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Green Room - Week 30 - Day 6

The topic is due today: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/811500.html
along with the Home Game/Killing Floor entry: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/811580.html

So make sure you have those in?

If you haven't - you are on the LIST OF SHAME!!http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/812992.html

The Internet says that you can't shame people anymore - but we're doing it anyway!! TAKE YOUR SHAME!!!!

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There was a really good idea that came up out of the shame, for people to act as each other's resources: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/812992.html?thread=78115008#t78115008 You should definitely check that out and add your own areas of expertise!

Now, I have a surprise for you - because I don't usually go around saying "Go check out this group" - and really, when you do, just make sure you come right back here to hang out again. :)

But if you get the chance, you might want to pop your head over to the LJ group little_details. Consider it "In the spirit of Livejournal harmony" gesture. :) Some of you already know about it. But for those who don't - tell them LJ Idol sent you! :)

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What was your biggest accomplishment this weekend?

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xo_kizzy_xo
Dec. 8th, 2014 03:07 pm (UTC)
First?!?

Biggest accomplishment? Getting most of my stuff together for Fancy Cocktail Office Party Type Thing is weekend (it's my husband's work, not mine, believe me!)

However, I have discovered that long half slips seem to be an obscure item now. I need one for my skirt and I cannot find one in my size anywhere.

THE CAST IS REMOVED ON THURSDAY!!!! They're also going to be making the determination if I need surgery. If I do, I think my coworkers will be seeking me out with pitchforks...

Edited at 2014-12-08 03:09 pm (UTC)
theun4givables
Dec. 8th, 2014 03:54 pm (UTC)
I will keep my fingers crossed for you that you don't need to have surgery! So that way you can keep a cast off for good. <3
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theun4givables
Dec. 8th, 2014 03:11 pm (UTC)
Biggest accomplishment this weekend:

Not killing (most of) my fellow associates Saturday morning.

I just.

It's been a bad week, okay?
jexia
Dec. 8th, 2014 11:30 pm (UTC)
Oh dear.

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ryl
Dec. 8th, 2014 03:43 pm (UTC)
I finished one of the hats I'm giving to my co-workers. Now I have two more to make. Never let your co-workers know you can make cute berets or they will all want one. On the plus side, I get to play with fun multicolored yarn.
xo_kizzy_xo
Dec. 8th, 2014 04:22 pm (UTC)
See, every time I go into a craft shop I gaze wistfully at the knitting/crochet area because, no matter how many times people have tried teaching me both, I've never been able to pick up either :/

OTOH maybe it's a good thing because I know I'd go nuts over all the yarn!
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clauderainsrm
Dec. 8th, 2014 04:35 pm (UTC)
It's funny, because within the course of this season, pretty much every one of the "unexpected circumstances" that I outlined in my "Season 9 will be the last, unless there are unexpected circumstances" original statement have come to pass.

- Huge changes in personal life
- Finding a way to do this while paying some bills (not a huge amount - but it's definitely something that makes me smile) http://www.patreon.com/user?u=70027
- Livejournal coming forward and asking me to "please not leave"

and more.

Now it's just a matter of figuring out *what* to do... and if anyone (old friends and new faces) will be around for whatever the "next act" of an LJ Idol will look like.

clauderainsrm
Dec. 8th, 2014 04:41 pm (UTC)
and of course even if I did say (for example): "We're sticking around for two mini seasons" or "We're sticking around until 2016 to celebrate our 10 year anniversary" why would anyone believe that if I use the loophole I put in my original statement?

Idol *does* have to end at some point. (I'm only going to be around for so long, and who knows what the future of LJ is)... the question that I have been struggling all season long with (and I hope that I've been upfront enough about it - even including it in the FAQs) is "when"?

I know there are people planning on jumping off and doing their own thing. As much as I'll miss them, that is what happens. People do that. Hopefully, they are successful in whatever they end up doing. But then the question becomes - are there enough people getting on for the future?

There's still some room in this season, and a small project that will last a couple weeks immediately after the finale - for me to make a decision. But I want to keep people updated about what is going on in *my* head, so that they can let me know what's going on in theirs!
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lrig_rorrim
Dec. 8th, 2014 04:38 pm (UTC)
little_details looks really neat and super useful! Thanks for pointing it out to us!

Also, that is a BRILLIANT idea over on the list of shame. It really thrills me to see stuff like that, where we help each other out with writerly stuff. :D

My in-person writer's group met last night, and getting all the reading done for that and playing hostess and generally being social was probably my biggest accomplishment of the weekend. That, and I got some holiday decorations up. With the kittens still being awfully rompy, I didn't feel comfortable putting up a tree this year, so instead I just hung things on the halloween decorations (I tend to leave those up and have a spooky holiday anyway). So now there's bacon ornaments and dancing frogs and santas and katamaris hanging from the big spider web in the living room and the brains-and-bones decorations between the kitchen and dining room. It's ridiculous and I love it.
clauderainsrm
Dec. 8th, 2014 04:43 pm (UTC)
It's the kind of thing that I *love* - something like that happening organically.

It's an idea that *has* popped up before - but it's usually been someone saying "Hey Gary - you should make a list..." Which - no, that isn't going to happen. That's something that needs to come *from you* for it to really work!

I can provide the structure for it, but you guys actually working to help each other is something you need to be motivated to do!
bleodswean
Dec. 8th, 2014 04:55 pm (UTC)
No accomplishments for me this weekend. I'm feeling on the edge of holiday funk. Ah, wait, I did write my Idol piece...that was an accomplishment....but not a cheery uplifting piece of writing.

I need to begin my yearly viewing of all "A Christmas Carol" adaptations! There are so many and I love them all. Madly. This will cheer me up. Anyone have a particular favourite of their own?

I cannot seem to commit to an Idol entry to post onto the Killing Floor. :( ....leading the lambs to slaughter....
ryl
Dec. 8th, 2014 05:01 pm (UTC)
I love the Muppet Christmas Carol. Everything's better with Muppets.
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ryl
Dec. 8th, 2014 05:00 pm (UTC)
I have a new accomplishment: I finally typed up the Pile O' Scrap Paper Notes that was cluttering up my desk and wrote a page and a half of the real beginning of the Story That's Eating My Life.


I keep having to tell myself "it's only a draft, it's okay if you wander all over the place." Don't try to write drafts if you've ever taught English Composition, that's my advice to you.
bleodswean
Dec. 8th, 2014 05:08 pm (UTC)
I struggle with this, too. And have finally learned to just write in small scenes and then storyboard later. Nabokov wrote all of his novels on 3x5 cards as he walked around a town pond in the mornings.

Good for you for getting started! 2015!
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roina_arwen
Dec. 8th, 2014 06:06 pm (UTC)
Biggest accomplishment was getting my piece written for Idol, yay! Also getting the laundry caught up, lol.
xo_kizzy_xo
Dec. 8th, 2014 06:22 pm (UTC)
My biggest accomplishment right now is getting the dogs to calm down. I swear, every time I get up it's like I'm the Pied Piper!
tsuki_no_bara
Dec. 8th, 2014 06:41 pm (UTC)
uh... i went grocery shopping? and finally got to meet my friend's cats? (who managed to shed on my coat THROUGH THE FLOOR.) i wrote but didn't post my entry, but it's posted now, so i feel no shame.

oh, i saw big hero 6 which is FREAKIN' ADORABLE. seriously, it is so cute.
adoptedwriter
Dec. 8th, 2014 06:55 pm (UTC)
I tutored yesterday and attended that Big, Fat, Multi-cultural Wedding all day on Saturday. Wow! It was the event of a lifetime! It was so beautiful. I can't begin to describe the splendor and passion that went into the day and the joy everyone felt. I'm so glad I had such an opportunity. Hindu service, Catholic service plus the "Hindu-Rican" reception! ( the bride's term). Best music EVER!
AW
lrig_rorrim
Dec. 8th, 2014 07:06 pm (UTC)
I've got stuff posted! Wooo! I dithered a long time about what to put where, but finally decided to go against the grain. Heh.

I've made a few comments in the Killing Floor / Home Game thread, but I'm not sure how many more I'll have time for today. I'm starting with folks who have fewer comments, to make sure they get some feedback (with the exception of Ro's thread, where I was summoned by name. Heh). I hope I'll have time to get to bunches of pieces, but there's yet stuff to do that doesn't involve me sitting and thinking and having Opinions at a keyboard, alas.
jexia
Dec. 8th, 2014 11:40 pm (UTC)
Yep, I'm trying to do the less-commented ones, too. I will freely admit that I am not very good at concrit. Spelling and grammar, yes, but I don't have the touch for looking at story structure etc. that some do.

And the people left in the game don't need much help with spelling and grammar!
halfshellvenus
Dec. 8th, 2014 07:51 pm (UTC)
I finished my first draft late last night (as in 12:30), because all writing seems to drag these days. Ugh.

I also did some Xmas shopping (but failed on my trouble people, who are still challenging- and that includes both kids!), and I put up probably all the outside lights I'll get to this year. Which leaves the INSIDE lights, the inside decorations, decorating the tree, and the baking explosion that will probably start next weekend.

This is where I wish Idol would slow down even more for a bit, until after Xmas. Yikes.

Have a penguin.
jexia
Dec. 8th, 2014 11:39 pm (UTC)
Have a penguin cupcake.




I hear you on the "slowing down over Christmas" :/ I have decorations to make and lots of prep and shopping to do!
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anyonesghost
Dec. 8th, 2014 08:26 pm (UTC)
Achievement unlocked: Christmas tree.

Achievement unlocked: Idol entry written. (This one took forever, and I still scaled back five times.)

I did post my areas of expertise, then decided it constituted "too much information." I'll post a revised edition at some point. (But then, I'm not sure there's much on there that the rest of the community doesn't already have covered in some capacity. I'm generally a "master of none" sort.)
jexia
Dec. 8th, 2014 11:36 pm (UTC)
We did our Christmas tree, too! Well, I say "we", by which I mean "me and the kids" while hubby played zombie games because that's apparently more important than doing a once-a-year exciting activity with your children.

You only get a certain number of Christmases when they're kids...
beeker121
Dec. 8th, 2014 08:59 pm (UTC)
I went to the Great Dickons Christmas Faire (to give the full title this weekend) and managed to restrain my cold enough to not rudely cough or sneeze on any other fairgoers.

Really my accomplishment of the weekend was always having a tissue handy, and this cold can be over now.
halfshellvenus
Dec. 9th, 2014 01:12 am (UTC)
I went to that once, when it visited Sacramento. Such great atmosphere, the experience alone was worth it!
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