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2012-08-15 11:12 am
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So About Last Night...

‘twas a good run indeed.

I know, I know, some of y’all out there think I’m the world’s biggest idiot. To have a 1 in 4 shot at winning it all and walking away from it? What am I, stupid? Wait… don’t answer that.

I feel like I owe some of you guys a bit of an explanation. I know that some of you guys had a WTF moment last night. So let me try to lay it all out…

In Which I Explain My WTF-ery )

And lastly… thanks once again for putting this all together and keeping it afloat for us, Gary. You know I love and treasure all things Idol. It’s always a fantastic and interesting ride through the Idolverse and I really appreciate the fact that you devote so much of yourself to giving us this wonderful, wonderful place. Thanks a ton, Gary.

The Top-4 is a kick-ass group and the run to the finals should be exciting to watch!
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2012-08-07 05:54 pm

Topic 36C (F): Patchwork

The final installment of Hell Week has commenced... Here is the last of my six entries to round things out... May the Idol gods be kind and generous.

Better Be Nice! )




This has been my entry for [livejournal.com profile] therealljidol Season 8, Topic 36C(F): Patchwork. As always, thank you so much for your continued support. I have no clue what sort of madness to expect but it should be interesting. Thank you, guys. You keeping me in this game means the world to me!
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2012-08-07 05:50 pm

Topic 36C (D): Explode

The final installment of Hell Week has commenced... Here is my fourth of six entries to round things out... May the Idol gods be kind and generous.

It's Just Business... )




This has been my entry for [livejournal.com profile] therealljidol Season 8, Topic 36C(D): Explode. As always, thank you so much for your continued support. I have no clue what sort of madness to expect but it should be interesting. Thank you, guys. You keeping me in this game means the world to me!
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2012-08-07 05:48 pm

Topic 36C (C): Group Think

The final installment of Hell Week has commenced... Here is my third of six entries to round things out... May the Idol gods be kind and generous.

Big Brother Can Suck It! )




This has been my entry for [livejournal.com profile] therealljidol Season 8, Topic 36C(C): Group Think. As always, thank you so much for your continued support. I have no clue what sort of madness to expect but it should be interesting. Thank you, guys. You keeping me in this game means the world to me!
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2012-08-07 05:45 pm

Topic 36C (B): Dedication

The final installment of Hell Week has commenced... Here is my second of six entries to round things out... May the Idol gods be kind and generous.

Kind and Generous... )





This has been my entry for [livejournal.com profile] therealljidol Season 8, Topic 36C(B): Dedication. As always, thank you so much for your continued support. I have no clue what sort of madness to expect but it should be interesting. Thank you, guys. You keeping me in this game means the world to me!
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2012-08-07 05:39 pm

Topic 36C (A): It Ain't Easy Being Green

The final installment of Hell Week has commenced... Here is my first of six entries to round things out... May the Idol gods be kind and generous.

I Will Not Be Ignored! )





This has been my entry for [livejournal.com profile] therealljidol Season 8, Topic 36C(A): It Ain't Easy Being Green. As always, thank you so much for your continued support. I have no clue what sort of madness to expect but it should be interesting. Thank you, guys. You keeping me in this game means the world to me!
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2012-08-02 09:40 pm
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Welcome to Hell

Hell Week, that is. Otherwise known as Week 36... also known as the week that wouldn't die!

So yeah... 6 topics, then 5 topics and now tonight 6 more topics. I've noticed that ever since Hell Week started, there has been a very distinct pattern of stages. Sort of like the stages of grief in a way.

When the eleventy-billion topics are announced, it sort of looks like this:

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After the initial shock wears off and you realize how much work you have on your plate, it evolves into:

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Then, as you furiously bang away at your keyboard, cursing your muse for abandoning you and watching the clock, knowing that the deadline will soon be upon you, you curse Gary and settle into a stage that looks like this:

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When (if) the rage subsides and you are still furiously banging away at your keyboard, you realize that you have about 20 minutes to squeeze every last drop of creativity out of the increasingly dry sponge of your brain, you move into this territory:

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And finally, when you post everything to your journal, link it to the topic thread and want nothing more than to drink ALL the alcohol and fall down, you feel a little punchy, loopy and you then find yourself rocking in the corner with a blanket over your head having a deep philosophical conversation with your cat. That stage looks sort of like this:

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Then the next eleventy-billion topics are posted and the vicious cycle repeats itself all over again.

And the really funny thing? We do this to ourselves!!!!

But this crazy, out of control freakery is why I love this game so much. I am just a sick, masochistic bastard apparently.
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2012-08-02 06:57 pm

Topic 36B (E): One Way or the Other

And here we are, still in the middle of Hell Week... it sure is living up to its name!

Here is the fifth and final of my five entries for the week. As always, may the Idol gods be kind and generous...



One Way or the Other... )






This has been my entry for [livejournal.com profile] therealljidol Season 8, Topic 36B: Artifice. Thank you guys so freaking much for keeping me in the game this long. I have no idea what to expect this week so I guess you'll find out right along with me! Thank you SO much for your support over these crazy months!!!
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2012-08-02 06:56 pm

Topic 36B (D): Mental Health Day

And here we are, still in the middle of Hell Week... it sure is living up to its name!

Here is the fourth of my five entries for the week. As always, may the Idol gods be kind and generous...

I NEED ONE! )


This has been my entry for [livejournal.com profile] therealljidol Season 8, Topic 36B: Artifice. Thank you guys so freaking much for keeping me in the game this long. I have no idea what to expect this week so I guess you'll find out right along with me! Thank you SO much for your support over these crazy months!!!
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2012-08-02 06:54 pm

Topic 36B (C): Visiting Hours

And here we are, still in the middle of Hell Week... it sure is living up to its name!

Here is the third of my five entries for the week. As always, may the Idol gods be kind and generous...


Visiting Hours )





This has been my entry for [livejournal.com profile] therealljidol Season 8, Topic 36B: Artifice. Thank you guys so freaking much for keeping me in the game this long. I have no idea what to expect this week so I guess you'll find out right along with me! Thank you SO much for your support over these crazy months!!!
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2012-08-02 06:52 pm

Topic 36B (B): Hold Your Tongue

And here we are, still in the middle of Hell Week... it sure is living up to its name!

Here is the second of my five entries for the week. As always, may the Idol gods be kind and generous...

One Bad Night )




This has been my entry for [livejournal.com profile] therealljidol Season 8, Topic 36B: Artifice. Thank you guys so freaking much for keeping me in the game this long. I have no idea what to expect this week so I guess you'll find out right along with me! Thank you SO much for your support over these crazy months!!!
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2012-08-02 06:50 pm

Topic 36B (A): Artifice

And here we are, still in the middle of Hell Week... it sure is living up to its name!

Here is the first of my five entries for the week. As always, may the Idol gods be kind and generous...

Do Ghosts Pee? )




This has been my entry for [livejournal.com profile] therealljidol Season 8, Topic 36B: Artifice. Thank you guys so freaking much for keeping me in the game this long. I have no idea what to expect this week so I guess you'll find out right along with me! Thank you SO much for your support over these crazy months!!!
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2012-07-30 05:53 pm

Topic 36(F): Pain

Welcome to HELL WEEK y'all. Here is the sixth and final of my SIX entries for the week laid upon the altar of the mighty Idol gods. As always, may they be exceedingly kind and generous...


Looks Can Be Deceiving )


This has been my entry for [livejournal.com profile] therealljidol Season 8, Topic 36(F): Pain We're down the Final 8 left standing and things are getting intense! As always, thank you so much for stopping by to give me a read and thank you for all of your support over the course of this season. It really does mean the world to me and I know that I wouldn't be here without you guys. Should we have a poll this week, don't forget to stop on by, read some of the other fantastic pieces and spread some voting-love around! THANK YOU EVERYBODY!
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2012-07-30 05:51 pm

Topic 36(E): Pinnacle

Welcome to HELL WEEK y'all. Here is the fifth of my SIX entries for the week laid upon the altar of the mighty Idol gods. As always, may they be exceedingly kind and generous...


It's Lonely at the Top )



This has been my entry for [livejournal.com profile] therealljidol Season 8, Topic 36(E): Pinnacle. We're down the Final 8 left standing and things are getting intense! As always, thank you so much for stopping by to give me a read and thank you for all of your support over the course of this season. It really does mean the world to me and I know that I wouldn't be here without you guys. Should we have a poll this week, don't forget to stop on by, read some of the other fantastic pieces and spread some voting-love around! THANK YOU EVERYBODY!
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2012-07-30 05:49 pm

Topic 36(D): Tumbler

Welcome to HELL WEEK y'all. Here is the fourth of my SIX entries for the week laid upon the altar of the mighty Idol gods. As always, may they be exceedingly kind and generous...


Hail to the Fool )



This has been my entry for [livejournal.com profile] therealljidol Season 8, Topic 36(D): Tumbler. We're down the Final 8 left standing and things are getting intense! As always, thank you so much for stopping by to give me a read and thank you for all of your support over the course of this season. It really does mean the world to me and I know that I wouldn't be here without you guys. Should we have a poll this week, don't forget to stop on by, read some of the other fantastic pieces and spread some voting-love around! THANK YOU EVERYBODY!
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2012-07-30 05:47 pm

Topic 36(C): Nostalgic

Welcome to HELL WEEK y'all. Here is the third of my SIX entries for the week laid upon the altar of the mighty Idol gods. As always, may they be exceedingly kind and generous...


You Can Never Go Home Again... )


This has been my entry for [livejournal.com profile] therealljidol Season 8, Topic 36(C): Nostalgic. We're down the Final 8 left standing and things are getting intense! As always, thank you so much for stopping by to give me a read and thank you for all of your support over the course of this season. It really does mean the world to me and I know that I wouldn't be here without you guys. Should we have a poll this week, don't forget to stop on by, read some of the other fantastic pieces and spread some voting-love around! THANK YOU EVERYBODY!
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2012-07-30 05:41 pm

Topic 36(B): Current Events

Welcome to HELL WEEK y'all. Here is the second of my SIX entries for the week laid upon the altar of the mighty Idol gods. As always, may they be exceedingly kind and generous...


Make Me Famous! )



This has been my entry for [livejournal.com profile] therealljidol Season 8, Topic 36(B): Current Events. We're down the Final 8 left standing and things are getting intense! As always, thank you so much for stopping by to give me a read and thank you for all of your support over the course of this season. It really does mean the world to me and I know that I wouldn't be here without you guys. Should we have a poll this week, don't forget to stop on by, read some of the other fantastic pieces and spread some voting-love around! THANK YOU EVERYBODY!
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2012-07-26 04:57 pm

To the Top 10 and Beyond....

Well we're near the end of another crazy poll this week in "As the Idol Turns..."

There are currently 10 of we whackjobs left standing and when the poll closes tonight... in roughly 90 minutes from now... we will be the last 8 whackjobs left standing. 35 weeks of competition and it's getting *SO* close to the end. Yikes!

Which of course means that things get super crazy. Like One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest crazy. I'm just waiting for Nurse Ratched to walk in and stick something in an uncomfortable spot. And no, not in the back seat of a Volkswagen. Bonus points if you catch both references there.

Ahem. Anyway... one of my very dear friends is possibly on the block this week. Below is our eeeeensy-weeeensy little poll. If you have but a moment, could you take a look at a great piece by the wonderful [livejournal.com profile] porn_this_way who is an all around fantastic person by the way. Take a look and give her some love!

Though my sweetheart [livejournal.com profile] pixie117 and I seem on the safer end of the poll (though honestly, with things jumping like they are, you never know!) But [livejournal.com profile] pixie117 wrote a piece that I absolutely love this week and really hope people will take a few minutes to read her piece because it really is that awesome. Her writing is getting stronger and stronger as the weeks go by and I think she did a great job with this piece and I'm really proud of her. And I hope folks will tell her so!

Anyway... here is the poll. If you could take a second to read and maybe throw a vote down for at least, [livejournal.com profile] porn_this_way I'd appreciate it!

I swear there won't be any of these voting links soon enough... I'll actually get back to *gasp* regular content! Oh dare to dream.


You can throw some votes down OVER HERE!!!

Thanks, guys. You all absolutely ROCK!
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2012-07-24 04:45 pm

Topic 35: Sin of Omission

This week had something a little different in store for us... we had to find somebody who has not played this season to be our mighty Champion! I was fortunate enough to badger the lovely, talented and all-around awesome [livejournal.com profile] sharya into championing me for this round! So please, go take a gander at her piece! She did a fantastic job on my behalf and I am truly thankful to her.

But that doesn't mean we got to take the week off. Oh no... of course not.


Once again, I lay my entry upon the altar of the mighty Idol gods... may they be merciful.

Warning! Content may be triggering to some... please proceed with caution )



This has been my entry for [livejournal.com profile] therealljidol Week 35: "Sin of Omission"... and this is Champion week, so don't forget to check out my wonderful Champion [livejournal.com profile] sharya's piece as well! As always, thank you SO much for your support over these long weeks, guys. Your constant reading of my drivel and supporting me means the absolute freaking world to me. We're now at the Top 10 and I wouldn't be here without you! But your support means more than ever! Don't forget to swing on by the polls, read some great stuff and spread a little voting-love around! Thanks for everything, guys!!!
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2012-07-16 04:57 pm

Topic 34(C) Auguries

Here is the last of my three entries for this week's round, laid upon the altar of the mighty Idol gods. May they be kind and generous...


Daddy Issues... )






This has been my entry for [livejournal.com profile] therealljidol Season 8, Topic 34(C) Auguries. Once again, I thank you all so much for your support over the course of the season. I truly appreciate you stopping by to give me a read week after week. If we have a poll, don't forget to swing on by, read some of the other fantastic stuff and spread a little voting-love around! We're down to the final 14 left standing... things are getting crazy so every vote counts! Thanks, guys!!!