us discuss Ryan Shoulders
I do not in any way know any of these
I am totally making all this stuff up
as if I actually have a clue.However,
I've received emails from past Survivors
complimenting me on my insight. So, although
I make this crap up, sometimes I actually
get things right.)
ever looking at Ryan' s profile, my first
impression when I looked at his picture
was that this is one serious video game
playing super-geek. And as much as this
sub-group of humans is so easily made
fun of, I found myself torn in my initial
profile is like watching a Cool/Uncool
writing/recording his own electronic
and punk rock music
Uncool: Produce Clerk
Uncool: Capture The Flag
Cool: Favorite color - Green
Uncool: Favorite color - #DDDDFF
it goes on and on like that.
where I'm torn is that I must admit that
I actually like some of his uncool stuff.
For example, his favorite color #DDDDFF.
Yes, this is a total computer geek thing
to do to give the hexadecimal html color
code, but I have to say that the color
is quite nice. (I use it for the font
in his Favorites section.)
forensics club usually consists of super-smart-study-on-the-weekend-likes-to-discuss-politics-as-a-high-school-kid
nerdy types. But making it to the National
Forensics Tournament is HUGE. This guy
will be able to step outside of any situation,
analyze both sides, make extremely well-thought-out
arguments both pro and con, all the while
being smart enough to rip apart even the
slightest aspect of someone else's strategy.
The troubling part about this, however,
is that he's 23 and he's
still describing things he did in high
I totally agree with his response to Favorite
Alcoholic Drinks: Drinking is for the
boring. There are so many people in
this world that simply cannot have fun
without alcohol. They're like: Hmmm...
I' m not creative enough to think of a
way to truly entertain myself with only
my mind and my abilities of insight and
communication, so... "Dude's let's go
even writes and produces his own music.
This is cool. But it' s punk music. Punk
music is the only genre of music that
totally NON-talented musicians can make
it big. There does exist an occasional
band with talent, but usually it's angry
people writing angry lyrics who taught
themselves how to play within the last
6 months or so. There are SO many punk
bads that were formed like this:
you play guitar?"
"Can you sing or play drums?"
"No, but I've always wanted to be in a
band and my mom said she'd buy me a set
of drums and that we could practice in
our basement. And I have tattoos and a
nose ring and I wear clothes that adults
hate and I rebel against societal norms."
"Cool! We have a band."
Shoulders' favorite magazines are PC
Gamer and Nintendo Power. Worse,
he lists as a favorite actress porn star
sooner or later, his potential dates will
have to explain to mom and dad, " Well,
he plays a lot of video games and he watches
a lot of porn, but he' s really a nice
guy. And he's smart, too."
audition video was pretty dang good. The
funniest thing about it was how he described
various Survivor scenarios using, " The
token old lady," " The token gay guy,"
and " the token hot chick." It featured
some of his music (" Music is my life"
) and was recorded in reverse. (This is
a shot of him putting the sleeper hold
on a bunny.)
I must admit that he doesn't look like
such a total dweeby-geek in his videos.
theoretically, an expert gamer should
do very well playing a game. It takes
some serious smarts and abilities to strategize
in order to get through Zelda and
Age of Mythology. (I don't know
anything about Doom III other than
the Doom videos are immensely popular.)
So, unless Mr. Shoulders turns out to
be a typical young lazy-ass, I totally
expect him to play an extremely good under-the-radar
fact, it'll take a few episodes for people
to warm up to him, but I expect Ryan to
be one of these two extremes: either really
annoying and very much disliked or (this
is my guess) eventually becoming one of
the most enjoyable to watch and listen
he'll be able to cope without his computer,
but I'm thinking not.
fact, I'm believing all the spoilers when
they say Ryan Shoulders is a very early-booted
lazy-ass. Ah well...
computer geek power!