February 26th, 2009

season's greetings

Fanart: Butterfly!Draco(G; homage to Simon-chan)

Title: Butterfly!Draco(G; homage to Simon-chan)
Artist: yumekutteikt
Rating: G
Character: Draco Malfoy
A/N: Uh...originally I was thinking this for hp_fringeart's February challenge("characters dressed up as other fandom) but I'll make up something else; I won't brave myself this time.^^;



Additional note about the character-- Recently, Japanese local governments and organizations often develop their own icon/mascot characters as a part of media promotion which sometimes succeed to gain nationwide recognition and popularity, such as Hikonyan or Sento-kun. "Simon-chan"(pronounce as "Shee-mawn", not "sahy-muhn") is a character developed to promote Shimotsuma city, Ibaraki, and currently used exclusively in the city's website. While Simon-chan's initial popularity may be attributable to its cute, anime-like appeal, the thing is-- the character carries lovely purple wings of Great Purple Emperor butterfly, which is prominent feature of male species. To the inevitable question of  "does this mean that Simon-chan is actually a boy?", the city officials answered: "we have no specific setting about the sex." And so, now fan-artists can enjoy drawing Simon-chan as a cute girl, or a cute boy in frilly pink dress, ha ha!:-D