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Green Room - Week 10 - Day 1

Last night, we had results, in which we learned that La La Land was eliminated from the competi... oh wait, sorry. I read that wrong.

Moonlight was eliminated... oh wait, that wasn't it either.

My bad.

There were results however, and they involved sacrifices and a Write-off! http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/984904.html So make sure you check that out!


The new topic is also up: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/985303.html with it's Work Room: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/985477.html


We also have some questions about byes. Well, one specific one that I've decided to address in the Green Room.

The question was (essentially) "How can we get 'additional byes'"? Because real life interfered early on and now there's actually an *important* reason to miss the deadline (getting married)

There are people with extra byes. Some of them got them from being a Patron https://www.patreon.com/user?u=70027 and others earned them for taking part in the challenge during Break Week.

Patron byes *have* to be used for someone else. The Break Week ones are personal use.

If you are someone with an extra bye (from either of those methods), or just haven't had to take any time off, and you *want* to give one to someone else, you can.

It's called a "Gift Bye". You are giving part of your Idol life to someone else to allow them to survive an extra week.

If you are someone in need - it doesn't hurt to put out a call for someone to help. I can't personally advocate either way on what anyone can do or "should" do, because it's your game and asking someone to put their own game at risk for someone else? That's not something I can do. BUT, when it happens, it's always a kind gesture to witness.


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Feb. 27th, 2017 04:11 pm (UTC)
Feb. 27th, 2017 04:15 pm (UTC)
Boo! I'd hoped to be first, but then I clicked on the comment thread and there you are! *glares and hides*
Feb. 27th, 2017 05:05 pm (UTC)
Come on over here...I've got cookies to share, and iced coffee, and cake!
Feb. 27th, 2017 04:14 pm (UTC)
I have an unrelated question about byes.

Now that most people have used at least one of theirs, how different do you feel when you have 2 byes to just the 1, to none?

I felt pretty secure when I had the 2, but since I used one of them, I constantly fear that I will use the last one, and then bye-out the very next week, or that something will come up after I have used it and I will really need it. This fear is kind of irrational, but it is present.
Feb. 27th, 2017 05:33 pm (UTC)
I had to use one a few weeks ago when the muse decided to run off, I had to work 21 hours in a 48 hour period, I had a job interview during that 48 hour period, and deadline was during that 48 hour period.

It was bonkers.

I'm a newbie, so I don't have any experience with this Idol thing. However, I definitely felt more secure before I used that bye than I do now.
Feb. 27th, 2017 04:16 pm (UTC)
Just deleted Oscars from my dvr. Everything I want to know, who won what and everything I want to see, pretty dresses, I found online.

So glad Affleck won for best actor. His performance was fantastic.

I remember when watching the award shot was so important to me. Now, meh.
Feb. 27th, 2017 04:34 pm (UTC)
I was *so* happy about Sing winning Best Live Action Short. I kept hearing it was going to be Silent Nights, which was good but I liked Sing *much* more.

Also, was quite pleased that White Hats won for short documentary.

(haven't watched a lot of the other stuff, but planning on it)
Feb. 27th, 2017 05:07 pm (UTC)
I have to find a source for viewing the shorts!
Feb. 28th, 2017 12:36 am (UTC)
White Helmets is on Netflix.

Feb. 28th, 2017 01:40 am (UTC)
Thank you! I will check that out and see if it's available in Canada.
Feb. 27th, 2017 05:27 pm (UTC)
The only thing I care about in Award Show Season is all the red carpet pictures. I like heckling peoples' fashion choices.
Feb. 27th, 2017 05:54 pm (UTC)
I find I rarely agree with the fashion pundits.

I am drawn to the classic styles, the more modest choices. Loved Emma Stone's dress, and Nicole Kidman's. There were a couple of black dresses and one red, can't remember the actress's name, but she played Washington's wife in Fences.

Feb. 27th, 2017 06:12 pm (UTC)
I stopped watching once it became clear that politicking of various sorts weighed too heavily in the decisions.

For instance, only documentary makers can nominate a documentary... so, "The Thin Blue Line," which was on a lot of "Best 10 of the year" lists did not get nominated, because it was SO far beyond the usual documentary that it pissed its competitors off.

Al Pacino winning Best Actor for a terrible performance because, "Gee, we wish we'd given it to him years ago." "The Player" nominated for Best Screenplay because Hollywood loves pictures about itself, while "The Rapture" and "Deep Cover" (more interesting stories by the same screenwriter) were never nominated in their own years.

Ang Lee being snubbed for Best Director for racist assumptions about his abilities.

I could go on... :(

I've kind of disinvested over the years, obviously. ;)
Feb. 27th, 2017 06:43 pm (UTC)
The Player would have been "Best Adapted Screenplay", and I don't know off hand what it was up against. But how they handled that brilliantly.
Feb. 27th, 2017 06:46 pm (UTC)
Up against Howards End, Enchanted April, A River Runs Through it and A Scent of a Woman.

Granted, I haven't read the books for most of those. But I'd still say The Player should have won that for taking the source material and taking it to the next meta-level. (it helps that the same person wrote both)
Feb. 27th, 2017 07:03 pm (UTC)
Ang Lee is a phenomenal director! I don't care what he directed it should be nominated, at least. He directed Sense and Sensibility! He can do anything!

I will google In Memorial later today, because there is always someone I didn't know about. The Academy has always been too political for my taste, but I am just not a political critter, unless something annoys me. (Blush)

Edited at 2017-02-27 08:49 pm (UTC)
Feb. 27th, 2017 09:22 pm (UTC)
Sense and Sensibility was the "Best Picture" film for which he was not even nominated as a director, because the Academy felt that as a Taiwanese man he could not possibly understand the subtleties of Austen's English era.

In fact, there honestly is quite a bit of common ground there, and his direction showed that he very much DID understand it.
Feb. 27th, 2017 10:37 pm (UTC)
He most certainly did! For many years that was my go to movie when I was out of sorts. It is quintessentially English! Emma Thompson wrote the screenplay for Peter's sake! Who did they want to direct it--Julian Fellows!

You know what? I'm going to watch Sense and Sensibility right now! That'll show 'em!

And this year...Four people of colour (do we still say that?) won. Sigh. I haven't watched Moonlight or Loving. They are on my list.

In so many ways the world can't move fast enough, in others we need to hit the break. (I'm not hard to please. Wink)
Feb. 27th, 2017 05:01 pm (UTC)
Hello GR! I'm the bride to be in question in Gary's post. I leave this coming Saturday for almost 2 weeks for my destination wedding, and our destination has very spotty WiFi, and is not free, which means I won't be able to get online until I come back.
If I survive this week's topic, getting byed out the following week would totally suck, so if there are any Patrons or regular Idolers out there who wouldn't mind sending a gift bye my way, I would be forever grateful...
Feb. 27th, 2017 05:29 pm (UTC)
1. Congratulations!

2. My goal this season is not to use any of my byes, so you can have one of mine.

3. Profit!
Feb. 28th, 2017 04:59 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! I'm sending you a PM
Feb. 28th, 2017 12:35 am (UTC)
Destination wedding sounds exciting.
Feb. 27th, 2017 11:08 pm (UTC)
Ok, got my Sudden Death Write-Off! done whew!
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