Apprentice  One bound by legal agreement to work for another for a specific amount of time in return for instruction in a trade, art, or business.
Father  a man who exercises paternal care over other persons; To perform the tasks or duties of a male parent. Mostly biological.
Teacher  A person who teaches or instructs, esp. as a profession; instructor. A meaner, more canon version of Snape than the Mentor category.
Brothers  Two males having the same parents, or one parent in common with each other. May be biological or adopted, officially or not.
Guardian  One that guards, watches over, or protects. One who is legally responsible for the care and management of the person or property of an incompetent or a minor. Not biological.
Keepers of the Snitch  Stories which feature someone other than Snape as a guardian to Harry (Snape must still have regular interaction with Harry).
Canon  Stories that obey the canon universe and storyline. Does not contradict events in the books.
Stepfather  Where Snape is married to Harry's biological mother, whether or not that is Lily. Snape is not Harry's biological father.
Severus Centric  Stories told from Snape's point of view.
Comrades  Working together for a common cause. Comrade: A person who shares one's interests or activities; a friend or companion.
Healer  One that heals or attempts to heal. Healing: the process of recovery, repair, and restoration.
Misc  Stories that don''t fall into any other categories, but still feature no slash interaction between Snape and Harry.
Crossover  Fics that crossover with another fandom.
Mentor  To serve as a trusted counselor or teacher to another person, especially in occupational settings. A nicer Snape than canon.
Fic Fests  Stories as responses to certain Fests are archived here! Usually some sort of challenge response stories.
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