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Results - Week 21

The week seemed to last forever, but it is now at an end.

Unfortunately, that means that the end has come for some others as well.

Some of you.

This isn't going to be an easy list to be through, so let's start it off with the good news - who received immunity from the Jury.

This was a close decision. It came down to a *single vote*. Ultimately though, it goes to alycewilson.

Normally, this would be good. Given how close things were, I decided to add a 21st spot rather than go into a tie-breaker. So, congratulations alycewilson, and thank you to our Jury!

Going into this vote, we also knew that lilmissmagic71 and dmousey were leaving.

There are some names though that I wasn't expecting to be writing tonight. It's pretty brutal, but even-handed with a mix of veterans and newbies (not that most of the Gatekeepers had any idea of that.), and at one point or another during this season every single person leaving had one of my favorite entries of the week. But that's the way it always is going to be. It just goes to show that no one is ever safe.

So, let's just pull the bandaid off as quickly as possible:

Goodbye (and Welcome to the Jury! See, there's a upside!) to:

kschlotwrites
lolaslaughter
my_name_is_jenn
rswndrlst
tonithegreat
xlovebecomesher

Thank you so much for coming out this season, and helping to make it so special. I'll see you on the Jury! (and hopefully continuing to hang out and Home Game!)

Comments

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lordrexfear
Jun. 22nd, 2017 02:48 am (UTC)
What a wild result.

I write while lying in a fairly uncomfortable bed not at my home after a day of seeing my "adopted" family whom I haven't seen in 2 years.

Excited to have a chance to continue in this season officially, upset for those we lost.
murielle
Jun. 22nd, 2017 03:10 am (UTC)
So, so sorry to see kschlotwrites, lolaslaughter, my_name_is_jenn, rswndrlst, tonithegreat, and xlovebecomesher leave us. I was not prepared for this. I will miss you all very much and I hope to see more of your work. And of course you'll be on the jury, so it's kind of like you're still here, but not quite. Hence, the missing, missing, missing.

I will be perfectly honest. Reading the list of names, I was gobsmacked. I read it twice, because I was so sure my name would be on it. So sure I've been kind of saying goodbye all week. So sure I didn't rush to get all my reading done because I figured I'd have lots and lots of time to do it. Gobsmacked! Grateful, but gobsmacked.

Edited at 2017-06-22 02:33 pm (UTC)
alycewilson
Jun. 22nd, 2017 03:19 am (UTC)
Wow! I am so honored to receive the jury immunity! Thank you so much! I was certain, after I learned it was a jury round, that my odd entry would spell my doom, so I am extremely grateful!
penpusher
Jun. 22nd, 2017 04:02 am (UTC)
Looking at this list of brilliant writers is a reminder that at this point, anyone going is going to be a good, quality writer. There are no other ways around it. Congratulations to some terrific scribes, especially my intersection partner for two Idols, xlovebecomesher.
xlovebecomesher
Jun. 22nd, 2017 04:53 pm (UTC)
You have been an awesome partner and I'm rooting for you <3
halfshellvenus
Jun. 22nd, 2017 05:07 am (UTC)
Aw, we have had a lot of good entries this season from every one of those contestants!

Thanks to all of you for sharing your talent with us over these last several months.
bleodswean
Jun. 22nd, 2017 01:18 pm (UTC)
I have read and enjoyed every single one of these writers and to lose them all in one night feels pretty bad. I'm glad they have the Jury, but more than that, I hope to read more of their works in the future.

A particularly clingy hug for rswndrlst and tonithegreat and dmousey. *hugs*

Edited at 2017-06-22 01:19 pm (UTC)
dmousey
Jun. 29th, 2017 09:34 am (UTC)
You deserve it Alyce, you are a wonderful writer and color the page with your words. Hugs and peace~~~
dmousey
Jun. 29th, 2017 09:41 am (UTC)
Gently please, verrrry gently. I miss you and this madness called Idol so much. But everyone's well wishes must of worked! I still have far to go however.
My bratgirl says I'm scrappy so give me a few more weeks and I'll help choose the scribbler for this year! Oh my, I must've missed writing. My fingers won't shut up. Hugs again Lady. Peace~~~D
alycewilson
Jun. 22nd, 2017 01:33 pm (UTC)
So many great writers "going home"! I do hope to read more of all of your work.
flipflop_diva
Jun. 22nd, 2017 01:56 pm (UTC)
My heart hurts reading that list. I've really loved all of your entries every week! my_name_is_jenn and lolaslaughter, yours were often two of the entries I would read first in a week because I couldn't wait to see what you did, This elimination really was brutal.
lolaslaughter
Jun. 22nd, 2017 03:52 pm (UTC)
That means so much!! Right back at you!! ❤️❤️ I am always super excited to see what you've posted and I'm even more excited that I know I'm going to get to see more!! I was so happy to see your name in the top 6!! ❤️❤️
flipflop_diva
Jun. 23rd, 2017 05:09 am (UTC)
<33333

Awww, thank you! You're so sweet! I really hope you are able to Home Game. I'm definitely going to miss your entries otherwise!
my_name_is_jenn
Jun. 25th, 2017 08:05 pm (UTC)
Way late here (drove across the country with my sister and stayed in some seedy motels with spotty wi-fi that I didn't trust, so am only just now jumping back into things) but THANK YOU for your kind words ♥
xlovebecomesher
Jun. 22nd, 2017 02:30 pm (UTC)
This has been a crazy, fun ride and I've gained so much from this experience so thank you! I'm glad to have made it this far and I'm looking forward being on the Jury :D Congrats to all who have made it through!

Edited at 2017-06-22 04:52 pm (UTC)
murielle
Jun. 22nd, 2017 02:45 pm (UTC)
dmousey! lilmissmagic71! I completely missed the fact that you guys were leaving! (Headdesk!) This is awful news! Maybe that's why it didn't penetrate last night--too much bad news! I will miss you both, but dmousey my first ever intersection partner, huge hugs, I am so sad to see you go.

Two great writers!
mrstotten
Jun. 22nd, 2017 02:48 pm (UTC)
Sad to see people leave, epsecially dmousey but also congrats to those through after what looks like a very very tough elimination

Mags
lolaslaughter
Jun. 22nd, 2017 03:29 pm (UTC)
Congratulations to everyone who made it!! You are all such amazing writers and I can't wait to read what you come up with next!! ❤️❤️

And I'm so sad to see so many great writers leaving. I really hope you all homegame so I can continue reading your amazing work!! Plus, we're Jury Buddies now!! ❤️❤️

I have to say that this has been an exciting and wonderful experience for me!! I have read truly amazing things from every single writer!! It was an honor to write alongside everyone!! This was my first time ever attempting a blog (or even actually writing in over a decade) and the love and sense of community here made me feel right at home!! Thank you all for such positive feedback and for accepting me into your community!! I'm so excited to have made so many friends and can't wait to see where this journey continues to take me!! Being part of this reignited a lost passion of mine and I have to give a special thanks to rswndrlst for pushing me to sign up!! I can't wait to be part of the jury!! Hugs to all of you!! ❤️❤️
swirlsofblue
Jun. 22nd, 2017 05:29 pm (UTC)
Sorry to see so many wonderful writers leaving. It really is at that point of the season.
messygorgeous
Jun. 22nd, 2017 06:05 pm (UTC)
Insane. I had to process this last night. My heart hurts for everyone eliminated this week. A Gatekeeper round is truly terrifying, not knowing who is reading, where they are coming from and knowing you'll be blindsided by the results when they come.

I went into this voting week liking what I wrote but wishing I'd known it was going to be SO important to get it right and certainly without the confidence that it was good enough to make it till the top 20.

You all are incredible writers and awesome people and it has been wonderful getting to know you through your work and your conversation. Please stay close!
hwango
Jun. 23rd, 2017 11:07 pm (UTC)
Sorry to see people go, happy to have been spared. Wasn't sure what to expect with a whole new audience of people reading.
my_name_is_jenn
Jun. 25th, 2017 08:07 pm (UTC)
I'm way late to this but I just wanted to say thank you to everyone in Idol and I really enjoyed my first run with all of you. When I joined, I never imagined I'd make it this far and am so honored to have shared this journey with you.

Also, I apologize for being completely absent the last couple of weeks. My brother's health issues resulted in a near-death crisis and we had to move him from Canada to the U.S. to live with my mother and I. Then, my sister and I drove across the U.S. because she's moving. We stayed in sketchy hotels with even sketchier wi-fi that I didn't trust, so it's been two weeks since I've really been able to spend some time here.
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