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11 December 2017 @ 05:29 pm
Here is a list of fics and fanarts I created for lj-related occasions (exchanges, fests, etc.) Older HP and ASOIAF fanarts can be found on my deviantArt. Most of my ASOIAF fanarts can be found also on tumblr, including fanarts not created for lj.

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There are more to come in the future! Stay tuned ;)
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una vecchia barbogia
28 October 2015 @ 02:25 pm
Gift for hoggywartyxmas: sent
Gift for sshg_giftfest: just sent
Prompt for severus_snape: claimed

Last time I wrote something here, I forgot to share with you this wonderful little Snape a friend gave me for my birthday! Isn't he super cute?

una vecchia barbogia
11 October 2015 @ 08:28 pm
Hello. It's been a while. I'm fine, though I'm between jobs now, which is never something I relish. Anyway, having one week without working (or rather, without a paid job since I still made some pre-production work for an upcoming comic) allowed me to complete my gift for the sshg_giftfest. It's now in the hands of my beta and will be declared finished as soon as all the corrections will be over. I've also started thinking about what to produce for hoggywartyxmas though I still haven't decided yet whom to draw. (I have the scene in mind, but I haven't decided who is the protagonist yet.)

Due to the upcoming fest - and the accident which I'll describe in a moment - I found myself into fandom once again (more or less) which is something that didn't happen since... well, last Christmas. I had a discussion about the Pottermore page for Snape with sigune, and bvizen posted a very interesting reflection about the dwindling of fandom on her deviantArt.

I'm the first guilty of not following fandom that much, so I won't justify myself, but Christmas brings back all the Potterfan in me, so here we are.

The accident I was talking about is that, at the end of July, I inadvertently killed my beloved Kindle. I stepped on it with a knee in the darkness (it was on my bed and I was returning to bed after going to the toilet. I climbed upon it, in the whole surface of my bed) and it died. I was destroyed, since I loved it dearly, and I did not expect becoming its killer. It was a beautiful Kindle 3 with the keypad AND the text-to-speech function. Since they were so useful, Amazon decided to go without keypad and audio in the next generations of Kindle devices. After all, who loves to hear a voice reading while riding their exercise bike? Who loves a keyboard instead of this touch trend?

I studied new devices for a couple of weeks, and in the end I bought a Kindle Voyage because at least it had sensors for turning the pages. Alas,the sensors don't work when you use the Kindle in landscape version as I do (silly me), the system to create collections is more complicated than before, and it doesn't have the audio, but I'm getting used to my new Kindle nonetheless. I've called him Oenomaus from Peter Mensah's character in Spartacus. (Peter Mensah, I love you!)

I tried to translate everything from by old Kindle to my new one, but some fics are saved in mysterious folders and I haven't been able to retrieve them all. I had more or less 90 SS/HG fics saved in my old Kindle, and now I have more or less 70 in Oenomaus. I've deleted some fics I knew I wasn't going to read again, and I have downloaded a dozen new fics (yay! Here comes the 'back into fandom') part. At the moment I'm reading The Golden Age by Arsinoe de Blassenville, which I gather is a famous fic I was ignorant about only a week ago. I'm conflicted about it, but want to finish it anyway.
una vecchia barbogia
08 September 2015 @ 01:19 am
I'm alive and kicking ^^


Sign Ups begin Sep 7 at sshg_giftfest

una vecchia barbogia
26 January 2015 @ 08:27 pm

Hi! This is a quick post to share with you two news:

1. I'm I’m building a shop on Etsy. I’ll be selling some old fanarts (ASOIAF and HP) and a few original art pieces. I still have to upload some pieces, but you may already give a look. Please please please spread the word :D

2. Today the Kickstarter campaign for "Death Saves" started at Kickstarter (well...) It is a fantasy comics anthology, featuring "Roll of the Die" which was drawn by me. Please have a look.

Thank you!
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una vecchia barbogia
09 January 2015 @ 10:25 pm

An old Snape sketch (which I probably never shared before), dated from almost exactly ten years ago. Go figure. HBP still had to be published. Feeeeh.

During the Christmas holidays, I realised I've been reading HP fanfics for more than ten years. I started reading in late spring/early summer 2004. The first fics I read were Harry/Draco. I started reading SS/Hg only after HBP, so it would be... ten years in September, more or less. Incredible.

So, on Wednesday I went to watch The Imitation Game. I liked it immensely, and I even shed a tear or two. Practically since the beginning, the movie made me think of HP, and especially of Snape's work as a double-triple agent. Turing's dilemma, after breaking the Enigma code, about which Nazi attacks to prevent and which to let pass, felt to me incredibly like Snape's dilemma (see: Charity Burbage, etc.) In fact, I read almost the entire movie in a Snape/HP related key.

(By the way, when the movie ended I told my friends I went to theatre with that The Imitation Game made me think of Harry Potter. They laughed, but for me it was just so evident.)
una vecchia barbogia
05 January 2015 @ 10:37 pm

The reveals for the sshg_giftfest were posted this afternoon, and now I can safely say that I was the author of Black, White which I drew for crmediagal. If I can say that of myself, it was one of the drawings I was most proud of, of lately. I wanted to embody what SS/HG represents for me, more of less, and I was really happy with the result.

Many thanks to edolin who drew the fabulous Severus Snape's Advanced Chocolate Making for me. <3

Other favourites from the second half of the fest (in random order):

SS/HG gift fest recsCollapse )
una vecchia barbogia
14 December 2014 @ 10:56 pm
My gift (the gift for me?) has been posted over at sshg_giftfest and it's simply fabulous! I believe this is the first time I receive a whole comic. Leaflet. Or how you'd call it. Thank you so much, Mystery Artist (who I suspect being edolin) for Severus Snape's Advanced Chocolate Making. Also the title is delicious, I know.

Other favourites of mine in the fest, so far, have been (in random order):

- Present, Past, Potential (fic) Summary: Hermione reappears after years of absence, and Severus finds he likes her company. But there’s something not quite right.

- Embrace (craft) Summary: Item 1: Snape and Granger, in an passionate embrace. I would imagine that she overpowered him, which is why they're laying on the floor.

- Severus Snipe (fic) Summary: Rolf and Luna take Hermione snipe hunting. She catches a different sort of snipe than she intended.

- Happily Ever After the Fact (fic NC17) Summary: Hermione receives a letter from the Ministry informing her of a bit of new legislation, and attempts to deal with it in a unique way. My nod to the genre of Marriage Law fics [...]

- Mistress of the Stacks (fic NC17) Summary: An archaic danger is rampaging through the Hogwarts Library, and it is up to Headmaster Snape and Mistress Granger to solve the mystery in the stacks. But can they overcome their contentious history to fix the problem, or is history doomed to repeat itself?

I'm sorry I don't have the time to elaborate further on their merits, but I consider myself lucky enough that I got to writing down this list before forgetting completely.

There are still not one, but TWO weeks left for the sshg_giftfest awesomeness, so please go there to join the fun.
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una vecchia barbogia
24 November 2014 @ 11:23 am
Just one week left before the beginning of

Signups open Aug 13-27th

I haven't participated in a SS/HG fest from the last Exchange, Merlin bless it. I'm counting the days!
una vecchia barbogia
21 August 2014 @ 12:29 pm
I don't know if it was a good or a bad idea, but I just signed up for sshg_giftfest! (and by the way, I ain't dead.)

Signups open Aug 13-27th

Join us there!
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