1.22 vs 3.12
REASONS TO LOVE PROFESSOR MINERVA MCGONAGALL
James can’t help but be curious about the hidden gems Lily’s childhood bedroom holds.
Thank you Dee for the prompt + general help!!
“These,” says James stubbornly, “are not fairy lights.” He prods at a coloured bulb, squinting suspiciously, then turns back to face Lily. “I don’t know what to tell you, Evans – you were ripped off.”
“Sit down, you ninny,” Lily orders. “You’ll electrocute yourself if you’re not careful.”
James shoots the string of lights a mistrusting glance as he scurries over to the bed, where Lily is sitting cross-legged. He folds his long legs under him and manages to sit still for approximately a minute before he’s up again, shooting off the bed and peering around the room with interest.
Lily watches, amused: James Potter in her pink, fairy-strewn bedroom is a sight to behold. He’s so tall his head brushes against her lampshade, but he couldn’t look less intimidating, in his mismatching socks and too-short jeans. That, coupled with the way he darts from corner to corner, picking up things that catch his eye and peeking curiously into drawers and cupboards (“I’m not trying to find your underwear drawer, I promise! … Where is it?”) floods her with affection for him.
“You know, my parents won’t be back til four,” she tells him as he inspects the photographs on her windowsill. “We’ve spent the last three months wishing we had somewhere we could be alone …”
James pulls a face. “You bring to me a room that is filled souvenirs from your childhood and expect me to join you in unspeakable deeds? Why, Evans, I thought you knew me.”
it’s happened to all of us (v)
According to this poll Snape is the second best character in the HP universe, and this is how they describe his life.
I am really really mad right now
Let’s do a quick analysis of what they wrote:
"[Snape] had every right to be the complete asshole we all thought he was until the very last moment, where he got to at last experience two seconds of heroic glory before dying, like, instantly."
What the hell?! Just because he decided to switch over the ‘good side’ only because the woman he was obsessed with was in danger and then he treated like shit Harry and his friends because in the end he just ‘wanted to protect him’ - due to these things you justify him being an asshole? I don’t know if you realised it but they’re justifying all the years he passed bullying his students, not only Harry but also all the students who weren’t Slytherin. I can’t even express my disgust, and this is only the first sentence.
"Falls in love with woman who in turn marries the guy who mercilessly bullied him for years."
Oh yes, of course - you write that James bullied him for years and you don’t even mention that then James saved Snape’s fucking life and then he fought for the woman he (James) loved and their children and died for them. Yes okay don’t do that, because James will always be the immature 15-year-old kid right you’re right poor unfortunate Snape
"Has to be like “oh yeah, great guy” every time someone asks him about Voldemort."
I don’t even want to waste words for this
I don’t even know if this makes any sense
"Haunted daily by memories of his true love/tormentor in the form of Harry Potter, who everyone thinks is soooo special and cool."
Okay, first of all Harry is special and cool okay he thought he was ‘just Harry’ and then he fucking did everything he could to destroy Voldemort and managed it even if he wasn’t even 18 years old don’t touch my bby.
Do these people fucking hate James or what? They keep calling him ‘tormentor’ or Snape’s bully and what the actual fuck guys Lily loved James for a reason for Merlin’s sake and she stopped her friendship with Snape because it was TOXIC and UNHEALTY for her. So if ‘poor Snape’ is haunted by memories of ‘love/tormentor’ it’s JUST SNAPE’S FAULT, HE RUINED HIS FRIENDSHIP WITH LILY. (we don’t know if Snape could’ve had a chance with Lily, if he hadn’t been friends with the Death Eaters
conditional tense is so fucking hard okay English isn’t even my first language, we probably will never know unless Jo tells us, but personally I don’t think so because Jily is meant to be)
Let’s go on with this bullshit
"Is an unmarried school teacher who dresses like he just got thrown through a window into a Hot Topic."
Is this supposed to be funny? Because it isn’t. Wait I’ll try to laugh. Ah ah ah. No, it’s not funny.
"Murders his best friend because of his life’s devotion to the protection of the innocent and the defeat of Voldemort."
Sorry I’m just laughing now because Dumbledore was Snape’s bestfriend??? No omg I can’t stop laughing sorry I have to breath
imagine them like doing sleepovers omg Mary stahp
Okay I managed to stop laughing. Well, what can I say? Protection of the innocence?! When he was willing to leave Voldemort kill James and Harry to save Lily’s life?! Really, people?! REALLY?!
And that’s it, luckily. Conclusion? This is just a great bullshit, and people who admire Snape for his behavior and his actions should really think about it twice. You got to realise that YES, he’s a well-written and twisted character, and for this reason he could’ve been second in the pool, and for this reason he’s a good character. BUT YOU CAN’T FUCKING PUT HIM AS SECOND AND THEN DESCRIBE HIM AND HIS LIFE AND HIS ACTIONS LIKE HE WAS AN INNOCENCE SOUL BECAUSE IT’S BULLSHIT.
I’m so fucking mad and sorry for all the ‘fuck’ I put in this actually not sorry this is bullshit fuck I’m out
Yeah…they’re clearly missing some pertinent information from his biography here, like:
- Hurls racial slurs at “best friend”.
- Joins racist, pureblood movement.
- Wants to get in with racist, pureblood movement SO BADLY he blabs the prophecy to the leader NOT THINKING FOR A SECOND that it will get people killed. (Seriously, why is he so shocked that Voldemort then wants to target the Potters? Has he not been paying attention at the Death Eater potlucks?)
- When he realizes, oops, this prophecy could get my former best friend and the woman-I’m-still-pining-over-even-though-she’s-happily-married killed, he acts like a total ignoble asshole and tries to save her at the expense of her child. (As if Lily would ever want to hook up with the stud who saved her, but killed the rest of her family.)
- Abuses role as authority figure to carry on decades long grudges against Gryffindor House in general.
- Specifically targets students WHO HAVE A BACK STORY WAY MORE TRAGIC THAN HIS (e.g., Harry Potter and Neville Longbottom).
My God, you’re completely alright!
I hate people who love Snape, considering him as a saint and James like a bully.
James was just a kid and we shouldn’t forget that Snape has joined Death Eaters and they made things worse than using a Levicorpus spell on people.
James is grown up and Lily loved him for a reason. He was a strong man and he died for his family, literally challenging Voldemort, without a wand, in order to protect Lily and his son.
Furthermore James and Lily were loved by everyone and respected and I don’t think that all would love James if he was such an asshole.
Snape is a well developed character, alright. But he has done more bad things than good one. He was mean and cruel towards his pupils and he treated like shit Harry and Neville, in particular ways.
Alright, he wanted to repay his huge mistake (BLURTING OUT THE PROPHECY, GETTING JAMES AND LILY KILLED…so, not a tiny mistake, btw…) and he tried to protect Harry, but he did it only for cleaning his dirty, very dirty, consciousness…
Btw, I apologize for my bad English (I’m not speak English as first Language)
The name’s Mickey. Mickey Smith. Defending the earth.
And that’s what I call character development.
WHY DON’T MORE PEOPLE TALK ABOUT MICKEY FUCKING SMITH.
this is my home this is where I belong