Which one, teaching or spying? I'd have to write another variation of 'great expression', so I'll settle myself on an ode about how happy I am to have come across your gallery, being no fan of the movie rendition of Snape which consumes an alarmingly large portion of DA Snape artwork. I like Snape youngish, skinny, big-nosed and gaunt-faced, thank you very much I often wonder how many people would love Snape if it weren't for his softened and beautified movie portrayal... I wonder if he would still win the World Cup voting.
I wonder the same. I have this feeling that Alan Rickman Snape fans are not prone to love the book character if he is not Alan Rickman and appears with his prominent hooked nose, his long greasy hair, his crooked teeth, bad looks, and his wrong, unflattering, flawed side. The movie version is romantic and softened, even seducing, and the most popular fanarts, when they are not Alan Rickman fanarts, depict a different character with romanticized, handsome, harmless features.
As for the World Cup: I voted for Snape as well- i.e. for the character and it went to the actor. I guess many voted for the actor and it went to the character. The confusion between the two is so easily and generally admitted.
Thank you for the compliment, I appreciate. And if you don't know the group, you can visit #Spinners--End. We collect book Snape renditions of the character.
Very true. I often come across great fanfictions that start out promising, and then suddenly spout the cliché movie stuff at me (such as the omnipresent 'silky voice'). I get that the movie Snape is easier to love for most people than the book one, though. Let them keep him; that means fewer fangirls to share the prickly book one with me. Spinner's End sounds like a good place to join, I'll check it out.