No, I haven't done anything yet, except edit this picture, which I need feedback on... I'm supposed to submit it. But I'm wondering if I should just do a retake?
Anyway. Poppy's big shout out is that he has been awarded the 2008 Anisfield-Wolf Lifetime Achievement Award, "created in 1935 to recognize outstanding works that contribute to society’s understanding of racism and foster an appreciation of the rich diversity of human cultures."
Pretty freakin' cool.
All the pictures we have of Poppy currently are him sitting on in amusement as we Bearwomen do our thing... and usually he has shades on but occasionally he's flashing gang signs cuz it's funny. And he rarely smiles for posed pictures. I have one picture I took of him that's floating around the Internet, but it's 10 years old and it was right before he was diagnosed with (a progressed case of) bladder cancer. He wanted me to send it; I refused. I said he was close to death's door in that picture, and while it's striking it's dark and foreboding and I don't want people to see it and think "Wow, he must be dead now!"
So here's the new picture, what do you think? Or should I just take a new one? I think I need a new one....