November 20th, 2014

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Green Room - Week 28 - Day 7

I was starting to write today's Green Room when I noticed that I had a message in my LJ inbox.

After some of the messages I've been receiving lately, I was a bit on the "Oh no, what's going on NOW" about it. But I decided to check it out first.

You know, just in case it was something that wanted to address.

As it turns out - it was.

But not in the way I was fearing.

It was from someone who had found their way to Idol, and back to Livejournal in general, via a friend's suggestion that she check out the quality of writing and the community we have here.

It's one thing to *know* and be able to see it happening, over the course of weeks. But those emails always manage to make my day better.

So keep up the good work everyone!

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Speaking of "keeping up the good work" - there is a poll happening right now! http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/806700.html

It closes *tonight* and based on the vote totals from the past couple of weeks vs what have been cast so far, and factoring in how many people usually wait until the last day to cast their final ballots - there is currently *no one* who is "safe". (a couple "unlikely" but still within that average vote margin)

Which means that if there is someone who has written something you want people to check out - now is the time to tell them about it! Make the case for why folks need to read this (or re-read it) NOW!
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Results - Week 28

Another week, another close set of results, and once again we have the job of saying goodbye to both long time Idol friends and supporters as well as a talented newbie.

Before we get the results though, there is the matter of the Power of Veto. This was the final week where it could be used. It was not used… and becomes a paperweight.

There is also the matter of the Immunity that is being handed out by those participating in the Home Game/Killing Floor - if there wasn’t already enough incentive to get involved with that - having the power to keep someone safe in the game, hopefully that will tip more people over the edge to participate!

This week it was (as seems to be the case all over) a close vote, but ultimately they awarded immunity to tsuki_no_bara. It wasn’t needed. But I’m sure it was still appreciated.

Which means neither of those two things ended up impacting the results, and we say goodbye to

meridian_rose
kehlen_crow
emo_snal
adoptedwriter

Thank you to all of you for coming out this season, and I hope we continue to see you in the Home Game (and hanging out in the Green Room!)
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Topic - Week 29

It's time to throw something down.

It's time to run something!

But what?

What could we use to do that those?

Oh, I have this thing right here. It's the topic for this week:

Gauntlet

The deadline to link your entries back here is Tuesday, Nov 25th at 8pm EST

Have fun!
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Work Room - Week 29

The new topic is up: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/807797.html

People don't usually consider the "Survivor's guilt" that happens when you outlast someone that you have been rooting for over the course of the competition. After all - when it's "not you" going, that means it's someone else - most likely someone that you have come to like and admire.

So, what do you do about it?

The same thing you do in any other circumstance - you make their passing matter. Harness that energy, that emotion you are feeling, and use it to write something even better. Show that you *deserve* that spot. Even if you are feeling sad about someone else not having it!

How can you do that?

Only you can answer that question.

But I can *ask* a different, but related, question to the those who remain: What do you want to see out of the contestants? What would you like to see more of? Less of? What is it that you are responding to that you just wish that more people would realize?