March 31st, 2008

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Green Room - Week 21 - Day 1

Today is the day, and those last couple spots are hanging by a vote.

I can tell you that if the alternate vote "counts", things are going to be shifting around until the last second, but we will end up with 20. If it doesn't, *shrug* then who knows. I just know that I'm keeping a close eye on my email. I deadline I gave was noon today, so by lunch at 1 I will know, and I will be posting.

Good luck to everyone, and I just want to take this moment before the storm hits to say that ALL of you have done a wonderful job and should be extremely proud of yourselves.

Plus, I have said that there was at least one more time when someone could come back into the game, so even if you are out now - who knows. Maybe you have a shot at getting back in! So even when hope is gone, it's not always gone.

Anyway. . . today is going to be *hard*. I'm going to be announcing the eliminations, and then our final 20(?) as separate posts later today. Oh, and there will also be a NEW TOPIC. Remember them?*G*

I'll see you guys later with the bad/good news.
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Eliminations Week 20

Bad news first. . .

This is the post I’ve been dreading making, because there really is no “good elimination post”, and given the amount of people going this week it was going to be hard regardless of who ended up on the list.

Unfortunately that is what happens, sooner or later everyone but one person is going to be eliminated from the game. It’s the nature of the beast.

I’m actually writing this before I know any of the results, before the first Gatekeeper vote has come in. I’m writing it, and saving it – because I know whatever happens it’s going to be tough to say goodbye. Thank you to all of you for writing your hearts out, anyone getting *this* far into the game has absolutely earned their spot.

I have no idea where this thing is going to bounce, but I do know whatever the outcome it’s going to be a group of amazing writers staying, and another group of amazing writers leaving.

The contestants who, unfortunately, did not make it past the Gatekeepers are:

(Note from 3/31: IT WAS CLOSE with a lot of you, and there certainly are some shockers… I’m going to go back through later tonight and say a little something personal, but for right now I better just cut and paste the names and hit send…)

*deep breath* The 11 leaving us today are:

chazari
jennieknits
laurelian
minikin
roina_arwen
sircaliban
spydielives
tryslora
twirlandswirl
walkertxkitty
wildcatwrites
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Our Final 21

Which means that our Top 21 are:

amenquohi
az_starshine
baxaphobia
chite
elva_undine
fidgety
heykatie
imafarmgirl
kathrynrose
kittenboo
lilmissmagic71
monkeysugarmama
n_decisive
porcelain72
puppetmaker40
rosepurr
suesniffsglue
superhappytime
tulip_in_yellow
unsold_capacity
xo_kizzy_xo

Congratulations.

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And since I said that I would "reveal the Gatekeepers after the results", and I know that some of them have been waiting anxiously to talk about why they made their individual decisions that resulted in these group outcomes:

A special thank you to our Gatekeepers, who did a job that was pretty much impossible, picking the best in THAT group. Thank you for your time, and your effort.

As was pretty much immediately predicted: Thank you to our previous winners: tinhuviel (who due to real life circumstances was not able to make the deadline, but was reading), tru2myart and welfy people who have proven their worth time and time again.

The fourth gatekeeper was the "biggest threat" of this season, the respected and sometimes feared*g*: rm

The "alternate" gatekeeper, who helped more than she knows, is the one and only bettybaker (last season's second place).
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Topic 21

After such a stressful week, I decided to go with ANOTHER GUT WRENCHING TOPIC!!!

Well, ok, maybe not.

It’s Gadgets.

You know them. You love/hate them. Maybe you know a certain Inspector who’s made up of them. But they are in your life and all around you.

Hopefully you can have some fun with this one.

Deadline to link your entries back here is Friday April 4th at 1pm EDT