Welcome back to another evening of results. Selena here, reporting from a good fifty miles below Persephone H.Q. I want everyone to remember, as we go through these last few battles together, that I love each and every one of you. Let’s all take a deep breath before we click, and quietly put all the pitchforks and fire utensils back in the shed. After tonight’s results, I kind of want to poke myself with a pitchfork.
Her Awesomeness, Supreme Grand Champion Badass of the YA Fantasy/Sci-fi/Dystopia category is sassy British bookworm, Hermione Granger.
We’re going to take a moment here to light a candle for one Ms. Meg Murray. I met Meg in the second grade, when my beloved library teacher Mrs. Mumaugh read my class A Wrinkle in Time. I was already a pretty big reader, but A Wrinkle in Time opened my eyes to a whole new world of fiction. As a weird, clumsy, socially befuddled, only kid with an over-active imagination I was bowled over by the idea grown-ups could use their over-active imaginations to create whole worlds. I know a lot of you wanted to be or identified with Meg when you first met her, I wanted to be Madeline L’Engle. I can’t help but think a wee Ms. J.K. Rowling wasn’t inspired a little by her as well. I contend that without Meg, there would be no Hermione, so this is technically a win for both of them. In spirit.
Her Awesomeness, Supreme Grand Champion Badass of the Adult Fantasy/Sci-fi/Dystopia (pausing to say I’m kind of glad that’s the last time I have to type F/S/D.) is feisty firebrand Esmerelda “Granny” Weatherwax, proving Team Pratchett are purists. Farewell, lady-with-a-great-name, Anathema Device. You fought hard.