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01.06.10 56 Comments

If I was Nikki Finke, this headline would probably have a big ‘TOLDJA!’ in it, because I’m pretty sure I predicted Avatar would be the next big trend among furries, LARPers, and assorted obsessed weirdos.  Now that the Avatar forums (here and here) have heated up, it appears we may have as much fun with Avatards as we did with Twihards.   More, even.  Avatards are like Twihards’ older, computer programming cousins. Some of the highlights:

“I cant stop thinking about all the things that happened in the film and all of the tears and shivers i got from it. I even contemplate suicide thinking that if i do it i will be re birthed in a world similar to Pandora and the everything is the same as in Avatar..”

“I’ve had the exact same feeling after I first saw Avatar– the sick realization that Pandora isn’t real- and trying anything to just escape this reality and live there instead, even trying to put myself into a coma so my dream world would be Pandora.”

My urge to be a Na’vi is probably the strongest thing I have ever felt, and also the reality that it will likely never happen. Of course being able to link up with nature, or fly on your own personal dragon-bird is cool, but I want to be a Na’vi for more than that. I’ve pretty much given up all hope in the human race…”

“The only reason it is so easy to be that way on Pandora is because of the tsahaylu that Eywa provides to all creatures. (And even there you still have to watch out for the viperwolves).”

“Im pretty sure we all have felt like this too. After all, we destroyed earth.”

“Start living like Neytiri: in touch with nature, the environment, and not being greedy and wasteful.”

“…Be courageous like Jake, and jump on the leonopteryx.

“What will our money buy, when everything that is worth having is destroyed? The only way you can fill the emptiness you feel after this movie, is to jump on the leonopteryx.”

Man, that thread really raped my pterodactyl.  Nonetheless, you now have your mandate, people. Go forth!  Seize the day, and jump on the leonopteryx!  And keep f*ckin that chicken.

[Thanks to JordeeVee for the tip]

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