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Green Room - Week 10 - Day 4

Tonight is the deadline to get your entries in: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/894992.html

I'm going to try my best to be there on time, but I may be called away. TPTB have been calling me pretty much non-stop over the last couple of days to fill in for the Scalia vacancy on the Court. I finally agreed to hear a couple cases. Pretty sure I'm going to go with the death penalty on all of them. Regardless of what they are about.

Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association? Death.

Evenwel v. Abbott? Death

Zubik v. Burwell? Death

Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt? Double death

Fisher v. University of Texas and United States v. Texas? You guessed it - death!

I'm pretty sure I can convince the majority of my new colleagues to vote with me for most of these.


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Feb. 19th, 2016 02:36 pm (UTC)
Pope vs. Trump : Usichokoze nykui
Feb. 19th, 2016 03:03 pm (UTC)
Going to a funeral for hubby's aunt today (she was 92). May have to use my second Bye this week. We will see how it goes.
Feb. 19th, 2016 03:27 pm (UTC)
I'm so sorry. :(
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Feb. 19th, 2016 05:53 pm (UTC)
Oh, I'm sorry. My condolences to you both.
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Feb. 19th, 2016 06:20 pm (UTC)
So sorry for your loss.
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Feb. 19th, 2016 06:51 pm (UTC)
So sorry to read this. You and your family have my deepest sympathy.
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Feb. 19th, 2016 07:26 pm (UTC)
So sorry for your loss - much love to you and your family.
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Feb. 19th, 2016 06:42 pm (UTC)
Personally, I follow the astute wisdom of the great leader of Freedonia, Rufus T. Firefly:

"Whatever it is, I'm against it!"
Feb. 19th, 2016 07:07 pm (UTC)
I have a question - regarding posting an entry. What is the general stance on posting a piece or a scene that has been posted before but has been very, very heavily edited?

For example; let's say that I read the prompt and had an idea for a piece. But I had written a similar piece several years ago. So I go to look at it and the writing is pretty low quality but I like the general idea. So I rewrite it completely for Idol but keep the characters and setting and maybe a couple of lines from the previous version.

I certainly wouldn't do it every week, but is this acceptable to do as a one off? The rewrite is a good strong piece of writing that I am proud of, and which was inspired by one of the prompts. But I do not want to hurt my teams chances because someone reads it and goes 'Hey, I've read this before - she's cheating!'
Feb. 19th, 2016 07:26 pm (UTC)
This is very close to the question that deeply concerned me this week, as I wondered about whether to post a piece I am working on, or not. I almost took a bye, in fact posted I would, then deleted the by and posted what I have been writing instead. I still worried, however, that since it was not one hundred percent written this week in full response to the topic, well, you get the idea, I think.
FIRST I must say the most important thing is to be honest, and say exactly what you have said, the circumstances of writing and re-writing. So if anyone thinks "Oh wait, I saw that before" then you have that response covered already by having quote-unquote confessed before -- maybe in a forenote at the head of the piece, or in a footnote at the end.
SECOND I also believe we should be absolutely free to post ANYTHING AT ALL if we believe in it, and
THIRD, we must also take the consequences, which *might* include losing votes
BUT VOTES are not what this is really about. This whole idol thing is, for me at least IMHO, about writing. Because, AFTER ALL WE ARE ALL OF US GOING TO BE ELIMINATED sooner or later EXCEPT FOR ONLY ONE PERSON/writer/contestant.
There. My two cents.
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Feb. 19th, 2016 09:17 pm (UTC)
So much death, Gary. Did you run out of cake? I guess you didn't expect such a rush, what with only having three bits and all.

Feb. 19th, 2016 10:35 pm (UTC)
Poo on death!
This week has been really difficult.

1. The treatment for my migraines hasn't taken effect so far.

2. Mass layoffs at S/O's workplace, including the closure of the office he works at. He's been spared so far, but the commute time is jumped from 25 minutes to 1.5 hours one way to the nearest company office.

Feb. 19th, 2016 11:40 pm (UTC)

Taking my second bye this week.

Feb. 20th, 2016 01:39 am (UTC)
I have strong feelings about how I would rule in Kesha vs Sony and they are not kind towards Sony or towards contract law.

Feb. 20th, 2016 01:41 am (UTC)
I'm pretty upset at how the ruling turned out today.
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