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Results - Quick Fire - Week 37

Only 5 of the remaining 10 contestants submitted for the Quick Fire this week.

I'm hoping that everyone else was just saving themselves up for the main event!

Putting something out in 24-hours isn't always easy, so those who were able to do it - definitely thumbs up to you.

The Judging this week wasn't easy. People did have strong opinions on the pieces - but looking at the ballots, there were a couple folks at or near the top of one who were at the bottom of another! Which again, to me means I picked the right group of people to be Judges!

This week is certainly a fun group.

They were:

Dominica Malcolm is a writer/editor at Solarwyrm Press, co-founded by Jax Goss, whom she met through LJ Idol. At Solarwyrm, she has published a speculative fiction novel, Adrift Press, which had it's beginnings in LJ Idol, and Amok: An Anthology of Asia-Pacific Speculative Fiction. She will soon be publishing a second anthology, Marked by Scorn: An Anthology Featuring Non-Traditional Relationships (which is still open for submissions until Feb 15th, if anyone has something to submit - visit http://solarwyrm.com/2014/07/10/call-for-submissions-marked-by-scorn/ for details), and will also soon be published in an anthology about polyamorous families.

When she's not writing or publishing, she can usually be found in the San Francisco Bay Area, frequently watching stand-up comedy, or watching, performing, or developing her skills in improv. For more information, check out her website/blog at http://dominica.malcolm.id.au "

rejeneration - If you track the history of the success of fiction through LJ Idol history, you are going to come across a few names. Before you will hit a dead stop. There will be others that have done it, but only a few that did it well enough to literally change the dynamic of the conversation about the role of fiction in Idol.

This is one of those names. An argument could be made that it's *the* name that changed things and set up the "next stage" of development that came during Season 5.

We've never met face to face, but she is definitely someone that I consider a friend and a major supporter of Idol over the years. You (briefly) got to meet her this season when she attempted to use Facebook to play. Why? Because she wanted to test the limits and break new ground. Because that is who she is and what she does.

Another person that I am proud to call my friend is Kerry Hiatt She didn't give me much of a bio though, so I stole it from LinkedIn. :)

"I’m a freelance journalist, author, copywriter and editor based in London who occasionally dabbles in writing for TV and radio. Magazines and newspapers I’ve written for include The Guardian, The Daily Mail, The Daily Express, The Independent, Psychologies and Time Out. I was a staff writer for a leading travel trade publication for two years and now specialise in travel; however, write extensively on dating lifestyle, relationships, food and careers.

I also work for publishing companies and independent authors on a freelance basis providing editing and book publicity services."

(She's no longer based in London. But the rest of it is still accurate. In addition: she currently works as a reader for a London-based literary agent. The *day I asked her to be a Judge* she had just finished running "a live critique event with a literary agent to offer advice on how to how to improve query letters". AKA I caught her at the right time - and she's definitely someone you want reading your stuff! :D)

The final Judge is *also* someone that you want reading your stuff. If you are on Livejournal, he's pretty much everywhere. How big of a deal is he? He's one of *the* central figures of the ONTD empire and his user name is his actual first name: brenden! (not to mention the fancy livejournalinc.com email address! :D)

He is literally one of the people who keeps this site we love going.

Seriously, I'm extremely flattered that he agreed to be a Judge this round.

Actually, I'm flattered to have gotten all of them!

Now I've introduced them, it's time to announce their decision. It was another close one. But I've checked it several different ways, and it's still the same winner, regardless of what method I was going to use. So I guess that means it's the right answer. ;)

The Winner of this week's Quick Fire - and immunity for Week 37 is lrig_rorrim! Congratulations!


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Feb. 12th, 2015 04:24 am (UTC)

also—nyah, lrig_rorrim, I told you so! :)

Edited at 2015-02-12 04:24 am (UTC)
Feb. 12th, 2015 04:36 am (UTC)
:D I'm happy you were right.
Feb. 12th, 2015 04:45 am (UTC)
I usually am. ;P
Feb. 12th, 2015 04:27 am (UTC)
Feb. 12th, 2015 04:39 am (UTC)
:D Thank you!
Feb. 12th, 2015 04:35 am (UTC)
Oh wow! I'm really thrilled! Thank you to all the judges for their time and consideration. :)
Feb. 12th, 2015 05:05 am (UTC)
Feb. 12th, 2015 03:09 pm (UTC)
:D Thanks!
Feb. 13th, 2015 08:15 am (UTC)
You bet! =D
Feb. 12th, 2015 04:44 am (UTC)
heh, I didn't realise you weren't also going to include my LJ name (it's okay, I'm rarely on LJ these days). Thanks for asking me to be part of this, Gary. It was great to come back and see what to expect of the writers this close to the end of the competition. :) And what company I'm with for the judges! :D

Congratulations, lrig_rorrim!
Feb. 12th, 2015 04:47 am (UTC)
Thank you so much! It's nice to see you around these parts again. :)
Feb. 12th, 2015 04:53 am (UTC)
Aww, thanks! I wish I had time to be here more. :)
Feb. 12th, 2015 04:57 am (UTC)
I almost did, but then I realized you used your real one for the bio. So I went with that. :)

I figured most people would know who you are! (or they should!)
Feb. 12th, 2015 05:02 am (UTC)
haha. Well, the real name helps with recognition for those publications ;)

And I dunno, when I played this season, I didn't tell people who I was until I was completely knocked out, since I used an alt, and I've barely played since season 7 in any case. I'm sure there are plenty of people who have no idea who I am!
Feb. 12th, 2015 04:50 am (UTC)
Boy, ya sneak back in and earn immunity, too! Bravo! Well done!
Feb. 12th, 2015 03:11 pm (UTC)
Trust me, I'm not very sneaky. Obvious lass is obvious, I tell you what. ;) And thank you!
Feb. 12th, 2015 04:58 am (UTC)
What a fantastic group of judges, and what a worthy immunity winner! Congrats lrig_rirrom!

Edited at 2015-02-12 04:58 am (UTC)
Feb. 12th, 2015 03:12 pm (UTC)
:D Thank youuuu!

and pssst.... you spelled my user name wrong a little tiny bit. rorrim, rather than rirrom.
Feb. 13th, 2015 08:14 am (UTC)
I was in the 'hood. <3
Feb. 12th, 2015 06:16 am (UTC)
Congratulations :)
Feb. 12th, 2015 03:13 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
Feb. 13th, 2015 08:13 am (UTC)
So, true story. Every time I came to write something here today, my fire alarm would go off. First it was the one in the guest bedroom. Then it was the one downstairs near the dryer. Then it was upstairs, again, only this time in the office. After I while, I got so tired of running up and down the eff'n stairs, I thought, "Burn! Burn to the ground, see if I care!" =P

So, it's only 2AM, now. The day after. And my abs are still burning from the poltergeist or whatever it is that's driving me mad, but I still had one more thing on the old to-do list before heading to bed. I had to pledge my eternal love, just one more time, to Gary. Without him, I wouldn't have found one of the truest voices I've ever had in LJ. I wouldn't have really found what I think I was meant to do. Without him, I wouldn't have shared laughs, thoughts, and inspirations with all kinds of creative people, people I've grown to love with as much enthusiasm and joy as I have for LJ Idol.

If there was a way for me to help Gary take this game national or international or somewhere into the stratosphere, I'd be his girl! Or one of ('cuz if we all know one thing it's that Gary attracts the honey's, am I right??). Even if the game stays on the ground, I'm still happy to come back here, when I can. And if I can help him or the participants of this super-amazing-awesome game, I will.

For Idol, my love knows no bounds. <3
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