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Green Room - Week 14 - Day 3

Here are the links you want:
There's the topic for the main competition - https://therealljidol.livejournal.com/1109690.html

as well as the topic for Second Chance - https://therealljidol.livejournal.com/1109884.html

and a Work Room that covers them both! https://therealljidol.livejournal.com/1110269.html

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The deadlines are tomorrow!

I was just looking at the state of Golden Byes, and this week could be interesting. Because they expire when we hit 40 contestants.

Which means this is pretty much the last week to use them in the main competition.

If I'm counting this right, we have *17* Golden Ticket byes still in play.

7 people have more than one of them. (some of those people specifically bought them with the caveat that they intended on giving them to other people)

Now, they *can* be used in Second Chance, right up until Second Chance ends. So players might be saving them.

Not really anything to say about them, just throwing that grenade into the room.
lj idol

Green Room - Week 14 - Day 2

Here is in the information you need for today:

There's the topic for the main competition - https://therealljidol.livejournal.com/1109690.html

as well as the topic for Second Chance - https://therealljidol.livejournal.com/1109884.html

and a Work Room that covers them both! https://therealljidol.livejournal.com/1110269.html

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and here's a story. (the short version)

So I ordered food to be delivered today. From GrubHub.

Not only did it not come, I received a notice about 10 minutes after it should have arrived saying that it was cancelled because the restaurant only accepted cash.

Which is weird because they are accepting orders online - and of course, I've been to this place quite a few times, and they take credit cards.

At this point, I'm pissed *and* hungry - so I check out other services - and see that UberEats also takes orders from that restaurant.

So I roll the dice and place *the same exact order*... only it's a lot cheaper (because they don't have as high of service fees, which I didn't know).

It arrives *ahead of schedule*. Apparently this mysterious "cash only" policy ceased to exist in a span of a half hour! ;)

I went to their social media page and apparently *a lot* of folks are having a problem with this delivery service.

tl;dr - don't use GrubHub.
lj idol

Green Room - Week 14 - Day 1

I knew you were a bunch of lazy, good for nothing hippies who would wait until the last minute to do something, and then only do the bare minimum... but I didn't expect those things to be true when it came to *killing me*!

I figured you'd step up your game!

You didn't even give me an actual heart attack - just some of the symptoms of one!

smh... just plain lazy... ;)

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You can make up for that laziness though with writing something great for this week!

There's the topic for the main competition - https://therealljidol.livejournal.com/1109690.html

as well as the topic for Second Chance - https://therealljidol.livejournal.com/1109884.html

and a Work Room that covers them both! https://therealljidol.livejournal.com/1110269.html
lj idol

Work Room - Week 14

This is a Work Room for both the main competition https://therealljidol.livejournal.com/1109690.html and Second Chance! https://therealljidol.livejournal.com/1109884.html


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No one has asked yet, but because I know they will - yes, if you are in Second Chance and want to know how you did in the email vote, I will tell you what group (high, middle and low) you were in!

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I'm curious what folks are going to come up with for these topics.
lj idol

Topic - Week 14

It's moments like this where people come together as a community and really show what they are all ab...

Wait, sorry. That's not what is happening here.

This is about folks competing directly against each other and eliminating the competition until there is only one person left standing.

That other thing is more of a

Barn Raising

Which is the topic.

The deadline to link your entries back to this thread is Thursday, Feb 20th at 7pm EST

Have fun!
lj idol

Results - Week 13 and SC Week 1

This was supposed to be two different posts, over two different days.

But apparently my body didn't get that memo.

My apologies for that.

Which is going to impact the schedule a little. Not sorry about that. ;)

Eliminations are never "good news", but when you are eliminated from the main competition, you automatically become part of Second Chance. So the first part of this announcement isn't a "goodbye", it's a "We will see you over there!"

The 3 contestants who will be moving to Second Chance are

estelle, nikkiii_brown and topaznebula

With the quality of writing coming from these three on a weekly basis, Second Chance just got more difficult. (and will continue to be so every week until the survivor(s) re-enters the game!)

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Speaking of Second Chances, that is the ice dagger tucked into the rainbow blanket of comfort. With people moving into the neighborhood, we also have folks saying goodbye.

2 writers are leaving Second Chance, but hopefully will continue to Home Game and have their presence here as they continue to interact with their fellow writers, and root for their personal favorites left in the competition!

Goodbye to
kristalsawesome and minikin


Thank you so much for both of you to not just show up to take part in this weird experiment we call "LJ Idol" but to come back and try it a second time in the same season! That means a great deal.

Green Room - Week 13 - Day 10

Hello friends! I have a super special surprise for you!

Gary has extended the regular poll! You will now have until tomorrow read and vote for your favorites! You can find that here: https://therealljidol.livejournal.com/1107708.html

Second chance is here! Don't forget to send in your mail-in ballots!
https://therealljidol.livejournal.com/1108119.html

BOTH POLLS will be closing Sunday, February 16, at 7PM EST.

Spread the word! Enjoy your weekend!
lj idol

Green Room - Week 13 - Day 9

See, I told you that not every surprise is a bad one!

Hope you liked that one yesterday!

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The polls are closing this weekend, so get your votes in - the main competition: https://therealljidol.livejournal.com/1107708.html

and Second Chance: https://therealljidol.livejournal.com/1108119.html

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Happy Anniversary to me!!!

Honestly, at this point, celebrating the anniversary feels a bit like taking a victory lap! I set out to marry Cynthia, and I did! And it's wonderful! (Most days. Some days she wants to murder me. Which, given that everyone here wants to murder me *every* day, it's an accomplishment that she only wants me dead some of the time! :D)
Julia Idol

Green Room - Week 13 - Day 8

Good morning! Our fearless leader is busy preparing for his Anniversary! <3

So I am here reminding you all that there is a poll going on! The race is close so get your votes in! https://therealljidol.livejournal.com/1107708.html

Don't forget about our friends in Second Chance! Send your vote Gary's way: https://therealljidol.livejournal.com/1108119.html

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Hope everyone has a lovely day today <3 What's on your mind today? I am eagerly awaiting my short workweek next week!