Snape loved Lily and yes, he wanted to protect her AND her family. But Lily wasn't the only muggleborn in the world. Snape was a Death Eater and he was high in ranks which means he did awful things to muggleborns to earn that place. The fact that Lily's death changed his whole perspective of what person Voldemort really was, doesn't change the fact that he would gladly still be a Death Eater if Lily and her family were spared. She was the only muggleborn he cared about.
“Snape was a Death Eater and he was high in ranks which means he did awful things to muggleborns to earn that place.” – That’s not in the text. We can’t include things we’re only guessing about in our analysis of him as a character. And Snape was still very young when he went to Dumbledore to beg for Lily’s life, he wasn’t yet a high level Death Eater. And after that he was Dumbledore’s man, so he wouldn’t have done awful things if there was anyway he could avoid it.
Things that are in the text:
“If you don’t mind dying,” said Snape roughly, “why not let Draco do it?” “That boy’s soul is not yet so damaged,” said Dumbledore. “I would not have it ripped apart on my account.” “And my soul, Dumbledore? Mine?”
Those don’t sound like the words of someone who has already committed murder. If Snape had done truly horrible things, his soul would already have been badly damaged and he wouldn’t be worried about it.
‘Don’t be shocked, Severus. How many men and women have you watched die?’ ‘Lately, only those whom I could not save,’ said Snape.
Indicating that Snape did at least want to save people, even if he failed. (Charity Burbage, for one)
“The fact that Lily’s death changed his whole perspective of what person Voldemort really was, doesn’t change the fact that he would gladly still be a Death Eater if Lily and her family were spared. She was the only muggleborn he cared about.“
And yet by Deathly Hallows he yells at Phineas Nigellus Black for using the word “Mudblood”, so his ideas about pureblood supremacy had clearly changed, if he ever believed in them at all. I don’t believe he did. He’s half-blood. He joined the Death Eaters because they promised him power and glory and because they gave him companionship, community, and self-esteem when no one else did.
Regardless of all of that:
I make these posts arguing that the point of Snape is that he was redeemed by love and I inevitably get responses as if I’d said “Snape is a wonderful person” instead. We are not arguing over whether or not Snape was a wonderful person. We’re discussing the role he played within the story as a whole.
Snape was a Death Eater as a teenager. At age twenty-one (I believe) he renounced the Death Eaters and dedicated the rest of his life to destroying their leader. He did that out of love. For one person, yes. If he hadn’t loved Lily maybe he would have stayed with them, maybe not. (I personally think not.) And that’s the point. Love redeemed him. It made him desert the Death Eaters. Does that make him a perfect person? No. Does it illustrate the idea that love can inspire even the nastiest people to make better choices? Yes.
Warnings: Smut smut and more smut, pussy eating, fingering, squirting, ropes and being tied up, kinda DomSub thing going on, unprotected sex, age difference (reader is of legal age though), then fluff at the end…
Word count: 1300
Summary: You know you shouldn’t, but the temptation and pleasure of an older man is something that is too hard to resist.
A/N: Ok, so…requested fic by anon-If it’s not too much trouble! Anyways the request would basically be the reader sneaking outta Hogwarts to hook up with the Bad Boy Snatcher… Maybe with a little bondage. You don’t need to write it but I thought I’d send it in anyway. - Scabior anon!. Ok, stuck mostly to the request. Also, sorry this took sooo long!! Hope u like it!!
“Why the hell did I fucking agree to this? I mean, what kind
of moron wants insists on meeting in the damn Forbidden Forest anyway?” you grumbled
to yourself, wand raised as you tried your hardest not to trip over any tree
“Come on, love. I’m not exactly a moron now, am I?”
You jumped, turning around quickly and holding the wand out,
illuminating his face.
“Fuckin’ hell, Scabior! Don’t sneak up on me like that”.
He smirked at you, leaning against the trunk of a tree as he
played with his fingers.
You both just stared at each other, expecting the other to
“Well, are we gonna fuck?”
He chuckled at your blunt attitude, knowing you were craving
him right now.
You knew it was fairly disgusting. Sure, you were past the
legal age. But this man was in his 30’s and was also a Snatcher.
He was basically evil. Well, maybe not Death Eater level of
evil, but he still took payment for whatever deed he was asked to do, no matter
how innocent the target was.
But you just couldn’t stop going back to him.
You couldn’t stop sneaking out of the castle, letting
Scabior take you back to the Shrieking Shack as he had his way with you.
“As you wish!”
He grabbed your hand and with a snap, you both disappeared
from the Forbidden Forest.
Actually, science supports veganism in many ways, and the reason it's not found in any traditional cultures is because people never had the option to survive this way.
In reply to your other “
The only benefit of eating meat (that I’ve found) is b12.” ask,
It’s more than just B12 (I don’t understand how this is the only one you’ve ‘found’, seeing as this is the first thing listed when you Google is being vegan/veggie is good for you.)
Animal protein contains all the essential amino acids in the right ratios. It is important for muscle mass and bone health, to name a few. Vegans don’t get any animal protein, which can have negative effects on body composition (2, 3, 4, 5).
Creatine helps form an energy reservoir in cells. Studies show that vegetarians are deficient in creatine, which has harmful effects on muscleand brain function (6, 7, 8).
Carnosine is protective against various degenerative processes in the body and may protect against aging. It is found only in animal foods (9, 10, 11).
Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) is the most active form of Omega-3 fatty acids in the body and primarily found in animal foods. The plant form of Omega-3s, ALA, is inefficiently converted to DHA in the body (12, 13, 14).
Not surprisingly, vegans and vegetarians have much lower testosterone levels than meat eaters. - Popular Science
“K2. You can eat as much calcium as you want but it won’t strengthen your bones unless it is accompanied by vitamin K2.
Unlike vitamin K1, plants do not provide vitamin K2.(The one and only exception to this rule is natto, a fermented soybean product. One problem, however, is that natto is, for the majority of humans and animals, repulsive to eat). Like other fat-soluble vitamins, Vitamin K2 is found fatty sources – Mother Nature packages the vitamin with the cofactors required to absorb it. You’ll get vitamin K2 in pastured egg yolks, milk and cheese from grassfed animals, liver, beef, and chicken.” - Link
“Vegetarians have a higher risk of developing nutritional deficiencies caused by lack of animal protein in their diet than meat-eaters. The more restrictive the diet, the higher potential for vitamin B-12, protein, calcium and iron deficiencies. Food from animals supplies all the essential amino acids, the building blocks for protein, while most plant proteins, with the exception of soy and the grain quinoa, do not contain all the essential amino acids. Vegetarians must consume foods that contain different amino acids over the course of the day to ensure that they get all the amino acids they need. While plants contain iron, your body absorbs the iron they supply, called nonheme iron, less efficiently than heme iron from meat. Consuming foods high in vitamin C along with plants high in iron increases iron absorption. Many vegetables contain substances that reduce calcium absorption, increasing the risk of calcium deficiency and bone loss in vegetarians who don’t consume dairy products. Beans, lentils and vegetables such as spinach contain iron.” - Healthy Eating
Oh by the way, you know how soy is listed as an alternative protein in most of those links? Long term, high soy consumption is terrible for you and terrible for the environment. Soy increases estrogen, which can lead to all sorts of issues.
So you’re saying it’s not naturally sustainable? Sounds like a good argument against it on a logical level and on a health level.
Most of the pros on this list are canceled out by the cons (#s 1-4,9-22,etc), or can be achieved just the same by eating a healthy omnivorousness diet (#7,9, etc)
I’m not seeing a good argument for it. When I Google reasons to go vegan or for things telling you that soy isn’t bad, I’m getting sources like Peta and blogs like “celestial healing”…
A Chipotle employee's guide to ordering at Chipotle
Since this is a difficult task for an alarming amount of people I thought I would simplify it for everyone real quick.
There are literally only 7 Spanish words you need to know to be able to order; if you don’t know them and what they mean, please get out of my line, out of my store, and out of my life. The words are burrito, tortilla, taco, fajita, carnitas, barbacoa, and guacamole. Do not come to me asking for a “big shell taco” on the side, do not think we serve Barack Obama, and get out of my face asking for fajitas on the side when you mean tortillas bye. (This especially applies to all you fucks living here in Florida, seriously how do you not know what a tortilla is at this point in your life.)
We don’t serve “wraps,” if you ask for one I will stare at you until you figure out what you’re doing with your life.
Do not ask for “queso” with your chips. What you think you’re saying is, “I would like delicious cheesy dip for my chips yum yum I am American give me fat to dip my carbs in,” but what I hear is, “I would like some nasty ass white people Velveeta dip bullshit that you guys don’t serve and will never serve because it’s full of preservatives and a complete lack of desirable flavor. Also, I don’t know that the Spanish word ‘queso’ literally translates to 'cheese’ and won’t understand that you’re being a really funny smart ass when you give me a side of shredded cheese for my chips.”
The corn salsa is, for all intents and purposes, considered a salsa. So when we ask if you want any salsa and you say no, we move on to other things. If you want corn salsa, say yes to that question so we don’t have to go backwards after we give you other ingredients.
Don’t talk on your phone when you’re ordering seriously that’s shitty you all should know that.
Don’t say which ingredients you don’t want, just stick to what you do want. If you mumble or are generally quiet I might only hear the ingredient and not the negative before it, which might cause me to incorrectly make your food and have to start it over.
It can be cute to let your kid order their own food, but if there’s a line to the door you’re not making anyone around you happy. I’m all about adorable toddlers barely pronouncing words and not knowing what things are, but please only let them take control of their order if there’s no line behind you.
If it’s the end of the night don’t try to hit me up for some extra meat or guacamole just because you’re probably the last customer of the night. Your portion of meat will be the exact same 4 oz that everyone else gets. I will go ham on everything else for you though because most of the rest of it will be recorded as waste and chances are I don’t have to really give a shit about it.
Speak. Nodding your head is useless when I’m looking down at the line so I grab the right spoon and put whatever you asked for on your entree.
If you want more of anything, just say so. We will freely give you more of any ingredient except for meat or guacamole. Don’t get moody and sigh, honestly you’re an adult and you need to get your life together if not having enough cheese on your burrito ruins your day, especially because you can just fucking getmore for no extra fucking cost you obnoxious immature fucks.
Did you know all of that already? Here’s extra tips for you pro-level Chipotle eaters.
If you like tacos it makes a lot more sense to just get a bowl with the shells on the side. Honestly. You’ll get a fair amount more food for the same price, it will go somewhat faster through the line, and if you’re taking them to go they won’t get soggy.
Tell the person who is doing your salsa if you want any sides for chips or just for the hell of it or whatever. The cashier does not make the sides or have any made in advance, so it helps with the process to have it done as we finish your order instead of after we’ve moved on from you to the next person.
Instead of stealing the whole bottle like an asshat, if you want to take some of the Chipotle Tabasco sauce home just ask for an empty portion cup with a lid and you can fill it up and take it with you.
If you have an order with more than two things just do it online or on the app or over the phone or via fax. One person ordering for the whole office/family/whatever leaves a lot of room for error.
This seems obvious, but I’m mentioning it because I follow it with some decent motivation to actually follow through with it. Be nice. There’s a way better chance that I’ll hook you up with stuff. Seriously we get coupons that we pass out to customers of our choice, and they range from free chips and guac to buy one, get one entrees that cover extras like double meat and/or guac. I’ve even asked my managers to comp whole meals for people who were especially pleasant and sometimes they do it.
gary oldman, constantly dropping words of wisdom, calm and collected, luscious wavy locks, incredibly zen and level-headed even when talking about Death Eaters, A+ level drama queen
sirius "i cant get my FCKing life together" black, actual punk trash, creature from the crypt hair, emotionally is still 17, has no chill about anything least of Death Eaters, A+ level drama queen
I just finished leveling my Soul Eater until 90 and got to meet these 2 cuties in Anu Arendel… Seriously DN. Stop torturing my fragile heart with your sad storyline………………….. crap I wanna continue my Adept’s story but it got stuck at Memoria quest -__________-;;; DNINA fix ittttttttttt!!!