good morning, cyberspace!
Last week, we opened up nominations for this year’s 2022 Silmaril Awards Category, Most Mischievous Imp! Over the course of five days, we received over forty nominations for this category. Which means I now have 40+ Imps wreaking havoc on my little house…
*BANG!* *CRACK!* *SMASH!*
Heh… *eye twitch* Well that certainly sounded fine. Everything is definitely under control right now… Ahem.
So! With nominations now closed, it is my greatest pleasure to tell you that voting begins TODAY! The public has spoken. The top five nominees have been selected. The rest of these imps are getting sent home. And I may now share the characters who are getting sent through to the voting round!
As usual, you are only allowed to vote for one character in each of the ten Silmaril Award categories. It is a tough choice, I know, but rest assured that your voice matters. The choices you make today could very well decide the fate of all fiction-kind tomorrow!
(because some of these characters could very well burn my house down if you don’t select them, oh my goodness, please have mercy–CALCIFER DO NOT BURN THAT TOAST, I SWEAR…!) The link to the voting form is at the bottom of this page, but I highly recommend checking out the other host blogs (also linked below) to read up on all the characters nominated. A well-informed decision is a non-fire-hazard decision, friends!
I believe that is all for all the housekeeping bits… Without further ado, may I present to you this year’s top 5 Mischivous Imp Nominees!
MOST MISCHIEVOUS IMP, 2022 – THE TOP 5 NOMINEES
ASCENDANCE by JENNIFER A. NIELSON
He’s a pickpocket, a swordfighter, and a street-urchin parkour master! Though cocky and quick-witted, Sage’s stubborn exterior is merely a shell to the kind heart and protective nature within. When faced with the choice to do what is right and what is easy, however, his first choice will be exactly what he thinks is best.
HARRY POTTER by J.K. ROWLING
An enthusiast of oddities and an even bigger pain in Professor McGonagall’s side, Lee Jordan is the unsung third in the Weasley Twins’ quintessential mischief-making! Lee is spunky, quick-witted, fiercely loyal to his House and friends, and typically in possession of products which are more than likely illegal. (giant hairy spiders, any number of Weasley Wizard Wheezes, potentially a Hogwarts toilet seat….)
PEEVES THE POLTERGEIST
HARRY POTTER by J.K. ROWLING
Haunting the halls of Hogwarts in order to make a mess for the itty bitty first years, Peeves is exactly the sort of ghost you never want to come across on a bad day. Upon spying an easy target, he’ll pelt you with projectiles, blow raspberries, sic the ever-cross Filch on you, and give you directions which are sure to find you ten minutes late to your classes. It is a truth universally acknowledged that Peeves’s singular goal in life-after-death is to wreak havoc and chaos wherever he roams, and this is a goal he accomplishes daily.
ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND by LEWIS CARROLL
Don’t be fooled by his charming smile and wide, bright eyes–the Cheshire Cat is as mad as they come. Mischievous, deceptive, and spineless, Cheshire is the sort to set you up for disaster only to vanish upon getting caught. However, at the end of the day, his heart is true and his loyalty is sure–until it isn’t, that is.
LUNAR CHRONICLES by MARISSA MEYER
Handsome, charming, and piloting a stolen cargo spaceship, Carswell Thorne isn’t just loved by the ladies–he’s loved by prison, too! Thankfully, however, his penchant for squirming out of unpleasant situations only grows stronger with time. Though the heists grow larger and the goose chases more wild, Thorne’s ability to meet each situation with snark and charisma never wavers–a bonus when your crew is comprised of a runaway cyborg, a flirtatious AI, a wild wolf hybrid, a red-headed sharp shooter from Europe, and a fidgety hacker who (despite your best efforts) has fallen head over heels in love with you.
- sarah pennington … most faithful friend
- jem jones … wisest counselor
- e.e. rawls … most magnificent dragon
- samantha benedict … strangest character
- dj edwardson … most nefarious villain
- christine smith … silver tongue
- mackenzie keene … most mischievous imp (you are here!)
- grace taber … most majestic ruler
- jenelle leanne schmidt … most epic heroines and heroes
talk to me, peasants!
Well, that’s all I’ve got for you today, folks! Tune in next week for the start of the Awards Ceremonies, which are sure to be…intriguing… mwahahahahaha!
Also! While you’re here, don’t forget to enter the Silmaril Awards giveaway! It’s the perfect chance to get your hands on all sorts of bookish goodness, so make sure to enter before it’s too late!
Happy voting, everyone!
* flings cookies in the air and disappears *