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Vote - Week 1

A few words from clauderainsrm:

In a mini-season that is all about moving quickly - LJ going down on the day of the original deadline was ill-timed to say the least.

But, we internet folk are tough, we figured it out and got through Week 1! Or rather, we are about to officially do that.

Welcome to the first poll of LJ Idol! Sure, you had a Week 0, but that was just the warm-up! This is for real!

Two of your fellow contestants were not able to get their entries in this week. Fortunately, for them - for all of you really, we ARE having “Second Chance Idol”. That means, from now until I say otherwise, if you are eliminated in the main poll, you get one more shot to hang on!

Which means, Welcome to SCI to:

pipistrelle and ugawa

In a couple days, you will have EIGHT more friends!

Yes, that means that we are losing the eight contestants with the entries that receive the fewest votes.
Even though it is an Intersection, this time around, all entries will be completely on their own. (no adding totals, unlike some Intersection weeks in the past)

Having a good partner to bounce ideas with is extremely valuable when it comes to the creative process. Who made it pay off for them?

I guess we are about to find out!

The poll will be closing Wednesday, May 22nd at 9pm EDT. So I hope you have been keeping up on your reading!

Read! Comment! and Vote! for your favorites!

Good luck to everyone!



(Edit: Poll removed due to technical issues)

the correct entry for mac_arthur_park is at http://mac-arthur-park.livejournal.com/1047133.html Due to this error, she will obviously be "safe" this week.

Comments

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zephyrly
May. 21st, 2013 12:31 am (UTC)
Hey! We have a CAH game set up at the moment.

http://pyz.socialgamer.net/game.jsp -- look for "zephyrly's Room"; the password is "ThanksGary".
porn_this_way
May. 21st, 2013 12:44 am (UTC)
DUDE, everyone but me just zapped out of the room at once. This is just a wee bit creepy!
kathrynrose
May. 21st, 2013 01:42 am (UTC)
are you guys in there? I don't see you
porn_this_way
May. 21st, 2013 01:48 am (UTC)
Negatory. The room kept booting us out and just having a spaz fit in general, so we scattered to the winds with pans to reconvene tomorrow night for Take 2.
kathrynrose
May. 21st, 2013 01:50 am (UTC)
poop
porn_this_way
May. 21st, 2013 02:06 am (UTC)
Er. Plans, not pans. Though pans lend themselves better to poop than plans, admittedly.
xo_kizzy_xo
May. 21st, 2013 03:35 am (UTC)
I didn't see anyone either, but it after you had posted this.
zephyrly
May. 21st, 2013 12:47 am (UTC)
Well, the game keeps acting weird, so just look for any familiar LJ Idol name for the room.
kandigurl
May. 21st, 2013 12:48 am (UTC)
Oh my god, I didn't realize this was happening online or I would have been ALL UP IN THAT SHIT last season. I'm joining if I can! I can easily see this sucking up time I meant to spend actually working on important things...
emo_snal
May. 21st, 2013 02:07 am (UTC)
What is CAH?
kathrynrose
May. 21st, 2013 02:15 am (UTC)
Cards Against Humanity. It's a politically-incorrect online "card" game.
emo_snal
May. 21st, 2013 02:16 am (UTC)
Ah yes, I've heard of this as a non-online card game
welfy
May. 21st, 2013 04:37 am (UTC)
Once I am done with my musical, please keep me in the loop on these CAH games! I'd love to play.
ellakite
May. 21st, 2013 12:32 am (UTC)
Good luck, everybody!

Edited at 2013-05-21 12:32 am (UTC)
fourzoas
May. 21st, 2013 12:38 am (UTC)
What is this lack of intersection tricksy-ness? No tribes? No combined votes? No pitting partner against partner?

Who are you, and what have you done with our evil overlord Gary?
porn_this_way
May. 21st, 2013 12:42 am (UTC)
*pokes Wednesday poll with a stick*

I don't trust it. There's something unnatural about this! IDK if we should be so quick to let our defenses down and declare this week to be devoid of evil fuckery.
fourzoas
May. 21st, 2013 12:47 am (UTC)
I find it best to sleep with one eye open during Idol season...
porn_this_way
May. 21st, 2013 02:07 am (UTC)
Gary is the new Sandman. GOT IT.
mothermelete
May. 21st, 2013 02:33 am (UTC)
Great - now I definitely won't sleep this week
zephyrly
May. 21st, 2013 02:57 am (UTC)
Goodbye, life!
I have to wriiiiite!
This is saaaaaaad,
I'm off to LJ Idol Land.
zephyrly
May. 21st, 2013 03:16 am (UTC)
It occurred to me that I could do better than just the chorus.

Refresh the polls again
Someone must win
Please pass the gin

Won't sleep tonight
Until my red bar
Moves more to the right

Sleep with one eye open
'Cause Gary has a "plan"

Goodbye, life!
I have to wriiiiite!
This is saaaaaaad,
I'm off to LJ Idol Land.

Something's wrong, LJ's down
The servers deserve a crown
For biggest assclown

That week's a miss, this one a hit
Someone just rage-quit
What the fuck is this shit?

Goodbye, life!
I have to wriiiiite!
This is saaaaaaad,
I'm off to LJ Idol Land.

And that's all the Metallica I can take for one night.
jem0000000
May. 21st, 2013 05:13 am (UTC)
I like it. :)
witchdollie
May. 21st, 2013 08:51 am (UTC)
♥ Metallica. You win!
favoritebean
May. 21st, 2013 09:48 am (UTC)
Wait. Someone rage-quit?

Also, great Metallica filk there. ;)
jem0000000
May. 21st, 2013 06:16 pm (UTC)
Not that I know of! But we had two people fade quietly away.

Rage-quits usually happen later in the season.
porn_this_way
May. 21st, 2013 01:02 pm (UTC)
hahahahaha! Such a perfectly fitting tribute to our Master of Puppets!
fourzoas
May. 21st, 2013 01:41 pm (UTC)
This is awesome.
michikatinski
May. 21st, 2013 08:37 pm (UTC)
Baaahahaha. :-D Everyone who just started headbanging and singing along, raise a hand! *raises hand*
mac_arthur_park
May. 22nd, 2013 03:46 am (UTC)
*raises hand*
ashgaelsonaria
May. 22nd, 2013 12:36 pm (UTC)
I am not ashamed to like Metallica.
Most creative thing to happen to the waltz sense it was invented.
kandigurl
May. 21st, 2013 12:47 am (UTC)
I am hoping beyond all reasonable hope that the topic is posted shortly after the results, and that it isn't another intersection...or I may be screwed this week. :/

ALSO: Can I just say, there is some HELLA good writing happening out there? I have only read a handful of entries thus far, but they've all been REALLY good!
medleymisty
May. 21st, 2013 01:14 am (UTC)
I'm almost done with my reading and yeah, there is some good stuff.
bookishgeek
May. 21st, 2013 01:11 am (UTC)
Oh this is nervous-making. I'm proud of this week's entry but I hope it stacks up!
lawchicky
May. 21st, 2013 01:19 am (UTC)
Good luck everyone!!
witchdollie
May. 21st, 2013 04:00 am (UTC)
Eight!! ~dies~
Good luck all!!! ♥ ♥ ♥
witchdollie
May. 21st, 2013 04:45 am (UTC)
mac_arthur_park entry not found! (well, i found it here haha. http://mac-arthur-park.livejournal.com/1047133.html)
jem0000000
May. 21st, 2013 08:19 am (UTC)
Dude, I totally asked my boss to leave me off on Thursday *just* for the poll closing, too. O.o But I suppose I should have expected it, with the delay last week.

(My boss accidentally scheduled me off on Thurs *and* two other days; when I pointed it out, I asked him to leave the Thurs and give me a shift on one of the others. But he pulled the whole schedule and told us he had to fix it after looking, so it's possible the whole thing is glitchy and it won't matter. Either way, no big, I need to go get my shots anyway.)
(Deleted comment)
kathrynrose
May. 21st, 2013 08:47 pm (UTC)
Re: Someone Wanted to Know Who Had What Topic?
You guessed wrong in our case.
jem0000000
May. 22nd, 2013 04:41 am (UTC)
Re: Someone Wanted to Know Who Had What Topic?
Thank you. I think Misty was the only one who wanted it, so I've deleted the comment here and asked her to switch it on hers. Sorry about that!

Edited at 2013-05-22 04:42 am (UTC)
mac_arthur_park
May. 22nd, 2013 03:48 am (UTC)
Good luck, y'all!

And....safe? *blink*
ashgaelsonaria
May. 22nd, 2013 12:44 pm (UTC)
Was up past midnight getting the reading done and voting.
I even managed to comment on some.
Arg.
Now to wait the results.
I shall. Not fear the poll
the poll is the mind killer
It is the devourer or time
The evil that destroys fate
An illusion created by Gary
It will not control me
Honist
No really. I mean it.
I am not about to refrash this page.
jennickels
May. 22nd, 2013 11:45 pm (UTC)
OMG, finally done. Took me two full days of neglecting my kids but I got it done. Now my head is killing me and I have to go make dinner.

Good luck everyone.
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