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I promised an update on the mini-season start date, so here it is:

I have the graphics!

I am writing the FAQ.

We are a go in the next couple of weeks!

LJ Idol is coming back.

Tell your friends. Warn your family.  Prepare your rivals!

Because this is a mini-season like no other...

LJ IDOL: FRIENDS AND RIVALS

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As is standard for a mini season, there will be a $5 donation per contestant. However, as part of the Patreon incentives, anyone signing up a $5 level has the option of getting a "+1 entry" for anyone who signs up for that before Nov 1st. Which is essentially a BOGO deal. :)    https://www.patreon.com/user?u=70027&ty=h   (or follow the Patreon link on the main page)

I really hope to see you there once the sign ups start!!

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bleodswean
Oct. 30th, 2015 03:29 pm (UTC)
Sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeetness!

So, the page isn't ready yet, for monies??

Glad you're feeling able to fit this in! How's the job?
clauderainsrm
Oct. 30th, 2015 03:35 pm (UTC)
The page is almost ready. Not for monies. That was more of "finding someone who could help, because my old designer's real life career has gotten insanely busy".

Monies help keep us from having to run a 5-6 month mini-season with 300 people. There are people who would do Idol all day every day for free who wouldn't for $5.

They also help me pay for things that need to be paid for. (Last time around it was kick starting my life with helping with an engagement ring. This time it's a dental bridge. Which is far less exciting. But definitely life-altering or at least restoring)

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strryeyedgrrl
Oct. 30th, 2015 03:34 pm (UTC)
Well, ffs. FINE, I GUESS SO. :p
clauderainsrm
Oct. 30th, 2015 03:39 pm (UTC)
Come to the dark side!

Bring friends!!

muchtooarrogant
Oct. 30th, 2015 03:53 pm (UTC)
I don't know if I'll have the time to participate, but I'll definitely contribute $5.00. This community gave me some of the best writing experiences I've ever had, not to mention the fantastic people. Best of luck on the dental bridge.

Dan
clauderainsrm
Oct. 30th, 2015 04:00 pm (UTC)
I hope that you can!

But if, for whatever reason, you can't - they will be considered a "sponsorship" for someone who wants to play but doesn't have the $5 to spare.

When I make the official announcement about the season, I'll post that link. I just wanted to get that Patreon info out there, and wanted to make sure no one was surprised.
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sra33
Oct. 30th, 2015 05:00 pm (UTC)
OMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOGMOGMGOMGOMGOMG
clauderainsrm
Oct. 30th, 2015 05:51 pm (UTC)
I figured you'd be happy about this.
halfshellvenus
Oct. 30th, 2015 05:30 pm (UTC)
Glad to hear the news, and also hoping that it takes you muuuuch longer to get the whole thing together.

HalfshellHusband (aka, rayaso) broke his wrist last Sunday, and had surgery yesterday. So, it'll be 2-3 weeks before that cast comes off, and he's been asking when (if) the next season might be starting.

The bridge issue does not sound fun! Or affordable. :(

Hope you've found a new job, in the meantime, or have some prospects...

How was the birthday earlier this month?
clauderainsrm
Oct. 30th, 2015 05:55 pm (UTC)
Oh geez... well, you can always transcribe for him. ;)

Yeah, it definitely isn't "affordable". I probably could have paid for it with my severance check from my old job BUT I needed that to make sure all of my bills were paid. As is, thanks to that and unemployment (oh, and an unexpected check from my Father) , I was able to get through that gap without missing any payments. (no extra money, but it got me through)

Yeah, I actually *do* have a new job now. Oddly enough, I wouldn't be starting this if I didn't... I'd have more *time*, but I also would be needing to devote that time toward finding a job. My new benefits don't kick in until the middle of next month though. (again, I'm realizing that I've said this in the new FAQs which no one except myself has read, because I'm still working on them! :D)

My birthday was pretty good. Thanks for asking! :)
kickthehobbit
Oct. 30th, 2015 05:32 pm (UTC)
...friends and rivals? oh boy.
clauderainsrm
Oct. 30th, 2015 05:56 pm (UTC)
It's the "teams" concept that people were asking for during Season 9.

I found a way to make it work for the people who *want* it, and for the people who *don't*. I think it will make for a dynamic season.

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swirlsofblue
Oct. 30th, 2015 06:06 pm (UTC)
YAY!

Friends and Rivals. Sounds SCARY and EXCITING
clauderainsrm
Oct. 30th, 2015 06:24 pm (UTC)
I think it perfectly fit the old school vibe of Idol, while embracing that we were doing something new with this mini-season (and moving into a "new era of Idol". Whatever that is going to end up being as we pass the decade mark.)
lapis_lazuli615
Oct. 30th, 2015 07:12 pm (UTC)

Yay! I need writing right now!

clauderainsrm
Oct. 30th, 2015 07:31 pm (UTC)
I need to be torturing people right now! So our coincide! :D
miintikwa
Oct. 30th, 2015 08:32 pm (UTC)
Do you know when the season will officially start? Because NaNo/Christmas is not necessarily a great time for me, but but but...

...WANNA PLAY! :)
clauderainsrm
Oct. 31st, 2015 12:15 am (UTC)
Even mini seasons tend to start out slowly... so people can get adjusted/feel like they got their money's worth.

So you should definitely come and play!!

ewok_626
Oct. 30th, 2015 09:34 pm (UTC)
Bring it. :-D
clauderainsrm
Oct. 31st, 2015 12:14 am (UTC)
Oh, I most definitely am!!

Well, who knows what topics I'll get. (since you guys determine the topics in a mini season) But I'll bring it as much as I can in other ways!
clauderainsrm
Oct. 31st, 2015 12:13 am (UTC)
Make sure to identify yourself
if you choose to become a Patron. That way I know who to credit!
murielle
Oct. 31st, 2015 01:28 am (UTC)
Yay! Good reading coming! Better polish my glasses. 😊
clauderainsrm
Nov. 1st, 2015 04:33 am (UTC)
and jump on in yourself, I hope!
poppetawoppet
Oct. 31st, 2015 04:21 pm (UTC)
*sneaks in*

may be this time I'll make it through a whole season even if I get voted out

*sneaks out*
clauderainsrm
Nov. 1st, 2015 04:34 am (UTC)
*kicks you until you do that*

Honestly, if you end up not reading the last few weeks of any given Idol season, you are severely depriving yourself of some great reading material!
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cheshire23
Nov. 1st, 2015 06:46 pm (UTC)
Shiny :)
clauderainsrm
Nov. 2nd, 2015 02:49 pm (UTC)
Hopefully people enjoy what I have planned... especially since what I have planned literally came from the vocal part of the group. :D
tonithegreat
Nov. 2nd, 2015 05:18 am (UTC)
Yay, hooray!

So looking forward to this!
clauderainsrm
Nov. 2nd, 2015 02:50 pm (UTC)
Looking forward to seeing you there!

Grab some friends and drag them along! :)
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