February 16th, 2017

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Results - Week 8

It just goes to show that the old adage of "go with your first instinct" is often right. Originally, I had planned on eliminating 6 contestants this week, but at last minute, changed it to 5! If there had been 6, this would be straight forward. As is, there is a tie that will have to be solved.

Before we get to that though, there is the matter of the people leaving us this week. Everyone on this list - and in the tie - is someone that I have been enjoying this season. We're kind of getting to that point where it will always be true.

Goodbye to


When I say that I hope you guys come back for Second Chances, that is starting "really soon", I *MEAN* "really soon". So hopefully I won't have to wait to read more of your stuff.

as for the others, there are 3 contestants in the tie, and only 1 spot left in the game for them.


The tie-breaker is another 24-hour "Open Topic", which means you can write anything you want. Bring it! You are writing for your life! I will post a thread below, that is only for the tie-breaker contestants. You have until Friday, Feb 17th at 10pm EST to link your entries.

There will be a thread below.
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Second Chances Sign-Up Sheet

Were you eliminated from Season 10 and wish you had one more shot?

Did you miss the original sign-up sheet and wish you could take part?

Are you literally just hearing about LJ Idol *right now* and think "I could do that!"

This is your shot.

If you know someone who you think would love competing this season - now is your chance to drag them in!

It's appropriate it being doing this now, because *I* just was given another shot at life long happiness - and what is Idol if not "lifelong happiness"? ;)

If you want to take part, just create a post in your LJ/Open Access blog/whatever you want to use to compete and post a link to it in the comments below. I will be answering any questions you have in the Work Room (or Green Rooms). Please only post your links here.

Second Chance will run alongside the main competition, eliminating folks as we go, until a certain number of them will survive the SCI experience and (re)enter the main competition, already in progress. It's shorter, it's deadlier, and there are no byes. But it's your last, and best shot at getting back into the fray!

So sign up today!!

Sign-ups are open until Tuesday, Feb 28th at 8pm EST
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Topic - Week 9

It's funny, because when I added this topic to the list for this season, I had no idea that I would be getting married.

It's appropriate to have it this week, because it was such a big part of our "courtship".

What is it?

Why, the "Trolley Problem" of course. :)

The deadline to link your entries back to this thread is Tuesday, Feb 21st at 8pm EST.

Have fun!
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Work Room - Week 9

The results for Week 8 are in: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/981177.html
The Second Chance sign-up sheet is up: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/981280.html
The new topic is up: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/981676.html

I guess that means it's time for a Work Room again!

Something that I've been picking up on is that who has "a good week" doesn't always seem completely consistent, but the general amounts of support seem pretty evenly distributed. Which makes me wonder how that is going to shake out in the coming weeks. Who is going to emerge with the most consistency? With Second Chance coming into play over the next few weeks - from a strategical standpoint, how it that going to factor in?

There are a lot of questions left to be answered - and plenty of time (for now) for things to play out.


For now though, where are you with the new topic and what can other people do to help get you where you need to go?