February 23rd, 2011


Results - Week 14

I wasn't planning it on it being a long night. But that last two hours produced quite a few votes! Were you among them?

If so. . . *mutters under breath* I mean, thank you for coming out and making a really difficult decision.

I joke about "Gary Only Voting", and how it's coming one day - but this is one week where I'm really glad that it won't be actually happening!

I'm not entirely certain who I would be sending to the Home Game this week, because any way you look at it there are no easy choices to make with this group.

I expected that it would be close. I wasn't expecting *how* close it was going to be. I knew you were a diverse and opinionated group when it came to "What you like" - but I judging by the span on the votes, it's pretty clear to me that the group has some massively differing opinions - which is awesome. It makes for a great "coming together" over the rest of the season.

I knew coming in that people from Second Chance were going to have a rough go of it - and some of them definitely did. Some of them quite frankly did quite well for themselves. That was the surprise.

I knew there were going to be a few names that I personally would be shocked to see on the list. You folks certainly didn't disappoint in that department.

In full disclosure, I did have it down to 6 people leaving this week. However, then maizing_grace contacted me about using her token to grant immunity to one person. I'm supposed to say that it's in celebration of getting control of her LJ again. Anyone reading the ongoing saga will understand that.

She gave me a list of the order of "who to save".

The person on the list, who was set to go out this week - but has been saved by the Immunity token is supremegoddess1!

That move meant that the next contestant with the lowest vote was going. . . which meant the next "block of votes" was in danger, and which shifted the number of people leaving this week to 8.

Definitely some surprises (for me at least) in the goodbyes this time around.

Today we are saying goodbye to


Thank you to all of you for an amazing season. I hope that we will continue to see you all in the Home Game, and around these parts.

Thank you also to everyone who took the time to read, vote and comment on the entries this week. Hopefully you found some new favorites in the mix.

I'm going to fall down now. . .

Topic - Week 15

It's time for one of the topics that I've been waiting for - because I just wasn't sure how people were going to take it or where they would go. It was literally *the* first idea on the list for the new season!

There are a couple obvious (to me) ways, but I think there is a lot of unexplored territory as well. . .

What is it?


The deadline to link your entry back here is Saturday Feb 26th at 5pm EST

Have fun!

Work Room - Week 15

Thank you to alycewilson for a great job as Guest Mentor last week.

I hope that people were able to get a lot of good advice from her.

Unfortunately, this week I didn't end up with the volunteer I thought was coming - and it's something that I imagine is going to involve a lot of brainstorming. http://community.livejournal.com/therealljidol/432323.html

But isn't that the fun of the process?!!?? Right??? RIGHT!

So I hope you will be able to step up to the plate, especially now that more of you have a better understanding of who these strange names on the computer screen actually are, after a week of Contestant Only voting. Hopefully it also gave you a vote of confidence to believe in your own work for a change.

Green Room - Week 15 - Day 1

I think the Results thread says it all - http://community.livejournal.com/therealljidol/431944.html - this season is one to watch!!!
(or tell people to come read! Because with the end of Phase 2 in sight, and what is coming. . . you are going to want to make sure your arms and legs are tucked inside the vehicle at all times!)

Week 15 kicks off with a new topic http://community.livejournal.com/therealljidol/432323.html and a new Work Room http://community.livejournal.com/therealljidol/432607.html and a new attitudethe same old attitudes! Well, it's two out of three. Some guy on a motorcycle told me that it wasn't bad. I tried to find him to ask him what he meant, but apparently he went to a dinner party.

It's the middle of the working week - how is life treating you so far? How would you like to treat it???