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Green Room - Week 29 - Day 12

Last night, I received one of those emails you always like to picture getting - but never think you will.

It was from Livejournal, telling me how great they think LJ Idol is, and what they are willing to do to help it to grow, and how much they want us to stick around.

I would have felt better if I didn't then ask around to other community moderators that I know and find out that they sent out the same email to a lot of other people. (Not sure if it was everyone, the Top 50/100/500 of communities)

It was like coming into your office to find it decorated and there's a cake - only to realize halfway through thanking people that it's for the *group birthday* of everyone born that month, it's still a really nice thing, and you appreciate it - but for that split second, you thought it was just for you. ;)

It's nice to know thought that Livejournal is planning on getting more proactive and working with their communities. Personally, I wouldn't be disappointed if they wanted to spend a little less time on their ONTD brand and threw some love at people actually *creating original content* on their site. But I'm a little biased. :)

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If YOU want to throw a little love at people creating original content on Livejournal - now is the perfect time to do so, in the poll! http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/809247.html There is also a Contestant Only vote this week, and a few people who still need to get me their votes. So make sure that your voice is heard!
It's interesting to see the differences between the public voting and the contestant only. There is the potential for some heart-breakers... then again, at this point, isn't *every* option going to break some people's hearts?

There is also the Home Game/Killing Floor: Which, if you have participated in that, with either TWO pieces of constructive criticism, OR submitting one piece to the KF and giving someone else constructive criticism - you are eligible to vote for who will receive immunity this week! http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/808357.html And yes, this is open to everyone and even more importantly - Immunity is always important, with a week like this though, with how close some of the votes are, it could be the difference between who stays in, and who will be leaving us this week.

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KF eligibility and the getting me your votes cuts off at 7pm EST tonight.
The Contestant Only vote cuts off at 8pm EST tonight.
The public poll is closing at 9pm EST tonight.

Yes, tonight is going to be interesting!

December is starting off with a BANG!

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dmousey
Dec. 2nd, 2014 04:08 pm (UTC)
First? Really? LOL it figures too! No one around to have coffee with.
bleodswean
Dec. 2nd, 2014 04:27 pm (UTC)
*java*

Happy first!!



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Yeah, I think from here on out....each LJIdol poll result is going to be as bad as a Walking Dead mid-season finale.

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clauderainsrm
Dec. 2nd, 2014 04:31 pm (UTC)
It's official - everyone has votes in the Contestant Only voting.

clauderainsrm
Dec. 2nd, 2014 04:37 pm (UTC)
For those wondering
Yes, I know there has been some muttering about "How long we were stuck at the Top 50".

Considering what happened around then though, I would hope that people understand that it put us off schedule about a week and half.

We are still at that point.

Last Chance was at a fixed point in time (my birthday), that did end up being a little later in the game than originally envisioned - because of the early drops. We *should* have been holding at about the Top 60-70. ;)

The original "about a year" predictions are still on target though. There are a lot of moving parts to this sort of thing, but I think we're probably going to hit the finale just shy of that mark.

gratefuladdict
Dec. 2nd, 2014 05:51 pm (UTC)
Re: For those wondering
It *did* seem like you were hovering there on purpose to prolong the window for byes and special powers!

But I would have been frustrated being "stuck" at any point. We just had no movement for ages. It was painful!
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dmousey
Dec. 2nd, 2014 04:51 pm (UTC)
I is now officially scairt.....

It's quiet in here... if everyone is finished voting... where are peeps? How dare they have lives outside of LJI
It is simply not allowed! LOL
roina_arwen
Dec. 2nd, 2014 05:01 pm (UTC)
Here - have some Peeps!

Me, I'm currently at work. :)
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roina_arwen
Dec. 2nd, 2014 05:00 pm (UTC)
Mmm, cake!

I still have a Holiday Card poll going on in my journal over HERE, so if you aren't shy about leaving me your name & mailing address (I'm the only one who can view those fields) and would like a handmade holiday card, feel free to go request one! I've got about a dozen requests, and I have the available card stock to send out up to about 40 without flinching. =D

Bowling league tonight, w00t!
halfshellvenus
Dec. 2nd, 2014 06:32 pm (UTC)
Finished reading everything and voting and the whole bit!

Failed to make progress on my Yuletide story at all, though I did watch an episode of the relevant show to try to get a "feel" again for the narrative and voices. Still love the show. Still find it hard to write. Still have no ideas (there were no prompts).

Um... I'm kind of worried about how much Idol might slam the Christmas break (though the Thanksgiving week went well). Traveling, shopping and family obligations, etc. Still don't have the Xmas lights up or the decorations out, and those combined take a solid day. It's daunting!
bleodswean
Dec. 2nd, 2014 06:34 pm (UTC)
reckless_blues
Dec. 2nd, 2014 07:00 pm (UTC)
I won my microbiology class. :3

The professor decided to give out prizes for our infectious disease presentations since he was just that impressed by how well we did. Everybody's presentation was terrific, we all did something creative, and I took the chance to be creative and kinda went off the deep end with it. (Our group was presenting on the plague. And we could do a little skit or something, he said ... Of course I wanted to do something sufficiently dramatic.)

"Sevastian ... you scared the crap out of us," the professor said. (Everybody laughed.) "And just that you'd go up there and do all that, by yourself ... " I melted into my chair. So our group got first prize. :'{ He's such a nice guy, and so dedicated to our class.
dmousey
Dec. 2nd, 2014 10:02 pm (UTC)
Congratulations!!!! That's so cool!
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xo_kizzy_xo
Dec. 2nd, 2014 07:29 pm (UTC)
I was going to say something here but since I'm evidently having a lot of trouble attempting to type today...eh.

A bright note: Nine more days until this *^@#@#^*@ cast comes off!
clauderainsrm
Dec. 2nd, 2014 08:57 pm (UTC)
Design
Is there anything from any of these designs that you can see that jump out at you as:

Man, that would be useful to have on Idol!

http://philips-matters.livejournal.com/
http://aprilhenry.livejournal.com/
http://hills.livejournal.com/
http://runaway-408.livejournal.com/
http://therealstanlee.livejournal.com/
http://ohnotheydidnt.livejournal.com/

Also - is there anything in general that you have ever thought "Man, I wish we could do that" (from a technical standpoint).

I have the ear of someone who can make it happen. So this is your chance to speak up. :)
roina_arwen
Dec. 2nd, 2014 10:25 pm (UTC)
Re: Design
I kind of like the "Top Commenters" sidebar on the ONTD link. :)
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rattsu
Dec. 2nd, 2014 10:10 pm (UTC)
I have to say, I voted for some people this week that I have nevet voted for before. And there are some sentences out there that just deserves an accolade.

One day I will actually have time to start commenting again, the number of people are,approaching feasible.

Gonna be interesting to see who goes on, these are as brutal as gatekeeper rounds! I predict that one will decide top 30-20 dependin on Gary's mood...
dmousey
Dec. 2nd, 2014 10:53 pm (UTC)
Like I said I is scairt. Now that I'm back into writing (thanks and squish to my brat) I'm not letting you good people go easily. :)
tonithegreat
Dec. 2nd, 2014 11:12 pm (UTC)
Oh, I am on pins and needles to see what happens tonight! All appendages are crossed! I don't want to be a hippy that gets kicked home. But I think it will be close. Good luck, my fellow late green room lurkers.
sra33
Dec. 3rd, 2014 12:51 am (UTC)
Well I can definitely tell you it wasn't everyone. I am an admin to I think 3 or 4 communities and I didn't get that email. :P
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