While watching NCIS tonight, and my track record of crushing on MEN, I feel fiercely mad at JKR. Why?? Because when girls/Women started to fall in love with Severus, 1st of all she said.. Why would you want to love him? he is plainly horrible. it must be a bad boy syndrome. Well, IF I suffer under the "BAD BOY SYNDROME" then PLEASE JKR tell me why Snape turned out to be a hero, (I know you wrote it) BUT also my personal fanciying Guys (pretty much all my life long) who tend to OBVIOUSLY play/are the hero, at times not so obvious.
In my book, yes, JKR was shocked because SHE didn't like Snape, didn't like him from the get go that's why she soooo enjoyed making his life utter misery.
Also, since the books are done, the movies are about wrapped up, the kids are pretty much branching out and the adults, well they were hardly ever truly covered, were they?????
The interviews, or Promo shots of the adults were a bare minimum.
Every time we saw promo shots of Lucius or Severus or any other adult, we were like Vultures, devouring the few little morsels that was granted to us. Most of the fans gotten so frustrated with the non compliance of the franchise that we started to make our own.
Why?? Yes, it was Harry Potter and not McGonagall, or Snape (one book/movie was!) but it was about the kids, the kids the kids and nothing but the kids.
Who cared if adults like the movies too, and actually fancied the adult cast.
That's not what she was aiming at, selling, promoting. If anyone was focusing on any of the adult other then Voldemort/Tom Riddle, she or WB made sure that there was an abundance of coverage of the kids. So, after over 10 yrs, the fandom is fading. Yes, it is. Groups are hardly active anymore, true there are still fans out there, but how can you keep a flame burning when you starve it?!??!!
So, fans will find other fandoms, such as Twillight, or NCIS, or any other stuff out there, because there the need, the demand IS being MET thoroughly!!!!
I want to thank you, JKR for being such a great writer, though the last book was pure trash. I do love Severus Snape, I love him with all my heart and I always WILL!! No one can take him away from me, but even I've to say that I found someone who is pretty much just like him, and my passion, obsession, need is being met there.
At least you can rest now on your richness and not worry about the 'fans' especially those whom you've left high and dry.