May 1st, 2014

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Results - Week 7

Week 7 comes to an end.

But before we announce who is leaving us, a small bit of housekeeping: there were a couple people who should have been announced earlier as bye-outs. For your spreadsheet-loving ways, we are saying goodbye to locknkey and team_jessie. Two old Idol friends who I wished had been able to stick around for longer! They will be missed.

As for the actual polls going on this week, we are losing auntiegrizelda, deidrewilliams (who is sacrificing in Tribe 1), luscious_purple and waveform_delta.

Voting was really tight this week, which reflects well on the level of quality here this season. I hope that we will see these folks in the Home Game, and they will take another shot once a second chance to rejoin the game opens in the coming months!
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Topic - Week 8

This week should be a lot of fun.

Because it's based on an Improv game. That's right. I'm actually giving you the original reference point.

Will you use it as a jumping off point? Or run off in your own direction?

I guess we are going to find out!

That's part of what's great about

Yes, and

The deadline to link your entries back to this thread is Thursday, May 8th at 8pm EDT

Have fun!
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Work Room - Week 8

The new topic is up http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/734517.html, and no, that wasn't a typo or a mistake of any kind. I'm giving you a week to work on your entry. So make it good!

I came across a quote from Stephen Colbert that I'm just going to post here, because I want you to see it. Hopefully it will help you get going this week:

"So, say "yes." In fact, say "yes" as often as you can. When I was starting out in Chicago, doing improvisational theatre with Second City and other places, there was really only one rule I was taught about improv.

That was, "yes-and." In this case, "yes-and" is a verb. To "yes-and." I yes-and, you yes-and, he, she or it yes-ands. And yes-anding means that when you go onstage to improvise a scene with no script, you have no idea what's going to happen, maybe with someone you've never met before.

To build a scene, you have to accept. To build anything onstage, you have to accept what the other improviser initiates on stage. They say you're doctors—you're doctors. And then, you add to that: We're doctors and we're trapped in an ice cave.

That's the "-and." And then hopefully they "yes-and" you back. You have to keep your eyes open when you do this. You have to be aware of what the other performer is offering you, so that you can agree and add to it. And through these agreements, you can improvise a scene or a one-act play. And because, by following each other's lead, neither of you are really in control. It's more of a mutual discovery than a solo adventure. What happens in a scene is often as much a surprise to you as it is to the audience."

I really hope to see people having some fun with this one!