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Green Room - Week 24 - Day 5

"May. 31st, 2006 12:18 pm

Last night I figured out how to make LJ Idol work, and be something that would actually be INTERESTING and not just a completely "look at me! look at me" Gary pleading for attention and love fest.

I mean, this thing could actually *work*. (either that or fall completely on its face, which, might be funny too.*g*)"


That was 10 years ago. I had mentioned the name "LJ Idol" a couple days before, as part of "other things that I could do" once "LJ Fights" was over. (LJ Fights was where I took every member of my friends list, matched them up and played it out what would happen if they were engaged in a death match, until there was only one left standing!)

I wanted to do something that was more interactive, but I wasn't sure what... so I came up with a bunch of names for things and put up a poll. LJ Idol was one of those names, but I had no idea what that was.

It came to me in a dream.

Over the last 10 years, hopefully it's "worked" more than it has fallen on it's face! :)


Btw - your entries are due today: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/935840.html and no, you can't call in with the "Fell into a gorilla pit" excuse.


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May. 31st, 2016 12:55 pm (UTC)

What a mess that whole situation is! So tragic...
All kinds of shoulda-coulda-wouldas going on there on all fronts...

In that zoo's 141-year history, they never expected this to happen. The zoo wasn't negligent. I've been there a bazillion times...had the membership and all when my kids were small. So sad....

May. 31st, 2016 02:58 pm (UTC)
Agree..Last I heard was that petitions were getting signed so that the parents take responsibility of their kids.
I wonder why the Zoo authorities didn't have a tranquillizer gun or something.
Sad Indeed.
May. 31st, 2016 03:22 pm (UTC)
Per their statement: Tranqs wouldn't have worked quickly enough - and would have risked the gorilla lashing out and putting the child in greater risk.
May. 31st, 2016 03:45 pm (UTC)
Ohh..Makes sense.
May. 31st, 2016 03:26 pm (UTC)
What Gary said...Takes a while for a tranq gun to work on a 400-lb gorilla, and they couldn't afford the time.

May. 31st, 2016 03:45 pm (UTC)
Yeah..makes sense.
May. 31st, 2016 03:05 pm (UTC)
Btw..Happy 10th Anniversary Gary..:) Great Going\m/ It's Nice to be a part of Idol.Which reminds me, where's the party? o.O
May. 31st, 2016 03:23 pm (UTC)

The official celebration is coming following this mini-season!

In the meantime, the buffet line starts to your right.
May. 31st, 2016 03:27 pm (UTC)
buffet! nom-nom-nom-nom.....

May. 31st, 2016 03:49 pm (UTC)
Ah! Superb..*takes the plate and stands in the queue*
May. 31st, 2016 03:38 pm (UTC)
Wow, it's so amazing to see that post that was the genesis and know how far it has come, awesome!

Also, I may not have been in Idol ten years ago but it still makes me squee nostalgically. Would you know how many people in that first season are still around?

~*Happy 10th Anniversary*~
May. 31st, 2016 03:52 pm (UTC)
"Around" as in living or around as in "Still poke their heads in from time to time"? ;)

Of the 9 - all but 1 still looks in from time to time. (That 1 was the person that I didn't really know very well, a friend of a friend)

Of those originals, mezzominty is the one who has come back the most.
May. 31st, 2016 03:55 pm (UTC)
Ooh cool
May. 31st, 2016 03:57 pm (UTC)
May. 31st, 2016 04:36 pm (UTC)
Congrats on ten years, Gary! :)
May. 31st, 2016 08:01 pm (UTC)

Now I'll have to start irritating people by mentioning when the 15 year anniversary will be. :P

May. 31st, 2016 08:29 pm (UTC)
You should move it up. You know, celebrate four years from today. ;)

Funny to me that Idol and my high school graduation share the same date...even funnier to realize that if I'd known sooner, I could have been participating from the third or fourth season. Jeez.
May. 31st, 2016 08:49 pm (UTC)
That description sounds like the beginning of a plot for, "Idol: The Musical".

Happy 10 years, Gary!
Jun. 1st, 2016 12:14 am (UTC)
Bunnies! Bunnies! It must be bunnnnies!
May. 31st, 2016 09:38 pm (UTC)
Hope you're feeling satisfied about your Idolversary, G! It's a substantial accomplishment! You've put in the work and you deserve to celebrate! *throws confetti*

Here's to another 10 years?!
May. 31st, 2016 11:07 pm (UTC)
Congratulations on ten excellent years. Here's to as many more years as your can enjoy!
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