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Happy Birthday, Severus Snape!

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Posted by: Stephanie_J
January 09, 2012, 02:24 PM

According to J.K. Rowling's calendar, today marks what would have been Prof. Severus Snape's 52nd birthday. Let's all take a moment to raise our glasses of butterbeer to honor a very brave man.

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34 Comments

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Happy Birthday, Professor Snape!

Posted by Owlet on January 09, 2012, 08:14 PM report to moderator
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Happy birthday to the bravest man I’ve ever known. raises a glass of butterbeer

Posted by ss19 on January 09, 2012, 08:27 PM report to moderator
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Happy Birthday to the bravest man I ever knew!!! <3

Posted by Potterhead777 {ROAR!} on January 09, 2012, 10:41 PM report to moderator
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Happy Birthday Snape! I love you sooo much! You are (in my opinion) the best character in the Harry Potter series! I wish you didn’t have to die! :(

Posted by Questyourdreams on January 09, 2012, 11:25 PM report to moderator
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Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

Posted by Melly96 on January 10, 2012, 04:17 AM report to moderator
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Certainly the most complex character that Rowling created, also perhaps the most flawed in character and therefore most the human as far as I am concerned.

It is truly a shame that more about Snape will never be known…from childhood, meeting Lily Evans, to the parting of the ways at Hogwarts with his placement in Slytherin, the brilliance of his mind coupled with his unfulfilled desire naturally took him towards his darker nature and there Voldemort had him in his clutches.

we will never now what he was promised by Voldemort for his servitude
Never truly know what drove him
Never truly understand his Character

of all the Characters in the Potter books, he is one that I would truly liked to have known more about

Posted by no one on January 10, 2012, 04:18 AM report to moderator
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To one of the most wonderful, tragic characters of the HP books, Professor Severus Snape, we remember him on his birthday, as the bravest man there ever was..

Posted by HBPFan [ITC!] - CatPhoenix14 on January 10, 2012, 05:18 AM report to moderator
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Happy Birthday, Severus Snape. He became one of my favorite characters by the end of the story – not because he was a nice person, but because he was the most interesting, the most misunderstood, and one of the most loyal to Dumbledore. His kind of bravery is unique; he became a hero in spite of himself and proved that love can bring out the best in us. raises a glass in Severus Snape’s memory

Posted by Eeyore on January 10, 2012, 07:11 AM report to moderator
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Happy Birthday,Professor!

Posted by forgetmenot_007 on January 10, 2012, 10:58 AM report to moderator
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A belated HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the bravest man I ever knew – SEVERUS SNAPE <3

Posted by lillyrose on January 10, 2012, 12:07 PM report to moderator
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yappy Birthday Half blood prince

Posted by WitchyHimani on January 10, 2012, 07:06 PM report to moderator
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I wonder if the day of someone’s birthday has some significance be hind it. I mean, was there a reason why JKR picked a certain day, out of all 365 in the year, to be someone’s birthday?

Posted by spelljinxcursehexcharm on January 10, 2012, 08:23 PM report to moderator
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Happy Belated Birthday Severus!!!

I always believed in your :-)

Posted by sessionka oom4 CW on January 10, 2012, 10:32 PM report to moderator
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@spelljinxcursehexcharm, I think JKR has a considerable interest in astrology, and chose dates that would suit the characters’ temperaments. Severus certainly suits the traditional idea of a sun-Capricorn type. I don’t know how significant this is, but he shares his birthday with both the notoriously devious late ex-president Richard Nixon (‘Tricky Dicky’) and the great folk-singer Joan Baez (who has one of the most beautiful voices of our time and a distinctly Snape-ish nose)! It would be fun to know whether JKR had this sort of thing in mind when she gave the characters their birthdays.

Posted by Valeria-Johanna on January 11, 2012, 11:01 AM report to moderator
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Not sure if the last comment made a lot of sense. I was thinking of Joan Baez’s amazing voice as like the beautiful patronus…

Posted by Valeria-Johanna on January 11, 2012, 11:05 AM report to moderator
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