I have so many emotions I'm not sure where to start with it. Hopefully I'll figure that out before the end though. ;)
Some of you may recall darkprism aka Allison Rogers.
For those who don't - if you love fiction in LJ Idol, she is the one to thank.
You know that "You can't be successful at doing (thing inserted here) in Idol!"? She is the one who broke fiction wide open. Came within a few votes of winning Season 5 with it.
It's been downhill ever since.
Now she's breaking something else wide open... well, I assume other people are doing it as well. But it's an interesting model. She's writing stories - on Patreon. https://www.patreon.com/DementedDee
and because I would be remiss if I didn't give myself a shout-out, even though it's the end of the season, if you want to support Idol during the off-season: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=70027 I'm certainly not going to say no to that. :D