Feeling Down? Perhaps You Just Have The “Avatar” Blues

There are certain things sure to send one reeling into a pit of depression—getting laid off from a job, the death of a friend or family member, a particularly wrenching breakup, seeing the movie “Avatar.” No, that is not a typo, my friends. After watching “Avatar,” people are actually reporting feeling depressed because the gorgeous world of the movie is such a far cry from what we have here on earth, and they’re heading to fan message boards like Avatar Forums and Naviblue to lend each other support. One poster wrote on the latter, “Ever since I went to see ‘Avatar’ I have been depressed. Watching the wonderful world of Pandora and all the Na’vi made me want to be one of them. I can’t 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 rebirthed in a world similar to Pandora.” Wow, that is seriously twisted. I can only hope this dude is kidding or has a good therapist on speed dial because after all—it’s only a freaking movie. My suggestion is to buy some blue body paint and rent “Planet Earth” so he can remember that this planet is pretty dope, too. [CNN]