I’m confused in the first book: Lord Voldemort thought Snape to be one of his most loyal followers. But in the dozens of times Snape and Quirrell are alone, he never tells Quirrell to let Snape know he was there. Voldemort would have trusted Snape more than some disposable subject.

yanno, when four kids repeatedly attack one kid “because he exists”, and they continue to attack him after they’ve disarmed him and he has no way of fighting back, and two of them have positions of power over him given to them by the school and therefore the whole group can get away with hurting him (including sexual harassment and attempted to murder) without facing any serious consequences, then i think it’s safe to say that it’s not a “””rivalry”””, it’s fucking bullying

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I'm rereading HP books and just come upon Snape's grudge chapter. My question is why did Snape called Lupin to figure out if the old paper had dark magic or not. I mean Snape is the one who is expert at dark magic. I know meta wise it was a way to save Harry's behind and for Lupin to end up with the map for the third act but it doesn't make sense to me that Snape would call Lupin. If anything, he would go to Dumbledore.

This is a great question.

Prisoner of Azkaban is a delight, because it has many moments where you take the book on face value on first read, and then once you’ve read the whole series, you read it again, and you realise much more is going on.

At face value, Snape discovers that Harry has a suspect piece of parchment.  He requests the assistance of the DADA professor.  Harry assumes that Snape is deferring to Lupin’s greater Dark Arts knowledge, thus proving why Lupin has the position and Snape has been passed over for it yet again.

But as you state, this doesn’t make sense for several reasons.  Snape is a Dark Arts expert, and probably didn’t require a second opinion – but if he did, it’s reasonable to assume he’d defer to Dumbledore.  Snape despises Lupin, and there’s nothing to suggest that Lupin would know more about Dark Arts than Snape.

…so it simply doesn’t make logical sense that Snape would request his enemy’s assistance.  

So, if he’s not asking for a second opinion, what is he doing?

Well, Snape is quite happy to investigate the parchment, up until the point that it insults him – and then, he freezes.  As soon as the map ceases, he calls Lupin, and there are two key quotes:

“This parchment is plainly full of Dark Magic. This is supposed to be your area of expertise, Lupin. Where do you imagine Potter got such a thing?”

His jaw had gone rigid with anger. “You think a joke shop could supply him with such a thing? You don’t think it more likely that he got it directly from the manufacturers?”

It’s very clear that the insults on the map cause Snape to realise that the object once belonged to Lupin et al.  We don’t know how he knows – I would assume that Snape heard them use their nicknames (after all, we know Snape trailed after them a lot as teenagers).

At this point in the series, Snape suspects that Lupin is in cahoots with Black, who he believes to be a dangerous murderer.  He sees Lupin as a man who is trying to gain Harry’s trust in order to exploit it – and perhaps lure him to Black.  Draco’s report of Harry being in Hogsmeade is proof that someone helped him sneak out of the castle.

Additionally, we also know that Snape had raised his concerns with Dumbledore, who brushed them off - so Snape chooses to challenge Lupin directly, instead of taking it to Dumbledore as proof that Lupin isn’t on the level.

As a consequence, this whole scene wasn’t about the rights and wrongs of the map, or how dark the object was, or who should confiscate it or keep it.  Snape hasn’t requested Lupin’s assistance to have a consult about a dark magical object which has confused him; he’s simply making a point, which was Snape saying to Lupin, “I’ve caught you up to something.  I don’t trust you, and whilst Dumbledore might trust you, I don’t – and I’m watching you.”

Revelation (Ah my days I am such an idiot I deleted it by mistake!!)

‘I just don’t get it is all,’ said Sirius as he bent down to fish something out of his school bag. ‘This is the second time this month, and every time he goes he just comes back looking even worse.’ Sirius then jumped up to proudly hold out a small ball from his bag.

‘Don’t say that Sirius’ James replied as he snatched the ball and quickly hid it in his pocket.

‘What? Its true.’

James, Sirius and Peter then started to slowly make there way over to the other side of the potions classroom, continuing there conversation about Remus.

‘I’m just starting to get really worried.’ Sirius admitted, as he caught sight of the target.

‘We all are mate, but until we can figure out what is up there’s nothing we can do, you’ve annoyed him enough already with your constant badgering about it.’

Sirius let out a hum of dissatisfaction and opened his mouth to reply, just as he elbowed the cauldron of the Gryffindor he was walking past, causing it to almost fall over if James and his lightning quick reflexes hadn’t grabbed and steadied it.

Peter groaned. ‘Guys, if we are going to put this exploding ball in Severus’ cauldron, don’t you think you two need to be a little stealthier?’

‘Fine.’ grunted the other two as they reached a prime position, right behind Snape and his cauldron, and at the right angle so they were just out of his line of sight.

Sirius let out a childish giggle ‘He’s never going to see this coming.’

‘Sirius will you shu-’

‘No but Lily don’t you see, I was reading about it last night, werewolves are these foul creatures that eat children and kill people for fun, its not about the person its about the monster they become once they’ve been bitten.’

‘Severus don’t say that, when have you ever met one? Besides what reading? Where are you getting these books from?’ came the voice of Lily Evans, who was standing idly stirring her potion next to the greasy haired Slytherin.

‘The source isn’t the point,’ dodged Snape. ‘The point is that there are all these dark creatures out there in the real world and werewolves are part of them, they aren’t good people Lils.’

James looked stony standing behind Severus. ‘He’s so vile, I bet hes been stealing all those twisted books of the older Slytherins. Saying all that stuff about dark creatures.’

Sirius looked less repulsed. ‘He isn’t wrong though.. I mean i once heard my mum talking about this werewolf she had heard of, his name was Greyspine or something, and he would go and attack people for fun, biting kids and that stuff, especially when he transformed, which is quite a lot by the way, once a month, I mean, werewolves aren’t nice animals.’

James snorted ‘Yeah, because your mum always has the best opinions on people’ Sirius blushed slightly and shrugged. James felt bad about the remark so he added, ‘Well I mean it’s not like we ever have to meet one to find out so.. Wait what did you say about once a month?’

BANG. Severus Snape’s cauldron had exploded almost immediately after Peter had run up and dropped in the exploding ball and everyone in the surrounding area had become drenched in what was a half finished floating draught, that now instead just burned the skin of the people it touched. Not the three Gryffindor boys though, who were standing back at their table laughing loudly and staring at the chaos.

Laughing less loudly was the messy haired one, because the ball had just dropped, and James Potter had realised something about Remus Lupin.

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                                        Snape’s black Hair

Scenes from: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2


I will always wonder if Snape knew Sirius was innocent or not. I don’t remember them addressing it in the books, but he must have known. He must have seen Pettigrew at meetings before Voldemort’s fall. So even if he didn’t know Pettigrew was the Secret Keeper, he must have known he had turned against James and Lily. 

Did he know it was Pettigrew, and not Sirius, that told Voldemort the Potter’s whereabouts? Did he purposely let Sirius rot in prison for 12 years, thinking he had succeeded in killing Pettigrew and so he could get revenge on Sirius without feeling guilty about lying?

We all know how deep his hatred of Sirius ran. He was willing to let the Dementors kiss him even though he knew he was innocent. Is it so far-fetched to think he’d leave Sirius to live out a life-sentence in Azkaban? Even after Voldemort’s return to power, he never approached the Ministry or worked with Dumbledore to overturn Sirius’ conviction, even though he knew the truth.

And that’s why Snape is irredeemable to me. 

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The Real World: Hogwarts, Episode III [ AO3 ] | [ ff.net ]

Pansy: “Fine.” [sighs in resignation] “Maybe fuck Weasley.” [Straightens] I feel like he’d go down on you for like, fucking - hours, you know? Because he’d just be so grateful he’d just set up camp down there with some kind of breathing charm and just, fucking - go to town, you know?“

Daphne: "Ooh. That’s true.”

Interviewer: [interrupts gently] “Er, just as a reminder, the question was what your response was to Harry Potter’s performance in Potions today.”

ngl I feel like Snape lowkey would have loved to have Hermione in his advanced class just because he could actually teach her how to gain a sense of potion brewing rather than just recipe following, I mean the majority of times he can’t with her is when she’s answering questions correctly from memorization, and the beauty of Potions–and Magic in general– is that there’s always room for creativity… if she wasn’t so obviously besties with Harry and Ron from the first year she could have easily been the one student who was in office hours all the time and actually wanting to learn more about potions instead of just another dumb student fulfilling her core requirements. Like he never called on her because she recited answers, but in a more advanced class there could be more discussion with her (why use this ingredient instead of that? would be a frequent debate). She’s already memorized the stuff on the board when she helps Neville out, so in Snape’s mind she’s just giving Neville answers instead of working with him to help him understand why certain things are used. It’s like when you read a recipe and follow it vs. when you read about why you use baking soda instead of powder or what substitutes suffice and why. You can make that exact same recipe multiple times but unless you learn the basics you can’t make anything else. Hermione’s not known for being exceptionally creative, but I think once she got the basics down and was at the point for a more discussion-based education Snape might actually enjoy teaching her. I think Hermione’s the kind of student teachers love from the start because she’s “easy to teach” but in Snape’s mind she simply has excellent work ethic and a sharp memory and a lot of times the professors aren’t teaching her much more than what she’s already read… he’s not looking for a good memory, he’s looking for creative application. Snape might’ve disliked her because her good grades don’t necessarily prove him as a teacher, but how she handles his advanced class would.


you took me for everything that I had and kicked me out on my own

Until the Moon Part 1

A Marauders Fic

Remus Lupin x reader

Summary: Reader is Severus Snape’s little sister. There’s drama there of course, but history adds a lot to it.

Word Count: 937

Warnings: character death, abuse, blood

Read the Prologue here.

A/N: Okay, I’m sorry that this took so long. I know it’s a tad short, but there is definitely more to come. It’s just how it got divided up. Let me know what you think! 


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I am of the firm belief that books are mirrors. We read them and see ourselves reflected back between the words in fragments of characters and plot. 

Perhaps that’s why we get so defensive of characters, especially favorites from childhood. I looked at Severus Snape, and I saw a lonely man who had been a lonely boy who was just trying to figure out how to fit in. I was in second to fifth grade when I was reading the first five, so I had just changed schools in second grade, and some of the few friendships I had were on the rocks in fourth and fifth grade.

I saw, and more importantly, I remember the boy desperate to fit in, not the bitter bully with an (it pains me to admit) creepy rather than cute fixation because I looked at Snape and I saw myself in that lonely boy.

As children, we’re undefined, desperate for identity. I think, for me, books were a large part of finding that identity. I found someone like Klaus from The Series of Unfortunate Events, and I wanted to be like him. Perhaps I was looking at parts of myself I simply wasn’t aware of at the time. Perhaps I molded myself after his traits. I’m not sure which comes first.

What I think we can do as adults who know who we are is see ourselves in the good and the bad. I am dependable Ned Stark but I am also petty Catelyn. I am all of Hermione. Not just intelligent problem solver but proud know-it-all who judges people who are too weird or stupid.

Even better, I see my friends in books now. I know a Robert Baratheon, and I understand Ned’s love for him. 

I think that’s what makes books so valuable. We are not just putting ourselves in another world, escaping our own lives to live someone else’s. We are examining ourselves in depth in the mirror that is a book whether we want to or not. We are humanizing ourselves and, as we turn that mirror onto those around us, we are humanizing them too. Nothing else can do that like a book.