March 25th, 2014

idol 9

The Killing Floor - Week 2

What the hell is this? It's a special place for people to submit their work for critique. Not "You rock", but no being an asshat either. Actually looking at the work and thinking of ways to make it better.

Why "The Killing Floor"? - I've had this in mind for awhile. The working name was "The Cutting Room Floor". But then I got that Howlin' Wolf song stuck in my head, and thought it sounded better. :)

How does it work? People submit their work - from a previous week of Idol or non-Idol work (NOT this week's entry) - here. I'm going to start out limiting to the first 5 to submit and tweek it as needed in the future. Then people come in and comment on it/make suggestions. Again, the purpose of this is to help. If you are incapable of giving actual constructive criticism (it's a shame that I have to say that, criticism should be constructive as a rule!) then this isn't the place for you, keep on going.

We're going to try this out and see how it goes.
idol 9

Green Room - Week 2 - Day 5

Good morning, a couple things well worth checking out: Our Week 2 poll: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/719384.html

Remember to vote to keep your favorites in the competition! You can vote for as many people as you want! (personally, I vote for everyone. But that's me)

Also, there's something new. I'm a bit nervous about it. But I've had this in mind for quite some time, and figure if it's ever going to happen, it might as well be now! I call it "The Killing Floor". There's a description of it's purpose over here: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/719625.html Basically though, it serves as a bonus Work Room, specifically aimed at critique, and helping rework past writings. Think of it as a Writer's Workshop, Idol style!

Will it work? *shrug* Who knows. But it's one of the ideas that has been floating around my head for awhile now that I'm trying out to see if it catches. If it doesn't, it doesn't. There are more ideas out there that will undoubtably show up in Season 9!

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What are some of the things that are going to show up in your life today? ;)