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Green Room - Week 0 - Day 1

This weekend I made a decision.

Oh, sorry... what I mean is "Good morning. How are you? Did you have a nice weekend? Oh, good. Glad to hear it/Really sorry that it didn't go the way you planned.  You look nice today.  I hope you have a good day and that all is well... oh, and btw - This weekend, I made a decision."

I took a hard look at the numbers we have signing up and the people who have *said* they want to sign up, but haven't yet... and the calendar.

We are nearing the US Thanksgiving holiday, as well as the end of that National Novel Writing Month thing and while we may be able to get everyone in place before that happens, I'm not confident right now that it will take place.

So I've decided to put a Week 0 into place - one that will bridge the gap and make sure everyone still has something to do. :)

The Week 0 topic is posted: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/863082.html

It's an Introduction. Some people will take it literally and introduce themselves. Some will take it as an introduction to their world. Others will just treat it as a "free topic" and write whatever it was that they wanted to write anyway. So in other words, it's a good introduction to LJ Idol. ;)

Sign-ups are going to be open until December 1st: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/861191.html  so please tell your friends!!

When Dec 1st comes along, even if we don't get another person - we will be getting started and figuring things out.


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Nov. 16th, 2015 02:36 pm (UTC)
November 1??? :p
Nov. 16th, 2015 02:47 pm (UTC)
Re: wait
If you have time to comment, you have time to sign up and write entries? ;)
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Nov. 16th, 2015 03:31 pm (UTC)

Not Introduction again.

*perks up*

It's not "graded" so I can do whatever I please, including my favourite "telegraph-style" writing I know is not good for the reading flow.
Nov. 16th, 2015 05:13 pm (UTC)
What is "telegraph style"?
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Nov. 16th, 2015 03:55 pm (UTC)
OK, dammit. Someone kicked me off the fence. Is there at least Tequila?
Nov. 16th, 2015 06:11 pm (UTC)
(Hands Zhent a margagrita)
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Nov. 16th, 2015 04:04 pm (UTC)
Well crap. Did I miss it? I got stuck on the "3 topics" thing. I just... NNnghhh....
Nov. 16th, 2015 04:10 pm (UTC)
No. You didn't miss it.

You have until December 1st to get everything in. :)
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Nov. 16th, 2015 05:12 pm (UTC)
My weekend was... surreal. In a very bad way. For those of you who don't already know, my mother passed away suddenly at age 72 in the wee hours of Saturday. The coroner thinks she had what's commonly called "walking pneumonia."

We had just seen her the week before, at my niece's first birthday party. She was in great spirits and seemed her normal self. I'd imagine she was hiding how she really felt, in order to not dampen the celebration.

Right now we are in my hometown while we spend time with family and prepare for next week's memorial service. I am staying in the competition for the same reason I will be attending Philcon next weekend: I need some normalcy in my life. More than that, I need something positive to focus on. Mom's death taught me not to put things off, good or bad. That means I will finally be making an eye doctor appointment to get those bifocals I know I need. I will also be doing more "fun" things, like throwing myself into my current writing project. LJI has always been a great well of inspiration and support, which is why I want to stay in the game.

Today, we are taking the kids to one of my mom's favorite parks to commune with the nature she so loved and to take a break from all the "dumb stuff we gotta do."

As my son is saying right now while playing monster trucks, ready, set, go.
Nov. 16th, 2015 07:35 pm (UTC)
I am very sorry to hear this. Sudden deaths are... more difficult to let go of. *hugs*
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Nov. 16th, 2015 06:24 pm (UTC)
Three topics? What'd I miss?
Nov. 16th, 2015 06:32 pm (UTC)
The three steps in the sign up process are:

1. post a declaration that you are going to play and link it back to the sign-up post

2. The $5 to paypal. (or getting sponsored)

3. Sending me 3 potential topics that you would like to see used this mini-season.
Nov. 16th, 2015 06:42 pm (UTC)
Nov. 16th, 2015 10:51 pm (UTC)
**Brews a big pot of coffee**
**opens bag of Cheetos**
**bakes cinnamon rolls**
The Green Room staff is ready!
**quickly runs out to buy more napkins**
Nov. 17th, 2015 12:42 am (UTC)
As a reminder
The Sign-Up thread is for sign-up posts only.

The Topic thread is for topic links only.

If you are excited and want to comment on what someone posts there, please go to their link and let them know! Otherwise it just messes up my count and will be deleted.
Nov. 17th, 2015 06:57 am (UTC)
Not happening.
I'm not posting an introduction this go around.

It certainly isn't up now.

You won't find it by following this link:

Nope, absolutely nothing there.

move along, move along...

Edited at 2015-11-17 07:03 am (UTC)
Nov. 17th, 2015 08:39 am (UTC)
Yippie! I am happy to be in..:) Let's begin!
Nov. 18th, 2015 10:33 pm (UTC)
oh yay i'm so glad to see you're taking part again :3
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Nov. 19th, 2015 05:19 pm (UTC)
Just confirming that all three steps were completed successfully
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