Welcome, one and all, to the second annual Silmarillion awards ceremony!! I thank you for attending, and I invite you to pull up a chair; relax; maybe even have one of the free cookies provided.
We had quite a turn-out this year! So many of you cast in nominations and seconds, and so many of you voted for your favorites. So, thank you again for all of your participation!
But enough from me. I think it’s time I introduced the man of the hour. Or rather…the hobbit of the hour. Ladies and gentlemen, give a round of applause to our presenter of the Silver Tongue Silmaril…
Bilbo Baggins of the Shire!
Yes, hello, hello, thank you for having me present. You’re all too kind. *smiles* I must say, I was rather shocked when I was asked to present. I’m told this category of the awards is quite new this year, and I feel honored that I would be worthy of presenting.
Well, you are one of the most silver tongued people that I’ve ever met!
You flatter me. But that reminds me…would you mind terribly if I announced the winner in the form of a riddle?
Absolutely not!! That would be wonderful, actually!
Good, good, very well, then, I’ll do it. *clears throat*
I’m shiny like the moon, but only second best. I can be a dollar, but I’m not green. I am gray, but metallic. What am I?
I can taste, but I don’t taste good. I am often held, but never touched. I can cut like a knife, but I’m not sharp. I am wet, but I don’t rust. What am I?
There, we go. Put them together and we have our winner. How was that?
Wonderful! Can anyone guess the winner?
Yes? No? Well, Bilbo, those were fabulous riddles, but I think you might have to spell it out for the audience.
Oh, I suppose so. The winner of the Silver Tongue Silmaril goes to a man brimming with kindness. A man so loving, so caring, he would rather die than have his daughter harmed. With his natural love of words, his charming personality, and his magical voice, I present to you…
Silver Tongue from Inkheart!
Otherwise, known as Mo, which I will hereby call you, I present you with this lovely Silmaril. I couldn’t imagine a better person to have this award. Your name says it all.
Oh goodness…Thank you all so much! I can’t believe you would choose little me to be the winner. I’m nearly moved to tears. You’re all wonderful, thank you for your kindness! I will forever treasure this Silmaril!
You surely deserve it, Mo! And thank you Bilbo, for the lovely presentation!!
You’re very welcome, Madeline. I’m glad I came. I never expected to have so much fun. *smiles*
Thank you all for coming to this ceremony! Be sure to check out the other ceremonies going on at the other bloggers sites. A new one is posted everyday weekday until the 28th!
- Mon. July 17 – Wisest Counselor (Tracey)
- Tues. July 18 – Least Competent Henchman (Kyle)
- Wed. July 19 – Silver Tongue (Me!)
- Thurs. July 20 – Most Epic Hero (Abbey)
- Fri. July 21 – Strangest Character (Savannah)
- Mon. July 24 – Most Epic Heroine (Deborah)
- Tues. July 25 – Most Mischievous Imp (Elise)
- Wed. July 26 – Most Magnificent Dragon (DJ)
- Thurs. July 27 – Most Loyal Friend (Zachary)
- Fri. July 28 – Most Nefarious Villain (Jenelle)
And for those of your curious what the result percentages were…
- Silver Tongue from Inkheart – 33%
- Puddleglum from The Chronicles of Narnia – 32% (Dear Puddlglum lost by one vote!)
- The Florid Sword from The Wingfeather Saga – 13%
- Eanrin from The Tales of Goldstone Wood – 13%
- Leonard from The Tales of Goldstone Wodd – 8%
Well, what a great time! I hope you’ve enjoyed Bilbo’s presentation, and yay for Mo! Send your congrats to him down below! Thank you all again for participating! 😀