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.