As far as literary characters go it is no secret that I love Edward Cullen but there is another fictional man that has taken hold of my heart in a way that even Edward never can. It is Professor Severus Snape. As much as I loved (and continue to love) the Twilight series (and movie) there is nothing that has captured my interest in recent years like the Harry Potter series has (books and movies). For some reason, Professor Snape has truly won my heart -- he was such a well-written complex character that you never really fully knew who he was and what drove him until the end. The actor who portrayed him (Alan Rickman) was perfectly cast. The man was simply born to be Snape.
I must thank one of my best friends Julie and her amazingly talented husband Marshall for creating this incredible portrait of me with the one and only wizard who has won my heart without the need of a love potion. ;)