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Results - Week 33

Something that has come up recently is how difficult it is to predict who will be going week-to-week at this point.

There is a stat sheet going around with some overall information - but even that is unable to factor in the curves that immunity, and sometimes Real Life, is going to throw into this game!

Which is part of the excitement - the moment you think "I know what is going to happen" is usually the moment before the floor drops out from under your assumptions.

This week we had two immunities to give out. One of them was from the Quick Fire, and went to yachiru.

The other was from the Jury, the collection of recently eliminated contestants casting votes for who they wanted to see safe from this week's vote. It's always a rough decision, and this week was no exception. Of the 17 remaining contestants - 12 of them were actually in the running to receive it! In the end though, the Jury decided to give immunity to crisp_sobriety!

Congratulations!

Which means that neither of them would be eligible to be eliminated this week. As the fate, or the will-of-the-voters would have it - that really wasn't needed anyway.

The contestants leaving us this week are:

swirlsofblue
and with a last minute (by which I mean I only found out less than a couple hours ago) sacrifice alexpgp

Thank you to both of you for such incredible entries this season - and I hope that we will continue to see you in the Home Game! If nothing else though, you made the Jury, so you will be able to help decide how this season is going to play out!

Comments

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kickthehobbit
Jan. 20th, 2015 02:09 am (UTC)
...whoa. Somehow I figured that alexpgp would make our top ten!

Sad to see both go. :(
lrig_rorrim
Jan. 20th, 2015 02:17 am (UTC)
I totally didn't see that coming! I hope both swirlsofblue and alexpgp will be sticking around!
jexia
Jan. 20th, 2015 02:37 am (UTC)
Wow-ee.
bleodswean
Jan. 20th, 2015 02:48 am (UTC)
I'm really sad about these losses.
hosticle_fifer
Jan. 20th, 2015 03:13 am (UTC)
Aw man - alexpgp was a weekly favorite, and I really thought swirlsofblue had a damn clever take on the prompt this week. Y'all made it into the top 20 though, so while I'm sad to see the eliminations, there's still a silver lining here.

Edited at 2015-01-20 03:15 am (UTC)
halfshellvenus
Jan. 20th, 2015 03:56 am (UTC)
Word to both. I think swirlsofblue's entry this week was just brilliant, and thought for sure alexpgp would make it into the top 10.

But I'm grateful for his sacrifice, and that swirlsofblue shared that fantastic story with us.
swirlsofblue
Jan. 20th, 2015 06:43 am (UTC)
Thank you muchly :)
swirlsofblue
Jan. 20th, 2015 06:43 am (UTC)
Thank you muchly :)
alexpgp
Jan. 20th, 2015 03:39 am (UTC)
I was not particularly keen on withdrawing from the Season 9 competition, but it would appear I will be spending the next 10 days or more hors de combat, as a fairly serious (and unexpected) health issue is addressed.

I figured the least I could do, under the circumstances, was to keep someone else in the competition for at least this coming week.

Cheers...

Edited at 2015-01-20 03:41 am (UTC)
halfshellvenus
Jan. 20th, 2015 03:54 am (UTC)
I appreciate it-- I think i_17bingo and I were on the chopping block.

I hope the medical treatment goes well, and that you'll keep us posted.
jexia
Jan. 20th, 2015 04:57 am (UTC)
Oh no - good thoughts your way.
dmousey
Jan. 20th, 2015 02:40 pm (UTC)
Here's some healthy, positive thoughts and ::huggs:: to help you get better. :)

lrig_rorrim
Jan. 20th, 2015 03:07 pm (UTC)
:( Shit. I'm wishing you all the best. Feel better soon!
jexia
Jan. 20th, 2015 04:57 am (UTC)
"stat sheet"?
kickthehobbit
Jan. 20th, 2015 06:06 am (UTC)
I did some rough statistical breakdowns for Idol. I mentioned it in the last Green Room. :)

It's not "going around", exactly, since I haven't let anyone see the master version of it, but I have told people approximately what their average percentage of the vote has been, throughout the competition, with standard deviation, and what their best/worst weeks have been, statistically-speaking.
jexia
Jan. 20th, 2015 06:26 am (UTC)
Ahh, I hadn't revisited it.
kickthehobbit
Jan. 20th, 2015 06:27 am (UTC)
Yeah, I posted it a bit late in the day, I think—most people didn't see it. :)
crisp_sobriety
Jan. 20th, 2015 04:57 am (UTC)
I'm sad over both these losses. :( I think they both left the game too early!

(It almost feels callous to thank the jury in the same post, but...thank you jury!)
swirlsofblue
Jan. 20th, 2015 06:23 am (UTC)
I'm sad to go, but it's been a wonderful run and I've really enjoyed meeting everyone and figuring out that I can write original fiction again. This competition has made me so much more confident in my writing. And I've made some lovely new friends.
crisp_sobriety
Jan. 20th, 2015 08:08 am (UTC)
I hope you stick around for the home game!
swirlsofblue
Jan. 20th, 2015 04:01 pm (UTC)
I might, it depends on whether a topic grabs me, have to wait and see. Also I might try to home game Hell week when it comes around, just to see if I can :).
dmousey
Jan. 20th, 2015 02:35 pm (UTC)
Am saddened to see both these talents go! I looked forward to reading them each week. :)
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