You sure you won't get into trouble?
TEAM REID & TEAM CHRIS L. F O R E V E R!
and i now add: TEAM BRAD!!
Just another indication to me that he truly cares for this woman and his emotions at the WTA while speaking of her were in no way scripted. He's been through the media gammot the first time round and understand the reality of it. Even while being loyal to his obligations, he's wanting to put her/their relationship first.
I do know you are a very good friend to Brad..And it must be very hard for you to read all this stuff about him and is chosen..I just can't wait til Monday when its all over..and hopefully it will all calm down for the happy couple..Who ever it maybe be.Because you are right..We have ONLY seen the edited version...
Think about it!
The show just ended so must they rush into media rounds right away? No.
I think it's great that they want some downtime to spend quality time together. It's like FINALLY! They can be together now without being so discrete or hiding. Why not? It's a great thing! They want to reconnect, spend time with each other as a couple, and as a family (considering that it is Emily).
I really don't blame them. In fact, good for the two of them for deciding to do so. Brad has broken the rules for love so why not again. Again, it's not like they're saying they won't do media rounds. Just not RIGHT AWAY.
I cheerfully admit I'm not a sleuther. I don't have the time or the expertise to take that on, but I do salute those who are willing and able to do so, as the rest of us really enjoy your efforts. That being said... ...the thing I like about FORT is I have always felt welcome to post my thoughts and opinions, regardless of whether they went with the general flow of who was liked/loved/F1 or not. I think it's doing the board a huge disservice to create two tiers of participants, the sleuthers and the rest of us, because often when that happens, one is elevated to be better than the other, and that helps to facilitate the dissent that usually occurs at this time of the season. I for one salute those who didn't give up on their favourite, Emily, whether that loyalty occurred because of sleuthing clues or the fact that they liked Emily the best. It's all ok. It's ok for people to like different people, regardless of the outcome. I am sensing that a lot of the people who enjoy Chantal feel relieved that the outcome has been revealed. They wish her well and are ready to move on. If they don't like Brad, that's ok too, I'm sure he doesn't care one bit who likes or dislikes him on the internet.
One thing I will say, though, and this is with all due respect for BFC and Emily's friends who have been posting here all season: I appreciate your inside info, even when it stings, but I will also admit it makes it very hard to have dissenting opinions here at FORT. At least, for me it does. I don't want to hurt anyone's feelings, so sometimes I don't want to post anything negative because I feel like I'm being rude to people. But then I remind myself that the rules here state it is OK to post about the people on the show, good and bad. I hope that the friends and family who visit us here (and possibly the girls themselves... Chantal!) realize that many on this board view and talk about the show is a disassociated state, meaning we don't know these people we just know the edited version of them we're being shown, and that's what we talk about.
Whew, glad to get that off my chest! Is it Monday yet???
SAVE THE WHALES..THE OCEANS DIE..WE DIE!!!