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What sexual dysfunction best explains Avatar fandom?

Anthropomorphilia, or being a fucking furcigarillo
18 (27.7%)
Technophilia, or the replacing of human contact with technology
6 (9.2%)
Transsexuality, or the desire to inhabit a body different from your own
4 (6.2%)
Dysmorphilia, or finding sexual arousal in bodies different from your own
3 (4.6%)
Neophilia, or the elevation of the "new experience" above all else
8 (12.3%)
Homosexuality, or the desire to give James Cameron a reacharound
12 (18.5%)
Gaiaphilia, or being aroused by new-age mysticism
1 (1.5%)
Funkephilia, or you're afraid you just blue yourself
13 (20%)

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Re: What sexual dysfunction best explains Avatar fandom?
« Reply #120 on: December 29, 2009, 12:27:21 AM »
but have you seen blackenstein?



Is there such a movie?
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« Reply #121 on: December 29, 2009, 12:31:37 AM »
I own The Third Man on Blu-ray.

Worth $50, bitches.
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« Reply #122 on: December 29, 2009, 12:39:54 AM »
Tieno, watch some Once Upon A Time in the West, Silent Running, and Yojimbo and call me in the morning.

Phhtt, I've seen all of those and Ikiru, The Good, the Bad, and The Ugly, and The Godfather.

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« Reply #123 on: December 29, 2009, 12:47:34 AM »
I own The Third Man on Blu-ray.

Worth $50, bitches.

I have it on DVD.  I don't even own a Blu-Ray player. :(
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« Reply #124 on: December 29, 2009, 12:53:23 AM »
but have you seen blackenstein?



Hot damn, I wish!
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« Reply #125 on: December 29, 2009, 02:20:51 AM »
Man, Willco's not kidding about the Ferngully similarities. 

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Jonathan Ward as Zak Young, the protagonist. He is currently working as a lumberjack's apprentice, and accidentally discovers FernGully. When FernGully is endangered, he must help the fairies save the very thing that he himself was trained to destroy.

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Up until this point, all the fairies haven't had a clue as to what danger awaits them. That is until Zak tells the truth about who he is and what the humans are doing in FernGully.
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« Reply #126 on: December 29, 2009, 03:13:10 AM »
Tieno, watch some Once Upon A Time in the West, Silent Running, and Yojimbo and call me in the morning.
Already saw Once Upon A Time in The West. I like all kinds of good movies, not just the ones you're supposed to like to be an angry outcast wannabe critic nerd, like Willco.
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« Reply #127 on: December 29, 2009, 03:46:55 AM »
Do Silent Running next.  I only recommend that one 'cuz Moon isn't out on DVD yet.
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« Reply #128 on: December 29, 2009, 03:58:18 AM »
good movie. better than spiderman2.

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« Reply #129 on: December 29, 2009, 04:27:56 AM »
I shoulda saw Holmes instead.
This was my first 3d movie and the novelty wore off half way in.  If anything its more like everything is out of focus except for a few objects. Everything about this movie is typical, except when its fucking nonsense.  The trees have an internet!  Lets do the disney nature zerg rush ending seen in Tarzan, bambi, and the lion king, and many more!  HE FELL IN LOVE WITH THE FOREST.
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« Reply #130 on: December 29, 2009, 04:43:20 AM »
I was also disappointed by [baby's first] 3D experience.  It always just felt like what I should be focusing on was being explicitly dictated and trying to get anything else out of a shot was discouraged.  I want to say it does the movie a total disservice; I probably would've been more intrigued by the visuals if I could, you know, actually see them most of the time.
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« Reply #131 on: December 29, 2009, 09:26:08 AM »
I like all kinds of good movies, not just the ones you're supposed to like to be an angry outcast wannabe critic nerd, like Willco.

Hey, that's a totally unfair label - I'm actually quite jovial.
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« Reply #132 on: December 29, 2009, 09:42:00 AM »
So I saw it, in 2D (the theater only had the 3D version with a Japanese dub, so I will probably end up seeing it again to check out the 3D effects). It's a really great kid's adventure movie, but that's really all it is.
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« Reply #133 on: December 29, 2009, 09:45:06 AM »
So, what I think you're saying is, it's a lock for the Nickelodeon Kid's Choice Award?
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« Reply #134 on: December 29, 2009, 09:50:44 AM »
It'd probably win a few MTV Movie Awards too, to be fair.

The hype is ridiculous, it's a great, fun movie, but not worth any Academy Award nomination aside from technical ones.

Either I just don't get it, or all the subliminal "love Avatar" messages are hidden in the 3D version.
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« Reply #135 on: December 29, 2009, 09:53:58 AM »
It'd probably win a few MTV Movie Awards too, to be fair.

The hype is ridiculous, it's a great, fun movie, but not worth any Academy Award nomination aside from technical ones.

Either I just don't get it, or all the subliminal "love Avatar" messages are hidden in the 3D version.


you get it. 3d version doesn't prove anything.

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« Reply #136 on: December 29, 2009, 09:55:51 AM »
At any rate, Willco, I do recommend you go see it on the big screen instead of waiting for it to hit Netflix.  I imagine much of the movie's scope and charm comes from the visuals seen on a large scale (probably what overloaded GS's synapses in the first place when he saw them in 3D).

On the PD scale, I rate it an 8.43257 out of 10.
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« Reply #137 on: December 29, 2009, 10:00:16 AM »
it deserves an Oscar for no reason other than to see Cameron win the Oscar again.
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« Reply #138 on: December 29, 2009, 10:01:43 AM »
At any rate, Willco, I do recommend you go see it on the big screen instead of waiting for it to hit Netflix.  I imagine much of the movie's scope and charm comes from the visuals seen on a large scale (probably what overloaded GS's synapses in the first place when he saw them in 3D).

On the PD scale, I rate it an 8.43257 out of 10.

By the time it hits Netflix, I'll have a 3D setup and a pretty large television with a Bose setup. I'm not really worried about "missing" the charm.
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Re: What sexual dysfunction best explains Avatar fandom?
« Reply #139 on: December 29, 2009, 10:06:19 AM »
but have you seen blackenstein?



Is there such a movie?

it's actually black frankenstein, but come on, it's blackenstein
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« Reply #140 on: December 29, 2009, 10:07:38 AM »
I like how it's shortened to just Blackstein, which sounds like a Jewish lawyer.
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« Reply #141 on: December 29, 2009, 10:17:28 AM »
Blacula is pretty cool, man.
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« Reply #142 on: December 29, 2009, 10:18:23 AM »
both blacula movies are pretty good and told completely straight forward
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« Reply #143 on: December 29, 2009, 10:19:30 AM »
At any rate, Willco, I do recommend you go see it on the big screen instead of waiting for it to hit Netflix.  I imagine much of the movie's scope and charm comes from the visuals seen on a large scale (probably what overloaded GS's synapses in the first place when he saw them in 3D).

On the PD scale, I rate it an 8.43257 out of 10.

By the time it hits Netflix, I'll have a 3D setup and a pretty large television with a Bose setup. I'm not really worried about "missing" the charm.


Yeah, I watched the 1080p trailer on a 50" plasma, the colours were more vibrant and had more depth than in the cinema. I think it might be worth getting on blu ray just for the visuals.

too bad there won't be a 90 minute cut. that would make the film a bit more bearable.  


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« Reply #144 on: December 29, 2009, 10:19:58 AM »
both blacula movies are pretty good and told completely straight forward

Blacula :rock
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« Reply #145 on: December 29, 2009, 10:21:57 AM »
but have you seen blackenstein?



Is there such a movie?

it's actually black frankenstein, but come on, it's blackenstein
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Okay, yeah, I gotta see that now.
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« Reply #146 on: December 29, 2009, 10:23:54 AM »



Damn, Blackenstein looks like it'd be fun to watch. :drool
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« Reply #147 on: December 29, 2009, 10:24:27 AM »
Afros on hot chicks. :yuck
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« Reply #148 on: December 29, 2009, 10:27:30 AM »
I won't buy the Blu-ray unless there's a extended 4 hour cut of the film. I want multiple discs.

I also heard the directors cut will actually show how the Na'vi mate. :omg
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« Reply #149 on: December 29, 2009, 10:28:27 AM »
They probably just join their USB hair cords together.
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« Reply #150 on: December 29, 2009, 10:29:06 AM »
well yeah. they already said that. but to actually see it!
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« Reply #151 on: December 29, 2009, 10:30:19 AM »
do not want!!

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« Reply #152 on: December 29, 2009, 10:32:55 AM »
i very much want.
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« Reply #153 on: December 29, 2009, 10:33:17 AM »
do not want!!

Maybe you would prefer something more along these lines:

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« Reply #154 on: December 29, 2009, 10:35:10 AM »
They probably just join their USB hair cords together.

lol USB

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« Reply #155 on: December 29, 2009, 10:36:49 AM »
What the fuck do you want me to call it lol
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« Reply #156 on: December 29, 2009, 10:39:39 AM »
do not want!!

Maybe you would prefer something more along these lines:

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That picture always makes :lol

:lol  Me too, I use it as my CS spray.

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« Reply #157 on: December 29, 2009, 10:45:12 AM »
So everytime that they ride a dragon or a horse is like committing beastiality through another person's body? funky

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« Reply #158 on: December 29, 2009, 10:46:13 AM »
Y'know I was kinda horny when I got home from the movie.
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« Reply #159 on: December 29, 2009, 11:02:54 AM »
I wonder about the racial politics of the movie (I mean, beyond the obvious). All the actors that play Na'vi are minorities (CCH Pounder, Wes Studi, Zoe Saldana), while all the human antagonists are white.  I wonder what James Cameron was thinking during the casting...it's not like anybody would know what race the actors playing smurfs would be since they'd be all CGI'd up, but he still purposefully chose to go with an all-minority smurf cast.

The only minority humans are all sympathetic characters like Michelle Rodriguez and Dr. Max Patel. :o
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« Reply #160 on: December 29, 2009, 11:04:59 AM »
None of that matters, everyone was blue.  You could choose to be blue!
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« Reply #161 on: December 29, 2009, 11:06:01 AM »
Sam Worthington blue himself.
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« Reply #162 on: December 29, 2009, 11:11:52 AM »
They're all like dabba dea and dabba-dee.

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« Reply #163 on: December 29, 2009, 11:20:01 AM »
This was my first 3d movie and the novelty wore off half way in.  If anything its more like everything is out of focus except for a few objects.
I was also disappointed by [baby's first] 3D experience.  It always just felt like what I should be focusing on was being explicitly dictated and trying to get anything else out of a shot was discouraged.  I want to say it does the movie a total disservice; I probably would've been more intrigued by the visuals if I could, you know, actually see them most of the time.
I was starting to think I was alone.

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« Reply #164 on: December 29, 2009, 11:29:23 AM »
I haven't seen it yet but everyone has been complaining about Sigourney's performance, that's a shame :-\

I think she's fine.  There are no bad performances in this, IMO.  Sam Worthington's American accent is terrible, and he's a very generic-looking guy (put him, Thomas Jane and Josh Lucas in a lineup and I probably wouldn't be able to tell them apart if I didn't know who they were), but his performance is alright.
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« Reply #165 on: December 29, 2009, 11:30:56 AM »
apparently Avatar pulled 19million on it's second Monday. that's 3 million more than it's first monday.

that's one giant wtf right there. how is james cameron doing this?
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« Reply #166 on: December 29, 2009, 11:32:01 AM »
Is there a big hype train for this movie in the US or something?  I don't get it either.
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« Reply #167 on: December 29, 2009, 11:37:20 AM »
What the hell :lol
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« Reply #168 on: December 29, 2009, 11:38:10 AM »
Is there a big hype train for this movie in the US or something?  I don't get it either.

nothing i could see. there was literally no advertising until a few weeks before the movie came out. i didnt really hear any buzz for it.

i guess it's from the strong critical reception, and the strong word of mouth. also the "event" aspect. it's the first big blockbuster 3D movie. the premium for 3D isn't hurting either.

also a little funny thing. Avatar literally came out 12 years to the weekend as Titanic.
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« Reply #169 on: December 29, 2009, 11:38:46 AM »
I haven't seen this yet, but I'd like too soon. Should it be seen in 3D or IMAX 3D? My nephew and little cousins will be coming along too.

Is there a big hype train for this movie in the US or something?  I don't get it either.
Word of mouth and maybe more people were on vacation the second Monday. I know most colleges were out by then.

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« Reply #170 on: December 29, 2009, 11:43:18 AM »
My theory of that it was a risky gamble? That would have required me to think it was a foregone conclusion that it would fail, which I didn't. What I didn't expect was to turn a hefty profit in theater, but I guess I underestimate the revenue from 3D and IMAX tickets.
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« Reply #171 on: December 29, 2009, 11:44:46 AM »
willco is being stuffed to the brim with crow.
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« Reply #172 on: December 29, 2009, 11:45:18 AM »
if you get any stuck in your teeth you can always use the feathers as toothpicks
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« Reply #173 on: December 29, 2009, 11:46:35 AM »
seems there are alot more closet furries than I previously thought

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« Reply #174 on: December 29, 2009, 11:55:05 AM »
willco is being stuffed to the brim with crow.

I didn't say Cameron poorly spent his budget, but all those films have built-in fanbases, hence why they are a solid bet financially. Avatar is a risky gamble. As I said, I think it will pay off, but to the degree that those other films did for their respective studios? To be determined.

I'm not a fan of mega-budget films anyway, for reasons already stated. Compromise, collaboration and adversity create the best movies; a film will never reach its full potential if producers and directors get to throw money at all the problems. Imagine if Cameron couldn't necessarily film anything he wanted, thus forcing him to be creative - maybe using, I don't know, characterization to make a thematic point he would have otherwise used an extravagant sequence for.

Yes, I am truly eating crow! I was rooting for it to fail all along! It's not like I know people whose livelihoods were financed by Avatar! ::)

That said, Avatar could make a billion dollars, and I still wouldn't finance a non-franchise tentpole flick in the range of $500 million.
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« Reply #175 on: December 29, 2009, 11:57:10 AM »
Fuckin' suit.
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« Reply #176 on: December 29, 2009, 12:07:40 PM »
The bigger story of the holiday weekend is the Squeakquel ... which has made the adjusted equivalent of Avatar taking in $2 billion.

Too bad Avatar didn't have the Chipettes!

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« Reply #177 on: December 29, 2009, 12:10:37 PM »
Real talk - is the source of furryism all those old Saturday morning cartoons starring anthropomorphizepaosuderpoed animals?  If only the Disney animators knew putting Baloo in a hat and t-shirt would make some young kid grow up to want to fuck people in bear suits...
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« Reply #178 on: December 29, 2009, 12:13:16 PM »
Actually, a lot of furries point to Tailspin or Rescue Rangers as their "gateway drug" to full-blown furrydom. Real Talk. :-\
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« Reply #179 on: December 29, 2009, 12:21:04 PM »
That's what I figured.  :-\
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