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Snape's Feelings by julvett Snape's Feelings by julvett
Another tumblr question answered... I always thought Lily would be completely oblivious to Snape's feelings, although many of you disagreed in this old poll I made... [link]
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MetallicGirl Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I totally agree! Although this looks more stalker-ish to me. J.K. Rowling has said that since his Patronus is a doe as opposed to a stag, that means that his "love" was more of an obsession. And of course, when he sobbed over her dead body, he completely ignored the helpless baby in the cot.
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snapeonfire Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
it was in the movies, in the books he is not creep in the house and took lily's body or some sorta stuff. I guess he realised his love for her after she died. Because he actually chose to not to be with her with his own choice. He chose the dark path, he knew he cares for her but didn't realise how much till her life was in danger. I love Snape in the books more than anything. And James, he sure, loved Lily. But he could live without her too. He, I guess, loved Padfoot more than Lily. As for Snape, his obsession is because Lily was the only one he saw some affection. Not anybody else loved him, so he needed her, James didn't.
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MetallicGirl Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, I don't think there was anything in the books about Snape coming to the Potters' house after the attack. I haven't seen any of the movies except POA so I don't know, I think all that backstory stuff is in HBP? I read HBP but it was many years ago so I don't remember much. I always thought Snape and James both loved Lily, but since Lily chose James in the end, Snape turned to the Dark side--like the way he is now is because he was friendzoned and can't seem to get over it. I find that a bit pathetic, considering he's almost forty, but maybe that's just me.

I couldn't really compare James and Sirius's relationship with Jily because I don't ship James and Sirius. I think that was just a great bromance. And in the end, it doesn't matter who really "needs" Lily because it's her choice as to who to go with. She went with James because sometime around sixth year he got his shit together, even became Head Boy, while Snape hung around with a bunch of pint-sized Death Eaters. James always hated the Dark Arts; so did Lily.
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snapeonfire Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Snape's action is not only out of love, it is guilt. And he lost someone he loved because of his actions. And also he is not mentally stable character. And I don't think James pulled his shit together. He ever was sorry what he did to Snape? No. He went on doing whatever he liked. I know Snape was also attacking back, but he was one, they were four. And Snape has not a healthy family background. So his actions is understandable. What I said is that he was not creeping behind Lily. He left her alone, just she said their ways were separated. He had to choose to not join Dark Lord. But in the end he choose the dark path over Lily. He thought power was what he needed, not love. AS Rowling said if Snape wasn't involved with dark arts and dark lord too much, lily could have love him romantically. So it is his fault. Cant you see. he was feeling guilty over his wrong decisions. He left her to become a death eater, then he caused her death. How come he went on living his life? Teenage Snape was wanting both his dark path and Lily together. And that was just impossible. But why he should respect James, I don't understand. He never respected him. James bullying is more like those spoilt brats bullying, not a ached soul. He was just like Dudley, maybe a lil bit smarter. I really don't understand how Lily end up with someone who hurled his childhood friend that deeply. And I don't care about his actions. You are not forgiven until your victim forgave you. Harry forgave Snape (Harry was the great guy of our story) But did Snape forgave James? NO. End of the story. 
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MetallicGirl Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What makes you think James didn't pull his shit together? During his sixth year he became a prefect, then achieved Head Boy in seventh; not only that, but he joined the Order of the Phoenix and, when Lord Voldemort showed up, sacrificed his life to give Lily time to run for it. And who stuck up for Lily when Snape called her a Mudblood? It's not James's fault Snape can't get past those things that happened over twenty years ago. Just because Snape was bullied does NOT mean he had to become a bully himself, which he did. Besides, he wasn't really up against four, more like two because it was mainly just James and Sirius who picked on him. James wasn't anything like Dudley--he was the cleverest student in the school, along with Sirius, and he was good at heart. I'm judging Snape on his actions as an adult, so why would I judge James based on his actions as a teenager? At least James grew up.

And speaking of family backgrounds, what about Sirius? I would say his home life was just as bad as Snape's, but he would never dream of turning to the Dark Side. Sirius also felt guilty for the Potters' deaths, and you could argue that due to basically being in captivity in book 5 he kind of started to lose it. But he never acted like a bully because of it. Instead he made it his life's mission to protect Harry, as James would have wanted.
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Eh Draco Malfoy himself was chosen as a head boy by Dumbledore too. And Sirius' actions is a little bit more understandable than James. Also James is just like Dudley. I said he was a little bit smarter. Dudley also said sorry to Harry in the end makes Dudley better person in heart. Also I am not saying James was a bad person but what he did is not that huge. After all who didn't die for his loved ones. I put myself in James' shoes, I would die for my wife and kid. I put myself in Snape' shoes and I wouldn't do what he did for Lily. It is just beyond amazing. Also Sirius was a bully in his old years too, not to Harry though. Because he loved Harry. There's the thing. Why someone chose to be an asshole those who he loved, he went on to tease Snape in Grimmauld. But this time Snape had upper hand, cannot blame him. S,sirius deserved what he got. He was an asshole to Kreacher too. As Dumbledore said, he never thought Kreacher as someone with heart and feeling. Just like his brother and mother, he never even searched why he died, he was that biased. And he never thought he hurried Snape, because he had no heart too. So who cares he treated Harry nicely, he was his friend's son. The thing Snape died to protect Harry something bigger, because he never liked Harry.

Also there is a thing makes Snape different than Snape. He never ever became truly happy and never loved, which Sirius did. Snape did not love what love means actually, but still acted what a truly noble man should do. Being a spy, standing there while he loathes Voldemort is a hard thing. Hardest thing must be killing Dumbledore, then turn back to Hogwarts while all of his other colleagues hates him, trying to be strong, doing the right thing. I also remind you that he was trying to save REMUS (someone he hates) in the 7 Harry scene. Sirius or James couldn't do it, not just because they had no talent in these area. But Snape's true identity could not be come to the light. You know, and a year, being seen as his old colleagues as a traitor would be too hard for them. They  like to show off by their heroism, they like to be in heroic songs, they wouldn't accept be secret-heroes, they do what they do to be able to show off how brave they are. That is why Snape is the bravest man. His courage is not something easy to do. 

(Also teenager mistakes, while James did nothing to cover his teenage mistakes, Snape did. Don't forget he was a teenager when he joined to the death eaters. He thought he can find a place thee, be strong. He was eager to gain power, because he felt weak all of his childhood. Your heroes there were not helping either. They led a lonely, confused boy into a cliff. That's what they did.)
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MetallicGirl Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
James is NOTHING like Dudley, who is just a fat brainless shit who takes all of the attention Harry should've gotten. James was a handsome, clever and good at heart man who loved his family. So if he had an enemy in Snape, so what, almost everybody has an enemy. It's not as many people as you think who would die for the ones they love. And what Snape told Voldemort was that he could kill James and Baby Harry, just leave Lily alone? Like I said, Snape never understood that he had the chance to be the bigger man and put that stuff in the past. Did we forget in POA how he was perfectly willing to feed Sirius to the dementors despite knowing he was innocent, just so he could get his pathetic middle-school revenge? Snape did his double-agent thing because he knew he was partly responsible for Lily's death--he was the one who relayed the prophecy to Voldemort to begin with. And did he REALLY think that Lily would just let Harry die while she lived? Voldemort killed Lily because she wouldn't move out of the way when Voldemort said to, so he killed her because that was the only was he could get to Harry.

Sirius did NOT deserve what he got, not even a bit. It was Snape who was being a dick to him in #12, not the other way around. I absolutely loathed Snape in that chapter. Dumbledore said it himself in OOTP, Sirius was mean to Kreacher because Kreacher was a living reminder of the life he hated and thought he had left behind forever. Why would he look up what happened to Regulus? They weren't close, and Sirius got the impression that his brother was a Death Eater and that was enough for him. When he heard he died he pieced together a story that he backed out and was killed for it, which isn't so implausible. Besides, I've got siblings I don't really keep in touch with. And about Harry--does that really make it better? Snape didn't love Harry, and he was only doing it because he felt guilty about Lily. Snape doesn't know whether to hate Harry or not because he's a product of someone he loves AND someone he hates, yet he still managed to make Harry's life miserable, AS WELL AS tons of other Potions students. Snape was good at making Potions, but not teaching them. Sirius was the one who was Harry's "rock", NOT Snape, and that was something Harry needed. And as for being truly happy, and never loved--did Sirius get that? Did he REALLY? What were the last fifteen years of his life, then? Twelve lonely, miserable years in Azkaban (1981-1993), one year on the lam searching for Peter (1993-94), one living in a cave and eating rats just so he can be nearby in case he's needed (1994-95), one year stuck in his old spooky manor, which is when I believe his sanity began to slip a bit (1995-96), and then he finally snuffed it. I see Sirius as a tragic example of what happens to the human mind when kept in captivity. Everything in Sirius's life went to shit, and he never turned into a bad person. I will admit he was a tad sulky towards the end, but he wasn't an outright jerk to anyone (except Kreacher, but he had his reasons). Has Snape ever had to live on rats, or been imprisoned?

And you seem to be confusing courage with modesty. Snape may have had some courage, but he didn't have as much modesty as you think he did. Lots of the people in the Order knew Snape was a spy by book 5. Snape was always coming around to do reports, and showing off when he did that. Harry learned as early as book 1 that Snape didn't want him dead, and I think he could figure out that Snape is a spy. It's not like it was some big secret that Snape modestly covered up. Snape liked playing the hero just as much as anyone else. Snape may not be on the Dark side, at least not anymore, but that doesn't mean he's still not a huge jerk.

Maybe James and Snape could potentially have patched things up, but James didn't live long enough for us to know. And maybe they couldn't have, anyway, because Snape didn't seem to be willing.
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snapeonfire Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
So Kreacher was a living reminder of Sirius of his misery huh? Poor thing. So Harry, Sirius, Remus were also living reminder of Snape's misery? You got it? Also you just said: "Dudley, who is just a fat brainless shit who takes all of the attention Harry should've gotten" Really? Why Harry should have gotten better attention than Dudley? Not same but better you said? James was just like Dudley maybe a lil worse. Because Dudley as you said wasn't smart, also didn't know better, he was raised in that way, then he understood what he did, and turned himself up. James never did. Just because he is smarter than Dudley (who else didn't) doesn't make him worthy. What he did is not sth big, anyone can do it. Snape's thing, nobody can. And Snape did well to Sirius in Grimmauld. When he did to another with lots of friends, it is okay, but when he is on the target, he is all cry baby. Poor thing. Also Snape begging Voldemort for Lily's life for some pathetic search for a way around. He did that but then he went to Dumbledore and ask him save ALL of them. In that moment (just a reminder) None of them were dead. Snape just tried his chance. He couldn't ask Voldemort to not to kill the boy after all did he? The prophecy was about him after all. 

And I know why you think James and Sirius kind is worthy and Snape, and even Dudley not. Because They look most like heroes. They are rich and popular they deserve everything, others deserve shit. And when somebody like Snape did the best thing these so-called heroic brainless show-offers couldn't, you get all mad. Because they should have the center of attention. Snape should be die somewhere in dark corner. And I don't think James is handsome, being popular and being handsome is totally different things. Sirius was defined as handsome. But neither James nor Snape were defined. James defined as a 
twin like of Harry. And Harry was this scrawny little boy, who get bullied because he wasn't look like Cedric who was also handsome. So you may find James attractive, this is your taste in man after all, but I find Severus very attractive and intriguing too. 

And Snape was the bigger, braver, better man. James is our normal neighbour boy. Sorry James Potter.
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EmmaScarlett Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Snily ;-;
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spiderxand Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2016
Lily is so blind! :D
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writinginsecret5 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2016
If that's the case, than Lily, whatever you do don't turn around.
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ShortyGul Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2015  Professional General Artist
That guy in the back is so creepy but at the same time he's lovable.
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MagicCreatorK Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I think I can see James behind Severus holding a broom and a bludger.
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TaraD101 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LOL 
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TheDragonauthor Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my God, I can picture Snape stalking Lily perfectly... XD
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hotxhotguy Featured By Owner May 5, 2015
What a bitch... 
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artybook Featured By Owner May 25, 2014
Like Phineas was oblivious to Isabella's feelings :) Except I think Phineas and Isabella get married while snape and lily do not.
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TomMarvoloRiddle13 Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
SERVERUS 
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bitchgirl242 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Student General Artist

stalker alert

 

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n1nc0mp00p Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013
omg thats so sad but so… idk, cute?
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skyclan199 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Smilies- Watching from afar 
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REMUSJOHN Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
AHHHH! A UGLY BIG NOSED MONSTER! oh, just snape.
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Shapmaiore Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
LOL.
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thalle-my-honey Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
LOL
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HermioneJean-Granger Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Snape's always popping out of shrubs in your drawings... why?
I love your style though.
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ProudPotterhead Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
More like "stalkerish" feelings XD
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DelphiPsmith Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012
There he in the shrubbery again. Why is he always in the shrubbery?
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Vizen Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012
Ah Yes! I think she knew. In the "we are best friends" scene, I remember he stares at her and she blushes - made me think about it. I've always thought she didn't appreciate his jealousy and exclusivity, you know. Snape as a boyfriend should have been quite a burden and she understood there had an unbalanced relationship, and quite a risky, potentially unhealthy relationship.
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Lilysnape100 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Awww<3 Lily, turn around please :)
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lecp10530 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012
Lol I LOVE this and for some reason its reminds me of Peeta and Katniss from Hunger Games lol
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RaVeNtHeTiTaN Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
ultimate creeper possision.....................
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wysteria11 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012
Can I just say...I love her left hand? (her left, not mine) Idk why...I just do.
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iRavenclawArtist Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
SNAPE YOU STALKER!!!!! :trollface:
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ValerieToskodes Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Poor Snape. Poor Lily, being kinda stalked by Snape.
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JessamineDiane Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
LOL, though I personally think she noticed and returned the romantic feelings. :)
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thejumpingkoi Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012
If she returned them, then why did she choose James? O.o
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JessamineDiane Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well I don't know, sometimes this sort of thing happens. :shrug: Who do you think I am J.K. Rowling? I'm just expressing my personal view. But I haven't read the books so.... :shrug:
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thejumpingkoi Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012
Uh...okay...pretty vague, but okay. And same, I haven't read the books in a long time.
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rubiks-cube040 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011
I think it's more like she'd realise, but not WANT to believe it ('cause she didn't feel about him that way, and since they were best friends it would've been a bit awkward :hmm:) so she'd tell herself they were just friends, and start believing it, too. So she'd be kinda oblivious, but kinda not, if you get what I mean... :hmm: ...like repressing her own knowledge... :hmm:
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ThunderGoku Featured By Owner Edited Sep 12, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
Not really. Lily would've grown to love Snape, however his obsession for darkness is what drive her away
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rubiks-cube040 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014
I don't think we can say for sure whether she would have grown to love him in that way or not. Love isn't exactly predictable. I agree that that's what drove her away, though.
I stand by what I said originally, I think that's a fairly common thing that happens when there is one-sided attraction among friends. But we won't know for sure unless J.K. Rowling releases new information! :)
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ThunderGoku Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
This was actually confirmed by J.K. Rowling
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rubiks-cube040 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014
As far as I was aware she had only stated that it could have gone either way in regards to Lily's feelings. Link, please? :)
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izclark Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011
yeah i know someone like that. she's all but admitted she knows one of her besties is head over heels for her, but she never refers to it and acts as if she's oblivious. i guess she thinks that if she pretends it isnt happening, it'll go away. i think lily would have been like that. haha funnily enough, this friend of mine is a gorgeous redhead too :L
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rubiks-cube040 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011
Oh dear, the poor bestie! ^^; (Although I admit I've done that before too... ^^; ^^;) LOL, another red head... :XD:
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I second
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Alwaysss-Sslytherin Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011
I always thought she'd be oblivious too. Though damn she must've been really blind. Kinda like Ron.
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Ah... Oblivious Lily..
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julvett Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011
Nice icon ;)
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Yeah.. XD I'm obsessed with the two of them, ob-vious-ly. ;)
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