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Case ([personal profile] case) wrote in [community profile] fandomsecrets2017-03-19 03:29 pm

[ SECRET POST #3728 ]

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(Anonymous) 2017-03-20 06:43 am (UTC)(link)
Surprise! At-risk people who are bullied find it easy to fall into the wrong crowd! Which is exactly what happened with Snape! He found validation and acceptance in the wrong crowd and made continuous bad decisions!

Doesn't change he did horrible things. It happens. He's what happens when you don't treat bullying like an actual concern, and this is why I still don't like James Potter tbh. More or less bullies tend to get away with things, and half the fandom wants to suck James' dick. Which sure, he became a better person. But he still did some awful things and didn't really get in trouble with any of the teachers. :/

(Anonymous) 2017-03-20 07:17 am (UTC)(link)

...You know, I've actually never thought of it from this angle. That's a really interesting take. You've given this Snape-hater something to think about, for sure.

(Anonymous) 2017-03-20 08:44 am (UTC)(link)
Nah, a lot of people don't. It's a very easy thing to see when you are bullied heavily, and it's just. You can't entirely blame him, because those groups prey on people like him. They're easy targets because validation is seriously one hell of a drug when you don't really have it anywhere else.

(Anonymous) 2017-03-20 08:01 am (UTC)(link)
The difference is that the narrative acknowledged that. Harry has that big moment where he realises that James wasn't the shining perfect man in school. Lupin explains to him then that he became the hero everyone likens Harry to, but he acknowledges they were shit.

Meanwhile Snape's unrequited love and psychopathic behavior were just ~tragedy.

I'm not a fan of James by any stretch n but boy is the way the narrative treats him less obnoxious.

(Anonymous) 2017-03-20 08:12 am (UTC)(link)
Yep, this.

(Anonymous) 2017-03-20 08:46 am (UTC)(link)
I never stated anything about the narrative, I stated the fandom likes to suck James' dick. And I mean yeah, Snape IS a tragedy but I guess I never read any of his stuff as excusing it narrative-wise. Explain, sure, because, as I said above, groups like the proto-Death Eaters he ended up with in school prey on bullied kids who aren't accepted and seek validation. It's how you get gangs recruiting people.

(Anonymous) 2017-03-20 08:29 pm (UTC)(link)
Some people think punching Richard Spencer should be a new national pastime and others think that punching Richard Spencer makes you as bad as the neo-nazis. Personally, I tend to sympathize with the former group more than the latter, but you do you.

(Anonymous) 2017-03-21 12:03 am (UTC)(link)
I have no idea what comparison you are trying to make unless you are trying to excuse James sexually assaulting Snape.