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All bow down to Stephanie, Queen of unrequited love… - Vox Audita Perrit, Literra Scripta Manet.... — LiveJournal
The heard word is lost, the written letter remains...

[lily + snape]

All bow down to Stephanie, Queen of unrequited love relationships. I like Snape/Lily though. V. good ship for fanfic writers, I think. Angst galore.

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severa From: severa Date: April 10th, 2002 04:48 am (UTC) (Link)

YEah, but also very tiring that Lily is the source of ALL Snape's angst. I can't beleive he's all nasty over the loss of some woman, at least not Lily. Why would he have the same taste in women as James does? Doesn't fly with me.
From: threeoranges Date: April 10th, 2002 06:58 am (UTC) (Link)
Works depending on the skill of the author. Too heavy-handed a "This is why a good guy turned bad, he lost the woman of his dreams!" exposition and it becomes overly simplistic. Remus Lupin lost his three best friends in one day when he was young, on top of having a little problem with lycanthropy every month, and that didn't make *him* bitter and twisted for the rest of his life.

If the writer manages to make Severus torn between his ambition and his burgeoning love for Lily, that's a lot more promising - if Severus ends up frightening Lily away that's a lot deeper than the old "ooh, choices choices!" James-or-Sev decision I see in some Lily/Snape fic.
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