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Green Room - Week 33 - Day 4

We have a vote happening right now: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/825343.html

If you didn't know that... I'm really not sure what to do about you! Extra beatings maybe?

Of course, with this group, that might be an incentive! ;)

There aren't very many entries at this point - so any chance you have to talk about them is the potential for an extra pair of eyes to check it out.

What have been some of YOUR favorites of the week?

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We're at the "Top 17" right now - so, if YOU were the only vote, who would be in the Top 10?

Yeah, I'm putting that pressure on you. ;)

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roina_arwen
Jan. 16th, 2015 04:46 pm (UTC)
I've only read two entries so far, I was saving them for this evening or tomorrow, so I can savor each one. I'll (maybe) let you know once I've finished reading. :)

First??

(GR has been up for OVER AN HOUR and I'm first??? Geez!)

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clauderainsrm
Jan. 16th, 2015 04:50 pm (UTC)
I think I scared people with the whole "Name Your Top 10" dare. ;)
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lrig_rorrim
Jan. 16th, 2015 04:47 pm (UTC)
I posted on Facebook. This is a rare and weird day. I have no idea if it'll get more eyes on the contest, but that was my hope. Also, I could hardly issue a challenge for people to step out of their comfort zones without actually doing so myself. :P

I'm still reading (as in, just started reading at all). I'll get back to you on that favorites thing. And as for Top 10... oh man... it's too early in the morning for this, Gary. ~checks the time~ It's too um, early in the late morning for... I'll quit while I'm behind and go get some caffeine.
anyonesghost
Jan. 16th, 2015 05:41 pm (UTC)
I really like crisp_sobriety and sobota this week -- and I say this because I think they could use a bit more attention. (Which isn't to detract from the other entries -- nothing against the rest of you.)

No comment on my Top 10. That way lies madness.
crisp_sobriety
Jan. 16th, 2015 06:19 pm (UTC)
:3 Thank you.
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swirlsofblue
Jan. 16th, 2015 05:44 pm (UTC)
What's intriguing is how the placement of the question time-wise thoroughly changes its meaning. If asked at the top 100, or top 50. Picking a top ten would feel a lot more like bigging up some awesome writers. Whereas now it feels exclusionary, especially as the people not included will be in the minority.

lrig_rorrim
Jan. 16th, 2015 10:24 pm (UTC)
You're right - a top 10 list now does feel more like an exercise in exclusion, even though there are far fewer people to be excluded - I guess because there are fewer of us, it has more potential to just feel personal? I'm not inclined to take it personal (heh - there's no arguing with taste, after all, and there is NO WAY we'd all make the same "these are my personal favorites writers out of the ones left" list) but I can certainly see how it would lead to hurt feelings.

The dynamic of this thing really does change a LOT over the course of the season, doesn't it. It's fascinating. :)
bleodswean
Jan. 16th, 2015 05:45 pm (UTC)
10 seems an arbitrary number.

On the news last night, there was a piece about a meeting going on right at that moment in a neighbouring county about....I'm not making this up.....dedicating a huge swathe of ranch land for use as an elephant sanctuary. If I had had any idea...I would have been sitting at that meeting instead of in my living room. Because bringing elephants back to North America is a great idea and yes yes yes. There was, alas, no mention on the news, although I am certain sure it is being discussed in detail by the movers and shakers, about the possibility of sanctuaried bulls and musth.
watching_ships
Jan. 16th, 2015 05:50 pm (UTC)
How cool!

We have a new baby elephant at our zoo. I want to squeeze her, but I'm pretty sure it's not allowed.
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kickthehobbit
Jan. 16th, 2015 06:06 pm (UTC)
I've thought a lot about the top ten, actually, and who will be in it. My thoughts keep changing with every new poll, but one thing remains: I'm pretty sure it's going to have yachiru and lrig_rorrim in it. :)
lrig_rorrim
Jan. 16th, 2015 09:48 pm (UTC)
Thank you. :) I'm not sure about anything at this point myself, but it warms my weird little heart to know that the strange stories yachiru and I both put out are being enjoyed so much.
crisp_sobriety
Jan. 16th, 2015 06:33 pm (UTC)
There is no way I'm making a Top Ten. I MAY comment with my favorites once I've read everyone.

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gratefuladdict
Jan. 16th, 2015 07:10 pm (UTC)
Okay, I'll bite. Of the remaining contestants, here's my top ten. This is based on the people I enjoy the most from week to week and isn't personal by any means.

crisp_sobriety
fodschwazzle
gratefuladdict
halfshellvenus
kickthehobbit
lrig_rorrim
suesniffsglue
talon
watching_ships
yachiru
halfshellvenus
Jan. 16th, 2015 07:17 pm (UTC)
Aw, thank you very much!

At this point, and even many weeks ago, I enjoyed every one of the writers who was left in the competition. Some are favorites every single week, and others some weeks more than others.

But the writing is just fantastic, and I understand why we have members who dont' write but just read for the fun of it! :)
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alycewilson
Jan. 16th, 2015 07:14 pm (UTC)
I'm not going to give my Top 10, because I don't want to jinx anybody! I did, however, wear my "LJ Idol almost killed me" shirt to kickboxing today.

Wore my &quot;LJ Idol almost killed me&quot; shirt to kickboxing today.

(Let's see if the Flickr embed code works here.)
halfshellvenus
Jan. 16th, 2015 07:20 pm (UTC)
Looking good!

And sporting the truth. :D
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gratefuladdict
Jan. 16th, 2015 07:58 pm (UTC)
Sooooo... it just occurred to me that I haven't seen a home game/killing floor entry this week. Does that mean there is only one additional immunity in play this week?
clauderainsrm
Jan. 17th, 2015 01:00 am (UTC)
Interesting.
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kickthehobbit
Jan. 16th, 2015 09:01 pm (UTC)
Man, I used to do a rec list every week...haven't been doing one lately because I've been really loving what a lot of people come out with. :)

As far as what really stuck out to me—I have to say, I'm kind of in love with lrig_rorrim's piece. It's the weird sort of fluffy-yet-deep SF that I've come to expect from her, and it's great. The different framing, too, is really interesting to see—especially because it works. I feel sometimes like I end up writing the same thing over and over again, and a framing device is a way around that—I'm envious of someone who can do one that's so odd and pull it off! :)

Also I liked talon's, though...well. I ended a friendship over someone's addiction, and I was able to recognize too much of what went into that story. Sad and true to life.

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jexia
Jan. 16th, 2015 09:26 pm (UTC)
My recommendations (shared on both LJ and FB) were:

kickthehobbit's piece, The Faery Wife.

bleodswean's piece on war elephants.

alexpgp's piece on Scrabble (I love Scrabble! It's probably been 8 years since I played a proper game, though).



People have responded really well to yours in particular.
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jexia
Jan. 16th, 2015 09:22 pm (UTC)
Having just felt unreasonably butthurt (what can I say, I'm hormonal) about not being in the only listed top 10, there's no way I'm inflicting that on anybody else.



Happy to make a few recommendations on a week-by-week basis, but making a top 10 feels a bit like either "the rest of you consistently suck" or "I'm going to pick people who I think are weaker so I have a better chance of winning".

Edited at 2015-01-16 09:27 pm (UTC)
kickthehobbit
Jan. 16th, 2015 09:37 pm (UTC)
You're another one that's normally near the top in polls and ergo likely to make it.

I don't think it's "the rest of you consistently suck" or "I want to see you voted out" or "you're weaker than me and present less competition". I honestly think that for a lot of people it's, "who have I enjoyed most, week after week?"

I'm probably going to put together an actual "top ten" list a little later today, just based on poll data (not necessarily on what I think or what I would hope for—I've seen too many of my favorites get voted out to make a "wishful thinking" top ten right now :) ). I think the names on that list will surprise everyone, myself included—but hey, data is fun! :)
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lrig_rorrim
Jan. 16th, 2015 10:44 pm (UTC)
I would love to see top 10 predictions and lists from some folks who aren't current contestants - I mean, I think it's great that gratefuladdict stepped up and shared her list (honest!), and I'd love to see more such lists (still not gonna post one myself. Still haven't given it enough thought to put one together), but we've got a different perspective in the trenches than those folks "watching at home" or whathaveyou. What's the objective bystander say? Is there such a critter? ;)
theun4givables
Jan. 16th, 2015 10:52 pm (UTC)
Rough top ten, in no particular order:

bleodswean
crisp_sobriety
fodschwazzle
gratefuladdict
hosticle_fifer
jexia
lrig_rorrim
suesniffsglue
swirlsofblue
yachiru

And there is no pressure on me, since I am no longer competing. ;)

Edited at 2015-01-16 10:53 pm (UTC)
jexia
Jan. 16th, 2015 11:15 pm (UTC)
There is a particular order... it's just alphabetic!
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roina_arwen
Jan. 17th, 2015 12:21 am (UTC)
Still haven't finished reading this week, but to go by my vote tallies from weeks 22-32, these folks scored the highest on my spreadsheet (ie, got the most votes from me consistently) and would be in my personal top 10:

Alexpgp, Bleodswean, Gratefuladdict, i_17bingo, Jexia, Kickthehobbit, Lrig_rorrim, Talonkarrde88, Watching_ships, and Yachiru. There you go. Sorry for not coding but I'm on my iPad.
jexia
Jan. 17th, 2015 12:53 am (UTC)
Awww <3
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