Friday 27 April 2018

Friday Fics Fix - Severely Severus

I know, I know, Severus Snape is kind of a divisive figure in the online bookish community, and with fans in general.

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Lotsa people love him - he's a hero, a tragic figure, a hopeless romantic.

Lotsa people hate him - he's a bully, a sneak, an obsessive and petty man.

Me? Having never met him, and having, let's face it, limited info. about his life, decisions, and opinions, I tend to believe the truth is somewhat in the middle.

I think he's human... Wizardly. Whatever.

And humans? They're messy. They're not one thing. They're rarely spotless, and they're rarely all bad.

That said, I love it when fans explore other sides to characters - and that's what this week's fic does.

Now, I'm not sure I agree with all the characterisation/points being made here, but I found it interesting anyhow.

Also, I've been thinking a lot lately about how hard it is sometimes to get what you want to in life - especially if you're not lucky enough to come from wealth.

The work ethic in this fic is great - but I should also give you a general reminder not to work until it hurts! #SelfCare for the win my dearest nerdlets!

So, this week's fic my nerdlets, is:

Hard Work by sheankelor

So, *opens can of worms* what do you think of Snape? *ducks, covers* Do you know of any fics about working damned hard? Talk to me! 😇😈💬

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  1. I know enough about Snape to hate him. I just think he was such a bully, he was creepy, and extremely obsessive. I don’t think he could be redeemed for me, although I know he was for other people.

  2. I don't hate Snape. I feel sorry for him. He's one of those characters that you love to hate as a villian.

    Dinh@Arlene's Book Club

    1. I think Umbridge is probably more love-to-hate for a lot of people - interesting though! :)

  3. I've only read the first HP so I don't really know Snape but I've heard lots about him, pro and con! I'll have to go over and read that and see what I think. :)

    1. Ha, well the first HP doesn't really give the full story to be fair! :)

  4. "Having never met him" idk why that's cracking me up so much lol. I think you already know what I think of Snape from my recently HP discussions (which, if you forgot, is that I don't like him)? But yes, humans are messy and have negative traits in addition to our good ones, so it's nice to see characters that actually reflect that.

    1. Lol, it's 'cos I'm clearly so entertaining ;)

      I know - you really don't like him. Messy humans everywhere though!!!! XD


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