A new study published in the Journal of General Psychology concludes what most of us in fandom already knew: Harry Potter is addictive. Ten percent of the 4,000 Potter fans who were polled online for the study qualified as addicted based on metrics of craving scales typically employed for cigarette withdrawal.
We all know that Snape fans have it rougher than the average HP fan. If quitting Harry is like deciding so stop smoking, then Snape withdrawal is akin to kicking a heroin habit. Many of us Snape fans are twitching and rummaging about in the dark corners of Knockturn alley dustbins, looking for scraps of pre-DH snark. Pssst, how many galleons do you want for that hit of AmbiguousGreySnape?