February 12th, 2010


Green Room - Week 14 - Day 2

I don't like catfish. There I said it. I'm the squeaky wheel.

"Why don't you like catfish?"

I dunno. There's just something about the taste that doesn't really appeal to me.

"Why? Seriously. It's just like every other fish."

Not really. There's an undercurrent in the taste that just doesn't sit well with me. Every once in awhile, sure. If it's cooked just right. But those aren't as often as times I enjoy other fish. Especially when I go out. It has to be special.

'WHY? This makes no logical sense. It's just another fish. Fish are good."

Um... what? I don't like it. I really shouldn't have to go into it. Sometimes people don't like things.

"It just makes no sense to me. I can't figure out why someone would say they did not like catfish. I'm just trying to understand."

Whatever. I think I'm done with this. I said that I didn't like it all the time, specifically in this setting, not that I didn't like it.


Insert alycewilson style moral of the story here: Some people don't like catfish. Some people do. Some people though just don't like eating it when they go out, even if they might eat it all the time at home.

It's all good.

We can talk about catfish as long as we remember that it's OK for people to disagree without overly pushing or pulling from either side. After all, at the end of the day, it's just catfish.


That completely unrelated to *anything* note aside - I brought this up yesterday in the Green Room rather late in the day -

WHO isn't getting the love they deserve?

It occurred to me that early on there were some folks, especially newbies, who were kind of feeling out on the edges and not really connecting to other people or feeling like they were being noticed in the crowd. That's never a nice feeling for anyone.

Given that we are on the *internet*, I'm going to go out on a limb and say there isn't a single person within the sound of my cyber-voice who hasn't felt like the odd one out now and again.

It's part of what fuels so many problems between people, when someone feels like their voice is being lost or overlooked.

MOST of the people mentioned early on ended up getting attention and now are considered either "front runners" or at least "solid".

So I'm going to put it out there again, to the people who have benefitted from the idea of finding that special overlooked gem:

Take a look at the votes over the last couple of weeks. Who isn't getting the attention you feel their work deserves?


That said - Survivor last night!!! Whoo hoo!!

That said again - So, what are YOU doing today?

Home Game - Week 14

The topics can be found at: http://community.livejournal.com/therealljidol/301500.html

(which is where current contestants link their entries)

But for you lucky Home Gamers out there - this is YOUR thread!!!


For anyone who isn't sure what the Home Game is, essentially it's not being a current contestant (maybe you were eliminated earlier in the season, maybe you weren't around during sign ups) and submitting an entry anyway!


If I were a betting man, and had to say one week that I would submit a Home Game entry as someone who wanted to take part in the larger picture of things - from an overall perspective, this would probably be that week.

Week 13 Run Off Result

It was a fairly tight race between three beloved contestants, and I could tell that it was a difficult decision for a lot of people.

But in the end we have to say goodbye to one of them, and that individual is the friend of sensitive zombies everywhere, and an enemy of woppets (whom she pops, and then pets... its a strange relationship...) poppetawoppet.

There will be a bigger elimination thread this weekend with everyone that I still need to say goodbye to in a more detailed way. But right now I think it's better for *you* to say goodbye.

(and please show back up in the Home Game!!)