Thursday, November 24, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving 2016

by Russell "Bilingual Boy" Burbage
This is our third year here at the Legion of Super-Bloggers. We started in September 2014, and now here we are still going strong in November 2016. As we continue to barrel forward into the future, it's important to have a clear understanding of the past. So here is our 3rd Annual Thanksgiving Day LSB post!

For those of you who may not be from the United States, Thanksgiving Day is the fourth Thursday of November. It is set aside to get together with family and friends to take stock of all of our blessings over the past year. It was originally created by our first immigrants, the Pilgrims, after they survived a horrific first year in their New World.

Thanksgiving has always been one of my favorite holidays. As an adult living abroad (I lived in Japan for 14 years) I always tried to take vacation time at the Thanksgiving weekend and have "family time." Now that I am back in the United States, it is the one time of year that I take time off and visit my family. In 2014 I was so thankful to be working on this page with like-minded people that I hit upon the idea of making up a Legion of Super-Heroes version of Norman Rockwell's famous "Freedom From Want" painting. I created the illustration at the top of the page, and call it "Giving Thanks Day 2986."
"Freedom From Want" by Norman Rockwell
I think most people will agree that this year has been a pretty difficult one. For the page we were happy to welcome Shotgun as our newest member. She works with Siskoid on our our Reboot Series' reviews, and we're glad to have her. On the world scale, we lost so many points of light this year, I don't even know where to start. Personally, I can't believe that Prince is gone. He was always one of my favorites.

The world seems to turning into a darker place. The US Presidential election was a low-point of ignorance and awfulness. Wars continue to ravage the world. Hate is invited in to too many homes and hearts.

Which means that we here at the Legion of Super-Bloggers must continue to embrace the bright, positive future promised by super-heroes in general and by the Legion of Super-Heroes in particular. Is 2017 the year we get a NEW Legion of Super-Heroes series? We can only hope....Even without that beacon of light, however, we here at LSB promise to continue to work diligently to post something new every single weekday. We haven't missed a (week) day since our debut in September 2014, and we don't intend to miss a day any time soon.

Thank you, LSB reader, for making all of our efforts worth it.

Have a safe and happy (Thanksgiving) weekend...
and Long Live the Legion!


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    Kudos !

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