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Green Room - Week 36 - Day 3

Today is a busy day in Idol-land, so I'll cut right to business:

We had the results of the Quick Fire last night: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/834094.html

and today is the deadline to get in your entry in! http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/832879.html

How do you know if you have or not? Because if you haven't - you are being shamed!!! :) http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/834503.html


Tonight is also the deadline for getting in your votes for the Spirit of LJ Idol, Season 9. So far, 6 of the eligible 11 contestants have turned in their ballots. http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/832594.html

For any of those remaining voters - I'm sure you are planning on getting in your votes, and are just thinking about how you want to rank everyone to best reflect your feelings.

If, for some reason, you don't vote - I'll have to turn it over to my dog.

This morning, I asked Foxy who she wanted to vote for - and showed her the list of candidates.

Apparently, the person remaining who best represents what this season has been about is a bunch of lion cubs playing. (on one of her favorite shows: Big Cat Diary)

She was *very* passionate about that choice. It had all of her attention, and she excitedly grabbed her rope and swung it back and forth in between barks.

Now, clearly, a bunch of lion cubs playing is a great choice and will represent Idol well.

But if it's not YOUR choice - you should probably get your ballot in!

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What shows make *you* grab your rope and excitedly bark at the screen?

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bleodswean
Feb. 5th, 2015 05:13 pm (UTC)
I'm going to take your question literally and say that the last ten, fifteen years of TV have transformed serialized television storytelling into an art form that is simply glorious to partake in. We are living in halcyon days.

So, I bark like a crazy dog for shows that surpass every imaginable expectation of what TV could be, should be, has become. The Sopranos, Deadwood, True Detective, Breaking Bad, Hannibal....
clauderainsrm
Feb. 5th, 2015 05:16 pm (UTC)
My niece has started binge-watching LOST.


She spent all weekend on it.

Which is why her Mom keeps driving her crazy telling her that "It's NOT Penny's Boat" and explaining "You'll find out what that means". :)

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swirlsofblue
Feb. 5th, 2015 05:44 pm (UTC)
YES. Too often we denigrate modern television instead of celebrating the awesomeness of it.


I've always obsessed passionately over tv, pulling things apart and putting them back together. My current obsessions include Sherlock and Marvel-verse and (I say with the tentativeness of knowing every time it goes well it becomes sh*t again) The Originals is awesome at the moment.

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clauderainsrm
Feb. 5th, 2015 06:22 pm (UTC)
Thinking of my own fanfic experiences - is Fanfic just another form of (unauthorized) adaptation?

You get books made into movies and television shows - and movies can be made into print adaptations...

Is fanfic just "Fan adaptation"?


(I was thinking about how Walking Dead was designed to be "The zombie story that never ends" and how the television show *would* have to eventually end... but that maybe it wouldn't for the fans... and came to that thought)

kickthehobbit
Feb. 5th, 2015 06:43 pm (UTC)
That's kind of how I've seen it. :)

I started out in Lord of the Rings fandom, though, where a lot of the stuff that's canon spans thousands of years and there's not a ton of detail given—we get a very dry recounting, instead, of what happened. Lots of space to fill in the blanks.
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swirlsofblue
Feb. 5th, 2015 07:09 pm (UTC)
Yes. It's fanfic up until someone gets the rights and someone to pay them, then it's an adaptation.

People who create adaptations are fans of the thing.


Oh and just because I'd be a bad fan if I didn't mention: SHERLOCK.

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kickthehobbit
Feb. 5th, 2015 06:41 pm (UTC)
Is it too late to change my ballot? If it can't be lrig_rorrim, then lion cubs all the way. :D
clauderainsrm
Feb. 5th, 2015 06:49 pm (UTC)
Lion cubs are *really* popular.

Also - lions. cheetahs, wildebeests and any other animal that happens to come on screen.

Foxy is ready for them!!
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alycewilson
Feb. 5th, 2015 07:03 pm (UTC)
I sometimes bark at the Donald for cutting people for frivolous reasons, especially if they have been entertaining me.

As always, I love that other Idol competition, creaking into its 14th season. I am quite literally the only one posting right now in the LJ fan group for said show, buy I have been known to talk to myself.

NewNew(wish) shows that make me say "Hey, girlfriend!" are "The Mindy Project," "Brooklyn 99," "How to Get Away with Murder," "Constantine," and "Backstrom."

Bummed that "Parenthood" is over, but the finale rocked.
clauderainsrm
Feb. 5th, 2015 07:08 pm (UTC)
"As always, I love that other Idol competition, creaking into its 14th season."

This is the first year that the Cs haven't been watching it.

I keep asking, but apparently they are no longer interested. (dropped off toward the end last year and stayed away)
roina_arwen
Feb. 5th, 2015 07:58 pm (UTC)
Current favorite shows for me: Castle, Sherlock, The Librarians, Scorpion (even though they jump the shark every now and then), Backstrom, Cutthroat Kitchen, Suits, Hawaii 5-0, Forever, and I'm sure there are others I'm forgetting, LOL.
beeker121
Feb. 5th, 2015 11:48 pm (UTC)
Justified - which is currently rocking it's final season (sniff). Someone needs to cast Timothy Olyphant in another hot-ass law enforcement roll stat.

Also, I am loving the final season of Parks & Recreation. I'm sad to see it go but am loving how carefully they are paying off jokes set up years ago.

And lots of other stuff, but I'm behind on everything except these two.
bleodswean
Feb. 5th, 2015 11:49 pm (UTC)
AARGH!!! I didn't know it was the last season. That makes so much sense now. *sobs*
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aimercat
Feb. 7th, 2015 07:21 am (UTC)
just an update....some of you may remember my 'confessions from the chair" entry which was basically about my own relationship told in a fairy tale manner.

Brendan decided to end our relationship last Saturday. I don't think there is any turning back from this. He's decided to move out of our apt by April 1. I am crushed. I now know how badly i screwed up. I can see it all so clearly now. I see how I shut him out from emotional intimacy and became all the things he said i was (like self-centered and selfish).

I destroyed his trust and faith in me to change and be a better person. I basically cheated on my boyfriend with myself. cheated on him with my ego.

I don't know if there is any coming back from this. I had planned on going back on medication for my anxiety and adhd issues anyway along with therapy. My only hope now is that maybe time can heal the wounds, I can work on my issues and maybe find a way to stay in contact with him so I can eventually show him that I TRULY have changed and can be the person he originally met over 4 years ago.

That is just an update on my life in the shitter....and why i haven't been around more.
clauderainsrm
Feb. 11th, 2015 04:33 pm (UTC)
I'm really sorry you are going through this. I hope that you are able to work out these issues and figure things out.

Take care of *you*. Yeah, I know that's also "selfish", but you're important.

(and of course keep poking your head in here - things are getting exciting toward the end and you need some distractions!)
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