There’s nothing we love more than Harry Potter and J.K Rowling. Sure, it’s slightly obsessive, but we’re so okay with it. Potterheads and proud.
So today marks the *sobs* 19th anniversary of the Battle of Hogwarts. On 2 May 1998, Good overcame Evil, and Voldemort was destroyed forever. Today was the day that Neville proved to himself he was so much more than Bellatrix’s play toy. Today was the day that Ron and Hermione shared their first kiss. Today was the day that the Horcrux inside Harry was destroyed. But most memorably… today, 19 years ago, some of our favorite characters lost their lives.
In the past few years, it has become a Harry Potter tradition for J.K Rowling to take to her Twitter feed and post an apology for killing off a character who died during the Battle of Hogwarts. As much as we appreciate the apology, Jo, ‘sorry’ doesn’t bring them back.
In 2015, Rowling apologized to her followers for the death of Fred Weasley. And no, we’re still not over it. He had so much more to give. What happened to Weasley’s Wizard Wheezes?
And last year, J.K Rowling apologized for killing off Remus Lupin. And so she should. But what about Tonks? What about Dobby? What about Colin Creevey? What about Lavender Brown? WHAT ABOUT THEM, JO?!
There aren’t enough sorrys in the world to make up for these deaths. But this year, J.K Rowling has chosen to address the biggest death of them all. Severus Snape.
Now, we’re never going to get over Snape’s death. Period. Sure, at the beginning of the franchise we wouldn’t have cared too much. But when we found out about his love story that was probably better than Romeo and Juliet (yep, really that big) we just couldn’t bear it. And we felt so guilty. We hated him… when he… he was just… so… good. *sobs*
In her tweet, she says,
Ok, here it is. Please don’t start flame wars over it, but this year I’d like to apologize for killing (whispers)… Snape. *runs for cover*.
We get that you’re sorry, Jo. But we just need more time. Please.