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Severus Snape
Sun, Aug. 7th, 2005 02:13 am
I confess to a deep, coursing satisfaction at the thought that, for the first time in twenty-aught years, I have left the teaching profession for no reason other than a desire to pursue other courses of action. To those who remain: do not contact me for advice, admiration, commiseration, or petty brawls. I am quit of the lot of you. Take your simpering requests for love draughts and stain removal slicks and cheering infusions to the questionably capable Potions Master who has replaced me. He seems far more likely to entertain your whelpish panderings.

I never imagined working from the home could be so excessively satisfying. My premises in Diagon Alley have been sold before they were ever occupied, and my laboratory and my gardens are all I need to maintain a mail-order practice. I never need deal with the idiots who order the brilliance I send to them, I have no difficulty with people who haggle for prices, for I overcharge every customer I have, and I can gleefully turn down any commission I wish, depending on my whims of the moment.

Life is good.

Surely the curtain will drop any moment now.

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The magic returns.

Not at all as dramatic as I'd hoped it would be – no arising one sunny morning to feel that tingle in my arm again. It was as though every spell had to be relearned. Oh, faster, yes, of course faster – a matter of weeks, after the initial drain ended. And with it, came the pain of the Mark once more. Not searing as it was, but there. A steady dull thrum. A reminder.

Part of me wonders if, perhaps, it's due to the Nepalese magic that I still feel the pain. But there's no one to ask, nor would I given the chance. Perhaps the slow magical drain took the pain, but left me with remnants of it as a price. I'm beginning to wonder if I should resume my experiments in removing the Mark.

As though the scars from my previous attem

Foolish, all of it.

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Severus Snape
Sun, Apr. 17th, 2005 04:26 am

(OOC: Okay, so the first one? I had excuses for the first one. Um. This one is just guilty pleasure. Again, NC-17, Slash, etc. etc. Feel free to ignore. Seriously. I'm sorry. A follow up to the response ||here||.)

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Severus Snape
Thu, Apr. 14th, 2005 12:50 am

(OOC: Um. I have no excuse for this. Except that I've always, always, always wanted to use this icon, and I've had it for six months, and the paid account is up soon. That's still no excuse. Oh god. I'm sorry.)

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Severus Snape
Thu, Feb. 24th, 2005 06:49 pm
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Any fool who believes fame outlives life...

The monks live in a state of calm, and condemn their sacrificial brothers - more can be done alive, death is the coward's path. Embrace life, live, act, do, cling to connections. I have slept very little, if at all - a waste of time in the face of all I have left to accomplish The muggles draw closer to a deeper magic of their own - this sacred place so revered by so many religions. It is this sheer belief that gives power to the attempted magics of their simple monks.

Speed is of the essence. The proper arming of muggles with magic of their own will strip the dark lord - or any fool who masks himself behind the fallen throne of Voldemort - of the ability to hold a tortured muggle society against our wizarding community; turning the focus of his hatred inward. The full forces of the evil there will fall upon us, but we are infinately better equipped to maintain a steady footing under such pressure.

The only worry in me now is that of inaction - waiting, waiting, for the mark to flare. Lucius is not of his righ tmind (as much as he ever was), and I find myself waiting for that initial flare of pain that will bleed into me. Why, if the dark lord has returned, has he not summoned us to him? It is the anticipation that speeds me onward. I will not fall pray to him again.

I will make my fame without bartering for death.

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Severus Snape
Sat, Jan. 29th, 2005 02:56 pm
I have removed myself from Hogwarts for what I believe to be the final time. While it does not escape me that I have said such before, this voluntary exodus rings more soundly for me than other departures have... I find myself dispassionate concerning the necessity of securing a replacement for the position. I wonder, I should say, if there will even be an enrollment in the course in the upcoming semester.

And then I remind myself that it is no longer my concern.

Headmistress, I tender my resignation, effective immediately, and should hope you do not find yourself terribly put-upon to house myself and my belongings for an additional three weeks in the multitude of empty chambers this castle seems to hold. I have moved down to the dungeons. What you do with the tower is your own concern. (Please inform any following inhabitants to remain wary of the continued output of 'mechanical pencils' from a small dimensional fold near the left of the fireplace. I shan't have an infuriated teacher tracking me down across the world to lay blame for personal injury suffered from slipping on the blast devices.)

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Severus Snape
Mon, Jan. 17th, 2005 04:11 pm
Packing was infinately easier with the use of magic, and Snape was in the process of shrinking down a good deal of glass jars when he grimaced, his hand going automatically to the place where the mark had faded into near-invisibility. His own fool efforts to remove himself of the mark often made the muscle beneath quiver in aftershocks, even so many years later, and it was a familiar but annoying hurt. He absentmindedly dug his fingers into the hidden skin, trying to manipulate whatever pain the muscle was bearing there.

When he touched the mark, though, he had to stifle a hiss, and tore his sleeve upward, exposing the raw-looking wound that throbbed there. The skull leered at him and, as it darkened, Snape paled. Not Voldemort, surely... The pain would be more.

But, then, Voldemort, if he had returned, would certainly be less powerful than when they had banished him.

Resolutely, Snape found a piece of soft bandaging, wrapped his arm, and re-sized one of the jars he had been packing - a heavy painkiller. Then he cast about for a good bit of parchment, and whistled for Maleficent to send birds from the owlery. He sat down heavily, his back rigid, and stared out the window.

Time. He needed time.

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Severus Snape
Thu, Dec. 23rd, 2004 01:48 pm
Staffroom wagers that Ms. Moon would be the one to fail her assignment, and not Mr. Longbottom, have left me five galleons shorter today. Surely there is no need for Minerva to wager against ex-members of her own House. Still, my own shortcoming - I had thought that the boy would have learned enough by now to at least complete his own work. Clearly, I need to reassess my assumptions.

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Any birthday that passes with a complete lack of recognition is a good one. Insipid enforced jovality is heavy enough during this season, and I'm somewhat grateful I was spared it in relation to my own person. It has been a productive year. I have no qualm at an additional step toward the grave.

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Severus Snape
Wed, Dec. 1st, 2004 12:20 am
Potions not on my doorstep by the end of the day will receive failing marks.

Do try not to disappoint me. For once.

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Severus Snape
Wed, Oct. 27th, 2004 01:09 am
Advanced Potions students, one of your ilk has completed her assignment with full marks. Consider the gauntlet tossed. I want completed, functional potions by the first of December. Please do try to recall that the class is pass/fail.

Furthermore, for those of you who have not encountered Hogwarts' new teaching assistant, or are particularly slow to comprehend (as I know several of you are), be aware that Draco Malfoy will be assisting in the marking of your final exams. Do try to refrain yourselves from juvenile posturing on my time.

Also, I have warded the dungeons, adjoining storerooms, my private quarters, and classrooms from Rita Skeeter. Should she wish to contact any of you in the future, kindly take that outside my halls as well.

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Severus Snape
Sat, Sep. 18th, 2004 12:15 am
I was interrupted by Longbottom a few days ago, when I was picking Belladonna. I managed to salvage the plant when I got it back, but it wasn't nearly enough, and I'm going to have to go out and root around in poisons for a few more hours. I detest gardening.

All students who have reported to me regarding their Advanced Potions propositions should do well to advance on their work as quickly as possible. Not that haste would do you any good at this juncture, especially certain individuals who should be in welding in lieu of potions classes, but there will be another deadline approaching in a few weeks and now is not the time to wander mentally.

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I went to discuss Longbottom's potion with the Centaurs and had a good deal of abuse for it. I'd forgotten how agressive this particular pack could be...

No matter. The discussion is done with, and I've the bruises to show for it. Longbottom will survive the trip, should he find the iron in himself to make it. For my sake, I hope he does. Centaurs don't like to be disturbed without reason.

I've considered sending the dragon with him. How would the Centaurs react to an animated muggle object? Would they be offended at an imitation of life? Perhaps he'll at leave have the intelligence to contact me before he ventures in. He's shown more insight in the past seven weeks than he did in the seven years I had him as a student.

Must remember to ask Poppy for the Skele-Gro. These infernal ribs refuse to knit themselves.

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