Do you wear a poppy?

Fed up talking videogames? Why?

Poppy wearing...

Yes
41
31%
No
91
69%
 
Total votes: 132
User avatar
rinks
Member
Member
Joined in 2008
Location: Aboard the train that goes around the world

PostRe: Do you wear a poppy?
by rinks » Tue Oct 06, 2020 6:10 pm

Oh god, it’s going to be poppies on face masks, isn’t it?

User avatar
Jenuall
Member
Joined in 2008
AKA: Jenuall
Location: 40 light-years outside of the Exeter nebula
Contact:

PostRe: Do you wear a poppy?
by Jenuall » Tue Oct 06, 2020 6:12 pm

A giant poppy is the window is nothing. Unless you are spending all of November in one of these then you are a disgrace to the country:

Image

Image
User avatar
Xeno
Member
Joined in 2008

PostRe: Do you wear a poppy?
by Xeno » Tue Oct 06, 2020 6:14 pm

Yes. I wouldn't wear it but if they did it and the RBL got the proceeds its worth it. Then again it would be better to donate £10.

User avatar
Vermilion
Gnome Thief
Joined in 2018
Location: Everywhere
Contact:

PostRe: Do you wear a poppy?
by Vermilion » Tue Oct 06, 2020 7:08 pm

Jenuall wrote:I see the Poppy has to have the year on it now as well so you can prove you're not a cheapskate banana split re-using last year's poppy! :fp:


I've been using the same one since 2016. :oops:

User avatar
OrangeRKN
SONM & Cake Sec.
SONM & Cake Sec.
Joined in 2015
Location: Reading, UK
Contact:

PostRe: Do you wear a poppy?
by OrangeRKN » Tue Oct 06, 2020 7:56 pm

rinks wrote:Oh god, it’s going to be poppies on face masks, isn’t it?


Oh no, you're right

I think we should support veterans by voting for universal health care and against war. That way less of them get injured in the first place, and those that do won't have to rely on private charity to have an acceptable quality of life.

Image
Image
orkn.uk - SW-6533-2461-3235 - @OrangeRakoon - ACNH Howdyfern
User avatar
Moggy
"Special"
Joined in 2008
AKA: Moggy

PostRe: Do you wear a poppy?
by Moggy » Tue Oct 06, 2020 8:17 pm

OrangeRKN wrote:
rinks wrote:Oh god, it’s going to be poppies on face masks, isn’t it?


Oh no, you're right

I think we should support veterans by voting for universal health care and against war. That way less of them get injured in the first place, and those that do won't have to rely on private charity to have an acceptable quality of life.


Image

Image
User avatar
Rocsteady
Member
Joined in 2008

PostRe: Do you wear a poppy?
by Rocsteady » Tue Oct 06, 2020 8:17 pm

Wheel tom moore out

Image
User avatar
RichardUK
Member
Joined in 2015
Location: Nottinghamshire & Bavaria
Contact:

PostRe: Do you wear a poppy?
by RichardUK » Wed Oct 07, 2020 12:17 am

Xeno wrote:If the British Legion did a poppy mask I would buy one.


https://www.poppyshop.org.uk/products/t ... e-covering

Image
Image
'Put on a proper suit, do up your tie and sing the national anthem'
User avatar
Corazon de Leon
Doctor ♥
Joined in 2008
AKA: Deadpool / sntaa

PostRe: Do you wear a poppy?
by Corazon de Leon » Wed Oct 07, 2020 1:22 am

:dread:

Image
User avatar
Knoyleo
Member
Joined in 2008

PostRe: Do you wear a poppy?
by Knoyleo » Wed Oct 07, 2020 7:59 am

RichardUK wrote:
Xeno wrote:If the British Legion did a poppy mask I would buy one.


https://www.poppyshop.org.uk/products/t ... e-covering

That poppy isn't big enough at all.

User avatar
blackoutHERO
Member
Joined in 2008
Location: Scotland

PostRe: Do you wear a poppy?
by blackoutHERO » Wed Oct 07, 2020 5:50 pm

Imagine NOT wearing a poppy.

User avatar
Moggy
"Special"
Joined in 2008
AKA: Moggy

PostRe: Do you wear a poppy?
by Moggy » Wed Oct 07, 2020 6:10 pm

blackoutHERO wrote:Imagine NOT wearing a poppy.


Imagine caring if somebody else does or doesn't.

Image
User avatar
Rocsteady
Member
Joined in 2008

PostRe: Do you wear a poppy?
by Rocsteady » Wed Oct 07, 2020 7:33 pm

blackoutHERO wrote:Imagine NOT wearing a poppy.

Not sure if serious

Image
User avatar
blackoutHERO
Member
Joined in 2008
Location: Scotland

PostRe: Do you wear a poppy?
by blackoutHERO » Thu Oct 08, 2020 7:29 pm

It's the right thing to do. Old boys love to see it and shows your respect for what they all went through.

User avatar
Moggy
"Special"
Joined in 2008
AKA: Moggy

PostRe: Do you wear a poppy?
by Moggy » Thu Oct 08, 2020 7:33 pm

blackoutHERO wrote:It's the right thing to do. Old boys love to see it and shows your respect for what they all went through.


All of that becomes untrue once you pressure people into wearing it.

Image
User avatar
Knoyleo
Member
Joined in 2008

PostRe: Do you wear a poppy?
by Knoyleo » Thu Oct 08, 2020 7:36 pm

Moggy please remember the sacrifices the 50 something's of this country made in the war

User avatar
Vermilion
Gnome Thief
Joined in 2018
Location: Everywhere
Contact:

PostRe: Do you wear a poppy?
by Vermilion » Thu Oct 08, 2020 7:48 pm

I wear one because i choose to, not because someone has told me to.

User avatar
Karl_
Dr. Nyaaa~!
Dr. Nyaaa~!
Joined in 2008
Contact:

PostRe: Do you wear a poppy?
by Karl_ » Thu Oct 08, 2020 8:01 pm

I haven't worn one in quite a few years now. I avoid it because it's widely interpreted a symbol of patriotism. I think the important thing is to remember that war is horrific, and that we have a collective responsibility to avoid war and the conditions and movements that lead to war. I think that message has been undermined by the politicisation and ritualisation of the poppy as a symbol. While it seems to get worse every year, it's been like this since at least Thatcher (who led a tabloid campaign in favour of the red poppy against people who wear white poppies).

I'm theoretically happy to wear a white one, but it seems like more trouble than it's worth. I also don't mind buying a poppy (keeping it in my pocket) if I see them selling it, just to support the charity. (This year I'm unlikely to be out and about though, obviously...)

More importantly (I think anyway), around this time of year when the issue comes up, I'll inevitably spend time reflecting on how awful war is, and the drastic change of course we need if we're to avoid further devastation through war.

User avatar
Moggy
"Special"
Joined in 2008
AKA: Moggy

PostRe: Do you wear a poppy?
by Moggy » Thu Oct 08, 2020 8:07 pm

Vermilion wrote:I wear one because i choose to, not because someone has told me to.


Nobody has a problem with that.

I'm happy to buy one, but I won't wear one.

Image
User avatar
Somebody Else's Problem
Member ♥
Joined in 2008
AKA: Moggy

PostRe: Do you wear a poppy?
by Somebody Else's Problem » Thu Oct 08, 2020 8:08 pm

The Royal British Legion are a wonderful charity (I may be slightly biased as they've been helping me massively this year), and it saddens me that the poppy has been hijacked by right-wing arseholes.

Image

Return to “Stuff”