I’m really getting a kick out of our Top 4. Their voices are clear and their intent is pure - to put something out there that is going make you take a step back and go “Wow”.
I read through the entries, trying to think, “If this was the long awaited “Gary-only” voting, which ones would I pick to go forward, and who would be eliminated?”. Notice I said “try”, because whenever I thought that I had made a decision about it, one of the others would pop up in my head saying “Don’t forget how I made you feel”. Which would be followed by a change of heart, which, in turn would be followed by one of the other entries speaking up and throwing it all into confusion again.
By this point, I’m sure people have their favorites. But that’s what is so great about a week with only four entries. It takes out the “I didn’t have time to read all of them excuse”. If you don’t have time to actually sit down and read four entries... well, I feel sorry for whatever medical emergency or family trauma you are going through.
Because you have until Tuesday, August 21st at 9pm EDT to read them and make a decision.
That’s less than an entry a day. I’m pretty sure everyone can read all four of them in that amount of time.
(Heck, you probably have time to take a gander back through everything they have done to get to this spot! https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Al82Cm1lXTUvdDNpLXVTUlpkWko2MUhkYk15QVBjblE#gid=0 )
I’m strongly encouraging that people implore anyone within the sound of their voice to take the time, read the entries, comment to them if they feel so moved, and actually take a role in their decision-making process. It may just be a click of the mouse, but it matters a great deal to the people who have made it to this spot in the competition.
Especially since the person with the entry that receives the lowest amount of votes will be eliminated.
The Jury has been disbanded. There are no special votes. It’s just a straight forward, open to everyone poll, that will determine our Top 3.
Good luck to everyone!