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Green Room - Week 6- Day 10

The poll closes tonight! https://therealljidol.livejournal.com/1082712.html

and, if it holds how it is right now, there is going to be an exciting post that I get to make tonight! One that I've been waiting to make for far too long.

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I ran into an old friend of mine on the bus today. Actually, it was sitting at the bus stop. I was lost in thought/still mostly asleep so when he walked up and started talking to me it took a few seconds for it to register that he was talking *to me*, and a little longer than that about who he was!

People should only appear *in the correct context* of where you know them from. Or, if that can't happen, then they should at least have an adjacent appearance. Such as when we ran into our favorite server - at FEST. But we saw her when she was helping her friends out with their food stall. So she was still serving us food! So it was out of context, but it at least made sense! :)

If all of you people are going to be bit players in my life story (the universe, of course, centering around me!) then you are going to have to improve your place in the narrative structure!

Green Room - Week 6 - Weekend Edition

The free trial of Disney Plus has been great. Not sure that we will be going beyond that for now, there's a lot of things that won't be on the service until next year (and beyond). Then again, there's still plenty of stuff to check out.

Of course, if you are looking for things to check out - the poll is still open until tomorrow: https://therealljidol.livejournal.com/1082712.html

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What have YOU been doing this weekend?

Green Room - Week 6 - Day 7

I was out sick yesterday. Well, less "sick" and more dealing with the doctor's office. Having an ear infection is a lot of fun!

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There is a poll happening right now: https://therealljidol.livejournal.com/1082712.html

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There is also a hearing. Is anyone else watching it? I wish there were more questions and less grandstanding from both sides. This is a serious moment and I don't think it serves anyone to just be playing for the cameras. It's definitely a downside of public hearings.

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One GOOD thing that happened today is that I went into work and found out that the internet was down. Which meant that we were able to attend the National Adoption Day event! That is my absolute favorite thing about the job.

Seeing those kids finding their new families, and just how happy the judge and everyone on the staff are to be a part of the event - it's just an incredible thing to be able to witness first hand.

After a couple hours, we received the official notice that we weren't going to have the internet up by the end of the day - so they let us go home!

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What is going on in YOUR life right now?

Vote - Week 6

A few words from Gary:


It’s the sixth week of strolling along this season, looking to solve the mystery of who the winner is going to be for Season 11.

It looks like it will not be one of the mix of veterans and promising newbies that byed out this week

cacophonesque, jensi08 , kandigurl, lost_nepenthe and picosgemeos

Of course, we still can’t rule that out. Hopefully they will fight their way back in through Second Chance later this season.

But for now, we move forward with another incredible round of writing. People are really stepping up and making these decisions more and more difficult every week.

A decision needs to be made though, 2 contestants (1 from each tribe) will be leaving us this week.

The poll closes Monday, November 18th at 9pm EST

Good luck to everyone!



Poll #2096926 Week 6, Tribe 1

The Ballot: The Ballot

21(4.7%)
9(2.0%)
8(1.8%)
alycewilson's Bye Week – Votes For This Contestant Will Not Count
2(0.4%)
12(2.7%)
17(3.8%)
10(2.2%)
beeker121's Bye Week – Votes For This Contestant Will Not Count
2(0.4%)
9(2.0%)
18(4.0%)
bewize's Bye Week – Votes For This Contestant Will Not Count
2(0.4%)
16(3.6%)
20(4.5%)
17(3.8%)
20(4.5%)
19(4.2%)
dizzydog's Bye Week – Votes For This Contestant Will Not Count
2(0.4%)
elderwoodpixie's Bye Week – Votes For This Contestant Will Not Count
2(0.4%)
16(3.6%)
18(4.0%)
encrefloue's Bye Week – Votes For This Contestant Will Not Count
2(0.4%)
11(2.4%)
eventualdemise's Bye Week – Votes For This Contestant Will Not Count
2(0.4%)
15(3.3%)
18(4.0%)
17(3.8%)
17(3.8%)
13(2.9%)
hwango's Bye Week – Votes For This Contestant Will Not Count
2(0.4%)
11(2.4%)
7(1.6%)
11(2.4%)
17(3.8%)
10(2.2%)
10(2.2%)
17(3.8%)
14(3.1%)
kristalsawesome's Bye Week – Votes For This Contestant Will Not Count
2(0.4%)
lawchicky's Bye Week – Votes For This Contestant Will Not Count
3(0.7%)
10(2.2%)



Poll #2096927 Week 6, Tribe 2

The Ballot: The Ballot

12(2.2%)
11(2.0%)
15(2.7%)
16(2.9%)
me_sonrei's Bye Week – Votes For This Contestant Will Not Count
2(0.4%)
miintikwa's Bye Week – Votes For This Contestant Will Not Count
2(0.4%)
11(2.0%)
14(2.6%)
13(2.4%)
19(3.5%)
9(1.6%)
negativecon's Bye Week – Votes For This Contestant Will Not Count
3(0.5%)
15(2.7%)
15(2.7%)
8(1.5%)
15(2.7%)
9(1.6%)
9(1.6%)
11(2.0%)
18(3.3%)
14(2.6%)
14(2.6%)
11(2.0%)
11(2.0%)
spydielives's Bye Week – Votes For This Contestant Will Not Count
2(0.4%)
12(2.2%)
suesniffsglue's Bye Week – Votes For This Contestant Will Not Count
3(0.5%)
14(2.6%)
15(2.7%)
15(2.7%)
16(2.9%)
6(1.1%)
10(1.8%)
topaznebula's Bye Week – Votes For This Contestant Will Not Count
2(0.4%)
14(2.6%)
15(2.7%)
8(1.5%)
14(2.6%)
18(3.3%)
18(3.3%)
wild_muskrat's Bye Week – Votes For This Contestant Will Not Count
2(0.4%)
20(3.7%)
17(3.1%)
10(1.8%)
yamyam-kat's Bye Week – Votes For This Contestant Will Not Count
3(0.5%)
9(1.6%)
12(2.2%)
15(2.7%)

Green Room - Week 6 - Day 5

Heads up for those who watch Survivor - I told you before the "Zeke/Varner" thing happened that I'd heard it was going to be a very controversial episode. Tonight is allegedly going to be the same. No details on who is involved, or what happens. I have just heard that it's going to be a big one that is going to shift perceptive on the season. (which, so far, I've really been enjoying)

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Speaking of a shifting perceptive -
The deadline to get your entries in is tomorrow night! https://therealljidol.livejournal.com/1080863.html

Which isn't where I was originally going, but it fits. Shift your perceptive from "I have plenty of time" to "OMG! I need to make this deadline!"

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*kicks you* to celebrate World Kindness Day

Green Room - Week 6 - Day 4

There are still a couple more days on the new topic: https://therealljidol.livejournal.com/1080863.html

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The Supreme Court starts hearing arguments about the legality of DACA today. In theory. In reality they will probably be streaming Disney +.

You should never plan to do anything major on the same day that a new streaming service debuts!

(Happy Disney + Launch Day to all those who celebrate)

Green Room - Week 6 - Day 3

The results came in on the Sudden Death Write Off - https://therealljidol.livejournal.com/1081785.html proving, once again, that no one is safe this season!

There is also the topic out there, which once again proves that virtually no one turns in their entries early https://therealljidol.livejournal.com/1080863.html

Gabriel Garcia Marquez is also out there, proving once again that no one writes to the Colonel.

(That last one was just for me, and maybe one other person. Probably. Maybe I will be surprised)

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Happy Veterans Day to all the Idol veterans.

Sorry newbies! You have to wait until Newbies Day! ;)

Results - Week 5 - Sudden Death Write Off

1 vote.

In the main poll of Week 5, it ended in a tie. For a long time, it was looking like it was going to end in another tie.

But that 1 vote was cast. Maybe it was yours. Maybe it should have been yours.

It was a showdown between huge figures in Idol history, happening far before anyone would have ever predicted it.

Unfortunately we have to lose one of them.

But hopefully this means that we are losing sorchawench.

Hopefully we will continue to see you in the Home Game, and fighting your way back in through Second Chance!

Vote - Week 5 Sudden Death Write Off

A few words from Gary:



1 day to write. 1 day to vote.

That’s how tiebreakers go down in LJ Idol. 2 enter. Only 1 leaves.

Read. Comment and vote for your favorite(s)!

The poll closes tomorrow, Sunday November 10th at 9pm EST.

Good luck to both of you!




Poll #2096793 Week 5, Run Off
This poll is closed.

The Ballot:

23(51.1%)
22(48.9%)

Work Room - Week 6

Google is your friend this week. Unless you happen to already know what the phrase means. https://therealljidol.livejournal.com/1080863.html

If you do, then you can be the friend to everyone else instead of a search engine!

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What didn't seem to be anyone's friend over the past couple of weeks was the meta commentary of mentioning the competition itself in the entry. That's always been a tough sell. I've seen it done well, with a corresponding result. But I've also seem a backlash against it, especially early on when a lot of people may be skimming entries to see if it's worth it to keep reading.

What have you seen that takes YOU out of the reading experience?

What helps draw your attention?

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