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Results - Quick Fire - Week 34

In true Season 9 fashion, it came down to *a single vote*.

There were 10 entries and 5 of them came within a single vote of either winning or forcing a major tie-breaker of some sort! (and every single writer who submitted something received a vote!) If that doesn't tell you just how good the quality of the writers are this season nothing will.

Well, except a note from one of the Judges saying that they are really impressed with your work!

When I invite people to come in as Judges, they are definitely doing me a favor, and I always worry "I hope I'm not wasting their time with this". Thank you, for once again, not wasting their time! :)

Before I get to the result, I'd like to thank the Judges for taking the time and effort to come to this conclusion.

Your Quick Fire Judges this week were:

You know her. You love her. You covet her icon collection. She's roina_arwen I know she's wanted to do this sort of thing for a *long* time (and considering that, unless my mental math is faulty, she's the longest-constantly tenured member of Idol, that's quite bit of time!) so I'm glad that I was finally able to cross that off her bucket list. :)

Next up is someone else that you should know. Granted, you may only know him from his stint as a Gatekeeper. But people who know joeymichaels know him as something of a legendary figure in these halls. I'm really glad that I could coax him back one more time to help out!

I was also fortunate enough to ask an old friend of mine, from back in my fanfic days, to show up and help out. Brent Lambert is a talented writer and an all-around good guy. He's someone that I've always enjoyed knowing and watching grow over the years - but lately he's really stepped up and done something that makes me go "Damn, I KNOW THAT GUY!"

He is in the process of starting R.R.A.P. (Race Relations in the Arts and Politics) which will be officially launching on Feb 1st. I'll definitely be pointing you in his direction when that happens.

One of the people who really excited and impressed me this season, with dedication to LJ Idol and just that general "This is what is about!" spirit was eternal_ot, combining both compelling writing with an incredible attitude toward life. (Note: One of the things on her "list of accomplishments" is that she is GETTING ENGAGED THIS WEEKEND!)

Last, but certainly not least, is something who spends her time entertaining the world in her travels as well as doing some freelance editing over at Unkind Editor
Most times you would say "When she's not doing that..." but this is whipchick, so she is ALSO writing her fingers to the bone and doing things being the winner of LJ Idol Season 8!

Thank you to all of you for helping out this week! I know it wasn't an easy decision, but I hope you had fun reading the entries!


Now that's out of the way - we have our Results.

One contestant, who participated in this Quick Fire, now has IMMUNITY for Week 34, and a guaranteed spot one step closer to a chance to get into the finale!

Who is that?



Are you interested in reading the entries yourself, but haven't had the chance to do so? Then go check them out: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/826465.html


( 28 comments — Leave a comment )
Jan. 22nd, 2015 04:29 am (UTC)
FRIST! (Not that I've been sitting here refreshing or anything...)

And I am so, so, so thankful - I was really worried about this week, since I head out of town in about an hour. The timing could not be better. Thank you so much.

(We would have left already but there have been THREE accidents on the motorway north and it's at a crawl...)

Edited at 2015-01-22 04:31 am (UTC)
Jan. 22nd, 2015 04:34 am (UTC)
And a well- deserved First it is! Congrats!
Jan. 22nd, 2015 04:39 am (UTC)
Sounds like it came at a good time—congrats! :)
Jan. 22nd, 2015 04:44 am (UTC)
Double grats, for frist and for immunity!
Jan. 22nd, 2015 05:23 am (UTC)
Congrats! And drive safe - it sounds nasty out there.
Jan. 22nd, 2015 05:43 am (UTC)
Seconding all of the above comments..:) Congrats!
Jan. 22nd, 2015 05:52 am (UTC)
Awesome dude! :) ::hug::
Jan. 22nd, 2015 04:32 am (UTC)
And a big CONGRATULATIONS! to eternal_ot!
Jan. 22nd, 2015 04:45 am (UTC)

Congratulations, eternal_ot!
Jan. 22nd, 2015 05:45 am (UTC)
Thanks..:) Have a great weekend yourself!
Jan. 22nd, 2015 04:48 am (UTC)
Thirded! Congrats on the upcoming nuptials, eternal_ot!
Jan. 22nd, 2015 05:47 am (UTC)
Thanks, dear..:) Keeping my fingers crossed as I take this risk..;) Have a wonderful weekend yourself!
Jan. 22nd, 2015 05:44 am (UTC)
Thanks a Ton! Happy to share this news with the Idol family..:)
Jan. 22nd, 2015 06:52 am (UTC)

That is wonderful news for eternal_ot!
Jan. 22nd, 2015 11:56 am (UTC)
Hey..:) Thanks a ton! Sending Best wishes your way too.Do well.
Jan. 22nd, 2015 04:39 am (UTC)
...wait, you wrote fan fic, Gary?
Jan. 22nd, 2015 04:50 am (UTC)
A *long* time ago. (late 90s/early 2000s)

Mostly "comic book oriented in-continuity shared-universe" stuff. :)

Some of it is probably pretty embarrassing. Heck, who am I kidding - most of it is probably pretty embarrassing!

Jan. 22nd, 2015 04:51 am (UTC)
There was one point where I *ran* one of the biggest Avengers fan fiction sites in the world. (and "worked for" the other)
Jan. 22nd, 2015 05:20 am (UTC)
Somehow, I have no trouble seeing this. :P

(I used to write for Lord of the Rings. QUELLE SURPRISE, AMIRITE?)
Jan. 22nd, 2015 05:24 am (UTC)
I think most writers have some fan fiction in their past. (or in some cases, present. :D)

Jan. 22nd, 2015 05:30 am (UTC)
Yeah... I've done some Fan-Fic too back in the day...
Jan. 22nd, 2015 04:43 am (UTC)
Oooh, I have tenure! That means I can't be fired, right? *wink*

Thanks for letting me be a Mini Gatekeeper, Gary - I appreciate it!
Jan. 22nd, 2015 06:50 am (UTC)
Congratulations to jexia!

That is another amazing list of judges, and I'm pleased to see the sweet-spirited eternal_ot have the honor as a new person of joining seasoned veterans.

It's also nice to know that each story had at least one vote, so thanks for mentioning that. :)
Jan. 22nd, 2015 12:01 pm (UTC)
It truly was an honor and would be treasuring all the memories I made here for life..:)
Jan. 22nd, 2015 12:53 pm (UTC)
Congrats to jexia, well earned. :-)
(And congrats to eternal_ot, too!)
Jan. 23rd, 2015 06:35 am (UTC)
Thank you :) Do well. Sending best wishes your way. Have great weekend!
Jan. 22nd, 2015 04:31 pm (UTC)
Congratulations to jexia! I know this is a load off her mind and now she can enjoy her trip!!!

And bestest best wishes to eternal_ot! XO!
Jan. 23rd, 2015 06:36 am (UTC)
Aww..<3 Thanks a ton! Best of luck to you too. Do well. Enjoy your weekend!..:)
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