We come to another elimination thread. The worst part of the week.
Some people take the "as long as it's not me" approach, but fail, IMO, to fully realize, that one day it's going to be them. There is only going to be one person walking away without being eliminated, and as the numbers continue to dwindle, the greater the chance becomes that it is going to be you.
This time around we are saying goodbye to: genesisdesire
- Insert swearing here.
Just my opinion, but you cut out that last aside/paragraph - ending the entry with "The team left me with a busted knee, and little else, but the knowledge that sometimes it's worth nearly destroying yourself when people believe you can't." and you are still in this thing. Like you said, you have proven that you CAN do this, that you are quite good at it. I don't even know why that paragraph was there! Sorry, that's going to bug me for a while. . .
You had an uphill battle in that there were several sports/running entries and any time someone goes for "what is obvious" it's actually more of a risk than people who are all "I'm taking a risk!!!"
You cited the reaction to your fiction a couple weeks ago as a turning point for you, but I think it was the Reprobate entry. It may not have gotten the attention and comments, but I think it really showed you stepping up and realizing the bits and pieces that had been there all along. ("One Touch" was so close to being that, IMO, but I think you over thought it and threw in elements that didn't need to be there.)
- From your comments I know that this isn't a surprise. You are wrong though about it being "the lowest vote total ever". Sorry. :) It's an interesting goal though. I guess if you are going out anyway, might as well go out with a record! For someone who thought they were doomed after the Week 3 entry, I'd say going out in Week 11 is pretty darn good. I think you may have been in danger, until Week 5 with your "Bearing False Witness" entry. Yeah, it was on the long side, but I think it gave people a real sense of what you are capable of doing. Something that it doesn't always seem like *you* are all that aware of at times. You find a line or two and can really twist things and come up with your own unique vision. I would have to see you continue to play with that and broaden it out into more of your work and focus a bit more on where you want things to go. You've shown that you can do it.
I also finished the goodbyes for the people from last week. I am *so* sorry that it has taken this long. My sincere apologies. ( Collapse )
Thank you to all of you for coming out this season. I really hope to see you in the Home Game thread, and the Green Room!