Next week, I’ll be baking pies and mashing potatoes and thinking of how thankful I am for my family, my friends, my health, and all the other good things in my life. I’ll give my children extra hugs and kisses and try to remember to be this thankful all the time, not just around Thanksgiving.
My daughter will be thankful for sweet potatoes, and probably for extra whipped cream. My son will be thankful only that there is just one week (after the holiday) left to wait until the premiere of the Avatar: The Last Airbender one-hour movie, Day of the Black Sun.
The epic third season of the series from creators Mike DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko continues as Aang and his rag-tag crew launch their massive attack on the Fire Nation during the solar eclipse. This special television event features the guest voices of Avatar fan and tennis pro Serena Williams as Ming (Uncle Iroh’s guard) and WWE wrestler Mick Foley as The Boulder.
In “Day of Black Sun,” Aang’s army is unlike any force seen before, with fleets of Waterbenders and a battalion of Earthbenders (including The Boulder, one of the best-known fighters) working together to pull off one of the most bizarre and ingenious invasion plans ever imagined. With Sokka, Katara and Toph at his side, Aang is determined to fulfill his destiny as the Avatar. He and the gang hunt down the evil Fire Lord for the ultimate showdown while the solar eclipse temporarily hinders the Fire Nation’s powers. But the question remains; is the Fire Lord ready for Aang?
Ooooooh. And if that doesn’t get your heart pumping, just a little, check out this:
You know, every time I think that Avatar just cannot possibly sustain the suspense and energy its had for much longer, they come up with something else that tops whatever they’ve done so far. I don’t know how they do it.
Stay tuned for Nickelodeon’s dedicated website to contain special features, too. It looks like it’ll be launching this coming Monday. Just in case you need something to do while you wait.
Other than peeling potatoes or eating pie, that is.