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Vote - Week 36

A few words from clauderainsrm:

Once in a great while, you get to see something amazing. If you’re really lucky - maybe you’ll see it happen twice.

If you’re checking out LJ Idol - you’ll get to see it happen seven times!

Before we get to anything else, push your chair back from the computer, get on your feet and give a huge round of applause to our Top 7!

They are f-ing amazing.

No matter what happens this week, or between now and the finals... no matter what happens in life - when someone says “You can’t do that!” or tells you something is impossible, kick them in the balls and tell them “I survived Idol Hell Week. I CAN DO ANYTHING. BRING IT ON!”

(Even if they don’t have balls. Kick them there anyway! They’ll get the picture!)

OK. Now you can sit back down.

Unless you feel like applauding some more. We can wait. They certainly deserve it!

*waits a couple of hours for the furor to die down*

Now that it’s done... we have 20 more topics due by tomorrow... ;P

Hold on! Don’t start writing YET. Read the rest of this, because that was a total joke. I may have been called a “twisted sadist” iand “insanely cruel” n some circles, but I’m not that bad. Maybe. ;)

There has been A LOT of speculation on how the voting is going to go.

I’ll take the “Sweet Seventeen” off the table right now. As much as that system seemed cool the last time we had something like this - and it did - unfortunately, it also resulted in someone being knocked completely out in the first round. Which is something that I still haven’t forgiven myself of not seeing the possibility of that happening.

So instead, we are going with a THREE-TIERED SYSTEM.

We have Gatekeepers going over each entry. We have a community only poll voting on the overall picture, and we have a ranking system from the actual contestants themselves, as well as ANYONE WHO HAS WRITTEN A HOME GAME ENTRY THIS ROUND. (as of this posting)

I’ll be sending the Gatekeepers their instructions in the next few moments.

For those contestants, and Home Gamers - I want a list of your 30 favorite entries from this round. And contestants - this is the one time when you CAN NOT include yourself. Send it to me at clauderainsrm@gmail.com

We also have the Jury, who will be awarding one of these people the ever important immunity. I’ll be sending those instructions out in a few minutes as well.

Which is going to be vital, considering that each of these methods is going to eliminate someone. By the time the dust settles on this week, we will be at our TOP FOUR.

It’s a high stakes challenge, with high stakes results!

Which is why everyone has until Tuesday, August 14th at 8pm EDT to send me their results, and the poll will close that night at 9pm EDT

Good luck to everyone!

Poll #1858831 LJ Idol, Season Eight, Week Thirty-Six
This poll is closed.

The Ballot:



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Aug. 8th, 2012 01:15 am (UTC)
This is effing nuts I tell ya....

Wow. Just wow.
Aug. 8th, 2012 01:21 am (UTC)
Do you just want top 30 or top 30 in rank order?
Aug. 8th, 2012 01:25 am (UTC)
I'd love them ranked, but whatever makes the most sense to you.
(no subject) - pixiebelle - Aug. 8th, 2012 01:43 am (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - clauderainsrm - Aug. 8th, 2012 01:45 am (UTC) - Expand
Aug. 8th, 2012 01:24 am (UTC)
Holy shite!

This is either madness, Sparta, or both. My money's on both. Also, I'm totally giving myself a well-deserved wedgie in the locker room for not homegaming :p

Good luck, bbs! ♥
Aug. 8th, 2012 01:39 am (UTC)
I'm totally giving myself a well-deserved wedgie in the locker room for not homegaming.


You did, however, help contribute an idea to my Groupthink piece, so Gary, could that count? :D
(no subject) - porn_this_way - Aug. 8th, 2012 02:01 am (UTC) - Expand
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Aug. 8th, 2012 01:38 am (UTC)
Did that just happen or was it some kind of dream? I'm having trouble telling the difference, because I've been sleep-writing in my dreams at night, then waking up to discover nothing's on paper yet.

Go, Top 7!
Aug. 8th, 2012 03:59 am (UTC)
And considering you had Otakon going while you had to write 17 pieces, massive kudos to you. I know just how insane that weekend is.
(no subject) - alycewilson - Aug. 8th, 2012 11:08 pm (UTC) - Expand
Aug. 8th, 2012 01:39 am (UTC)
To make sure I understand (I feel like one of those 24 hour news people saying the same thing that's been said, just to say it again).

Everyone reads all the entries (A, B and C, 119 total)

1. Gatekeepers (which I totally saw coming - hello people who pop in and make comments in the GR out of nowhere) vote based on whatever criteria you email them.

2. Community only vote on the poll.

3. Contestants and home gamers from this round write-in top 30 entries (contestants can't pick themselves) and you'd like to have those in order if possible.

The bottom from each of these goes home unless they get immunity.

Which means we can only watch 1/3 of the results, so the Jury has no idea who is in danger.

Have any of the final 7 received immunity from the Jury already?

Also... Thank you, Gary, for involving the active sideline folks, AND for giving us a week to read all these entries!

also there's an implied question mark for - is all this correct?

Edited at 2012-08-08 01:41 am (UTC)
Aug. 8th, 2012 01:44 am (UTC)
Re: Recap
I believe only Alyce has had immunity....

I thought gatekeepers too after something or another I saw today and a few random comments too :)
Re: Recap - clauderainsrm - Aug. 8th, 2012 01:49 am (UTC) - Expand
Re: Recap - kathrynrose - Aug. 8th, 2012 01:50 am (UTC) - Expand
Re: Recap - clauderainsrm - Aug. 8th, 2012 02:00 am (UTC) - Expand
Re: Recap - kathrynrose - Aug. 8th, 2012 02:01 am (UTC) - Expand
Re: Recap - comedychick - Aug. 8th, 2012 01:55 am (UTC) - Expand
Aug. 8th, 2012 02:32 am (UTC)
More than ever:
Gary... Thank you. For *EVERYTHING*
Aug. 8th, 2012 05:03 am (UTC)
Re: More than ever:
I watch from the sidelines. Aren't you always the one who says something about someone being dead to you? I read your comment and then reread it looking for your line. I'm slightly disappointed. :D
It's complicated. - ellakite - Aug. 8th, 2012 05:17 am (UTC) - Expand
Aug. 8th, 2012 02:53 am (UTC)
*stands to applaud* Someone had to start off the cheers!
Aug. 8th, 2012 03:16 am (UTC)
Phew! I'm glad I wrote two home game entries this week! Good luck everyone, and thank you Gary for giving us a whole week!
Aug. 8th, 2012 03:35 am (UTC)
Oh my god. This is terrifying. But at the same time, I am so proud to have made it this far and actually written all of those entries.
Aug. 8th, 2012 03:47 am (UTC)
Grap. Another question - When we give you our list of 30 can we give you the person and the topic, rather than the name they put on their entry? (please say yes)

Am 1/3 of the way through reading and already have 23 favorites. :/ Going to have to narrow...
Aug. 8th, 2012 04:06 am (UTC)
Yeah, that's fine.

I'd love the link as well, but I can find it easily enough if you've already been assembling your picks. If you can include the link on the ones going forward, that would be great though!
(no subject) - kathrynrose - Aug. 8th, 2012 04:11 am (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - clauderainsrm - Aug. 8th, 2012 12:25 pm (UTC) - Expand
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Aug. 8th, 2012 09:47 am (UTC)
Ranking is going to take time and decent temp's.
Ill have to use my Pc so hope its not too hot.
Aug. 8th, 2012 04:24 pm (UTC)
Voting Clarification
Clarification on a voting aspect:

NO ONE has submitted a vote yet, so I’m not commenting on something anyone has done. But of the 30 votes that contestants/Home Gamers get to cast… I’m going to put a cap of *10* per individual.

I honestly feel that if you can’t find at least 3 different contestants who have 10 good entries (of 17) that you aren’t trying very hard/not really reading/have very, very limited taste.

If that pisses you off – well, then, it does. But I got to thinking about the idea of someone getting all 17 in there on a ballot, and don’t feel that is a realistic depiction of where things should stand.
Aug. 9th, 2012 03:46 am (UTC)
I'm curious, what IS the "Sweet Seventeen"?
Aug. 10th, 2012 03:21 am (UTC)
In Season 4, with 16 topics, there was a bracket set up based on basketball's system for the "Sweet 16".

I was saying that we weren't going to be doing that with 17. :)
(no subject) - mstrobel - Aug. 14th, 2012 04:49 am (UTC) - Expand
Aug. 10th, 2012 12:09 am (UTC)
I only home gamed 1 out of the 17 topics. Do I get a vote or did I need to (yikes!) home game all of them?

Edited at 2012-08-10 12:10 am (UTC)
Aug. 10th, 2012 03:20 am (UTC)
One is enough to qualify.
Aug. 12th, 2012 02:51 am (UTC)
I'm surprised that some are doing as well as they are and some are not doing as well as they should be doing. The way this vote is going is surprising to me!
Aug. 13th, 2012 02:59 am (UTC)
One thing you learn, over time of doing this, is that someone else is saying the same thing - and they mean the complete opposite of whoever you mean! :)

If you picked up a second, it would be - it's not over until the poll is closed! Anything can, and probably will, happen!
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