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    Rowling's best-developed and most intriguing (read: least wooden) character in the Harry Potter series is Severus Snape. Alan Rickman was well cast in the films. I can empathize with him.

    What's his type? Definitely I, definitely T, probably P...

    IxTP, then. Or do you disagree?

    (Yes, I know the thread is foolish and pointless.)

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    Jen's not answering because she's been too much of a snob to do Harry Potter. She prefers Tolkien. So do I, but Potterworld is very engaging, and I always love a new toy.

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    Hmm. I can see him as either ISTP or INTP. (Keeping in mind that I have valiantly resisted reading the books, but somehow I've allowed myself to be talked into watching all of the movies save the latest one. But Snape is my favorite character.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by oberon67 View Post
    Jen's not answering because she's been too much of a snob to do Harry Potter. She prefers Tolkien. So do I, but Potterworld is very engaging, and I always love a new toy.
    I'm not a snob.
    I'm incurably lazy.

    It's why I've never finished Unfortunate Events either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer View Post
    I'm not a snob.
    I'm incurably lazy.

    It's why I've never finished Unfortunate Events either.
    Nah...you must simply not like it. If you liked it, you wouldn't be able to put it down.

    How many times have you read LoTR through from end to end? That's not the act of a lazy person.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oberon67 View Post
    Nah...you must simply not like it. If you liked it, you wouldn't be able to put it down.

    How many times have you read LoTR through from end to end? That's not the act of a lazy person.
    I seemed to have a lot more energy when I was younger... and less to distract me.

    I read the first seven or eight books of UE in the same amount of days... then just got distracted. It's more a matter that the issues I deal with are more intense than my desire to block off large chunks of time to read.

    (I recommend the UE books, btw. They're fun. And very smart.)

    I haven't read through LotR for years -- ten or more? Some spot reading of my favorite parts from time to time, but I doubt I can wade through the second half of Two Towers anymore.

    I do reread Donaldson every two years or so though, and am currently plowing through Earthsea for the thirtieth time it seems.
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    Snape's. Type.

    Remember Snape?

    This was a thread about Snape.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oberon67 View Post
    Snape's. Type.
    Remember Snape?
    This was a thread about Snape.
    Oh, snap!
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    Snape the button-pusher-but-ultimately-benign chaotic neutral - ISTP
    Snape the grand-plan-having neutral evil - INTP

    Clearly I need to read the books to refine these impressions.
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    Snape is, in a way, the fulfillment of the "Harry Potter" fantasy. The books are written to appeal to the child Snape in all of us who, feeling ugly, awkward, and unpopular, desire mastery over those who have abused us. For Snape, it's mostly about the Will to Power, moderated only by loyalty...and his loyalty is uncertain.

    Harry is also motivated by the Will to Power, in his case moderated by several other factors, primarily the love of the people around him (most notably the Weasleys and Dumbledore).

    As I see it, the primary difference between Harry and the young Snape is that Harry had better social skills.

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