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An item about Miscellanious posted on Feb 17, 2004

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Entitled: Destination Incomplete
The first player leaves the island.

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Making the Cut II: Episode 1
By: Mateui
Episode 1: Destination Incomplete
*A large boat is seen traveling across the Ocean. It’s heading? Indonesia. On the boat, 16 players stand silently awaiting further instructions. Soon, they will be facing each other for a chance at a million dollars. They will have to endure many twists and turns, their journey would be one like a rollercoaster. And it was about to take a steep drop from here.*

Mat: You 16 have been brought from all parts of North America to participate in this epic game of survival, trust, and betrayal. We are currently sailing off into some islands located in Indonesia, and should be arrived shortly.

*Mat picks up a crate*

Inside here, are all your Luxury items. But I’m sorry to say, you won’t be needing these.

*Mat throws the crate into the water.. the crate sinks*

Where you’re going, luxury won’t be a necessity.

*A lot of the players gasped, for their luxury items were their one reminder of the home they left to play this game. Some were more angered than others, but there was nothing they could do about it.*

I’m now going to tell you your tribes, and shortly introduce each one of you.

From the Tribe Maladon:
Alexander Cromwell
Foyle Aber
Ian Murphy
Joey Mury
Johanus Sabastian Bartholomew iii
Mark Grant
Natalie Kink
Jennifer Sweeney

From the Tribe Shindor:
Amanda Tingay
Earl Oldson
Evan Muse
Jason Lucca
Randy Tahkoer
John Doe
Friedrich Nietzsche
Sarah Heiderman

Now, for the tribe Maladon, this island is your stop. This will be your new home from the next few weeks. We’re not going to stop for you, so jump of the boat and swim to shore, and begin to make shelter, fire, etc.

*The Maladon tribe scrambles and jumps of the boat, swimming onto the shore. A couple of minutes elapse, and another island is now seen*

Shindor, this is your stop. Like Maladon, get of the boat and head to your camp.

*The Shindor tribe gets of the boat swiftly, and swims to the shore of their island.*

The game has just began...

*OPENING CREDITS*

(Legend: All confessionals are in the color BLUE.)


Over at the Maladon Tribe:

*The castaways stumbled onto the beach, some more tired than others. Nevertheless, they all hugged and met each other, and began to introduce themselves.*

*After a few moments of talking, strategy was mentioned.*

Foyle: Challenges will be coming soon, and this means we need to have a gameplan. The only way I see to have a gameplan is to know each others strengths and weaknesses.

Mark: Well, you know I am Mark Grant. I'm a Child Care Worker, meaning I work with kids (mainly the mentally handicapped). Its a very rewarding occupation. All my strategies will probably come from those I use in my job to help the kids, but we'll see what I'll do when the time comes. I can guarantee you though, I am not a backstabber and I certainly will not betray anyone.

Jennifer: Well as you can tell I'm Jennifer Sweeney, I'm a college student in the middle of my second year of college, were currently out on winter break though. I'm training to be a nurse.

As for gameplans I think it's kind of hard to do that since we don't even know what the challenges will be like. The only thing we can really do now to plan ahead is to remember to work together and act like a team even if we start to distrust each other later.

*Tired with the talk of strategy, Joey felt the need to get started on camp duties*

Joey: There are pretty much two things we need right now, which is people to take a trek around the place and people to build shelter. I enjoy exploring wilderness and I'd be glad to look for water, routes to food, map out the area, etc.

Natalie: Um, should we make a shelter? Or do we just sleep the night on the ground?

*lies down*

Ooh, that ain't comfy. Guess it'll have to do.

Mark: The only spot I'm willing to sleep is on the sand, unless we can think of a way to make hammocks or beds.... If I think of anything, I will gladly contribute.

*And so, the Maladon tribe went off into separate ways to begin working on camp chores. Some began to look for vines, other commenced the building of the shelter, and yet other looked for food.*

Over at the Shindor Tribe:

*The Shindor tribe just got onto their beach, at right at the start, Friedrich decided that a leader role needed to be filled, for the good of the tribe.*

Friedrich: I think it is prudent to begin our business immediately. As I see it, our tribe has two immediate goals:

1 - To establish a preliminary leader of the Tribe who will be able to act decisively, and most importantly, be capable of organizing and directing the various resources of the Tribe.
2 - Get to know each others' weaknesses and strengths so that we can maximize our potential in the Challenges.

I feel that the most important aspect of any alliance is complete trust. You must be able to depend on your allies to perform, and also know that they will not betray you. This is one of the prime concerns of our Tribe, aside from the points above. It is in this spirit that I hesitantly nominate myself as the preliminary leader of our Tribe, until such even that I am replaced by a more capable member. In the beginning of any venture, quick organization is key to early success.

*A moment of silence – some were happy by the move that Friedrich had just made, but some others felt that something else should be established.*

Evan: I have no plans to contest anyone for leadership. If you think you can help us to get the tribe off the ground, I'm with you.

Randy: A leader? I don't know, but the leader would then be seen as someone who you should NOT vote out (that is if we lose a challenge) even if he or she has done poorly. I say that everyone should be part of ALL decisions, so no one feels left out.

Sarah: Alright, we can't very well do business without a leader. But I don't think we should start the selection just yet. For now, we should socialize and get to know each other. That way, by the time we finish our first challenge, we'll be more than ready to select a leader.

So as of now, I propose that we focus on communication. It's a long road ahead of us, and unless we learn to cooperate and get along now, the results could end up quite nasty.

I look forward to getting to know the lot of you, and if we can maintain communication, I'm sure we can have plenty of fun with this!

Friedrich: An excellent idea. It would probably be beneficial to wait until the first Challenge round before a decision is made. There could be disruptions if someone is hastily installed in a leadership position, even a preliminary one.

Until then, we should get to know each other better. It is hard to work together with people if you don't have some idea what they are like.

*And so the Shindor tribe too got to know each other, and no work was being accomplished for the time being.*

Meanwhile.. at the Maladon Tribe:

*The Maladon tribe was still working away, trying to accomplish as much as they could before nightfall. Also, conversations ensued between certain individuals.. paranoia was around*

Alex:I ended up being the last one to participate in events like food gathering and building shelter, and I also came up short when it came to participating in important conversations. Every time something special was happening, I was asleep somewhere on the beach or searching the island for a reasonable bathroom (bushes don’t make comfortable toilet paper). It’s not like I cared for my fellow tribesmen (and women... sexy women oooooh yeeea) I was always in the wrong spot at the wrong time.

Ian: Only 2 people have yet to come, but still, we can’t really get started properly until we’re all here. Everyone who has come is still being nice to one another – you know, tip-toeing around, making sure not to get on anyone’s bad side. It annoys me a little, but I guess I’m guilty of it too. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t think before I speak a lot more here. That said, if everyone here is genuine, which for survival’s sake I’m going to assume they’re not for a while, then I like everyone.

*The Maladon tribe began to try to make fire.*

Jennifer: Okay I'll give it a shot.

*Gets two rocks and rubs them together with a dry leaf inbetween them*

Come on fire start!

*Rubs sticks together rapidly*

Come on don't break don't break, not until you burn!

*POOF! A flame emerged, and the twigs ignited on fire. Success!*

*Jennifer stood up with happiness, and the whole tribe was ecstatic.*

Meanwhile.. at the Shindor Tribe:

Sarah: Guys, we need to get a fire going. It’ll be dark soon, and we’ll need the light and warmth.

*Everyone nodded, and began to work away.*

*Sarah searched through the trees for a while, until she came across the dryest sticks possible, then smoothed some sand around. When she placed the sticks on the sand, she used the strongest of all, and with another strong piece, began to rub quickly and with all of her strength.

"Here goes nothing," she said to herself.*

*Frustrated, Sarah took a quick break, then tried again, this time blowing softly into the thin stream of smoke.*

*Her head began to sweat, but she continued to rub the sticks together.*

*"Damn it!" she yelled when she almost had it. She blew a little harder this time.*

*She had to get it this time...*

*"I almost had it again!" she cried.*

*Sarah continued for what seemed like hours, until..*

*POOF! Success! A fire had started. Sarah was extremely happy.*


The Immunity Challenge:

Two tribes of 8
Working as a team
Raise your flag first
And then you will gleam

However, by chance
If your tribe is too slow
To Tribal Council,
You will need to go


Flag Raiser:



*2 flags lay on the beach – each attached to a wooden pole. Each flag has the name of it’s corresponding tribe written on it. Attached to the flag, are 8 ropes.*

Mateui: Come on in guys!

*Both the Maladon and Shindor tribe walked onto the beach*

Mateui: The objective of this first immunity challenge is to raise your tribe’s flag first. To do this, all of the 8 ropes must be pulled, and held onto. One person may only pull and hold onto one of the ropes – meaning that the other 7 tribe members will need pull and hold onto the remaining 7 ropes. Once every member of one tribe has pulled their rope, the flag at the top of the wooden pole will be lifted.

The first tribe to get all 8 ropes pulled by everyone in their tribe will win immunity.

Immunity is at stake.. Ready? GO!

*Both tribes ran up to their poles and grabbed onto the ropes. They began to pull.*

*Slowly, Maladon’s flag began to rise.*

*Shindor’s flag was a little behind, as not everyone was pulling as hard as they could.*

*The Maladon tribe urged Johanus to pull harder – he wasn’t giving his full effort.*

*The Shindor tribe had 2 people not trying as hard as they could – Amanda, and Earl – who were too weak to help much.*

*A FLAG ROSE TO THE TOP!*

Mateui: MALADON WINS IMMUNITY!



Mateui: Shindor, this means I’ll be seeing you guys tonight.

At the Shindor Camp:

*Disappointed, the Shindor tribe walked back to their camp, and spread out in different directions – everyone was plotting.*

Friedrich: We lost the 1st Challenge. I’m not very surprised, since Amanda was nowhere to be found the entire time. She’s the obvious choice to get voted off, since she didn’t participate at all.

I’ve formed an alliance with Sarah. She seems trustworthy and capable. We’ve agreed to keep the membership and leadership of the alliance completely secret, although in reality we’re both co-leaders. It appears that both publicly and privately I am becoming the main leadership figurehead. I don’t mind this, although it might make me an easy target.

When we approach new people to join the alliance, it will be done anonymously. Someone in the alliance, not necessarily Sarah or I, will approach someone as a representative of the alliance. If everything goes according to my plan, no one except Sarah and me will know exactly who is in the alliance or who leads it. This should minimize the danger to any one of us.

Randy: We lost our first challenge today... it's a hard blow to our spirits, but I think my entire tribe knows why we lost. I've never seen Amanda do anything useful since the beginning of the game... and it's just depressing to see an ally who does not want to aid their tribe.

Amanda: Really – I don’t think that our tribe lost the challenge because of me.. what about Earl? He’s obnoxious anyway – I hate him already.


Tribal Council:

Mateui: In the tribal council area, stand 8 torches. I want you to each take one, and dip it in the fire. In this game, fire represents life, and when you are out of the game, the fire is extinguished. As long as you still have fire, do not give up, you are still in the game.

Please take your seats.

Now, before you vote, I’d like to ask some of you a few questions.

Earl, do you feel that being one of the older men on this tribe will affect how the vote will fall tonight?

Earl: GO OLD PEOPLE. YEEEHAW.

*Mateui raised his eyebrow.. but continued with another question*

Friedrich, what is the current situation of your tribe? Can you see anything wrong? Any room for improvement?

Friedrich: Hmm, current situation? Well, I don't think we're communicating well enough. I think we can get organized easily, but we need to be able to depend on each other. I think everyone understands this. I don't foresee any problems in future voting.

Sarah, you were obviously not pleased at the outcome of the Immunity Challenge. Will the performance of certain members affect your vote tonight?

*She paused for a moment, and tried to think about her answer.*

Sarah: Well, I must say that everyone did at least the bare minimum, with the exception of Amanda. When all she did was lie on the beach, pretty much lifeless and completely useless, I was very disappointed. But as for the other members, it's too early to decide what I wish to happen to them. A lot can change between now and the next challenge, and since this was the first challenge, I'm willing to see what my comrades are capable of.

Mateui: Alright, it’s time for you to vote.

*The Shindor tribe made their way one by one to the voting area.*

*Friedrich takes a torch. Without hesitation he lights the torth in the fire and makes his vote.*

Friedrich: I don't think there's any question of who to vote off. In this Tribe, everyone must contribute, or else they might as well not be here, if you catch my meaning.

Amanda


*Friedrich put his vote inside the canister, and made his way back.*

*Jason stood up from the tribal council area and walked over to the voting area. With a straight face, he wrote down the name of the person he wished to vote, explained briefly, and returned to his seat, without much emotion in his face.*

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Mateui: I'll go tally the votes.

*Mateui left and then came back with a container in hand*

Once the votes are read, the decision is final. That person will be asked to leave the area immediately. I'll read the votes.

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4 votes Amanda, everyone else, none.

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No need to read the other votes, as you have received the majority. Please bring me your torch.

*Amanda stood up and brought Mateui her torch*

Amanda, the tribe has spoken.

*The torch was snuffed, and Amanda left the area*

Everyone else, head back to camp.

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ARCHIVE:

Evan: Amanda.
You haven't contributed anything to the Challenge or the tribe. It doesn't seem like you will anytime soon, either, so...

Sarah: I vote for Amanda.

Believe me, I thought long and hard about this. I considered voting for someone else, but it's simply too early to gain enemies. My best move right now would to be to work with my team. I feel I am a strong asset to the team, and if I turn against them, it would not only ruin my chances of getting any further, but it would be a wasted vote.

I'm sorry, Amanda. You simply lie there on the beach all week, doing nothing. You probably weren't even breathing. In fact, Mateui, you might want to make sure she didn't drown in the high tide. I never bothered to check, because she never bothered to participate.

Friedrich: Vote: Amanda
Reason: She was just dead weight. If she had come around eventually, I might have arranged to vote Earl off instead, but that didn't happen. With a failure over her head, Amanda might have been easily manipulable. Earl just seems crazy, perhaps uncontrollable. Amanda was useless

Randy: Vote: Amanda Tingay

Reason: We’re only a few days into the game, and so far only one person has been a problem. Not to make it seem as though I am placing the blame on one single person and making her the scapegoat, but Amanda is the reason we lost. She has been idle since the game began, and I knew going into the challenge that if we lost, she would be the cause. Well, my instinct has yet to fail me, and I am forced to vote off Amanda. With her gone, the entire Shindor tribe would be active and involved in the aspects of the game.

Jason: I vote: Amanda Tingay
Reason?: I think it's simple enough. She made us lose the immunity challenge, and never showed up.

Did not vote:
- Earl
- Amanda
- John

The Big Reveal:
Amanda Tingay = Treesock


TUNE IN NEXT TIME!


- Mateui