Casual reminder I still hate Snape.
I can’t find any of the long, essay-style posts I used to have on hand for this situation. But here are a few disjointed reaons why, predominantly bc I was having a conversation about it in chat and that gets choppy…
Everything about snape was wrong, and I hate hearing people go on about how good he was, selfless, how he LOVED Lily and she ‘left him for James’…
Like… there’s a long list of reasons why you’re wrong, and i will type an entire fucking essay on it, don’t you test me.
He was obsessed, not in love.
He stalked her.
He offered Voldemort the lives of James and Harry (explicitly), but asked her spared so she would run back to him (in his fucked up mind).
He never grew up.
It didn’t start when he called her the worst slur you can call someone in the magical world… it started before that, that was just the moment lily realised he wasn’t going to change and her friendship wasn’t enough to get him to.
He called her a slur, refused to apologise… and then went out of his way to throw a like, decade-long pity party…
He literally loved Black Magics before he called her that, and was utterly anticsocial (swhich was not James’ fault); and then he up and joined the magical equivalent of NAZIs. Who targeted muggleborns… like Lily.
He only joined Dumbledore’s side to save his own skin, but he attached it to his fantasy of being with lily.
Like, he joined the order to be closer to her. That sort of shit happens in real life with stalkers, and it’s not romantic but terrifying.