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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Who is the BEST Fiction Heroine? (Quarterfinal 1)

Who is the best heroine in fiction? 

It's time for our February poll. And holy hells is this one going to be a doozy.

Thank you to everyone who nominated heroines and seconded others' nominations. Thanks to you, we have a very robust poll. And by "very robust," I mean we're going to need to do semifinals.

And quarter finals.

Quarter finals means that this poll will probably go through March and into April as various favorites slug it out. It also means you'll want to check back regularly since I will only run the quarter final polls a week each.

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 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.

Anne Shirley–Anne of Green Gables
Lyra Belacqua–His Dark Materials
Morgaine–Morgaine Saga
Janie Mae Crawford–Their Eyes Were Watching God
Elena Michaels–Bitten
Killashandra Ree–Crystal Singer
Phèdre nó Delaunay Kushiel’s Dart
Charlotte–Charlotte’s Web
Jane Eyre
Susan Calvin–I Robot
Polara–The Belgariad
Eowyn–Lord of the Rings
October Daye
Trisana Chandler–Circle of Magic
Honor Harrington–Honorverse
Cordelia Naismith–Vorkosigan Saga
Rachel Morgan–The Hollows
Ramona Quimby
Alanna of Trebond–The Song of the Lioness Quartet
Keladry of Mindelan–The Protector of the Small
Jo March–Little Women
Lisbeth Salander–Girl With the Dragon Tatoo
Laura Ingalls–Little House Series
Hermione Granger–Harry Potter
The Wife of Bath–The Canterbury Tales
Katniss Everdeen–The Hunger Games

A roll of 3 on a six sided die means that I will put every third name on the list until I reach seven titles.

Morgaine–Morgaine Saga
Killashandra Ree–Crystal Singer
Jane Eyre
Eowyn–Lord of the Rings
Rachel Morgan–The Hollows
Jo March–Little Women

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. It is black and will be rather long. (Hur hur.)

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. It's all traffic to me.

1 comment:

  1. Whenever I see "Little Women" mentioned, all I can think of is "Joey... Do you want me to put the book in the freezer?"