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I couldn't have planned this if I tried. I certainly didn't have it as "this is going to happen" on my radar when I started the season.

I called it "Friends and Rivals" and we end up with people who are *actually* friends, who are "rivals" in terms of now competing head to head for the title.

One of them started on a team of "Friends". The other started as a "Rival".

One came back into the game via Second Chance and the other started a second life on LJ under a new identity!

One has never been a finalist before - and the other took second place in Season 9. (our most recent season)!

One actually was one of the people who came up with the idea for this mini season! The other... did not. ;)

One man. One woman.

Both are Well known for being really good at fiction AND non-fiction. (and pretty much anything else they decide to tackle)

There is a ton of LJ history between these two and I am a huge fan of both of them. Not only as writers, but as human beings.

Congratulations to gratefuladdict and prog_schlock for making it to the finals!

Your final topic is up at: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/940205.html

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prog_schlock
Jun. 10th, 2016 02:14 am (UTC)
I mentioned this in the results post but I'm so honored to be in the finals with gratefuladdict. She's one of my favorite people and my favorite writer. I'd love to see her win!
gratefuladdict
Jun. 10th, 2016 05:50 am (UTC)
Dude. Likewise. I don't see a downside, no matter how this turns out!! ♥
kathrynrose
Jun. 10th, 2016 02:18 am (UTC)
I said my pompoms to you guys in the other post too.

Open Topic. heh. I hate that.

I was expecting "Why I should/the other person should win."

or, you know, some unforeseen hoop to jump through.

I really thought we were going to have one of those hell weeks this season, and we never did.
clauderainsrm
Jun. 10th, 2016 02:23 am (UTC)
"Why I should/the other person should win."

That topic is reserved for full seasons. It's a rite of passage. (and mini seasons always end with "Open Topic")

Which isn't to say that the mini-seasons didn't do an unofficial one with their Open Topics. :)



Edited at 2016-06-10 02:32 am (UTC)
clauderainsrm
Jun. 10th, 2016 02:43 am (UTC)
Wow.

I just realized that whoever wins this will be the furthest from EDT that has ever won a season or mini-season!!!
gratefuladdict
Jun. 11th, 2016 03:29 am (UTC)
I'm telling you, Gare... Timing makes a difference!! 8pm Eastern deadlines on a weekday, for example.

"Oh, we have till tomorrow!" lrig_rorrim tells me.

Nope. The deadline is at 5 and I work till 5.

There have been some really frantic, lunch-free lunch hours this season!!!
lrig_rorrim
Jun. 11th, 2016 03:10 pm (UTC)
It's true! I am MEGA impressed with all you've managed to get done between time crunches and baby wrangling and work and everything!
prog_schlock
Jun. 11th, 2016 02:53 pm (UTC)
The irony is I'm writing this from Vancouver in the airport and will be posting my entry from Toronto.
talon
Jun. 10th, 2016 03:55 am (UTC)
Wow, it's like, season 6 all over again. Blast to the past. Make it good, you two. And congrats to kathrynrose and orockthro!
gratefuladdict
Jun. 10th, 2016 05:50 am (UTC)
Season six?!?!
talon
Jun. 10th, 2016 06:07 am (UTC)
Season...what season were we?
gratefuladdict
Jun. 10th, 2016 06:09 am (UTC)
My first season was five. I played six, but I didn't get anywhere near the finals till last season.

When did we intersect? Do you remember??
talon
Jun. 10th, 2016 04:34 pm (UTC)
I don't think of it as people that got to the finals, I just think of the notable characters from that Season! I think it was six.
gratefuladdict
Jun. 11th, 2016 03:27 am (UTC)
Now I'm just all excited 'cause you thought I was notable!
prog_schlock
Jun. 11th, 2016 02:54 pm (UTC)
I think i dropped in week 10 of season 6, but i made it to somewhere in the top ten (?) In season 7.
lrig_rorrim
Jun. 10th, 2016 04:00 am (UTC)
Soooo what happens if they tie, asks the person who managed to tie in a mini-season finale in the past.... ;)
anyonesghost
Jun. 10th, 2016 05:26 am (UTC)
Unsurprisingly, I was going to ask that question too. ;-)
lrig_rorrim
Jun. 11th, 2016 03:07 pm (UTC)
*grins* But of course!

Looks like we'll still be the only co-winners in Idol history. Weird, that.
anyonesghost
Jun. 11th, 2016 07:22 pm (UTC)
Nah, Gary would only fall for that trick once be so generous in the right circumstance. :-)
clauderainsrm
Jun. 10th, 2016 02:04 pm (UTC)
A run-off.

Yours was an unique situation.
lrig_rorrim
Jun. 11th, 2016 03:06 pm (UTC)
You just know I had to ask, even if I anticipated the answer. ;)
lordrexfear
Jun. 10th, 2016 05:21 am (UTC)
Wow... this is what I missed from not having time for Idol?

Big love to both!
prog_schlock
Jun. 11th, 2016 02:54 pm (UTC)
Big love to you! Great to see you here!
blueashke
Jun. 10th, 2016 07:30 am (UTC)
GO SISTER GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
gratefuladdict
Jun. 11th, 2016 03:25 am (UTC)
:D
eternal_ot
Jun. 10th, 2016 10:56 am (UTC)
Congratulations to both of you on reaching the finale...:) All the best..looking forward to reading your finale entry! Do well \m/ Cheers!!
gratefuladdict
Jun. 11th, 2016 03:30 am (UTC)
Thanks lady!!!
prog_schlock
Jun. 11th, 2016 02:55 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
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