Severus From Evil: The Story of Snape. Seriously, this should get an Oscar nod for Best Short Film
I didn’t need much to let me know that Severus Snape is one pop culture’s most tragic figures, but this video comprised almost entirely of Alan Rickman footage really drives the point home. Once you distill all eight Potter films to Snape’s flashbacks and the children of Hogwarts treating him like the creepy hermit in the old house at the end of the street, you’re left with a portrait of the Wizarding World’s most broken man. From unrequited love to a lifetime of public humiliation, watch the video below to see a magical sad sack project his insecurities at a cruel world while suffering in silence to save it… only to eventually make the ultimate sacrifice. *sniff* Big ups to kcawesome13 for editing it together in honor of the fictional character’s birthday.
Fuck… Even in a world full of goth kids, he’s still an unpopular goth kid. I don’t know what’s sadder, Severus getting treated like haunted garbage for half a century (and constantly getting passed up for promotion!) or that his entire life ended up as little more than a footnote in The Story of The Boy Who Lived. Nothing we can do now… pour one out for Snape this weekend, won’t you?