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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 ;)
Current Mood: hopefulhopeful
una vecchia barbogia
23 January 2016 @ 08:05 pm
Though with abysmal delay (mostly due to RL business), I still wanted to acknowledge my contribution to the latest hoggywartyxmas and pay the due thanks. The entry I created was Blue China (Gen, fic + art) , written and drawn for savvyshka. Dear sigune found the time to beta the short fic, and it's past time she received my thanks.

To anyone interested, I wanted to let you know that I've asked my grandmother to knit a four-houses-square blanket like the one that appears in my illustration. The first step has been taken, which is to draw an outline of the squares, and I also bought the wool for her. It was quite hard to find the shades, so I had to put together different brands, and the Hufflepuff black is not true black because the shop didn't have enough balls of wool.

I also wished to thank dreamy_dragon73 for her wonderful gift, the adorable Something Sweet (SS/HG, fic, PG) that brought a little more SS/HG into the last days of the fest.

My other favourite entries were:
Hoggywarty favourites 2015Collapse )

Finally, severus_snape is still going on! I haven't read any fic due to time limitations (also, it's difficult for me to read fics for three months in a row) but I definitely recommend it to you if you want something Snape-related to support you these days. As for myself, I'm mostly reading/watching/listening to stuff about WWII in this period.

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14 January 2016 @ 04:42 pm
Snape's voice has gone, again.

Alan Rickman was a myth for me even before he played Snape. Colonel Brandon is probably my favourite character of him and the sheriff of Nottingham is a close second. I would also remember him for a lesser known movie from the '90, An Awfully Big Adventure, in which he played an actor who plays Captain Hook in a theatre performance of Peter Pan.

I do imagine Snape very differently from what Rickman looked like in his sixties, but he brought a dignity and pride in the character that helped the Snape fandom community immensely. I don't know what or where we would be without the imput he gave to fangirling Snape by his mere presence.

He will be sorely missed.



BBC shared this photo on their article, of a young AR playing in Romeo and Juliet. The likeness with Snape is striking. We were just commenting with a friend of mine on facebook that he was too old when he played Snape, but that he was born for that role there's no doubt.
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27 December 2015 @ 07:00 pm
Hello hello!

I hope you all holidays are going well, or at least, without major complications. December 21st was the first day I didn't work after five weeks of working every single day, and I was starting to feel pretty tired. I am still working these days (except for Christmas day), but the situation is much more manageable.

Before I forget, I wanted to wrap up the sshg_giftfest which was honestly awesome this year. My own entry was The Salute, written & drew for the lovely rayvyn2k . My deepest thanks to delphipsmith for her invaluable help in betaing it, correcting all my English-as-second-language mistakes and fixing my Old English; and to her and amorette for their patience and care when lj messed up with the fanart's formatting. I owe you, ladies.

In the next few days I'll also upload The Salute on ff.net, but first I'll have to re-read the rules because it's been years since the last time.

The gift I received was Hermione Granger and What She Should Have Known All Along by Toodle Oo. (Title will change when she reposts it.) Toodle Oo chose my crack prompt Hermione thinks Snape is secretly gay and turned it into something cracktastic. With additional Harry/Draco in the background. Thank you so much!

The other fics from this round that I saved in my kindle are (in random order):

Recs under the cutCollapse )
I still have to finish three of the longer fics (The Librarian, Vesta's Flight and A Derailed Train of Thoughts) but apart from that I followed all the fest! I'm now reading hoggywartyxmas and will return to those fics when it's possible.
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11 December 2015 @ 12:00 pm
Look at what I casually found in an old pad!

(click to enlarge)

SS and HG working together in a lab <3 I have no idea of the year I drew this picture.
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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?

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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

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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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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.)