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A few words from clauderainsrm:


Hello, and Welcome to Week 1 of LJ Idol, Season 10!

For those of you who might be coming into this without any real idea of what you are witnessing - this is the 10th full season of the one and only LJ Idol, a writing competition mixed with reality show mixed with sticking lit sticks of dynamite down your pants! It starts out slow, but picks up the pace along the way. So you are in for a treat!

178 brave souls signed up for this season - and from what I’ve seen from them so far, I think you are going to be finding some truly unique voices and just plain good stuff to read along the way.

We’ve had an extended “pre-season” this year, giving everyone a chance to warm up. But now things have gotten real, and the the season is truly getting started!

The topic this waek was “I Need The Struggle To Feel Alive”, which is a lyric from a Beach Slang song. In Idol, the “topic” is just the jumping off point - it’s that spark that will take our writers wherever inspiration takes them.

The contestants have been divided into two tribes, based on alphabetical order of their user names. So, in a way, the people who showed up for this season and the names that they have chosen to represent themselves are what has either helped them in the early rounds, or sealed their fate! *cue dramatic music*

The contestant with the entry that receives the fewest votes in each tribe will be eliminated.

So make sure that you are reading, commenting, and voting for your favorites to stay in the fight one more time! If you want to read more from them - the best way to ensure that is to show your support.

The polls will close on Tuesday, November 29th at 9pm EST!

Good luck to everyone!









Poll #2058365 LJ Idol - Season 10 - Week 1 - Tribe 1
This poll is closed.

The Ballot:

24(1.3%)
39(2.1%)
22(1.2%)
26(1.4%)
31(1.7%)
19(1.0%)
27(1.5%)
42(2.3%)
20(1.1%)
19(1.0%)
34(1.8%)
26(1.4%)
23(1.2%)
36(1.9%)
36(1.9%)
29(1.6%)
25(1.3%)
30(1.6%)
26(1.4%)
16(0.9%)
30(1.6%)
27(1.5%)
calliemajor's Bye Week – Votes For This Contestant Will Not Count
1(0.1%)
cheapxdate's Bye Week – Votes For This Contestant Will Not Count
1(0.1%)
25(1.3%)
14(0.8%)
18(1.0%)
27(1.5%)
23(1.2%)
31(1.7%)
dee_aar2's Bye Week – Votes For This Contestant Will Not Count
3(0.2%)
23(1.2%)
33(1.8%)
diaryofa_mom's Bye Week – Votes For This Contestant Will Not Count
1(0.1%)
28(1.5%)
29(1.6%)
22(1.2%)
23(1.2%)
26(1.4%)
18(1.0%)
dubheach's Bye Week – Votes For This Contestant Will Not Count
1(0.1%)
30(1.6%)
elbielievable's Bye Week – Votes For This Contestant Will Not Count
2(0.1%)
ellakite's Bye Week – Votes For This Contestant Will Not Count
2(0.1%)
26(1.4%)
26(1.4%)
emperor_smooth's Bye Week – Votes For This Contestant Will Not Count
2(0.1%)
25(1.3%)
19(1.0%)
35(1.9%)
ewok_626's Bye Week – Votes For This Contestant Will Not Count
2(0.1%)
22(1.2%)
17(0.9%)
19(1.0%)
33(1.8%)
feritatum's Bye Week – Votes For This Contestant Will Not Count
1(0.1%)
flipflop_diva 's Bye Week – Votes For This Contestant Will Not Count
1(0.1%)
fodschwazzle's Bye Week – Votes For This Contestant Will Not Count
1(0.1%)
28(1.5%)
30(1.6%)
22(1.2%)
geekmomof2's Bye Week – Votes For This Contestant Will Not Count
1(0.1%)
24(1.3%)
13(0.7%)
gratitude1943's Bye Week – Votes For This Contestant Will Not Count
1(0.1%)
36(1.9%)
16(0.9%)
heatherenchantd's Bye Week – Votes For This Contestant Will Not Count
1(0.1%)
34(1.8%)
19(1.0%)
29(1.6%)
16(0.9%)
31(1.7%)
24(1.3%)
35(1.9%)
17(0.9%)
34(1.8%)
23(1.2%)
29(1.6%)
24(1.3%)
18(1.0%)
20(1.1%)
18(1.0%)
23(1.2%)
20(1.1%)
lapis_lazuli615's Bye Week – Votes For This Contestant Will Not Count
2(0.1%)
28(1.5%)
23(1.2%)







Poll #2058366 LJ Idol - Season 10 - Week 1 - Tribe 2
This poll is closed.

The Ballot:

lemonbloomjones's Bye Week – Votes For This Contestant Will Not Count
2(0.1%)
lespere's Bye Week – Votes For This Contestant Will Not Count
3(0.2%)
42(2.7%)
24(1.6%)
27(1.8%)
33(2.1%)
lupinlover's Bye Week – Votes For This Contestant Will Not Count
1(0.1%)
lyrical_liessss's Bye Week – Votes For This Contestant Will Not Count
1(0.1%)
m_malcontent 's Bye Week – Votes For This Contestant Will Not Count
1(0.1%)
38(2.5%)
17(1.1%)
28(1.8%)
23(1.5%)
26(1.7%)
30(1.9%)
31(2.0%)
mirrorfortress's Bye Week – Votes For This Contestant Will Not Count
1(0.1%)
misfitmama17's Bye Week – Votes For This Contestant Will Not Count
3(0.2%)
22(1.4%)
28(1.8%)
mossmonday's Bye Week – Votes For This Contestant Will Not Count
2(0.1%)
muchtooarrogant's Bye Week – Votes For This Contestant Will Not Count
2(0.1%)
34(2.2%)
36(2.3%)
n3m3sis43's Bye Week – Votes For This Contestant Will Not Count
1(0.1%)
15(1.0%)
narniarose's Bye Week – Votes For This Contestant Will Not Count
1(0.1%)
nonhelema's Bye Week – Votes For This Contestant Will Not Count
1(0.1%)
18(1.2%)
28(1.8%)
29(1.9%)
24(1.6%)
35(2.3%)
26(1.7%)
19(1.2%)
43(2.8%)
20(1.3%)
18(1.2%)
26(1.7%)
rsn_studios's Bye Week – Votes For This Contestant Will Not Count
1(0.1%)
22(1.4%)
18(1.2%)
28(1.8%)
17(1.1%)
25(1.6%)
19(1.2%)
12(0.8%)
19(1.2%)
shanns_ljidol's Bye Week – Votes For This Contestant Will Not Count
1(0.1%)
17(1.1%)
19(1.2%)
slavezombie's Bye Week – Votes For This Contestant Will Not Count
1(0.1%)
17(1.1%)
20(1.3%)
22(1.4%)
22(1.4%)
sra33's Bye Week – Votes For This Contestant Will Not Count
1(0.1%)
36(2.3%)
superhappytime's Bye Week – Votes For This Contestant Will Not Count
1(0.1%)
23(1.5%)
tabloidscully's Bye Week – Votes For This Contestant Will Not Count
1(0.1%)
27(1.8%)
31(2.0%)
teresath's Bye Week – Votes For This Contestant Will Not Count
1(0.1%)
12(0.8%)
13(0.8%)
27(1.8%)
19(1.2%)
13(0.8%)
25(1.6%)
turned_in2_moon's Bye Week – Votes For This Contestant Will Not Count
1(0.1%)
turnerwolf's Bye Week – Votes For This Contestant Will Not Count
1(0.1%)
unmowngrass's Bye Week – Votes For This Contestant Will Not Count
1(0.1%)
24(1.6%)
26(1.7%)
16(1.0%)
violaconspiracy's Bye Week – Votes For This Contestant Will Not Count
1(0.1%)
21(1.4%)
witchwife's Bye Week – Votes For This Contestant Will Not Count
1(0.1%)
17(1.1%)
10(0.6%)
25(1.6%)
40(2.6%)
38(2.5%)
16(1.0%)
yuniebaby's Bye Week – Votes For This Contestant Will Not Count
5(0.3%)
30(1.9%)



Comments

( 31 comments — Leave a comment )
kathrynrose
Nov. 24th, 2016 10:02 am (UTC)
Note for Newbies
From the FAQ - "Some people vote as they read, so they'll vote for part of a tribe, save it, and then go in and edit the poll to finish voting for the tribe. This is risky because sometimes when you go in to edit, the LJ gods eat all your previously recorded votes except the first one at the top of the poll. This is why even the spreadsheet-phobic should keep a list of the people they are voting for in each poll. If you don't re-vote for people when your votes get eaten, their vote count will go down when you save your edit. If you don't want to un-vote for people, make a list."


In case anyone is now saying, "Oh, that's why people use a spreadsheet," lrig_rorrim linked one here, and kehlen_crow linked one here.

People have joined since they were posted, so you'll have to add some names to whichever poll you copy.
fourzoas
Nov. 24th, 2016 12:36 pm (UTC)

Thanks!

fannishliss
Nov. 24th, 2016 12:44 pm (UTC)
hey, great user name!

Enough! or too much
fourzoas
Nov. 26th, 2016 06:47 pm (UTC)
Finally--after all of these years! Blake is kind of out of fashion, I suppose, but I love him.
alphaloria
Nov. 24th, 2016 10:10 pm (UTC)
Re: Note for Newbies
anastoff is on there twice, and I'm not on there. I didn't get past the A's to double-check the list...
kathrynrose
Nov. 24th, 2016 11:02 pm (UTC)
Re: Note for Newbies
A bunch of people aren't on there. I posted an updated list in a comment down the page, but I hadn't caught the double anastoff. Thanks.

Edited at 2016-11-24 11:04 pm (UTC)
alphaloria
Nov. 24th, 2016 11:13 pm (UTC)
Re: Note for Newbies
Awesome. I copied the list to my docs. Such a great idea.
ryl
Nov. 24th, 2016 01:19 pm (UTC)
That's a lot of byes for Week 1.
penpusher
Nov. 24th, 2016 01:30 pm (UTC)
16 in Tribe 1 and a massive 25 in Tribe 2... that could instantly play a factor in who survives this first week.
xo_kizzy_xo
Nov. 24th, 2016 03:47 pm (UTC)
I know a few of those folks joined at the last minute and probably didn't realize there was an entry due...
clauderainsrm
Nov. 24th, 2016 04:55 pm (UTC)
I'm planning on having a special post this weekend where I let them know that they are still in. Because I get *a lot* of emails after Week 1 that assume that they missed the deadline and so they are out. I've even gotten a few (in that past) that assume that since they didn't see the first topic right away that it meant we decided NOT TO DO IT.

Honestly, it's one of the things I've been nervous about with the slow start, because I've seen that reaction. It's why I've been trying to get out in front of it with constant reminders. But if you're not following the community, you still might miss things like that...
kathrynrose
Nov. 24th, 2016 05:57 pm (UTC)
If they're not tracking the community they might miss the post.

Maybe a comment on their declaration post.
wolfden
Nov. 25th, 2016 06:02 pm (UTC)

That was my thought as well. I almost decided to use one but did not want to use one in the first week.

dee_aar2
Nov. 24th, 2016 06:14 pm (UTC)
Oooops I just missed the deadline. I thought it was Thursday .... Grrrrr !!!
kathrynrose
Nov. 24th, 2016 08:18 pm (UTC)
Spreadsheet update
I just went through and updated my spreadsheet with all the late adds. If you're comfortable copying a column of data in your sheet, you can benefit from my labor. :)

[Click here]

4go10cheshire
adoptedwriter
adpaz
alephz
alexpgp
alohaanna
alphaloria
alycewilson
anastoff
anastoff
aniron_iorhael
az_starshine
banana_galaxy
banyangirl1832
barrelofrain
baxaphobia
beeker121
belenen
belgatherial
bewize
binaryorchid
bleodswean
bunnika
calliemajor
cheapxdate
cheshire23
cloworora
copyright1983
crisp_sobriety
dakotawitch
dee_aar2
devilz_workshop
deza
diaryofa_mom
dizzydog
dmousey
dreamchaser
dreamsofspike
dreamsreflected
dreamwriters
dubheach
eeyore_grrl
elbielievable
ellakite
ellison
emo_snal
emperor_smooth
encrefloue
estelle
eternal_ot
ewok_626
fabrisse
fading_light
fannishliss
favoritebean
feritatum
flipflop_diva
fodschwazzle
fourzoas
furzicle
garnigal
geekmomof2
goldmourn
grail76
gratitude1943
halfshellvenus
harmony83
heatherenchantd
hwango
i_love_freddie
impoetry
improper_me
j0ydivided
jake67jake
kajel
kate_spencer
kathrynrose
kbr_shorts
kehlen_crow
kfp_rawr
kindabrisk
kotenok_angel
kristalsawesome
kschlotwrites
l0retta
lapis_lazuli615
lawchicky
lealila
lemonbloomjones
lespere
lilmissmagic71
llblckraincloud
lordrexfear
lostin_thestars
lupinlover
lyrical_liessss
m_malcontent
mac_arthur_park
magazhchi
majesticarky
malinaldarose
mamas_minion
marlawentmad
messygorgeous
mirrorfortress
misfitmama17
morettaallstar
mossmonday
mrstotten
muchtooarrogant
murielle
my_name_is_jenn
n3m3sis43
n8tastrophe
narniarose
nonhelema
opal_owl
oxymoron67
penpusher
poppetawoppet
porn_this_way
puppetmaker40
quiltingdragon
rayaso
reckless_blues
rimbawd
roina_arwen
rswndrlst
ryca
ryl
saintegloire
sarcasmoqueen
sestinaqueen
shadows_of_pyre
shadowwolf13
shanns_ljidol
sherriola
sinnamongirl
slavezombie
soldevenus
sonarvampress
sorchawench
spydielives
sra33
suesniffsglue
superhappytime
swirlsofblue
tabloidscully
tamaraland
team_jessie
teresath
thepheenixeyri
thesammichfox
theun4givables
tijuanagringo
tinylegacies
tonithegreat
turned_in2_moon
turnerwolf
unmowngrass
uselesstinrelic
veritas_st
vik_thor
violaconspiracy
waveform_delta
witchwife
wolfden
worldofcraimar
xlovebecomesher
xo_kizzy_xo
yachiru
yamyam_kat
yuniebaby
zhent


dreamsreflected
Nov. 24th, 2016 08:53 pm (UTC)
RE: Spreadsheet update
Thanks for sharing!!!!
lostin_thestars
Nov. 25th, 2016 05:24 pm (UTC)
I made a spreadsheet too. you will need to make your own copy, but can find it here: http://tiny.cc/ejp8gy
kehlen_crow
Nov. 25th, 2016 10:22 pm (UTC)
Hmm, I don't see totu_press in the poll. They posted and the entry and everything.

Is their main username different?
dreamwriters
Nov. 26th, 2016 02:34 am (UTC)
FYI: totu_press is listed as their private journal llblckraincloud but linked to the correct entry on totu_press. (I'm friends with them on my private journal.)
kehlen_crow
Nov. 26th, 2016 07:40 am (UTC)
Thank you! I suspected it was like this, but hoped someone would just tell me and spare me the need to look at all entry links in turn to check which one led to a second journal :-)
cindynmuttnaz
Nov. 27th, 2016 11:51 pm (UTC)

I guess I didn't make it. Charts and spreadsheets have me all confused. I liked the click on the vote thing.

clauderainsrm
Nov. 28th, 2016 12:09 am (UTC)
The poll doesn't close until Tuesday. So you are not out of it yet.

"What click on the vote" thing? There are boxes next to each entry for clicking. The system has been in place for years, and I haven't heard of any compatibility issues with any of the reader programs.

baxaphobia?
cindynmuttnaz
Nov. 28th, 2016 12:54 am (UTC)

I don't use a screen reader, so I'll go back and look again. I'm on my phone, so that may be the hang up.

clauderainsrm
Nov. 28th, 2016 12:58 am (UTC)
OK. I'm never sure who does and who doesn't! :)

Yeah, phones and polls can be tricky!
eternal_ot
Nov. 28th, 2016 08:18 am (UTC)
For filling the polls on the phone you have to open/login it via a browser/new tab. I can't see the polls when I am accessing it via the LJ app.
wolfden
Nov. 28th, 2016 04:08 pm (UTC)

I didn't vote using the AP I voted using the browser but I can follow the polls and could view the poll from the AP but had to click an additional link

fabrisse
Nov. 28th, 2016 09:12 pm (UTC)
I don't think I'm supposed to be able to see the results, but I can (of the first one, I'm still working on tribe 2 before tomorrow's deadline).
clauderainsrm
Nov. 28th, 2016 09:40 pm (UTC)
As in the numbers or the "clauderainsrm - (followed by everyone's name, because I vote for everyone)

fabrisse - person X, person Z, random cat that happened by ?

If you've hit "submit" at any point you would be able to see the numbers. If you can see the latter though, *checks settings*, you shouldn't be able to do that.

fabrisse
Nov. 28th, 2016 09:42 pm (UTC)
I meant the numbers. I thought those weren't supposed to be accessible either. No, I can't see whose cat voted for me.
beeker121
Nov. 29th, 2016 03:21 am (UTC)
Yup, once you've clicked submit in a poll you cans see the current totals. I sometimes wait to vote until near the end of the period just so I'm less tempted to refresh the vote page incessantly.
leighsour
Nov. 29th, 2016 05:44 am (UTC)
Its terrific :)
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