You are the man!
some more observations:
When you talk about being an anxious wreck in the house, this is why I have always said as much as I love watching these shows I could never actually go on (not that I even remotely expect I would even have a chance). But I think it would just do your head in. I'd be suspicious of anyone talking about anything, always thinking it was about me. I've heard people say on this format and on Survivor that if people aren't talking to you, that it is a bad sign. I could NOT handle that, I would be like the annoying needy friend constantly looking for reassurance from everyone. I seriously don't think it would be good for your mental health, let alone dealing with the online onslaught afterwards! props to you!
Sleeping in a cupboard cradling in the foetal position crying into your crotch, with your tears wetting your balls OH MY GOSH I laughed so much at that! you're a wordsmith hahahaha.
The deal falling out with Dave is so fascinating, and I think that would have made great TV, frustrating that we didn't get to see it in fullness.
Glad I was able to be a voice in the crowd FOR you Taras. It was bleedingly obvious almost everyone wanted Reggie to win. I had a few conversations with people lining up outside and then again sitting in the pavilion about you. Most people would finally agree with me that you had played the best game (or maybe they were just trying to shut the big, loud mouthed man up) haha, but they still wanted
a Reggie win.
You have an interesting take on 'flying under the radar.' Yes, the best gameplay would be to be playing a big game but to remain target free, literally FLYING under the radar. As opposed to just coasting along not doing anything to play the game but also being inoffensive enough not to be a target.
You did say something along the lines of being better to the camera (in the DR etc.) and I think maybe this is the only thing you could have done differently to improve your shot at winning (not against Reggie). That's the charm that Tim has and David from Survivor has. Maybe being a better show "commentator" ingratiates yourself with production more? In saying all that there were plenty of diary room moments with you that we loved. That's where Daddy T came from wasn't it? I also remember early on when you had a good relationship with Estelle and you said something along the lines of "I am her people and she is my people." Maybe what Tim and David do better is commentate on other people, or other game moves as well as describing their own big moves in a way that endears them to the audience.
All that to say, I love that you were authentically yourself and even with what we did get to see, I loved watching you!
Ohhh I have to go back and listen to the way he said it, also is @Isee
pronounced like he did (Izzie) or is it "eye see"??