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Vote - Week 1

A few words from clauderainsrm :

Just when you thought it was safe to go back to Livejournal - it’s the Week 1 poll of LJ Idol: Exhibit A!

There will be thrills, spills, chills and licenses to get ill...

Unfortunately, what there won’t be is a big surprise. Because I was going to reveal it at the end of Week 1. Circumstances though did not work out in my favor. So, I’m going to tell you now instead!

But before we get into that, there were several people who did not make it to the starting line for this week. They are:
and liret

There are a couple of them who I believe have opted out of competing without mentioning it. But there are also some in that list who I believe just plain missed the deadline. Whatever the reason though, they are no longer in the main competition.

HOWEVER, they have one more chance - and that is the thing that I wanted to spring on you at the end of this round but am telling you now...

From now, until I announce otherwise, if you are eliminated from the main competition, you will have another shot at getting back in - Second Chance Idol!

In the spirit of Last Chance Kitchen and Redemption Island, this means dead isn’t necessarily dead.

But you know what? The easiest path is to not get eliminated in the first place! So, don’t! ;)

For 5 contestants with the fewest votes who will be eliminated from the main competition when the poll closes though, there will be one more chance!

Hopefully one of them won’t be you!

The poll will close Monday Jan 28th at 9pm EST

Good luck to everyone!

Poll #1892263 LJ Idol, Exhibit A, Week One
This poll is closed.
Open to: All, detailed results viewable to: None, participants: 236

The Ballot:

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alephz's entry
49 (1.6%)
alien_writings's entry
38 (1.3%)
alycewilson's entry
46 (1.5%)
amazingwriter23's entry
34 (1.1%)
annaonthemoon's entry
31 (1.0%)
applespicy's entry
53 (1.8%)
aravfiel's entry
28 (0.9%)
ashgaelsonaria's entry
12 (0.4%)
audreybuttercup's entry
41 (1.4%)
az-starshine's entry
28 (0.9%)
barrelofrain's entry
30 (1.0%)
baxaphobia's entry
48 (1.6%)
beldarzfixon's entry
40 (1.3%)
belgatherial's entry
34 (1.1%)
bookishgeek's entry
44 (1.5%)
butterbuns's entry
22 (0.7%)
cheshire23's entry
46 (1.5%)
comedychick's entry
36 (1.2%)
copyright1983's entry
38 (1.3%)
diagenou's entry
32 (1.1%)
dreamsreflected's entry
35 (1.2%)
eeyore_grrl's entry
28 (0.9%)
ellakite's entry
38 (1.3%)
emo_snal's entry
41 (1.4%)
everywordiwrite's entry
34 (1.1%)
fourzoas's entry
48 (1.6%)
greenfernway's entry
23 (0.8%)
halfshellvenus's entry
52 (1.7%)
heeroluva's entry
27 (0.9%)
i_love_freddie's entry
28 (0.9%)
idol_sileri's entry
37 (1.2%)
impoetry's entry
29 (1.0%)
jem0000000's entry
34 (1.1%)
jenny_evergreen's entry
37 (1.2%)
jensi08's entry
31 (1.0%)
kandigurl's entry
40 (1.3%)
kathrynrose's entry
43 (1.4%)
kehlen_crow's entry
21 (0.7%)
kittenboo's entry
42 (1.4%)
lapis_lazuli615's entry
25 (0.8%)
lilycobalt's entry
35 (1.2%)
lost_in_the_stars's entry
20 (0.7%)
lrig_rorrim's entry
45 (1.5%)
mac_arthur_park's entry
42 (1.4%)
maerhys's entry
34 (1.1%)
mc_lji's entry
33 (1.1%)
mezzogiorno's entry
27 (0.9%)
milk_and_glass's entry
49 (1.6%)
momebie's entry
32 (1.1%)
myrna_bird's entry
47 (1.6%)
n_maranda_coy's entry
29 (1.0%)
nightunderstars's entry
32 (1.1%)
noodledays's entry
44 (1.5%)
nyxocity's entry
42 (1.4%)
occasionally's entry
41 (1.4%)
ohelectricshock's entry
31 (1.0%)
oneonthefence's entry
51 (1.7%)
padf00t's entry
27 (0.9%)
pen_name's entry
25 (0.8%)
phoenixejc's entry
32 (1.1%)
phoenixsansfyr's entry
37 (1.2%)
porn_this_way's entry
50 (1.7%)
puppetmaker40's entry
31 (1.0%)
rattsu's entry
44 (1.5%)
ravenshrinkery's entry
27 (0.9%)
roina_arwen's entry
41 (1.4%)
shadowwolf13's entry
33 (1.1%)
shanns-ljidol's entry
25 (0.8%)
sneakishfrog's entry
26 (0.9%)
sra33's entry
18 (0.6%)
sweeny-todd's entry
32 (1.1%)
talonkarrde88's entry
43 (1.4%)
tatdatcm's entry
31 (1.0%)
theun4givables's entry
41 (1.4%)
turnerwolf's entry
29 (1.0%)
unmowngrass's entry
29 (1.0%)
vaudy's entry
34 (1.1%)
walkertxkitty's entry
40 (1.3%)
waveform_delta's entry
23 (0.8%)
welf's entry
53 (1.8%)
writerofictions's entry
30 (1.0%)
xo_kizzy_xo's entry
52 (1.7%)
yuniebaby's entry
33 (1.1%)
zephyrly's entry
44 (1.5%)


( 61 comments — Leave a comment )
Jan. 25th, 2013 01:48 am (UTC)
Good luck, everyone! I'm going to have another busy day tomorrow, but I'm hoping to get a chance to read everyone's work soon.
Jan. 25th, 2013 01:49 am (UTC)
When does the poll close?

I knew that you would update as soon as I posted that!

Good luck everyone!

Edited at 2013-01-25 01:50 am (UTC)
Jan. 25th, 2013 01:53 am (UTC)
I would have done it sooner, but LJ swallowed it!
(no subject) - porn_this_way - Jan. 25th, 2013 02:05 am (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - butterbuns - Jan. 25th, 2013 02:17 am (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - mac_arthur_park - Jan. 25th, 2013 05:57 pm (UTC) - Expand
Jan. 25th, 2013 01:55 am (UTC)
And we're off!
Jan. 25th, 2013 01:55 am (UTC)
Oh snap, eliminations already! I was thinking there was still a few minutes to enter, I forgot that EST is an hour ahead of me, so I kept refreshing for the last five.

Jan. 25th, 2013 01:59 am (UTC)
Lost 5 already and another 5 come Monday? Oy! Which will put us at about 75, which was the predicted starting number.

Interested to see how the Second Chance thing will impact the main game.

I've read and commented on about half the entries so far. Will continue to read through them and comment as quickly as my time allows.
Jan. 25th, 2013 02:13 am (UTC)
That makes sense, since that was his original goal to start with 75. I like the idea of second chance in this case since we all paid to play, then we get to play a little bit longer.
(no subject) - clauderainsrm - Jan. 25th, 2013 02:18 am (UTC) - Expand
Jan. 25th, 2013 02:00 am (UTC)
Hey Gary
Clarification, please?

You're saying the bottom five vote-getters on the poll are eliminated.

Then you're saying those five plus the five who did not post an entry, for a total of ten people, will have a chance to compete against each other to get back in?

Is that right?

Are you saying how many will get back in?
Jan. 25th, 2013 02:07 am (UTC)
Re: Hey Gary
That is correct, and no, I'm NOT saying how many will get back in.
Jan. 25th, 2013 02:09 am (UTC)
Are there going to be two prompts per week or was the first week just special because it was the intro week?
Jan. 25th, 2013 02:17 am (UTC)
That would be telling. :)
(no subject) - heeroluva - Jan. 25th, 2013 02:18 am (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - kittenboo - Jan. 25th, 2013 02:29 am (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - roina_arwen - Jan. 25th, 2013 02:47 am (UTC) - Expand
Jan. 25th, 2013 02:11 am (UTC)

We can't have a successful H_E invasion if we drop out in week 1 :P
Jan. 25th, 2013 03:05 am (UTC)
I see now that you revealed your sneak attack, we are changing our option to full-out war. Onward, I say!
(no subject) - porn_this_way - Jan. 25th, 2013 11:49 am (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - kandigurl - Jan. 25th, 2013 03:44 am (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - porn_this_way - Jan. 25th, 2013 11:59 am (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - kandigurl - Jan. 25th, 2013 02:58 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - liret - Jan. 25th, 2013 07:51 am (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - porn_this_way - Jan. 25th, 2013 12:02 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - alien_writings - Jan. 25th, 2013 12:24 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - momebie - Jan. 26th, 2013 07:23 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - kandigurl - Jan. 25th, 2013 02:59 pm (UTC) - Expand
Jan. 25th, 2013 02:53 am (UTC)
And now the fun truly begins! Dust off those f5 keys everyone, and pass the wine. And Nutella.

Wine and Nutella. Is that thing?

I'm calling it a thing.


Oh! and I won't hold it against you if you read my entry and vote for me.

I have Wutella.

Jan. 25th, 2013 03:26 am (UTC)
Ooo--I can get behind Wutella...
(no subject) - momebie - Jan. 25th, 2013 03:33 am (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - liret - Jan. 25th, 2013 07:52 am (UTC) - Expand
Jan. 25th, 2013 03:22 am (UTC)
Aw yeah, it's on. Let the nailbiting and drinking begin!

I've decided that every time I comment on the main comm here, I will come bearing gifs. Spices things up.
Jan. 25th, 2013 03:31 am (UTC)
Excellent use of my spirit animal, there!

(no subject) - applespicy - Jan. 25th, 2013 03:34 am (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - welfy - Jan. 25th, 2013 04:41 am (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - impoetry - Jan. 25th, 2013 06:15 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - mezzogiorno - Jan. 25th, 2013 01:13 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - impoetry - Jan. 25th, 2013 06:02 pm (UTC) - Expand
Jan. 25th, 2013 03:29 am (UTC)
Che. About halfway through. I really wanted to get them all read and commented on and voted for tonight, but man, I am wiped. All of the talk of mental illness and triggers is slowing me down, because of my own triggers and whatnot. I just feel emotionally wrung out.

And slightly extra crazy for feeling that way over Idol. Especially when I generally love Idol and was just telling a friend how excited I was over all the different types of people involved. Which may have been all part of the plan. I wouldn't put anything past our fearless leader.

I think I need a nap and a think before I tackle the rest. Good luck, guys!
Jan. 25th, 2013 05:18 am (UTC)
yeah I finished the 'Ms' and will finish the rest after work :-)
(no subject) - jensi08 - Jan. 28th, 2013 06:29 pm (UTC) - Expand
Jan. 25th, 2013 04:03 am (UTC)
Yes, I didn't realize it was 8pm EST and I'm pacific time. I get off work at 6pm wanted to finish and submit..and realized my blunder. :(
Jan. 25th, 2013 04:14 am (UTC)
I still need to read and comment. Like Momebie said, all the talk of illness is triggering - though I'm guilty of that crime myself! - so it's slow going over here. But I really look forward to reading everything, and will get to the voting as soon as my brain cooperates. Haha, my brain cooperating.

It will, I swear. In the meantime, I have coffee and salt-and-pepper chips. Yum.
Jan. 25th, 2013 05:19 am (UTC)
it is really weird (I guess) I never thought to go the illness/triggery route... and then was surprised to see so much and then went "ohhhh.... yeah that does make sense"
(no subject) - oneonthefence - Jan. 25th, 2013 05:26 pm (UTC) - Expand
Jan. 25th, 2013 04:55 am (UTC)
I have gone through like 1/3 of the list but got too tired. I do want to read all the entries and then vote! :D

I'm just glad I got my entry in. I thought I'd have time to write at work but hahahahahahaha that never happened.

P.S. I like to think my entry is pretty uplifting...literally and figuratively!

Edited at 2013-01-25 04:57 am (UTC)
Jan. 25th, 2013 05:50 am (UTC)
I wanted to vote tonight, but I'm so sleepy it won't be fair to whoever I'm reading. I just can't read any more of these "crazy" entries. :)

I will finish and vote tomorrow.
Jan. 25th, 2013 06:09 am (UTC)
OKAY. I have read 60 and I'm going to bed. I feel confident that I can finish up and vote tomorrow.
Jan. 25th, 2013 08:06 am (UTC)

Wow. I think I made it through 30 today, and feel pretty fried!
(no subject) - kandigurl - Jan. 25th, 2013 02:57 pm (UTC) - Expand
Jan. 25th, 2013 01:09 pm (UTC)
I read what I could but I am not sure how much I remember, will be turning to notes. This flu is killing my brain.
Jan. 26th, 2013 10:31 pm (UTC)
I have been sick for WEEKS!! It is horrible. Get better!!
(no subject) - jem0000000 - Jan. 27th, 2013 08:46 am (UTC) - Expand
Jan. 25th, 2013 02:35 pm (UTC)
I have read and commented on about half the entries so far.It really helps to get reading ASAP. I think I will have time to get to most of the others before the poll closes and I can vote.
Jan. 26th, 2013 10:31 pm (UTC)
I am reading some really great stuff here, though I have had to break it up a bit getting tired. I would really prefer that my comments not come from an overtired mind. This is so fin to read and I love being a part of this.
Jan. 27th, 2013 02:58 am (UTC)
I started out commenting on all of the entries I liked but I had to give up and just vote for them. I read all of the entries today. Phew.
Jan. 27th, 2013 04:21 am (UTC)
WOW. That is a lot of reading for one day. I had to split it up!
Jan. 28th, 2013 06:31 pm (UTC)
I can honestly say that even if I don't make it a step past this round, this has already changed my life. You guys are awesome and your talent is beyond amazing. I am so happy to have been involved at all.
Jan. 28th, 2013 11:39 pm (UTC)
LJ, I really hate you sometimes!!
I've spent all weekend leaving the page open, making my way through the entries, filling in the poll as I go, being careful to not press submit or to close the tab.

And for reasons known only to itself, something crap happened, which meant that all my votes have gone :-( Maybe the tab closed itself and then reopened, or something. Either way, it was crap.

No, I didn't take any notes/make a spreadsheet/etc. Gah! Apologies, everyone.
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