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Finally, here is chapter 2! :)

Please read the warnings and notes, they contain important info.

Title: A Butterfly Flaps Its Wings - Chapter 2
Author: Sailor Lum
Characters/Pairing: Severus/Lily
Rated: R
Overall Summary: Severus Snape arrives a moment later to the scene of what could become his worst memory and makes some better choices. The result is that the entire course of his life is changed. (Fic Series Masterlist)
Chapter Summary: Severus and Lily face their boggarts at the DADA practical; James hopes to show Lily that Severus is not to be trusted; Lily and Severus have another heart to heart
Content, Warnings: sexuality (involving sixteen year olds, with regards to each other/themselves); language; disturbing imagery
Word Count: 10,796
General Warnings: Book purists beware – Hogwarts uniforms follow the movies and only pre-Pottermore canon is counted as canon for this fic, as this fic was planned and plotted before Pottermore came about. Individual parts in this series may be rated as high as NC-17.
Notes: Severus’s characterization is primarily based off of teen Snape (as opposed to Professor Snape). And, I’m using British vocab for many things (or trying to). For instance, pants = underwear; left school = graduated. Also, this fic supposes that Lily’s Patronus became a doe in canon to match James’s stag, so her original one is different.
Disclaimer: The characters from Harry Potter belong to JK Rowling. Also, any characters depicted in explicit sexual situations are at the age of consent or older.

Read the fic here: http://www.sailorlum.com/snape/abfiw_ch2.html

I hope all you Snevans fans enjoy reading this series as much as I enjoy writing it, and I hope you look forward to chapt. 3.

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deathnchocolate
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Here we've got two characters that receive loads of hatred from Snapedom for lots of reasons - valid or not. What about you, sane Snape fans, what are your positions about James and Lily and the general hatred from Snape fans toward them?

(first post here, sorry if I'm doing something wrong)
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pearlette
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'lo, everyone, I have written a fanfic! I've written my fair share of fanfic in both the LotR and HP fandoms, so it's been a while ...

This is very short and sweet (only 641 words) and contains no bashing of James. Or Severus. Or ... anyone else. :D Hope you enjoy. :)

Genre: Gen
Rating: PG-13 for swearing
Characters: Snape, James
Disclaimer: These characters are not my property but J.K. Rowling's.
Summary: Do these two have anything to say to each other?

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sailorlum
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The skinny: This is a long Severus/Lily fic series, where Severus Snape has some character growth and he and Lily Evans get to stay together for good, and where their lives are explored in detail (with some exploration for their friends and enemies, too). There will be romance, comedy, drama, angst, smut, action, slice of life, shmoop, wizarding politics, and maybe even some horror, from time to time. You never know what you might find in each chapter, except for guaranteed Severus/Lily.

Please read the warnings and notes, they contain important info.

Title: A Butterfly Flaps Its Wings - Chapter 1
Author: Sailor Lum
Characters/Pairing: Severus/Lily
Rated: R to NC-17
Overall Summary: Severus Snape arrives a moment later to the scene of what could become his worst memory and makes some better choices. The result is that the entire course of his life is changed.
Content, Warnings: sexuality (involving sixteen year olds, with each other); language; violence (including some brief descriptions of The Holocaust that may be triggering)
Word Count: 11,485
General Warnings: Book purists beware – Hogwarts uniforms follow the movies. Individual parts in this series may be rated as high as NC-17.
Notes: There’s a bit of text from canon, at the beginning. Also, Severus’s characterization is primarily based off of teen Snape (as opposed to Professor Snape). And, I’m using British vocab for many things (or trying to). For instance, pants = underwear; left school = graduated.
Disclaimer: The characters from Harry Potter belong to JK Rowling. Also, any characters depicted in explicit sexual situations are at the age of consent or older.

Read the fic here: http://www.sailorlum.com/snape/abfiw_ch1.html

I hope all you Snevans fans enjoy reading this series as much as I enjoy writing it, and I hope you look forward to chapt. 2.

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sailorlum
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Snape’s Bigotry Yo-yo

Now, I love Snape, but let’s face it: he had issues. And some of his issues were with blood prejudice. So, I want to explore that. And today, I want to explore the winding path of his bigotry. The way I see it, Snape’s bigotry level didn’t follow a straight line. I think it yo-yo’ed a bit. I think Snape went from having indoctrinated blood prejudice as a child, to having mild milder and more subtle anti-Muggle blood prejudice as an adult, with some ups and downs in between. If you’re not afraid of a long tl;dr essay, then read on while I explore the path of Snape’s bigotry in (mostly) chronological order.

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sailorlum
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Featured Topic #3: Snape and Blood Prejudice

I felt like writing an essay on this subject, so "Snape and Blood Prejudice" is the next Featured Topic. I think we can all agree that Snape did and said racist things in his youth. So the big question for this topic is: Why?

Feel free to answer that question with theories as to what was going on in Snape’s messed up noggin. We aren’t looking for excuses, just explanations. Some sub-questions would be things like: How was Snape’s prejudice formed? What path did it travel? At what points was he a true believer? Exactly how far did he come in getting over blood prejudice (including anti-Muggle prejudice)? How did blood prejudice affect Snape, as a half-blood that was half and half?

Feel free to write an essay if there is an aspect of Snape and his relationship with blood prejudice that you would like to explore in detail. My latest essay on the subject will follow this post.

You can also read and respond to my first essay on the subject entitled Severus Snape and Prejudice where I presented my theory to answer the question of “why a dirt poor half-blood who was in love with a Muggle-born girl, got involved with a classist pure-blood supremacist movement”, if you like.

Also, feel free to rec an essay on the subject or to rec a fic that deals with the subject.

Heck, feel free to write a fic that deals with the subject, if you are feeling inspired. Or perhaps do a piece of art. (Maybe a picture of the scene where Snape says “Don’t use that word!” to Phineas Nigellus, if you are looking for something that isn’t so depressing).

Mod note: I know this is a topic that has caused much wank in the past, in other corners of Snape fandom, and is not the happiest topic (I’ll try and pick something less intense for the next topic). I think if we can all agree that blood prejudice is a form of racism and that Snape did and said racist things in his youth, we can avoid the wank here. To put it another way, don’t argue against those two points here. This group was created to avoid that kind of wank, so don’t do it. Thank you.

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ravenstar84
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.....or lack there of?

As sailorlum said in the last post, this is a subtopic post on Snape's appearance regarding his facial hair.

Some of us may have differing images of what Snape's facial hair looks like. This could be from our own personal preference, but it may also be from other influences as well.

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sailorlum
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Featured Topic #2: Snape and his appearance (including his hygiene or lack thereof)

So, according to canon, Professor Snape is a thin, pale man with sallow, oily skin, greasy black hair that is shoulder-length and hangs in curtains around his face, black eyes that are most often cold and sometimes glittery, uneven yellowish teeth, and a very large hooked nose. Snape greatly resembles his mother, but has his father’s nose. He wears all black during the day (although he did wear green for a Quidditch match, once), and a gray nightshirt at night.

Teen and child Snape are all that, minus the often cold eyes and yellowish teeth (neither is attributed to Snape’s younger selves), and with different wardrobes. Both teen and child Snape tended to have more intense eyes, and were described not just as thin, but also stringy.

Teen Snape was additionally described as looking “like a plant kept in the dark”, being “round-shouldered yet angular” and walking “in a twitchy manner that recalled a spider.” He was shown at Hogwarts wearing his Slytherin uniform and graying underpants.

Child Snape was additionally described as having dirty, poorly cut, overlong hair. His clothes were “so mismatched that it looked deliberate: too short jeans, a shabby, overlarge coat that might have belonged to a grown man, an odd smocklike shirt.” (Petunia thought the shirt looked like it belonged to Snape’s mother.) He was described as looking not well-cared for.

I think it’s safe to say that Snape was not well taken care of as a child, and didn’t take very good care of himself as a teen or adult. He was never described as smelling bad, so I assume he took good enough care of himself so that he didn’t stink. And he’s not missing teeth and his breath is never described as bad, so I assume he took care of his teeth enough to avoid those things. I think it’s also safe to say that he probably didn’t eat or sleep properly, as his skin looked consistently dull and unhealthy.

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As always, feel free to answer whichever questions interest you or riff on the topic however you like.

PS: The sub-topic of Snape and facial hair will be covered by an upcoming poll that ravenstar84 is putting together. Stay tuned.

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sailorlum
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Author: cheryl_bites
Title: Snape and Britishness
Summary: This is an essay to correct (or, more likely, discuss) the inaccuracies about Britain that Snapefen present as part of Snape’s character. These are usually variations on (a) he has a ~romantic~ British background; (b) verbal abuse is all right if Northern English people do it; (c) “You just don’t understand! Severus’s character is only comprehensible to someone who knows our ways!”

Link to the essay...

Gain some insight from a sane HP fan from Yorkshire (in Northern England).

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nightfallrising
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Severus Snape: Scoundrel or Saint
by Rita Skeeter

narrated by M. McGonagall
by nightfall

Rating/warnings: G is for Gen
Characters/Ships: AD, SS, MM
Prompt: I can't help but laugh at the thought of somebody reading out to juicier bits to Snape's portrait, much to his growing horror. --magnetic_regina
A/N: Would embed this here if I could, sorry. :\

What do you mean, OR?!
(small view is terrible, lusterless, and pointless; please click image)

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