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Vote - Week 3

I'm not going to lie, going into this week I knew it was going to be brutal in terms of bye-outs, and it was. The following folks have byed-out, meaning that they used up both of their byes, and then missed today's deadline.

Quite a few of them had wrote something for the Week 0 Introduction topic though, and I'll admit, there were some of the newbies that I thought we would be seeing a *really* long time this season.

There's still hope for them to come back via Second Chance, later this season. But for now - yeah, it's brutal.

We are saying goodbye to
calliemajor; dubheach; elbielievable; emperor_smooth; ewok_626; fodschwazzle; geekmomof2; gratitude1943; heatherenchantd; lespere; lupinlover; lyrical_liessss; muchtooarrogant; narniarose; nonhelema; rsn_studios; slavezombie; superhappytime; tabloidscully; teresath; turned_in2_moon; turnerwolf; violaconspiracy; witchwife

But here's the cool thing - this wasn't the entire list of people who could have byed-out this week. There were some who have come to fight the odds and stay in this thing! Which makes me extremely happy to see! Hopefully that will be the case in Week 4 as well - and the number of those who want to fight for their spot in this competition continues to grow.


Even with those loses though, the game moves forward - and we lose some more.

This week, it's a CONTESTANT ONLY vote. Meaning you need to be a current (non-eliminated) contestant in order to vote.

Here's how this works:

You read the entries: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/958277.html Read them, comment on them, tell other people about to them to spread the love and then...

You send me a list (to clauderainsrm@gmail.com) of the names of the folks who wrote your favorites. No limit to how many or few you send. Make sure to identify yourself with your user name so that I can mark it off that you've voted.

You have until Tuesday, Dec 20th at 7pm EST to submit your choices.

We are going to be losing between 2-5 contestants this week. (depending on where the vote separation happens to land).

Good luck to everyone!


( 34 comments — Leave a comment )
Dec. 16th, 2016 05:14 am (UTC)
So sad to see so many names on the bye-out list, and so soon in the game. (Sad face)
Dec. 16th, 2016 05:19 am (UTC)
Yeah, that's a ton of people!!

I find these votes where you e-mail in your choices really stressful. I like the anonymity of the vote poll!

Oh well. Time to bust out my spreadsheet and get reading. 4 days is not a long time to get through so many people and the pressure is there! n...n;;;
Gary Dreslinski
Dec. 16th, 2016 05:32 pm (UTC)
I see your votes in the poll as well so it's about the same anonymity wise :)
Dec. 16th, 2016 06:15 am (UTC)
My comment with my link is screened? If I'm not logged in it's not visible, when I am logged in it's there on page 3 with a dotted line box around it? I am confused. Clicking on "Unscreen to reply" does nothing, by the way.

Edited at 2016-12-16 06:16 am (UTC)
Dec. 16th, 2016 07:22 am (UTC)
Can't see your link in the topic thread. Maybe you could try leaving a new comment(link it) again with an explanation saying that there was some technical issues.
(no subject) - hwango - Dec. 16th, 2016 07:38 am (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - eternal_ot - Dec. 16th, 2016 08:25 am (UTC) - Expand
Dec. 16th, 2016 07:27 am (UTC)
Sorry to see so many people byed-out; esp writers I have read last season :/ Hope life and prompts are easier when Second chance comes along.

Gary Dreslinski
Dec. 16th, 2016 05:34 pm (UTC)
"Easier" topics tend to be a matter of opinion. I've had ones that seemed "super easy" that have caused folks to go into fits and Ives that I thought would be challenging where people shrugged and hit it out of the park
Dec. 16th, 2016 08:27 am (UTC)

Everyone please vote for me. 😁

Dec. 16th, 2016 03:12 pm (UTC)
Wow. That's a PILE of bye outs! Several are vets too, ouch.

You should have seen me last night trying to post my bye before 8:00. I'd hoped to write something but last week was nuts with holiday things. Then, last night, my last chance, my son says "Mom, my throat really hurts..." And we headed to the doctor. There was no wifi at the dr so I had to wait till we left and went to Wal-Mart to post it! I was like "Kids, stand here with me for two minutes in the bread aisle while I post something important - sorry!"
Dec. 16th, 2016 06:56 pm (UTC)
That is true dedication. I feel the need to vote for you just for that!
Rules - estelle - Dec. 19th, 2016 09:59 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: Rules - messygorgeous - Dec. 20th, 2016 05:55 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: Rules - clauderainsrm - Dec. 21st, 2016 03:07 am (UTC) - Expand
Dec. 16th, 2016 03:23 pm (UTC)
Wait- no poll to nervously track? And I'm sad about all the buyouts, but especially Fodschwazzle- who would help chase the moonbears away, and witchwife- my former team Norbert friend. :(

Hopefully they'll play second chance and home game.
Dec. 18th, 2016 11:41 pm (UTC)
Yep this terrifies me and it came the week I did fiction which always worries me so now have no nails left and have spent all weekend convinced I should have taken a bye :)
(no subject) - mrstotten - Dec. 19th, 2016 12:21 am (UTC) - Expand
Dec. 16th, 2016 03:44 pm (UTC)
Alphabetical list
Completely unofficial, thought I'd share:

First half (comment is too long)

[Spoiler (click to open)]

adoptedwriter http://adoptedwriter.livejournal.com/388872.html
alphaloria http://alphaloria.livejournal.com/1154515.html
alycewilson http://alycewilson.livejournal.com/670710.html
aniron_iorhael http://aniron-iorhael.livejournal.com/244278.html
az_starshine http://az-starshine.livejournal.com/1036212.html
banana_galaxy http://banana-galaxy.livejournal.com/1788.html
baxaphobia http://baxaphobia.livejournal.com/355674.html
beeker121 http://beeker121.livejournal.com/248552.html
belenen http://belenen.livejournal.com/680533.html
belgatherial http://belgatherial.livejournal.com/576167.html
bewize http://bewize.livejournal.com/936789.html
bleodswean http://bleodswean.livejournal.com/302882.html
bunnika http://bunnika.livejournal.com/333295.html
cheshire23 http://cheshire23.livejournal.com/652436.html
cloworora http://cloworora.livejournal.com/10884.html
copyright1983 http://copyright1983.livejournal.com/57567.html
devilz_workshop http://devilz-workshop.livejournal.com/1643.html
diaryofa_mom http://diaryofa-mom.livejournal.com/1112.html
dmousey http://dmousey.livejournal.com/39342.html
eeyore_grrl http://eeyore-grrl.livejournal.com/638841.html
ellakite http://ellakite.livejournal.com/557685.html
emo_snal http://emo-snal.livejournal.com/257974.html
encrefloue http://encrefloue.livejournal.com/5546.html
estelle http://estelle.livejournal.com/132543.html
eternal_ot http://eternal-ot.livejournal.com/13875.html
fading_light http://fading-light.livejournal.com/126714.html
fannishliss http://fannishliss.livejournal.com/240089.html
feritatum http://feritatum.livejournal.com/1444.html
furzicle http://furzicle.livejournal.com/437158.html
garnigal http://garnigal.livejournal.com/167573.html
goldmourn http://goldmourn.livejournal.com/1886623.html
halfshellvenus http://halfshellvenus.livejournal.com/697873.html
hwango http://hwango.livejournal.com/300800.html
i_love_freddie http://i-love-freddie.livejournal.com/481808.html
impoetry http://impoetry.livejournal.com/234202.html
j0ydivided http://j0ydivided.livejournal.com/1563.html
jake67jake http://jake67jake.livejournal.com/29812.html/
karmasoup http://karmasoup.livejournal.com/43703.html
kate_spencer http://kate-spencer.livejournal.com/161468.html
kathrynrose http://kathrynrose.livejournal.com/847420.html
kbr_shorts http://kbr-shorts.livejournal.com/2009.html
kehlen_crow http://kehlen-crow.livejournal.com/1048549.html
kfp_rawr http://kfp-rawr.livejournal.com/6920.html
kristalsawesome http://kristalsawesome.livejournal.com/4538.html
lapis_lazuli615 http://lapis-lazuli615.livejournal.com/214384.html
lawchicky http://lawchicky.livejournal.com/428495.html
lemonbloomjones http://lemonbloomjones.livejournal.com/1362.html
llblckraincloud http://totu-press.livejournal.com/34950.html
lordrexfear http://lordrexfear.livejournal.com/1400763.html
lostin_thestars http://lostin-thestars.livejournal.com/169731.html

Dec. 17th, 2016 06:47 am (UTC)
Re: Alphabetical list
This is great! Thanks a ton! God bless you <3
Re: Alphabetical list - kathrynrose - Dec. 17th, 2016 08:46 pm (UTC) - Expand
RE: Re: Alphabetical list - dmousey - Dec. 19th, 2016 01:25 am (UTC) - Expand
Re: Re: Alphabetical list - kathrynrose - Dec. 21st, 2016 02:48 am (UTC) - Expand
Re: Alphabetical list - eternal_ot - Dec. 19th, 2016 10:54 am (UTC) - Expand
Dec. 16th, 2016 03:45 pm (UTC)
Alphabetical list
Second half

[Spoiler (click to open)]

m_malcontent http://m-malcontent.livejournal.com/291117.html
magazhchi http://magazhchi.livejournal.com/1803.html
majesticarky http://majesticarky.livejournal.com/337540.html
malinaldarose http://malinaldarose.livejournal.com/3085282.html
mamas_minion http://mamas-minion.livejournal.com/8482.html
marlawentmad http://marlawentmad.livejournal.com/2042.html
mirrorfortress http://mirrorfortress.livejournal.com/14912.html
morettaallstar http://morettaallstar.livejournal.com/10470.html
mossmonday http://mossmonday.livejournal.com/1182.html
mrstotten http://mrstotten.livejournal.com/119943.html
murielle http://murielle.livejournal.com/297384.html?view=884904#t884904
my_name_is_jenn http://my-name-is-jenn.livejournal.com/137462.html
n3m3sis43 http://n3m3sis43.livejournal.com/141993.html
oxymoron67 http://oxymoron67.livejournal.com/735677.html
penpusher http://penpusher.livejournal.com/762504.html
porn_this_way http://porn-this-way.livejournal.com/63259.html
puppetmaker40 http://puppetmaker40.livejournal.com/1140209.html
quiltingdragon http://quiltingdragon.livejournal.com/257890.html
rayaso http://rayaso.livejournal.com/21106.html
roina_arwen http://roina-arwen.livejournal.com/1692926.html
rswndrlst http://rswndrlst.livejournal.com/10860.html
ryl http://ryl.livejournal.com/956692.html
sarcasmoqueen http://sarcasmoqueen.livejournal.com/216784.html
sestinaqueen http://sestinaqueen.livejournal.com/4539.html
shadowwolf13 http://shadowwolf13.livejournal.com/1256823.html
shanns_ljidol http://shanns-ljidol.livejournal.com/22604.html
sinnamongirl http://sinnamongirl.livejournal.com/1325281.html
sonarvampress http://sonarvampress.livejournal.com/328339.html
sorchawench http://sorchawench.livejournal.com/1883269.html
spydielives http://spydielives.livejournal.com/2166745.html
sra33 http://sra33.livejournal.com/1342935.html
tamaraland http://tamaraland.livejournal.com/937676.html
team_jessie http://team-jessie.livejournal.com/834883.html
tijuanagringo http://tijuanagringo.livejournal.com/127872.html
tonithegreat http://tonithegreat.livejournal.com/259942.html
unmowngrass http://unmowngrass.livejournal.com/216944.html
veritas_st http://veritas-st.livejournal.com/119322.html
vik_thor http://vik-thor.livejournal.com/183688.html
waveform_delta http://waveform-delta.livejournal.com/94637.html
xlovebecomesher http://xlovebecomesher.livejournal.com/371354.html
xo_kizzy_xo http://xo-kizzy-xo.livejournal.com/1398149.html
yuniebaby http://yuniebaby.livejournal.com/10397.html

Dec. 16th, 2016 06:11 pm (UTC)
RE: Alphabetical list
Thank you! This is going to make the next four days so much easier.
Re: Alphabetical list - kathrynrose - Dec. 16th, 2016 06:25 pm (UTC) - Expand
RE: Alphabetical list - murielle - Dec. 17th, 2016 01:50 am (UTC) - Expand
Dec. 16th, 2016 06:41 pm (UTC)
Sorry to see everyone go! I was nearly one of you!! ♥

I don't know if my memory has gone and seasons always start this time of year, or if I was just younger then ::dramatic motion::, but it seems to me whenever the season starts at the end of the year like this, I just end up fizzling and bye-ing out because of lack of "oomph" or time, or... my fantastical list of excuses that I give myself when the weather gets cold.

Much love to everyone!!! ♥♥♥
Dec. 16th, 2016 08:06 pm (UTC)
Anyone else notice there were 121 comments in the topic post (including byes) for 147 remaining competitors?

I think Gary is deliberately trying to get rid of us so he doesn't have to do as much work on the polls...
Dec. 17th, 2016 04:28 am (UTC)
I just want you off my lawn!

(but I like having more people in the game for longer, because it gives more folks a chance to develop. That takes time)
Dec. 18th, 2016 07:18 am (UTC)
Ugh I always fail at these! I'll try my best but this is where this game breaks me. The voting, reading, commenting.

I'm fine with the writing... and I'm even a great social player, but it's just hard in the modern world of social networks.
Dec. 19th, 2016 06:45 pm (UTC)
I feel like I need to leave an apology somewhere - I ran out of time for really in-depth comments, so I'm sorry I couldn't give good feedback and compliments this time around :(
Dec. 20th, 2016 03:08 am (UTC)

I wasn't satisfied with my caliber of feedback this round either. Hopefully it will be easier after the winter madness.

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