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Green Room - Week 31- Weekend Edition

Voting is *tight* right now - https://therealljidol.livejournal.com/1045876.html

Everytime someone gets a little bit ahead, the others seem to catch up.


It's Cynthia's Birthday Weekend! It's weird being out and "getting back to normal" when there are still 10% of the state without power. Things are in weird down here in general!

Vote - Week 31

A few words from clauderainsrm:

It didn’t turn out to be my personal swan song this week, but, tragicially, other people weren’t so lucky.

That happened to be the topic this week though, and for 1 contestant, it WILL be the end of the road for the LJ Idol journey.

It’s up to YOU to decide who that is going to be!

Read the entries. Comment on them. Vote for your favorite(s)!

The poll will be closing Sunday, Sept 17th at 9pm EDT

Good luck to everyone!

Poll #2072446 LJ Idol - Season 10 - Week 31
This poll is closed.

The Ballot:


Green Room - Week 31 - Day 5

As I was saying before I was so rudely interrupted by that hurricane - the deadline for the Top 4 to get their entries in is TONIGHT! https://therealljidol.livejournal.com/1045119.html

For those not battling a literal storm, how have your symbolic storms been going?

Green Room - Week 31 - Irma Edition

Greetings from the Eye of the storm!

Or at least that's what the current track is saying it's going to be!

I'll try to post updates here (while I have power) and definitely will be on FB for those who are already friends with me.

With all of this excitement, don't forget the final 4 still have a deadline on Tuesday! https://therealljidol.livejournal.com/1045119.html Did I say Tuesday instead of Monday? Yeah, I'm giving you a little extension due to circumstances. I *think* only one other of you is in the path with me, but much further up. Hopefully it will be a 1 by then. *crosses fingers for you*

Hopefully I'll see you later!!

Good luck to us all.

Topic - Week 31

It's the Final 4!!!

And yes, Season 5 had a finale at 4, and yes, I did consider doing that again. But ultimately I didn't.

If I had though, it would have definitely been an exciting one.

But I'm pretty sure that it's going to be exciting regardless, as our foursome goes forth to write their

Swan Song

The deadline to link your entry back to this thread is Tuesday, Sept 12th at 8pm EDT

Have fun!

Results - Week 30

Every week is a blow.

This week is definitely following suit with that standard.

It would have been regardless of the result. But there's something special with this time...

because this isn't just a regular elimination. There's two announcements that are in play as well.

Before we get to that though, I want to congratulate marlawentmad on her immunity this week! I'm pretty sure she forgot about it, but the Jury had one last immunity to give, and she received it!

So even if she didn't recall, she was guaranteed a spot in the final 4.

With that out of the way, it's time for the bad news. BY A SINGLE VOTE - We are losing j0ydivided.

What some of you know is that isn't the name everyone knows her by - she was one of two people left playing with an alias. Which also meant that several weeks ago, I couldn't make the announcement I wanted to make...

that we had a new member of the 100 Week Club! (actually it's 109 now)

Congratulations kickthehobbit and I'm really sorry to see you go, even though I know you're pretty busy right now anyway.

I hope we will see you around supporting your favorites!

Thank you for being awesome.

Green Room - Week 30 - Day 3

The poll is up until tonight: https://therealljidol.livejournal.com/1044472.html

It will be interesting to see who did well last week, when there wasn't an elimination, and who will end up going tonight. The line seems really small right now. 1 or 2 voters may end up making that decision. So make sure to get the word out!

I was just listening to the Nerdist Writer's Panel podcast's interview with Alice Cooper, who honestly, isn't someone that I've ever paid much attention to in the first place. Obviously, I know who he is... but not in any in-depth way.

The thing that I heard that made me go "I need to bring this up" is his friendship with Groucho Marx.

Apparently, Groucho used to bring his friends - including Jack Benny and George Burns, to the Alice Cooper shows and they would watch from the wings.

Their bond was that Groucho recognized what Alice was doing as part of the vaudeville tradition. Despite being, on the surface, completely different people who most folks would never imagine being friends - their art brought them together.

That's what I love about Idol. It's a shared love of writing bringing people together. It's something that I hope can continue, in one form or another because I think it's really important.

Vote - Week 30

A few words from clauderainsrm:

Greetings from Irma Central - where it’s all prepping for the worst case scenario, all the time!

Much like Hurricane Irma, LJ Idol is going a Cat 5 speeds and no one really has any idea where it is going to end up, and who will be left devastated in it’s wake!

(Hopefully not me for either of those!)

I can tell you *when* this week will end, but not what the results will end up being… only the voters can tell you that.

We will be losing 1 contestant to get down to our Final 4. From there? I think you know what happens at that point…

The poll closes Thursday, Sept 7th at 8pm EDT

So read, comment and vote for your favorite(s) to get one step closer to winning this thing!!

Good luck to everyone!

Poll #2072227 LJ Idol - Season 10 - Week 30
This poll is closed.

The Ballot:


Topic - Week 30

This week's topic is the same as this week's deadline:


But then again, you've been facing down the impossible all season long.

The deadline to link your entry back to this thread is Tomorrow. Tuesday Sept 5th at 9pm EDT So just a little over 24 hours.

Have fun!

Results - Week 29

It was a week where there were a lot of people who were confused.

Which is why I decided early on that I knew what the results were going to be even before the votes came in, even before I tried to explain things with my fruit selling analogy.

I wasn't going to send *anyone* home this week.

This was going to be non-elimination, but filled with a good information.

For instance, I know now that there were 33 people (other than the contestants themselves) who were willing to dive into that confusion and send in votes. You might say "That's not alot Gary", But when you are talking about "who can I ask to read everything and send votes in via email", that's a better number than I thought it could end up being.

I won't announce who would be going home if I *had* pulled the trigger on this week, other than the say it WAS ALSO the person with the most popular entry overall. There were more "best overall" votes for that entry than anything else. But the total allocations would have ended up sending them home anyway.

It would have come down to a tie-breaker vote based on number of entries from 1 person that were tied at the bottom. But that would have been the result. So in other words, it came down to a single vote again...

I WILL answer the "where did my entries fall" from contestants via email.

I will also post everyone's MOST POPULAR entry. In fact, I'll do so right now...

bleodswean's http://bleodswean.livejournal.com/332601.html
j0ydivided's http://j0ydivided.livejournal.com/9456.html
marlawentmad's http://marlawentmad.livejournal.com/8724.html
messygorgeous's http://messygorgeous.livejournal.com/9709.html
penpusher's http://penpusher.livejournal.com/773344.html

The new topic is going up soon. But maybe there is something in that knowledge of what people liked the most that will be useful to you.


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