<The camera is focused on MakeItStop and slowly pans to the right and we see she is with IceCat.>
Good evening everyone. Today we are at Estevan Point on Vancouver Island with IceCat. Welcome IceCat, why did you want to be interviewed here on Vancouver Island?
It is my fondest wish to return to Vancouver Island as it is where I was raised and it is, by far, the most beautiful place that I have ever scene on earth. If I could retire to a quiet house on a remote part of the west coast of the island, I would be a very happy cat, indeed.
Yes, it is beautiful here, but it must get very cold here in the Winter. But I guess that would suit you, eh? How did you find SB and why did you stay?
During season 1, I heard about the Gervase fake spoiler and I actually noticed the faked tribal council scene on the night it was aired. I quickly went to an internet Survivor site (SS.com I think) and saw what was going on in their spoiling section. I didn't go back as I really didn't want to 'ruin the ending' by knowing anymore in advance.
At the beginning of season 2, I found the show was dragging a little so I decided to go to SS.com and try a little spoiling. On my very first post I mentioned that it seemed a shame that another person's thread had been locked because I thought they had a valid point. Without a word of warning my account was
So I went in search of another Survivor site and found SB.com. My first post here was made on someone else's thread about a gift that Jerri had supposedly bought for her mom. Shakes the Clown was the resident newbie screener at the time and he took my post out for a mild flaming. I immediately beefed up
my reasoning and improved my wording and reposted, evidently meeting the Clown's quality control standards as his subsequent responses were less 'toasty'.
So I guess you stayed because Webby didn't delete your account. <snicker>
How did you come up with your screen name?
I have used this name online since 1994. I chose to it match my personality. I am both slow to anger or to warm up to people. It takes a great deal of time and effort to either get me mad or to get to know me. I suppose that makes me a colder personality and I suppose cats are like that too, hence 'IceCat'.
You're well known for your vidcap analysis and amazing sig pic abilities (hint, hint). How did you come to be so talented in these areas?
I am entirely self taught when it comes to graphics software and I don't exactly use the most sophisticated software, either. I use the free graphics program that comes with WordPerfect - (Corel Presentations) for my drawings and photo work. For the animated sig pics I take a series of drawings and link them together into a gif89 file using a program called GIF Construction Set (freeware).
Oh... stop the hinting:
<MakeItStop gives IceCat a big hug but IceCat remains aloof.>
I took 3 years of film school by attending night classes during the last four years of my military career but I don't think the film school training has helped out much with the graphics work. It does help out when doing close analysis of narrative stuff on the show.
You started on Spoilers. Is there one particular spoiler that you are especially proud of?
Well I'd have to say when I identified the log rolling challenge and the rope maze challenge back to back last season, I was very pleased. Truth be told, I am far more proud of the Seafaring Kangaroos Story. It was a good laugh and it got me an invite over to the 'Off Topic' board. I suspect that Webby asked the Off Topic people to approach me as he didn't want this crazy cat cluttering up his spoiler board with rambling fairy tales about soggy kangaroos and bamboo coffins.
You seem to be a very private person, but lately you've mentioned a few private details. First we learned that you have long hair. Your Blowsvivor luxury item was a scrunchy. Do you really tie back your hair IRL with a scrunchy?
I mentioned my long hair in a minor reference to the state of Amber's hair in the episode where Colby went to eat beans with the Aussie cowboys. Some people (in floppy red shoes) seized upon this one characteristic and it became the topic of sporadic conversation for weeks. At one point, someone (with a spiky head) was even trying to me associate with a website dedicated to the mullet.
The true reason why this person (with a red nose) had a hate on for long hair became evident when a certain sleazy reality TV show came on and this person (who owns a flame thrower) revealed that he did not get along well with one of his fellow contestants. This contestant (let's call him 'Bob') had long hair that was cut in a mullet-ish style. Bob was one of the contestants who was eliminated in the first round and it is my theory that, due to a weird idiosyncracy of the rules, 'Bob' returns in the last episode and defeats the mullet-obsessed person (who drives a small car with a key on the roof).
I believe that psychologists refer to this as 'transference'. The person (who can't dance) has localized their rage to a specific characteristic of 'Bob' (his long hair) and has since transferred this rage to a perfectly innocent third party (moi) who also happens to have had long hair.
Yes I said 'had'. I had it cut on the first of August. There is now a two foot long pony tail hanging on my bedroom wall. It was time for a change.
Regarding the scrunchy. You may recall that I was one of the people who did not complete an application who pressed into service on BlowsVivor. My application form (including 'my choice' of luxury item) were fabrications dreamt up by Shakes. My hair was always held by a simple black hair elastic.
<MakeItStop nods her head with approval.>
You recently mentioned twirling your mustache. I never pictured you with a mustache, whiskers maybe, but not a mustache. Do you really have a mustache or were you speaking metaphorically?
It would appear that my acting abilities are sound as I was doing my imitation of Snidely Whiplash. I have neither a mustache nor a beard.
You're a teacher. What do you teach? And have you always been a teacher or have you had other careers?
I teach telecommunications and electronics. I use to be a communications and radar systems specialist in the Canadian Airforce.
You've also mentioned having an ex and little ones. Would you like to tell us about your little ones?
Two daughters and they are not so little anymore. They are fourteen and twelve.
I know that you keep pretty busy with spoilers, but I was wondering do you have time for other hobbies and if so, what are they?
I used to make films in my spare time, but I don't seem to have much spare time anymore. My job takes a good 50 to 60 hours of my time per week and I decompress by dabbling on the internet. This spoiling thing is a good diversion as it involves a little bit of thought and creativity.
Is there anything else you'd like to tell us?
Not really. I have already revealed far too much as it is. I have not decided yet but I may have to hunt down and eliminate anyone who reads this article.
<The camera focuses on MakeItStop.>
I'd like to thank our guest, IceCat, for taking the time to do this interview. And for my new sig pic! Let's try it out...