I named one of my chickens the Half-Blood Prince, so it doesn't take a genius to figure out who my favorite character is. Just don't tell my husband! (even though he's a chemist and SS is his favorite character too...)
Very, very good! No, Fantastic! I no longer feel the gound beneath my feet! So good I'm now having second (third, fouth, fifth) thoughts about submitting my own Snape fanfic (an epitragic love story that I now feel I could never pull of with the elegance you display here).
However, I am relieved to know I'm not the only thirtysomething spending way too much time in the Potterverse!
Author's Response: Wow. I'm feeling pretty weightless myself after reading your kind review! Thank you so much!
But DO post your own story; we Snape followers need all the voices we can get!