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Love Them For Who They Are by owana-l-p45 Love Them For Who They Are by owana-l-p45
This can be used for any fandom, but I made it with Harry Potter in mind :P Specifically Severus Snape.

Now, before you bash me, I LOVE Severus Snape. But, only as a character. As a person, I dislike him, but I won't get into that, we all have our own opinions.

However, there are so many people out there who "fanonify" Snape to a sickening extent, giving him luscious locks and rippling abs and god knows what else. Also, they make him out to be this poor little puppy who is constantly kicked by the marauders and ordered by Lily.

Now that really bugs me, when people say Lily is a bitch for how she treated Snape. For what? For being friend with him when no one would. For defending him from the marauders? For trying her hardest to pull him out of the Dark Arts? And Snape couldn't even defend her from his cronies in Slytherin. He loved her that's for sure, but it was his choices and faults that led to his downfall not Lily's. Like my friend said:

"Snape grew into something terrible because he love the idea of being strong with power that Voldemort had. It was only later that Snape changed into a good character. I understand why people love him, but Lily isn't involved at all in Snape's downfall. In fact, she was one of Snape's only decent friends, but HE pushed her away and fell to darkness, when she was trying her best to pull him out. It was SNAPE'S choice, one of JKR's main themes: Choices."

That is all. Rant over.

Feel free to use anywhere as long as you tell me first ;)

PS. The quote on the stamp is not from me. It's by a Snape fan who I consider one of the most intelligent I've ever met on the internet :D --> :iconlovingsnivellus:

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sugilita Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2015
*cough* Death the Kid fangirls *cough*,most girls only like him for his looks,sadly.
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ShortLemonie3 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I could not agree more. There are a lot of character that I love that are complete assholes, but at least I agknowlegde it.
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Hermy-one Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah I hate seeing snape with a straight pretty nose :rolleyes:
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Chibi-Moony-Chan Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
THANK YOU! I am quite honestly getting sick of all the Snape fangirls. Just... What some of them say about James and Lily and the Marauders! It slightly turns my stomach. But then again, I do strongly dislike Snape... Oh well. I think we all needed this stamp. Clap
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owana-l-p45 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Student
Glad you enjoyed it :) I have met some absolutely lovely Snape fans and completely horrid marauders fans and vice versa. The problem comes when people try to excuse their favourite characters from bad deeds with really poor reasoning. 
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Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012
Fabulous stamp! Here, here! :clap:
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owana-l-p45 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Student
Thank you! :)
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rhr-forever Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011   Traditional Artist
This is gooooorgeous.
Absolutely wonderful. You nailed it. This is what I've been trying to tell the Snape fans all along.

Honestly, we wouldn't have HALF as many Snape fans if it weren't for DH.

It's sickening to see fans glorifying him - treating him as some saintlike, poor, precious, bullied kid who was picked on by the evil meanie named James and betrayed by the awful bitch named Lily. UGH. PLEASE JUST SHUT UP AND RE-READ BOOKS 1-6!!

Honestly. Fans these days. :no:
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owana-l-p45 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Student
Thank you! Well actually, like I said the credit of the quote goes to LovingSnivellus ;) She's awesome.

I know right! After DH, there came an onslaught of Snape-love that is just over the top.

EXACTLY! Did we even read the same books!? There's this quote, I forgot where it's from but it goes something like this: "One act of good can't overrun a lifetime of wickedness" Snape was, in my opinon, even worse than James in terms of actions. There's a big different in immature embarrassing spells and Dark Magic.

Sigh indeed.
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WistfulGem Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That quotes from the first pirates of the carribian movie I think :)
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owana-l-p45 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Student
Is it? I dunno, as I said a fellow user on here said it when talking about Snape and that's where I got the inspiration :P
But maybe it is!
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rhr-forever Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011   Traditional Artist
Hehe!

I definitely agree! I think in terms of cruelty, Snape was FAR worse than James. Yes, James bullied Snape, but Snape went on to bully children as an adult. We can make excuses saying that James was young and immature, blah blah blah. But we can't make excuses for Snape. Why? Because, first of all, bullying children is just awful in the worst way. Secondly, Snape was an adult, and therefore should have acted his age. And Snape lovers always counteract with "Well, that's because James' bullying traumatized him!" That's no excuse. There are lots of kids who were bullied maybe even worse and went on with their lives being kind to other people. Snape just wasn't that kid. And some fans need to accept that he's not just some lover boy who was some weak, defenseless kid in HP - he was a cruel git as well as brave. Not to mention that he wasn't the bullyee of James' bullying. It wasn't one-sided because Snape was just as cruel. I remember in OoTP Remus/Sirius saying something about how Snape always sought a chance to hex James when he was dating Lily.

And then people blame Lily! You have NO idea how much this angers me. If Lily hadn't ended her friendship with Snape right then, she would have lost her self-respect not to mention she would have appeared submissive and undeserving of friendship. When Lily finally stood up for herself - that she's not going to go on being friends with someone who called her a derogatory term - fans blame HER? Some fans never think of how SHE must have felt to be betrayed by her closest friend! Did they think that she WANTED to end the friendship? No, she was finally being brave and giving herself respect.

Ugh. The secondary characters are ALWAYS blamed in fiction (the ones where we don't see their PoV), and it's really irritating.

This turned out to be longer than I thought. Dx
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owana-l-p45 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011  Student
Exactly, Exactly! You worded it so well, I don't know what to add to it :) And you know what really bothers me? Here on DeviantART there's actually a group or something that hates on James. It infuriates me to no end. I mean, we're free to like or dislike whatever we want but making a /club/ to hate on a character who is obviously honourable and good is so immature to me. I would never even join an "I hate Snape" club even if I don't particulary like him. And their reasoning is mainly that Sirius was better than James and should have been with Lily. What. The. Hell. Sirius was worse than James. He had no mercy, no sliver of heart towards Snape. James did. James saved his life, Sirius was the one who put it in danger. It just bothers me so much...

Oh God, the LILY hate is just. What. I would have done the exact same thing in her position. That Mudblood incident was NOT the first time Snape had betrayed her. He never stood up for her when his friends were picking on her and still joined the dark side even though he KNEW they hunted down people like. He treated every other muggleborn with disdain and Lily hated that. With good reason! Ugh.

I KNOW! Holy crap, they make them seem like monsters when it's really unjustified. I suppose though it's a testiment to Jo's brilliant writing that she made us care about the most background of characters :P

Hahah it's alright, and sorry that I took so long to reply!
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MarryMeProngs Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011
OMG LET ME LOVE U!!!!
i was asking a girl in my class who just watched the movie deathley hallows pt 2 and she was all "omg snape is sooo sweet, how he was crying over her body, hes such an innocent angel!" and i asked what she thought of james and she was all "omg i hate harrys dad" so i explained to her and i think i convinced her to love badass snape then the ooc lovesick marshmellow the movies made him into and forgive james.
i even said a few pointers u and lovingsnievellus said coz that was pure gold.
im just worried about the rest of the people who watched it (some even thought snape was harrys dad)
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owana-l-p45 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Student
I SHALL LET YOU LOVE ME! :D Hahaha
Hahah good job! Thanks! Lovingsnivellus is awesome indeed :)
OH GOD in HEAVEN when will that theory DIE!? Stupid film makers...Snape would be a pretty crappy father if that were true.
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MarryMeProngs Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011
:iconglomp2plz::iconlovejump1::iconlovejump2::icongwompplz::iconhyperglompplz::glomp:

and a scary boyfriend... :icongrossplz:
haha yeah snape hates kids, but i get pissed when people say it was an act, even those years before quirrel or harry arrived, just coz voldy was supposedly keeping an eye on him when hes meant to be more than dead, less than alive, or whatever he was when baby harry defeated him.

sad when people really believe in this. :'(
the movies glorified snape and swept james under the rug.he only said, what, eight words?
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owana-l-p45 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Student
Snape was always a little shit, people can't seem to grasp that :P I actually saw this tweet that said "Severus Snape was a better father to Harry than James ever could be"
ARE. YOU. SERIOUS.
Are ALL fathers supposed to be bullying and judgmental and hateful? Well, shit.

God I know. And Harry barely even looked at him in the resurrection scene. I mean, DUDE. He's your FATHER. He BROUGHT you into the WORLD dammit! Show some respect! >.<
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MarryMeProngs Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011
Oh fudge ikr??
yes, him being a little peice of &^*&%$ but doing something incredibly brave and getting not getting anything is pretty darn brave but doesnt mean hes... erm... mushball and soft, and... romantic
AND HARRY STARTED SHIPPING SNILY AFTER THE PRINCES TALE :stupidme:
weird when people say neville shouldve been the boy who lived or james get with another woman or harry still be the same - just the spawn of snily with james vanished from existence.
its bad coz everyone whould die, coz lilys death protected harry coz it was a sacrifice, she got a choice when james didnt, coz snape requested, he heard half the prophecy and told voldy, if it were the longbottoms and snape and lily *magic* were reunited, everyone would DIE

same with james and another woman - harry wont be the same if lily wasnt the mother, mary or emmeline dont have the same genes or whatever, HE WOULDNT BECOME THE BOY WHO LIVED
jkrowling is not going to change the plotline ENTIRELY and ooc-ify one of her best characters coz he didnt get together with the protagonists mum.
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owana-l-p45 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Student
Exactly! One good deed does not make up for a lifetime of shittiness.
NO. NO HE DID NOT. THIS IS JUST CRAP ROMANTICIZED BY THE MOVIES
Harry said that Snape was "The bravest man he ever knew" NOT "Oh man, I wish Snape would have married my mum instead" Who told you this shit? And remember, Harry named his FIRST SON AFTER HIS FATHER. NOT after Snape, his FATHER. Who means more to him? His. Fudging. Father. Snily's need to get over it. Harry did, and so did we. Hehe sorry about that rant, but people really need to read the books again.

Ugh, that's just a load of crap right there. The main thing is No Harry = No story. Simple math. Ugh, Jo is already disturbed at all the love that Snape gets.
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MarryMeProngs Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011
YES I KNOW RIGHT??? hes was a frikkin arsehole his whole life! since when is he kind? the word just doesnt even fit him...:iconomgewplz:
yeah, i thought harry took it pretty kewl, he wasnt exactly: ZOMG SNAPE AND LILY OTP!!!!!":iconharrypotterlaplz:
and im glad he still named his first son after James, but still called snape "bravest man, like, ever"
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yeah i do respect the snilys and all but though they are a bit...blind? jkr said not to think snape was too friendly:worship: ive read a couple snily fanfictions but i just couldnt read it, snape was terrible in those bloody fanfics, hes most definately NOT a good kisser OR edward cullen, no joke but i read comments saying snape is a good mr darcy or flynn rider...*insert laugh here* :facepalm:
and one time i had like, loads of respect for one of my fav artists on DA even tho she shipped snily, but when she bitched bullshit about james and lily/james i really lost that respect
but her version of snape is one of the worst. trust me.
its alright bout ur rant, i do it all the time
when people literally say a neville longbottom series would be better i laugh ma fudging arse off coz thats bull.
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owana-l-p45 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011  Student
I know, people have this skewed up vision of Snape and it pisses me off.
Well in Harry's, eyes I'm not surprised he thought Snape the bravest man he ever knew. But he did NOT love him more than his father. He didn't even love Snape even afterwards and all these stupid theories that he was just SO enamored by him is total bullshit.

OH MY GOD PEOPLE SAYING SNAPE IS LIKE EUGENE FROM TANGLED LET ME KILL SOMEONE. God. I can't even. No. Ugh, I hate it when people bitch about a certain ship when they KNOW fans of that ship watch or follow them. No courtesy. I don't bash Snily cause I KNOW some people like it and I don't want to make them feel bad. At least, I don't bash it out loud.
JESUS CHRIST those people who say that Neville would have been a better Chosen One need to fall into a pit of acid. Don't get me wrong, I love Neville but let's be honest, for most of his life, he was a bit of a coward. He would have NEVER been able to handle all the shit Harry did. He would not even have LIVED when he was one year old! Snape didn't give two flying craps about the Longbottoms so Voldemort would have no reason to give Alice or Frank the CHOICE to live or die. Ergo, the spell doesn't work and Neville dies. So no. I love Neville but Harry will always be the Chosen One.
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allixson Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love Snape and your Snape rant :D
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owana-l-p45 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Student
Haha thanks!
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kitsunekeyblader Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011
*Holds up plate of cupcakes* For you!
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owana-l-p45 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Student
*accepts the plate of cupcakes* Why thank you! *NOMNOMNOM* Want one? :XD:
Hahaha I'm assuming from the lovely gift that you agree with the stamp ;)
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kitsunekeyblader Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011
Awesome, thank you! *NOMMING*
I do agree and thank you for making that stamp! It's scary the amount of OOC you see in fics, I saw one Snape-Rape By Sue fic titled "Dark Marks Are Sexy!"
I vomited, and wished that the Suethor would find and fill out the HP OC critique form that a friend and I run. It's a Bile Fascination, and loads of fun when we get a Sue. :D
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owana-l-p45 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Student
Late reply from me is late ughhhh
Sorry about that!
Ughhhhh the fan fictions are possibly even worse >.< good job on eradicating the Sue-ness! XD
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kitsunekeyblader Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011
That's okay, no need for apologies!
Indeed, it's terrifying what the mind of a fangirl can barf up and think a great idea to write. Why thank you very much! :D
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owana-l-p45 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011  Student
Hehe^^;
Indeed. I mean, I even read my old fanfics and just....:fear:
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kitsunekeyblader Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011
LOL I know what you mean, it's too bad some people don't grow out of that. >.>"
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owana-l-p45 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011  Student
Yeah. I have to deal with a person like that at the moment. Oh boy =__=
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TheBigLoserQueen Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Snape is one of my favorite characters, if not my favorite. I hate it when people/writers (canon-rapists I call them) turn him AND Lily into something they aren't.

I also hate it when they make James a total dousche-bag, just because he may have been a bully to Snape. It makes me go, "Well, what about Siruis (who is another favorite of mine)? He was a tool to Snape too. Why isn't he made into an asshole?" But no - it's only James that gets the short end of the stick.

James may have not been my favorite character, but people shouldn't go making him, Snape, Lily - or any character in any fandom - into something they're not.
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rhr-forever Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011   Traditional Artist
THERE SHOULD BE MORE FANS LIKE YOU<3
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owana-l-p45 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Student
Perfectly said. Really couldn't have put it better myself.
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KozieKat Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I love snape. When I found out about his past, I almost cried, then when I learned -spoilerbeblocked:D- I cried even more T.T

Anyway, for drawing snape, it'll be a toughie for me. -usually fails at drawing original characters-
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owana-l-p45 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011  Student
Oh yeah his past made me cry so bad :(

Feh I can't draw humans for crap without a reference so I think you'd have a better job than me :P
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KozieKat Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I cried too. I think James is a meanie head >:C
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owana-l-p45 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011  Student
Ok well I don't. Yes he was an arrogant bastard but honestly, there were characters much worse than him. Draco? Cormac? Hell even Sirius. At least James matured and fought for what he believed in and then gave his life for his family.
Sorry about that. I get defensive about James.
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Animelover197 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011
To those who give snape a muscular body,

Why make Snape something he's not? He's skinny and pale and that's one of the things that makes him awesome. Why change that? Are you telling me you don't like him the way he is? Hmmm.
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owana-l-p45 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011  Student
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Couldn't have put it better myself :)
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Sanguijuela Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
OH DEAR GOD.

Abs on Snape?! D8

I kind of died inside.
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owana-l-p45 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011  Student
*nods head solemnly*
I am sad to say that it happens...I have seen it with my own eyes...*sigh*
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Sanguijuela Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:cling: There, there.
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Cyinamas Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
I hate this too! And I hate it when people take it the other way. They don't like a character and turn them into some villan that they really aren't. Love the character and accept all of who they are. Thank you for making this :)
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owana-l-p45 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011  Student
I totally agree with you too! It always bothers me when say people take James Potter and make him to be this absolute monster just because of ONE scene from Snape's memory no less.
Ah well.
No problem! :D
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Cyinamas Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
:O James was EXACTLY who I was thinking of! Poor, poor James. I've seen far too many people needlessly hating James. I said James a lot...
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owana-l-p45 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011  Student
Yes! Another person who actually likes James! :highfive:
I know, I don't think we've been given enough of James' backstory to make a complete judgment of him. So to say he is this cold hearted bastard is really unfair. And rather stupid seeing as he gave his life to try and protect his wife and child. You have to been a pretty damn good person to do that :P
Ahaha you can never say James Potter's name enough :)
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Cyinamas Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
James is awesome :). I agree, we don't have nearly enough of his story to make a judgement. People seem to ignore the good, noble things he did. I mean, Lily went from hating him to marrying him!He must of done SOMETHING to change her mind.

James James James James James James James James James James!
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owana-l-p45 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011  Student
HE IS. What I'm worried about for the new movie is that the people who haven't read the books will think he's just some asshole through and through. Because I don't think they're showing anything in a good light about him except the wedding (HRWEKHBGHROADIHYAREOYJAEROYAE) And Sirius TOTALLY stole his line in the trailer! (yes I am that picky :P Absolutely BRILLIANT trailer though otherwise :heart:)
I just hope I won't run into a NEW legion of rabid Snape fans....I just can't hate James, I'd feel too bad. We haven't seen much of the kind courageous and loyal side of him because any memory of him is from SNAPE. It's not like he'll think of James with rainbows and butterflies. :S
And I could go on and on and on....but I'll stop now :P

Trololololololol JAMMMMESSSSS :D
Hehehehe
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Cyinamas Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Oh I never thought of that! The movie could completely ruin James! If they do the memories at all, of course. In OotP they cut Snape's Worst Memory into 20 seconds (if that) of flashes! One of my favourite parts of the book, too :(. Got it wrong, too...
He did! I just re-checked the book. Sirius stole James's line! I'm pretty picky, too. There's one scene in PoA that I spend the entire time shacking my head and muttering "wrong" under my breath! It was a good trailer. Now I'm twice as hyped as before!
No, not more Snape fans! I don't HATE Snape but they turn him into some kind of super good guy! Exactly, you can't take all of Snape's word on James just like you can't take James's word on Snape! Get the memory of someone like Sirius or Remus and you'd see a whole different side of James!
You can go on if you like...Don't know about you but I'm quite enjoying this :D

Yeah...Many many James's in a row!
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