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Post  Mona on Sat Oct 01, 2011 11:37 pm

the Muggle Prime Minister at

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Exactly what I was thinking, PAH!

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Post  Potteraholic on Sat Oct 01, 2011 11:46 pm

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    Number 10 Downing Street. Eager                

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... to finish, etc. back to the writing.
GMTA, Mona. Though darned if I know what to write for Fudge, as I don't think I've got a handle on this story quite yet... not that there's much time to do so, lol.

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Post  Verity Weasley on Sun Oct 02, 2011 2:32 am

to finish his journal entry

I see this story as a way to get to know Fudge a little better, since we really don't get to know him that well in the books. I imagined that he is a confusing combination of inferiority complex (constantly worrying about his position being usurped by Dumbledore) and arrogant superiority (feeling 'entitled' to the position). In the previous section he was musing about the potential danger or otherwise posed by Dumbledore, but was then reassuring himself that perhaps DD was less of a threat than he imagined because he (Fudge) was a brilliant orator who could win support with his brilliant speeches.

I'd really like to get a bit of an insight into the wizarding political process with this short piece of journal writing (although I realise that, being Five Words, this could go in a totally different direction! ) And that's OK. Perhaps Fudge could reflect on a political debate that he thinks swung things his way, or an advertising campaign that generated lots of support for his cause. Something like that.

As always, these are just my ideas, provided for the benefit of anyone who's not quite sure where the story might be heading. Feel free to ignore!

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Post  Mona on Sun Oct 02, 2011 3:11 am

before he left, Fudge turned

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back to his parchment...

Ha, Verity, lets see how it goes!

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Post  Verity Weasley on Sun Oct 02, 2011 3:21 am

back to his parchment.

I


Yes, we'll see!

By the way, I think it's about time for a new Featured Story of the Week. It must be Julia's turn. How about it Julia?

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Post  Mona on Sun Oct 02, 2011 7:18 am

was fortunate to have Rita --> Skeeter (Of course )

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Post  Potteraholic on Sun Oct 02, 2011 7:32 am

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    Skeeter's support early on in                

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...my campaign?
I'll try to keep up, Verity. I'll re-read and compile more than usual.

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Post  Verity Weasley on Sun Oct 02, 2011 8:37 am

my campaign. Her piece about

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Post  Potteraholic on Sun Oct 02, 2011 9:02 am

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    my proposal to restructure the                 ... I have no idea what... just sounded politician-y...

Hope someone can think of something.


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Post  Betelgeuse Black on Sun Oct 02, 2011 10:08 am

Statute of Secrecy that Millicent

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I thought Fudge should have a comment about his predecessor, Millicent Bagnold and the end of VW1 (Voldemort War 1). Maybe we could learn about how Fudge took over.

I finally had a chance to read the McGonnagall reports on the first year students. I really thought her intelligence came through in the precision of her word choices. She tries to give everyone the benefit of the doubt, but she has little tolerance of foolishness. I can't imagine a modern teacher here in the US getting away with being so forthright. I thought the teacher in her came through in her encouragement of all the students.

Nice formatting, PAH! I'm grateful that you and the other prefects take the time to keep this site fun and engaging. I find it hard to spend much time here so I realize how much effort you and the others put in to keep the fun going. Thanks again to all!

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Post  Verity Weasley on Sun Oct 02, 2011 10:56 am

Bagnold so carelessly neglected was

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Post  Julia H. on Sun Oct 02, 2011 11:01 am

brilliantly insightful. She really knows

Is it my turn for the Featured Story of the Week? I'll do it with pleasure!

PAH: re: House Prefect: Which houses are available? Has no one chosen Slytherin yet? How about Ravenclaw?


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Re: Potty Game: Five Words (Vol. XV)

Post  Mona on Sun Oct 02, 2011 11:36 am

how the masses' minds work.

Julia, you can choose any house you want, even if its's already taken. I think there's more than one Ravenclaw prefect for instance, but you can still ask for that if you like. And no, Slytherin has not been taken yet.


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Post  Potteraholic on Sun Oct 02, 2011 11:47 am

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    Minister Bagnold, while undeniably very                

Thanks, BB! And will edit in your comments about Minnie McG's reports into the 'post-story comments' post later, when I have more time. I'm assembling a small cabinet now, and am just taking a quick tea-break! (And I agree with you, re: the precision of our word choices... well-done to all of us! )

Julia, pick whichever house you'd like, irrespective of anyone else's choice. Denise said there could be more than one Prefect per house. Last I heard, is still in need of a Prefect. Just let Denise know via a post in the 'Questions' thread, or a PM.


EDIT: Hehe, I see Mona edited in a similar answer to Julia's Q.

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Re: Potty Game: Five Words (Vol. XV)

Post  freshwater on Sun Oct 02, 2011 1:41 pm

capable, was lamentably short-sighted regarding


Edit: Fudge is currently writing a journal entry, so the post has been italicized;
unitalicized text will denote that the writing is in narrative form. ~Potteraholic


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Post  Verity Weasley on Sun Oct 02, 2011 7:37 pm

security issues.

The voters weren't


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Post  Potteraholic on Sun Oct 02, 2011 10:55 pm

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    swayed by the promises of                


"Fudge became Minister of Magic upon Millicent Bagnold's retirement, since Bartemius Crouch Sr. had lost his shot at the job, and Dumbledore refused the post." ~ Lexicon

Hmmm... Millicent Bagnold was retiring, so whoever the voters chose Fudge over, it wasn't Milly, right? Then who?
I admit it, I wrote a stalling post. Hopefully it's vague enough that it won't cause a problem.


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Post  Mona on Sun Oct 02, 2011 11:42 pm

my rival, Dr Filibuster. He

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Hope that's OK. Only name that came to mind.


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Post  Verity Weasley on Mon Oct 03, 2011 5:31 am

proved to be nothing but

Well, there's no reason why a famous fireworks inventor shouldn't get into politics. Maybe with the new mood of celebration in the country he thought he had a shot.

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Post  Mona on Mon Oct 03, 2011 7:16 am

a damp squib, I'm glad

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Post  Potteraholic on Mon Oct 03, 2011 7:43 am

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    glad to say. His money                

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...was no match for my many years of experience, or something to show how well Fudge thinks of himself? (Just thinking about how rich Muggle businessmen spend millions on their campaigns....)

lol! Damp Squib! (Dr. Filibuster's Fabulous Wet-Start No-Heat Fireworks) Very clever, Mona!

Verity, ummm... in 1990, what was the new mood of celebration in the country for?


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EDIT: Repeated 'glad'. Used 6 words in a later post.

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Post  Verity Weasley on Mon Oct 03, 2011 8:34 am

was no match for my

Mona, I agree with PAH. That was a very clever word choice.

PAH, perhaps celebrating Voldemort's downfall continued for a long time! Or if the political process in the wizarding world is anything like that in the U.S., it would have been a very long process!

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Post  Mona on Mon Oct 03, 2011 8:47 am

craftiness, and my many years --> I'm thinking a politician like Fudge would consider craftiness a quality to be proud of.

Thanks! Smile

Verity, I thought I was just guessing what you had in mind!

PAH, take 6 words next time as you've repeated a word.

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Post  Potteraholic on Mon Oct 03, 2011 8:56 am

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    of experience.

My thorough understanding of
               

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...was thinking ... the inner-workings of the government/the Ministry... but just an idea, after all.

Thanks, Mona. 6 words! Hard enough to come up with 5, sometimes.

Verity, phew... I thought I forgot some new major thing that happened in 1990. Good to see I hadn't.


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Post  Verity Weasley on Mon Oct 03, 2011 9:44 am

the voting system certainly paid

I'm sorry, but I really want to know how wizards vote.

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