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What sexual dysfunction best explains Avatar fandom?

Anthropomorphilia, or being a fucking furfag
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 #240 on: December 31, 2009, 11:59:23 PM »
Winnipeg is in the Central Time Zone.
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Re: What sexual dysfunction best explains Avatar fandom?
« Reply #241 on: January 01, 2010, 12:09:07 AM »
Well I guess I just annihilated myself in the last minutes of 2009
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« Reply #242 on: January 01, 2010, 12:10:59 AM »
malek is titanic's very white knight

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« Reply #243 on: January 01, 2010, 12:12:46 AM »
It's less about defending Titanic and more about attacking anecdotal stories.

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« Reply #244 on: January 01, 2010, 12:22:38 AM »
fucked raw naked in Little Children >> emo painting in titanic

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Re: What sexual dysfunction best explains Avatar fandom?
« Reply #245 on: January 01, 2010, 12:25:02 AM »
thanks for reminding us of that again  :'( :'( :'(
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Re: What sexual dysfunction best explains Avatar fandom?
« Reply #246 on: January 01, 2010, 06:09:40 PM »
fucked raw naked in Little Children >> emo painting in titanic

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« Reply #247 on: January 01, 2010, 06:19:41 PM »
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« Reply #248 on: January 01, 2010, 08:00:05 PM »
Well, now I know

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Re: What sexual dysfunction best explains Avatar fandom?
« Reply #249 on: January 02, 2010, 01:17:31 PM »
http://avatar-forums.com/showthread.php?t=43

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Ways to cope with the depression of the dream of Pandora being intangible.

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I recently read on the Avatar TypePad Blog, that people are becoming depressed because of the movie. People are realizing that the dream can't actually come true. I was trying to start a thread where people gave ideas on how to cope with it, as in reading Avatar stuff, Writing ( about avatar of course), painting, or whatever. Just give me some ideas and I'll try and help them out. Maybe people reading might even get some good ideas that'll help.

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Re: What sexual dysfunction best explains Avatar fandom?
« Reply #251 on: January 02, 2010, 01:25:34 PM »
http://avatar-forums.com/showthread.php?t=43

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Ways to cope with the depression of the dream of Pandora being intangible.

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I recently read on the Avatar TypePad Blog, that people are becoming depressed because of the movie. People are realizing that the dream can't actually come true. I was trying to start a thread where people gave ideas on how to cope with it, as in reading Avatar stuff, Writing ( about avatar of course), painting, or whatever. Just give me some ideas and I'll try and help them out. Maybe people reading might even get some good ideas that'll help.

...

:rofl :rofl :rofl
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Re: What sexual dysfunction best explains Avatar fandom?
« Reply #252 on: January 02, 2010, 01:33:38 PM »
I know how they feel. Every time I watch some harem anime where vapid, big-busted girls clamor for the affection of an ineffectual, social simpleton, I always feel a little depressed that such a thing can never happen to me in real life.

It's hard, but I draw on my inner strength to overcome it.

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Estimates for Avatar's third Friday are $25 million, which, with a conservative estimate, put its third weekend about $70 million, only slightly lower than the first two weekends and easily shattering the third weekend record held by Spider-Man [$45 million]
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Re: What sexual dysfunction best explains Avatar fandom?
« Reply #253 on: January 02, 2010, 02:20:37 PM »
Man, this furry fantasy shit is getting serious
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« Reply #254 on: January 02, 2010, 02:41:21 PM »
Pandora was pretty cool though. I've wished that I could visit the worlds of a couple of games/cartoons/movies, but not enough to get depressed over it.

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Re: What sexual dysfunction best explains Avatar fandom?
« Reply #255 on: January 02, 2010, 02:44:52 PM »
It's just like in 1939, when people got really depressed when they realized the Land of Oz was just a fantasy and they could never go there.

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Or in 1993, when they discovered the world of Mobius was just make-believe and Amy could never be their girlfriend.
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Re: What sexual dysfunction best explains Avatar fandom?
« Reply #256 on: January 02, 2010, 04:10:48 PM »
DVD/Blu-Ray to contain Avatar: Unrated Edition WITH CONTENT TOO HOT FOR THEATERS! :drool

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20th Century Fox In a recent group interview, James Cameron has revealed that, when making 'Avatar', he shot a sex scene between two Na'vi characters. "We had it in and we cut it out," said Cameron, "so that will be something for the special edition DVD, if you want to see how they have sex." Note that the text below contains spoilers to the plot of the movie.

At one point in the movie, the Na'vi avatar of Jake Sully has an intimate encounter with Neytiri, but very little is shown of that. Actress Zoe Saldana, who had said that she thinks Neytiri is "very sexy", went into the specifics of how the Na'vi "get their groove on", which turns out to be through the tendrils at the end of their ponytail-like tentacle.

Saldana explained: "If you sync to your banshee and you're syncing to a tree, why not sync into a person? I almost feel like you'll have the most amazing orgasm, I guess. It was a very funny scene to shoot because there were so many technical things that sometimes you have to keep in mind that paying attention to all those might disrupt the fluidity of how a scene is supposed to take place."

"And because Jim was shooting for a PG-13 rating, we couldn't move in certain directions," said also the actress. "The motion would look a little too past the PG-13 rating standards. So it was really funny for Sam [Worthington] and me. We had a lot of giggles there."

:hump :tauntaun  :rapetime :avatar Maybe the Blu-Ray will also tell us what James Cameron's fursona is.
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Re: What sexual dysfunction best explains Avatar fandom?
« Reply #257 on: January 02, 2010, 04:19:13 PM »
Scullibindo is yiff yiff'ing as I type!
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Re: What sexual dysfunction best explains Avatar fandom?
« Reply #258 on: January 02, 2010, 05:06:13 PM »
2010: The beginning of a new era.
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Re: What sexual dysfunction best explains Avatar fandom?
« Reply #259 on: January 02, 2010, 05:08:08 PM »
maybe waiting for the Blu-ray was the wrong decision
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Re: What sexual dysfunction best explains Avatar fandom?
« Reply #260 on: January 02, 2010, 08:06:10 PM »
If it's not already sold out next week. Avatar made $25 Million on it's 15th day, FFS! :lol
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Re: What sexual dysfunction best explains Avatar fandom?
« Reply #261 on: January 02, 2010, 11:25:04 PM »
I haven't really been keeping up with the GAF Avatar thread, but BruceLeeroy just said Avatar was better than Lawrence of Arabia.

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« Reply #262 on: January 02, 2010, 11:31:48 PM »
I've never seen Lawrence of Arabia.  :-[
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« Reply #263 on: January 03, 2010, 12:09:56 AM »
David Lean's a pretty overrated director if you ask me. If you really put the two films up side by side, Lawrence of Arabia just doesn't have the kind of immersion that Avatar has nor does it have the subtle touches that James Cameron works into to make you feel for the characters and worry about what happens to them next. Plus, all the action scenes in Lawrence of Arabia were all really boring, just people riding around on camels and hitting each other with swords and stuff. Peter O'Toole does a good job with what's there, but he just didn't put heart and soul into his role like Zoe Saldana did with Neytiri. There were several scenes of hers that made me tear up, nothing in Lawrence of Arabia got anywhere close to that kind of response.

You guys can argue with me all you want, but I think history will back me up.
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« Reply #264 on: January 03, 2010, 12:13:19 AM »
I've never seen Lawrence of Arabia.  :-[

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Re: What sexual dysfunction best explains Avatar fandom?
« Reply #265 on: January 03, 2010, 12:13:20 AM »
 :wag
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« Reply #266 on: January 03, 2010, 12:21:05 AM »
snip

That all about wraps it up for Western Civilization.
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« Reply #267 on: January 03, 2010, 12:23:08 AM »
David Lean's a pretty overrated director if you ask me. If you really put the two films up side by side, Lawrence of Arabia just doesn't have the kind of immersion that Avatar has nor does it have the subtle touches that James Cameron works into to make you feel for the characters and worry about what happens to them next. Plus, all the action scenes in Lawrence of Arabia were all really boring, just people riding around on camels and hitting each other with swords and stuff. Peter O'Toole does a good job with what's there, but he just didn't put heart and soul into his role like Zoe Saldana did with Neytiri. There were several scenes of hers that made me tear up, nothing in Lawrence of Arabia got anywhere close to that kind of response.

You guys can argue with me all you want, but I think history will back me up.

:lol I thought he'd really posted that at first. I'd believe anything at this point.
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Re: What sexual dysfunction best explains Avatar fandom?
« Reply #268 on: January 03, 2010, 12:26:03 AM »
 :avatar
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« Reply #269 on: January 03, 2010, 12:29:30 AM »
Great Rumbler, are you furiously adding furries to your fantasy novel?
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« Reply #270 on: January 03, 2010, 12:30:45 AM »
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« Reply #271 on: January 03, 2010, 12:31:59 AM »
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« Reply #272 on: January 03, 2010, 12:36:45 AM »
Great Rumbler, are you furiously adding furries to your fantasy novel?

Yes, and it will feature a sex scene much longer than the one Cameron is putting back into the director's cut. Maybe two or three. Including one with twin Neytiri's. :drool
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Re: What sexual dysfunction best explains Avatar fandom?
« Reply #273 on: January 03, 2010, 12:47:25 AM »
DVD/Blu-Ray to contain Avatar: Unrated Edition WITH CONTENT TOO HOT FOR THEATERS! :drool

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20th Century Fox In a recent group interview, James Cameron has revealed that, when making 'Avatar', he shot a sex scene between two Na'vi characters. "We had it in and we cut it out," said Cameron, "so that will be something for the special edition DVD, if you want to see how they have sex." Note that the text below contains spoilers to the plot of the movie.

At one point in the movie, the Na'vi avatar of Jake Sully has an intimate encounter with Neytiri, but very little is shown of that. Actress Zoe Saldana, who had said that she thinks Neytiri is "very sexy", went into the specifics of how the Na'vi "get their groove on", which turns out to be through the tendrils at the end of their ponytail-like tentacle.

Saldana explained: "If you sync to your banshee and you're syncing to a tree, why not sync into a person? I almost feel like you'll have the most amazing orgasm, I guess. It was a very funny scene to shoot because there were so many technical things that sometimes you have to keep in mind that paying attention to all those might disrupt the fluidity of how a scene is supposed to take place."

"And because Jim was shooting for a PG-13 rating, we couldn't move in certain directions," said also the actress. "The motion would look a little too past the PG-13 rating standards. So it was really funny for Sam [Worthington] and me. We had a lot of giggles there."

:hump :tauntaun  :rapetime :avatar Maybe the Blu-Ray will also tell us what James Cameron's fursona is.

I knew that they cut something out of that scene, the cut was too sudden compare to the others during the movie, can't wait for some hot na'vi action :drool
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Re: What sexual dysfunction best explains Avatar fandom?
« Reply #274 on: January 03, 2010, 01:04:26 AM »
Great Rumbler, are you furiously adding furries to your fantasy novel?

Yes, and it will feature a sex scene much longer than the one Cameron is putting back into the director's cut. Maybe two or three. Including one with twin Neytiri's. :drool

include a scene where Neytiri enters a human being avatar, but still retains control of her Na'vi body :drool
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« Reply #275 on: January 03, 2010, 10:51:37 AM »
Great Rumbler, are you furiously adding furries to your fantasy novel?

Yes, and it will feature a sex scene much longer than the one Cameron is putting back into the director's cut. Maybe two or three. Including one with twin Neytiri's. :drool

include a scene where Neytiri enters a human being avatar, but still retains control of her Na'vi body :drool

Oh yeah, definitely going to have that.
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« Reply #276 on: January 03, 2010, 01:14:48 PM »
Avatar crossed the $1 billion mark after 17 days.

http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118013236.html

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« Reply #277 on: January 03, 2010, 01:25:19 PM »
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« Reply #278 on: January 03, 2010, 01:32:22 PM »
So it's going to end up as the second biggest grossing film of all time probably?
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« Reply #279 on: January 03, 2010, 01:40:14 PM »
James Fucking Cameron :bow2

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« Reply #280 on: January 03, 2010, 01:48:34 PM »
So it's going to end up as the second biggest grossing film of all time probably?

James Cameron prints money.
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« Reply #281 on: January 03, 2010, 02:34:08 PM »
So it's going to end up as the second biggest grossing film of all time probably?

It'll easily make it to second since it only needs another $100 million. After that, it would need another $720 million to reach #1.
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« Reply #282 on: January 03, 2010, 02:36:29 PM »
I was really stoked to see this, but, for some reason, I have lost all motivation to see it.  3D is way too gimmicky get me in the theatre and the impressions, Ebert notwithstanding, haven't given me any motivation to.

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« Reply #283 on: January 03, 2010, 03:04:41 PM »
I was really stoked to see this, but, for some reason, I have lost all motivation to see it.  3D is way too gimmicky get me in the theatre and the impressions, Ebert notwithstanding, haven't given me any motivation to.
Not in this movie.

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« Reply #284 on: January 03, 2010, 03:57:38 PM »
there's nothing gimmicky about the 3D in this movie. absolutely nothing.
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« Reply #285 on: January 03, 2010, 03:59:36 PM »
I don't like when you agree with me. We're suppose to be internet enemies.

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« Reply #286 on: January 03, 2010, 04:04:08 PM »
James Cameron brings enemies together.
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« Reply #287 on: January 03, 2010, 04:18:27 PM »
James Cameron = Eywa?

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« Reply #288 on: January 03, 2010, 06:44:51 PM »
I like how everyone doubts Cameron and says his films are going to flop but then he breaks records and makes billions of dollars. Dude just has the Midas touch.

Willco said they could have made 10 Junos on this movie's budget! They weren't being financially responsible when they gave James Cameron (tm) whatever budget he wanted.

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« Reply #289 on: January 03, 2010, 06:50:14 PM »
Avatar was entertaining.  Story, characters, and most things you would use to judge a regular movie weren’t good (thought the ecology of the world was good) but goddamn did it look spectacular in 3D.  CG and action scenes were incredible (sans facial expressions and stiff movement at times).  Speed Racer 2009; all delicious fluff with no thinking required.  I want 3D tech in my room and the Avatar blu-ray.

wait, do the people who really like Up see it in 3D? I saw the regular version of it and thought it was pretty weak for a Pixar movie.  After seeing Avatar and knowing the main reasons it was enjoyable were the 3D, CG, and overall visuals.
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« Reply #290 on: January 03, 2010, 07:12:30 PM »
Speed Racer 2009; all delicious fluff with no thinking required.

This is insulting to Speed Racer.
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« Reply #291 on: January 03, 2010, 07:13:55 PM »
wait, do the people who really like Up see it in 3D? I saw the regular version of it and thought it was pretty weak for a Pixar movie.

I didn't think it was as good as some of their previous movies, but I still really liked it.
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« Reply #292 on: January 03, 2010, 07:20:25 PM »
Speed Racer 2009; all delicious fluff with no thinking required.

This is insulting to Speed Racer.

Speed Racer insults itself.

I paid money for the blu-ray and I'm still expected to fast forward to the racing scenes.
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« Reply #293 on: January 03, 2010, 07:29:25 PM »
:lol
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« Reply #294 on: January 03, 2010, 07:36:14 PM »
I was really stoked to see this, but, for some reason, I have lost all motivation to see it.  3D is way too gimmicky get me in the theatre and the impressions, Ebert notwithstanding, haven't given me any motivation to.
you mean the glowing impressions across the world?  it's the greatest spectacle ever put on film -- an absolute masterpiece...nothing about it is gimmicky at all.  The other 3d movies are gimmicky because throw it in your face but Avatar's 3d is not only technically superior in every regard but it's not in your face...most of it is depth-related and stuff

you gotta see this in the theater, man.  just go or you'll regret it... it's 10 buck and 3 hours of your time. Go and be blown away like the rest of us
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« Reply #295 on: January 03, 2010, 08:10:39 PM »
More like $14 if he plans on seeing it in 3D since he lives in NYC. I wonder how much the IMAX tickets cost...

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« Reply #296 on: January 03, 2010, 08:13:34 PM »
Don't bother with IMAX. It's not worth it. IMAX movies are only worth seeing if they actually shot it in IMAX. I've been lucky that every movie I've seen in IMAX has (Matrix 2 and 3, 300, V for Vendetta, Watchmen). Avatar wasn't.

That + the fact that IMAX 3D is balls compared to normal Digital RealD 3D means, save some bucks and just go see it at a normal theater.
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« Reply #297 on: January 03, 2010, 08:20:51 PM »
The 3D in this movie is well-done but still completely useless and gimmicky.  The point of the CGI is for you to actually analyze the detail but all adding 3D does is it makes it look out of focus.  It's like a screen door on a submarine, I would prefer not to use it.

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« Reply #298 on: January 03, 2010, 08:31:11 PM »
there's no argument. simply put, you're wrong.
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« Reply #299 on: January 03, 2010, 08:59:05 PM »
The 3D in this movie is well-done but still completely useless and gimmicky.  The point of the CGI is for you to actually analyze the detail but all adding 3D does is it makes it look out of focus.  It's like a screen door on a submarine, I would prefer not to use it.

like fistful said, you're just plain wrong and prob blind
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