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Topic - Second Chance Idol - Week 3

It's Week 3 of Second Chance, as the field is narrowing and the time to get into the main competition is getting closer.

There's only one way to get to that point though, and it's the same path as this particular topic:


Getting to Carnegie Hall


Post your entries to this thread by Thurs, March 23rd at 8pm EDT

Have fun!

Vote - Week 12

A few words from clauderainsrm:


There’s some really sad “bye-outs” this time. I’m even going to try to pull that punch. There are some really talented people leaving us this week, and some good friends to Idol.

Goodbye to belenen, fading_light, morettaallstar and xo_kizzy_xo.

Thank you for coming out this season and helping to make it special. I hope we will continue to see you around, rooting for and supporting your favorites - and in the Home Game!

As for the rest of you, in some ways it feels like we have been together for awhile. But in others, for me at least, it’s like the game is still taking shape. I just realized that we are now (as of this poll) breaking the point when we have fewer people than participated in Season 3! And there were a lot of things that ended up happening during the course of Season 3, so I know there’s a lot more to come here! :)

This week was a little extra “Salty”, so I thought it was a good time to pull out a “Community only vote”. You need to be a member of the LJ Idol community in order to cast a vote this time around. But guess what? Anyone can do it! It’s really easy to join the community, and that just means that you will get notifications when a new post happens. Well, if LJ is working properly you will (and if you don’t unclick wherever that box is that asks if you want notifications. I assume it’s still a thing)

Anyway, there will be 4 more contestants leaving us this week.

So make sure to read, comment and vote for your favorites! And tell a friend! Or 3!

The poll closes Thurs, March 23rd at 9pm EDT

Good luck to everyone!




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Results - Second Chance Idol - Week 2

If you haven't figured out that polls in Season 10 are going to be decided by only a couple votes, you haven't been paying attention.

This week in Second Chance was no exception to that rule. 3 veterans and 1 newbie are leaving us this week.

Goodbye to

aresrising05
i_love_freddie
magazhchi
waveform_delta


Thank you so much for coming out this season, and I hope that we will continue to see you around, rooting for your favorites, and participating in the Home Game!

Green Room - Week 12 - Weekend Edition

Chuck Berry is dead.

I was lucky enough to see him perform once. He was absolutely incredible. (Pretty sure the only reason why he was doing it was as part of his community service - since it was a free show and he didn't allow any cameras there)

It's strange, because it's literally a case of "Old guy dies". Which is kind of what happens. He lived a long life and added so much to the world of music during the time. It still ends up being a bit of a surprise. Like that thing you expected would happen - heck, I'm sure some people thought it happened years ago - and when it does you still have to take a moment, because damn, you are now living in a world without Chuck Berry, and that takes some adjustment...

Honestly, it's kind of like my grandparents (in a more detached way of course) well, I knew they would old and would die soon - but there's that part of you that just can't process living in a world where they aren't around, so it kind of goes into the back of your head and you just don't think about it, until suddenly you have to...

I'm sure every one has someone (or a situation like that).

***

I've started watching Iron Fist. So far it's decent, but I keep hearing the bad reviews, so that's kind of hanging over it.

Of course, a lot of the bad reviews started during the casting, and that people have been rooting for it to do poorly. So I'll see for myself if it's any good or not. If it's not, it certainly won't be because I didn't come in with a (mostly) open mind about it.

***

The Second Chance poll closes tomorrow: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/992643.html
and it's the deadline for the main competition's entries: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/993116.html

Green Room - Week 12 - Day 3

In honor of St Patrick's Day, It's time we finally implemented this: http://art-bin.com/art/omodest.html !!

Or chased some pagans out of their homes.

Or maybe just eat some Lucky Charms! Harass and assault people for not wearing green?

What are YOUR favorite ways to celebrate the day?

***

My favorite tradition is posting these links:

The new topic: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/993116.html
The Work Room: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/993488.html
and the Second Chance poll: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/992643.html

Green Room - Week 12 - Day 2

When you put your hopes and dreams out into the universe, sometimes the answer is "No".

How do you deal with that? Especially when it's something you consider to be fundamentally important?

***
Not as important as these links, obviously. But still, pretty important...

The new topic: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/993116.html
The Work Room: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/993488.html
and the Second Chance poll: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/992643.html

Green Room - Week 12 - Day 1

It's the start of another Idol week, which means there's a ton of links to share, so let's get to it!

The results from last week: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/992806.html
The new topic: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/993116.html
The Work Room: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/993488.html
and the Second Chance poll: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/992643.html

Maybe that's not "a ton". Unless of course you are printing it out on something really heavy. In which case, it weighs as much as you want it to weigh!

***

I was going to publish my tax returns from 2005 today. But apparently everyone is doing that these days, and besides, I didn't want anyone to injure themselves from laughing *that* hard!

Work Room - Week 12

The results from last week are up: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/993116.html

and Second Chance is on it's way with a brand new week: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/992643.html

Which seems like a good time to remind everyone that as things start getting closer to the Top 50, that every vote is going to become more and more critical. If there is someone that you want to read more of, make sure you get out there support them. They are going to need you.

***

I just finished the latest issue of Champions (#6). It's from Marvel Comics and features a group of young heroes who are trying to define the idea of being a hero for a new generation. I really loved the first four issues, the fifth threw me a little - but with the sixth, I'm going to have to decide if I really want to go forward with it, or put it in the pile of "this book isn't for me".

Mark Waid is writing it, and I used to be a big fan of his back when I was a regular comic collector. The first few issues definitely proved that he's still really entertaining and engaging.

What threw me off? The new villains introduced in the issue started talking about how they "always punch down". Which was a counterpoint to the Champions (earlier) saying that you should "punch up". I get the idea behind it, but especially coming out the mouth of the bad guys, it just sounded over-the-top and not believable. They were certainly doing enough on the panel itself to show that they were the bad guys and that they would harm those less able to defend themselves. But Waid went a step further and had them vocalize it, just in case there was someone who didn't get it. Sure, there have always been the bigger-than-life hackneyed villains who spout all kinds of cheesy lines, and I'm sure that's exactly what he was trying to achieve. But the combination of over-the-top and "here's our agenda" really just left me feeling like perhaps I wasn't the audience they were looking for with this book. Which, to be fair, I'm NOT the audience they are looking for with this book. ;)

Far more to the point than "will Gary buy another issue of this comic" though is that I thought about writing "your agenda" in fiction, and how much of it in your own work comes from "and THIS IS WHAT I WANT TO SAY" and how much is subconscious that just comes out? Do you ever have to pull back from hitting people in the face with it, or are you far more likely to just let loose with it and let the chips fall?

Topic - Week 12

Don't get

salty

That's just the new topic.

The deadline to link your entry back to this thread is Sunday, March 19th at 7pm EDT

Have fun!

Results - Week 11

11 weeks into Season 10, and things are continuing to heat up!

The bottom 3 are going this week, and not only are there some heartbreaking results, and but also we only avoided a massive tie-breaker by a *single vote*. (to the point that I had actually already wrote up the post saying that there was going to be one!)

It's two veterans and a newbie that I've really been enjoying seeing fighting to stay in it.

Season 10 definitely seems to like doing things that way!

Leaving us this week are

banyangirl1832
reckless_blues
saintegloire

Thank you so much for coming out this season, and I hope we will continue to see you around, and participating in the Home Game!

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