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Results - Week 23

This week there is good news, and bad news.

The bad news is of course a contestant being eliminated.

The good news is the huge advantage that someone else just won - which of course is bad news for everyone who isn't them.

So we will handle this in the order of what will make the most people sad first, the elimination.

Saying that anything is a huge blow or a shocker or really anything else at this point, especially in this mini-season, has become routine. But at this point, there are only a few folks left standing, so someone we love was going to end up going.

This week that person was lrig_rorrim.

Thank you so much for everything this mini-season and of course for continuing to be awesome! (I shouldn't have to tell you to Home Game, but just in case - Home Game! :D)

Btw - before she left, she sent me a message saying to give her bye to kathrynrose. (for those keeping score of such things, and note: the special byes are good until we hit the Top 4 and can be transferred to someone else, which is why she was able to do this)


Now for the "good news" part of it.

There was a "poll within a poll" this week - people have been sending emails to me since the poll opened, to vote for their favorite entry of the week. It was a CLOSE vote. In the end, it was decided by a *single vote*, cast in the last few hours.

According to the voting public, Idol's favorite entry of the week was kathrynrose's "Vellichor"!


As for "What is the advantage?"

A one week (non-transferable) immunity. As long as something is turned in for the poll - you can not be eliminated. You have a guaranteed spot in Week 25. At this point in the game, that's *huge*!


( 13 comments — Leave a comment )
May. 28th, 2016 01:31 am (UTC)
So long and thanks for all the fish!
This mini-season (which has felt truly epic, and not mini at all to me, honestly) has been so much fun, and such a wonderful experience! I'm delighted to have read so many awesome things over so many weeks, to have worked alongside and with so many wonderfully creative people.

And I'm not gonna lie, I'm more than a little relieved to be out this week - I'm tiiiiired, and I'm at the one convention per year I attend (WisCon! The world's largest feminist science fiction convention - which, for the record, is incredibly awesome), and I've got a sweetie in town, and I'm planning travel for the summer, and I'm working on an amaaaaazing new project with orockthro which really deserves more of my attention, and I'm over-scheduled with awesome things and and and... so it'll be nice to take a little breather from the breakneck pace of all of this and stretch into other things for a little while.

I'm super grateful for all the wonderful commentary and feedback, for all the pushes to create, for all the brainstorming, for all the flailing and conversation, for all the support and love and friendship that's happened over the last six months or so. Y'all are great. And I'll still be around. <3

Good luck and HUGE congratulations to the top five!
May. 28th, 2016 04:51 am (UTC)
RE: So long and thanks for all the fish!
you have been and continue to be fantastic.
May. 28th, 2016 02:11 pm (UTC)
Re: So long and thanks for all the fish!
Awww, thank you!
Jun. 3rd, 2016 11:53 pm (UTC)
Re: So long and thanks for all the fish!
So sorry to see you go, but I also know you'll be writing and writing in the background, and that there will be more stories from you even when Idol is not in session. :)

And in looking back, I see that some of the early Idol seasons were about 23-25 weeks long, so this one was only "mini" relative to the last few. I mean, Exhibit A & B ran out to about 14 or 15 weeks max, I think!

Enjoy your time off, and let the ideas germinate while you relax. :)
May. 28th, 2016 01:40 am (UTC)
Congratulations to kathrynrose.

I think I can only say this about one other writer, but looking back over my notes, I'm pretty sure lrig_rorrim is the only person for whom I've voted every single week for the whole contest. I know she's won LJI once already and tradition was against her for that reason, but her writing is so good and so consistently good. Congratulations to you, lrig_rorrim, on another amazing run at LJI.
May. 28th, 2016 01:48 am (UTC)

And I totally agree about lrig_rorrim
May. 28th, 2016 02:11 pm (UTC)
That's a huge compliment, and I really appreciate hearing it. Thank you!
May. 28th, 2016 01:47 am (UTC)
Holy crap, y'all! This really is like a roller coaster tonight.

Thanks, to folks who voted for my book-talking girl. She's been in the back of my mind for a while and I'm glad you guys liked her. I'm very surprised to win this vote. I can't even make the words for it.

And thanks to lrig_rorrim for sharing the bye. And while I'm at it, I'll say what an amazing a writer you are, and how much I appreciate the encouragement you haven given me every. single. week. to put fingers to keyboard and keep going. I really hate that you're "going home" this week (even though I know I'm more upset about it than you are).


::group hug::

Thanks. :)
May. 28th, 2016 02:11 pm (UTC)
May. 28th, 2016 02:20 am (UTC)
Oh no! lrig_rorrim! I am so sorry to see you go. So many wonderful stories. I will miss you so much...unless you Home Game. I will still miss you, but I will miss you a little less.

Congratulations kathrynrose, very well deserved.

Edited at 2016-05-28 02:23 am (UTC)
May. 28th, 2016 02:12 pm (UTC)
I'll be around one way or another, never fear. :)
May. 28th, 2016 04:21 pm (UTC)
May. 28th, 2016 02:17 pm (UTC)
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