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Green Room - Week 18 - Weekend Edition

Tomorrow is the deadline. https://therealljidol.livejournal.com/1123202.html and https://therealljidol.livejournal.com/1123368.html for Second Chance.

This was going to be a strange season regardless. In some ways I decided to steer into that. But right now it's all time weird. Technically it's not your fault. But I'm going to blame you anyway. Not the general "you", the specific you. Yes, I'm talking directly to you. This is all your fault. What are you going to do to make it up to everyone?

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What is the best thing that has been happening in your life? Other than Idol. I know the real answer is Idol, but we can pretend that there is something else. What is it?
lj idol

Green Room - Week 18 - Day 2

Topic: https://therealljidol.livejournal.com/1123202.html
Second Chance: https://therealljidol.livejournal.com/1123368.html
Work Room: https://therealljidol.livejournal.com/1123617.html

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Why do people want to kill two birds with one stone? Why kill any birds at all? Why are you using stones? Do you have a shortage of stones so you can only afford to throw one away?

Were these birds formerly in your hand and/or bush? Are you throwing the stone into the bush in hopes of killing both of them? Would it be easier just to kill the bird in your hand?

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In those moments when I'm not doing anything else (rare. I've actually been really busy at work, and then busy doing stuff around the house) I've been watching Justified. I'm only on season 1 but I've been enjoying it so far. And yes, the entire reason for watching it was because of the appearance on The Good Place. :)
lj idol

Green Room - Week 18 - Day 1

What is the first thing you are going to do once the world reopens?


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The new topics are up: https://therealljidol.livejournal.com/1123202.html and Second Chance: https://therealljidol.livejournal.com/1123368.html

There is also a Work Room: https://therealljidol.livejournal.com/1123617.html

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I don't know about you, but I'm just feeling mentally exhausted right now.

But still not exhausted enough to watch Tiger King! ;)
lj idol

Work Room - Week 18

The new topics are up: https://therealljidol.livejournal.com/1123202.html and Second Chance: https://therealljidol.livejournal.com/1123368.html

Which are the same topics, and aren't really "new". They are the return of the 3 topics from several weeks ago.

Oh come on, you knew it was coming!

It was just a matter of when! Did you prepare?

Do you have a strategy when you see multiple topics, when you have a choice of picking 1? Do you decide on ideas for the others, or do you just wing it week to week? :)
lj idol

Second Chance - Topic - Week 6

It may be a second chance, but you have the same options as the main competition!

Many of you wrote one of these back in Week 9. But if you didn't, then you can choose any of the 3.


You need to pick one of the two you did not do last time:

Choice of 1: Milkshake duck , the Glass Cliff, Blood Harmony

The deadline to link your entries back to this thread is Sunday, April 5th at 7pm EST

Have fun!
lj idol

Topic - Week 18

It was a different world 9 Idol weeks ago.

That was when you had a choice between 3 topics.

Those topics are back.

You need to pick one of the two you did not do last time:

Choice of 1: Milkshake duck , the Glass Cliff, Blood Harmony

The deadline to link your entries back to this thread is Sunday, April 5th at 7pm EST

Have fun!
lj idol

Results - Week 17 and Second Chance Week 5

Time has stopped having meaning to a lot of people.

But this is one of those times when it does actually matter. Because it's time to say goodbye to some people.

Fortunately, the bulk of who we are saying goodbye to are folks with the opportunity to go into Second Chance. But, as the previous weeks have taught us, especially this last one, having the opportunity to go into Second Chance isn't the same as actually going there. So this might be the last we see of these folks. But hopefully not. Hopefully they will be able to hang in there and fight for their shot to get back into the game. Because it's coming soon.

Results were super tight right up until the end. So this season really could end up going in any direction, at any moment. Which is exciting, but also nerve-wrecking.

So, it's "goodbye for now" and "Welcome to Second Chance" to
beeker121 (who actually fell on her sword, so I think SC is unlikely, but it's still an option!!)
lawchicky
and sunouttomorrow


Unfortunately though, we are also saying goodbye to one person from Second Chance - and there is no third chance...

Which means it's goodbye from the competition, but hopefully not from hanging out with us this season, to i_love_freddie

Thank you so much for sticking with it, even in these difficult times!
lj idol

Green Room - Week 17 - Day 11

1 Year ago, we lost kathrynrose.

15 years ago, we lost Mitch Hedberg.

Only one of these two things has a link to something that will make me smile. So I'm going to post a link to some stuff from Mitch. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bVceIdoWf5o

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The polls close tonight. https://therealljidol.livejournal.com/1121921.html

So make sure to get your votes in if you want to keep your favorites in this!
lj idol

Green Room - Week 17 - Day 10

The poll is up until tomorrow: https://therealljidol.livejournal.com/1121921.html

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I've seen people say that commenting is down, and I know voting currently is down. It's funny though because I've had a couple former players (from previous seasons) contact me and say that I should start a new season because people are looking for something productive to do. I had to point out to them that there is actually a season happening *right now*. (and yes, they seemed embarrassed)

Which tells me that word just isn't getting out. LET PEOPLE KNOW that there is a distraction from quarantine happening *right here*. They can read some great entries, and vote on them - andw watch the polls! People still like clicking boxes! It's 100% coronavirus free!

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The US is in lock-down until at least the end of April. Or rather parts of it are in various stages of lock-down.

What have you been doing to keep sane? Or, considering you are here, is sanity one of those things you gave up on long ago?
lj idol

Green Room - Week 17 - Weekend Edition

It's the weekend, or so they tell me!

All I know is that voting is looking pretty dire over at the polls: https://therealljidol.livejournal.com/1121921.html so make sure you read, comment and vote for your favorites!

I was just looking at a map of where the most coronavirus cases are in the United States and it made me wonder what life must be like in a state that *isn't* getting hit as hard as Florida has. (I don't even want to think of what it must be like for those states that are getting hit *harder* than us right now)

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Post something GOOD that is going on in your life.