miles [Profile] 2012/11/11 - 23:49:2
to be honest i'm quite disappointed i have only seen one other person on the entire list of websites i frequent make an effort to support Remembrance Day.
now i wasn't online at all on sundays because i rarely go on on sundays, so i'm hoping there were more people than i saw, but looking through my newsfeed today it didn't seem like it.
as one of the most important days in Australian history, i believe it deserves far more recognition than this from younger generations. after all, just because young people didn't have anything to do with it, EVERY Australian citizen is affected by it because without the ANZAC soldiers Australia couldn't enjoy the freedom it has to offer today.
it was thoroughly disappointing and pretty insulting to see more people were interested in the Japanese Pocky day rather than Remembrance Day.
and please note i don't direct this at anybody here. i understand as it isn't part of many of your cultures you wouldn't be expected to recognise it, but it would definitely be respectful and dignified if more people who were affected by it actually did.
moo492 [Profile] 2012/11/12 - 6:28:29
I was actually surprised that there wasn't much rememberance day art on the sites I frequent too. I was going to draw a picture, but my great grandma died yesterday, and I wasn;t feeling in the mood. :\ maybe I'll draw one today.
1world1name [Profile] 2012/11/12 - 9:33:25
I don't celebrate Remebrance Day, but I do celebrate Veteran's Day, which is the Americanized version of it. Either way, yes, it's pretty frustrating. The younger generation doesn't celebrate historical holidays anymore; the ones that actually matter to the country itself and their freedom. Everyone's busy celebrating Halloween, April Fools, and, yes, Pocky Day. Literally, every day in the USA is a holiday. It might not be a major holiday, but it's still a holiday. With all these holidays, the younger generation has chosen the ones where you can have " a good time, with lots of gifts." The original purpose of the holiday is gone and the historical ones are drowned out.
Anyways, this looks really pretty. I like the clouds and how you made the red flowers. I don't know if you did this on purpose, but the flowers remind me of the blood spilled in order to gain freedom. Sorry for my long comment.
moo492 [Profile] 2012/11/12 - 11:44:47
I'm sorry for the double post, but I keep it appear everywhere. What's Pocky Day? The only holiday that I know of in November is Rememberance Day....
[anon]miles 2012/11/12 - 12:24:55
moo> that's okay, i wasn't expecting anybody to draw anything; just remember it, y'know? like the name suggests. i'm sorry to hear about your grandma \:
[link] here's an article on Pocky Day. also Remembrance Day isn't a holiday; it's a commemoration day.
1world> i definitely agree.. it's really depressing.
and thanks :^) funny you should say that.. these are poppies, and blood red poppy flowers grew on the land where the wars were held; so they symbolise exactly that and are an icon of the ANZAC soldiers.
pumadragon [Profile] 2012/11/12 - 13:58:30
I didn't know there was a pocky day. How silly. Don't worry, 1world, although I am part of the "younger generation", I still celebrate holidays for what they really are, not just for the fun parts. Although, the fun parts are fun....
lemmyloop [Profile] 2012/11/12 - 16:31:1
I know how you feel. Like 1world said, yesterday was Veteran's day and I didn't hear much about it. It's just something we take for granted. Whether or not we agree with war, I think it's important to honor the memories of those who fought.
[anon]miles 2012/11/12 - 16:52:49
can we please not acknowledge these days as 'holidays' or 'celebrations'? it sounds disrespectful and that we're celebrating the wars that happened \:
lemmy> i agree with you 100%
miirshroom [Profile] 2012/11/12 - 16:54:3
kudos for remembering. Also a lovely picture.
catgirl [Profile] 2012/11/13 - 2:27:8
Well, if you think of it as "holy day" it makes sense that it can also be an observance of something sad. Of course, it makes things like "pocky day" all the more ridiculous. :P
Anyway, very appropriate, nice work (and good clouds).
dreyacira [Profile] 2012/11/13 - 10:21:33
I really love this picture, it captures the essence of remembrance very well. I love that everything is gray except the poppies, which are blood red. I made sure to call my grandfather on Veteran's day and thank him for his service, but I didn't hear anything else about the day from others. It was disappointing, it was like no one cared.
[anon]starwarsdragon 2012/11/13 - 14:10:55
Veteran's Day, or Remembrance Day, (however you choose to call it) is one of my favorite days of the year. I'm actually very happy to see that you remembered it and drew a picture for it. It's sad to see that so many people nowadays seem to have forgotten it...On the subject of the actual artwork, I love how you made the flowers contrast so sharply with the rest of the picture. Good job!
miles [Profile] 2012/11/15 - 3:50:35
catgirl> very true...
and thank you very much~
dreya> thank you so much :^)
i'm really glad you make such an effort though. it really is disappointing \:
starwarsdragon> it is really sad that a lot of people dont seem to remember it.. but thank you very much :^)