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Results - Week 25

There were a few minutes, around 8:30, that I had no idea what I was going to be saying tonight.

I thought I knew, coming into today, but there was a strong surge that made me wonder.

That said, the results are in and the final two are set.

But before we get there, we have to say goodbye to two awesome people, who are also talented writers.

One is a veteran and the other is the last remaining newbie.

Newbies have never won a mini-season (in contrast to the regular seasons, where a veteran has only won 2 of 9!) so there were definitely times I wondered if orockthro was going to be the one to break that curse. She wasn't, but she sure gave it a damn good run, and was the last remaining Avocado standing!

The other Avocado is also leaving, having come further than she has ever been in a season, mini-season or anything (she also did really well in Exhibit B) . There was *a lot* of buzz that she could be the winner. Who knows what would have happened if RL had not sideswiped her.

She is kathrynrose and she too is leaving us. (*kicks her on the way out*)

Thanks to both of you for your time and dedication - but most of us, for giving us weeks of awesome things to read!

I hope we will continue to see you in the "10th anniversary celebration" and of course when Season 10 kicks off later this year!

Comments

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orockthro
Jun. 10th, 2016 01:29 am (UTC)
Well dudes, it's been A RIDE. I never in a million years thought I'd make it this far, and I'm delighted I got to keep playing as long as I did.
This has been one of the whackiest 6 months in awhile. XD Thanks for keeping shit interesting, ya'll.
<3

Kathrynrose, let's ride off into the sunset. <3
kathrynrose
Jun. 10th, 2016 01:32 am (UTC)
AVOCADOS 5 EVAR!
orockthro
Jun. 10th, 2016 01:32 am (UTC)
ABSOFUCKINGLUTELY.
prog_schlock
Jun. 10th, 2016 01:42 am (UTC)
Congratulations on all the great work you created this season. I've really enjoyed your pieces and feel like your recent pieces in particular have been one home run after another. This week's peice was my favorite from you yet!

You rock, orock!
orockthro
Jun. 10th, 2016 01:44 am (UTC)
Thanks, Prog! Your comments (like your pieces) are always incredibly thoughtful. I've appreciated you as a both a reader and a writer this season, and look forward to what you bring to the finale. :)))
bleodswean
Jun. 10th, 2016 01:47 am (UTC)
I enjoyed every single one of your entries. Just loved how quickly you world-built and beckoned the reader in! Congratulations!
orockthro
Jun. 10th, 2016 01:48 am (UTC)
:) Thank you! I'm always happy to know I pulled something off.
Now it's time to make those stories even better.
*Puts on editing hat*
kathrynrose
Jun. 10th, 2016 01:34 am (UTC)
I really loved orockthro's story this week. Just sayin. :)

Congrats to gratefuladdict and prog_schlock. You both deserve to be in the finals. I am looking forward to the torture whatever Gary has in store for you this week.

::kicks everybody::

:)
orockthro
Jun. 10th, 2016 01:40 am (UTC)
<3 I didn't say in mine, but yes! 100% congrats and good luck to the final two. :D
prog_schlock
Jun. 10th, 2016 01:44 am (UTC)
I've already said this in reply to your entry this week but i was really certain you were going to win this. Curse real life!

Congratulations on creating such a rich, varied body of work this season. I look forward to reading more of your writing in the future!
orockthro
Jun. 10th, 2016 01:45 am (UTC)
(I was certain she would too!)
kathrynrose
Jun. 10th, 2016 01:57 am (UTC)
hush
kathrynrose
Jun. 10th, 2016 01:46 am (UTC)
Thanks. I've really enjoyed getting to know you this season.

I'll be around. :)
bleodswean
Jun. 10th, 2016 01:48 am (UTC)
Superbly well-played mini-season! Congratulations!
kathrynrose
Jun. 10th, 2016 01:55 am (UTC)
Thanks. :)
gratefuladdict
Jun. 10th, 2016 01:41 am (UTC)
God, you two kicked so much ass this weekend. prog_schlock and I have a lot to live up to in this big finale!! Thank you for being so awesome as writers and as people!! I've really enjoyed interacting with you both this season. <3
kathrynrose
Jun. 10th, 2016 01:43 am (UTC)
<3
gratefuladdict
Jun. 10th, 2016 02:07 pm (UTC)
And by weekend, I clearly meant season. Thanks, Siri!
prog_schlock
Jun. 10th, 2016 01:50 am (UTC)
<lj user='gratefuladdict"> is one of my favorite people and I'm her fourth biggest fan (she has these three family members, you see). I'm so honored to be in the last round with her. Also i want to express my gratitude to the voters. I've not been doing any "get out the vote" work (except for super power week - i really wanted the super power) so i have no idea who you might be. Thank you so much for your support. I'm really grateful (and gobsmacked) to get to write one (?) last piece!
gratefuladdict
Jun. 10th, 2016 04:18 am (UTC)
lrig_rorrim
Jun. 10th, 2016 03:14 am (UTC)
Even though I knew kathrynrose would be going home this week - like, knew it deep in my bones because that's what she wanted - it still makes me a little tiny bit sad to see her name there, alongside orockthro. I'm so incredibly thrilled and honored to have teamed up with you two - Long Live Avocados!

And super congrats to the final two! This mini-season has been truly epic, and you're both super worthy contestants who've done an awesome job!
halfshellvenus
Jun. 10th, 2016 03:38 am (UTC)
Did I miss noticing a difference in the voting deadline? Because I thought I still had another day. :(

Well, regardless... congratulations to the Top 2, and for kathrynrose and orockthro thanks for all the terrific stories this mini-season!

And bathtub mermaid-monster YA novel-- that needs to happen. Just saying...
murielle
Jun. 10th, 2016 06:19 pm (UTC)
I know I say this every week, but it's true every week. I am so sad to see orockthro and kathrynrose go, especially this late in the mini season, but that said, I congratulate both for making it to the semi final week! Both writers have touched my heart, and entertained me throughout this game and I have enjoyed and looked forward to reading their entries each week. As I said before, orockthro's entry this week was wonderful and as well as being sad to see her go, I am also surprised. I hope to read more from these wonderful writers in future Idol seasons.

And now to our finalists: gratefuladdict and prog_schlock, congratulations! But really guys! How am I ever going to choose between you? You are both such durngude writers. Each week you have taken me on the most wonderful journeys out of my little world, lifted my spirit, and enlightened me--all I could ever hope for from a writer. gratefuladdict has moved me to tears so many times and prog_schlock has made me laugh and widened my musical horizons. So seriously, how am I ever going to choose one of you?

Best wishes to each of you...can't wait to read your final entries!

Edited at 2016-06-10 06:21 pm (UTC)
gratefuladdict
Jun. 11th, 2016 03:22 am (UTC)
You are so sweet!! Thank you for being such a wonderful and supportive reader and writer to everyone throughout this season! I always look forward to hearing your thoughts on my entries. :)
murielle
Jun. 11th, 2016 06:16 am (UTC)
Aw, thank you! I honestly do not have the words to say how much this Idol experience has meant to me. I came into it hoping I would grow as a writer, and looking forward to reading as much as I could of other's entries. What I didn't expect was how much I would love reading everyone's writing and watching you all grow.

I have only one regret. And that is that we couldn't convince Gary to sell byes. What about a bye auction every now and then? Limbs for byes? Rumplestiltskinian deals for byes?..Sorry, I'm okay now. Minor lapse. 😁
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