Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Match #19: Hermione (Seed #4) vs Emerson (Seed #20) goes to Hermione!

And the winner is.....


Welcome to The YA Sisterhood and round 2 of The Tournament of Heroines, The Superior Sixteen!  Thank you in advance for your participation in our Tournament of Heroines! We hope you make some friends (and not too many enemies), discover some fantastic books, and have a lot of fun!

Some general rules before we begin:

There may be some spoilers in the following post. We've tried to keep it fairly general, but overall, this Tourney will not be spoiler-free. So beware.

Secondly, You are welcome to write your own comments about either character in the comments section, but we will not tolerate rudeness. The minute it crosses over from logical argument into character bashing, your comments will be deleted and your vote canceled.  POLLS WILL BE OPEN FOR 24 HOURS AND WILL CLOSE AT 12:01AM EST ON DECEMBER 22nd.

And now for the match....

I’m Jen, from the blog Unedited, I tweet avidly at @jenunedited, and can be found stalking YOU on facebook… but that’s enough about me. I’m the advocate for Hermione Granger and that’s where my focus is. To stay involved of all things Hermione Granger use hashtag #TEAMHERMIONE on twitter! Include my twitter so I can retweet and connect with you as much as possible!

About Her

So, let’s talk Hermione. You know, the girl who started with two big front teeth and turned into one amazing hottie. This brown hair, brown-eyed beauty can be found wearing the latest fashions when she isn’t in her black robes at Hogwarts. She’s not only bright in the Muggle world (non-magic folks) but can be found at the top of her class in the Wizarding world (magic folks… keep up). She’s known as a bit of a know-it-all but when you find yourself in a bind she’ll be the first with a spell to pull you right out of the sticky situation.

Best Attributes

Hermione isn’t your cookie-cutter heroine. The rawness in her inability to fit in makes her relatable to many girls. She wants to make friends and when she finally does she befriends several different personalities. The beauty of her friendship is the loyalty and trustworthiness she brings to the table. Judgment is left for those who are incompetent of understanding her beliefs. She’s a great support system for the house-elves and will stop at nothing until they’re freed. She’s a go-getter and the term give-up can NOT be found in her vocabulary.

What makes Hermione a true heroine?

Protecting the innocence and taming the guilty is a regular occurrence when hanging with her two best friends, Ron and Harry. From performing spells to hide from her enemies, to flying her way out of a sticky situation on the back of an invisible thestral (only seen to those who’ve witnessed death) this girl puts trust to a whole new level. Her ability to fake her way through a chess game, know how to destroy horcruxes, and learning all about the deathly hallows, she’s your own personal guide in any walk of life. Did I mention her determination... look at her... see what I mean?

Why should you vote for Hermione instead of Emerson?

Holy pancake… the pressure is on. Emerson is no joke. She’s a total rockstar in Hourglass. How’s a girl like Hermione supposed to compete with her? BECAUSE SHE’S JUST AS AWESOME. Duh, (what did you think I was going to say?)

These characters are here for a reason, as are their advocates. We’re supposed to show their brilliance. I can’t force you to vote for Hermione (if I could she would have already used the IMPERIO curse on you… which she’s fully against – I’m the one with no self-control).

Emerson is no underdog and though several people will say that Hermione has had her time in the spotlight, I have to ask, has she really? Hermione has never been in the spotlight by herself. Always sharing it with her two best buds, Ron and Harry can be time consuming. JK Rowling did wonderful showing friendship and loyalty, but Hermione deserves a little more confidence and faith that her readers didn’t just love the boys, but her as well. This round I’m asking you to show Hermione some extra love that she’s just as important solo as she is in a trio.

And just in case that isn't enough, how about Ryan Gosling helping promote a good cause? After all, isn't he sweet to be TEAM HERMIONE?

Anything else you’d like to add?

This ROCKSTAR was ready for fame and her name deserves to be on the next bracket. Help me carry our girl to the end and you won’t just dream of pygmy puffs and chocolate frogs… those goodies will be granted.


This blonde haired green eyed girl isn't your everyday time traveler.
She takes time travel to a whole new level!
Entirely selfless, beyond brave, big hearted and true.
Don't let her size fool you. This girl's got fight and sarcasm to back it up!
“It's amazing what flipping a grown man over her shoulder does for a girl.”
----Why we love her----
Most girls would fall apart after losing both parents. Throw in an overprotective brother with custody over pretty much her entire life, and the fact that she see's ghosts. This girl can definitely hang in there!
After meeting Micheal (potential love of her life), learning about The Hourglass, and being told that the future of everyone she loves rests in her hands.
Does she panic?
"I made the decision to help you all by myself. I know you have my back and I have yours..."
----What makes her our heroine----
She's smart and strong willed to the end.
Never backing down.
Defying all odds.
This girl doesn't need saving.
She knows what it'll take to live, to survive, to save them all!
She'll fix the past, save the future, and get the guy in the end while doing it!
“Your size makes you seem delicate, like a spiderweb. But the wise fly knows that delicate can also be strong.”

----Emerson vs Hermione----
Emerson didn't have much time to master her time travel ability. She didn't have to take classes to learn her skills. She knew what she could do. She knew what she had to do. 
And she came through! This girl doesn't need a fancy school or magic wands.. All she needs is heart, determination, and faith in herself. 
Emerson Cole has all that and more!

----Still not convinced?----
Here's a video from the one person that knows Emerson Cole the best. 
Micheal has a little something to say about his true heroine....

---What if we win this?----
We're not done yet! Here's what you've got to look forward too after another Team Emerson Win!

The next Team Emerson post will be filled with all new surprises! 
One particular surprise involving YOU GUYS!!! 
Have I sparked your curiosity yet???
Only one way to find out!!! Vote Vote Vote!!!!

If that's not enough

The AMAZING Myra McEntire promised a brand new scene from Hourglass!!!
(Her last scene was AMAZING guys!! Your gonna wanna read more! I know I do!) 

She's not done yet...
This incredibly awesome author has also promised to giveaway an
ARC of Timepiece!!! 
Along with an

if Team Emerson can win it all!!!!

Now it's up to you guys!

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