June 25th, 2020

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Green Room - Week 25 - Day 6

It's closing time for Week 25. The poll closes tonight and two more folks will wander off to join the Jury https://therealljidol.livejournal.com/1144899.html

From the lowest amount of votes (of the non-sacrifices), to the highest - there is currently a *6 vote gap*.

In practical terms, as someone who has observed these polls for the past 14 years - 6 vote leads are far from sure things. I've seen people with far bigger leads than that end up going home. We get at least double that number in the last couple of hours, on a slow week! :)

That means literally anyone could be going this week. Which is tense, and exciting - and honestly, with this field, it's how it should be. It's a tough decision for people to make, and someone really talented is going to be sent home.


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I went to Publix (the local grocery store) for the first time since the new countywide mask requirement went into place. What a HUGE difference!

Granted, the policy was just put in place, but folks were actually acting like they were taking this seriously. Well, most of them... but everyone was at least in a mask.

Unlike prior attempts, the county is now holding business owners responsible for their customers wearing masks. So where before you would see a "We can't do anything about it" approach from a lot of these places - you are now seeing managers at the doors making sure everyone is wearing one.

Of course, my area is one where the number of cases is skyrocketing. Obviously, in places where that's not the case, they don't need to resort to those rules... it's not an one-size fits all situation and it doesn't have an one-size fits all solution.

But masks, and social distancing, are definitely ways to help keep things open - while keeping people safe.
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Results - Week 25

It wouldn't be an Idol poll if it wasn't a fight to the finish!

This week certainly did not disappoint on that front.

We, unfortunately, have a sacrifice - someone throwing themselves onto the burning pyre, only to rise again on the Jury. Goodbye to the one, the only, the chosen prophet of the 1,000 God-Monsters of the Depths, hwango!

Which means there is one more person we need to say goodbye to, but there is a 4 way tie.

Someone is now going back to look at the poll to tell me that I can't count, but it's true. It's a 4 way tie, because the Jury granted immunity to encrefloue! Congratulations!

It does, however, mean that we have a Sudden Death Write Off between

hangedkay
marlawentmad
me_sonrei
and xlovebecomesher

They have until tomorrow, Friday June 26th at 10pm EDT to link their entries to the thread below. It is an Open topic, so they just have to bring it! :)