October 20th, 2014

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Green Room - Week 25 - Day 5

How was your weekend?

Mine was OK. I took a trip to Keene, NH to go to a pumpkin festival and catch up with some old friends!

Fun times were had by all. If "all" means myself and my friends!


In reality, we ended up changing plans nearly completely from the original "maybe sitting around the house" to "we're going to Universal" for the day, which turned into going to Universal's Halloween Horror Nights.

One thing you should know about me - if you don't already - I don't "do scary". I just don't.

You might be able to get me to watch a movie. But there's a pretty good chance that I will be freaked out by it for awhile.

But last night, I ended up being surrounded by masked chainsaw wielding maniacs.

And I was OK with it.

I didn't go into any of the haunted houses (not ready for that!!), but I was in the scare zones and what I found was that I was more disturbed by the "Purge" area than I was any of the other ones. Monsters are apparently OK with me - it's when people put on masks and start hunting other folks for sport, apparently that line between "actors pretending and the real thing" is a little too close! ;)

What about you? Not just "what did you do this weekend" but also the bigger question of "What sort of scary stuff are you into/how far can it go before it's not fun anymore?"


For those in the main competition, your deadline is TONIGHT: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/793590.html

For those in Last Chance, it's Tomorrow: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/794726.html

For those not in either, that's why we have the Home Game! http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/795130.html
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Vote - Week 25

A few words from clauderainsrm:

Part writing competition. Part out-of-control roller-coaster. LJ Idol is a writing experience like no other.

Every poll is someone’s first time experiencing LJ IDOL, especially as we get closer to the Top 50 - so if this is your first time here, welcome!

Each week I post a topic (or in the case of this week multiple topics for them to select from), they write an entry and submit it for the poll.

The topics this week were: Intersubjectivity, Shibusa, Rapture of the deep, Captcha the flag and Overwatch

I post the poll and, in the words of Jeff Probst, the power shifts to the hands of the Jury. In this case, that is you, the voters.

Read the entries, comment on them (who doesn’t love feedback) and vote for your favorites to stay in one more week!

Then we repeat the process until we are down to one person left standing - our Winner, the LJ IDOL.

The poll is broken down into two groups (or tribes) - the main tribe and a “Redemption Tribe”. The contestants in the Redemption Tribe ended up there when there is a tie for who will be eliminated. One bad week is all it takes to go home, but with Redemption, if you hang on through that bad week, you still have a chance!

Two contestants from Redemption and three from the main poll will be eliminated this week. So if you read something that you love, make sure to tell people about it, so that they can have the chance to read it, and fall for it as well!

Unfortunately, we had a few people who had to drop out this week. When I say that they are “extremely talented” and that they will be “greatly missed”, that’s an understatement. I could have actually skipped that and just given you the names - and those who have been here before today would have been able to fill out that information for themselves.

Goodbye to kathrynrose, witchwife and xo_kizzy_xo

Thank you so much to all of you for coming out this season. I know that Real Life flattened you, but I hope that you are back in the swing of things soon. I really hope that we will see you continue in the Home Game.

(For those who don’t know - the “Home Game” is when someone who isn’t a part of the competition (either from elimination or you just didn’t get involved in time) can share their entry with the group. http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/795130.html )

As for the poll it closes Thursday October 23rd at 9pm EDT!

So make sure to support your favorites!

Good luck to everyone!

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