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Green Room - Week 0 - Day 1

Good morning.

As I understand it, there are some "Americans" who think they are having some sort of "election" tomorrow. I'm not sure why. My army of flying monkeys are already on their way to take over.

Don't worry. I fully intend to be a firm, but just ruler - who only occasionally forces the population in battle to the death writing matches. Things will be fine!

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Speaking of - yesterday was fairly busy, so here are some links for you!

The topic thread for newbies: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/947581.html

The topic thread for veterans:
http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/947738.html

The Work Room: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/948116.html

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I've been asking some more questions, and rather than put them in the FAQ, I will answer them here:

- Are Sign-Up still open? Yes. Yes they are! http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/945807.html Please keep spreading the word!

- When will sign-ups close? When I announce that they are closed. I will give you advance notice when that happens. :)

- I have an alt account, can I use that as well as my usual account? You can write under both accounts, but you can only vote with one. Also, if you are veteran, an alt doesn't make you a newbie. Please use the veteran link for Week 0 topic. Thanks!

- Can I promote LJ Idol in another community? Only with the permission of that community/group's owner/moderator/whoever it is that can make that sort of call. I don't want people promoting their stuff here without my OK, it's kind of rude IMO, and I don't want anyone doing that to someone else.

- Is LJ Idol a version of (insert another group here)? Heh. Nope. In fact the group that was directly asked about was founded by former Idolers who did the rare thing of actually getting banned from this site and went to make "their own version". (there's a long version of that tale, but that's the short one.) LJ Idol has always been LJ Idol. In 10 years, the closest thing I've ever heard that predates us, and the concept, is a Harry Potter fanfic group - as part of a bigger event, did a couple weeks where they wrote entries and voted on them. I've never seen that thread, but apparently it exists and happened a few months before I had the idea for Idol. We're our own thing, and I hope you will come to agree that it's a pretty great thing!*

(* I may be a bit biased)

- Is it true that I have an army of winged monkeys that are poised to take control of the United States and install me as dictator?
To be fair, there are also land sharks.

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How was your weekend?

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adoptedwriter
Nov. 7th, 2016 01:20 pm (UTC)
FIRST!!! Yay! Happy Monday!


AW
wolfden
Nov. 7th, 2016 05:28 pm (UTC)

*passes you a cookie*

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baxaphobia
Nov. 7th, 2016 01:44 pm (UTC)
(Yawn!) Good morning. I didn't sleep well last night (damn time change). So my brain is not engaged at the moment.

I think flying monkeys would win if they were actually on the ballot.

The weekend was fine. The concert we went to Saturday night was a total bust. We couldn't gracefully leave as the venue was small so we endured. Oh well, it was a night out at least!
kathrynrose
Nov. 7th, 2016 02:02 pm (UTC)
No election talk. ::covers ears:: lalalalalalalala

I am on a FB vacation for exactly that reason.

Doctor appointment today. No fun.

Sleepy.
baxaphobia
Nov. 7th, 2016 02:15 pm (UTC)
Hope the doctor goes ok. hope it's nothing serious!
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dreamchaser
Nov. 7th, 2016 02:30 pm (UTC)
Good morning :) I didn't sleep too well last night (time change + nightmares + "Sunday night insomnia" = not a lot of sleep!)

I had a pretty good weekend though - I had my first improv class yesterday, and I had a blast!! I wonder why I put off taking the classes for as long as I did.
baxaphobia
Nov. 7th, 2016 02:44 pm (UTC)
I'm glad I'm not the only one who sufferes from Sunday night insomnia. It's annoying!
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clauderainsrm
Nov. 7th, 2016 03:04 pm (UTC)
Was the last time I had to actually *ban* someone (not counting spam accounts) in Season 5?

It's extremely rare thing (and almost all of them happened in Season 4). But looking at the list, pretty sure the most recent one was Season 5.

Not saying there haven't been people who were annoying, or pissed each other off, but me having to step in and actually take some sort of official action was *that* long ago? Not sure if I should be impressed, or worried. ;)
clauderainsrm
Nov. 7th, 2016 03:25 pm (UTC)
heh, and yes - having painted myself as the extreme dictator with an army of winged monkeys I'm now doing the "But I really don't go around banning people", because it occurred to me that the newbies don't know me yet and I should make sure they know that it's rare and pretty extreme cases. :)

Such is the duality of the being Gary. :D

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majesticarky
Nov. 7th, 2016 03:40 pm (UTC)
Howdy all! My weekend was really fun. My library I work at threw a Comic Con and we had lots of people! Don't know the numbers yet, but I'm thinking over 400, which is a LOT for a very remote part of Texas with a population of 6,000.
banana_galaxy
Nov. 7th, 2016 06:07 pm (UTC)
Wow, that sounds like a lot. Did you have people coming in from other neighbouring towns, or were they all locals?
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oxymoron67
Nov. 7th, 2016 04:04 pm (UTC)
I went to see Doctor Strange (which I thought was really good) on Friday and, then, on Saturday, went to the Metropolitan Museum of Art for their "Jerusalem 1000-1400 Every People under Heaven" exhibit, which was amazing.

clauderainsrm
Nov. 7th, 2016 04:22 pm (UTC)
Really excited about Dr Strange. But unfortunately, I wasn't able to get to the movies this weekend! :(
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ryl
Nov. 7th, 2016 04:14 pm (UTC)
I've been listening to Ozzy Osbourne waaaaaaay too much this morning because I just want this damn election over. I voted already, it's decided, time to move on! Bring on the flying monkeys! They have cute hats!
majesticarky
Nov. 7th, 2016 06:07 pm (UTC)
Hah love that one. I went on Black Sabbath's farewell tour. My only complaint was that I really wished they'd have thrown in some solo Ozzy stuff, but I guess I can understand they wanted to focus on Black Sabbath only.
xo_kizzy_xo
Nov. 7th, 2016 04:17 pm (UTC)
Today was my early day at work. I am gifted this when I work 6 days. It couldn't have come at a better time as I only got something like 3 hours of sleep last night :p

I need to get my car inspected. It's been over a month. Whoops!
suesniffsglue
Nov. 7th, 2016 06:59 pm (UTC)
My inspection was up since August! Eeeep. I was actually going to leave early today and go get it done but "my car guy" is playing golf. Darn it!
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kschlotwrites
Nov. 7th, 2016 04:38 pm (UTC)
My weekend was pretty good, despite the Steelers losing. Played some Pandemic, and went to see Doctor Strange.
kschlotwrites
Nov. 7th, 2016 04:42 pm (UTC)
Oh! And I also worried about and worked on the Week 0 entry.
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wolfden
Nov. 7th, 2016 05:38 pm (UTC)

My weekend was emotional.

You know how you get to the point when you are just like "screw it. I'm done." That's kind of how I felt about the entirety of this weekend.

The upside of my weekend was last night I finished the engine to the very cool Lego Holiday Train Set that I got for my birthday. Now that my massive knitting project is finished I have time to work on it.

My kid goes back to school today. They started their second trimester tomorrow. It still is very weird for her not to live here all the time.

banana_galaxy
Nov. 7th, 2016 06:04 pm (UTC)
I love that you got Lego for your birthday. I put Lego on my birthday wishlist recently, because my birthday is coming up at the end of the month.
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geekmomof2
Nov. 7th, 2016 05:50 pm (UTC)
Weekend was good. Beautiful weather in Minnesota, which is kind of mind blowing for November

Crazy week ahead
feritatum
Nov. 7th, 2016 07:19 pm (UTC)
I had to scrape the first frost from my windscreen yesterday.
By scrape, I mean, "throw half a can of de-icer on it."
banana_galaxy
Nov. 7th, 2016 06:13 pm (UTC)
I answered an exit poll survey yesterday, so I guess that means my ballot was received when I dropped it off last week. :D I may hate the election process, but I'm grateful for the right to vote in this country. I may be a dual-citizen, but I can no longer vote in Australian elections because of how long I've not lived there. I've voted in way more US elections, even before I moved here. But this is the second one I've been able to vote in since moving here!

I wrote about part of my weekend in my introduction post. It's nice to get that out of the way early so I can focus on reading other people's entries when I have time. It also meant I actually had time to watch some movies and read a Young Avengers graphic novel this weekend. Was super excited to discover a bi male character in that series.
murielle
Nov. 7th, 2016 11:03 pm (UTC)
I have not a clue what to do with the introduction prompt. Congrats on getting yours done!
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j0ydivided
Nov. 7th, 2016 06:53 pm (UTC)
My weekend was not great, but it could have been a lot worse, so I'll accept that.

I'm really dreading tomorrow.
my_name_is_jenn
Nov. 7th, 2016 07:06 pm (UTC)
Hi, everyone! My weekend was busy. On Friday night, I went to an fashion show with a friend of mine. Her friend was showing off her new line of sci-fi battle armor. It was awesome. And there were aerialists, too.

The rest of the weekend was just busy adulting - cleaning, cooking for the upcoming work week, paying bills, etc.

But you guys, I work at a newspaper. We're a small town daily paper with a surprisingly large number of subscribers. As tomorrow is the election, it is going to be BONKERS here. And they won't let us drink wine. :(
feritatum
Nov. 7th, 2016 07:20 pm (UTC)
Wine is forbidden? Yikes.
Have you tried Gin?

Also, what is this, "Adulting?"
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