Part writing competition. Part out-of-control roller-coaster. LJ Idol is a writing experience like no other.
Every poll is someone’s first time experiencing LJ IDOL, especially as we get closer to the Top 50 - so if this is your first time here, welcome!
Each week I post a topic (or in the case of this week multiple topics for them to select from), they write an entry and submit it for the poll.
The topics this week were: Intersubjectivity, Shibusa, Rapture of the deep, Captcha the flag and Overwatch
I post the poll and, in the words of Jeff Probst, the power shifts to the hands of the Jury. In this case, that is you, the voters.
Read the entries, comment on them (who doesn’t love feedback) and vote for your favorites to stay in one more week!
Then we repeat the process until we are down to one person left standing - our Winner, the LJ IDOL.
The poll is broken down into two groups (or tribes) - the main tribe and a “Redemption Tribe”. The contestants in the Redemption Tribe ended up there when there is a tie for who will be eliminated. One bad week is all it takes to go home, but with Redemption, if you hang on through that bad week, you still have a chance!
Two contestants from Redemption and three from the main poll will be eliminated this week. So if you read something that you love, make sure to tell people about it, so that they can have the chance to read it, and fall for it as well!
Unfortunately, we had a few people who had to drop out this week. When I say that they are “extremely talented” and that they will be “greatly missed”, that’s an understatement. I could have actually skipped that and just given you the names - and those who have been here before today would have been able to fill out that information for themselves.
Goodbye to kathrynrose, witchwife and xo_kizzy_xo
Thank you so much to all of you for coming out this season. I know that Real Life flattened you, but I hope that you are back in the swing of things soon. I really hope that we will see you continue in the Home Game.
(For those who don’t know - the “Home Game” is when someone who isn’t a part of the competition (either from elimination or you just didn’t get involved in time) can share their entry with the group. http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/795130.html )
As for the poll it closes Thursday October 23rd at 9pm EDT!
So make sure to support your favorites!
Good luck to everyone!