Topic 0 is due tonight - https://therealljidol.livejournal.com/1062306.html
Reminder, it is optional, but it's a pretty good idea to participate in it if you can. Especially since none of the rest of the weeks are going to be optional. So it's smart to get into the groove of things now rather than struggle next week on Topic 1.
Sign Ups officially close tonight as well - https://therealljidol.livejournal.com/1060711.html
Which brings me to a special announcement. I get suggestions all the time. Most have some merits but usually there is something about it that means that I can't implement it. Either it's too late in the process and the idea has to wait, or it just doesn't fit the way it is presented, so I have to think about how *I* would do it... Every once in awhile though there is an idea that just fits the moment. In this case, it was from emo_snal.
Lately most of his ideas involve chasing beautiful women around the world and asking them to marry him. This idea of his though involved fewer chances of running up against immigration authorities, (and my wife would like it more than if *I* started doing that! :D) ) so it was more practical for me.
If, when the game officially starts - you have gotten TWO newbies to sign up to play this season (as in, folks who have not played, under any name) - and they both survive until Week 4, you will receive an extra bye that will be good until the Top 50. For those just joining us, a bye is a "free week" where you don't have to turn something in. It's a powerful tool in the competition given how often real life can strike! Just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you qualify, so I can keep track.
Note: This is also good if YOU are the newbie and get two friends to sign up!
What's going on in YOUR life?