May 2nd, 2016

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Green Room - Week 20 - Day 7

The poll closes tonight http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/926149.html and we will see who is going to emerge with an advantage for this last stage of the competition!

Looking at the slate of talent, it's kind of difficult to tell who *doesn't* have an advantage! So it's going to be who has the "outside" advantage!

Will we see familiar faces in the finale? Will people who have never been there before show up? Will it be a mishmash and over the next couple of weeks we will have no idea what's going on until it actually happens? (Betting on the last option)

Whatever the finale looks like - it should be exciting, and the road to get there will doubtlessly have a few surprises in store for us all!

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How was YOUR weekend?
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Results - Week 20

I spent all day yesterday trying to flush something out of my eye. Which involved a lot of being in pain. (I thought you'd appreciate knowing that)

Then on the way home today there was a bus that never showed up - followed by another bus that took a *long* detour (really weird considering how easy their detour could have been... but I digress...) and a general grappy day at work.

I apparently decided to top it off with completely spacing that I said 8 instead of the usual 9. Why did I say "8" in the first place? Who knows. I don't! Had my eye still not been bothering me earlier, I probably would have took a closer look at it. Of course then I would have been flipping out trying to log on from my phone and figuring out how to close two polls in the span of a couple seconds...)

At any rate, thank you for the emails.

Because of them, I did get a screen shot of where things stood within 10 minutes after it ended. I know there were a couple last minute surges though that may have come after the poll would have been closed... it's one of those decisions that I'm probably going to get wrong regardless of what I do. That's why they pay me the big bucks though. ;)

I was going to add scores together or take the top few from each poll and give them something special - but I was looking at giving advantages to roughly half the field at that point. So since this week was unexpected with the dropouts, and unexpected with me missing a poll closing, I'm going to do something equally unexpected:

I'm giving the advantage to everyone!

That's right, it's an even playing field.

The 10 remaining contestants have each received ONE TOPIC BYE.

Not the usual bye, which covers a week. But one that covers an individual topic. (If there are two topics that you would need to write that week, you would only need to write one... if there are three, you only do two... and so on)

You can use them between now and before we hit the Top 4, and yes - you can give them away if you really want to do so.
Sorry to those on top of the polls. (Although you are getting what you would have received anyway!) But congratulations to those on the bottom.
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Topic - Week 21

We had so much fun with the double topics last time, let's do it again!

Oh come on, you knew that was coming. Especially if you've read the Results thread from this week.

It works like it does any other week, I give you a list of topics. You pick 2 of them and write entries for each of the topics you have selected.

You link those entries back to this thread.

As usual, these topics are from your fellow contestants in Friends and Rivals and do not necessarily represent the views of the management.

The topics this week are:

Sabotage
Imaginary Friend
Recessional
Tihadrian dimorphous chloride is a hell of a drug
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The deadline to link your entries back to this thread is Friday, May 6th at 8pm EDT

Have fun!
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Work Room - Week 21

At this stage of the game, Work Rooms are even more "free for alls" than they are at any other point. Because you've established what you like seeing and your writing patterns.

Although it does become interesting to see how things change when there is more pressure and a bigger spotlight. Hopefully those extra topic byes will help things play out in interesting ways over the next couple of weeks!

So I'll ask a question that I was asked tonight - around the time that I would have been closing a polls *kicks self*...

What is your favorite kind of photography? Posed? Candid? Street photography? Landscape? Etc. . .

and what wasn't asked, but I'm just throwing in there, how does that relate to how you handle visuals in your writing?

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"Results" from last week: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/926733.html
and the new topics: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/927053.html Which ones interest you?