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Green Room - Week 1 - Day 8

You’ve had the chance to get your feet wet with working for a partner during an intersection.

What did you learn from the experience? Clearly, you didn’t learn to keep your feet dry!

What was cool – what was challenging – what was that song, you know the one, it gets stuck in your head…

The poll is up: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/653859.html

What have you read that has you excited to see the rest of Exhibit B?

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ecosopher
May. 21st, 2013 01:36 pm (UTC)
Ooh, an early Green Room!
sweeny_todd
May. 21st, 2013 01:55 pm (UTC)
look at you, all first and all ^_^
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mothermelete
May. 21st, 2013 01:41 pm (UTC)
Damn, not first.
I had a blast writing it.

And there have been a lot of great entries.

I kept getting song lyrics stuck in my head while trying to write for one of the prompts.

Edited at 2013-05-21 01:53 pm (UTC)
ashgaelsonaria
May. 21st, 2013 06:33 pm (UTC)
And I had a blast reading it and writing its intersection.
n3m3sis43
May. 21st, 2013 01:46 pm (UTC)
Really agitated right now. Work stuff, internal stuff, I don't know. Gahhhhh.

Good luck to everyone in the polls!
medleymisty
May. 21st, 2013 01:49 pm (UTC)
*hugs* I liked your entry! ;)
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joyfulfeather
May. 21st, 2013 01:47 pm (UTC)
I had fun with it! Looking forward to future intersections, which is just weird for me.

I haven't read a ton - not sure I've gotten through a third of the entries - but it seems like there's a whole lot of fiction and not much non-fiction. Is that because of the intersection? It does seem easier to make fiction entries relate to each other. Or is that ratio of fiction/nonfiction typical now?
medleymisty
May. 21st, 2013 01:50 pm (UTC)
I noticed that too, and yeah - fiction is much easier for intersections than non-fiction, I would assume.

But then I prefer writing fiction myself, so I don't mind. :)
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bookishgeek
May. 21st, 2013 01:49 pm (UTC)
The styes in my eyes have gotten worse. I'm getting off work at 3 today to go home and rest: I had an hour of comp time and I'm taking an hour of sick time, too. 5 hours to go, and 1 of them is a lunch break. I can do that, right? No problem ...
roina_arwen
May. 21st, 2013 02:11 pm (UTC)
Maybe you should see a doctor, in case antibiotics are called for? Sometimes these things tend to get worse before they get better - ugh.
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mezzogiorno
May. 21st, 2013 01:52 pm (UTC)
I've enjoyed the intersection as it made me write fiction, normally I tend to stick in the non-fiction end of the pool.
bringing_words
May. 21st, 2013 02:05 pm (UTC)
I do that too. I'm trying to push myself into writing a whole mini-season of fiction, or at least not-non-fiction.
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medleymisty
May. 21st, 2013 01:58 pm (UTC)
I had a blast, but then of course I would - my partner is an AWESOME person who is full of WIN, and we already knew that we work very well together. :)

I guess if I learned anything new this time around....what impressed me was that my awesome friend partner person took my wild and crazy idea and toned it down to something workable and that might appeal to people who don't live inside my brain. Haha - you should have seen my initial messages to her, all the ALL CAPS and EXCLAMATION POINTS!!!!! and the "the protagonist was not expecting THIS HORRIBLE THING to happen!!!!"

And she made this whole world, but then that's how we roll. She creates gorgeous worlds, I people them with larger than life characters who wreak much havoc and beautiful destruction.

I guess the biggest thing that I learned was to be grateful to Idol for introducing me to people who are really awsesome and who I love a lot.

Also we might just write a book of intersections together now! What do you think about that?! :)

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ashgaelsonaria
May. 21st, 2013 06:37 pm (UTC)
And it was soo cool to read.
it is going to be hard to vote this week.
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bringing_words
May. 21st, 2013 02:03 pm (UTC)
I liked how my partner gave me all this imagery to work with and took me to a place of mystery and darkness, so that my entry kind of wrote itself after simmering on a slow burn for a few hours.
medleymisty
May. 21st, 2013 02:08 pm (UTC)
Ooooh, that sounds lovely.
sweeny_todd
May. 21st, 2013 02:04 pm (UTC)
this was my first intersection within the game, and I had so much fun!

my partner was hugely enthusiastic, and ran with an idea that I thought was awesome, and she did so brilliantly!
roina_arwen
May. 21st, 2013 02:08 pm (UTC)
I'm not sure whether I approve or disapprove of your icon (Bugs - Eww! Squishing bugs - Yay!), but I agree with your partnership sentiments!
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roina_arwen
May. 21st, 2013 02:06 pm (UTC)
I'm wearing pretty black & gold sandals today, so if my feet get wet at least I won't be squishing about in wet socks!

I've learend that time zones are a bitch, but it is fun to collaborate and bounce ideas off of each other and see where it takes us! Awesome co-writer (copyright1983) is Awesome! :)
sweeny_todd
May. 21st, 2013 02:06 pm (UTC)
oh yeah, the time zone thing!
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adoptedwriter
May. 21st, 2013 02:09 pm (UTC)
Buenos días GR! Every week I learn more about what fab writers we have here. I've also learned how much a cat bite hurts! OMG. Had a tetanus shot and got put on Augmentin. AW
sweeny_todd
May. 21st, 2013 02:17 pm (UTC)
there has been some amazing stuff this week!

ouch :-/ that sounds extremely unpleasant
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xo_kizzy_xo
May. 21st, 2013 02:12 pm (UTC)
At ortho awaiting my evaluation...
sweeny_todd
May. 21st, 2013 02:13 pm (UTC)
*pink light, good vibes, fingers crossed etc etc*
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cacophonesque
May. 21st, 2013 02:22 pm (UTC)
I think what was cool about the intersection was getting to read several drafts of my partner's work--including one complete overhaul that forced me to change where my entry was going... for the better. Our biggest challenge, I think, was maybe taking too long to get our shit together. But, it worked out, so it wasn't such a bad thing. Writing with a partner when you've got a lot going on off-line is extra challenging.

I've skimmed a couple entries as they showed up on my friends list, but I haven't really read anything yet. I'm looking forward to it, though. I've heard there's a lot of good stuff. And, I'll be interested to see how people decided to approach the intersection. I know which techniques of intersection I like best and think make for the strongest entries--but I'm also interested to see if I end up surprised with other approaches.
fourzoas
May. 21st, 2013 04:12 pm (UTC)
Time is always a huge factor for me with intersections; it's tough enough to do my own thing in the allotted time when I'm juggling "life"! There is one entry in particular from the last round that I wrote on my phone at the dinner table about 45 minutes before deadline...

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tatdatcm
May. 21st, 2013 03:27 pm (UTC)
There are a lot of awesome entries out there. I'm enjoying the shift to fiction that seems to be taking place.

I had fun with the intersection. I love how my partner took what I came up with and added a whole different vibe to it, expanding the world and the idea.

The time zone difference was a challenge to work around, but I got a Skype account out of the deal. (is slow to teh interwebz stuffeths)

Live Journal being down gave me a good reason not to leave my entries for this mini-season to the last minute. The extension was nice, but I was in a complete panic before I knew about it and couldn't get my entry posted before the deadline.

No earworms yet today, thank you very much! :)
zephyrly
May. 21st, 2013 03:40 pm (UTC)
Since Game Night didn't go so well last night, I'm thinking that we should start a little earlier. Maybe we'll get to the servers before they get overloaded. So, I hope that 7 EDT works for at least somebody. If not, we've had CAH games go on for hours, so just join us whenever you're able.

http://pyz.socialgamer.net/game.jsp

1. Look for my username or any other familiar LJI person. I kept getting kicked last night, and since I had been the original room host, the ownership reverted to the next person on the list.

2. Password is always "ThanksGary".

3. I would really like to see Game Night become a nightly thing, and if not, a few times a week. We should make a schedule by figuring out what days and times are best for the majority. That way, anyone and everyone can make a room for LJ Idolers to just sort of wander in to if one doesn't exist yet.

Game Night is fun. We have a blast playing the game, and we have a lot of good conversations. I really started to open up to my fellow contestants from Exhibit A during Game Night. It's a great way to get to know each other.
alycewilson
May. 21st, 2013 03:47 pm (UTC)
Wish I could participate, but I work weeknights.
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