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Results - Week 17

In half of the polls, the decision on who got to stay and who was eliminated came down to *a single vote*.

Every single person leaving this week is a dear friend of Idol, folks that I personally know and like a great deal outside of Livejournal. (Well, I've only met one of them in person, but I've interacted with them on other online forums)

One of them actually wrote an entry that when I read it my reaction was "Definitely safe for this week!" because I enjoyed it and was confident that everyone else would as well.

I just went back and refreshed my memory on all four of them, and yeah, I would have put money on them being safe. But that's the thing, my personal taste isn't everyone's - and finding something that someone likes just a little bit more, around here? That's easy. It's just where we are in the season, that every week is going to be someone strong and the results are going to be shocking.

For the record, I didn't correctly predict any of the folks going home, although I did strongly suspect that the folks who got the deadline extended would probably end up having a hard time in the poll.

Leaving us this week are our friends

adoptedwriter
banana_galaxy
beldarzfixon
karmasoup

Thank you to all of you for coming out this season, and sharing your stories with us. I hope to see more of them in the Home Game in the weeks to come, and of course, to see you hanging out in the Green Room and cheering on your own personal favorites left in the competition!

Comments

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adoptedwriter
May. 12th, 2017 01:44 am (UTC)
It's been a fab run! BTW Gary, how many weeks have I accrued in my Idol career?
Maybe I'll get a chance to see you again! I'm coming to TPA in June.
flipflop_diva
May. 12th, 2017 02:06 am (UTC)
I was so shocked when I saw you were the one from our tribe. I loved your entry this week — and most weeks honestly. You're a great writer!
bleodswean
May. 12th, 2017 02:15 am (UTC)
I am so sorry to see you go. :( I find your entries fascinating, enlightening, life affirming, and all around good reading. I'm glad to have you on my flist, but I will miss your essaying in Idol.
eternal_ot
May. 12th, 2017 06:17 am (UTC)
I'll be missing you <3
mrstotten
May. 12th, 2017 07:00 am (UTC)
You could have knocked me down when I checked this morning and saw your name here I've loved your entries and really sorry to see you go
banana_galaxy
May. 12th, 2017 01:47 am (UTC)
*flips tables over* How dare y'all vote me out!

J/k, I saw the writing on the wall for weeks, and was surprised I lasted this long without playing the social side of this. I'm just glad I was able to stick with it until I got voted out, but I wish I'd had more time to interact with everyone more. After I signed up, there were a couple of things that ended up taking over my life that I didn't expect. What I primarily wanted to get out of this was a few more pieces I could publish in a collection I wanted to put together, and I think I accomplished that.

Thank you to those of you who chose to support me and my writing even in the face of me not commenting on your entries most weeks. <3

Edited at 2017-05-12 01:48 am (UTC)
bleodswean
May. 12th, 2017 02:15 am (UTC)
I've really enjoyed reading your entries!
banana_galaxy
May. 12th, 2017 03:14 am (UTC)
Thanks :)
eternal_ot
May. 12th, 2017 06:17 am (UTC)
I enjoyed reading and knowing you through your entries :) *Hugs*
mrstotten
May. 12th, 2017 07:03 am (UTC)
I've really liked your stuff and I'm the same. Work and some personal commitments have left me very little time for the social side of idol which can be so hard.

marlawentmad
May. 12th, 2017 01:48 am (UTC)

Each elimination is solemn. I am so pleased to have read so much great work from so many diverse writers.

murielle
May. 12th, 2017 01:53 am (UTC)
These results cut deep. I'm dumbfounded. I voted for everyone of you and just didn't see it coming.

My very best wishes to adoptedwriter I just can't imagine Idol without you-- hugs, banana_galaxy we never did get to do the skype thing, beldarzfixon don't know you well though I would have liked to, karmasoup I cannot believe this!--Hugs.

I know I will see some of you because we're friends, but I will miss you all.
banana_galaxy
May. 12th, 2017 02:12 am (UTC)
Heh, probably because I'm too often video chatting with my long distance lover instead. XD Perhaps it can still be arranged, though.
murielle
May. 12th, 2017 04:16 pm (UTC)
I'm still not set up for it, but I will be around till the end, Home Gaming and hanging out in the GR. :-)
adoptedwriter
May. 12th, 2017 11:43 am (UTC)
I'll play the Home Game when I can. Leaving in 3 weeks for Florida anyway, and I would have had to bye out by then regardless...
murielle
May. 12th, 2017 04:12 pm (UTC)
Yay for the Home Game! (I'm still sad.)
flipflop_diva
May. 12th, 2017 02:08 am (UTC)
I'm super shocked — and sad — about these results too! All of you are such amazing writers, and I've voted for all of you so many times. This week was terrifying — I know in our poll it was insanely close the entire time. I was wondering at one point if we were going to have an 11-person tie!
my_name_is_jenn
May. 12th, 2017 02:24 am (UTC)
Oh, wow. You four are all great writers. Sad to see you go.
lilmissmagic71
May. 12th, 2017 03:20 am (UTC)

So sad to see you all go... I've REALLY enjoyed reading you all...

dmousey
May. 12th, 2017 03:59 am (UTC)
Whoa- The Overlord is correct. This one is full of hutthurt. I will miss all of these authors and am shocked at the names. Please home game and don't be shy! Huggggs ~~~
swirlsofblue
May. 12th, 2017 05:27 am (UTC)
Really sad to see all these wonderful writers go
eternal_ot
May. 12th, 2017 06:22 am (UTC)
I am really shocked to see 'adoptedwriter' go :/(because the last time I checked the polls before I slept she was safe) Also, 'karmasoup' 'beldarzfixon' and 'banana_galaxy' I really enjoyed reading you all this season
Hope to see you all around. *Hugs* Take care.
adoptedwriter
May. 12th, 2017 11:44 am (UTC)
At least I am in great company!
adoptedwriter
May. 12th, 2017 11:46 am (UTC)
My plan is to home game when I can. Feel free to friend me here and at Dreamwidth, (same "name") Also friend me at good ole FB!
beldarzfixon
May. 12th, 2017 02:10 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the good wishes! I'm just glad to get in on Season Ten, with all the busy and turmoil -- and I actually entered in Second Chance *because* of all the chaos in Beldar's real-world; this was something to focus on and get me in "accomplish something" mode so I can get in the mental frame to take care of this thing-I-must-do, then this one, etc.

Seeing the eliminations is kinda like that rare election when a bunch of old established Congresspeople get voted out to make room for young up-and-comers. Know what I mean, banana_galaxy, adoptedwriter and karmasoup?
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