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Old 04-10-2010, 07:13 AM
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Default Has anyone had a recurrnce of P.A.D?

Ok, so today I bought some Avatar posters, which was awesome! but then as i put them up in my room (looking marvellous) I started to get really down again with the realisation that Avatar has changed my life so much and opened my eyes to the horrors of the world (which is great) that I sometimes wish that my eyes were not open that I did not 'see' so I could carry on with my life the way it was.

Now being able to 'see' it has made life quite complicated, knowing that I most likely wont find 'the perfect mate' in Jake and Neytiris case, and that the world is too far gone for me to make a difference (believe me ive been trying) so ive been wondering if anyone else had a recurrence of P.A.D?
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Old 04-10-2010, 07:30 AM
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I've had PAD come and go ever since I saw it. If I start to really think about Avatar, I start to feel sad and depressed. Definitely not as bad as when I saw Avatar the second time, (second viewing was when PAD hit home and I truly understood the movie).

But yes, PAD will come and go and the feeling usually decreases over time and become less prominent.

However, I personally LOVE the feeling Avatar gives me, it is such a unique and magical feeling and I never want to stop feeling that.
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Old 04-10-2010, 07:36 AM
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I've had PAD come and go ever since I saw it. If I start to really think about Avatar, I start to feel sad and depressed. Definitely not as bad as when I saw Avatar the second time, (second viewing was when PAD hit home and I truly understood the movie).

But yes, PAD will come and go and the feeling usually decreases over time and become less prominent.

However, I personally LOVE the feeling Avatar gives me, it is such a unique and magical feeling and I never want to stop feeling that.

I also love the feeling, seeing Neytiri and this epic experience of a movie is absolute extacy!

I just feel a little bit hopless today
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Old 04-10-2010, 07:40 AM
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...Not me. I see what you're saying, though. I've only had one moment of P.A.D. and that was almost two months ago, and two months after its release in the U.S. I understand the reason people are having this depression...

...But Avatar actually gave me hope of Pandora being a real place, at least, in some respect. I left feeling joyful; excited; enraptured. I felt a little disappointed that it wasn't real, but I wasn't depressed... The human race isn't as bad as people today say it is. There's still a lot of good in it. Avatar made me happy, not depressed.

So to answer again: no, I haven't had any recurring P.A.D. moments, and I do understand your position. But I would like to ask a question to all who've had P.A.D.: why so depressed? Why not filled with ecstacy after viewing? It's like when a friend dies: you mourn first, but then you should feel joy that he's/she's in Heaven, right?

Even "returning" to Earth after watching, don't you feel the least bit happy or inspired to do something good? I don't mean to push on anyone's emotions, but why isn't everyone happy after seeing Avatar?
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Old 04-10-2010, 07:43 AM
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I also love the feeling, seeing Neytiri and this epic experience of a movie is absolute extacy!

I just feel a little bit hopless today
Avatar can do that to you. I felt hopeless after my second viewing, but I found these forums and also AF and I can talk to other people who feel exactly the same way about this wonderful movie, being able to talk to others helps a lot.

Before I saw Avatar everything was good, life was good, but after I saw it I felt really, really sad and depressed. Those feelings are mostly gone now but they do return every once and awhile. It's just a side effect of watching Avatar. One of the many side effects, most of which are positive.
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I wish it came back as much as the first time...

It came nearly as much earlier today(AVATAR complere score and Neytiri_Quest's poetry are a potent mix, gave me the goosebumps) and it felt good, even though i was crying a little.

But as PAD fades, I can still See.
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Old 04-10-2010, 08:05 AM
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Avatar is actually a motivation movie to me. Before watching it, I didn't care about anything. After watching it, I was inspired by the moment when Jake jumped on Toruk. When Jake was locked up, I felt I was among the devastated Na'vi, just sitting under a tree and singing sad songs. But moments later, the movie taught me I can change my life with "one insane move" if I choose to, no matter how difficult the circumstances are and how bleak the future looks.

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Old 04-10-2010, 08:19 AM
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PAD comes and goes for me as well... deep meditation on the movie by myself brings it back... and in a way I sort of like it. I don't really have it when I'm with my friends from High School or my friends when I'm at college, but when I'm by myself and really meditate on the movie, and the experience that I've had, and the life changing experience Jake has... I still get chills, and shortness of breath from the movie (experience excuse me), my fire is still bright and intense for the movie. I remember a couple weeks ago I drove past the theater and almost cried, remembering back to my first time seeing the life changing experience... I just wish I could meet with you all and just talk about Avatar all day (If not more).

Back to PAD, just like you said, the whole fact of my eyes being open to this terrible, cruel, disgusting, twisted, corrupted world, knowing the fact that (maybe) no other woman on this Earth could match up to Neytiri, knowing I could never be a Na'vi and live with the Omaticaya, knowing I'll never live as free as the Na'vi with their own clans and such. But I still try to look at the bright side of things; this Earth still has beautiful nature and scenery, there still are people very loving in this world (you all are proof of that, and there are people outside of here that are loving as well), maybe my soul mate isn't as perfect as Neytiri, but she still has things that are still attractive to me...

I don't know if PAD will ever leave me, and in a way I hope it doesn't. It wasn't like my first time experiencing Avatar, with my sleepless nights and days filled with confusion, but it still affects me. The fact that I still get PAD is proof to me that I still am in extreme love with Avatar, and even if it does go, I'll still love Avatar either way
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PAD comes and goes for me as well... deep meditation on the movie by myself brings it back... and in a way I sort of like it. I don't really have it when I'm with my friends from High School or my friends when I'm at college, but when I'm by myself and really meditate on the movie, and the experience that I've had, and the life changing experience Jake has... I still get chills, and shortness of breath from the movie (experience excuse me), my fire is still bright and intense for the movie. I remember a couple weeks ago I drove past the theater and almost cried, remembering back to my first time seeing the life changing experience... I just wish I could meet with you all and just talk about Avatar all day (If not more).

Back to PAD, just like you said, the whole fact of my eyes being open to this terrible, cruel, disgusting, twisted, corrupted world, knowing the fact that (maybe) no other woman on this Earth could match up to Neytiri, knowing I could never be a Na'vi and live with the Omaticaya, knowing I'll never live as free as the Na'vi with their own clans and such. But I still try to look at the bright side of things; this Earth still has beautiful nature and scenery, there still are people very loving in this world (you all are proof of that, and there are people outside of here that are loving as well), maybe my soul mate isn't as perfect as Neytiri, but she still has things that are still attractive to me...

I don't know if PAD will ever leave me, and in a way I hope it doesn't. It wasn't like my first time experiencing Avatar, with my sleepless nights and days filled with confusion, but it still affects me. The fact that I still get PAD is proof to me that I still am in extreme love with Avatar, and even if it does go, I'll still love Avatar either way
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Old 04-10-2010, 08:30 AM
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Back to PAD, just like you said, the whole fact of my eyes being open to this terrible, cruel, disgusting, twisted, corrupted world, knowing the fact that (maybe) no other woman on this Earth could match up to Neytiri...
See the bright side, fight the dark side, and don't be depressed. That's what I learned from this movie.
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PAD comes and goes for me as well... deep meditation on the movie by myself brings it back... and in a way I sort of like it. I don't really have it when I'm with my friends from High School or my friends when I'm at college, but when I'm by myself and really meditate on the movie, and the experience that I've had, and the life changing experience Jake has... I still get chills, and shortness of breath from the movie (experience excuse me), my fire is still bright and intense for the movie. I remember a couple weeks ago I drove past the theater and almost cried, remembering back to my first time seeing the life changing experience... I just wish I could meet with you all and just talk about Avatar all day (If not more).

Back to PAD, just like you said, the whole fact of my eyes being open to this terrible, cruel, disgusting, twisted, corrupted world, knowing the fact that (maybe) no other woman on this Earth could match up to Neytiri, knowing I could never be a Na'vi and live with the Omaticaya, knowing I'll never live as free as the Na'vi with their own clans and such. But I still try to look at the bright side of things; this Earth still has beautiful nature and scenery, there still are people very loving in this world (you all are proof of that, and there are people outside of here that are loving as well), maybe my soul mate isn't as perfect as Neytiri, but she still has things that are still attractive to me...

I don't know if PAD will ever leave me, and in a way I hope it doesn't. It wasn't like my first time experiencing Avatar, with my sleepless nights and days filled with confusion, but it still affects me. The fact that I still get PAD is proof to me that I still am in extreme love with Avatar, and even if it does go, I'll still love Avatar either way
Irayo ma tsmukan, saying this makes me feel wonderful, I too now hope that P.A.D will never leave me because I think now instead of seeing P.A.D as a negative thing I think I might change it into a positive, P.A.D is a reminder of Avatar of everything beautiful on Pandora, as a reminder that one day Earth could be like Pandora. I would elaborate more but I have to get back to study
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Just to add my "me too" to several others here. PAD comes and goes with me to this day, in varying degrees of severity. I don't believe it will ever go away completely. I do not see it as a negative thing either. The first two weeks or so after it set in were extremely rough and not fun, it is true. But now, it more serves as a reminder of how amazing the film was, and to never let it's impact and lessons fade.
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Avatar is actually a motivation movie to me. Before watching it, I didn't care about anything. After watching it, I was inspired by the moment when Jake jumped on Toruk. When Jake was locked up, I felt I was among the devastated Na'vi, just sitting under a tree and singing sad songs. But moments later, the movie taught me I can change my life with "one insane move" if I choose to, no matter how difficult the circumstances are and how bleak the future looks.

We can find our own Toruks, here on Earth.
Yay! Someone who isn't depressed. I agree completely, it taught me a lot about going out of my way to do what's right.

...Still though, I have a feeling no one noticed my previous post.
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Yeah me too.

After the movie I had a breif but strong stint of P.A.D and then a really long period of P.A.E, but recently i've been on a rollercoaster between the two. It hit me really bad yesterday and now today I feel really happy again.

It's pretty tough.
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Old 04-10-2010, 11:38 AM
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Yeah me too.

After the movie I had a breif but strong stint of P.A.D and then a really long period of P.A.E, but recently i've been on a rollercoaster between the two. It hit me really bad yesterday and now today I feel really happy again.

It's pretty tough.
Whats P.A.E??
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