This is my first post, so please don't be too hard on me... :)
I discovered reality TV just this last spring when I happened to watch the first episode of Survivor Marquesas. Needless to say, I got completely hooked on it. (Note, I hadn't watched even 1 sec of the previous seasons!).
Anyhow, beeing a newbie, I might be wondering about things already discussed in ep. 1 or so, but anyway:
Why do people bring such silly luxury items??? Anyone who's been travelling around a bit knows that getting ***clean*** makes you feel soooo refreshed and re-energised!! The only one bringing that kind of item is Ted (shaving kit). If I would go there, I would bring either shampoo (note all the posts about women's hair!), or toothbrush&toothpaste (note the posts about Ghandia and the sand...), or soap or....
Also, the contestants are complaining about being exhausted due to mal(no)nutrition (after 10 days...!!), couldn't they bring the luxury item "vitamine pills"?? 100 "Once a Day", would get the entire team going a long time!
Really...., fuzzy slippers..., c'mon, it's rainy, it's sandy.... (not to mention skateboards.... )
OK. Been spending more time than I'd like to admit reading **all** message boards/recaps/precaps/etc/etc, but this is the one that I found to be the best!!
PS: Pls - how do I get the smiles into my message??
Modesty, welcome to the FORT :hiya!!
And welcome to the Survivor addictions club! ;)
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I have no idea why the contestants choose some of the items they do :shrug
I think that they have to list three that they would like to bring, and that some one at Survivor decides which one makes the cut. Still, I could think of at least three reasonable items.
I sure am glad you found us, and I hope you stick around to share your thoughts on all things Survivor :)
Welcome Modesty. :welcome
Regardingt the luxury items, there is a rule against bringing items which are too helpful or useful. I've read somewhere that survivor candidates make a list of 10 items they'd consider bringing and then the producers pick which one they're allowed to bring, and the producers are big on items which make the survivors look better, like razors and makeup items. :shrug
Apparently the producers were quite upset when they realized that a really large Texas flag (brought by Colby in S2) was being used as a shelter in Australia as it was against the spirit of them being solely luxury items, and Colby was later forced to trade away his flag for food for the tribe because it irritated Burnette to see it in all the shots, making a fine shelter. They aren't allowed to bring lighters, bow and arrow, etc., anything deemed "too useful".
I think you'll find the FORT a fun and welcoming place inhabited by reality tv junkies. :)
oops. looks like Lurkinggirl and I posted at the same time! I would definitely take her word for it on the number of things they can list as "wanna haves" ;)
I think that's bogus. They let him bring it....if they weren't smart enough to foresee that it could be useful than shame on them, not Colby!
Apparently the producers were quite upset when they realized that a really large Texas flag (brought by Colby in S2) was being used as a shelter in Australia as it was against the spirit of them being solely luxury items
Welcome, Modesty! Hope you're not too modest! :laugh
I always thought a sneaky luxury item would be steel wool. I understand it burns easily and rather ferociously.
Sounds WAY too useful Paulie ;)
They like you to bring ridiculous things like a skateboard (though I was wondering if that could possible be used as some sort of hauling device somewhere..)
You know they did allow Pasqual from S4 to bring the U.S. flag. I wonder why they didn't tell him anything.
And Welcome Modesty! Glad you found us. :hiya
The more the merrier! :)
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