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Green Room - Week 4 - Day 3

It's weird how quickly you can look around and realize that your filters through which you see the world have changed.

I've realized that more-and-more I've slipped into "Dad Mode" of how to interpret things. Which is pretty weird place for me to be in. It has though, given me more of a appreciation for the old "it comes from a good place" adage of why some parenting goes completely off track (including what I lived through growing up).

Of course, some of it doesn't. Some just comes from sheer ignorance. But that's humanity more than parenting. The latter just gives someone more authority than they *should* have been given to screw over other people's lives.

But anyway, fortunately, it hasn't really "come out" at anyone yet. (for the most part) I've been managing to hold the impulse in (for the most part) and only let little bits of "I just don't want you to have regrets later in life" and "You should stop and think about what that means when you say/do that" out into the world.

One of the places that has gotten more "Dad-Gary" than anywhere else though is Idol, where over the past couple of years I *have* heard that I've been using the "I'm not mad, just disappointed" voice. ;)

So I figured this was a good time to make that list I was talking about - of tagging every current contestant, who hasn't already turned something in - to remind them the deadline for their entries is TOMORROW ! http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/965056.html

Hopefully we can avoid a post-break mass bye-out. (Hint: It's coming. But fortunately *I think* we only have a couple more weeks of that constant threat. At least at this level) Think of this as our List of Shame! :)


4go10cheshire
adpaz
alexpgp
alohaanna
alphaloria
alycewilson
anastoff
aniron_iorhael
banana_galaxy
banyangirl1832
barrelofrain
beeker121
belenen
belgatherial
binaryorchid
bleodswean
bunnika
cheapxdate
cheshire23
cloworora
copyright1983
crisp_sobriety
dakotawitch
dee_aar2
devilz_workshop
deza
diaryofa_mom
dizzydog
dmousey
dreamchaser
dreamsofspike
dreamsreflected
dreamwriters
eeyore_grrl
ellakite
ellison
emo_snal
encrefloue
estelle
fabrisse
fading_light
fannishliss
favoritebean
feritatum
flipflop_diva
fourzoas
furzicle
amberdawnpullin
halfshellvenus
hwango
i_love_freddie
impoetry
improper_me
j0ydivided
jake67jake
kajel
kate_spencer
kathrynrose
kehlen_crow
kfp_rawr
kindabrisk
kristalsawesome
l0retta
lapis_lazuli615
lawchicky
lealila
lemonbloomjones
lilmissmagic71
lordrexfear
lostin_thestars
m_malcontent
magazhchi
majesticarky
malinaldarose
mamas_minion
marlawentmad
messygorgeous
mirrorfortress
morettaallstar
mossmonday
mrstotten
murielle
my_name_is_jenn
n3m3sis43
n8tastrophe
opal_owl
oxymoron67
poppetawoppet
porn_this_way
puppetmaker40
quiltingdragon
rayaso
reckless_blues
rimbawd
roina_arwen
ryca
ryl
sarcasmoqueen
sestinaqueen
shanns_ljidol
sherriola
sinnamongirl
soldevenus
sonarvampress
sorchawench
spydielives
sra33
suesniffsglue
swirlsofblue
team_jessie
thepheenixeyri
thesammichfox
theun4givables
tinylegacies
tonithegreat
unmowngrass
uselesstinrelic
veritas_st
vik_thor
waveform_delta
wolfden
xlovebecomesher
xo_kizzy_xo
yamyam_kat
yuniebaby

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murielle
Jan. 5th, 2017 02:44 pm (UTC)
First?

I better find inspiration fast.
eternal_ot
Jan. 5th, 2017 02:50 pm (UTC)
Happy First! Passes on an "inspiration" coated cookie ;)

Edited at 2017-01-05 02:57 pm (UTC)
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eternal_ot
Jan. 5th, 2017 02:52 pm (UTC)
Darn! I just missed the list by whiskers! Congrats to those who made it to the first 'list of shame' of this season..hope you all churn out something wonderful :)

Edited at 2017-01-05 02:52 pm (UTC)
beeker121
Jan. 5th, 2017 03:02 pm (UTC)
Part of my issue is that I keep thinking it's Wednesday since this is my third day at work. And therefore I have plenty of time left for this topic, right?

Wrong-o says the list of shame. Maybe I'll make the time it takes to shovel out my driveway ponder-time.

I shoveled about 3" last night, the current total snowfall stands at 8" (so five more to shovel) and it's still coming down. I almost wish I did commute, because today would be a snow day.

bleodswean
Jan. 5th, 2017 04:02 pm (UTC)
The nice thing about Gary-Dad is that his "shaming" is more about encouraging rather than the debilitating discouraging.

I hope to write today. Flash fiction, here I come!
murielle
Jan. 5th, 2017 05:38 pm (UTC)
Well, I had two ideas this morning. (Shrugs)
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Amy Michelle Levy
Jan. 5th, 2017 05:25 pm (UTC)
I'm probably going to end up taking a bye this week... A dear friend was taken off life support earlier this week (he'd been on it since Christmas) and I just... can't... be creative right now.
murielle
Jan. 5th, 2017 05:35 pm (UTC)
I am so sorry.
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oxymoron67
Jan. 5th, 2017 07:33 pm (UTC)
I just got an idea, so I should be off the list of shame soon.
murielle
Jan. 5th, 2017 07:43 pm (UTC)
First?

I better find inspiration fast.
messygorgeous
Jan. 5th, 2017 07:50 pm (UTC)
Just look at that list! That's a whopper! And I'm on it so...hmmm.

Kids went back to school yesterday, and there's the possibility of snow this weekend here in GA. They are saying it could be four inches! (For all you Northerners, I know this is laughable, but, if you are in the South, snow is MAGIC stuff. Highly unpredictable and it seems to take miraculous conditions for it to form and STICK!) Four inches will be enough to stop the world for about three days.

Everyone gets all in a panic to go to the grocery store for "bread and milk" down here, but my shopping list is more like "Do I have enough Crown and cookies?" Also, Little Smokies sausages and extra eggs because I can cook them in my cast iron pan over the fireplace if the power goes out! I should get s'more materials as well. If I'm snowed in, I might as well eat fun things!
halfshellvenus
Jan. 5th, 2017 07:54 pm (UTC)
I've started mine, just not finished it yet. So, as the kids say these days, "I'm aware..."
mrstotten
Jan. 6th, 2017 06:51 pm (UTC)
I've written mine and totally can't make up my mind if it's good enough to post so although have something written I'm thinking of using a bye

Heads desk
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my_name_is_jenn
Jan. 5th, 2017 08:16 pm (UTC)
I'm about halfway through my entry. I know what I want to write, but I have to find the actual words necessary to get it written. I should be done tonight, assuming all goes according to plan.
bleodswean
Jan. 5th, 2017 08:53 pm (UTC)
Right?! Me, too. Where ARE those damned words?? *looks under the sofa cushions* *paws through junk drawer* *gets on knees and peers under bed*

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mirrorfortress
Jan. 5th, 2017 11:50 pm (UTC)
I did the four entries for the 2nd and I think my body went into shock. Been sick all week and all I can think of right now is ways to stop coughing before I break a rib or something.

I'll see if I can slap something together but as of right now, taking my second bye is very tempting.
unmowngrass
Jan. 6th, 2017 12:32 am (UTC)
I hadn't forgotten!!

Which I know sounds fairly poor given that I bye'd on the first week because I DID forget, but... this time I didn't. Pinky promise!
ellison
Jan. 6th, 2017 01:18 am (UTC)
Oof, that is quite a list, and I'm on it, too! Eep, better get crackin'!

banana_galaxy
Jan. 6th, 2017 04:20 am (UTC)
Good thing I was already aware of the deadline and planning on working on my entry today, because I didn't get an email notification that you tagged me in this post.
tonithegreat
Jan. 6th, 2017 01:59 pm (UTC)
Same here!
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jake67jake
Jan. 6th, 2017 05:33 am (UTC)

I've already posted my intent to bye.

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