Welcome to Why Snape, the in-depth web site dedicated to analysing
Severus Snape since June 9th, 2002  

Updated July 2009

 Apology:  These past years have been quite busy (that's not the right word but I can't think of another more fitting). I have moved, changed jobs, dealt with dunderheads and I've also fought with medical conditions that have taken all my time, energy and spirits.

E-mails: I am sorry if you ever e-mailed me and I did not respond.  I think it's unrealistic to say I will answer back because too many have accumulated and the e-mails are so old now. However, if you want to drop a line and still wish to know something or if I forgot something important (I know I owe someone a fanfiction!), please let me know.  Otherwise, most of the website will remain the way it is, except that I may add stuff  like for the new movies. What I add will be seen on this page.  By Lady Claudia

I created this web site to get to know people who want to discover more or discuss about this character in a serious and logical manner (with a pinch of fun too of course!). Why is he so popular in fiction when in reality, Snappish people are not? That's the question that started it all!  This is my lair and where I try to seriously analyse in details what makes Snape who he is, why he acts the way he does, what makes him so popular, and all that is related to this wonderful fiction hero!  
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To non-Snape fans visitors: I've noticed that now not only Snape-fans visit my site, but also more and more HP fans due to the Half-Blood Prince book. First of all, let me thank you for visiting me! Why a special message? Because I'd like people to understand something essential about my web site: I do analyze facts and such, however, I also allow myself to expression opinions. I do so because it's my way of helping people understand Snape's motivations, especially when it comes to characters that bother him like Harry. Why? Because I myself am much of a Snappish person. I call myself a 'happy Snape' but a Snappish person still with similar opinions though have no fear, I do not insult people like Severus!  Nor do I show open disdain unless I'm talking about complete dunderhead strangers while not in their presence. In any case, my analysis are half objective (from my neutral and logical point of view), and half  subjective from my Snappish point of view.  I'm doing this so people will understand Snape more based both on facts and emotions, therefore, I'm trying hard  to think like I assume he does. Thus, please do not take it badly if you see something like that in my analysis:  "Finally! He admits it! And just to answer your question, Harry: "No! Snape surely won't take that as an excuse!" I am doing it like this to show some of Snape's hidden emotions (and mine when faced with such situations)! In a word, you will find much objective ideas, but make note that I trust Snape and I did not based my theories on his being evil in the first place. I believe he's on Albus's side all the way and that I try to think from his perspective when I write subjective comments!  Thank you !


Disclaimer for the whole site:
 I do not own any of these texts or characters from J.K. Rowling or images from Warner Bros. I used the different copyrigthed material in order to assess a better understanding, analysis or graphical view of Severus Snape.  My goal is only to allow other fans to enjoy the same thing I do thanks to Rowling-sama.  All of these are my own personal views and do not reflect in any way Rowling's or WB's views upon the Harry Potter related stuff on this site.  (The images have been captured by me from the Harry Potter DVD and I'm not making any money with it.  Yes, I have modified the original material for graphical purposes such as wallpapers, but the only thing I'm making here is trouble for myself and free promotion of Harry Potter!  Anyway, it does promote the great DVD features of the movie, right?) Better yet, if you have reached this page, you surely already own a great deal of stuff from Rowling or WB anyway!  No harm then! So please, don't sue me for my keen interest in Snape!

 Owned by - Lady Claudia - Since June 9, 2002