After AVATAR can you even enjoy anything else - Tree of Souls - An Avatar Community Forum
Tree of Souls - An Avatar Community Forum
Go Back   Tree of Souls - An Avatar Community Forum » Avatar » General Avatar Discussion

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 02-03-2012, 02:57 AM
Niri Te's Avatar
Ikran Makto
Niri Te Is studying Na'vi REALLY hard
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Salt Flat, Hudspeth County, Texas, USA
Posts: 758
Default After AVATAR can you even enjoy anything else

After seeing Avatar for the first time two months ago, (and twelve times since then, with more viewings to come), i really find almost everything else somewhat of a letdown.
It isn't just the realism of the imagery, or the Na'vi, it is those things combined with the story line, that for me, resonates on MANY different levels. I really love the ecological theme of the story, mated with the "We're not gonna take it anymore" attitude of everyone, regardless of species, that took on the RDA.
Prior to this, the only movie that I felt so positive about was Segal in "On Deadly Ground".
about two weeks ago, we were over at a friend's place, and he broke out a brand new copy of "Riverworld', And we only paid enough attention to it so as not to hurt our friends feelings.
We will be putting the movie back on at our place this weekend, it seems to be the only movie that either one of us enjoys anymore.
Niri Te
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 02-03-2012, 03:01 AM
Raiden's Avatar
Outlier
Raiden BIOSYNTHETIC LIFEFORM #R41-D3N
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 1,072
Default

Heh.

No, I'm fine. A lot of people went through that phase, though.

My hobbies include the captive care of fish, reptiles, amphibians, and invertebrates, so I can enjoy all of those just fine, and I have to, because they need food and whatnot.

However, I used to enjoy playing TCGs/CCgs (collectible card games) and I don't enjoy those as much anymore, mainly because I have found them to be quite materialistic, which was one of the things that Avatar was generally against.
__________________
Modern technology owes ecology an apology.

Trouble keeps me running faster

Save the planet from disaster...
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 02-03-2012, 03:51 AM
Human No More's Avatar
Toruk Makto, Admin
Human No More has no status.
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: In a datacentre
Posts: 11,751
Default

I can, but I have to be in the right mood. When I'm thinking of Pandora and of Neytiri, nothing can really keep me distracted. It's easy enough to watch anything else the rest of the time, but when Avatar is on my mind, it dominates my mind.
__________________
...
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 02-03-2012, 05:02 AM
Crickett's Avatar
Tsamsiyu
Crickett has no status.
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 630
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by taylorcraftbc65 View Post
After seeing Avatar for the first time two months ago, (and twelve times since then, with more viewings to come), i really find almost everything else somewhat of a letdown.
It isn't just the realism of the imagery, or the Na'vi, it is those things combined with the story line, that for me, resonates on MANY different levels. I really love the ecological theme of the story, mated with the "We're not gonna take it anymore" attitude of everyone, regardless of species, that took on the RDA.
Prior to this, the only movie that I felt so positive about was Segal in "On Deadly Ground".
about two weeks ago, we were over at a friend's place, and he broke out a brand new copy of "Riverworld', And we only paid enough attention to it so as not to hurt our friends feelings.
We will be putting the movie back on at our place this weekend, it seems to be the only movie that either one of us enjoys anymore.
Niri Te

Everything? No. I still enjoy food, music, video games, nature, etc. In fact, I have found that I enjoy nature walks (despite being arthritic) as well as the view outside of my window during late spring, summer and early fall far more than I did before Avatar.

As far as other movies go, I still watch plenty of stuff on Netflix Instant Watch and on DVD, but I find a complete lack of impetus to see other movies in theaters. Since Avatar, the only movies I have seen in theaters are Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1, Part 2 and Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon. I can tell you right now that I went to all three of these movies were more out of a sense of obligation to friends and family than a legitimate desire to see these movies. I feel now that if I'm going to see movies in theaters should be an experience, and if it isn't..... then I'm better off waiting the seven months until I can rent it.

I will say this though. I sincerely regret not seeing How to Train Your Dragon in theaters and much like Avatar, I occasionally look on Fandango to see if I can find it in theaters anywhere within 50 miles every few weeks.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 02-03-2012, 05:39 AM
Niri Te's Avatar
Ikran Makto
Niri Te Is studying Na'vi REALLY hard
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Salt Flat, Hudspeth County, Texas, USA
Posts: 758
Default

Oh, I really enjoy flying, hiking, Hunting, shooting, riding my ultrs high horsepower Japanese sport bike. It is just other movies that i was talking about. Nothing comes anywhere near that movie's ability to draw you INTO it, then the story line is in perfect synch with the mind and heart set of almost all of us on these boards.
Niri Te
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 02-03-2012, 05:41 AM
Sight Unseen's Avatar
Karyu
Sight Unseen is a perfectly ordinary magical unicorn.
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Silicon Valley
Posts: 1,374
Default

Crickett is right; I've found is that it really sucked the enjoyment out of watching other movies. I've only been back to the theater once since I saw the Director's Cut, and it was only because I wasn't paying that time.

After my first few viewings I went through one of those periods of intense depression. You know, where you feel like there's nothing worth doing, and you lack the enthusiasm to do much more than go about your basic responsibilities if only because you would be too lazy to deal with the consequences of not doing them. I basically had to learn to enjoy anything; even now, I guess at the most basic level there's still this hole deep inside where there's something missing that this reality I'm stuck in is ill-equipped to fill.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 02-03-2012, 05:52 AM
Niri Te's Avatar
Ikran Makto
Niri Te Is studying Na'vi REALLY hard
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Salt Flat, Hudspeth County, Texas, USA
Posts: 758
Default

The first time that I saw the movie, It was getting ready to play on the Dish Network connected large screen in our friend's house, as Tee and I came over to visit. We watched it, and both of us were HOOKED. Several weeks later, I bought the collector's Edition, with, among other things, the 18 minutes that was cut from the version that Tee and I had seen earlier. That 18 minutes fleshed out the entire movie, which had already managed to completely engross Tee and myself. THAT is the verson that the two of us watch regularly on our system at home now.
Niri Te

Last edited by Niri Te; 02-03-2012 at 05:55 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 02-03-2012, 05:58 AM
iron_jones's Avatar
Olo'eyktan
iron_jones seldom washes his hair.
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 2,882
Default

I went through that phase for a few weeks, then went completely back to normal. A life on Pandora doesn't appeal to me much, I think it was other aspects.
__________________

Misery Forever.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 02-03-2012, 04:51 PM
Marvellous Chester's Avatar
Aristocratic Villain
Marvellous Chester - Get away from me pleb!
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Leicestershire, England
Posts: 636
Default

I know what you mean taylorcraft. A LOT of the films out there really don't do a great deal for me after seeing Avatar, there's a couple that I still enjoy but even they don't really compare. It's not a bad thing though, enjoy your Avatar fandom
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 02-03-2012, 05:58 PM
Rainbowhawk1993's Avatar
Taronyu
Rainbowhawk1993 flies on the wings of freedom, hope and liberty
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Denver, Colorado
Posts: 405
Default

I went through that stage and I noticed I was depressed alot because of learning human history and what nought. But then I found a way to have it be just a big part of my character. It started when the thi ng I was waiting for, Starcraft II, came out. I was waiting for that when suddendly I saw the Avatar ads on TV and when I went to see it, My thinking changed. But when Wings of Liberty came out, I transitioned to my old mood but I had the good parts of my avatar mood carried with me. Avatar basicly was my gate way to my word that characterizes me the most: Co-exist.
__________________
Rainbowhawk1993 flies on the wings of Freedom, Hope and Liberty
"Truth is never given to you. You have to go out and find it."

Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 02-16-2012, 08:58 AM
apache_blanca's Avatar
Dream Hunter
apache_blanca has no status.
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: REAL body Pandora, human avatar Spain
Posts: 1,060
Default

Replying to the title of the thread: "After AVATAR can (I) even enjoy anything else?" my answer is NO. I am trying but all seems to be a pale shadow in comparison. It's been two years that I am trying "to find Pandora on Earth" (Not only beautiful sights: I also mean the sense of the community, friends, to be able to say "I See You" to real persons & the long etcetera) - oh I do have friends here & they are sometimes the only reason to go on living (& even though I complain about my coworkers we "cover each other's backs" during stressful times so I do recognize "sense of community" in this RL situation). What I repeatedly fail to find is the Avatar feeling - apart from very few occasions that have to do mostly with Avatar itself (like, to hear a soundtrack unexpectedly - it blows me away!). & very few times of "the sense of Oneness" in the nature when I feel that I am part of the world - then I remember Neytiri drinking from the purple flower. Avatar, again!

Whatever I manage to find here is like a black and white photo compared to the real 3D bright, coloured, living & breathing thing (person, animal, plant, landscape...) I know different people handle it differently - but me is me. I've been hit. Sorry Jake.
__________________
Knowledge is a chimera for beyond any knowledge there ever lies other knowledge that renders the previous knowledge false. (The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, The Unbeliever Vol.II- Stephen Donaldson)

What the bleep do we know!


I know only this:
Eywa has taken me on a ride...
... the one I don't want come back from

Last edited by apache_blanca; 02-16-2012 at 02:00 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 02-16-2012, 12:16 PM
Pamtseo Vitra
Fkeu'itan hasn't been here in years.
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Aberystwyth, Wales.
Posts: 2,562
Send a message via Skype™ to Fkeu'itan
Default

I'm definitely with Apache on this one... I have a few hobbies, the largest one being playing flamenco guitar, but i'm searching for a 'natural' hobby.

It's difficult though. To me, it's not just the act of doing something Na'vi-like that would make me feel that Avatar feeling, it's the nature of it. For example, i'm looking to start archery soon, riding on some funds I got for my birthday, but to me, it feels like the natural aspect has been lost from the tradition. Bows are made from composite materials with canterlevers and wheels, mostly metal or artificial materials - even the 'traditional' bows are made using layers of wood with fibreglass resin between them... arrows also have the same 'problem', none of them are made from real feathers or from natural shafts, it's all metal and synthetic again. I also want to start learning bushcraft, but the same issues apply to all the knives and blades out there, there's no flint or bone knives I can find for sale, only this serated titanium business.

I guess it just seems like every approach that could be made towards the Na'vi (or even just ancient human) lifestyle has been tainted and damaged by modern practice. The issue I have with that is that it's no longer borrowing from the land, to me... It's just stealing and polluting to make these items.

Anyway, as for films, I also struggle with that too. I haven't honestly seen a film since Avatar that I liked, let alone payed attention to.
__________________
"When the time comes, just walk away and don't make any fuss."
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 02-16-2012, 04:39 PM
Niri Te's Avatar
Ikran Makto
Niri Te Is studying Na'vi REALLY hard
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Salt Flat, Hudspeth County, Texas, USA
Posts: 758
Default

Feku'itan,
DON'T get hung upon the materials, pay attention to the ACTIVITY, and the mindset. I bow hunt with a compound Browning bow, but if you ever saw me thank the Deer for it's sacrifice, cut it's still warm heart out, offer it's blood to the four corners, and then tip the heart back, and drink it's warm blood in honor of it's life, something that I have done since I was TEN YEARS OLD, you would have no problem knowing that I AM TSALAGI, or Na'vi, take your pick.
DON'Y worry about the tool, pay attention to the MINDSET,
Niri Te
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 02-16-2012, 04:45 PM
iron_jones's Avatar
Olo'eyktan
iron_jones seldom washes his hair.
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 2,882
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Niri Te View Post
tip the heart back, and drink it's warm blood in honor of it's life, something that I have done since I was TEN YEARS OLD,
You drink its blood? Metal.
__________________

Misery Forever.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 02-16-2012, 05:01 PM
Niri Te's Avatar
Ikran Makto
Niri Te Is studying Na'vi REALLY hard
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Salt Flat, Hudspeth County, Texas, USA
Posts: 758
Default

NOT "metal" I.J., NATIVE. It is the reason WHY I do it, and the reverence with WHICH I do it, that makes it either Native, or Na'vi.
Niri Te
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



Visit our partner sites:

      pandoraworld.ru



All times are GMT +1. The time now is 10:11 AM.

Based on the Planet Earth theme by Themes by Design


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.
All images and clips of Avatar are the exclusive property of 20th Century Fox.