• TK'ru

    Narrow-stripes and broad-stripes

    September 13, 2010 by TK'ru

    Hey all, forgive me if this has been put out here before, I have not been keeping up as much as I should. Have seen the re-release 3 times now (more outings this week woohoo!) and noticed for the first time something I'd missed in my earlier viewings: Na'vi come in both narrow-stripe and broad-stripe skin patterns! Cool! On my way to BurningMan me and a friend stopped at an IMAX to catch the first show of the re-release and were blown away. Out on the desert I had some stripes airbrushed on me as an experiment, liked how they looked, and when back home talked to my tattoo artist about putting some on. SO...long story short I was keenly watching stripe patterns the next couple shows which is when I noticed the big broad stripes a few Na'vi …

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  • TK'ru

    so this is a shave-tail Louie

    February 23, 2010 by TK'ru

    Ha! I was wondering what Quaritch (Col. Coffee Cup) was referring to when he pointed out his head scars to Jake, but never got around to researching it and haven't seen it mentioned here. Then today stumbled on this explanation for a 'shave-tail-louie' at (and other interesting trivia):

    "Colonel Quaritch mentions that being on Pandora made him feel "like a shave-tail Louie." "Shave tail" was a term originally used in the 19th century among U.S. cavalry regiments. Newly assigned cavalry troopers were given horses with a shaved tail, to let other troopers know that the rider was dangerously inexperienced, and should be given extra room to maneuver during training. "Louie" is a nickname for lieutenant…

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  • TK'ru

    Na'Vi in Palestine

    February 12, 2010 by TK'ru

    Here's an interesting development...the 'Avatar Effect' has started. Saw this on Yahoo news just a few moments ago. TK'ru

    "JERUSALEM– Palestinian protesters have added a colorful twist to demonstrations against Israel's separation barrier, painting themselves blue and posing as characters from the hit film "Avatar."

    The demonstrators also donned long hair and loincloths Friday for the weekly protest against the barrier near the village of Bilin.

    They equated their struggle to the intergalactic one portrayed in the film.

    Israelsays the barrier is needed for its security. Palestinians consider it a land grab.

    The protests have become a symbol of opposition. They often end in clashes with Israeli security forces involving stones and tear gas.

    The "…

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  • TK'ru

    Hey all, I'm here in Goleta next door to where the Santa Barbara International Film festival is going on, and last night James Cameron was presented the festival's Modern Master Award by the governator himself! I guess I should have been there...but the $70 to get in will get me into 5 showings of Avatar (+popcorn) instead (count at 14 now)...soooo, here's some bits from the front page NewsPress article about it. Cameron remarked on how Avatar is a bit of a wolf in sheep's clothing, and producer Jon Landau gives a hint on the sequel planning too!


    "Box office king James Cameron, director of the two …

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  • TK'ru

    The lighter side of AVATAR

    January 25, 2010 by TK'ru

    I think it is great how there are little bits of humor scattered throughout the movie, what are some of everybody's favorites? I myself am entranced with the Na'Vi and avatar tails...watching how they twitch and move. Poor Jake has a hard time controlling his at first, and I get the giggles everytime he whaps that Na'vi with his as Neytiri is leading him into his first clan supper, then steps on someone elses :-) Try doing That with your cat's tail and see what happens... OK other favorite humorous moments?

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