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Re: Praise for Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson

Postby lotek » 23 Oct 2012 10:56

Even better, I used it after climbing that ultra high mountain.
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Re: Praise for Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson

Postby Ampoliros » 23 Oct 2012 12:29

D Pope wrote:Amp, isn't that second picture missing a pair of legs?


This was before Avatar, so no I think it only had 4 legs.
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Re: Praise for Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson

Postby D Pope » 29 Oct 2012 20:38

lotek wrote:Even better, I used it after climbing that ultra high mountain.

14evin wrote:...I do get inspired by watching sunsets and going through
the mountains—and hiking. In fact, I did two Fourteeners yesterday,
Mt Evans and Mt Bierstadt across a Class 3 ridge, which was miserable
because it was storming, but still an epic and gratifying climb.

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Re: Praise for Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson

Postby Freakzilla » 30 Oct 2012 06:36

Can we strike 'epic' from the English language please?

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Re: Praise for Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson

Postby Nekhrun » 30 Oct 2012 08:37

Freakzilla wrote:Can we strike 'epic' from the English language please?

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That's funny. I'll bet he never thought that anyone would actually look up a picture of his EPIC hike. There are roads in Minneapolis with Class 3 potholes that look worse than that hill. Add a storm and traffic to the mix and that's danger.
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Re: Praise for Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson

Postby Spacing Guild » 31 Oct 2012 03:19

I would like to add, just this once, that there is nothing in that image for scale, so we don't really know how big the terrain is. I'm sure we all remember the thing with the Tusken Raider on Mars, only to it end up being a tiny rock formation.

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Re: Praise for Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson

Postby lotek » 31 Oct 2012 08:06

http://www.14ers.com/classes.html

Class 3 Scrambling or un-roped climbing. You must use your hands most of the time to hold the terrain or find your route. This may be caused by a combination of steepness and extreme terrain (large rocks or steep snow). Some Class 3 routes are better done with rope.


If you use your hands, how do you hold the dictahike?

Scrambling


I can see that.
http://www.14ers.com/routemain.php?rout ... 0Bierstadt
The Bierstadt-Sawtooth ridge requires some Class 3 scrambling, but the ledges across the west face of The Sawtooth are much easier than they appear from the trailhead.


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Re: Praise for Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson

Postby Serkanner » 17 Nov 2012 18:03

Merritt at his best:

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Re: Praise for Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson

Postby lotek » 18 Nov 2012 15:30

That is gold.
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SandRider wrote:freakbanned ?


Regularly banned. But not for this post but for one where I suggested another member to not read the Atrocities and stick to the originals.
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ah-ha ... did not know that was you ...

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Re: Praise for Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson

Postby Mr. Teg » 30 Nov 2012 00:55

14evin wrote:...I do get inspired by watching sunsets and going through
the mountains... In fact, I did two Fourteeners yesterday...epic and gratifying...



Takes me back to Chigger's "Scouting for Boys" thread.
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Re: Praise for Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson

Postby Bronso » 12 Dec 2012 22:53

Old thread, and diverged from the original discussion...

But I just can't resist pointing out that a person using the words of positive critics as proof of the invalidity of the words of negative critics sounds like something Frank Herbert would have used to characterize a character as...shall we say...not very adept?
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Re: Praise for Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson

Postby lotek » 13 Dec 2012 09:16

Bronso wrote:Old thread, and diverged from the original discussion...

But I just can't resist pointing out that a person using the words of positive critics as proof of the invalidity of the words of negative critics sounds like something Frank Herbert would have used to characterize a character as...shall we say...not very adept?


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Re: Praise for Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson

Postby Omphalos » 13 Dec 2012 16:34

lotek wrote:
Bronso wrote:Old thread, and diverged from the original discussion...

But I just can't resist pointing out that a person using the words of positive critics as proof of the invalidity of the words of negative critics sounds like something Frank Herbert would have used to characterize a character as...shall we say...not very adept?


Fucking hell these bots are good.


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Re: Praise for Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson

Postby Bronso » 13 Dec 2012 23:23

Bronso wrote:Old thread, and diverged from the original discussion...

But I just can't resist pointing out that a person using the words of positive critics as proof of the invalidity of the words of negative critics sounds like something Frank Herbert would have used to characterize a character as...shall we say...not very adept?


For clarity I should point out that I was harping on the original post. I realized I had to come back and point that out because the original poster is obviously a KJA fan...yet the insult was one with subtlety which required comprehension and thought on the part of the insulted in order to know they were being insulted. I daresay assuming that those two things would go together was a noob mistake, it won't happen again.
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Re: Praise for Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson

Postby Nekhrun » 14 Dec 2012 15:58

Bronso wrote:
Bronso wrote:Old thread, and diverged from the original discussion...

But I just can't resist pointing out that a person using the words of positive critics as proof of the invalidity of the words of negative critics sounds like something Frank Herbert would have used to characterize a character as...shall we say...not very adept?


For clarity I should point out that I was harping on the original post. I realized I had to come back and point that out because the original poster is obviously a KJA fan...yet the insult was one with subtlety which required comprehension and thought on the part of the insulted in order to know they were being insulted. I daresay assuming that those two things would go together was a noob mistake, it won't happen again.

Not only was he a fan, he directly profits from the hack's work. He's a shill and betrayed his grandfather's legacy for a few bucks.
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Re: Praise for Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson

Postby Serkanner » 22 Dec 2012 09:28

Byron's fighting to be the biggest fuck-up of the entire Herbert partnership.

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Re: Praise for Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson

Postby lotek » 22 Dec 2012 10:55

I'm not sure I understand his answer.

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Re: Praise for Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson

Postby Serkanner » 22 Dec 2012 11:19

yes it is ...
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Re: Praise for Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson

Postby D Pope » 22 Dec 2012 12:07

I think Byron would be good as a reality show.
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Re: Praise for Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson

Postby Nekhrun » 22 Dec 2012 12:17

D Pope wrote:I think Byron would be good as a reality show.
:doh:

Yeah, it would just be him eating cereal in his robe and then going to the bank to cash a check. Every month or so he would check his forum to make sure that none of us came back.
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Re: Praise for Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson

Postby D Pope » 22 Dec 2012 13:26

Nekhrun wrote:
D Pope wrote:I think Byron would be good as a reality show.
:doh:

Yeah, it would just be him eating cereal in his robe and then going to the bank to cash a check. Every month or so he would check his forum to make sure that none of us came back.

That and his self righteous indignation when haters ask him about the mysterious pre-scattering that took place during Leto IIs reign.
... or the happy trips to his monthly author support group.
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Re: Praise for Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson

Postby Ampoliros » 22 Dec 2012 13:44

D Pope wrote:
Nekhrun wrote:
D Pope wrote:I think Byron would be good as a reality show.
:doh:

Yeah, it would just be him eating cereal in his robe and then going to the bank to cash a check. Every month or so he would check his forum to make sure that none of us came back.

That and his self righteous indignation when haters ask him about the mysterious pre-scattering that took place during Leto IIs reign.
... or the happy trips to his monthly author support group.



please don't say "mysterious pre-scattering". Now we can expect another Interquel trilogy...

Winds of Dune.
Throne of Dune.
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Scat of Dune.
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