For honesty hour - okay I know it's been more than an hour and this is probably a generalish question but; how and when did you start shipping snarry
Ah no problem, honesty hour can be several hour long haha. I love getting asks so.
I started shipping snarry in like… October? I had another tumblr account before this one, and a meta of deathdaydungeon’s came across my dash. It was the one refuting the point that Snape was a bad potions teacher and it like. Changed my life. I’ve always liked Snape, I can remember reading PoA when I was about nine and being absolutely horrified that Harry and whoever the other person was (Hermione?) stunned him so hard that it knocked him out. Like he’s a bastard, but he’s a bastard we know and he’s a teacher at Hogwarts which is Harry’s home and I can just remember a feeling of “okay I guess if you wanna trust this guy who until just now you assumed you be a murderer over Snape who you’ve known for three years and who Dumbledore trusts that’s fine I guess but I’m judging you”. Anyway. This meta came across my dash and I was like “damn skippy damn right you bet your ass Snape was a genius and a good teacher” and then I read through a backlog of ddd’s blog for three hours instead of working on my homework (they’ve probably got an awkwardly worded ask somewhere from my old blog asking if pensieve memories are objective or not and I hope it never resurfaces). The thing I took away was that we were absolutely fucking ROBBED of a mutually beneficial and eventually healing mentor-mentee relationship between Harry and Snape, so I opened up ao3, filtered for Harry Potter, and typed in “Snape adopts Harry”. One of the fics I read in this tag was “Orphans Of The Storm” which follows HBP and DH pretty closely but includes a section at the beginning of HBP where Harry goes to live with Snape at Spinner’s End for the summer, develops a crush on him which coalesces over HBP, and culminates in much tortured longing on both of their parts and Snape saving Harry’s life in The Silver Doe instead of Ron. Immediately upon finishing this fic I started reading… Chrysalis by starcrossedgirl, I think? Either that or The Boy Who Died A Lot, idr which one I read first. If I had known what Severitus was called during this period I probably would have been reading that instead but I’m glad I didn’t because this is a good and beautiful ship and also it kinda helped me realize I should break up with my shitty boyfriend and leave tumblr for a while, which I did. And now I’m back and snarry is still here but the ex is gone and I’ve finished school and gotten back into writing after four years. Not necessarily a causal chain but still. Snarry helped me get through a really bad couple months last year and early this year and continues to bring me joy.