Author has written 1 story for Harry Potter.
I started reading Fanfiction exactly ten years ago. The pairing that intrigued me the most was Hermione and Snape.
During these past ten years I have asked myself this question over and over. To my understanding, this pairing is one of the most popular in the HP Fanfiction world. Again:
Everyone who enjoys these Fanfictions have their own reasons. But, after ten years, I finally have the courage to be honest with myself and say it: the reason I like the idea of Snamione is because I identify with Hermione and I want to be validated by an older man.
An older man who is smart and experienced and can therefore appreciate me in the ways I feel boys/men my age don't or haven't.
But it's completely unrealistic.
Rather than put effort into a relationship with people my own age, I have spent my time fantasising about unobtainable and inappropriate older men, whether they have been my teachers, colleagues, or friends' fathers.
This escapist behaviour has prevented me from forming any kind of actual relationship. I have not had one boyfriend in my adult life.
I want this to end. With my Fanfiction story, Sectumsempra and Self-esteem, I want to show people one possible reason for attraction to an older man.
I had posted this story previously under the name "Skidmarks of Sin". At the time, my story gained a lot of views, reviews and follows. This time around, the story hasn't. I think this may be because the first couple of chapters did not include Snape (*crying with laughter emoji*) or perhaps the story just doesn't strike a chord with people now.
In any case, I hope that by reading this particular story people are a) generally entertained and b) find some clarity about their own situation if applicable.