April 4th, 2016

lj idol f&r

Green Room - Week 16 - Day 7

I have a bat covered in barbed wire. I called her "LJ Idol".

By the end of the night, you are going to know who is going to be bashed in the head. There is no cliff-hanger, or "fade to black", you are going to *know*! (You definitely won't have to wait until next season!!)

I'm not going to play "eenie meanie" with anyone. I know where that supposedly came from... and even if I didn't, that's not how I do business.

I leave it up to the voters!

So make sure you are reading, commenting and voting for your favorites: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/915342.html

Right at this moment - the "top" of the poll and the "bottom" of the poll are separated by 12 votes. Which, given how close every poll has been this season, you might think "Wow, that's a lot". It's not. 12 votes is something that could very much change during the course of a day. Especially as things get closer to the wire and there are fewer entries to read.
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Results - Week 16

The last few hours of that poll = crazy! It came down to a couple votes in the last few minutes, that changed the results. It's why things aren't done until I hit "close", and no one is "out" until it's official...

It's official now.

Congratulations to everyone who survived it, and who have made our Top 21.

Unfortunately, in order to get there we have to lose two of our own.

Two really talented people, who I have loved having as part of the competition. I really hope that they continue in the Home Game.

Goodbye to:

alycewilson
favoritebean


and thank you for everything!
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Work Room - Week 17

Every week I end the topic post http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/916255.html with "Have fun", because I think that's something that too often is neglected. Writing should be fun. Sure, it's also a pain-in-the-ass to get everything right. But if you aren't also having fun with it, then you are missing out.

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I know there was a lot of people struggling last week. Is this week any better?

(I know there's one of these topics that was actually submitted *word for word* by two different folks, and there were some "close" ones from others. If enough people liked it enough to submit, I wonder what that means as far as people actually writing something for it!)