?

Log in

No account? Create an account

Last Episode | Next Episode

Green Room - Week 11 - Day 9

One of my favorite parts of LJ Idol is seeing all these extremely different people coming together, with different tastes and styles. They all show up in one place and try to figure out how to coexist in an internet space together.

Sometimes it works. Sometimes it just sets off a series of mini-explosions.

But, in theory at least, the more time people spend together, the more they realize that "hey, *this* person might not be my cup of tea, but there are a lot of other people who enjoy what they are doing!"

For some people, that will just lead them to the conclusion that those other people are (at best) *Wrong*. ;)

Hopefully though, on some level, they realize that taste is completely and utterly subjective. How many times have you seen a blogger (out there in the Blog/Tumblr/Reddit/Yahoo) universe attached for "bad writing" by people who don't seem to be able to form whole sentences themselves.

It's a shield some folks put up, as a defense mechanism against the rest of the world. They cloud the mirror so that their own reflection can't be seen, so they don't have to deal with it... instead, they act out and lash out.

Have we seen that in Idol. Sure. But I also think that we've seen a lot more personal growth and introspection. People learning from each other, and growing up enough to realize that they *don't* have all the answers, and "good" doesn't start and end with their own personal definitions of it.

Taste is subjective - my tastes are the only one that truly matters. ;)

Well, those and the ones of the cannibal family living in the room next door. They are who greets you when you opt out of the "Home Game".

But other than that - people like what they like, and isn't that a really cool thing?

It's on full display over at: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/682110.html

Comments

( 78 comments — Leave a comment )
theun4givables
Aug. 10th, 2013 01:31 pm (UTC)
I am in my car as n3m3sis42 wanders aimlessly inside the local Wawa. :D

MY BEST FRIEND IS VISITING ME BE JEALOUS.
(Deleted comment)
(no subject) - theun4givables - Aug. 10th, 2013 01:45 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - n3m3sis42 - Aug. 10th, 2013 01:58 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - clauderainsrm - Aug. 10th, 2013 03:26 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - theun4givables - Aug. 10th, 2013 03:46 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - n3m3sis42 - Aug. 10th, 2013 01:57 pm (UTC) - Expand
(Deleted comment)
(no subject) - n3m3sis42 - Aug. 10th, 2013 02:34 pm (UTC) - Expand
(Deleted comment)
(no subject) - n3m3sis42 - Aug. 10th, 2013 02:39 pm (UTC) - Expand
(Deleted comment)
(no subject) - n3m3sis42 - Aug. 10th, 2013 02:45 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - sweeny_todd - Aug. 10th, 2013 01:35 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - theun4givables - Aug. 10th, 2013 01:48 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - porn_this_way - Aug. 10th, 2013 01:39 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - theun4givables - Aug. 10th, 2013 01:47 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - roina_arwen - Aug. 10th, 2013 01:44 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - theun4givables - Aug. 10th, 2013 02:05 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - anyonesghost - Aug. 10th, 2013 02:10 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - n3m3sis42 - Aug. 10th, 2013 02:50 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - theun4givables - Aug. 10th, 2013 03:16 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - anyonesghost - Aug. 10th, 2013 03:21 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - theun4givables - Aug. 10th, 2013 03:38 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - michikatinski - Aug. 10th, 2013 02:44 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - theun4givables - Aug. 10th, 2013 03:15 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - michikatinski - Aug. 10th, 2013 04:18 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - tatdatcm - Aug. 10th, 2013 03:49 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - theun4givables - Aug. 10th, 2013 05:28 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - halfshellvenus - Aug. 10th, 2013 04:57 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - theun4givables - Aug. 10th, 2013 05:27 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - alien_writings - Aug. 10th, 2013 06:40 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - theun4givables - Aug. 10th, 2013 06:45 pm (UTC) - Expand
sweeny_todd
Aug. 10th, 2013 01:34 pm (UTC)
I like what I like.

I am currently trying to choose between two dresses to wear to a friends wedding. Decisions are hard >_
roina_arwen
Aug. 10th, 2013 01:40 pm (UTC)
Pictures or descriptions? We can help!!
(no subject) - porn_this_way - Aug. 10th, 2013 01:44 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - sweeny_todd - Aug. 10th, 2013 01:49 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - sweeny_todd - Aug. 10th, 2013 01:48 pm (UTC) - Expand
roina_arwen
Aug. 10th, 2013 01:39 pm (UTC)
I love reading and being inspired by other people's styles. It is part of what helps one to grow as a writer, and one if the reasons I keep coming back for more of this torture each season, lol!

Currently lounging in bed and contemplating making some banana bread, since we have several over ripe bananas lounging about in their bed!

Edited at 2013-08-10 01:42 pm (UTC)
sweeny_todd
Aug. 10th, 2013 02:27 pm (UTC)
banana bread is always a good option!
(no subject) - roina_arwen - Aug. 10th, 2013 02:37 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - porn_this_way - Aug. 10th, 2013 02:42 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - roina_arwen - Aug. 10th, 2013 02:45 pm (UTC) - Expand
porn_this_way
Aug. 10th, 2013 01:42 pm (UTC)
Well the solution to this is fairly easy: just find the people you like, open a chat window, and rant about the people you don't! #paranoiaftw
sweeny_todd
Aug. 10th, 2013 01:46 pm (UTC)
ok - for those interested in the dresses, these two:
they are so different it is hard to make a decision!!!

dress 1 (in gold)
dress 2 (in peacock)
porn_this_way
Aug. 10th, 2013 01:52 pm (UTC)
Link #2 is being non-cooperative. ;_;
(no subject) - sweeny_todd - Aug. 10th, 2013 01:55 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - alien_writings - Aug. 10th, 2013 02:03 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - sweeny_todd - Aug. 10th, 2013 02:10 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - porn_this_way - Aug. 10th, 2013 02:04 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - sweeny_todd - Aug. 10th, 2013 02:11 pm (UTC) - Expand
(Deleted comment)
(no subject) - sweeny_todd - Aug. 10th, 2013 02:18 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - n3m3sis42 - Aug. 10th, 2013 02:44 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - roina_arwen - Aug. 10th, 2013 01:57 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - sweeny_todd - Aug. 10th, 2013 02:12 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - kathrynrose - Aug. 10th, 2013 02:18 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - sweeny_todd - Aug. 10th, 2013 02:21 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - kathrynrose - Aug. 10th, 2013 02:29 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - sweeny_todd - Aug. 10th, 2013 02:38 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - michikatinski - Aug. 10th, 2013 02:47 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - sweeny_todd - Aug. 10th, 2013 03:00 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - halfshellvenus - Aug. 10th, 2013 04:59 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - sweeny_todd - Aug. 11th, 2013 12:17 am (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - cheshire23 - Aug. 10th, 2013 10:35 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - sweeny_todd - Aug. 10th, 2013 11:57 pm (UTC) - Expand
sweeny_todd
Aug. 10th, 2013 01:50 pm (UTC)
and in other news, despite the heat I just made a baked fritatta - sweet potato, spinach, spring onions and cream cheese. It is tasty!
anyonesghost
Aug. 10th, 2013 02:12 pm (UTC)
Well, that trumps my frittata -- asparagus, cherry tomatoes from the garden, mushrooms, salmon, and queso blanco.

+1
(no subject) - sweeny_todd - Aug. 10th, 2013 02:13 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - anyonesghost - Aug. 10th, 2013 02:22 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - sweeny_todd - Aug. 10th, 2013 02:29 pm (UTC) - Expand
michikatinski
Aug. 10th, 2013 02:34 pm (UTC)
Am joining the ranks of Idolers currently or just recently in the process of moving. *group hugs!*

Also feeling connected to fellow Idol mamas and their Baby Idols as I feed a very grinny two-month old. <3
ashgaelsonaria
Aug. 10th, 2013 02:46 pm (UTC)
Ahhh.
Not *that*
How dare you cause this personal growth thing.
Is it contagious?
Arg.
I promise I am not doing any of that growing up thing.
It sounds painful.
beldar
Aug. 12th, 2013 12:31 am (UTC)
Resist as long as you can! Growing up is overrated =)
halfshellvenus
Aug. 10th, 2013 05:04 pm (UTC)
I am reading here and there, but today is a "Put the rest of the vacation packing away" project, plus other chores, and finding SOMETHING to give my teen aged daughter for her birthday. On Thursday. She's at that age where she doesn't want anything special (except a car-- of course), and has very personalized tastes.

Other than that, I stumbled over this yesterday and so now I must share it: Shark Cat riding a roomba!
sweeny_todd
Aug. 11th, 2013 12:13 am (UTC)
good plan! it is so easy to just leave a suitcase in the middle of the loungeroom.... not that I have done that often you understand....
(no subject) - halfshellvenus - Aug. 11th, 2013 07:41 am (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - porn_this_way - Aug. 11th, 2013 09:22 am (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - halfshellvenus - Aug. 11th, 2013 08:11 pm (UTC) - Expand
porn_this_way
Aug. 11th, 2013 02:55 am (UTC)
O HAI GR! This is my situation tonight.

[Spoiler (click to open)]



Anybody sensing a pattern here? :p

Best ever: I put NSYNC and Miley Cyrus on the jukebox just to see what would happen, and this group of dudes by the bar started dancing. So much win!
anyonesghost
Aug. 11th, 2013 03:57 am (UTC)
I see that science is being conducted. I approve. ;-)
(no subject) - porn_this_way - Aug. 11th, 2013 09:23 am (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - anyonesghost - Aug. 11th, 2013 01:30 pm (UTC) - Expand
( 78 comments — Leave a comment )

Profile

LJ Idol
therealljidol
LJ Idol: a writing rollercoaster with iffy brakes

Tags

Powered by LiveJournal.com