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Re: Mentats of Dune

Posted: 21 Nov 2013 11:34
by lotek
Freakzilla wrote: a parallel robot dimension...


Where humans are slaves to the robots and giant cyborgs are helping them while women found a way to turn PMS into EMP (only magical), and everything that happens is what never happened in the Dune timeframe.

Re: Mentats of Dune

Posted: 21 Nov 2013 13:01
by Omphalos
The passion of the Gilbertus. It's coming.

Re: Mentats of Dune

Posted: 21 Nov 2013 13:37
by lotek
I have a suggestion for the cover of GA's autobiography.

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Nice touch on the Dune wiki though
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Re: Mentats of Dune

Posted: 21 Nov 2013 13:55
by Ampoliros
Time to start looking for an ARC. Should I re-read the Dune cycle first to bone up on it...or save it for later when I will need a purging...

And that's not a dragon in the background. Haven't you learned anything? its an Ultra Dragon.

Re: Mentats of Dune

Posted: 21 Nov 2013 20:26
by Omphalos
This is gonna be the best Christmas ever. I just know it!

Re: Mentats of Dune

Posted: 22 Nov 2013 05:29
by lotek
Ampoliros wrote:Time to start looking for an ARC. Should I re-read the Dune cycle first to bone up on it...or save it for later when I will need a purging...

And that's not a dragon in the background. Haven't you learned anything? its an Ultra Dragon.


Nope, it's an airworm.
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Re: Mentats of Dune

Posted: 23 Nov 2013 22:34
by SandRider
Freakzilla wrote:
Omphalos wrote:
Freakzilla wrote:BTW, I'm still the top poster on Dunenovels and I haven't made a post in almost 8 years. FTW!!


Naw, not eight years man. This board was founded five years ago.


LOL, Oops! Looks like my last post was Sep 05, 2008, so... yeah. :oops:




glad you cleared that up quickly; I been missing large stretches of time
here lately (possible alien-abduction, but I've also been experimenting
again with growing my own mushrooms, so most of my recent reality
is suspect ...)

Re: Mentats of Dune

Posted: 24 Nov 2013 08:34
by inhuien
Hmm, it's a shame fun guys don't travel well.

And high btw, and Merry Christmas 2014.

Re: Mentats of Dune

Posted: 24 Nov 2013 11:46
by Robspierre
If you can sit down it wasn't aliens and the shrooms are good wtih butter and sherry and served with a steak ;)

Rob

Re: Mentats of Dune

Posted: 24 Nov 2013 17:37
by JimmytheT
So my wife gave birth to triplets last october (we now have 4 kids total a 3 year old and 3 one year olds), which has taken me away from this site and many other sites. I come back and find another garbage Mcdune novel has been announced.

Re: Mentats of Dune

Posted: 25 Nov 2013 13:04
by Omphalos
SandRider wrote:
Freakzilla wrote:
Omphalos wrote:
Freakzilla wrote:BTW, I'm still the top poster on Dunenovels and I haven't made a post in almost 8 years. FTW!!


Naw, not eight years man. This board was founded five years ago.


LOL, Oops! Looks like my last post was Sep 05, 2008, so... yeah. :oops:




glad you cleared that up quickly; I been missing large stretches of time
here lately (possible alien-abduction, but I've also been experimenting
again with growing my own mushrooms, so most of my recent reality
is suspect ...)


I was wondering where you had gotten yourself off to. Psilocybin explains the absence.

Re: Mentats of Dune

Posted: 25 Nov 2013 13:22
by Ampoliros
lotek wrote:
Ampoliros wrote:Time to start looking for an ARC. Should I re-read the Dune cycle first to bone up on it...or save it for later when I will need a purging...

And that's not a dragon in the background. Haven't you learned anything? its an Ultra Dragon.


Nope, it's an airworm.
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Quite possibly, since they have already added the woodworms (the stupid Caladan moths that make ultra-silk)

Re: Mentats of Dune

Posted: 25 Nov 2013 13:47
by lotek
Their faculty to go beyond whatever stupid joke I come up with is astounding. That's probably the only time this word will be employed to describe their writing.

Omphalos wrote:I was wondering where you had gotten yourself off to. Psilocybin explains the absence.


It explains quite a lot of things apparently. (on a side note, it seems its molecule might have had something to do with human evolution but thanks to our beloved protectors that would never let a bad drug destroy us, only the good ones, we'll have to wait a little bit longer to dwelve into that. People with severe depression be damned http://www.theguardian.com/science/2013 ... depression )
Prof. David Nutt... why do they always have crazy names ?

Re: Mentats of Dune

Posted: 25 Nov 2013 22:15
by Jodorowsky's Acolyte
I doubt that the unidentified flying critter/thing on the cover is a dragon, or ultra dragon, at all. It's probably just an pre-ornithopter or some other kind of flying machine.

Re: Mentats of Dune

Posted: 25 Nov 2013 22:36
by SandRider
looks like a fucking dragon to me ... in fact, looks like a whole
goddamn herd of dragons ... or flock, or whatever ...

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Re: Mentats of Dune

Posted: 25 Nov 2013 23:03
by Redstar
This is a surprise. Last I heard sales were dropping off and they had to cancel a few planned books.

Re: Mentats of Dune

Posted: 26 Nov 2013 01:07
by Omphalos
SandRider wrote:looks like a fucking dragon to me ... in fact, looks like a whole
goddamn herd of dragons ... or flock, or whatever ...

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A murder of dragons?

Re: Mentats of Dune

Posted: 26 Nov 2013 02:16
by Jodorowsky's Acolyte
Omphalos wrote:
SandRider wrote:looks like a fucking dragon to me ... in fact, looks like a whole
goddamn herd of dragons ... or flock, or whatever ...

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A murder of dragons?


Well, the flying critter in front of the moons looks dragon-like, and the other three critters look like giant manta ray seagulls. It could be that they are supposed to be giant flying lifeforms which hung around the homeworld of the Mentat school long before they became extinct by the timeline of the original Dune. Still, the images are so small, it could be that they are aerial craft shaped like flying mythical animals. I mean, after all, ornithopters resemble birds or insects, so why no have giant flying craft that look like Puff the Magic Dragon or Gigantic Aquatic Seabirds? The Mentats need more varieties of stimulation besides exams and overdosing on Sapho juice.

Re: Mentats of Dune

Posted: 26 Nov 2013 13:31
by Serkanner
Jezus, you sound like the Hack trying to explain something utterly obvious away.

Re: Mentats of Dune

Posted: 26 Nov 2013 14:52
by Omphalos
Serkanner wrote:Jezus, you sound like the Hack trying to explain something utterly obvious away.


Exactly my thoughts. It's a fucking dragon that the hack's bitch imagined would be "suitable for Dune."

Re: Mentats of Dune

Posted: 26 Nov 2013 15:39
by lotek
Or there is the illustrator equivalent to keith.

I've accepted the fact that often, idiots get asked to decide because they're the only ones who don't seem to doubt (yes, because they can't)

Re: Mentats of Dune

Posted: 26 Nov 2013 18:48
by Freakzilla
JimmytheT wrote:So my wife gave birth to triplets last october (we now have 4 kids total a 3 year old and 3 one year olds), which has taken me away from this site and many other sites. I come back and find another garbage Mcdune novel has been announced.


Congratulations!

Re: Mentats of Dune

Posted: 26 Nov 2013 19:55
by Jodorowsky's Acolyte
Omphalos wrote:
Serkanner wrote:Jezus, you sound like the Hack trying to explain something utterly obvious away.


Exactly my thoughts. It's a fucking dragon that the hack's bitch imagined would be "suitable for Dune."


I was merely being humorous about why I think they were vehicles instead of dragons. I'm not justifying the existence of dragons or giant seagulls on the cover, nor am I defending the actions of the Hacks. There's no need to take me literally.

Re: Mentats of Dune

Posted: 27 Nov 2013 02:47
by inhuien
I fail to see the problem here, their obviously evolved Mentits.

Re: Mentats of Dune

Posted: 27 Nov 2013 09:59
by Jodorowsky's Acolyte
inhuien wrote:I fail to see the problem here, their obviously evolved Mentits.


By Duncan's sperm, I think you're right! The Feint always claimed that the geeks would evolve into weird looking beings which would be considered by society to be the norm.

"Egghead boys with thin white legs
They got modified features and software brains
But that's what the girls like, the geeks were right"

-The Feint, FASCINATION

It's possible that some Bene Gesserit ladies like Mentats when they turn into Intellectual Cool Dragon Dudes, too.