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Offline Transmute Jun

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What Makes You Thankful?
« on: November 22, 2017, 07:31:13 am »
Yep, it's that time of year where Americans are celebrating the things for which they are grateful.

In an informal poll of the FoCC Blog staff, we came up with the following list:

We are thankful that The Walking Dead has found its groove again.
We are thankful for a second (excellent) season of Stranger Things.
We are thankful that the Justice League movie is a huge improvement over Batman vs. Superman.
We are thankful to be living in the Golden Age of Television, with so many fantastic programs that we don’t have time to watch them all!
We are thankful to have been successful in obtaining SDCC 2018 badges in returning registration (and thankful for the accelerated schedule Comic Con International seems to be following this year).
We are thankful for all of the meetups and gatherings we have during cons, allowing us to connect with our online friends and geek tribes.
We are thankful for all of the geek pioneers and trailblazers who came before, who have allowed us to flourish and find our moment in the sun of social acceptance.

What makes you thankful?


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Re: What Makes You Thankful?
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2017, 09:38:21 am »
I'm thankful for good health, good friends, and of course for FoCC, a great website with great information and more importantly great people who are now great friends!

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Re: What Makes You Thankful?
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2017, 11:38:54 am »
I'm thankful for my good health and family/friends. I'm mostly thankful for getting in prereg really fast this year! 8)

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Re: What Makes You Thankful?
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2017, 01:18:48 pm »
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I'm mostly thankful for getting in prereg really fast this year! 8)

I'm thankful for that too!   ;D

(P.S.... thanks!!!)

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Re: What Makes You Thankful?
« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2017, 04:26:34 pm »
I'm thankful for all the helpful people on this forum, many of whom feel like family nowadays.
I'm thankful for the rise in diversity in geek culture, both fiction and non-fiction.
I'm thankful for Kubo Mitsurou, without whom Victor Nikiforov would not exist.
I'm thankful for my best friend, who gets how I work better than anyone on earth.
I'm thankful for Google Drive.
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Re: What Makes You Thankful?
« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2017, 07:04:48 pm »
Will second all of the above, except returning reg but I reserve the right to be thankful about regular registration at a future date :)

Also:

Ibuprofen
80's nostalgia
More diversity, let's hope it continues
That we're done with my son's college applications
That we didn't get rid of our Wii and I can still play Dragon's Lair
Good teachers. Even all these years later, it's amazing what an impact they've had
Places like this, where people share and help and support instead of tearing each other down
And while I'm not entirely thankful that my hair is going grey, I do like that it means I can finally grow a halfway decent November beard


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Re: What Makes You Thankful?
« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2017, 07:36:24 pm »
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More diversity, let's hope it continues
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Places like this, where people share and help and support instead of tearing each other down

hear, hear
i hope we're turning our backs on division due to gender and race!

and
thank you, yes, more places of support and friendship!
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Re: What Makes You Thankful?
« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2017, 07:58:17 pm »
Last year was a tough one for real life stuff...this year was just as tough with the real life stuff...this ransomware attack we suffered at work costed us millions and as a result, my facility is shutting down permanently. 

The job search process is often stressful and often takes weeks, even months.    I'm thankful for how fortunate I was in landing back on my feet quickly...out of all the applications, I got 3 interviews and 2 offers out of those interviews and all this in just a matter of weeks.   The facility is open until next week but today was my last day of assignment and so I'm thankful for all that I've been able to share with this extended family...good times, bad times, arguments...all of it..."Asgard is not a place but people" is what comes to mind.   

Also thankful that a significant percentage of our staff is going to the same facility I am.