There are people who have been following, and reading pieces here and there, who don't come out and really get to read *everything* until we get to this point. There are only so many hours in the day after all and if you don't have the personal investment of being involved in what is going on there is a good chance you are just going to skim.
Which lead me into malruniel11's comment "I kept double checking whose entry I was reading because it just felt totally different and new and wow. I'm going to have to rethink where I have people in my own private ranking bracket."
Because I think that very much happens at this point where people, if they are taking a step back from what they might have thought even a few weeks ago, are stepping back with new eyes and seeing some really incredible work being done.
They aren't the only new readers out there. There are plenty of folks who might never have had the chance to read an Idol entry before. Some of them came in to support a specific person. Some of them came in because they didn't like a specific person. Some came in because they liked a specific person that someone else didn't like!*G*
Regardless of the reasoning, they are here now, and it's my hope that they are taking the time to sit down and read the new entries as they are coming in (and reading/participating in the Home Game. Some excellent stuff has been going on there in the last few weeks as well). Because I know that when they do, I know that they are going to enjoy themselves.
Speaking of people who read everything, and has the spreadsheets to prove it -
Happy Birthday to spydielives!!!
Hope your day is wonderful, even if we are going to be removing an hour from it!*G*
Which reminds me that deadlines are now EDT rather than EST. So "certain people who like to skirt along the edges of the deadline" need to be paying attention. Got that agirlnamedlistofshame?
Also, I updated the elimination post with some goodbye messages if anyone is interested: http://community.livejournal.com/therealljidol/241300.html
Continuing to add things to the post. I completely forgot that it was brought to my attention that there apparently is some sort of "your community is in danger from a virus!" email circulating involving LJ. Apparently it's a fraud.
So nothing to be concerned about here as far as that goes. Now *other type of viruses* you might come in contact with in your personal life - you're on your own there!
So, what have *you* been doing this weekend?