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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.
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Vote - Week 17 and Second Chance Week 5

A few words from Gary:


It’s a brutal week for eliminations in both the main competition and Second Chance.

In the main competition, we are losing two people that I had already pencilled in to be in the Top 10. That said, there is always Second Chance, so there is a chance they could fight their way back in, and make a run at it.

Goodbye to:

belenen and tigrkittn

As for the rest of you, we are getting closer to the Top 20. Things are getting real.

We will be losing the bottom 3.

The poll will close Tuesday, March 31st at 9pm.

Good luck to everyone!





Poll #2100195 Week 17

The Ballot: The Ballot

7(5.6%)
7(5.6%)
5(4.0%)
1(0.8%)
6(4.8%)
6(4.8%)
8(6.3%)
8(6.3%)
3(2.4%)
5(4.0%)
8(6.3%)
7(5.6%)
3(2.4%)
4(3.2%)
2(1.6%)
4(3.2%)
3(2.4%)
4(3.2%)
5(4.0%)
6(4.8%)
2(1.6%)
7(5.6%)
4(3.2%)
4(3.2%)
1(0.8%)
2(1.6%)
4(3.2%)




Second Chance

A few words from Gary:


Second Chance took a major hit this week. 6 people did not make the deadline.

Which means that those in the poll are the last ones standing, fighting for a shot at getting back into the competition.

There are only a few entries, but they are all really good. So, percentage-wise, you are in for some treats!

We will be losing the contestant with the fewest votes.

The poll will close Tuesday, March 31st at 9pm.

Good luck to everyone!




Poll #2100196 Second Chance - Week 5

The Ballot: The Ballot

3(8.6%)
6(17.1%)
10(28.6%)
5(14.3%)
11(31.4%)
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Green Room - Week 17 - Day 5

The deadline for both topics is tomorrow!


Main topic: https://therealljidol.livejournal.com/1120139.html
Second Chance: https://therealljidol.livejournal.com/1120503.html

There's not many people who have submitted so far in either group. So make sure you are getting to work!

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Speaking of work, I love working from home. The commute is ideal! Of course, I don't have a desk (Cynthia is using the desk since she is also working frome home). Which means I'm at the kitchen table. The table itself is OK, but the chair really sucks.

What is your favorite kind of chair?

Desk chair
3(14.3%)
Electric chair
2(9.5%)
KItchen chair
2(9.5%)
Lounge chair
8(38.1%)
Camp chair
4(19.0%)
Chairperson of the committee
2(9.5%)

If you had to guess, right now, in Week 17, who the winner of this season would be - who would you say?

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Green Room - Week 17 - Day 4

I just want to remind you that I am willing to sacrifice all of you for the economy.

Really, for any reason. Including boredom. But let's pretend it's to save the economy.

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I am also willing to remind you about your topics:

Main Topic - https://therealljidol.livejournal.com/1120139.html
Topic for Second Chance: https://therealljidol.livejournal.com/1120503.html
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Green Room - Week 17 - Weekend Edition

There are a few links to give out and then a couple requests to honor:

The main topic - https://therealljidol.livejournal.com/1120139.html
The Second Chance topic - https://therealljidol.livejournal.com/1120503.html
and the Work Room for those struggling and hoping to bounce some ideas off each other (or if you aren't struggling and feel like helping someone else out) https://therealljidol.livejournal.com/1120697.html

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The first request was actually the second one to be received. But it's the most straight forward. Our Season 4 winner, Chite AKA Lynne AKA 4 is putting together a special creative project. https://poetryforaplague.com/

"Poetry for a Plague is an outlet for creativity during the American Coronavirus Quarantine. The project was conceived by Lynne Glowacki and is being done in coordination with others as the idea solidifies. At a time to be determined, works from this project will be published in a book."

Even though she says American, I'm sure she's open to anyone's work, from anywhere.

As opposed to if she said 'Merican, in which case only the people who live in my house would be eligible to submit.

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Now for the other requests, this is a two parter. One of the requests was asking if I would consider doing another season of Idol Minor once this season ended. Yes. Yes I would. Sounds like a great idea to help people get through the summer.

The second part seems kind of insane on the surface for ME to be saying to YOU - but here it is anyway - TAKE COVID-19 seriously. It's not a hoax or some weird conspiracy. It's real. People are dying and the sooner we lock things down the sooner we can get back to regular life.

The person who asked me to say this has a close relative who isn't able to get a test, but is showing symptoms.

I personally know two other people in that same exact boat. Clearly, even with the time to prepare, the US still wasn't ready for this.

I know someone else, a family member actually, who is in a different boat. Due to his circumstances (having been recently in areas with a high level of outbreak) and all of the symptoms, and let's face it, luck - he was able to get a test. Despite being told that it would take 4 hours to get the results back (it immediately jumped to 6 hours after taking it), because it's the weekend, he may have to wait until Monday to hear back. Fortunately he's only in his 30s. But he's really hurting right now. If it's *not* the coronavirus, it's the most sick he's ever been. (and no, I have no been directly exposed to him. We're doing OK.) Just worried.

So please - this thing is nasty. Be safe.
The only thing in this universe that needs to take you down is me.
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Work Room - Week 17 and SC Week 5

The topic for the main competition is up: https://therealljidol.livejournal.com/1120139.html

and so is the one for Second Chance: https://therealljidol.livejournal.com/1120503.html

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I've made the deadline a little longer this week. I know that this might not be the first thing on anyone's mind. But not too much longer, because I also know that there are a lot of people who want this as a creative channel to focus on.

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How are you doing with these topics and writing right now in general? How do you find inspiration when the world is falling down around you?
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Topic - Second Chance - Week 5

As the Second Chance field continues to narrow, even with the new blood coming into it - you are going to need a plan on how to get back into the competition.

It's time for you to start figuring out your path to make that happen.

It's time for this week's topic to be

Moonshot

The deadline to link your entry back to this thread is Thursday, March 26th at 7pm EDT.

Have fun!
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Results - Week 16

Yes, it's that time. The time for the worst thing that is happening anywhere this week- Idol eliminations.

I can't even imagine anything that might be worse than this. But together, we will find a way to get through it.

The good news is that those being eliminated from the main competition are automatically eligible to participate in Second Chance! So you can fight your way back!

Those 3 are:

alexanderscttb
mac_arthur_park
and zedmanauk

I look forward to seeing you eventually get back in!

Which means that it's time for the Second Chance, and this is the bad news. Because once you are eliminated from Second Chance, you are eliminated.

But wow, there were some outstanding performances throughout the season from these 3.

As you might know, one of them fell on their sword - in a pretty surprising move since I was sure they were going to be one of the people who would make it back in.

Goodbye to our sacrifice, cnotesays as well as topaznebula and yamyam_kat. All of them are remarkable writers, who I hope are really proud of making it really far this season. Thank you for coming out, especially in these trying times. It means a lot.