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24 November 2005 @ 12:16 pm
Not Much to Read Here (Well, maybe a bit about certain wizard bureaucrats *g)  
I'm just sporting the brand new Robert Hardy/Cornelius Fudge icon I created in honour of one of my favourite HP characters *g*

Unless your name is selenak or cavendish, who already know about this rather unusual preference, you might ask: "What, a Fudge fangirl?". And I'll say "Yes!".

As a bureaucrat and Minister of Magic, Cornelius Fugde adds an interesting layer to Rowling's Wizarding World. Not only is his conflict with Dumbledore an important part of the books' narrative dynamic. A character like Fudge allows the reader to view the rise of Voldemort from an entirely different perspective than that of the Hogwarts heroes. While his motives are only partly guided by concern for the Wizarding World's wellbeing, the maintainance of general peace, order and stability, he doubts Dumbledore's infallability long before others do.

Of course, he's described as selfish, self-important, insecure, somewhat paranoid and unfortunately does not always make the best of choices. But's that's exactly what turns him into such an intriguing character. He's fun to read, and thanks to the wonderful Robert Hardy also great fun to watch.

He's a good reminder that dramaturgical as well as real life conflicts are more than mere black and white issues, but the result of people just being people with diverging fears, passions, opinions, strenghts and flaws.

So, go, Fugde, go!

(While I'll probably go back to bed, since I'm suffering from a nasty cold and my head feels like it's ben stuffed with cotton wool)
 
 
Current Mood: listlesscold, sneezy
Current Music: TV running in the background
 
 
 
hianja on November 24th, 2005 02:20 pm (UTC)
I hope to see the new HP tonight. :o)

Make yourself hot tea with lots of honey and get well soon.
Bimo: Cornelius_Fudgebimo on November 26th, 2005 08:53 am (UTC)
I hope to see the new HP tonight. :o)

Cavendish and I are still wondering wether it's really worth seeing, but will probably give it a try anyway... *g*

While I wasn't too happy with the first two ones done by Chris Columbus, I really enjoyed Prisoner of Azkaban for its visual intensity, atmosphere and small glimpses of bizarre humour.

Make yourself hot tea with lots of honey and get well soon.

It looks like your wishes have worked, since I'm feeling much better already :-) Yesterday evening, at Cavendish's I had an absolutely wonderful sage tea which tasted like a liquid cough drop. Mhmm, yummy...

Have a nice weekend! All the best wishes for Jamie! He looks like a very sweet, pretty bird with his blue feathers and grayish wings :-)
Kathyh: Kathyh Dr Whokathyh on November 24th, 2005 03:08 pm (UTC)
While I'll probably go back to bed, since I'm suffering from a nasty cold and my head feels like it's ben stuffed with cotton wool

I prescribe a course of All Creatures Great and Small episodes - always guaranteed to make you feel better. I love Robert Hardy too, particularly as Siegfried.

Nice icon *g*.
Bimo: Cornelius_Fudgebimo on November 26th, 2005 09:39 am (UTC)
I prescribe a course of All Creatures Great and Small episodes - always guaranteed to make you feel better.

Definitely. I've re-watched series 1 and 2 just this summer and was totally amazed by the show's warm and nostalgic flair. The landscape, the animals, the BBC's reconstruction of a 1930-ish atmosphere... Happily married TV couples. Cute and highly amusing plot lines which are sweet but seldom too sweet, since there is always some form of social criticism in the background.

I guess, All Creatures is an all time classic *g*

I love Robert Hardy too, particularly as Siegfried.

Hardy is simply wonderful in that role. I totally adore the brotherly chemistry he has with the young Peter Davison. The Siegfried/Tristan dynamic is one of my favourite things about the whole show.


Nice icon *g*.

Thanks :-)

I guess, it's the first time that I managed to get the text halfway readable.
Kathyh: Kathyh Englishkathyh on November 27th, 2005 11:01 pm (UTC)
I've re-watched series 1 and 2 just this summer and was totally amazed by the show's warm and nostalgic flair.

We were really tired on Friday and it was cold and miserable so we watched an episode of All Creatures Great and Small to cheer ourselves up. It worked *g*.

the BBC's reconstruction of a 1930-ish atmosphere... Happily married TV couples. Cute and highly amusing plot lines which are sweet but seldom too sweet, since there is always some form of social criticism in the background.

Yes, BBC drama was particularly good at that time. They did period shows flawlessly and apparently effortlessly. Mind you the beautiful landscape of the Yorkshire Dales does help (and I highly recommend a visit there). The episode that we watched on Friday had some very funny moments but there was an undercurrent of sadness as it had the story of a widow trying to keep her farm going and there was no doubt that life for the Dales hill farmers was hard.

The Siegfried/Tristan dynamic is one of my favourite things about the whole show.

And mine. They were wonderful together.

I guess, it's the first time that I managed to get the text halfway readable.

There are lots of tricks to that *g*.