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Green Room - Week 16 - Day 4

You are such wonderful people, and I respect you a great deal!

I actually like you as *people* - real live people who have actual lives!


Am I doing this "April Fool's thing" right?

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What *isn't* a joke is that tonight is the deadline! http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/913429.html

or http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/914928.html

and while I can't "say" this is the last week to use your byes - they expire at the Top 20. We are now at the Top 23. So use that knowledge accordingly.

That also means that it's the last chance to "tag out" if you want to bring someone else in (for people currently out of byes) or give a "gift bye" to someone else to use. (I'll accept either of those up until an hour before the deadline)

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rayaso
Apr. 1st, 2016 02:22 pm (UTC)
First? And still working away.
clauderainsrm
Apr. 1st, 2016 02:40 pm (UTC)
It seems like a lot of people are behind this week. Better this week, where you can still use a bye and not the first time you can't... I'm hoping that isn't just going to be a mass bye-out!

Friends and Rivals Winner: whoever posts that week! ;)
rayaso
Apr. 1st, 2016 02:44 pm (UTC)
I hope so as well. It would be a shame. I expect that there will be a lot of byes from those fortunate to have one left. We may have a small pool of entries this week.
clauderainsrm
Apr. 1st, 2016 03:18 pm (UTC)
I think we *could* see that.

But I'm *expecting* that most people will decide to fight and post an entry. Just because that's their nature.
adoptedwriter
Apr. 1st, 2016 06:34 pm (UTC)
Happy 1st!


AW
ellakite
Apr. 1st, 2016 04:11 pm (UTC)
Man, I am so, *SO* glad I got voted out last week!
I have to tell you, I was starting to get bored with LJI. Getting voted out was the best thing that could have happened to me. Hell, if someone tried to tag me back in before the deadline, I'd outright *REFUSE* to accept it!

Oh, by the way -- I got this bridge in Brooklyn that I'm looking to sell at a bargain rate. Any US citizens who are interested should send me their full name, birth date and SSN so I can perform a proper credit check. Interested non-Americans should send me their full bank account information: specific banks and account numbers.




Seriously: I wouldn't have time to submit anything for tonight's deadline... so if you are looking to "tag out" please don't bother trying to tag me back in. As for the rest of what I wrote above:

APRIL FOOL!



Edited at 2016-04-01 04:12 pm (UTC)
adoptedwriter
Apr. 1st, 2016 06:37 pm (UTC)
Had I still been in, I would have used a bye this week. I'm on Spring Break and trying to do a bunch of "staycation" things instead.

AW
kickthehobbit
Apr. 1st, 2016 07:35 pm (UTC)
Knowing us, you're going to say, "oh, they go away at the Top 20", and then only eliminate two people this week. :P
clauderainsrm
Apr. 1st, 2016 08:06 pm (UTC)
Even if I did, someone could quash that plan by byeing out.
kickthehobbit
Apr. 1st, 2016 08:08 pm (UTC)
Hadn't thought about that! :P

Fine, Gary. YOU WIN THIS ROUND.
prog_schlock
Apr. 2nd, 2016 12:44 am (UTC)
My spider sense has been telling me we're due for a gatekeeper week, but I'm imagining its going to be week #17 (or whenever we dip below Bye-level).
kathrynrose
Apr. 2nd, 2016 12:55 am (UTC)
Hmmm... Gatekeepers.

I haven't seen the telltale signs yet, so if it's this week, they've been cagey.
kathrynrose
Apr. 2nd, 2016 12:55 am (UTC)
But now that you mention it, today would be the perfect day for it.
prog_schlock
Apr. 2nd, 2016 01:07 am (UTC)
Telltale signs? Like crop circles and dreams about swinging your bat at glasses of water?
kathrynrose
Apr. 2nd, 2016 01:15 am (UTC)
LOL not exactly.
murielle
Apr. 2nd, 2016 01:27 am (UTC)
Gatekeeper Week? What's that? Some new terror to keep me awake at night? (Shakin' in my boots, or I would be if I was wearing boots, or shoes of any kind.)
kathrynrose
Apr. 2nd, 2016 01:43 am (UTC)
My completely unofficial glossary of Idol terms, some of which are a little different because I wrote it for the full season instead of a mini season: http://kathrynrose.livejournal.com/828985.html

The Gatekeeper section remains applicable (as far as I know, again completely unofficially)

Gatekeepers - An invited group of experts who vote on a week's entries. Once or so a season, instead of there being a poll, Gary will invite an unidentified group of previous contestants, winners, and/or professional writer/publisher types to read the entries and vote for their favorites. It's a big deal because you can't watch a poll, you don't know who's voting, and we're usually not sure how many people will be eliminated. When the results come out, Gary identifies the Gatekeepers, and sometimes the Gatekeepers will write a post explaining the logic or process they used when voting.
murielle
Apr. 2nd, 2016 02:15 am (UTC)
Aaaargh! That is absolutely terrifying! Interesting, but terrifying. Thank you for getting back to me.
kathrynrose
Apr. 2nd, 2016 02:26 am (UTC)
Happy to help :)
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