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Green Room - Week 20 - Day 10

Maybe you saw it.

But then again, maybe you didn't.

In yesterday's Green Room, I offered a deal. People have been asking me for more time.

They think that this week's entries are exceptional - and they want to have more time to read them. They want to have more time to tell their friends to get off their butts and read them. Because they think this week is a testament to just how damn good the writers in Season 9 of LJ Idol are.

Well, that's not how any of them put it. But that's what *I* thought when I read them.

I thought "this is what I was talking about when I've mentioned how much potential I saw" and (of course) "this is why I love intersections!"

I almost offered more time when I posted the poll itself. I actually wrote a different time, before checking it against "The Schedule" and realized that I couldn't afford to do that.

But people have asked me for more... and that got me thinking.

There is something *you* want, and something *I* want... and our interests can coincide!

People want more time to vote in the poll: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/778354.html

I can give you that... for a price, and under my terms.

I'm putting this week's poll on a pressure plate.

To make it easier on you, I'm going to paraphrase the film "Speed" here:

I want active Green Rooms.

You can give that to me.

If THIS Green Room has 100 comments or more by 5pm EDT. (Thursday, before the current deadline) the poll closure deadline is moved back one day.

If the following day (Friday) has a Green Room with a 100 or more comments, it moves back until MONDAY. Monday... until Tuesday.

Tuesday, regardless of how many comments we get, the bomb goes off and people go home...

I will also be nesting the Week 21 topic into this mix. It will be coming tomorrow, regardless!

So, you - the Idol community need to decide how much time you want for finish reading entries, and what you want to say in order to make that happen! :)

I think it's a more than fair deal. Everyone wins!

Hopefully you do as well.

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xlovebecomesher
Sep. 11th, 2014 04:03 am (UTC)
Posting and doing my part to help because I need more time with the way my week has been going!

Edit: Sweet...I'm first...I'm never first!

Edited at 2014-09-11 04:04 am (UTC)
jem0000000
Sep. 11th, 2014 04:05 am (UTC)
Yay first! *confettis*
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jem0000000
Sep. 11th, 2014 04:05 am (UTC)
I've only 28 to go, so I'm fine, but I'm all for other people having more time. :)
kandigurl
Sep. 11th, 2014 04:07 am (UTC)
Damn, Speedy McSpeederson!! Way to go!
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kandigurl
Sep. 11th, 2014 04:06 am (UTC)
Oh my god, do you really think this community can't get a few GRs to 100 comments? DO YOU KNOW US AT ALL???

I, for one, intend to spend all of the time I could be reading competing in this challenge. Because...priorities.
lrig_rorrim
Sep. 11th, 2014 04:12 am (UTC)
Aaaaand this thread is where all the "yep, let's boost that count" comments should go. ;)
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lrig_rorrim
Sep. 11th, 2014 04:10 am (UTC)
I have thoughts on this deal. Those thoughts are mainly of the variety "well, ok, BRIBE me to be chatty then." :P

I am, in fact, open to being bribed.

I agree that there was a lot of really interesting and good stuff this week. Though I always grumble, I actually really enjoy intersecting (well, when I do. Heh). Once you get past the logistics and into the brainstorming, the fun really begins. Seeing ideas develop and change and mutate into strange glowing globs that will take over the world is just such a fun process. And creating something neat between you is fantastic.

I personally always feel a little intimidated during an intersection - I dread letting down my partner, and so whatever "stepping up my game" there is to do, I try really really really hard to do it.
jem0000000
Sep. 11th, 2014 04:15 am (UTC)
The daunting part for me is the waiting on replies and sorting out initial communications -- once I settle into the "working with this person" thing, I'm usually okay. But I also really like team writing. :)
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roina_arwen
Sep. 11th, 2014 04:12 am (UTC)
I've got about 28 or 30 more to read, but I know I'd appreciate an extra day to do so!
kandigurl
Sep. 11th, 2014 04:18 am (UTC)
I am replying in contribution to that extra day!
halfshellvenus
Sep. 11th, 2014 04:14 am (UTC)
Booyah!

I'm hoping we hit enough comments to move the deadline, because I'm way behind in my reading. It took so long to get my own story written that I didn't get to do any early reading.

So many interesting stories this week!
kandigurl
Sep. 11th, 2014 04:19 am (UTC)
I haven't gotten to do any early reading the past few weeks and then I get all overwhelmed come reading time. I also had one of those weeks where I felt like the whole world was exploding, even though it wasn't, so everything I had to do was like, "Ugh, another thing to fail at! Hooray!"

What I'm saying is, I need to read. Today I did everything, though, and had maybe fifteen minutes of free time (I'm stalling on doing my budget to make these comments, even.)
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jem0000000
Sep. 11th, 2014 04:14 am (UTC)
When would the Week 21 topic be due, under this? Some people don't read and write well. ...Uhm, at the same time. ...That sentence made more sense in my head. Also, I should have been asleep an hour ago.

I was going to edit my comment to add this, but it's been replied to. Although this way adds to the comment count, so that's probably all for the best.
kandigurl
Sep. 11th, 2014 04:20 am (UTC)
I am also interested in the Week 21 deadline...I think it's interesting that we'll get the topic before we even know who's still playing!
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beldarzfixon
Sep. 11th, 2014 04:19 am (UTC)
Late Commmenter League reporting in
Howdy!

Hopefully this will buy me some time while I figure out why my partner is getting way more votes than I am. Hmm....
kandigurl
Sep. 11th, 2014 04:21 am (UTC)
Re: Late Commmenter League reporting in
Hanging chads! Demand a recount!
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roina_arwen
Sep. 11th, 2014 04:21 am (UTC)
Topic Spread
I posted this in the Poll thread a little while ago, but I'll post it here too (another comment). There was a 3-way tie in the topics this week:

Intersubjectivity: 22 entries
Shibusa: 22 entries
Rapture of the Deep: 22 entries
Captcha the Flag: 12 entries

Total: 78 + 1 Bye
kathrynrose
Sep. 11th, 2014 04:50 am (UTC)
Re: Topic Spread
Hey, thanks for doing that.
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rayaso
Sep. 11th, 2014 04:25 am (UTC)
Since I offered to sacrifice one of my children in exchange for more time, this is quite a bargain!
roina_arwen
Sep. 11th, 2014 04:29 am (UTC)
Man, that's tough love!
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rayaso
Sep. 11th, 2014 04:25 am (UTC)
My firstborn thanks you.
rayaso
Sep. 11th, 2014 04:26 am (UTC)
My second born (aka "the spare")thanks you.
kehlen
Sep. 11th, 2014 05:54 am (UTC)
Lol. What are they doing this week to make reading times interesting for you? :-)
rayaso
Sep. 11th, 2014 04:29 am (UTC)
halfshellvenus (aka "my wife") thanks you, and has warned me to stop offering our children as human sacrifices without her approval. We'll see.

I've carried this is far as possible. I'll try and make some legitimate posts as well.
roina_arwen
Sep. 11th, 2014 04:31 am (UTC)
Maybe next time you could just offer up a few of their spare fingers or toes, or a goblet of their delicious blood?

You can make the kids last *much* longer that way, you know.
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gratefuladdict
Sep. 11th, 2014 04:31 am (UTC)
I'm all about bribery at this point in my life. I'm potty training a toddler!
roina_arwen
Sep. 11th, 2014 05:03 am (UTC)
So what's your favorite bribe?
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rayaso
Sep. 11th, 2014 04:33 am (UTC)
Oh wait. Just one more. Jinx the Cat thanks you. She's somewhat attached to the kids; being a cat, that's the best she can do. Her default emotional state appears to be "studied indifference." I think that takes care of the immediate family, unless you want to hear from relatives.
halfshellvenus
Sep. 11th, 2014 04:43 am (UTC)
Actually, I think her default state much of the time is, "Derp?"

At least when she's not asleep.

I'm starting to think that's more true of black cats, though-- you can't see their features as well, so you get big, round, vague eyes staring out of a face that shows little else. Witness the little creature in the background of this icon...
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