|Pairing:||Severus Snape/Remus Lupin|
|Alternative name(s):||Snupin, SS/RL, Remus/Severus|
|Prevalence:||medium (with a very strong community)|
|Other:||Snupin Central (pairing Wiki)|
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In the third book, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, the character of Lupin is introduced and revealed as a former classmate of Snape's. The two characters have a long antagonistic canonical history, for which their relationship is characterised by schoolboy bullying, mutual antagonism, and averse exchanges.
Due to the long history and nature of their relationship, Snape/Lupin has been interpreted in many ways by fans over the years. Pastfic that takes place while Snape/Lupin were teenagers attending Hogwarts (known as "MWPP Era") is fairly common, for which the pairing oftentimes have a secret relationship that is eventually destroyed after either the interference of their friends or by Snape's discovery that Lupin is a werewolf.
Oftentimes the Snape/Lupin relationship is explored in fanworks that span over a significant duration of their lifetime. In these fanworks secondary ships, such as Remus/Sirius, are not uncommon. Angst, dark fic, first time, and fluff are also not uncommon.
- Wicked Game series by JayKay [link] -- "It's not to say that the pairing didn't exist at all before [JayKay] ... but I'd say the overall popularity of her 'Wicked Game' series is what launched it into its current position." (2001-2002)
- Lies in the Rookery by Thamiris -- Widely recommended vignette. Dark, luscious, twisted picture of a convoluted relationship (2004)
Essays & Meta
Archives, Communities, etc.
- Moonshadow (2001-present)
- The Parapet (c. 2003)
- Snupin Central (pairing Wiki)
- The Master and the Wolf
- Snupin Santa (fest archive)
- Snupin Big Bang
- The Lupin/Snape Lurve Community
- Snupin Prophet (on LJ)
- My Dearest Foe, fansite
- lupin_snape_slash, mailing list
- Avocado (white_serpent) on LiveJournal. Reply to a comment, 05 May 2005. (Accessed 10 October 2012.)
- Espresso Recommendations: Harry Potter: Remus Lupin (accessed 11 October 2012)