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Soren Prince Snape fun facts 2

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 10:18 AM


Soren Prince Snape fun facts II

Soren was named after the Danish philosoper Soren Kierkegaard. His mother, Evelyn started reading the writtings of Kierkegaard when she was a teenager. She was going through a difficult phase in her relationship with her mother, particurlarly when it came to her mother┤s religious views and views on Irish Catholic identity. Marius, Evelyn┤s father, introduced her to Kierkegaart to help her with that. When she was pregnant, Evelyn rediscovered Soren Kierkegaard through the old books given to her by her father. Upon discovering that Soren was Danish for "Severus" Evelyn decided to name her child Soren.

In my first draft Soren┤s name was supposed to be "Sean". In that draft (which originally included Evelyn dying in labour and having her child being raised by her sister Caitlin) he was a significantly darker character who had a very confrontational relationship with his father. Later the name "Sean" was passed on to Caitlin┤s ex-husband and Soren became...well,Soren :XD:

Soren hates Quidditch(but he will root for Slytherin whenever they play, because...house loyalty). His favorite sports are Soccer/footbal and rugby in that order.Soren is also an excellent swimmer. Much like his mother he loves water and the beach in particular. Unlike his mother tough, Soren needs loads of sunscreen and takes forever to tan. Soren┤s love of water caused inumerous accidents when he was a child.

Soren learned to fly without a broom from his father (which only made Quidditch all the more uninteresting to him)

Soren is quite tall, standing at 1,90m (6'2). Because he had growth spurts quite early, he was a rather gangly and awkward teenager.

Thanks to his uncle Paulo (aunt Cat┤s husband) Soren knows his way around muggle fire arms.

Soren speaks fluent Gaelic and French (taught by his mother) and rather decent Portuguese (taught by Paulo). But since his mother is Irish, his father is English and he spends a lot of time in Scotland...his accent is all over the place (but mostly Irish sounding).

Even tough he was born in Scotland, Soren identifies himself as Irish.

When Soren was born, his room was decorated with ExupÚry┤s "The Little Prince" as a theme. As he grew a little older it was changed to "Tintin". Soren always loved vintage cars and planes, and kept collections of miniatures in his bedroom as well. He eventually used them to decorate his sons┤ bedrooms (and his daughter┤s bedroom as well, because she didn┤t give a damn if planes are traditionally considered boy toys she wanted them to hang from her ceilling :XD:).

Soren┤s favorite musical styles are rock, opera and Irish traditional. He particularly loves the music of Sean O┤Riada.

Soren is addicted to horror movies, and has a soft spot for the really trashy ones(he loves Italian giallo style movies), the really old ones (his mother got him hooked on German expressionism and Murnau┤s movies at an early age) and the Asian ones.

Predictably he┤s also an avid reader of Horror fiction, some of his favorite authors are HP Lovecraft, Edgar Alan Poe, MR James and Edogawa Rampo. Soren also loves comic books and graphic novels. His favorite comic book is "Slaine".

Soren grew up on Celtic folklore and mythology, introduced to him by his mother. His favorite was the saga of Cuchulainn. Well into adulthood Soren would remain fascinated by Cuchullain.

Soren always wears a silver Celtic cross on his neck. The cross was given to his great-grandfather Marius Black by his grandmother Elizabeth, then passed on to his grandfather, Marius Jr. who in turn gave it to his son Paul, Soren┤s uncle. Paul died at the age of eleven, obviously, without descendants. Marius then gave the cross to Evelyn, asking her to pass it on to her firstborn son. When Soren┤s first son Marius Severus was born, Soren kept the family tradition by giving him the cross. For their second son, Paul ╔amon, Soren ans his wife comissioned an identical cross, in gold instead of silver, for him. A third cross in rose gold was comissioned at for his daughter, Eileen Isobel.

Soren has three godparents: Caitlin and Emmet served as his godparents in the muggle Catholic ceremony, and Minerva McGonagall is his godmother for all magical purposes.

His confirmation sponsor was Paulo and his confirmation saint was St George. Soren chose this particular saint because he had always been fascinated by his dragon-slaying legend and because he┤s the patron Saint of England, his father┤s homeland. Therefore, Soren┤s full name in the Catholic tradition is Soren Prince George Snape. He jokingly insists on being called "Prince George, the magnificent"

"Prince George, the magnificent" was also the hero of an entire fable universe created by Soren when he was around 8, entitled "Prince George the Magnificent and King Fergus, Lord of all dogs" starring himself and his Irish Wolfhoud Fergus as the titular characters. Soren filled dozens of notebooks worth of stories and drawings. Evelyn kept every single one of them and returned them to Soren when he became a father. He would frequently read his old drabbles as bedtime stories for his own children.

Eventually Soren had to expand the "Prince George" stories include the inventions of his three children in the narrative, particularly because his daughter Lilibel was outraged at the lack of female kick-ass heroes in her father┤s tales. These stories would later inspire his son Marius Severus to become a writer.

Soren was the one who gave his daughter Eileen Isobel the nickname "Lilibel"...and yes, she┤s a daddy┤s girl.

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Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
"The Little Prince" and "Tintin?" I love them! :love: Ah, St. George. Interesting and maybe ironic. I may be wrong, but in my head canon George Weasley was always cool to Soren's father due to the ear incident (even though the same was a very tragic accident) and his kids had no love for the Snape family either (Apologies and everything aside, I cannot see kids being forgiving to someone who maimed their father). If I'm wrong note me and I can change the story outline that I was working on! :heart:
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JosieCarioca Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I do think that with everything that came to light about Severus┤true loyalties, George would probably make it a point to explain to his kids that the ear accident was..well, only an acident. They might still be kinna not very happy about it, but not hostile or anything (but I don┤t think hostile is what you┤re going for). And Soren DID date George┤s daughter for a little while (it was a disater tough...Soren and a quidditch playing Weasley? Nope! :XD:), and girls tend to be more flexible about stuff like this, I think. St George was totally unintended irony. As a child Soren barely knew George Weasley (he had more contact with his parents because Evelyn is kinna friends with Molly and Arthur is always pestering her to know about muggle stuff :XD:). He just really liked St George because dragons :XD: (another fun fact: in my head canon Tobias dad┤s name was George. Severus has lots of mixed feelings about that name, I guess XD)

And Soren┤s mum supplied him with an epic library of muggle child literature... Tintin, Asterix, Wilde┤s children tales, complete Brother Grimm┤s tales, Complete Andersen, Peter Pan, Tarzan, Mowgli...you name it he had it(lots of it belonged to Paul and Evelyn too), no wonder Marius Severus ends up being a writer *insert joke about Richard* Feel free to ask for spoileristic fun facts via note if you need them ;) :huggle:
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Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
Thanks for the feedback! No, hostile was not where I was going--just "cool." I think that George was a good guy and would explain that it was an accident, but would never be friendly with Severus (also in my head canon his wife plainly despises him). The loyalty of children usually lies with their parents. My mother had a falling out with a friend years ago and even though she forgave her the woman never apologized and I was never friendly towards her afterwards. Civil, but never friendly. Roxanne is probably more flexible (like you pointed out, girls usually are) but Fred is a bit chillier. In my head canon he is also besties with his cousin James (they are the "Fred and George" of their generation) so friendship and family loyalty will top everything else.

Ah, Grimm's tales! I read the full versions as a very small child--age six! All with the original violence, sexual undertones, etc. People get really upset with me, but I really don't like the Disney versions of the tales. I know that they are for kids and a mainstream audience, but I would love to see a talented animation studio do the real, uncensored versions of the tales in all of their wonderful glory! I certainly wasn't damaged as a kid, despite a taste for violent fairy tales and violent cartoons (sigh)! :)
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SunnySorceress Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, god! You read all of the Grimm's tales full version when still a child!!! So lucky of you!!!

When a child I read mostly ~mild mannered~ versions (not so soft as Disney's, not so harsh as the originals). I got to read the hardcore originals as a teenager.

But then, recently I had contact with a children's book which contained a version of Andersen's "Brave tin soldier" fable... A version where the soldier and his beloved ballerina didn't "died"(even in the version I read as a kid they "died".)... C'mooooooonnn, kids have to deal with real life tragedy, why couldn't they manage some fictional tragedy? It's kind of character building experience.

Well, I guess you like "Happy Tree Friends", the most violent cartoon I know... :XD: I think it's funny.
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Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
I'm not familiar with that one! :)
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SunnySorceress Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
"Brave Tin Soldier's" fable or "Happy tree Friends" ? :XD:
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Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
"Happy Tree Friends." :)
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ameraucanablues Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE... the Lord of Class Clowns! BLESS HIS PASTY ARSE!!! :love:
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JosieCarioca Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Soren says thanks you for the sentiment, but please adress him by his full title: His Royal Highness Prince George of Hogsmeade, the magnificent, Duke of badassery, Earl of Shenanigans, Baron Smartass, Knight of most noble and most ancient house of Slytherin and Lord of Class Clowns. :XD:
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ameraucanablues Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
He can kiss my Hialean arse! ;P
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