<The camera is focused on Kismet who is leaving the bar. She heads through the quiet Cornertime are and we see that sleeeve is sitting on a stool facing the corner. Kismet looks surprised to see him. She pulls out her notebook and flips frantically. She shakes her head and sighs.>
Good evening SB Community. Apparently, this evening we have sleeeve joining us. Sleeeve is a valuable board member in many ways. He is one of our chief spoilers, he's one of the 'official' reporters, and he is a well known 'bar-fly' and BasherBabe magnet.
<Kismet approaches sleeeve and whispers, "Do you mind doing an interview?" He shrugs and Kismet looks relieved. Sleeeve's timer reads 35:26:05>
Thank you sleeeve. Umm why are you here? Did someone send you to the corner, because you aren't on my list, and they are supposed to at least write your name down on the sign in sheet...
To be honest, no one sent me here... I was wandering by, and saw the door open, and just walked in and sat down. I set the clock for 40 minutes... 10 minutes for every time that I presented evidence that a specific Survivor would be voted out, and then voted for someone else at the last minute, only to find that I was right in the first place.
Well, umm at least the checks have subliminal messages. It has to be more interesting to decipher those than those frickin vid caps. So sleeeve, how did you find this crazy place and why did you stay?
During S1, I posted infrequently on SS.com. Honestly, I was there to help spoil the show, but didn't have very much time to devote to the message board. As time went on, the tightly knit crowd developed, and I was definitely on the outside. Although I only managed to stop by the board about once a week, I watched as others in my situation were systematically eliminated from the board. Eventually, I began to speak up against the cool crowd, and was subsequently booted on more than one occasion with more multiple screen names and multiple IP addresses being removed.
At some point during that time, I first read about SB, visited, bookmarked it, and promptly forgot about it, because at the time, it was a very small forum, and had no real insight. When S1 ended, I decided that I would no longer read or post to spoilers, since I had ruined it for myself on a number of occasions... I decided that I would watch S2 fresh every episode, and be surprised each week. As those of you that have read my posts know, my favorite type of speculation is about strategy... I am always trying to look through every contestant's eyes, and trying to decide what would be in their best interest, and I try to base my decision each week on this information, so I felt that I could continue this speculation, even without the help of a spoiler board.
So what changed your mind?
When the preview for Ep6 came around, it took all my resolve to stay away... I knew that someone getting injured would have nothing to do with strategy, so I couldn't amuse myself trying to guess who was gone... I almost caved and visited several times, but kept stopping myself.
On the Thursday night that Ep6 aired, I was at a friend's party, and was unable to watch (so I taped it)... I didn't watch the early show the next morning (because I didn't want to ruin it) and finally got around to watching the episode in the afternoon... Well, I was shocked when, at the end of the episode, there was not only no tribal council, but also no mention of whether Mike fully recovered or not... I was genuinely concerned... and I immediately went to SS.com where I was sure that someone would have the answer that I was looking for...
It was then that I discovered the reigning chaos that was "the EZ board"
It gave me a huge headache searching for the info that I was looking for, but I still managed to avoid spoilers... I eventually just went and watched "the Early Show" on the CBS website, and got the info I needed there... while I was there, I decided to hack the source code on every page, and see what I could find... there was, of course, NOTHING!!!
But the little bit of time I had spent on the website had whet my appetite, and I spent the whole week longing for spoilers... especially since I was much less busy than S1, and I had the time to spend thinking about the show... Anyway, another week went by, and, although I was sure that Jerri was gone, I was shocked to discover that Jeff was voted off.
Well, that was the last straw... I was ready to find out if anyone had known that Mike was gonna get burned to a crisp and that Kucha was gonna go from dominant tribe to Ogakor's #####... I went to SS, and discovered that trying to read their archive was even worse than trying to read the new messages, so I went over to this other little site that I had bookmarked, and discovered that it had grown into a large, reasonable forum... I spent a day reading here (and catching up in the archives) and loved the way that everyone got along and the way that a clown and an evil dictator managed to keep the peace.
Gotta love that evil duo. <Kismet begins singing "We're a duo" from An American tale, and then stops suddenly.>I'm sorry sleeve please continue, I just had to put a song in here somewhere...
One day after I started to read, I found a thread called Holy #&@&! It described what was potentially a huge spoiler... the source code for the CBS website revealed the final two... I immediately knew it was a red herring, because I'd painstakingly read the source code for every page a week ago, and knew that there was nothing there... I read everything about the source code at both SS and SB, and found that no one had the guts to declare it a red herring, yet, at either site, so...
Since the thread was ineptly titled, I took a risk, and posted my own thread as a newbie entitled Source Code is RED HERRING!!! I knew from instinct that it would become a huge topic of debate, so I thought that it needed a well titled thread, and a counter-argument immediately... so I gave it both... Surprisingly, I was not flamed for my post, but instead completely ignored by everyone, except newbies (like SurvivinDawg and others) and by Kokoro... I'd like to think it was because it was the first (and only) time that a newbie has posted a worthy first thread on spoilers, and they didn't know what to do
<sleeeve looks at clock and realizes that he only has 3 minutes left, thanks to the long story above. He adds another 5 minutes>
I'm having such a great time chatting with you, Kis, that I don't want it to end, so I'll keep adding time until I get bored, okay???
Fine with me sleeeve. Although, remind me after this is over to give you the number to my AWS therapist.
As for the second part of the question, I stayed because of all the bright people here, and because of the great control that AyaK and shakes kept over our board... their well-timed warnings and flames served a great purpose and prevented this from becoming SS, Jr.
One thing that I have promised myself... I will not make trouble on this board, as I did at SS.com... at least not with "sleeeve" however, I do have other screennames registered here, and I can't promise that one of them won't make trouble... (are you listening not sleeeve???)
Alrighty sleeeve, you sent yourself here so you have to answer the dreaded question.Who are your favorite posters and why?
I am going to choose to mis-interpret that question and answer who are my favorites from the spoilers board... that's easy... for the above mentioned reasons, shakes and AyaK win, hands down... Ice Cat and his phenomenal vidcap analysis are a close second. As for the rest of the forums, there are way too many to name... I love you all!!!
Fair enough. Let's talk about your nickname now. Why Sleeeeve with three E's?
Okay... first of all, Kismet... If you're gonna ask that question, you should at least have the courtesy to spell my nickname correctly... it's sleeeve (no capital, and only three e's before the v)...
As for the reasoning, well, I've always been told that size really does matter, and I want to matter.
<Kismet adds ten minutes to the timer, because Sleeeeeeeve is such a picky bastige.>
So you had a great part on BV. How do you differ from your BV counterpart? Do you like the way you have been portrayed?
Well, that's a pretty loaded question... obviously the way I am portrayed on this board is only a portion of who I am IRL, and my persona on BV is a charicature of who I am on the boards...
What I can tell you is that IRL I don't sound as smart as I do on the boards... it's a lot easier to use my vocabulary when I don't have to type at the speed that people talk... also, it typically takes me an hour to come up with a logical, well-thought-out theory, and I don't get that opportunity if I'm just having a casual conversation...
I would like to add that I am not desperate for sex, as it appears in every episode... I'm quite satisfied with my life... I got a bad wrap one night in the bar, and thanks to a certain clown, the reputation stuck...
Uh huh... Speaking of the bar, you and Misto are no longer 'an item'. Who do you enjoy flirting with the most now?
I really can't answer that question, Kis, because I don't know... my relationship with everyone in the bar is different... There are some that I enjoy innocently flirting with, others that I have serious conversations with, and others that I just enjoy being around. I wouldn't change my relationship with anyone, and I can't say that any of them are "more enjoyable" than others... But, in true desperate attention whore fashion, I love it when people pay attention to me, so whoever I'm flirting with at any given moment (either publicly or in whisper) is my favorite.
Have you ever thought of going into politics? Answer the question sleeeve...
Well, even though he's never around any more, I have a special place in my heart for Pendragon .
<Kismet hides a laugh.>
Well you aren't around much right now either, Tell me about this theatre camp. Do you enjoy it?
I have enjoyed it for years... I feel that it's important to always give back to the community, and I plan to continue to volunteer for as long as I can... I love kids, and this camp affords them an opportunity that they otherwise wouldn't have... Many of them have been there for years, and it's great to see their self confidence grow and to see them learn to interact with others in a positive way... I wish that I had more time to spend there, but I'm always busy with everything else!!!
You are incredibly busy and now you have the new reporter job here on Sb.How much kissing up did you have to do to get the job?
None, to be honest... I was approached in the bar and asked if I would be interested... I almost turned the job down because I was worried about the time commitment... Webby assured me that it was not a time consuming job, and I agreed to do it, with the condition that another reporter was "hired" before the S3 season began (so that there would be at least three of us, including Webby, looking for Survivor news)... I recommended Ronnet for the job, since she frequently posted Survivor stories to fanatics and bashers, and thankfully, she agreed.
Ok Mr. Spoiler, you have an open forum to brag on your most worthy theories..
Well, I don't like to brag, and most of the bragging was done for me at the end of the season on spoilers... let's just say that I was proud to be nominated twice for the POY Award. I also really enjoyed the quest to find the S3 contestants, even if it wasn't as successful as I'd hoped...
Ok sleeeve, stop being such an enigma and tell us more about yourself.
I plan to be on Survivor 4 or 5 or 6 or something... so I have been careful to hide my true identity from this board... I am convinced that MB will not cast anyone that has actively worked to spoil the show (if for no other reason that they may have analyzed the show to death)... I am also convinced that someone from CBS regularly reads these boards... Therefore, I have chosen to hide my identity by selectively telling only limited information about myself... No offense is intended to the many who have shared everything about themselves, but when I get cast on S4, etc., you can all say you knew me when (and I promise I won't forget about you!!!)
Of course you wouldn't forget about us. You are one of our resident nice guys. You are also one of the eligible bachelors that we sport over here. Would you ever date someone that you met online?
That's a tough call... I am very wary about mixing real life and the cyber-world, and I know for a fact that other members of this board have suffered for doing the same...
I think with extreme caution that I might date someone that I'd met online... it would depend on the situation and the person.
That sounds incredibly sane. Are you sure you found the right place? I'm only kidding. I don't have anymore questions for you. Would you like to add anything before we sign off?
Nope... I'm pretty much bored now, and the clock only has about thirty seconds left, so I'm just gonna take off... I'll see you in the bar.
<Kismet nods at sleeve and smiles. She hands him a card and he walks away.>
This concludes this episode of cornertime. Thanks for joining us.