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Until I had to name a baby I never realized that I dislike almost all boy names! Help!

2020.08.29 18:04 firstname_shadesof Until I had to name a baby I never realized that I dislike almost all boy names! Help!

I’m having a baby boy in December and I’m stumped on names! I’m suddenly realizing that I dislike a LOT of boy names.
His last name will be Gray, and we currently live in the southern USA. I really like traditional names with one widely accepted pronunciation and spelling. I also like longer names that have short nicknames, where both names are pretty widely accepted/known. Both I and my partner are white, and while my family is of Italian origin, I’m not sure it’s a big enough part of our identity as a new family to justify using an Italian name.
If you want to help out, I’d mostly love to discuss the names we have on our “like” list but I’m also open to more suggestions! Tell me which ones don’t go with Gray, which ones do, which are too trendy, etc.
At the risk of looking totally insane, I’ll include all the names people have suggested that we don’t like in case it helps.
His middle name will be one of a few possible family names, we’ll choose it based on how well it flows with the first name.
 
We sort of like these: Adam Andrew Cameron Christopher Daniel Elijah Emmett Ethan Evan Everett Isaac Jonathan Jordan Joseph Levi Michael Noel Samuel
Like these but can’t/don’t want to use these: Adam Alexander Anthony Benjamin Bennet Conrad David Derek George Henry Jacob Joel John Julian Lee Leo Matthew Michael Nicholas Owen Thomas Victor
Don’t love: Aaron Abraham Aiden/Brayden/Jaden Alan Anton Arthur Ashton Barrett Bradley Beckham Brendan Caleb Calvin Carter Charles Charlie Clarence Colby/Cole Colin Cooper Curtis Dean Dexter Donovan Douglas Dylan Elliot Emerson Eric Flynn Francis Franklin Fredrick Geoffrey Harry Harrison Hudson Hugo Hunter Hyrum Isaiah Jackson Jason Jeremiah Johnson Jonas Judson Justin Kelvin Landon Liam Lincoln Logan Louis Lucas/Luke Mark Martin Mason Maxwell Max Mitchell Nash Nathan Noah Nolan Oliver Orion Patrick Paul Peter Phillip Richard Robert Ryan Sawyer Scott Seth Sebastian Stephen/Steven Sutton Thaddeus Theodore Timothy Todd Trevor Tyler Vincent Warner Warren Wesley Wesson William Wyatt Zachary
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2020.07.10 23:00 futurepoet Greatest Male Players in Challenge History: No. 1 - Landon Lueck

Honorable Mentions - Abram, Brad, Dan S., Jamie, Mike M., Theo V., Turbo, Wes
No. 10 - Alton Williams (Real World: Las Vegas)
No. 9 - Mark Long (Road Rules: USA - The First Adventure)
No. 8 - Darrell Taylor (Road Rules: Campus Crawl)
No. 7 - Derrick Kosinski (Road Rules: X-Treme)
No. 6 - Kenny Santucci (Fresh Meat)
No. 5 - Evan Starkman (Fresh Meat)
No. 4 - C.T. Tamburello (Real World: Paris)
No. 3 - Jordan Wiseley (Real World: Portland)
No. 2 - Johnny Bananas (Real World: Key West)
No. 1 - Landon Lueck (Real World: Philadelphia)
 
Good Guy Landon has one of the greatest rookie campaigns ever on Inferno II.
 
Despite being the only male rookie on his team, Landon went on to outperform everyone on his team. Landon lead the Good Guys in four life shields, Mike came in 2nd with three, and Darrell came in third place by winning one. The four life shields Landon won tested upper body strength (Zip Up), mental strength (Heart Rate Bungee), and other various skills (Time to Ride and Dodge Yer Balls). Good Guy Landon not only excelled in missions. Landon went 2-0 in the elimination floor (won against Karamo in a physical-strategy game and beat Dan in a climbing contest where players had to use pegs to climb up a wall). From a pure competition standpoint, I’d say Landon was the second best performer out of both teams, coming in second (C.T. won 6 life shields for the Bad Asses, two more than Landon). However, in the end, CT’s team didn’t win and Landon’s did, so you can always make the argument that Landon was the MVP of the championship team, therefore the number one performer when taking the ultimate victory into account.
 
Landon’s Zip Up (Inferno II) is one of the greatest mission performances of all-time.
 
In Zip Up, there were two identical zip lines high in the air (one for each team). Once at a time, players from both teams were suspended from these zip lines and below them were travel lines they had to use to pull themselves up. The goal of the mission was to travel as far as you can in a 2 minute time limit. The travel line was on a steady incline making it difficult to travel the higher you’d go. On the travel line, there were meter markers attached to the lines to indicate how far each player traveled. At the end, the team with the highest cumulative distance reached would win the mission. Zip Up was a test of pure upper body strength and muscular endurance. There were eight heats.
 
The Good Guys trailed for almost the whole competition and right before the final heat, they finally caught up and evened the score with the Bad Asses. The outcome of the mission was going to be determined by the final match-up. The last Good Guys player to go was Landon, and C.T. was the last player to represent the Bad Asses. The responsibility to win now laid in the hands of the best players on each team. It couldn’t get more epic than that. Up until to that point, here were the meters traveled by the rest of the competitive field: Mike Mizanin – 17 meters, Abram – 20, Darrell – 20, Derrick – 26, and Brad – 28 m. In the final heat, C.T. reached 26 meters and Landon got to a staggering 33 meters. Not only did Landon’s clutch performance win Zip Up for the Good Guys team, but he blew the physical brute C.T. out the water in a mission that was catered to C.T.’s physical strength. Landon doubled Mike’s distance, who was one of the strongest guys during this period of time. Landon might’ve not been built with humongous size like C.T. or Mike, but his strength and physical endurance was out of this world, and Zip Up confirms that.
 
Landon became the General to Captain Alton on Gauntlet II.
 
In Landon’s sophomore season, he was cast on the Rookies, where he became the second best player on the team after Captain Alton. Every time teams had to come up with pairs for missions (Balancing Act and Easy Does It), Alton paired up with Landon and those two put up the best time/score becoming the sole reason the Rookies won that mission.
 
In Balancing Act, pairs had to walk across parallel tight ropes while facing one another using a small rope to help them control their balance. Twelve pairs competed. Eleven of them failed miserably. The only pair to complete the challenge were Alton and Landon giving the Rookies the win.
 
In Easy Does It, pairs had to climb up a rope ladder and transfer themselves across a tilting platform under a certain time limit. Alton and Landon were one of only four pairs (the other six failed) to complete the mission and they did it the fastest. The Rookies won again.
 
Alton recognized that other than him, Landon was the best athlete on his team which is why he was always pairing with him in missions and calling him “General Landon” all season long. Although Landon wasn’t of the highest rank within the Rookies, being second-in-line allowed him to avoid the gauntlet and make it to the final challenge. The Rookies won the finals and Landon reeled in another trophy on his sophomore season.
 
General Landon turned into Lando Commando on the Duel II.
 
By Landon’s third season, it was evident that he was done being the ultimate competitor sidekick to Boston Robot CT on Inferno II and Superman Alton on Gauntlet II. Landon was now the number one guy. On the Duel II, Landon’s opposition was Brad, Evan, and Mark for the whole regular season. There were 9 regular season missions on the Duel II. One of them was a spelling bee (Spelling Air) and there was another that involved politics in which the cast basically determined who they would be fine with winning the competition (Last Man Standing). The other 7 missions in the season actually required competitive abilities. Out of those seven, Landon won five of them (All Shook Up, Burnt, Dangle Duo, Luge Your Mind, and Upside Downer), and he came in second place for the other two (Don’t Let Go and Freezing As Puck).
 
In All Shook Up, challengers fought to the death hanging onto a pair of parallel ropes above a mud pit. The goal of the mission was to shake everyone off the rope by any means necessary and be the last competitor hanging on. The final two in Landon’s first heat came down to Landon and Mark, and they had a grappling contest using just their legs to kick one another off while hanging onto the ropes for dear life. Landon successfully wrestled Mark off the ropes and soaked him in mud. Landon then went on to take care of Nehemiah and M.J. in the final heat to win the mission.
 
In Dangle Duo, individuals had to pair up with someone of the opposite sex and climb up a 100-foot chained ladder that was high in the air; fastest team to reach the bell at the top of the ladder would go on to win the mission. Landon outsmarted his opponents by being the only male to use his back as a stepping stool for his female partner, Brittni, so she can help herself climb up the ladder. The other females struggled to climb up the ladder in rapid pace due to poor upper body strength because their male partners failed to think of the same strategy Landon had thought of. Because of this, Landon and Brittni won.
 
In Upside Downer, players were suspended 200 feet into the air, over a river and had to swing from side to side using a rope under them to grab carvings that were suspended on both sides of the rope under them. The player to collect the ten carvings the fastest would go on to win the mission. Upside Downer was a mission that tested fear of heights and agility. Here were the results: Derek collected 1 tablet and was disqualified by the 10 minute time limit, M.J. collected the ten tablets with a time of 9 minutes 37 seconds, Evan - 5 minutes 27 seconds, Brad - 4 minutes 53 seconds, Mark - 2 minutes 52 seconds, and Landon got all ten with a time of 2 minutes flat. Landon performed as if he had the same exact contraption somewhere in his backyard. Landon’s Upside Downer showing was unreal, and it definitely deserves a mention in the super short list of greatest mission performances in Challenge history.
 
Landon saw two eliminations on the Duel II. He went into the fifth duel of the Season v. Isaac. They played Spot On, where they had to complete a puzzle that was located on a rock climbing wall. Puzzle-based eliminations are unsafe for any competitor, especially the best challenge athletes. They’re not allowed to use their strength or athleticism to inflict damage on their opponents, and they have to retreat to their brains to keep them alive. Puzzles are the perfect equalizers for mediocre competitors when they go up against a great athlete, but not if you’re going up against Landon (a great athlete who also happens to have ATG intelligence). Landon blew out Isaac on Spot On, just a few days after having just won the only intelligence based mission of the season, Luge My Mind.
 
Landon was one highly questionable elimination away from the only perfect career ever.
 
Landon dominated the Duel II all the way up until the final 4. When it got down to four remaining males, T.J. was out of missions and only had three spots for the finals. Landon, Brad, Evan, and Mark all had to vote one male to throw into the final male duel. Landon suggested writing down names into a hat, they all agreed and he left the room to go get pieces of paper. Fatal mistake. As soon as Landon left the room, the rest of the group plotted behind his back and agreed to write his name down and vote him in. Landon chose to go against Brad in the final male duel, Back Off, and lost 2-1 in a best-of-three rounds.
 
It’s a universal opinion within the Challenge fandom that Brad vs. Landon is one of the most questionable elimination results in challenge history. Landon was disqualified in the first round for not going after Brad’s ring and Brad got away with doing the same exact thing that Landon did in later rounds that got him the victory. Brad swinging Landon’s hook was such an illegal prayer of a move that was legal? Challenge production screwed this one up. I’m convinced they forgot to explain what wasn’t allowed and just let Brad win without making it a bigger controversy. Had Brad never “legally” swung Landon’s hook, Landon would’ve won the elimination and the final challenge would’ve been his to win.
 
Landon’s loss to Brad is the only blemish in his record. Not just elimination record. I’m talking career record. Landon is the greatest finals runner to ever exist in America’s Fifth Sport (only Jordan rivals him in this element). His performance in the Fresh Meat II final (which I get into later) manifests this notion. Landon’s ATG stamina and his upbringing of great outdoor activities – biking, hiking, and climbing – have allowed him to dominate every final challenge thrown his way. The Duel II final was tailor-made for him. Theoretically speaking, if the Back Off elimination was called fair, Landon eliminates Brad, goes to the final and wins comfortably barring the chance he gets eaten by a bear on his way to the finish line. Landon’s career then becomes: 6-0 elimination record, 4 out of 4 finals appearances, 4 out of 4 championship seasons, and a triple crown achievement. In the Challenge, no one is invincible. Landon almost was. Landon was one strange officiated elimination away from the only picture perfect career ever in Challenge history. But the reality is: Landon has a 5-1 elimination record, 3 out of 4 finals, and 3 out of 4 championships and that’s more than enough to take the Challenge throne…Especially, when you take into consideration the breaking record performances he had in his last championship season, Fresh Meat II.
 
Landon’s Fresh Meat II is the most impressive season performance in challenge history.
 
This is the season where the personality of Good Guy Landon and the out of this world physical abilities of Lando Commando join forces to make the perfect example of a what a challenge competitor should be. On FM2, Landon was dealt the worst hand you can ask for in Challenge land, a terrible partner. He was paired up with Carley, who is undoubtedly one of the worst female competitors to ever put on a Challenge uniform. There’s been 168 females to ever compete in the Challenge; Carley doesn’t crack top 150 if we’re judging based off pure competitive abilities. That’s how terrible Carley was. Landon still miraculously managed to win two missions with Carley. They were the only pair other than Kenny/Laurel to win multiple missions on FM2. Landon also won two exiles, despite having to drag Carley around who nearly died on more than one occasion, because her shape and conditioning was deadly poor.
 
Landon non-believers would argue that his FM2 win was against an average bunch. This is false. Landon’s high end opposition was Kenny and Laurel, Luke and Evelyn, Pete and Jillian, and Noor and Jenn. Laurel and Evelyn are the top 2 females to ever compete in the Challenge. Kenny, although average throughout his career as a competitor was a workhorse on FM2. Jenn and Jillian were well established veterans and above average competitors. Their partners Pete and Noor were some of the best rookie athletes the Challenge had seen during that time period. The competition in the final stages of FM2 was stacked and Landon defeated all of them while having a dead body attached to his hip that he had to carry around throughout the show’s entirety.
 
Exile v. The Women’s Division G.O.A.T.
 
As mentioned above, Carley doesn’t crack the top 150 females to have ever compete. Evelyn has a strong case for being the number one female ever from a pure competition standpoint. Her partner, Luke, is the definition of an Average Joe based off his performances on FM2 and Cutthroat. He wasn’t the fastest or the strongest. He actually had a smaller build than ninety percent of the males cast on the Challenge, but he was athletic, showed various skill (beat Big Easy in Swat), and proved himself as a long distance runner in the grueling Cutthroat final. There’s been 161 males to have ever compete on the Challenge. If I had to make a rough estimate where Luke ranked amongst every male to ever lace them up, I’d say Luke is somewhere between 70-80, worst case scenario.
 
The tale of the tape for the Landon/Carley v. Evelyn/Luke exile that happened at the end of the season was basically looking like: #1 all-time male Landon and #150 all-time female Carley vs. #1 all-time female Evelyn and #75 all-time Luke. The title for the gender-neutral G.O.A.T. title was on the line. Going into the exile, Evelyn had the large upper hand (a far better opposite sex partner). It was evident that Landon was going to have to break his back to have a chance at winning.
 
When the exile went underway, Carley blacked out and couldn’t carry any of the weights in her buckets. Landon carried all 150 pounds by himself, whereas Luke and Evelyn split carried theirs. Along with carrying all of Carley’s weight, he solved all three puzzles without her help because she was too busy trying to figure out where she was. Carley was a lifeless zombie. Landon literally dragged his lifeless zombie partner to the exile finish line, and finished with a faster time than Luke/Evelyn, eliminating them from FM2.
 
Landon’s exile performance against Luke/Evelyn might just be his greatest work ever (in an already extremely long laundry list of great work he’s done), but I got it second to his 100 point performance in the final challenge of FM2.
 
Landon’s final challenge performance on Fresh Meat II is the Challenge’s edition of Wilt’s 100 point game.
 
In the FM2 final, Landon/Carley faced the powerhouse team of the season, Kenny/Laurel. Kenny is widely considered one of the greatest long distance runners ever and Laurel is the second best female competitor to have ever exist in Challenge history. Landon had to deal with Carley’s deathly poor conditioning for another time for longer, greater distances against an even more elite duo than the one they had overcome in their exile just a few nights before. It was going to be impossible for Landon to win, but he defied all odds once again for one final time.
 
What Landon did in the Fresh Meat II final is equivalent to scoring a 100 point game in professional basketball. Landon scored 100 points by carrying an 80 pound bag without Carley’s assistance throughout the whole final, completing every checkpoint by himself, and pushing his lifeless anchor of a partner up a mountain to get them to the finish line first before the powerhouse duo of Kenny/Laurel.
 
Landon’s FM2 final challenge performance, just like Wilt’s 100 will never be topped again. I want to add more to this analogy by saying Landon’s FM2 regular season performance mirrors the greatest scoring season ever in NBA history, also by Wilt Chamberlain. Landon basically was putting up 50 points a game in Challenge terms by having to endure Carley’s W.O.A.T. tier abilities all season, and still winning missions, eliminations and the final at the very end. Landon’s good guy personality allowed him to keep calm, never lose his cool, and be the most encouraging and supportive partner Carley could ever ask for in a show where 90 percent of the people can never keep calm, are always losing their cool, and never ever supportive when they’re paired up with someone terrible.
 
Put the rest of the Mount Rushmore in Landon’s shoes on Fresh Meat 2. Envision current Jordan, a prime J.B., or a prime C.T. being paired up with the extremely terrible Carley. Jordan - Carley probably quits halfway in the competition because she can no longer tolerate the way Jordan speaks down on her competitive abilities. Assuming she doesn’t quit, Jordan is not strong enough to carry all 150 pounds in the exile all by himself and loses to Luke/Evelyn; plus his puzzle skills aren’t on the level of Landon’s; Bananas - Same as Jordan; C.T. – This one is interesting, because C.T. can easily carry all the exile weight by himself and finish the puzzles, and wins against Luke/Evelyn. However, prime C.T. was a loose cannon. In the small chance he does reach the final, he probably would’ve thrown Carley off the mountain and we would’ve never heard from her again. You get the narrative.
 
The 100 point final game and averaging 50 points throughout the FM2 season is why I have Landon #1 all-time, because I don’t think Jordan, J.B., or C.T. would have ever accomplished the same. None of these guys, in any version of themselves ever, possessed Landon’s patience and good-hearted personality that would’ve been able to keep Carley’s lifeline alive. This leads to my final point which is: Landon is only ‘total package’ competitor to ever touch Challenge soil; a title Jordan, J.B., and C.T. fall short of.
 
Landon’s Overall Assessment.
 
A total package in the Challenge is best described as a competitor who possesses all-time great tier abilities in nearly every element of the Challenge, while also showing no weaknesses. Numbers 2-4 of the Challenge Mount Rushmore come close to qualifying, but fall short for different reasons: Jordan has ATG athleticism, mental strength, strategy, stamina, and swimming. His shaky political game and hand-to-hand combat abilities, however, are a weakness. He also has that whole Free Agents and Total Madness showing; Bananas has ATG strategy and has a good balance in every other area. Although there aren’t any glaring holes in his competitive abilities, only one of them is considered all-time great and that fails to meet the requirement. Plus, we’ve seen some dud performances in his career; C.T. has ATG strength, athleticism, intelligence, eating, and mental strength. But I wouldn’t consider C.T. to have great leadership, he was too much of a hothead in the prime of his career. His long distance running has also shown to be faulty at times.
 
The rest of the top 10 also fail to qualify: Evan – mental strength was abysmal; Kenny – athleticism, intelligence, and various skills were poor; Darrell – same as Kenny; Derrick – adequate intelligence and smaller size hindered him in weight based eliminations; Mark – competitive killer instinct was missing; Alton – embarrassing mental strength and Battle of the Seasons is one large black hole in his resume.
 
There were no missing elements to Landon’s game whatsoever. Landon was an all-time great in the following categories: Strength, Athleticism, Intelligence, Leadership, Mental Strength, and Stamina. You can make a strong argument the he was either one of the best or at the very worst, a top 10 challenger in each of those categories. You can’t say that for any other competitor here. Landon being a total package competitor is exactly why he didn’t have to rely on a super intense political-social game to be successful. His competitive performances always kept him at the top of social structures without ever making any enemies. I’d take Landon’s laid back political/social over most guys (including Jordan and J.B., who put a bigger target on themselves and make more enemies). He wasn’t actively cutting deals or moving chess pieces, but people naturally gravitated towards him because of they looked up to him as a competitor and had a great personality. Landon’s career was extremely short in comparison to the J.B. and C.T., but there’s no question in my mind, had he kept doing more challenges, he would’ve went on to have the more successful career.
 
Along with having the best abilities out of any Challenge player ever, Landon’s accomplishments are praiseworthy enough to call him the Challenge G.O.A.T. He was the best player as a rookie on his first championship team (Inferno II Good Guys), he was the second best player on his second championship team as a sophomore (Gauntlet II Rookies), had the most dominant regular season ever and was one elimination away from winning a championship (Duel II), and has the greatest championship season ever bar none (Fresh Meat II). When you look at the summary of accomplishments in his career, what Landon did in just four seasons holds more G.O.A.T. value than what Johnny did in 20 seasons, C.T. did in seventeen, and Jordan did in seven. That’s why Landon is my #1 pick in an all-time draft of anybody ever in America’s Fifth Sport.
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2020.06.29 07:24 EllisDee37 Challenge Performance Stats - Cutthroat through Vendettas

Win a 3-way contest you go 2-0, come in second 1-1, last 0-2. Adding up all the dailies, elimination rounds, and "finals chunks" this way gives you a total record like a sports team. Trivia is counted separately, where each correct answer is a win, each wrong one a loss.
"Games over 500" says how many wins over or under your losses you are: 25-20 = +5 / 45 (five games over .500 after 45 decisions) 20-20 = +0 / 40 (even .500 after 40 decisions) 15-20 = -5 / 35 (five games under .500 after 35 decisions) Sorting this way naturally moves better players higher in the list over time as they accumulate more wins than losses.
The following stats include 20 Cutthroat through 31 Vendettas, plus the first two Champs vs seasons. (Pros and Stars 1) My first impression is respect for Bananas, Sarah and Camila. I expect CT's numbers to go up when I add his early career, and Laurel will get a nice bump from 19 Fresh Meat 2.
Poor Leroy, what the hell? I knew he wasn't good at dailies but I'm going to have to check those numbers. Yikes. Jemmye on the women's side is no surprise. Natalie Negrotti coming in HOT on her rookie season, and I think she actually did better with Paulie as a partner on Final Reckoning.
Over Daily Daily Daily Elim Elim Finals Finals Finals
# Player 0.500 Solo Pairs Team Trivia Solo Pairs Solo Pairs Team
1 Bananas +205 / 597 121-63 197-77 23-19 8-6 10-9 7-2 7-3 23-16 5-1
2 CT +96 / 340 49-41 101-49 20-10 3-4 5-1 1-1 2-6 32-9 5-1
3 Jordan +70 / 238 41-27 71-33 5-9 3-4 8-5 4-1 7-1 15-4
4 Zach +57 / 297 68-45 50-36 31-18 4-1 5-5 1-3 8-6 2-4 8-2
5 Tyler +29 / 95 6-0 31-22 8-8 2-0 1-0 4-3 10-0
6 Abram +29 / 81 16-0 28-16 7-4 2-1 1-2 1-3
7 Frank +28 / 116 15-6 24-18 17-11 4-1 2-1 1-0 1-5 8-2
8 Derrick K +19 / 113 27-9 18-12 8-12 3-2 4-2 3-5 3-5
9 Brad +19 / 91 31-20 2-5 10-10 2-1 10-0
10 Adam +19 / 37 27-8 1-1
11 Tony +18 / 194 41-49 44-22 12-5 5-1 4-2 0-9
12 Shane +17 / 71 36-17 2-3 5-3 1-4
13 Cohutta +15 / 45 11-3 13-1 3-4 1-2 2-5
14 CJ +15 / 33 5-1 16-5 0-1 3-2
15 Hunter +13 / 77 29-18 7-5 5-7 4-2
16 Vinny +13 / 27 20-3 0-3 0-1
17 Kamerion +13 / 23 17-0 0-2 1-3
18 Dustin +8 / 80 6-2 15-11 17-12 0-1 0-1 3-2 3-7
19 Alton +8 / 36 4-2 16-9 1-1 1-2
20 Marlon +7 / 49 6-6 19-12 3-1 0-2
21 Josh Mu +7 / 41 23-8 0-4 1-5
22 Anthony C +7 / 11 7-0 1-0 1-2
23 Adam R +6 / 6 6-0
24 Derek +4 / 60 0-6 9-8 21-9 0-1 0-3 2-1
25 Isaac +4 / 24 5-0 4-3 4-4 1-3
26 Gus K +4 / 20 11-6 0-2 1-0
27 Mike B +4 / 8 5-0 0-1 1-1
28 Vince +3 / 135 6-27 53-28 0-1 1-2 0-1 4-2 5-5
29 Nate +2 / 62 31-29 1-0 0-1
30 Darrell +2 / 52 14-17 5-6 4-2 4-0
31 Cory +1 / 205 39-34 43-33 9-6 4-5 8-24
32 Victor +1 / 33 17-15 0-1
33 Stephen B +1 / 13 7-2 0-1 0-2 0-1
34 Kyle +0 / 64 22-28 3-1 7-3
35 Louie +0 / 18 9-5 0-3 0-1
36 Romeo +0 / 10 5-2 0-2 0-1
37 Raphy +0 / 6 3-2 0-1
38 Luke -1 / 43 5-1 5-9 6-6 1-0 4-6
39 Danny -1 / 7 3-3 0-1
40 Brandon T -1 / 7 3-4
41 Mark -2 / 54 1-4 23-21 1-1 1-2
42 John J -2 / 40 17-16 2-5
43 Joss -2 / 40 19-19 0-1 0-1
44 Dario -4 / 126 15-16 36-41 8-4 0-1 0-2 2-1
45 Adam Ku -4 / 50 0-1 19-23 0-1 4-2
46 TO -4 / 8 2-5 0-1
47 Chet -5 / 79 4-14 3-2 22-18 0-1 0-1 4-0 4-6
48 Davis -5 / 13 4-6 0-3
49 Shane R -5 / 11 3-7 0-1
50 Jamie B -6 / 130 16-17 29-42 0-1 4-2 1-2 2-0 10-4
51 Trey -6 / 56 3-13 17-8 5-7 0-1 0-2
52 Michael -6 / 34 14-14 0-6
53 CM Punk -6 / 16 3-8 0-1 2-2
54 Anthony B -6 / 16 4-6 1-4 0-1
55 Theo K -6 / 14 4-4 0-5 0-1
56 JD -7 / 53 3-6 15-15 1-1 0-2 4-6
57 Dan -7 / 19 1-0 1-7 4-5 0-1
58 Ammo -8 / 22 2-7 0-3 1-0 4-5
59 Robb -9 / 53 0-1 6-12 10-14 1-1 1-1 4-2
60 Big Easy -9 / 27 2-0 3-16 3-1 1-1
61 Eddie W -9 / 13 2-11
62 Bruno -9 / 9 0-8 0-1
63 Thomas -10 / 74 5-6 21-32 1-0 3-2 2-0 0-2
64 Derrick H -10 / 12 0-9 1-0 0-2
65 Kenny -12 / 46 8-25 0-3 3-0 6-1
66 Evan -12 / 24 6-17 0-1
67 Nehemiah -12 / 24 6-17 0-1
68 Shawne M -12 / 14 0-11 1-2
69 Nate S -13 / 15 0-12 1-2
70 Rogan -13 / 13 0-13
71 Matt R -15 / 31 7-18 0-4 1-1
72 Dunbar -16 / 96 3-0 16-43 8-8 1-2 1-1 1-2 10-0
73 Mitch -16 / 50 9-20 3-0 0-1 0-2 1-0 4-10
74 Jay M -17 / 63 1-1 18-34 3-0 1-5
75 Riff Raff -17 / 19 1-13 0-4 0-1
76 Wes -21 / 305 21-21 84-122 9-3 1-1 10-8 4-4 13-4
77 Brandon -21 / 93 4-11 12-19 12-20 8-6 0-1
78 Swift -21 / 31 0-9 0-9 3-5 2-2 0-1
79 Ty -26 / 142 7-14 38-49 4-4 1-1 5-4 3-2 0-10
80 Tyrie -27 / 49 9-30 1-1 1-2 0-5
81 Knight -34 / 98 9-7 18-44 2-11 1-1 2-0 0-3
82 Nelson -40 / 188 24-66 27-26 8-10 0-1 7-1 0-1 8-9
83 Reilly -41 / 105 11-1 8-59 4-4 0-3 0-1 3-1 3-1 3-3
84 Devin -46 / 140 22-32 21-41 0-5 1-1 0-1 1-5 2-8
85 Preston -48 / 96 2-24 15-24 6-15 1-3 0-3 0-3
86 Leroy -68 / 324 26-56 66-100 13-7 3-9 9-3 5-3 4-5 2-13
Over Daily Daily Daily Elim Elim Finals Finals Finals
# Player 0.500 Solo Pairs Team Trivia Solo Pairs Solo Pairs Team
1 Sarah +128 / 340 30-10 139-69 26-13 5-2 6-1 6-0 17-2 5-9
2 Camila +114 / 418 85-28 122-66 20-26 5-1 10-2 3-2 4-3 17-24
3 Laurel +61 / 175 34-7 36-26 16-12 12-2 4-0 4-0 8-4 4-6
4 Emily +56 / 220 48-22 59-33 13-7 1-1 7-0 1-0 3-13 6-6
5 Diem +52 / 158 21-14 73-36 2-1 0-1 9-1
6 Nicole Z +37 / 93 45-15 8-2 1-1 0-3 11-7
7 Natalie +31 / 41 31-4 5-0 0-1
8 Ashley M +18 / 140 20-17 39-30 7-2 4-4 9-8
9 Cara Maria +15 / 453 88-77 57-75 25-30 4-6 15-7 7-1 10-5 25-13 3-5
10 Jenn +15 / 79 12-0 25-16 9-7 0-4 1-5
11 Cooke +14 / 62 13-0 18-22 1-0 2-0 4-2
12 Evelyn +14 / 38 20-11 1-0 5-1
13 Tori D +13 / 79 21-15 5-4 3-4 1-1 7-2 5-3 4-4
14 Jill T +13 / 19 16-3
15 Kailah +12 / 110 45-31 3-5 6-7 4-1 3-5
16 Christina +11 / 75 11-1 31-29 1-1 0-1
17 Tia +10 / 12 11-0 0-1
18 Emily R +10 / 12 11-1
19 Sam +9 / 45 1-0 1-3 14-13 2-0 1-0 8-2
20 Theresa +8 / 220 29-18 67-64 12-10 1-1 3-1 0-5 2-7
21 Tori H +8 / 46 9-7 2-3 7-9 1-0 8-0
22 Robin +6 / 64 7-3 28-22 0-1 0-2 0-1
23 Nany +4 / 300 28-44 85-78 21-13 2-1 2-3 8-5 2-2 4-2
24 Britni +4 / 84 31-31 3-1 7-5 0-1 3-2
25 Louise +4 / 16 9-5 1-1
26 Jonna +3 / 209 16-21 67-53 19-18 2-3 1-2 1-6
27 Lindsey +3 / 23 11-6 1-1 1-3
28 Heather +3 / 15 9-6
29 Ayiiia +3 / 11 7-0 0-3 0-1
30 Mandi +2 / 54 22-20 2-0 4-2 0-4
31 Rachel +2 / 42 7-3 8-14 4-2 3-0 0-1
32 Lolo +1 / 23 8-9 1-2 3-0
33 Melissa +1 / 21 9-7 2-3
34 Paula +0 / 190 6-20 68-58 7-9 4-1 0-3 2-0 8-4
35 Sylvia -1 / 49 15-17 1-4 3-2 5-2
36 Briana L -1 / 7 3-4
37 Amanda -2 / 84 13-10 23-26 3-3 2-3 0-1
38 Lacey -2 / 8 3-3 0-2
39 Tina -2 / 2 0-2
40 Larissa -3 / 29 13-14 0-2
41 Laura -3 / 19 2-2 5-7 1-1 0-1
42 Briana -3 / 7 2-3 0-2
43 Aneesa -4 / 238 65-54 40-44 10-9 0-1 2-10 0-3
44 Hailey -4 / 24 9-2 1-10 0-2
45 Michelle -4 / 22 8-9 0-4 1-0
46 Candice F -4 / 22 9-13
47 Anika -4 / 14 5-3 0-5 0-1
48 Shawn J -4 / 12 4-2 0-3 0-3
49 Kam -5 / 63 22-25 1-3 4-1 2-5
50 Brianna J -6 / 52 13-21 2-1 1-0 7-7
51 KellyAnne -7 / 105 18-13 28-40 0-1 2-2 1-0
52 Ashley K -7 / 59 2-11 14-16 0-1 1-3 1-0 8-2
53 Katie -7 / 31 4-11 3-2 4-4 1-2
54 Candice W -7 / 7 0-6 0-1
55 Averey -8 / 50 9-3 9-23 1-1 0-1 2-1
56 Justina -8 / 32 11-11 0-4 1-5
57 Trishelle -9 / 67 0-5 8-14 17-12 1-0 3-7
58 Jenna -10 / 302 38-48 78-71 4-9 4-4 8-2 1-5 13-17
59 Kim G -11 / 21 5-12 0-4
60 McKenzie -11 / 17 1-0 2-11 0-1 0-2
61 Katelynn -12 / 22 5-16 0-1
62 Anastasia -13 / 23 0-5 5-12 0-1
63 Simone -14 / 100 4-13 37-38 0-1 2-5
64 LaToya -14 / 46 4-13 6-6 3-5 3-6
65 Devyn -15 / 83 4-12 4-8 22-12 0-1 0-4 0-6 4-6
66 Shauvon -15 / 15 0-12 0-3
67 Priscilla -15 / 15 0-12 0-3
68 Brittany -16 / 62 0-13 19-23 0-1 4-2
69 Alicia -16 / 22 3-18 0-1
70 Emilee -17 / 17 0-12 0-2 0-3
71 Rianna P -18 / 38 9-25 0-3 1-0
72 Melinda -19 / 45 2-17 1-4 10-8 0-2 0-1
73 Veronica -21 / 67 9-38 4-0 7-2 2-2 1-2
74 Jessica -24 / 106 13-18 17-39 7-1 2-4 2-3
75 Nicole R -26 / 138 9-35 36-41 2-3 7-0 0-2 2-1
76 Kayleigh -26 / 34 2-29 1-1 1-0
77 Ariane -27 / 33 2-21 0-4 1-5
78 Naomi -27 / 31 2-24 0-2 0-2 0-1
79 Cheyenne -29 / 79 21-41 0-1 2-4 2-8
80 Jasmine -30 / 144 6-5 28-53 18-15 1-2 3-7 1-5
81 Nia -31 / 91 1-14 19-44 4-2 2-0 1-1 3-0
82 Marie -32 / 102 17-39 3-6 13-14 0-1 0-5 2-2
83 Jemmye -77 / 205 31-61 20-51 7-17 2-3 2-5 2-2 0-2
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2020.06.03 07:22 QueenoftheSheep Unpopular Opinion: Luke Alvarez is Better than Derek Morgan

The title really says it all. In my opinion, Luke Alvarez meshed better with the team than Derek Morgan. I feel like Morgan came off as a douchey jock with trust issues, and even though I know his backstory explains a lot of his behaviour, I just didn't enjoy him. Don't get me started on his and Penelope's relationship. When I first started watching Criminal Minds back in 2008 I loved their cute, flirty relationship, but as I got older and started re-watching episodes (admittedly I wasn't in a good place during my binge-watching times so I might just be biased), I felt like he was almost mocking her or poking fun at her. Garcia is clearly upset with how he and everyone else thinks a relationship between them would be absurd.
Now to Luke, he comes across as thoughtful and perceptive. Not acting first, but trying to get a read on people before talking to them. He's affectionate with his male and female partners, and he's sweet and flirty with Garcia without his actions coming across as mockery. He was able to join the team easily, and I feel like everyone liked having him join.
Maybe I'm just partial to softer guys but Luke really do be better than Morgan IMO
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2020.04.21 20:35 hallach_halil My one and only mock draft for 2020

All prospects have been evaluated, the rankings have been put out and we are just two days away from the draft. Now it’s time to have some fun!
I have been gathering information in the background and thinking about how Thursday could look like, but this is my one and only mock draft for 2020. To make myself clear – this is what I think will happen, not what I would do.
For every pick, I give a quick analysis on why I think it will happen and how I would grade them, in comparison to my big board.
Here we go:


1. Cincinnati Bengals – Joe Burrow, QB, LSU
This pick has been locked in pretty much since the start of November when LSU defeated their arch-rival Alabama to put themselves on track for an SEC championship. All their quarterback did in that postseason run was throw 16 touchdowns and no picks, en route to a national title. The Bengals need that kind of winner in their program with the fearless attitude to battle the physical AFC North teams. Burrow has the poise, pocket presence, field vision and ball-placement to immediately give them an upgrade at quarterback and someone to build the team around, with some nice pieces on offense around him already.

2. Washington Redskins – Chase Young, Edge, Ohio State
The Redskins may listen to some calls for trading a couple of spots down if somebody wants to come up for a quarterback, but in the end Ron Rivera will not pass on a dominant edge rusher like he was playing around back in the day. Young has the elite physical skill-set in terms of burst, bend and reactionary athleticism to continue that tremendous success he had for the Buckeyes. Washington now adds him to the three other defensive linemen they have selected in the first rounds of the last three years already to form a ferocious front-four, with Young having the potential to play at an All-Pro level for several years.

3. Los Angeles Chargers (via Detroit Lions) – Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Alabama (for picks 6, 37 and 112)
We have our first trade! The Chargers have been very vocal about Tyrod Taylor being their starter under center this year and with the selection of the Alabama quarterback, they can still go with that plan initially, while adding a long-term star potentially. Tua is such a natural passer with the ability to work through progressions like a machine and make pin-point passes all over the field. The injury history is definitely a concern and giving up a second- and fourth-round pick to go with this investment makes this a high-risk selection, but the Bolts have a lot of young players to pay soon, and having the QB on a rookie deal may help as well.

4. New York Giants – Tristan Wirfs, OT, Iowa
A lot has been made about Isaiah Simmons being the at four because Dave Gettleman loves athletic freaks, but he gets another one here with Wirfs, while also adding much-needed help to the O-line. Contrary to popular belief, the GM has actually never selected one of his “hog mollies” in the first round, but that changes this year. Wirfs will immediately boost the rushing attack with his explosiveness and power to open holes for Saquon Barkley, while having all the tools to improve technically as a pass-protector. He could also move inside to guard, offering positional flexibility across the front.

5. Miami Dolphins – Justin Herbert, QB, Oregon
While Miami certainly has the draft capital to move up for the quarterback of the future, they can stay put at five and still get the guy they have been high on for a while now, according to multiple reports. That allows them to still make three two other picks in the first round to upgrade their roster in a broader way. If you have read my breakdown of Herbert and seen that he is “only” number 37 on my big board, you know that I have question marks about the way he sees the field and can work through multiple reads, but the arm talent and athleticism are certainly there. I would just prefer them to allow the young man to sit early on.

6. Detroit Lions (via Los Angeles Chargers) – Jeffrey Okudah, CB, Ohio State
This is close to a perfect scenario for Detroit. They trade back three spots and pick up a couple of picks in the process, while still getting the guy they have had their eyes on all along. Okudah is the premiere corner in this class, with the length, speed and loose hips to go with pretty advanced technique when you consider he really was only a one-year starter for that talented Ohio State secondary. The Lions traded away Darius Slay to get a younger and cheaper option as their CB1. Okudah fits perfectly in this man-heavy scheme under Matt Patricia and they should be able to trust him from week one.

7. Carolina Panthers – Isaiah Simmons, LB, Clemson
Similarly, the Panthers just lost Luke Kuechly, even though they obviously didn’t decide to get rid of him. Simmons may not be your prototypical MIKE linebacker, but his range and explosiveness are absurb for anybody at the second level. With Matt Rhule coming over from Baylor and taking his defensive coordinator with him, they will make the full-time switch to a 3-4, where they will cover up bodies and allow Simmons to roam around freely. His ability to scrape and shut down anything to the edges could be what makes this system go, plus he gives you the versatility to move into the slot or rush off the edge on third downs.

8. Arizona Cardinals – Derrick Brown, IDL, Auburn
This was the one pick that really had me going back and forth. The Cardinals obviously could use some help on the offensive line and three of the top four tackles are still available, but there aren’t many truly dominant defensive players on the board in this range and they just re-signed D.J. Humphries to a three-year deal, with the option to still address the O-line on day two. Arizona has already signed Jordan Phillips coming off a career-year, but he is not close to the all-around player Brown is. The Auburn DT would be a great fit at nose tackle right in the middle of Vance Joseph’s 3-4 scheme, holding his ground in the run game and pushing the pocket up the middle.

9. Atlanta Falcons (via Jacksonville Jaguars) – Javon Kinlaw, IDL, South Carolina (for picks 16 and 47)
The second trade of my mock draft involves the Falcons, who have emerged as prime candidates to move up and select one of top defensive prospects still available, while Jacksonville seemingly wants to collect draft capital. Kinlaw is exactly what that front office always describes as an “urgent athlete”. He has freakish explosiveness and a ton of natural power. While he is kind of a one-trick pony with his bull-rush at this point, he has all the tools to become a dominant player up front for them, to pair with Grady Jarrett inside. Florida cornerback C.J. Henderson could be an option here as well, but Kinlaw’s presence would help the secondary and add size to a rather small defense.

10. Cleveland Browns – Mekhi Becton, OT, Louisville
The Browns are reportedly in conversations with multiple teams to trade down, but they might not be able to resist this massive tackle prospect. Becton is a 365-pound mauler in the run game that would fit perfectly for what Kevin Stefanski wants to do with that heavy zone-rushing attack and bootlegs off it. There is definitely a lot of room for improvement in terms of technique – especially in pass-protection – but with Becton at left tackle this offensive line looks tremendous now. The interior already looked strong, but with free agent Jack Conklin and this first-round pick, they are set at tackle for a while now.

11. Denver Broncos (via New York Jets) – Jerry Jeudy, WR, Alabama (for picks 15, 83 and 118)
This has been in the news over the last few days and I could absolutely see it. The Broncos are looking for somebody to pair with Courtland Sutton. To go with the big-bodied wideout, they now have the best route-runner in the draft, who can move along the formation. Combine that with last year’s first-round pick Noah Fant at tight-end in addition to an excellent duo of backs and sophomore quarterback Drew Lock has plenty of weapons around him now. If they sit back at number 15, the top three receivers are probably off the board and they have to pick somebody that is several spots behind that group, while in this scenario they still keep two third-rounders. The speed of Henry Ruggs would be an excellent complement as well.

12. Las Vegas Raiders – Henry Ruggs III, WR, Alabama
The run on wide receivers has officially started! The Raiders have their pick of the other two guys not named Jerry Jeudy and I have them going with the shiny toy in Ruggs. The Alabama standout has speed for days and he would be great weapon for Jon Gruden to utilize. With Tyrrell Williams, Zay Jones, Hunter Renfrow and now Nelson Agholor, Las Vegas could definitely use a guy like Ruggs to scare defenses. Derek Carr might not be the type of guy who will let it rip five times a game, but they can put the ball in Ruggs’ hands on jet sweeps, reverses or let him run away from everybody after catching a slant route. This is a pick Al Davis would be proud of.

13. San Francisco 49ers – Ceedee Lamb, WR, Oklahoma
That leaves San Francisco, who traded DeForest Buckner for this pick, with the third guy of that trio at the top and he might be number one on their board. Lamb is an outstanding fit for that system that may lack a true X receiver. He is a physical route-runner, has that alpha mentality when the ball is in the air and is just amazing with the ball in his hands. Just imagine him and Deebo Samuel going to work, as two of the very best at gaining yards after the catch. With some of the limitations Jimmy Garoppolo showed in the Super Bowl, having weapons around him that can make life easy on him is crucial.

14. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Jedrick Wills Jr., OT, Alabama
The Bucs leave day one as one of the biggest winners after my top tackle falls to them due to a combination of factors – the Cardinals going defense instead, the Browns falling in love with Becton and the Jets trading down a spot behind them. Wills shows an aggressive mindset in the run game and close to flawless technique as a pass-protector. Tampa Bay could definitely use an upgrade at right tackle over Joe Haeg to keep a soon 43-year old Tom Brady upright and they get the best one in the entire draft. So they land exactly who they need without even having to move up in this scenario.

15. New York Jets (via Denver Broncos) – Andrew Thomas, OT, Georgia
Gang Green has to be very happy with how the board falls as well. They move down four spots in exchange for a third- and fourth-round pick respectively, but can still select their future left tackle to protect Sam Darnold. Thomas is my number four tackle, but this is still right where I think he should go. He is an excellent zone run-blocker and has a proven track record of shutting down some of the premiere pass rushers in the SEC (only one sack allowed last season). Of course a true number one receiver could be the target as well, if they stick at 11, but this might yield even better results for them with the added picks.

16. Jacksonville Jaguars – C.J. Henderson, CB, Florida
This kid has really been rising up draft boards and I would not be shocked if he was the pick at number nine if the Jags can’t find a trade partner. Now that they have sent away their duo of Ramsey and Bouye, cornerback has all of a sudden become a huge need. Henderson gives them another super-talented cover-guy with the attitude to survive on an island. With all the players they have and might still trade away, Jacksonville doesn’t seem to be in contention right now and this young man is someone they can groom into a different version of what they had in Ramsey.

17. Philadelphia Eagles (via Dallas Cowboys) – Justin Jefferson, WR, LSU (for picks 21, 103 and 145)
The Eagles are desperate for a wide receiver and while they would love to go up and grab a speed monster like Henry Ruggs, Jefferson is the clear number four guy on a lot of team’s boards. The Dolphins and Jaguars could be threats to grab Jefferson before Philly is on the clock at 21, so they move up a couple of spots in order to secure the receiver, in exchange for their third-round pick and one of their fourth-rounders. Jefferson may not quite offer the speed to open up room in-between the hashes for their tight-ends, but he would give Carson Wentz a very dependable target to replace Nelson Agholor, who was anything but that for the Birds.

18. Miami Dolphins – K’Lavon Chaisson, Edge, LSU
They Dolphins have already added three former high draft picks on the edge this offseason – Shaq Lawson, Taco Charlton and Emmanuel Ogbah – but they still need that true number one guy and Chaisson has the potential to be just that. He is such a natural, bendy pass rusher and he offers a lot of versatility in terms of his pursuit off the backside, how dangerous he is on stunts and the things he can do in coverage. Those are things Brian Flores and those former Patriot coaches value highly. Chaisson should also continue to be a team leader, having proudly worn that number 18 for the Bayou Bengals, and he is someone to build that program around.

19. Las Vegas Raiders – A.J. Terrell, CB, Clemson
We already saw this last year – Mike Mayock and Jon Gruden love established players from big-time programs, especially Clemson. Terrell has the length and speed to develop into an excellent corner to pair back up with his running mate Trayvon Mullen from just a couple of years ago. I certainly have my question marks with him, when you look at the issues he has at changing directions due to his lanky build and how much he struggles with his back to the ball down the field. Still, he is the type of guy the NFL seems to love and the Raiders are the ones who seem primed to reach a little for a player they are high on.

20. Jacksonville Jaguars – Xavier McKinney, S, Alabama
Jacksonville goes back to the well with a defensive back from the SEC – this time at safety. With LSU receiver Justin Jefferson off the board and no offensive linemen quite worth the pick, another highly productive tone-setter like McKinney makes a lot of sense. The Alabama safety offers great versatility, being able to cover deep halves, drop in the box or line up over slot receivers. He may not be the flashiest pick and the Jaguars could be looking to trade down from here again, but if they stay put, they could do a lot worse than my number one safety available, who I happen to have right at that number 20 spot on my big board as well.

21. Dallas Cowboys (via Philadelphia Eagles) – Kristian Fulton, CB, LSU
I think the Cowboys would love to grab C.J. Henderson or maybe even one of those top-tier receivers, but with the corner going just one spot before their original pick and all three pass-catchers off the board, they would be smart to move back a little. Dallas seems to be happy with Connor McGovern jumping in at center for Travis Frederick, so I didn’t go with a guy like Michigan’s Cesar Ruiz either. Instead I have them selecting a different corner from the reigning national champions. Fulton played as much press-man as any corner in the draft last season, but he also has the ability to click and close in zone-coverage. For some reason I can really imagine him with that blue star on his helmet, replacing the recently departed Byron Jones.

22. Minnesota Vikings – Yetur Gross-Matos, Edge, Penn State
A long and explosive defensive end with all the athletic tools to become an even better player in the pros – sound familiar? That’s pretty much how I would have described Danielle Hunter just five years ago. Gross-Matos is the type of prospect that seems right in the mold of those guys Mike Zimmer brings in and turns into stars after just a couple of seasons. He is already a very physical run-stopper and has tremendous upside in the pass game. With Everson Griffen opting out of contract, they have a hole at the position and Gross-Matos already has some experience moving inside over guards in sub-packages like they used to do with Griffen.

23. New England Patriots – A.J. Epenesa, Edge, Iowa
This just seems like such an obvious Bill Belichick move. With Epenesa he picks up a really productive player, who is already technically sound and a big body up front. He offers great versatility across the formation, stands his ground in the run game and doesn’t get taken outside his rush lanes, which is something BB covets. I know quarterback is the big topic here and I thought about how this could work that New England possibly trades down and still grabs somebody they like, but I just don’t see them selecting a quarterback that is an immature decision-maker and freelancer like Jordan Love, even though it would of course be fun to see what Josh McDaniels & company can do with him.

24. New Orleans Saints – Patrick Queen, LB, LSU
When you look at this Saints roster, there really aren’t a lot of holes to fill. Before free agency began, a number two receiver to Michael Thomas seemed to be the target, but with Emmanuel Sanders being brought in, I shifted my focus to the defense. With veterans Janoris Jenkins and Malcolm Jenkins being added to the secondary already, I have them picking up a linebacker from nearby. Queen only has one full year of starting experience and still needs to work on his tackling form as well as not overrunning as many plays, but he has excellent range in coverage and while he weighs in at just under 230 pounds, he is not afraid to run into pulling linemen.

25. Minnesota Vikings – Jaylon Johnson, CB, Utah
Nobody loves drafting cornerbacks in the first round more than Mike Zimmer and with his two starters from last season gone, the Vikings actually need one this time around. I thought about offensive tackle and wide receiver here as well, but ultimately stuck with defense. Johnson has been one of the best players in college football when targeted over these last three seasons and has allowed a passer-rating in the mid-50s in all of them. The physical corner can re-route receivers as well as anybody in this class and he does not shy away from tackling. Perfect for the Vikes.

26. Miami Dolphins – Josh Jones, OT, Houston
I’m starting another little run on offensive tackles here, with Miami kicking things off. The Dolphins fielded one of the worst front-fives we have seen in recent years. Before the 2019 season even started, they let their right tackle walk and during the year they traded away their young LT Laremy Tunsil. So if they want to keep anybody alive they draft at quarterback, they better invest in the O-line. To me Jones has clearly established himself as my fifth tackle, but he doesn’t offer the freakish size or athleticism some teams are looking for at the position. Still, he creates plenty of movement in the run game and he shows good knee-bend and independent hand-usage as a protector.

27. Seattle Seahawks – Isaiah Wilson, OT, Georgia
The next guy is somebody I have nowhere close to the first round in my rankings, but has just been creating too much buzz for me to not acknowledge could go here. And no team better to shock us all in the first round than an organization like the Seahawks, who have blown up any mocks we have seen in recent years. I think Wilson lacks some agility to survive full-time on the edge in a true drop-back system, but with what Seattle likes to do with their run-heavy approach and play-action off it, the behemoth right tackle from Georgia could fit in well. At this point I could also see them surprise us with a Jeremy Chinn or an edge rusher they really like as well.

28. Baltimore Ravens – Kenneth Murray, LB, Oklahoma
Over these last two seasons, the Ravens have lost C.J. Mosley and Patrick Onwuasor to the Jets in free agency. They re-signed L.J. Fort and play their safeties at dime linebacker quite a bit anyway, but they still need that alpha in the middle of their defense. Murray has incredible range and closing speed for the position, while those big bodies up front will allow him to stay clean from blockers. I was going to go with either him or Patrick Queen, depending on which of the two falls to them here, since that is the biggest need for them, while having the ability to select another receiver from this loaded class later on. If both of the guys I mentioned are off the board, a hybrid stand-up backer and edge rusher in Wisconsin’s Zack Baun would make a lot of sense too.

29. Tennessee Titans – Austin Jackson, OT, USC
And that makes seven offensive tackles in the first round! The Titans right now are set to go into camp (or not, depending on how this whole situation develops) with Dennis Kelly and Ty Sambrailo competing for the starting spot at right tackle. While another pass-rusher or a replacement for Logan Ryan could be options here as well, I believe with Vic Beasley coming over and some young guys moving up the depth chart in the secondary, they will continue to invest into their O-line with Jack Conklin gone. I don’t think Jackson is a very physical run-blocker and his base can vary too much, but he certainly has the athletic traits to develop.

30. Green Bay Packers – Denzel Mims, WR, Baylor
The Packers need to add more pass-catchers around Aaron Rodgers. All the offensive tackles are off the board to replace Bryan Bulaga, they have invested heavily into their defense in recent years and the only that would make some sence here is TCU defensive tackle Ross Blacklock. Instead I went with another Big 12 standout in the freakish Denzel Mims. The former Baylor receiver has blown everybody away at the Senior Bowl and combine with his combination of size, explosiveness and physicality. I have him as my 31st overall prospect and would not be surprised if he went even earlier.

31. Indianapolis Colts (via San Francisco 49ers) – Jordan Love, QB, Utah State (for picks 44, 122 and a 2021 second-rounder)
In our final trade of this mock draft, I have the Colts moving up from the 44th pick and giving a fourth-rounder this year to go with a number two in 2021 to grab their quarterback of the future. Indy has been high on Love all along and while Philip Rivers should be the short-term solution, this only gives their young signal-caller time to reign in his reckless style of play. Love is as talented as any other quarterback in this draft, but he is coming off a year in which he led the FBS in interceptions (17) and still has a long way to go. Regardless, I can stand behind this way easier than Justin Herbert in the top six. The 49ers will be more than happy to move back, since they don’t own any picks on day two at this moment.

32. Kansas City Chiefs – Clyde Edwards-Helaire, RB, LSU
As this draft process has advanced, I have had this feeling more and more. Of course the Chiefs could invest in another corner here or possibly trade back a few spots and still pick their guy, but in the end I think this just makes a lot of sense. Edwards-Helaire is “only” my number five back in this class, but he is still my 51st-ranked overall prospect and fits the KC offense really well. Not only would he give them a more physical identity as a hard-nosed runner with the contact balance to create yardage after contact, but he also led all draft-eligible RBs in receptions last season, giving Mahomes and this pass-happy offense another weapon, while being an outstanding check-down option off their vertical concepts.


Also considered:


D’Andre Swift, RB, Georgia
Brandon Aiyuk, WR, Arizona State
Cesar Ruiz, IOL, Michigan
Ross Blacklock, IDL, TCU
Zack Baun, LB, Wisconsin
Jeff Gladney, CB, TCU
Antoine Winfield Jr., S, Minnesota


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2020.04.18 09:15 VesuviusBlotch Blotch's Reviews- Book 13: Seasons Of War

Well, hello there. I admit I'm a touch chagrined that not as many people can sink their teeth into my review thanks to delayed releases, but to the precious few who can appreciate a good fangasm over the latest legendary installment in Skulduggery Pleasant, allow me to welcome you to my review/top ten moments gallery for the 13th book- Seasons of bloody War. Firstly, I'm slightly drunk but if anything, that should lend you an excellent inkling into how I feel about this book- short version is I BLOODY LOVE IT. Seriously, Phase 2 haters can die in a draugar-infested hole, because SOW was jam-packed with ze goodness, a fantastic balance of characters, a centre plot both memorable and intriguing and one I was totally invested in- and what made it truly unique was the premise not related to Abyssinia. No offence Abyssinia, I love you, but Resurrection, Midnight and Bedlam were all focused on your diabolical plots with you brilliant assortment of minions. This time? No evil sorceress on the loose. Just five guys, two girls, a Mevolent to kill and a shit ton of awesome content, gruesome wherewithalls and character development in the process. Sounds like a Skulduggery Pleasant book to me. Ha. Now, before we delve into my Ten favourite moments (and by moments, I mean less specifically moments and more like, overall things because that's the only way I can even begin to condense this story's quality into a measly little list, no matter how inebriated I am while writing), let me just say that yes, as always, I will never be able to discuss every gorgeous detail in a horrifyingly brief review such as this- you want a full dossier on why SOW is so good- read bloody SOW (again if you have to, I've read it three times and look at me-on top of the bloody world). Now, without further drunken rambling, here's my who's who, what's what and what the fuck is that character up to? of Seasons Of War....Enjoy.
10) Crisis at Tahil Na Sin. There are fans out there who adore the Leibniz Universe and everything in it. One of them, unsurprisingly, is moi. So to have chapters 18 all the way up to 122 devoted to it was astonishing, and ramped me up for excitement harder than how hard it was not to kill Gratio Erato where he stood. To kick off this list, I'll mention the segment during summer at Tahil Na Sin. Moments like the illicitly evil Lorien, the discovery of the draugar and murderous intruding Necromancers are all damn exuberating, but here's an entire settlement under siege from the undead. Everything about this segment is immersive- the dark banter between Mulct and Hapathy, that unrestrainedly callous disregard for mortal life by the aformentioned Erato, the sheer joy of seeing Remus Crux's dire beard pop up again, seven books after his last mention and the sheer joy of Erato getting impaled by Tanith's wicked sense of justice- all of it is top notch. Crisis, thy name is Tahil Na Sin. Also, that name. Tahil Na Sin. Rolls off my tongue more gloriously than this Strongbow.
9) Root Causes and Moot Pauses. Ignoring my flair for rhyming, this moment encompasses the Dead Men (and Tanith. and Serpine)'s foray into the abandoned fortress where the cause of the draugar infestation was rumoured to begin (by Meritorious- brief mention- I love Meritorious, seeing him out of his specially designed chains was a surprise (to be sure, but a welcome one) but seeing him lead the Resistance and roast Skulduggery's gang for stealing food supplies, not to mention that 'furious birds' remark which is overjoyously canonical and his pressuring farewell are golden). These three chapters just kick it up a notch every page- you've got Saracen's bite, a bunch of frigging Warlocks, top of the line Dead Men banter, the final end of Baron Vengeous, and a return of fan favourite Solomon Wreath, Serpine's unfortunate dis-handing (disarming joke fell short- bit like Serpine's appendage hahah...ha) it all culminates in a timeless sequence of events combining classic humour, welcome novel surprises, devious hints of the Death Bringer and not one, but two old timer characters gracing the pages yet again. A winner in my notepad.
8) Shunter down. Now, I'm not a paranoid man, but when a certain user whose name eludes me wrote on the sub's chatroom that SOW was a dire mess of a book and one of the biggest reasons for this (or at least one that was worth breaking the spoiler barrier) was the introduction of a character named Luke SKywalker, well I admit it- I was hesitant. Nervous, even. Maybe even a touch....fearful. Then again, when I read Bedlam, a lot of things hit me heavily, but the more you examine and analyse such things and twists, the more you see why they were implemented and down the line, grow to love them. Needless to say, when Luke reared his dimension-hopping, American head, I was plexing, wandering just how much he'd derail the plot. It was all going well, so far, Vex was back, Serpine was getting roasted, but Luke was there. Guess what? I didn't mind him. The whole Skywalker thing was funny, and never brought up again, which was perfect. His character didn't revolve around his gimmicky name, he was growing on me faster than maggots on a corpse, and then boom. He died. Before spring was even over. It was terrible. It was awful. It was absolutely spectacular. Killing off the Shunter was perfect in raising the stakes, and I was so liking him, that having him be devoured by a bunch of ravenous draugar...Ahhhhh, it was electrifying. I couldn't believe it. It hit me out of nowhere. I flinched. What a way to end a season. This book meant business and from then on, I was tense. Clutching the edge of my seat. I love orange juice to bits, and I had a glass of juice beside me from prologue onwards- I didn't finish it until winter. That's how much I got sucked into this world, this bitter merciless world that as Serpine says, lacks mercy to the fullest.
7) Temper's quest. Now, I know I've slammed Temper Fray in the past, but in all honesty? I love the guy. He's a cool, steadfast ally who's fearless about infiltrating secret organisations or notoriously corrupt ones, and had the spine to ditch a Church not only chock-full of maniacs, but ruled by a baldie with a fist of steel and a disturbing closet of faceless folk. The guy's overdue for a love interest. But Temper and Kierre's chemistry, such as it is (fanfiction plee-e-e-e-e-ease) is just one factor as to why Temper's story here is compelling. Even after his Gist action got revealed, Temper continues to surprise me- his arc juggles ol' pal Adam Brate (can I get an Et Tu, Brate?), the tensions rising between Creed and the Sanctuary, China's tell-tale corruption, the introduction of Commander "Fuck off" Hoc, welcoming Serafina and her judgemental family back into the story, another classic introduction of exquisite barbarian Strosivadian, the return of Mr Glee and an Evil Dead reference in a book filled to the brim with them, and last but not least, Drang's death. In the grander schemes of things, I can understand the necessity of it (Drang's a legend of virtue, whilst his fellows are either corrupt or lax and Creed needs his influence to spread the seeds for his hatching plots) but I cried out during this scene. Luke's death? Tragic. Drang's demise? Unbelievable. Yet his influence on the plot and the actions surrounding his fate are important enough for me to shut up and see where it all leads. I'm fascinated. Temper Fray's story is getting more complex by the minute. And if by complexity, I mean, banging a sexay Unveiled assassin, then damn Temper. I get the Gist. And so is Kierre. Ayyy-
6) Sebastian's journey. Ah, Sebastian. A character so filled with intrigue, sympathy and pure out-and-out hilarity, I just couldn't omit him from the list. At last, he's found Darquesse! From an overall Phase 2 view, I've found Sebastian's story to be fascinating and extremely well-measured- ultimately this can mean a few setbacks such as having half a book between his chapters and to any fans out there not too invested in his chronicle, he can be a trifle unmemorable. But to us Plague Doctor lovers, he's a hoot and like I mentioned with Bedlam's review, the only way out of disappointing a shit ton of fan's expectations for how Darquesse returning to our beloved dimension will turn out, the answer is simple- weird the fuck out of it. Darquesse multiplying, making herself pregnant, becoming the baby herself. Yep, that does the job quite adequately. Honestly, though, these scenes wouldn't work if you weren't already besotted with the sheer strangeness and quirky features that adorn all the Plague Doctor chapters up to this point. I love the Darquesse Society and hell, I love Bennet to bits. Bennet not popping up in these chapters after the first few scrapes of summer is literally the only gripe I have, but everything else is mind-bottling. Sebastian and Darquesse's chapters are short but sweet, really building up a bizarre but trusting relationship that satisfied me, amused me, and amused me again a lot when Sebastian thought he was going to have to bang his idol for a destiny child, because after three books of build-up, we see twelve (yes, twelve!) times where Sebastian is worried about being the saviour of the world. Is he the wrong man? Are his reasons the right ones? I don't know. Hell, I don't even know who he really is and what his past contains (no, he's not Saracen and he isn't freaking Scapegrace) but am I excited to find out what he does with the child and if he can save the world, if not the universe, with good old fathering (with Bennet? Ship- has sailed) and finally, what he will name the child. Seriosuly, Bedlam's cliffhanger was so cliffhanger-y that if you skipped to the final page you would spoil everything, but SOW's ending? A gem of a different colour. It's not immediately perilous, but goddamn do I want to know what happened next. As always, we'll have to wait and see.
5) That last act, though. Right, so the invasion is thwarted, Serpine is a hero, Mevolent's grand plan has been foiled and...wait, what's that? There's still 70-ish pages left? Uh-oh...To begin with, I'll say that I originally agreed with how rushed the final act was. Now? Yeah, it's still rushed, but it's the adrenaline-pumped, orange juice-devouring, give me another Strongbow kind of rush that I savour. I was not expecting this at all. Mevolent's pool ritual coming back to bite everyone, yeah that was undeniably on the horizon, but how it all panned out. Well, shave my beard and call me a greenhorn, I was not expecting that shit. Solace is...well, Solace makes my skin crawl. Honestly, only Crepuscular and maybe the sheer scale of Creed's experiments have made my skin crawl so, and that's just Phase 2. I love my nan, but villainous old ladies freak me right the fuck out, and when one has a distracting ability that ominously calls back to the first book, and then tells you to kill yourself, Jesus I was pale. My heart was hammering. Valkyrie resisting the call to suicide and overcoming it all is a piece of characterisation I'll chalk up higher on the list, but damn, Solace gives me chills. And that's not even it- everything afterwards- Mevolent's messiah march and the destruction of the Sceptre, Damocles Creed ascending to Supreme Mage and owning it within the first minute of office, the Unveiled attacking and the absolute, unrestrained awesomeness of the heroes battling Serafina's family (Rune dual-wielding hammers versus Skulduggery is a particularly juicy portion, especially remembering the tension (chemistry?) between the two during Bedlam. Oh, and the Unnamed shows up. That might have been the one thing that initially made me blink and go 'huh?' instead of 'Ahhhh such good' but after all that Obsidian Blade hunting paid off and after recalling that the Unnamed probably wasn't even a true Faceless descendant anyway, I stopped criticising and as always, got hyped up for the future. The true shining moment is that last chapter of the battle. Destrier saving the day was a fist-in-the-air moment for someone like me who adores all the minor characters and Creed essentially proving how much of a badass Supreme Mage he was whilst giving all his siblings plus brother-in-law the middle finger was delicious. Just the fact he refuses to give two turtle shits about the Darkly parents cements him as a legend. I cannot wait. For Supreme Mage Creed. So yeah, a fanatastic bunch of ending chapters too, especially Brate's discipline being confirmed, but the others will be discussed above as we move onto...
4) Infiltrating Tahil Na Kurge. So it's all come down to this. A city, ruled by the most infamous sorcerer in history, surrounded by undead, and filled with an army prepared to march on another universe, slaughtering enemies and enslaving mortals. And Valkyrie Cain rocks it. So many minute details, so many fantastic build-up moments, as Valkyrie showcases why she's become such a stellar character and proves why that even after thirteen book, she continues to win the hearts of mortals and sorcerers everywhere. The stakes are high and when Valkyrie began to be subjected to another brutal torture session, the shit was hitting the fan, but this is where you can truly see the character development shine through. You see, in Bedlam Valkyrie undergoes another horrid beating, by Yonder and his cronies, but then, she welcomes the pain. She deserves it. But here? She brings it on, and owns her interrogators, seeking out healing and putting a wicked plan into motion that will save her friends, foil her enemies, and be a 'good guy'. Everything is a pure delight here, the interactions with Professor Nye (seriously, I've never been an ardent Nyekyrie supporter, hilariously odd the pairing is, but the conversations between Cain and Crengarrion are 10/10 every time, no matter the dimension or treachery involved) and having Nye escape in the nick of time while still being inherently tracherous, and even the funny moment of Nye forced to get his hands bloody are all wonderfully riveting. Re-reading these passages knowing that Valkyrie is masquerading as Assegai for the bulk of the infiltration is incredibly rewarded and makes so much more sense- the tension is high, the depression and anguish being battled and ground into the dust in favour of alert pragmatism and funnily questioning unwitting Bucolic plagues, ahhhh Valkyrie you legend. It all comes to a head with the execution of Tanith and Skulduggery who have languished in cages being treated to more of Mevolent's unstoppable menace by sitting down and WRITING BLOODY REPORTS. Valkyrie holding an entire crowd to attention while they jeer out snarky one-liners is just SP in a fine, terrifying nutshell. The moment when Vile shows his true colours (incidentally, black) and all goes to hell, Mevolent has his chips, Tanith realises the skeleton and Necromancer doom incarnate are one and the same, the portals are open and Jesus...Bedlam was pretty damn chaotic, but if you want real bedlam, these four chapters dish it out in a gauntleted fist to the face. Even though it's resolved in four or so chapters (let's be real, who expected an entire book about Mevolent invading and waging war against our mortal realm) the pandemonium is breathtaking.
3) Omen gets a friend. (Ohhhh, fwend). Yes, I'm putting this above the carnage at Tahil Na Kurge. Why, you might inquire? Who cares? I'm drunk and the whole book's fan-bloody-tastic apart from Flanery's open bathrobe and the severe lack of Bennet. So anyway, Omen. Yes, I love Omen. Not as much as some people, but I'm impressed by just how much of his page-time he's able to carry. In Resurrection, he was flawless. In Midnight, less so, but a few golden moments are nothing to snark at. In Bedlam, a return to form, a combination of lessons and perilous enemy action, but in SOW, there's an impeccable characterisation. For those who love Omen, it's business as usual. It's the same lovable, insecure muffin we adore, but growing that confidence and owning it, but for his haters? Hey look, he humiliated Filament in Combat Class! Two words: Deal with it. (If you know, you know.). Honestly, I'm happy that Omen got only two chapters in spring and a few fleeting ones in summer, because having a dozen entirely pointless ones instead would have been a lot worse. But every Omen chapter has something to treasure- we get to see the respective fates of Jenan and Auger, we get to see Filament and Axelia (the former becoming a gutted rival and the latter being a fellow adventurer were both unexpected twists but welcomed ones) and even the class chapters were amusing- Magical Creatures (it's Harry Potter! But with dismemberment!) and the English class (relatable to me on a fundamental level- Edgley Tempest, you are my spirit mage) and hold the phone, is that Militsa characterisation? I think it might be. But the going really gets goodie when Oberon "Sexy" Guile shows up and drops Omen a fat lead on a certain Blade and from there, it gets juicy. The 'gang' encounter a couple of scene-stealing thugs possessing their own brand of menace and...wait, is that...Yep. Holy crap in a bowler hat. It's Crepuscular Vies!!! Right, I admit, even after Crepuscular shot up in my favourites list after owning the show with only three scenes in Bedlam, I was a bit disappointed to see his first chapter here be a bit of the same old stuff. Impuning Flanery's authority only gets so funny after a while. *This* is exactly what Crepuscular needed. Interaction with another character, a chance to step out of the shadows. Revealing his backstory was just icing on a gorgeous disfigured cake. First things first, though, can I just say that I am eternally grateful for Derek not to go down the accursed 'family tree' route and make Crepuscular Skul's brother? The old partner is sooooo much better. It's hinted at at the series' routes, it has perfect reasoning for Crepuscular's sinister intentions and it puts a fantastic spin on his relationship with Omen- the way I see it, however the two's journey resolves, it's a victory. Crepuscular can be honest in his desire to help, and do so whilst being an earnest if murderous vigilante, and in the process, becomes a humanished, three-dimensional antagonist. Or he's playing Omen for puppetsies and was just corrupting him to get back at Skulduggery and utilising a weapon to unleash on his enemies all along. That way, he's a mastermind villain and a complete monster for not giving a toss about an innoncent (I use innoncent loosely, considering Omen's first chapters were lusting over four different females) boy. Seriously, I've grown to love Crepuscular so much, I'm always on edge as to how Derek will handle this potentially genius plot and so far, I am not disapponted.
2) Saracen's death. So...Saracen's back. Vex's return in Bedlam gave me a shiver up the goolies and that's no mistake,and seeing him pop up, instantly hoarse and threatening Serpine was a treat, but Saracen showing up? I. Am. Readyyyy. Let's get Saracen's power out of the way. The method which Derek handles it is superb- the first and foremost priority is that his power abides by canon and as far as I could see, X-Ray Vision is the only conclusion that befits all previous usages of his mystery power. I love how the writing has Valkyrie and Tanith bang off their ideas for what it could be and this is essentially Derek's way of saying 'yeahhh, no that's not right' and the introduction of a Lynceus is intriguing. Everything about this is top tier, I can just see fans slamming it because it wasn't their theory confirmed or for being a 'supposed anticlimax' but in my opinion, it works. The only thing that doesn't hold up is Saracen's purple aura (purple I can see being the de facto colour for strange disciplines but Temper, a Gister, which is strange as it gets, is orange, so purple can either be depending on how much sex you've had or for foolishly horny you were when you Surged.). But moving on, Saracen proves throughout the rest of the book that he is a 10/10 character, mystery power or no, his banter is through the roof, the reasons behind his and Vex's argument is satisfying, this guy is the whole package. It's interesting when you consider that Saracen's demise isn't even in front of Valkyrie, who saw it in her vision, but neither is the averted Mevolent invasion, the visions are perfectly circumvented by the chapter 22 convo about destiny veering off track. Smart move, Golden God. Returning to Saracen, however, I adore his death. Why? To start with, the build-up- that chapter where he gets bitten filled me with cold dread and that's an impressive feat considering what followed was a Warlock siege, a beheaded Baron and Wreath. The bit later on when Saracen tells Tanith of her new role as Vex's best friend and that list of what to do in a teary Vex situation, holy hell, I laughed. There's always one or two moments that make me actually bellow a laugh out loud, and for SOW, that one was the best, but the tinge of sadness with it is just....wrenching. The end of autmun, when Saracen gets taken by Vex out for a bit of hunting and Vex to return alone later on...That hit me. At first, I was as clueless as Tanith, but then I remembered Proinsias' fate and it all made sense and...Seriously, with Ghastly and Shudder's death, I was frozen in shock and heart-rent with what the hell just happened, but this is superb in an altogether different fashion. The cold dread, the dead weight of sorrow, the allusions to it during the winter segment. Ahhhhhh, WHY?!
1)-Valkyrie and Serpine- Healing for Dummies. Curse my penchant for crafting quirky titles. But I find this is the best way to summarise it. How do you compile a suitable synopsis for the characterisation of the major character? You don't, that's how. What you do do is write an absurdly long paragraph, hope the Minions of today read up to this point and then waste time because it's nearly bedtime and I'm sobering up. Nevertheless, let's crack this draugr. Healing. According to the author himself, it's the main theme of the book. Apparently, each book beforehand has had a theme of their own but whether it's my alcohol-ridden veins or my blind obssession with yesteryear that's allowed me to glance over these, I have no notion. But healing? Now, there's a theme. And I am pleased to see that it is etched throughout this book like a well-crafted China Sorrows sigil. In my last mega-review of Bedlam, my favourite "moment" was the culmination of Valkyrie Cain's angst, her bad thoughts, her depression, her state of affairs, all of it was a factor that defined Bedlam as a harrowing tour-de-force of havoc, emotionalism and yes...bedlam. But SOW? Healing is the core here, healing is present. Valkyrie begins her ascent away from all the badness, and it is done so through expert writing and her relations to other characters. Let's start with Skulduggery. Those descriptions of his suit (including that nifty ragged dungeon number from the first few chapters) never get old and his interactions with Valkyrie are so abundant, so classic, so *relishing* that it's easy to be numbed by their genius. Consider their conversation about destiny while patrolling Mevolent's palace, setting the stage for a number of events and themes for later on, or the blunt discussion on forgiveness or lack thereof at summer's beginning. So many sweet moments, so little appreciation- that bit where Valkyrie is encouraged to target pebbles, apples and Saracen's face- glorious stuff. Learning Tanith's discipline and having a laugh while becoming an omnidextrous master- divine. That slice of dialogue when Valkyrie confronts Assegai about her comrades' deaths and simultaneously crushing the same gnawing insecurities within herself? Fucking genius. I hate drawing diagrams, but if I read through and created one to map out Valkyrie's torrent of turmoiling emotions and how they patch up by book's end, that might be a task worth doing. It all comes together to forge a whirlwind of character development and you know who helps that wind whirl? Serpine. Nefarian Serpine. The same Nefarian Serpine who I would award fourth billing to for a potential adaptation (even higher than sixth billing for Book 1). This number one is about Valkyrie, but what kind of series sycophant would I be if I failed to mention Serpine? He is, in so many ways, this book's secret weapon. He saves the world by the end, and from start to finish, he is magnificent. The needling, the snark, the endless sarcasm is flawless but there's one moment that stands out in my mind. The scene aboard the Trident, the time when Serpine dead-on smacks Valkyrie with his own nefarious logic on why being a good guy is so fruitless. It's a tremendous battle of wills, logic, morality and philosophy, that measure up to KOTW and ultimately pay off. Serpine is such a driving force in the story and I swear to God, I can't be the only one who noticed his and Valkyrie's chemistry. Age gaps be damned, Valpine lives! The lens of romanticism isn't a crippling factor at all, because what kills me is that last scene with the two of them in Reverie's clinic. So many characters undergo healing in this story, Dexter and Saracen's repaired relationship, Crepuscular's hatred turned ambition, Omen's gradual sprout in confidence, Temper finally gaining that one chunk in his empty life that he loves, Sebastian's zealotry and self-loathing soothed by his mission succeeding and actually saving the world and Valkyrie destroying that clawing guilt on her mind and healing the wound of an old enemy because she can and she will make this world a better place if she can.
Oh, I guess Skulduggery was pretty cool when he-
A-a-a-a-and that's it! Thanks so much for reading, I got an enormous boost of joy when I wrote this, I hope you enjoyed as well as I did and please, let me know your own thoughts (on my review, on the book, on the bits I might have missed out, on the bits I spent too much on, on my destructive cider addiction, any and all of it). See you next time for more Pleasant content. Same Blotch-time (maybe). Same Blotch channel. (Definitely.)
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2020.01.23 15:34 honestkodaline r/MtvChallenge Fantasy Tournament - Day Fourteen

Welcome to the MtvChallenge Fantasy Tournament! For the past month, 64 users on our sub have been drafting teams of four to compete in hypothetical final challenges. Now that the draft is complete, it's time to decide who drafted the best team! This tournament will consist of two single-elimination brackets, The Real World and Road Rules. Once each bracket has a winner, the two winners will face off for the ultimate title.
Before we get to today's vote, here are the results from day thirteen:
REAL WORLD BRACKET - u/mthompson22599 "I'm Sorry I Picked Both Tonya and Kenny" vs. u/probzhyperbole; S9: Battle of the Sexes II
I'm Sorry I Picked Both Tonya and Kenny - 86
probzhyperbole - 47
u/mthompson22599 may have drafted both Tonya and Kenny, but at least they didn't draft Adam and Cory, who are obviously incapable of... * checks notes * doing the limbo?
(This final was little more than a string of carnival games, with the finale of a card memory game. What exactly did we think Kenny and co. could do that Sarah Rice can't do better?)
ROAD RULES BRACKET - u/willtwerkf0rfood vs. u/wakemeupp; S8: The Inferno
willtwerkf0rfood - 67
wakemeupp - 66
Well, this is officially the closest race we've had! u/willtwerkf0rfood pulls this out by the skin of their teeth - probably because voters were imagining Landon twerking. And I don't blame you - that is a lovely thing to imagine.
Can we talk about what a non-final this was, as well? We are so blessed that this show is actually competitive now. Imagine if modern finals were like this.
"And now, Paulie and Jordan will race in a taco-eating contest. Whoever can eat the most in three minutes will earn one million dollars. Ready. Set. Go!"
Well, that's the end of the road for u/probzhyperbole and u/wakemeupp - EXCEPT IT'S NOT. The loser's bracket has begun! The voting works the same as this tournament, so essentially the only change is that now you have the opportunity to lose TWICE - and almost everyone will. Oh, happy days!
Here's today's Redemption House round! Get over there and vote!
Now let's get to today's vote!
REAL WORLD BRACKET -
u/BCastle18 “Team Weston is the Beston” vs. u/greghulks "Team Bob Marley-Hefner"; S22: Battle of the Exes
Team Weston is the Beston: Landon Lueck (Fresh Meat 2), Adam Kuhn (Battle of the Exes 2), Sylvia Elsrode (Final Reckoning), Natalie Negrotti (Final Reckoning)
(Yes, you read that right - Team Weston is the Beston does not actually feature Weston.)
Team Bob Marley-Hefner: Hunter Barfield (Final Reckoning), Ashley Cain (War of the Worlds I), Ashley “Millionaire” Mitchell (Invasion of the Champions), Jenn Grijalva (Cutthroat)
What the final entailed: Final location: Langjokull Glacier, Iceland; Final challenge: Viking Quest
Objective: Race through a series of checkpoints to complete tasks and earn seven Viking Artifacts. Once you have all the artifacts, you’ll race up the Langjokull Glacier. First team to the top wins.
Checkpoint One: Dog Sledding - Race a dogsled for one mile to checkpoint two. You will then run one mile. Keep in mind, it’s already gotten dark and it is currently 16 degrees
Checkpoint Two: River Plunge - Jump into freezing water and touch the buoy in the river. Once you’re back on land, your time will be stopped. Times from Checkpoints One and Two will be combined, and the fastest time gets the best sleeping arrangements: Heaters, air mattresses, blankets, and more. The slowest team gets only yoga mats and sleeping bags. In the morning, the checkpoints begin again. Today, you’ll be racing another twelve miles.
Checkpoint Three: Feast For a Viking - Eat the head of a deer, squares of soured shark, and drink a horn of sheep’s blood. Once the food has been consumed, you can continue on to Checkpoint Four.
Checkpoint Four: Ice Key - Here, you must break through a block of ice to retrieve a key to unlock snowshoes. Then you’ll strap on the snowshoes and run to the next checkpoint. (There doesn’t appear to be any professionals on-hand to teach you how to attach these lovely pairs of footwear, so if you’re like CT, you’ll struggle through this and completely blow your lead while your partner looks on in frustration. Oh, city boys.)
Checkpoint Five: Poled Out - This puzzle consists of 13 logs, arranged to make 6 complete boundaries, each containing a boulder. Using 12 of the logs, find a way to make six even shapes, then run for a mile to the next checkpoint.
Checkpoint Six: What an Ice Hole - Using ice picks, dig your way through a snow tunnel. Once you’ve broken through to the other side, you’ll run a mile to the next checkpoint. (Unrelated to this final, but here is an actual quote from Bananas while Camila tries to break through the snow: “We always say, ‘Let the boys do it,’ when you always insist that the girls try. And this is why. Get out of the way.”)
Checkpoint Seven: Sliced Up - Arrange a tower of blocks to match the puzzle guide. Once complete, run another mile to the next checkpoint.
Checkpoint Eight: Using your seven artifacts, solve a puzzle by arranging the artifacts into a sundial. Once the puzzle is complete, you race up the glacier (or, if you’re CT, you crawl up while wishing for imminent death). First to the top wins!
Why you should vote for Team Weston is the Beston: Landon in the night elimination against Luke and Ev literally dragged a almost unconscious Carley to a win and in the finals carried Carley up a mountain to get the win over 3 teams that on paper seemed stronger one of which included two top 10 challengers of all time in Kenny and Laurel with the weakest partner. Also did all of this while being respectful and supportive of his partner throughout showing he is very much a great team player.
Only one team was in the main house all season on FR, it was Sylvia and Joss. They won the final endurance purge and won it rather comfortably. Showed that she can keep her composure in their elimination against John/Tony and many even believe that Sylvia and Joss were the rightful winners of FR, they also only lost by 40 seconds even while getting hit with two grenades.
Why you should vote for Team Bob Marley-Hefner: Hunter (Final Reckoning) -
In my opinion an underrated competitor with plenty of strength and drive. One weakness for him is his social/political game which should hopefully be minimised by the time he reaches a final and another is his lack of puzzle skills. However, among a team of people who are good at puzzles this should also be minimised - specifically teamed with Ashley whose skills balance his well and as long as there isn't a challenge around slut-shaming your teammates he'll be okay.
Ashley M. (Invasion) -
Brings different skills to the group with a proven talent for puzzles as well as having decent swimming and endurance capabilities. While she'll go on to have further success, Invasion Ashley has the advantage of getting along better with Hunter and has shown that once she makes it to a final she is highly motivated to get the win and the money.
Jenn (Cutthroat) -
A solid and experienced competitor with multiple elimination wins behind her to prove she's not all social game. With a (hopefully semi-decent) team around her this should hopefully translate to a good finals showing.
Ashley C. (Wotw) -
Smashed the first challenge (combining speed and a puzzle) on War of the Worlds against a strong field, beating all the other prospects and most of the veterans. Physically strong but also kept up in the endurance challenges. It took a blindfolded challenge to get him eliminated so has plenty of untapped potential.
ROAD RULES BRACKET: u/appropriatelywhelmed vs. u/zacped; S21: Rivals
appropriatelywhelmed: Dustin Zito (Battle of the Seasons II), Cohutta Grindstaff (The Ruins), Heather Cooke (Rivals II), Veronica Portillo (The Inferno)
zacped: Paulie Calafiore (War of the Worlds I), Marlon Williams (Rivals II), Ashley Mitchell (Invasion of the Champions), Carley Johnson (Fresh Meat II)
What the final entailed: The final was split into two days, for the first time in challenge history. The finale began with each team being dragged under water by a boat for 200 yards. When they let go of the rope, they would then need to swim to their kayaks and then row three miles down a river to the first checkpoint. At the first checkpoint, "Pet Rock," they would need carry a heavy rock and chain until told otherwise.
The next checkpoint was "Memories", which was a campsite that the teams needed to memorize every single detail. When they felt confident in remembering the site, teams could continue on with their pet rock.
The next checkpoint was "Pile Up", in which they needed to shovel mounds of dirt into a wheelbarrow and transfer it to a specified dump zone further away. They could not move on until the entirety of their dirt was transferred.
The next checkpoint was "Re-creation Campsite" where the teams would recreate the campsite they had previously memorized. Once the campsite was correctly ted, teams could move on. If not, they had to run back to the original campsite to memorize the site again.
Finally, teams reached the "Final Feast" checkpoint. They had to finish every plate they were offered before they could move on. Instead of the normal bugs and gross food the Challenge typically offered, this time teams had to eat a delicious feast that seemed to never end.
Once finished, teams hiked up to a mountain and arrived at the "Sleep or Stand" checkpoint. Here one member had to stand and balance on a rock, while their teammate was able to sleep in a tent. If the teammate fell off the rock, they had to wake their partner and switch. This lasted all night until T.J. came in the morning.
The second part of a challenge was a hike up a mountain. Teams started based off their arrival at the "Sleep or Stand" checkpoint with the first team receiving a two minute head start. Each team received an avalanche beacon programmed to the keys needed to unlock the trophy at the finish line. Once teams found their keys, they could race to the finish line to meet with T.J. and their prize.
(Thanks to u/mthompson22599 for this summary!)
Why you should vote for appropriatelywhelmed: Neither team here submitted player summaries, so all words are my own. (Though you'd probably have been able to tell that without my prompting.)
Well, Dustin Zito might have gone full Donald Trump, but he was still the best character on Battle of the Seasons 2 - and by the best, I mean he was the only one I didn't actively hate. He was a supportive friend to Nany. He said iconic things to Frank and Trishelle. He absolutely lost his goddamn mind when Trishelle couldn't dive ten feet underwater. Vote for Dustin.
Cohutta is Cohutta. Look at him. He is a man of the mountains. He is maybe the most wholesome cast member in the history of ever. He dated both KellyAnne and Nany. He beat the mighty Preston Roberson-Charles in an elimination. VOTE FOR COHUTTA.
If you don't know why you should vote for Cooke, leave now and don't come back.
Okay, that was aggressive. I didn't mean it. Guys, Cooke MIGHT be the best one-and-done competitor of all-time. She is now a professional soccer player in the Philippines. She won 3 eliminations. She peed into a pool of water that she would have fallen into, had she lost. But she knew she wouldn't lose. Because she's Heather Cooke.
Also, can we talk about how shady her ONE line of "Career" section on Wikipedia is?
Cooke joined Swedish third-tier club Landsbro IF in April 2014,[6] and captained the side to a last-place finish in the 2014 season.
If someone doesn't put respect on Cooke's name SOON, I am going to motherfucking RIOT. Vote for Cooke.
Veronica drinks a lot of wine. She broke her finger once, I think. She basically invented the Challenge Bad Bitch. She created her own T-shirt line. She led her team to victory on Inferno. Vote for Veronica.
Why you should vote for zacped: Paulie is big. Paulie is strong. Right now, he has a terrible haircut, but that is beside the point. He once lost two Redemption rounds to Da'Vonne and Jozea, but that is also beside the point. He is good at puzzles. He is good at gaslighting his girlfriends. I don't think I'm capable of staying on-point here. Vote for Paulie.
Marlon is another one-and-done standout. He hooked up with Derek. (Marlon has come so far from his closeted days - these days, he thrives with men and women alike on the current season of Ex on the Beach.) He's not a great swimmer, and yes, he single-handedly lost his final for his single-handed partner.
There was no redemption there. Marlon is the reason he and Jordan lost. Vote for Marlon.
Ashley "Millionaire" Mitchell is a motherfucking two-time champion and stealer of hearts and money. She doesn't stand for slut-shaming, unless she's the one doing it. She flips from alliance to alliance every season. She beat a crew of champions on Invasion that included Laurel, Cara, Camila, and the most feared competitor of all, Ashley Kelsey. (Don't forget that she also triumphed over the majestic likes of Anika Rashaun and LaToya Jackson.) Vote for Ashley.
Much like Michael Jordan in 1996, Carley Johnson pushed off (Landon) to earn her championship. I don't have much else to say about that, because now that I've brought up the Bulls'hit victory over the Utah Jazz I can't think about anything else. Vote for Carley.
So which of these teams deserves to move ahead? You decide!
VOTE HERE.
Voting will close at 10pm EST, 1/23. Get to it!
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2020.01.01 05:05 kungming2 2019 r/Choices Community Survey Results (2 of 3): LIs

This is the second of three posts with responses from our second annual 2019 community survey. This part is on questions and answers about LIs, including popularity, etc.
Please remember that what you're seeing are just opinions! You're free to agree or disagree.
(Note: You can see all the responses here) We had 1601 responses.
Also note: Answers have NOT been edited for spoilers. Please proceed at your own risk.
There are too many free-form answers overall, so what we do is present both aggregate data and a selection of free-form answers as well.

Overall

Favorite LI

I think people who follow the top flairs list that is posted every Saturday probably won't be surprised. For those with first mention, though, it was King Liam (130) and Damien way in the lead with 127, followed by Beckett (77), Jake (76).

Answers

Least Favorite LI

Lots of answers for "All the LIs in PTR" which would probably be the top result, but for individual ones on first mention, we had way in front, "Justin" from StD with 132+! I wonder if anybody has changed their mind since then.
No one else really came close. Ethan and Nate (53), Elliot (49), Drake and Nick (33), Chris (31), Kaitlyn (28), Beckett (27).

Answers

LI You Came to Like/Dislike

Beckett was a frequent topic of discussion, for both ways, and for every LI whom people grew to like, there also seems to have been a good amount the other way.

Approach

On a scale from 1-5, on how would you describe your approach towards going after LIs in stories, with 1 being "chaste" and 5 being "thirsty", the average across all answers was 3.86.

Multiple LIs

On a scale from 1-5, on how would you describe your attitude towards going after multiple LIs, with 1 being "monoamory" and 5 being "polyamory", the average across all answers was 2.51.

Most Wanted Non-official LI

The majority of suggestions here are female characters, possibly as a reflection of the relative dearth of female LIs. As last year, the top character was Olivia at 189+ mentions. No surprise there. Number two was Sienna (70+), way more than the ones after!
Other popular ones included at first mention Bianca (31), Slater (25), Courtney (24), Michelle (22), Dan (21), Everett (19), Aurora (16), Priya (15), Addison (14)

Answers

LIs By Book

Across the Void

Love Interest Respondents
Meridian 302
Sol 285
Kepler 184
Titania 173
Zekei 144

Pax

Love Interest Respondents
Holmes 782
Zaniah 248

Eos

Love Interest Respondents
Lyra 439
Zekei 251
Deimos 205
Oberon 137

America's Most Eligible

Love Interest Respondents
"Adam" 594
"Mackenzie" 386
Jen 183
Derek 159

Which "Adam"?

This follows the Wikia's numbering.
  1. "Adam" I (58.4%)
  2. "Adam" III (28.6%)
  3. "Adam" II (13%)

Which "Mackenzie"?

This follows the Wikia's numbering.
  1. "Mackenzie" I (42.5%)
  2. "Mackenzie" III (31.1%)
  3. "Mackenzie" II (26.4%)

Bachelorette Party

Love Interest Respondents
Reed 407
Ash 377
Aisha 311

Big Sky Country

Love Interest Respondents
Sawyer 635
Dallas 214
Juliette 212
Asha 103

Bloodbound

Love Interest Respondents
Adrian 678
Kamilah 381
Jax 230
Lily 46

Which Adrian?

This follows the Wikia's numbering.
  1. Adrian I (63.8%)
  2. Adrian III (30.9%)
  3. Adrian II (5.3%)

A Courtesan of Rome

Love Interest Respondents
Cassius 379
Marc Anthony 355
Sabina 254
Syphax 224

The Crown & The Flame

Kenna

Love Interest Respondents
Dom 531
Raydan 257
Annelyse 140
Diavolos 132
Val 131
Tevan 33

Dom

Love Interest Respondents
Kenna. 570
Sei 496
Will Jackson 111

Desire & Decorum

Love Interest Respondents
Ernest Sinclaire 761
Annabelle Parsons 301
Prince Hamid 172
Luke Harper 54

The Elementalists

Love Interest Respondents
Beckett 791
Shreya 285
Aster 122
Griffin 114

Endless Summer

Love Interest Respondents
Jake 571
Quinn 280
Sean 196
Estela 180

The Freshman Series

Love Interest Respondents
Zig 391
Chris 279
Kaitlyn 220
Becca 209
James 184

The Haunting of Braidwood Manor

Love Interest Respondents
Eleanor 653
Victor 424

Hero

Love Interest Respondents
Kenji 417
Eva 335
Grayson 288

The Heist: Monaco

Love Interest Respondents
Sonia 464
Fabien 354
Eris 139
Rye 123
Tillie 64

High School Story (original)

Love Interest Respondents
Michael 701
Maria 257
Emma 169
Aiden 139
Caleb 72

High School Story: Class Act

Love Interest Respondents
Skye 411
Rory (male) 347
Ajay 283
Rory (female) 142

Which Rory?

This follows the Wikia's numbering.
  1. Rory II (male) (37.5%)
  2. Rory II (female) (21.4%)
  3. Rory III (female) (13.8%)
  4. Rory I (male) (10.8%)
  5. Rory III (male) (9.6%)
  6. Rory I (female) (6.9%)

Home for the Holidays

Love Interest Respondents
Nick 570
Wyatt 266
Holly 187

It Lives Beneath

Love Interest Respondents
Parker 457
Tom 307
Danni 241
Imogen 127

It Lives in the Woods

Love Interest Respondents
Connor 387
Stacy 211
Lucas 202
Andy 195
Ava 145

LoveHacks

Love Interest Respondents
Ben 503
Mark 487
Leah 140

Mother of the Year

Love Interest Respondents
Thomas 692
Eiko 296
Levi 224

Nightbound

Love Interest Respondents
Nik 529
Cal 313
Katherine 237
Vera 135

Which Nik?

This follows the Wikia's numbering.
  1. Nik I (51.3%)
  2. Nik III (31.3%)
  3. Nik II (17.4%)

Open Heart

Love Interest Respondents
Ethan 573
Bryce 363
Jackie 244
Rafael 145

Passport to Romance

Love Interest Respondents
Ahmed 362
Elliot 272
Sumire 221
Marisa 201

Perfect Match

Love Interest Respondents
Damien 779
"Hayden" (female) 463
"Hayden" (male) 415
Sloane 198

Which "Hayden"?

This follows the Wikia's numbering.
  1. "Hayden" II (male) (27.9%)
  2. "Hayden" II (female) (24.8%)
  3. "Hayden" I (male) (19.7%)
  4. "Hayden" III (female) (16%)
  5. "Hayden" III (male) (10%)
  6. "Hayden" I (female) (1.6%)

Platinum

Love Interest Respondents
Raleigh (male) 615
Avery (female) 229
Avery (male) 187
Raleigh (female) 151
Shane 62

Which Avery?

  1. Male (55.7%)
  2. Female (44.3%)

Which Raleigh?

  1. Male (69.9%)
  2. Female (30.1%)

Red Carpet Diaries

Love Interest Respondents
Hunt 423
Matt 358
Victoria 211
Seth 107
Teja 101

Ride or Die

Love Interest Respondents
Logan 529
Colt 354
Mona 347

Which Logan?

This follows the Wikia's numbering.
  1. Logan I (41.3%)
  2. Logan II (35.7%)
  3. Logan III (13%)
  4. Logan IV (10%)

The Royal Romance/Heir

Love Interest Respondents
"Liam" 686
Drake 261
Hana 237
Maxwell 195

Which "Liam"?

This follows the Wikia's numbering.
  1. "Liam" III (48.4%)
  2. "Liam" I (43.8%)
  3. "Liam" II (7.8%)

Rules of Engagement

Love Interest Respondents
"Leo" 706
"Dean" 312
"William" 203

Party Twin

Love Interest Respondents
Blake 800
Mira 231
Carter 181

Save the Date

Love Interest Respondents
Simon 489
Lindsay 278
"Justin" 248

Sunkissed

Love Interest Respondents
Eliana 361
Nate 354
Samson 260

Veil of Secrets

Love Interest Respondents
Flynn 729
Naomi 283
Kate 126
Grant 103

Wishful Thinking

Love Interest Respondents
Jaime 522
Anna 408
Aubrey 250
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2019.12.31 20:09 honestkodaline The Challenge: Through the Decade

Happy New Year’s Eve, all you beautiful people! To celebrate the end of the decade, u/priorsloth and I looked back at all 16 seasons in the 2010s to rank them and break them down. Proceed at your own risk; this shit turned into a literal novel.
S19: Fresh Meat II
Winners: Landon Lueck and Carley Johnson
2nd place: Kenny Santucci and Laurel Stucky
3rd place: Jillian Zoboroski and Pete Connolly
Debuts: (Fresh Meat) Carley Johnson, Laurel Stucky, Pete Connolly, Noor Jehangir, Theresa Gonzalez, Luke Wolfe, Mandi Moyer, Sydney Walker, Sandy Kang, Brandon Nelson, Jeff Barr, Vinny Foti, Cara Maria Sorbello Debuts: (MTV) CJ Koegel, Katelynn Cusanelli
Best casting choice: Something I didn’t know, Jonna was on this season but lost her passport and couldn’t make it. Luke was left without a partner, and they brought in Evelyn to replace Jonna. I love Jonna, but damn did Luke luck out in this.
Worst casting choice: Vinny Foti. What about this human appears athletic? Not only do we have a vacant facial expression to go with his mouth breathing, but we have STATS to prove why he shouldn’t be here. He was one of three people to DQ in the pre-season obstacle course. The other two? MANDI AND CARLEY. Keep in mind, Sarah Rice (the resident “smart person” of the Challenge) picked Vinny before Pete (finalist), Luke and Brandon.
Most surprising casting choice: Jillian Zoboroski. After taking 2 years and 3 seasons off, I didn’t think Jillian would be back. She’s mellow, low drama and a bit on the conservative side when it comes to the drama we typically see. She has always been strong, but not one for alliances and politicking. It’s no surprise that this was her last showing.
Sloth’s most memorable moment: Katelynn’s famous fall… hitting every rock on the way down.
Koda’s most memorable moment: There’s not a specific moment that encapsulates this, but the most memorable part of the season for me was watching Kenny and Laurel, arguably the strongest Challenge duo ever formed, lose to Carley Johnson.
Sure, she had Landon as a partner. But they still lost to Carley. It’s almost unbelievable.
Highlights: The Fresh Meat format is fantastic; bring back the exile elimination; Landon being a gem of a partner to Carley.
Lowlights: FIVE of the FM women couldn’t even do ONE pullup.
Rookie of the season: Brandon Nelson. He was in the top 3 FM guys based on the pre-season stats, nearly punched Danny, naked cannon-balled into the hot tub, and got DQed for drinking before the elimination. If this isn’t the profile of a Challenge competitor, then we must be watching different shows.
Biggest disappointment: Cara and Darrell being eliminated first.
Season ranking: 4
S20: Cutthroat
Winners: Red Team- Brad Fiorenza, Tori Fiorenza, Dunbar Merrill, Tyler Duckworth
Debuts: Camila Nakagawa, Chet Cannon, JD Ordoñez, Ayiiia Elizarraras, Derek Chavez, Emilee Fitzpatrick, Ty Ruff, Emily Schromm
Best casting choice: Katie Doyle will be the answer for every season she’s on.
Worst casting choice: Shauvon. What about her tenure on the Duel 2 and the Ruins (“I popped my fkin implant, you guys.”) made her a candidate for this show?! FFS, bring back Montana before Shauvon! As expected, she quit “for her team”.
Most surprising casting choice: Cara Maria. While it doesn’t seem surprising now, Cara was coming off of being the first eliminated in FM2 when she had Darrell as her partner. She was doubted and talked down to by most of her team for the whole season, yet she made it to the final and didn’t quit or have to be medically evacuated.
Sloth’s most memorable moment: I will never be able to get the image of Abe throwing up while his arm is limp and twitching with each dry heave out of my head.
Koda’s most memorable moment: Laurel’s barrage of insults to Eric Banks, and the subsequent non-apology during the reunion. At this point, I would do almost anything for Laurel, but I’m fairly confident she’s not actually a good person.
Highlights: Luke’s cast photo; Bananas backpack
Lowlights: Luke’s cast photo; the last time we see Katie Doyle; pretty much everything else about this season
Rookie of the season: Emily Schromm. She outlasted all of the men on her team, won two eliminations, never quit the final, and had the most graceful puke I’ve seen on this show.
Season ranking: 16
S21: Rivals
Winners: Johnny Devenanzio/Tyler Duckworth and Evelyn Smith/Paula Meronek
Runner up: Wes Bergmann/Kenny Santucci and Cara Maria Sorbello/Laurel Stucky
Third place: Michael Ross/Leroy Garrett and Jenn Grijalva/Mandi Moyer
Debuts: Adam Royer, Jonna Mannion, Jasmine Reynaud, Leroy Garrett, Michael Ross
Best casting choice: Honestly, this was the season of golden rookies (minus Adam). Jonna, Jasmine and Leroy became staples and Mike had an amazing one-and-done season. The four of them were the greatest crop of rookies up to this point.
Worst casting choice: Kaitlynn Cusanelli. Kaitlynn… I love her as a reality TV star and socio/political activist. BUT her not so graceful tumble in FM2, combined with this quote from Rivals, “I don’t do so well with heights and I’m deathly afraid of water” should disqualify her from being invited back.
Sloth’s most memorable moment: The noises that Mike made after Leroy fell on him during a daily swimming challenge, and his subsequent “Can Lee come with me” through his tears on the gurney going to the hospital was the most tender thing I’ve seen in recent memory.
Koda’s most memorable moment: Kenny putting Wes over his shoulders in the final was simultaneously the most embarrassing and the most delightful moment of Wes’ Challenge career.
Highlights: CT picking up a stone swan with ONE HAND after it took all of Johnny, Evan, Kenny and Wes to carry it to Mandi’s bed; the first of the Rivals series; don’t call me a guy, Ty!
Lowlights: Evan’s treatment of Nehemiah and his flop in the elimination; the Wes/Cara/Laurel/Paula fight
Rookie of the season: Mike Ross. Arguably the most unathletic and unqualified candidate to make a Challenge final.
Season Ranking: 1
S22: Battle of the Exes
Winners: Johnny Devenanzio and Camila Nakagawa
Runners-up: Chris "CT" Tamburello and Diem Brown
Third place: Ty Ruff and Emily Schromm
Debuts: Naomi Defensor, Dustin Zito, Heather Marter, Nate Stodghill, Priscilla Mendez
Best casting choice: The return of the vets! Rachel, Mark, Robin and Aneesa all came back. After multiple seasons off for each of these vets, it was surprising to get even one back, let alone four.
Worst casting choice: I’m going to go with Nate and Priscilla. These two came from the Real World San Diego (2011). That season had Zach Nichols, Ashley Kelsey, Frank Sweeney, Alex Govere, and Sam McGuinn. They literally picked the two most unathletic and incapable people on this show when they had a pool of dramatic athletes to choose from.
Most surprising casting choice: VINNY, OBVIOUSLY. Cara was brought back after FM2 where she was eliminated first. However, Cara was a strong competitor with a poor first showing, her stats proved that. Vinny on the other hand left us absolutely zero reasons to believe he could excel on this show. WHY was he brought back? Oh, to pull Mandi’s top down and DQ himself and Sarah, of course.
Sloth’s most memorable moment: My favorite Camila meltdown. Chair throw>>> jumps into pool>>> “don’t talk to me, I’m a wall”>>> “you cheater! You’re gonna die!”>>> Aneesa and Johnny’s facial reactions
Koda’s most memorable moment: Obviously, it’s the Camila meltdown. This fight gave us “The Camilanator” nickname and has to be the most replayed clip in the history of the show, besides the Bananas backpack. I feel like we saw it at least three times in each of the next ten seasons.
Highlights: All the warm and fuzzies from the reunion of CT and Diem; Mark Long’s body covered in honey; Ty and Emily dominating the dome; Abram being an adorably supportive partner to Cara; Mark ditching his Brett Michaels bandana
Lowlights: Vinny pulling Mandi’s top down; Wes pining over Mandi; Emily in blackface per Camila’s assurance that it wasn’t racist; the close-up of Dustin’s knee gash… “and there’s my knee cap!”
Rookie of the season: To be honest, this wasn’t a good season for rookies. Nate and Priscilla were the first outs, Dustin and Heather were DQed due to Dustin’s injury, and Leroy and Naomi went out in the dome in the same episode as Dustin and Heather were DQed. But before this, Leroy and Naomi took out Wes and Mandi in an impressive elimination. It was the exes version of pole wrestle, and while Leroy put up a very impressive performance against Wes, his rookie partner lost to Mandi. So instead of trying to rationalize any of the rookies’ lackluster performances, we’ll just forego a rookie of the season for this season.
Season rating: 8
S23: Battle of the Seasons II
Winners: San Diego- Zach Nichols, Frank Sweeney, Sam McGinn, Ashley Kelsey
Runners-up: Las Vegas- Dustin Zito and Trishelle Cannatella
Debuts: Ashley Kelsey, Sam McGinn, Zach Nichols, Frank Sweeney, Devyn Simone, Marie Roda, Robb Schreiber, Nany González, Jemmye Carroll, Ryan Knight, Trey Weatherholtz, Laura Waller, Preston Charles, McKenzie Coburn, Lacey Buehler
Best casting choice: Alton and Trishelle. It’s always exciting to see strong vets brought back after a long break. I wouldn’t have considered Trishelle to be strong, but she held her own and made an impressive run with Dustin as the only 2-person team in the final.
Worst casting choice: Everything about Team Austin, except Wes, was a mess. Lacey is a sweet woman, but she is on par with Kaitlynn when it comes to being suited for The Challenge. Danny and Melinda are just coming off of a divorce. I love Challenge twists as much as anyone else, but DAMN to find out you have to work with your ex-spouse is all kinds of fucked up.
Most surprising casting choice: Chet Cannon. Listen, I do not like anything about Chet. Truly, he makes my skin crawl. However, this dude wears a bowtie, could fit into my skinny jeans, and his glasses might be one size too big. I would’ve never guessed he could actually excel at this show, let alone anything physical. So, as I’m typing this my body is trying to disown my hands, but good job, Chet.
Koda’s most memorable moment: Zach and Frank’s disgusting attacks on Sam during a difficult challenge; bonus points for the fact that San Diego was ahead of almost EVERY other team when Frank began screaming at Sam. Maybe if they hadn’t ran up the hill, Sam wouldn’t have been so tired? Also, have these two ever heard of the concept “positive reinforcement”? Generally, calling people fat, lazy, and stupid will not deliver the desired results.
Sloth’s most memorable moment: CJ’s letter to Ashley- it’s been a while since I’ve felt that level of secondhand embarrassment.
Highlights: Zach and Jonna’s romance; Wes/Big Easy hall brawl; Devyn/Easy romance; Devyn’s confessionals; the Frank/Zach kiss; "YOU WANNA GET STREET, BITCH?!"
Lowlights: Oh my god, the horrific treatment of Sam that we will NEVER FORGET; anytime Frank gets drunk; Alton’s meltdown; Frank and Zach harassing Dustin about his porno and Nany about her sister’s drug addiction
Rookie of the season: WHAT a contrast to last season! So many memorable rookies came from this season. This can’t go to one single rookie, but rather every rookie except for Trey, Laura, and McKenzie. I don’t even remember Laura or McKenzie, and Trey’s obsession with Wes was really weird.
Season rating:
S24: Rivals II
Winners: Chris "CT" Tamburello and Wes Bergmann, Emily Scrhomm and Paula Meronek
Runners-up: Frank Sweeney and Johnny Devenanzio, Cara Maria Sorbello and Heather Cooke
Debuts: Heather Cooke, Anastasia Miller, Jessica McCain, Jordan Wisely, Marlon Williams
Best casting choice: Cooke was a dominant physical competitor and served up at least a LITTLE drama. The fact that we never saw her again is criminal.
Worst casting choice: Putting Frank and Johnny as Rivals still pisses me off to this day. Johnny has a PLETHORA of Rivals to choose from. The fact that they put these two together over a tweet was aggravating to me. They weren’t even on a season together before this! Dunbar would’ve been a better sell considering Johnny screwed him over on the Island.
Most surprising casting choice: Dunbar and Tyrie. Tyrie talked shit about Dunbar on the Island for the way he acted about the food allocation…. Along with everyone else on the Island. Dunbar even said he was unaware that Tyrie disliked him when it was announced that they would be rivals. Dunbar has made a lot of enemies as well as Tyrie. This pairing was really weird.
Koda’s most memorable moment: Cooke and Cara officially completing their underdog storyline by winning the last daily challenge and securing their place in the final. Watching the other three teams beg, plead, and literally cry to save themselves from the last elimination made me embarrassingly happy.
Sloth’s most memorable moment: Cooke peeing into the pool that they might’ve fallen into if they would’ve lost the elimination.
Highlights: I’m not sure this qualifies as a highlight, but the neverending fountain of CT’s vomit in the final is quite literally burned into my brain.
Lowlights: Knight’s homophobic dig at Marlon; Sarah’s partner getting her DQed for the second season in a row; Zach and Trey DQing after cheating in their elimination
Rookie of the season: Three out of five rookies made it to the final this season - Cooke, Marlon and Jordan. Looking at the stats and the game play, it really is hard to find a stand out between these three without going back and watching the entire season. I think all three of these rookies deserve the title.
Season rating: 3
S25: Free Agents
Winners: Johnny Devenanzio, Laurel Stucky
Runners-up: Johnny Reilly, Nany González
Third place: Zach Nichols, Devyn Simone
Debuts: Nia Moore, LaToya Jackson, Brandon Swift, Johnny Reilly
Best casting choice: Cohutta Grindstaff. After six seasons without Cohutta, I thought he was gone for good. Although he didn’t make the final, he came back with his strongest Challenge showing making it to 6th place, and having an adorable fling with Nany.
Worst casting choice: Honestly, was there a bad casting choice this season? Chet turned out to be a disappointment (and racist, but that’s a story for another day), but that wasn’t MTV’s fault. This was a solid cast with few genuine fillers; almost everyone contributed something. Maybe Emilee Fitzpatrick?
Most surprising casting choice: Preston Charles. Who would’ve thought that Preston would thrive in an individual season? Not me, but I couldn’t be happier eating my words on this one. He was consistently picked last in the dodgeball style team picks, yet he was the game changer in each team challenge he was in. This was a good high note for Preston to either take a very long break, or retire from the show.
Koda’s most memorable moment: For some reason, it’s Jordan yelling at Jessica to hurry across the spinning tube thing on the skyscraper daily, then watching Jessica get across and Jordan fall off almost immediately. Instant karma is a dish that never gets old.
Sloth’s most memorable moment: Laurel literally carrying Zach up a mountain; “I didn’t sign up for babysitting” is one of my favorite Challenge quotes of all time.
Shoutout goes to Cohutta’s reaction to the daily where they had to pass the planks back and forth over the water to get across: “I call this Tuesday.”
Highlights: Cara digging herself into a hole in her elimination against Nia; CT choosing Cara with her fractured hand; Nany making a close second place behind Laurel in the final; Jasmine vs. Laurel with Laurel patting Jasmine on the back as she’s crying before the elimination even starts
Lowlights: Johnny strong-arming Nany into voting for Cara in a female elimination after her broken hand; Teresa being shady; Puzzle purge (even though that’s not what they called it at the time) right before the final
Rookie of the season: Johnny Reilly was graced with the luck of the Irish, as he never drew for elimination, but he still had a killer rookie season. He very likely would have won, if not for being partnered with Devyn for the worst section of the final.
Season rating: 7
S26: Battle of the Exes II
Winners: Jordan Wisely and Sarah Rice
Runners-up: Leroy Garrett and Theresa Gonzalez
3rd place: Jay Gotti and Jenna Compono
Debuts: Thomas Buell, Hailey Chivers, John “JJ” Jacobs, Simone Kelly, Adam Kuhn, Brittany Baldassari, Averey Tressler, Jenna Compono, Jay Gotti
Best casting choice: Jenna and Jay. I know they had a horrible ending with Jay quitting the final, but they gave us a high level of entertaining stupidity before this. Not sad about Jay not returning; I think this was a high/low note for him to end his time at the challenge.
Worst casting choice: Zach and Jonna. I know watching Zach berate Jonna was meant to be entertaining, but I found the whole thing incredibly hard to watch. Jonna was a good partner and Zach talked shit about her every chance he got. I wish she’d had someone to stand up for her, but all she had was Jay, who was fucking useless in virtually every aspect of the game.
Runner-up goes to Jessica McCain, who never should have been cast for even one season of this show, let alone three.
Most surprising casting choice: Of all the AYTO alumni, I was suprised to see JJ and Simone make the list. Adam and Brittany were a rollercoaster from start to finish on AYTO, and were practically made for this season, but neither JJ or Simone were athletic or politically savvy enough to make a mark here. The only thing more surprising about casting Simone once was casting her twice.
Koda’s most memorable moment: Nia’s tirade against nearly every girl in the game, but especially Nany; “You’re the champion of sucking every dick in this house” is a quote for the ages.
The fact that she was in elimination because she was too scared to stand up on the rig above the water just made everything about this fight so much better.
Sloth’s most memorable moment: Jenna getting ready for the trivia challenge: “I can’t spell or am smart pretty much, so this is great for me.”
Highlights: Sarah voting in Banany; “I’m not an athlete, you’re right. I’m an elementary school art teacher!”; Jenna and Jay beating Jordan and Sarah in trivia, moments after Jordan refused to make a safety deal with them; Theresa finally making a final; Leroy hanging upside-down from a log and pulling himself across in approximately three seconds
Lowlights: The reaction after Sarah voted in Banany; every single thing Nia said in the hotel, but especially: “And the award for the sloppy fat, lazy bitch who doesn’t want to work hard”; “You’re still a faggot”; “You’re born with that. I’m talking about your vagina”; “The gay community absolutely loves me, so nothing you say can turn them against me. You’re already done. That’s not gonna work.”
Shoutout to the editors here, who took special care to include some incredibly demeaning confessionals from Nia. I understand including her insults to Jordan and Sarah in the heat of the moment, but do we really need to hear Nia say “Jordan, your balls and your integrity are just as big as your dick, and we both know that’s not much we’re working with here” after the fact? This scene was so hard to watch. I don’t understand why it was necessary.
Also a big middle finger to anyone who campaigns to bring Nia back. I couldn’t even keep track of the degrading insults to both Jordan and Sarah (not to mention past fights with Nany, Theresa, and other girls); there’s absolutely no reason for MTV to endorse sexist and homophobic comments by giving Nia another paycheck. They can find plenty of strong girls who won’t resort to making fun of penis size in arguments after a game decision.
Rookie of the season: I mean… Adam Kuhn? Underwhelmingly?
Season rating: 5
S27: Battle of the Bloodlines
Winners: Cara Maria and Jamie Banks
Runners-up: Cory Wharton and Mitch Reid
3rd place: Jenna Compono and Brianna Julig
Debuts: Oh, Jesus. Buckle in for this one: Dario Medrano, Christina LeBlanc, Emily Reese, Jill Tuttle, Candice Fowler, Larissa Nakagawa, Tony Raines, Shane Raines, Raphy Medrano, Nicole Ramos, Stephen Buell, Anthony Cuomo, Mike Boise, Vince Gliatta, Rianna Polin, Brianna Julig, Mitch Reid, Cory Wharton and Jamie Banks.
Best casting choice: Is there any answer besides Brianna Julig? The Jenna/Brianna combo was gold from start to finish. This girl was literally useless in every single competitive aspect of the game, but it didn’t even matter because Jenna was there to win every elimination and Brianna was there to bless us with her stupidity.
Worst casting choice: A bunch of the Bloodlines were pretty underwhelming. I’m not sure who thought casting Candice Fowler was a good idea, Larissa seemed doomed from the start, Vince is one of my least favorite people EVER cast for this show… but I’ll go with Christina/Emily, since they were both debuts and both should have just stayed home.
Most surprising casting choice: KellyAnne coming back with her cousin was a shock, and she definitely held her own.
Also, I get that Dario is hot and the source of good drama on AYTO, but I was surprised to see him cast. Did MTV really need to give us TWO of him?
Koda’s most memorable moment: The feeling of imminent doom when Abram showed up and fucked up all of Cara’s plans. I was secondhand fearing for my life.
(Shoutout to u/buellery for single-handedly saving this season. No pun intended.)
Sloth’s most memorable moment: Jenna and Brianna kayaking in the final.
Highlights: Everything Nicole Ramos did.
And because the Jenna/Brianna confrontation is one of my only positive memories of this entire season, here is the entire exchange, transcribed with love as a belated Christmas gift:
Jenna: “You want to leave? You can go back to your fake Spanish ass boyfriend who cheats on you all the fucking time!”
Brianna: “He doesn’t!”
Jenna: “Yeah he does!”
Cue confessional from Jenna: “If she decides to go home, I will never talk to her again.”
Brianna: “You don’t care about anything but yourself!”
Jenna: “Your fucking boyfriend cheats on you all the time!”
Brianna: “NO HE DOESN’T!”
Nany: “Who cares about your boyfriends?! You guys are cousins!”
Confessional from Brianna: “We’re on two different playing fields right now. I’m trying to get my career together and figure out what I’m doing with my life. She’s not going to school, she doesn’t have a set job; all she does is babysit.”
Jenna: “She’s a fucking bitch. She thinks she’s better than all of you guys. She thinks you all guys are degenerates and losers.”
Brianna: “I have bigger things. I’m smarter than her. I want to go home to my real family. The family that cares about me.”
Jenna: “Me? ME? Bri, are you fucking kidding me right now?” hair flip You think you’re better than everyone else in this house because you got a fucking job at the bakery. Congratulations. Your dad owns a bakery, that’s why you have a job. If my dad owned fucking something and wasn’t in jail, like fuck yeah, I’d have a set job.”
Confessional from Cohutta: “I swear on my life, these people are crazy.”
Jenna: “Her boyfriend is only back with her because his ex-girlfriend has short hair.”
And scene. Every editor who contributed to this masterpiece deserves a raise.
Lowlights: The Tony/Shane fight; basically every time Abram and Cara were on screen together; the aftershow with Cara, Abram, and Thomas, and in general the way MTV manipulated Cara for views; Cohutta’s early exit
Rookie of the season: It’s got to be Cousin! Cara and Jamie were dominant all season long, and Jamie secured the win on his rookie season. Honorable mention goes to Mitch Reid, for being the fastest puzzle solver maybe known to man, and generally outperforming everyone’s expectations.
Season rating: 11
S28: Rivals III
Winners: Johnny “Bananas” Devenanzio and Sarah Rice
Runners-up: Vince Gliatta and Jenna Compono
3rd place: Devin Walker and Cheyenne Floyd
Debuts: Devin Walker, Cheyenne Floyd, Brandon Tindel, Briana LaCuesta, Nate Siebenmark, Amanda Garcia, Nelson Thomas, Ashley Mitchell
Best casting choice: I understand that Nicole Ramos is useless as a competitor on this show and only got as far as she did because Nany didn’t even try in their elimination… but I fucking love her and would advocate for her casting in every single future season.
Worst casting choice: Vince Gliatta. Bringing him once to serve as Bananas’ partner for Bloodlines was one thing, and that was bad enough, but bringing him back again? Really? And making him Jenna’s rival, of all people? Fuck that noise.
Most surprising casting choice: MTV brought Cheyenne Floyd three years removed from her AYTO season, ignoring a casting pool of girls that were both more physical and more dramatic. Devin and Cheyenne got a lucky break to get back into the game after an unsurprising early out, and were essentially carried to the final to give Sarah and Bananas an even better chance at an already-guaranteed victory. But damn, Chey is a cutie.
Koda’s most memorable moment: Dario’s repeated dumb-ness was on display ALL season long. (Never forget, Nany and West.)
Sloth’s most memorable moment: “Piss in your pants, bitch!” no context should be needed. If you know, you know.
Highlights: The soap bar challenge - Ashley had a legit orgasm and Simone ripped her butthole.
Lowlights: Jessica McCain being cast AGAIN; Brandon quitting because he missed his girlfriend; Leroy getting injured; Tony and Camila; Nate and Christina; the way Chey was treated in the lead-up to the final; Ashley getting slut-shamed after hooking up with Jamie (and for those in the back, what comments were made about Jamie?); Thomas getting stuck with Simone; Ashley getting stuck with Cory; Wes and Nany bringing life to the term “coming for the paycheck”; Oh God, someone stop me, because this entire season was a lowlight, and I’ll have to publish this as my next novel if I don’t wrap it up soon.
Rookie of the season: Oh my God, what an underwhelming group to choose from. I don’t want to choose Devin, but he’s the only one who actually seemed to give a shit about this show, and I have to admire his enthusiasm, no matter how much it annoys me.
Season rating: 15
S29: Invasion of the Champions
Winners: Chris “CT” Tamburello; Ashley Mitchell
Runners-up: Nelson Thomas; Camila Nakagawa
3rd Place: Cory Wharton; Nicole Zanatta
Debuts: Hunter Barfield, Anthony Bartolotte, Theo King-Bradley, Anika Rashaun, Kailah Casillas, Nicole Zanatta, Bruno Bettencourt, Sylvia Esrode
Best casting choice: SHANE LANDRUM. Love him or hate him, Shane went on to have major presence on this season and Final Reckoning, and proved that some returning vets can still be competitive threats.
Honorable mention: This season introduced us to the Youngbuck alliance, and all three had great showings.
Worst casting choice: LaToya. She’s a filler competitor. Contributed nothing.
Most surprising casting choice: MTV stays confusing with their AYTO selections… bringing Anthony Bartolotte, four years removed from his season, when he demonstrated neither physical prowess nor a flair for the dramatic… was perplexing, to say the least.
Koda’s most memorable moment: Ashley Kelsey kickboxing like a motherfucker!
(Okay, not really. Is this a shameless plug for our draft team? Duh.)
It’s actually Nelson screwing over Cory and Shane in the triple elimination. You’d think it would be easy for someone who’s actually dumb to ACT like he’s dumb, but instead he gave himself away IMMEDIATELY. We love to see it.
Sloth’s most memorable moment: Kailah wetting the bed, but more importantly Cory having the nerve to distance himself from her because of it… as we know, Cory would be lucky if the worst thing he’s done on TV to be pissing himself.
Highlights: Watching these people try to survive in the first shelter.
Lowlights: Camila’s fight with the rookies gave me a high level of secondhand embarrassment; the Bruno/Jenna rumor; Cory’s fuckboy antics
Rookie of the season: Nelson came out of nowhere to have a knockout rookie season. Conspiracy theories abound that he actually beat CT, but production screwed with the times for the better storyline. I’m not generally one for conspiracy theories on this show, so I’ll leave that to your imagination, but an impressive showing nonetheless.
edit - Fun fact: Nelson was not actually a rookie on Invasions. Disregard everything you just read.
Season rating: 14
S30: XXX: Dirty 30
Winners: Jordan Wisely; Camila Nakagawa
Runners-up: Derrick Kosinski; Cara Maria Sorbello
3rd place: Chris “CT” Tamburello; Tori Deal
Debuts: Derrick Henry, Tori Deal, Britni Thornton, Chris “Ammo” Ammon Hall
Best casting choice: Tori Deal. MTV had no idea what a steal they were getting here. The dirtiest players this season were the editors, giving Tori the shade ALL season long with her “I’m in love with my boyfriend!” comments every five seconds.
Worst casting choice: Am I allowed to say Aneesa?
No?
Listen, I know she was a monster competitor back in the day, but all we got during this season was her admittal that she was only there to collect an appearance check to pay for school (which I support, by the way!) and her hookup with Cory Wharton. I mean… CORY WHARTON. I know Aneesa has a ton of fans but I just don’t see what she contributes competition-wise anymore.
Copy and paste for Veronica. Of all the vets to bring back, production chooses these two? Repeatedly?
Most surprising casting choice: MTV brought Briana back after a short-lived stint on Rivals III, only to barely give her an entrance or introduction and send her home unceremoniously.
Koda’s most memorable moment: Jordan breaking his leg on the skydiving landing.
Sloth’s most memorable moment: The daily where they had to put the seasons in order, and Camila’s team kept slamming her into the pole repeatedly. Her meltdown was everything, and TJ laughing his ass off was the cherry on top.
Highlights: the elimination format; Ammo beating Tony in elimination
Lowlights: Camila’s racist tirade against Leroy coupled with a non-apology; the 14-part final/reunion; Ammo nearly dying against Jordan in elimination
Rookie of the season: Uh… I already had my love-fest for Tori, but she was clearly the best rookie this season. Queen of hooking up with the strongest guy in the house and fooling us all by actually going on to marry him. Strategy level 100. Britni could only dream.
Season rating: 6
S31: Vendettas
Winner: Cara Maria Sorbello
Runner-up: Zach Nichols
3rd place: Kyle Christie
4th place: Kailah Casillas
Debuts: Victor Arroyo, Eddie Williams, Alicia Wright, Melissa Reeves, Joss Mooney, Kayleigh Morris, Natalie Negrotti, Kyle Christie, Kam Williams
Best casting choice: Bringing Brits onto the show was the best casting choice MTV could have made.
Worst casting choice: The fact that MTV didn’t vet Eddie properly before bringing him on the show is honestly just confusing. I love that they had to edit him out of the show altogether. This season proved that users on our sub do more research about cast members than the actual producers.
Most surprising casting choice: Picking Victor as one of the first two Big Brother contestants to transfer over to The Challenge. He was a good competitor on BB, but his personality is clearly not suited for The Challenge. We need less kindness and more crazy. Devin Shepherd, anyone?
Koda’s most memorable moment: Tony downing a pound of mayo in .2 seconds flat. I have never been so impressed and disgusted at the same time.
Sloth’s most memorable moment: Brad and Britni hooking up in the background of someone fighting.
Highlights: The grenade for the elimination winner; Tony voting in Bananas and Devin beating him; Melissa taking advantage of the twist in the final by making Kam bury a log (that twist would’ve been totally useless without this moment); Melissa vs. Sylvia elimination; Tony’s face when he saw Bananas in the final
Lowlights: Only having one winner; Brad and Britni’s relationship; the girls throwing Kayleigh’s suitcase over the balcony. Also, bonus social media lowlight: Kayleigh outing Natalie on Twitter after the season aired.
Rookie of the season: Kyle. Not a single person took him seriously until the final. (Well, we didn’t take him seriously in the final either, but still.) He went from the class clown to a threat to win. Hooking up with Cara was questionable on both their parts, but it made Kyle a casting staple, so I’d call it worth it.
Season rating: 13
S32: Final Reckoning
Winners: Hunter Barfield (lol), Ashley Mitchell
Runners-up: Joss Mooney, Sylvia Elsrode
3rd place: Paulie Calafiore, Natalie Negrotti
4th place: Cara Maria Sorbello, Marie Roda
Debuts: Angela Babicz, Faith Stowers, Chuck Mowery, Jozea Flores, Paulie Calafiore, Da’Vonne Rogers
Best casting choice: Da’Vonne is confessional gold and at least a better competitor than we were expecting, which isn’t saying much, but it is something.
Worst casting choice: Chuck looked like he’d rather be literally anywhere else on earth. I wish Jozea had been literally anywhere else on earth.
Most surprising casting choice: MTV brought Chuck back five years after his mediocre season of AYTO, just to leave him buried underground and send him home the first chance they got.
Probably would’ve been better off staying in Hawaii, dude.
Koda’s most memorable moment: Is there any other answer besides Ashley taking the money? Joss immediately bursting into tears was also a special treat. And Hunter’s angry dance around the hot coals. This whole scene was a full 10/10.
Sloth’s most memorable moment: Oh my god, Kyle spinning Natalie in that hamster wheel… we didn’t see her for an entire minute and I fully believed I had just witnessed a death on national TV. Hearing her little “Paulie… help…” cries. I’m STILL haunted by this.
Oh, shoutout to Kam/Sylvia’s plan to get Angela and Faith into elimination… but why waste such a brilliant plan on two non-threatening rookies?!
Highlights: Cara and Marie drinking wine during the final; Joss and Sylvia sobbing after Ashley and Hunter win; “This guy’s belittled me, put me down, slut-shamed me, and threatened mine and my family’s life. I’m keeping the money.”
Lowlights: The redemption house twist is welcome to burn itself in hell; the birth of the Cara/Paulie/Kyle story that haunted us for two entire seasons; Pastagate; the most MORONIC display of loyalty by both Zach and Amanda by sacrificing themselves to save their alliances, only to be DQed for an injury resulting from that elimination
Rookie of the season: Paulie, Jozea and Da’Vonne spent most of the season in redemption, so I refuse to choose them. Chuck didn’t even get to play the actual game. So between Angela and Faith… I guess I’ll go with Angela? She polidicked with Bananas, so at least there was SOME strategy. And they got hosed with Kam’s brilliant political plan, even if it did end up being a waste.
Season rating: 11
S33: War of the Worlds I
Winner: Turabi “Turbo” Camkiran
2nd place: Theo Campbell
3rd place: Wes Bergmann
4th place: Natalie “Ninja” Duran
Debuts: Natalie “Ninja” Duran, Ashley Cain, Morgan Willett, Stephen Bear, Georgia Harrison, Theo Campbell, Julia Nolan, Turabi “Turbo” Camkiran, Dee Nguyen, João Paulo “JP” Andrade, Mattie Lynn Breaux, Chase McNary, Shaleen Sutherland, Zahida Allen, Gus Smyrnios, Josh Martinez
Best casting choice: God, this season was a goldmine for debuts. Bear, Georgia, Theo, Turbo, Dee, and Josh all went on to have major presence on War of the Worlds II. Every time I try to narrow down this list, I feel like I can’t cut anyone. It’s a 6-way tie.
Worst casting choice: Chase McNary. Have the producers watched the Bachelor? He was in the top 4 of his season and I STILL had to google him to remember which season he was on and what he looked like. There’s no shortage of batshit crazy in that franchise, and this is who we ended up with?!
Most surprising casting choice: This award goes to a collective group of people no one had ever heard of before they were cast. Looking at you, JP, Shaleen, and Zahida.
Koda’s most memorable moment: “If you want to go head-to-head, I’ll pick you tomorrow as my partner and I will go home because bitch, I’m rich!”
Sloth’s most memorable moment: Wes and Da’Vonne being paired up on the last daily, and Da’Vonne informing Wes that she has asthma as she is laughing so hard she’s crying.
Highlights: Wes teaching Dee to swim; the intensity of the final; Turbo and Ninja winning the challenge that she berated him over; Liz Nolan’s HARD fall; Paulie's self-destruction in the final purge
Lowlights: Only having one winner; the Nany/Georgia elimination that was actually Wes vs. Turbo; Cara complaining about the IV; Paulie/Cara/Kyle storyline taking over the entire season; Alan’s emotional exit speech had me in tears
Rookie of the season: Obviously Turbo. I’m not sure where the hell this dude came from, but he will be a threat to win every season he’s on, assuming he’s ever cast again; I am legitimately unsure if MTV will ever cast him with Jordan again, and if they have to choose, they’ll pick Jordan every time.
Season rating: 2
S34: War of the Worlds II
Winners: Chris “CT” Taumburello, Dee Nguyen, Jordan Wisely, and Rogan O’Connor
Runners-up: Cara Maria Sorbello, Natalie “Ninja” Duran, Paulie Calafiore, Zach Nichols
Debuts: Jenny West, Idris Virgo, Esther Falana, Nicole Bass, Sean Lineker, Tula “Big T” Fazakerley
Best casting choice: Putting Jordan and Tori on the season together.
Worst casting choice: Forcing us to endure another Cara and Paulie season together.
Most surprising casting choice: Idris LOOKS like he should be a good competitor, and Nicole is best friends with Georgia, but who the hell decided casting Esther was a good idea? I imagine a scorned intern put Esther’s picture on the whiteboard on her way to the boss’s office to quit. That is literally the only plausible explanation.
Koda’s most memorable moment: CT (FINALLY) turning on the U.S. alliance and putting Tori in the tribunal. Bonus points for “HA HA, your numbers!”
Sloth’s most memorable moment: Laurel and Josh conspiring to send Wes in gave me chills.
Highlights: Jordan and Tori winning four consecutive eliminations and making it to the final together; not dealing with the Kyle/Cara/Paulie triangle; Team U.S. completely falling apart in the final; Leroy doing Leroy things all season long; the Nany/Josh friendship; the Tori/Jenny friendship; the general cuteness of Tori Deal
Lowlights: THE FUCKING PUZZLE PURGE.
Tori’s first championship - Gone, but never forgotten.
Rookie of the season: Jenny West stands out from a pretty lackluster group of rookies. Nicole contributed nothing to the season, then quit her elimination against Jenny; Idris contributed nothing to the season, then lost unceremoniously to Theo; and Esther contributed nothing to the season, then “volunteered” herself for elimination because she knew her team would vote her in. We will very likely never see any of them again. Tragic.
Season rating: 9
We ranked the seasons by individually ranking them, then averaged the scores:
  1. Rivals
  2. War of the Worlds
  3. Rivals II
  4. Fresh Meat II
  5. Battle of the Exes II
  6. XXX: Dirty 30
  7. Free Agents
  8. Battle of the Exes
  9. War of the Worlds II
10 Final Reckoning
  1. Battle of the Seasons II
  2. Battle of the Bloodlines
  3. Vendettas
  4. Invasion of the Champions
  5. Rivals III
  6. Cutthroat
If you actually read through all that, give yourself an award and bake a dozen cookies. Happy New Year, all!
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2019.12.30 01:58 yeroc1016 Our New Year's tradition is to watch a movie set in the new year. Here is a list of movies set in 2020.

Annihilation Earth (2009) 3.2/10 (US)
Two scientists must save the planet when terrorists destroy a supercollider.
Black Butler (2014) 6.2/10 (JPN)
After her supposed death, a young woman returns as the son of her noble family to precede the family's prestigious company, with a demon at her side to avenge her parent's murder.
Brexit: The Uncivil War (2019) 7.0/10 (UK)
Political strategist Dominic Cummings leads a popular but controversial campaign to convince British voters to leave the European Union from 2015 up until the present day.
Code Name Phoenix (2000) 4.6/10 (US)
A Hong Kong martial artist joins forces with a U.S. marshal in 2020 to stop the release of a virus that halts the aging process.
Domino (2019) 4.4/10 (US)
A Copenhagen police officer seeks justice for his partner's murder by a mysterious man.
Droid (1988) (US)
just read the wiki. this one might be my top choice.
Edge of Tomorrow (2014) 7.9/10 (US)
A soldier fighting aliens gets to relive the same day over and over again, the day restarting every time he dies.
Future X-Cop (2010) 3.4/10 (HK)
A cop travels back in time to take on a corporation that's out to eliminate a doctor who has created a new technology which can break up the monopoly on a energy resources.
Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (2018) 6.3/10 (US)
Count Dracula and company participate in a cruise for sea-loving monsters, unaware that their boat is being commandeered by the monster-hating Van Helsing family.
In Search of Fellini (2017) 6.2/10 (US)
A shy small-town Ohio girl who loves movies but dislikes reality, discovers the delightfully bizarre films of Federico Fellini, and sets off on a strange, beautiful journey across Italy to find him.
Jil Jung Juk (2016) 6.8/10 (IN)
In 2020, three guys get into trouble, while smuggling cocaine.
Mission to Mars (2000) 5.7/10 (US)
When the first manned mission to Mars meets with a catastrophic and mysterious disaster after reporting an unidentified structure, a rescue mission is launched to investigate the tragedy and bring back any survivors.
Napping Princess (2017) 6.3/10 (JPN)
In the near future, a high school senior discovers that events in her waking life begin to parallel events in her dreams.
Pokémon: Destiny Deoxys (2004) 6.1/10 (JPN)
A comet bearing a deadly Pokemon creature crash-lands onto Earth, terrorising a nearby high-tech city, where Ash, Pikachu and friends are currently visiting...
A Quiet Place (2018) 7.5/10 (US)
In a post-apocalyptic world, a family is forced to live in silence while hiding from monsters with ultra-sensitive hearing.
Real Steel (2011) 7.1/10 (US)
In the near future, robot boxing is a top sport. A struggling ex-boxer feels he's found a champion in a discarded robot.
Reign of Fire (2002) 6.2/10 (US)
A brood of fire-breathing dragons emerges from the earth and begins setting everything ablaze, establishing dominance over the planet.
Stranded (2001) 5.4/10 (ES)
1st Mars mission crash lands, kills the captain and 5 survive. Help from Earth will take 2+ years. Food and electricity (recycling oxygen and water) shortage means only 2 can survive. The other 3 leave and have their last hours recorded.
Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) 6.5/10 (US)
An augmented human and Sarah Connor must stop an advanced liquid Terminator, from hunting down a young girl, whose fate is critical to the human race.
Voyage to the Prehistoric Planet (1965) 3.8/10 (USSUS)
In 2020, after the colonization of the moon, the spaceships Vega, Sirius and Capella are launched from Lunar Station 7 [...].
At least watch the trailer for this one.
Yesterday (2002) 5.0/10 (KR)
1990, A number of children suddenly disappear. Meanwhile, the Ministry of Defense selects an elite group of scientists for a top-secret mission. Then, 30 years later, the year is 2020 on a reunified Korean Peninsula [...]
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2019.08.27 14:14 GreyFrey Shadows of Saintfour: Writer Q&A sessions

Shadows of Saintfour: Writer Q&A sessions
Hello! I am a Russian fan of RC.

The writer of SOS - Alice (fake account is Ekaterina Palomar) answered a lot of questions from the subscribers on VK.
I collected and translated questions and answers for you. English is not my native language, so sorry for the mistakes.

You can also read: Q30 writer about similarities with TRR from Choices. Plagiarism or coincidence?

THE MOST IMPORTANT QUESTION
Q: Why 3 seasons in total? ((Favorite story !! I want more
A: I'm afraid that over time, players lose interest in this story. And I do not want to stretch the story. Let its stay short but dynamic)

THEORY WAS CONFIRMED
Q: Is the name Saintfour associated with the saint four?
A: Yes
(translator's note: It’s kinda obvious in English, but not in Russian. Although we Russian players have guessed long ago, but it was just a fan theory. Our own golden trio like in Harry Potter, but saint four)

QUESTIONS ABOUT CREATION OF SOS
Q: Why did you decide to write a story of this particular genre? Did you want it or the developers demand it, because there wasn’t such a genre yet?
A: When I came to work, I was offered a list of ideas. I also offered my ideas. We started to work them out, as a result, this story came out best. I started my career with mysticism, so it was interesting for me to return to this genre.

Q: What inspired you when writing a story? What books / films / games did you take for references?
A: Since Saintfour is a small town, we were inspired by the atmosphere of many series in a similar location.
Riverdale, It, Stranger Things, Twin Peaks, etc.
Of these series / films, I watched only Stranger Things, the rest - in 1-2 episodes. At the same time I watched the horrors, read the classics, but I can’t say that something really inspired me. Sometimes inspiration needs to be squeezed out of ourselves and inspired by what has already been written.
This is probably why the first season was written with "blood and sweat" and the second - as in a dream)

Q: Shadows of Saintfour resemble Riverdale in some scenes. Is there any connection? (I don’t hint at anything, just interested in the opinion of the author)
A: A small town, murders, a gang - I understand why SOS resembles Riverdale. But I don’t even remember its plot, I watched several episodes and remembered only the atmosphere. It is possible that Riverdale influenced some episodes. However, I didn’t take the gang from there, as many people think.
Black Dragons) really existed, they were engaged in robbery, murders and underground casinos. Riverdale has nothing to do with it.

Q: Hi) Such a question: from whom or where did the fantasy for creating Pisadeira come from? Who turned out to be the prototype? Why did she appear in this story? What connects her presence in this story?)
A: Many people are right. This is a Brazilian legend) when I heard about Pisadeira, I immediately imagined her in our story

Q: Where did you get ideas for monsters?
A: Pisadeira is a real legend, like Faun. Their foundation has already been created, I just have to weave them into the plot and develop their story. Unlike what awaits you in the third season

QUESTIONS ABOUT DEREK
Q: Is the branch with Derek conceived in advance or made at the request of the players?
A: Initially, I planned that Derek was in love with MC, but it was one-sided love. He understands it and does not tell her how he feel. He does not even admit it to himself. He is angry at her and builds a wall between them.
Sarah reciprocated thanks to the players.
Q: What about the spark between him and Candy after a kiss at UNO?
A: Yes, there was a spark between them. But it does not always grow into something more. Atleast two people
I assure you, Candy and Derek remember that kiss)

Q: Will there be a branch with young Derek in the "past"?
A: If you ask about kisses and sex, then there will be no love line. But as for me, LL can be without all this stuff)

Q: Hello! Will the branch with Derek be developed in the future?
A: If you do everything right both in the past and in the present)

QUESTIONS ABOUT BRANCHES
Q: Hello, Alice!!!! Hooray, I’m very glad that the author of my favorite story is in touch)))) Tell me, will it be possible to have an affair with minor characters (Aaron, Cherry) and continue the branch with Derek? Thank!!! Love you!!!
A: Karina, hello! Thanks, I promise that you will have the opportunity to know these characters ... closer)

Q: Will relationships with guys from the past continue in the present? Do they appear at all in the present?
A: The relationships will continue. Moreover, your relationship in the future depends on your relationship in the past.

Q: Will there be a branch with Candy?
A: No, because Sarah is friends with Candy)

Q: Will it be possible to bring Candy together with someone else from the male characters ( if not with Derek)?
A: And with whom would you like to get her besides Derek?
Q: With John

Q: Will there be a full-fledged branch with John? And if yes, how will Michael / Luke react to this?
A: Luke / Michael won't know about it
Q: I so wanted a scene of jealousy from them
A: It will be) under other circumstances

Q: Will there be more branches with any characters?) for example, with the guide or Aaron?
A: There will be more branches)

QUESTIONS ABOUT THE PLOT
Q: Will Luke and Michael appear in the present?
A: It depends on your actions in the past

Q: Will there be: Michael, Luke, Stephanie, John and MC's friends in the future?
A: No, I do not think so. At least not all of them)
( t/n: so we won’t see John?)

Q: When will all the characters appear in the present as adults?
A: In season 3
Q: Adult Luke XD Why do I imagine old DiCaprio?
A: I don’t understand what you mean, what does DiCaprio have to do with it?))

Q: Why does Sarah think Luke came for the needle?
A: Perhaps because it's true?)

Q: Why are all the main events taking place in the past ?? Would you like to do "action" in the present?))
A: We will come to this at the right time) until we don’t reach a climax in the past we can’t understand our characters in the present

Q: Will Pisadeira appear in the update?
A: In this - no. Mentioned only

Q: Why did you forget to include in the story the truth that Luke's sister said about Michael. Well,she once said that Michael was deceiving Sarah ??
A: I didn't forget

Q: Is MC’s mother really so stupidly naive, or does that also make sense (question due to some points)?
A: It makes complete sense

Q: What was the reason for draining the janitor in such a stupid way? He was one of the most murky and mysterious characters, an ideal trickster. Or maybe I don’t understand something? Maybe the janitor is still alive - after all, the body was not found. Maybe it was all another vision?
A: I did not expect that the death of the janitor will cause such hype, and that this character will be interesting to the players more than planned.
We will consider this all my fault) I apologize for this

Q: Will any of the main characters die?
A: Depends on who you consider as the main characters)

Q: Will there be many endings or only one?
A: There will be several endings. And also a different number of characters who can share this ending with you =)
Q: How many endings will there be? Will they differ greatly from each other or will it end only with a change of partner?
A: I think two, but maybe there will be more. Unfortunately, the series are not rubber. This is not counting the change of partners

EXTRA
Q: Is John normal?)
A: And which of us is normal?)

Q: SARAH WILL GET PREGNANT FROM MICHAEL OR NO?
A: Do you want to arrange this?)

Q: What do you feel when subscribers bomb the fact that the update was postponed again?
A: I feel that I understand them, but they do not understand us)
It’s really hard to wait, and it’s very cool and pleasant that the players stay with us, despite the expectation
Nevertheless, it will not work faster, no matter how we want.

Q: Alice, as the author of a horror novel, will you write the following stories in the same genre? I love horrors) and to be honest, but I can’t imagine that the person who wrote this will work on a romantic comedy)) Perhaps in vain, sorry)
A: I would say that the closest genre to me is social drama, let's call it that.
Let's see how it will be, but it is unlikely that it will be horrors. Still, we have Romance Club here)

Q: Why is the story so boring?
A: Because I have not enough talent and mind to make such a story that everyone would like, obviously =)
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2019.03.16 14:58 Vullein070 Everything we know about Gods & Heroes

Netflix is working on a series titled God & Heroes. The anime is set in a world where Greek Mythology is a part of daily life, and a short description has been released for the show already.
The series tells the story of a young man who, cast aside by his people, learns that he is the illegitimate son of Zeus. He alone can save both Heaven and Earth but to do so he must survive the vengeful wrath of a goddess who wants him dead and the monstrous forces of evil she aligns against him.
A slew of actors have been cast in God & Heroes already, and the roster taps talent from shows like Agents of SHIELD, Silicon Valley, Luke Cage, and more. The show will be overseen by Charley and Vlas Parlapanides who act as creators, writers, and executive producers. When it comes to production, Powerhouse Animation will be in charge given their work on other Netflix titles like Castlevania.
Jason O’Mara (Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) will provide the voice for the main character, and he’ll be joined by Mamie Gummer (True Detective), Derek Phillips (Friday Night Lights), Chris Diamantopoulos (Silicon Valley), Jessica Henwick (Luke Cage), Melina Kanakaredes (The Resident), Claudia Christian (Babylon 5), and Elias Toufexis (The Expanse).
While the Parlapanides do have the misguided live-action Death Note on their resume, the duo does seem to have a passion for Greek mythology, having penned Tarsem Singh’s 2011 swords-and-sandal epic Immortals. Both of their most well-known efforts have been met with mixed reactions, but perhaps they’ll fare better with an impressively-animated anime series.
Gods & Heroes joins Netflix’s every-growing slate of origina
In God & Heroes we wanted to tell a wholly original story set in the beloved world of Greek mythology. We are thankful for such an amazing cast and for such great creative partners at Netflix and Powerhouse Animation, who continue to push the envelope and expand the anime genre in a manner we had only dreamed of. Vlas and Charley Parlapanides shared in the statement.
The traditions of global mythology and folklore are fertile ground for anime projects and we are excited to explore the epic settings and characters of Greek mythology in our new series, John Derderian said. “Charley and Vlas have an outstanding track record of telling gripping stories set in fantastical worlds and we are thrilled to bring their unique vision for the Gods of Mount Olympus to Netflix members around the world.
Gods & Heroes joins Netflix’s every-growing slate of original anime shows, including Castlevania, Devilman Crybaby, Godzilla: The Planet Eater, Baki, Violet Evergarden, B: The Beginning, Aggretsuko, and The Seven Deadly Sins. And it seems like that collection will only grow further, with upcoming titles like Pacific Rim, Altered Carbon, Yasuke, Ghost in the Shell, and Trese all in the works.
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2018.12.12 03:39 Ptylerdactyl New Marvel Comics and Releases for December 12th, 2018 - Official Discussion Hub [Spoilers]

If you missed it, last week's thread may be found here.
New to Marvel Comics? Not sure where to start? Whether you're completely new to comics or you're just looking for something great to read, head on over to the Recommended Reading page for a handy guide put together by Tigertemprr!
We now have a Discord! Feel free to stop on by to chat about anything Marvel.
Discuss Captain Marvel - Trailer 2
Discuss Avengers: Endgame - Trailer 1

New Issues Out This Week

Amazing Spider-Man #11 W: Nick Spencer A: Ryan Ottley J. JONAH JAMESON has a new job as a shock jock, but is the world ready for a pro-Spider-Man JJJ? More importantly, is Spider-Man ready? His post-secret-identity relationship with Jonah was already complicated, but this very public embrace may put him over the edge! Spidey’s definitely not ready for the Enforcers to come at him harder than ever!
Asgardians of the Galaxy #4 W: Cullen Bunn A: Matteo Lolli, Natacha Bustos ASGARDIANS UNDER ARREST! Just when Nebula falls within their grasp, the Asgardians of the Galaxy find themselves in hot water with the Nova Corps! And every second they’re detained, Nebula comes closer to ruling the galaxy. What’s a team of warriors and assassins to do?
Avengers #11 W: Jason Aaron A: Ed McGuinness THE AVENGERS WORLD TOUR COMES TO A SHATTERING CONCLUSION! To deal with the fallout from last month’s world-shaking issue #700, the Avengers organize an international super hero summit, gathering heroes from the most powerful nations on Earth. But no one was expecting the shocking new representatives of the United States. The world is about to become a far more dangerous place. Especially for the Avengers. Plus Hulk and Thor try to go on a date.
Black Order #2 W: Derek Landy A: Philip Tan Isn’t it always the way? You go to assassinate an emperor and he turns the tables, and suddenly this Very Simple Mission gets a whole lot more complicated. It’s a good thing the Black Order is made up of professional killers who are no strangers to cellblocks. Otherwise they might even start worrying…
Black Panther #7 W: Ta-Nehisi Coates A: Kevin Walker THE NEXT CHAPTER OF THE INTERGALACTIC EMPIRE OF WAKANDA STARTS HERE! “THE GATHERING OF MY NAME” - The Maroons strike back! You watched them steal the M’Kraan Shard from the empire. Now, at last, the rebels are ready to show the empire who they really are. “He Who Put the Blade Where It Belonged” retakes his rightful title—and the Black Panther is reborn!
Champions #27 W: Jim Zub A: Max Dunbar THE CHAMPIONS IN WEIRDWORLD! The Master of the Weirdworld? The Champions’ mystic quest comes to an end – but at what cost?
Daughters of the Dragon - Marvel Digital Original #2 W: Jed MacKay A: Joey Vazquez A DOUBLE-SIZED Marvel Digital Original you don't want to miss! OLD WEAPONS - Someone wants the Daughters of the Dragon and they're sending the most dangerous HYDRA creation, a man named Winner Rutherford, after Misty and Collen. Nick Fury, formerly of S.H.I.E.L.D., wants to get at Winner so he's teaming up with Misty and Colleen and...becoming a...Daughter of the Dragon? Anyway, things get deadly fast and Winner is far more dangerous than Misty and Colleen have been led to believe.
Doctor Strange: Defenders #1 W: Gerry Duggan A: Greg Smallwood “THE BEST DEFENSE” PART THREE! In a desolate, barren landscape, the Master of the Mystic Arts fights what may well prove to be his final battle—alone, unaided, friendless… Except…what’s in that bag that Stephen Strange is carrying with him?
Fantastic Four: Wedding Special #1 W: Gail Simone, Dan Slott A: Laura Braga Come and celebrate the impending nuptials of the Thing and Alicia Masters with a Ladies Night Out as only the First Family of Comics can do it! Guest-starring She-Hulk, Medusa, Crystal and more, it’s the bachelorette party Alicia never expected—and one whose ribaldry will be interrupted by the arrival of a Surprise Super Villain! (And no, we don’t mean Johnny Storm!) Meanwhile, the Thing has an unexpected meeting with his future father-in-law, the Puppet Master! Plus, Hembeck! The Fantastic Four family tree! And more! R.S.V.P. at your local comics retailer this December, and don’t forget to kiss the bride!
Infinity Wars: Ghost Panther #2 W: Jed MacKay A: Jefte Palo When a dissident from the Martian-conquered future, Erik Killraven, threatens to overthrow Wakanda, the disgraced prince must wager what little is left of his soul to save his people!
Infinity Wars: Sleepwalker #4 W: Chris Sims, Chad Bowers A: Todd Nauck Lost in the Warped reality Requiem has left in her wake, Sleepwalker is desperately trying to save the Mindscape from being devastated by the chaos in Soul World. Can his warp vision even make sense of this madness?
Miles Morales: Spider-Man #1 W: Saladin Ahmed A: Javier Garrón Balancing his normal life, school, parents, etc…and super-heroing has never been easy, but when the Rhino and a cadre of mysterious criminals start plaguing Brooklyn, things take a dark turn. And Miles doesn’t even know the half of it yet. Eisner Award-winner Saladin Ahmed (BLACK BOLT) and Young Gun Javier Garrón (ANT-MAN & THE WASP) bring you the latest incarnation of the coolest character in the Marvel Universe!
Mr. and Mrs. X #6 W: Kelly Thompson A: David Lopez Gambit and Rogue are throwing a party, and you’re invited! Guest-starring every X-Man their apartment can fit! Hey, who invited the Thieves Guild?!
Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man #313 W: Sean Ryan A: Juan Frigeri A SPIDER-GEDDON TIE-IN! It’s the end of the road for Peter Parker. Morlun has returned and Peter’s only ally, J. Jonah Jameson, is doing his best…but can it possibly be enough?
Silver Surfer: Defenders #1 W: Jason Latour A: Jason Latour “THE BEST DEFENSE” PART FOUR! Shall not the Judge of All the Earths do right? Norrin Radd is not so certain. But it falls to him who is the Silver Surfer to decide which planets will live…and which will feed the unending hunger of the world-devouring Galactus! A single honest person can tip the balance…if only the Surfer can find one in time! And the Train rolls on…
Spider-Force #3 W: Christopher Priest A: Paulo Siqueira A SPIDER-GEDDON TIE-IN! Spider-Force is falling, one member at a time. The Inheritor Verna will stop at nothing to get the Solus Crystal to bring her father back to life—and killing all of Spider-Force would be icing on the cake. Will Jessica sacrifice everything to save the Multiverse?
Spider-Girls #3 W: Jody Houser A: Andrés Genolet A SPIDER-GEDDON TIE-IN! The Spider-Girls have found a way to turn the tide of Spider-Geddon! First they’ll need to fight past Inheritors Brix and Bora to rejoin the Spider-Army! Then will the cure be worse for the Web of Life and Destiny than the Inheritors’ disease?
Spider-Gwen: Ghost-Spider #3 W: Seanan McGuire A: Rosi Kämpe A SPIDER-GEDDON TIE-IN! As SPIDER-GEDDON rages on, Gwen Stacy of Earth-65 comes face-to-face with one of her deadliest opponents yet…THE GWEN GOBLIN! Presented with yet another world that’s lost a Gwen Stacy, Gwen-65 can’t help but wonder if she’s destined for doom and what that might mean for her family…
Star Wars: Age of Republic - Darth Maul #1 W: Jody Houser A: Luke Ross RISE OF THE SITH! A living weapon of rage and bloodthirst, DARTH MAUL has stayed in the shadows of CORUSCANT waiting for his chance to strike against the JEDI ORDER! However, since tasting his first blood, the SITH lord struggles to contain his desire for destruction and questions the wishes of his methodically plotting master. Could Maul have had another path in life, or was he always fated to follow a dark road? Guest-starring DARTH SIDIOUS!
Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #27 W: Simon Spurrier A: Emilio Laiso WORST AMONG EQUALS: PART TWO! Rogue archaeologist DOCTOR APHRA has ten hours to cross a hostile megacity before the bomb implanted in her throat blows up. No big deal, right? And even if there ARE, say, insane cops and bounty hunters on her tail—she’s got a partner to help her! (Unfortunately that would be TRIPLE ZERO: the astonishingly unpleasant murder droid who yearns to see her dead.)
Star Wars: Han Solo - Imperial Cadet #2 W: Robbie Thompson A: Leonard Kirk THE HUNTER AND THE HUNTED! After spending a night in the brig, HAN SOLO is given one last shot at flight school… Will Han be top gun, or will he crash and burn? Crash and burn if one of his top competitors gets his way! This mysterious rival is ripped from the pages of CLASSIC STAR WARS COMICS!
Typhoid Fever: Iron Fist #1 W: Clay McLeod Chapman A: Paolo Villanelli Typhoid Mary is stronger than ever, and Spider-Man and the X-Men know that better than anyone as they’ve been forced to fight among themselves. As her powers grow stronger, it’s only a matter of time before Typhoid Mary turns Manhattan into her own personal playground – if not her own personal ashtray. Luckily, IRON FIST is in town and willing to lend a hand…er…fist. But will the Master of Kung Fu be able to stop the flames from spreading, or will he just add fuel to the fire?
Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #39 W: Ryan North A: Derek Charm Last issue ended with Squirrel Girl and someone CLAIMING to be Iron Man getting into a fight! Will this issue show you how that fight goes and who wins and why? THE ANSWER: yes! But with an Iron Man imposter on the scene, that means the real Tony Stark is missing! It’s up to Squirrel Girl and her friends to find Tony before it’s too late: for him AND the world. Unfortunately for Squirrel Girl—as this comic is within the super-hero genre of sequential art, one that relies on high-stakes narrative storytelling filled with twists and turns that result in the world never being the same—what she finds is not what she expects and the world will never be the same! All this—plus: let’s say underwater adventure too awaits you in this issue of the Unbeatable Squirrel Girl!
Uncanny X-Men #5 W: Ed Brisson, Kelly Thompson, Matthew Rosenberg A: R.B. Silva X-MEN DISASSEMBLED CONTINUES! Just when things didn’t look like they could get worse… The ride of the Four Horsemen of Salvation? The coming of X-Man? And…a return to the AGE OF APOCALYPSE? The weekly epic that threatens to leave the X-Men in tatters rolls on toward its explosive conclusion!
Unstoppable Wasp #3 W: Jeremy Whitley A: Gurihiru What happens when the Unstoppable Wasp decides to take a night off with her mentor to enjoy herself? Well, obviously everything falls apart. G.I.R.L. is under attack by the forces of A.I.M., and everybody with super-powers or assassin training is out of the lab. What are they after? Who have they hurt? And who are these new you A.I.M. lieutenants? And has Nadia finally met her physical match in the form of a returning fan-favorite female fighter? G.I.R.L. is about to have a bad night.
Weapon X #27 W: Greg Pak, Fred Van Lente A: Luca Pizzari, Alberto Alburquerque, Ibraim Roberson, Roberto Di Salvo WEAPONS OF SELF-DESTRUCTION! Two roads diverged in a blood-soaked wood. For a time, Sabretooth took the one less traveled. In this issue, he pays for it. Everything changes here.
X-23 #7 W: Mariko Tamaki A: Diego Olortegui AN ALL-NEW ARC BEGINS! A series of gruesome murders. A killer who disappears without a trace. Laura and Gabby are on the hunt. But when Laura comes face-to-face with the mysterious X-Assassin, nothing is as it seems…
X-Men: Red #11 W: Tom Taylor A: Roge Antonio The X-Men have battled valiantly against their powerful psychic foe, Cassandra Nova, since the moment she framed Jean Grey for murder on the world stage. They have been hunted. They have been hated. And now…they can fight no more.

Trades Out This Week

Link MSRP Format
Amazing Spider-Man: Worldwide Vol. 9 $19.99 TPB
Cable: The Last Hope Vol. 2 $39.99 TPB
Cloak and Dagger: Shades of Grey $19.99 TPB
Marvel Knights Punisher by Garth Ennis: The Complete Collection Vol. 1 $34.99 TPB
Marvel Masterworks: The Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 20 $75.00 HC
Punisher Epic Collection: Circle Of Blood $39.99 TPB
Spider-Man: Demolition Days $9.99 TPB
Star Wars Vol. 9: Hope Dies $19.99 TPB
X-Men: Gambit - The Complete Collection Vol. 2 $34.99 TPB

Weekly Pull Poll

The results of last week's poll are in. The big winners this week for your Most Anticipated New Release are Miles Morales: Spider-Man #1 followed by Amazing Spider-Man #11 and Avengers #11.
Please check out next week's poll here to vote on your most anticipated title for next week, 12/19/2018!
General Discussion What's your favorite alternate universe story?
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2018.11.28 08:04 kungming2 2018 r/Choices Community Survey Results (1 of 2): Books, Favorites, and LIs, oh my!

Hey everyone!
After a lot of number-crunching and chart-generating, I'm finally ready to post a couple of results posts from our first-ever 2018 community survey! I'm splitting up the results posts into two: One will be about people's book-related responses (including LIs) and the other will be on demographics, comments by Redditors, and the like. (Note: You can see all the responses here)
I've tried to spoiler tag as much as I can, but please consider this a SPOILERS ALL post. If you haven't read all the books, there's a chance you may be spoiled by someone's comment or response.
This post is 1 of 2 and is on books, favorites, and LIs. Post 2 will be posted on Saturday, December 1.

Least Played Books

These are the books for which people answered N/A (I have not played this book). The Haunting of Braidwood Manor was the least-played book with nearly a third not having played it, and America's Most Eligible was the most-played book, with only 1 in 10 not having played it. (Most Wanted wasn't on this list)
Book Title Non-Playing Respondents % Not Played
Across the Void 204 20.32%
America's Most Eligible 115 11.45%
Big Sky Country 196 19.52%
Bloodbound 197 19.62%
The Crown & The Flame 243 24.20%
Desire & Decorum 219 21.81%
Endless Summer 222 22.11%
The Freshman Series 130 12.95%
The Haunting of Braidwood Manor 330 32.87%
Hero 263 26.20%
High School Story 128 12.75%
Home for the Holidays 311 30.98%
#LoveHacks 257 25.60%
It Lives in the Woods 237 23.61%
Perfect Match 116 11.55%
Red Carpet Diaries 246 24.50%
The Royal Romance 157 15.64%
Rules of Engagement 238 23.71%
Veil of Secrets 191 19.02%

Favorite Books

These are the books that people said were their favorite. The Royal Romance and Endless Summer are the favorites on Choices with around half of respondents calling each their favorite, with Home for the Holidays as the least favorited.
Book Title Respondents % Favorite
Across the Void 71 7.07%
America's Most Eligible 309 30.78%
Big Sky Country 116 11.55%
Bloodbound 387 38.55%
The Crown & The Flame 436 43.43%
Desire & Decorum 417 41.53%
Endless Summer 472 47.01%
The Freshman Series 284 28.29%
The Haunting of Braidwood Manor 114 11.35%
Hero 263 26.20%
High School Story 365 36.35%
Home for the Holidays 37 3.69%
#LoveHacks 117 11.65%
Most Wanted 249 24.80%
It Lives in the Woods 413 41.14%
Perfect Match 426 42.43%
Red Carpet Diaries 223 22.21%
The Royal Romance 522 51.99%
Rules of Engagement 146 14.54%
Veil of Secrets 283 28.19%

Least Favorite Books

These are the books that people said were their least favorite (not to be confused with "least played" above). Across the Void and Home for the Holidays were the least favorite of the Choices community, while Veil of Secrets was the least least favorite.
Book Title Respondents % Favorite
Across the Void 509 50.70%
America's Most Eligible 121 12.05%
Big Sky Country 207 20.62%
Bloodbound 68 6.77%
The Crown & The Flame 59 5.88%
Desire & Decorum 65 6.47%
Endless Summer 94 9.36%
The Freshman Series 157 15.64%
The Haunting of Braidwood Manor 130 12.95%
Hero 146 14.54%
High School Story 92 9.16%
Home for the Holidays 467 46.51%
#LoveHacks 298 29.68%
Most Wanted 88 8.76%
It Lives in the Woods 65 6.47%
Perfect Match 68 6.77%
Red Carpet Diaries 101 10.06%
The Royal Romance 77 7.67%
Rules of Engagement 253 25.20%
Veil of Secrets 56 5.58%

Revive Book Series

People really want Endless Summer, The Crown & The Flame, the original cast of High School Story, and Veil of Secrets back.
Book Title Respondents % Favorite
The Crown & The Flame 363 38.5%
Endless Summer 393 41.7%
The Haunting of Braidwood Manor 133 14.1%
High School Story (original cast) 336 35.6%
Home for the Holidays 40 4.2%
#LoveHacks 135 14.3%
Rules of Engagement 117 12.4%
Veil of Secrets 316 33.5%

Future Book Genres

Among the genres offered in the survey, fantasy, crime thrillers, and mystery were the genres of books people would most like to see next.
Genre Respondents
Fantasy 539
Crime thrillers 512
Mystery 492
Historical fiction 447
Horror 420
Science fiction 382
Paranormal 367
Medical drama 350
Comics/graphic novels 286
Western 149
Selected Responses

Non-Pixelberry Books?

People were generally open to the idea of Choices books written by authors not from Pixelberry. I realized I didn't include a space to clarify one's answers to this question so please feel free to talk about it in the comments.
Response Respondents %
Yes 269 28.2%
Maybe 440 46.1%
No 246 25.8%

MC Gender

Generally the gender breakdown of people's choices in gender-selectable books tend to mirror the overall distribution of the subreddit's demographics. Notably, more players than the average chose to play a male MC in It Lives in the Woods and more chose to play a female MC in Big Sky Country.
Book Title Male % Male Female % Female
Across the Void 251 31.38% 549 68.63%
America's Most Eligible 253 28.46% 636 71.54%
Big Sky Country 226 27.97% 582 72.03%
Endless Summer 232 29.67% 550 70.33%
Hero 256 34.55% 485 65.45%
High School Story 286 32.65% 590 67.35%
It Lives in the Woods 278 36.25% 489 63.75%
Perfect Match 263 29.62% 625 70.38%
Perfect Match (Hayden) 540 60.61% 351 39.39%
Veil of Secrets 231 25.93% 582 65.32%
Preference
Chart
Gender Preference Respondents
Female MC with either gender LIs 220
Female MC with female LI(s) 113
Female MC with male LI(s) 327
Male MC with either gender LIs 26
Male MC with female LI(s) 88
Male MC with male LI(s) 91
Male MC with no LI 2
Random / I mix it up depending on the book 137

Other Favorites

Favorite MC
The MC in The Royal Romance is the favorite, followed by the MCs of Endless Summer, Kenna & Dom, Desire & Decorum, and the MC of Bloodbound.
Most Wanted Non-official LI
Olivia (by far, this wasn't even close, over 60 people mentioned her) from The Royal Romance, Alana from Perfect Match, Julian from High School Stories, Addison and Thomas Hunt from Red Carpet Diaries, Brooke from #LoveHacks, Madison from The Freshman Series, Noah and Dan from It Lives in the Woods, Carson and Piper from America's Most Eligible, Poppy from Hero, Priya from Bloodbound were all very popular choices.
Six people chose Dick from Big Sky Country, two people chose Brian from High School Story and two people chose Duke Richards from Desire & Decorum. One person chose Nadia from Perfect Match.
Selected Responses
Least Favorite LI
Sorry Kaitlyn fans, she was the least favorite LI by far. Also up there was Lily from Bloodbound, Audrey from Rules of Engagement, Nick from Home for the Holidays, Drake from The Royal Romance, Nathan, Becca and Chris from The Freshman Series, Mark from #LoveHacks, the entire cast of AME and the LIs for the siblings in ATV.
Selected Responses
Happy Game Moments
Key moments that made many people happy:
Selected Responses
Sad Game Moments
Key moments that made many people sad:
Selected Responses
Guilty Game Moments
Key moments that made many people guilty:
Selected Responses

Names

How do you usually pick your MC's names?
People generally chose random names, with about a quarter choosing to use their real name.
Chart
Answer How do you usually pick your MC's names?
I use my real name 280
I use random names I like 629
I use the names of people I know 49
I use celebrity names / names of well-known people 53
I use the default names 236
Selected Responses
Popular MC Names
The user's own name, Alex(a/ei), Dani, Ella, Elizabeth, Riley, and Vanessa were the most popular names people chose for their own MCs.
How do you usually pick your LI's names? (if selectable)
Half of our respondents either choose random names or the default names. Lots of people wrote that they came up with names based on how they looked.
Chart
Answer How do you usually pick your LI's names? (if selectable)
I use random names I like 523
I use the names of people I know 98
I use celebrity names / names of well-known people 57
I use the default names 520
I use names from a fictional universe 108
Selected Responses

Amour

How would you describe your approach towards going after LIs in stories, on a numerical scale?
People overwhelmingly just want love!
Chart
How would you describe your approach towards going after multiple LIs?
Players on Choices tend towards the monoamorous side of things.
Chart

Books

Female LIs are in shades of red, male LIs are in shades of blue.
Across the Void
Chart
Love Interest Respondents
Kepler 105
Meridian 178
Sol 155
Titania 85
Zekei 60
No one 172
America's Most Eligible
Overwhelmingly people decided to play the 'Sweetheart' in their Confessionals.
Personality Chart
Adam and Mackenzie were by far the most popular LIs but then again, they also lasted the longest in the show. Ivy actually has the same number of people interested in her as Teagan.
Chart
Love Interest Respondents
Bianca 130
Derek 193
Han 81
Ivy 62
Jen 213
Lina 42
Returning Contestant (Adam) 481
Ryder 33
Teagan 62
Tough Girl (Mackenzie) 438
Zeke 27
No one 41
Big Sky Country
Chart
Love Interest Respondents
Asha 58
Dallas 117
Juliette 133
Sawyer 356
No one 124
Bloodbound
Chart
Love Interest Respondents
Kamilah 161
Lily 28
Adrian 473
Jax 101
No one 44
The Crown & The Flame
Who is Kenna's LI?
About a third of respondents ship Kenna and Dom.
Chart
Love Interest Respondents
Annelyse 92
Diavolos 70
Dom 324
Raydan 150
Tevan 27
Val 69
No one 29
Who is Dom's LI?
Chart
Love Interest Respondents
Kenna 333
Sei 233
Rose 86
Will Jackson 64
No one 51
Desire & Decorum
Chart
Love Interest Respondents
Annabelle Parsons 161
Ernest Sinclaire 451
Luke Harper 29
Prince Hamid 121
No one 23
Endless Summer
Chart
Love Interest Respondents
Estela 101
Quinn 164
Jake 312
Sean 144
No one 58
The Freshman Series
Chart
Love Interest Respondents
Becca 136
Chris 322
James 196
Kaitlyn 281
Nathan 46
Zig 319
No one 28
The Haunting of Braidwood Manor
This was the only book where a female LI had the most respondents.
Chart
Love Interest Respondents
Eleanor 318
Victor 200
No one 23
Hero
Chart
Love Interest Respondents
Eva 203
Grayson 195
Kenji 225
No one 94
High School Story
Chart
Love Interest Respondents
Emma 112
Aiden 63
No one 14
Caleb 53
Michael 454
Maria 179
Home for the Holidays
Chart
Love Interest Respondents
Holly 94
Nick 322
Wyatt 174
No one 103
LoveHacks
Chart
Love Interest Respondents
Leah 77
Ben 322
Mark 301
No one 47
It Lives in the Woods
Chart
Love Interest Respondents
Ava 76
Andy 102
Connor 229
Lucas 99
Stacy 150
No one 108
Perfect Match
Chart
Love Interest Respondents
Damien 499
Hayden 610
Sloane 149
No one 26
Red Carpet Diaries
I forgot to put Thomas Hunt (and potentially Addison) as LIs here; sorry!
Chart
Love Interest Respondents
Matt 401
Seth 162
Teja 130
Victoria 187
No one 91
Rules of Engagement
Yeah, staying single isn't exactly an option in this book. This is also the only book with a user-customizable MC that has no female LI for the MC.
Chart
Love Interest Respondents
Bartender (Dean) 228
Cordonian Prince (Leo) 422
Business Guy (William) 116
The Royal Romance
People really put the "Royal" in "Royal Romance" here.
Chart
Love Interest Respondents
Hana 137
Drake 185
Maxwell 105
The Prince/King (Liam) 409
No one 11
Veil of Secrets
Chart
Love Interest Respondents
Kate 96
Naomi 165
Flynn 409
Grant 53
No one 81

Other

Cutest Animals
The corgi from The Royal Romance, Furball from Endless Summer, and Dipper from Perfect Match were the top winners here (please see the full results link for more.)
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2018.11.26 15:44 burlyprotector All FilmStruck movies that will disappear Nov. 29


With FilmStruck three days away from ending, I know that lots of you--like me--will want to take note of all the rare streaming movies you missed. I have a blog about hard to find movies (Hidden Films) and it's bad enough I miss so many rare films screened at MoMA, Lincoln Center, etc.; now this, too!
Stay tuned for details on WHERE you can watch these movies (if at all) once they expire.
Here is the list (FilmStruck movies only; I'm working on a list of the Criterion streaming offerings, though I saw an announcement that Criterion is planning a new streaming service: https://www.criterion.com/current/posts/6044-new-independent-criterion-channel-to-launch-spring-2019
Filmstruck movies:
  1. (The [End) of History Illusion): Miu Miu Women's Tales #14 (short)
  2. 2 Days in Paris
  3. 2010
  4. 3 Godfathers
  5. 4 for Texas
  6. A Brief History of Time
  7. A Brighter Summer Day
  8. A Christmas Carol (1938)
  9. A Guy Named Joe
  10. A Hard Day's Night
  11. A Life of Her Own
  12. A Man Escaped
  13. A Mighty Wind
  14. A Modern Coed
  15. A Page of Madness
  16. A Room with a View
  17. A Simple Curve
  18. A Society Sensation
  19. A Song is Born
  20. A Special Day
  21. A Star is Born (1954)
  22. A Star is Born (1937)
  23. A Star is Born (1976)
  24. A Stolen Life
  25. A Touch of Zen
  26. A Walk in the Sun
  27. A Woman of Affairs
  28. ABBA: The Movie
  29. Across the Universe
  30. Action in the North Atlantic
  31. Adam's Rib
  32. Aimée and Jaguar
  33. Alan & Naomi
  34. Alice Adams
  35. Alice In The Cities
  36. Alice's Mysterious Mystery
  37. All Through the Night (1942)
  38. An Angel at My Table (1990)
  39. An Ideal Husband (1937)
  40. Anchors Aweigh
  41. Ankur
  42. Ann Vickers
  43. Anna Boleyn (1920)
  44. Annie Oakley (1935)
  45. Ariel (1989)
  46. Arrowed
  47. Arsenic and Old Lace
  48. Ashes and Diamonds
  49. Au Revoir Les Enfants
  50. Auntie Mame
  51. Baby Doll
  52. Bachelor in Paradise
  53. Back to Bataan
  54. Ball of Fire
  55. Ballad of a Soldier
  56. Battleground (1949)
  57. Being There
  58. Beloved Enemy
  59. Berlin Express
  60. Beyond the Rocks
  61. Bhumika
  62. Bicycle Thieves
  63. Big Jim McLain
  64. Billy Budd
  65. Billy Liar
  66. Billy Rose's Jumbo
  67. Black Hand
  68. Black Legion
  69. Blaise Pascal
  70. Blood and Sand
  71. Blossoms in the Dust
  72. Blue (1993)
  73. Bobby Bumps Starts for School
  74. Boccaccio '70
  75. Body Heat
  76. Boiling Point (1990)
  77. Bold King Cole
  78. Bonnie Prince Charlie
  79. Brainstorm
  80. Bringing Up Baby
  81. Broadway Rhythm
  82. Bulldog Drummond
  83. Bullitt
  84. Bundle of Joy
  85. Butter Lamp
  86. Cabaret
  87. Camille (1921)
  88. Capricorn One
  89. Captains Courageous
  90. Caravaggio
  91. Carnival of Souls
  92. Cartesius: Part 1 (a.k.a. Descartes)
  93. Cartesius: Part 2 (a.k.a. Descartes)
  94. Cartoons on Tour
  95. Cash McCall
  96. Cat People (1942)
  97. Chariots of Fire
  98. Charlotte Gray
  99. Chevalier
  100. Christopher Strong
  101. Chronicle of a Summer
  102. Chronicle of Anna Magdalena Bach
  103. Cimarron
  104. Citizen Kane
  105. Claire's Knee
  106. Cluny Brown
  107. Colonel Heeza Liar, Detective
  108. Coma
  109. Come and See (1985)
  110. Conquest (1937)
  111. Conquest of the Air
  112. Convoy
  113. Cool Hand Luke
  114. Crime School
  115. Crisis: Behind a Presidential Commitment (1963)
  116. Crossing Delancey
  117. Cry Terror!
  118. Daleks - Invasion Earth 2150 A.D.
  119. Dance, Girl, Dance
  120. Dangerous Liaisons (1988)
  121. Dangerous When Wet
  122. Darby's Rangers
  123. Darling
  124. David Copperfield (1935)
  125. Day for Night
  126. Days of Glory
  127. Dead End (1937)
  128. Dead Ringer (1964)
  129. Dead Ringers
  130. Deathtrap
  131. December 7th (1943 short)
  132. Demon Seed
  133. Derek (2008)
  134. Desert Hearts
  135. Destination Tokyo
  136. Deux hommes dans Manhattan
  137. Dial M for Murder
  138. Die Austernprinzessin
  139. Dinky Doodle in Just Spooks
  140. 1925
  141. Dinky Doodle in Just Spooks (short)
  142. Dinky Doodle in Lost and Found (short)
  143. Divorce Italian Style
  144. Doctor Zhivago
  145. Dog Eat Dog
  146. Donnie Brasco
  147. Don’t Look Back
  148. Dov’é la libertà…?
  149. Down in the Delta
  150. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1941)
  151. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1932)
  152. Dr. Who and the Daleks
  153. Dreamscape
  154. Drugstore Cowboy
  155. Duchess of Idaho
  156. Easter Parade
  157. Easy Living
  158. Eat Drink Man Woman
  159. Edge of Darkness
  160. Edward II
  161. Edward, My Son
  162. Einstein's Universe
  163. El Topo
  164. Elephant Boy
  165. En rachâchant
  166. Enchanted April
  167. Enchantment (1948)
  168. Endless Poetry
  169. Europa
  170. Europa '51
  171. Europe '51
  172. Evil Under the Sun
  173. Experiment Perilous
  174. Eyes Do Not Want to Close at All Times...
  175. Eyes of Youth
  176. Faces of November
  177. Fando and Lis
  178. Far from the Madding Crowd
  179. Farewell, My Lovely (1975)
  180. Fast Company
  181. Fat, Bald, Short Man
  182. Fear (1954)
  183. Fear of a Black Hat
  184. Felix Comes Back
  185. Fermat's Room
  186. Fireman Save My Child (short)
  187. Fireworks
  188. Floating Weeds
  189. Forget Me Not
  190. Four Weddings and a Funeral
  191. Frankenstein Created Woman
  192. Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed!
  193. Frisco Jenny
  194. Full Moon in Paris
  195. Gaslight
  196. General Della Rovere
  197. Germany Year Zero
  198. Gimme Shelter
  199. Girlfriends (1978)
  200. Glastonbury Fayre
  201. Goke, Body Snatcher from Hell
  202. Good News (1947)
  203. Goodbye, Mr. Chips
  204. Green Dolphin Street
  205. Grey Gardens
  206. Gunga Din
  207. Hamlet (1996)
  208. Hamsun
  209. Harlan County, U.S.A.
  210. Harlan: In the Shadow of Jew Süss
  211. Harnessed Rhythm
  212. He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not
  213. He Who Gets Slapped
  214. Heaven Can Wait (1943)
  215. Heroes for Sale
  216. High Sierra
  217. High Society
  218. Higher and Higher
  219. History Is Made at Night
  220. Hitler's Hollywood
  221. Holiday Affair
  222. Honeysuckle Rose
  223. Honky Tonk (1941)
  224. Horror of Dracula
  225. Hot-Toe Mollie
  226. Hotel
  227. Hour of the Wolf
  228. House (1977)
  229. Human Voice (short film)
  230. Hydrangea
  231. I Am Sam
  232. I Dood It
  233. I Never Sang for My Father
  234. I Remember Mama
  235. I Walked With A Zombie
  236. Ich möchte kein Mann sein
  237. In the Good Old Summertime
  238. India: Matri Bhumi
  239. Indiscretion of an American Wife
  240. Inside Daisy Clover
  241. Insignificance
  242. Insomnia (1997)
  243. Interview with Salvador Allende: Power and Reason
  244. Into the West
  245. Invitation to the Dance
  246. Isle of the Dead
  247. It Happened in Brooklyn
  248. It Happened on 5th Avenue
  249. It's All Right, It's Ok
  250. It's Always Fair Weather
  251. Italian for Beginners
  252. Ivan's Childhood
  253. Jaguar (1967)
  254. James Stewart, Robert Mitchum: The Two Faces of America
  255. Jar City
  256. Je tu il elle
  257. Jezebel (1938)
  258. Jigoku
  259. Johnny Eager
  260. Journey to Italy
  261. Joy of Living
  262. Jubilee
  263. Jungle Book
  264. Just Another Girl on the I.R.T.
  265. Kaos
  266. Karen Cries on the Bus
  267. Keep Your Powder Dry
  268. Keeper of the Flame
  269. Kidnapped (1948)
  270. King Kong
  271. Kings of the Road
  272. Koko Sees Spooks
  273. Kramer vs. Kramer
  274. Kuroneko
  275. Kwaidan
  276. L'amore (1948)
  277. L'Atalante
  278. L.A. Woman (Leningrad Cowboys video)
  279. La Chasse au Lion a l'arc
  280. La Collectionneuse
  281. La Cérémonie
  282. La Grande Vadrouille
  283. La Haine
  284. La Jetée
  285. La Punition
  286. La Terra Trema
  287. Lacombe, Lucien
  288. Laugh, Clown, Laugh
  289. Le Cercle Rouge
  290. Le Deuxième Souffle
  291. Le Havre
  292. Le Magnifique
  293. Le Samouraï
  294. Le Silence de la Mer
  295. Leningrad Cowboys Go America
  296. Leningrad Cowboys Meet Moses
  297. Les Enfants Terribles
  298. Les Girls
  299. Les maîtres fous
  300. Let's Spend the Night Together
  301. Letter Never Sent
  302. Lianna
  303. Life with Father
  304. Lightning Sketches
  305. Lili (1953)
  306. Lilly Turner
  307. Little Women (1933)
  308. Lon Chaney: Behind the Mask
  309. London After Midnight
  310. Looker
  311. Love (1927)
  312. Love Affair (1994)
  313. Love Affair
  314. Love Finds Andy Hardy
  315. Love in the Afternoon
  316. Love in the Time of Cholera
  317. Love Me or Leave Me
  318. Lucky Partners
  319. Ma (2015)
  320. Madame Bovary
  321. Madame Curie
  322. Mafioso
  323. Magnet of Doom
  324. Major Dundee
  325. Mammy Water
  326. Man Bites Dog
  327. Mandi
  328. Marius
  329. Marriage - Italian Style
  330. Mary of Scotland
  331. Mata Hari
  332. McCabe & Mrs. Miller
  333. Meet Me in Las Vegas
  334. Meet Me in St. Louis
  335. Miao Miao
  336. Midnight Mary
  337. Mikey and Nicky
  338. Minutes, Episode 1: The Robbery
  339. Minutes, Episode 2: Marty <3 Katie
  340. Minutes, Episode 3: Parent Teacher
  341. Minutes, Episode 4: Cory Comes to Christmas
  342. Minutes, Episode 5: The Stop
  343. Minutes, Episode 6: Native Stand Up
  344. Mockery
  345. Moi, Un Noir
  346. Mona Lisa
  347. Monsieur Hulot's Holiday
  348. Moran of the Lady Letty
  349. Morning Glory (1933)
  350. Moses and Aaron
  351. Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House
  352. Mr. Lucky
  353. Mr. Wu
  354. Mrs. Brown, You've Got a Lovely Daughter
  355. Mrs. Miniver
  356. Mrs. Parkington
  357. Mrs. Soffel
  358. Murder Ahoy
  359. Murder at the Gallop
  360. Murder Most Foul
  361. Murder She Said
  362. Mutiny on the Bounty
  363. My Brilliant Career
  364. My Favorite Wife
  365. My Night At Maud's
  366. Münchhausen
  367. Nadja in Paris
  368. Neapolitan Carousel
  369. Nenette et Boni
  370. Never So Few
  371. Night Nurse
  372. Ninotchka
  373. Nishant
  374. None but the Brave
  375. North by Northwest
  376. Not Reconciled
  377. Nothing Sacred
  378. Ocean's 11 (1960)
  379. Odd Man Out
  380. Of Mice and Men (1939)
  381. Olympia Part One: Festival of the Nations
  382. Olympia Part Two: Festival of Beauty
  383. On Approval
  384. On Golden Pond
  385. Once Upon a Tractor (part of TV series)
  386. Onibaba
  387. Operation Pacific
  388. Our Time
  389. Out of the Past
  390. Outrageous!
  391. Overlord
  392. Paisan
  393. Panama Hattie
  394. Pandora and the Flying Dutchman
  395. Papillon
  396. Paradise
  397. Paris Was a Woman
  398. Passage to Marseille
  399. Pat and Mike
  400. Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid
  401. Pelle the Conqueror
  402. Penelope
  403. People of the Wind
  404. Peppermint Frappe
  405. Performance
  406. Period of Adjustment
  407. Personal Best
  408. Pete's Haunted House
  409. Petit à petit
  410. Pi
  411. Placido
  412. Please Don't Eat the Daisies
  413. Portnoy's Complaint
  414. Portrait of Jason
  415. Presentation, or Charlotte and Her Steak
  416. Pride and Prejudice (1940)
  417. Primary
  418. Private Screenings: Liza Minnelli
  419. Quadrophenia
  420. Quick Change
  421. Ran (Kurosawa)
  422. Random Harvest
  423. Rebels of the Neon God
  424. Rembrandt
  425. Requiem for a Dream
  426. Rich and Famous
  427. Ride the High Country
  428. Rocky VI (Leningrad Cowboys music video)
  429. Rome Open City
  430. Romeo and Juliet (1936)
  431. Room for One More
  432. Rude Boy
  433. Running on Empty
  434. Safe in Hell
  435. Safety Last!
  436. Saint Ralph
  437. Salvatore Giuliano (1962)
  438. Salvo
  439. Sanders of the River
  440. Scandal at Scourie
  441. Scandal in Sorrento
  442. Scarecrow
  443. Scents and Nonsense (short)
  444. Sebastiane
  445. Set Me Free
  446. Seven Beauties
  447. Shadows in Paradise
  448. Shame (1968)
  449. Show Boat
  450. Si Nos Dejan (short film)
  451. Singin' in the Rain
  452. Skulls and Sculls
  453. Slick Sleuths
  454. Slightly Dangerous
  455. Small Town Girl (1936)
  456. So Big
  457. Socrates
  458. Sonatine
  459. Song of Love
  460. Sophia Loren: Live from the TCM Classic Film Festival
  461. Sophie's Choice
  462. Springtime
  463. Stage Door
  464. Stagecoach
  465. Stars in My Crown
  466. Step Lively
  467. Stepping Out
  468. Stingaree
  469. Stolen Moments (1920)
  470. Strange Brew
  471. Strange Glory (1938 short film)
  472. Street Smart
  473. Stromboli
  474. Stroszek
  475. Studio One in Hollywood: Dark Possession
  476. Studio One in Hollywood: Pontius Pilate
  477. Studio One in Hollywood: The Arena
  478. Studio One in Hollywood: The Strike
  479. Studio One in Hollywood: Twelve Angry Men
  480. Suddenly (1954)
  481. Summer Interlude
  482. Summer of '42
  483. Summer Stock
  484. Summertime
  485. Sumurun
  486. Sunflower (1970)
  487. Sunrise at Campobello
  488. Sure-Locked Homes (short film)
  489. Susan Slept Here
  490. Suspicion
  491. Suzanne's Career
  492. Sweet Bird of Youth
  493. Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song
  494. Swing Fever
  495. Sylvia Scarlett
  496. Tampopo
  497. Tell It to the Marines
  498. Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon
  499. Tell No Tales
  500. That Forsyte Woman
  501. That Hamilton Woman
  502. That Uncertain Feeling
  503. The Ace of Hearts
  504. The Adventures of Prince Achmed
  505. The African Queen
  506. The Age of the Medici - Episode 1: The Exile of Cosimo
  507. The Age of the Medici - Episode 2: The Power of Cosimo
  508. The Age of the Medici - Episode 3: Leon Battista Alberti:...
  509. The Americanization of Emily
  510. The Ascent (1976)
  511. The Audition (2012)
  512. The Awful Truth
  513. The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer
  514. The Bakery Girl of Monceau
  515. The Ballad of Cable Hogue
  516. The Barkleys of Broadway
  517. The Barretts of Wimpole Street (1957)
  518. The Bells Go Down
  519. The Best Intentions
  520. The Best Years of Our Lives
  521. The Big Sleep (1978)
  522. The Bishop's Wife
  523. The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant
  524. The Black Stallion (1979)
  525. The Blob (1958)
  526. The Body Snatcher (1945)
  527. The Bomb Idea
  528. The Boys From Brazil
  529. The Bridegroom, The Actress, and The Pimp (short film)
  530. The Burning Hills
  531. The Candidate
  532. The Cassandra Crossing
  533. The Catered Affair
  534. The Champ (1931)
  535. The Cincinnati Kid
  536. The Circus (1920); short film
  537. The Commissar
  538. The Conquering Power
  539. The Corsican Brothers
  540. The Cowboy and the Lady
  541. The Cranes Are Flying
  542. The Cross of Lorraine
  543. The Curse of Frankenstein
  544. The Dance of Reality (2013)
  545. The Day the Ponies Come Back
  546. The Deadly Companions
  547. The Devil's Bride
  548. The Devils (1971)
  549. The Doll (1919)
  550. The Drowning Pool
  551. The Drum (1938)
  552. The Element of Crime
  553. The Emigrants (1971)
  554. The Fable of the Jolly Rounders
  555. The Face Behind the Mask
  556. The Farmerette
  557. The FBI Story
  558. The First Deadly Sin
  559. The Flame and the Arrow
  560. The Flowers of St. Francis
  561. The Fountain (2006)
  562. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1921)
  563. The Fresh Lobster
  564. The Front Page (1931)
  565. The Gazebo
  566. The Getaway (1972)
  567. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
  568. The Girl Who Played with Fire
  569. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  570. The Glass Slipper
  571. The Gold of Naples
  572. The Goldwyn Follies
  573. The Grasshopper
  574. The Great Dictator
  575. The Great Escape
  576. The Great Train Robbery
  577. The Green Ray
  578. The Happy Years
  579. The Haunted Hotel (short film)
  580. The Haunted Ship
  581. The Headless Woman
  582. The Helen Morgan Story
  583. The Hidden Fortress
  584. The Holly and the Ivy
  585. The Holy Mountain
  586. The Honeymoon Killers
  587. The Honeymoon Machine
  588. The House I Live In
  589. The Hudsucker Proxy
  590. The Human Pyramid
  591. The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923)
  592. The Incredible Stranger (1942)
  593. The Jazz Singer (1927)
  594. The Kid from Brooklyn
  595. The King Without a Crown
  596. The Kiss (1929)
  597. The Last Metro
  598. The Last of England (1988)
  599. The Last Seduction
  600. The Leopard Man
  601. The Lion in Winter
  602. The Little Foxes
  603. The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner
  604. The Long Voyage Home
  605. The Lusty Men
  606. The Machine That Kills Bad People
  607. The Mackintosh Man
  608. The Madwoman of Chaillot
  609. The Magician (1958)
  610. The Magnificent Seven
  611. The Man Between
  612. The Man in the Barn
  613. The Man in the Iron Mask
  614. The Man Upstairs
  615. The Man Who Came to Dinner
  616. The Man Who Fell to Earth
  617. The Man with the Golden Arm
  618. The Master of Ballantrae
  619. The Match Factory Girl
  620. The Mating Game
  621. The Merry Widow (1934)
  622. The Milkman (1930)
  623. The Miniver Story
  624. The Miracle of Marcelino
  625. The Mirror Crack'd
  626. The Mother (2012)
  627. The Mountains of Mourne
  628. The Mummy (1959)
  629. The Mysterious Lady (1928)
  630. The New Land (1972)
  631. The Night of the Hunter
  632. The North Star
  633. The Ocean Waif
  634. The Omega Man
  635. The Other Side of Hope
  636. The Ouija Board (1920)
  637. The Outrage
  638. The Passage (2018)
  639. The Passion of Anna
  640. The Penalty (1920)
  641. The Phantom of the Opera (1925)
  642. The Philadelphia Story
  643. The Picture of Dorian Gray
  644. The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)
  645. The Prisoner of Zenda
  646. The Private Life of Don Juan
  647. The Private Life of Henry VIII
  648. The Prize
  649. The Public Enemy (1931)
  650. The Pumpkin Race
  651. The Purchase Price
  652. The Rack (1956)
  653. The Racket (1928)
  654. The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone
  655. The Sea Gull (1968)
  656. The Sea of Grass
  657. The Seduction of Mimi
  658. The Seventh Seal
  659. The Seventh Veil
  660. The Ship That Died
  661. The Shop Around the Corner
  662. The Shopworn Angel
  663. The Silver Cord
  664. The Singing Nun
  665. The Sleeping Beauty (2010)
  666. The Sorrow and the Pity (Part 1)
  667. The Sorrow and the Pity (Part 2)
  668. The Spirit of the Beehive
  669. The Squall (1929)
  670. The Star (1953)
  671. The Sterile Cuckoo
  672. The Story of "The Jonker Diamond"
  673. The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle
  674. The Strange Love of Martha Ivers
  675. The Stratton Story
  676. The Student Prince in Old Heidelberg
  677. The Taking of Power by Louis XIV
  678. The Taste of Others
  679. The Tempest (1979)
  680. The Temptress (1926)
  681. The Tender Trap
  682. The Thin Man (1934)
  683. The Thomas Crown Affair (1968)
  684. The Three Musketeers (1948)
  685. The Time Machine (1960)
  686. The Trojan Women
  687. The Unholy Three
  688. The Unsinkable Molly Brown
  689. 1964
  690. The Unsinkable Molly Brown
  691. The Valley of Decision
  692. The Vampire Bat
  693. The Virgin Spring
  694. The War Room (1993)
  695. The Watermelon Woman
  696. The White Cliffs Of Dover
  697. The Wild Bunch
  698. The Wildcat (1921)
  699. The Wind Journeys
  700. The Wings of Eagles
  701. The Witch's Cat
  702. The Wonderful, Horrible Life of Leni Riefenstahl
  703. The Yearling
  704. The Young Girls of Rochefort
  705. The Young Philadelphians
  706. The Young Rajah
  707. Theodora Goes Wild
  708. These Boots (1993)
  709. These Three (1936)
  710. They Drive by Night
  711. They Were Expendable
  712. Things To Come (1936)
  713. Third Finger, Left Hand
  714. This Is Spinal Tap
  715. This Man's Navy
  716. Those Were the Days
  717. Thousands Cheer
  718. Three Godfathers (1936)
  719. Three Little Words (1950)
  720. Three Resurrected Drunkards
  721. Through A Glass Darkly
  722. Thru the Wire
  723. Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!
  724. Till the Clouds Roll By
  725. Time After Time
  726. Time Bandits
  727. Titanic (1943)
  728. To Be or Not to Be (1942)
  729. Tokaido Yotsuya kaidan
  730. Too Bad She's Bad
  731. Top Secret Affair (1957)
  732. Torrent (1926)
  733. Total Balalaika Show
  734. Track 29
  735. Trainspotting
  736. Travels With My Aunt
  737. Treasure Island (1934)
  738. Treasure Island (1972)
  739. Trikal
  740. Tristana
  741. Tropical Malady
  742. True Stories
  743. Two Arabian Knights
  744. Two Girls and a Sailor
  745. Two Weeks with Love
  746. Two Women
  747. Un Flic (1972)
  748. Under the Blossoming Cherry Trees
  749. Under the Volcano
  750. Undercurrent
  751. Unholy Three
  752. Until They Sail
  753. Vacation From Marriage
  754. Vingt-quatre heures de la vie d'un clown
  755. Violent Cop
  756. Virtuous Sinners
  757. Véronique and Her Dunce
  758. Walkabout (1971)
  759. Walking and Talking
  760. War Requiem
  761. Warrendale
  762. Wedding Rehearsal
  763. West of Zanzibar
  764. Westward the Women
  765. Westworld
  766. What Price Hollywood?
  767. When Ladies Meet
  768. Where East Is East
  769. Wichita (1955)
  770. Wild Boys of the Road
  771. Wild Strawberries
  772. Without Limits (1998)
  773. Without Love (1945)
  774. Wittgenstein
  775. Woman of the Year
  776. Words and Music
  777. Wot a Night
  778. Wrong Move (1975)
  779. Wuthering Heights (1939)
  780. Yankee Doodle Dandy
  781. Yentl
  782. Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
  783. Yi Yi
  784. Young Cassidy
  785. Ziegfeld Follies
  786. Ziegfeld Girl

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2018.11.26 02:56 burlyprotector List of all FilmStruck streaming movies (as of Nov 25, 2018)

With FilmStruck three days away from ending, I know that lots of you--like me--will want to take note of all the rare streaming movies you missed. I have a blog about hard to find movies (Hidden Films) and it's bad enough I miss so many rare films screened at MoMA, Lincoln Center, etc.; now this, too!
Anyway, I know there's a bunch on here that can otherwise only be seen at college film libraries or perhaps third party DVD sites; stay tuned for more details on WHERE you can find the most obscure of these movies. But for now, here is the list (FilmStruck movies only; I'm working on a list of the Criterion streaming offerings, though I saw an announcement that Criterion is planning a new streaming service: https://www.criterion.com/current/posts/6044-new-independent-criterion-channel-to-launch-spring-2019

Filmstruck movies:

1. (The \[End) of History Illusion): Miu Miu Women's Tales #14 2. 2 Days in Paris 3. 2010 4. 3 Godfathers 5. 4 for Texas 6. A Brief History of Time 7. A Brighter Summer Day 8. A Christmas Carol (1938) 9. A Guy Named Joe 10. A Hard Day's Night 11. A Life of Her Own 12. A Man Escaped 13. A Mighty Wind 14. A Modern Coed 15. A Page of Madness 16. A Room with a View 17. A Simple Curve 18. A Society Sensation 19. A Song is Born 20. A Special Day 21. A Star is Born (1954) 22. A Star is Born (1937) 23. A Star is Born (1976) 24. A Stolen Life 25. A Touch of Zen 26. A Walk in the Sun 27. A Woman of Affairs 28. ABBA: The Movie 29. Across the Universe 30. Action in the North Atlantic 31. Adam's Rib 32. Aimée and Jaguar 33. Alan & Naomi 34. Alice Adams 35. Alice In The Cities 36. Alice's Mysterious Mystery 37. All Through the Night (1942) 38. An Angel at My Table (1990) 39. An Ideal Husband (1937) 40. Anchors Aweigh 41. Ankur 42. Ann Vickers 43. Anna Boleyn (1920) 44. Annie Oakley (1935) 45. Ariel (1989) 46. Arrowed 47. Arsenic and Old Lace 48. Ashes and Diamonds 49. Au Revoir Les Enfants 50. Auntie Mame 51. Baby Doll 52. Bachelor in Paradise 53. Back to Bataan 54. Ball of Fire 55. Ballad of a Soldier 56. Battleground (1949) 57. Being There 58. Beloved Enemy 59. Berlin Express 60. Beyond the Rocks 61. Bhumika 62. Bicycle Thieves 63. Big Jim McLain 64. Billy Budd 65. Billy Liar 66. Billy Rose's Jumbo 67. Black Hand 68. Black Legion 69. Blaise Pascal 70. Blood and Sand 71. Blossoms in the Dust 72. Blue (1993) 73. Bobby Bumps Starts for School 74. Boccaccio '70 75. Body Heat 76. Boiling Point (1990) 77. Bold King Cole 78. Bonnie Prince Charlie 79. Brainstorm 80. Bringing Up Baby 81. Broadway Rhythm 82. Bulldog Drummond 83. Bullitt 84. Bundle of Joy 85. Butter Lamp 86. Cabaret 87. Camille (1921) 88. Capricorn One 89. Captains Courageous 90. Caravaggio 91. Carnival of Souls 92. Cartesius: Part 1 (a.k.a. Descartes) 93. Cartesius: Part 2 (a.k.a. Descartes) 94. Cartoons on Tour 95. Cash McCall 96. Cat People (1942) 97. Chariots of Fire 98. Charlotte Gray 99. Chevalier 100. Christopher Strong 101. Chronicle of a Summer 102. Chronicle of Anna Magdalena Bach 103. Cimarron 104. Citizen Kane 105. Claire's Knee 106. Cluny Brown 107. Colonel Heeza Liar, Detective 108. Coma 109. Come and See (1985) 110. Conquest (1937) 111. Conquest of the Air 112. Convoy 113. Cool Hand Luke 114. Crime School 115. Crisis: Behind a Presidential Commitment (1963) 116. Crossing Delancey 117. Cry Terror! 118. Daleks - Invasion Earth 2150 A.D. 119. Dance, Girl, Dance 120. Dangerous Liaisons (1988) 121. Dangerous When Wet 122. Darby's Rangers 123. Darling 124. David Copperfield (1935) 125. Day for Night 126. Days of Glory 127. Dead End (1937) 128. Dead Ringer (1964) 129. Dead Ringers 130. Deathtrap 131. December 7th (1943 short) 132. Demon Seed 133. Derek (2008) 134. Desert Hearts 135. Destination Tokyo 136. Deux hommes dans Manhattan 137. Dial M for Murder 138. Die Austernprinzessin 139. Dinky Doodle in Just Spooks 140. 1925 141. Dinky Doodle in Just Spooks (short) 142. Dinky Doodle in Lost and Found (short) 143. Divorce Italian Style 144. Doctor Zhivago 145. Dog Eat Dog 146. Donnie Brasco 147. Don’t Look Back 148. Dov’é la libertà…? 149. Down in the Delta 150. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1941) 151. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1932) 152. Dr. Who and the Daleks 153. Dreamscape 154. Drugstore Cowboy 155. Duchess of Idaho 156. Easter Parade 157. Easy Living 158. Eat Drink Man Woman 159. Edge of Darkness 160. Edward II 161. Edward, My Son 162. Einstein's Universe 163. El Topo 164. Elephant Boy 165. En rachâchant 166. Enchanted April 167. Enchantment (1948) 168. Endless Poetry 169. Europa 170. Europa '51 171. Europe '51 172. Evil Under the Sun 173. Experiment Perilous 174. Eyes Do Not Want to Close at All Times... 175. Eyes of Youth 176. Faces of November 177. Fando and Lis 178. Far from the Madding Crowd 179. Farewell, My Lovely (1975) 180. Fast Company 181. Fat, Bald, Short Man 182. Fear (1954) 183. Fear of a Black Hat 184. Felix Comes Back 185. Fermat's Room 186. Fireman Save My Child (short) 187. Fireworks 188. Floating Weeds 189. Forget Me Not 190. Four Weddings and a Funeral 191. Frankenstein Created Woman 192. Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed! 193. Frisco Jenny 194. Full Moon in Paris 195. Gaslight 196. General Della Rovere 197. Germany Year Zero 198. Gimme Shelter 199. Girlfriends (1978) 200. Glastonbury Fayre 201. Goke, Body Snatcher from Hell 202. Good News (1947) 203. Goodbye, Mr. Chips 204. Green Dolphin Street 205. Grey Gardens 206. Gunga Din 207. Hamlet (1996) 208. Hamsun 209. Harlan County, U.S.A. 210. Harlan: In the Shadow of Jew Süss 211. Harnessed Rhythm 212. He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not 213. He Who Gets Slapped 214. Heaven Can Wait (1943) 215. Heroes for Sale 216. High Sierra 217. High Society 218. Higher and Higher 219. History Is Made at Night 220. Hitler's Hollywood 221. Holiday Affair 222. 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2018.06.12 09:13 TheNateRoss Rebooking a Year of Smackdown Live: Chapter 14--SDL 10/31/17 through 11/14/17 (Survivor Series build cont'd) (LONG)

This installment will cover the 10/31/17, 11/7/17, and 11/14/17 editions of SDL as we continue to build toward Survivor Series.
Previous installments:
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Chapter 8
Chapter 9
Chapter 10
Chapter 11
Chapter 12
Chapter 13
SDL 10/31/17:
We open with WWE Champion the Miz making his entrance, accompanied by Curt Hawkins. Miz says he’s the most awesome WWE Champion there’s ever been, and he’s putting himself on the Brock Lesnar schedule, effective immediately. He’ll take the WWE Championship with him to film The Marine 6 and will come back whenever he feels like it. This brings out Shane McMahon. Shane tells Miz he isn’t going to let him walk out of WWE with the WWE Championship—Miz will defend the title at Survivor Series, and he will lose. Miz asks if that’s a threat, and Shane says it’s a promise—and he’s going to identify a new #1 contender tonight.
This brings out Kevin Owens. Owens says he earned a title shot and then had his opportunity snatched away at Hell in a Cell when Miz cashed in his Money in the Bank briefcase. He should get another opportunity to make up for that freak match. AJ Styles then enters and says that, if we want to talk about Hell in a Cell, then AJ really ought to be the #1 contender because he wasn’t the one who got pinned. Bobby Roode comes out and says Styles may not have been pinned at Hell in a Cell but he’s been beaten since with Roode’s help. Roode says he’s the most Glorious Superstar in the WWE and it’s time he got his title shot. Out comes Shinsuke Nakamura, who points out he beat Roode at Hell in a Cell and got his win back, so Nakamura should be #1 contender. Owens shoots back that he was the one who made Styles tap last week, and he also beat Nakamura two weeks ago—Nakamura has never beaten him in WWE.
As all the parties bicker, Shane makes his decision: based on the finish of Hell in a Cell, the two participants in the #1 contender’s match tonight will be Kevin Owens and AJ Styles. And given the importance of the match and the history between these two Superstars, Shane thinks it should be something special—like, say, a 30-minute Ironman match! Roode and Nakamura are not happy about this, but Shane tells them that, if they want title shots, there’s still another way for them to earn them—join Team Smackdown and win the 5-on-5 elimination match against Team RAW at Survivor Series. Shane offers Team Smackdown shirts to Roode and Nakamura, who grumble but accept them.
Jinder Mahal (with the Singh Brothers) and Baron Corbin make their respective entrances for their #1 contender’s match for the United States Championship. The Support Group then enter and join the commentary team. On commentary, Luke Harper talks up Corbin’s ongoing “rehabilitation” from the Wyatt Family and draws parallels with his own journey out of the Wyatt Family during the Wyatt/Orton feud. Sami Zayn and Tye Dillinger also talk up their success as a tag team and the possibility of joining Team Smackdown at Survivor Series “if the New Day wants us.” In the ring, the action is evenly matched, especially given the Singh Brothers’ interference. Corbin hits a Deep Six on Mahal, but Samir Singh distracts the ref while Sunil Singh hits Corbin with a superkick. This doesn’t put Corbin down but does give Mahal time to recover and hit a Khallas while still dazed himself.
As both men struggle to their feet, there’s a Wyatt noise, and the lights go out; when they come up, Erick Rowan is hitting a full Nelson slam on Corbin and Brother Beau is hitting his rolling cutter on Mahal. The Support Group hit the ring to fend off the Wyatts but the ref has already rung the bell. Baron Corbin and Jinder Mahal (with the Singh Brothers) go to a no-contest. Post-match, the Support Group take control, with Harper hitting a double discus clothesline on both Singh Brothers, Dillinger lifting Rowan up for a Tye Breaker, and Zayn nearly taking Beau’s head off with a Helluva Kick. Harper offers Corbin a hand up but Corbin scowls and rolls out of the ring.
Charlotte Flair and Becky Lynch make a unified entrance to Charlotte’s music. Charlotte congratulates Becky for finally putting an end to the “revolution” last week. Becky in turn thanks Charlotte for supporting and believing in her. Natalya, Naomi, and Tamina then walk up. Natalya asks if Becky thinks she’s undone all the damage she did while allied with Emma and then doesn’t wait for Becky to respond before telling her no. Natalya also runs down Charlotte for continuing to protect her “little sister.” Natalya says she wants a Smackdown Women’s Championship shot (Naomi does a double take at this). Becky responds that she may have been confused or angry but she has always done what she thought was right, unlike Natalya who uses people constantly. Becky says Natalya shouldn’t just be gifted a title shot—she ought to have to earn one. Out comes Daniel Bryan, who says the solution to this problem seems to be a #1 contender’s match between Becky and Natalya next week. Everyone nods in agreement before Natalya cheap-shots Becky, kicking off a brawl.
The brawl becomes a tag match between Becky and Charlotte and Naomi and Natalya. After Becky plays the face in peril for a bit, Charlotte cleans house before locking the Figure Eight in on Natalya. Tamina, who has been at ringside the whole time, then climbs in the ring and kicks Charlotte to break the hold, causing a disqualification. Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair beat Naomi and Natalya (with Tamina) by disqualification. Post-match, Becky and Charlotte get the better of the ensuing brawl.
Shinsuke Nakamura and Bobby Roode, both clad in their new Team Smackdown shirts, have a confrontation backstage. Roode runs down Nakamura for his failure to beat Kevin Owens while Nakamura reminds Roode that Nakamura beat him. Dolph Ziggler then walks up in a generic blue shirt (no SDL logo) and talks about how excited he is to be part of Team Smackdown at Survivor Series as well as congratulating himself for being enough of a “nice guy” to volunteer to join the team. Nakamura and Roode both give him a funny look.
The Ascension, Breezango, the Usos, and LoveSong make their respective entrances for an eight-man tag match pitting the Ascension and Breezango against the Usos and LoveSong. Aiden English sings an operatic version of “Monster Mash” in honor of Halloween. The New Day then make their entrance and hang out at ringside in Battletoads Halloween costumes. They have a pile of Team Smackdown shirts with them and are obviously scouting to see who they should offer them to. (Big E is wearing glasses and carrying a clipboard on which he makes occasional notes.) Breezango are dressed as Derek Zoolander and Hansel for Halloween also. The Usos are not particularly happy to be teaming with LoveSong, and it shows in the early going as the teams don’t work together, but eventually the Usos manage to get the upper hand and hit Double Uce on the Ascension for the win. LoveSong and the Usos beat the Ascension and Breezango.
Post-match, the New Day offer Team Smackdown shirts to the winning teams. LoveSong eagerly take theirs, while the Usos eye them suspiciously but eventually take them. As the teams are putting their shirts on, the Hype Bros come out of the crowd and jump the New Day, kicking off a big brawl that ends inconclusively.
James Ellsworth finally tracks down Carmella backstage. She tells him to go away but he keeps saying he just wants to talk to her. Carmella shouts insults at him until he grabs her. She immediately breaks his hold and tells him he just crossed a line. She tells Ellsworth she’s going to Daniel Bryan to get Ellsworth out of here once and for all.
Kevin Owens and AJ Styles make their entrances for their 30-minute Ironman match, followed by the Miz (with Curt Hawkins) joining the commentary team. On commentary, Miz runs down both Owens and Styles as having failed to prevent him from winning the WWE Championship and having failed to earn it back from him. Owens takes issue at this and starts jawing with Miz from the ring. Styles sees an opportunity and rolls up Owens for a pin and to take an early 1-0 lead. Owens reacts to this by immediately hitting Styles hard, and he takes control from there. The action goes back and forth until it spills onto the outside. Styles hits a Pele Kick on the outside and sets up for a Phenomenal Forearm from the ring apron to the floor, but Owens catches him in midair and gives him an apron powerbomb. Owens picks Styles up, hits another apron powerbomb, and then waits until the nine-count to roll into the ring himself. AJ gets counted out to tie things up at 1-1.
After nearly getting counted out a second time, Styles finally gets back in the ring, where Owens continues to pummel him. Styles manages to fight back, hit another Pele Kick, and set up for a springboard 450 splash, but Owens gets his knees up on the splash before hitting Styles with a Bullfrog Splash of his own. Owens gets another pin to make it 2-1. Styles struggles to his feet before managing to build some momentum of his own. Styles goes for a Styles Clash, but Owens reverses into a back body drop. When Owens attempts to pin AJ, AJ rolls him into a small package, but Owens reverses into his crossface submission. AJ reaches the ropes but Owens cranks back on the hold and refuses to release it, leading to him being disqualified. With the count at 2-2, Owens decides to end things with another Bullfrog Splash, but this time Styles gets his knees up and turns the tables into a Calf Crusher. By now, there is less than a minute left in the match. Miz tells Hawkins to “do your thing,” at which point Hawkins climbs up on the apron and distracts the ref. Owens taps out but the ref doesn’t see it, and the clock runs out with the count at 2-2. Kevin Owens and AJ Styles go to a no-contest (2-2) in a 30-minute Ironman match.
Post-match, an angry Shane McMahon comes out and gets in Miz’s face. Miz shrugs and tells Shane he’s taking the WWE Championship with him no matter what as the WWE logo hits the screen.
(On the 11/6/17 episode of RAW, Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins are named as members of Team RAW. Later in the evening, Ambrose faces Rusev for Rusev’s Intercontinental Championship. Dolph Ziggler, wearing his generic blue shirt, hits the ring and costs Ambrose the win by hitting him with a Zig Zag.)
SDL 11/7/17:
We open with Shane McMahon and Daniel Bryan in the ring. Shane greets the crowd and puts over their ongoing efforts to put together a great Team Smackdown for Survivor Series. This brings out Dolph Ziggler, still wearing his generic blue shirt. Dolph says that, because he’s such a nice guy, he’s volunteered to take the lead on Team Smackdown’s behalf, even softening up Team RAW last night. So he’d like to get his official shirt now, as he’s sure there’s been some oversight as to why he doesn’t have it already. Shane starts to make a deflecting comment about how they appreciate Ziggler’s efforts, but Bryan jumps in and tells Dolph he can earn an official shirt by beating Bobby Roode tonight. Ziggler considers this fair, while Shane frowns but says nothing.
Shane says he’s got another pressing item of business in the form of determining a #1 contender for the WWE Championship. He calls out Miz for interfering in the 30-minute Ironman match last week. Miz comes out (accompanied by Curt Hawkins) and runs down Shane for obviously trying to screw him out of the title in true Survivor Series tradition. Shane says he isn’t screwing Miz out of anything—he’s making sure Miz deals with the consequences of his own actions, and that’ll be enough. AJ Styles and Kevin Owens then make their respective entrances and each make their case for why they should be #1 contender. Shane says that, because a #1 contender could not be named last week, at Survivor Series it will be the Miz versus AJ Styles versus Kevin Owens in a Triple Threat match!
Miz is pissed about this. He reiterates his belief that Shane is trying to screw him. He then gets in Bryan’s face, accusing him of pretending to be the upstanding Hero of the People when in reality he’s just a shill for Shane. Miz gets physically aggressive towards DB, to the point Bryan has to warn him that, because he isn’t cleared to perform, Miz can’t touch him. Miz is furious but backs off. Bryan then announces that, as a little teaser for Survivor Series, our main event tonight will be a tag match pitting the Miz and Curt Hawkins against AJ Styles and Kevin Owens! Styles and Owens both hate this idea but grudgingly agree.
The commentary team reminds us that Carmella will face off against James Ellsworth later tonight.
Natalya and Becky Lynch make their respective entrances for their #1 contender’s match. Becky is accompanied by Charlotte Flair, who joins the commentary team. On commentary, Charlotte calls back to her match with Becky at Summerslam and says if she has to face anybody at Survivor Series she’d prefer it to be Becky, just so they can “do it right” and not have all the Emma weirdness getting in the way. Becky and Natalya are evenly matched in the ring, with Becky’s athleticism going up against Natalya’s power and heel tactics, including multiple chop blocks to try and soften up Becky for the Sharpshooter. After plenty of back and forth, Becky hits a Bexploder and is about to go for a second one when Natalya rakes her eyes, then hits her with a Michinoku Driver II before locking in the Sharpshooter. Becky taps after having nowhere to go. Natalya beats Becky Lynch to become #1 contender for the Smackdown Women’s Championship. Post-match, Natalya jaws with Charlotte.
The Usos, dressed in their Team Smackdown shirts, are walking backstage and narrating to the camera how they’re gonna put some fools in the Uso Penitentiary. They bang on several doors but don’t find who they’re looking for. Finally they come on an area marked out with yellow crime-scene tape that says “FASHION LINE—DO NOT CROSS.” Inside the tape, Breezango and LoveSong are milling around. The Usos crow that they’ve finally found who they’re looking for. Mike Kanellis and Aiden English turn around and get ready for a fight. Fandango, seeing what’s happening, asks why the Usos are so keen to attack LoveSong. Tyler Breeze chimes in that they’re both members of Team Smackdown, so shouldn’t they want to work together so the team can win at Survivor Series? The Usos respond that they intend to ensure they’re the Sole Survivors and therefore get the title shot following the match. English sing-responds that if they lose the match then nobody gets a title shot. The Usos consider this for a second before saying they’ll take their chances and decking Kanellis and English, setting off a brawl that the Fashion Police insert themselves into before the usual gang of security people break things up.
Meanwhile, Erick Rowan and Brother Beau of the Wyatt Family make their way to the ring, followed by Sami Zayn and Tye Dillinger of the Support Group. The New Day then come to ringside, with Kofi Kingston holding two Team Smackdown shirts and Xavier Woods wearing glasses and taking notes on the match. In the ring, the action is evenly matched until Dillinger dodges a rolling cutter attempt from Beau, leading to Beau eating a Helluva Kick from Zayn. Dillinger gives Rowan a Tye Breaker for good measure. The Support Group (Sami Zayn and Tye Dillinger) beat the Wyatt Family (Erick Rowan and Brother Beau).
Post-match, the New Day hand Team Smackdown shirts to Dillinger and Zayn, who eagerly accept them. The Hype Bros then enter at the top of the ramp and call out the New Day. They run down the New Day and the existing Team Smackdown members as being unable to take on Team RAW and say they, the Hype Bros, should be captaining Team Smackdown instead. The New Day fire back that the Hype Bros not only aren’t going to be captains, they aren’t even going to be on Team Smackdown, so get lost. The Hype Bros respond that “everybody needs a bro sometime,” and the New Day will be no different.
Dolph Ziggler and Bobby Roode make their respective entrances, with Ziggler still wearing his generic blue shirt. Ziggler puts up a surprisingly effective fight, using his speed and agility to counter Roode’s power. After Roode hits a Roode Awakening, Shinsuke Nakamura’s music hits. Roode wheels around in the ring, trying to figure out where Nakamura is coming from, but Shin is nowhere to be found. The distraction gives Ziggler the chance to pop up and hit a Zig Zag for a surprise win. Dolph Ziggler beats Bobby Roode to win a spot on Team Smackdown. Post-match, Ziggler scrambles out of the ring quickly to avoid a beatdown from Roode.
Daniel Bryan enters and calls Luke Harper, Baron Corbin, and Jinder Mahal to the ring. All three make their respective entrances, with Mahal accompanied by the Singh Brothers. Bryan notes that the #1 contender’s match for Harper’s United States Championship last week ended in a no-contest, provoking dueling arguments from Corbin and Mahal as to why they should be #1 contender. DB says he hates to do this seeing how the no-contest was due to Wyatt Family interference and wasn’t Harper’s fault, but it seems like the only fair way to resolve this is via a Triple Threat match at Survivor Series. Luke responds that he can tell this is the Wyatt Family trying to mess with both him and Corbin, but he’s overcome much worse in the past and will continue to do so. Corbin shoots back that he doesn’t need Harper’s condescending attempts to rehabilitate him and will take his title to prove it. Mahal retorts that he will be taking the United States Championship home to India.
James Ellsworth and Carmella make their entrances, the latter accompanied by Dolph Ziggler in his fresh new official Team Smackdown shirt. Ellsworth is reluctant to tie up with Carmella, but she shows no hesitation in slapping him, hitting him with low blows, and grappling with him. After Ellsworth shows some technical wrestling ability, he goes up top to go for a Code of Ellsworth but Ziggler hits the ropes and knocks him off. Carmella then hits a Bronco Buster followed by locking in the Code of Silence to make Ellsworth tap. Carmella beats James Ellsworth.
Backstage, Daniel Bryan is meeting with Becky Lynch, Naomi and Tamina to give each of them their Team Smackdown shirts. Shane McMahon walks up and asks if he can talk to DB. Shane says he’s very concerned with how Bryan has been handling his GM responsibilities in light of Survivor Series. Specifically, he wanted Charlotte Flair and Natalya on Team Smackdown, but now they’re facing each other. Shane is also unhappy that the United States Championship match is going to be a Triple Threat match because it depletes the available talent pool for Team Smackdown. DB responds that he scheduled those matches because the Superstars involved deserved them, and he’s sure there’s plenty of talent to make up a great Team Smackdown. He also points out that Shane scheduled a Triple Threat match for the WWE Championship. Shane shoots back that that’s different because of the situation with the Miz leaving after Survivor Series. Bryan says he doesn’t see that as being a relevant difference. Shane raises his voice and tells Bryan that, if Team Smackdown loses at Survivor Series, he’s holding DB responsible. Bryan says that’s fine with him, and the two have a tense moment before Shane leaves.
Kevin Owens, AJ Styles, and the Miz and Curt Hawkins make their entrances for the main event. Miz and Hawkins work together seamlessly as always, while Styles and Owens have the expected problems working together. After a lot of back and forth, Owens goes for a cannonball senton on Hawkins but misses, leading to Miz hitting him with a Skull-Crushing Finale. As Hawkins goes up top for the D-Lister, “Sierra Hotel India Echo Lima Delta” hits, and Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins come out of the crowd, clad in their Team RAW shirts. This distracts Miz and Hawkins, allowing Styles to hit a Styles Clash on Miz and Owens to catch Hawkins and powerbomb him for a double pin. Kevin Owens and AJ Styles beat the Miz and Curt Hawkins.
Post-match, Ambrose and Rollins hit the ring and start brawling with Styles. Owens, seeing his opportunity, hits Styles with an Argentine neckbreaker before getting hit himself with Dirty Deeds. Bobby Roode and Shinsuke Nakamura then run in and brawl with Ambrose and Rollins as the WWE logo hits the screen.
(On the 11/13/17 episode of RAW, Stephanie McMahon finalizes the Team RAW participants for Survivor Series, including a returning Samoa Joe. Four of the Team RAW tag teams—American Alpha, the Bar, Balor Club, and Titus Worldwide—square off in an eight-man tag match pitting Alpha and Balor Club against the Bar and Titus Worldwide. The New Day, the Support Group, and LoveSong, all in their Team Smackdown shirts, invade the match and cause a no-contest before disappearing back into the crowd. Later in the evening, four members of Team RAW square off in a tag match pitting Samoa Joe and Randy Orton against Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins. Shinsuke Nakamura, Bobby Roode, and Dolph Ziggler invade this match, leading to a massive, inconclusive brawl.)
SDL 11/14/17:
We open with Shane McMahon and Daniel Bryan in the ring with the three already-named members of the men’s Team Smackdown—Shinsuke Nakamura, Bobby Roode, and Dolph Ziggler. Shane turns to DB and reminds him that Survivor Series is five days away, and they still need two more members of Team Smackdown. Bryan says not to worry—he’s called in a favor from a family member. This brings out John Cena, who gives DB a hug and puts on his Team Smackdown shirt. Cena cuts a brief promo about how he’s seeking to break Ric Flair’s record and intends to be a Survivor for Team Smackdown at Survivor Series. Shane says he’s glad to have Cena on the team, but that’s still only four Superstars. Bryan responds that there’s one more who’s supposed to be here anytime now. We then get a Wyatt noise and the lights go out; when they come up, Bray Wyatt is standing in the ring. He stares down Shane and DB before silently taking his Team Smackdown shirt from Bryan.
Shane says this team is unorthodox, and it’ll be DB’s ass on the line if they fail to perform. Ziggler grabs a mic and says Shane has nothing to worry about—with a nice guy like Dolph willing to be the team captain, everything will be fine. Roode responds to this by hitting Ziggler with a Glorious DDT. Nakamura then hits an inverted Exploder on Roode and in turns gets hit with Sister Abigail from Wyatt. Cena then hoists Wyatt up for an Attitude Adjustment. Shane tells Bryan to get this under control; Bryan responds by telling the members of Team Smackdown that he’s going to give them an opportunity to get their aggression against each other out before Survivor Series in the form of a tag match pitting John Cena and Shinsuke Nakamura against Bobby Roode and Bray Wyatt.
Erick Rowan and Brother Beau make their entrance, followed by the New Day. The commentary team reminds us that there is still one more tag team spot for Team Smackdown. Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods get the call for the New Day, with Big E on the outside. The two teams are evenly matched for a while before the New Day take control. As Kingston is setting up for Trouble in Paradise on Beau, the Bar and American Alpha (with Shelton Benjamin), clad in their Team RAW shirts, hit the ring and take out all the competitors, causing a no-contest. The New Day (Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods, with Big E) and the Wyatt Family (Erick Rowan and Brother Beau) go to a no-contest.
Post-match, Team RAW overpowers the New Day until the Hype Bros arrive to even the odds. They manage to hit a Hype Ryder on Jason Jordan as Sheamus eats a Midnight Hour from Woods and Big E. As Team RAW flees, Mojo Rawley grabs a mic and tells the New Day that, bro, they clearly need the Bros on Team Smackdown. Woods shoots back that the Bros are nothing but trouble, to which Zack Ryder replies that, bro, they’re trouble for Team RAW—and Team Smackdown needs all the help they can get. After conferring briefly, the New Day grudgingly agree to accept the Hype Bros for the final spot.
The commentary team informs us that the other tag teams on Team Smackdown will also be in action tonight—Mike Kanellis will face Jimmy Uso in singles action, while the full Support Group will face off against Baron Corbin, Jinder Mahal, and Sunil Singh.
Shane McMahon and Daniel Bryan are in the ring again, this time with the three women’s members of Team Smackdown—Becky Lynch, Naomi, and Tamina. Shane turns to Bryan and reminds him of his displeasure at booking Charlotte Flair vs. Natalya at Survivor Series before saying he’s going to handle their shortfall himself tonight. He calls out Carmella, who comes out, MITB briefcase in hand. Shane tells her she’s just been drafted to join Team Smackdown. Carmella responds that she doesn’t need to be on the team—she already has the MITB briefcase, so she doesn’t need to earn a title shot by being a Survivor at Survivor Series. Shane shoots back that, if Carmella doesn’t agree to join Team Smackdown, Shane is going to put her in a Fatal 4-Way match tonight with Becky, Naomi, and Tamina with her MITB briefcase on the line. Carmella says fine, she’ll join the team, but Shane is really being rude.
Shane says they now have four, so what’s Bryan going to do about a fifth—call another family member? Bryan grins and says he could, but he called someone else instead. With that, we get a scream, and Paige comes out! She tells the WWE Universe to scream for her before announcing that she’s back and taking a Team Smackdown shirt from Bryan. DB then announces a tag match to warm up the team—Becky Lynch and Carmella versus Naomi and Tamina, right now!
Paige joins the commentary team for the tag match. On commentary, she puts over all the members of Team Smackdown, pointing out in particular that she and Becky were teammates once upon a time. In the ring, the action is evenly matched until Tamina ducks a superkick from Carmella and hits one of her own, giving Naomi the chance to hit her split-legged moonsault for the pin. Naomi and Tamina beat Becky Lynch and Carmella.
The Miz and Curt Hawkins enter for a MizTV segment. He introduces his guest for this edition of MizTV, AJ Styles; Styles makes his entrance. Miz and Styles go back and forth running each other down, Miz for Styles’ loss at Hell in a Cell and Styles’ for Miz’s reliance on Hawkins to do everything for him. Kevin Owens then enters and says they’re both pathetic, and he’ll be leaving Survivor Series as the WWE Champion. Miz and Owens bicker back and forth before Owens decides he’s had enough and decks Miz, kicking off a brawl. Styles gets the better of Hawkins, hitting him with a Styles Clash while Owens hits a pop-up powerbomb on Miz. Owens and Styles then stare each other down.
Mike Kanellis makes his entrance along with Aiden English, who sings an operatic rendition of K-Ci and JoJo’s “All My Life” in honor of Maria (and in honor of them being Charlotte natives, which is where SDL is tonight). Jimmy Uso then enters alongside his brother. Kanellis and Jimmy are evenly matched throughout, with both tag partners interfering at opportune times. The finish happens when Mike ducks a superkick from Jimmy and gets him up for the Power of Love. Mike Kanellis (with Aiden English) beats Jimmy Uso (with Jey Uso).
Natalya and Charlotte Flair make their respective entrances. Natalya runs down Charlotte as having gotten soft now that she’s got Becky Lynch back by her side. Charlotte says Natalya doesn’t understand Becky because Becky is loyal, something Natalya has never been and never will be. Natalya shoots back that she’s plenty loyal to the people who deserve her loyalty, but Becky doesn’t deserve Charlotte’s loyalty—after all, she wasn’t loyal to Charlotte. Charlotte takes a swing at Natalya but Natalya ducks and takes Charlotte down. They brawl for a minute before Natalya gets the better of it and locks Charlotte in the Sharpshooter. This brings out the usual phalanx of refs to make Natalya break the hold. Charlotte gets up after the scrum but is noticeably limping.
Jinder Mahal and the Singh Brothers enter, followed by Baron Corbin, and then followed by the Support Group making a unified entrance. Samir Singh takes his place at ringside for this six-man tag match. Corbin and Mahal are each able to make some headway individually but have difficulty working together. Samir’s interference earns him a baseball slide from Sami Zayn, leading to the finish in which Zayn catches Corbin on the outside with a Helluva Kick, Tye Dillinger hits a Tye Breaker on Mahal, and Luke Harper hits a discus clothesline that nearly turns Sunil Singh inside out before he’s pinned. The Support Group beat Baron Corbin, Jinder Mahal, and Sunil Singh (with Samir Singh).
The Ascension and Breezango do Pulp Fashion, with all the gluten-free goodness we got in real life.
Bray Wyatt, Bobby Roode, John Cena, and Shinsuke Nakamura make their respective entrances for the main event, followed by Dolph Ziggler joining the commentary team. On commentary, Ziggler puts himself over as a “nice guy” and steadfastly ignores the fact that he has not been made captain of Team Smackdown. Both Cena and Nakamura and Roode and Wyatt struggle to work together, and the action goes back and forth between the two teams. The commentary team also remind us that Cena and Wyatt were feuding when Cena was last seen on SDL. The match ends after Roode stealthily tags himself in as Cena is setting up Wyatt for an Attitude Adjustment, leading to Roode hitting Cena with a Glorious DDT for the pin. Bobby Roode and Bray Wyatt beat John Cena and Shinsuke Nakamura.
Post-match, Wyatt attempts to hi Roode with Sister Abigail, but Roode blocks the attempt and hits Bray with a Glorious DDT. As Roode and Nakamura face each other, every member of Team RAW—men’s, women’s, and tag teams—pours out of the entrance and down the ramp. Led by Seth Rollins, they quickly overwhelm Roode, Nakamura, and Ziggler at the commentary table. Then the other members of Team Smackdown join the fray, led by the New Day. Notable pairs of adversaries include Cena and Samoa Joe, Wyatt and Randy Orton, the Usos and American Alpha, the New Day and Titus Worldwide, Paige and Bayley, and Becky Lynch and Sasha Banks. Utter pandemonium reigns as the WWE logo hits the screen.
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2018.05.04 21:09 CryptoJennie BAT Community Weekly Update: 04/27/2018 - 05/03/2018 — Partnership with Townsquare Media announced, BAT Ads visual preview revealed at WDAS, Best meme giveaway winners!

Welcome to the weekly update! Special thanks to MurphD for helping put this together!
 
New Partnership: Brave and Townsquare Media Partner to Monetize Ad-blocking Traffic and Test Blockchain-based Digital Advertising
Brave, which is combining an innovative privacy browser with a blockchain-based digital advertising platform, and Townsquare Media, Inc., which owns and operates a large portfolio of digital brands focused on music and entertainment, announced today that they are partnering to enable Townsquare to re-engage ad-blocking users. The companies will also test blockchain-based digital advertising solutions with the Basic Attention Token (BAT) platform.
As part of the partnership, visitors to Townsquare websites who utilize ad-blockers will receive an offer to switch to the Brave browser. The Brave browser provides an ad-free experience as well as a variety of new revenue streams to publishers. Further, those users downloading Brave via this offer will be gifted BAT in the coming weeks.
https://basicattentiontoken.org/townsquare-partnership/
 
Visual Previews of BAT Ads Released on World Digital Asset Summit (WDAS) Grand Stage
See the first previews of BAT Ads as they were revealed in Brendan’s keynote presentation on the WDAS grandstage and in the Korea meetup just two days ago!
https://www.reddit.com/ethtradecomments/8h0oru/first_bat_ads_visual_preview_revealed_at_world/
 
Successful BAT/Brave Meetups w/ Brendan Eich & Brian Brown in Singapore and Seoul, South Korea!
We want to thank everyone for attending. Everyone had a great time!
 
Dale from the LTR Digital Group interviews Luke from Brave/BAT to discuss how agencies and brands can innovate with the Basic Attention Token
See the interview here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BzpnLiOhajg&feature=youtu.be
See the LTR Digital article about Brave here: https://www.ltrdigitalgroup.com/05/2018/introducing-brave-browser-plus-upcoming-interview/
 
BAT Brave store now has size charts!
Now you can make sure you have the right fit :). More items to come!
https://store.brave.com/
 
BAT Meme Giveaway Winners!
These 4 winners will receive BAT/Brave merchandise for participating! The entries were great, and for consolation, we’ve added all the participant meme entries into our meme bot in Telegram! See them in Telegram by entering meme in the chat.
Go see the all entries here! https://www.reddit.com/BATProject/comments/8g8vbw/announcing_best_bat_brave_meme_giveaways/
 
BAT Community Merch Giveaway Winners!
The winners for our BAT Community Merch GIveaways for this week are:
Be sure to tune in to our social media channels every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday to participate for your chance to win.

Client Updates:

Brave releases iOS client version 1.5.7
Fix crash when opening external links in Brave
 

BAT/Brave in the News:

We’re Unionising the Stubborn Minority who Want to Protect their Data says Brave’s Brendan Eich
The next 25 years on the internet will be marked by users taking their data back from the likes of Facebook and Google, leading to a whole new digital ecosystem, says Brave’s Brendan Eich. In this interview Eich describes how he believes this new ecosystem will work, with users deciding where and how their data is used, and explains why he believes this will be to the benefit of both consumers and advertisers. http://videoadnews.com/2018/05/03/were-unionising-the-stubborn-minority-who-want-to-protect-their-data-says-braves-brendan-eich/
Every programmer should follow these 10 Twitter accounts
Here’s a list of ten programmers you should follow, including Brendan Eich of Brave!
https://www.technotification.com/2018/05/programmer-twitter-accounts.html
The Internet’s ‘Original Sin’ Endangers More Than Privacy
Internet advertising started simply, but over time organically evolved a mess of middle players and congealed into a surveillance economy. Today, between end users, publishers and advertisers stand a throng of agencies, trading desks, demand side platforms, network exchanges and yield optimizers. Intermediaries track users in an attempt to improve revenue.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-internets-original-sin-endangers-more-than-privacy-1524868508
Globalcoinreport.com Covers Brave and BAT
Since inception, Basic Attention Token or, BAT has attracted the interest of millions of crypto enthusiasts and long-term HODLers. It has always been an interesting blockchain project which is specifically designed and developed for revolutionizing digital advertising entirely. The development team behind BAT have realised that the digital advertising norms are going to take a modern shape in the coming months and hence ventured into BAT by developing a Brave browser that is poised to be the only blockchain platform for modern digital advertising.
https://globalcoinreport.com/why-basic-attention-token-and-brave-browser-are-worth-investing-in/
Millions more people will use Brave's ad-blocking browser by year-end, startup predicts
Brave Software has 2.2 million people using its ad-blocking web browser and expects it'll roughly double that, or more, by year's end. "User growth remains strong, and we anticipate millions more by the end of 2018," Brave said in a blog post Friday. Roughly three quarters use the browser on mobile devices and one quarter on personal computers, and most users are in the United States or Europe, Brave said.
https://www.cnet.com/news/millions-more-people-use-brave-ad-blocking-browser-in-2018/

News You Should Know:

WhatsApp Co-Founder Jan Koum to Leave Facebook Over Disagreements on Data Sharing and Encryption
The billionaire chief executive of WhatsApp, Jan Koum, is planning to leave the company after clashing with its parent, Facebook, over the popular messaging service’s strategy and Facebook’s attempts to use its personal data and weaken its encryption, according to people familiar with internal discussions. Other WhatsApp employees are demoralized and plan to leave in November. https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/whatsapp-founder-plans-to-leave-after-broad-clashes-with-parent-facebook/2018/04/30/49448dd2-4ca9-11e8-84a0-458a1aa9ac0a_story.html
According to CNET, Cambridge Analytica shutting down following Facebook data mining scandal...
https://www.cnet.com/news/cambridge-analytica-is-reportedly-shutting-down-following-facebook-data-misuse/
Or… is it? According to this article, the executives created a new company called Emerdata.
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/02/us/politics/cambridge-analytica-shut-down.html
Firefox isn’t adding ads, it’s ‘sponsored content’
We can expect to see sponsored links in the open-source Firefox browser as of next week, but we don’t have to sell our souls to get Mozilla the extra revenue it needs to survive. Mozilla says all the analytics will happen on the client side, keeping users’ data private.
https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2018/05/02/firefox-isnt-adding-ads-its-sponsored-content/
A Facebook software engineer allegedly used his access to stalk women
Facebook has fired a security engineer who allegedly took advantage of his position to access information he then used to stalk women online, the social media giant confirmed to NBC News Tuesday. “We are investigating this as a matter of urgency," Alex Stamos, Chief Security Officer at Facebook, said in a statement to NBC News.
"It’s important that people’s information is kept secure and private when they use Facebook," he said. "It’s why we have strict policy controls and technical restrictions so employees only access the data they need to do their jobs – for example to fix bugs, manage customer support issues or respond to valid legal requests. Employees who abuse these controls will be fired.”
https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/social-media/facebook-investigating-claim-engineer-used-access-stalk-women-n870526
Ad fraud detection 'does nothing': A Digiday+ Slack town hall with ad fraud expert Augustine Fou - Digiday
Check out this interview with Augustine Fou where he expresses his views on online ad fraud.
https://digiday.com/media/ad-fraud-detection-nothing-digiday-slack-town-hall-ad-fraud-expert-augustine-fou/
Opinion: Silicon Valley Can't Be Trusted With Our History
One broken link at a time, one of the most heavily documented historical events of the social media era could fade away before our eyes. It’s the paradox of the internet age: Smartphones and social media have created an archive of publicly available information unlike any in human history — an ocean of eyewitness testimony. But while we create almost everything on the internet, we control almost none of it.
https://www.buzzfeed.com/evanhill/silicon-valley-cant-be-trusted-with-our-history
Publishers rebuke Google's interpretation of EU privacy law
Google is forcing media firms that generate revenue from its advertising services to accept unreasonable responsibilities under a new European privacy law, four major publisher trade groups told the Alphabet Inc unit late Sunday in a letter seen by Reuters.
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-alphabet-privacy-publishers-gdppublishers-rebuke-googles-interpretation-of-eu-privacy-law-idUSKBN1I11GG
*Jason Kint says, “Looks like Google is already trying to spin its way out of mounting criticism for its data practices including from publishers as Google tries to leverage its dominance and protect its business interests as GDPR rolls out. Let's examine how they spin it." *
He breaks it all down in a series of tweets, starting here: https://twitter.com/jason_kint/status/991124383732289536
Are Google and Facebook Undermining Europe’s Privacy Rules? Less than a month before tough new European privacy rules take effect, there are growing concerns from regulators, publishers, and privacy watchdogs about the ways that two internet giants—Google and Facebook—plan to implement the regulations. The critics say the companies are squelching the promise of the new rules, and will leave European internet users no better off. https://www.wired.com/story/are-google-and-facebook-undermining-europes-privacy-rules
 

Team Tweets:

  • BrendanEich @BrendanEich As some point out, social data is not owned by one person - you own your assertion of Beth as friend, Beth may not reciprocate but owns her arcs out in the digraph. That's social. For browser history, though, I argue you must own your data. History is hugely valuable & sensitive. 6:47 PM - 28 Apr 2018
  • BrendanEich‏ @BrendanEich On feeding false info, that is indeed what many governments & product marketers do and have done throughout the history of advertising. What I'm distinguishing in previous tweet is social clustering and influencer chokepoints (owned partly by many; commons) w/ individual history. https://twitter.com/BrendanEich/status/990362771358269440
  • BrendanEich‏ @BrendanEich Important not to mix these up. The good thinkers focusing only on social insist data ownership is wrong approach, enables only privileged -- while lamenting regulatory capture & hoping next time for better. Foxes guard henhouses every time. Meanwhile @Brave starts with user data+ https://twitter.com/BrendanEich/status/990363294933237761
  • BrendanEich @BrendanEich Because that originates on-device & best privacy is to guard it there. We can (as your response branched off earlier reply from me suggests) grow to guard social arcs out, evolve toward decentralized yet private & superior recommendation systems over time. https://twitter.com/BrendanEich/status/990364732098990080
  • Derek Bartkowitz @DerekBart130 @brianbondy When 1.0 comes out will there be support for the Beta and Nightly channels? //REPLY Brian R. Bondy @brianbondy We already have support for Release, Beta, Developer, and Nightly channels but we currently only use Release & Beta channels. We'll continue that support and use the other channels as it makes sense, after some period we'll probably use all of the channels. Thanks for checking. 9:13 AM - Apr 30, 2018
  • Check out the Brave Indonesia Meetup! https://twitter.com/IndoBrave/status/990955433597722624
  • Viking, who heads up BAT/Brave Indonesia, meets with Brendan Eich! https://twitter.com/vikingkarwustatus/991619116153815041
  • BrendanEich @BrendanEich Congrats. BTW, Brave is growing on all OSes too, but still hiding in Chrome UA crowd. Over 2.2M MAU now, we will add "Brave" to UA at a reasonable point on growth curve where we are big enough to dissuade casual ad-tech-parasite-captured-publisher-hosts UA blocking. 11:08 PM - May 2, 2018

Roaring Fans on Twitter:

  • Miyayes @miyayesereum @BrendanEich's motto, with Basic @AttentionToken and @Brave, has been "Can't be evil". Indeed, "Can't be evil" > "Don't be evil". E.g., You don't need to trust BAT/Brave not to be evil w/ your data; they never have it to begin with. All ad-matching is client-side; attrib w/ ZKPs.
  • Brian Harrington @BrainHarrington Making the switch @brave @AttentionToken @BasicAttentionT @BAT_Community @BAT_Indonesia @BAT_BRASIL @BATAustralia 4:49 PM - Apr 30, 2018
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2018.04.29 14:23 Scientist34again Better Know a State: Washington – discuss Washington politics and candidates

Welcome to our 53rd Better Know a State (BKAS), which will focus on WASHINGTON. As I indicated before, the plan is to do these state-by-state, highlighting upcoming elections, progressive candidates in those states and major issues being fought (with an emphasis on Democratic, Independent and third party candidates). State residents can let me know if I’ve missed anything important or mistakenly described some of these issues.
NOTE: The deadline to file as a candidate in Washington state is May 18, 2018. Therefore, if you find that there is no good candidate running in your district, you have only a short time to find someone who is better and get them on the ballot. Here is information on how to file as a candidate. The date of the primary election in Washington is August 7, 2018. Washington has a top-two primary system, where all candidates are listed on the same ballot and the two candidates getting the most votes advance to a runoff. The voter registration deadline is July 30, 2018.
Here’s what I’ve found about the various races:
United States Senators: The Senators from Washington state are Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell. Cantwell is up for re-election in 2018. Here are the candidates running in this race.
Maria Cantwell (Democratic) – is the junior Senator from Washington. She has a fairly high Crucial Lifetime Progressive Score on Progressive Punch (87%). She has been a proponent of campaign finance reform and opposes privatization of Social Security. She has a strong environmental record. She favors reining in Wall Street speculation. However, she also voted for free trade agreements like CAFTA and NAFTA. And she has not supported Bernie’s Senate bill for Medicare-for-All (S.1804). Here is her webpage.
Jennifer “Gigi” Ferguson (Democratic) is a member of the Washington State Democrats Progressive Caucus and a former Bernie Sanders delegate. She ran as a write-in candidate for US Senate in 2016 and before that for the US House from WA district 10. She has also worked in counseling and therapy in the past. She supports Medicare-for-All, importing cheaper drugs from Canada, reinstating Glass-Steagall, ending private prisons, equal pay for equal work for women, humane immigration, the Black Lives Matter movement, free college tuition for families making less than $150,000/year, protecting Social Security and other progressive positions. She opposes free trade agreements like TPP and NAFTA and the Citizens United decision. She also opposed the DAPL pipeline. She believes war should be a last resort. She seems like a very strong candidate. Here is her website.
Joseph “Joey” Gibson (Republican) is the leader of Patriot Prayer, an organization he started which focuses on free speech for conservatives and opposes big government – link. Patriot Prayer has been involved with some clashes with antifascist (antifa) groups. Gibson supports term limits, protecting gun rights, a balanced federal budget and switching from funding the government by income taxes to funding it with a flat-rate 23% sales tax (but having a portion of each household’s income tax free and having only new goods be taxed). On healthcare, he favors reducing the ability of pharma companies to influence doctors to prescribe their medicines, mandatory labeling of GMO content and pesticides on all foods and cleaning up water sources. He is pro-life. He is pro-gay marriage, but would also allow religious people to refuse service to gay couples if it is against their principles. He supports deporting immigrants with criminal records, while protecting the rights of immigrants who are law-abiding and hard-working. Here is his website.
Steve Hoffman (Freedom Socialist Party) is a union shop steward and recording secretary of the Washington Federation of State Employees. Here is his website. He supports socialist-type positions including public ownership of banks, nationalizing the oil and gas industry (to allow rapid movement away from fossil fuels), heavily taxing the rich and corporations to increase Social Security and to fund universal, free healthcare, childcare and college, cancelling student debt, expanding public housing and ending homelessness, cracking down on predatory landlords and real estate developers and raising the federal minimum wage. He has strong pro-union stances. He would stop deportations and disband ICE. He would rein in police violence and end mass incarceration. He would also bring the troops home from foreign engagements. Here is his website.
Clay Johnson (Independent) is currently 29 years old, though he will turn 30 on January 9, 2019. According to the Constitution, you have to be 30 to be a Senator, but I’m not sure if you have to be 30 when you are elected or when you take office? He seems to work in the IT industry and has also been in healthcare. He wants to be appointed to a bunch of influential Senatorial committees, but the parties nominate their members to these positions and a lot of it is based on seniority and how much money a politician has raised. It is unlikely that he could get on these influential committees right away. At any rate, he supports a number of progressive positions including universal healthcare and raising the minimum wage. But his website is complicated with lots of links and he doesn’t always clearly state what he supports, so it’s difficult to list all his positions here. He has his own fairly complicated tax plan for corporations and individuals on his website.
Mike Luke (Libertarian) is a salesman and the Vice Chair and Political Director for the Snohomish County Libertarian Party. He is running as a Libertarian candidate for office. He has some prior experience in campaigns. On his website, he says he has run “for Fire District Commissioner and County Charter Review Commissioner. I have volunteered and worked on other candidate campaigns for offices such as County Executive, US Senate, and various other congressional, state and local campaigns”. He has some good positions. For instance, he supports government accountability, ending government spying on citizens, protecting government whistleblowers, getting the US out of military conflicts, marijuana legalization and allowing student loan debt to be discharged in bankruptcy. On criminal justice, he says “Incarceration for a crime where nobody else or their property was injured should be prohibited, all mandatory minimum sentencing laws (federal and state) should be made illegal.” He wants to audit and then end the Federal Reserve. He opposes civil asset forfeiture and the TPP. But some of his other positions are not progressive. He is also for a balanced budget amendment, which would severely impact social services, unless the military budget is dramatically cut. He opposes raising the minimum wage and supports school vouchers. He does not address healthcare on his website. He suggests that “Government agencies at all levels such as the IRS and state child support enforcement agencies should be required to go through the same civil and criminal court system others have to endure to prosecute or levy penalties on individuals and businesses by showing a court probable cause for their actions”. Here is his website.
Don Rivers (Democratic) describes himself as a peace activist and advisor to politicians. He supports increased gun regulations, legalizing Dreamers (but strengthening borders), increased availability of mental health services, campaign finance reform, criminal justice reform and a carbon tax. Other than mental health, he does not address healthcare on his website. Here is his website.
David Lee “Dave” Strider (Independent) is a lead developer at SolarWind, a company involved in green technologies. He supports moving away from fossil fuels, reducing pollution, Medicare-for-All, decreased military spending (but increased spending on veteran’s services), training police officers in de-escalation of conflicts, free tuition at trade schools, colleges and universities, increasing the minimum wage ($18+ per hour), labor unions, legalizing marijuana, instituting term limits for Congress, abolishing the Electoral College, ending Citizens United and moving towards ranked choice voting. He is against fracking. Here is his website.
Clint Ronald Tannehill (Democratic) is CEO of SimplePay, a company that helps other companies with digital payment platforms. He also owns Cue CrossFit, a social and fitness club. He supports free college tuition, reducing homelessness, fighting the opioid crisis, legalizing marijuana, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and reducing speculative investments on Wall Street. On healthcare, he says he would “Reconfigure health care system through an equity-focused, population-based approach.” I’m not sure exactly what that is, but it sounds like privatizing the healthcare system to me. Here is his website.
Alex Tsimerman (Stand Up America Party) is a software consultant and President of the Stand-Up America Party, one I wasn’t familiar with, but which seems to have a fairly extreme right leaning outlook. He is anti-immigrant (though he’s an immigrant) and blames Democrats and Socialists for all the problems. Here is the platform of the party – link. Here is his website.
United States House of Representatives: Washington has 10 Congressional Representatives, 6 Democrats (Suzan DelBene, Rick Larsen, Derek Kilmer, Pramila Jayapal, Adam Smith and Danny Heck) and 4 Republicans (Jaime Beutler, Dan Newhouse, Cathy Rodgers and David Reichert).
WA-01: The incumbent is Suzan DelBene (Democratic). She is a rather conservative Democrat (Progressive Punch Crucial Lifetime Progressive Score = 71%). In fact, she is one of the Vice-Chairs of the New Democrat Coalition (a coalition of neoliberal Democrats in Congress). She voted to weaken Dodd-Frank regulations and she supported fast-tracking the TPP. She has no challengers so far.
WA-02: The incumbent is Rick Larsen (Democratic). Larsen is also a conservative Democrat (Progressive Punch Crucial Lifetime Progressive Score = 71%) and a member of the neoliberal New Democrat Coalition. He supported fast-tracking the TPP. He has one challenger so far, Collin Carlson.
Collin Carlson (Independent) is an independent candidate for Congress. He has a Facebook page, but I didn’t find a formal campaign website. I also didn’t find information on what he does for a living. But he has a fairly detailed listing of what he wants to do as a Congressman. He supports developing or reworking new governmental agencies to yield the following departments:
Department of People - $1.3 Trillion (34% of federal budget) Increase Social Security Benefits Lower SS Age to 55 (Lift cap on taxable income) Provide 5 Year Contract for Citizenship Provide citizens with SS Account
Department of Health - $1.1 Trillion (29% of budget) Provide Universal Healthcare to all people Provide Universal Healthcare to all animals Expand medical and healthcare facilities
Department of Knowledge - $250 Billion (6.8% of budget) Provide Tuition-Free Education PreK-PHD Build more schools and education centers Invest more in scientific research
Department of Earth - $250 Billion (6.8% of budget) Take care of and expand public rivers and lakes Clean Super-Fund sites and invest in re-forestation Collect and sort all trash and recycling
Department of Agriculture - $150 Billion (4.0% of budget) Provide and cultivate vegetation Limit the size of farms and invest in small farming Create Animal Rights to mitigate inhumane behaviors
Department of Protection - $150 Billion (4.0% of budget) Protect American citizens from eternal/internal threats Protect Americans during expeditions and adventures
Department of Transportation - $125 Billion (3.3% of budget) Expand public and cheap transportation Provide universal car service check-ups
Department of Economics - $100 Billion (2.6% of budget) Provide Basic Banking services to all citizens Invest in a modern Glass Steagle Expend the CFPB
Department of Housing - $100 Billion (2.6% of budget) Expand public housing Provide public breakfast and dinner
Department of Energy - $50 Billion (1.32% of budget) Provide universal clean and green energy to all buildings Transfer America to 100% renewable energy Invest in research in fusion
Department of Communication - $50 Billion (1.32% of budget) Provide universal broadband internet to all buildings Expand the capacities of USPS
Department of State - $50 Billion (1.32% of budget) Provide foreign assistance and aide
Department of Justice - $40 Billion (1.0% of budget)
Department of Creation - $25 Billion (0.07% of budget) Expand public theaters and creative venues Expand public sports teams
Department of Labor - $25 Billion (0.07%) Provide headquarters to act as Union representatives Fight for labor rights Create communication boards and certifications for laborers Organize and train labor
WA-03: The incumbent is Jaime Beutler (Republican). Beutler is a conservative Republican, but on the positive side, she voted no on repealing and replacing Obamacare. She also supports defense spending cuts in order to cut back the national deficit. She is opposed to any raising of taxes, supports a balanced budget amendment, is pro-life and opposes same-sex marriage. She is a climate change denier and opposes regulations on greenhouse gas emissions and regulations by the EPA on water and air quality. She is facing three challengers.
Dorothy Gasque is an Army veteran and served as a delegate for Bernie Sanders at the 2016 DNC convention. She is also a Justice Democrat and BrandNew Congress candidate and supports their platforms, which include Medicare-for-All, $15/hr minimum wage, free college tuition, abolishing the death penalty, getting money out of politics, etc. Like all Justice Democrat candidates, she is funding her campaign on small dollar donations. Here is her website.
Carolyn Long (Democratic) is a tenured Associate Professor of Political Science at Washington State University. She supports investing in education (but no mention of free college tuition), enhanced job training for displaced workers, increased spending on infrastructure, diversifying the energy grid, supporting the ACA and fighting the high cost of drugs (but no mention of Medicare-for-All), fighting the opioid crisis, campaign finance reform, improved veteran’s services and criminal justice reform. Here is her website.
David McDevitt (Democratic) is an Army veteran and a businessman (he seems to be in financial services?) and lawyer. He previously ran for Congress in 2016, but lost that race. He supports properly funding the EPA to fight pollution, protecting national parks and tribal lands, incentivizing the growth of alternative energy (moving to 100% renewable energy by 2050), universal single-payer healthcare, reducing drug costs, cutting corporate welfare, raising minimum wage to at least $15/hr, supporting unions, more money for public schools, reduced costs of college and loan forgiveness, equal pay for equal work for women, LGBT rights, increased veteran’s services, support for DREAMERs, federal decriminalization of marijuana and net neutrality. He is not taking money from fossil fuel interests. He has done an AMA (Ask Me Anything) on Reddit. This page has some additional information about him. Here is his webpage.
WA-04: The incumbent is Dan Newhouse (Republican) a very conservative Republican, who voted to repeal and replace Obamacare. He supports reducing the national debt, simplifying the tax code, free trade agreements and improvements to veteran’s services. He says he is for protecting Medicare and Social Security, though he said he “prioritizes making these systems financially soluble”, by which I think he might mean instituting policies such as raising the age of eligibility. He wants to promote public land management to promote economic development, without burdensome regulations. He opposes sanctuary cities. He has one challenger so far, Christine Brown.
Christine Brown (Democratic) has had a 30-year television career, including working as an interviewer, reporter, producer, videographer, anchor, News Director and ultimately Station General Manager (though I believe she is now retired from this work). She has also served on the Board of Directors for the Yakima Chamber of Commerce, Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce, TRIDEC (Tri-City Development Council). She supports healthcare for all and says that it is most likely to happen via a single-payer system (like Medicare). She wants to fight climate change urgently and she wants to find a path for immigrants to gain legal status. She wants to limit the ability of big banks to crash the economy and supports the provisions of Dodd-Frank. She opposes the Republican tax plan. Here is her website.
WA-05: The incumbent is Cathy McMorris Rodgers (Republican), an extremely conservative Republican, who voted to repeal and replace Obamacare. She is a vocal opponent of same-sex marriage and LGBT rights. She supports Trump’s decision for increased scrutiny of immigrants from certain Muslim countries. In response to school shootings, she has co-sponsored a bill to strengthen school safety and security, by training students and teachers how to respond and by installing new locks, lights, metal detectors and panic buttons in schools. She has three challengers.
Jered Gavin Bonneau (Republican) is a Mental Health Technician (NAR) at Eastern State Hospital. He supports gun rights. He says that he does not support having special protections for minorities, women or LGBT people, but instead having individual rights equal for everyone. He also supports smoothing the process for legal immigrants to gain citizenship, while deporting illegal immigrants and building a wall on the border with Mexico. For DACA recipients, he would support a path to citizenship if they are “productive, serving our military, have jobs, houses, pay taxes, etc.” On unions, he says he doesn’t think that people should be forced to join a union and pay dues, yet he also says the current ‘Right-to-Work’ law does in fact crush unions and needs to be looked at. He supports legalization of marijuana, fighting homelessness, veteran’s services, a strong military, additional rights for fathers in custody disputes, farmer’s rights (he’s against the Bureau of Land Management, the Department of Natural Resources and Monsanto), energy independence for the US (including building green energy), increased mental health services and tax cuts. He is a climate change denier. He opposes national healthcare. He wants to split the Western and Eastern parts of Washington into separate states. Here is his webpage.
Lisa Brown (Democratic) is a former state Representative and former state Senator. She also served as chancellor of Washington State University Spokane, until she stepped down to run for this seat. She supports protecting and strengthening Social Security and Medicare, protecting human rights, campaign finance reform, ending the Electoral College, reinstating net neutrality and protecting the legal status of marijuana in the Washington and other states. On healthcare, she says “Affordable and comprehensive universal health care, expanding Medicare, protecting children’s health and lowering prescription drug prices”. But she doesn’t specifically mention Medicare-for-All, so it’s a bit hard to know if that is the type of plan she is supporting. On college education, she would provide lower interest rates and limited debt forgiveness, but she doesn’t mention free college tuition. Here is her webpage.
Krystol McGee (Libertarian) is a truck driver. He supports typical conservative Libertarian positions, including state’s rights, gun rights, term limits for Congress, ending spying on Americans by agencies such as the NSA, ending nation building wars, repealing Obamacare, reducing EPA regulations and other regulations in general, building pipelines such as the Keystone pipeline and securing the borders. He opposes amnesty for illegal immigrants. He also supports a balanced federal budget, while cutting taxes (this will result in huge cuts to programs like Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and other programs to help the poor). Here is his website.
WA-06: The incumbent is Derek Kilmer (Democratic), a quite conservative Democrat (Progressive Punch Crucial Lifetime Progressive Score – 69%). Like Suzan DelBene, he is also one of the Vice-Chairs of the New Democrat Coalition (a coalition of neoliberal Democrats). He voted to weaken Dodd-Frank regulations, voted for FISA (legislation that authorizes electronic surveillance of Americans) and he supported fast-tracking the TPP. He has one challenger, Mike Coverdale.
Mike Coverdale (Independent) seems to be an independent candidate in this race. His Facebook page was not available and I couldn’t find a campaign website. Here is a YouTube video he did. It’s from 2016 when he also ran as an independent against Kilmer. That video says he got into politics because of Bernie Sanders and that he supports Bernie Sanders’ entire platform. He is against the TPP. He wants to overturn Citizens United and get dark money out of politics. It seems like he might be a good candidate, though it would be great if he could put up a campaign website, so people can know him and donate/volunteer.
WA-07: The incumbent is Pramila Jayapal (Democratic), a very progressive Democrat (Progressive Punch Crucial Lifetime Progressive Score – 98%). She is the First Vice Chair of the House Progressive Caucus and an original cosponsor of HR 676 (Medicare-for-All bill). She has recently become a Justice Democrat candidate and supports their platform (which includes Medicare-for-All, $15/hr minimum wage, free college tuition, abolishing the death penalty, getting money out of politics, etc). She has no challengers.
WA-08: The incumbent is David Reichert (Republican), but he is retiring at the end of his term – link. Reichert is fairly liberal for a Republican (Progressive Punch Crucial Lifetime Progressive Score – 14%) and he voted no on repealing and replacing Obamacare. This race is considered potentially competitive for a Democrat and there are many candidates competing for his seat. The Stranger newspaper has an article on this race, asking if the Democratic Party is playing favorites by supporting Kim Schrier.
Thomas Cramer (Democratic) is a Democratic candidate for this seat. Here is his webpage, but it does not have much information about him. This link provides more details and says he supports directing the Federal Reserve to invest 4.5 trillion of bond notes into bringing up wages. He also supports raising the minimum wage to $15/hr, free college tuition and Medicare-for-All. He wants to raise top marginal tax rates to 76% for people making 3 million or more per year.
Bill Grassie (Independent) is the Director of Global Sales at Dell Computer. He has also started his own winery (William Grassie Wine Estates). He previously worked at Microsoft and before that at Sprint. His political positions are not highly detailed on his website. For instance, it is hard to know what he would do about climate change, though he does acknowledge that climate change is real. He says that healthcare should be accessible and affordable, but makes no mention of Medicare-for-All. He does support negotiation of drug prices. He supports more affordable college, but not free college tuition. He also supports full funding of public schools. On immigrants, he says “Dreamers need to be protected, but immigration policies must be reformed to reflect the current state of world affairs and to ensure we protect our borders and improve the lives of our citizenry”. It is hard to know what reforms he thinks are necessary. Would those reforms make it easier or harder for immigrants to gain citizenship? What about H1B visas – does he support limiting them or making more of them available? He wants to avoid government over-regulation of business and simplify the tax code. He does not support a $15/hr minimum wage. He seems fairly conservative overall. Here is his website.
Shannon Hader (Democratic) is a public health doctor who previously managed the CDC’s unit combatting HIV and tuberculosis, before she stepped down to campaign for Congress. She has a pretty detailed “Issues” section on her website. Here is a flavor of what is listed there, but I can’t put all her positions here, so check them out online if you’re interested in her as a candidate. Hader supports making college more affordable (though she didn’t mention free college tuition), reversing the Trump tax cuts, a minimum wage that supports full-time workers (but didn’t give a number), paid sick leave, better worker scheduling and overtime laws, investing in affordable housing and preventing predatory lending, lifting the cap on Social Security contributions, making college more affordable (though she doesn’t mention free college tuition), etc. On healthcare, she wants to provide affordable and 100% accessible healthcare and talks of allowing Medicare opt-ins at progressively younger ages. She is also for drug price negotiations. Here is her website.
Robert Hunziker (Democratic) is an IT contractor. He is a member of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) and a Wolf-PAC member (which is an organization that raises grass-roots money to fund candidates, so they don’t need to fund campaigns by donations from the wealthy and powerful). He says that he “won’t take a dime of PAC, superPAC, or corporate money, now or ever”. He also states that “The current historical moment calls for bold, innovative, unapologetic solutions to social ills, and I promise to never lose sight of the goal”. He supports minimum wage increases, introducing federal legislation to provide universal public childcare, programs to facilitate employee ownership of businesses, and increasing the strength and presence of unions in all sectors. He also supports a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants, voting rights, fighting income inequality, lowering or eliminating sales taxes (because of their regressive nature), Medicare-for-All, reducing drug prices, moving subsidies currently given to large corporations to small and family-owned businesses, raising the federal minimum wage to $15/hr, fighting climate change and increased installment of green energy, free college tuition, increased teacher pay, ending interventionist wars and bringing home the troops, ending the Electoral College, automatic voter registration, campaign finance reform, instituting a universal basic income, fighting homelessness and eliminating loopholes to raise taxes on the wealthy. I think he sounds like a really good candidate. Here is his website.
Ondraus Jenkins (Democratic) is listed as a candidate, but I couldn’t find anything about him online and he does not seem to have a campaign website or Facebook page.
Brian Kostenko (Democratic) seems to be an analyst for Boeing. His “Issues” page is very brief and only lists these priorities without any details - Healthcare (Universal Healthcare), Living Wage for Workers, Civil Rights, Environment and Clean Energy and Immigration. Elsewhere on his website, it does say “Brian will push for Single-Payer health care, but knows that progress can be made with a Public Option and the expansion of Medicaid in all states”. Here is his website.
Brayden Olson (Democratic) – still has a website, but this link says he’s withdrawn from the race.
Jason Rittereiser (Democratic) is a lawyer and a former King County prosecutor. As a lawyer, he has been involved in supporting the rights of employees who have been cheated by big corporations. He was appointed by the Governor to a State Task Force to address homelessness. He supports criminal justice reform (ending mass incarceration, repealing mandatory minimum sentences, ending solitary confinement of juveniles, better reintegration of released prisoners into society and better community/police interactions), ensuring the minimum wage is a living wage (but didn’t define how much he thinks that should be), protecting unions, investing in infrastructure, closing tax loopholes, increasing access to affordable housing and reducing homelessness, helping DREAMERs on a path to citizenship and increased gun regulations. On healthcare, he says he supports expanding access to Medicare, fully funding Medicaid, and ensuring that every family in America has access to affordable healthcare regardless of their income, but he does not specifically mention Medicare-for-All. Here is his website.
Dino Rossi (Republican) – is a partner at the Coast Equity Partners real estate investment company and a State Senator. He supports protecting and preserving Medicare and Social Security, while reducing fraud and abuse. He also supports repealing the estate tax, making the recent tax cuts for middle class families permanent, reducing the federal deficit, cutting red tape, an all-of-the-above energy policy, protecting the environment, increasing border security, finding a humane solution to the DACA situation and increasing cybersecurity. Although he doesn’t specifically mention climate change, he does talk about reducing greenhouse gas emissions. On healthcare, he talks of increasing access to affordable healthcare by reducing health care mandates and providing tax incentives to small businesses to provide healthcare for employees. Here is his website.
** Kim Schrier** (Democratic) is a pediatrician and the favored candidate of the Democratic establishment. She has been endorsed by EMILY’s list. She supports urgently fighting climate change, providing more resources to disadvantaged public school districts, making college more affordable (but no mention of free college tuition), a living wage (but didn’t define how much that would be), increased investment in scientific research, infrastructure spending, immigration reform, overturning Citizens United and increased gun regulations. On healthcare, she supports letting “all Americans buy into Medicare on a sliding scale”. She also says “I will push to expand and improve worker visas that agricultural and technology-based economies”. That sounds like she may be in favor of increasing H1B visas, which have been abused to in many cases to allow cheap foreign workers to be hired in place of Americans (though of course not all H1B visa holders are part of that abuse). Here is her website.
WA-09: The incumbent is Adam Smith (Democratic), another fairly conservative Democrat (Progressive Punch Crucial Lifetime Progressive Score – 73%). He is a member of the New Democrat Coalition (neoliberal Democrats), but also a member of the House Progressive Caucus. He is a co-sponsor of HR 676 (Medicare-for-All bill). He has one challenger so far.
Sarah Smith (Democratic) is an insurance adjuster. She is very progressive and is running as a candidate for the Justice Democrats and for BrandNew Congress. She supports the Justice Democrat and BrandNew Congress platforms, which include Medicare-for-All, $15/hr minimum wage, free college tuition, abolishing the death penalty, getting money out of politics, etc. She has been endorsed by Our Revolution Washington and Our Revolution King County. Here is her website.

WA-10: The incumbent is Denny Heck (Democratic), yet another fairly conservative Democrat (Progressive Punch Crucial Lifetime Progressive Score – 74%). He voted to weaken Dodd-Frank regulations and voted for FISA (legislation that authorizes electronic surveillance of Americans). He has two challengers, Tamborine Borrelli and Adam Harrison.
Tamborine Borrelli (Democratic) currently serves on the board of Election Justice USA, an organization focused on developing an open source solution to problems with the election system. She also formerly served as a deputy field organizer, a caucus site leader and a National Delegate a delegate for Bernie at the DNC in 2016. She supports Medicare-for-All, a federal jobs guarantee, a living wage (though she didn’t define how much that should be), net neutrality, protecting and strengthening Social Security, campaign finance reform and ending Citizens United, legalizing marijuana, fighting climate change, housing the homeless, criminal justice reform, ending prison slave labor, opposing trade deals that promote offshoring jobs, promoting a peace-driven foreign policy, free college tuition, election reform (ending the use of electronic voting machines, open primaries, National Voting Day, same day voter registration, etc.), better staffing for the VA and other veteran’s services, stronger unions, respecting treaties with native Americans, pay equality for women and men doing the same jobs, etc. She seems like a very strong candidate. Here is an article about her and here is her campaign website.
Adam Harrison (Independent) is an Army veteran and now works in manufacturing (though it was not easy to tell exactly what he does in this industry from his website). He is not taking donations from anyone (not even small dollar donors) because he “feels that elections shouldn’t be awarded to the person with the biggest bank role, but should be run on merit and ideas alone.” He is running on progressive taxation (abolishing all sales taxes), marijuana legalization, Medicare-for-All, strengthening and reforming veteran’s programs, reforming the DOD to put more money towards programs that work, ending gerrymandering, abolishing the Electoral College, instituting term limits on Congress, giving more local control to public schools, fighting climate change and allowing the DREAMERS to stay and eventually become citizens. He also states that “Adam believes Robert Reich when he says, “A smaller government reflecting the needs of the middle class and poor is superior to a big government reflecting the needs of the privileged and powerful.”. Our federal government is bloated, and inefficiently addresses the basic needs of its people”. He does not seem to have a formal campaign website, but here is his Facebook page.

Governor: The governor of Washington is Jay Inslee (D), who was just re-elected in 2016, so he will not be up for re-election for quite some time.
Let me know in the comments if I’ve missed any important candidates or issues.
In case you missed the previous BKAS posts, they are all posted in the new subreddit we made to hold all of these BetterKnowAState. These are the states we’ve done so far that are listed in that subreddit – Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia and Wyoming. The remaining states are a work in progress.
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2018.04.29 14:22 Scientist34again Better Know a State: Washington – discuss Washington politics and candidates

Welcome to our 53rd Better Know a State (BKAS), which will focus on WASHINGTON. As I indicated before, the plan is to do these state-by-state, highlighting upcoming elections, progressive candidates in those states and major issues being fought (with an emphasis on Democratic, Independent and third party candidates). State residents can let me know if I’ve missed anything important or mistakenly described some of these issues.
NOTE: The deadline to file as a candidate in Washington state is May 18, 2018. Therefore, if you find that there is no good candidate running in your district, you have only a short time to find someone who is better and get them on the ballot. Here is information on how to file as a candidate. The date of the primary election in Washington is August 7, 2018. Washington has a top-two primary system, where all candidates are listed on the same ballot and the two candidates getting the most votes advance to a runoff. The voter registration deadline is July 30, 2018.
Here’s what I’ve found about the various races:
United States Senators: The Senators from Washington state are Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell. Cantwell is up for re-election in 2018. Here are the candidates running in this race.
Maria Cantwell (Democratic) – is the junior Senator from Washington. She has a fairly high Crucial Lifetime Progressive Score on Progressive Punch (87%). She has been a proponent of campaign finance reform and opposes privatization of Social Security. She has a strong environmental record. She favors reining in Wall Street speculation. However, she also voted for free trade agreements like CAFTA and NAFTA. And she has not supported Bernie’s Senate bill for Medicare-for-All (S.1804). Here is her webpage.
Jennifer “Gigi” Ferguson (Democratic) is a member of the Washington State Democrats Progressive Caucus and a former Bernie Sanders delegate. She ran as a write-in candidate for US Senate in 2016 and before that for the US House from WA district 10. She has also worked in counseling and therapy in the past. She supports Medicare-for-All, importing cheaper drugs from Canada, reinstating Glass-Steagall, ending private prisons, equal pay for equal work for women, humane immigration, the Black Lives Matter movement, free college tuition for families making less than $150,000/year, protecting Social Security and other progressive positions. She opposes free trade agreements like TPP and NAFTA and the Citizens United decision. She also opposed the DAPL pipeline. She believes war should be a last resort. She seems like a very strong candidate. Here is her website.
Joseph “Joey” Gibson (Republican) is the leader of Patriot Prayer, an organization he started which focuses on free speech for conservatives and opposes big government – link. Patriot Prayer has been involved with some clashes with antifascist (antifa) groups. Gibson supports term limits, protecting gun rights, a balanced federal budget and switching from funding the government by income taxes to funding it with a flat-rate 23% sales tax (but having a portion of each household’s income tax free and having only new goods be taxed). On healthcare, he favors reducing the ability of pharma companies to influence doctors to prescribe their medicines, mandatory labeling of GMO content and pesticides on all foods and cleaning up water sources. He is pro-life. He is pro-gay marriage, but would also allow religious people to refuse service to gay couples if it is against their principles. He supports deporting immigrants with criminal records, while protecting the rights of immigrants who are law-abiding and hard-working. Here is his website.
Steve Hoffman (Freedom Socialist Party) is a union shop steward and recording secretary of the Washington Federation of State Employees. Here is his website. He supports socialist-type positions including public ownership of banks, nationalizing the oil and gas industry (to allow rapid movement away from fossil fuels), heavily taxing the rich and corporations to increase Social Security and to fund universal, free healthcare, childcare and college, cancelling student debt, expanding public housing and ending homelessness, cracking down on predatory landlords and real estate developers and raising the federal minimum wage. He has strong pro-union stances. He would stop deportations and disband ICE. He would rein in police violence and end mass incarceration. He would also bring the troops home from foreign engagements. Here is his website.
Clay Johnson (Independent) is currently 29 years old, though he will turn 30 on January 9, 2019. According to the Constitution, you have to be 30 to be a Senator, but I’m not sure if you have to be 30 when you are elected or when you take office? He seems to work in the IT industry and has also been in healthcare. He wants to be appointed to a bunch of influential Senatorial committees, but the parties nominate their members to these positions and a lot of it is based on seniority and how much money a politician has raised. It is unlikely that he could get on these influential committees right away. At any rate, he supports a number of progressive positions including universal healthcare and raising the minimum wage. But his website is complicated with lots of links and he doesn’t always clearly state what he supports, so it’s difficult to list all his positions here. He has his own fairly complicated tax plan for corporations and individuals on his website.
Mike Luke (Libertarian) is a salesman and the Vice Chair and Political Director for the Snohomish County Libertarian Party. He is running as a Libertarian candidate for office. He has some prior experience in campaigns. On his website, he says he has run “for Fire District Commissioner and County Charter Review Commissioner. I have volunteered and worked on other candidate campaigns for offices such as County Executive, US Senate, and various other congressional, state and local campaigns”. He has some good positions. For instance, he supports government accountability, ending government spying on citizens, protecting government whistleblowers, getting the US out of military conflicts, marijuana legalization and allowing student loan debt to be discharged in bankruptcy. On criminal justice, he says “Incarceration for a crime where nobody else or their property was injured should be prohibited, all mandatory minimum sentencing laws (federal and state) should be made illegal.” He wants to audit and then end the Federal Reserve. He opposes civil asset forfeiture and the TPP. But some of his other positions are not progressive. He is also for a balanced budget amendment, which would severely impact social services, unless the military budget is dramatically cut. He opposes raising the minimum wage and supports school vouchers. He does not address healthcare on his website. He suggests that “Government agencies at all levels such as the IRS and state child support enforcement agencies should be required to go through the same civil and criminal court system others have to endure to prosecute or levy penalties on individuals and businesses by showing a court probable cause for their actions”. Here is his website.
Don Rivers (Democratic) describes himself as a peace activist and advisor to politicians. He supports increased gun regulations, legalizing Dreamers (but strengthening borders), increased availability of mental health services, campaign finance reform, criminal justice reform and a carbon tax. Other than mental health, he does not address healthcare on his website. Here is his website.
David Lee “Dave” Strider (Independent) is a lead developer at SolarWind, a company involved in green technologies. He supports moving away from fossil fuels, reducing pollution, Medicare-for-All, decreased military spending (but increased spending on veteran’s services), training police officers in de-escalation of conflicts, free tuition at trade schools, colleges and universities, increasing the minimum wage ($18+ per hour), labor unions, legalizing marijuana, instituting term limits for Congress, abolishing the Electoral College, ending Citizens United and moving towards ranked choice voting. He is against fracking. Here is his website.
Clint Ronald Tannehill (Democratic) is CEO of SimplePay, a company that helps other companies with digital payment platforms. He also owns Cue CrossFit, a social and fitness club. He supports free college tuition, reducing homelessness, fighting the opioid crisis, legalizing marijuana, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and reducing speculative investments on Wall Street. On healthcare, he says he would “Reconfigure health care system through an equity-focused, population-based approach.” I’m not sure exactly what that is, but it sounds like privatizing the healthcare system to me. Here is his website.
Alex Tsimerman (Stand Up America Party) is a software consultant and President of the Stand-Up America Party, one I wasn’t familiar with, but which seems to have a fairly extreme right leaning outlook. He is anti-immigrant (though he’s an immigrant) and blames Democrats and Socialists for all the problems. Here is the platform of the party – link. Here is his website.
United States House of Representatives: Washington has 10 Congressional Representatives, 6 Democrats (Suzan DelBene, Rick Larsen, Derek Kilmer, Pramila Jayapal, Adam Smith and Danny Heck) and 4 Republicans (Jaime Beutler, Dan Newhouse, Cathy Rodgers and David Reichert).
WA-01: The incumbent is Suzan DelBene (Democratic). She is a rather conservative Democrat (Progressive Punch Crucial Lifetime Progressive Score = 71%). In fact, she is one of the Vice-Chairs of the New Democrat Coalition (a coalition of neoliberal Democrats in Congress). She voted to weaken Dodd-Frank regulations and she supported fast-tracking the TPP. She has no challengers so far.
WA-02: The incumbent is Rick Larsen (Democratic). Larsen is also a conservative Democrat (Progressive Punch Crucial Lifetime Progressive Score = 71%) and a member of the neoliberal New Democrat Coalition. He supported fast-tracking the TPP. He has one challenger so far, Collin Carlson.
Collin Carlson (Independent) is an independent candidate for Congress. He has a Facebook page, but I didn’t find a formal campaign website. I also didn’t find information on what he does for a living. But he has a fairly detailed listing of what he wants to do as a Congressman. He supports developing or reworking new governmental agencies to yield the following departments:
Department of People - $1.3 Trillion (34% of federal budget) Increase Social Security Benefits Lower SS Age to 55 (Lift cap on taxable income) Provide 5 Year Contract for Citizenship Provide citizens with SS Account
Department of Health - $1.1 Trillion (29% of budget) Provide Universal Healthcare to all people Provide Universal Healthcare to all animals Expand medical and healthcare facilities
Department of Knowledge - $250 Billion (6.8% of budget) Provide Tuition-Free Education PreK-PHD Build more schools and education centers Invest more in scientific research
Department of Earth - $250 Billion (6.8% of budget) Take care of and expand public rivers and lakes Clean Super-Fund sites and invest in re-forestation Collect and sort all trash and recycling
Department of Agriculture - $150 Billion (4.0% of budget) Provide and cultivate vegetation Limit the size of farms and invest in small farming Create Animal Rights to mitigate inhumane behaviors
Department of Protection - $150 Billion (4.0% of budget) Protect American citizens from eternal/internal threats Protect Americans during expeditions and adventures
Department of Transportation - $125 Billion (3.3% of budget) Expand public and cheap transportation Provide universal car service check-ups
Department of Economics - $100 Billion (2.6% of budget) Provide Basic Banking services to all citizens Invest in a modern Glass Steagle Expend the CFPB
Department of Housing - $100 Billion (2.6% of budget) Expand public housing Provide public breakfast and dinner
Department of Energy - $50 Billion (1.32% of budget) Provide universal clean and green energy to all buildings Transfer America to 100% renewable energy Invest in research in fusion
Department of Communication - $50 Billion (1.32% of budget) Provide universal broadband internet to all buildings Expand the capacities of USPS
Department of State - $50 Billion (1.32% of budget) Provide foreign assistance and aide
Department of Justice - $40 Billion (1.0% of budget)
Department of Creation - $25 Billion (0.07% of budget) Expand public theaters and creative venues Expand public sports teams
Department of Labor - $25 Billion (0.07%) Provide headquarters to act as Union representatives Fight for labor rights Create communication boards and certifications for laborers Organize and train labor
WA-03: The incumbent is Jaime Beutler (Republican). Beutler is a conservative Republican, but on the positive side, she voted no on repealing and replacing Obamacare. She also supports defense spending cuts in order to cut back the national deficit. She is opposed to any raising of taxes, supports a balanced budget amendment, is pro-life and opposes same-sex marriage. She is a climate change denier and opposes regulations on greenhouse gas emissions and regulations by the EPA on water and air quality. She is facing three challengers.
Dorothy Gasque is an Army veteran and served as a delegate for Bernie Sanders at the 2016 DNC convention. She is also a Justice Democrat and BrandNew Congress candidate and supports their platforms, which include Medicare-for-All, $15/hr minimum wage, free college tuition, abolishing the death penalty, getting money out of politics, etc. Like all Justice Democrat candidates, she is funding her campaign on small dollar donations. Here is her website.
Carolyn Long (Democratic) is a tenured Associate Professor of Political Science at Washington State University. She supports investing in education (but no mention of free college tuition), enhanced job training for displaced workers, increased spending on infrastructure, diversifying the energy grid, supporting the ACA and fighting the high cost of drugs (but no mention of Medicare-for-All), fighting the opioid crisis, campaign finance reform, improved veteran’s services and criminal justice reform. Here is her website.
David McDevitt (Democratic) is an Army veteran and a businessman (he seems to be in financial services?) and lawyer. He previously ran for Congress in 2016, but lost that race. He supports properly funding the EPA to fight pollution, protecting national parks and tribal lands, incentivizing the growth of alternative energy (moving to 100% renewable energy by 2050), universal single-payer healthcare, reducing drug costs, cutting corporate welfare, raising minimum wage to at least $15/hr, supporting unions, more money for public schools, reduced costs of college and loan forgiveness, equal pay for equal work for women, LGBT rights, increased veteran’s services, support for DREAMERs, federal decriminalization of marijuana and net neutrality. He is not taking money from fossil fuel interests. He has done an AMA (Ask Me Anything) on Reddit. This page has some additional information about him. Here is his webpage.
WA-04: The incumbent is Dan Newhouse (Republican) a very conservative Republican, who voted to repeal and replace Obamacare. He supports reducing the national debt, simplifying the tax code, free trade agreements and improvements to veteran’s services. He says he is for protecting Medicare and Social Security, though he said he “prioritizes making these systems financially soluble”, by which I think he might mean instituting policies such as raising the age of eligibility. He wants to promote public land management to promote economic development, without burdensome regulations. He opposes sanctuary cities. He has one challenger so far, Christine Brown.
Christine Brown (Democratic) has had a 30-year television career, including working as an interviewer, reporter, producer, videographer, anchor, News Director and ultimately Station General Manager (though I believe she is now retired from this work). She has also served on the Board of Directors for the Yakima Chamber of Commerce, Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce, TRIDEC (Tri-City Development Council). She supports healthcare for all and says that it is most likely to happen via a single-payer system (like Medicare). She wants to fight climate change urgently and she wants to find a path for immigrants to gain legal status. She wants to limit the ability of big banks to crash the economy and supports the provisions of Dodd-Frank. She opposes the Republican tax plan. Here is her website.
WA-05: The incumbent is Cathy McMorris Rodgers (Republican), an extremely conservative Republican, who voted to repeal and replace Obamacare. She is a vocal opponent of same-sex marriage and LGBT rights. She supports Trump’s decision for increased scrutiny of immigrants from certain Muslim countries. In response to school shootings, she has co-sponsored a bill to strengthen school safety and security, by training students and teachers how to respond and by installing new locks, lights, metal detectors and panic buttons in schools. She has three challengers.
Jered Gavin Bonneau (Republican) is a Mental Health Technician (NAR) at Eastern State Hospital. He supports gun rights. He says that he does not support having special protections for minorities, women or LGBT people, but instead having individual rights equal for everyone. He also supports smoothing the process for legal immigrants to gain citizenship, while deporting illegal immigrants and building a wall on the border with Mexico. For DACA recipients, he would support a path to citizenship if they are “productive, serving our military, have jobs, houses, pay taxes, etc.” On unions, he says he doesn’t think that people should be forced to join a union and pay dues, yet he also says the current ‘Right-to-Work’ law does in fact crush unions and needs to be looked at. He supports legalization of marijuana, fighting homelessness, veteran’s services, a strong military, additional rights for fathers in custody disputes, farmer’s rights (he’s against the Bureau of Land Management, the Department of Natural Resources and Monsanto), energy independence for the US (including building green energy), increased mental health services and tax cuts. He is a climate change denier. He opposes national healthcare. He wants to split the Western and Eastern parts of Washington into separate states. Here is his webpage.
Lisa Brown (Democratic) is a former state Representative and former state Senator. She also served as chancellor of Washington State University Spokane, until she stepped down to run for this seat. She supports protecting and strengthening Social Security and Medicare, protecting human rights, campaign finance reform, ending the Electoral College, reinstating net neutrality and protecting the legal status of marijuana in the Washington and other states. On healthcare, she says “Affordable and comprehensive universal health care, expanding Medicare, protecting children’s health and lowering prescription drug prices”. But she doesn’t specifically mention Medicare-for-All, so it’s a bit hard to know if that is the type of plan she is supporting. On college education, she would provide lower interest rates and limited debt forgiveness, but she doesn’t mention free college tuition. Here is her webpage.
Krystol McGee (Libertarian) is a truck driver. He supports typical conservative Libertarian positions, including state’s rights, gun rights, term limits for Congress, ending spying on Americans by agencies such as the NSA, ending nation building wars, repealing Obamacare, reducing EPA regulations and other regulations in general, building pipelines such as the Keystone pipeline and securing the borders. He opposes amnesty for illegal immigrants. He also supports a balanced federal budget, while cutting taxes (this will result in huge cuts to programs like Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and other programs to help the poor). Here is his website.
WA-06: The incumbent is Derek Kilmer (Democratic), a quite conservative Democrat (Progressive Punch Crucial Lifetime Progressive Score – 69%). Like Suzan DelBene, he is also one of the Vice-Chairs of the New Democrat Coalition (a coalition of neoliberal Democrats). He voted to weaken Dodd-Frank regulations, voted for FISA (legislation that authorizes electronic surveillance of Americans) and he supported fast-tracking the TPP. He has one challenger, Mike Coverdale.
Mike Coverdale (Independent) seems to be an independent candidate in this race. His Facebook page was not available and I couldn’t find a campaign website. Here is a YouTube video he did. It’s from 2016 when he also ran as an independent against Kilmer. That video says he got into politics because of Bernie Sanders and that he supports Bernie Sanders’ entire platform. He is against the TPP. He wants to overturn Citizens United and get dark money out of politics. It seems like he might be a good candidate, though it would be great if he could put up a campaign website, so people can know him and donate/volunteer.
WA-07: The incumbent is Pramila Jayapal (Democratic), a very progressive Democrat (Progressive Punch Crucial Lifetime Progressive Score – 98%). She is the First Vice Chair of the House Progressive Caucus and an original cosponsor of HR 676 (Medicare-for-All bill). She has recently become a Justice Democrat candidate and supports their platform (which includes Medicare-for-All, $15/hr minimum wage, free college tuition, abolishing the death penalty, getting money out of politics, etc). She has no challengers.
WA-08: The incumbent is David Reichert (Republican), but he is retiring at the end of his term – link. Reichert is fairly liberal for a Republican (Progressive Punch Crucial Lifetime Progressive Score – 14%) and he voted no on repealing and replacing Obamacare. This race is considered potentially competitive for a Democrat and there are many candidates competing for his seat. The Stranger newspaper has an article on this race, asking if the Democratic Party is playing favorites by supporting Kim Schrier.
Thomas Cramer (Democratic) is a Democratic candidate for this seat. Here is his webpage, but it does not have much information about him. This link provides more details and says he supports directing the Federal Reserve to invest 4.5 trillion of bond notes into bringing up wages. He also supports raising the minimum wage to $15/hr, free college tuition and Medicare-for-All. He wants to raise top marginal tax rates to 76% for people making 3 million or more per year.
Bill Grassie (Independent) is the Director of Global Sales at Dell Computer. He has also started his own winery (William Grassie Wine Estates). He previously worked at Microsoft and before that at Sprint. His political positions are not highly detailed on his website. For instance, it is hard to know what he would do about climate change, though he does acknowledge that climate change is real. He says that healthcare should be accessible and affordable, but makes no mention of Medicare-for-All. He does support negotiation of drug prices. He supports more affordable college, but not free college tuition. He also supports full funding of public schools. On immigrants, he says “Dreamers need to be protected, but immigration policies must be reformed to reflect the current state of world affairs and to ensure we protect our borders and improve the lives of our citizenry”. It is hard to know what reforms he thinks are necessary. Would those reforms make it easier or harder for immigrants to gain citizenship? What about H1B visas – does he support limiting them or making more of them available? He wants to avoid government over-regulation of business and simplify the tax code. He does not support a $15/hr minimum wage. He seems fairly conservative overall. Here is his website.
Shannon Hader (Democratic) is a public health doctor who previously managed the CDC’s unit combatting HIV and tuberculosis, before she stepped down to campaign for Congress. She has a pretty detailed “Issues” section on her website. Here is a flavor of what is listed there, but I can’t put all her positions here, so check them out online if you’re interested in her as a candidate. Hader supports making college more affordable (though she didn’t mention free college tuition), reversing the Trump tax cuts, a minimum wage that supports full-time workers (but didn’t give a number), paid sick leave, better worker scheduling and overtime laws, investing in affordable housing and preventing predatory lending, lifting the cap on Social Security contributions, making college more affordable (though she doesn’t mention free college tuition), etc. On healthcare, she wants to provide affordable and 100% accessible healthcare and talks of allowing Medicare opt-ins at progressively younger ages. She is also for drug price negotiations. Here is her website.
Robert Hunziker (Democratic) is an IT contractor. He is a member of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) and a Wolf-PAC member (which is an organization that raises grass-roots money to fund candidates, so they don’t need to fund campaigns by donations from the wealthy and powerful). He says that he “won’t take a dime of PAC, superPAC, or corporate money, now or ever”. He also states that “The current historical moment calls for bold, innovative, unapologetic solutions to social ills, and I promise to never lose sight of the goal”. He supports minimum wage increases, introducing federal legislation to provide universal public childcare, programs to facilitate employee ownership of businesses, and increasing the strength and presence of unions in all sectors. He also supports a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants, voting rights, fighting income inequality, lowering or eliminating sales taxes (because of their regressive nature), Medicare-for-All, reducing drug prices, moving subsidies currently given to large corporations to small and family-owned businesses, raising the federal minimum wage to $15/hr, fighting climate change and increased installment of green energy, free college tuition, increased teacher pay, ending interventionist wars and bringing home the troops, ending the Electoral College, automatic voter registration, campaign finance reform, instituting a universal basic income, fighting homelessness and eliminating loopholes to raise taxes on the wealthy. I think he sounds like a really good candidate. Here is his website.
Ondraus Jenkins (Democratic) is listed as a candidate, but I couldn’t find anything about him online and he does not seem to have a campaign website or Facebook page.
Brian Kostenko (Democratic) seems to be an analyst for Boeing. His “Issues” page is very brief and only lists these priorities without any details - Healthcare (Universal Healthcare), Living Wage for Workers, Civil Rights, Environment and Clean Energy and Immigration. Elsewhere on his website, it does say “Brian will push for Single-Payer health care, but knows that progress can be made with a Public Option and the expansion of Medicaid in all states”. Here is his website.
Brayden Olson (Democratic) – still has a website, but this link says he’s withdrawn from the race.
Jason Rittereiser (Democratic) is a lawyer and a former King County prosecutor. As a lawyer, he has been involved in supporting the rights of employees who have been cheated by big corporations. He was appointed by the Governor to a State Task Force to address homelessness. He supports criminal justice reform (ending mass incarceration, repealing mandatory minimum sentences, ending solitary confinement of juveniles, better reintegration of released prisoners into society and better community/police interactions), ensuring the minimum wage is a living wage (but didn’t define how much he thinks that should be), protecting unions, investing in infrastructure, closing tax loopholes, increasing access to affordable housing and reducing homelessness, helping DREAMERs on a path to citizenship and increased gun regulations. On healthcare, he says he supports expanding access to Medicare, fully funding Medicaid, and ensuring that every family in America has access to affordable healthcare regardless of their income, but he does not specifically mention Medicare-for-All. Here is his website.
Dino Rossi (Republican) – is a partner at the Coast Equity Partners real estate investment company and a State Senator. He supports protecting and preserving Medicare and Social Security, while reducing fraud and abuse. He also supports repealing the estate tax, making the recent tax cuts for middle class families permanent, reducing the federal deficit, cutting red tape, an all-of-the-above energy policy, protecting the environment, increasing border security, finding a humane solution to the DACA situation and increasing cybersecurity. Although he doesn’t specifically mention climate change, he does talk about reducing greenhouse gas emissions. On healthcare, he talks of increasing access to affordable healthcare by reducing health care mandates and providing tax incentives to small businesses to provide healthcare for employees. Here is his website.
Kim Schrier (Democratic) is a pediatrician and the favored candidate of the Democratic establishment. She has been endorsed by EMILY’s list. She supports urgently fighting climate change, providing more resources to disadvantaged public school districts, making college more affordable (but no mention of free college tuition), a living wage (but didn’t define how much that would be), increased investment in scientific research, infrastructure spending, immigration reform, overturning Citizens United and increased gun regulations. On healthcare, she supports letting “all Americans buy into Medicare on a sliding scale”. She also says “I will push to expand and improve worker visas that agricultural and technology-based economies”. That sounds like she may be in favor of increasing H1B visas, which have been abused to in many cases to allow cheap foreign workers to be hired in place of Americans (though of course not all H1B visa holders are part of that abuse). Here is her website.
WA-09: The incumbent is Adam Smith (Democratic), another fairly conservative Democrat (Progressive Punch Crucial Lifetime Progressive Score – 73%). He is a member of the New Democrat Coalition (neoliberal Democrats), but also a member of the House Progressive Caucus. He is a co-sponsor of HR 676 (Medicare-for-All bill). He has one challenger so far.
Sarah Smith (Democratic) is an insurance adjuster. She is very progressive and is running as a candidate for the Justice Democrats and for BrandNew Congress. She supports the Justice Democrat and BrandNew Congress platforms, which include Medicare-for-All, $15/hr minimum wage, free college tuition, abolishing the death penalty, getting money out of politics, etc. She has been endorsed by Our Revolution Washington and Our Revolution King County. Here is her website.

WA-10: The incumbent is Denny Heck (Democratic), yet another fairly conservative Democrat (Progressive Punch Crucial Lifetime Progressive Score – 74%). He voted to weaken Dodd-Frank regulations and voted for FISA (legislation that authorizes electronic surveillance of Americans). He has two challengers, Tamborine Borrelli and Adam Harrison.
Tamborine Borrelli (Democratic) currently serves on the board of Election Justice USA, an organization focused on developing an open source solution to problems with the election system. She also formerly served as a deputy field organizer, a caucus site leader and a National Delegate a delegate for Bernie at the DNC in 2016. She supports Medicare-for-All, a federal jobs guarantee, a living wage (though she didn’t define how much that should be), net neutrality, protecting and strengthening Social Security, campaign finance reform and ending Citizens United, legalizing marijuana, fighting climate change, housing the homeless, criminal justice reform, ending prison slave labor, opposing trade deals that promote offshoring jobs, promoting a peace-driven foreign policy, free college tuition, election reform (ending the use of electronic voting machines, open primaries, National Voting Day, same day voter registration, etc.), better staffing for the VA and other veteran’s services, stronger unions, respecting treaties with native Americans, pay equality for women and men doing the same jobs, etc. She seems like a very strong candidate. Here is an article about her and here is her campaign website.
Adam Harrison (Independent) is an Army veteran and now works in manufacturing (though it was not easy to tell exactly what he does in this industry from his website). He is not taking donations from anyone (not even small dollar donors) because he “feels that elections shouldn’t be awarded to the person with the biggest bank role, but should be run on merit and ideas alone.” He is running on progressive taxation (abolishing all sales taxes), marijuana legalization, Medicare-for-All, strengthening and reforming veteran’s programs, reforming the DOD to put more money towards programs that work, ending gerrymandering, abolishing the Electoral College, instituting term limits on Congress, giving more local control to public schools, fighting climate change and allowing the DREAMERS to stay and eventually become citizens. He also states that “Adam believes Robert Reich when he says, “A smaller government reflecting the needs of the middle class and poor is superior to a big government reflecting the needs of the privileged and powerful.”. Our federal government is bloated, and inefficiently addresses the basic needs of its people”. He does not seem to have a formal campaign website, but here is his Facebook page.

Governor: The governor of Washington is Jay Inslee (D), who was just re-elected in 2016, so he will not be up for re-election for quite some time.
Let me know in the comments if I’ve missed any important candidates or issues.
In case you missed the previous BKAS posts, they are all posted in the new subreddit we made to hold all of these BetterKnowAState. These are the states we’ve done so far that are listed in that subreddit – Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia and Wyoming. The remaining states are a work in progress.
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2018.04.29 14:20 Scientist34again Better Know a State: Washington – discuss Washington politics and candidates

Welcome to our 53rd Better Know a State (BKAS), which will focus on WASHINGTON. As I indicated before, the plan is to do these state-by-state, highlighting upcoming elections, progressive candidates in those states and major issues being fought (with an emphasis on Democratic, Independent and third party candidates). State residents can let me know if I’ve missed anything important or mistakenly described some of these issues.
NOTE: The deadline to file as a candidate in Washington state is May 18, 2018. Therefore, if you find that there is no good candidate running in your district, you have only a short time to find someone who is better and get them on the ballot. Here is information on how to file as a candidate. The date of the primary election in Washington is August 7, 2018. Washington has a top-two primary system, where all candidates are listed on the same ballot and the two candidates getting the most votes advance to a runoff. The voter registration deadline is July 30, 2018.
Here’s what I’ve found about the various races:
United States Senators: The Senators from Washington state are Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell. Cantwell is up for re-election in 2018. Here are the candidates running in this race.
Maria Cantwell (Democratic) – is the junior Senator from Washington. She has a fairly high Crucial Lifetime Progressive Score on Progressive Punch (87%). She has been a proponent of campaign finance reform and opposes privatization of Social Security. She has a strong environmental record. She favors reining in Wall Street speculation. However, she also voted for free trade agreements like CAFTA and NAFTA. And she has not supported Bernie’s Senate bill for Medicare-for-All (S.1804). Here is her webpage.
Jennifer “Gigi” Ferguson (Democratic) is a member of the Washington State Democrats Progressive Caucus and a former Bernie Sanders delegate. She ran as a write-in candidate for US Senate in 2016 and before that for the US House from WA district 10. She has also worked in counseling and therapy in the past. She supports Medicare-for-All, importing cheaper drugs from Canada, reinstating Glass-Steagall, ending private prisons, equal pay for equal work for women, humane immigration, the Black Lives Matter movement, free college tuition for families making less than $150,000/year, protecting Social Security and other progressive positions. She opposes free trade agreements like TPP and NAFTA and the Citizens United decision. She also opposed the DAPL pipeline. She believes war should be a last resort. She seems like a very strong candidate. Here is her website.
Joseph “Joey” Gibson (Republican) is the leader of Patriot Prayer, an organization he started which focuses on free speech for conservatives and opposes big government – link. Patriot Prayer has been involved with some clashes with antifascist (antifa) groups. Gibson supports term limits, protecting gun rights, a balanced federal budget and switching from funding the government by income taxes to funding it with a flat-rate 23% sales tax (but having a portion of each household’s income tax free and having only new goods be taxed). On healthcare, he favors reducing the ability of pharma companies to influence doctors to prescribe their medicines, mandatory labeling of GMO content and pesticides on all foods and cleaning up water sources. He is pro-life. He is pro-gay marriage, but would also allow religious people to refuse service to gay couples if it is against their principles. He supports deporting immigrants with criminal records, while protecting the rights of immigrants who are law-abiding and hard-working. Here is his website.
Steve Hoffman (Freedom Socialist Party) is a union shop steward and recording secretary of the Washington Federation of State Employees. Here is his website. He supports socialist-type positions including public ownership of banks, nationalizing the oil and gas industry (to allow rapid movement away from fossil fuels), heavily taxing the rich and corporations to increase Social Security and to fund universal, free healthcare, childcare and college, cancelling student debt, expanding public housing and ending homelessness, cracking down on predatory landlords and real estate developers and raising the federal minimum wage. He has strong pro-union stances. He would stop deportations and disband ICE. He would rein in police violence and end mass incarceration. He would also bring the troops home from foreign engagements. Here is his website.
Clay Johnson (Independent) is currently 29 years old, though he will turn 30 on January 9, 2019. According to the Constitution, you have to be 30 to be a Senator, but I’m not sure if you have to be 30 when you are elected or when you take office? He seems to work in the IT industry and has also been in healthcare. He wants to be appointed to a bunch of influential Senatorial committees, but the parties nominate their members to these positions and a lot of it is based on seniority and how much money a politician has raised. It is unlikely that he could get on these influential committees right away. At any rate, he supports a number of progressive positions including universal healthcare and raising the minimum wage. But his website is complicated with lots of links and he doesn’t always clearly state what he supports, so it’s difficult to list all his positions here. He has his own fairly complicated tax plan for corporations and individuals on his website.
Mike Luke (Libertarian) is a salesman and the Vice Chair and Political Director for the Snohomish County Libertarian Party. He is running as a Libertarian candidate for office. He has some prior experience in campaigns. On his website, he says he has run “for Fire District Commissioner and County Charter Review Commissioner. I have volunteered and worked on other candidate campaigns for offices such as County Executive, US Senate, and various other congressional, state and local campaigns”. He has some good positions. For instance, he supports government accountability, ending government spying on citizens, protecting government whistleblowers, getting the US out of military conflicts, marijuana legalization and allowing student loan debt to be discharged in bankruptcy. On criminal justice, he says “Incarceration for a crime where nobody else or their property was injured should be prohibited, all mandatory minimum sentencing laws (federal and state) should be made illegal.” He wants to audit and then end the Federal Reserve. He opposes civil asset forfeiture and the TPP. But some of his other positions are not progressive. He is also for a balanced budget amendment, which would severely impact social services, unless the military budget is dramatically cut. He opposes raising the minimum wage and supports school vouchers. He does not address healthcare on his website. He suggests that “Government agencies at all levels such as the IRS and state child support enforcement agencies should be required to go through the same civil and criminal court system others have to endure to prosecute or levy penalties on individuals and businesses by showing a court probable cause for their actions”. Here is his website.
Don Rivers (Democratic) describes himself as a peace activist and advisor to politicians. He supports increased gun regulations, legalizing Dreamers (but strengthening borders), increased availability of mental health services, campaign finance reform, criminal justice reform and a carbon tax. Other than mental health, he does not address healthcare on his website. Here is his website.
David Lee “Dave” Strider (Independent) is a lead developer at SolarWind, a company involved in green technologies. He supports moving away from fossil fuels, reducing pollution, Medicare-for-All, decreased military spending (but increased spending on veteran’s services), training police officers in de-escalation of conflicts, free tuition at trade schools, colleges and universities, increasing the minimum wage ($18+ per hour), labor unions, legalizing marijuana, instituting term limits for Congress, abolishing the Electoral College, ending Citizens United and moving towards ranked choice voting. He is against fracking. Here is his website.
Clint Ronald Tannehill (Democratic) is CEO of SimplePay, a company that helps other companies with digital payment platforms. He also owns Cue CrossFit, a social and fitness club. He supports free college tuition, reducing homelessness, fighting the opioid crisis, legalizing marijuana, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and reducing speculative investments on Wall Street. On healthcare, he says he would “Reconfigure health care system through an equity-focused, population-based approach.” I’m not sure exactly what that is, but it sounds like privatizing the healthcare system to me. Here is his website.
Alex Tsimerman (Stand Up America Party) is a software consultant and President of the Stand-Up America Party, one I wasn’t familiar with, but which seems to have a fairly extreme right leaning outlook. He is anti-immigrant (though he’s an immigrant) and blames Democrats and Socialists for all the problems. Here is the platform of the party – link. Here is his website.
United States House of Representatives: Washington has 10 Congressional Representatives, 6 Democrats (Suzan DelBene, Rick Larsen, Derek Kilmer, Pramila Jayapal, Adam Smith and Danny Heck) and 4 Republicans (Jaime Beutler, Dan Newhouse, Cathy Rodgers and David Reichert).
WA-01: The incumbent is Suzan DelBene (Democratic). She is a rather conservative Democrat (Progressive Punch Crucial Lifetime Progressive Score = 71%). In fact, she is one of the Vice-Chairs of the New Democrat Coalition (a coalition of neoliberal Democrats in Congress). She voted to weaken Dodd-Frank regulations and she supported fast-tracking the TPP. She has no challengers so far.
WA-02: The incumbent is Rick Larsen (Democratic). Larsen is also a conservative Democrat (Progressive Punch Crucial Lifetime Progressive Score = 71%) and a member of the neoliberal New Democrat Coalition. He supported fast-tracking the TPP. He has one challenger so far, Collin Carlson.
Collin Carlson (Independent) is an independent candidate for Congress. He has a Facebook page, but I didn’t find a formal campaign website. I also didn’t find information on what he does for a living. But he has a fairly detailed listing of what he wants to do as a Congressman. He supports developing or reworking new governmental agencies to yield the following departments:
Department of People - $1.3 Trillion (34% of federal budget) Increase Social Security Benefits Lower SS Age to 55 (Lift cap on taxable income) Provide 5 Year Contract for Citizenship Provide citizens with SS Account
Department of Health - $1.1 Trillion (29% of budget) Provide Universal Healthcare to all people Provide Universal Healthcare to all animals Expand medical and healthcare facilities
Department of Knowledge - $250 Billion (6.8% of budget) Provide Tuition-Free Education PreK-PHD Build more schools and education centers Invest more in scientific research
Department of Earth - $250 Billion (6.8% of budget) Take care of and expand public rivers and lakes Clean Super-Fund sites and invest in re-forestation Collect and sort all trash and recycling
Department of Agriculture - $150 Billion (4.0% of budget) Provide and cultivate vegetation Limit the size of farms and invest in small farming Create Animal Rights to mitigate inhumane behaviors
Department of Protection - $150 Billion (4.0% of budget) Protect American citizens from eternal/internal threats Protect Americans during expeditions and adventures
Department of Transportation - $125 Billion (3.3% of budget) Expand public and cheap transportation Provide universal car service check-ups
Department of Economics - $100 Billion (2.6% of budget) Provide Basic Banking services to all citizens Invest in a modern Glass Steagle Expend the CFPB
Department of Housing - $100 Billion (2.6% of budget) Expand public housing Provide public breakfast and dinner
Department of Energy - $50 Billion (1.32% of budget) Provide universal clean and green energy to all buildings Transfer America to 100% renewable energy Invest in research in fusion
Department of Communication - $50 Billion (1.32% of budget) Provide universal broadband internet to all buildings Expand the capacities of USPS
Department of State - $50 Billion (1.32% of budget) Provide foreign assistance and aide
Department of Justice - $40 Billion (1.0% of budget)
Department of Creation - $25 Billion (0.07% of budget) Expand public theaters and creative venues Expand public sports teams
Department of Labor - $25 Billion (0.07%) Provide headquarters to act as Union representatives Fight for labor rights Create communication boards and certifications for laborers Organize and train labor
WA-03: The incumbent is Jaime Beutler (Republican). Beutler is a conservative Republican, but on the positive side, she voted no on repealing and replacing Obamacare. She also supports defense spending cuts in order to cut back the national deficit. She is opposed to any raising of taxes, supports a balanced budget amendment, is pro-life and opposes same-sex marriage. She is a climate change denier and opposes regulations on greenhouse gas emissions and regulations by the EPA on water and air quality. She is facing three challengers.
Dorothy Gasque is an Army veteran and served as a delegate for Bernie Sanders at the 2016 DNC convention. She is also a Justice Democrat and BrandNew Congress candidate and supports their platforms, which include Medicare-for-All, $15/hr minimum wage, free college tuition, abolishing the death penalty, getting money out of politics, etc. Like all Justice Democrat candidates, she is funding her campaign on small dollar donations. Here is her website.
Carolyn Long (Democratic) is a tenured Associate Professor of Political Science at Washington State University. She supports investing in education (but no mention of free college tuition), enhanced job training for displaced workers, increased spending on infrastructure, diversifying the energy grid, supporting the ACA and fighting the high cost of drugs (but no mention of Medicare-for-All), fighting the opioid crisis, campaign finance reform, improved veteran’s services and criminal justice reform. Here is her website.
David McDevitt (Democratic) is an Army veteran and a businessman (he seems to be in financial services?) and lawyer. He previously ran for Congress in 2016, but lost that race. He supports properly funding the EPA to fight pollution, protecting national parks and tribal lands, incentivizing the growth of alternative energy (moving to 100% renewable energy by 2050), universal single-payer healthcare, reducing drug costs, cutting corporate welfare, raising minimum wage to at least $15/hr, supporting unions, more money for public schools, reduced costs of college and loan forgiveness, equal pay for equal work for women, LGBT rights, increased veteran’s services, support for DREAMERs, federal decriminalization of marijuana and net neutrality. He is not taking money from fossil fuel interests. He has done an AMA (Ask Me Anything) on Reddit. This page has some additional information about him. Here is his webpage.
WA-04: The incumbent is Dan Newhouse (Republican) a very conservative Republican, who voted to repeal and replace Obamacare. He supports reducing the national debt, simplifying the tax code, free trade agreements and improvements to veteran’s services. He says he is for protecting Medicare and Social Security, though he said he “prioritizes making these systems financially soluble”, by which I think he might mean instituting policies such as raising the age of eligibility. He wants to promote public land management to promote economic development, without burdensome regulations. He opposes sanctuary cities. He has one challenger so far, Christine Brown.
Christine Brown (Democratic) has had a 30-year television career, including working as an interviewer, reporter, producer, videographer, anchor, News Director and ultimately Station General Manager (though I believe she is now retired from this work). She has also served on the Board of Directors for the Yakima Chamber of Commerce, Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce, TRIDEC (Tri-City Development Council). She supports healthcare for all and says that it is most likely to happen via a single-payer system (like Medicare). She wants to fight climate change urgently and she wants to find a path for immigrants to gain legal status. She wants to limit the ability of big banks to crash the economy and supports the provisions of Dodd-Frank. She opposes the Republican tax plan. Here is her website.
WA-05: The incumbent is Cathy McMorris Rodgers (Republican), an extremely conservative Republican, who voted to repeal and replace Obamacare. She is a vocal opponent of same-sex marriage and LGBT rights. She supports Trump’s decision for increased scrutiny of immigrants from certain Muslim countries. In response to school shootings, she has co-sponsored a bill to strengthen school safety and security, by training students and teachers how to respond and by installing new locks, lights, metal detectors and panic buttons in schools. She has three challengers.
Jered Gavin Bonneau (Republican) is a Mental Health Technician (NAR) at Eastern State Hospital. He supports gun rights. He says that he does not support having special protections for minorities, women or LGBT people, but instead having individual rights equal for everyone. He also supports smoothing the process for legal immigrants to gain citizenship, while deporting illegal immigrants and building a wall on the border with Mexico. For DACA recipients, he would support a path to citizenship if they are “productive, serving our military, have jobs, houses, pay taxes, etc.” On unions, he says he doesn’t think that people should be forced to join a union and pay dues, yet he also says the current ‘Right-to-Work’ law does in fact crush unions and needs to be looked at. He supports legalization of marijuana, fighting homelessness, veteran’s services, a strong military, additional rights for fathers in custody disputes, farmer’s rights (he’s against the Bureau of Land Management, the Department of Natural Resources and Monsanto), energy independence for the US (including building green energy), increased mental health services and tax cuts. He is a climate change denier. He opposes national healthcare. He wants to split the Western and Eastern parts of Washington into separate states. Here is his webpage.
Lisa Brown (Democratic) is a former state Representative and former state Senator. She also served as chancellor of Washington State University Spokane, until she stepped down to run for this seat. She supports protecting and strengthening Social Security and Medicare, protecting human rights, campaign finance reform, ending the Electoral College, reinstating net neutrality and protecting the legal status of marijuana in the Washington and other states. On healthcare, she says “Affordable and comprehensive universal health care, expanding Medicare, protecting children’s health and lowering prescription drug prices”. But she doesn’t specifically mention Medicare-for-All, so it’s a bit hard to know if that is the type of plan she is supporting. On college education, she would provide lower interest rates and limited debt forgiveness, but she doesn’t mention free college tuition. Here is her webpage.
Krystol McGee (Libertarian) is a truck driver. He supports typical conservative Libertarian positions, including state’s rights, gun rights, term limits for Congress, ending spying on Americans by agencies such as the NSA, ending nation building wars, repealing Obamacare, reducing EPA regulations and other regulations in general, building pipelines such as the Keystone pipeline and securing the borders. He opposes amnesty for illegal immigrants. He also supports a balanced federal budget, while cutting taxes (this will result in huge cuts to programs like Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and other programs to help the poor). Here is his website.
WA-06: The incumbent is Derek Kilmer (Democratic), a quite conservative Democrat (Progressive Punch Crucial Lifetime Progressive Score – 69%). Like Suzan DelBene, he is also one of the Vice-Chairs of the New Democrat Coalition (a coalition of neoliberal Democrats). He voted to weaken Dodd-Frank regulations, voted for FISA (legislation that authorizes electronic surveillance of Americans) and he supported fast-tracking the TPP. He has one challenger, Mike Coverdale.
Mike Coverdale (Independent) seems to be an independent candidate in this race. His Facebook page was not available and I couldn’t find a campaign website. Here is a YouTube video he did. It’s from 2016 when he also ran as an independent against Kilmer. That video says he got into politics because of Bernie Sanders and that he supports Bernie Sanders’ entire platform. He is against the TPP. He wants to overturn Citizens United and get dark money out of politics. It seems like he might be a good candidate, though it would be great if he could put up a campaign website, so people can know him and donate/volunteer.
WA-07: The incumbent is Pramila Jayapal (Democratic), a very progressive Democrat (Progressive Punch Crucial Lifetime Progressive Score – 98%). She is the First Vice Chair of the House Progressive Caucus and an original cosponsor of HR 676 (Medicare-for-All bill). She has recently become a Justice Democrat candidate and supports their platform (which includes Medicare-for-All, $15/hr minimum wage, free college tuition, abolishing the death penalty, getting money out of politics, etc). She has no challengers.
WA-08: The incumbent is David Reichert (Republican), but he is retiring at the end of his term – link. Reichert is fairly liberal for a Republican (Progressive Punch Crucial Lifetime Progressive Score – 14%) and he voted no on repealing and replacing Obamacare. This race is considered potentially competitive for a Democrat and there are many candidates competing for his seat. The Stranger newspaper has an article on this race, asking if the Democratic Party is playing favorites by supporting Kim Schrier.
Thomas Cramer (Democratic) is a Democratic candidate for this seat. Here is his webpage, but it does not have much information about him. This link provides more details and says he supports directing the Federal Reserve to invest 4.5 trillion of bond notes into bringing up wages. He also supports raising the minimum wage to $15/hr, free college tuition and Medicare-for-All. He wants to raise top marginal tax rates to 76% for people making 3 million or more per year.
Bill Grassie (Independent) is the Director of Global Sales at Dell Computer. He has also started his own winery (William Grassie Wine Estates). He previously worked at Microsoft and before that at Sprint. His political positions are not highly detailed on his website. For instance, it is hard to know what he would do about climate change, though he does acknowledge that climate change is real. He says that healthcare should be accessible and affordable, but makes no mention of Medicare-for-All. He does support negotiation of drug prices. He supports more affordable college, but not free college tuition. He also supports full funding of public schools. On immigrants, he says “Dreamers need to be protected, but immigration policies must be reformed to reflect the current state of world affairs and to ensure we protect our borders and improve the lives of our citizenry”. It is hard to know what reforms he thinks are necessary. Would those reforms make it easier or harder for immigrants to gain citizenship? What about H1B visas – does he support limiting them or making more of them available? He wants to avoid government over-regulation of business and simplify the tax code. He does not support a $15/hr minimum wage. He seems fairly conservative overall. Here is his website.
Shannon Hader (Democratic) is a public health doctor who previously managed the CDC’s unit combatting HIV and tuberculosis, before she stepped down to campaign for Congress. She has a pretty detailed “Issues” section on her website. Here is a flavor of what is listed there, but I can’t put all her positions here, so check them out online if you’re interested in her as a candidate. Hader supports making college more affordable (though she didn’t mention free college tuition), reversing the Trump tax cuts, a minimum wage that supports full-time workers (but didn’t give a number), paid sick leave, better worker scheduling and overtime laws, investing in affordable housing and preventing predatory lending, lifting the cap on Social Security contributions, making college more affordable (though she doesn’t mention free college tuition), etc. On healthcare, she wants to provide affordable and 100% accessible healthcare and talks of allowing Medicare opt-ins at progressively younger ages. She is also for drug price negotiations. Here is her website.
Robert Hunziker (Democratic) is an IT contractor. He is a member of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) and a Wolf-PAC member (which is an organization that raises grass-roots money to fund candidates, so they don’t need to fund campaigns by donations from the wealthy and powerful). He says that he “won’t take a dime of PAC, superPAC, or corporate money, now or ever”. He also states that “The current historical moment calls for bold, innovative, unapologetic solutions to social ills, and I promise to never lose sight of the goal”. He supports minimum wage increases, introducing federal legislation to provide universal public childcare, programs to facilitate employee ownership of businesses, and increasing the strength and presence of unions in all sectors. He also supports a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants, voting rights, fighting income inequality, lowering or eliminating sales taxes (because of their regressive nature), Medicare-for-All, reducing drug prices, moving subsidies currently given to large corporations to small and family-owned businesses, raising the federal minimum wage to $15/hr, fighting climate change and increased installment of green energy, free college tuition, increased teacher pay, ending interventionist wars and bringing home the troops, ending the Electoral College, automatic voter registration, campaign finance reform, instituting a universal basic income, fighting homelessness and eliminating loopholes to raise taxes on the wealthy. I think he sounds like a really good candidate. Here is his website.
Ondraus Jenkins (Democratic) is listed as a candidate, but I couldn’t find anything about him online and he does not seem to have a campaign website or Facebook page.
Brian Kostenko (Democratic) seems to be an analyst for Boeing. His “Issues” page is very brief and only lists these priorities without any details - Healthcare (Universal Healthcare), Living Wage for Workers, Civil Rights, Environment and Clean Energy and Immigration. Elsewhere on his website, it does say “Brian will push for Single-Payer health care, but knows that progress can be made with a Public Option and the expansion of Medicaid in all states”. Here is his website.
Brayden Olson (Democratic) – still has a website, but this link says he’s withdrawn from the race.
Jason Rittereiser (Democratic) is a lawyer and a former King County prosecutor. As a lawyer, he has been involved in supporting the rights of employees who have been cheated by big corporations. He was appointed by the Governor to a State Task Force to address homelessness. He supports criminal justice reform (ending mass incarceration, repealing mandatory minimum sentences, ending solitary confinement of juveniles, better reintegration of released prisoners into society and better community/police interactions), ensuring the minimum wage is a living wage (but didn’t define how much he thinks that should be), protecting unions, investing in infrastructure, closing tax loopholes, increasing access to affordable housing and reducing homelessness, helping DREAMERs on a path to citizenship and increased gun regulations. On healthcare, he says he supports expanding access to Medicare, fully funding Medicaid, and ensuring that every family in America has access to affordable healthcare regardless of their income, but he does not specifically mention Medicare-for-All. Here is his website.
Dino Rossi (Republican) – is a partner at the Coast Equity Partners real estate investment company and a State Senator. He supports protecting and preserving Medicare and Social Security, while reducing fraud and abuse. He also supports repealing the estate tax, making the recent tax cuts for middle class families permanent, reducing the federal deficit, cutting red tape, an all-of-the-above energy policy, protecting the environment, increasing border security, finding a humane solution to the DACA situation and increasing cybersecurity. Although he doesn’t specifically mention climate change, he does talk about reducing greenhouse gas emissions. On healthcare, he talks of increasing access to affordable healthcare by reducing health care mandates and providing tax incentives to small businesses to provide healthcare for employees. Here is his website.
Kim Schrier (Democratic) is a pediatrician and the favored candidate of the Democratic establishment. She has been endorsed by EMILY’s list. She supports urgently fighting climate change, providing more resources to disadvantaged public school districts, making college more affordable (but no mention of free college tuition), a living wage (but didn’t define how much that would be), increased investment in scientific research, infrastructure spending, immigration reform, overturning Citizens United and increased gun regulations. On healthcare, she supports letting “all Americans buy into Medicare on a sliding scale”. She also says “I will push to expand and improve worker visas that agricultural and technology-based economies”. That sounds like she may be in favor of increasing H1B visas, which have been abused to in many cases to allow cheap foreign workers to be hired in place of Americans (though of course not all H1B visa holders are part of that abuse). Here is her website.
WA-09: The incumbent is Adam Smith (Democratic), another fairly conservative Democrat (Progressive Punch Crucial Lifetime Progressive Score – 73%). He is a member of the New Democrat Coalition (neoliberal Democrats), but also a member of the House Progressive Caucus. He is a co-sponsor of HR 676 (Medicare-for-All bill). He has one challenger so far.
Sarah Smith (Democratic) is an insurance adjuster. She is very progressive and is running as a candidate for the Justice Democrats and for BrandNew Congress. She supports the Justice Democrat and BrandNew Congress platforms, which include Medicare-for-All, $15/hr minimum wage, free college tuition, abolishing the death penalty, getting money out of politics, etc. She has been endorsed by Our Revolution Washington and Our Revolution King County. Here is her website.

WA-10: The incumbent is Denny Heck (Democratic), yet another fairly conservative Democrat (Progressive Punch Crucial Lifetime Progressive Score – 74%). He voted to weaken Dodd-Frank regulations and voted for FISA (legislation that authorizes electronic surveillance of Americans). He has two challengers, Tamborine Borrelli and Adam Harrison.
Tamborine Borrelli (Democratic) currently serves on the board of Election Justice USA, an organization focused on developing an open source solution to problems with the election system. She also formerly served as a deputy field organizer, a caucus site leader and a National Delegate a delegate for Bernie at the DNC in 2016. She supports Medicare-for-All, a federal jobs guarantee, a living wage (though she didn’t define how much that should be), net neutrality, protecting and strengthening Social Security, campaign finance reform and ending Citizens United, legalizing marijuana, fighting climate change, housing the homeless, criminal justice reform, ending prison slave labor, opposing trade deals that promote offshoring jobs, promoting a peace-driven foreign policy, free college tuition, election reform (ending the use of electronic voting machines, open primaries, National Voting Day, same day voter registration, etc.), better staffing for the VA and other veteran’s services, stronger unions, respecting treaties with native Americans, pay equality for women and men doing the same jobs, etc. She seems like a very strong candidate. Here is an article about her and here is her campaign website.
Adam Harrison (Independent) is an Army veteran and now works in manufacturing (though it was not easy to tell exactly what he does in this industry from his website). He is not taking donations from anyone (not even small dollar donors) because he “feels that elections shouldn’t be awarded to the person with the biggest bank role, but should be run on merit and ideas alone.” He is running on progressive taxation (abolishing all sales taxes), marijuana legalization, Medicare-for-All, strengthening and reforming veteran’s programs, reforming the DOD to put more money towards programs that work, ending gerrymandering, abolishing the Electoral College, instituting term limits on Congress, giving more local control to public schools, fighting climate change and allowing the DREAMERS to stay and eventually become citizens. He also states that “Adam believes Robert Reich when he says, “A smaller government reflecting the needs of the middle class and poor is superior to a big government reflecting the needs of the privileged and powerful.”. Our federal government is bloated, and inefficiently addresses the basic needs of its people”. He does not seem to have a formal campaign website, but here is his Facebook page.

Governor: The governor of Washington is Jay Inslee (D), who was just re-elected in 2016, so he will not be up for re-election for quite some time.
Let me know in the comments if I’ve missed any important candidates or issues.
In case you missed the previous BKAS posts, they are all posted in the new subreddit we made to hold all of these BetterKnowAState. These are the states we’ve done so far that are listed in that subreddit – Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia and Wyoming. The remaining states are a work in progress.
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