Participants list: 1. Vickie_M 2. Zen Butler 3. Brad Porter 4. Angelo.M 5. Steeve Bergeron 6. Andy Olivera 7. Chris_Richard 8. ChuckDeLa ==================== 1. Vickie_M - Kate Bush (musician) - Happy Rhodes (musician) - Jane Siberry (musician) - Victoria Williams (musician) - Nicole Kidman (actress) - Elizabeth Montgomery (actress) - Trinity (movie character: The Matrix) - Valentina Tereshkova (astronaut, first woman in space) - Sally Ride (astronaut) - Nadine Strossen (activist) - Svetlana Savitskaya (astronaut) - Julianne Moore (actress) - The women of The Rabbit-Proof Fence 2. Zen Butler - Lynne Louise (Zen's mother) - Bjork (musician) - Alice (literary character: Alice In Wonderland) - Kim Gordon (musician) - Lisa Gerrard (musician) - Skye Edwards (singer) - P J Harvey (musician) - Takako Minekawa (musician) - Kelli Ali (musician) - Kate Beckinsale (actress) - Enid Coleslaw (movie character: Ghost World) 3. Brad Porter - Audrey Hepburn (actress) - Aimee Mann (musician) - Amy Sherman-Palladino (television writer) - Marty (film character: Beautiful Girls) - Mitochondrial Eve (mother) - Barbara Stanwyck (actress) - Lisa Miller (television character: Newsradio) - Cathy Rogers (television producer) - Dr. Shannon Lucid (astronaut) - Jane Craig (movie character: Broadcast News) - Katharine Hepburn (actress) - Heather Graham (actress) - Maggie O'Connell (television character: Northern Exposure) - Ayn Rand (writer) 4. Angelo.M - Rosalind Franklin (scientist) - Jean Heller (reporter) - Coco Chanel (designer) - Emmeline Pankhurst (suffragette) - Maria Callas (opera singer) - Billie Holiday (singer) - The Oracle (film character: The Matrix) - Martha Graham (dancer/choreographer) - Dorothy Parker (writer) - Bessie Smith (singer) - Virginia Woolfe (writer) - Brigitte Bardot (actress) 5. Steeve Bergeron - Sophie Marceau (actress) - Vivien Leigh (actress) - Jenny Agutter (actress) - Isabelle Adjani (actress) - Grace Kelly (actress) - Ingrid Bergman (actress) - Amelie Poulain (movie character: Amelie) - Juliette Binoche (actress) - Rachel Weisz (actress) - Carrie-Anne Moss (actress) - Monica Bellucci (actress) 6. Andy Olivera - Natasha Henstridge (actress) - Michelle Pfeiffer (actress) - Naomi Watts (actress) - Terry Farrell (actress) - Jennifer Connelly (actress) - Jeri Ryan (actress) - Cameron Diaz (actress) - Daryl Hannah (actress) - Nastassja Kinski (actress) - Lori Singer (actress) - Famke Janssen (actress) - Rachel Blanchard (actress) 7. Chris_Richard - Natalie Merchant (musician) - Helen Mirren (actress) - Anne Lennox (musician) - Rachel Carson (biologist) - Jennifer Jason Leigh (actress) - Myrna Loy (actress) - Anna Karina (actress) - Sheryl Crow (musician) - Ursula K. Le Guin (writer) - Margaret Atwood (writer) 8. ChuckDeLa - Shivika Asthana (musician) - Maureen (Moe) Tucker (musician) - Connie Willis (writer) - Shelley Duvall (actress) - Dian Fossey (naturalist) - Joni Mitchell (musician) - Maki Nomiya (singer with Pizzicato Five) - Wendy Smith (singer for Prefab Sprout) - Gwendolyn Brooks (poet) - Elizabeth Fraser (singer) Alphabetical list: AM: Angelo.M AO: Andy Olivera BP: Brad Porter CDL: ChuckDeLa CR: Chris_Richard SB: Steeve Bergeron VM: Vickie_M ZB: Zen Butler SBAdjani, Isabelle (actress) SBAgutter, Jenny (actress) ZBAli, Kelli (musician) ZBAlice (literary character: Alice In Wonderland) CDLAsthana, Shivika (musician) CRAtwood, Margaret (writer) AOBardot, Brigitte (actress) ZBBeckinsale, Kate (actress) SBBellucci, Monica (actress) SBBergman, Ingrid (actress) SBBinoche, Juliette (actress) ZBBjork (musician) AOBlanchard, Rachel (actress) CDLBrooks, Gwendolyn (poet) VMBush, Kate (musician) AMCallas, Maria (opera singer) CRCarson, Rachel (biologist) AMChanel, Coco (designer) ZBColeslaw, Enid (movie character: Ghost World) AOConnelly, Jennifer (actress) BPCraig, Jane (movie character: Broadcast News) CRCrow, Sheryl (musician) AODiaz, Cameron (actress) CDLDuvall, Shelley (actress) ZBEdwards, Skye (singer) AOFarrell, Terry (actress) CDLFossey, Dian (naturalist) AMFranklin, Rosalind (scientist) CDLFraser, Elizabeth (singer) ZBGerrard, Lisa (musician) ZBGordon, Kim (musician) BPGraham, Heather (actress) AMGraham, Martha (dancer/choreographer) AOHannah, Daryl (actress) ZBHarvey, P J (musician) AMHeller, Jean (reporter) AOHenstridge, Natasha (actress) BPHepburn, Audrey (actress) BPHepburn, Katharine (actress) AMHoliday, Billie (singer) AOJanssen, Famke (actress) CRKarina, Anna (actress) SBKelly, Grace (actress) VMKidman, Nicole (actress) AOKinski, Nastassja (actress) CRLe Guin, Ursula K. (writer) CRLeigh, Jennifer Jason (actress) SBLeigh, Vivien (actress) CRLennox,Anne (musician) ZBLouise, Lynne (Zen's mother) CRLoy, Myrna (actress) BPLucid, Dr. Shannon (astronaut) BPMann, Aimee (musician) SBMarceau, Sophie (actress) BPMarty (film character) CRMerchant, Natalie (musician) BPMiller, Lisa (television character: Newsradio) ZBMinekawa, Takako (musician) CRMirren, Helen (actress) CDLMitchell, Joni (musician) BPMitochondrial Eve (mother) VMMontgomery, Elizabeth (actress) VMMoore, Julianne (actress) SBMoss, Carrie-Anne (actress) CDLNomiya, Maki (singer with Pizzicato Five) BPO'Connell, Maggie (television character: Northern Exposure) AMOracle, The (movie character: The Matrix) AMPankhurst, Emmeline (suffragette) AMParker, Dorothy (writer) AOPfeiffer, Michelle (actress) SBPoulain, Amelie (movie character: Amelie) BPRand,Ayn (writer) VMRhodes, Happy (musician) VMRide, Sally (astronaut) BPRogers, Cathy (television producer) AORyan, Jeri (actress) VMSavitskaya, Svetlana (astronaut) BPSherman-Palladino, Amy (television writer) VMSiberry, Jane (musician) AOSinger, Lori (actress) AMSmith, Bessie (singer) CDLSmith, Wendy (singer for Prefab Sprout) BPStanwyck, Barbara (actress) VMStrossen, Nadine (activist) VMTereshkova, Valentina (astronaut) VMTrinity (movie character: The Matrix) CDLTucker, Maureen "Moe" (musician) AOWatts, Naomi (actress) SBWeisz, Rachel (actress) VMWilliams, Victoria (musician) CDLWillis, Connie (writer) VMWomen of Rabbit-Proof Fence AMWoolf, Virginia (writer) ==================== Here are my rules. 1. There will be 8 participants. 2. PRIORITY WAS GIVEN TO THOSE WHO DID NOT GET IN ON THE OTHER TWO DRAFTS, but only 4 non-participants signed up. I tried. 3. We're going 30 Rounds. 4. We'll be working on the "12 hour" rule for the first 15 rounds. You must make your pick within 12 hours (or send me your pick if you're not going to be around), and if you haven't picked the next person in line can go. You can make your pick any time after that, but someone else might get one of your choices. 5. The last 15 rounds will be on the "6 hour" rule. 6. If you send me your pick and I'm not around (hey, I can't be here all the time), your pick is safe from the person who comes after you. IOW, you're going to be gone and you send me your pick of Betty Boop. The person right before you takes their turn. Then, you're gone, and I'm off seeing a 5-movie marathon or taking one of my beloved 16-hour sleeps (yes, I do occasionally). Your 12 hours goes by and the person after you chooses Betty Boop. I check in and see what happened. I'll say "no, sorry, soandso sent me his pick of Betty Boop, you'll have to choose again." Your pick is not protected from the person who comes before you, of course, no matter how far in advance you send me your pick. I don't imagine this would happen very often, but at least this rule will keep me from feeling guilty about not being around sometimes. 7. There probably will NOT be a vote at the end of it all. The fun will be in the choosing. What good is a vote between, say, Nicole Kidman and Eleanor Roosevelt? If I change my mind (unlikely, but possible), the thumbs down icon will be prohibited. 8. Women from all walks of life and all eras are welcome to be chosen. Living, dead, live, animated, real or fictional. If she's a wonderful woman in your eyes, feel free to choose her. 9. Pictures are encouraged, but if the person isn't a movie or pop star or other recognizable person, a short bio should be included with the name. At the very least, tell us what she does for a living, and how you came to know of her. 10. If you use pictures, go back every couple of rounds and replace the pictures of earlier picks with a link to the pictures. That way the tourney won't be cluttered and it will help those with dial-up connections. 11. I reserve the right to insert any other rules as I see fit. These are human beings we're talking about, so even if you don't care for someone, words like "skank," "boobs" and other disrespectful terms will not be tolerated. Not that I could do much about it, but I could, at least, edit your name out of the participants list and ignore any posts you might make from then on. Sorry to be pre-judgemental, but some of the terms flung around in the other tourneys are appalling to me. Let's keep this one respectful, ok?