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I've given you some time off during what is, traditionally, the most busy time of year.

But in true Idol fashion, I've also put out a bit of a trap. :) http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/961914.html

Because you *can* take the time off. Or you can complete four entries during that time, knowing that you will get something that could be useful in the coming weeks!

Is the time worth the reward? Is the risk, because who knows what might be waiting at the end of the non-mandatory week?

And what's going on with those topics anyway?

This "week" should be a lot of fun. I'm looking forward to seeing what you come up with!

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penpusher
Dec. 21st, 2016 03:34 am (UTC)
Just to be clear about this... we would write a separate entry for the four topics you have listed in order to complete this assignment? In other words, no combining any of them into one or two entries?
lordrexfear
Dec. 21st, 2016 03:38 am (UTC)
ANSWER THE QUESTION GARY!

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kathrynrose
Dec. 21st, 2016 03:43 am (UTC)
What *is* up with these topics, Gary?

Though I have to say, my brain is already doing things with "grief bacon."
clauderainsrm
Dec. 21st, 2016 03:58 am (UTC)
Merry Christmas! (Happy Yule!)
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spydielives
Dec. 21st, 2016 04:00 am (UTC)
Is it at all possible one of those words is not spelled in a fashion one might expect it to be? I only ask because my magic google eight-ball wants to redirect me to a definition for a very slightly differently spelled word...
bunnika
Dec. 21st, 2016 04:01 am (UTC)
lol you just barely beat me to this question.
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thanks - tijuanagringo - Dec. 21st, 2016 04:07 am (UTC) - Expand
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bunnika
Dec. 21st, 2016 04:00 am (UTC)
Is the first topic spelled correctly? I'm naturally having to google this stuff, and it keeps auto-correcting to -en instead of -an. Not sure if I should be looking for a different word....
clauderainsrm
Dec. 21st, 2016 04:04 am (UTC)
It's been corrected.
mispiel - tijuanagringo - Dec. 21st, 2016 04:06 am (UTC) - Expand
tijuanagringo
Dec. 21st, 2016 04:04 am (UTC)
KUMMERSPECK
XLNT Yutub rant about the meaning of the word
.
https://youtu.be/nFrlvyKi5pI
.

Edited at 2016-12-21 04:05 am (UTC)
murielle
Dec. 21st, 2016 04:14 am (UTC)
RE: KUMMERSPECK
Thank you! This really helped, and was entertaining as well. My idea is safe! Whew!
Re: KUMMERSPECK - kehlen - Dec. 21st, 2016 08:45 am (UTC) - Expand
tijuanagringo
Dec. 21st, 2016 04:09 am (UTC)
I REPEAT KUMMERSPECK
THIS IS FABULOUS
EXPLANATION
FOR THE
WORD

https://youtu.be/nFrlvyKi5pI
.
.

Edited at 2016-12-21 04:10 am (UTC)
eternal_ot
Dec. 21st, 2016 08:05 am (UTC)
Re: I REPEAT KUMMERSPECK
Thanks!:)
Re: I REPEAT KUMMERSPECK - xo_kizzy_xo - Dec. 21st, 2016 11:13 am (UTC) - Expand
xlovebecomesher
Dec. 21st, 2016 04:26 am (UTC)
So if this is non-mandatory, do we lose a bye if we don't write?
clauderainsrm
Dec. 21st, 2016 01:26 pm (UTC)
You do not.
fading_light
Dec. 21st, 2016 04:43 am (UTC)
From my understanding, Jantelegen is the exact opposite of American society. Jantelegen and that possum one are going to be the hardest for me.
tonithegreat
Dec. 21st, 2016 04:52 am (UTC)
It's the risk that scares me about this potential situation. Is there still a chance of elimination if we try to write these, even though they're non-mandatory? I'm guessing we don't get to know the answer to that before pulling the trigger. Seems likely that the competition will be stiff.
kehlen
Dec. 21st, 2016 10:14 am (UTC)
It's been known to happen in previous seasons, yes.
(no subject) - kschlotwrites - Dec. 21st, 2016 11:29 pm (UTC) - Expand
lordrexfear
Dec. 21st, 2016 04:59 am (UTC)
So I have a simple question:
Do we post each entry in the section as a separate entry or one post linking all four?

You need to be more clear here Gary. I got this thing!
xo_kizzy_xo
Dec. 21st, 2016 11:08 am (UTC)
IIRC whenever there's been anything like this it's been link all four in one entry. It just makes it easier for people to read all four at once rather than jump around.

Edited at 2016-12-21 11:09 am (UTC)
(no subject) - clauderainsrm - Dec. 21st, 2016 01:28 pm (UTC) - Expand
ryl
Dec. 21st, 2016 01:37 pm (UTC)
An idea for the possum prompt: the Clay's Corner Possum Drop.
xo_kizzy_xo
Dec. 21st, 2016 02:08 pm (UTC)
We had a possum hiding in our front bushes for a time until The Boyz became curious...

No, it wasn't harmed. It was smart enough to waddle to the neighbor-without-dogs' bushes across the road, LOL.
beeker121
Dec. 21st, 2016 02:56 pm (UTC)
So, what if I do want to write but run out of time/ideas and only get two done? That's equivalent to home-gaming at that point right? No harm, no gain - no chance at the fabulous prizes or the possible stick?

I'm only in my own house five days of this extended week so I'm not entirely certain how my time is going to be decided for me.
clauderainsrm
Dec. 21st, 2016 03:23 pm (UTC)
Yep, you don't finish all four and they are Home Game entries.
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i_love_freddie
Dec. 22nd, 2016 11:35 pm (UTC)
Can someone help me out and explain in a very, very simple sentence what Jantelagen means?

Because I have googled it, but I just... don't get it at all.
kathrynrose
Dec. 23rd, 2016 10:55 pm (UTC)
This is the best I've seen:

Generally used colloquially in Sweden and the rest of the Nordic countries as a sociological term to describe a condescending attitude towards individuality and success, the term refers to a mentality that de-emphasises individual effort and places all emphasis on the collective, while discouraging those who stand out as achievers.

From Wikipedia

It's a very not-American concept, obv.
emo_snal
Dec. 24th, 2016 02:04 am (UTC)
Technical question: in the Topic post do we post one comment linking to all four of our entries or four separate comments?
clauderainsrm
Dec. 28th, 2016 02:24 pm (UTC)
You can do it either way. I'd prefer one comment with four entries though. Makes it easier for people to follow.
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