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Vote - Week 9

A few words from clauderainsrm:

This time last week, I was enjoying our first meal as a married couple.

This week? This week I was trying to recover from the heart attack caused by the combination of computer problems and a bunch of nogoodniks who want me to think that no one is going to post their entries, only to swoop in at last minute en masse!

Unfortunately, not everyone made it to the starting gate, and we have some bye-outs, three veterans and a talented newbie. Goodbye to soldevenus, sonarvampress and team_jessie.

I really hope we will see you in Second Chance! http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/981280.html

As for the rest of you - what looked like it was going to be a bye-fest ended up being a lot of people fighting really hard to stay in the mix! Which I love seeing. So, thank you for that!

A total of 4 people will be leaving us from Tribe 1 this week. However, spoiler - there are *2* sacrifices in those ranks. So it’s really only a matter of keeping out of the bottom 2.

It’s going to be someone though - so make sure to read, comment and vote for your favorites!

You never know when it’s going to be your vote that is going to make the difference in the poll, or when your comment will make the difference in someone’s day.

Actually, there is something that may well see the light of day this season - something that has been on my work desk for some time mulling over when to unleash it. It’s tentatively on the schedule - it may have something to do with that. Maybe it doesn’t… and maybe I’m just mentioning it to get your heads whirling trying to figure out what might be coming for you….

Right now though, the thing that is coming for you is this poll. Which closes Sunday, Feb 26th at 7pm EST

Good luck to everyone!

Note: ellison was incorrectly marked as having byed-out. I suspect it had something to do with the timing of my computer issues. My apologies. Her entry can be found at http://ellison.livejournal.com/888948.html and obviously, since she is not in the poll, she is immune from the vote this week, but check out the entry anyway!

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Green Room - Week 9 - Day 5

The deadline to get your entries in is TONIGHT! http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/981676.html

So hopefully we are going to be seeing *a lot* more entries coming in today.

If not, then I guess we will see a lot more action happening at Second Chance: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/981280.html ;)

If there are people who know you are lagging behind and haven't posted yet, now would be an excellent time to kick them into gear!

Or just kick them in general!

Green Room - Week 9 - Day 4


Oh wait, nevermind - yes, it is. It's totally my Green Room!

We have a topic, that is due tomorrow - with *a lot* of empty space right now. So hopefully you are hard at work on your entries: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/981676.html

and the Second Chance sign-up sheet: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/981280.html


What isn't yours today?

Results - Sudden Death Write-Off - Week 8

The only thing that is making it OK for me to be saying goodbye to 2 of these people is that I can point them to the Second Chance sign-up sheet and hope they will take my advice.

For the moment though, we are saying goodbye to

aniron_iorhael and bunnika

Thank you so much for coming out this season. I've really loved reading your entries, and seriously, get yourselves over to Second Chance right now...

I don't want this to be "goodbye".

Green Room - Week 9 - Weekend Edition

There is a Write-Off happening right now: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/982377.html

So make sure to read, comment and vote for your favorites!

3 people enter. 1 person emerges victorious.


The new topic http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/981676.html and Work Room http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/981915.html are also up.

as is the Second Chance sign-up sheet: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/981280.html Make sure to spread the word about that!


What's up tap for your weekend? Mine is still being decided, but it sounds like it will involve hiking.

Vote - Sudden Death: Write-off Week 8

A few words from clauderainsrm:

My favorite part of a Write-Off is that it is a spotlight on folks who may have fallen off the radar. There’s no “I didn’t have time to read everyone”. In this case, there are literally three short entries, if you don’t have the time to read them, you probably didn’t have the time to click on the link to see this post! ;)

My least favorite part? That we will be saying goodbye to some of them.

In this particular case, there are three contestants, and only one spot left in the competition for them. Which means two of them need to go… fortunately, the sign-ups for Second Chance have started, so I hope we will see them there. I’ll admit it, I *personally* really hope that we will see them there, because these are three folks I’ve been enjoying reading this season and knowing that two of them are going is only cushioned by that hope.

Who that person is, who will be moving forward, is entirely in YOUR hands. So read the entries and vote for your favorites!

The poll closes Saturday, Feb 18th at 10pm EST

Good luck to everyone!

Poll #2063161 LJ Idol, Season 10 - Week 8 - Sudden Death Write-Off
This poll is closed.

The Ballot:


Green Room - Week 9 - Day 1

A lot is happening right now, so if anyone is friends with the Congressional Black Caucus, please let them know!

We had results from Week 8: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/981177.html
a new topic for Week 9: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/981676.html
and the Work Room: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/981915.html

Second Chance is also getting started: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/981280.html

(Hoping for at least *9* people who have never played before to sign up, so we can hit that elusive 1,000th member!)


How are you doing today?
Me? I'm still pretty much walking on air.

Work Room - Week 9

The results for Week 8 are in: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/981177.html
The Second Chance sign-up sheet is up: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/981280.html
The new topic is up: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/981676.html

I guess that means it's time for a Work Room again!

Something that I've been picking up on is that who has "a good week" doesn't always seem completely consistent, but the general amounts of support seem pretty evenly distributed. Which makes me wonder how that is going to shake out in the coming weeks. Who is going to emerge with the most consistency? With Second Chance coming into play over the next few weeks - from a strategical standpoint, how it that going to factor in?

There are a lot of questions left to be answered - and plenty of time (for now) for things to play out.


For now though, where are you with the new topic and what can other people do to help get you where you need to go?

Topic - Week 9

It's funny, because when I added this topic to the list for this season, I had no idea that I would be getting married.

It's appropriate to have it this week, because it was such a big part of our "courtship".

What is it?

Why, the "Trolley Problem" of course. :)

The deadline to link your entries back to this thread is Tuesday, Feb 21st at 8pm EST.

Have fun!

Second Chances Sign-Up Sheet

Were you eliminated from Season 10 and wish you had one more shot?

Did you miss the original sign-up sheet and wish you could take part?

Are you literally just hearing about LJ Idol *right now* and think "I could do that!"

This is your shot.

If you know someone who you think would love competing this season - now is your chance to drag them in!

It's appropriate it being doing this now, because *I* just was given another shot at life long happiness - and what is Idol if not "lifelong happiness"? ;)

If you want to take part, just create a post in your LJ/Open Access blog/whatever you want to use to compete and post a link to it in the comments below. I will be answering any questions you have in the Work Room (or Green Rooms). Please only post your links here.

Second Chance will run alongside the main competition, eliminating folks as we go, until a certain number of them will survive the SCI experience and (re)enter the main competition, already in progress. It's shorter, it's deadlier, and there are no byes. But it's your last, and best shot at getting back into the fray!

So sign up today!!

Sign-ups are open until Tuesday, Feb 28th at 8pm EST


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