January 12, 2010


I'm still trying to determine how I feel about this:

James Cameron's completely immersive spectacle "Avatar" may have been a little too real for some fans who say they have experienced depression and suicidal thoughts after seeing the film because they long to enjoy the beauty of the alien world Pandora...


A post by a user called Elequin expresses an almost obsessive relationship with the film.

"That's all I have been doing as of late, searching the Internet for more info about 'Avatar.' I guess that helps. It's so hard I can't force myself to think that it's just a movie, and to get over it, that living like the Na'vi will never happen. I think I need a rebound movie," Elequin posted.

A user named Mike wrote on the fan Web site "Naviblue" that he contemplated suicide after seeing the movie.

"Ever since I went to see 'Avatar' I have been depressed. Watching the wonderful world of Pandora and all the Na'vi made me want to be one of them. I can't stop thinking about all the things that happened in the film and all of the tears and shivers I got from it," Mike posted. "I even contemplate suicide thinking that if I do it I will be rebirthed in a world similar to Pandora and the everything is the same as in 'Avatar.' "

Other fans have expressed feelings of disgust with the human race and disengagement with reality.

Okay—now I know how I feel. I feel disgust.

Listen up, cupcakes.

While it is as clichéd as Hell, the world really is what you make of it. Odds are that your life sucks because you enable the suck. You are responsible for it, and your negative attitude is the primary ingredient in the suck sandwich you love to gag yourself on.

I look at people CNN interviewed and the posting of these faceless drones and see people wallowing in woe-is-me mediocrity and co-dependency, waiting for someone else to give their lives meaning and purpose.

Life doesn't work like that.

Other people do not exist to give your miserable existence meaning or to give you edification. You and you alone are responsible for your actions, your thoughts, and how you deal with the circumstances of your life. You could be great, and make a great life, but you are terrified of doing anything worthwhile. You prefer to trap yourself into a pathetic, unhappy life. I feel no sorrow, only contempt for you.

Yes, some people are born with certain advantages, and some people are born with disadvantages. We all have strengths, and we all have flaws.

These—Avatards—live at the most prosperous time in the history of planet Earth, and have lives sufficiently comfortable that they can shell out more than some people in the world make in months, just to go blankly stare at a cartoon utopia. They then leave the theater, climb into their late model car and drive to their suburban home or apartment, grab a snack out of the fridge, and contemplate how much their lives suck.

These fools willing serve time in a solitary confinement of their own making, with lives not worth living because of the hell they create for themselves. They feel the world is better off without them.

They are probably right.

(h/t: Drudge)

Posted by Confederate Yankee at January 12, 2010 02:30 PM

I will never see Avatar. The preview's Native/Vietnam/Iraq/Afghanistan clustermessage was just... too much.

Posted by: GS at January 12, 2010 02:34 PM

I wonder if CNN just got sideswiped. The stuff they are quoting sound just like what was written on about the 3 Wolf, 1 Moon T-Shirt and Tuscan Whole Milk, 1 Gallon, 128 fl oz.

I mean, this is CNN - it isn't like they've never been duped before ...

Posted by: Dan Irving at January 12, 2010 02:54 PM

Conf Yank, you pepper the crowd with self-help talk. It may help them.

Yet, the reality is that SATAN is a REAL SPIRIT - and he was powerfully moving through that film. His power over the human soul should never be underestimated when people sit under his beguiling, seducing power as his spirit moves to take power over their souls.

That movie powerfully "ministered" the spirit of Satan. Yes, it did. Satan is a real spirit... and people don't realize that a spirit can gain power over their souls and their thoughts are not their own - nor either are their feelings - once that spirit gains control.

I would advise these people to pray in the name of Jesus to be set free of mind control, soul control, emotional bondage, and spiritual oppression.

(Also splains Obama Kool Aid)

Posted by: laura at January 12, 2010 03:39 PM

You hit the nail on the head, CF. These 'tards live in a hell of their own making. I'd cry if their wailing wasn't so gol-darn hy-larious.

Methinks there are a lot of pampered little pusses out there, yearning for utopia (see last year's election). In a way, it's really too bad we don't have universal military service. A few rounds with a DI would set these clowns straight.

Posted by: Texas Pete at January 12, 2010 05:10 PM

I have seen the movie. The effects are something else. But like all tech movies, they forgot the script. The movie goes on and on and all you wish for is that they all die so you can leave. Same problem I had with Titanic, I wanted to reach out and push Leo under the water.

Laura, you are wrong about Satan. According to my family, I embody the individual. So he is not a spirit.

Posted by: David at January 12, 2010 05:44 PM

Ship these avatards to Haiti to help with the relief efforts. They'll get over themselves and their Pandora blues real fast.

Posted by: Zhombre at January 12, 2010 08:53 PM

Avatar was a really good movie, but these people sound like Holden Caulfield, people so well-off that they can spend all of their time complaining that life isn't how they want it to be, because they don't have to work for a living.

Posted by: MAModerate at January 12, 2010 10:18 PM

Let them go...
The gene pool needs a little draining anyhow

Posted by: whitestone at January 13, 2010 08:36 AM

Heard this on the radio last night... the more they talked, the more it ended up sounding like these folks had zero interaction with sci-fi and fantasy, but should have been target audiences.
"Young people going through changes and yearning for an escape from the stresses of everyday life"-- um, that's a standard fan....

Of course, most of the geeks I know are far too well adjusted to consider suicide because of some pretty graphics.

Posted by: Foxfier at January 13, 2010 01:19 PM

Avatards! A complaint has an effective military range of 0.0 meters. Arm yourself with something else. Know that the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand, therefore repent and believe the gospel that you might live. Turn from your sin and to God. Whoever confesses Christ, believes Him, and obeys His word, will be saved and will dwell with Him in the new heavens and new earth. Repent and live!

Posted by: RepentNLive! at January 13, 2010 03:06 PM

I thought the movie sucked. The messages were clear. First, to marines (and thus soldiers in general), frag your officers. Next, the Indians should have won, because they so loved and cherished the land (a.) they were squatters who ate everything within a reasonable distance, used up every resource, and moved on, not exactly eco-friendly peoples for the most part; b.) the reason they didn't totally destroy their environment was because they were so barbaric they could barely tolerate their not so distant related tribes, and would murder their more distant relatives if they thought they outnumbered them (how gallant!)). Next, that we have destroyed our world (far from it, probably can't for millennium, even with continued population expansion, only we ourselves will become uncomfortably crowded). And, finally, that civilization is not as good as barbaric life. Oh, wait, their is the mother earth worship in there too.

Yeah, a real pos, right from the fevered minds of Hollywood. I hated the movie. I am glad the feel good educated are having spasms. I hope they choke to death on their evil intents and hopes. Their parents and grandparents used drugs to escape to that fiction world, I guess the younger generation is to lazy to even figure that out.


Posted by: Doom at January 13, 2010 07:42 PM

"...and these remain: faith, hope and love, and the greatest of these is love."

Do people who obsess over movie fantasies sound like people who have found love, or are capable of actually experiencing it? Yet, it is their salvation, and ours. Not in a milquetoasty, hopenchangy way, but love as in shared intimacy (not primarily sexual) and spirituality. This is, of course, hard to achieve when you're spending your precious days pining for a fantasy world of beings on a planet that never existed.

Posted by: mikemcdaniel at January 13, 2010 11:54 PM