La vie d'après Spal

I'm Alice, studying French at the University of Liverpool. I'm from Anglesey and at the moment I've been on the planet 21 years. I spent the last academic year as a language assistant in Lycée Paul Claudel in the Picardie town of Laon, in North East France, and nattered about it here. The posts are a bit far down but they're there! Now I've returned to normal (if you can call it normal) life, I'll be using this for the whims and reblogs of little old me. YAY

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October 19, 2014

johnsquared:

spooky-nunu-bot:

spiderkiss:

poppypicklesticks:

maraudere:

Josh Thomas talks about male suicide

I wonder how feminists will react to this

Probably ignore it then go back to making male tears mugs and gifs 

Actually this is a very common idea among feminists

It’s something feminists have been talking about for years it’s called toxic masculinity and it’s one of the common threads among the topic of ‘Patriarchy hurts men too’. If fact the first time I read about toxic masculinity was on a feminist blog.

If you actually read things feminists talk about instead of straw manning them you might know this but OH WELL

"I wonder how feminists will react to this"
Would you shut the fuck up this is EXACTLY why we need feminism

Any man who can’t see that the patriarchy can be detrimental to both genders confuses me.

October 18, 2014
brandiwhine:


there’s this rock at my uni that anyone can paint on whenever they want and this is what someone painted on it today and i know i am typing in lowercase but i was legit freaking out when i saw it

a sign from the heavens

brandiwhine:

there’s this rock at my uni that anyone can paint on whenever they want and this is what someone painted on it today and i know i am typing in lowercase but i was legit freaking out when i saw it

a sign from the heavens

October 18, 2014
drinkwithmegrantaire:

mishmonkey:

notanearlyadopter:

marilynhanson:

this means so much to me. so much

Okay but like actually this is the most thoughtful gift IN THE WHOLE WORLD.
It might seem to make more sense to give Ron the precious family heirloom (remember that Molly’s brother Fabian died in the First Wizarding War; Molly has held onto his watch out of sentimentality since then). But Ron is the sixth son in his (canonically financially-struggling) family. He’s been forced into hand-me-downs his whole life. If he’d gotten the watch with a dent in the back, he wouldn’t have appreciated it; he’d only have seen the flaw. And if his mum bought Harry a new watch instead of getting Ron one, Ron would have resented that. A new watch was a worthwhile expense to get Ron a rare taste of the luxury and individual attention he has always craved.
Harry, though. Harry has money; Harry has new things. What Harry does not have is family. Harry is an orphan. Other than one photo album and the invisibility cloak, he doesn’t have anything that came with family history attached. What Molly does here is give him that; she makes him part of the family, symbolically, by giving him an emotionally significant if physically imperfect item. She gives him love in a tangible form.

This makes me CRY

DID YOU HAVE TO PUT THAT THERE IT WAS SO HEARTBREAKING ALREADY AND THEN YOU JUST GO AND ASDJQWE *explodes in tears*

drinkwithmegrantaire:

mishmonkey:

notanearlyadopter:

marilynhanson:

this means so much to me. so much

Okay but like actually this is the most thoughtful gift IN THE WHOLE WORLD.

It might seem to make more sense to give Ron the precious family heirloom (remember that Molly’s brother Fabian died in the First Wizarding War; Molly has held onto his watch out of sentimentality since then). But Ron is the sixth son in his (canonically financially-struggling) family. He’s been forced into hand-me-downs his whole life. If he’d gotten the watch with a dent in the back, he wouldn’t have appreciated it; he’d only have seen the flaw. And if his mum bought Harry a new watch instead of getting Ron one, Ron would have resented that. A new watch was a worthwhile expense to get Ron a rare taste of the luxury and individual attention he has always craved.

Harry, though. Harry has money; Harry has new things. What Harry does not have is family. Harry is an orphan. Other than one photo album and the invisibility cloak, he doesn’t have anything that came with family history attached. What Molly does here is give him that; she makes him part of the family, symbolically, by giving him an emotionally significant if physically imperfect item. She gives him love in a tangible form.

This makes me CRY

DID YOU HAVE TO PUT THAT THERE IT WAS SO HEARTBREAKING ALREADY AND THEN YOU JUST GO AND ASDJQWE *explodes in tears*