What a floater

Crystal that grow in cavities in lava or cooling pegmatites (the late stages of a cooling granite) are usually attached to the wall on which they precipitated. Removing them without damage from the mother rock is always a delicate operation, so miners are always happy when they find a pocket (usually clay filled) with unattached crystals inside that can just be taken and washed without elaborate preparation (and far too often discrete repair, which should be declared down the sale chain). Such crystals are known as floaters, and are often doubly terminated like this stunning 6.2 x 3.3 x 2.6 cm aquamarine sceptre crystal from the Gilgit region of Pakistan.


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I’ve seen the term “floater” brought up in the tag lately by multiple people, and I don’t think everyone knows what it means.

A floater isn’t someone who does nothing and let’s the rest of the house ignore them. A floater is someone who floats to where the power is each week. A floater is someone who positions oneself so that no matter who wins HoH, they will not be targeted. They have to have relationships on all sides of the house and be able to weave between multiple alliances.

The floater strategy is difficult to pull off, but some of the best players (Jun, Alison, James Rhine, Shelly, and Drew) have employed a variation of the floater strategy and gotten very far. Even though it’s gotten disrespected by mainstream big brother since bb12, that doesn’t make it any less of an effective strategy. It’s based off of the basic element of big brother as a social game, and that’s why it can be very dangerous and can get people who can pull it off close to the end.

‘the script’ lyric starters
  • “I’m not broke, i’m just a broken hearted man.” 
  • “I know it makes no sense, what else can I do? How can I move on, when i’m still in love with you?”
  • “There’s someone i’m waiting for, if it’s a day, a month, a year.” 
  • “I’m not moving.” 
  • “People talk about the guy, who’s waiting on a girl.” 
  • “Maybe i’ll get famous as the man who can’t be moved.” 
  • “Maybe you won’t mean too but you’ll see me on the news and you’ll come running to the corner ‘cause you know it’s just for you.”
  • “I’m the man who can’t be moved.” 
  • “Going back to the corner where I first saw you, gonna camp in my sleeping bag. I’m not gonna move.” 
  • “I’m still alive but i’m barely breathing.”
  • “Just praying to a god that I don’t believe in.”
  • “’cause when a heart breaks, it don’t breakeven.”
  • “I’m wide awake, she’s no trouble sleeping.” 
  • “I’m falling to pieces.”
  • “They say bad things happen for a reason but no wise words gon’ stop the bleeding.”
  • “She’s moved on while i’m still grieving.” 
  • “What am I gonna do when the best part of me was always you?”
  • “What am I supposed to say when i’m all choked up and you’re okay?”
  • “Oh, you got his heart and my heart and none of the pain.”
  • “You took your suitcase, I took the blame.” 
  • “I’m tryna make sense of what little remains.”
  • “You left me with no love and no love to my name.”
  • “Breaking up comes at a cost.” 
  • “Either way i’m gonna lose. Can’t take the ache from the heartbreak.”
  • “Where’s the ‘good’ in goodbye?”
  • “Where’s the ‘nice’ in nice try?”
  • “Where’s the ‘us’ in trust gone?”
  • “Now i’m the ‘lone’ in lonely, ‘cause I don’t own you only.”
  • “There’s an art in breaking hearts.”
  • “And when I see you in the street, I pray to god you don’t see the silent ‘hell’ in ‘I wish you well.’” 
  • “You’re doing all these things out of desperation.” 
  • “Fake a smile, yeah, lie and say that ‘i’m better now than ever,’ and your life’s okay.”
  • “You’re going through six degree’s of separation.”
  • “First, you think the worst is a broken heart.”
  • “And the third, is when your world splits down the middle.”
  • “And fourth, you’re gonna think that you fixed yourself.”
  • “Fifth, you see them out with someone else.”
  • “And the sixth, is when you admit that you may have fucked up a little.” 
  • “Tarot cards, gems and stones. Believing all that sit is gonna heal your soul, well it’s not.”
  • “There’s no starting over. Without finding closure.”
  • “You’d take them back, no hesitation.”
  • “There ain’t no help, it’s every man for himself.”
  • “She’s all laid up in bed with a broken heart.”
  • “I’m drinking jack all alone in my local bar.”
  • “Trying to make it work but man these times are hard.”
  • “She needs me now but I can’t seem to find the time.”
  • “And we don’t know how, how we got into this mess. Is it god’s test?”
  • “We’re gonna start by drinking old cheap bottles of wine, shit/sit talking up all night. Saying things we haven’t for a while.”
  • “We’re smiling but we’re close to tears.” 
  • “We just now got the feeling that we’re meeting for the first time.”
  • “Don’t give up on me baby.”
  • “Am I better off dead?” 
  • “Am I better off a quitter?”
  • “As they take me to my local down the street, i’m smiling but i’m dying trying not to drag my feet.”
  • “They say a few drinks will help me to forget her.”
  • “They all think i’m crazy but to me it’s perfect sense.”
  • “And my mates are all there trying to calm me down ‘cause i’m shouting your name all over town.”
  • “And I know that i’m drunk but i’ll say the words and she’ll listen time even though they’re slurred.”
  • “I’m still in love”
  • “but all I heard was nothing.” 
  • “I know if we’re face to face, then she’ll come to her senses.”
  • “Every drunk step I take leads me to her door.”
  • “If she sees how much i’m hurting, she’ll take me back for sure.”
  • “I got nothing.”
  • “They say i’m better off now than I ever was with her.”