November 8th, 2019

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Green Room - Week 5 - Day 10

It's the final day of Week 5. Which means the poll is going to close and we are going to lose a couple contestants. Who is it going to be?

Make sure that you vote so that you will have a say in that!

and if someone is lagging behind, and you enjoyed their entry, let folks know what they are sleeping on!

Personally, I see some real headshakers in the bottom... but then again, everyone's tastes are different, and someone has to go...


What do you have planned for this weekend? Other than hoping you survive to Week 6?
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Results - Week 5

Some weeks the results are rough. Some weeks though, they feel kind of brutal.

For me, this is the later.

In both cases, a couple votes ended up being the difference between staying and being eliminated. Which is just one more reason to make sure you are voting for your favorites. Because no one is safe.

This week, yet again, we are saying goodbye to two veterans:

From Tribe 1, we are saying goodbye to chris_walsh, who had returned after a far too long absence. His entries tended to pack more than bite-sized portions would imply. I'd noticed that, poll wise, that he had struggled in the first couple of weeks. But honestly, I thought he was in a position to keep edging upward as the weeks went on and he gained his footing.

I hope that we will see you in the Home Game, and eventually fighting your way back into the competition as part of Second Chances!

From Tribe 2, I wasn't sure what was going to happen. Because the numbers were going to be close... as it turns out there ended up being A TIE! Yes, I did say that we were eliminating two veterans... that's because both of the people in our first tie-breaker of the season are veterans!

Which means there is a head to head match between minikin and sorchawench!

How the tie-breaker is going to work: There is an one day "Sudden Death Write Off".

It's open topic, which means that they can write anything they want. But they must submit it in the thread below by the deadline of Saturday, November 9th at 10pm EST. (Note; because someone almost always asks this question - You CAN use a bye for this.)

Good luck to you both!
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Topic - Week 6

I wasn't sure which topic on my list I should use this week. I was really struggling with deciding, so I took a walk around to clear my head. But it still didn't come to me.

So I decided that it's about the time in Idol where I use a topic that makes people panic when they first see it. But once you get what it is, I think there's a lot of places to go with it.

Your topic this week is:

Solvitur ambulando

The deadline to link your entries back to this thread is Thursday, November 14th at 7pm EST.

Have fun!
lj idol

Work Room - Week 6

Google is your friend this week. Unless you happen to already know what the phrase means.

If you do, then you can be the friend to everyone else instead of a search engine!


What didn't seem to be anyone's friend over the past couple of weeks was the meta commentary of mentioning the competition itself in the entry. That's always been a tough sell. I've seen it done well, with a corresponding result. But I've also seem a backlash against it, especially early on when a lot of people may be skimming entries to see if it's worth it to keep reading.

What have you seen that takes YOU out of the reading experience?

What helps draw your attention?