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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Best Heroine Poll (Quarterfinal 2)

Our first quarterfinal is done and our next is ready to rock.  

There will be seven names on each quarter final poll. After a week I will take the top four from each. Those four names will go on to the semi-finals in a poll with eight names each. From those I will take the top five each to go on to the final poll. Here are the remaining names. I've included the book or series they're unless their book or series unless the book or series is named after them (and there isn't really another character they cold be confused for). Also, I used Google as best I could, but if you see any mistakes on this list please let me know.

These are the winners from the first quarterfinal poll.

Killashandra Ree–Crystal Singer
Eowyn–Lord of the Rings
Jo March–Little Women

Morgaine, Jane Eyre, Rachel Morgan: thank you for playing. We have some lovely parting gifts for you.

Four our SECOND quarterfinal round the following names will be on the list.

Laura Ingalls–Little House Series
Katniss Everdeen–The Hunger Games
Janie Mae Crawford–Their Eyes Were Watching God
Charlotte–Charlotte’s Web
October Daye
Cordelia Naismith–Vorkosigan Saga
Alanna of Trebond–The Song of the Lioness Quartet

The rest will show up on future quarterfinal polls.

Everyone will get three votes (3). The top 4 will go on to the semi-final round. Before you simply vote for your favorite three, consider that, as there is no ranking of those three votes, each vote beyond one dilutes the power of your choices a little more. So if you have a genuine favorite--or pair of favorites--it's better to use as few votes as possible.

The poll itself is on the left side at the bottom of the side menus. Long. Black. Sleek. Thin, but with some girth. Awwww yis.

Please don't forget that Polldaddy (the program that runs the polls and tabulates the results) will log your IP address for only a week. After that, you can vote again! Since I can't really stop people, I might as well work it into the system.

Vote early! Vote often! Drive around town voting from every library. Call your friends. Hit up Reddit. I can't stop it, so I might as well encourage it. It's all traffic to me.

Here are the remaining nominations:

Anne Shirley–Anne of Green Gables
Lyra Belacqua–His Dark Materials
Elena Michaels–Bitten
Phèdre nó Delaunay Kushiel’s Dart
Susan Calvin–I Robot
Polara–The Belgariad
Trisana Chandler–Circle of Magic
Honor Harrington–Honorverse
Rachel Morgan–The Hollows
Ramona Quimby
Keladry of Mindelan–The Protector of the Small
Lisbeth Salander–Girl With the Dragon Tatoo
Hermione Granger–Harry Potter
The Wife of Bath–The Canterbury Tales

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