lfnetwork.com mark read register faq members calendar

Thread: Avatar film causes depression/suicidal tendencies
Thread Tools Display Modes
Post a new thread. Add a reply to this thread. Indicate all threads in this forum as read. Subscribe to this forum. RSS feed: this forum RSS feed: all forums
Old 04-12-2010, 08:16 PM   #41
ChAiNz.2da
Leave Everything to Me!
 
ChAiNz.2da's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Tennessee (USA)
Posts: 6,848
Quote:
Originally Posted by urluckyday View Post
Agh! My 3rd favorite actor behind Clooney and Hanks!
My condolences on your loss of taste.

* ducks & runs *

Show spoiler


"Eagles May Soar, But Weasels Don't Get Sucked Into Jet Engines"


| Mods (FF) (DS) | Folding | SWK.com | FB: (LF) (Me) | Steam | The Herd |

Last edited by ChAiNz.2da; 04-12-2010 at 08:49 PM.
ChAiNz.2da is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 04-13-2010, 12:22 AM   #42
Samnmax221
I never Kipled
 
Samnmax221's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: My hovercraft is full of eels
Posts: 5,784
Current Game: Sex with women
Forum Veteran LF Jester 
I was depressed and then the movie ended. Also there were large white trash shaped objects moving around in the foreground during the movie and that didn't help.
Samnmax221 is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 04-13-2010, 05:20 AM   #43
RedHawke
Shadow Lord Of The Sith™
 
RedHawke's Avatar
 
Status: Moderator
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Stormreach CA.
Posts: 9,184
Current Game: DDO, Stormreach
Quote:
Originally Posted by ChAiNz.2da View Post
I'm depressed I don't have a lightsaber... or a holodeck... or a hottie Twi-Lek babe with an accent *sigh*
Fixed!

Glad I haven't seen Avatar then, might depress me... but if I could get placed into a universe I'd take the universe of B5. At least I wouldn't have too much of a learning curve to get up to speed.


"Beware the form-fitting black armor-clad Drow hottie with twin Mineral II Greensteel Khopeshes!"
"Liella d'Orien says, '"You're the fool, Devil. -- Witness the power of this fully ARMED and OPERATIONAL Titan!"'"
----------------------------------------------------------------------
RedHawke is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 04-13-2010, 08:27 AM   #44
JesusIsGonnaOwnSatan
ANTA BAKAAA?!
 
JesusIsGonnaOwnSatan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Over the bridge from Australia
Posts: 1,214
Quote:
Originally Posted by RC-1162
I mean I can understand if people felt bad and/or disappointed with Avatar for not living up to expectations storywise (I know I was), but really, I can't understand how people actually took that CGI realm to their hearts and were deluded enough to think killing themselves would result in a "rebirth on Pandora"
Quote:
Originally Posted by litofsky
For some reason, I recall a thread about this, but am unable to locate it.
Yeah, iirc this is old news..

But afaik people have been doing this with books and stories long before movies and video games.
I remember having a strange feeling when reading a book i liked once. After a while i realized it was a sadness that the story was fiction, and a wishing to meet the characters. But i didnt mope or want to kill myself over it... in fact, that sad feeling mixed with the fondness of the story to form this fascinatingly strange concoction of emotions that made me like the book all the more.
Quote:
Originally Posted by tka-001
snipped
I had a similar revelation/mindset shift somewhat recently - something that i can only describe as God-given.

But that post is just beautiful.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gιygαs
Wow. That was inspirational.
This



mfw I read the Revan novel

it is not a cry of joy.
JesusIsGonnaOwnSatan is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 04-14-2010, 05:09 PM   #45
JediMaster12
Dum Spiramus Tuebimur
 
JediMaster12's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Buried in books...literally
Posts: 5,933
Current Game: Assassin's Creed
LFN Staff Member Veteran Fan Fic Author Contest winner - Fan Fiction Forum Veteran 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jae Onasi View Post
These people a. need to sever their connections with the Mother Ship and b. seek some serious professional help.
Frankly I can't say it better than that. After reading about convergence cultures and the fandom world, thanks to my associations with fellow fans, This doesn't really surprise me. As others have said people can latch onto the stupidest things. If anything these viewers should be depressed over the fact that real life people do that to others all because they don't like them or want their resources.

Really. I know the difference between fantasy and reality and it is fun to rp in that realm just to have fun but man there are people who take it to the extreme and well this latest bit I've seen just about ranks the top.

JediMaster12 is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 04-14-2010, 09:16 PM   #46
Darth Avlectus
If Sunday you're free...
 
Darth Avlectus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Why don't you come with me...
Posts: 4,275
Current Game: Poisoning pigeons in the park.
You would think these people either have nothing to ever be happy about, or they have never experienced the death of one or ones close to them. Alas, even that isn't fully the case.

I'm at just as much a loss to figure out any other major causes besides what has already been posted here.

The story really isn't even all that original or grand of a tragedy, really.


We'll murder them all, amid laughter and merriment...except for the few we take home to experiment!

"I cant see S***! --YOU GO TO HELL!" --Tourettes guy
Darth Avlectus is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 04-15-2010, 03:09 AM   #47
Astor
It's Thornhill!
 
Astor's Avatar
 
Status: Super Moderator
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Warwickshire, UK
Posts: 3,632
Current Game: The Old Republic
LFN Staff Member Forum Veteran Helpful! 
Wow, and I thought Twilight fans were bad.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Endorenna View Post


Fortunately, Avatar was--y'know--enjoyable, as opposed to the Pocahontas atrocity. (Well, I enjoyed it, at least. )
At least Pocahontas had singing racists.






Astor is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 04-15-2010, 03:19 AM   #48
urluckyday
Up all night to get lucky
 
urluckyday's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Beautiful USA
Posts: 2,760
Current Game: Red Orchestra 2
10 year veteran! Forum Veteran 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Astor View Post
Wow, and I thought Twilight fans were bad.



At least Pocahontas had singing racists.
"Savages! Savages! Barely even human!" Yeah that's right...I remember it. What?!



If I die today, I'm happy how my life turned out
urluckyday is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 04-15-2010, 10:19 AM   #49
Jae Onasi
Antiquis temporibus, nati tibi similes in rupibus ventosissimis exponebantur ad necem
 
Jae Onasi's Avatar
 
Status: Super Moderator
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 10,916
Current Game: Guild Wars 2, VtMB, TOR
Alderaan News Holopics contributor Helpful! LucasCast staff Veteran Fan Fic Author 
Quote:
Originally Posted by RedHawke
Quote:
Originally Posted by ChAiNz.2da View Post
I'm depressed I don't have a lightsaber... or a holodeck... or a hottie Twi-Lek babe with an accent *sigh*
Fixed!
Just because you haven't seen his lightsaber doesn't mean he doesn't have one.


From MST3K's spoof of "Hercules Unchained"--heard as Roman medic soldiers carry off an unconscious Greek Hercules on a 1950's Army green canvas stretcher: "Hi, we're IX-I-I. Did somebody dial IX-I-I?"

Read The Adventures of Jolee Bindo and see the amazing Peep Surgery
Story WIP: The Dragonfighters
My blog: Confessions of a Geeky Mom--Latest post: Security Alerts!
Love Star Trek AND gaming? Check out Lotus Fleet.

Jae Onasi is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 04-15-2010, 10:26 AM   #50
ChAiNz.2da
Leave Everything to Me!
 
ChAiNz.2da's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Tennessee (USA)
Posts: 6,848
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jae Onasi View Post
Just because you haven't seen his lightsaber doesn't mean he doesn't have one.
LOL! * cue the music * boom chicka wow wow


"Eagles May Soar, But Weasels Don't Get Sucked Into Jet Engines"


| Mods (FF) (DS) | Folding | SWK.com | FB: (LF) (Me) | Steam | The Herd |
ChAiNz.2da is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 04-15-2010, 11:45 AM   #51
RedHawke
Shadow Lord Of The Sith™
 
RedHawke's Avatar
 
Status: Moderator
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Stormreach CA.
Posts: 9,184
Current Game: DDO, Stormreach
I think I missed something?


"Beware the form-fitting black armor-clad Drow hottie with twin Mineral II Greensteel Khopeshes!"
"Liella d'Orien says, '"You're the fool, Devil. -- Witness the power of this fully ARMED and OPERATIONAL Titan!"'"
----------------------------------------------------------------------
RedHawke is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 04-28-2010, 09:41 AM   #52
Te Darasuum Mandalor
Forumite
 
Te Darasuum Mandalor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: I be at Sea!
Posts: 688
Current Game: POTC: New Horizons
I liked the movie, the story and visual effects were all great! But I can see why people would think the end is depressing.




Mrcharlton only uses LucasForums for social groups and RPs
Te Darasuum Mandalor is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 04-28-2010, 01:45 PM   #53
Liverandbacon
I'm only worth a piano?
 
Liverandbacon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 651
Forum Veteran LF Jester Folder extraordinaire 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Te Darasuum Mandalor View Post
I liked the movie, the story and visual effects were all great! But I can see why people would think the end is depressing.
Because it was one of the biggest bull**** deus ex machinas they'd ever seen? Because they realized that even with that massive deus ex machina, humanity would still win in the real world, by bombing the Na'Vi from orbit? Because the Na'Vi were so pathetic and useless that they needed a human to give them any leadership ability at all?

The movie depressed me, not because I couldn't be part of the universe, but because it seems like an indication that the graphics vs. gameplay argument in games is coming to movies in the form of graphics vs. story, and story is losing.


Hit And Run Poster Extraordinaire
--Too Dumb to Quit--
Liverandbacon is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 04-28-2010, 08:31 PM   #54
Blix
Veteran
 
Blix's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Aboard the Ravager
Posts: 865
Current Game: Morrowind & Dark Arisen
Wow people are getting depressed/suicidal over this? It makes me wonder if these are the same types of people who come unglued and go postal for dropping a hot dog in the dirt or letting their ice cream fall off the cone.


Blix is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Post a new thread. Add a reply to this thread. Indicate all threads in this forum as read. Subscribe to this forum. RSS feed: this forum RSS feed: all forums
Go Back   LucasForums > Network > Knights of the Old Republic > Community > Ahto Spaceport Cantina > Avatar film causes depression/suicidal tendencies

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

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:10 PM.

LFNetwork, LLC ©2002-2011 - All rights reserved.
Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.