voldemortcantstoptherock:

just an earth bound misfit: Don’t confuse being on the right side with being trustworthy

realsocialskills:

One of my favorite things about the earlier Harry Potter books is the description of Professor Snape.

Because he’s openly and unapologetically abusive. And so the kids suspect, over and over, that he’s secretely in league with the bad guys. And he isn’t. He’s a bad person,…

why do people like snape? he’s an asshole. who cares if he was on the good side? just because he protected harry doesn’t mean he ever cared for him. he loved lily and because he couldn’t get over his grudge against james like a real adult, he took it out on students. 

ugh. 

Agreed. I do not like him. He is a bad person. I like that there is a character like that. Important to acknowledge that there are bad people who fight battles for the good side.