This isn’t the Sound of freaking Music we’re watching.......sdl
Will is my favorite all time player and he lied beautifully. And we have seen others lie effectively and leave without the rancor all feel for Shelly. It is more about how you negotiate the lying and not the lies themselves.
It didn't bother me that she turned on Jeff and Jordan. She thought it was the best game move for herself. (Now, I still don't quite see that it was the best game move, but players need to do what they think they need to do).
I don't mind lying either... I think the difference is, that with the example of Will as you mentioned, he would go into the DR and laugh about how he was lying to everyone. But even in the DR sessions that we saw, Shelly would try to act like she was still being honest, playing with integrity, etc.
In a game with no rules, everything goes, I just prefer it when the player owns up to their actions.
"Just a little faith and both your feet leave the ground"
True, Irish. I do find her very sanctimonious and I don't care for her at all. I'm not comparing her to Will in that way. I just don't have an issue with lying as a game move the way a lot of people seem to...and again, a lot of people seem to have that problem specifically since it involved Jeff and Jordan.
I've said time and again. I don't want to watch a house full of people follow a favorite to the end of the game. It's boring and it's not the way I want to see the game played. I'd rather see the lying and the backstabbing, the drama and the manipulations. That's the game I love and that's why I watch. It doesn't matter if my favorite houseguest gets voted out and if someone I can't stand ends up winning the game...as much as I hate it when that does happens.
That said, I do like Jeff and Jordan. I just question why everyone is really so upset with Shelly's actions. And of course, they're free to bash her all day long...I'm just saying...this thread wouldn't be hopping nearly as much if it wasn't Jeff's back she stuck the knife into.
Getting lost will help you find yourself.
there are some who went off the deep end because it was Jeff evicted, but I haven't seen any of that here. Many of us JJ fans felt that they were not playing the game anyhow - the way they never came out of HOH room was not to their advantage. But they didn't ask Shelly to PLAY FOR THEM - they did ask that she play for herself when she was ready and let them know if possible. and letting them know would have been handled much better.
But she went overboard in lying and manipulation and hurt someone who truly liked her and trusted her. and the speed of the double eviction also contributed to the hurt - it was a bad situation all around.
No Rain - No Rainbows - Nextel commercial
Yeah, I don't love Jeff so her turning on him didn't particularly bother me, but her self-righteous snivelling and wailing about being a good person and loving the people whose backs she is twisting the knife in is pretty repulsive. And the dog theft&hide incident - I might (might) tolerate such an action in a sixteen year old because teens have an inherent tendency to idiocy, but that is pathetic behaviour in an adult. But in all fairness, I disliked her from the git-go so I wasn't predisposed to forgive her more egregious behaviour.
As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron. - H.L. Mencken .
She lost me when she came out and threw that first vote and lied about it right off the bat. I knew that she was a snake and couldn't be trusted. Even as she was pledging her allegiance to J/J, I could see that she was keeping her options open so that she could jump ship the first time it was convenient for her.
It may have been the unnecessary things she said and did that lost her a lot of fans as well. She played the honor card way too much which was very irritating. I have no problems with her jumping alliances or saying one thing and voting the other way. None at all. Perhaps it was just the way she did the things she did?