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Important Announcement

Introducing Riker Idol Diva. (I assume Diva is flipflop_diva's last name. She sent me a message giving me the update to pass along)

Born - 9:11pm on July 3, weighing in at 5lbs 13oz and measuring 18.5 inches

He should be able to come home soon... where he will be resting up to compete in the next season of LJ Idol!

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There is still a special event scheduled. It should have started already, but I've been delayed by RL. (nothing bad) I'll update you when I can.

But until then - Welcome Riker!

BabyRiker

and, I guess, congratulations to his Mom, or whatever. ;)
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15 Years Ago Today

LJ Idol began!

I was bored and wanted to do something to entertain myself, and my friends. It became so much more.

Over a thousand people have passed through these halls. It's been a crazy ride, and just seems to find new ways to get crazier! ;)

I'm finishing up the "reunion"/Deep Dive for Survivor: LJ Idol discussing how the season went with the contestants and any curious audience members over on DW https://therealljidol.dreamwidth.org/

In Mid-June, there will be another DW special event - Idol Minor - FOR ADULTS!! Just a month or two with prompts, but no eliminations. :O

Followed by a special mini-season back here at LJ to round out our celebration of 15 years together!!

Thank you to everyone who has been a part of this adventure!
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Some good news

Survivor: LJ Idol is still going on over at DW, we are down to our Top 6! https://therealljidol.dreamwidth.org/

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But that's not the good news that I am interrupting your regularly scheduled break to tell you!

I was just informed that our very own yamyam_kat - who has taken part in Idol Minor as well as the "regular version" just had something really cool happen!

"She participated in a national contest hosted by the national PTA called, “Reflections.” She placed 3rd in the district comprising of about 25 different school districts in LA County." "This award is for grades 3-5. As a ten year old, she’s pretty elated"

Her Mom let me know, with the note
"I thought I should let you know, especially since you’ve helped foster that inspiration"

All of you have been a part of that journey, so I wanted to make sure you knew that as well.
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Miss clicking on things?

There will be a Survivor: LJ Idol poll soon over at https://therealljidol.dreamwidth.org/

But, if you have an Instagram - head on over to https://www.instagram.com/p/CJr-GtSsMjr/ and vote for cynabrooklyn's suggestion!

Brandon Vegan Deli is having a competition to have a sandwich named after the winner. Which is usually not her kind of thing at all. But she decided to throw her hat into the ring.

At one point she was ahead, but overnight someone else had 10+ votes (it keeps increasing every time I check) come in. Which, we've all seen that happen.

I'm sure those are friends and well-wishers who don't see the harm in helping their buddy get a sandwich named after them. Which is why I don't feel bad about asking for help either! :)

If you have an instagram, go over to https://www.instagram.com/p/CJr-GtSsMjr/ and vote for cynabrooklyn! Then tell other people to do the same! :D It's only open for the next 24 hours or so.

Thanks!
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Survivor: LJ Idol

I've promised some announcements on what I have planned during "the off-season" - I have a few projects on tap for the lead up to our 15th anniversary, and I can now talk about the first one!

It's a special event that will be held over at Dreamwidth.

Survivor: LJ Idol.

It's something that has been requested quite a few times over the years, but I just figured out how to make it work!

Space is going to be highly limited, between 16-30 contestants, and there will be a donation fee.

If you've been looking to test with wits, and strategic chops - while having an excuse to write, this one is definitely for you.

If you're not - then the next project I have lined up might be more your speed! :)

But definitely come out to support your favorites!

I'll be making the official announcement and posting the FAQs over on DW when I have the new banner! (hopefully soon)

I'm looking to start in the next couple of weeks. Almost immediately after the end of the last season, my Chromebook died. Completely dead. So I had to wait until my birthday (yesterday - Happy Birthday to me!) to get my new one! :) That old Chromebook got us through the last 6-7 years. I'm looking forward to seeing what new twists and turns this new one will be here to experience!