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Green Room - Week 8 - Weekend Edition

Before I get to anything else, I missed a special birthday yesterday and wanted to make sure I mentioned it - Happy Birthday to our own yamyam_kat! I hope it was a good one/ *kicks you for being a mini-hippie because that would be the "treating everyone equally regardless of age thing to do*. ;)

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The poll is up: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/979718.html

So make sure to get over there and give your favorite entries some love! That's what Valentines Day is all about right? Giving some love? Or massacring a bunch of people. Maybe expressing your love by shooting random people through the heart with arrows. I'm not sure exactly what it's about, but I'm sure I'm going to get it sooner or later...

The point being to make sure to support the folks you want to see more of, and of course, tell folks who *aren't* currently in Idol to check it out as well. This only works as well as people can spread the word. Otherwise it becomes a weird echo chamber - and that's not any fun for anyone. So get the word out! *Especially* get the word out because when I come back from "wedding stuff", they might have a chance to do something about not being in Idol. Or should I say, they might have another chance to do something about that. So definitely start putting that out there...

Which kind of dovetails into my other thought (I only have one at a time) about how when we have huge seasons, I always hear "there are TOO MANY people to read!" and this season was really small compared to Season 9 (which was mega-hyped, whereas this was a lot more low-key, so that makes sense) and I keep hearing about low numbers *while at the same time* hearing that it's still too many people to read. ;) It's funny how that works. No big "nature of humanity" conclusion. It just amuses me. (and is the type of thing that might get some folks fired up... One thing I will say about this season, so far, is the total lack of drama. (at least on *my* radar.) Which I also think puts it in the "low key" category. That said, this thing is far from over - and there's always *someone* who gets annoyed at SCI, so we might not be out of the woods yet on that... there are advantages and disadvantages to the pot being stirred. I'm glad that's it's not happening *right now*, because I have other stuff going on. :) But it does have me looking over my shoulder wondering who is going to be the first one to break! Will it be YOU???? *cue dramatic music*.

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messygorgeous
Feb. 11th, 2017 02:58 pm (UTC)

First!


How's the wedding planning going? Did you decide on food or a cake after all?

messygorgeous
Feb. 11th, 2017 03:10 pm (UTC)
Oh, and I'm pretty sure the drama won't come from me. I've always been:
A. Too busy and
B. Too oblivious
to get involved in that stuff.
In seasons past, when the shit hits the fan, I was the one who wandered into the Green Room two days late, looked around and went " Umm, something looks different. Why'd we have to replace the carpet?"

I'm a hippie Aquarian. The kind who wonders hopefully "Why can't we all just get along?"
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millysdaughter
Feb. 11th, 2017 04:08 pm (UTC)
**kicks over pot**

**tosses in hornet's nest**

**runs out of room**

Hey -- us hippies like to stir stuff up!
ryl
Feb. 11th, 2017 04:10 pm (UTC)
murielle
Feb. 11th, 2017 04:14 pm (UTC)
Second! Which fits as it's my sixty-second birthday today. See, if I had been first it just wouldn't have worked.

How does it feel to be older?

No comment! LOL!
adoptedwriter
Feb. 11th, 2017 04:38 pm (UTC)

Happy birthday!

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rayaso
Feb. 11th, 2017 04:28 pm (UTC)
Happy birthday! I hope you have a wonderful day. Throw caution to the wind and eat lots of cake. Ice cream too! How nice of Gary to celebrate your birthday by getting married. Now, back to reading entries (especially yours).
murielle
Feb. 11th, 2017 05:12 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I know! It is so nice of Gary to celebrate my birthday in such a lovely way.

I'm off to church but will celebrate by reading all the wonderful entries when I get home! (Big smile)
impoetry
Feb. 11th, 2017 06:27 pm (UTC)
I CAN'T BELIEVE you're letting this happen on your watch Gary. I've been coming here for years, and this is just not what I expect from this community.

Okay, actually, I haven't been around much, and it sounded like you needed some drama/outrage (dramrage!) so I created it.

Carry on. Or don't. Don't let me tell you what to do.

Good luck in the polls everyone! Time for me to get to reading.
ellison
Feb. 11th, 2017 06:30 pm (UTC)
Happy birthday yamyam_kat!!
yamyam_kat
Feb. 14th, 2017 01:19 am (UTC)
Thank you!
halfshellvenus
Feb. 11th, 2017 07:56 pm (UTC)
A happy belated birthday to yamyam_kat!
yamyam_kat
Feb. 14th, 2017 01:19 am (UTC)
Thank you! I like your Birdy picture!
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unmowngrass
Feb. 11th, 2017 09:50 pm (UTC)
Anymore than 4 is too many to read, lol!

Yeah, I've been very guilty of not reading. Think I've done it once. It goes like this, see:
* Idol season finishes, leaves a big hole in our lives
* We pick up other activities or sleep or something to fill in that gap
* Idol season starts again. We elbow and kick all of the other stuff to make room for writing
* We forget that Idol /also/ means hundreds of entries to read (at least, I do)
* We whine about "too many entries to read!". At the same time, we are noticing less comments on our own entries, or a quieter green room or whatever, so we /also/ whine about the season being quiet.
murielle
Feb. 12th, 2017 12:43 am (UTC)
Happy Birthday, yamyam_kat!

Edited at 2017-02-12 03:05 am (UTC)
yamyam_kat
Feb. 14th, 2017 01:18 am (UTC)
Thank you very much!
anyonesghost
Feb. 12th, 2017 02:53 pm (UTC)
I don't think it's so much the reading as the considering. I mean, we're all here because we like to read and write creative things. Reading is easy ... ish. I mean, hitting the back button 200 times to return to poll to find next entry is annoying. (I know compiling them into one PDF would be tantamount to publication and be problematic, but I do sometimes wish I could get the 'Idol Weekly' delivered to my doorstep.)

But then you have to weigh, and measure, and give credit, and (if you're not me) comment, and you have to decide whether or not to use a spreadsheet, and that's just exhausting. :-)
lordrexfear
Feb. 12th, 2017 06:49 pm (UTC)
I wonder if the real world and as it is means drama over here won't happen. Although I haven't always found time to read everyone I don't think we have the kind of demeanor this season that may infer that. I think more so even if we do, they're concentrated elsewhere so LJ Idol is escape/

Maybe I'm wrong. I'm frequently wrong. (there's your drama, my self deprecation)
hwango
Feb. 12th, 2017 07:58 pm (UTC)
February 14 is also Horned Lizard Day. This harkens back uncountable years( to the early 90's), when we determined that we needed an alternative to the Dreaded Pink Holiday, and consulted the page-a-day calendar of plants and animals that I had at the time. What should appear on the 14th of February but a small lizard that squirts noxious blood from behind its eyes to ward of predators. So magical.

http://hwango.deviantart.com/art/Happy-Horned-Lizard-Day-15172932

...and for anyone who doubts that the whole "squirting blood" thing is real:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GgB4u6Mgy2M
yamyam_kat
Feb. 14th, 2017 01:17 am (UTC)
Thank you for the birthday wishes! I turned 7.
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