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Green Room - Week 3 -- Day 6

Good morning Idolers!

Friend of Idol (and current contestant) kathrynrose will be having a "Goal Setting Workshop" in the coming weeks http://kathrynrose.livejournal.com/847130.html has all the details.

If you want to step up your writing game (outside of Idol) and need assistance and coaching for starting your 2017 off on the right foot writing-wise, this should be a great opportunity to do so.

People who know her well already know that she's really good at this. But for those who don't - this is a chance to find out exactly *how* good. :)


While I'm advertising things - I'll just remind people to use Idol's Amazon link for their holiday purchases: http://astore.amazon.com/li0cd-20

and becoming a Patron has it's benefits: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=70027 (Including an extra bye - to give to someone else, and being able to send me a list of potential topics *for this season* (among others)


The deadline is TOMORROW NIGHT http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/958277.html and we are still missing the vast majority of entries. In true Idol-spirit, if given a longer period of time, people will still wait until the very last minute!


One of my cats tends to get that classic "hair standing up and hissing" reaction when someone starts messing with her. (the other is far more mellow)

It's an intimidation tactic that seems to work for her.

Which got me thinking about what sort of intimidation tactics I've used over the years, to get people to stay away from me.

I know that in middle school and early on in high school I established myself as "that crazy guy". After getting picked on and bullied for quite some time in elementary and middle school due to being a stutterer I realized that if people think that you might not be "completely right in the head" that they tend to overlook things like "that guy doesn't talk right" and concentrate more on "that guy's crazy. Who knows what he might do. I'll go pick on someone else instead".

It was a more subtle form of social camouflage, but it put me in a position where (other an a couple times in 9th grade, I didn't have to get into any more fights and people - for the most part - left me alone.)

It's not as blatant as making someone think that I was going to hit them with a baseball. But it's still was MY way of "brushing them back". What's yours?

(and yes, this is totally me trying to motivate people who haven't posted yet)


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Dec. 14th, 2016 03:10 pm (UTC)
First! I've been able to read some of the entries posted so far, and there are some real treats. Our cat couldn't intimidate anything. Mostly, she eats and harasses teenson for pets.

Edited at 2016-12-14 03:12 pm (UTC)
Dec. 14th, 2016 03:18 pm (UTC)
Thanks Gary! And folks can use the workshop for any area of life, including writing. It's completely adaptable. :)

Intimidating? I'm not intimidating at all. Meek and docile am I. :P

Edited at 2016-12-14 04:03 pm (UTC)
Dec. 14th, 2016 03:40 pm (UTC)
I do the dishes.
Dec. 14th, 2016 03:43 pm (UTC)
I'm completely going off topic, sorry.

This comment is about the Survivor Finale. I'm excited for it. Anyone else? Who do you want to win? Who do you think will win? From six to three (?) to one tonight. Sounds like a crazy double play.

My next statement will be a spoiler if you're not caught up.

I kinda want Ken to win. Maybe Adam. But I think David will win or has the best shot.

Sorry! I just figured since LJ Idol votes people off like Survivor, there would be other fans!
Dec. 14th, 2016 03:52 pm (UTC)
Green Rooms really don't have "topics".

It's your space. Talk about what you want to talk about. (unless you're directing people to go check out other groups, in which case you just need to get prior permission. :D)

I just throw things out to try to get folks talking about *something*.
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Dec. 14th, 2016 05:46 pm (UTC)
I think Hannah would have a better case to win if she got rid of David last week. I didn't like them getting rid of Sunday. She had no chance of winning. In my opinion, Hannah working for votes to get out Sunday was her way of playing for second or third place.

I guess I understand that Sunday was likely to go to the end because she wasn't going to win. But, you have to play to win.

I don't know anything about next season! What is it? Any people returning?
Dec. 14th, 2016 06:07 pm (UTC)
Not to ruin *too* much, but it will be announced tonight so its not too much of a spoiler:

Survivor: Game-Changers

All returning players.

If you want the list, I can send it to you.
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Dec. 14th, 2016 06:30 pm (UTC)
I agree. Personally, I was happy they voted out Sunday, but that's because Sunday was the only person left I didn't want in the finale. (Not because she was horrible or anything, but compared to everyone else, she was the only one not at least trying to make moves.) But yeah, I'm not sure for Hannah how helpful that was, except to say she convinced everyone to do it.

I think Hannah has a good chance of making it to final 3 but I think the guys have a better chance of winning.
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Dec. 14th, 2016 07:19 pm (UTC)
I think David's rep has outshined his actual deeds. But it's all about how people see you. And he *did* have people loyal enough to draw rocks for him - which means his social game is really good. Which counts for *a lot*.

The only real fear of voting for him is that he's proven good at finding idols, and if he had one tucked away... which was suspected (per exit interviews), that could have mucked things up further.
Dec. 14th, 2016 09:34 pm (UTC)
Thank you, Fearless Leader!

I have been in the doldrums since the very beginning of this topic week because...argh! It's not that I didn't have ideas, I had quite a few, but they all stank. Bad. Skunk stink bad. And though I have never actually smelled skunk stink, all my life I have heard how awfully bad it is ( although, I have also heard it's smells a bit like marijuana, and some people actually like the smell--of skunk. There must be many people who like the smell of marijuana--thank you spellchecker!--because, well there seem to be a lot of people who use it. I don't like that smell. Not to be offensive, I just don't, but then I don't like beer either. I don't mind the smell of beer, just can't stand the taste)...where was I? Oh yeah. Thank you! You gave me an idea I think might work. I hope might work. Off to try it. Mucho merci!
Dec. 14th, 2016 09:40 pm (UTC)
I don't like the smell of either.

On the other hand, I love going to shows. Which means that I end up smelling like both.
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Dec. 15th, 2016 03:33 pm (UTC)
The shocker here is that you've never smelled skunk spray before. It is vile, but distinctive!
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Dec. 15th, 2016 12:03 am (UTC)
Hi, if anyone has time, I'd really appreciate a beta. I've posted my entry on my "friends locked page." If you can, please. I really need other's eyes. Thank you!
Dec. 15th, 2016 04:12 am (UTC)

I have been at my parent's house since last Friday literally watching my Dad die. I have a decent idea for week 3, just haven't had a computer screen in front of me to write it. And I *will not* write on my phone... nope nope nope.

Kathryn, I think I would like to join your group and actually try to write the novel that has kicked around in my head for about a million years. Or even some edited fanfiction ala 50 shades style.

My cat is not intimidating until you back him into a corner or try to give him a bath! He takes medicine well, but no water of any quantity near him! I think he even flinches when I pour water in his bowl. Lol

Dec. 15th, 2016 03:34 pm (UTC)
I'm so sorry about your dad :(
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