Look I'll say it. Snape is a damn fool.
I don’t give a rat’s what he felt for Lily. Play your tiny violin, little man, Sirius was in prison for 12 years after his best friend died, in hiding for another two years in a house that tortured him with memories and then fucking died. And you get equal fucking naming rights? That’s like Alex Trebek being inducted into the TV hall of fame WITH Pat Sajak. You have Tumblr girls around the world singing your praises for being a selfless romantic like you were Darcy himself. Fuck that. I’m reading PoA you’re about to let a man suffer a fate worse than death just because he picked on you in high school? Albus Severus my ass.
AGREED, but love Snape more than anyone anyway. Not to write a tumblr essay, but his life sucked too, y’all. First of all, his parents were terrible. He lived in a tree. He was ruthlessly bullied in school. He has to join Voldemort because he’s a big goth loser. Lily doesn’t love him back. Lily dies when he’s still in love with her so it scars him forever. He has to be a double agent for his entire life, like risking his own damn self constantly, because of the mistakes he’s made. His BFF Dumbledore basically forces Snape into killing him to save some kid’s stupid soul. Everyone thinks he’s the most terrible person in the world even though he’s been working this entire time to help the good side. THEN HE DIES! SNAPE DIES TOO, Y’ALL! UGH! KILL ME!