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Green Room - Week 39 - Day 1

We are officially down to our TOP 7! http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/840596.html

Season 1-3,6 and 8 were Final two
Season 4 and 7 were a Final three
Season 5 was a Final four

Why am I mentioning this? Because we are getting down to the nitty-gritty, and you never can be quite sure when the finale is going to happen.

There aren't many of you left, and the choice for who is going to end up filling those spots is only going to become more difficult the closer we get.

The new topic is up: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/840895.html

and so is the Home Game: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/841010.html helping us count down the remaining entries until we hit 20,000!!

You are almost to the finish line.

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There is no easy transition, so I won't try to give one. But one of our Idolers has had a recent family tragedy. She didn't tell me to link this, but I'm going to do it anyway!

http://www.gofundme.com/n3mkro is to help her family get back on their feet.

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lrig_rorrim
Feb. 24th, 2015 03:25 pm (UTC)
I'm excited about the finale! I have no idea which of us will make it, or how many folks will be in it, or any of that, but I'm keen to see how it all will go down. The end is in sight, one way or another!

clauderainsrm
Feb. 24th, 2015 04:11 pm (UTC)
I'm pretty keen to see how this all ends as well!

For such a tight end-game, there are still a lot of moving parts, and things that even I can't quite predict. Which is exciting.
lrig_rorrim
Feb. 24th, 2015 03:34 pm (UTC)
In other news, I am really liking this topic (which is something of a relief after struggling with "overwatch". Heh). I've got a lot of different ideas I'm playing with, and the wikipedia article is actually pretty good. Basically, statistics are hard for the human mind to really grasp - it's not at all intuitive to most folks. And that psychological aspect gives so many possible ins to great stories. *grin*
clauderainsrm
Feb. 24th, 2015 04:02 pm (UTC)
Hey guys!

Something to read and review: http://www.singlemomtism.com/2015/01/so-here-it-is-super-colossal-mega-big.html

Help an Idoler out!
clauderainsrm
Feb. 24th, 2015 05:03 pm (UTC)
So lrig_rorrim, how are you doing?
lrig_rorrim
Feb. 24th, 2015 05:36 pm (UTC)
I'm doin' ok! I'm looking forward to a trip out to the west coast later this week - it's, like, FIFTY whole degrees out there. It sounds amazing. ;) I've been a busy person lately, and I'm still getting over this stupid lingering head cold thing (I think I've been "getting over it" for two weeks now), but you know, it's not so bad.

I got out of the house today to run some errands, and now I'm at my favorite tea place having some bubble tea and getting ready to do some editing and writing. I'm going to start on proofreading issue 3 of Uncanny here in a minute, probably, since that's got the closest deadline.

How are you doing lately?

Also, gosh, it sure is quiet today. Maybe everyone else decided to answer the question of "who" they were wearing and are busy making some outfits that will shock and dismay us all?
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bleodswean
Feb. 24th, 2015 05:48 pm (UTC)
Have you ever considered blind polling, G?
clauderainsrm
Feb. 24th, 2015 06:10 pm (UTC)
It depends on what you mean by "blind polling"?

if you mean "post everything to a neutral account and take everyone's name off their entries".

That idea keeps coming up, with the same response.

It doesn't work.

There was actually a "We Hate Idol" group that founded because they knew a lot better than I did about how things worked. One of their big things was "anonymous entries so that people could get REAL AND UNBIASED FEEDBACK!!"

By the second week they were having problems, because people were emailing each other about their entries. :)

Short of a way for me to be standing over every single person and monitoring their social media, and real life, interactions, you can't keep even a relative sense of integrity to that set-up.

Heck, even that wouldn't work - because all it would take is people to start recognizing each others's writing styles - or reoccurring characters - events from real life in their non-fiction. :)

The closest I get is when I grab Gatekeepers who have no idea what Idol is, or anyone involved in it - and you have no idea who they are.

For the most part though, there's always going to be a certain amount of people's personal bias involved in any decision.

Knowing that, and how crafting a brand identity works - as well as the pitfalls of being an author in social media, all of those elements sort of set-up well in the standard Idol poll structure. (IMO)


(and I've got plenty of other things to say on the subject if you get me rolling. :D tl;dr - Yes, I've considered it. :D)
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clauderainsrm
Feb. 24th, 2015 06:15 pm (UTC)
Unless you were talking about only allowing blind people to vote.


That hasn't happened *yet*!

Although there have been people who happen to be blind on the Jury and Gatekeepers in the past. Just not exclusively! ;)



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xo_kizzy_xo
Feb. 24th, 2015 05:54 pm (UTC)
:waves:
lrig_rorrim
Feb. 24th, 2015 05:55 pm (UTC)
*waves back* Still buried in the evil cold white stuff?
bleodswean
Feb. 24th, 2015 06:17 pm (UTC)
Please please tell me the Satanic ritual required to bring the evil white down upon us......
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kickthehobbit
Feb. 24th, 2015 08:30 pm (UTC)
I may homegame to help us get to the fabled 20K. ;)

Due to a COMEDY OF ERRORS I am sans Canadian for the moment. We shall see. So I have time. :P
clauderainsrm
Feb. 24th, 2015 08:39 pm (UTC)
Being sans-Canadians is a good thing!!!

kickthehobbit
Feb. 24th, 2015 08:45 pm (UTC)
...wellllllllllll except for the bit where he's totally unreachable and I am honestly a bit worried. :x

(He was supposed to get in this morning in the wee hours; I waited for three hours and he never showed up. Called the station this morning to see if I'd just missed the arrival of the bus or whatever—you have to bus into my town, there's no other way in—and was told that "some man from BC" had been there, but that his ride had never showed, so he'd gone back north. Couldn't get a straight answer as to whether it was him or not—stationmaster was like, "whatever, he changed his ticket and left before my shift started at 7:30"—and so now it's like, "...are you okay? What happened?")

eta: AHA. I managed to reach him!

Long story short, comedy of errors happened and he ended up stranded here about five hours after he was supposed to arrive, with no working phone, none of my contact info (it was on the phone which took a dump and died), no money (his credit card is frozen and while he has a little bit of cash on hand, it wasn't enough for a hotel room or anything) and no way of contacting me to let me know that he'd arrived and was OK. So he changed his tickets and everything and we're going to aim for May.

But he's okay! Everything is okay! :)

Edited at 2015-02-25 01:27 am (UTC)
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