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Green Room - Week 38 - Day 2

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Do you know where your Champion is? http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/838956.html

If you had to select a Champion, someone to stand for you, in Real Life - who would it be and why?


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Feb. 18th, 2015 03:10 pm (UTC)
I think the trickiest part of choosing a champion for me would be the stipulation that it be somebody who hasn't been involved in this season. I believe I would pick someone like my friend Danielle Ackley-McPhail (damcphail), who is a terrific SF/Fantasy writer, uses humor well, and is actually still active on LJ!

She is also a terrific person with a generous heart who never fails to make me smile.

Edited at 2015-02-18 03:10 pm (UTC)
Feb. 18th, 2015 03:12 pm (UTC)
I should add that, if I had to pick a champion to stand for me in real life, it would undoubtedly be my sister, who is amazing, has a great bond with KFP and could easily step into the lurch for me in all areas in my life. If only she didn't live four hours away!
Feb. 18th, 2015 03:22 pm (UTC)
I'll be honest, I wasn't thrilled about the idea of the champion round, at least this late in the game. The fact that I'm going head-to-head against the amazing kickthehobbit might have something to do with that, because if there was ever a time when I did not want to have to rely on someone else (and, you know, be judged for something mostly out of my control), now would be it.

Now that I've got my champion sorted out, I feel much better about it. Still --it was awkward to call someone up out of the blue and tell them, "Hey, you need to create an LJ account. And write a really great story. In two days."

IRL, my champion would be my SO. For the usual reasons.
Feb. 18th, 2015 06:06 pm (UTC)
My real life champion and idol champion are the same. I will always count on my SO Nate. He's super pumped to write something and he's an amazing writer so I'm excited to share. Writing is how we first started talking. He's pretty anti social media, so I'll be sharing his piece from my journal,but I can't pick a better person to be there for me.
Feb. 18th, 2015 06:16 pm (UTC)
Aww. :) I'm excited to see Nate's piece!
Feb. 18th, 2015 06:39 pm (UTC)
That's what she said. ;)
Feb. 18th, 2015 07:39 pm (UTC)
You did not just.

*cracks up*
Feb. 19th, 2015 02:36 am (UTC)
Feb. 19th, 2015 02:35 am (UTC)
Me too! He's working fervently. (That kinda sounded worse after Gary's comment)
Feb. 18th, 2015 06:38 pm (UTC)
I do know where my champion is! Now I just have to finish writing a thing that'll be worth championing... heh...

I would have a hard time choosing a Real Life champion. I think my friend Deanna, who stopped me from flailing yesterday and reminded me that other people are happy to step up for me if I need it, is at the top of the list right at the moment. Asking people for things is hard. And sometimes I have to accept the current theme of things being 'challenges' and do the hard things and get the hell over it. Heh.

It's funny, the double standard I have with regards to asking for things - I think it's just awful to bother people and ohgosh I don't want to impose and it's an awful lot of pressure to put on someone and everyone is so busy and I'd rather just do everything myself so no one else has to worry about it and ugh. While simultaneously thinking that I'd be there in a heartbeat for my friends, or my acquaintances, or even random strangers if they needed me. No complaints, no worries. I think maybe it's time to start getting over that.
Feb. 18th, 2015 06:40 pm (UTC)
It's hard to pick a Real Life champion without knowing WHAT they would be doing. But if I had to pick someone to do anything on my behalf, it would definitely be my husband. I trust his judgment, and his brains, and his compassion - and I trust him to know me and what I would want, and to do his best to carry that out.

He also has a cute butt, and that has to count for something.
Feb. 18th, 2015 07:16 pm (UTC)
Without a doubt, my champion in real life would be my boyfriend. Of course, I was once his champion in Idol, before we were a couple, which is pretty cool in and of itself.

He's my partner-in-crime in life. We get into trouble together, sure... But that's part of the fun. I know he's always there to help me out of trouble too.
Feb. 18th, 2015 07:53 pm (UTC)
Current entry count

103 entries to go to hit out 20,000th entry!
Feb. 18th, 2015 08:19 pm (UTC)
Re: Current entry count
Totally achievable, if this season's Hell Week is anything like Season 8's.

*cracks knuckles* I think I'm gonna home game them all, again. Because I ca.
Feb. 18th, 2015 08:59 pm (UTC)
Re: Current entry count
Yeah, I think it's very possible that it will happen.
Feb. 18th, 2015 09:01 pm (UTC)
Re: Current entry count
Oh snap.
Feb. 18th, 2015 08:21 pm (UTC)
I've known where my champion was since, oh, about fifteen minutes after the topic went up. :)

As far as an IRL champion, though...man. I'd like to think I'd pick my significant other, and while he's good at lots of things, we have a lot of overlap in skills, and I'm not sure how useful that would be.

...so I'd probably pick my friend Royce. He's got the artistic talent, he's physically fit, and he's a PhD candidate, so I know he's smart.

...plus his wife would laugh immensely. :3
Feb. 18th, 2015 11:21 pm (UTC)
My champion is going to be my lovely wife and frequent editor, team_jessie! I know that she was involved in Idol this season, but lord, it was almost a year ago now. She had to drop very early on due to being pulled in too many other directions. I hope that degree of separation is sufficient ...almost everyone I know who has a Livejournal has already been involved with Idol at some point!

(And it's frankly hard to come up to someone on FB and say, hey, can you commit to doing a piece of world-class writing in 48 hours, oh and also sign up for a site to do it? Specifically, the site that is a Ye Olde Internet Punchline to social media the way AOL is to ISPs?) :)
Feb. 18th, 2015 11:53 pm (UTC)
I've been wheedling a great friend into trying Idol in its next incarnation. She's an outrageously gifted writer and we joined LJ together over a decade ago....back when it was all about the words. So...........the Champion twist was the perfect chance for me to full-blow panic and ask her to write. She agreed so quickly that it quelled any of the hesitation I felt going into the request. I'm looking forward to seeing what she comes up with.

In RL, my champion is and always will be My Man.
Feb. 19th, 2015 01:43 am (UTC)

I love my wife.

But my champion is George R.R. Martin.

I think my wife will respect this decision.

Edited at 2015-02-19 01:45 am (UTC)
Feb. 19th, 2015 03:40 am (UTC)
Sooo ... George is gonna write something quickly, huh?
Feb. 19th, 2015 03:41 am (UTC)
He'll probably write a song that is a spin-off of a prequel to a Steven King novel that's based on Game of Thrones, but yes, he will write.
Feb. 19th, 2015 10:52 am (UTC)
This made me laugh.
Feb. 19th, 2015 02:44 pm (UTC)
Me too! GRRM has frustrated so many of us! How dare he leave us on a cliffhanger! :) (for what, four years now?)

IRL now my Champion would be my friend Becky, she's smart, funny, knows where I hid the bodies and would never turn me in to the coppers!

After that I would have to say my daughter. I'd love to say my hubby but his Multiple Sclerosis has turned ME into his Champ-een! (Which is quite ok- most times)
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