January 12th, 2016

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Green Room - Week 4 - Day 8

http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/880185.html and http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/880602.html is where the action is today! The polls are closing tonight!

Which brings up that usual question of:

What have been some of your favorites this week?

More importantly: What have you loved that hasn't (in your opinion) gotten the love it deserves?

People tend to be busy, maybe they haven't checked it out yet... and they are just waiting for you to point them in that direction!
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Results - Week 4

Another incredible week has drawn to a close, and I can definitely say that without a hint of hyperbole, there were some amazing entries that came out of what a lot of folks were dreading.

It seems a shame to have to say goodbye to anyone under the circumstances - but that's why we are here. To move another step closer to the end.

Almost as soon as the poll went up for the Rivals this week, we had a public drop. Which meant that someone posted (or in this case used a bye) and then fell on their sword. I'm not even sure they were aware that it would be considered a "sacrifice", but I'll assume they did based on the timing!

Which means the first person leaving us is peteyplane who posted a goodbye: http://peteyplane.livejournal.com/1845.html
Please make sure to stop over there and say a few words. I was really looking forward to reading more this mini-season, but I hope that I will get that wish in the future.

So if you were one of those on the bottom of the polls for the Rivals, holding your breath and wondering what was going to happen - you can exhale. For now.

That means the only one the polls are taking out this time around is from the Friends. It was another close match, with the difference between staying in, and being gone was the average of just over 2 votes.

This one is painful not only because it's a promising newbie that I was hoping to see a lot more from, but because I too enjoyed that particular movie. (that was during the time of my life when I was pretty much devouring all things Altman)

It's goodbye to amandalor, but I'm hoping she will be able to take advantage of one of the ways to come back into the game in the near future. (and in the meantime, play the Home Game!)
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Topic - Week 5

It's that time again - time to find out how you will be tortured in Week 5, courtesy of your fellow contestants.

This time around, I grabbed some of the "single word" choices - just to make things interesting.

Pick one of the following:

Organic
Void
Pupa
Waffles


The deadline to link your entry back to this thread is Friday, Jan 15th at 9pm

Have fun!
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Work Room - Week 5

Writing is a process that teaches us not only about the craft, but also ourselves.

Given some of the comments I've seen from people remarking about how much they loved people stepping of the box and out of their comfort zones, I'm curious - what (if anything) did you learn about yourself?

Not only that, but is it something you are going to apply to your work going forward? (not just in Idol, but in general).

Yes, I realize it was just one week and the lessons tend to be things that build over time instead of just lightning bolts to your skull. But I figured I'd throw it out there.

If you didn't really learn anything new about yourself - do you think that you pushed yourself? Do you even need to do either of those things? (Push yourself and/or learn anything new about who you are)? I'm sure there are a lot of folks you would say you don't... feel free to argue that.

But have a position. Have a point of view, and let it come through in your work.

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The new topics are up: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/882027.html

So where are you going to go from there?