For anyone who doesn't yet know, I participated in an ORG (Online Role-Playing Game) over the past month or so. For those of you who honestly do not know what the hell that is, don't worry. I was like that at first, too. It's basically just a fan-created site where you get to enact a series or season of something out. Or something. Look, just Google it or something; I'm not going to bother explaining it. You should know what they are! Anyway, there's a comic series on Deviantart called Survivor Fan Characters, which honestly could be a LOT better than it is, but it's still well-liked and has a cult following. Most reviews of the series are generally positive. Ugh, listen to me; I sound like a movie critic. Next thing you know, I'll be talking about Rotten Tomatoes. Point is, a select group of super-fans were chosen to play characters from the comic series itself on the ORG and play out a season of Survivor, complete with challenges, strategy, comedy, drama, and all that good stuff. If you want to take a look at the series, itself, go and check it out here: [link]
As you may or may not know, a twist was that I got to play my own character who got unfairly hated upon in the recent season of Survivor Fan Characters that just ended a few days ago. Granted, I may have allowed my emotions to influence peoples' opinions on my character, but that's still no reason to just hate someone. You need to decide things based on your OWN judgement, not just listen to what one person says or does. If you do that, you're an idiot who can't think for themselves. In other words, I got very passionate about my character being involved with the comic series, I defended her every inch of the way, and it pissed everyone off. We all made some mistakes, so really I just want to say it's water under the bridge. Point is, in this ORG, everyone was supposed to play a character that they had never used before; a character chosen for them by the hosts, who they felt would be best for each character. Well, since I was still fuming over all the hate I was getting, which I found unjustified, I was given the wonderful choice of playing my OWN girl. Basically, it was my shot to redeem her, since no one knows her better than me, and I would allow her to flourish whereas in the hands of the Survivor Fan Characters' creator she could not. This is how I started to play Artemis Moonshine myself on the ORG.
Going into this, I had three set goals in mind:
1. Redeem my character's name and show people that SWSU-Master (creator of Survivor Fan Characters) simply misused her and I was right to be angry at everyone hating her
2. Play a polite, nice, and caring game where I could make others around me have as much fun as I hoped to have, while at the same time provide entertainment and make others laugh
3. Win the damn game itself, since failure is not an option for me at any given point I do something competitive based
To say the last, I accomplished all of these things. Granted, two of the votes at the end were not apparently for me, but let's not get into that. The fact remains is that I dominated the game as Artemis, and I proved just how great she can really be. Sure, she's "just a character" and she's "not real", but you just go ahead and tell any creator out there how THEY feel about their creations. Are they really "just characters" and have no meaning whatsoever? Believe me, no one is that black and white and that heartless. I signed up for this ORG to right what was wronged, and I did. As far as I can see, most everyone has a higher respect for my girl now, which is all I ever wanted. Trust me, if I WANTED someone to be hated, I would not have signed up Artemis for SFC11. If I WANTED someone to be mocked, or ridiculed, or even hated, I have several characters for that role. We may all have opinions, but you should direct hate and dislike where it is warranted, not where it's not. That's what gets me so upset. No one ever understands my outlook on things; it's always about how insane I'm being or how stupid and delusional I am. That's not it at all. I just want what's fair and I don't like those who don't deserve hatred to be harshly ripped apart. It's wrong.
In conclusion, listed below are my own personal rankings of each and every character (and the ones playing them) during this ORG. Naturally, if you weren't there, you probably have no clue what this is all about. But, since several other people have already done it, and I want to show my appreciation for being involved with this, I decided to give my own ranking. Note that I'm not included in the rankings; I love to be arrogant now and then and praise myself, but since I was given a harsh talking to by some guy who loves Odd Della Robbia, I really am trying to be nicer. So, this is all about the other characters who participated and did their best to make the ORG a success. Now, PLEASE don't take anything here the wrong way, alright? For the last damn time, these are based on the CHARACTERS, so please STOP taking them personally! I say this with emphasis because every freaking time I make a journal, some hotshot thinks he can tell me what to do and tell me how rude I am. So, without further ado, here is how I stack up the other 17 players in Survivor Fan Characters: The ORG 2.17. Joe First and foremost, I hate quitters. I will never respect them. Yes, at one point early on in the game, I was talking about possibly quitting, but I didn't follow through with it. I was just being emotional and feeling sick to my stomach at being ganged up upon by two stupid teams who didn't know what the hell they were doing. I felt better the next day. With you, Joe, you just up and quit for no reason at all other than to "save" your friend and because the game just wasn't fun for you. Well, excuse me, but how about in life? When something isn't fun, do you just quit that, too? Let's also mention that you pointlessly caused a TON of unwanted drama, and you attacked basically everyone who wasn't in your cult. Newsflash, Joe: those "fun" threads we created WERE fun. It doesn't make us 12-year-olds that we just want to socialize and be friendly. I may be a rookie, but when I think of an ORG, I think of fun. Fun does NOT include heartless drama and yelling at everyone and being a huge bastard like you were. I tried to be nice to you at the start, and then when you were attacking Matt and Norman, but nothing worked. You were just beyond awful, and it was sickening. You WERE the villain, so just accept it. I was happy when you left, even if it was in the worst way possible that I can't respect.16. Denise You were just so fake, and not in the good way. I can get trying to lie and disguise your personality for game-play purposes, but then there's just being a total bitch and wanting to make everyone else around you miserable. I can't respect that. I liked you at first, and I felt we had a connection, but then you joined Joe's clique and started to just be so rude and vile to the others around you and it really left a bad taste in my mouth. You're ahead of Joe, because at least you didn't quit and you went as far as you could before you were voted out, but you both seriously disappointed me. You don't just trash someone who was being open and honest and nice to you early on and call them such foul, awful things when they don't deserve it. That's what you did to me and several others, and none of us deserved it. YOU deserved those names, since it made you two-faced little bitches. If this is seriously how you always play in an ORG, I'm not sure if I want to play with you again. Creating drama and being vile isn't funny or fun; it's just rude and very uncomfortable.15. Tofuchao I would've placed you a little higher had I not bothered to read your confessionals. You were just an awful, inactive, two-faced little bastard. Why is it that those I was trying to be nice to early on turned around and hated me for no reason almost immediately? If that was how you were honestly trying to play the game, but manipulating others who are nice to you early on, then I have zero tolerance or respect for that. You all could learn a lesson from Matt. He tried to be evil, but instead turned the other cheek and it nearly got him a victory in the end. He was fantastic. You, however, were pathetic. I don't give a crap what your time zone is; when you sign up for something, you BE THERE! It wasn't always easy for me to get there, either, but I still did. Because I care and I was dedicated, and it almost paid off for me in the end, too. When you give hard work, you get rewarded. When you give nothing, like you did, and when you talk trash about those who were trying to be nice to you, you get burned. You badly disappointed me, and I'm ashamed of you.14. Shiki You rank above the other three because I think you honestly were trying to be nice, but you just went about it in the bad way. You were so bitchy and emotional; it was like a severe case of being bipolar. One time, you screamed your lungs out at everyone who didn't worship Joe or Denise, and the next you were sobbing and somehow getting hugs from Sunflower or someone else. It was just creepy. I didn't know who the real you was. But, I will say that I did feel a bit bad when I voted you off, since you at least made an effort to talk to me and save yourself, and you did it in a polite way. I just wish you were like this to start the game, not just when Denise and Joe both left. By that point, it was too late. I started off seriously despising you, but at the end, I grew a small level of respect and understanding instead. You were almost like the early tragic hero, I think. Definitely a mixed personality, but one that I think could've been refined and you could've been amazing. Wish Joe and Denise were like you.13. Summer Again, I don't want to hear about time zones. If the hosts honestly felt you could do this, you should've done your part. If they felt you couldn't, they wouldn't have cast you. But, that being said, you were just so boring. Not to mention you were cast for a character that I felt incredibly confused about. How in the world did a nice guy like you get stuck with a bitch like Summer? So weird. Thing is, you were a one-trick pony whenever you DID show up. You would randomly pop up now and then, be bitchy and rude for no reason at all, then just leave or go quiet. Almost as boring as the real Summer from the SFC series. I still don't know what happened involving the weird voting habits early on, and I don't really care. You were just a disappointment and I really felt you could've done more.12. Max Ugh, you just drove me nuts. Not only was it YOUR vote that freaking screwed me over in the end, but it was just a lot of your actions that bothered me. You were continually vulgar to the point where it stopped being funny and it just got to be unsettling. I get what you wanted to play a certain type of character, and I respect that, but for the love of God STOP ruining the character! Max's season may be a bit fuzzy to me, since it was a while ago, but the fact is he is not THAT awful. I do like how much of a fighter you were in challenges, but otherwise you just pissed me off. You seemed to jump all over the place with the votes, and you honestly played just as many people as you say that I did. But, I did keep trying to get rid of you after Norman, and Krauss and Charlie both went before you, so you at least were a good survivor. Ultimately, I saw you as a big challenge threat, and that's why you went. But, all other things, you just bugged me. I'm sorry.11. Iraenus I'm afraid this is as high as I can put you simply based on entertainment value that doesn't involve Joe's bullcrap. Seriously, for those first two episodes, you were a star. A creepy, perverted, disgusting star, but a star nonetheless. You got me laughing many times, you pretty much made everyone else around you laugh, and you were constantly active and steadfast in your pursuit to have fun. I loved that about you and I also admire it. What bothers me is that you never spoke to me, as far as I remember. No private messages, and you almost went out of your way on the board to ignore me. I mean, that's just rude. And I wouldn't just be making that up if I didn't feel that way. The main issue I had with you is that, like Kala, you seemed more focused on just being TOO much into your character and not actually trying to play the game. This is why you went early, I think. While people like Joe and Denise just bitched out everyone and made them both targets, you allowed your character to overtake your strategy and it bit you hard. You had a lot of potential that I feel got wasted.10. Kala You're ahead of Iraenus because at least YOU tried to talk with me early on to try and build a connection. Granted, you did it with Kala's little friends, but all the same it was a heartfelt gesture and I fully appreciated it. Plus, every single thing you did on the board was to die for. So hilarious, so random, and so needed. When we lost you, it's like we lost a lot of the fun on the board. Joe must've been pleased, the scumbag. The only gripe I have with you is that you really needed to break character at least a LITTLE bit now and then. I mean, seriously. Kala DOES have a mind of her own, and she isn't ALWAYS using her friends to speak for her. I really think you needed to ration yourself off easier so that you didn't just get into a pattern of using Kala's friends and that's it. That's the only thing that somewhat bothered me. Other than that, I loved you and what you brought to the game. It was passionate, it was sweet, and it was really welcomed.9. Betty When I heard that Betty's user in the game, Bad-Asp, sucks at every ORG he plays and never makes it far, it hurt me even more. I really, REALLY did not want to vote off Betty so soon. It's why I honestly thought about quitting early on. I suppose I'm a little like Joe in that regard. I really wanted my #Tengaged team to never lose a challenge, and when we eventually became two teams, THEN we could focus in on possibly being more strategic and stuff. I just really felt a strong connection with every single person on my team, and it killed me to vote them out. Betty was one of those ones early on who was like that. Sure, she never talked strategy with me; every time she spoke, it was mostly just abbreviations and randomness. I liked that, somewhat, but the fact is it left me very uneasy about you and it made me realize that I had no choice but to cut you early. If you had JUST talked more strategy with me, I promise that Juiced Up would've gone first. I learned that when you establish a TRUE connection with someone, it goes to your heart and you really want to help that person. Betty, you never did that with me, and I was so sad that you didn't. I did love you, though, and really hope you succeed in the future.8. Norman You were such a mixed bag of crazy. From calling out Joe's nonsense, to getting me drunk, to being so intelligent at one point and then crazy at the next, to being a huge challenge threat...dear God, you were all over the place. The general feeling about you is that most people didn't like you much, and I suppose I can see why. But, the truth is, I loved what you brought to the game. You just felt real to me. While Joe was fake and was being an idiot, you seemed to be his exact opposite, while still sitting on the same cloud. Allow me to explain further. Both you and Joe were the same in the fact that you were both crazy. However, Joe's craziness was fake, while yours was real. And it's the real kind that I love and like. Does that make sense? I mean, you really did feel like you were having fun out there, which is why you started that whole Artemis x Juiced Up crap. No, I don't hold anything against you; I was being angry about it from Artemis' perspective, not my own. I honestly felt proud that you took such an interest in spicing up Artemis' character. At least you can be nice about it and not spam rude pictures of some Rocko bastard to piss me off. Point is, you were insane, but I loved what you brought to the game. Good job, fellow rookie.7. Juiced Up Let's just be frank. You're only this high because of the bond we shared and how we stayed very loyal to one another. That's it. Otherwise, you honestly sucked. Just like in SFC11, Juiced Up failed to impress me here at all. I mean, what did you even DO that I didn't help instigate? For example, I was the one who had to tie you to a tree and make you act out, to allow you to be given more entertainment value. I was the one who started our fake fights. I was the one who was always there for challenges, while you continually complained about connection issues. You just did NOTHING at all! How you got two votes is beyond me; those votes should've been mine. I suppose that's another reason why you got this high on my list; you're a very good orator when you actually put in the effort to do so. That's how you got those two votes, I'm guessing. But, my problem is, if you're that good, why didn't you actually try the rest of the way leading up to the final tribal? I was just so disappointed and bemused with how boring you were. Once in a while I got some fun out of you, and we did share our personal stories at the start in private, but otherwise you were just really lacking in the entertainment and relevance departments. Next time, a little advice: don't be afraid to use your confessionals more. Believe me, I wrote a LOT in my confessionals, and that honestly gave me the courage to do more on the board. Still, thanks so much for remaining loyal to me until the end; that's what I really love in a person.6. Joseph I really don't know how you did it, but you captivated my heart with just how much you got into Joseph's fatherly side. Both Artemis and myself never had a true father to be there for us, so the fact you were actually willing to stay in-character do bond with her was truly sweet and amazing. Game-wise, you were just pitiful and I felt you did absolutely nothing at all to warrant a fifth place finish. You sucked in challenges (not even trying sometimes), you were on the outs with almost every single vote, you rarely talked on the boards, and you were seen as very wishy-washy. But, that's really all I can say on the negatives, since the positives (in my eyes) far outweigh those negatives. I really did love what you did with Joseph, and I truly was broken down into tears now and then with just how caring you were towards Artemis. Plus, the fact that I couldn't take you to the end due to that likeness factor you displayed should be enough to indicate that your "uselessness" was easily canceled out for just how much of a threat you were really. Game-wise, you failed. As a character and as an individual, you passed with flying colors. Which one do I care about more? I think you know.5. Krauss My early best friend in the game. You went back and forth between possible boyfriend material for Artemis, with just how intimate and flirty you acted now and then, to being a big brother for Artemis, since you also showcased sternness and intelligence in the form of a strong and level-headed individual. You were basically the whole package that made you the perfect best friend, and I loved that. But, with each and every episode, you started to get on my nerves. Just a little bit. You were constantly laughing (which got annoying after awhile), you were always paranoid (which was also annoying), and you were constantly hogging the attention and the spotlight and dominating in all the challenges (Reynold and Troyzan clone), leading to me to starting to get vexed with you more and more. But, ultimately, the reason you were voted out wasn't because of any of that. It was because you proved to be the biggest threat in the game. Whether you believe it or not, you could've easily won in the end if you had gotten there. Great with speeches, great with handling people (other than ponies), great in challenges, and honestly a very honest and nice person. I really loved playing with you all-in-all, and I would do it again in a heartbeat. You made the game really, really fun.4. Lucky Ah, our artistic, loveable kitty warrior. Damn, you were almost like the Brenda of this season. When you were actually THERE, you were amazing. In every possible way. You were so freaking creative that I was floored with all the things you created; the votes, the idols, everything. I loved you so much out there, but let me fill you in on something, Lucky. You honestly didn't talk to me that much, either. You were almost like Betty, to be perfectly honest. And that's honestly why I felt so nervous taking you to the end. I just didn't feel as strong a connection as you did. Whenever we talked, it was only a paragraph at most. Do you want to know how Matt, Juiced Up and Krauss all talked to me? They wrote freaking monster private messages, which stretched out for nearly half a page! See, that's what I view in someone's dedication; if you give the effort to me, I can buy you as a person and read you pretty well. When you give me little words now and then, it doesn't give me a good view of you as a person. That's honestly why I had to go against you along the way. I did love you, it's the truth, and I fully appreciated everything you did. But, I just wished you gave MORE effort in talking with me. If you and Joseph had been more fierce in your pitches to me, maybe I would've listened and maybe I would've taken out Juiced Up. But, you can't blame me. All the same, Lucky, you were amazing. A likeable kitty in every facet and I loved you. Hope we can play together again.3. Charlie Wow. You did Charlie a HUGE favor in this ORG. In her first season, she was honestly whiny and a bit melodramatic. In her second season, she was just a huge, monstrous bitch. What you basically did with her in this ORG was combine the two, and it worked beautifully. The fact that you were one of the ones that I just wanted to see all the time, and talk with, should say enough. See, you used vulgarity, but unlike Max, you used it in just the right situations where it fit. I mean, there was nothing that you DIDN'T do that I didn't love and admire. The whole 'Vaginal Fantasy Alliance' stuff, and the using Max as a seat, and you were so passionate for the game. I loved you so much, and the fact that Charlie was being played by one of my best friends on here was astounding. Guess it was fate that we became close in the ORG. I did NOT appreciate your harsh words at the end, Charlie to Artemis or not, since I felt they were just unfair and friends wouldn't do that. But, since it was just a game, I realize it wasn't fully meant. In conclusion, I had so much fun playing with you, even though it basically only started at the first tribe swap. We became so close then, and it made my game a lot happier.2. Sunflower Artemis x Sunflower anyone? Hey, don't think it's weird; if you saw our private messages and my confessionals, you would know just how sweet it was and how much of a story went into it. There was LOT there that those with a one-tracked mind wouldn't fully comprehend. Fact is, I loved Sunflower in SFC11 until she just went way out-of-character and backstabbed the one who basically HELPED her became a badass. You don't bite the hand that feeds you, and the fact she did that made me despise her and wish nothing but the worst for her. I don't care WHAT dumbass reason you give me; what Sunflower did to Artemis in SFC11 was beyond unjustified. And it cost her in the end, so I was proven right. That's not "playing the game". That's called being a lying bitch and jumping ship; Cochran did the same in South Pacific, and look at what happened to him. Hated by everyone, and didn't win. But, enough about that. The thing is, I did love Sunflower at first, and I wanted to see if we could rekindle something in this ORG once I saw she was in. Artemis went into it hating Sunflower at first, for obvious reasons, but since I wanted to develop Artemis' character and prove that there was more to her than first meets the eye, she started to realize just how much Sunflower was amazing. I won't go into a long speech on how it played out, but ultimately both girls stayed loyal to each other and their love was real. To be fair, though, Sunflower didn't deserve to win. She had no game. Yeah, so Joe, Denise and Shiki all went out and Sunflower was the only one left. Big freaking deal! We ALL lose allies in these games; get over it. She sucked in challenges, she was sent to Exile constantly, and she was really an emotional train-wreck half the time. So, she did NOT deserve to win; she couldn't even answer the jury questions correctly for the second time in as many tries. The jury was just bitter. Still, I love Sunflower in the ORG, and I am so thankful for everything she did to prove her loyalty.1. Matt This feels so weird to do. I did not go into this expecting to like Matt as I did, but his controller did a spectacular job with him. Unlike with Bonnie being a one-note character, Matt instead did a huge heel face turn and tried to be nice after he instead started off as a forced douche. It worked. Oh damn did it work. Again, at the final tribal council, Matt's words to Artemis literally had me crying and sobbing in real life. And that's not a lie and it's meant to be creepy; I'm an emotional person. Matt was just so genuine and sweet, and the very strong connection he made with Artemis was beyond beautiful and touched my heart. Such a powerful duo. I really did not want him to go, but as I later found out, he was going to backstab me anyway, so I had no choice. I wanted so badly to go to the end with him. I really, really did. Everything Matt did in the game was just so incredible, too. The way he taunted everyone in a teasing way, his constant arrogance and confidence going into every single challenge, the way he was so awkward when he was trying to be a sweetheart in private...damn, I really don't have anything negative to say about him at all. Well, other than his harsh words to me in the final tribal, and the fact that he wanted to blindside me just because I got rid of our biggest threat in Krauss. That wasn't nice. Still, I never felt such a strong connection like the one Artemis and Matt made, and every time he talked to me, I never wanted to stop. He was that amazing. If we had made the end together, I know it would've been a close call.All-Stars: Artemis, Charlie, Krauss, Lucky, MattHOST RANKINGS:6. Polar Bear Did you even DO anything? I'm not going off of what you did BEFORE the game and helped to get it started; I'm going by what I saw on the ORG itself. You were just never there. It was like you just didn't care. Even if it WAS your computer's fault, it was just a letdown. And when you did manage to come online, all you would do is post one or two sentences here and there and that was it. I just did not feel like you did enough to be ranked any higher.5. Alex Love your character, but really can't stand anything you did with him. Sure, you kept him in-character, but did you ever do ANYTHING worthwhile? I mean, I think Polar Bear at least helped in a challenge or two. Did you? I don't think so. You're only ranked higher because I think I saw you more, even if it was hard to tell. I don't know. But, you should still get a diet.4. Sexygirlxo Again, just never around as much as I would've loved to see. I think you were interesting for the most part, and an alright host, but just not much to go off of. At least you did more than Alex and Polar Bear; that's quite obvious. But, other than that, get your lazy butt online more often and stop leaving your computer on to make others THINK you're on when you're really not!3. Emilee I didn't see enough of you to warrant you being higher, but the times that you were around were enjoyable and hilarious. A bit annoying, but still really fun. You made the confessionals more entertaining to answer, and you were quite the bitch in everything else. Er, I mean 'bitch' in a good way, of course. Overall, I really found a new level of respect for you.2. Chrii You arrived late to the party, but boy did you deliver. Your cockiness, vulgarity and harshness aside, you really brought it as a host. Never knew a host quite like you, but you were amazing. I found myself smacking my forehead in annoyance just as much as I did laughing at you, but all the same I really loved most everything you brought to the table. Make sure you keep hosting these things.1. Bonnie I still fail to see how such a nice, submissive boy like Haters could be a huge, evil, manipulative bitch like Bonnie, but whatever the case he was very dedicated. Bonnie was always around, and always working hard, and doing her best to keep the ORG moving and productive. I loved seeing that in a host. Plus, she didn't break character too much or just go off on contestants, like Chrii did. Bonnie was easily a great host.