Nov. 29th, 2008 @ 11:40 pm Thank you to all of my friends!
Current Mood: thankful

Title: Through the Snowflakes
Artist: [info]littleblackbow
Medium: Video - pencil and paper
Pairing: Snape, Harry, Alstromeria, Jimmy
Rating: PG
Disclaimer: I don't own these characters - well, Allie, I guess I do own - but the others are all belonging to JKR and Warner bros.
Artist Notes:

A Christmas Present for all of you!

Whether or not you celebrate Christmas, I have a gift to share. You've all given me so much this year, and words cannot express how grateful I am for it!

So, I'm thanking you in the best way I know how.




And I wish all of you the very best this season!
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From:[info]femmequixotic
Date: November 29th, 2008 - 11:46 pm
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This is unbelievably phenomenal. Amazing work, hon. I've a huge lump in my throat right now. *hugs*
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From:[info]thesewarmstars
Date: November 30th, 2008 - 12:00 am
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Oh, how lovely. I'm glad they can make each other a little happy on a lonely Christmas... Eve? Day? whatever. I'm in love with your hands, by the way. Your Snape's hands, that is. Great work.
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From:[info]karasu_hime
Date: November 30th, 2008 - 12:21 am
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Very nicely done, it's so beautiful and the music adds to a nice atmosphere!!!
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From:[info]bethbethbeth
Date: November 30th, 2008 - 12:50 am
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Lovely, lovely, lovely. And you know what made me cry first? The little lonely X-mas tree at Snape's house. In fact...I'm crying now, just thinking about it. {{hugs you}}

(also...check your email. I have an offer for you!)
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From:[info]deborak
Date: November 30th, 2008 - 08:26 am
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Very nicely done!
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From:[info]vaysh11
Date: November 30th, 2008 - 08:35 am

re: Through the Snowflakes

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You know, I am so not shipping Snarry, but you, you have me in tears over the two of them. And the kids, of course. This is so damned touching. And gorgeously done, both the story and your drawings, just wow. I love how the dancing snowflake brings them together. And your Snape is and will always be how I imagine Snape. Thanks!
From:[info]reallyginny
Date: November 30th, 2008 - 09:31 am
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As you well know, I'm not into Snarry at all, but your first video transcended that and drew me in and this Christmastime video just builds on the emotion. There are so, so many things I love about the images here, but the one that affects me most is Allie curled up in her father's lap; there's something about the innocence of a sleeping child that speaks to a sense of trust and security. He's trying so damn hard to make a decent life for her and probably forgetting that all Allie needs is his loving and steadfast presence. I adore your older Snape, and as others have said, this is exactly how I view him in my own mind.

You've also changed how I see Harry. I I never liked his character in the books, but in these videos he's a bull-headed Gryffindor in every sense, but also understanding and compassionate and sensitive.

Beautiful work and an absolutely gorgeous and heart-wrenching story. Thank you so, so much.
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From:[info]gfeather
Date: November 30th, 2008 - 09:54 am
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AWWWWWWWW!

Fabulous music selection. I love Gordon Lightfoot's original, but Sarah MacLachlan's version is excellent as well. It's a great song all round.

The Charlie Brown kind of tree was so perfect and Allie's daisy nightshirt. I love that daisy. It makes me smile so much. Wonderfully moody and sweet.
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From:[info]kabal42
Date: November 30th, 2008 - 10:02 am
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Thank you, dear! It truly is beautiful :-) I'm very touched now - the music fit wonderfully, too. Made me a bit mushy, I admit.
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From:[info]zephre
Date: November 30th, 2008 - 10:41 am
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this is wonderful! another beautiful song, as well.
I just love this vision of adult Snape and Harry. :)
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From:[info]hpstrangelove
Date: November 30th, 2008 - 11:25 am
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You've got a special talent for pulling these videos together. The Snarry Games one was great, and this one is wonderful too - any time someone can make me cry...well that's a job well done.

I'm so glad I had the opportunity to meet you. Your art is so wonderful, and my son loves to watch the videos over and over and over. It means a little more to him because he met you too.

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From:[info]meri_oddities
Date: November 30th, 2008 - 12:28 pm
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Okay, so I can't stop watching this. It's amazing. I'm speechless with awe of how good this is and how well you tell your story. I love the world you've created. I want to know more about it. All the details.

The way you've drawn both Harry and Snape are now how I see them when I write them. I can't get them out of my mind. Snape's 1/2 moon glasses and Harry's scruffy facial hair will definitely be in my next story. As will Snape's daughter (though I'll call her something else).

I loved your Snarry Games vid so much and now this one is just as lovely.

Thank you so much for this. It's a wonderful gift to HP fandom.
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From:[info]leela_cat
Date: November 30th, 2008 - 12:36 pm
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I don't do Christmas, but this is beautiful. Even my partner, who doesn't do HP or Christmas, watched over my shoulder and enjoyed.

And you're more than welcome. *hugs*
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From:[info]bk7brokemybrain.livejournal.com
Date: November 30th, 2008 - 12:49 pm
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That was great! i have never seen anyone illustrate their own video before! Beautiful work and a lovely video.
Happy Holidays!

Book7BrokeMyBrain
From:[info]scrtkpr
Date: November 30th, 2008 - 02:12 pm
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Hi! Followed the link here from Anna's journal (over on lj)! Just wanted to say that this is amazing and beautiful.
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From:[info]gaycrow
Date: November 30th, 2008 - 02:12 pm

Thank you!

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What a lovely gift to share.

This is a beautiful video. I love it all, but the last frame or two tugged at the heartstrings.

Thank you again. ♥
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From:[info]red_day_dawning
Date: November 30th, 2008 - 02:43 pm
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This is so unbelievably beautiful! I'm smiling even as my eyes are tearing-up. So lovely, so moving. Your work is extraordinary!!!
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Date: November 30th, 2008 - 04:35 pm
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I am an absolute lurker in the HP fandom,and don't have an insane journal account, but I just had to say that that is was amazing. The artwork was so beatifully soft and, not whimsical, but some other word I just can't find. The music was a perfect selection for this tale, and the combination was just wonderful. Thanks so much for sharing!
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From:[info]gnomad
Date: November 30th, 2008 - 08:15 pm
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Awwww! This is gorgeous!! Great job.
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From:[info]dementordelta
Date: November 30th, 2008 - 08:20 pm
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Awwww! This is amazingly sweet and full of wonderful things! You do so much with your clean sketches, matched perfectly to the music!

Really? You should just have a fest set in this universe! That way all the Snarry writers who are omg chomping at the bit, would kill their own mother eager to write a story featuring your wonderful characters. Just sayin'.....
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From:[info]chazpure
Date: November 30th, 2008 - 08:23 pm
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This is so lovely. I'm so glad to see a continuation of your "Allieverse" - I love your characterizations of Snape and Harry as older, single fathers. The tenderness of Allie asleep with her head on her dad's lap and all the expressiveness are just wonderful. But what reduced me to a puddle was the little tree set up on the ironing board, with two presents beneath it - *sob*

Beautiful work, and a lovely tribute to fandom. Thank you so much!
From:[info]alwaysasnapefan
Date: November 30th, 2008 - 09:27 pm
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Awww. I don't know anything about this story line, but this was really, really beautiful.

I flisted you because of fic, but I didn't realize you were such a good artist!
From:[info]veridari
Date: November 30th, 2008 - 10:12 pm
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You just made my WHOLE weekend with this! I'm just sitting here with a big ol' sappy smile on my face (after getting over wiping my eyes over some of those touching moments...oh....Allie sleeping on Snape's lap...tearing up again!)

I saw your reply to dementordelta and I could SO get into drawing/painting one or more of these charactes to see how I might spin them - because of your interpretation of them is uber awesome.

Thank you! I will cherish this new video as much as the first. *hugs ya*
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From:[info]joanwilder
Date: November 30th, 2008 - 11:14 pm
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What a beautiful gift! I just love this universe ( and I've not forgotten 'you know what'). The artwork is wonderful and the song is perfect. I got a big lump in my throat, watching it.
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From:[info]firefly124
Date: December 1st, 2008 - 06:00 am
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Absolutely gorgeous!