Krypt3ia

(Greek: κρυπτεία / krupteía, from κρυπτός / kruptós, “hidden, secret things”)

Audiences experience ‘Avatar’ blues or “Maudlin Fucktards Pine for Fantasy Land”

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(CNN) — 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.

On the fan forum site “Avatar Forums,” a topic thread entitled “Ways to cope with the depression of the dream of Pandora being intangible,” has received more than 1,000 posts from people experiencing depression and fans trying to help them cope. The topic became so popular last month that forum administrator Philippe Baghdassarian had to create a second thread so people could continue to post their confused feelings about the movie.

Full article here

My review of AVATAR here

Drivel, twattle, prattle, mental defecation. All words that describe this article and the sentiments of the people therein. I am offended by this article’s sheer uselessness and it really makes me worry that the end is near for our society.

Have we really reached a point of uselessness and depression that all of these people “need” to live their lives within this film? Already they have been living their lives increasingly on the computer and in games but now they are hooked on 3D movies? Have been contemplating suicide because they cannot live after seeing it and being separated from it?

WTF?

Nitwits.

Most galling? THIS all over a mediocre movie with a weak plot and derivative musical score.

These are the last days of Rome. We just don’t have enough lions to feed the stupid and useless masses to.

CoB

Written by Krypt3ia

2010/01/12 at 00:42

3 Responses

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  1. But it like, dude, changed my life and stuff!!!

    Seriously, is this any different than the otaku phenomenon, or all those avatar games on the ‘net, or D&D fanatics? There’s a whole cadre of people out there who would rather escape from their lives than try to make something out of it.

    Barky

    2010/01/12 at 03:44

  2. Good point on the Otaku and Hikkiko Mori thing. In Japan this has been an issue for some time with the Otaku culture being so engrossed in the tech and the anime. The Hikkiko Mori thing has been bulding for more than 10 years with the fall of their economy.

    Perhaps now we can see a direct corollary huh?

    crabbyolbastard

    2010/01/12 at 11:59

  3. I haven’t seen the movie yet. And at 3 hours, I am not sure that I can spare the time to do so. I won’t see it in 3D or on Imax because I can’t see in 3D and that Imax isn’t a real Imax.

    I’d love to live in the Star Trek universe. But I don’t. I can do small things to bring it to reality, but we’re decades from having a moonbase, much less any starships.

    I’m not depressed about it, though- I have plenty of other things to enjoy- and worry about- in the actual world.

    Sunfell

    2010/01/12 at 14:48


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