Paul of Dune..can u smell it yet?

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Postby Robspierre » 28 Jul 2008 16:26

Oh My GAWD!!!!!!!


http://coilhouse.net/2008/07/26/pfnp-usul-has-called-a-big-one/#comments

Sigh, I wish i could of gone ot Comic Con, soooooo much fun.

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Postby orald » 28 Jul 2008 17:43

Shouldn't they be selling fake(?) dung for April 1st/halloween too? :wink:
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Postby SandChigger » 28 Jul 2008 17:55

Um...so those are real? A real promotional thing they were passing out or selling?

Shit.

Whether the HLP backed, supported, approved or even had nothing at all to do with it...they can kiss any claim to integrity a sweet good-bye.
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Postby SandChigger » 28 Jul 2008 18:16

Afterthought: The more I think about it, though, the more I like it. The nuances are rather nice:

* Adults may also enjoy them, but they're primarily for kids.

* Saccharine and sticky: they're candy not a meal.

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Postby Omphalos » 28 Jul 2008 18:41

Usul has indeed called a big one. :roll:

Well, I guess Tor has run out of ways to get the unwashed masses to swallow this crap, so they are resorting to a spoonful of sugar to help the medicine go down, as it were.

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Postby Robspierre » 28 Jul 2008 22:27

Not a bad promo for comic con, a good suger rush may be what gets oyu out of there and some real food without succumbing to the crap food on site.

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Postby Rakis » 28 Jul 2008 23:05

Robspierre wrote:Oh My GAWD!!!!!!!


http://coilhouse.net/2008/07/26/pfnp-usul-has-called-a-big-one/#comments

Sigh, I wish i could of gone ot Comic Con, soooooo much fun.

Rob


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Postby Ampoliros » 29 Jul 2008 16:20

Are you guys serious? This is brilliant marketing, if your market is fanboy preeks who get a hard-on for this kind of crap.

I have one thing to say to them, if they really, i mean REALLY want to move these fast they should have put "Special Edition" on the label. That makes it a Collector's Item.

hmmm, crap i forgot, they are saving that idea for "Paul" of "Dune".

or maybe the paperback.
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Postby Robspierre » 29 Jul 2008 21:59

Ampoliros wrote:Are you guys serious? This is brilliant marketing, if your market is fanboy preeks who get a hard-on for this kind of crap.

I have one thing to say to them, if they really, i mean REALLY want to move these fast they should have put "Special Edition" on the label. That makes it a Collector's Item.

hmmm, crap i forgot, they are saving that idea for "Paul" of "Dune".

or maybe the paperback.


Would of been a better promo for Sandworms, but as far as promo's go, it really isn't a bad one, better than the post it's they did last year. ComicCon averages 100,000 attendee's a year and the traditional book publishers usually are in a high traffic area and considering the prices and shit selection of snacks & food in general, this is a fun promo that can serve a purpose more than simple promotion..

Comicon while stll geek heaven has really grown, there is a lot of programing and other offerings for those who are less fanboy in their interests.

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Postby SandChigger » 30 Jul 2008 01:09

I still say they're tacky.

(Yes, in both sense. ;) )
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Postby SandChigger » 31 Jul 2008 01:48

"Artis" over on Amazon made some good points about this:

This has TOR written all over it. It's simple, elegant, and amusingly ironic - almost insultingly so. Its as if some clever marketer read the books and agreed with everyone else about their work being fun to digest before it gives you a terrible sugar rush headache and the urge to die, so he cooks this up as a statement. The writer kids are overjoyed with the thought of candy because they are simpleminded, and the fans love it for the Dune esque subtlety. I'm positive BRAIN and KEITH don't have it in them to put this together. Even accidentally.
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Postby sparafucile » 31 Jul 2008 08:06

Heh. Keith :P Imposter! But hell, anything's better than KJA...

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Postby Tleilax Master B » 31 Jul 2008 08:47

Well, now that we have the first official review of Paul of Dune, I can't wait to spend my hard earned money on it! Its better than Dune Messiah!!


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Postby Freakzilla » 31 Jul 2008 08:59

"I loved it, it was better than "Cats". I'm going to read it again and again."

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Postby Omphalos » 31 Jul 2008 11:27

Theyre still on about Keith over at Amazon? :lol:

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Postby TheDukester » 31 Jul 2008 14:09

"Keith" — lawl! :)

Wasn't the crazy Mars Project guy at DuneNovels always going off about "Keith"? Is that guy still around?
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Postby Tleilax Master B » 31 Jul 2008 16:52

TheDukester wrote:"Keith" — lawl! :)

Wasn't the crazy Mars Project guy at DuneNovels always going off about "Keith"? Is that guy still around?

Crazy Bob? I haven't seen him in awhile.
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Postby Freakzilla » 31 Jul 2008 17:02

Tleilax Master B wrote:
TheDukester wrote:"Keith" — lawl! :)

Wasn't the crazy Mars Project guy at DuneNovels always going off about "Keith"? Is that guy still around?

Crazy Bob? I haven't seen him in awhile.


He's busy looking for Martians in the pictures from that recent probe landing.
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Postby Omphalos » 31 Jul 2008 17:04

TheDukester wrote:"Keith" — lawl! :)

Wasn't the crazy Mars Project guy at DuneNovels always going off about "Keith"? Is that guy still around?


Im pretty sure that he was teetering on the brink of death the last time he popped up. He may have crossed over to the other side.

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Postby Ampoliros » 31 Jul 2008 17:43

This vital link between the first two books of the Dune saga begins immediately after the close of Dune (1965), well before the events of Dune: Messiah (1970), and incorporates material from Paul Muad-dib's growing up on Caladan. After the battle of Arrakis, Paul the emperor, as he has become, knows the slaughter is just beginning. He has exiled the former emperor and made a marriage of state with the imperial princess Irulan. But his predecessor had enemies who aren't going to love Paul just because he deposed their old adversary, and Paul has many more enemies, known and unknown. If he is to be a better ruler than the one he displaced, the planetary ruling houses must accept him-at the point of a weapon, if necessary. Remembering that his father was known as Duke Leto the Just, Paul tries to be an Atreides diplomat when reconstituting the Imperium. But between the feuds of the ruling houses, the needs of the Fremen, and his prescience, Paul has little time for himself, and may be losing his sanity. This is good reading, better than Dune: Messiah, actually. Standing well enough on its own for Dune novices, it goes without saying that it's must reading for established fans.


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Or maybe the 'mythic notes' reveal that the Jihad was another 'inconsitancy'
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Postby Ampoliros » 31 Jul 2008 17:48

I'm sorry, I'm sorry, what i mean to say was ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME?

This closes the case. KJA is actively trying to destroy the Dune Legacy. And the HLP is going along with it.

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Postby SandChigger » 31 Jul 2008 19:52

Actually, Bob is still kicking...but his father kicked off back in June or so.

There's a moving eulogy on the front page of Bob's website.

I felt it would be too caddish, even for me, to make fun of that. :cry:


Nah...the truth is I just forgot about doing it! :P

Dad, I miss you now you're gone.
Dad, I'm sorry that you're dead.
Seems it was your time to go
And something popped inside your head.

Dad, I'm sad and oh so blue
Now Fate has taken you away.
But, Dad, I truly say to you
We'll meet again on Mars someday!


Poor Ole Bob...yet another connection with reality severed. See him floating there, high above the Earth, riding the Core winds from Uranus....
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Postby Omphalos » 31 Jul 2008 20:26

I don't think that Ive ever been tempted to laugh at a eulogy before. Damn me!

Got that URL, Chig?

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Postby SandChigger » 31 Jul 2008 21:26

Ah'm gonna burn in HAYLL! But what the hell! :P

Looking for BOB, the Mad Mars Face Man? You can always find him at

COMMON SENSE CENTRAL dot NET!!!

Oh, gawd, reading his actual poem again after a few weeks...it's too much! :lol:
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Postby A Thing of Eternity » 31 Jul 2008 21:56

SandChigger wrote:Ah'm gonna burn in HAYLL! But what the hell! :P

Looking for BOB, the Mad Mars Face Man? You can always find him at

COMMON SENSE CENTRAL dot NET!!!

Oh, gawd, reading his actual poem again after a few weeks...it's too much! :lol:


GOLD! :laughing: SOLID GOLD I SAY!
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