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Old 05-18-2010, 04:48 AM
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Well today after school everything thing was Avatar for me. Some good some bad. Here's how it goes.

Last night was my second viewing at home and it was perfect but that's another story. Today started out like every other day with alarm, snooze, alarm, school and afterwords is where it changed.

I was planning a trip to "Books A Million" which is a big bookstore about 30 miles from home to get the last two books in the Pendragon series which I started reading again. Well, I'm walking around the store because they totally rearranged everything and I just randomly walk down this aisle and something catches my eye...No..It can't be...Something Avatar related? YES! SCORE!!



Needless to say I bought it and finally found my 2 Pendragon books but was far more happy with the book on Avatar which I will show you why in a moment

The next thing was I was getting my dad a Birthday Card and in front of the card aisle was the movie poster stand and there was a store person sorting through them and I thought what the heck so I strolled up to him and asked "Do you have any Avatar posters?" He started digging, and digging and kept digging. I just about lost hope when he looked in the ones he was taking out because they were putting in newer ones and he handed me one and said it was the last one he had So feeling lucky I bought it along with the B-day card and went home with my purchases.

I get home and to my surprise it turns out my dad is having a party. Again I was shocked but never the less happy for him. Till he wants to watch Avatar. My uncles, aunts, little cousins were over and I new it was totally butcher any hope of a good viewing for me. I almost said I couldn't find (because it was up in my room) so I wouldn't have to hear them scrutinize, make fun of, and laugh at the film. But, it was his B-day so I got it and put it in. I tried to avoid watching the move as much as possible. I did all the cooking out on the grill. I fed the dog, stayed outside with the grill for the first 30 minutes because I didn't want them to ruin it for me.

Well I had to come in sometime. I get the food open the door and the first thing I hear is "10 foot smurfs" at the part where Jake is first trying out is Avatar body. This hurt me bad because it came from my oldest cousin who is only 14 but he and his little brother were the only ones I took to see the movie in theaters other than my dad. After that I couldn't watch the movie because everyone was always asking stupid questions like after Jake shot the animal before he climbed Iknimaya my aunt asked "Do they eat those?" I just about shouted "No they use it for a parachute to jump off of Hometree with!" But I didn't, I just reading my book. That's all I could do was read my book, I didn't want to walk out on the party and I couldn't watch it because everyone talking and making noises just ruins movies for me, especially Avatar. My uncle is really bad about watching a movie and asking things like:Whats going to happen next? Whats he doing that for? Who is he? And I don't understand how you can watch a movie and totally forget what is going on. I have told him many times to just watch the movie and everything will be explained but no. Doesn't help. Thats why I just read my book and kept silent.

Anytime anyone asked a question and I answered they just looked at me like I was from a different planet. I felt like I was to because they didn't see the movie the way we did and I feel sorry for them but yet are somewhat angry that they being the closest people I know couldn't relate to the movie as I could, it hurt so much that I almost cried.

Afterwords and everyone left my dad came up to me and rubbed my shoulder and afterwords I think he knew why. He saw what I was doing by reading my book and being silent because he really loved Avatar as a great move and saw most of what it signified and also didn't like how the other people treated the film and new that I didn't want any part of it.

Well after the move I came up here, hung my poster and looked through my book. I was amazed with what I found. I think you will see why. The most beautiful artwork I have seen, all of it about Avatar, how its characters were created, how they designed Pandora, the creatures, the machines, just everything. I was blown away. Every page out of the 108 has a gorgeous drawing, painting, CG picture, or something having to do with Avatar. I would have taken pictures of all 108 pages for you guys but I couldn't so here is what I managed to get.











And a beautiful last page.

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Old 05-18-2010, 05:03 AM
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The Art of Avatar is a spectacular book... gives me amazing feelings, the feeling of being lost in an incredible world, the world and the adventure that chaged my life, put a milestone in my life. Fantastic book.

And the poster is great! I love the Avatar posters, got three of mine framed, but I want MOAR!!!

And I'm sorry to hear about your Avatar viewing I'm dreading the day when my family wants to watch Avatar, because they always talk throughout any movie we watch, have a bathroom break or two... and I just don't feel I can release my emotions during the movie
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Old 05-18-2010, 05:03 AM
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FOW, I totally understand what it's like when people ruin a movie. It's especially hurtful when they do it with Avatar. It really sucks to not be able to share the Avatar experience with people, especially those closest to you. I'm not one to use this phrase, but I feel it's fitting here: I see you.

That looks like an awesome book. I think I'll look into buying it myself, the poster too.
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Old 05-18-2010, 05:26 AM
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I hate it when people act like that during movies. when I was in Middle School, I brought in Godzilla Vs. King Ghidorah and other students in my class kept complaining about it.

I also have that art book. I got it a few days after I saw the movie in the theater.
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Old 05-18-2010, 05:29 AM
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Haha, I know how annoying that can be.They always seem to joke about the most unimportant things (For example, in the seen where Jake wakes up and says "What the hell are you doing, Jake?" my uncle practicaly yells out "So he fell asleep while effing?!!?!?")

What's worse is that they want to watch the movie in Spanish and I absolutely LOATHE having to watch a movie in a language other than the original... even if it's a foreign movie.

And damn I feel like the only one who doesn't have Avatar merchandise Hell even my 4th period teacher has a poster!! Argh!! I hate being broke... Damn you MW2...

And please upload more pictures from that book of yours. Those are some amazing pictures! :O
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Old 05-18-2010, 07:12 AM
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Well I had to come in sometime. I get the food open the door and the first thing I hear is "10 foot smurfs" at the part where Jake is first trying out is Avatar body.

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Afterwords and everyone left my dad came up to me and rubbed my shoulder and afterwords I think he knew why. He saw what I was doing by reading my book and being silent because he really loved Avatar as a great move and saw most of what it signified and also didn't like how the other people treated the film and new that I didn't want any part of it.
Wow. I'm glad to hear that you found that book (it looks awesome!), but I'm sorry to hear about your horrid relatives... It's great that your dad understood, though -- is he the sort of person you would want to watch Avatar with? If so, you might want to watch it again with him at a time when the peanut gallery is absent ... it sounds like you both would enjoy it!

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And damn I feel like the only one who doesn't have Avatar merchandise Hell even my 4th period teacher has a poster!! Argh!! I hate being broke... Damn you MW2...
Don't worry, you're not the only one. I haven't even got a copy of the DVD, let alone posters and books! (Also, wait, does your fourth period teacher have an Avatar poster? If so -- awesome!)
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Old 05-18-2010, 07:31 AM
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that book looks fricken awesome!! I am eternally jelous! Anytime I talk about buying an Avatar related book my wife scoffs. Someday I will get my hands on the handbook.

And I can totally relate to having to watch a movie with people like that. Why can't they just watch the movie!!! Sheesh!!!
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I have the art book too, I love it

Sorry to hear about the ayskxawng though
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Old 05-18-2010, 09:33 PM
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My folks are pretty much the same when it comes to watching movies (whos that guy? why is he doing that? What happened, did he die? Will he marry that neytiri girl in the end?), they still ended up liking the movie though!

That book looks awesome! Gotta buy it once i get some more money!
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Old 05-18-2010, 11:21 PM
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That "beautiful last page" is worth the price of the book. THAT's the poster I want!! Definite must buy. Like Stanley and others hadn't already gotten me thoroughly sold.

As for the ayskxawng. Eywa knows and forgives. Remember that when you experience the deeper current of understanding that comes from truly embracing this story, you are lucky. *We* are lucky. When people crack jokes about 10 foot tall smurfs, sometimes they're being stupid to be funny to get attention. But sometimes they see something that moves them in a way that they are not comfortable moving. Some people just can't deal with a sense of wonder. And sometimes people are left feeling stupid because they can't understand the story. People don't like feeling stupid, so they compensate. Agreed, there is a fundamental "jerk" quality that comes out of the woodwork when some folks see Avatar. But these are the people to feel sorry for.

Don't run from them. Don't hide. These people are all through our lives every day. We can't get away from them. Tolerate them, and know that there will always be another special chance to see Avatar again.

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Old 05-19-2010, 02:15 AM
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Well, overall seems like it was a good day. You got the art book (which is very beautiful) and the poster (which I want!). Too bad about watching the movie though, my mum is the same. Always asking dumb questions and killing the movie with her extremely lame commentary in attempts to try and be funny -_- Anyway, I have the book as well and when I looked through it I felt like i was on Pandora because the pictures are amazing. I bet you were staring at the pics for hours
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Old 05-20-2010, 01:30 AM
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And the poster is great! I love the Avatar posters, got three of mine framed, but I want MOAR!!!
Me to, I would of bought any other posters they had but that was the last one.

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And damn I feel like the only one who doesn't have Avatar merchandise Hell even my 4th period teacher has a poster!! Argh!! I hate being broke... Damn you MW2...
These were the first two things I bought relating to Avatar other than the movie.

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That book looks awesome! Gotta buy it once i get some more money!
The place I got it at was selling it at around $20.

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That "beautiful last page" is worth the price of the book. THAT's the poster I want!! Definite must buy. Like Stanley and others hadn't already gotten me thoroughly sold.

Don't run from them. Don't hide. These people are all through our lives every day. We can't get away from them. Tolerate them, and know that there will always be another special chance to see Avatar again.

This is not easy. But it is a small challenge for a warrior.
Thanks for the words of advice, I will definitely remember them next time. And yes, I would buy that poster of that pic in a heart beat if they had one.

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Well, overall seems like it was a good day. You got the art book (which is very beautiful) and the poster (which I want!). Too bad about watching the movie though, my mum is the same. Always asking dumb questions and killing the movie with her extremely lame commentary in attempts to try and be funny -_- Anyway, I have the book as well and when I looked through it I felt like i was on Pandora because the pictures are amazing. I bet you were staring at the pics for hours
Yes I have to say it was worth the bad viewing to get the book and poster.


Thanks everyone for their words. I will remember the advice.
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