A few words from clauderainsrm:
It’s been a record-breaking season. Everywhere you look over the course of the last year. (Well, almost one at least!) you find a series of firsts! Sometimes frists!
You find victories and blowups. Meltdowns and people being lifted back up again.
You find Life.
LJ IDOL isn’t an ordinary writing competition. It has twists and turns, bumps and bruises, and it has Life. Hopefully, having gone through Season 8, you know that.
Those of you who have been on the fence, waiting for Season 9 to come - that’s something you will learn firsthand!
But before that can happen, we’ve come to the point that this has all been leading up to - finding out who is going to be crowned THE NEXT LJ IDOL and WINNER of SEASON 8!
Among the things you win: an icon, a banner, your user name on the sidebar, and course, the inability to play next season! :) Oh yes, but most importantly ETERNAL GLORY! That’s right, Eternal Glory for all time, or at least as it takes for someone to post a cat macro or someone to say something ignorant that catches the attention of one of LJ’s many fine drama groups! :)
Which leaves us with just what the experience itself has ended up meaning. I can’t tell you that. I can hope various things, maybe point you in a direction, but in the end, you have to decide that for yourselves.
That’s Idol, and that’s Life. You find your own meanings! :)
The most immediate thing in front of us though, the decision of “How do I want this season to end?” that is right in front of you.
Two very different entries. Two very different competitors.
They are vying one last time, for all the marbles.
(Note: the winner does NOT receive marbles!)
So come on - let’s join them! Gather around, and let’s all jump into that void one last time, while we still can!
Read their entries, comment and vote for your favorite(s)!
The poll closes Thursday, August 30th at 9pm EDT and the results follow shortly thereafter, closing out this season!
Good luck to both of you!