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A Room Built For Snape


Severus Snape is one of those Harry Potter character who’s easy to obsess over. Even before we learned of his interesting past in the books, fans were swooning over the greasy-haired Hogwarts teacher. Well one fan has taken her love of Professor Snape to another level and devoted a good chunk of her living space to the potions master. Feast your eyes on this. 

Logospilgrim has written about Snape often including the essay, The Severus Snape Paradigm: Outcast, Rebel, Hero. She also cosplays as the character frequently, has a Snape tattoo and her living space, nicknamed “the dungeon” is apparently something of legend. The editor of Offbeat Home asked Logospilgrim to document it for the world to see and she oblidged. We are very thankful.

“Eight years ago, I moved into my current home. That was when I began putting together my unusual office, a small space filled to bursting with books, curiosities and Professor Snape collectibles,” she writes. “My goal from the start was to create something special, a place where I could devote myself to my vocation and loved ones: a place to write my books, answer letters, ponder, rest, and work my magic — that is, deepen my understanding of the world as a manifestation of everlasting love.”

Logospilgrim desribes the space as a mix of the Addams Family mansion and Pee Wee’s Playhouse and says she’s slowly built up her collection. “A set of jars here, a couple of rubber snakes there, cockroaches, a heart, spiders, eyeballs, shells, stones, herbs, crystals… Most of what I have collected has been rather inexpensive.”

Of course there are a few choice Harry Potter movie products hanging around as well.

“Countless friends have added their touch to the room. I have been sent amazing objects from all over the world — tokens of love which contribute to the quirky and cozy tranquility I have been repeatedly told that my refuge exudes,” she writes, adding that these are some of her most precious items.

“I think of the room as a collage of sorts, a work of art, a sanctuary. I love arranging objects in an aesthetically pleasing manner, and finding ways to cram yet more of them in every nook and cranny,” she writes. “I love jars, and bugs, and memento mori… I love things that belong to a more genteel age: quills, ink wells, hourglasses, Oriental carpets.”

My own room has a similar feel yet is just a portion of the kind of things seen here so I’m quite impressed by all Logospilgrim has arranged and amassed. Though I’m having quite a fun time imagining Snape with a stuffed Bert on his bed.

(via Neatorama)

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  • Jen H

    You should read the fanfic she writes about him. In one, Snape barely survives pneumonia and in doing so not merely converts to Christianity but becomes a Russian Orthodox priest.

    Story link below, for proof I am not making this up:

    http://www.fanfiction.net/s/1104742/1/O_my_soul

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=563922189 Karen Kebarle

    She also has a great sense of humour and is dearly loved by those who know her best.

  • Jen H

    No doubt. I’m sure she’s a lovely person. She just writes amusingly nutty things.

  • http://twitter.com/logospilgrim the quiet professor

    Oh, goodness… Wait until I write the one about him and Luna running a Nargle farm. It will be MUCH nuttier. *laughs* ;-)

  • http://twitter.com/likethestore Caitlin S.

    OK, devoting a room to Snape…a little strange, but whatever. But I checked out her livejournal and she actually dresses as Snape 24/7, like her life is cosplay. I am so creeped out.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=563922189 Karen Kebarle

    No she doesn’t. She dresses as Snape for cons, Halloween, and special occasions.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1381448679 Karen Budisin

    If you really knew her, you wouldn’t be creeped out.  She’s a kind, wonderful individual who inspires many.  A great sense of humor and very spiritual.  And I’m quite jealous of her dungeons!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=563922189 Karen Kebarle

    I agree that some of the things she writes are nutty. ; )

  • http://www.facebook.com/aussie.mel84 Melissa Francis

    I love this. I love snape and this would be awsome.

  • Veronica Mowery

    Now I have some ideas for my Snape bookshelf, thank you!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Tyler-Reedy/100000125235623 Tyler Reedy

    My boyfriend totally drew those black and white picture you see. If anybody is interested he takes commissions. :) Here’s his facebook:

    http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1827522304

  • http://twitter.com/IsAlrreadyTaken JH

    Original, sure, it’s just weird. No judgement on her at all, it’s just….that’s like having a universe where all the Little Ponies are janitors at Ridgemont High, whilst still being candy-colored horses. The blend is jarring. She does seem like a very caring person, though, and admittedly her Snape cosplay is among the best I’ve seen on either gender.