Snegurochka

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Снегу́рочка (The Snow Maiden)

50 in x of animated feature film history
Release: 1952
Country: Soviet Union
Director: Ivan Ivanov-Vano, Aleksandra Snezhko-Blotskaya

“The Snow Maiden is based on the Slavic-pagan play of the same name by Aleksandr Ostrovsky (itself largely based on traditional folk tales). Music from Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s opera The Snow Maiden is used, arranged for the film by L. Shvarts.

Snegurochka––The Snow Maiden––is the daughter of Spring the Beauty (Весна-Красна) and Ded Moroz (Father Frost), and yearns for the companionship of mortal humans. She grows to like a shepherd named Lel, but her heart is unable to know love, not helped by the fact that Lel claims to love her one moment and abandons her the next. Her mother takes pity and gives her the ability to love, but as soon as she falls in love, her heart warms and she melts, happy to have known love.”

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The Snow Maiden is available on YouTube with English subtitles.

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My old designs of “The Steadfast Tin Soldier” by Hans Christian Andersen and several characters whose designs I also made a while ago for my “Night at museum” parody project :“)

Quick morning sketches~ 

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A bit of Soviet animation in the blog: this is Snegurochka from The Snow Maiden, 1952 (directed by I. Ivanov-Vano)

The Snow Maiden is based on the traditional Russian tale about a girl made of  snow, who tried to live among normal people. The tale ends unhappily: Snegurochka melts from warmth of a fire (or love, in different versions). 

You shouldn’t go back every week. You should find yourself a real date, or at least just stay home and wank to a fantasy of someone – anyone – other than Potter. But home is awful. Mother has taken up knitting and Father has taken up drinking, and they alternate between not caring one whit and caring entirely too much that you are nineteen and hopeless and didn’t finish school and have no idea what to do with yourself now that there isn’t a war to fight.

You shouldn’t go back every week, but you know why you do.

Tonight, you spend a moment swirling the potion in your mouth. You’ve already spotted Potter across the room. He is watching you, as usual, his fingers tight around his glass. You know what will happen if you swallow that potion in such close proximity to Potter – the same thing that has happened every time you’ve done it so far.

Potter happens.
—  The Den of So-Called Iniquity by Snegurochka

Snegurochka (rus. Снегурочка, derived from “Snow Maiden”, also known as Snegurka, Snezjevichka) — one of the most well-known characters from russian folklore, a girl made from snow. It is likely that the image of Snegurochka was originally associated with the seasons cycle and the processes of nature’s death/resurrection (analogically with Kupala and Kostroma), but later the character has transformed from mythological to entirely folkloristic. According to the story, Snezjevichka was made as a snowman and then animated and transformed into a real living girl. She doesn’t lose any properties of the snow, though, therefore any heat, fire, or even sunlight (in some variations) are fatal to Snegurochka.
Much later the folklore image of Snegurochka has been reinterpreted in plays, operas, cinematograph. As a result, from the late XIXs  — early XXs she has been inevitably associated with the celebration of the New Year and depicted as a constant companion (and, surprise-mothefuckers, granddaughter) of a Ded Moroz.

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animated gals - Spring (Весна-Красна)
Снегу́рочка (The Snow Maiden)

1952
Soviet Union
Ivan Ivanov-Vano, Aleksandra Snezhko-Blotskaya

filed under: Soviet Union, 1950s, supernatural

This is why Harry puts up with this place every week, with the heat and the throng of bodies and the smell of the wall behind him. Every bit of it is worth it when Malfoy comes like this, angry and passionate and even a little embarrassed, his eyes closed as though Harry won’t be able to see him then, as if he never wants Harry to know just how much Malfoy needs this, how much he too is willing to forego all the reasons he shouldn’t be here, dragging his cock against his sworn enemy until they are both out of their minds with arousal and regret.
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animated gals - Snegurochka
Снегу́рочка (The Snow Maiden)

1952
Soviet Union
Ivan Ivanov-Vano, Aleksandra Snezhko-Blotskaya 

filed under: Soviet Union, 1950s, supernatural

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Interoffice Communication
By Organization for Transformative Works

Author: Snegurochka | Word Count: 10.5k | Rating: NC-17

Summary: Draco has convinced the Auror department to test his new messaging charm for secure communications. Harry really would have preferred that he not find out through messages like, ‘Yeah, tonight you’re going to beg me for it,’ that the system wasn’t as secure as they thought.

Review: Eep so much fun - it’s hot and entertaining and, as you can tell from the summary, this fic is quite the ride! :D

Draco is a charms inventor, and approaches the auror department to test out his new charm that kind of is like magical texting. Except Harry ends up being on the receiving end of one Draco’s magical sexts instead! It’s hilarious and cringey of course, but gosh it is so delicious when Harry decides to just run with it!

Content/Warnings: Humour, Smut, Draco/OMC

Mood Music: Into You - Ariana Grande