I find the Snape/Lily narrative to be really horrific, honestly. The fact that we are asked to feel oh so bad for poor little Snape makes me a little bit queasy.
Because, yes, I do sympathize with Snape for having a rough childhood.
But he was a horrible friend to Lily. He ignored her feelings. He screamed racial slurs at her. He favored the idealized version of her he had built up in his mind over the REAL her (I think it is significant that James’ patronus is a STAG, showing compatibility with Lily; while Snape is a DOE, showing a mimicry of Lily). That idealization and inability to reconcile how his own actions contributed to the failure of their friendship literally KILLED Lily.
I understand that we can show some sympathy for him. Watching someone self destruct their own relationships because of abuse and peer pressure and the tribulations of childhood? That’s tragic.
But then he grows up to emotionally abuse Lily’s son for having a physical resemblance to her husband.
And we’re supposed to feel sorry for him? We’re supposed to think it’s lovely and sweet that Harry names his child after the teacher who emotionally abused him for years? Who emotionally abused OTHER children for years as well?
The fans who sit around and cry about how Lily SHOULD have picked Snape, how Snape DESERVED her? How James was a horrible douche and Lily was a bitch for choosing him? Ugh. No. nno no no no on oonononononononoooooo.
also snape actually ruined a mans career fully knowing he probably couldn’t get another one.
Oh the shit that went down with Remus makes me really want to break his teeth.
Remus had been HOMELESS. Remus had spent much of his adult life implied to be on the streets, unable to find work, and completely unable to make new friendships or relationships after Lily and James died, Peter vanished, and Sirius went to jail (ALL of which is DIRECTLY Snape’s god damn fault.)
And then just as Remus picks himself back up again? Becomes a positive force and father figure to Harry? Snape deliberately and purposely gets him FIRED so that he will be unemployed and potentially homeless AGAIN.
How the fuck am I supposed to show any sympathy for an adult who completely lacks the ability to show sympathy, or even human decency, to others?
Don’t forget Snape’s bullying of his other students a.k.a. the children he was hired to teach and nurture. When thirteen-year-old Neville Longbottom was confronted by a boggart for the first time, his worst fear was Severus Snape. Most of his classmates saw monsters or creatures, things that could do you physical harm (Harry’s boggart literally turned into a SOUL-SUCKING PERSONIFICATION OF DEPRESSION) but Neville, whose parents had been tortured by this point, Neville’s worst fear is the emotional abuse of his potions teacher.
And when a fourteen-year-old Hermione was cursed by one of her fellow students, amplifying a physical feature she was already self-conscious about, did he defend her or punish the boy who cursed her? Did he offer her the barest form of human decency by sending her to the hospital wing or undoing the curse himself? No. He looked at her and said, “I see no difference.”
Snape apologists can get out of my face.
first i was afraid
What was your favorite prop or costume from the “Harry Potter” films?
Okay but Michael and Ralph
so seven years of verbal harassment in the classroom later he found out snape wanted to fuck his mom and now he is the bravest man he ever knew wow. wow. beautiful
my favorite thing i’ve ever realized about harry potter is that the gryffindor and slytherin tables are supposed to be on opposite ends of the great hall???
and therefore every time draco is making a scene at a meal (HEY POTTER HAVE YOU SEEN THE DAILY PROPHET??? HEY POTTER I’M MAKING STUPID FACES AT YOU BECAUSE THE DAILY PROPHET SAYS YOU’RE MAD!!! HEY POTTER I’M PRETENDING TO FAINT AT THE SIGHT OF A DEMENTOR LIKE YOU DID!!!!) he is making an extraordinary effort to be noticed across the entire hall
or harry is making an extraordinary effort to notice him
in my mind it always escalates into them standing on the tables and shouting at each other over the entire school
EXCUSE ME POTTER EXCUSE ME HAVE YOU NOTICED ME YET
NO MALFOY I HAVE NOT NOTICED YOU I NEVER NOTICE YOU GOD THERE’S MALFOY AT THE SLYTHERIN TABLE DOING A THING AGAIN GOD FUCK MALFOY HE’S ALWAYS DOING THINGS WHERE I CAN SEE HIM…THROUGH…CROWDS OF STUDENTS SEATED AT 4 TABLES…I DON’T NOTICE MALFOY…HE’S LOOKING REALLY ILL LATELY IS HE OKAY DO YOU THINK
#actors who are actually their character
the greatest casting ever.
Even better when you think about how Dan got a place for himself in NY to continue his career, Emma went to a school in USA, and Rupert bought a fucking ice cream truck.
Follow your dreams Rupert
FUCK YOU NOW I’M CRYING
TOO SOON JUST TOO SOON
HOLY SHIT RON.
Gryffindor: I’m a fucking hero.
Slytherin: I’m fucking badass.
Ravenclaw: I’m smart as fuck.
Hufflepuff: My dorm is near the kitchen.
Remember when Rupert Grint got to smack Sir Kenneth Branagh on the head with a rock
Peeves is the most notorious and troublesome poltergeist in British history. Unlike the overwhelming majority of his colleagues, Peeves has a physical form, though he is able to become invisible at will. His looks reflect his nature, which those who know him would agree is a seamless blend of humour and malice.
All because they do not wish to see anyone else suffer the way they do. [x]