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Snape, letter P

Whee! I finished my work!!

So now I can ask a question that has been burning in my mind, ever since visiting your page, dream_wind, led me to check out pabba's page, where I saw the discussion about Snape (by merebrillant, among others--it was at her page that I met suzan_s, as I recall--and we talked about the very question I'm about to ask...)

(pant pant... digressing is tiring)

to wit:

Who thinks that J.K. Rowling is going to have Snape turn out to be a good guy or redeem himself in some way, and who thinks that she's going to have him be unredeemably bad?

I am dying to know what a wide variety of people think, so please send any of your lj friends my way.

I myself am hoping for redemption and at first thought that was the only possible answer, but suzan_s and others have made me see that really it could go either way. So...

What do you think?

And now, 10 things that begin w/P:


prophecy--who can't use a good prophecy?! So handy for ruining your life or working out in inexplicable ways.
prayer--a marvelous concept, though I'm not very good at it in real life. But now and then, now and then I feel like I'm praying...
pixels--little units of color, adding up to an image. The ninja girl works on them one by one to modify avatars for friends on Gaia online.
pitcher--it's like a ewer (an ewer?) but it begins with the letter P.
palindrome--so many dynamos... a man, a plan, a canal, panama!
passenger pigeon--sometimes I imagine what it would have been like to see them darkening the sky, and I miss them...
peony--a decadent and lovely flower
poetry--well... I can't have P and not put down poetry
pantheism (not to be confused with polytheism)--my natural religious tendency
penultimate--a handy word for the second-to-last thing in a series... AND
pudu--a funny little deer (see one here

Comments

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babydriver
May. 2nd, 2006 04:17 pm (UTC)
From this day forward, I shall never be without the word "penultimate".

The pudu is pretty much the cutest thing I have ever seen.
asakiyume
May. 2nd, 2006 05:09 pm (UTC)
Isn't it cute?! I love it!

But what about Snape??
asakiyume
May. 2nd, 2006 06:12 pm (UTC)
Oh, and if yo like "penultimate," you'll love "antepenultimate." You guessed it: it means the one before the second to last.

That was my antepenultimate statement for this comment.

Talk to you soon!
asakiyume
May. 2nd, 2006 06:13 pm (UTC)
you... if *you* like penultimate... (bad typing...)
babydriver
May. 3rd, 2006 12:13 am (UTC)
a-n-t-e-p-e-n-u-l-t-i-m-a-t-e. Just rolls off the tongue, doesn't it?

As for Snape. I have read through The Goblet of Fire, and watched the first 3 films, so I'm not really an expert, but I have read a lot of books, so I can at least make an educated guess. I would say that most nasty characters have some reason for being so, and that even the worst of the worst (except Iago, of course) usually have a bit of goodness, or else there is nothing to make them realistic. That said, I'm not sure if this logic applies to books like Harry Potter, because they are about magic and not entirely realistic. Actually, I think I'd better stop before I forget what I was talking about. I think he'll turn out alright. :D
asakiyume
May. 3rd, 2006 12:17 am (UTC)
Thank you!!!
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babydriver
May. 2nd, 2006 05:05 pm (UTC)
That's awesome.
asakiyume
May. 2nd, 2006 05:10 pm (UTC)
Snape, Snape, Snape!

(Wait... did you say in one of your entries that you hadn't read Harry Potter? In that case, you're off the hook)

dream_wind
May. 3rd, 2006 05:53 am (UTC)
Well, I can see Snape going either way... perhaps he was acting under Dumbledore's orders to do whatever to protect Draco. And he DID, after all, alert the Order to the danger in Book 5. He didn't have to.

But even so, Snape is going to have to do something incredibly spectacular to redeem himself.
asakiyume
May. 3rd, 2006 10:24 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I love seeing what people think...
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