Sense and Sensibility and Severus Snape

In the past few entries, I’ve been focusing solely on the young actors of Harry Potter. Then I looked at my journal and figured it needed something more… I don’t know… spicy, I guess. Don’t get me wrong — the young Potter actors are marvelous. But so are the adult ones.

And then on Sunday evening, as I came home from my regular outing, I found my mother watching Sense and Sensibility, the 1995 movie directed by Ang Lee whose script was penned none other than the esteemed Emma Thompson (Professor Trelawney in the movies, of course). Seeing as this was the film I grew up with (yes, I’m a child of the ’90s), I settled in to watch the last third of the movie. The moment I sat on the chair, HE came on.

Yes, him.


Who is, obviously, playing someone else in this movie. Namely the mystifying and dashing Colonel Brandon. (I don’t care what anyone says — he’s dashing and that’s that.)

After that, I don’t quite remember what succeeded. I mean, I know I watched the movie until the end. And after that I went online, on Twitter, to flail madly about him. I think I may have scared a few children while I virtually squeal on the virtues of HIM as an actor, especially those who are wondering, “Why would anyone be excited about the greasy haired man playing the nasty Hogwarts professor?” I’m not quite sure, though; perhaps some of those children joined me in my exuberant fangirling. But I do remember that, when I finally fell asleep at 4 AM in the morning, I was thinking the whole time how madly sexy HE is.

So now, instead of working on the long overdue translation for the Phelps twins’ part of DH Part One special coverage, I’ve decided to fangirl a bit more.

Do I even need to say more? I don’t think so. Although, I do have one more thing…

It is entirely possible that I may continue to exist in this world just by looking at this picture of him in the red military jacket. (Also, Kate Winslet, I do so envy you so much forever.)

I will end this post by saying that I bow completely to The Purr.