Are you talking about the rumored longer-mating scene in the re-released Blue-Ray disk I thought it was just a rumor and nothing more, and the extra-scene was at the beginning with Jake on a distopia Earth.
I dunno, haven't seen it yet. Actually, I was referring to the standard scene. My friends say the longer scene involves them putting their hair-tentacles together and another friend says that the new scene is rated R. I believe the first one, but the second one is probably full of it.
FUN FACT: If we were to slap a set of giant boobs on a female Na'vi, their backs would break in less than a minute because of the long, weaker-than-ours spine... I'd wish some of "them furverts" would actually try to be a little more realistic with their characters; besides, boobs as big as zeppelins and hips and butts that could sink the Titanic are not sexy....
But alas, Rule 34 has no exceptions (FFFFFF).... By the way, nice comic... I couldn't agree with it more myself. Of course, I still wonder how I was unable to unsee a picture just like they saw sometime ago...
Well, to say nothing of all the countless dragonesses who shouldn't be able to fly, skinny girls who should have back problems, fat girls who can't see past their enlarged chests, vixens who's tails are dwarfed in comparison to their chest, and countless other creatures/races/human types, I'm saddened to say that most guys (and I mean guys) just completely ignore realism and just draw to pander to their fetish. I won't explain anymore on that.
Although I really don't see what's so sexy about having giant sexual organs though... =/
Well, for the whole "Nah'vee R furrehs" thing, it's just what I hear from the haters/those who didn't do the research. Yeah, they're a form of Lemur (and yeah, there are lemurs who look quite cat-like in the real world, just wished I had picture to show this), but they're not really all soft and fuzzy like one. Of course, knowing how loaded it is to like the Na'vi as opposed to say, Prawns and the Grox, you'll be hard pressed to convenience the internet that they aren't furry (as well to be NOTHING like a Smurf; since when was the last time you saw a bunch of Na'vi singing around and about being good little beings and wanting to be friends with every living being from all over the galaxy now?). If anything, they're essentially just a human with a messed up nose, blue/stripped skin, and the external "bonding" thing... Heck, when I humanized my Na'vi female, she looked like your typical African American marine/action girl... but with really long hair...
Hopefully that explains some things a bit on the whole "furvert" issue. Still don't get all the hate and such considering this movie has been shadowed by How To Train Your Dragon in terms of fan art and junk like that...
Exaggeration in popular art is a common thing, like the thin elongated bodies in manga, or the muscular superheroes of Marvel Comics. That looks good in an image, for it makes some features stand out (muscles convey power, thinness convey youth and agility, but some go beyond exaggeration and right into ridiculous.
As for haters, that's part of the rules for things that are popular. Popular things are copied, parodied, made into fanart, made into porn, or hated. Hating something popular makes them feel special, as part of a select group of free-minded individuals who refuse to bow to the majority.
I guess the Na'vi were an easy target since J.Cameron's movie had so much bad press regarding the themes used, and how those themes were to be found in previous movies and novels. I personally like Na'vi, I'd adopt one if I could but my cats might not be happy about it
Well, when one considers just how many things "rip off" each other everyday, pretty much nothing is new or fresh. District 9 is probably a good example of this (since everyone on DA loves it a lot). Sure, the aliens come to Africa and they aren't cute n' sexy, but just how many Prawn like aliens have you seen before? How many humans are bastards stories have we heard before District 9 and Avatar? How many "let's try diplomatic relations with these aliens" type stories have we've seen? In all respect, District 9 is just as unoriginal as Avatar was. Of course, they've got way more story than 2012 had, but you don't watch 2012 for the story; you watch it for the special effects and Narm...
Granted, Cameron has been an asswipe with his movie-making process (Oh boy did Aliens, The Abyss, and Titanic go well behind the scenes...), but still, they're decent movies that if you watch them you won't bleed your brains out as you do with some films, and it's actually kind of fun to find all the hidden shout outs and tropes in play that most people will miss. Besides, if it weren't for Avatar, as well as Maxis' Spore, I'd probably have lost interest in the sci-fi/fantasy genres, mostly because it seems like that all the alien films people make these days is either "Humans need to kill them all!" or "OMG!! We're here to have smex with your women and mess up pop-culture references" kind of things.
And yeah, I like the Na'vi too; not so cutesy that you get diabetes yet not to disgusting that you don't want to look at them (like the Xenomorphs). Don't see what's wrong with striking the middle chords when it comes to designing and alien race these days...
There are only so many themes that can be explored, so it's not so much what the tale is about but how it is told in my opinion. Avatar was a well-told tale, and Cameron managed to make me care about the characters, and that's why I like that movie
I liked District 9, it wasn't the regular type of SF movie, but it made you think about social exclusion and lack of communication.
I guess that's how it works then. Granted, people will come up with all these elaborate ideas on "how to make something original" when in the end, their ideas only prove to be even more cliche and ridiculous (just because it's so alien and unfamiliar that we can't relate to it in any way) than those who follow the traditional formulas and themes.
And I wasn't saying District 9 wasn't a bad movie, I was just saying that it had elements and ideas borrowed from other works and real life, much the same way Avatar did.
The problem is when you have people convinced that their vision is the right one, and that everybody else's is wrong. Take the Harry Potter movies, at first they were supposed to be directed by S.Spielberg, and he wanted them set in the USA with North American actors and cultural references (can you picture Harry drinking Pepsi instead of pumpkin juice?). J.Rowling opposed his vision and picked another director that promised to stay true to the books' imagery. We can all be grateful for that
Fan activity. It doesn't matter the fandom or the characters. With a global internet, every contribution can be seen, even the perverted ones by the freaks. Or even the horrific ones from the psychotic lunatic with an obsession with humiliating, sexually assaulting and eating the character. It's all in there somewhere.
I've seen mature art that is sensual or even erotic, and when it's well done it is a compliment to the character in my opinion. Some other stuff though... it's scary what dwells in the minds of some people O_O