November 7th, 2011


Green Room - Week 3 - Day 4

When I first realized that I needed to write a Green Room entry today, I wasn't sure what to do. So I looked up the words "Green Room" and asked my friends about it.

They thought it was weird too, but after awhile, I came up with something that I thought really fit the theme and wrote it. I hope the next Green Room is better.


It doesn't sound right, starting off that way - does it? If I were to go back and edit, I would probably delete that section as something that I did to get me started, but not really part of what I wanted to say with this entry.

I could do that. Or I could just leave it there, distracting from whatever horrible thing that I might say next.


Today is the deadline!! So make sure that you get your entries in tonight!

If, for whatever reason, you still need a little push - that is why the Work Room is there:


What (other than wishing vaguelyclear a Happy Birthday and Welcoming in a New Baby Idol, did you do this weekend? What new and exciting accomplishments did you tackle? Or did life just tackle you?
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Vote - Week 3

A few words from clauderainsrm:

Welcome to the polls for Week 3 of LJ Idol!

The first thing you are probably going to notice is the sheer number of byes. I figured that would be the case when I threw the topic out there this week. The first part of November tends to be tough enough, but add a topic that, on the surface, seems "a bit off" and you have something that has the potential for that effect.

It's always a gamble taking a "bye", especially this early in the season. But sometimes that is the move to make, depending on what else is going on in your life.

Which is something else that you may notice - that there are 14 contestants who have "byed out" and thus automatically eliminated from the competition. In this case, that means they never actually submitted an entry. Some were newbies from Spotlight. Which I expected would happen. People always warn about the high number of folks who join, and then wander off. I think, under the circumstances, that number ended up being very small, compared to what I've seen occur in other groups.

Some of them though were also old friends/veterans. So Life happened to them as well. You never know when it will - and how bad it will be. For some, they wandered off. For others, Life just has them tied up at the moment. It's usually a combination, but it's always a shame. There seemed to (from what I saw of the journals of those individuals) be some interesting people, and I was looking forward to getting to know them.

Alas, it was not to be. Maybe next time. Hopefully, they will keep their eyes on the community to see if there is another shot (somewhere down the line in the season) for them to get it right, and participate, maybe when their schedule frees itself up.

On the other hand - the contestants remaining have certainly proven themselves more than up to the task of being a fascinating and talent group! The upside of the number of byes taken this week is that there is a greater chance for a casual reader to take in more of the entries, and maybe find some new favorites in the process!

There are certainly more than enough choices to qualify for that!

Who stepped up and polished a turd? I guess the voters will end up telling us!

The contestant with the lowest vote total for their entry, in each Tribe, will be eliminated.

The polls will close Thursday, November 10th at 9pm EST.

Good luck to everyone!

(note: duckspeakeasy is listed in Tribes 2 AND 10. They should only be in Tribe 10. I apologize for the confusion)

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