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LJ Idol Voting!


It's LJ Idol voting time! This time I'm in a one-on-one sudden death match with the randomly chosen sideshowbennie, and I'm not coming out so well. So if you enjoyed my entry on my most annoying personality trait, go make with the ticky. Everyone's in alphabetical order, so I'm toward the end.

You know what to do...


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Feb. 3rd, 2008 06:31 am (UTC)
done and done!

::fingers crossed::

ps - love the icon!!!
Feb. 3rd, 2008 08:18 pm (UTC)
Thanks and thanks!

It's gankable if you want--credit is in my icons page.
Feb. 3rd, 2008 12:41 pm (UTC)
I voted for you from the start. I'm sorry to see that you're not doing as well as you'd hoped. I'll see what I can do, because I'd miss having you in this competition.
Feb. 3rd, 2008 08:20 pm (UTC)
Thanks. I'll miss it as well, even if I do forget about it until Friday morning (like this week!).
Feb. 3rd, 2008 04:42 pm (UTC)
Just a thought... you might want to ask for more support, even if people didn't like your writing?

Bennie has, as is his right, pulled out all the stops to beat you...

Feb. 3rd, 2008 08:39 pm (UTC)
I feel like asking people to vote without regard to my writing would be against my code of honor. I want people to vote because of my writing, even if I do pull most of it out of nowhere in ten minutes. And I definitely refuse to drop down to insulting Bennie in order to make people feel sorry for me and gain votes.

That's that, really. It's just a game on the Internet, and whatever happens happens. Someone needs to pass that message on, and not just to LJ Idol... :)
Feb. 3rd, 2008 07:27 pm (UTC)
I voted for you, and I'm going to put a post up encouraging my f-list to read the entries and vote (for you) too.

Feb. 3rd, 2008 08:41 pm (UTC)
Thanks a lot! :)
Feb. 3rd, 2008 08:45 pm (UTC)
I've gotten you three extra votes so far. I'm doing my best.
Feb. 3rd, 2008 09:30 pm (UTC)
You're catching up!
Feb. 4th, 2008 02:49 am (UTC)
Wow, I'm very much catching up now! It's so close that I can taste it!
(no subject) - lacombe - Feb. 4th, 2008 11:11 am (UTC) - Expand
Feb. 4th, 2008 12:49 am (UTC)
I pimped you to my friends, you're ten behind. I'm hoping like crazy that you make it, I really enjoy your entries!!
Feb. 4th, 2008 02:58 am (UTC)
116-115 Bennie right now.

It is possible. I'm still keeping my fingers crossed. Thanks so much!
Feb. 4th, 2008 02:23 am (UTC)
You have my utmost respect for not making it ugly, as he and his friends have. You also secured my vote :)
Feb. 4th, 2008 03:26 am (UTC)
Thank you. That means a lot. LJ Idol is a lot of things to a lot of people, but making it ugly would really be against my code of honor.
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Feb. 4th, 2008 03:05 am (UTC)
During the past 12 weeks, I have taken the topic and done what I could with it, posted it and let the chips fall where they may. To my mind, it was all about the writing. I have posted in the past that if you like what I had to say, vote for me. Most weeks, I said nothing. I had stayed in the background and not concerned myself with anything other than the writing. I didn't go to The Green Room and stayed out of the tangential crap. So when you pulled me out, yeah, I took it personally. I went to the voting page and asked what the hell that was about. I heard it was all part of "The Game" and that I was getting upset over "The Game" I had no clue it was some math thing and random factor that pulled me out. That is why I asked. I posted my plea for votes and I did call you 'some college girl' because that is all I really knew about you.

Having said that, and it was established that I have been on the road all weekend and mostly away from the computer. I checked the totals when I woke up this morning and was surprised to see I had 70 votes. I got on the road and 11 hours later, I log on to find all this drama that I was really unaware of. It seems that when I decided to screw staying in the background and it being all about the writing and to play "The Game" it pissed people off. I make no apologies for playing "The Game" since, apparently, that is what LJ Idol is about. I do apologize for some of the comments from others that were made on my behalf. I never wanted to do anything other than to write my pieces and let them stand or fall on their own. I fucking hate reality show games of this sort and was just trying to make the point about how easy it would be to skew the results. I didn't want to be put in the position to knock anyone out, or to be knocked out by anything other than the writing. When it became more about "The Game" than it was about the writing, I just decided to pull out the stops and play "The Game." I bear you no animosity. Like you, when you called me out for a one on one, I was just playing "The Game."
Feb. 5th, 2008 04:47 am (UTC)
Sorry this has taken so long to reply to
(I had a really long day and wanted to give a proper reply instead of a two-liner response like most of my comments have been today.)

First, I do something similar for my entries come LJ Idol voting time, but sometimes I'll wait until a day into the voting period if I post it at all. You know why I called you out--like I told you, it was random, and I had no idea about your being away for the weekend.

At its core though, LJ Idol is a game. Yes, there's a writing element, which is why I also joined, but in the end something needs to happen to keep the game from becoming "write, vote, x people leave, repeat". That gets boring after awhile.

As for playing the game--promoting the vote is definitely a part of the game. Getting your friends involved is, yes, also part of the game. When I saw how involved your friends were getting, and how many votes you had compared to my own, I knew I wouldn't have a chance without the support of my own friends. I received this, plus the support of some of their friends, and maybe a couple of their friends. I saw at least five posts on my friends list about the vote after I made mine, only one of which (someone not involved in LJ Idol) was prompted by me. Several other people I didn't know as well within the community did the same, which floored me completely. I couldn't believe the vote ticker as it went up.

Now, skewing the results? Our friends lists are similar in size--in fact, if you remove all the non-mutual friends, multiple and inactive journals, and non-LJ Idol writing journals, our friends lists are almost identical in size. I don't condone creating multiple journals just for voting (I saw a comment in one of the recent posts on this topic), so if anyone did create such a journal (to vote for anyone, not necessarily me), I don't know about it.

Because of all this, I don't think a small friends list alone would have killed either one of us. If the entire incident didn't kerfluffle, then the voting could have been what it was intended to be--your writings vs. mine instead of your writing vs. the masses.

In the end, I'm glad this is over. I do accept your apology, and I didn't mean anything malicious in calling you in particular out.
Feb. 4th, 2008 08:13 pm (UTC)
Wow, I wasn't even aware of all this drama until today. Now, I'm glad that I didn't forget to vote this time. I really liked your entry. Good luck next week... or this week... or something.

P.S.- We should talk soon. If you're not too busy tonight you should IM me. You'll probably be busy though.

Miss you!
Feb. 5th, 2008 04:51 am (UTC)

And sorry I haven't had a chance to IM...the kerfluffle is just dying down, and I'm pouring water on the flames. Or trying to.

I miss you too!
Feb. 5th, 2008 02:58 am (UTC)
How are you doing?
Feb. 5th, 2008 05:02 am (UTC)
I'm pretty good, just haven't been around much today due to real life. At least everything's calming down, though.

How about you?
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