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Green Room - Week 26 - Day 5

"Hey Gary, when is the deadline for the main competition *and* Last Chance Idol?"

That's tonight at 8pm EDT!

http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/797204.html and http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/797508.html

So if you haven't gotten yours in yet, get to it!

On the other hand, if you have, are are just sitting around waiting for something to happen... we haven't done this in a little bit (I honestly can't recall if we did it this season. Maybe really early on...)

Let's make today an AMA (Ask Me Anything).

There are things that I *can't* tell you, for the purposes of the game, but if I can answer, I will! :)

So, what do you want to know?

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n3m3sis43
Oct. 28th, 2014 10:07 am (UTC)
Frist?

Is there going to be a Gatekeeper round this season?

Why won't my Idol piece finish writing itself?

What does it sound like when doves cry?


Edited at 2014-10-28 10:09 am (UTC)
ellakite
Oct. 28th, 2014 11:29 am (UTC)
You're *DEAD* to me! (have a cookie)
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jexia
Oct. 28th, 2014 10:10 am (UTC)
Who are your top three favourites to read?

Who do you think will be in the final three?

What do you enjoy most about LJ Idol?

Had you realised that Week 26 means half a year?


Edited at 2014-10-28 10:32 am (UTC)
theun4givables
Oct. 28th, 2014 11:14 am (UTC)
It's actually been longer than half a year. We started in March.

MARCH.

I forgot how much of a marathon this really was, hah.
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waltzmatildah
Oct. 28th, 2014 10:37 am (UTC)
Gary, I have something to ask my fellow Idolers, if that's okay... (If it's not please feel free to reply to this telling people to disregard it...).

Anyhoo, this week has gone to shit. And by shit I mean, drug-fucked d-bag running a red light and wiping a pretty freaking awesome dude off the face of Earth kind of shit...

As I have no byes left, I'm putting out my hat and enquiring about a gift. If I don't get one then, hey, it's been a ride, you know? If I do... well, I'm thinking it'll all be roses from here on in 'cause I feel like I'd have got my fair share of Life Crap out of the way. That's how it works, right? There's a quota, and once you've reached it, it's all sunshine and unicorns for the rest of the year, right?
theun4givables
Oct. 28th, 2014 11:17 am (UTC)
I'm pretty sure the gift byes are no longer in play. =/ Byes themselves are good 'til the top 50, but I think we could only give them out up to the Top 100? I might be wrong.

And I hear you on the Life Crap thing. It was around this time last year that the Life Crap stopped piling more and more crap on me.
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crisp_sobriety
Oct. 28th, 2014 12:13 pm (UTC)
Do the people who came over from LCI have byes?
agirlnamedluna
Oct. 28th, 2014 12:24 pm (UTC)
No, unless any special powers come into play.
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agirlnamedluna
Oct. 28th, 2014 12:21 pm (UTC)
I'm not sure I'll make the deadline.

Decisions I have to make are making my scatterbrain spiral out of control and I'm having a hard time getting a grip, which means no inspiration at all.

roina_arwen
Oct. 28th, 2014 12:51 pm (UTC)
I feel for you. I'm glad I had a bye to use this week, as I just wasn't feeling it.
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adoptedwriter
Oct. 28th, 2014 12:22 pm (UTC)
Not sure what to ask...Tell us about wedding plans!
Hugs to all who have had crap-tacular years! I hear ya!
AW
clauderainsrm
Oct. 28th, 2014 01:44 pm (UTC)
There are none.

The landlord settlement pushed finances to the forefront and I need to figure out how to get some outstanding debts paid off if I want to get to the place where we can seriously sit down and talk about a wedding.
roina_arwen
Oct. 28th, 2014 12:48 pm (UTC)
Vernacular question?
Something I was thinking about / musing on while driving to work:

* I got stopped at a red light this morning. When you get stopped, as I'm sure most of you do, would you be more likely to say... A) I got caught by the light, or B) I missed the light?

I'm covering our front desk at work this morning... Bleh. I'm glad I took a bye this week; 25 entries in a row has worn me out! Where's my bucket?

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theun4givables
Oct. 28th, 2014 12:52 pm (UTC)
Re: Vernacular question?
I say either I got stuck at the light, or I missed it. Both works for me and I can't quite tell you the context I'd use either one in. :)
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emo_snal
Oct. 28th, 2014 01:25 pm (UTC)
I wrote an entry last night, but Internet has been down since then I don't know if I'll have a chance to post it :-(
clauderainsrm
Oct. 28th, 2014 01:27 pm (UTC)
How are you posting this? ;)
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rattsu
Oct. 28th, 2014 02:03 pm (UTC)
Will there be another week of hell when we have like a week to make five separate entries and then get voted on all of them?

Because I still have nightmares about that...

Still so happy I got people who tagged me to get me to come back, I've missed the weird sense of creativity that comes with a deadline.
clauderainsrm
Oct. 28th, 2014 02:04 pm (UTC)
I can't tell you that. But when has there *not* been a "Hell Week" in Idol?
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kathrynrose
Oct. 28th, 2014 03:44 pm (UTC)
Who put the bop in the bop she-bop she-bop?
clauderainsrm
Oct. 28th, 2014 03:58 pm (UTC)
I'm not sure. But I want to shake his/her hand.
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beeker121
Oct. 28th, 2014 04:08 pm (UTC)
How's work been for you lately? (For everyone, not just Gary. I feel like a little random cocktail party conversation.)

Also, there wasn't a thread for it this week but I wrote a home game entry- often threatened, rarely completed:
http://beeker121.livejournal.com/236925.html

Hey that's another question, why do you think so few people home game?
theun4givables
Oct. 28th, 2014 04:11 pm (UTC)
I'm slowly but surely convincing my manager that I am capable of running shift. =p Other than that, work is pretty good, at least.

And when I got voted out in S8, I homegamed nearly every week afterwards -- even the "true" Hell Week, where the contestants had to write 17 entries in like... 15? days? I don't even remember. I wrote 17 entries in that time, that's all I know, all for the homegame. To prove to myself that I could do it.

This time around, I don't think that would happen again. =p I have too much to do to get 17 entries pieced together, hah.
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crackpotpie
Oct. 28th, 2014 04:28 pm (UTC)
What is the air speed velocity of an unladen swallow?
clauderainsrm
Oct. 28th, 2014 04:41 pm (UTC)
African or European?
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beeker121
Oct. 28th, 2014 08:14 pm (UTC)
Boo to the real life monster taking you out.
swirlsofblue
Oct. 28th, 2014 07:09 pm (UTC)
1. How's things?

2. What's going to happen with the mini season, d'you know when it will be? And how long it will last?

3. Clocks changing has me confused. And looking it up is just more confusion. I think my head is in brain fart mode. Can someone tell me when the deadline will be in London please?

4. Is the plan for the main comp still 40 weeks in length?
clauderainsrm
Oct. 28th, 2014 07:36 pm (UTC)
1. Things are OK. Or at least reasonable OK.

Given that I know someone who lost her granddaughter, someone I met a few times, but would have liked to know better die, and the wife of Cynthia's co-worker (who I have met socially quite a bit at company functions) go to the roof of the hospital and jump to her death - I'm really not in a place to complain about much of anything!

2. Right now all of that is up in the air. I know that I want to have a special project right after Season 9 that will last a couple weeks. Any mini-season will be after that. I also know that regardless of when it is that part of the crowd will say "it's too soon!" after the season and some will say "it's not soon enough" and there will be a cry of "You said it was the LAST SEASON!" from several corners. :)

3. According to what I just saw that's London's midnight. (our time hasn't changed *yet*). Has yours?

4. I've never said 40 weeks. I said "about a year". I'm never that exact!
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lrig_rorrim
Oct. 28th, 2014 07:56 pm (UTC)
What's your favorite kind of thing to read, in or out of Idol?

Have you been to the Thai temple brunch lately? (I need to know so I can be jealous if you have. :P)

How's learning to drive going?

Read any awesome books lately?
clauderainsrm
Oct. 28th, 2014 08:19 pm (UTC)
1) Does my Facebook feed count? ;) Always something hilarious there. Sometimes not intentional! Heck - let's make it that, I'm a sucker for "funny". Although my humor runs dark so let's make that "dark humor", which is even more difficult to pull off well.

2) Define "recently"? In the last month? No. In the last two months? Yes.

3) It's hit a stand still. Haven't gone out in awhile. Need to get back on that.

4) I'm on the fourth book of the Proust "In Search of Lost Time", which is consuming pretty much everything right now. I would be further into it, but Cynthia started listening to the first book on audio books, hated it (the first section of the first book is notoriously rough to get through) that threw up a mental block on my enjoyment. I may have to try to get back into it this afternoon on the bus.
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