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Idol Minor - Playground - Week 4 - Day 7

The final Idol Minor poll closes tonight - so make sure to get your votes in! http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/859102.html


One of the things that has been hanging over me during this process has been that Nathalie should have been here with Siggy.

The fact that she isn't, that continues to be that unexpected knife that stabs from behind a blind corner.

There are definitely other people who "should be here" as well - one of them being my own damn fault that they aren't. But at least with those sorts of things, there are reasons. Perhaps relationships that one day will be repaired.

With Nathalie?

There's no way to change that.

She was so excited about this, and thought Siggy was going to love it. I considered reaching out to the family to see if I could get her to play, but I figured that was something left for another time.

I don't say this enough - most of the time I'm busy kicking you like hippies you are/how you "deserve to be treated".... but to take a serious moment here, I truly appreciate everyone who comes out and participates in Idol. The "regular Idol", a "special mini season", "Idol Minor" - you take the time and effort to be involved in something that means a great deal to me, which means *you* mean a great deal to me.

Thank you.

Now get off lawn!! :)

Vote - Idol Minor - Week 4

A few words from clauderainsrm:

We’re having a party, and you’re invited!

Idol Minor’s very first season is coming to a close - and there is one thing that is certain, the future of imagination is in very good hands!

So join us one last time to read the entries, comment on them and vote for all of your favorites!

No eliminations. No twists. Just good stories told by some really talented kids!

The poll will close Thursday, June 11th at 9pm EST


Poll #2013460 Idol Minor; Season 1, Week 4
This poll is closed.

The Ballot:

The topic is "Party" and the deadline is today: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/858311.html for those in the Idol Minor and for the Home Game it's http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/858517.html

It's our final topic, and our final week of Idol Minor.

We're not quite at the "let's assess stage", but of course I've been doing that the entire time! ;)

It's only the first time we've done this sort of thing after all, and I think if we did it again, that the ground has been set to get more kids involved.

I definitely think a teen version would go over pretty well. One of the drawbacks of a season with minors is that they really can't interact with each other online as much! Teens definitely could.

But that said - let's hear from YOU, the people who have been following Idol Minor. What would you like to see for a "season 2"? Heck, would you like to see a "Season 2" at all, or was this enough of the experiment for you?

Not saying right away, but somewhere down the line.


How was your weekend? Mine was spent in Lowes and Home Depot. Hopefully this is the last weekend of that for awhile. Actually, we are going on vacation next week, so it's going to have to be! :)

The new tile should be in the bathrooms soon with the vanities put into place. It's not "my project" but I certainly am going to benefit from it! :) (and have been involved with picking things out) I'm sure the end result is going to be worth all the headaches. It will be nice to have two working bathrooms again!


I have a job interview on Wednesday. Not sure how I feel about it. But hey, it's a job. :)

Right now, I think that it *may* be "not Idol friendly", but if I can figure out the wifi on the long bus rides situation (may take up to 3 hours each way!) then it could work out to being pro-Idol, especially if I have access on lunch breaks and from my phone.

The job situation, of course, is what is going to determine when I can start the next "real" mini-season. Not sure how many people out there are ready for it though, heck, I'm still trying to figure out the graphics situation for it! :)

Idol Minor - Home Game - Week 4

It's your last chance to get in on the Idol Minor action!

The topic is "Party" and I hope you will join in on this particular one!

Just link your entries here.

Idol Minor - Final Topic - Week 4

All good things must come to an end - and so it is with our first season of Idol Minor!

But we have one last topic - and I hope that everyone has some fun with it:


You have until Monday, June 8th at 8pm EDT to link your entries back to this thread.

Have fun!
Now I know how it feels to be one of the "Idol wannabes". This is the amount of traffic they tend to have! :)

I've got to say, it does end up getting to you.

The one good thing is that I also know that this is a really special event, and I hope that those of you who are taking the time to be here have been enjoying it.

I know that I've probably smiled more at the entries than I have in awhile. :D

http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/857803.html is where the main entries, from the kids are and the Home Game is happening at http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/857237.html

For those counting at home - the current entry count is 19,979! Which means only 21 more entries until we hit 20,000!!


How has this week been treating you? Anyone else following the Stanley Cup playoffs? It's pretty big in our house. Mostly because the Lightning are playing for the Cup!

Is anyone out there excited for a mini-season in a few months?

Vote - Idol Minor - Week 3

A few words from clauderainsrm:

It’s the penultimate week of Idol Minor!

That means it’s the next to last time you will have to read these awesome young writers!

So make sure to give them plenty of love!

Read what they have to say about “Vacation”s and leave them some encouraging feedback and comments!

Vote for your favorite entries! No one is being eliminated, so feel free to vote for all the ones you have enjoyed! (and you will most likely be enjoying them all!)

The poll closes Thursday June 4th at 9pm EDT


Poll #2012753 Idol Minor; Season 1, Week 3
This poll is closed.

The Ballot:

On the home front, we are starting "exam week", which means that I have been spending a lot of time going over the "History of the Ancient World" as well as the first part of American History.

Fortunately, that's "my thing". I'm an absolute disaster when it comes to math. But there are other people around for that. Maybe they can tutor *me*! :D

Also, I have found that the internet has most of the study guides/books for review. Which is great, because the days of everyone having a book to take home seem to have gone away.

What is YOUR subject? The one where you can provide the most help to a young student? Which subjects are you absolutely dreading being asked about?


The topic entries are due this evening: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/856970.html

Celena actually had hers done this weekend, I just have to make sure it gets up! :D

The adults seem to be posting their entries just fine though, so make sure to check those out! http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/857237.html

Idol Minor - Home Game - Week 3

Too old to play in Idol Minor, but have something for the topic "Vacation"?

Don't despair!

Just post it here in the Home Game!


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