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Pre-game - Day 2

For those asking - the Sign Up sheet will be officially going up on Monday.

For those NOT asking - the Sign Up sheet is invisible and is sneaking up behind you. Right now.  Holding a machete! LOOK OUT!!!!

I'd love to put it up now. But the timing works much better with it being on Monday. I mean, I *could* put it up now... and then if we hit 100 quickly, we'd have to wait a little bit to actually get started. Or, we can roll this thing out over the course of the next couple of days and hopefully start getting the word out a bit that this thing is happening.

People have asked (not directly, but I've seen the question) about what is going to happen over the holidays.  I'd say it's a safe bet that it's the same thing that normally happens over them. The "ones where a lot of people tend to have plans" will end up having longer deadlines around them, There are also a couple of byes that you can use to keep you in the game if you don't think you can do anything then.  (and if you are on a team, you have extra resources on that front!)

People have asked if there will be a shirt with this design on it.  I'll have to talk to Zen Creative about that. Not sure what arrangements we can make. If there is enough interest, I'm sure we can figure something out.

People haven't really been asking anything about the FAQ though.  But here it is if you still have questions: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/860193.html

The big question I keep being asked though is "When do we send the money"? And that answer is - I'll post those details with the sign up sheet. Which may or may not be right behind you right now.  You will also be sending me *three* topic ideas.   So get thinking about those!

Ideally, I'd love to have all three of those things at once - the declaration that you are signing up. The paypal. and the topics. That way I can mark off all the checks on the list in one move rather than tracking people down for any of those things! :)  


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Nov. 5th, 2015 02:59 pm (UTC)
GRRR, now you know, the main reason I sign up for this thing is so YOU will give me story ideas! LOL *grumble, grumble*

Nov. 5th, 2015 03:01 pm (UTC)
The fun of the mini seasons is that now you have to complain about how horrible everyone else's ideas for topics are! ;)

(or that I just picked the worst ones! There's always that option!)
Nov. 5th, 2015 03:05 pm (UTC)
I see no reason to limit myself to just one, I'll do both! :)

Nov. 5th, 2015 04:01 pm (UTC)
Hahahaha! THIS.
Nov. 5th, 2015 05:42 pm (UTC)
It is a testament to your cruelty, dear leader, that you get this contest started during the stress-bomb that is NaNoWriMo. I applaud you, sir. =)
Nov. 5th, 2015 07:43 pm (UTC)
When it was clear that I wouldn't have the graphics on hand by the end of October, I actually started asking around if I should just wait until Jan.

But the resounding response I got back was "Hell No!"

There are definitely people that use NaNoWriMo and Idol to feed off each other.

(and plenty who don't do the former at all)

Nov. 5th, 2015 06:05 pm (UTC)

I may have a few issues with the PayPal part of it, seeing as my first paycheck is not until Nov 30, but I definitely want in.

Nov. 5th, 2015 06:18 pm (UTC)
I'll cover your entrance fee, m'dear! I've got extra funds coming in on my side job and would be honored to help out - just pay it forward to someone else when you can.
Nov. 5th, 2015 08:34 pm (UTC)
That would be AMAZING - thank you!!

I've been unemployed since Jan and unemployment ran out two months ago. I FINALLY got a job but it doesn't start until Monday, and no paycheck until Nov 30.

I am all about paying it forward, so you can be abso-freakin-lutely sure I will do so.

Thank you so much Ro!
Nov. 5th, 2015 08:59 pm (UTC)
Congratulations on the job!

I had faith that someone from the Idol ranks would step up and sponsor you.

If they'd do it for newbies (and they have), then they'd definitely do it for a talented veteran!
Nov. 9th, 2015 11:53 pm (UTC)
Payment has been made! Wahoo! :)

Couldn't NOT have you here, m'dear!
Nov. 5th, 2015 06:16 pm (UTC)
I haven't been on LJ very much lately but I'm still here and plan on getting in on the fun/cruelty that is Idol! If anyone wants to team up with me, just drop me a message!
Nov. 5th, 2015 09:00 pm (UTC)
This twist is a form of self-cruelty!
Nov. 5th, 2015 06:21 pm (UTC)
Oh yay. Monday I'll have the time to sign up. :)
Nov. 5th, 2015 08:59 pm (UTC)
and time enough to drag some friends along. Literally if need be!
Nov. 5th, 2015 09:08 pm (UTC)
Trust me, I'm canvassing people. So far, only fodschwazzle is interested. :P
Nov. 5th, 2015 06:32 pm (UTC)
I will be watching this mini-season eagerly, and reading ALL the things (I hope, anyway). I will not, however, be participating - if someone would like to use my +1 to play, please do let me know. I'm happy to be a sponsor. :)
Nov. 5th, 2015 09:01 pm (UTC)
*kicks you until you participate*

Nov. 7th, 2015 07:57 am (UTC)
What is the dateline for the signup? Will be away for 2 weeks. Let's see what will happen.
Nov. 7th, 2015 11:30 am (UTC)
The sheet will be going up Monday Nov 9th. It will be up until we hit around 100 people.

Hope you are able to make it!

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