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02 February 2014 @ 08:18 pm
Strange that I come back to this almost forgotten blog first to share two shocking news, and only in a second moment to talk about myself.

The first is the shocking news of the death of Philip Seymour Hoffman. I mean. I can't believe it. Overdose?

The second news I want to share is far less shocking, but still perplexing:

JK Rowling says Hermione should have married Harry Potter, not Ron

Well, everybody in the world of fandom knows that Hermione and Ron were a bad match to each other after GoF. I mean, I found them sweet in GoF, but then I discovered SS/HG, and never believed in Ron/Hermione after that.

In any case, I’m amazed by how many things JKR realised AFTER writing the books.

On more lively news, let me share some little doodles I made this week:

I will colour Jasmine as soon as I find the time.

This week also The Endling started posting again:

Anyway I am a bit depressed. I should write more often. I re-fell in love with OUAT during Christmas and I'm planning a Rumbelle fanart for Valentine's Day.
Love you all, going to dinner!
Current Mood: depresseddepressed
Iulia Linneaiulia_linnea on February 2nd, 2014 07:39 pm (UTC)
Welcome back! It's good to see you about, and not just because you bring news of The Endling. *huggles*
una vecchia barbogiacabepfir on February 2nd, 2014 10:04 pm (UTC)
Thank you! Actually I cannot see the embedded comic I tried to post - maybe I should edit with a link.

I participated to HoggywartyXmas, but apart from it, I'm painfully away from fandom. *sniff*
droxydroxy on February 2nd, 2014 08:40 pm (UTC)
glad to see you!!

Yes on art!

Saw that, but the article I read had no mention of Harry.

such a stupid loss--a drug overdose.
una vecchia barbogia: Ravenclawcabepfir on February 2nd, 2014 10:08 pm (UTC)
In any case, Rowling seems convinced that two of the Trio should marry one another - we know better than that ;)

I participated to HoggywartyXmas and that was the only thing I did for the HP fandom in almost one year - sigh.
The Living Breathing Oxymoron: OMG!motodraconis on February 2nd, 2014 10:35 pm (UTC)
Lovely to see you back... and your art.

Now you've promised some Rumbelle too!</i>
una vecchia barbogia: Jane Burden Morriscabepfir on February 4th, 2014 10:24 pm (UTC)
I did promise it and I want to draw something Rumbelle; I realised that I've drawn some couples for Valentine for three years now, so why not continue? ;)
Ennameenname on February 3rd, 2014 12:01 pm (UTC)
Greetings! I am looking forward to more Endling, but in the meantime look, more you!

I might be abusing the question marks just a little bit.


JKR is just plain weird. I mean, why tell that to the public? If you want to change things around, write more in your own world ... but don't go announce random things you wish you had done if you were a better writer. It is rather poor form.

una vecchia barbogiacabepfir on February 4th, 2014 10:29 pm (UTC)
I have withdrawn too much into work last year; I do need a break so much, so at least I started doodling princesses.

I've read that you lest that awful job! Good. I cross fingers for your next teaching and for the post-doc (good luck!)

When do you plan to visit London? Any chance you may stay in Europe for a while? *wink*
Ennameenname on February 6th, 2014 10:43 am (UTC)
Work did rather eat you alive didn't it? I love the one of Jasmine - the curve of her in the moon.

I suspect that the job has a very high turnover of people - I just stopped coming in and that was fine. I doubt I will get the post doc (not enough publications), but it is good practice for putting together that sort of application and I feel like I am at least doing something.

Hmm. So I am actually in London from the 5-9th of March, but at a conference. Then I will be back in the UK again around early July for Leeds (Medieval conference). I hope the doctorate is done then and I can take an actual holiday ... which means I will be there for longer than four days! The postdoc I am applying for is in Denmark. I would prefer a post doc in Europe.. but we will see! Whoever will have me I think is the case. : P
una vecchia barbogia: Rafecabepfir on February 10th, 2014 10:53 pm (UTC)
I admire your courage in planning two half-of-the-world flights in such a short time! I can barely stand the ten hours necessary to reach the East Coast of the USA, I wouldn't know what to do if I had to travel further. Every good luck on your applications (everywhere they are.)

So yes. I'm trying to insert a fanart here and there to keep my wheels oiled, but I go through periods of stress. Well, the last months before I return unemployed too ;)
Ennameenname on February 12th, 2014 11:37 am (UTC)
Ah, you get used to it living here. To leave the country somewhere other than New Zealand or Indonesia, it is pretty much a ten hour journey minimum. Hell, to cross the country it is five hours! Apart from environmental concerns, I don't mind long haul flights. I get to sit down, watch some movies, read a book, sleep and not be hassled by anyone via email or phone. Have a short walk around when they refuel and then go right back to sleeping. I've even found myself complaining that an eight hour flight is too short, barely get time to settle! Admittedly I am not too impressed with flying nearly 48 hours for a four day stay in London... not really worth the hideous jetlag. *wince* That is going to sting.

*squeeze* I know that feeling well, given that I am currently not employed. I do hope to see more fanart from you though, especially if it helps with any lingering depression.
una vecchia barbogiacabepfir on February 12th, 2014 09:20 pm (UTC)
You know, one of the inconveniences for me is that I seem unable to find sleep on planes - not since I was seven years old, it seems. I fret at every turbolence and while movies do lull me a bit, but it's never true sleep. I still have to try with a kindle, though - I flew so rarely in the last cuple of years that I never tested what's the influence on me of reading a fanfic on a plane.

I'm quite fine at the moment - I'm apparently out of the blue that caught me at the beginning of January. Though in my case it's more obsessive thoughts than depression per se, but still... Work can be a toil sometimes, and I had so little true rest in the last months.

I DO wish you all the best - the last months of writing a thesis can be a nightmare. If you ever stop by Italy whistle me, ok? ;)