Welcome to the Art of Dina M!

Dina M is a Scandinavian artist, writer, and comics creator,  a proud member of the LGBTQ community,  and a bit of a hypno-fetishist, who describes her own art and stories as “50% cute and 50% horny.” 

On this site you’ll find the best (and the most!) of her work; artwork, comics and writings both cute and horny! Browse around as you wish, but be warned… this site does contains swearing, nudity, sex and fetishy (often hypno-fetishy) content. 

Seriously, guys… don’t let all the pink and the cute chibi-avatar fool you, because this site ain’t for the little kids.

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Site News and Updates

You might notice that I’ve changed the front page so that the last five updates are listed instead of just the latest one. I thought that would help a little, if people missed updates.

I’ve also written a blog post about the controversies around Hogwarts Legacy. Y’all know my attitude towards the creator of the Harry Potter franchise and her increasing bigotry, as well as my relationship with HP fan works, but the Hogwarts Lecagy controversy has stirred more controversy and feelings are higher than ever. So I wrote a blog post about my attitudes about it (summary: You’re not a bad person if you buy the game, but I’m not going to), and that’s all I’ll say about Hogwarts Legacy.

Mannequins and Velma

It’s a new year! And if you haven’t seen it yet, there’s a new comic up, Mannequins. It features the same main characters as in Turnstyles, but is not set in the same world.

Some people have asked about the continuity in my comics. I’d say that all in all, the continuity is very loose… kind of like in old Donald Duck comics. You know, if Donald ends up rich at the end of one story, he’s always broke again at the beginning of the next, with no explanation. A good rule of thumb is that if a comic references a previous comic, they’re set in the same continuity. If not, they may not be. Big changes to the status quo, such as Chibi-Dina’s wardrobe update might stick, but if someone ends up, say, a permanent hypnoslave or something at the end of onwe story, it doesn’t mean they can’t appear in another story with no real explanation.

In other news, Chapter 13 of Seven Favours is up, and this is the last chapter to go up for a while, as the story’s going on a hiatus. Still, it ends on a pretty good point.

I’ve also done a parody recap/review of the first episode of HBO’s Velma. Let’s just say I wasn’t impressed.

Fae, Knights and Chance

It’s the last update of the year! And you don’t only get chapter 12 of Seven Favours, (penultimate chapter before the story goes on hiatus) but also a new comic, Knights of the Dina Table. This comic also contains the first proper comic roles of the character Amy and Chabce, whom you’ll definitely see more of in the upcoming year. In fact, I have enough plans for them that I’ve given them their own sections at the character page… so you know they’re here to stay.

A bit of an extra section on Chance… he is the first regular MALE character among my characters. Or rather, he’s the first regular male characters among the characters who have appeared in my comics and stories (fanfiction notwithstanding). I have been trying to include more dudes in my work lately… I mean, let’s face it, it’s going to be girl-dominated no matter what… I think part of it is because there’s such a strong hypno-theme to many of my stories and I kind of have some bad experiences with male hyno-doms… all that annoyingly smug misogyny is enough to make a girl swear of men altogether.

But that doesn’t mean I can’t TRY to have some engaging male characters. I have tried to include a few guys in some scenarios, though so far they haven’t been very prominent… again, not counting fanfiction here. There’s the Partisan, Lord Waric and Kaldor from my superhero type project, but they haven’t really been in any stories yet… and Kaldor is a bit of a special case, anyway.

Chance is the first male character I’ve really clicked with in a while. He’s kind of snide and sardonic, but he’s fun. He’s also the fourth character I have who isn’t cisgender…. well, fifth if you count twilight, but she’s not MY character.

Who are the other three, you might ask? Well, first and foremost, there’s Chibi-Dina. I know, she’s mostly feminine and female-presenting, but since she’s essentially me she’s also genderfluid. Not so you’d notice it most of the time, but she has her moments. The other genderfluid character is Kaldor, who literally switches between male and female bodies. Then there’s Zaynah, who is essentially a trans woman… there’s a backstory there that I really should get around to writing.

Chance, then, is a trans man. He identifies as male and (because magic and fiction makes things a lot easier) is completely, physically male. It’s not going to play a HUGE role in the stories that feature him, but it might come up. He’s still the first prominent male character to appear in a Chibi-Dina comic.

The past couple of months, my main creative focus has been Seven Favours for Harry Potter, the HP/Lady Vidia crossover. You can see that there are ten chapters up now, and there will be 13 chapters up by the beginning of the new year. And acter shapter 13, the fic goes on a slight hiatus. Partly because I’ve burned through the backlog, and with how chapter 13 ends Harry’s first year at Hogwarts I figured it was a good place to pause… but also because I want to focus on other things for a while.

There’s also the fact that I’m REALLY sick of J.K. Rowling. Of course, I already knew she was despicable. I’ve long since abandoned any and all official HP merch, movies, books and games, and the only HP-related things I consume these days are unofficial, LGBTQ-friendly fan works… and of course I’ve been WRITING unofficial, LGBTQ-friendly fan works like “Seven Favours.” But I’ll be honest; especially Seven Favours is getting harder to enjoy writing because it’s so close to JKR’s world.

My other major HP fanfic, Holly Potter and the Witching World, is more its own thing, so it feels less iffy to me. It’s more like “my take on a HP-like world, except it’s all about polygamy and lesbians,” so I’m not as bothered by it. It’s so far away from JKR that it’s more “my” thing. It’s like Spaceballs contra Star Wars; clearly a derivative work but also its own thing with its own take and its own story.

Part of the reason why I started writing Seven Favours was to get over a severe case of writer’s block. The good news is that it seems to have worked; I’ve written more these past three months than the last year.

But especially with JKR’s most recent tirades, where she likens not buying a fucking video game to book burnings and tells people that they might as well kill their pet dogs… I’m more and more thinking that I should focus on my original works, and other fandoms, for a while.

I’m thankful to the HP franchise for helping me develop a voice and being an inspiration. Not that the HP books were ever the best books I’ve ever read… far from it. But the HP books seemed “safe” when it came to writing fanfics. They were good, solid, entertaining reads, but they weren’t TOO good. I wasn’t intimidated by the brilliant writing or poignant storytelling the way I was with, say, Sandman or Discworld- So I could write alternate-take fanfics and feel like I wasn’t INSULTING the original works. I might not be a writer of JKR’s calibre, but I felt that her level of quality was something I could plausibly aim for and not be too off.

And in that way the HP franchise has been a great help for me as a writer, because it was a useful springboard for my own ideas, and in writing those fanfics I made great strides not only in developing my own voice but learning about effective storytelling. What to leave in, what to leave out, how much exposition is too much, how far you can take Seinfeldian conversations before they stop being amusing and just become irritating.

Not that I’m anywhere near good enough at this yet, but I like to think that I have improved. And in some ways it’s because of the HP franchise that I have

But that doesn’t mean I can ignore the franchise’s creator constantly reaching new lows. I’m not going to abandon the HP fandom completely. I want to at least finish the “Seven Favours” and “Witching World” stories… and there are still some really good fanfics out there. (Or the unofficial fan play, “Puffs.” Which is REALLY good and doesn’t give any royalties to JKR.)

But I think it’s time to branch out. Focus on other things. I’m developing my own voice, now it’s time to see what I can use that voice for.

(Even if it’s just more hypnofetish stuff.)

(Let’s face it, it’s probably going to be more hypnofetishy stuff.)

So, I hinted earlier that there would be a new writing project from me soon, a fanficcy project that wasn¨t tied to the Witching World. And I have started launching it now… it’s called Seven Favours for Harry Potter, and is all about what happens when you have Lady Vidia enter the world of Harry Potter.

It started out mainly as a project I did because I was trying to get rid of my writer’s block. I remembered my fave author, the late, great Sir Terry Pratchett, and how he had written 400 words every single day, no matter what. It sounded like an achievable goal, but I amended it to “at least 200 words, but preferably 400+ words,” to keep it flexible.

And to get me started on it, I decided to try a silly little idea: Have Lady Vidia show up in the Harry Potter world. Say, she meets Hagrid at Godric’s Hollow as he takes Baby Harry out of the ruins, and she notice that “the child is marked for death.” Cue her making a deal with Hagrid that she’ll do seven favours for Harry over the years; seven times she’ll save his life or get him out of a serious scrape. Then the rest of the fic would breeze through Harry’s Hogwarts years as Lady Vidia stepped in every so often, working her magic to help Harry and in the process screwing up the canon story and sending everything spinning out of control. By the time of the seventh favour, there would be nothing left of the canon story; with both Harry and most of the supporting cast changed beyond recognition. It’d be a fun little comedy-horror fanfic with increasingly erotic overtones; not too big a story… a 10 00 – 15 000 word long novelette, maybe…

Two months later, the story was ten chapters and 61 000 words, and I’d only just finished Harry’s first year at Hogwarts. What can I say? I got inspired, and then I got carried away.

Since those ten years did complete a story arc, though. I decided to share it with the people at my Patreon… and then, I decided that I might as well post it to AO3 as well… just chapter by chapter, I launched three chapters in three days, to give people a proper chunk of the story to read… and starting with chapter four, decided to post one chapter a week. And then I thought, why not have it on my own site as well?

Let’s face it: JKR is a bigot and a transphobe. I’ve written before about how I used Holly Potter and LGBTQ-centric fanfic to cope with my conflicting emotions about the wizarding world… It’s such a great springboard for stories and fantastic ideas; too bad the creator is such a bigot.I used Holly Potter to explore a different take on the world, with a lot more queer stuff. So Seven Favours could be something similar; just that here we started out in a world that looked like the canon HP books at first glance, but soon proved not to be at all… and which would get less and less like the canon books as the story went on.

It was worth a try.

And so, I present to you, the first few chapters of Seven Favours for Harry Potter, a story that JKR would no doubt call a disgusting mockery of her story… but one that tries to treat her characters (but not her ideas) with some amount of diginty even as I take them far away from what she wanted.

You can follow it here on the site, or on AO3. On AO3 you can even leave kudos and comments, but only if you want to. ^_^