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Green Room - Week 26 - Day 6

I keep forgetting to mention this, but this week is "Asexual Awareness Week". So - go hug an asexual. Just track them down, stop them on the street in front of wherever it is that they are going, and give them a hug and say "I am aware of you and your struggles".

Note: This may not be a "good idea" and may get you "arrested". But it would be funny, for me. Which is why you do all the things you do.

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Speaking of "the things you do", a couple people pointed out yesterday that we started in March. Which means that it's time for something that most veterans have seen, but perhaps have never processed - and that newbies need to know about.

I warned you ahead of time that 6 months is a point where things tend to get crazy. People break down under the stress and there are drops/freak outs.

Knowing about it ahead of time seemed to keep it relatively contained. (for the most part)

So you should know that the next time that tends to be happen is at 8 months.

I said at the beginning (of all things) that this is a marathon, not a sprint.

The people that are still standing are the ones who have been able to embrace that idea. Heck, there were some that have fallen over the previous months who embraced it, but real life ended up getting them anyway! So it's not a life-proof philosophy. But it helps!

So just go into the next month of Idol knowing that you probably won't survive it. Write and submit your entries as early as you can - so that you don't get caught with a last minute real life situation that stops you from you doing it. Mostly though, have fun writing.

I won't say "that's what it is about", because "what is about" is keeping *me* entertained. But if you want to pretend it's about you writing, go right ahead!

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Speaking of the writing - we have a couple polls going on right now. Last Chance is determining who will, and will not, move forward: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/798994.html and the main competition itself: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/799452.html

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n3m3sis43
Oct. 29th, 2014 02:26 pm (UTC)
Frist?

Yeah, I noticed that six month thing. Fortunately, I've been breaking under the pressure the whole time, so SSDD I guess. All of the people who didn't make it in by the deadline this week were people I was super sad about.

I might totally have been one of them if Gary's transportation had worked out as planned yesterday.

Edited at 2014-10-29 02:28 pm (UTC)
roina_arwen
Oct. 29th, 2014 03:09 pm (UTC)
Happy Frist! Have an icon - I'm sure the cookies will follow shortly.
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meridian_rose
Oct. 29th, 2014 02:27 pm (UTC)
:) I am asexual and I'm posting some meta and links on the subject this week, along with keeping up with LJ Idol and All The (other) Things which seem to be somehow due at the end of this week. Virtual hugs and support are much appreciated!
roina_arwen
Oct. 29th, 2014 03:08 pm (UTC)
Virtual hugs away!
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roina_arwen
Oct. 29th, 2014 03:07 pm (UTC)
As long as I have my daily dose of Starbucks, I think I will make it through the insanity... No promises, however!
eternal_ot
Oct. 29th, 2014 03:15 pm (UTC)
*hi five* from another coffee addict..;)
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eternal_ot
Oct. 29th, 2014 03:17 pm (UTC)
Oh! Well..so all this is normal..Phew! Now that's a relief..for only a short time I guess..till the next topic is up or I go and check the polls..:P
clauderainsrm
Oct. 29th, 2014 05:40 pm (UTC)
It's completely normal, and pretty much what I expect at this time in the game.

It's other people who seem to forget. ;)

ellakite
Oct. 29th, 2014 03:25 pm (UTC)
...
(NOTES GARY'S SUGGESTION FOR "ASEXUAL AWARENESS WEEK")

(HUGS SELF IN THE MIDDLE OF THE STREET IN BROAD DAYLIGHT AS PART OF "ASEXUAL AWARENESS WEEK")

(UNINTENTIONALLY OUTS SELF AS AN ASEXUAL BY HUGGING SELF IN THE MIDDLE OF THE STREET IN BROAD DAYLIGHT AS PART OF "ASEXUAL AWARENESS WEEK")

(GETS ARRESTED FOR HUGGING SELF IN THE MIDDLE OF THE STREET IN BROAD DAYLIGHT [FOR BLOCKING TRAFFIC] AS PART OF "ASEXUAL AWARENESS WEEK")

(BECOMES LEAD STORY ON THE EVENING NEWS FOR ALL MAJOR NETWORKS AS A RESULT OF GETTING ARRESTED FOR HUGGING SELF IN THE MIDDLE OF THE STREET IN BROAD DAYLIGHT [FOR BLOCKING TRAFFIC] AS PART OF "ASEXUAL AWARENESS WEEK")

(GETS BEATEN TO A BLOODY PULP BY NEIGHBORS FOR BEING A FILTHY DISGUSTING ASEXUAL AFTER THEY SEE ME AS THE LEAD STORY ON THE EVENING NEWS FOR ALL MAJOR NETWORKS AS A RESULT OF GETTING ARRESTED FOR HUGGING SELF IN THE MIDDLE OF THE STREET IN BROAD DAYLIGHT [FOR BLOCKING TRAFFIC] AS PART OF "ASEXUAL AWARENESS WEEK")

...

Yeah, that's my day in a nutshell.
meridian_rose
Oct. 29th, 2014 03:52 pm (UTC)
Re: ...
LOL *applauds*
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rattsu
Oct. 29th, 2014 03:59 pm (UTC)
Well, some of us knew it was a marathon, fell down anyway, spent some time moaning in a ditch and then had the opportunity to crawl back into the race.

Life is weird like that.
clauderainsrm
Oct. 29th, 2014 05:41 pm (UTC)
It will be interesting to see if having the time to rest will be helpful, or if battling through the elements 24/7 will be make the others tougher. ;)

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oxymoron67
Oct. 29th, 2014 05:27 pm (UTC)
I'm amazed (and very happy) that I'm still in idol.

I honestly didn;t think I'd last this long.
dmousey
Oct. 29th, 2014 08:42 pm (UTC)
Me too!'
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bleodswean
Oct. 29th, 2014 06:36 pm (UTC)
That's truly intriguing that you've seen a pattern to the ebb and flow of contestants and their responses, both individually and as a group process!
clauderainsrm
Oct. 29th, 2014 06:55 pm (UTC)
I've been observing for 8 full seasons and 2 mini-seasons - it would be more interesting if I *didn't* know the patterns by now! ;)
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reckless_blues
Oct. 29th, 2014 07:02 pm (UTC)
All my friends seem to be either asexual or polyamorous pansexuals. There is absolutely no moderation.
ryl
Oct. 29th, 2014 09:56 pm (UTC)
I went into every week thinking I was going to get voted out. That way I'd be prepared when I was and pleasantly surprised when I wasn't. "Be prepared," that was my motto the year I was in Girl Scouts.

I just figured out recently that I'm asexual, so I'll take hugs. I may even return them. Or I might have you arrested. You never know!
crisp_sobriety
Oct. 29th, 2014 10:32 pm (UTC)
*hugs* Please don't call the cops on me.

I have a friend who also realized they were ace not that long ago. It explained a lot, and they're much happier now.
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aimercat
Oct. 30th, 2014 02:40 am (UTC)
well considering my numbers in the poll and how very far i'm behind. pretty sure my time is up.
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