Sirius Sagan

Sirius Sagan
A shirtless male character of mine who has big breasts.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Why Avatar is BETTER than Titan AE

In this post, I will talk about why my favorite movie of all time James Cameron's Avatar is astronomically better than the toxic Titan AE that I loathe with a purple passion.

  1. Avatar is vastly more realistic than Titan AE.  James Cameron has a strong emphasis on scientific accuracy and realism including on when he made Avatar.  You should check out this Realistic Designs webpage on Atomic Rockets to get started and I strongly recommend the book James Cameron's Avatar: An Activist Survival GuideTitan AE is handwavium saturation and I am not joking!  Blast I cannot suspend my disbelief for tons of handwavium wishful thinking!  Even Star Wars which is fantasy like Harry Potter and Lord Of The Rings is not this unrealistic or soaked in handwavium as Titan AE is!  Titan AE on the other hand despite being pure handwavium IS science fiction like Back To The Future and Star Trek.
  2. Avatar does not have a spaceship total our planet for no good reason.  The premise of Titan AE had a spaceship demolish Earth for no good reason whatsoever that did not make any shred of sense whatsoever storywise.  In Avatar, the Earth was dying due to human carelessness and greedy human prospectors came to Pandora trying to steal unobtainium.  Avatar was also a great cautionary tale like some other good works of sci-fi such as The Day After Tomorrow and Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home are about pernicious trends that we are participating in.
  3. Anything that Titan AE can do, Avatar can do better.  I do have to grudgingly admit that the messages of Titan AE themselves such as hope, second chances, finding a home, belonging, etc are good.  However, Avatar also has those same types of messages and can even get them across far better than Titan AE can.  Avatar has other great messages that Titan AE lacks such as caring for the environment, anti-militarism, and anti-capitalism which I adamantly push for.
  4. Carl Sagan would have loved Avatar and would have hated Titan AE.  Carl Sagan was born on Friday, November 9, 1934 and died on Friday, December 20, 1996.  Titan AE was released on Friday, June 16, 2000 while Avatar was released on Friday, December 18, 2009.  If Carl Sagan were alive today and had seen both Titan AE and Avatar, he probably would have been as disgusted with Titan AE as I am and would have championed Avatar like I do.
  5. Jake Sully is a far better protagonist than Cale Tucker.  Cale was a quite rude and obnoxious character throughout the course of Titan AE.  Jake Sully was more caring about the people in his life than Cale was.  Cale is just like the RDA businessman Parker Selfridge.  Cale and Parker are exactly the same character since they are both arrogant and rude.  At least Parker was an antagonist while sadly Cale was a protagonist.
  6. Most Titan AE fans use logical fallacies when Titan AE is criticized.  From my encounters with Titan AE fans on the Internet, although there have been a few mature Titan AE fans who gave mature defenses to my criticisms of the film, sadly most Titan AE fans resort to childish logical fallacies.  The most popular logical fallacy among Titan AE fans is the straw man and after that is the ad hominem.  Avatar is a rational movie and therefore would not have tons of fallacies in its defense.
  7. Titan AE deserved to bomb out in the box office.  I am mighty glad that Titan AE was a FLOP that will never ever stop flopping around!  Avatar in spite of inflated ticket pricing over the years, was a runaway success and I am also pleased that Avatar is a HIT!
Titan AE is such an abhorrent abomination that I would much rather watch Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace or ride the scenario of Star Tours II: The Adventures Continue that goes from pod racing on Tatooine to the seas of Naboo than to watch Titan AE any day.  I call any fruit that kills you with only one bite into it a Titan AE fruit.  The Star Trek TOS episode "The Way To Eden" featured an Eden planet on which all of the plants would burn you if you touch them, including the acid Halo flowers that burned Pavel Checkov's hand and Titan AE fruit that killed both Adam and Dr Severn.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Why I Protect Colo Claw Fish

The underlying reason I take Colo Claw Fish under my wing in interstellar voyages of the mind is to 1) promote peace and 2) inspire us to get out of this present culture of "why bother" and to be bold and to seize greatness.  This Velvet Rocket | Project Daedalus sums up my motivations for having such positive feelings towards Colo Claw Fish beautifully.  I say that we have tolerated this present pernicious culture of impotence, ignorance, fear, obsessive militarism for long enough and we must be bold, work together internationally, and start to develop an interstellar probe such as Project Icarus and Project Orion II.  Let Colo Claw Fish and I quote:

"I say that we have tolerated this present, pernicious culture of impotence, fear and ignorance long enough.  How long must we stand by and watch brave proposals collect dust?  It is time for us to be bold and to seize greatness.  It is time for a massive interstellar space probe.

If we are content to live in the past, we have no future.  And today is the past." - The Velvet Rocket

I could not have said it better myself, I totally agree with The Velvet Rocket about what I have just quoted.  Colo Claw Fish and I say that we have tolerated this current harmful culture of impotence, fear, obsessive militarism, and ignorance for too long.  Why must we allow brave scientific proposals collect dust?  Let's start working together internationally as one people and live in peace.  It is time to start developing an interstellar space probe such as Project Orion II.

Although Colo Claw Fish appeared only for seconds in Star Wars Episode I just to be sadistically tortured and eaten by a Sando Aqua Monster and mostly discussed in Star Wars source books and websites, I am still positive towards Colo Claw Fish for the reasons I stated above.  However, the brief appearance of Colo Claw Fish in TPM and my taking Colo Claw Fish under my wing at the same go is a coincidence.  Had Colo Claw Fish had a major role in their story (Star Wars or NOT), not gotten tortured and eaten (Sando Aqua Monster or NOT), or were portrayed in an astronomy book similar to Cosmos and The Universe And Beyond as hypothetical realistic aliens, I STILL would be taking Colo Claw Fish under my wing and be so positive towards them.  One thing to prove it was an image in a book with realistic interstellar travel in it of an animal resembling a Colo Claw Fish with distinguishing features and was not a Colo Claw Fish eating a small angler fish-type creature saying something about being eaten out of the gene pool.  So even if Colo Claw Fish were portrayed differently than in TPM, I still would be positive towards Colo Claw Fish and have my Colo Claw Fish & Project Orion II Unity.

NOTE: I don't like Star Wars and yet I am still highly positive towards Colo Claw Fish.  This is ironic but I am honest about it.

I dislike Star Wars for a variety of reasons.  First of all, I have various bad memories regarding Star Wars including when I had Project Orion II taken away for twenty weeks solid in 1999 in the name of Star Wars.  Secondly, I have deep foreboding about Star Wars.  Thirdly, the whole concept of the "Force" that the Jedi use is a metaphor for FaithPsychosis such as Christophrenia as well as being a cheat and a cop-out.  Fourthly, Star Wars can be very insensitive at times such as glorifying the act of a Sando Aqua Monster torturing, ripping in half, and eating a Colo Claw Fish.  Fifthly, Star Wars is way too unrealistic in that it is mostly built on handwavium wishful thinking.  Finally, many avid Star Wars fans are apologists and like to attack certain non-Star Wars things such as Star Trek, Star Fox, Titanic, and Avatar for example in the name of keeping Star Wars on top.
My Interstellar Brainchild: Project Orion II
"Then through the vast and gloomy dark,
There moves what seems a firey spark,
A lonely spark with silvery rays
Piercing the coal-black night." - Edward Lear
Colo Claw Fish