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Big Brother and online Hunger games.

A Race to Black Experience

1stJul 9, 2011 by Emmaleigh
imageFirst I want to say thank you for all the nice messages and positive feeedback I am receiving about the race!
So the account “Emmaleigh” was a little bored with the site and busy with real life. I barely logged on but I was told of this “Jubbzy black race thing” which really interested me! It sounded like a challenge that I was definitely up for. Often, people give me shit for doing well due to my “status” and “popularity” which I have always felt was not the case. I work hard in all games I play and usually do not join with premades. I felt this race would allow me to prove just that.

Jubbzys blogs stated who was in the race and gave karma updates which I hated, haha.  I tried to fly under the radar so there was not a target on my back.  Within the first week, some racers stated who they were and quickly joined numerous games but I thought the slow and steady pace would work best (as did Aduro). So, for the first week I had 0 karma when others already had 15. I figured for all the racers who stated who they were would shortly become a target because they were known racers and it appears that is what happened.  The early front runners fell behind. It was only 3 days ago where everyone started to think Ahava was Emmaleigh. My skype and my tengaged inbox were bombarded! I tried to deny it or ignore it but if you had an inclination it was maybe obvious.  Luckily I had Hack trying to be me which took some attention off of Ahava!

Anyway, being a newer member is hard! Most people dismiss you, do not pay attention to you, take advantage of you, skip your blogs (when you really need t’s) etc. If you want to be a newer successful member, you have to fight hard which I do not think most “newbs” would do. They would most likely get fed up and leave. In rookies, people would take advantage of you and there is almost no hope in doing well because usually it is a battle of 2 premades.  Obviously with me knowing what a premade is, I knew how to “try” to deal with it but real new players would not.  You try to get in with both sides, so as each one gets hoh you’re safe regardless as they knock each other out.  I have such respect for newer rookie players, and guys please try to take at least 1 “newb” to final 4 :) It will instill their hope in the game and probably make them very happy. It would probably also help the tengaged community grow even more so! Also plus and comment on their blogs please!

Beside the negative aspect of being a newb, there are some individuals who are AMAZING! Most notable nicest “vet” to Ahava was Schmooboy! Emmaleigh didn’t really know Schmooboy but she has seen him around. He was so helpful. He helped out Ahava so much and consoled her when she was pissed about getting out of her first rookies game. He educated her on premades and was more than happy to help her out. I started getting to know him and it crossed my mind if I would wind up hurting him at the end. I did not want him to think I lied to him or deceived him happen because I have gained so much respect for him and genuinely enjoyed his company. Luckily he was not and he is still amazing! Ianfritz was also such a sweetheart to Ahava. He tried helping her out and was such a positive personality! Emmaleigh is friends with Ian but never saw that helpful, sweet side to him haha.  Other notables that went out of their way to Ahava were Candaceglam, realityfreek, Tymu888, straspytlicek, shayybayy and bb5lover.

There was a game where I knew if I had said I was Emmaleigh I would not have been evicted, but to me that was not the point of this challenge/race.  I wanted to depend on my brain and strategy. In this game I knew if I told King Mac who I was I would have been safe but I did not resort to that. Also Zmilner who took advantage of Ahava the newb also looks up and likes Emmaleigh but he evicted me and lied to me.  Another player who loves Emmaleigh and was rude to Ahava was Johneh. After finding out he was in 2 alliances, we evicted him he said to Ahava,
[7/7/2011 1:46:29 PM] Johneh: you're a fucking nobody!
I know he would never say that to Emmaleigh. This just reinforces that people think newbs are less intelligent and less significant than them but you no idea people’s backgrounds.  For all they knew I could have been a rocket scientist or a celebrity behind my avatar. Do not disrespect players if you have nothing to base your judgment on.  If I did something dumb or rude in the past maybe that comment would have been warranted but I never displayed dumb behavior or met him and I certainly may be somebody. Everybody is somebody. 

One of Ahava’s favorite and hardest games was a game she joined against a 7 man premade  Akomes was the leader and was after Ahava but she won the first POV and decided to stall due to her -4s.  Anyway I finally decided to use it and wound up getting HOH! This led to Akomes being nommed and being evicted 7-1 even with his premade present. He got himself banned after that display of embarrassment. Some of us in that game than reorganized and made a new alliance.  My favorite part of that game is when Akomes told Ahava to get a life (while she was stalling) and then stated by Akomes 0 min ago
sorry sean, but i refused to go out with friends tonight to stay home and play a couple of games...and now i am at home and i have nothing to do
Akomes was another one that liked Emmaleigh and rude to Ahava.

I found it ironic that I became friends with people that Emmaleigh was not friends with (ie NexusCain) and actually did not get along with people that Emmaleigh does like (ie PinkKitten). It was so refreshing getting a new look at the site. I am sad this is over.  It was such a positive experience for me, proving that you don’t need status to do well.

I want to thank Jubbzy for organzing this, it was a BRILLIANT idea. I apologize to anyone if they felt deceived if I lied about my identity. I know I have so much more to say about this experience and I feel like I am leaving so much out! Also if you have any questions for me/ahava about this experience feel free to ask and I will blog/vlog answers.

*totally understand if you do not read this, it is damn long*


Sent by Jubbzy,Jul 9, 2011
Sent by RockBaby357,Jul 9, 2011
YES I WAS FIRST. Now to read it
Sent by Jubbzy,Jul 9, 2011
Love you emm <3
Sent by Nikutoku,Jul 9, 2011
ily =]
Sent by Chemicalali,Jul 9, 2011
loves it<3
Sent by dansterdan,Jul 9, 2011
Sent by kimmal8,Jul 9, 2011
Sent by disneygeek,Jul 9, 2011
Congratulations Emily ^_^.
Sent by annecutie,Jul 9, 2011
I would've treated you like the queen of tengaged that you are
Sent by andychuck08,Jul 9, 2011
Grats Emily i'm sure you as well as many other people are proud and happy.
Sent by lonlee,Jul 9, 2011
ily :) Told u ud win!
Sent by DiNoM,Jul 9, 2011
looooooool read half of it +15
Sent by davidfisher,Jul 9, 2011
lol yay! :D
Sent by Rubiks,Jul 9, 2011
Great read!
Sent by Jubbzy,Jul 9, 2011
Read the whole thing, so interesting and glad you had fun<3
Sent by TT_Fan,Jul 9, 2011
read it all :)
Sent by sjsoccer88,Jul 9, 2011
read it :D
Sent by DiNoM,Jul 9, 2011

Great job

this just reiterates how good of a player you are  :)
Sent by Viola,Jul 9, 2011
lol +9
Sent by Piddu,Jul 9, 2011
+12 Great job darling.

I kinda thought it was you after Chemical blogged :l
Sent by _maffew,Jul 9, 2011
Read it all, you are seriously the best player in history and one of the nicest <3
Sent by khart92,Jul 9, 2011
Congratulations Emily, I'm so glad got the oppertunity to meet you and befriend you! You are truly an amazing person! :D
Sent by schmooboy,Jul 9, 2011
i read the whole thing, i dont read long blogs often
Sent by tenj246,Jul 9, 2011
Congrats Emily<333
Sent by awesome2210,Jul 9, 2011
I still can't believe you're emmaleigh! You were SOOO sweet, and I've never really talked to you to know that you were that sweet and kind before. I'm honestly shocked TBH. You were so sweet to me in the game we were in with the Blazing Aces and we made final 2! <33

Definately talk to me on Emmaleigh, now that I know you I absolutely love you LOL.
Sent by ShayyBayy,Jul 9, 2011
I read it all :O
Sent by ken_the_fish_74,Jul 9, 2011
+10 Congrats, you did an amazing job! I found this to be a very intresting read, I will definitely be more aware of how I treat newbies.
Sent by turney1805,Jul 9, 2011
Loves my shoutout - this is so true of me though!
This just proves how veterans on this site just mistreat and overlook lover levels. I do regret making that comment, (especially now emily has ignored my multiple mails), but it does say a lot about me and I'm happy that she flagged this up!
I hope this also sends a message out to other players as well.
Congrats Emily!
Sent by Johneh,Jul 9, 2011
good read
Sent by Shameless,Jul 9, 2011
loved doing the race with you boo. :*
Sent by rdesch1,Jul 9, 2011
Sent by Noontar,Jul 9, 2011
read it and plussed it! I think it was a good learning experience. Sounds like you deserved the win!!
Sent by jinxed18,Jul 9, 2011
Congrats!!! You did GREAT!
Sent by etaco75,Jul 9, 2011
Sent by snels66,Jul 9, 2011
You got me gurl! You're super nice!
Sent by realityfreek,Jul 9, 2011
oh and I read it. This blog is the best and most meaningful I've seen in a while. You deserved it.
Sent by andychuck08,Jul 9, 2011
Read it all! Congratz and ily <3
Sent by tymu888,Jul 9, 2011
Awesome vlog :). I totally agree. Being comforting and welcoming to lower levels, especially in rookies, is crucial to helping them enjoy the site and I try to go out of my way to do that. Hope this makes a difference and great job :)
Sent by titan24maniac,Jul 9, 2011
Ugh this is so good.
Sent by Nunley,Jul 9, 2011

Sent by imxrated93,Jul 9, 2011
i got to play with emmaleigh for the first time when on ahava and she was amazing <3
Sent by Survivor8,Jul 9, 2011
This is just amazing.. Congrats!
Sent by SexyBanana,Jul 9, 2011
marry me please
Sent by SagarGenesis,Jul 9, 2011
Emily! :) im so glad you won.. i read your blog.
Congrats! <3
Sent by steviecamille,Jul 9, 2011
Great job Emmaleigh.

Too bad we never crossed paths...and you gave me a few ideas for my tengaged Council reign :)
Sent by tinabeena,Jul 9, 2011
teehee i got to be in one of your games! =D
Sent by FlameonX,Jul 9, 2011
good job!!
Sent by DanieleD,Jul 9, 2011
i read it all haha not easy being a noob is it lmao
Sent by faygo,Jul 9, 2011
Read everything, it looks like you had fun. It makes me want to do RTB2 so bad ^_^ I probably will, if I'm not in Survivor.
Sent by WillyEx,Jul 9, 2011
Willy, I would predict you would win.
Sent by Emmaleigh,Jul 9, 2011
Lmfao Emmaleigh, you did a great job!
Sent by iGoddess,Jul 9, 2011
congrats emmaleigh. i think this blog should be linked at the top and occasionally send to certain people as a reminder!!
Sent by bibbles,Jul 9, 2011
This is so true! Good job. :] ++
Sent by TomC20,Jul 9, 2011
Awww I loved reading this! Loves my shout out :D
It's so interesting how your noob experience was so different, I think you did a great thing pretending to just be a noob :) I loved Ahava so I'm thinking I'll probably love Emmaleigh too <33
Sent by candaceglam,Jul 9, 2011
i knew who u were from the first game we played together but it was definitely an experience. I did it to get myself interested in the site again but it didnt work really :/ Anyways grats on the win
Sent by SpecialAgentOso,Jul 9, 2011
gj <3

next time I maybe wont give up that easily :P
Sent by joe1110,Jul 9, 2011
and here I thought Hack was you the whole time......
Sent by JustMe,Jul 9, 2011
I hope your not mad at me
i loev you
i found out and tryied ot message you but u denied t\i
Sent by zmilner91827,Jul 9, 2011
Great read, Emily! It was so tough being a newb again, I dropped out of the race. This was a fantastic blog you wrote and so very true!
Sent by Keyston,Jul 9, 2011
Wow its you :O
Sent by capguy1,Jul 9, 2011
Very interesting to read. Congrats on the victory girl! +11
Sent by Chris99x,Jul 9, 2011
Too bad we never crossed paths...and you gave me a few ideas for my tengaged Council reign :)Sent by tinabeena,Jul 9, 2011

it's not a fucking reign, it's a one month trial
Sent by Shameless,Jul 9, 2011
Just read the whole blog, what a amazing in site from a HOF player to a player everyone thought of as `new`, I think there was a more meaningful experience besides getting black, and i think you found it. Congrats on the win, u definitely deserve it :)
Sent by seana86,Jul 9, 2011
good stuff :D
Sent by MannyJo,Jul 9, 2011
Congrats read it all:)
Sent by prince_Eric,Jul 9, 2011
I read the whole thing, it was really well written.
I wish I had played a game with you. :)
Sent by bombshellben,Jul 9, 2011
Great Blog! Well thought out!
Sent by pink03angel,Jul 9, 2011
Sent by tadds,Jul 9, 2011
thank you for writing this! it's nice that someone of influence on the site got some perspective from the "newb" point of view :) +++
Sent by Jujubee,Jul 9, 2011
I read the whole thing. Congrats on winning RTB Emily <3
Sent by amartin,Jul 9, 2011
Grats on winning, and greattt blooog!
Sent by PrincessTeePee,Jul 9, 2011
I adore this blog <3 You rocked it QUEEN <3
The truth is that some people are only nice to higher levels because they think their is a gain to that. Others however are genuinely nice and helpful. I can't say I could of did what you did because I know I would fail <3

Sent by AlbieSweetheart,Jul 9, 2011
A great blog and congratulations!
Sent by trishytrash,Jul 9, 2011
I am still the Prince of Tengaged because you clearly are the Queen - proved yet again right here lol

Natalie was so nice though, so I'm gonna start calling you that in person now.
Sent by Alegeeter,Jul 9, 2011
I read it all!
wow, you are just.. amazing =]!
PS: i love candaceglam too <3
Sent by xXandytraicyXx,Jul 9, 2011
I read it all :P

Good job <33333
Sent by Ireland,Jul 9, 2011
Noice ;)
Sent by Banjo,Jul 9, 2011
You are truly an amazing player and person :D
Congrats for everything u have accomplished
Sent by Pepper,Jul 9, 2011
What is your honest opinion of me? xDD

And also: Did it bring back memories when you became white level again?
Sent by Jillx,Jul 9, 2011
this was a neat read! congrats again
Sent by LuluPi,Jul 9, 2011
Read it all!
Grats girl <33
Sent by vockle9,Jul 9, 2011
Grats Emily. I knew it was you. They way you played, the way you didn't take any shit, it all screamed Emily from the get go. Congrats on winning!!
Sent by Sass21,Jul 9, 2011
UM BITCH WHERES MY SHOUT OUT... jk i love you congrats
Sent by sokerdude7,Jul 9, 2011
Amazin read =)
Sent by owee13,Jul 9, 2011
Sent by owee13,Jul 9, 2011
haha awww
Sent by GA097,Jul 9, 2011
I read this whole blog, and as I've had 3 accounts where I've tried to get away with being a newbie, I know what you mean. Especially here, I used to know if I told people I was pinacolada I'd be safe, but yeah I tried to hide it.
:) I respect you sososososo much.
Sent by Teddybear,Jul 9, 2011
Awesome job!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This was heck of an amazing blog to read, wow! :)

Grats! xD
Sent by rock_on88,Jul 9, 2011
This was a great blog :)
Sent by cheznahuf,Jul 9, 2011
Congrats!!  It's really nice to see the experience from your perspective.
Sent by realitynerd,Jul 10, 2011
I read it all, i love you!!!!
Sent by Hachi,Jul 10, 2011
Wow this blog just single handing changed Tengaged people are plussing and reading my blogs now
Sent by Verihaze,Jul 10, 2011

plus plz
Sent by xFlamingPenguinx,Jul 10, 2011
Congrats! Nice blog ^^
Sent by bayonetta,Jul 10, 2011
great job Emmaleigh! Loves this blog <3
Sent by Jenika,Jul 10, 2011
i read and i really enjoyed it. you are completely right about people taking advantage of noobs. its very disheartening for them and i think we have all been in their place. thats why i take such a stand against premades.
Sent by heyitsmaggee,Jul 10, 2011
I am a bit late, but I LOVE this blog! Amazing!

Congrats, Emmaleigh. I have never met you, either as Emmaleigh or as Ahava, but you seem like an amazing person!
Sent by MikeyCro,Jul 11, 2011
wow this is great insight :)
Sent by blobberhead,Jul 18, 2011
This is the 2'nd pitstop on a race around Tengaged. Today you have visited into the lives of different TV stars and saw some amazing achievements! From BlueStars Survivor merges, to BbDamians stars win, to Megans Rookies astoninshments, finally to EmmaLeighs most recent Race to Black accomplishment.

Post your name and your partners name below. The last 2 teams to do so will be put up for elimination.
Sent by TheBookThief,Jul 20, 2011
Sent by saxonmath,Jul 22, 2011
Congratulations, you are the first to arrive. :P
Sent by TheBookThief,Jul 22, 2011
:D hobo will be happy to hear
Sent by saxonmath,Jul 22, 2011
Sent by Loganz,Jul 22, 2011
Sent by Loganz,Jul 22, 2011
Congrats, you are the second team to arrive. ;)
Sent by TheBookThief,Jul 22, 2011
Sent by saxonmath,Jul 22, 2011
Sent by Loganz,Jul 22, 2011
that survivor clue was hard :P
Sent by saxonmath,Jul 22, 2011
Sent by 12345,Jul 22, 2011
12345 and aiwfwyattroh, you are the 3rd team to arrive.
Sent by TheBookThief,Jul 22, 2011
Sent by 12345,Jul 22, 2011
Psh 2nd place AGAIN
I gotta get 1st place :/
Sent by Loganz,Jul 22, 2011
3rd to 1st ;)

INB4 team logan and jason gets a constant pace of 2nd,
Sent by saxonmath,Jul 22, 2011
More like Team Logan.
Sent by Loganz,Jul 22, 2011
123npb and I have arrived
Sent by Boots22,Jul 22, 2011
yeah 12345 you rock!
Sent by aiwfwyattroh,Jul 22, 2011
123npb123 and Boots, you are the 4th team to arrive.
Sent by TheBookThief,Jul 22, 2011
I and boots have arrived
Sent by 123npb123,Jul 22, 2011
yes thanx aiw
Sent by 12345,Jul 22, 2011
blobberhead and Carlito have arrived!
Sent by blobberhead,Jul 22, 2011
o well gj 123npb123 <3 we didn't get last lol
Sent by Boots22,Jul 22, 2011
Lol yes
Sent by 123npb123,Jul 22, 2011
well 4th is better than last <3
Sent by Boots22,Jul 22, 2011
blobberhead and Carlito, you are the 5th team to arrive.
Sent by TheBookThief,Jul 22, 2011
OMG!!!!!! 5th TEAM!!?!?!?!? I thoguth we were last we started so late XDDDD
Sent by blobberhead,Jul 22, 2011
Yeah, people arent doing well with the survivor merges clue LOL
Sent by TheBookThief,Jul 22, 2011
lol i got it =P
Sent by 123npb123,Jul 22, 2011
I was just clicking random people <3
Then I thought of BlueDust..
Then I saw BlueStar, then.. :P
Sent by Loganz,Jul 22, 2011
lol i just click on ppl in the HOF until I found the right Karma
Sent by blobberhead,Jul 22, 2011
The Book Theif, im here!
Sent by lassidoggy,Jul 22, 2011
LAssidoggy and Bluedust, you are the 6th team to arrive.
Sent by TheBookThief,Jul 22, 2011
Sent by lassidoggy,Jul 22, 2011
Yeah, you're safe. People really arent good @ this lmao
Sent by TheBookThief,Jul 22, 2011
Wow, the merges were hard. I had to guess
Sent by lassidoggy,Jul 22, 2011
OK, Acftw and chance!!!
Sent by acftw,Jul 22, 2011
Acftw and chancepryor, WOW! You guys cut it cloooose! You are the 7th team to arrive, and the last ones to be safe from elimination.
Sent by TheBookThief,Jul 22, 2011
Sent by acftw,Jul 22, 2011
i thought the 9th and 10th team go up in polls
Sent by 123npb123,Jul 22, 2011
Sent by TheGreat,Jul 22, 2011
We already had an elimination. We're down to 9 teams. So the 8th and 9th team go into polls.
Sent by TheBookThief,Jul 22, 2011
TheGreat and Cata
Sent by TheGreat,Jul 22, 2011
TheGreat and cata... you are the 8'th team to arrive. Im sorry but you will be put in to an elimination poll for being one of the last 2 teams to arrive.
Sent by TheBookThief,Jul 22, 2011
Sent by 123npb123,Jul 22, 2011
Well at least we aren't last lol
Sent by TheGreat,Jul 22, 2011
lol who is last tho
Sent by 123npb123,Jul 22, 2011
The last team is Jordonk and Jjtitan. None of them even attempted to start the leg tonight. You 2 are up for elimination. Good luck.
Sent by TheBookThief,Jul 22, 2011
Really? Why aren't they auto eliminated?
Sent by TheGreat,Jul 22, 2011
Because its the rules... Im sure everyone will vote them out anyway. I mean, everyone voted the inactive out yesterday.
Sent by TheBookThief,Jul 22, 2011
don't enter the next one
Sent by rdude_1,Sep 12, 2011
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