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Results - Week 18

Intersections are always going to shake up expectations, because you aren't just eliminating one member, it's the team that is going. So someone you might normally think is going to be safe every week, is suddenly thrown off their game.

This week is definitely another surprise. It's not even where I saw things going earlier today. But that's why these things play out - and also why results at this stage of the process are always difficult.

There is ONE piece of good news in all this though - that the people leaving us this week are starting The Jury!

Every week, they will vote amongst themselves to give immunity to someone still in the competition. They may be gone from the game, but their presence will definitely be felt on the remainder of this season!

With that, the only thing left is to announce who the first 4 members of the Jury are going to be.

Leaving us this week are

ellakite and shadowwolf13

and

devilz_workshop and eternal_ot

3 veterans and a newbie who I was always interested in seeing what they would come up with each week, who had definitely put themselves on my personal radar as someone to watch.

Thank you to all of you for coming out this season, and really helping to raise the bar. I hope we will continue to read your stuff this season, as part of the Home Game, and look forward to "speaking" to you every week as part of the Jury!

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ellakite
May. 23rd, 2017 01:45 am (UTC)
FRIST!
(Hey, don't tell me it's inappropriate to do during an elimination, seeing how I'm one of the folks going out!)

Folks it's been an honor... and to be honest, I'm a little surprised that I lasted this long, what with the way I've been struggling the last few months -- some weeks my muse just refused to speak to me.

I'd like to especially thank everyone who donated Byes for me to stay in the game. I appreciate that more than you'll ever know.

I'll try to Home Game it... but no promises.

Catch you later. Be well. Take care.
murielle
May. 23rd, 2017 01:54 am (UTC)
RE: FRIST!
I think it is totally appropriate! Hands you cookies. (Sniffles)
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I do like cupcakes... - ellakite - May. 23rd, 2017 02:33 am (UTC) - Expand
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bleodswean
May. 23rd, 2017 01:51 am (UTC)
Some sad goodbyes here. I must cling, especially, to my buddy eternal_ot and tell her how very much I loved reading her words this season.

Glad to hear you lot are going to be put to work, though!
tonithegreat
May. 23rd, 2017 02:56 am (UTC)
I will miss her particularly, too. Always a ray of sunshine. I'm really glad these four get to start the jury.
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murielle
May. 23rd, 2017 01:52 am (UTC)
ellakite and shadowwolf13 this does not seem possible. I'm so sorry to see you leave, but you are only a Home Game away, and you'll be starting our jury, so...I'll miss you anyway!

Same goes for devilz_workshop and eternal_ot! This gets exponentially harder every week.

Hugs guys!
eternal_ot
May. 23rd, 2017 07:22 am (UTC)
Thanks for the mention:) I was kind of expecting it (predicting from how the polls were before sleeping) but it was a great run nevertheless. All the best and do well <3 *Hugs*
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lordrexfear
May. 23rd, 2017 01:53 am (UTC)
The Jury has the right to steal Gary's cookies. They deserve it for being awesome and yet out of the "game" but still in the game.

I deem it so!

(Love you Gary and also are newest leaving... I love everyone mostly... kinda.)

Edited at 2017-05-23 01:54 am (UTC)
kschlotwrites
May. 23rd, 2017 01:56 am (UTC)

I'll miss all of you amazing writers. Please, home game so I can read more!

flipflop_diva
May. 23rd, 2017 02:05 am (UTC)
Everyone's entries were so good this week, I didn't want anyone to leave! I hope the four of you Home Game. I'm going to miss all of you! And I'm glad you'll be sticking around in some capacity. Yay for making jury!
roina_arwen
May. 23rd, 2017 02:09 am (UTC)
Whaaaaaat???? *shocked face*
rswndrlst
May. 23rd, 2017 02:33 am (UTC)

eternal_ot
:hugs: sad but glad you're still gonna be around because Gary is devious


shadowwolf13 I hope you continue your tale !


devilz_workshop
I was really enjoing your entries this season! Hope you are inspired to homegame

shadowwolf13
May. 23rd, 2017 03:20 am (UTC)
It'll continue in some form or another. ;)
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penpusher
May. 23rd, 2017 03:44 am (UTC)
This is where things get bizarre.

The only thing more shocking to me than the names on the Jury is that ellakite continually talked about how tough it was for him to craft those brilliant historical pieces.

If there's any saving grace about his exit, it's that maybe he'll work up a pitch for the History Channel, Smithsonian Channel, BBC America, or maybe an internet outlet like Netflix or Amazon for his new series!

Edited at 2017-05-23 03:45 am (UTC)
eternal_ot
May. 23rd, 2017 07:40 am (UTC)
"He'll work up a pitch for the History Channel, Smithsonian Channel, BBC America, or maybe an internet outlet like Netflix or Amazon for his new series!"

Second this. I have started enjoying history just because of him.
eternal_ot
May. 23rd, 2017 07:51 am (UTC)
I am a wee bit sad that devilz_workshop had to leave with me.He would have definitely done better with another partner. Thanks to Gary for the Jury twist :)(it eases the guilt)

Overall,it was a great run.Personally, when I decided to write non-fiction this season I thought I would be eliminated in two-three weeks. Just because, I had never done it before and people said that non-fiction no more worked well with Idol.So, 'magazhchi' was created as a fall back to write fiction along side. But she got eliminated earlier than expected; which goes to prove that Idol really cannot be predicted :)


It has been a great experience and though I struggled to come up with interesting non-fiction entries; I am happy with the outcome.Thanks to all of you who have read, commented, voted and encouraged me throughout.

Cheers! Best wishes.
halfshellvenus
May. 23rd, 2017 06:10 pm (UTC)
I think your non-fiction experiment was extremely successful, and I enjoyed learning more about you!

I hope you'll still be commenting in the Green Room and on stories going forward. Your sweet spirit bring so much happiness to the Idol experience. :)
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eternal_ot
May. 23rd, 2017 07:53 am (UTC)
Since it's the first time for me...
How does this Jury thing work? What are the rules?
clauderainsrm
May. 23rd, 2017 01:59 pm (UTC)
Re: Since it's the first time for me...
Your instructions will be in the email I send you once the poll goes up.
Re: Since it's the first time for me... - eternal_ot - May. 23rd, 2017 02:29 pm (UTC) - Expand
alycewilson
May. 23rd, 2017 08:44 am (UTC)
So sorry to see some of my favorites eliminated. I always enjoy ellakite's historical fiction and personal essays, and I like the personal perspectives that shadowwolf13 offers. Much applause to devilz_workshop for making it this far the first time out, and eternal_ot, I would like to sincerely thank you for all the wonderful comments, especially those you gave to my son, KFP (kfp_rawr) when he was competing. He looked forward to hearing them every week.
eternal_ot
May. 23rd, 2017 02:33 pm (UTC)
*Hugs* It is/was a pleasure reading you and KFP and the feeling was mutual (I always enjoyed and looked forward to his entries) Best wishes to you <3 Do well.
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my_name_is_jenn
May. 23rd, 2017 02:14 pm (UTC)
Oh man. I hate eliminations. I know they're necessary, but they make me so sad.

I really enjoyed reading all four of you and am sad to see you go.
lilmissmagic71
May. 23rd, 2017 04:54 pm (UTC)
Aw man. I've enjoyed all four and hate to see y'all go! Be well!
halfshellvenus
May. 23rd, 2017 06:06 pm (UTC)
I've really enjoyed the writings of all four contestants-- and it has been fun getting to know devilz_workshop this season!

You will all be missed as writers, but appreciated as jury members. This is a great group for that.
devilz_workshop
May. 24th, 2017 11:32 am (UTC)
Thank you. It was fun getting to know you too. All the best.
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