Has your life been a hollow, meaningless shell ever since you stepped out of your first screening of Avatar and back into our non-Real-D, Neytiri-free world? The folks at Avatar-Forums understand your pain, and they've started a thread to share their immeasurable sense of loss and to "cope with the depression of the dream of Pandora being intangible."

From forum user "Eleguin":

I think watching it takes away that depression, because when I am watching it, i dont know how to describe how I feel, but it feels good. I want to just forget about it all sometimes, take down my avatar wallpaper, stop reading about it and what not, but I just cant. I have to use a quote from the movie sometimes I guess "Sooner or later though, you always have to wake up." I heard writing a sequel helps, but I just cant compete with what has been laid out.

Its so hard I cant force myself to think that its just a movie, and to get over it, that living like the Na'vi will never happen.

According to the forum, there are many people just like "Eleguin", searching for meaning in a world less real than the one James Cameron created with computers and wheelbarrows full of cash. Most recommend seeing the film as many times as possible to fill the cavernous void, but others offer advice outside of endless screenings. One user (named "Neytiri") suggests, "Start living like Neytiri: in touch with nature, the environment, and not being greedy and wasteful. Pass on the burger, for something more healthy for you and less cruel to animals...The only way you can fill the emptiness you feel after this movie, is to jump on the leonopteryx." Of course. That's all anyone can do.
categories Sci-Fi