We are going to try something new here on Austenitis…specifically, we’re going to have a little tournament. No doubt many of you are familiar with the wonderful big tournaments that Miss Elizabeth holds over at Elegance of Fashion. This one won’t have anywhere near 50 competitors. In fact, there will just be 14.
The point is to figure out which person from classic literature (and period dramas) is the most annoying – specifically which girl. Being most annoying doesn’t mean they’re the worst. For example, Lydia Bennet is not part of this tournament. When voting, you won’t be voting for the worst girl in terms of how “wicked” they were, but rather on the scale of how much they annoy you. Which one bugs you most? That’s that question I want you to be answering. :) Some are ones who probably just annoy me and a few of you (like Harriet Smith) while some are universely disliked (like Josie Pye).
Now, on April 18 (one week from today), the event will launch officially! There will be seven polls, each with two ladies. At the end of that week, we should have seven ladies left. These will go into three polls, with two, two, and three in them respectively. With three left, we’ll have one poll with three people – here, you’ll be able to vote for two girls at once. Finally, with only two left, they’ll be put against each other, for a final result! If all goes according to plan, the winner of the Annoying Ladies Mini-Tournament should be announced on May 16!
Edit: I have added two more contestants to the rounds, so we’ll have 16 total! This means we’ll start with eight polls, then four, then two, and finally just one. Dates should be the same though.
I made up some buttons for using to “advertise” the mini-tournament. Feel free to post them on your blog! I admit, the top one is my favorite... :) And now we just have to wait for a week before we can begin…