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Green Room - Week 43 - Day 1

It's the start of our last week together.

There were results last night http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/849155.html as well as the Final Topic of the season going up: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/849591.html

Yes, I did say that it was "our last week together". By this time next week - Season 9 will be a thing you can look back on. There were definitely times when it seemed like that would never happen.

What is the plan going forward?

Well, I'm going to be resting for a little bit.

I would still like to do that "Idol Jr" idea, if people are still interested/think they know someone who would be.

After that, I'll need to find someone to design the new page/maybe work with LJ designers (something that I've resisted, but maybe it's time to do that) on creating something for the next mini-season. No idea when that will start. It will probably be a few months.

So enjoy these last few Green Rooms, and these last few moments together.

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ecosopher
Mar. 20th, 2015 02:33 pm (UTC)
Last few Green Rooms?! Ack! The end of an era. Wow.
anyonesghost
Mar. 20th, 2015 04:34 pm (UTC)
Conspiracy! Cake! Shenanigans! Alliances! Occasional irregularities! Gripes! Spreadsheets! Other words that send the Green Room into a tizzy!

Okay, I've got one: how about we repaint the Green Room? I'm thinking we should switch to a 'Cornflower Blue Room'.
gratefuladdict
Mar. 20th, 2015 05:59 pm (UTC)
What kind of cake?
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roina_arwen
Mar. 20th, 2015 04:39 pm (UTC)
I'm going to miss these ugly green walls, and all the Cheetos and Pepsi (and coffee) that has been consumed here! And that pale, ugly stain over in the corner... Ah, I remember when THAT happened, way back when! Some stains just never come out!

I want to hug EVERYONE right now, especially you, Gary!

Edited at 2015-03-20 04:40 pm (UTC)
bleodswean
Mar. 20th, 2015 08:52 pm (UTC)
Me, too!

*HUG* *HUG* *HUG* *HUG* *HUG* etc.
lrig_rorrim
Mar. 20th, 2015 04:42 pm (UTC)
I look forward to seeing what the future brings!

And also, WOW Gary, you've done so much with this place. It's amazing. :)
swirlsofblue
Mar. 20th, 2015 05:31 pm (UTC)
Such a time of change. It has been awesome discovering and becoming part of this community this season.

Everything is changing, workplace is moving also, and everything is busy and a mess.

I don't think I know any children old enough to write words.

Do you know how long the mini-season will last, I'm going to start corralling people now.
clauderainsrm
Mar. 20th, 2015 06:03 pm (UTC)
5-6 months or less. Depending on how many people sign up.
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murielle
Mar. 20th, 2015 06:04 pm (UTC)
I only found you a little while ago, and so it's hard for me to see you wrapping up this season. Hard, but also very exciting. I'm hoping there will be many more seasons of lj idol so I will be able to experience the wonderful works of new writers, as well as some of the writers who work I've come to know in the final weeks of this season.
anyonesghost
Mar. 20th, 2015 06:41 pm (UTC)
Okay, I've got a question. What happened to Hell Week? I've been saving* my psychic energy for trying to home-game some blistering level of writing workload, and then it never happened. What gives? I was convinced the Top 5 would have to write like 8 entries apiece, to get the working total as close to the big round number as possible. :-)

*I mean, besides for the energy bent toward novel-writing. Naturally.

Unrelated: I can't express how elated I was not to get the current topic for the end of Exhibit B. For as long as I've been watching Idol, I've never known how to answer that one. ;-)
clauderainsrm
Mar. 20th, 2015 06:48 pm (UTC)
I didn't design one into this season. I figured the length of the season and the fear of a Hell Week would do the job. :)

That said, I think there is something extremely valuable in a Hell Week and it will definitely return in the future. It just didn't fit with what I was doing this particular season.

(or maybe these people were just too soft!!! :P There you go, some red meat for folks to pounce on!!!)

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bleodswean
Mar. 20th, 2015 07:09 pm (UTC)
Still trying to process ALL THE FEELS!!! Idol has been such a major part of my life this past year...I'm feeling a bit at loose ends.

*hugs everyone*
kickthehobbit
Mar. 20th, 2015 07:33 pm (UTC)
...whoa. we're almost done. Weird!

Guess this means I need to start thinking about post-Idol plans now.

eta: Idol junior?

Edited at 2015-03-20 08:39 pm (UTC)
clauderainsrm
Mar. 21st, 2015 03:27 am (UTC)
See below in my response! :)
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halfshellvenus
Mar. 20th, 2015 10:23 pm (UTC)
My son would do really well with Idol Jr., but since I keep my RL and online-life separate (mainly for fanfic reasons), I don't want him coming over here!

Hard to believe Idol is winding down. After a solid year (really, S8 plus two Exhibits and then S9 for me), it becomes such a habit that it's hard to remember what the previous habits were!

I'm looking forward to the final entries, and then the mini-seasons, if-ever and whenever they happen. :)
clauderainsrm
Mar. 21st, 2015 03:17 am (UTC)
That's a shame that he can't. But definitely understandable.

I have no idea who will end up doing it. Maybe no one!

But I want to try it out and see.
favoritebean
Mar. 21st, 2015 12:10 am (UTC)
*peeks behind the curtain*
Hi GR! I've been a negligent visitor these past few months, and now, season 9 is nearly over.

Since I'm out of the loop, can anyone fill me in on Idol Jr? Is this like a mini season, or did LJ Idol go out and have babies, and I missed it? *pouts*

Hope everyone's well. I'm in the process of buying a house. I forgot how nerve wrecking that process is.
clauderainsrm
Mar. 21st, 2015 03:14 am (UTC)
Re: *peeks behind the curtain*
When this season started, we had a couple players who signed up that happened to be minors.

They were voted out within the first couple of rounds, which IMO helped shape the kind of season we ended up having.

It got me thinking though, that we should have a special couple of weeks/month where writers who are minors are highlighted, so they can have some fun without the pressure of being voted out or trying to make their mark alongside the adults.

Hopefully people without kids in their lives will still show up to comment (where allowed) and support them.
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lawchicky
Mar. 22nd, 2015 01:13 pm (UTC)
A mini season is enticing for me, though it would depend on the timing since I have another baby coming!
eternal_ot
Mar. 23rd, 2015 06:57 am (UTC)
Thanks for an amazing adventure..:)
Whoa! Life would be a little empty without Idol. I had no clue I would get so used to it.."Idol jr" sounds like a great idea.(How about increasing the age limit to 30+..:P ) Seriously speaking, it was fun reading the interpretations of kids who participated this season.
Thanks for a wonderful time everyone..:) It was a great pleasure knowing this platform.Hoping to catch up again soon. Thanks Gary. Take care.

Love and Luck <3
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