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Green Room - Week 24 - Day 8

There are some questions that have come up, so I'll go ahead and answer them in a Green Room.

There is also a poll: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/1032526.html


"Is it possible for the Jury NOT to award immunity?"

Yes. It's possible. It's only happened once though, with an in unbreakable tie (more than 2 rounds of not being able to break a tie) or a majority of the jurors submitting a "No Immunity" ballot)

"what is the Legacy Advantage?"

It's a advantage that gets passed down when someone is eliminated, to be used at a certain point in the game. You know it was passed down at least once. But not who has it. The person leaving gives it to someone before they leave.

"How do you get to be so awesome?"

It just comes naturally.

Anything else you want to know?

Vote - Week 24

A few words from clauderainsrm:

The curtain rises on another poll, and falls on another contestant as encrefloue drops. This one is particularly difficult because he was someone who spent quite a bit of his time pushing the boundaries and making some delightful music. I say “delightful’ because *I* was delighted by it! :)

Thank you for coming out this season and for doing things your own way. You definitely had a huge impact on this season and I’m really glad that you will be on the Jury helping to shape the remaining weeks.

As for the rest of you. There are 2 topics, so, of course, there are 2 polls.

I say “of course” knowing that every time something is expected, it gets turned on its head, so if you were expecting a twist - the lack of a twist is the twist.

2 polls and we are losing 1 from each of them.

The one with the fewest votes in each poll will be leaving us. The first poll will have it’s eliminations first, followed by the second. (just giving you the order, in case the bottom ends up being the same contestant in each - and someone almost always asks that question).

The Spirit Byes came into effect this week, and of course the Jury is going to save someone. Which should make things even more interesting. (and of course, the Legacy Advantage is still out there, keeping everyone on their toes!)

The polls will close on Friday, July 21st at 9pm EDT.

Good luck to everyone!

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Green Room - Week 24 - Day 7

It's deadline day! http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/1030779.html and I still see a lot of names that need to show up!

So hopefully they will.

Who doesn't want the fun of me putting together a poll while on hydrocodone??? It's fun!


Game of Thrones reactions? Doctor Who reactions?

Reactions to the Doctor being killed on last night's Game of Thrones and regenerating into a White Walker? First White Walker Doctor!!

Green Room - Week 24- Weekend Edition

Congratulations to the NEW DOCTOR!

I'm pretty excited about this.

Celena isn't. Because she was hoping for "a young hot guy"! Which is surprising given that 14 year olds are often known for seeing the big picture and celebrating progress and gender equality! ;)


Something else to celebrate is the new topics: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/1030779.html and their Work Room: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/1030984.html

There are still quite a few entries to be posted. Especially since it's due tomorrow, and that tonight is the new episode of Game of Thrones! (Just saying, people might be preoccupied tonight!)


I've been spending most of my weekend resting on the couch, and napping whenever I could get in a little sleep. Last night was the first time I didn't wake up after 4 hours needing pain pills. (I lasted about 7 before that happened) So that's progress. How have YOU been spending your weekend?

Green Room - Week 24 - Day 3

The topic post is over at: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/1030779.html

and the Work Room to hash things out in is http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/1030984.html


An offhand comment was made, that stuck in my brain and got me thinking about how life has unfolded for me. It was a lighthearted reference to how I have "troubled teeth". Which, I do.

I messed them up.

Maybe this will be useful to someone.

You know those important life lessons you learn from your parents? Or if you don't have that luxury, you pick them up along the way?

Most of those lessons are things I never ended up getting. It's not a "I just didn't pay attention". I just never got how important they were. One of those was proper care of your teeth.

I can remember 1 trip to the dentist after the age of 5 or so. I'll be honest, I'm not sure if my Mom didn't feel like doing it or if my Step Dad was preventing her - or if maybe they just figured if I said I didn't want to go (because what kid really wants to go to the dentist?) then they wouldn't make me.

There was no "remember to brush" or anything else. I'm not saying I didn't do it. But I didn't do it as much as I should have...

During my teens to early 20s I developed a bad habit... the way some kids take to drugs, alcohol and cigarettes, I took to soda. I was definitely an addict - with none of the self-care that could have at least held it a little at bay.

Add to this the "fun fact" of something else I never learned how to do - swallow pills. So I chew them. Yes, you read that correctly. I never figured out the trick - or the tricks I tried didn't work. I've gotten better, but it's still something I struggle with.

None of these things are good for your teeth, and all of them, past a certain age, are my own fault. My Mom always gets annoyed when I say I "raised myself" but there is a lot of truth in that, and I didn't do a great job of it.

So now I suffer for it, and try to undo the damage I caused that has set in motion this game of dominos where I try to stay one step ahead. Honestly, they aren't as bad as they *could have* been. I stopped drinking soda altogether and my self care has been fairly high for awhile now. But the damage was done, and the price is being paid.

So I guess the lesson is - take care of yourselves. Even if it seems "too late" to make a difference, it can still make things a little better. That, and there is a price to actions, or inactions. Sometimes they come years later, but the pain, it catches up to you.

Green Room - Week 24 - Day 3

Good Morning,

The verdict is 1 cracked tooth and 1 chipped tooth. Both of which are causing quite a bit of pain. So - yay!

I knew that last bit (about the pain) already.

Yesterday was all about getting shots, and bloodwork and probed by the dentist. I hope you had a better day than I did!

I did get to see my niece though, so I doubt you did... because she's pretty awesome.


The new topics are up: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/1030779.html


If I hear enough demand, I'll post a Home Game thread, but otherwise just put them in the Green Rooms/Work Room.


And hi emo_snal! The plan, at the moment, is for a short kids only event following the close of this season. The next "Idol season" is going to be a special mini-season that is Idol but different in an important way, which *may* start in the Fall, and may not be here. More details on that as I figure it out.

Green Room - Week 24 - Day 1

Last night was busy, so if you missed it - here is the link recap.

We thanked the Gatekeepers: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/1030354.html

We said Goodbye: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/1030645.html

2 new topics: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/1030779.html (and yes, you have to write them both! rayaso, you didn't ask, but yes, it's 1 bye a "week", so technically speaking using 1 bye would count for both entries)

and of course a Work Room: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/1030984.html


I will be off the grid tomorrow due to a doctor's appointment, and *really hoping* that I can get in to see my dentist (need to call them this afternoon because I'm in a lot of pain...) But I will check in on my phone if people need me.


How are YOU doing?

Work Room - Week 24

The new topics are up: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/1030779.html

That's one thing that this season really hasn't had much practice at, more than 1 topic. Season 4 had 16 topics in a week and a half at the Final 4. ;)

I'm not saying we are doing that this season. But I'm also saying it just in case there's anyone who says "We can't do it in that time frame...". Ultimately, you can do anything you want to put in the time to do, it's a matter of "Do I want to write?"

I'm not saying "Write for Idol". I'm talking to the hypothetical person out there looking at this and saying "I don't have time to write anymore".

I'm looking at myself as well.

Because you have the time, it's just been filled with something else, something that is "not writing". Maybe that "not writing" is more important. But maybe there is space you *can* make for writing in your life. No matter how busy you are. A little time, every day, when you can just sit down and create!

I hope you do. Or, if you don't - that it is something you can find again.

Topic - Week 24

There are 2 topic this week.

Not "2 choices". 2 topics.

They are:

Tool box

and yes, that means you are writing 2 entries. Please make sure to indicate in the link which one is for which topic.

We are about to find out what's in YOUR tool box this week, as LJ Idol's Top 14 go at once again...

The deadline to link your entries back to this post is Monday, July 17th at 8pm EDT

Have fun!

Results - Week 23

Thank you again to our Gatekeepers: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/1030354.html

It was a difficult choice this week.

I can tell that from how close the voting ended up being.

We could have lost between 4-8 is week.

We are losing 4.

Because *1 more vote* and it tipped it into what would have been a 6-way tie! That's 1/3 of the contestants would have been in a tie...

Before I reveal who is leaving, I also want to thank our Jury! Once again, it came down to a single vote. It didn't end up "saving" anyone, but I'm also quite sure that having immunity from your peers is always a good thing when facing the Gatekeepers!

Congratulations to bleodswean!

Which means that I can't delay any more in giving out the results, who will be leaving us and crossing over to join the Jury!

It's 4 veterans. All of them have had an incredible season this year. But, eventually we are going to get down to only 1 person left standing, which means at some point we need to say goodbye to all the others.

Those leaving us this week are:


Thank you for everything that you have brought to this season to make it special! I really hope that we will continue to see you in the Green Room and posting for the Home Game!


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