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Taronyu:
Mating is sex, not tsahaylu. The guide actually describes a lot of this. There aren't that many issues.

Makxtalayä'ite:
oh good to know.
I'm still waiting for my copy to arrive, so I'm left to guessing...
irayo for the info

Coda:

--- Quote from: omängum fra'uti on December 30, 2009, 02:54:52 am ---Oh yeah, and how do the drivers deal with their extra appendages?  Obviously there's the queue which is wired up in a way they'd never experienced before presumably...  But then they also have a tail and ears to worry about which they didn't before.  But when you look at the pictures with Jake's avatar, aside from the scene where his butt's hanging out of the gown, his reactions with them are quite natural...  What especially comes to mind is the scene where he's learning to say "nari" and the big inspirational to arms speech.

I also wonder, have two drivers ever tried Tsahaylu between their avatars?  I mean, surely they had SOME idea what the queue was used for, and even if they didn't someone would accidently link up at some point...  Then again, maybe it takes some training to be able to actually do anything meaningful.

--- End quote ---

I imagine control of their ears was mostly reflexive - you'll notice the doctors snap their fingers by Jake's ears to test his reflexes when he wakes up.  The tail, however, is probably a mixture of reflexive and conscious control.  Note how Jake's tail thrashes around and wraps around his arm when he first stands up - he probably had no idea whatsoever what was going on back there.

As for tsahaylu si muntxa...you know those had to be some of the first things the avatar drivers tried when they had some time alone.  I mean, seriously, who wouldn't?  Interestingly, in the Project 880 scriptment (predecessor to the Avatar script), Grace had a Na'vi boyfriend of her own, N'Deh (not legal under current linguistic rules, I know), and there's another character, Hegner, who had actually married a Na'vi woman, only to kill himself (or at least his avatar) when she's killed by the RDA.  Kind of a pity that those characters didn't make it onto the screen.  I think exploring this a little more would have been a net positive for the movie.

Txur’Itan:

--- Quote from: Coda on December 30, 2009, 03:29:43 pm ---
--- Quote from: omängum fra'uti on December 30, 2009, 02:54:52 am ---Oh yeah, and how do the drivers deal with their extra appendages?  Obviously there's the queue which is wired up in a way they'd never experienced before presumably...  But then they also have a tail and ears to worry about which they didn't before.  But when you look at the pictures with Jake's avatar, aside from the scene where his butt's hanging out of the gown, his reactions with them are quite natural...  What especially comes to mind is the scene where he's learning to say "nari" and the big inspirational to arms speech.

I also wonder, have two drivers ever tried Tsahaylu between their avatars?  I mean, surely they had SOME idea what the queue was used for, and even if they didn't someone would accidently link up at some point...  Then again, maybe it takes some training to be able to actually do anything meaningful.

--- End quote ---

I imagine control of their ears was mostly reflexive - you'll notice the doctors snap their fingers by Jake's ears to test his reflexes when he wakes up.  The tail, however, is probably a mixture of reflexive and conscious control.  Note how Jake's tail thrashes around and wraps around his arm when he first stands up - he probably had no idea whatsoever what was going on back there.

As for tsahaylu si muntxa...you know those had to be some of the first things the avatar drivers tried when they had some time alone.  I mean, seriously, who wouldn't?  Interestingly, in the Project 880 scriptment (predecessor to the Avatar script), Grace had a Na'vi boyfriend of her own, N'Deh (not legal under current linguistic rules, I know), and there's another character, Hegner, who had actually married a Na'vi woman, only to kill himself (or at least his avatar) when she's killed by the RDA.  Kind of a pity that those characters didn't make it onto the screen.  I think exploring this a little more would have been a net positive for the movie.

--- End quote ---

I read the summary of the scriptment.

Interesting that N'Deh is a name though, in Tagolog if you say it out loud, it is the word for NO. It would follow that Frommer's Malay influences could have derived some rules for that structure to exist in the Na'vi language, maybe as a different regional dialect. 

The Hegner character would have been an interesting spice for the flick, maybe his story construct will be a plot component of the next film.

bagget00:
here is another something they should have talked more about in the movie. The condition of Earth. At one point at near the end of the movie, they make a passive reference to a non-green planet. Thats it. I would have liked to learn more about it. Also The ears are definatly a reflex. The Tsahaylu was probably tested because Grace at one point says "Don't play with those too much, you'll go blind." They had to have had somebody actually go blind fpr that to happen. In my thinking anyways. The story of a love lost due to the RDA would have been good but it may have even been better if they made it more along the lines of he went rogue, transfered into his avatar like jake at the end and helped to end the war once and for all between Na'vi and Human. He could have helped in the teaching of jake but that would have pulled away from the growing relationship between Jake and Neytiri. Maybe he could have been there just to prove a point how evil the RDA really is. We all know from sci-fi movies that all mercs are evil except the one main character. :) As for the pre braided hair. I would lik to believe that they have some vine plant DNA in them that makes their hair curl around a stalk that might be their tendril nerve things. May explain it.

Eywa ngahu

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