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The Countdown - 33

My friend's book just officially went into Pre-order, so of course I'm going to mention it to you!

Not just because I'm a shameless hack, promoting my friends, but also because I think it might be interesting to a segment of the Idol population! By "segment", I mean everyone intrigued by the nuances of humanity.

http://astore.amazon.com/li0cd-20/detail/1631440020

I put it under "Friends of Idol" even though I'm not entirely sure that swankivy knows what Idol is. :) I know her in "Real Life" though, so consider it a "Friend of Gary = Friend of Idol"!

Honestly, I was hoping for a book on baking delicious things, which is what she knows the most about, but I guess something about asexuality, a subject she has discussed a time or two on the internet, will have to do!

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In related news to "not knowing what Idol is about". I've started doing interviews. I think the toughest question, from someone who doesn't know about Idol, is "what is LJ Idol". Because I want to start rambling on about the philosophical and social implications of what makes this group so awesome - and then I realize that they are just looking for a "a writing competition with reality show twists and turns". It is kind of difficult to pigeonhole though, because Idol is in a class entirely by itself!

A couple questions that have come out of that though, that I feel are things that people strolling by will want to know:

- When is Sign up? March 3rd.

- How do I sign up? There will be a posted sign up sheet available on March 3rd. You will follow the instructions on what to do. There is no "form" or submission process.

- How much does it cost? Not a penny. There are ways to contribute, if you are so inclined, including becoming a Patron of Idol. But it doesn't cost you anything to sign up or participate in Season 9.

- What is the prize? Eternal glory!!! (plus an icon and a banner)

- Why should I sign up? Your Mom and I talked it over, and she thinks you should do it/ thinks you should not do it. (depending on how likely you are to listen to your Mom!)

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mac_arthur_park
Jan. 28th, 2014 04:30 pm (UTC)
Counting down the days. :)
clauderainsrm
Jan. 28th, 2014 04:58 pm (UTC)
Me too! (literally in this case)
clauderainsrm
Jan. 28th, 2014 07:17 pm (UTC)
Is everyone busy planning a surprise party???
alycewilson
Jan. 28th, 2014 07:27 pm (UTC)
It's over there in the supply closet.

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Supplies!
clauderainsrm
Jan. 28th, 2014 07:48 pm (UTC)
Where's roina_arwen when you need her? ;)
alycewilson
Jan. 28th, 2014 08:14 pm (UTC)
I'm sure she'll be back soon.

Sorry about the pun. I was hanging out with a lot of comedy fans this weekend who were quoting that old Weird Al movie, "UHF."
roina_arwen
Jan. 29th, 2014 03:55 am (UTC)
One does NOT apologize for puns - particularly good ones! :)
similiesslip
Jan. 31st, 2014 04:26 am (UTC)
Agreed :)
roina_arwen
Jan. 29th, 2014 03:54 am (UTC)
I was at work at the time, then at bowling. Thanks for thinking of me - y'all know what a terrible punster I am!
sweeny_todd
Jan. 29th, 2014 12:43 am (UTC)
*snicker*
roina_arwen
Jan. 29th, 2014 03:52 am (UTC)
Okay, I LOL'd! :)
ashgaelsonaria
Jan. 28th, 2014 07:45 pm (UTC)
I converse with my mother every day. No mention of this.
She does keep pushing an ugly blue house with no yard to speak of should my disability actually go threw.
No fence ether. Big ugly house with a big 2 car garage. I no legal to be having drivers license. No need garage. Have children and dog. Need yard. Must be for growing nummy vegetables and fruit like stuff. Also flowers. Must have room for iris called "superstition" and "immorality". Also many pritty yellow flowers.
clauderainsrm
Jan. 28th, 2014 07:49 pm (UTC)
She said that she wasn't going to mention it quite yet.

I think she wants to start up a business in that garage. It's best if you don't ask too many questions! ;)
ashgaelsonaria
Jan. 29th, 2014 12:15 am (UTC)
Actually she likes that it is close to her house and is siding with my youngest who likes that it is close to friends of hers.
As far as the buisness thing goes the possibility of converting garage into heated greenhouse has been discussed tho that may just be a case of her wanting a warm place to smoke when visiting.
Regardless of what I get if I get house I will be investing in a 75 gal. Aquarium (for my frogs) and one that's 100+ gal. To do a planted aquarium with invertebrates and guppies. Also a pond. I have wanted a pond for ever.
emo_snal
Jan. 29th, 2014 04:30 am (UTC)
I must say, that last reason sounds alarmingly plausible!!

And the thing is, if someone suggested to me I'd enjoy participating in "a writing competition with reality show twists and turns," before I got involved in Idol, I'd have told them where they could stuff it!! Lord knows the very thought of the existence of reality shows makes my black little heart seethe with loathing! So clearly that definitely does not entirely encapsulate Idol, since I manage to be fairly excited about it despite that reality shows are sometimes mentioned in connection to it!
clauderainsrm
Jan. 29th, 2014 02:01 pm (UTC)
In your case, it definitely is! :)

Yeah, that definitely is the problem with that definition, in that yes, it does make sense, but it doesn't really capture the spirit of what happens!

Which is why I end up babbling about Idol, when all people really want to know is "what are the rules???". Which leaves me to the "umm... write stuff. Things then happen. Write some more stuff." :)

lordrexfear
Jan. 31st, 2014 10:55 pm (UTC)
I heads up on Facebook but I'm doing so here too... and I think I'll try to tell a story today on Livejournal as practice.
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