Silmarillion Awards 2017 - Strangest Character Nominations


July 3, 2017


   The time has finally come! Perhaps someday I shall tarry in telling you exciting news, but it is not this day! May I present to you ...


   The Second Annual Silmarillion Awards! 

   If you were around last year for the Silmarillion Awards, you're (most likely) already flying down to the comments section to get started. But for those of you who're new to this, let me explain real quick.

   The Silmarillion Awards are an event put on my Jenelle Schmidt and DJ Edwardson to celebrate our favorite fantasy characters by having all of you guys nominate (and second, third, fourth, etc.) the best fantasy characters in literature to win one of ten Silmarillion Awards. And, seeing as this is an event for fantasy characters, the characters presenting the awards at the end will be the some of the best characters of all time - characters from the Hobbit and Lord Of The Rings. So I'm afraid that no Tolkien characters can be nominated, but everyone else (so long as they're a fantasy characters, and some exceptions may be made for characters from spec-fiction that is close enough to fantasy ;)) is fair game! And be sure to include the title of the book the character you nominate is from, so that everyone knows.

   So, you guys have a few days (the exact schedule for the Silmarillion Awards is at the bottom of this post) to nominate (and second, third, fourth, fifth, etc. - there's no limit to how many times a character can be seconded, and you can second as many as you'd like!) the best fantasy characters, and then the five that got seconded the most will move on to the voting round. (you can find more thorough rules about the Silmarillion Awards in this post by Jenelle

   And as you can obviously tell by the title of my post, this Silmaril Award is for the Strangest Character in fantasy. Last year's winner was Puddleglum from The Chronicles of Narnia, with characters like Luna Lovegood, Howl, and Calficer coming close :D. Which means that Puddleglum is the only non-Tolkien character that can't be nominated this year, seeing as he's already won one of these awards ;).
   Also, as something special to spice up the second Silmarillion Awards, there will be tons of giveaways running throughout it! (scroll down to see the one I'm running ;))

   So. Go rush down to the comments section to nominate your favorite strange, quirky character - and then scamper off to the other blogs hosting the Silmarillion Awards (links below) to nominate characters in other categories! (and enter ALL the giveaways, while you're at it xD).

   Go wild, my friends!

 

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   Participating Blogs In The Second Annual Silmarillion Awards





   Strangest Character Silmaril Award - Savannah @ Scattered Scribblings (you are here)  





~ Savannah Grace 

   Well, what are you waiting here for? Go! Nominate!

NOTE: the nominations are CLOSED now - the next phase of the Silmarillion Awards will be posted on the 10th!

156 comments :

  1. I nominate OreSeur from the Mistborn series.

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  2. I nominate Jackaby (from the Jackaby series) and Peet the Sock Man from On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness!

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    1. I second Peet the Sock Man!!

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    2. I second Peet.

      (Also, I realize that I'm going through and seconding all of your nominations. You have /really/ good taste in books! xD)

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    3. I second Peet the Sock Man!!

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    4. I second Peet!

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    5. I second Jackaby and Peet! Such awesome suggestions!

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  3. I nominate Ratha from the Fog of Forgetting trilogy! (Points to you if you know who that is)

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  4. I nominate Winter from The Lunar Chronicles!

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  5. I nominate Howl, and Calcifer from Howl's Moving Castle, and Archer, Dillian, and Hathaway, and the goon, from Archer's Goon.

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    1. I second Archer and Hathaway!!

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    2. I second all of those, @FloridSword.

      -Rogue9

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    3. I second Howl and Calcifer. :D

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    4. (Oops, I meant just Calcifer. I forgot that I already seconded Howl under Lostfairy's comment. *headdesk*)

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    5. Sooooo much seconding to Howl and Calcifer!!!

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    6. I second Calcifer!

      ~Skylar Reese

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    7. I second Howl and Calcifer! *desperately wants one of them to win*

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  6. I nominate Ra from The Kane Chronicles and Howl from Howl's Moving Castle. XD

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  7. Dundy, the Death Unicorn from Storm Warden by Janeen Ippolito
    Missy the girl who wears bugs from Midsummer Captives by Lea Doue

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  8. I nominate Winter from The Lunar Chronicles!

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    1. Me too! I second Winter. But isn't The Lunar Chronicles sci-fi?

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    2. I saw someone ask, and they said that The Lunar Chronicles counts. :)

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    3. I second Winter!

      ~Skylar Reese

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  9. I nominate Wizard Fenworth from the Dragonkeeper Chronicles, and second Peet the Sock Man.

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    1. Oh yes, I second Fenworth. He's a good ol' favorite of mine.

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    2. I second Fen! (Love him so much :D)

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    3. Peet the Sockman! I forgot about him. Totally seconded.

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    4. I second Fenworth! (I think...? I nominated him in another category. But can I still second him for this category? I forgot how that was handled last year.)

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    5. @Christine: As far as I know, you can nominate/second characters for multiple categories. :D You just can't nominate/second them multiple times WITHIN a category.

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  10. I nominate Bramble from Where the Woods Grow Wild by Nate Philbrick.

    I also nominate Gurgi from the Prydain Chronicles by Lloyd Alexander. :)

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    1. Second Gurgi!

      -Rogue9

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    2. I second Gurgi! That is one oddball of a character.

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    3. Seconding Bramble and Gurgi!

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  11. THIS IS THE COOLEST THING EVER!! *HOW* did I not know about this?!?
    Wait, I CAN'T SAY ARAGORN?? What even? *pouts*
    Okay, fine. Strange characters? Hm... Does it matter if they're sci-fi? I'd nominate Augray and Malacandra from The Space Trilogy by C.S. Lewis. I mean, they're a sorn and an Oyarsa--can you get stranger?? (The Space Trilogy isn't super popular, so I'm not expecting that many people to have an clue what I'm talking about, but those are definitely some of the strangest characters I've read about!!)

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    1. Ooh, I love the Space Trilogy! :D It's been awhile since I've read it though... (It might count as space fantasy?)

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    2. Yeah... the Space Trilogy was basically fantasy-set-in-space. Counts.

      I'll second both!

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    3. I sooo need to read the Space Trilogy....

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  12. I nominate Nidawi the Everblooming, from Shadowhand By Anne Elisabeth Stengl. :)

    -Rebekah

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  13. King Canute from The Lost Kingdom of Bamarre.

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  14. Hmm, what about the Mad Hatter from Alice in Wonderland? I nominate him!

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    1. I second the Mad Hatter! :D Does that count as fantasy, though?

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    2. Oh yes, I second Mad Hatter!

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    3. I second the mad hatter! And the March Hare! (Maybe every Wonderland character?)

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    4. ALWAYS YES TO THE MAD HATTER. I second!

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    5. I second the Mad Hatter! And...yeah, every Wonderland character. March Hare, Chesire Cat, White Rabbit.
      "What rabbit?" :P

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    6. I second the Mad Hatter and nominate the Duchess and Red Queen (both from Alice in Wonderland).

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  15. Whaaat? This is soooo cool but goodness, I have to go dig up my sheets of fantasy books and list of characters to figure out who to nominate! And I'll have to tour all the blogs. So, we basically nominate just by commenting, right? Good. That's easy enough. See you later then when I have figured this out!

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  16. Luna Lovegood from Harry Potter! Does she count as a fantasy character??

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  17. I second Mad Hatter!! ;)
    Jaidyn Elise

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  18. I nominate the Gentleman with the Thistledown Hair from Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell!

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  19. I nominate Dustfinger from the Inkheart Trilogy!

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    1. He's such a cool character, but I'm not sure I'd say he's the STRANGEST character... I'll second anyway! :)

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  20. I also nominate Hatta (from Heartless), Artemis Fowl (from the Artemis Fowl series), Angela (from the Inheritance Cycle), and Effie Trinket (from The Hunger Games). As you can tell, I'm slightly late to the party xD.

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    1. I second Angela! I never really liked her, but she IS strange!!

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    2. Not to break up the excitement, but Effie Trinket is from dystopian, so she isn't eligible. (Otherwise I would TOTALLY second her!)

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    3. Drat - and to think I was the one who nominated her - oops? *is embarrassed* xD Oh well!

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    4. I'm late to the party, too, Savannah! I second Hatta!

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    5. I second Hatta!!

      ~Skylar Reese

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    6. Ohhh, Angela. Definitely second her.

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    7. @Savannah! LOL, no problem! You have no idea how many times I've come close to nominating someone from a non-fantasy genre. XD

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  21. I nominate Sam from LOTR for Most Loyal Friend. He's definitely it! *hugs Sam*
    Thanks fro the post.
    God bless! <3

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  22. I second Luna from Harry Potter. She always makes me laugh with her "deep" thoughts and comments!

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  23. This is my favorite category.

    I will second Luna Lovegood.
    I'm going to nominate Zifnab from the Death Gate Cycle.

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  24. I nominate Falon the Mortiwraith from Wayne Thomas Batson's "The Door Within" series.

    I also nominate Migmar the Gnome from Batson and Hopper's "The Berinfell Prophecies"!

    And I ALSO nominate Fred the Sword from Batson's "The Dark Sea Annals". I L<3VE FRED!!! XD

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    1. I second Falon and Fred the sword! XD

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    2. I second Falon and Fred the Sword! (Fred's the best. XD)

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  25. I nominate Snufkin from the Moomin books. :)

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  26. I nominate Wit from Brandon Sanderson's Stormlight Archive.

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  27. I nominate Prince Duncan from League of Princes series.

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  28. I nominate Pattern from Sanderson's Stormlight Archive.

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  29. I nominate Azrael and Salazar from Paper Crowns by Mirriam Neal!

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  30. I second Howl from Howl's moving Castle, and Calcifer. ;) (also from Howl's moving castle, though I'm sure everyone knows that by now, lol!! xD)
    Jaidyn Elise

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  31. Lucinda, from fairest and Ella enchanted.

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  32. Whoa! So many great characters for this category! I second Calcifer, the Mad Hatter, OreSeur, and Luna Lovegood.

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  33. I nominate the Fangs from On The Edge Of The Dark Sea Of Darkness. Creepy.... and, sorry, this was a little late!

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  34. (Is it bad that I wish I could nominate characters from my own stories? XD)

    I nominate:
    - Tomas from Lady Moon by Rachel Starr Thomson
    - Peter Pan from Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie
    - The Quarkbeast from The Last Dragonslayer by Jasper Fforde
    - The Cheshire Cat from Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

    This category is the BEST. <3

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    1. (Mary, I'm positive that about 97% of your casts would be perfect for this category! XD)

      I second Peter Pan and the Cheshire Cat! <3

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  35. *runs around frantically nominating before time runs out* I guess I nominate Winter too. I seconded her before. (from Lunar Chronicles) They said it counts, even though I still say it's sci-fi. :)

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  36. I also nominate Burndee from The Reluctant Godfather by Allison Tebo. I can't believe I almost forgot him!

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  37. This was super fun- I can't wait to see who got the most votes!! ;)
    Jaidyn Elise<3

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