November 9th, 2007

Dear LJ
  • kithan

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As of 7:36am central when I started this post, the following people have yet to post entries:

boundfate
camarilla_girl
cataclysmic_liz
comradecharlie
dizzydog
echoes_of_dreamevilgeniuskaty
genesisdesire
hannah_henchman
ilovestewie04
jaxskycloud
ladyozma
lttledvl
mcmayhem
oberonia
pshaw_raven
rdfreak
spherissa
sushimustwrite
techempage
tenseiv
the_girl_i_knew
twirlandswirl
varykino_rose
walkertxkitty

If you did post and I missed it, I apologize, but I'm fairly certain I've got the links from everyone who replied on the topic post.  If you did, let me know in the comments.  Remember - DO NOT post your topics here.   Only in the topic post: here.
lj idol

Week 1 - Gold Star

Yep, it's that time again. Time to hand out the Gold Stars for the week.

I thought last week was hard. I had no idea. I started out with the list of some of the folk that I thought I had shorted last week by not putting on the list, and then I added as the week continued - moved people around - and ended up with a list that has me going "man, I wish I could give them to more people a week!" But I put a rule in place for myself, and so, here we are. Those I bumped are on the list for next week, right now. What will happen then? Who knows. Maybe more people will show up to impress me and I will be staring at the list once again going "man, I should have. . .".

Anyway, the Gold Star Winners for Week 1 of the competition are:


1. emaline412
2. mme_furiosa
3. oh_simple_thing
4. djner
5. rm
6. kittenboo
7. mezzominty
8. belenen
9. monkeysugarmama
10. anchasta
11. tulip_in_yellow
12. rosepurr
13. sideshowbennie
14. superhappytime
15. kelly0182

Thank you so much all of you for your dedication, hard work and just plain in general keeping this thing fun!
Dear LJ
  • kithan

Season 4, Week 1 Vote!

A few words from clauderainsrm:
The first vote and the "big reveal" of a couple changes for early season 4.

The first change is going to be obvious. You have been put into "tribes". They are more like "weight classes", but come on, "tribes" sounds better!*G* These are based on one factor and one factor only - the size of your friends list. One of the biggest tricks is keeping a sense of urgency up when there is, at last count, a *400 friend* gap between the person in this contest with the largest friends list and the smallest. That doesn't mean that you are going to get that many votes. Heck, sometimes people with the biggest potential pool to pull from the ones who don't actually deliver them to the polls. However, I also want the people with smaller lists to know that they aren't just going to be picked off one by one... in the case of writing journals I factored in the actual journal and went with the higher number for the greatest potential voter pool.

Will this stay this way? No. But it will for the next couple of rounds, until you get used to it, and then I'll throw another monkey wrench or two into the mix.

The biggest question has been "how many people will be eliminated this week?"

The answer is Three. The lowest vote count from EACH OF THE THREE TRIBES WILL BE GOING HOME!.

So just make sure that is not you.

As for the byes, I've said this before - but it needs to be repeated. You see them on the poll, but any votes for them don't count. They are more there for place holders than anything else. It would be too easy to lose them in the shuffle and forget to have them on next week!*g* Anyone who didn't turn in an entry this week has automatically used their first bye, even if they did not declare it. This is my one "trying to be helpful" gesture. A second non-participation does NOT result in a use of the second bye, it's automatic elimination. Not "eligible" for automatic elimination as was the case in the past. Automatic.

So anyway - enough of the talk.

This week was about Childhood memories... hopefully this Season will help create some positive adult ones. But for now, 3 of you are about to have that chance cut short. It's time to start figuring out who that is going to be.

Good luck to all of you.

Voting begins now and ends on Monday, November 12th, 1pm EST.


IMPORTANT NOTICE! sircaliban's entry is linked incorrectly in the poll below. You can find his entry here: http://sircaliban.livejournal.com/359645.html I don't have time to figure out how to fix it now, but I'll try to do it tomorrow. My apologies!

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lj idol

A request

Your identity is something quite personal and meaningful. Changing the name you use online to more accurately fit who you are is something that most people go through at one point or another.

However, given that this is a competition - could you PLEASE contact kithan@livejournal.com and myself at clauderainsrm@gmail.com to inform us that we need to change our records and forms as soon as possible after you do it? A comment in the Green Room is great, but there are so many comments there, we could very easily miss it.

It would save so much confusion if we know what is going on before it starts confusing everyone else!

Thank you!