May 9th, 2016

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Green Room - Week 21 - Day 7

I went to the news feed to see if there was any interesting enough to talk about this morning.

The good thing about how personalized the news has gotten is that you can find things related to your interests. The bad thing is that I'm sure I've missed important things happening in the world because the top stories are all about what is happening on the Game of Thrones or the Walking Dead.

I'm sure Captain America being the 5th highest opening ever has some bigger picture relevance. But I'm sure there's something more important in the world that is happening right now.

For instance, the top headline could be about the poll happening right now:

I can easily see that being one of the most important things happening in the world!


I was just looking at this, and thought it was interesting - of the Top 10:

1 member of Team #Hack
5 members of Team #Avocado
1 member of Team Clueless
2 members of Team Weird Sisters
2 Team Ocelot (1 of them was also on another team)

2 of the current contestants started out as Rivals. 8 started on Teams. So I think the verdict is "Teams were a benefit to getting to the Top 10".

What will happen next? *shrug* That's up to the voters!
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Results - Week 21

There are some weeks where you sort of know what's coming and although you may not be happy about it, you have time to make your peace with it.

There are other times when you think you know what's going to happen and then things change.

This week was a little bit of both of those things.

To call it a "blow" just means that every week until the end is going to be a shot to the gut.

Fortunately, we are close enough to the end that we won't be without these two for long. (Or rather everyone else will be joining them soon!)

Leaving us this week are halfshellvenus and kickthehobbit

Personally, I really enjoyed the entries from both of them - but that's the point we are at, where the best thing you can say is that you were happy with the writing you've done. (Really, that's every week!)

Thank you so much for coming out, and I hope that we will see you in the Home Game!
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Topic - Week 22

Your fellow contestants have given us a few more options - for a brand new week.

Once again, you will be picking two of them - and linking your entries to this thread.

What are your choices this week?

Glad you asked! They are:

Sharp words
Art Is An Infection
Going tharn
Behind the curtain

The deadline to link your entries back to this thread is Friday, May 13th at 8pm EST

Have fun!
lj idol f&r

Work Room - Week 22

The deadline is Friday the 13th! Who is about to get murdered in a summer camp and who is throwing their black cats under every ladder they find?

The byes seemed more like a trap than a help last week - although they *did* end up helping some people - but now they are out, so hopefully they can manage to battle on without that safety net!

What are the topics that interest you the most and how are you planning on structuring things to make sure you get everything in on time?