March 25th, 2009

manga

State of the Polls

Here's the latest look at the therealljidol polls. Ironically, I'm doing very well in the first poll, but as things stand, this will be my last week in the contest. I'm last in the poll for topic #2, "Current Events," for which I actually did a considerable amount of research. Ah, well. I should have remembered how important it is to make an emotional appeal.

The bottom competitor of each poll will be eliminated, and alexpgp has been granted immunity.

Poll #1370721 LJ Idol, Season Five – Week Twenty-Six: The End of My Rope
This poll is closed.

The Ballot:

27(6.2%)
24(5.5%)
31(7.1%)
67(15.3%)
66(15.1%)
64(14.6%)


Poll #1370722 LJ Idol, Season Five – Week Twenty-Six: Current Events
This poll is closed.

The Ballot:

23(5.4%)
21(5.0%)
28(6.6%)
63(14.9%)
64(15.1%)
57(13.5%)


As always, if you can see the red lines, you've already voted. If not, please take a moment and cast your vote.

I appreciate all your support, which has helped me get this far in this contest. It's not been easy against such extraordinary writers! It's been a good run.
Oscars

An Inside View of History

I have been watching all the movies that won the Oscar for Best Picture. The most recent one I watched was the 1966 winner, A Man for All Seasons, directed by Fred Zinnemann and starring Paul Scofield, Leo McKern, Susannah York and Robert Shaw (I'll come back to the 1965 winner, The Sound of Music, at a later time).


A Man for All Seasons is a historical film that takes an intimate look at the religious and political factors at play during the reign of Henry VIII, in particular as it affected Sir Thomas More. While the first half of the film seems dry, it sets up the events of the second half.


The other competitors that year were Alfie; The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming; The Sand Pebbles and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?


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manga

Last Chance to Vote

The polls at therealljidol are open for 33 more minutes (until 8 p.m. EDT). I'm currently down two votes in the second poll (remember: alexpgp has immunity), which means it's sayonara soon!

If you haven't voted yet, please do. And if you'd like me to stay in, it wouldn't hurt to ask a friend or two to help, as well. Looks like it's a horse race between me and abbismom. Man, this is exciting!

Poll #1370721 LJ Idol, Season Five – Week Twenty-Six: The End of My Rope
This poll is closed.

The Ballot:

27(6.2%)
24(5.5%)
31(7.1%)
67(15.3%)
66(15.1%)
64(14.6%)


Poll #1370722 LJ Idol, Season Five – Week Twenty-Six: Current Events
This poll is closed.

The Ballot:

23(5.4%)
21(5.0%)
28(6.6%)
63(14.9%)
64(15.1%)
57(13.5%)