The kind of learning that sticks is the kind of learning that emerges after being submerged in headaches or heartaches or both. It is the kind of learning that happens in between drowning and refusing to sink, in between falling down and getting up, in between committing and correcting mistakes.

John Holcroft’s Satirical Illustrations Of Today’s Problems

John Holcroft is an illustrator based in England. Graduating in the 90s he started going freelance, working in acrylics on board. Since then he has reinvented himself many times. Currently he works digitally but emulates a screen print style, rather like 1950s poster ads. John has widened his repertoire in order to appeal to different markets such as publishing, editorial, advertising and design. His success is due to the various ways in which his style can be used whether it be for a child’s simplistic book illustration or a more edgy image to illustrate a more serious subject. 

For those who are familiar with his name, you will be aware of the cutting, satirical messages in his concepts, however this is just one side to his work.

Over the past 20 years John Holcroft has worked with some of the biggest names from all over the world: Financial Times, BBC, Reader’s Digest, Economist, New York Times,Informa, Experien to name a few. Holcroft lives and works in Yorkshire. 

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since young avengers is my favourite marvel comics team and i also love the series very much, i decided on putting a download masterpost together. i know there are many dl posts already, but i managed to gather HQ/digital version of the issues (except for one but i’m working on it already) and as i experiened, most of the dl posts have rather the same LQ versions. either way, this is also a thank you for reaching a fantastic follower number.
please, reblog/like if you download! if one of the links is broken, drop me a message and i’ll solve it as soon as i can. all links are on mega.
please, share this post instead of the links! i worked hard on this masterpost and i uploaded everything to my own account.

VOLUME 1 (2005-2006)  DOWNLOAD ALL
i. sideckicks 
   001    002    003    004    005    006 
ii. secret identity
   007    008
iii. young avengers special
iv. family matters
009    010    011    012 

(note: these issues are not connected, they have their own story lines, they are just in chronological/recommended reading order)
v. civil war - young avengers & runaways
   001    002    003    004
vi. young avengers presents
   001 (patriot)    002 (hulkling)    003 (wiccan&speed)    004 (vision)    005 (stature) 
   006 (hawkeye)
vii. secret invasion - young avengers & runaways
   001    002    003
viii. dark reign
   001    002    003    004    005
ix. siege (only young avengers)

   001    002    003    004    005    006    007    008    009
   one shot (read after 007 and before 008)

VOLUME 2 (2013-2014)  DOWNLOAD ALL
   001    002    003    004    005    006    007    008    009    010    011    012    013    014    015
   jim cheung’s cover variant of 005

(Rape is horrible and scary and disgusting and never the victims fault. No one asks to get raped and I don’t want anyone to ever experiene that.)

I get it, it’s your body and your choice and no one should tell you what to wear, but you are gonna attract the wrong kinds of people with that.

I know this sentence is very hated on this website, but women should not wear revealing clothes, because it is something that could get them into horrible situations.

And yes, it is the rapist’s fault. But you still should be careful.

You still shouldn’t get drunk when you’re alone in a pub or in a club.

You still shouldn’t walk alone in the dangerous parts of the city.

You still should get home early before it’s dark.

And I get the sentence “teach not to rape instead of don’t get raped” but rapists are sick people and there will always be sick people and people who will blame you afterwards.

Don’t drink when you’re on your own, don’t wear revealing clothes, avoid dangerous places and get home early.

Do it for your own safety.


SCANDAL; Beginning Their Tour For The World From The Capital Of Fine Arts

4-man girls band「SCANDAL」gathered about 1,500 in audience at Paris, France’s live hall「Le・Bataclan」on the 25th (26th as of Japan time), kicking off their first-ever world tour.

They revealed songs from the newest album「HELLO WORLD」, such as ,「Your song」and their debut tune,「DOLL」, and more, leading the audience to call out「Très Bien! (Very good!)」. Before their debut, the band has had the experiene of doing a live in Paris in year 2008. Vocalist’s HARUNA (26) said touchingly, 「We’ve finally met with everyone’s whose waited for us in Paris after 7 years. It’s been a wonderful night where we sang and danced with together.

Before their performance, they took memorial photos at the Arc de Triomph and Eiffel (Tower). They said,「Once again, we’ve fallen in love with Paris. Starting from here, we’re looking forward to meeting everyone that’s been waiting for us from around the world.

Captions (w/ translations, in order of photos) →

  • Before their very first world tour, SCANDAL stands in front of Paris’ Arc de Triomph for a memorial shot. (From left) TOMOMI, HARUNA, RINA, MAMI.

  • Before their very first world tour, SCANDAL stands in front of Paris’ Eiffel Tower for a memorial shot. (From left) TOMOMI, HARUNA, RINA, MAMI.

  • HARUNA, starting the world tour at Paris’ live hall

  • SCANDAL, starting the world tour at Paris’ live hall

Original article at Sponichi HERE, translations by fyscandalband. For SCANDAL’s world tour happenings in Paris, the tag is HERE.

Can Kid Icarus Uprising please acquire a Danganronpa-style fandom in which most people haven’t actually played it but read through the story via screenshots and stuff

Because the biggest thing keeping people from experiencing the amazing one-of-a-kind experiene that Uprising is is actually having to play it

140829 Key instagram update

bumkeyk:조로 첫공을 마쳤습니다 . 많은 분들 와주셔서 진심으로 감사드립니다 . 일어나서 박수쳐주시고 같이 웃어주시고 같이 가동받아주셔서 하나가 된 느낌을 오늘 특히 여러번 받은거 같아요!얼른 조로로 다시만나길!


“I finished my first Zorro performance. I sincerely thank the many people who came. You stood up and clapped, laughed with me, and experiened it together with me, so I felt many times that we became one today! I hope I’ll meet you again as Zorro soon!”

Translated by: kimchi hana @ shineee.net


One of my favorite experienes of my recent trip to London to see Hamlet, was the viewing of 3 of BC’s other theater performances. One must arrange to view them in advance. After The Dance is on film at the National Theater Archive and Hedda Gabler and Rhinoceros are on film at the V&A library Blythe House.

Molly and I decided to reserve viewing time for all 3 and were able to see them all on the same day. *thank you Molly for doing the heavy lifting for that one*

I have scant exerience of live theater and will not attempt to give skilled reviews. I believe Molly has that in mind - so be looking for her much better and in-depth real reviews - she took copious notes! I just sat back, watched and enjoyed. 

I enjoyed all of the performances, but Hedda Gabler was my favorite. All of the characters were complex, complicated and performed to perfection. BC had a supporting role for which he was nominated for an Olivier Award. After the Dance was funny and tragic. But more like watching a really good old Hollywood movie on TMC. BC had the lead role. Rhinoceros was a more avant garde production with metaphorical transformations of the population into literal beasts. BC had the lead role. 

If you are a big BC fan and get the chance, don’t miss getting to see him in other stage performances. You’ll be glad you did. It’s free and easy, just some paper work, selling of your soul - you know, the usual ;)