Slytherin Princess

Professor Snape,

Over the past few weeks, on numerous occasions, I have attempted to make a love potion. I am aware the effects of a love potion are not that of love, only obsession and lust. However, it is one potion I have aspired to perfect for many years but have unfortunately been successful. I am aware that a name you went by was “the half blood prince” and that in a textbook, during your youth, wrote tips and orders next to spells for them to be made easier, which Harry came across. I was hoping you would help me and give me the correct ingredients and instructions for a love potion as I have come across many different instructions.

Thank you for your time,

Yours sincerely,
Slytherin Princess.

Dear Slytherin Princess,

It is not meant for one to sway the heart of another by means of magic. It is a false control and in my opinion makes this uncomfortably close to the Imperius Curse.

While the effects are temporary, it’s still one of the most dangerous potions one can make. I did not write down additional instructions on that potion as it would have been tempting, even for me.

Try smiling. I don’t. But I am told it’s quite effective.

Professor Snape.

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  • OCDRavenclaw

    Having read through all the other “ask HP character” pages, I have to say that “Professor Snape”, in my opinion, rather lets the site down. Not only does he not use correct grammar; he misses the correct pronunciation and his spellings are regularly improper. I usually love this site (and in particular this section) but I rather feel that “Snape” needs a little more effort. I am yet to see a flawless response from “Snape”, where I not only feel that it could indeed be Severus Snape as from the literature (like in the case of “McGonagall” or “Dumbledore”) but that is written with correct grammar and punctuation.

    I highly doubt that a wizard would become a Professor (and from there, Hogwarts Headmaster) without at LEAST a basic understanding of written English grammar (even if he IS a wizard) and therefore this “Snape” is really not lending himself to realism.

    I apologise for the rather long outburst but I really feel that the character deserves more justice than this – even if it’s just fixing those grammatical errors to make the responses more cogent and easier to read/understand. Hopefully this will be taken as it is meant; constructive criticism to help improve the site. Maybe a spell check before release of the posts may help with this, again particularly for the Snape posts. Kudos on the other characters though and this site in general – it’s normally a great site!