The Tenets of Snape Sanity Here are some tenets of Snape Sanity (broken down into sub-categories):
Note: The following covers responses to rabid Snapefen, who aren't welcome here.
ETA: This might still be under construction. It's being refined and having some stuff weeded out to make it more inclusive for all sane Snape fans and to get rid of anything repetitive. /ETA
Snape (General): - Snape is a messed up dude with redeeming qualities (YMMV on how many) - Snape was ultimately redeemed in the books, although he was still a very flawed individual. (YMMV on how much/whether or not you find him redeemed in your eyes.) - Snape was not a helpless victim of fate (he had choices and he’s responsible for those choices)
Canon and JKR: - It’s okay to be a “canon whore” - Fan theories and ‘what if’s are dandy as long as you remember that they aren’t canon and might be unlikely (even if possible) in canon - Bashing and slut-shaming JKR is horrid
Shipping: - The fact that a particular ship didn’t sail does not ruin the books
Fan Works: - Both canon compliant fic and AU fic are welcome (including non-magical AU) ...Ditto for art. - Slash, het, and gen are all welcome (as is femmeslash if you genderswap Snape or have a second ship in your fic besides a Snape ship).
Community: - It’s best if anonymous posters sign their posts - If you basically agree with the people criticized in ravenstar84’s essays or the people criticized and/or mocked at Unfunny Business and Fandom Wank, then this group is not for you - We don’t all have to agree about everything (that would be boring) and there’s plenty of room to discuss theories and things left vague by canon, but heed the tone of the community as indicated by the statements above
ETA: This is the refined version of the list. I couldn't resist cleaning it up here on IJ as well (originally I was going to leave it up with del tags, but that looked so messy *eye twitch*).