Enjoying a cozy evening by the fireplace…
Have a good night,
|Anonymous asked: Mr. and Mrs. Snape, I was thinking that maybe you could help me with this question? Recently I've noticed that the people I once believed to be close friends seem to be distancing themselves from me. I still see them practically every week day in my school classes. Is there any way to either revive the friendship we once had or to at least move past it and make new friendships? The latter of the two options being harder since I'm extremely introverted. Thank you. xx|
Pictured: Hermione and Severus take a time out to talk // Artist: Sempraseverus
I’m not sure how helpful any of us can be in this case, considering how little we know of the situation you’re in.
Have you spoken to your friends about the distance you feel? Because if you’re wanting to move past these friendships altogether and build new ones, that’s another matter entirely…
If you want to actually made amends with friendships that seem broken or distant to you, then you must communicate in order for anything to happen. Maintaining friendships can be trying, but if they’re worth it, there has be a give and take and an effort made on both sides.
As far as building new friendships, again, communication is key. My husband spent many, many years isolating himself. It was only through hard work and diligently working at becoming a better communicator that we were able to bond.
Good luck to you!
The things I do for my pumpin-obsesssed wife...
It’s perfect, love! Thank you!
It had better be. I’ve gone back and forth to the pumpkin patch three times for you.
-kisses Severus’s cheek-
I know, I know. You’re wonderful for it, though.
|Anonymous asked: Dear Severus and Hermione, this might sound very fantastical, but I promise it is the truth. I am the crown princess of my country, and though I know my life is in many ways far more comfortable than that of others and I'm really grateful for that, I regularly struggle with the expectations and responsibilities. I sometimes get sick of always having to wear a mask in public, and often even at home. Be who the people want me to be. Do you have any advice?|
A crown princess?!
-tries to curtsey-
I believe your owl is more suited for my husband to answer, Anon, so I will leave any worthy advice to him!
I understand what it’s like to wear a mask all too well - at least, publicly. I had the unfortunate task of being someone I wasn’t for most of my life.
Until I met my wife.
I believe it’s vital that you find a private oasis, Anon, whether that be a particular room or an individual spot or a regular time and place, where you can be completely and utterly yourself. This is not only imperative to your mental well-being but to your emotional and physical health as well.
For me, when I was a double agent, and unable to confide in anyone, my refuge for letting my mask fall - no matter how temporary that became - was my private quarters at Hogwarts. The school was my sanctuary and, I firmly believe, kept me from ultimately losing my mind. As much as a headache of teaching dunderheads during the day was, and looking after the “Golden Trio” of Miscreants - eyes wife sharply - at night, at least, my quarters were my safe haven.
You need to be able to find that refuge in your private life. Search it out. Although you may never be able to lay your guard down in the public eye, privately, you must. No one can keep up the pretenses of being someone else forever; not even me, and I consider myself quite the expert. Sooner or later, you will crack under those pressures that have been set upon you, and those stresses are far too great a weight on anyone to bear in the long-term.
I hope my advice is helpful to you in your quest for peace and understanding. I’m certain that, if you take the necessary time out needed for yourself, you’ll find it.
This was written by a little 6 year old girl. I babysit her and her two sisters - Rebecca and Mia, and before they go to bed they all sit down and write little prayers to God.
This was the one that Hollie wrote last time, and it absolutely broke my heart. I mean, she’s six years old and she thinks she’s not beautiful. That’s not right. But she is beautiful, absolutely gorgeous. She’s got golden blonde hair, bright green eyes and a smile so beautiful that you melt a little inside when you see it.
When their mum got home, I showed her Hollie’s prayer, and she was devestated. She’s a nurse so she’s seen a lot of horrible things, but I have never seen her like that. And so I had to do something.
If you’re reading this, and if you have the slightest bit of a heart, please reblog this, so that I can prove to Hollie that she is beautiful, and that she is so special, and that God made her exactly the way she is because He knows that He made her perfect. Please give this beautiful little girl the confidence she deserves.
this made me cry. i don’t really care that i’m a strict 1d blog. everyone needs to reblog.
this picture broke my heart. everybody should have this at least once on their blog
I think this breaks the heart of everyone
No, I am not God.
Perhaps in time you will come to know a (somewhat biased) account of me in the Harry Potter series. (Don’t believe everything you read of me from Potter’s perspective. Lots of it is bollocks, and the boy was truly daft and naive at times, but I digress…)
You are beautiful, Hollie. Know this and repeat it often to yourself. Until you believe it.
This is something I’ve told my own girls many a time, and I understand that, as you grow older and mature, you may find yourself doubting those closest to you, but, as a parent myself, I can promise you that your mum and dad see no greater beauty than what they find in you. My girls are breathtaking individuals - inside and out - and I’m in awe of them every single day.
God hasn’t forgotten you, Hollie. I promise. Hence, why He has not answered your prayers to be different: you are already exquisite and perfect just as you are.
|sharkinator-arts asked: This is just me having a moment of silly glee here, but my name is Hayley and seeing my artwork "SSHG-Research" used in one of your posts with Hailey commenting made me squeal like an idiot! Thanks!! xD|
Pictured: A rather “nag”-ful memory of Hermione, Severus, and Hailey as a toddler // Artist: Unknown
[ in reference to this image ]
Thank you for your lovely owl. We’re delighted that it made you happy to see on our blog.
Our daughter, Hailey, sends her greetings as well, along with the rest of our girls. You have an incredible talent!
|alifromnm asked: Not a question, just stopping to say hi and Happy Fall to my favorite couple/family. Hope all is well with you. We are packing, moving in January so things can get busy here. Wish I could quit my job now. I really need Severus to come into my office my last day and hex these people to hell and back!!!! HUGS to you.|
Thank you for messaging us! It’s lovely to hear from you, though we’re sorry to hear that the circumstances sound a tad stressful on your end.
We’re enjoying the colder autumn weather we’re starting to have here in Bibury. Jeannie especially loves hopping in all of Severus’s carefully constructed leaf piles in the backyard.
We hope your move goes smoothly in the coming months!
Severus has informed me that he’d be “delighted” (yes, he used that very word) to hex a few bothersome Muggles on your behalf. I’ve scolded him accordingly, though. I know you’d like him to, alifromnm, and I have no doubt they’re probably very deserving of a good Jelly-Brain jinx, but Severus can get a touch overenthusiastic about these things, particularly when it comes to protecting those he cares about.
I’d handle myself just fine, thank you very much.
That malicious-looking sneer of yours would suggest otherwise!
My loving parents. In my dad’s Potions lab, where they do what they do often: debate.
Autumn Snamione and their beautiful daughter Jeannie
For my wonderful crmediagal ♥
Hon I know that you have hard, not the best for you days so… I just wanted to make something for you ! Something to make you smile for a moment and make you feel better a little bit ♥ So I decided that autumn Severus, Hermione, Jeannie and some pumpkins ( and pumpkin muffins ) are the best :D
Once again, you’ve astonished us with your talent, kindness, and generosity. These images speak volumes and tell so much about who we are. The autumn theme is truly wonderful, too, for it’s our favourite time of year! (Well, second to Christmas…for the females in this household, anyway!).
Thank you immensely for such a wonderful gift! We have a lot of your work to add to Our Gallery, and will be doing so soon. We can’t help but show it off. Your talent is exquisite and we appreciate it greatly!
|Anonymous asked: Greetings Mr. and Mrs. Snape. I'm a big fan of you and your stories. Have you ever heard a song and it reminds you of someone? I recently heard a song by Christina Perri called "Arms" that reminds me of Severus and Hermione its such a lovely song that reminds me a lot of your story of you both. Thank you for your writing!|
Pictured: A contented Hermione and Severus // Artist: Min
What a lovely thought! I hadn’t heard of it before but I’ve since had a listen to the song and it’s quite beautiful. If our followers wish to listen/watch it as well, go here: http://youtu.be/MeW0Sl0tNS8
It’s an honour to hear that the lyrics remind you of us and our Unquestionable Love saga, Anon. Thank you for letting us know! We deeply appreciate it.
As to your question about what song speaks to us as a couple, that answer will likely always be Billie Holiday’s exquisite rendering of “The Very Thought of You”, which you can listen to here: http://youtu.be/9yakzL1Q88c
Hermione (and Severus and the girls)
|Anonymous asked: Hope Mr Snape gets lots of rest if anyone deserves a lay in he surely does.|
Pictured: Hermione looks after a resting Severus // Artist: LimonQ
Indeed! He’s notorious for pushing himself far too hard, though he’s gotten a lot better at looking after himself since retiring from Hogwarts.
Still, he hasn’t been in the best of health for as long as I’ve known him, so taking every precaution is necessary. He’s just too irrational and stubborn, mostly.
He’s resting now and should be well again in a day or two. Thank you for your message!
My husband’s having a bit of a rough start this morning. Poor man. I’m shooing him back to bed.
Hopefully you all are having a better start to your day than we are!
Pictured: Severus, Hermione, and Jeannie take a walk in the rain // Artist: Russian (see signature)
Our family blog, The Snapes, has officially reached over 1,000 followers!
To say that we’re speechless would be an understatement, particularly in Severus’s case! The man’s been reeling and staring at that number in disbelief (and skepticism) since being informed. I don’t think he can wrap his brain around how so many of you are here.
We would just like to take this opportunity to thank all of our lovely followers - and readers! - who’ve followed, supported, and engaged us in delightful conversation over the past three years that we’ve been online. We’ve enjoyed this experience immensely and sincerely hope you have as well.
For my wonderful frien crmediagal <3
Jeannie and Severus prepared suprise for Hermione ! They wanted to make her birthday really special :)
Happy Birthday once again my dear Andrea ! Wish you all the best ! A loooooooot of pumpkin everything, less Snape haters in your life and inspiration for Snamione fics ! You’re the best, Hon <3 wish all your dreams come true and you’ll just be happy as often as possible ! I love you so much ! <3 hope you like these little manips !
Once again, we’ve been left speechless by your talent and generosity. What a beautiful depiction of our family life you’ve shown. It truly warms the heart and signifies what we’re all about: love and family.
Many, many thanks for your continued support, kindness, and friendship. You’re a joy and hold a special place in our hearts. Always.
I saw this and all i could think was it must be Severus’s laundry day. 😉
-laughing hysterically in the background-
Lily, Surina, Hailey, and Jeannie