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"Harry had recieved two letters from Sirius since he had been back at Privet Drive. Both had been delivered, not by owls (as was usual for wizards) but by large, brightly coloured, tropical birds. Hedwig had not approved of these flashy intruders; she had been most reluctant to allow them to drink from her water tray before flying off again. Harry, on the other hand, had liked them; they put him in mind of palm trees and white sand, and he hoped that wherever Sirius was (Sirius never said, in case the letters were intercepted) he was enjoying himself."
~ Harry Potter & the Goblet of Fire, p. 27 (UK hardcover edition)


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My submission to the PotterShare Holiday Contest, and my *cough* festive upload for this Christmas.

I imagine that freedom started off well for Sirius - he had been in Azkaban for 12 years afterall! But... around Christmas, he discovered that freedom isn't all that great if you don't have anyone to share it with.

My apologies for the depressing tone of this animation, but I find myself woefully abandoned by my own family this Christmas (they are visiting my sister who lives abroad). The "freedom" is starting to wear thin... :)

:holly:May everyone's festive season be merry and bright indeed. :holly:

"Sirius Black" is the intellectual property of JK Rowling, but all images are copyright Blue Nadir (2006). Please do not alter or redistribute without permission.

PS I wanted to ask Bing for permission to use a snippet of his song... but he's DEAD! ;___;
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:iconmiayako:
Miayako Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2007
Aw, I wish he had never gone back into the Oder ;_; Harry and he could have lived in the Jungles >.<
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SuzumeYayoi Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:O ... 1994? That's the year of my brith! :O lol awesom animation!
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:iconmalpropre:
Malpropre Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2007
I'm not a very big fan of Sirius, but this made me feel little sympathy for him. And I think that's a achievement, so this is very good job :D
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:iconblue-nadir:
blue-nadir Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Heheh... you've echoed quite a few other comments! ;)
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Link-Lover-1 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2007
Very cool
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:iconblue-nadir:
blue-nadir Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :)
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:iconmaccis:
Maccis Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2007
:faint:That is fantastic work of animation - I can never understand how it works but you've really refined it quite well as an artform!!:nod:
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:iconlimabeen:
limabeen Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2007  Student General Artist
The writing bit was very cool. ;)

Poor Sirius. *hugs him*
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:iconatomicatomic:
AtomicAtomic Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2006
d'awww this was sad.
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:iconblue-nadir:
blue-nadir Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Wasn't it just? :sniff:
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trishna87 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
and that my dahlink is why u r my precious!

that and well generally cos im ur fangirl and i luv ya :hug: :D :D
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blue-nadir Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
*sparkles obligingly upon your palm* ;)
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CutieBlossom Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2006
May want to remove the song. DA will ban you if you don't. >_< Post it on SA with the sound and provide a link here! ^^; That's what a lot of people do, anyway.

Great little holiday snippet!
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blue-nadir Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
I doubt this is a ban-able offense. At worst the deviation will be removed. At best, I will be asked to remove the music by a moderator - IF they find it and decide to take action, which, again, I doubt will happen (unless someone made a point of reporting it, which would be a rather juvenile thing to do). I don't like SheezyArt all that much and would prefer not to be associated with it if I can help it. :)
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CutieBlossom Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2006
I don't care for SA either. The name pretty much speaks for itself. ^^;

I just wanted to warn you. It would be pretty stupid of DA admin to ban you for having "White Christmas" in your flash, but you can never really tell anymore. I have seen it done before.
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darksideup Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2006
;__; depressing how xmas here in the tropics is just.. sad.. but recently, the weather has been ODD.. its the ice-age! its actually 7degrees out there and we can SEE OUR BREATH @.@ and according to my parents, they havnt had that since the 80's.. damn.. but yea merry xmas to u blue :hug: hope u have a good one.. and im hoping u got my card sweety :hug: take care
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blue-nadir Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Haven't received your card yet! D: I am still keeping an eye out for it though. It is lovely and warm here for Christmas. :heart:
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darksideup Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2006
tell me when u get it D= and no fair on u having the excellent xmas weather!
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:iconblue-nadir:
blue-nadir Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Will do, and nya-nya! :D
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DaraGallery Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2006
lol - lovely - same too you.
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:iconblue-nadir:
blue-nadir Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank ye kindly!
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:iconcaycowa:
caycowa Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2006
He's living in a treehouse, how cool is that. Very well done and nicely animated. I'm seeing that your getting improving a lot. :)
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:iconblue-nadir:
blue-nadir Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much, but I should practice more - I am very rusty! This was a warm-up for Blue's Clues 2. :nod:

PS in hindsight... the treehouse was a rather cheesy idea. :XD:
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Murielle Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2006
X3 Oh BLUE!!!! I really hate Sirius for no reason, BUT THAT IS CUUUUUUTE.
;_; I want a white Christmas too...
HAPPY CHRISTMAS BLUE!!!!
(hey! it rhymes! XD)
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:iconblue-nadir:
blue-nadir Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
I hate his guts too... XD No white Christmas for Blue! D: She melts when in contact with cold wetness!
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Murielle Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2006
WE SHALL HATE HIM.....TOGETHER!!!!! Snapple said we can join his super secret club. ;3 hehe!

I luuuuuuuuuuuuuv snow. Very much. very very very much. *wants to make snow angels and forts and stuffs*
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calisto-lynn Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2006  Professional General Artist
awww!! sooo cuuute!! happy holidays to you too, blue :hug:
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:iconblue-nadir:
blue-nadir Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Muchos gracias, dear!
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:iconcalisto-lynn:
calisto-lynn Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2006  Professional General Artist
:hug:
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mendingausedheart Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2006
AWWWW!!! Poor Sirius. Freedom does have its up and downs. Happy Holidays to you too.
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:iconblue-nadir:
blue-nadir Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
As I've said... anything wears thin after a while. :)
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:iconmendingausedheart:
mendingausedheart Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2006
True :)
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TonksLupin Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2006
tHAT WAS ROCKN'! Great job!
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:iconblue-nadir:
blue-nadir Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
You are very kind! :blushes:
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TonksLupin Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2006
Thanks, but it was truly awsome, all of your stuff is!
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Sofisofas Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2006  Student
It's awesome as always :)

Merry Harry Christmas! :D

(btw, did you get my card?)

:hug:
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blue-nadir Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes I did! I think I sent you an email to say that I had... but it could have just been in my mind... @__@ Anyway, thank you SO, SO MUCH! I am going to open all my cards tonight. :B
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Sofisofas Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2006  Student
:D I hope you like it :)
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pixelbudah Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
niec work :)
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:iconblue-nadir:
blue-nadir Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much. :nod:
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:iconpixelbudah:
pixelbudah Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
pleasure is all mine
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TheWhiteSpider Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2006
Um, saaaaaaaaad. Though I wish it was white here too (and that it would stop RAINING!).



Happy Christmas! :D
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:iconblue-nadir:
blue-nadir Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
It has been raining here the past three nights too - I'm loving it! :)
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launminar Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2006
fantastic!
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:iconblue-nadir:
blue-nadir Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Many thanks! :thanks:
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PinkPanthress Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2006
:santa: I wish you beautiful x-mas Holidays, or whichever ones you may celebrate in these days. :hug:
:holly: Btw, that was a cute one!!!
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blue-nadir Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't celebrate Christmas for the religious reasons, so I am pretty non-comittal about it all. :) I just like the songs. :B Thank you so much for your comment!
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PinkPanthress Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2006
You are welcome, dear.
But it's all your fault... because you create these lovely pieces, and they cause a tickling in my finger which leads to comments... I just have to write them down then! :crazy:
:hug:
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Rambert Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2006
I am sad that we will not be getting a white christmas this year... it may not even snow at all this winter, at the rate it's going. But anyway, I am amazed once again at your awesomeness with animation! It flowed together so well, and I loved the part with the letters. :heart: You have mad skillz, yo! :D
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blue-nadir Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Dude... the letters were hard! I had no real way to logically figure out how to synchronize the hand and the flow of ink. So I did what any animatorer would do... I fiddled with it until it looked right! :B

PS [link]... I swear I totally SENSED the contents of your envelope! :D When I opened it late last night I did a double-take! We both had the same song in mind! Yay for synchronosity!

PPS May I scan and share your card? :)
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