect started about 6 hours ago, and Dr. Disrespect was last online about 10–13 hours ago, so the paid spam on Dr. Disrespect's videos are still incoming for Wednesday afternoon. Probably he'll have some new members paying him to promote FishTank before he starts banning people from his chat :D

FishTank Chat also decided to hate-bomb Josie tonight, so, in a rare moment, her bed was taken away, she received a shark attack that included filling a hat with a mushy canned item and putting it on her head, Jon took her room and barricaded the door after a shark salted/sugared his hair, and chat spammed all the notifications while she plugged her ears at 2:20 AM while trying to sleep on the couch:
An hour later, Ben woke everyone up individually and told them that "JosieGang" was trending on Twitter, lol.

Letty and Vance have an elimination challenge coming up — probably today. So far, most votes are asking for a "strength" challenge (versus endurance, charisma, or intelligence), which means that they're trying to give Vance an edge.

There have been comment wars going on over whether or not Letty deserves to win.
1) Team Sympathetic thinks that she should win simply because she was the most abused person on the show. They don't necessarily like her (though there is Team Simp), but they think that her survival is admirable in itself independent of her character.
2) Team Letty-Hate thinks that she deserves everything bad that's happened to her (i.e., she was most abused because she was the worst contestant) and they don't want her to win.

Letty has definitely taken the most abuse, so that part is true. And Letty has definitely taken part in the human-waste pranks, so there's an argument for "deserves" too.

Other arguments are that Vance should win since he's least likely to earn money from his FishTank fame. People are pretty sure that Letty will have simps and that Josie will make $35k in a month just from post-FishTank streaming, but Vance may only get a few thousand followers and will have to "make it" based on his music. Kind of interesting to see where priorities are from the audience, e.g.,
• most abused,
• most in need,
• least likely to have money in other ways,
• best person..

For the audience, the prize is somewhat incidental compared to seeing what happens in a house full of people who are motivated to accept gaslighting for so long, but who the audience wants to win directly affects the gaslighting, so picking a favorite is not necessarily meaningless in the feedback loop.

That said, I think that Josie would likely have broken if she got Letty's treatment, and Vance is often close to frustration despite often surviving by going under the radar. Letty is the most mentally strong, but it could be due to her being insane.
Cherub Cow
Sun May 28 04:53:26
Just a quick update this time:

Vance was eliminated last week, and the last couple days have been Josie and Letty trapped in Bedroom 2 getting messed with constantly via mini-games in what Goldstriker and Jet called "Prison 2: Roman Numeral 2". The current score is Josie 38 – 35 Letty, with the winning score being 42, since Day 42 is the final day (currently Day 41). Josie's lead could be the result of the audience preferring her, since Goldstriker has been running polls to see who "won" mini-games.

Josie and Letty were given only two official bathroom tickets for leaving Bedroom 2, but there seems to be some bonus "bathroom" time in the form of the confessional and talk-breaks in Bedroom 4. I may have also missed additional ticket distribution or something.

It's been especially terrible for them since the mini-games just keep going, they're constantly bothered between the games, and they're absolutely filthy at this point. They were also sleep-deprived today, being still awake at almost 6am local time with Jet doing slumber-party talk to bother them.

Pretty wild!
I'm sure they just want it to be over at this point. They each probably just want to take a shower and sleep for two days ;D
Cherub Cow
Tue May 30 03:52:54
FishTank ended :')

I was pretty exhausted about two hours before the ending, so I took a break, but these were the final moments:

Goldstriker first staged a Willy Wonka bit where Chris and Josie pretend that Josie isn't going to be paid anything because of a contract violation..

And then they go downstairs and tell Josie that she did indeed (not sarcastically) win:
Josie receives $35,000, and Letty receives $20,000 for 2nd place.

Goldstriker even gets a bit legitimately emotional, which is likely because this has been a really nerve-racking experience for everyone.. kind of like how even the Abu Ghraib servicemembers were wearing themselves out with all the torture ;D

They also confirm some of the suspicions about how the show was working behind the scenes, like how they would test contestants to see how much they would play certain characters or do certain actions. The show had transparently announced secret missions, but they would also hide whether or not particular acts were secret missions or just a contestant acting autonomously.

In the case of Letty, they let the audience know that they had put her up to a lot of the shenanigans, had told her to act "evil", and that Letty was selling it with good acting. I think most people figured this given that Letty had always seemed perceptive to the gaslighting, but they were trying to calm down the psychos ;D
Some comments on different videos are trying to complain that this means that FishTank was "scripted", but I think the distinction is that they would float ideas by the contestants and see if they would accept them (i.e., the contestants ultimately did what they wanted). "Scripted" for regular reality shows would be far more artificial cuts, whereas FishTank's only "cuts" were in the form of basement conversations being hidden.

Anyways, this was a hilarious show. :)
Cherub Cow
Thu Jun 08 04:57:31
Eric Andre has started posting clips for their new season (which started June 4th). This one was good :D

"Eric the Office Janitor | The Eric Andre Show | adult swim"
[Adult Swim; May 30th, 2023]
Cherub Cow
Fri Jul 14 04:59:23
"basement apartment"
[Alex Martens; July 13th, 2023]
Wed Aug 16 07:50:06

Viva la dirty League went to techtown now
Thu Oct 05 14:54:17
Seems my kid of three likes this one a lot, its an animal cover of bloody roots from Selputura. You have to watch this one CC

Cherub Cow
Tue Nov 21 00:59:08
Andrew Rousso existential crisis from being asked how he's been:
Cherub Cow
Mon Dec 18 21:41:18
FishTank Season 2 is popping off!

It's only Day 1, but big standouts so far are Cole, Jimmy, and JC. Cole is a bit neurotic and overly aware of his spacial surroundings, and JC is probably a VC tunnel rat who has single-handedly wiped out several American platoons on patrol near Khe Sanh. She made a comment about having studied slavery throughout history, so she might be red-pilled on the JQ. I think she's Taiwanese though. Jimmy basically has everyone following him around to listen to him so far, and he's dropping red-pill logic constantly.

The Season2 show theme is '70s, so everyone is dressed in '70s outfits, the house is '70s decor, and all the reading material is from the '70s. No cell phone usage, of course.

Extended cast:
1) Trish — Language barrier issues. Very quiet. Possible early Josie situation.
2) JC — VC tunnel rat
3) Tayleigh — Talks too much about nothing.
4) Megan — Being called the new Sylvia due to her weight and emotionally soft appearance.
5) Summer — Seems like a Letty replacement. Pretends to be cute but is clearly a sociopath. Complained about having to serve customers during COVID, so she might be a lefty.
6) Jimmy — Possible alpha. Deep-voiced Buffalo Bill; is okay with calling things "Communist". Is saving money to take back his town from the yuppies. Possible Aryan eugenicist. Wants to dynamite the California fault line to drop the whole fucking state into the sea. Very based. Clear front-runner out of the gate.
7) Frank — (hasn't arrived yet)
8) Cole — Nam vet out for strategic victory through fire and close combat. Very likely a war-boy psychopath. The other contestants may be in legitimate danger.
9) Thomas / TJ — A probable Jeffrey Dahmer.
10) Shinji — Possible language barrier. No personality yet.

5D is streaming here:

Rocky isn't streaming yet, but he was good for season 1:

They revealed TTS ability pretty early, so they seem to be operating under the assumption that all of the guests saw clips of Season 1. Should be interesting to see how they change things up to confuse and psy-op them.
Cherub Cow
Mon Dec 18 21:49:37
Forgot to mention that they have Josie back on the show as camera-crew and cleaning. She was present early on but must have finished her shift.

Sam is referring to himself as Judge Jebadiah Golstriker and just arrived now that 9 of 10 of the cast is present. He started with a Daniel Day-Lewis "There Will Be Blood" character. Should be interesting to see if he maintains it XD
Cherub Cow
Wed Dec 20 05:04:13
The clips have started :D

This one is absolutely hilarious:
"Jebediah Goldstriker [Sam Hyde] Speaks With Summer After She Has A Panic Attack"
(Highlight at 6:30 when Goldstriker starts breaking all the beds)

Video summary:
Other contestants were pretty sure early on that Summer was a weak link since she gets overwhelmed easily (she was freaking out when she first entered the house), and she has now had her first major panic attack. Goldstriker "accommodates" this by bringing her into Bedroom 1 and intimidating her until she stops crying. This is a bit reminiscent of when Goldstriker cornered Letty early on in Season 1 and removed all access of escape from Bedroom 4 while absolutely towering over her, lol ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0bqV1MTwv1Q ).
Cherub Cow
Fri Dec 22 19:00:11
JC eliminated! ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q05N62g3UDA ). She basically just thinks that some of the others need it more, lol. She was probably a little too bourgeois for their degeneracy ;p

Brian (a free-loader) managed to avoid elimination so he could have a kid-romance with Trish in the closet. They've been spooning at night off-and-on, shared a quilt last night, and today locked themselves in the Bedroom 1 closet.

Cole *might* be eliminated also, but that may just be to get him to step up against Brian. He seems to be under review and is trying to get audience support in Bedroom 2.
Sat Dec 23 02:41:10
I have to start watching this. I missed the first season as well, when you mentioned it last year. I was like I need to watch this and forgot about it!
Cherub Cow
Mon Dec 25 22:01:11
It's strangely addicting! :D
A big part of it is the audience pooling together to mess with contestants and meme on them.

Forgot to mention that Summer left on Day 4 or 5 (currently Day 8). It seemed like they were going to let her cool down in the basement and then return to the main house, but after curing her of her psychotic tendencies (and themselves of legal liability) through "Swamp Magic", they put her in the dog house to catch up on sleep, she then went to the basement, and they afterwards mentioned that she'd decided to leave.

Cole has also flipped around and is doing fine as a top contender.

And Meg is out! Last night, after crying/sleeping for probably an hour in Bedroom 1 (she claimed she missed her family on Christmas), Meg switched to the living room couch and slept uninterrupted, did the Christmas Day present exchange, but then decided to leave.
(video of her leaving quietly after Vance announces it to the camera in Bedroom 1)
A comment points out that she only lives 30 minutes away, so it isn't completely crazy that she would leave so far into Christmas Day. She probably gets to spend most of the evening with her family.

There was also a side story where Brian's actual IRL girlfriend shows up as his Christmas present.
(set to when Brian hugs her)
I'd be suspicious that the girlfriend is also just acting, but Brian hugs her for a *very* long time, so he may actually have missed her (i.e., not just an actor).
The producers very obviously told Trish to pretend to be super jealous, but it wasn't very believable. She tried to claim that she and Brian did indeed have sex so that Brian's girlfriend would get jealous, but she's clearly not the jealous type so it wasn't a very effective op. Some people are also a little insulted that they even bothered with this generic reality-TV love-triangle trope. Comments also claim that Brian was given some leeway by his GF to get physical with contestants if it helped him win, and this would fit since it's established that Brian was brought in as eye candy, so he would have known in advance.

Best moment of the season so far is that on Christmas Eve they had a mission where they all had to pretend to be sleeping while "Santa" (AirSoftFatty) delivered presents and wandered around the house. AirSoftFatty appeared, ate a bunch of cookies, dropped a mock flashbang in the kitchen where Jimmy was, then proceeded to mess with everyone else in the bedrooms while panting heavily since he's out-of-breath just from walking. Trish was sleeping in Bedroom 2, and AirSoftFatty basically laid right on top of her and broke the bed slats:

So it's now down to 7 fish, ranked by their endorsements (endorsements just show who the audience likes; it doesn't represent actual rankings, which are arbitrary):
1) Cole — I keep referring to him by various Michael Shannon roles, but chat just likes him because he's very chad. I sent him a TTS referencing the movie "Iceman", but he didn't get the reference.
2) Trisha — Probably only popular with the gooners because she has no personality
3) Tayleigh — She's become popular in part due to a "Taytriots in Control" meme.
4) Jimmy — People are a little tired of him since he's just repeating 4chan information and is legit autistic in that sort of high-school socially oblivious way.
5) TJ — Snores every night. Sleeps the most out of anyone.
6) Shinji — The language barrier is a real issue. I sent him a TTS making fun of him and he didn't even understand it. People celebrated him for singing the entire Evangelion theme song in Japanese, but otherwise he's kind of a non-entity.
7) Brian — Brian is very tall, but he kept complaining about how worthless his life is, so people got tired of him very quickly and consider him a fake chad. He needs to switch things up.
• CK (freeloader) — Brian's GF is still just sort of observing and talking with Brian on the side. People are trying to guess her ethnicity. She was presented as Asian but might actually be American Indian based on her eye brows. She was first spotted early Christmas Morning, and I thought at that time she was one of the producer's GFs since they didn't acknowledge it at all.

Pretty wild how much has happened in 8 days! It's supposed to last 42 days. D:
Cherub Cow
Thu Dec 28 05:56:26
Day 11

Top-J Cole is OUT! XD
(And Sam kicks his way out of a door)

Cole was apparently being passive aggressive, dropping Letty's IRL name, getting frustrated, and talking about Season 1 even though they told everyone to stop talking about Season 1. I.e., he wanted to get kicked out and so he was acting up.

Another possibility is that they dropped Cole because people found out that he's listed as an actor-for-hire in the area, so they can't use him as an infiltrator anymore. (There was a picture circulating of a head-shot of him for a local agency.) They've been telling the contestants that there are indeed infiltrators among them, similar to Damiel in Season 1. Before Summer left, she was convinced that she was the only "real" person and that this was a Truman Show just for her (lulz, very possible). That may simply be because she was seeing everyone get secret missions and could tell that they were acting fake, or there really are a *lot* of plants.. like 4 maybe. Of those remaining, these are my suspicions (most likely to be real versus most likely to be fake)
1) TJ — doesn't seem bright enough to be duplicitous
2) Tayleigh — doesn't seem to do many scripts
3) Jimmy — A little too autistic to be an effective actor
4) Trisha — Probably faking. Her willingness to "make-out" with Brian early on seemed to show she was too willing to act.
5) Shinji — Would be hilarious if he just spoke perfect English XD
6) Brian — He always seems to be acting or "working".

A counter-point would be that TJ sleeps so much because he knows he's safe; "only the guilty sleep". Lulz. But by the sleep metric, Tayleigh would also be a top suspect (big sleeper), and Cole would be super-real because he slept the least of anyone. Hmm..

Leading up to Cole's departure they also softened Cole up with some X-Box time but then had Cole and Jimmy do body-hits-only boxing:
Unsurprisingly, Jimmy's idea of boxing is completely wacky haymakers and sloppy attempts at elbows. Both of them were winded after about 1 minute, though Cole seemed bored enough with it that he was just giving Jimmy his back. They make fun of Cole for punching a wall in frustration..
"If you hurt your hand, why would you punch the wall with that hand?" — Sensei
Both seemed frustrated, but Jimmy seemed more so. This would play into Jimmy being a real person (not an actor).

They also introduced two new freeloaders: Chip and Nifty.
(Nifty intro):
I don't see that anyone's posted Chip's arrival, but he's basically retarded and was told to hype things up, lol.

Brian and CK are also having beef manufactured:

It's a little difficult to tell if Brian and CK (who do seem to be IRL BF+GF) are actually having beef or if they're just doing a storyline. It seems very fake, so I'm leaning towards this being a manufactured breakup as part of a mission to mess with Trish. *If* it's real, then the basis is that Brian didn't want CK to come on the show, wants her to leave and will say anything to make it happen, and CK has apparently been divulging real-life information which Brian thinks the other contestants and viewers will use against them both. He's pretty young, so it's certainly possible that he's that petty, but their pacing around and pausing during this talk just seemed like a script. I think he's mixing in real information with the script just to sell it a little better, but it's overall just fake.

A comment points out that, at 8:40 in the video, Brian uses the cover of a TTS to whisper something to CK before the next round of shit-talking. This would confirm some open deception and that they're both just acting. It's very possible that every single person *is* an actor who thinks that the other people are real and that the goal is to see who realizes it (i.e., Summer was right), but if the format is anything like Season 1, they're just introducing chaos randomly without any major narrative.

A new item is that they've also turned on the Attic camera to show demonic static, so they may be going for a "haunted" vibe soon.
Thu Dec 28 12:19:44
yes, yes! Still havent found time to start watching this. I suck...
Cherub Cow
Fri Dec 29 07:03:13
FishTank is all about fishing for clips XD
I usually log-in and then see the house in chaos and try to figure out what happened by 2x-speeding through clips from YouTuber "Ah Geez Dood". @cryo2052 on Twitter also does recaps.

Today they brought on a new fish (Taylor), which gave Sam an excuse to be funny (3-minute clip):

Taylor seems to be getting tasked with asking everyone lots of questions. She gave Jimmy a survey and was asking Shinji a lot of things. Speaking of Shinji, I was floating the idea in chat a few days ago that he's actually American-born but is pretending to be Japanese, and it seems some other people have picked up on this too (independently).

In other news,
A slightly longer situation is that Jimmy has been getting even more handsey (inappropriately) (12 minutes):
When this happened with Trish a couple days ago (when CK arrived and confirmed that Brian had a girlfriend) Jimmy was very clearly doing that high-schooler thing where an immature boy consoles a girl after a breakup but with a tone of opportunistic self-interest. In the above clip, he was getting *way* too close with Trish and new-freeloader "Nifty". Comments point out that Sam put him up to a challenge to get "more" than just a cheek-kiss from a girl in the house. This seems confirmed by the video below (Di88agFgoR4) where Jimmy whispers something to Nifty before getting weird with her. He likely told her to reject him after being inappropriate as part of a joke setup.

Sam also surprises Trish by cutting a *lot* of her hair off, which sort of crossed the line from "this will be a funny little hair-snip" to "this will take months to fix and kind of debased her" (13 minutes).
But Sam's absolute tenacity manages to turn this around and make Trish cry-laugh at herself while pushing back against everyone around her (Josie, Ben, and Vance). I had to keep pausing because I was laughing so much at this one. It really rides the edge XD
They apparently gave her a wig afterwards as a joke, and Sam then lets her cut a bunch of his hair off. (There's *still* hair all over the floor in the live shot.) Trish's recovery here really boosted her appropriately into the one spot. Current ranks by viewer endorsements:
840 — Trish
560 — TJ
530 — Brian
400 — Tayleigh
230 — Jimmy
210 — Shinji
120 — Taylor

They also woke Nifty and had a staff meal in front of her while someone pretended to do construction work in the hallway. Ben (a producer) followed this up by telling the Fish not to wake Nifty while she's trying to sleep. :D
If Nifty is playing a role, then it seems to be a kind of SJW lawsuit-in-waiting, since she's been using SJW language and talked about intentional sleep deprivation being torture (lol). She seems to be playing the straight man so the Fish can bounce their tasks off of her.

Brian's rise in the ranking from last to third is apparently because he won a doghouse competition against Jimmy, who must stay chained in the Snoopy doghouse till this afternoon. (Doghouse rule is that a dog must be escorted to the bathroom by the person who beat the dog in a competition). Brian previously lost this to his girlfriend, CK.

And CK was voted off (@carolinekinney). She was thinking about leaving early yesterday morning (show time), but it apparently came to a vote among the Fish whether to kick Brian or CK, and they kicked CK. This is lame. Brian hasn't really developed his personality so far; his entire personality seems to be smoking. CK, meanwhile, was really growing into her skinwalker role. The morning before she left she was walking around the house hiding in camera blindspots. She even wrapped herself in a blanket and perched over TJ like a night terror and asked him questions.

On Twitter, CK seems to be claiming that Brian really was being serious regarding their relationship (him treating her like shit for sport) and is kind of a bad person ( https://twitter.com/carolinekinney/status/1740568020257476765 ). Saying this on Twitter could just be a continuous part of her contract (playing into the show's drama even after leaving), so it's difficult to use this as evidence of anything. A lot of season 1's information wasn't really settled until the final day.

User Kuroneko from FishTank chat also gave details on the Attic. Yesterday morning it was still a horror-theme setup with VHS static, creepy music, and black&white — accessible only by flipping through the rooms one at a time rather than by selecting rooms on the map. The room was empty except for an old-style alarm clock on a table, blocking the short stairway leading down into the house. There is a symbol on the floor which seems like some combination of the chaos symbol (but only two arrows in the NE/NW directions) with a kind of lighthouse-looking line bisecting in the North/South direction.

Today, the static effects are gone, and a kind of '70s psychoanalysis setup is present (a psychoanalytic couch against the wall with an arm-chair and table pointed at the couch). Kuroneko says that Vance brought up the furniture in the early afternoon. There may not have been any kind of narrative accompanying the change from a horror scene to this interview room, but Kuroneko likened it to the bathroom "confessional" setup in Season 1 (i.e., in Season 1 there was a camera in the kitchen bathroom which was only used when Fish wanted to talk directly to the audience). But, it's possible that they'll still *also* use it for some kind of creepy ritual like they did to summon the entity in the garage in Season 1.

• CK is out!
• Chip is out!
• Taylor is in!
• TJ kissed Taylor!
• Trish got a special hair cut!
• Trish is top J!
• Jimmy is only.. *pretending*.. to be creepy? ;D
Cherub Cow
Sat Dec 30 20:35:36
Lulz. Sam puts to bed some theories about the attic:
"Attic logo: told logo guy “make something creepy with two arrows”"
Cherub Cow
Sun Dec 31 04:10:07
“Yeah, I’ve been watching this reality show called Fishtank, you should check it out it’s really cool”
Cherub Cow
Tue Jan 02 02:09:14
!!Major trauma moment on FishTank!!

Even though they've eliminated people ahead of schedule, they still went ahead with this week's elimination challenge. It came down to Jimmy, TJ, and Shinji for a standup routine, with the worst standup routine (as rated by the viewers) resulting in elimination.

TJ was pretty clearly having trouble with delivery, so he was going to lose if the decision were based on merit. Jimmy's set was bad (lots of Reddit jokes), but he at least was confident, which was worth more. Even still, voters tried to keep TJ ahead. He and Taylor have been shipped pretty hard by the viewers, so there was a push for him by the Mormon/Ella avatars (this avatar: http://twi...ive/status/1656074151948427265 ), myself included, to support him with TTS. Even Taylor didn't want anyone to vote for her and wanted TTS to support TJ.

It came down to a 4-minute period before 10:40 PM (local to the show, EST) where they all had to plead with the camera. Jimmy was being painfully obnoxious, trying to be pseudo-based with lots of Roman salutes and N-word drops, but TJ sort of started to check out. I think it was more about TJ not pushing that did him in more so than Jimmy demonstrating any worth here.

• But! Goldstriker brought TJ into the attic and tried to gaslight him while giving him a second chance. He basically told TJ that he was the only one who was *not* a paid actor (which momentarily fulfilled my suspicions above), then tried to get him to talk shit about Taylor since this meant that she was only pretending to like him, but he wouldn't. He was just bummed out about it.
• But! Then Goldstriker told him that actually no one is an actor and Taylor may actually like him. lulz
• But! Then Goldstriker gave TJ a second chance to become an "initiate" of the show (one of its legitimate contestants), and this time TJ just said, "Yes".
• But! The cost was that TJ had to go downstairs and tell Taylor, "You're getting kicked off the show so I can stay" — and then turn his back on her.

TJ did it! D: D: D:
(Taylor eliminated!)

Pretty hilarious play by the producers. This meant that the mission's options were that TJ would have to fall on his sword and say, "No," to the mission and get kicked off (i.e., potentially being a "simp"/White Knight/chivalrous man for a girl he'd just met) or be willing to make a strong play — stepping into a manly role but risking that Taylor would feel betrayed. (This, of course, assumes no third option could be created by Taylor bargaining with Goldstriker.)

Production floated a vote asking if TJ made the right call, and 73% said yes. I more or less agree with this mainly because this fulfills FishTank's role as self-improvement for autistic people. It's actually much more difficult for these autists to make that hard decision to keep going than to resign and "die"/self-sacrifice. Even so, this was apparently difficult for TJ, since he really does like Taylor and has major self-confidence issues, so he put his head down at the bar in front of the group, tried to show some confidence with a little dance, but then went upstairs to sleep off some social-engagement/introvert depression like a teenager ;D

So a pretty fun development. Goldstriker's "initiate" test seem pre-prepared, so it's entirely possible that TJ and Taylor's relationship was manufactured specifically to create this audience investment — like a Hunger Games Peeta/Katniss question of "Real or not real?"

Side update:
• Delaney of the indy band "Elvis Depressedly" was brought onto the show as a freeloader. She barely sleeps at night and so has taken over CK's role as a creepy skinwalker.
• CK may not have been joking. She was leaving weird messages on Twitter two days ago (e.g., things like, "I have so many regrets", "You people don't know me", and "I'll explain what happened when I'm ready."). It *is* possible she's following up on a continued role, but she deleted those Tweets after about an hour, so she may legit be borderline in self-harm territory.
Cherub Cow
Tue Jan 09 06:41:48
Jimmy gone from FishTank!
(happened a few hours ago, Day 23)

The main reason is shown in the clip above, but the context is that the freeloaders and some of the contestants were given instructions to instigate/provoke Jimmy to see if he'd crack. This is because of Jimmy's autistic snaps in the past and also to see if he's ready for Frank Hassle to appear on the show in the coming days. (Frank Hassle's gimmick is directly intimidating/harassing people, so if Jimmy couldn't handle these provocations then a violent fight with Hassle would be pretty certain.)

This goes simultaneously with Jimmy's alone time. At night, contestants will try to get time alone in a room to communicate with their fans. Jimmy's bit lately had been to pretend to respond to his fans by talking into a little toy phone. Jimmy, being a bit autistic, had sort of bonded with this toy phone as his personal property. Legit autists such as Jimmy have a tendency to see little distinction between their personal property and themselves. This principle is carried forward sincerely in private property laws, but for autists it's far more visceral.

So, Freeloader-Britney was coaxed into messing with Jimmy by taking Jimmy's phone and destroying the phone in bedroom 2 with a little mallet. Jimmy saw this playing out, ran into the room to stop her, grabbed the mallet and pushed her away from the phone as she was about to hit it again, and then threw the mallet at the wall/floor near her as she falls into bedroom 2's corner blindspot. He also yells at her, throws the bed to get to the phone, and then attempts to exit the room with the phone but sees that he blocked his exit by throwing the bed in front of the door.

Production arrives (Ben, Vance, and Jet) along with Tayleigh, Tayleigh being a bit drunk at this point and seeming to be acting stupid (either sincerely or in drunken confusion).

Tayleigh's confusion is highlighted later when she completely misremembers and misreports what she saw. While talking with Freeloader-Duan'Ye in the Bunk, she claims that Jimmy threw the bed at Britney. This is obviously false, but you can see her mind filling in the blanks from how she saw the situation when she entered the room. Some of the autists in the FishTank chat also came up with erroneous conclusions, such as...
• that Jimmy threw the bed at the door to block Britney's escape (not true; he threw it out of the way to get to the phone, then realized afterwards that he had blocked his own escape)
• that Jimmy grabbed Britney's arm so that he could hit her with the mallet (not true, Jimmy grabs her shirt to pull her arm from the mallet)
• that Jimmy was going to hit her with the mallet (not true, he threw it away from her)

That said, Jimmy does indeed seem to push Britney while pulling her arm from the mallet, and throwing the mallet "away" from her but so *close* to where she fell is obviously not good. And this is *not* the first time that Jimmy has behaved this way (as catalogued above), so it goes without saying that the producers acted correctly for ejecting him.

Mid-Level Violence and Psy-Ops
There's an issue here with the idea of intentionally provoking someone who is violence-prone *to* act violently, of course. This is called "mid-level violence" and is a frequent tactic of, for instance, low-class women, leftists, and protected classes. The strategy is to provoke and then play the victim, since it is much easier for people to see a violent overreaction than to see all of the preceding provocation. The violent overreaction is itself a "proof-of-concept" for the "victim" (provoker), since the ability to get a reaction "proves" (psychologically, for the "victim" or unaware observers) that the reaction was "inevitable" (a self-fulfilling prophecy) while also reversing the roles of who possesses responsibility and authority. Of responsibility and authority, the "victim" knows that the provoked person commands greater responsibility/authority; but in the "victim" provoking a negative reaction, the provoked person now must bare further responsibility for the "victim" due to the overreaction — this grants authority to the "victim".

This is the psychological test used by low-class women to "get under the skin" of their men, and it is used as a weapon in divorce proceedings. This is also common tactic in slave revolts and in those possessing slave morality. The way to "win" the exchange for the provoked person is to be overwhelmingly in control — to demonstrate such authority and responsibility that the provocations have no effect and can be dismissed as harmless and the underlying issues directly addressed (i.e., cutting through the façade of the provocation). This requires a great deal of self-esteem, and psy-ops can last for months or years, so it's not just something that encouraging words alone can fix.

So this is perfect for FishTank. The entire point is for the Fish to become un-psy-op-able. The fish least vulnerable to psy-ops get the furthest. People were hoping that Jimmy would get control of his autism and violent outbursts, but he couldn't. The argument for possessions does not even work, because where FishTank aligns with a kind of Tyler Durden or military boot camp, fish must maintain their possessions but also override connections to them when it means self-preservation. Jimmy could not break this need to protect a phone as himself.

Sam is building an army. ;)
Cherub Cow
Tue Jan 09 08:21:24
Ah Geez Dood did a great summary video that shows the major plot points, like that Britney was told to target Jimmy:
Cherub Cow
Wed Jan 10 07:18:06
Fun updates in Tayleigh/Britney/Trish saga of FishTank:

Tayleigh called Britney a sociopath and ruined some plushie or something (not in itself a big deal). This was part of Tayleigh knowing that Britney was assigned to Jimmy to provoke him and get him kicked off through violence. The issue with Britney is that provoking Jimmy came a *little* too easily for her. People get put up to missions all the time, but they can reject them or cheese them if they don't agree. (This is not to excuse Jimmy's response, just to point out that he was up against a pro.)

Tayleigh also messes with Trish here, and there's an exchange where Trish "gives back" (throws on the ground) some of Trish's stolen items, Trish tries to block the throws, connects a slap to Tayleigh's face (not necessarily intentional, since Tayleigh was holding items near her face), and Tayleigh connects a direct punch to Trish's mouth/nose area. Ben is later paid via FishToy to give Tayleigh a pep-talk for this ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5l9xQ31qbWE ).

It's kind of interesting in comparison to Season 1. People would get in some interesting altercations in Season 1, but violence always seemed to be minimal. This season, physical contact rules have been broken/bent a *lot* — and not just in the case of Jimmy and now Tayleigh/Trish (e.g., Karate class, sanctioned fights, physical challenges). It must be intentional at this point, in which case the rules must have changed.

The video also illustrates how annoying Freeloader-Duan'ye has become. Yesterday, people were trying to get the fish to just ignore him altogether. Someone also paid about $250 for a FishToy that required Duan'ye to be silent for an hour. He's basically on a loop of saying, "black", "White", "african", and "culture" in various arrangements. He's very loud. His response has been to yell across the house so that even when he's not in a room his presence can't be avoided.

Chat has *also* been trying to ice him out. They're trying to get people to stop even mentioning him in TTS, to change cameras when he's in the room, and not do anything that monetizes any of his behavior. This is tricky, since TTS are trying to encourage contestants to stand up to him. None of the fish so far seem to know how to deal with a conversation monopolizer, and Duan'ye doesn't have the IQ to respond to passive-aggressive tactics such as people ignoring him for being annoying and loud. (I.e., social pressure isn't going to work; he is literally too stupid to consider their opinions and he projects his own insecurities as their faults.)

My only idea so far is to have the contestants rotate whose turn it is to distract Duan'ye. So, if Duan'ye enters a room where everyone is, everyone leaves, but one person stays and asks him lots of questions. If Duan'ye leaves to find the others, the strategy repeats.

Short of that, an exploit Duan'ye is using is that because *he* is so annoying, other people cannot seem to annoy *him* into leaving, and freeloaders can presumably stay indefinitely. It's a curious puzzle. People think Frank Hassle will neutralize him ;D
Cherub Cow
Thu Jan 11 05:20:20
The Judge relieves the Fish of their deepest fears! \:D/
Cherub Cow
Fri Jan 26 05:50:51
The last week has been pretty hilarious with how quickly things have changed.

• After some interviews, Jimmy was basically confirmed as a legit psycho that they couldn't fix in the autist boot camp known as FishTank (so a lot of it was not acting after all)
• Nifty also turned out to be a legit weirdo, based on things they said after she left. They were definitely pitching her scripts, but apparently she smelled awful and wouldn't shower.
• TJ and Taylor shipping has continued despite Taylor being gone for a while now. "Taylor claimed my heart." http://twitter.com/FishFoodFlakes/status/1750774868197757315 I've also sent a few TTSs encouraging this quite a bit, lulz.
• They brought in "Mr. Beast" (a guy named Greg who looks like Mr. Beast but is borderline retarded IRL and says, "Friggin," a lot), who was too timid to talk his way out of leaving on his first night and instead cried when he was alone that evening and has since become part of the autist crew.
• They also brought in Freeloader-Oliver, who is from New Zealand and isn't that interesting.
• All remaining contestants and freeloaders have had their heads shaved like Fight Club space monkeys. That means that Trish, whose head was partially clipped by Sam, actually has the most hair right now. TJ, Kayleigh, and Shinji have no hair, and Greg and AirSoft Fatty were bald already.
• Frank Hassle maybe isn't as effective as in season 1, but he got some freeloaders to quit, such as "Jackie", who couldn't trust that people wouldn't cut her hair off. He's had some hilarious moments.
• People thought production was just gas-lighting by saying that Jackie paid $20k to be on the show, but per her post-show interview with FishTank clipper "ReactSimply", she says that it's true ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pjy5nkggxDs ). The assumption is that she has OF income.
• Alex Stein dropped by and got to listen to Sam talk about Tom Cruise being a force of nature ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=utXLRcQDX_Y ).
• Duan'ye finally left (probably asked to leave due to production boredom).
• AirSoft Fatty had a panic attic under the bunk after being nailed in with boards by Tayleigh (panic partially coaxed on by myself through TTS, lol).
• The evil symbol in the attic has been painted over with a happy heart and some flowers.
• Yesterday, they broke the drywall between Bedrooms 1 and 2 and called it "open concept".
• Today, they placed a bunch of potted plants in the remaining drywall-sandwich between the rooms, placed other plants and decorations around the house, and they're calling it "the swamp" to go with Goldstriker's bayou/gator theme.
• About 10 hens were let loose and have been feeding and napping in the lounge area.

It's almost over!!
It's day 40 now (Friday), and I think they intend to wrap on day 42. Between TJ, Tayleigh, and Shinji, I think TJ has made the most improvement, but Tayleigh has pushed the most. Shinji has a lot of support, but with the language barrier I don't really get the impression that he's had to change much.
The house is totally trashed. Lol
Cherub Cow
Sun Jan 28 01:13:23
!!! TJ won FishTank S2 !!!

2nd place: Shinji
3rd place: Tayleigh
4th place: Trish

It was kind of a weird ending. I don't think they were super excited about it, but they really went with a fight angle on this season so they may have cornered themselves. Tayleigh was probably eliminated because she wouldn't be able to do endless boxing for the final challenge. She deserved at least 2nd place, but they really wanted a physical fight — probably because Sam fancies himself a fight trainer as part of the self-improvement aspect of the show, and it's just personally rewarding for Sam to teach something he knows.


Tayleigh was eliminated, then TJ and Shinji fought until Shinji couldn't breathe and was effectively KO'ed by exhaustion (probably has something to do with how many cigarettes everyone was smoking in the house). TJ's monotone response to being declared winner: "That's cool." (lol)
His speech was a little dicey, but he managed *not* to say, "Like," and, "Umm," repeatedly, so that alone says something. He made real improvements on the show and hopefully won't relapse to being a stuttering autist. Sam really does seem to be trying to get his fanbase to stop being so weird, lulz.
Cherub Cow
Mon Jan 29 01:51:04
Lulz. The FishTank adoption of chickens made the local news in Rhode Island:
Looks like I was correct that it was 10 hens :D

They were treated nicely and returned, so the news is just being sensational. Also pointed out by former Freeloader-Betty:
"So you guys actually saved 10 chickens from being inhumanly caged and slaughtered, then sent them to an animal sanctuary?"

... so... you'd have to ask if the chickens are better off being slaughtered or adopted [and then slaughtered??] ;p
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