February 2nd, 2015

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Green Room - Week 35 - Day 7

The poll is closing today, and promises to be more dramatic than calling a pass play at the 1-yard line with a minute left in your last chance to win the Super Bowl.

Or maybe it promises to contain more heartbreak than a Nationwide commercial.

One of those. Maybe both.

http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/831470.html is where you can find the entries - and this is your last chance to advocate for them!

Who will get into the Top 10? Who will be left outside the door? (Until the special power is released that will "restart the season from Week 1, Day 1"...damnit, I wasn't going to talk about that...)

That's entirely up to the voters! So, if you have a case to make for yourself, or your favorites - now would be a good time to do it!
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Results - Week 35

Saying "I'm shocked" by the results today is one of those double-edged thing. After all - if you say "I wasn't expecting so-and-so to go" means you were expecting someone else!

I think we've covered that pretty well in the past.

But hopefully you will bear with me, and not think that I'm saying anything about anyone else, when I say that I was shocked when I hit "close poll", because I had no idea where things were going to land with that final refresh!

There was a point when it could have been just about any combination of names that I announced were going home tonight, and I think that says a lot about the people left in this competition.

We have two immunities that had a huge impact on this week. The first was from the Quick Fire, which went to kickthehobbit. But everyone knew she was safe. So the vote totals reflected that.

The other - well, we'll get to that in a bit.

Leaving us from the Redemption Tribe is the Co-Winner of Exhibit B (and quite frankly the person I thought was going to be a strong contender to win Spirit of LJ Idol for Season 9) lrig_rorrim

From the main tribe, we have another person who had their name bandied about not long ago for "one of the best shots to win" yachiru

Two completely amazing writers, who will definitely be missed - and who I hope will continue on with the Home Game and serving on the Jury that will decide immunity in these crucial final few weeks!

Speaking of the Jury vote - I mentioned that things were tight. What I *didn't* say is that at one point it was a 4-way tie for immunity.

When those final votes of the night came in - it was a 3-way tie.

Being a tie, my first instinct was "OK - do any of them *actually need it*?"

The answer was YES.

talon was vulnerable and thus receives immunity.

So the *next* person would be eliminated... except that fodschwazzle was ALSO in that 3-way tie - and I'm not going to give one person, who was tied, immunity, and put one of the others on the chopping block. So he ALSO receives immunity!

Nor will I eliminate anyone else for what the Jury clearly had a difficult time deciding on. (and even if I did, the next level up is also a tie!)

We have a Top 11.
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Spirit of LJ Idol

It's that time.

For those who have never come down this path before - a long time ago (back in Season 2) I came up with a rather simple idea - I wanted to reward someone for "embodying the spirit of LJ Idol" in abstract and specifically the season itself.

One of my earliest descriptions was "They may not win - but darn it, wouldn't it be nice if they did". :)

You can use whatever description, or criteria you like though.

Voting is open to the 11 current contestants only (they are the only ones who are eligible to be selected, and they are the only ones who are casting votes. Think of it as a "Contestant Only" vote).

Rank each other - from 1-11 (1 being "I really think they would be the best Spirit of Idol" and 11 being "Not the best fit IMO") and send that list to me at clauderainsrm@gmail.com by Thursday Feb 5th at 9pm EST
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Topic - Week 36

The topic this week is actually pretty straight-forward, especially considering some of the other ones from the season - and coming up! ;)



Let's see how your brains adjust to that!

The deadline to link your entry back to this thread is Thursday, Feb 5th at 8pm EST

Have fun!
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Quick Fire - Week 36

Immunity is getting more and more important every week.

So a chance to get it - that may just be worth taking! :)

The last couple of weeks have been Open Topic.

So, let's continue on lulling you into a false sense of security and do that one more time!

You have until Tuesday, Feb 3rd at 10pm EST to link your entries back to this thread!

Have fun!