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Results - Week 8

It just goes to show that the old adage of "go with your first instinct" is often right. Originally, I had planned on eliminating 6 contestants this week, but at last minute, changed it to 5! If there had been 6, this would be straight forward. As is, there is a tie that will have to be solved.

Before we get to that though, there is the matter of the people leaving us this week. Everyone on this list - and in the tie - is someone that I have been enjoying this season. We're kind of getting to that point where it will always be true.

Goodbye to


When I say that I hope you guys come back for Second Chances, that is starting "really soon", I *MEAN* "really soon". So hopefully I won't have to wait to read more of your stuff.

as for the others, there are 3 contestants in the tie, and only 1 spot left in the game for them.


The tie-breaker is another 24-hour "Open Topic", which means you can write anything you want. Bring it! You are writing for your life! I will post a thread below, that is only for the tie-breaker contestants. You have until Friday, Feb 17th at 10pm EST to link your entries.

There will be a thread below.

Green Room - Week 8 - Day 11

I'm back! Rested and married... well, not all that rested. But I am back! And married.

To celebrate, I will be eliminating people tonight!http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/979718.html

Make sure it's not you, or one of your favorites! Get the word out! Share the Idol love!


How have YOU been? Did anyone do anything special for Valentines Day?

Green Room - Week 8 - Day 9

It's today!!!! :)

kithan said she would stop in tomorrow. So hopefully she gets this ping.

Here's your link for the poll: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/979718.html

Now excuse me, I'm getting married today!!!!!!

Green Room - Week 8 - Day 8

This morning I woke up with one of those weird thoughts of "If LJ ever went away/if we decided to move Idol somewhere else, I could keep the name and just make the LJ stand for something other than 'Live Journal'!"

My favorite, in this daze was Literary Jihad! :)

So I went to see if this was a thing - and it kind of is... http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2015/06/08/battle-lines-jihad-creswell-and-haykel

Jihadists LOVE poetry. Who else do we know who seems to love poetry? Seaaon 10 LJ Idol contestants... Coincidence????


See for yourself what "those people" are up to (and by "those people" I mean "current contestants" and by "current contestants" I mean hippies in the need of a good kicking. http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/979718.html


One more day. One day more!

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*. ;)


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*.

Vote - Week 8

A few words from clauderainsrm:

After a couple weeks with very little in the way of “extra loss” due to bye-outs, unfortunately we have 4 this week. All 4 of them are (again) veterans. I’m really sensing as theme here… vets, I’d start watching your backs in “Real Life”. Apparently, the newbies are coming after you there as well!

I’m hoping they can come back for their revenger in the ranks of Second Chance…

For now though, goodbye to


That last one is really lam… nope, not going to trick me into saying it again! ;)

Lamb. It’s really lamb!

As for the rest of you - because of “certain events” happening next week, this poll is going to be up a little longer. Which, of course, means that it will come at a higher price.

We will be losing the 5 contestants with the fewest votes from Tribe 1.

With the bye-outs, we’ve now officially dipped down below the Top 100. Congratulations, you’ve made it! Now that goal is getting to the Top 75 in one piece. Good luck with that!

The poll closes Thursday, Feb 16th at 9pm EST

Good luck to everyone!

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Green Room - Week 8 - Day 5

It's deadline day! http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/977744.html We're still missing *a lot* of entries. Don't make me turn this car around...


I have some things on my mind. But you already know what they are! :)

What's going on with *you* today/this upcoming weekend?

Green Room - Week 8 - Day 4

Remember that time when your favorite singer-songwriter wrote a song about your upcoming wedding? Yeah, me too.

Good times. I assume this is just something that happens, right? ;)



What is something that has "just happened" to you? Other than me kicking you. Which is about to happen. Better brace yourself.

Because the deadline is tomorrow and the topic thread needs a LOT more love: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/977744.html Mass elimination *is not* what I asked for as a wedding present. So let's not do that, OK? ;)

If you still need some help, pop into the Work Room: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/978031.html

Green Room - Week 8 - Day 3

What is your favorite genre to write?

To read?

Are those different, and if so, any insight into why?


Throwing stuff out here people... hoping someone bites on *something*...



Lady Gaga's belly
*looks at trending topics*

Iron Fist trailer

Walking Dead is coming back...


The new topic is up: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/977744.html
and there's a Work Room http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/978031.html

Green Room - Week 8 - Day 2

"I can't get to sleep
I think about the implications
Of diving in too deep
And possibly the complications

Especially at night
I worry over situations
I know we'll be alright
Perhaps it's just imagination"

Or in my case (well, our case) wedding details.

When we first set this thing up - in those forgot days of yore (what? a week ago? Week and a half? something like that) we were just going to show up, get married, and then go get dinner.

Then people wanted to come... and we thought "we should have a cake".

In the process of getting a cake, the woman in charge of catering started getting in our heads that "people might expect food". Which is something we didn't think about - because they are going to a movie where we just happen to be getting married... and so the discussions into the night, with neither of us able to fall asleep.

Only one week to go...


What is keeping YOU up at night? Is it the new topic? http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/977744.html If so, you should get some help in the Work Room! http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/978031.html


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