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Green Room - Week 21 - Day 7

I went to the news feed to see if there was any interesting enough to talk about this morning.

The good thing about how personalized the news has gotten is that you can find things related to your interests. The bad thing is that I'm sure I've missed important things happening in the world because the top stories are all about what is happening on the Game of Thrones or the Walking Dead.

I'm sure Captain America being the 5th highest opening ever has some bigger picture relevance. But I'm sure there's something more important in the world that is happening right now.

For instance, the top headline could be about the poll happening right now: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/928666.html

I can easily see that being one of the most important things happening in the world!

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I was just looking at this, and thought it was interesting - of the Top 10:

1 member of Team #Hack
5 members of Team #Avocado
1 member of Team Clueless
2 members of Team Weird Sisters
2 Team Ocelot (1 of them was also on another team)

2 of the current contestants started out as Rivals. 8 started on Teams. So I think the verdict is "Teams were a benefit to getting to the Top 10".

What will happen next? *shrug* That's up to the voters!

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clauderainsrm
May. 9th, 2016 03:13 pm (UTC)
*Echo*/How was your weekend?/How was your Mother's Day?/ Your Favorite show is awful/I guess we don't need Green Rooms anymore/whatever it is that provokes people into commenting. ;)

bleodswean
May. 9th, 2016 04:31 pm (UTC)
Hahahaha.

Lessee. I'm impressed you were a lobbyist. I would love to try firewalking, fire is anathema here, firewalkers would be considered unstable, props on being a poppa!

More than one man has my name tattooed on his person, I photographed the wedding of one of the most amazing alt-musicians in the world, I live in a house built from the trees dropped where it stands.

Mother's Day is a bit of a Hallmark kinda thing and I have mixed feelings about it.

My current fave show is Highway Thru Hell and I want to be a heavy wrecker driver when I grow up.

clauderainsrm
May. 9th, 2016 05:11 pm (UTC)
" I photographed the wedding of one of the most amazing alt-musicians in the world"

*ears perk up*

Can you say who?

and yes, I will totally judge you if you name someone horrible as "one of the most amazing alt-musicians in the world". But somehow I doubt you will.
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clauderainsrm
May. 9th, 2016 05:16 pm (UTC)
" I'm impressed you were a lobbyist."

Looking back - me too. :)

But it's one of the reasons why I tend to be cynical toward people's "OMG the system is out to get us!" conspiracy theories. I've seen the system. It's barely organized well enough to "get" anyone. :)

And the reason why lobbyists are so powerful is that although people complain a lot - especially on social media - few of them actually show up or talk to the people representing them. They tend to be isolated, even in their home districts. Even when they "purposefully seek people out" to talk to, most times they end up special interest groups, or "crazy people" (with their own conspiracy talk) because those are the easiest people to speak to about issues. If "the average person" wants to be heard - they need to put themselves somewhere where actual decisions are being made... and of course, the more they do that, the less of an "average person" they become. :)



I would love to try firewalking, fire is anathema here, firewalkers would be considered unstable, props on being a poppa!
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lrig_rorrim
May. 9th, 2016 05:16 pm (UTC)
I'm settling back in after island vacation / friend wedding times. It's good to be back home, and GOSH am I exhausted from interacting with so many people face to face. Back to talking to the pixels in my screen here. You're all lovely. ;)

I feel like with all the shuffling that was done, and the emphasis repeatedly put on and off teams early on with the votes, that it's almost inevitable that so many of the top ten would end up having been on a team at some point. Your conclusion feels like there might be some confusing correlation and causation.

I do know at least for me, being supported in my writing adventures by teamies (official and nonofficial) has been great. And supporting others has been a huge motivating factor for me - writing people and saying "ok, what's your status on this? Are you good? Need some brainstorming or another pair of eyes for proofreading or beta-reading?" has been fabulous for keeping me on track and making sure that I've got everything squared away weekly so that I can help others if they want or need that. How much of that has contributed to being in the top ten, I can't really say. LJI is kind of a weird beastie, even (maybe especially?) in a mini-season where you're trying out new concepts and ideas. :)
clauderainsrm
May. 9th, 2016 05:21 pm (UTC)
I feel like it's contributed *something*.

So if I'm putting it into binary terms of "Did teams help or hurt people to get to the Top 10"? I'm going with "help".

I think you also have to look at the teams with more members and how they interacted. You also have to look to see if being on the team made people *less* likely to interact with people not on their team.

It's been an interesting experiment, and I'm definitely glad you found something positive in it for you!

(and welcome back to the mainland!)
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kickthehobbit
May. 9th, 2016 06:19 pm (UTC)
It's interesting, watching the poll for this week. I'm unsurprised to see that people who wrote two entries are doing better in the poll than anyone else (even the contestant that wrote more of their ongoing serial fiction, an Idol don't).

It's also been interesting to see the attitudes displayed in personal journals surrounding writing two entries for the week versus writing only one. Two entries, crows at least one contestant that managed that many, is a sign of moral virtue, or something like that, while the rest of us that only wrote one must be duly punished.

I look at the poll and I see something different. Of all of the people who wrote only one entry this week (playing, of course, fully within the rules of Idol), the majority of us work full time. I myself worked sixty hours last week (and am prepared to work another sixty this week).

Is it really "taking time off" or "taking the easy way out" or "not putting in your all" when you make the painful choice to take the risk and only write one entry? I chose to put all of my eggs into one basket not because I felt that I couldn't get out two entries in time, but because I wanted to be able to edit and write something that I loved—a choice that I would guess a lot of other people in the "I took my bye' boat also made.

It's an interesting question.
bleodswean
May. 9th, 2016 06:27 pm (UTC)
Jenn, what are you talking about??? Why are you linking to my journal and saying such mean things??? I work full time! I actually work two jobs. And we don't take weekends off.

You misunderstood what I said. Writing one entry is still having your feet held to the fire of Idol, writing two is having your hands and feet in the flames.

What have I done to offend you so much?
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prog_schlock
May. 9th, 2016 07:12 pm (UTC)
For what its worth, I only wrote two this week because Gary dropped hints we'd be having to write even more in future weeks. I'd rather knock three down to two than two down to one. So, basically, its wasn't any sort of moral decision for me, just a strategic choice due to fear of something worse coming up later. :O

(and if I get eliminated due to averages, that's a risk I was willing to take because, srsly, 3 entries? 5 entries? Oh my.)

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whipchick
May. 9th, 2016 07:58 pm (UTC)
I agree that work hours are probably a factor but not the only one - I put up a circus show with 58 kids last week, 71 hours of that and editing and writing, but I wrote two entries this week because it turned out I had two things to say.

prog_schlock
May. 9th, 2016 07:11 pm (UTC)
I spent this weekend watching the student film festival at my school (Thursday), the school play (Friday), a six hour band and orchestra school concert (Saturday) and then doing a leg workout on Sunday. The leg workout was the highlight (and I love leg workouts, so this is not putting down the student work).

When I wasn't doing that, I was pouring over the Hamilton soundtrack (Thursday-Friday-Saturday) and the new Radiohead album (Sunday). So busy busy weekend. Time to catch up on reading!
clauderainsrm
May. 9th, 2016 07:23 pm (UTC)
A message
Personal conflicts are going to happen. Especially when people are in a pressure cooker bumping up against each other.

Sometimes folks just don't like each other. It happens.

Honestly, the factions within Idol get heated at times and giving a chance to vent is healthy. Within reason.

There have been massive/epic flame wars in the annals of Idol and I don't see anything close to any of those happening at the moment. As long as all parties are adults and are holding their own, I'm going to stay out of it other than to request that people remember that they are adults and keep things within the realm of civil discussion.

There is plenty of meat to chew on with the "what decision is right for me" without going into personal territory and I hope that can be explored without the rest.



Edited at 2016-05-09 07:24 pm (UTC)
clauderainsrm
May. 9th, 2016 07:25 pm (UTC)
Re: A message
and yes, I totally made the typo of "annuals". That just goes to show how long I was a comic collector!
kathrynrose
May. 9th, 2016 08:40 pm (UTC)
Re: A message

There have been massive/epic flame wars in the annals of Idol


::cough::seasonfour::cough::
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halfshellvenus
May. 9th, 2016 07:36 pm (UTC)
*cries* I don't understand what's happening here. It feels like a miscommunication, but maybe I missed something subtle. I often do, in the interpersonal space.

I know I've definitely said some things without even realizing all the ways they could be taken, and then been horrified by the results. *sigh* Too much social cluelessness. Neither of my parents was very good at that, hence...
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