July 17th, 2007

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the final three have a twist coming for them...one that was originally planned, and then discarded and now is being picked up again to happen as it was supposed to - funny how life works out that way huh?

Not saying what it is yet, just that in an hour and 1/2 their lives will get a whole lot more interesting!
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and then there were 3...

spydielives leaves us today.

The interesting thing - for me anyway- about her is that she came out of nowhere. One minute she was in the middle of the pack, another good writer in a pack of good writers - and the next thing I knew she had become a "presence" in the game.

I was shocked when she won THE SPIRIT OF LJ IDOL award. Not because she didn't deserve it - she clearly did - but because I wasn't aware of how highly she was regarded by her fellow players. She was playing such a low keyed service game, that the fact that she was getting to know everyone wasn't readily apparent. I knew that I thought she should stick around, but to have the people you are competing against declare that you are the spirit of the season, well, that's a big deal.

She always said that her goal was to make the top 10. In a field of 72, even that was going to be an uphill battle for most. She did far better, finishing 4th in a *tight* field of extremely talented folks.

Thank you for playing spydie! It was great to have you around!
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the topic you didn't think you would see....

So here we are... the FINAL 3

agirlnamedluna
bettybaker
welfy

A favorite from the beginning - welfy who blew the doors off with her entries, and votes, from the very first day when she missed the deadline and decided to write something anyway! Her work has put aside any doubts that someone could start strong and finish strong. Clearly she can.

A favorite from the middle - bettybaker who has grown from another member of the pack to a mid-season favorite to be in the finals who managed to put aside any doubts that someone *could* make that rise, and that they could actually *grow* in this competition. Clearly she can.

A favorite from the end - agirlnamedluna solid player throughout the season who simply put rocked the last few weeks and put aside any doubts that even late in the game, someone who's work never got the appreciation it deserved during the season could emerge into a favorite. Clearly she can.

We started this ride with our first topic on Jan 22. Nearly 6 months ago.

Today we have our last twist. The final twist of SEASON THREE OF LJ IDOL, taken from the pages of Survivor...

This is our final round.

The 3 of you will face off on one last topic, with the winner taking it all.

The topic is simple, it's straight forward, and of course has it's own inherent hardships to write.*g* It's a two parter:

Why I should win LJ Idol and Why my Opponents should win LJ Idol

See? Simple. Spell out why you should be named the next LJ IDOL and then make the case for other two!

Entries are due to be linked back here on Thursday July 19th at noon EST but if you all get them in sooner we will proceed to the voting sooner.

Thank you for an AMAZING season. You are all winners. . . but only one of you will end up as the next LJ IDOL - and now is the time to make the case!

GOOD LUCK!
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Green Room

We're here. Nearly 6 months later and here we are at our last Green Room.

Thank you to everyone who has made this such a wonderful, and memorable experience (even with all the ups and downs)!

But we're not quite done yet - we have that one last hurdle to overcome with the last 3 standing!!!

I do want to take a moment and thank the other 69 of you - and the "audience", members of the community and those who just stop in every once in awhile to vote. Thank you.