'Avatards' Go Blue, Bonkers

Avatar fans in throes of nostalgie de la blue
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Jan 11, 2010 4:48 AM CST
Updated Jan 11, 2010 6:37 AM CST
Neytiri checks out the way it is in Avatar.   (AP Photo/20th Century Fox, File)
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(Newser) – Get ready for the blue people. Fans are so enamored of the back-to-the-earth Tarzans-on-growth-hormone Na'vi people of Avatar that they want to join the tribe. The chock-a-block-buster film, that has now raked in an astonishing $1.30 billion, is drawing repeat customers who yearn to join their fantasy world and are turning up with blue faces, notes the perplexed Guardian. Some of the postings of obsessive fans on Avatar's web site are downright scary.

"I'm trying anything to escape this reality and live there instead, even trying to put myself into a coma so my dream world would be Pandora," says one over-the-Na'vi-chasm post on naviblue.com/. Gawker recently warned loved ones to be on the lookout for Avatardation among friends. One antidote? Remind yourself, notes one poster, there are "very few and far between hot women in the jungle."

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