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The Note +Lily and Snape+ by Linnpuzzle The Note +Lily and Snape+ by Linnpuzzle
This is an AU, in which teenager Lily and Snape might have been friends based on their James-dislike.

I imaged the note would say something like "If you have nothing good to say about James, come sit next to me." Only, you know, worded differently.

The colors were an experiment. That doesn't excuse them, mind, but I figured you'd all be glad to know I'm going back to my usual method on the next picture.
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ProjectAnimation Featured By Owner May 11, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
This is stunning! I love how you could fantasize about what the note says, and why they look rather crafty; very beautiful piece! 
dixiekasilke Featured By Owner May 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely style! So many ways of interpreting this! :nod:
thalle-my-honey Featured By Owner May 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, I just love it, this style is awesome ♥
KateBloomfield Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I can't believe you drew this before the last book came out. Well sighted :)
widfl Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I LOVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Linnpuzzle Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
Kitsune1978 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012
It looks like she was handing him a love letter :meow: Yeah, i know something like this would have never happened. Too bad.
Linnpuzzle Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You know, it kind of does. Aww, they are so bittersweet, poor kids.
SparklyFaerie Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011
This is a gorgeous picture! Though, in my mind, it kind of looks like something that may have happened in canon, circa the start of sixth year.

I wrote a short (well... okay, 1.3k words, but who's counting?) for this and posted it on and linked to it on Tumblr. I've linked back to this page and your home page on dA as well.

If there are any issues, please let me know and I can take them down.
LadyReemz86 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011
Hi there!
This is so beautiful!
WOuld you mind if I include your artwork in a musical cover/video I"m doing for YouTube?
Credit Will SURELY be given and I will link you to the vid once done!
Thought to ask first ofcourse!
geek-de-la-musique Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist


AryaxXxEragon Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011
Nothing bad meant. Seriously.

OBS: Do I dislike or hate Snape? No I do not. Snape is in my eyes the best writen character in HP. And I respect him alot. I neither like nor dislike Snape. My view on this is unlike many other views not biased on personally dreams and hopes. I'm just sick of all this cry baby nonsense with him liking Lily and some fans going crazy about it.

Snape was prior Hogwarts all Slyherin. He wanted to be there and made his own friends there. (aka. the other deatheaters) Snape made his own choices freely because of his opinion. That he though well of one mudblood do not justify anything.

All characters in Harry Potter belongs to J.K. Rowling. This is what she said:
"Jaclyn: Did lily ever have feelings back for Snape?

J.K. Rowling: Yes. She might even have grown to love him romantically (she certainly loved him as a friend) if he had not loved Dark Magic so much, and been drawn to such loathesome people and acts."

Do you understand what she means? There was only a chance for Lily to love Snape romantically if Snape wasn't Snape. He would have needed to be some one else. And even if he was a different person he would still only have a chance. James would still have been the person for Lily.

The romantic and fanbased relationship between Snape and Lily is nothing but an individual out of character views on them. The real Lily and the real Snape as J.K Rowling made them would never happen nor would it work.

The only way LilyxSnape ever could happen would be through a fanfiction with OOC characters. And make no mistake!
Putting Lily together with Snape is as far out of character you can go with her.

And to be awfully blunt here the LilyxSnape parring is nothing but a pity for Snape. Some people read the few pages in the Deathly Hallows and became "Nawww!!! That is so sad! He deserves some love!" And poff! Serval HP fans has made their own OOC characters and convinced them self that they are right when thinking LilyxSnape is "true love" and where meant for each others and all that crap <__<

Guess what. J.K says different.


And surprisingly there is alot of fans who blames Lily for Snape joining the Death Eaters. They thought that she should have forgiven him and that she should have continued to stand by his side... Really?

Lily was his friend for many years and because of that she defended him, made excuses for him and always came to his help when she could. Lily was an angel who did what she could for him and was an amazing friend. She thought of him when she defended him. But who did Snape though of? It was Snape and Snape alone who made him self that away. It was Snape who made his own choices regardless to Lily. He had her friendship and he had her helping and backing him up for many years. He stabbed her in the back. Years before he called her mudblood openly. He made his choices.

So blaming Lily for that has to be one of the most ignorant things I've heard.


And Snapes love can be questioned. He was more obsessed with her than love. All he wanted was that she should be his.
If he truly would have loved her, he would have cared for her. Not alone wanting her. He didn't cared for her loved ones. Lily had two persons who she loved more than her own life. Snape didn't gave a $hit about if Harry and James died. He just wanted her alone for him self and gave no second thoughts on what she felt. It was like, who care if James and Harry dies? Who care if she breaks down as long as I get her. As Dumbledore him self said to it. "It sickens me"

Lilys life was James and Harry. Snape didn't cared as long as he could claim her. And that selfish git didn't changed that until it actually hurt him self. He didn't cared until he felt the pain himself. He first changed when she died. When his obsession became a longing.

He didn't even thought of her first when it came to his choices in school.


While Snape wasn't all bad, he was still bad.
He cared for one muggle born. That don't makes up for his view on the others and it would never justify anything either. And rember that it was he alone who took away the friendship with Lily. It wasn't just the calling "mudblood" As Lily her self said after that sadly part, she was tired of making up excuses for him. She stood up and protected him due to their friendship. But he made his own choices and they ended up as it did.
Snape had his views on muggles. Caring for one of them will never justify it.

And frankly you don't just join Voldemort for fun or protection. You work for him.
It's only to be expected that Snape has killed, tortured and destroyed families.

Serveus Snape was a person who:

* Bullied and hated a little boy due to being a rival to the boys father.
* Favors students even tho that he is a teacher.
* Bullies and struck down on students he personally don't like.
* Looks down on muggleborns (expect one)
* Refuses to even listen to facts when an old rivalry comes back.
* Is obsessed with dark and dangerous arts.
* Gives no sympathy
* Served Lord Voldermort willingly for years.
* Bullies muggleborns. (Hermione in particular)

Draco hexes/curses Hermione and her teeth start growing longer and longer, past her lips, chin, collar. And Ron makes her show Snape, and he looks at her and says, "I see no difference."

So... A) He lets a student he favors to bully and hex a muggle born. B) He bully her him self.
Do I need to point out the fact that he is a teacher?

Really guys and girls. That is just sick. Any other headmaster and Snape would have been kicked out for a ticket to prison.
For that I'm also doubting Dumbledore.

And his looks by J.K's own writing:
Has sallow skin, a large, hooked nose, and yellow, uneven teeth. Has shoulder-length, greasy black hair which frames his face, and cold, black eyes. He wears black, flowing robes which give him the appearance of "an overgrown bat"

He has no appealing look and no appealing personality. It can't be his look. No offence to any body, may it be a character in HP or a fan of the series but feeling attracted to Snape is in many ways masochism and sadism.

Is that fact that Snape had a hard childhood an excuse for what he did? No. Snape is just a cry baby.
Did Sirius Black turn to dark the dark side despite that his family abused/hated/disowned him?
Did Lupin served Voldemort because the wizarding world shunned him because of his fury problem?
Sirius and Lupin experienced worse treatments than Snape but they remained on good side. By choice.


Both James and Snape loved Lily. Both had faults during school.
But between them it was James who changed who he was FOR Lily and gained her friendship and love while Snape went against her, following his obsession with the dark arts and sympathy for Lord Voldermort and there of loosing his friendship with Lily.

Both James and Snape had a choice. But it was only James who chose Lily.

Lily/Snape would never had worked nor would it ever happen. And it is wrong in so many way.
For all Lily/Snape fans... Nothing bad meant, but get real. Seriously.
Mae-Noelle Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That was awesome. I hope this guy copypasted that, and didn't write it all in one fury-filled go.

Picture: Love it! Especially how it was made before half-blood prince came out. Awesome guess on the Snape/Lily friendship. :D
happy-fun-time Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011
Well, don't you think this is a bit extreme? Everyone gets that you don't like the pairing, and I myself am not a big supporter of it (in my opinion, she chose that dickwad of a boy, James) But still. There is no need to go on a big rant like this on a picture of the two of them. Start of join a forum or something. Don't be rude in the comments of someone's art.
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loopieg Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
well yeah they were friends. but they met when they were 9 xD I STILL LIKE IT THOUGH
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severussnapelove Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011
haha well you got it right that they were friends xDDD :D love this picture by the way! <3 :D
haelda Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011
THIS IS SO GREAT. Definitely one of my favourites I've seen. :D
Angel-June-Summers Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW..:SOOOO Wonderful, i like the colours,Love that Pic
ErikaRedHead Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010
that really captures the relationship Snape and Lily had, well done!
sushirice25 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010  Student General Artist
but why would they be back to back?? Snape would get lily's dandruff (now resulting in his "current (?hes dead, but....?)hair condition)
I think the note would have said something like "Snape isn't looking. lets get outta this potions class" but this is snape not a teacher yet.
maybe they're saying "slughorn's pet stomach needs to lose some weight."
then again, they're british. there must be a word like "snog" or "blimey" in there.
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r-r-radikal Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010  Hobbyist
i love this so much c: great work! Snape really reminds me of a Heathcliff in this piece c:
BelleTheBeauty Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Aww, this is so cute. I love the back-to-back pose.
jtiller Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010
how was this created? this is really really good!
HideTheDecay Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Must have surprised you that this was canon, huh?
skuliz Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2010
you make snape look so cute!!!!!!!!
PisceanChic101 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010
lol, it really is ironic, your author's note to this picture, considering what was revealed about their relationship in the later Harry Potter books. Of course, this was obviously done before the 5th book came out, but it's still just as "shocking" to discover their actual relationship.
Sootyleaf Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2009
This is beautiful, I am such a dork cause im actually crying right now.
itsshowtimebby Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2009
Wow really good, love it :D
Zucchera Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2009
One word.


That's my word for awesome.

And Lily would totally do something like that... if her and Snape hadn't been friends before school. But cute anyway. [Maybe that's what AU means... sorry for my lack of knowing that]

Yes, I thought Ron and Hermione was okay, and Harry and Ginny was sorta cute [Cho was kind of superfluous], but Snape and Lily was the only pairing that really made sense. Even/especially Lily and James didn't really have a reason for happening unless James suddenly stopped being a jerk after school ended and then somehow got Lily to talk to him. Oo;;

Again, adorable. But then, it has Snape in it. ;P
Dracona666 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2009
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asphodelwormwood Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2009
Aww love this. I agree about the note. If you read the last book.
Foxxy-Tomo Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very excelent and clever!
Linnpuzzle Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :heart:
MinervaEvenstar Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2009
Love the envelope and both of their faces!
Zarchasm Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2009
This is ABSOLUTELY beautiful.
kataraandzuko Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2009   Writer
omg loved it
um.. can u plzzzzzz make a comic about it -unles u aready hv (i hvn't cheaked ur gallery)-
Scarlett-Winter Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2008
a w e s o m e ! ♥

a loveletter?
xMerope Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2008
very, very, very, very nice !
coNstantine2530 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2008  Student Filmographer
Coool... My fav here is Sev :D
We at the Harry Potter Fanclub would like to be able to submit this work to our gallery

please respond

GinnyStoleMyMan Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2008
Oooooh, I really like this. I've never like Lily and Severus as more then friends but I adore them as just friends. It is awesome. Love it "favs"
Kerwinm12345 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2008
you know what's funny?
back then, Lily and Severus being friends was an AU idea, but it's totally real^_^
Invadrk Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2008
I really like that idea; Lily and Snape getting together for an "I hate James" club. Haha.
Excellent work!
Astecgirlofcourse Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2008   Digital Artist
Loooooooooooove it! You genius!
Neloneko Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2008  Student
that snape is SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO much sexier than the original X3
also, is it just me or the pointing finger in lilly's hand was coloured like it was part of snape's sweater?
lostserenity2357 Featured By Owner May 1, 2008
Lol, lovin the fact that I find this NOW. Not so AU more, eh? Something about the way you drew Lily- Severus too, but I've seen you draw him- strikes me as perfect for her character.

Fav. <3
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