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RE: Snape, the DEs and the Longbottoms

Delurk. Query as to why (in early 2002), the fandom seemed to prefer to believe that Snape never held his old Slytherin classmates in any regard or affection, followed by some speculation on Frank Longbottom.

 

RE: Snape, the DEs and the Longbottoms

Snape and his relationship to his old Slytherin housemates and DE colleagues. House Slytherin's apparent emphasis on loyalty.

Posted January 22, 2002 at 4:12 am
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RE: Snape, Sirius, the Dementors

Negative spin on Snape's decision to take Sirius back to Hogwarts at the end of PoA, rather than feeding him to the dementors.

Posted January 25, 2002 at 1:45 pm
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RE: Sirius' Prank & Lupin

Sirius, Snape and the "Prank." Lupin's and Sirius' behavior in the Shrieking Shack

Posted January 31, 2002 at 12:13 am
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RE: Where's the Canon? (Part Two) -- Fans, Subversion, Snape & the DEs

Subversive readings and what drives them. "Fault lines" in the text which lead to reader anxiety. The question of why the fandom does not tend to subversion when contemplating the relationship between Snape and his old Slytherin housemates and DE colleagues. Part two of two.

 

RE: Snape & the DEs, Reprise

Speculation on Snape's old Slytherin housemates, including a Redeemable!Avery defense. House Slytherin's apparent emphasis on in-group loyalty, and the effects this might have had on Snape. Discomfort with the depiction of the DEs in canon. Defense of the notion that Snape genuinely favors members of his own House. Snape's relationship with Karkaroff, Lucius Malfoy, and Barty Crouch Jr. And an analysis of Snape's Sudden Movement. Also, the introduction of S.Y.C.O.P.H.A.N.T.S.

Posted February 08, 2002 at 2:36 pm
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RE: Snape & the DEs, Reprise (With Bits of Where's the Canon?)

Snape and his narrative function: his indeterminacy, his subverting role in the text. His character: the tension between his instincts and proclivites and his moral principles. His relationship to House Slytherin and specifically to the Malfoy family. Also contains some discussion of House Slytherin in general, and passing questions as to the nature of the Dark Arts.

 

RE: Snape & the DEs

Snape as a principled sadist and sympathetic character. Analysis of both "The Egg and the Eye" and the end of PoA in terms of reader sympathy for Snape. Snape's divided loyalties in regard to House Slytherin.

Posted February 16, 2002 at 9:24 pm
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RE: Serpensortia--the Dark Arts--Divination

Discussion of the Serpensortia scene in CoS and whether or not it indicates that Snape was trying to smoke out Harry's Parseltongue abilities from the very start, followed by a discussion on the nature of the Dark Arts and of Divination. I suggest that all of the truly effective forms of Divination available to humans in the Potterverse may be considered Dark magic.

Posted February 17, 2002 at 1:45 pm
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RE: A Credo for George

Attempt to pin down precisely what the Snapetheory known as "George" stands for. Mainly focussed on those two perennial questions: "Why did Snape join the DEs?" and "What made him change his mind?"

Posted February 20, 2002 at 6:45 pm
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RE: A Credo For George

Defense of Sadist!Snape and some suggestions as to how his moral principles might have led him to leave the Death Eaters in spite of a visceral appreciation for cruelty.

Posted February 25, 2002 at 1:24 am
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RE: The Big Bangers and Neville

Tongue-in-cheek speculation about Neville and the Longbottom Incident, with more timeline wrangling, as well as a "Memory Retrieval Potion" theory.

 

RE: When did Snape's spying career begin?

Yes, Snape was really a Death Eater.

Posted March 07, 2002 at 12:12 pm
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RE: Chess Game, Snape's spying career

Why did Ron choose to play a knight in the chess game at the end of PS? Why did Dumbledore out Snape so very publicly (200 witnesses!) as a spy in the Penseive scene of GoF?

Posted March 10, 2002 at 11:44 am
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RE: Dark Marks and DEs

Speculation on how the Dark Mark might work, the ramifications of the mystic bond between Voldemort and his DEs, Voldemort's motivations in GoF, and why he might have named the names he named in the Graveyard scene.

Posted March 21, 2002 at 5:05 pm
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RE: Parental Snape and Non-Compliant Lupin

Analysis of the scene in PoA in which Snape brings Lupin his Wolfsbane Potion

Posted June 17, 2002 at 10:55 am
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RE: "Despiadado" Crouch and HumanRightsMartyr!Wilkes

Discussion of the precise nature of Crouch's, errr...reforms to the WW's judicial system - specifically of the use of the Unforgivable Curses on suspects - and speculation that Wilkes may have died in custody at the hands of Frank Longbottom, followed by a list of reasons that Snape might be so very hostile towards Neville.

 

RE: Bully!Sirius, "Coach" Twins, Snape's Grudge, and Stoned!Harry

Defense of the (now canonically-established) theory that MWPP really *did* bully Snape back in their school days, followed by a thematic analysis of Snape's Grudge, the Train Stomp, and the end game of PoA.

 

RE: Pettigrew: Snape Through the Looking Glass

Snape and Pettigrew as literary doubles.

Posted October 17, 2002 at 4:05 pm
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RE: Snape/Lily and respect

An utterly trivial post with an inaccurate subject line: Snape's weighty pause before the delivery of the "I see no difference" line.

Posted February 01, 2003 at 3:39 pm
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