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Results - Week 41

I was recently reminded of an old conversation that I had in Idol, where it was pointed out that the more I like someone, the more likely I am to "celebrate" their elimination and/or mock them.

If that is true, then I *really* should be mocking this week's boot, because I like her, and her work, a whole lot.

So insert a bunch of snarky things here as a placeholder until I can think of some good ones.

This week's results were influenced by the final Jury decision - giving suesniffsglue immunity. Which means she is safe from the vote and now in the Top 4.

Which means the person with the next fewest votes will be leaving us.

This is the second time I've had to do this, and really it doesn't get any easier. Last time she was eliminated this season, the Spirit of LJ Idol, Season 9 kickthehobbit used her power to bring her back into the game.

Unfortunately, no such twist is in play. Which means, this time, it's for good.

And damnit, I really need something snarky to say here. Because it really sucks to be losing her. But she co-won Exhibit B, and she definitely won over a lot of hearts this season.

So that's something - and hell, she got to the Top 5! AFTER COMING BACK INTO THE GAME! (which, I mention again because I know that's something people like to talk about.)

lrig_rorrim, I won't be missing you at all. I will be annoying the shit out of you now that I can treat you as a former winner instead of a contestant. :)

But I *will* be missing your entries. So I hope we will see them in the Home Game!


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Mar. 17th, 2015 01:46 am (UTC)
And now we have to say goodbye again.


Here's to one hell of a run, though!
Mar. 17th, 2015 01:51 am (UTC)
I'm the contestant so nice, you guys eliminated me twice. ;)

I have had a lot of fun this season, and written SO MANY THINGS, oh my gosh (which reminds me, I need to go update that table. Heh). I've also made some incredible friends over this past year - if you even suspect a little tiny bit you might be on that list, well, you are. I am in awe of and really appreciative of all the support I've gotten on this wordy journey. Whether it's been brainstorming sessions, cheerleading me on when I've been in a slump, writing with me, reading my stuff and telling me when it sucks and when it doesn't, intersecting with me, putting up with me ducking out to write, or otherwise talking and thinking about stories and prompts and polls, or any of a dozen other things - I have had so much support from so many people, and I am incredibly grateful for it. My sweetie Todd, kathrynrose, kickthehobbit, and gratefuladdict in particular have been incredible, but I honestly can't namedrop everyone who's been there for me for the last year without just going on and on.

Gary's right in that you won't be missing me, because I'll still be around. Writing at a much slower, more relaxed pace for a while, no doubt, but still around. And I wish all the best of luck to the final four! :D
Mar. 17th, 2015 02:03 am (UTC)
Mar. 17th, 2015 02:40 pm (UTC)
*hugs* backatcha
Mar. 17th, 2015 02:05 am (UTC)
This game will be lonely and less exciting without you in it. I'm just grateful I have other ways to get my Cislyn fix!! ♥
Mar. 17th, 2015 02:40 pm (UTC)
Yeah, you're not getting rid of me that easily. ;) I'm going to spend today (hopefully) finishing off that crocheted eyeball plushie for your wee little one.
Mar. 17th, 2015 02:13 am (UTC)

Here's hoping for Clarion and Queers Destroy Fantasy! I'll tear your piece apart if you promise to tear mine apart, eh? :)

Seriously, though: I'm glad I met you. I've never once regretted bringing you back into the competition, and I'm glad that it meant that we got more writing out of you.
Mar. 17th, 2015 02:44 pm (UTC)
I solemnly swear to tear apart anything you put in front of me. Raaaar I am fierce. ;) Fierce with writing that is. I will not tear apart other things.

I'm really glad I met you, too, and also grateful you don't have regrets. I... was worried a bit that I was letting you down by not making it further. I have silly worries sometimes.
Mar. 17th, 2015 02:20 am (UTC)
Your entries are always so well-crafted and such fun. Definitely a winner, in my book!
Mar. 17th, 2015 02:45 pm (UTC)
:D Thank you so much! I definitely got a lot out of this season, and am feeling like a winner right now for not having to hustle and write a thing, for once. Heh.
Mar. 17th, 2015 03:04 am (UTC)
You're so awesome, I know you'll be missed here! *hugs*
Mar. 17th, 2015 02:47 pm (UTC)
*hugs* Awww, thank you! I'll still be around, though perhaps more in lurker mode for a while. The contest really used up a lot of my extremely limited social energy.
Mar. 17th, 2015 05:26 am (UTC)
I'm so glad you were able to come back, and wrote a few weeks' more stories. I was thinking you might take this whole thing all over again, but you are at least going out in very good and talented company. :)
Mar. 17th, 2015 02:50 pm (UTC)
:) I'm really happy to have come back too - I like the stuff I wrote since my unexpected revival ("she's just mostly dead, and that means partly alive!") and hope to expand on and play with some of those ideas more.

Though honestly, for a while, I'm going to be just resting and recuperating. My idea file is completely blank. I've written every single idea I've had stored up, and I need to refill those creative tanks for a while. It's been a looooong journey! I'm really looking forward to seeing the finale!
Mar. 17th, 2015 06:39 am (UTC)
*Hugs* So sad you're leaving, will miss your entries. Glad you will be sticking around.
Mar. 17th, 2015 02:50 pm (UTC)
*hugs* Thank you! :) Don't know how often I'll be updating with new stories - I might start doing some revision of the existing stuff, and may make some process posts about that.
Mar. 17th, 2015 12:33 pm (UTC)
It's always a pleasure reading you..<3 Hugs..Great Innings.Cheers!
Mar. 17th, 2015 02:51 pm (UTC)
<3 Thank you so much! It's been a pleasure writing, as well. :)
Mar. 17th, 2015 04:27 pm (UTC)
We have to stop meeting like this.
Mar. 17th, 2015 02:07 am (UTC)
As, so sad to see you go...I'm off to friend you so I can still read you. Don't know whether to smile or frown. :-/
Mar. 17th, 2015 02:52 pm (UTC)
:D I'm always happy to make a new friend.
Mar. 17th, 2015 02:16 am (UTC)

I was happy to have the chance to bring lrig_rorrim back in. It's never been a secret that she's been a friend of mine. We ended up talking because of Idol, and we've been friends EVER SINCE. (See what this competition does?)

One of the things she said to me, when I told her what I was planning to do, was that she didn't want me to bring her and sacrifice my own chance at winning. What if I regretted it, or what if something else happened?

And I told her: if I get more writing from you, that'll make me happy.

lrig_rorrim, you have written an UNGODLY AMOUNT for this competition. Your word-count probably rivals mine. ;) Yours have been the pieces I have voted for every week, and I'm glad I had the chance to read more of you, even post-elimination.

You're a hell of a friend and a hell of a writer, and here's to the next thing!
Mar. 17th, 2015 02:54 pm (UTC)
<3 Here's to the next thing, indeed!
Mar. 17th, 2015 02:37 am (UTC)
At this point, there was no single person I would have felt OK about leaving. As happy as I am to be here, I feel awful impacting the votes while being the only person left who never actually earned immunity. lrig_rorrim, it's been a true pleasure writing alongside you.
Mar. 17th, 2015 03:04 pm (UTC)
"As happy as I am to be here, I feel awful impacting the votes while being the only person left who never actually earned immunity."

This is a rule that, though it apparently benefited you, was nothing to do with you at the same time. You got where you are, week after week, without that immunity. That is a helluva feat. And I'm convinced that the reason your vote totals were lower than mine (and not by much, either!) is because it was known that you had it this week. Don't worry about it - it was out of your control, and though there were a lot of things you could have done with an immunity (including write something super lousy that was just a placeholder entry), instead you wrote something creative and challenging.

It's been a pleasure writing with you, too! Good luck in the trial by fire that's coming up. *grins*
Mar. 17th, 2015 11:51 pm (UTC)
Thank you for the kind words :) Truly. You've been such a sweet person to get to know through your writing.
Mar. 17th, 2015 02:30 pm (UTC)
You are such an incredibly gifted writer, full of worlds and characters!!! I've enjoyed every single one of your entries and will miss them. I'm so glad I got to take this journey with you!!
Mar. 17th, 2015 03:05 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! I'm grateful to have had the opportunity to share all these unexpected stories with everyone. It's been a true pleasure to see everyone grow into their own personal style and push themselves week after week. Best of luck to you in the final four!
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