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Results - Week 17

I was planning on writing up a little something on each of the 14 leaving us, but it really did come down to the wire and I know that every minute I delay in posting this is one more that people are going to be waiting and watching.

Granted, every moment I take is one more moment that I get the honor of having these people as current contestants - and I think anyone taking a look at the list would agree that it truly has been a honor.

Is this the list that I would have come up with? No.

Is it the list that any single Gatekeeper came up with? No.

Collectively, working without any knowledge of who anyone else was voting for, this was how it worked out.

Having now been introduced to the Gatekeepers I can only hope that people know it wasn't anything that happened lightly. . . and that it's the sort of call no one enjoys making. But ultimately they read the entries and voted for their 25 favorites, and those were added together and the bottom 14 were determined.

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Before I say those though I want to point out the *top 5*. There is no special prize for it, but these four were so close together that not acknowledging them seems an injustice.
Especially since the first two ended up with 8/9 votes and the second three with 7/9. Which I think shows you just *how close* the rest of the pack must have been.

Congratulations go to
lilmissmagic71
oberonia

bewize
darkprism
monkeysugarmama

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Now the hard part. I delayed as long as I could.

Especially since the people on here are some of my personal favorite contestants - and I know at this point that pretty much everyone left in the field is *someone's* favorite and all it takes is one entry or as one person noted a change in audience that you are writing for to shift the status quo.

With that, I'll now cut and paste the 14 user names (in alphabetic order) of the contestants leaving the game but hopefully not our presence this week:

abbismom
ahavah
beeker121
ckocher
deza
ewok_626
firesign10
jenandbronze
kiwiria
pinkslit
puppetmaker40
shadowwolf13
solstice_singer
trollied_dollie

*deep breath* *hit post*

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strryeyedgrrl
Jan. 27th, 2009 12:30 am (UTC)
Wow.

Just, you know, wow.

I am floored and humbled to have made it into the Top 40. Many thanks to the Gatekeepers. I'm glad you liked my entry.

I am saddened by the great writers that are leaving us, though. I hope you all stick around!

Edited at 2009-01-27 12:37 am (UTC)
ahavah
Jan. 27th, 2009 12:30 am (UTC)
Aw, bummer. But thank you for having me along. I've had quite a lot of fun.
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ckocher
Jan. 27th, 2009 12:30 am (UTC)
Ah well. I'm happy to have made it this far.

Good luck to all the going ... on-ers... ?

;-)

supremegoddess1
Jan. 27th, 2009 12:30 am (UTC)
*nods*

tough choices.

glad to be around still, everyone will be missed.
rm
Jan. 27th, 2009 12:30 am (UTC)
Some definite surprises there, including the person I had picked to win it all.
jfargo
Jan. 27th, 2009 12:33 am (UTC)
I agree on both points.
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kathrynrose
Jan. 27th, 2009 12:30 am (UTC)
ohmygod.

This sucks.
winterberries
Jan. 27th, 2009 12:31 am (UTC)
Holy CRAP.

Some of my favorite contestants too.

You guys're awesome. Seriously.
kf4vkp
Jan. 27th, 2009 12:31 am (UTC)
Many of you are on my friends list, and I'm glad because you guys are some great writers.

You'll be missed in the competition...and I hope that some of you will home game it...as I plan to start doing as soon as life settles down.
theafaye
Jan. 27th, 2009 12:31 am (UTC)
abbismom? jen? the wok? ahaveh? I did NOT see those names coming.

Big losses, all on that list.
jenandbronze
Jan. 27th, 2009 12:34 am (UTC)
I almost fell out my chair!!!!
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(no subject) - ewok_626 - Jan. 27th, 2009 04:04 am (UTC) - Expand
blueashke
Jan. 27th, 2009 12:31 am (UTC)
Holy crap there are names on there I wouldn't expect at ALL!

*cries*
oberonia
Jan. 27th, 2009 12:31 am (UTC)
**uber double shock-o-rama**

How can I even be happy about that when I have so many friends leaving?? :(
alycewilson
Jan. 27th, 2009 12:38 am (UTC)
Mixed feelings aside, you deserve that top spot.
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jenandbronze
Jan. 27th, 2009 12:32 am (UTC)
*gasp!*

I can't believe it!

*crosses eyes*
alycewilson
Jan. 27th, 2009 12:48 am (UTC)
*hugs*
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jfargo
Jan. 27th, 2009 12:33 am (UTC)
Wow.

There are some HUGE names up there, and some that I figured would make it to the top ten with no problem.

I am honestly stunned, both because of who's leaving (I will miss reading ALL of you) and that I'm staying.
solstice_singer
Jan. 27th, 2009 12:33 am (UTC)
Some of these names really surprised me. I pretty much expected to go, but was blown away by some of the others.

It's been tons of fun, everyone. I've enjoyed writing, and getting to know so many of you.

I'll still be reading entries, as I can, and I hope to be around next season.
abbismom
Jan. 27th, 2009 12:54 am (UTC)
I'm so sorry to see you go. I loved your entries, including this week's. I pegged you for the top ten.
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thenodrin
Jan. 27th, 2009 12:33 am (UTC)
Once again, I am disappointed in losing some (many) of my personal favourites, but relieved that my name isn't listed.

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