aw :) You have a really great ability to transfer the emotions that were there in the chapter into poetry form. That's really hard to do, and yet you make it look so easy.
Author's Response: Thank you :) Sometimes it is very easy for me. I've always had a knack for it and poetry just comes to me and demands to be written down. But sometimes I have to really work to get some of the lines to work out correctly. Often I have to let them sit and simmer until they finally appear to my brain on their own, maybe even months later. Trying to force it into completion sooner doesn't always work out as well. For this reason, I never post anything until it feels finished to me.
So awesome (: I cried when snape died, such an awesome person.
Author's Response: Very glad you liked it. I love the Snape character, but I'm not sure I'd describe him as an awesome person. He was flawed and more than a little morally confused, but ultimately saved by his capacity to love. He was an incredibly interesting character that added wonderful depth to JK's tale. Now the actor who portrayed him, Alan Rickman, on the other hand, IS an awesome person... at least as far as I can tell from this distance ;)
God... so... sad... I love Snape...
Author's Response: Me too... as I'm sure you can tell. Very sad to see him go, but there's always fan fiction :)
I just loved this! I particularly liked that Snape's final thoughts were of others. This is not the Snape we grew to hate for so long but the Snape Rowling finally revealed to us. He had already died to himself several years earlier. Now, at his death, his only concerns are for the plan he failed to carry out for his friend, Dumbledore, and for those left behind to deal with Voldemort. Well done. I think I'll read it again.
Author's Response: So glad you enjoyed it. Yes, I agree that he had died long ago in spirit. I suspected Snape was deeper than we at first were shown, and no one was better to play that than Alan Rickman. Something about the way he shows emotion in his eyes even with very little speaking part is just incredible for this character. I missed him asking repeatedly to go find Harry, as he did in the book version of the scene, but other than that I feel it was a well acted scene, tho I would've preferred to see his eyes remain open and go unfocussed as he died instead of closing, but that's a small detail. I treid to capture both his self loathing and his dedication to the plan all at once.
That was great. I got quite chocked up when he told Harry he had Lily'z eyes in the movie, and you let it be known in your poem. Very well written and a good take on Snape IMO.
Author's Response: Glad you liked it. Yes, I agree. That movie line, though not included in the book scene, is one I thought was a good addition, especially in Alan Rickman's voice ;)