Welcome everybody to my new home for Big Brother!
Some of you know my name and some of you don't. I previously wrote about Big Brother over at the Silly Hamsters blog for Real Networks from BB6 to BB11. I enjoyed every one of the six seasons I blogged there and will miss that place. However, I am extremely excited about blogging here at Big Brother Gossip. Let me give you a little background on myself.
My screen name, HamsterDame, was a little bit of a different take on a screen name I was using (and still use) on a certain Big Brother message board. Like many others, I think of the houseguests as hamsters in a cage. They're doing only what they can do in a confined space but are ultimately at the hands of their master and they're there for our amusement. I'm a female (and still thirty-something!) so there, you have how I got my name. In real life I'm named Lori, but most call me just HD online.
I've been watching Big Brother since the very beginning. I've never missed a show (except for that whole Hurricane Rita situation but I went back and watched what I missed) and have had the feeds every single season. Like many of you, I just can't resist watching these people every year. It's an addicting thing to be given access to following the moves of utter strangers without being watched back. We judge them, we criticize them, we cheer them, we criticize them again, and then we just wonder about them.
Who is really being themself in the house and who is faking it? Are they playing a game or are they letting the chips fall where they may? Are they there for personal achievement or financial gain? Are they there as a fan or as a contestant? As any long-time fan knows, it's really a mix of everything above. We scrutinize their movements, their facial expressions, their lies, their truths, their brains, and their hearts.
So yeah, I love Big Brother. I know you do as well or you wouldn't be here.
I'm really excited to be blogging here on Big Brother Gossip this season. I've known Indymike (who runs this site) for many years now and he's a great guy. You don't have to worry about censoring your opinions (which is a HUGE reason why I'm happy to be here) so don't be afraid to tell everybody what you think. Just remember to still have some respect for what your fellow viewers feel and think. In the end, we all only want the same thing - an exciting and entertaining season of Big Brother!
Drop a note in the comments for me, Indymike, Scott (another name you'll see very often on here), and the many others who write on Big Brother Gossip. Let's wish for a fun and exciting season of Big Brother! Please follow me on Twitter! And thanks to everybody who's read my writing from BB6 until now. I love you all!