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Spirit of LJ Idol - Season 10

I'm not really surprised at the result.


But I am surprised at how we got here.

From early on, it was a tight race with about half the field, until it started spreading itself out. Toward the end, it was down to 3 people who were really in the running.

Then the frontrunner (at time) sent in her votes, and marked herself dead last. Humility will get you every time.

Then it was between two, and the last couple of votes had a pretty wide span between them... solidifying the win.

Congratulations to your Spirit of LJ Idol - rayaso!!!

Given that his wife is also a Spirit winner - it's another Idol first! A 2 Spirit of LJ Idol winner household!!


I will be emailing you with the options for your prize!

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bleodswean
Jun. 26th, 2017 12:17 am (UTC)
*happy jig* Such a wonderful and accurate result! Congratulations, rayaso!!!! You deserve it! It's humbling how committed you are every week to your own always amazing entry and then to reading and commenting on all the other entries! And you don't dial in your comments - your words are always insightful and meaningful!
rayaso
Jun. 26th, 2017 02:21 am (UTC)
Thank you so much! This means a lot to me, especially the jig. Your writing inspires me, and you always write such thoughtful comments, not just for my entries, but for everyone's, especially since RL so often intrudes. You constantly under-value your work and over-value mine, so I guess that works out to some kind of karmic balance.
flipflop_diva
Jun. 26th, 2017 12:24 am (UTC)
Yay! Congrats rayaso! You super deserve it! I'm so happy for you!
rayaso
Jun. 26th, 2017 02:23 am (UTC)
That is so very kind of you! It means a lot to me, coming from someone whose writing I admire so much. I was so surprised, and honored by this.
murielle
Jun. 26th, 2017 12:24 am (UTC)
Congratulations, rayaso! Very well deserved! You and halfshellvenus make one very spirited family!

I'm so happy for you!
rayaso
Jun. 26th, 2017 02:30 am (UTC)
What can I say to thank you? I not only love your writing, but your presence here as well. You are always so supportive of others, cheering us on, and providing such kindness. You embody what is best about Idol!
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halfshellvenus
Jun. 26th, 2017 12:26 am (UTC)
I can almost guess who gave the winning nod by putting herself last, because humility is the kind of trait that probably got her nominated so many times!

Congratulations to rayaso, whose winning didn't surprise me at all. :)
rayaso
Jun. 26th, 2017 02:33 am (UTC)
Thank you! I have you to blame for all this -- you're the one who convinced me to join Idol, and have provided so much guidance.
beeker121
Jun. 26th, 2017 12:29 am (UTC)
Huzzah and hearty congratulations to rayaso! I look forward to your comments every week, and am obviously not the only one.
rayaso
Jun. 26th, 2017 02:35 am (UTC)
Thank you! I'm glad you enjoy my comments, because I certainly enjoy your writing. I look forward to reading your entries each week, and you never disappoint me!
alycewilson
Jun. 26th, 2017 12:31 am (UTC)
Yay! So well-deserved! Congratulations, rayaso!!!
rayaso
Jun. 26th, 2017 02:37 am (UTC)
Thank you! It was a real surprise!
(Anonymous)
Jun. 26th, 2017 12:41 am (UTC)
Congrats rayaso! Excellent choice. :)
rayaso
Jun. 26th, 2017 02:38 am (UTC)
Thank you, whoever you are!
rayaso
Jun. 26th, 2017 02:14 am (UTC)
I was extremely surprised by this! I am also very honored. LJ Idol is a very special place, and made so by Gary and all of us who participate. I have never seen another site (especially for writers) with more of a "family" feel to it, and that is something we can all be proud of. This is only my second full season, and I am still amazed by the quality and variety of writing people submit, and the support we give each other. Thank you so much for this honor. It truly means a lot to me!
whipchick
Jun. 29th, 2017 07:42 pm (UTC)
Very well-deserved. You are always so positive and kind and it's been a pleasure watching your writing evolve and your voice emerge!
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penpusher
Jun. 26th, 2017 03:42 am (UTC)
Many Congrats rayaso!
rayaso
Jun. 26th, 2017 12:20 pm (UTC)
Thank you! It came as a real shock.
favoritebean
Jun. 26th, 2017 03:55 am (UTC)
Congratulations, rayaso! You truly embody the spirit of Idol.
rayaso
Jun. 26th, 2017 12:21 pm (UTC)
Thank you! It means a lot to me, and was a real surprise.
(Anonymous)
Jun. 26th, 2017 04:53 am (UTC)
Congrats!
eternal_ot
Jun. 26th, 2017 06:41 am (UTC)
Yay! Congrats :) Very well deserved indeed. They both have been wonderful writers/players/commentors throughout this season.
rayaso
Jun. 26th, 2017 12:27 pm (UTC)
Thank you! You are right about halfshellvenus. She recruited me, and has been a real inspiration.
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messygorgeous
Jun. 26th, 2017 07:46 am (UTC)
Rayaso, you really do deserve this award! Your writing is always terrific and I've been seriously impressed from the beginning at the effort you've made to read and comment on everyone's work. Congratulations! You've earned it!
rayaso
Jun. 26th, 2017 12:29 pm (UTC)
Thank you! As I hope you can tell from my comments, I have really enjoyed your writing and reading your comments.
ryl
Jun. 26th, 2017 11:14 am (UTC)
Congrats rayaso! I raise a book of Calvin & Hobbes in your honor!
rayaso
Jun. 26th, 2017 12:31 pm (UTC)
Thank you, especially for the Calvin & Hobbes! I must confess to owning the complete set of cartoons.
xo_kizzy_xo
Jun. 26th, 2017 11:50 am (UTC)
Congratulations!!!
rayaso
Jun. 26th, 2017 12:33 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I was very surprised by the vote.
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