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Results - Week 26/Last Chance Week 5

Holy grap!

Week after week I say "that was a wild poll" and it seems like the voters take that as a dare to top it the following time!

I think that says a great deal about the quality of the work that people seem so divided as to what they enjoy the most.

Unfortunately, it's the nature of the beast that we have to say goodbye to some people. Given that we will also be welcoming others into the fold, as Last Chance Idol folds up, I figure that we should save that good news for the end, for finish on a high note.

All of the people leaving us have been a huge part of this season and will very much be missed. I really hope though that we will continue to see them around for the Home Game, and to just hang out in the Green Rooms, cheering on their favorites!

Those leaving from the Redemption Tribe are: copyright1983 (who sacrificed) and *BY ONE VOTE* dmousey (look for that name later, since she was also part of LCI)

From the main tribe, we are losing favoritebean labelleizzy and uncawes. Again, we are talking a 1 vote difference for 1 of those positions and only 3 for the others.

We are also saying goodbye to some people over at Last Chance Idol. I had forgotten that I had been nice, and so that I thought I would be giving a bit of a different announcement here. But once I checked, I realized that I had been generous and only eliminated 2.

Ah, but what a pair they are! Seriously, it would have been nice to see them progress. Unfortunately, eliminating people is what we do to get to the finale.

We are losing aimercat and i_love_freddie.

Thank you to all of you for coming out this season. I hope that we will continue to see you around!


Now for the flip side of that Last Chance Idol poll - the good news. I was nice and allowed 3 of the 5 to move up. So, joining the main competition as of this week are: dmousey (I told you her name was coming up again -she breaks even), emo_snal and swirlsofblue

Congratulations, and welcome back to the fray!
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Vote - Last Chance Idol, Week 5

A few words from clauderainsrm:

It’s the final hurrah for Last Chance Idol. The hill to get back into the competition has been a high one to climb, and every week the incline has increased a little bit.

Unfortunately, there were three contestants who slid back down in the process, defeated by the forces of “Real Life”. Which means they are leaving us right on the edge of their shot at moving back up.

They are: furzicle, fourth_horseman and itsjustc

It’s only three names, but it’s a lot of talent that we are losing. I hope that we will be seeing them in the Home Game!

Because of that though, I’ve decided to be more generous than I was planning on being.

Of the remaining five contestants - the three with the highest amount of votes will go through to the main competition, and the bottom two will be eliminated!

I gave the contestants in Last Chance an “Open Topic”, which means what they came up with was entirely in their own hands and that they should have brought their A-game, knowing what the stakes were. Hopefully they did! :)

Who did the best? That is up to you, the voters, to decide!

The poll closes Thursday, Oct 30th at 10pm EDT

Good luck to everyone!

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Work Room - Week 26/LCI Week 5

Two groups. One Work Room for topics that are happening side by side: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/797204.html and http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/797508.html

This should make things interesting!

Most of you have been at this for awhile now. But some are still relatively fresh, or have at least rested. Perhaps being able to bounce things around with someone who has new eyes to the process will be helpful!


You're quite a way into Season 9, with an end maybe not quite "in sight" but you are at least a lot closer. What has been the best thing you have created (so far) this season?
What has been the one that has been the best received?

Has there been a difference between what you think of a piece and what people seem to think about it, and how does that impact your work going forward? *Should* it?
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Last Chance Idol - Topic 5

It is your last topic of Last Chance Idol.

You have one more chance to get into the main competition, or join the Home Game.

It's all riding on this - no pressure!

Which is why I'm putting this entirely in *your* hands.

Open Topic.

Now is the time to bring whatever you have for one last push.

Make it a good one!

The deadline to link your entries back to this thread is Tuesday, Oct 28th at 8pm EDT

Have fun!
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Results - Week 25 and Last Chance Week 4

The polls ended together, so I thought it fitting for the fates to be announced together as well.

I'll handle the main competition first. After all - Last Chance Idol has good news attached as well, and always end on the good news when you can.

The main competition is losing 2 contestants from the Redemption Tribe, one was a sacrifice: belgatherial and the other is leaving us by *a single* vote: ryl

Votes were extremely tight this week, and have every sign of continuing to be that way. At this point, any loss is going to be a painful one.

From the main tribe, we were supposed to lose 3 but there was a tie for that final spot - sending them to fill out the ranks of Redemption next week. (and continuing that tribe's existence)

Which means that the 2 people leaving us are two old and dear friends of Idol impoetry and sarcasmoqueen

Last Chance Idol is a little different, because it is not only losing people - there is the opportunity to gain some as well, as they earn the right to take their place in the ranks of the main competition for Week 26.

There are 4 who have the chance to move up, and 6 who are (hopefully) joining the Home Game.

Those leaving us this week are: kehlen_crow, kfp_rawr kristalsawesome, the_dark_snack, vik_thor and xlovebecomesher

For all of you leaving - thank you so much for everything this season. Eventually, we are going to get down to 1 person, so it's the same fate that is in store for everyone but that person - and one met by 200 or so folks before now. You have made it a long, long way and I hope you are extremely proud, because you should be. (Heck, even the people who were eliminated in Last Chance - you had an uphill battle and still came out swinging. That takes a great deal of something really special - especially to have made it to almost the very end of LCI)

I hope that we haven't seen the last of you and that you will be Home Gaming the topics and continuing to show up to chat, and cheer on your favorites!

Now the good news - because we really need some of that. We have four contestants eligible to join the main competition. They have 24 hours from now to let me know if they will be "moving up" or staying where they are one more week.

The people with that choice? crackpotpie, ellakite, meridian_rose and uncawes

Congratulations to you - and let me know your decision at clauderainsrm@gmail.com
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Vote - Last Chance Idol, Week 4

A few words from clauderainsrm:

The road to getting into the main competition isn’t an easy one, and Real Life has managed to sideswipe several more victims this week.


are leaving us before the poll even goes up.

For the rest of you - that makes the field just that much more difficult. Or more “interesting”, depending on your viewpoint!

The topic this week was “hairshirt” - and this week is sure living up to it!

The top 4 contestants will have the opportunity to join the main competition. The bottom 6 will be eliminated!

Voting ends Thursday, October 23rd at 9pm EDT So make sure to get out there and read, comment and support your favorites!

Good luck to everyone!

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Last Chance Idol - Topic 4

As the field continues to shrink, and the odds get ever in the favor of going one direction or the other, it's time for a new topic to help make that decision!

What is the topic you ask?


Hair shirt

(sometimes it's one word, hairshirt, depending on your preference!)

Where is a good place to discuss it? Why over at the Work Room (already in progress) of course! http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/793644.html

When is the deadline to link your entry back to this thread?

That would be Tuesday, Oct 21st at 8pm EDT

Have fun!
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Last Chance Idol - Results Week 3

There are some times when things just work themselves out.

I had announced that there would be eliminations. But then, due to circumstances, I canceled those. But I still said that I would be giving people the opportunity to move up.

I also mentioned that due to this, Last Chance would probably be going on for a little longer. It was an act of mercy in a time where there seems to be a shortage.

However, the voters gave me a completely unexpected opportunity.

A chance to keep the numbers where they "should" be in LCI, while doing an act of unprecedented kindness.

They gave us a decent sized tie. If I said "everyone in the tie stays where they are", we would only have 3 people with the chance to move forward. if I said "everyone in the tie can move forward" we would have 9 who were eligible. Which was the same number we could have been losing from LCI regardless!

So you know what - I'm going with the latter.

The contestants who have 24 hours to let me know - at clauderainsrm@gmail.com - if they want to move up into the main competition FOR WEEK 25 (entry due this Monday) are

cheshire23 - (confirmed, moving to main competition)
ellison (confirmed, moving to main competition)
emo_snal (confirmed, staying in LCI)
impoetry (default, moving to main competition)
labelleizzy (confirmed, moving to main competition)
malinaldarose (confirmed, moving to main competition)
sarcasmoqueen (confirmed, moving to main competition)
strryeyedgrrl (confirmed, moving to main competition)
witches (confirmed, moving to main competition)

As always, if you DON'T tell me anything, the default is that you WILL move into the main competition.

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Vote - Last Chance Idol, Week 3

A few words from clauderainsrm:

We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the poll.

And what a poll it is!

We had a drop from lapis_lazuli615
and a few people missed the deadline, self-eliminating in the process: az-starshine, belenen, grail76, lawchicky and lostin_thestars

There’s not a single one of those people who aren’t awesome. For my own sake, I’m definitely going to missing them - and I know that I’m not alone.

For those remaining in the poll though, things have just got a little more intense. Because 5 contestants are going to be given the opportunity to move forward to the main competition, and the 4 lowest are going to be eliminated.

The poll closes Thursday, October 16th at 9pm EDT So make sure to get out there - read, comment and vote for your favorites to stay in the hunt, and maybe get a shot at getting back into the Big Show itself!

Good luck to everyone!

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Work Room (LCI) - Week 3

Welcome to the Work Room.

For some of you, from Last Chance Idol, you've never been here before. For others, it's old hat.

But here in this space, you are all in the same boat. Hopefully people in the main competition will come in as well (as I hope LCIers will show up in their Work Rooms as well) to give advice and bounce ideas with you.

That's what this space is all about. To help you figure things out.

Your topic has just been posted: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/791087.html

You are in a unique spot. You're in the competition, and yet staring in for just outside of the action. Like you have been unstuck in time. As LCI progresses, some will be eliminated and others will have a shot at moving up to "The Show". When you do that involves some strategy and relying on your instincts of when you want to jump into that pool to swim with the sharks.


Where is your head at with the topic?

What do you want to avoid?

What do your feel are your strengths as a writer, and most importantly, how are you using your time in LCI to give yourself a spotlight to catapult you to success within the main competition once you get there?