Re: side plots
- From: "Jane Grey" <jane.grey@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: 4 Feb 2006 11:05:42 -0800
In article <1139009603.123904.118970@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Jane
Grey <jane.grey@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes
Quite a lot of them ignore or accept the bad hair problems, with some
really? i thought snape fanfics were all like, 'his hair was so shiny
but it looked greasy in the bad light of the dungeons' and 'he isn't
really a nasty person but he had to keep up the pretence' and 'he
wasn't really into dark arts, it's just a case of needing to know your
putting it down as an occupational hazard of being a potions maker. I
sigh, making yet another excuse rather than excepting that as someone
who is happy to go around with greasy hair as Snape is, must be an
unsocialable nasty misfit.
suppose this is reasonable, in that if you didn't think Snape as
described in Canon was at least interesting, you wouldn't be writing a
fanfic about him in the first place.
it depends why these people find him interesting, if they see false
promise in him and like the idea of twisting canon to make it fit with
their idealogies IMO is not reasoanble.
His teaching style is usually
covered by "well, how would you like to have to teach a load of idiots
most of whom don't even want to be there?"
That doesn't work. Snape doesn't give Hermy a chance and she loves all
lessons. Also Snape doesn't know whether Harry or Neville want to be
there at first when he is initially hard on them in PS. Now they don't
want to be there because he is always so unfairly hard on them.
I recommend stories from
http://ashwinder.sycophanthex.com/ as an interesting read. If nothing
else, it's awesome to see the contortions people will go through to make
the Snape/Hermione ship float these days.
Snape/Hermione ?! ugh! no thanks!
Just out of curiosity, I toyed with the idea of writing a fanfic in
which Hermione's advice to Ginny to get over Harry and think about other
boyfriends was actually inspired by a reply by Snape to an unrequited
love letter from Hermione (I liked the idea of "Normally I simply return
such letters corrected for spelling and grammar, but in your case I
could find no errors").
That is just nuts, Snape has got to be loveable before anyone (inc.
Hermy) can love him. Any romantic intertest just doesn't fit in with
I couldn't get past my view of the character of
Snape - which is not the same thing as believing I know which side, if
any, he is on. I think his introductions to Potion-Making and the Dark
Arts, and his treatment by the other Death-Eaters at the end of HBP:"The
Lightening-struck Tower" - "The three Death Eaters fell back without a
word. Even the werewolf seemed cowed" show somebody who views himself as
superior, and whose every action is motivated by a desire to gain or
demonstrate superiority. As such, I think that, like the Dementors,
Voldemort has far more to offer him than the other side, but perhaps in
maybe it is an act he has got to put on in order to play his part as
the Death Eather? Personally I think Snape's loyalities lies with AD.
I think that JKR had
AD say time and time again that he trusts Snape implicity (instead of
something else like, "everyone deserves a 2nd chance") because of her
book7 plot twist that AD was right all along. But that doesn't change
the fact that he's a nasty individual -JKR likes her shades of greys
and Snape is as grey as they come without being black.
the end he will find himself saved by Lily's love for him.
okay look, JKR has had six books to hint at a Lily/Snape. JKR has made
no such hint. Lily married James, why would she do that if she liked
snape? Also even if she did like snape, she is dead so how would this
love save him? I think the only person who ever loved Snape was his
mum. maybe AD too, that old geezer was a bit strange like that...
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