snapes doe

YOU KNOW WHAT WE NEED? A MARAUDERS TV SHOW. STARTING MARAUDERS’ FIRST YEAR AND FINALE WOULD BE HALLOWEEN 1981. THE SHOW WOULD TAKE FOCUS ON JILY, WOLFSTAR, LILY’S FRIENDSHIP WITH SNAPE, PREJUDICE ABOUT MUGGLEBORNS, THE FIRST WIZARDING WAR, ORDER OF THE PHOENIX, AND SO ON. THAT WOULD BE AWESOME AND THAT’S WHAT WE NEED.

1040. Snape actually had a crush on James not Lily. His patronus was a doe to compliment James' not to match Lily’s. He hated Harry because he looked so much like the love he killed.

Always.

A Christmas commission for a client. Whilst i like aspects of this a lot, he wanted a screen-shot replica scene from the prisoner of azkaban with snape instead of Harry. I dont think it came out too badly, but i would have preferred a more dynamic pose/setting for a similar image. Still! the client loved it and thats the best reaction 


Happy New Year everyone!

  • Lucius: So, does Draco have any girlfriends at Hogwarts?
  • Severus: Lucius, do you ever think that Draco might be...gay?
  • Lucius: Ha! Of course he's not gay. Sure, he talks a lot about Potter and sure, I've found men's underwear in his room that wasn't his, and sure, I've caught Potter leaving Draco's room before, but that doesn't mean-
  • Severus: Lucius?
  • Lucius: Fuck, he is gay...
A Study On Patronuses

Ok so I’ve seen a lot of posts lately about James Potter’s patronus vs Snape’s patronus. People have been talking about how since James’s is a stag, he complements Lily, and it means he loves her, while Snape’s doe shows his obsession with her. (Obviously since Lily’s patronus is a doe) And there’s been talk about how “love is different than obsession and this is why Snape didn’t *really* love her, and that’s why she would always have chosen James blah blah.”

I’m not arguing the fact that she would’ve always chosen James. James and Lily have complementary patronuses. Lily is a doe, and James is a stag. Their patronuses were not influenced by each other, but they are a pair because they themselves fit as a pair. Their personalities and experiences make them alike and compatible.

But Snape having the same patronus as Lily doesn’t make him obsessed with her.

Expecto Patronum literally translates to “I await a guardian.”

A patronus takes the form of an animal, and the charm becomes semi-sentient, seemingly with a mind of its own.

The Patronus is a protector against dementors, which take good memories and leave only bad ones.

What form a person’s patronus takes is dependent on their personality, their experiences, and their good and bad memories.

Harry’s patronus is a stag, like his father’s. THAT IS PIVOTAL BECAUSE IT IS STRESSED THAT HARRY’S PATRONUS IS **THE SAME AS HIS FATHER’S.**

Throughout his years at Hogwarts, Harry uses the idea of his father as a shield and almost like a security blanket. He decides to die on his feet, *like his father.*

He plays Quidditch, *like his father.*

He looks like his father. He “struts” like his father.

The idea of his father as a hero he can emulate gives him strength.

And Harry is very like his father. But he is also an individual, with a very different personality, and very different experiences.

Harry’s patronus isn’t a stag.

Harry’s patronus is his father.

His father is the guardian that he holds and the ideal and role model that he expects to see him through dark times.

When saving Sirius from the dementor’s kiss, his intention is to protect an innocent man, and his godfather, but more importantly his dad’s best friend. He draws on James and what he knows of him, and his patronus takes the form of a stag…

Not because he’s so like his father that they have the same patronus, but because James is Harry’s patronus.

That established, Snape’s patronus is a doe for similar reasons. Snape loved Lily. He was influenced by her. She was his happy memory. In dark times, Snape held on to the thought of Lily, as is apparent from his years of bitterness risking his life and protecting her son.

When Snape casts a patronus in the astronomy tower, Dumbledore asks, “Lily? After all this time?”

Snape’s patronus isn’t a doe because he’s obsessed with Lily.

His patronus *is* Lily. Lily is his unwitting guardian against the dark, just as James is for Harry.

Snape’s patronus may take the form of a doe, just as Harry’s patronus takes the form of a stag, but their patronuses are Lily and James.

And I don’t mean that the souls of Lily and James are chilling out around town to pop up and save Snape and Harry from dementors when the need arises, but the essence of Lily and James, the memory of them, the idea of them, the comfort they bring, are the patronuses. Snape’s patronus looks like a doe because Lily’s patronus is a doe and Snape’s patronus is Lily redeeming him. Harry’s patronus looks like a stag because James’s patronus was a stag and Harry’s patronus is his father protecting him.

Snape’s patronus being a doe doesn’t mean he’s obsessed with her. He loves her. His patronus is a doe because he sees Lily as his protector and his guardian, as he did in school, and as he “always” will.

These have been my feelings. Thank you very much.

Originally posted by jecamartinez

Originally posted by theglass-ballerina

Think about it

James was a stag and Lily was a doe?

Where as Snape was a doe?

Do you see what this means???
The stag and doe fit together. Both different but matching. Both equal but individual.

Where as Snape “bravest man i know” was a doe. He did not match Lily. He did not compliment her. He worshiped her enough that his soul just longed for her, not to match, compliment and help her. 
He thought only of himself with Lily, not Lily and how he can compliment her.

Basically, Snape wanted Lily for himself, whereas James wanted Lily to be the best she could be as an individual.

Do not advocate ‘ALWAYS’. Advocate ‘To the very end’

lmao at anti-snape people who don’t realize that james and snape aren’t really foils for draco and harry (tho they can correlate) but more for dudley and harry. 

dudley hates harry for no reason - because his parents hate harry and harry’s easy to pick on. he picks on harry with his gang of friends, terrorizing him whenever it’s convenient. harry fights back against dudley (but does anyone call it “equal”…? lmao no bc it’s still not even tho harry fights back). dudley has the adults on his side, adults who won’t listen to and don’t care about harry. does this sound familiar at all? it should. 

do you honestly think harry saw that scene in swm and didn’t suffer an immediate flashback? if you think not, you’re kidding yourself friends. harry knows what snape’s going through - he went through it too. and yet fandom looks at dudley and harry and recognizes the power disadvantage, recognizes it’s bullying, but when they look at the marauders and snape, they’re all, “well that’s just what teenagers do!” okay. sure. 

“Remember two years ago when we took fifty points off per student for a broken curfew and those students all got ostracized by their House for the rest of the year because it was such a big deal?”

Do you think, give how arbitrary the point system is, that the professors ever debate amongst themselves when they think someone took/gave too many points?

In the “staff has iPhones AU:”

Jily stans/Snape haters: James’s Patronus was a stag and Lily’s was a doe, that means they’re soulmates and it’s just the most beautiful thing evar!!1!!111 Snape’s patronus means he was a creepy gross stalker friendzone icky guy who just wanted to bone Lily.

Me, pointing to Harry’s Stag Patronus and Snape’s doe with neon flashing signs. The dawning realization of horror in the Jily stans eyes fills me with determination. I whoosh away in a billow of black robes.