"Severus Snape wasn't yours," said Harry. "Snape was Dumbledore's. Dumbledore's from the moment you starting hunting down my mother. And you never realized it, because of the thing you can't understand. You never saw Snape cast a Patronus, did you, Riddle?"

Voldemort did not answer. They continued to circle each other like wolves about to tear each other apart.

"Snape's Patronus was a doe," said Harry, "the same as my mother's, because he loved her for nearly all of his life, from the time when they were children. You should have realized," he said as he saw Voldemort's nostrils flare, "he asked you to spare her life, didn't he?"

Anonymous asked:

I really don't get the Snape hate. Like yeah he was a pretty unpleasant dude, but he's never been evil. In my view, he even redeemed himself at the end of his life. I really like Jily and I don't think Snape and Lily would have been good together, but Snape is still such a great character and, had Voldemort not killed her, he may have let Lily go eventually, and found someone else to love. He's not a very pleasant person, but he doesn't deserve the hate.

severusnapers answered:

Yeah, same. Or at least I don’t get why there’s so much of it. Like you said, he was pretty unpleasant and extremely flawed, but he’s such a complex character and people can’t seem to accept that people can like characters like that. The majority of them want to see things in black and white though; they’re either good or they’re bad, and you’re a terrible person apparently if you like a bad characters like Snape. 

I think he would have let Lily go too, he’d probably have wanted to stay friends and that’s all I ship them as now, but I don’t think he’d feel like he had any claim on her like some people believe he felt. Y’know, it’s not like he was still calling her ‘Lily Evans’ years later refusing to accept that she married James. But people just make up crap then reduce his feelings to ‘creepy stalker-ish behaviour’.

Idk man, I’m just so fed up with it and it’s only got worse with this Snape Hate panel at Leaky Con. Like they’re shoving it down our throats that you’re a terrible person and there’s something wrong with you if you like Snape. They just diminish you further if you ship snamione too, like saying things like 'they must be sacrificed. burn them.' just wtf is wrong with them?! Why is it such a big deal to them that people like something that they don’t??? It’s not harming them at all so ugh

no D:


Robin Williams didn’t die from suicide. I only just heard the sad, sad news of Robin Williams’s death. My wife sent me a message to tell me he had died, and, when I asked her what he died from, she told me something that nobody in the news seems to be talking about.

When people die from cancer, their cause of death can be various horrible things – seizure, stroke, pneumonia – and when someone dies after battling cancer, and people ask “How did they die?”, you never hear anyone say “pulmonary embolism”, the answer is always “cancer”. A Pulmonary Embolism can be the final cause of death with some cancers, but when a friend of mine died from cancer, he died from cancer. That was it. And when I asked my wife what Robin Williams died from, she, very wisely, replied “Depression”.

The word “suicide” gives many people the impression that “it was his own decision,” or “he chose to die, whereas most people with cancer fight to live.” And, because Depression is still such a misunderstood condition, you can hardly blame people for not really understanding. Just a quick search on Twitter will show how many people have little sympathy for those who commit suicide…

But, just as a Pulmonary Embolism is a fatal symptom of cancer, suicide is a fatal symptom of Depression. Depression is an illness, not a choice of lifestyle. You can’t just “cheer up” with depression, just as you can’t choose not to have cancer. When someone commits suicide as a result of Depression, they die from Depression – an illness that kills millions each year. It is hard to know exactly how many people actually die from Depression each year because the figures and statistics only seem to show how many people die from “suicide” each year (and you don’t necessarily have to suffer Depression to commit suicide, it’s usually just implied). But considering that one person commits suicide every 14 minutes in the US alone, we clearly need to do more to battle this illness, and the stigmas that continue to surround it. Perhaps Depression might lose some its “it was his own fault” stigma, if we start focussing on the illness, rather than the symptom. Robin Williams didn’t die from suicide. He died from Depression*. It wasn’t his choice to suffer that.