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100 Weeks

When I first mentioned that someone had hit "100 weeks", it was a reaction to Survivor's mentioning when people had been playing for "100 days".

I never really thought too much about it, other than "It's a cool club to be in", or, I'll be honest, did more than taking a look every once in awhile to see if I thought anyone was close. There's no big spreadsheet somewhere (or wasn't) detailing how many weeks people survived. (and even now it's still just me manually going back and trying to figure out who I think might be close).

Because of this, I have missed some people, and their special announcement. There are a few who are "close" (I'm on Season 9 right now, and have decided to pull in the mini seasons to the totals, but haven't yet).

The first two people I missed crossed the lines within a couple weeks of each other. I feel badly about the first one. But I feel absolutely horrible about the second. Both are very talented writers, as well as people. But you will see what I mean when I announce them...

Our first new member of the 100 Weeks Club is the always fantastic az_starshine! I'm really sorry to have missed your special day, but this is very well-deserved!

The second? The late great walkertxkitty. I really regret that I couldn't give her this honor, an honor she *earned* while she was still alive.

More to come, as I find them...


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Oct. 29th, 2016 06:25 am (UTC)
Congratulations to az_starshine on her accomplishment and walkertxkitty who is honored in memory. (I can't say how touching I find this.)

Oct. 29th, 2016 07:14 am (UTC)
Congratulations to az_starshine, getting in on the madness early on!

And I'm certain that walkertxkitty would have appreciated being missed and remembered.
Oct. 29th, 2016 11:59 am (UTC)
Wow! I know I've been out of the loop! I did not know that walkertxkitty had passed away. She was a terrific writer and a really interesting person. This is sad.
Oct. 29th, 2016 03:33 pm (UTC)
There is an "In Memoriam" section on the Sidebar If you missed one, you may have missed the others. I'll go ahead and post them here just in case you didn't hear about the others (and to save you time in trying to find that section)

The names listed are :

and walkertxkitty

Oct. 29th, 2016 03:51 pm (UTC)
Thanks Gary. I knew about agirlnamedluna. Sigh. So sad.
Oct. 29th, 2016 05:01 pm (UTC)
It's because of this that I don't find my "LJ Idol nearly killed me" T-shirt funny anymore, and only wear it with reverence. Looking back at old e-mails I find LJ conversations with these writers we've lost, and it aches a little.
Oct. 29th, 2016 05:27 pm (UTC)
I can't speak for the others, but I'm pretty sure Luna would have thought it was funny.

They are all still very much with us. (Especially Kitty Michaels, because he has already won Season 10)

Edited at 2016-10-29 05:28 pm (UTC)
Oct. 29th, 2016 05:31 pm (UTC)
I've been wondering how those shirts ended up holding up. I was flat broke at the time, so I actually never got one! :O

Oct. 30th, 2016 05:21 am (UTC)
Mine still looks nice, but I mostly wear it to cardio kickboxing to confuse people.
Oct. 29th, 2016 05:05 pm (UTC)
Welcome to the club, az_starshine! Sorry about the delay -- the cookies are still fresh.

I've already set up Kitty's chair. Don't sit there, she's expected Monday, but might show up early -- the Veil is unpredictable that way =)
Oct. 29th, 2016 05:30 pm (UTC)
I wasn't even thinking about the Veil aspect. I know that Luna and Fran definitely believed.

If Fran is going to come back, I hope she finds a way to peek in here and see that she is very much remembered, and missed.
Oct. 29th, 2016 08:12 pm (UTC)
Congratulations to both. Also hurray for honoring hard work and persistence.
Oct. 30th, 2016 05:22 am (UTC)
Congratulations, az_starshine and, in memory, walkertxkitty.
Nov. 1st, 2016 09:34 am (UTC)

Congratulations writers!

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