Not only do the local ruffians clear the streets, making the daytime safe for us old folks again, but so much good is happening. Football (American) is starting, a new DC HeroClix set is released (two in one year!) and Avatar is finally coming back. Good God Almighty, we’re free at last!
It’s like all my ships have come in at the same time. Now I just need Dan DiDio to hold open solicitations again now that Final Crisis is coming to pass and I’ll be all set.
Suffice to say, it’s a good time to be a geek.
I would leave you with some Avatarded fan-vid or something, but I’ve already spent most of the good ones, and I’m saving one for the actual premier.
So instead, I’ll just pimp an Avatar fan-site: http://www.avatarspirit.net/.
ASN have been considerably more on the ball and informative throughout the “Long Silence” than Nickelodeon could hope for. Seriously, they should be paid for keeping the fans entertained and preventing riots during Nickelodeon’s eight and a half month moratorium on saying “Avatar” out loud. They arguably want you to watch their show they just don’t want to do anything to help you do that.
God bless the good soldiers over at ASN who brought live updates from SDCC over a month before Nick considered it worthwhile to get the same information out; for agreeing to follow Nick’s demands to not show the SDCC PREVIEW panel in its entirety, since Nick wants to put the panel on the Book 3 box set… (months after the season its previewing will be finished); and for correcting Nick’s own promotions as to what time the show will air. Let’s hear it for the extreme patience they’ve shown in not biting the hand that--- well, that’s been starving its fanbase for almost a year. ASN has squashed leaks, culled criticism, performed unsponsored contests and games, and maintained integrity even while the company they’re supporting with their site has done nothing to deserve that level of loyalty. For all that, I commend them.
Let’s hear it for fans!
While it’s nice to have a haven for like-interested folks, it is occasionally apparent that I’m at least 20 years older than my “peers” in Avatar fandom. So, I’m glad most of my friends have finally caught up, so I can talk about the brilliance that is the best show on television with someone who isn’t a twelve year old girl.
Not that there’s anything wrong with 12 year old girls, I just don’t feel comfortable talking about how “h4wt!1” Zuko is for more than a few minutes. He’s a little young for me.