March 28th, 2016

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Green Room - Week 15 - Day 7

WARNING. DO NOT CLICK THIS IF YOU ARE EASILY TRIGGERED:

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There's no warning that can save you from the trauma involved in *this* link though: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/912394.html It's the poll that is ending tonight. So make sure to get out there and vote for your favorites!

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How was your Easter weekday? Did you help any hippies who had gotten stuck in a cave?
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Results - Week 15

15 weeks into the mini-competition, and the final week of the Teams.

That's where we are.

Which of course means that it's going to be brutal to say goodbye to people. I knew that. I know that. But every week still ends up surprising me.

I said we were going to be losing 2 from the Friends and 1 from the Rivals. Oddly enough, the bottom two (of the three) teams ended up with the same overall score. That doesn't mean anything as far as who is leaving us, but it (once more) just shows how close things have been all season long!

From the Friends, we are losing
Gossamer Steamroller's adoptedwriter
and
Team Norbert's ellakite

From the Rivals, it came down to a single vote. Unfortunately though, the return of reckless_blues was far too short-lived.

It's kind of fitting that the Friends part is coming to an end, and we are eliminating three people who are very much at the heart of our community. I hope they will continue to Home Game (because they definitely will be missed), and stick around to hang out and cheer on their favorites!
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Topic - Week 16

It's the first week of the All-Rivals!

Sure, friendships still exist (of course) but now it's every woman, man, and alien-in-a-skinsuit for themselves until the end of the game!

You still have choices to make though, including which topic you are going to write.

You only need to pick one of them:


“When is a monster not a monster? Oh, when you love it."
A blanket that leaves your feet cold
Why is that turkey dancing?
"You expect me to do what now?"
Sofa Square


The deadline to link your entries back to this thread is Friday, April 1st at 8pm EST. No joke. That is apparently Friday's date. :) (it would have worked better for an elimination date!)

Have fun!
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Work Room - Week 16

Birdie Sanders.

Even if you're not from around "these here parts" (the technical term), if you have an internet connection, you've probably heard of him.

It's that little bird that flew into a Bernie Sanders campaign rally and become an internet sensation.

Part of that was coincidence - a bird flying into the right place at the right time.

Part of it was Senator Sanders being able to think on his feet and see the potential in the moment - and his campaign staff's ability to turn that little moment into something much bigger.

I'm sure you see those moments in your own life, and in your writing, all the time - where something small and seemingly insignificant can be turned into a metaphor for the much bigger picture.

What are some of your favorite examples of that? (a moment that you were able to make into so much more) and did you go into that piece of writing intending to expand it or did it just "sort of happen" and you went with it?

What was YOUR "Birdie Sanders" and how did you make the most of it?

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The new topic thread is up: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/913429.html

as are last week's results: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/913323.html