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duj 2017.08.30 - 03:11AM 1: The Dark Padded Cell Signed
This is anti-canon: "But I couldnít imagine that he ever expected to be killed by someone from his own side." Dumbledore already told Snape to kill him before Narcissa's visit. When Snape saved him (temporarily) from the cursed ring, Dumbledore told Snape to do whatever was necessary to be in Draco's confidence and to kill him instead of Draco when the time came. In effect, he *ordered* Snape to make the Unbreakable Vow, though he didn't actually say it...

morgaine_dulac 2008.02.26 - 09:26AM 1: The Dark Padded Cell Signed
Very well written. Thank you for sharing.

Author's Response: Thank you for reading. :)

Overhill 2007.06.09 - 09:23AM 1: The Dark Padded Cell Signed
Excellent missing-moment POV. Very neatly done!

Author's Response: Thank you very much. :)

rambkowalczyk 2006.08.28 - 04:44PM 1: The Dark Padded Cell Anonymous
good musings on the part of Snape. But I would want to know why he joined the Death Eaters especially since he didn't hate his father. Why did he change his mind if it were not regret about the prophecy.

Author's Response: Thank you for commenting. I rather like stories that don't explain every detail. Hopefully it makes the character bit more intriguing.

Riposto 2006.08.20 - 07:12PM 1: The Dark Padded Cell Signed
Thank you for a well-written story! The characterization of Snape as loyal to neither DD nor LV is one of my favorites, although I don't see it often in fan fic. I've thought he has been hedging his bets and acting out of self-interest since reading Slughorn's comments about Slytherins to Harry in the HBP. I like the imagery of Snape dispassionately considering his options and planning his next steps, including the murder of his friend, while drinking tea in his tatty old bathrobe.

Author's Response: Thank you so much. I'm very happy that you liked it. It's my favourite characterisation as well. I think it's more realistic than to paint him (or anyone else for that matter) as 100 per cent good or bad. Most people aren't very altruistic but have their self-interests in mind. Thanks again for commenting.

sophierom 2006.08.16 - 01:32PM 1: The Dark Padded Cell Signed
I read this a while back on your LJ; I'm glad I read it again. This time, I was really struck by the way you were able to tell this story without any melodrama or sentimentality. Just by constrasting the ordinary actions of a man rising in the morning with the things that man will have to do, you've created a very powerful tale!

Author's Response: I'm very flattered that you read it and also commented again. You really know how to make an author happy. Thank you.

maryh 2006.08.16 - 12:36PM 1: The Dark Padded Cell Signed
I like the way you describe the impact of an UV: "Taking an Unbreakable Vow isnít something you do, only to go back to normal right afterwards. An Unbreakable Vow changes your life." I also like the way you have Snape integrate the Muggle and the wizarding aspects of his life. There is actually nothing in canon that shows Snape ever disparaging anything Muggle, or even having trouble with it, apart from the worst memory "mudblood" comment. I agree with your characterization of his childhood. I think the penseive memory about the yelling hook-nosed man is a JKR red herring to distract us from Snape's actual relationship with his Muggle father, which I think will turn out to be significant.

Author's Response: Thank you so much for your comments. I read somewhere some time ago that Snape in contrast to Arthur Weasley knows what a matchbox is. I think it somehow stuck with me that Snape isn't so clueless about the Muggle world. I really hope we will learn a bit more about Snape's childhood in book 7.

greenwood 2006.08.15 - 08:12PM 1: The Dark Padded Cell Anonymous
Very well done "Snape" perspective on the night after the UBV. Interesting that you take the side that his childhood was not bad or loveless.

Author's Response: Thanks a lot. Well, we only have this one short memory, and I think that's just not enough to use it as a proof that Snape's childhood must have been hell. Apart from that, I think it's too simplistic to explain his joining Voldemort with him having had a bad childhood.

Yael Alexis 2006.08.12 - 02:46PM 1: The Dark Padded Cell Signed
I liked your story, it shows a rather unexpected view of Snape's childhood but you made it to fit perfectly with canon. As a matter of fact, it might be true!, you never know with JKR. Well written, congratulations!

Author's Response: Thank you very much. I'm happy to know you liked it. I'm sure JKR will come up with something totally different, though. So far she has always surprised me.

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